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I watched a video from DD where the conclusion was beating up your disc prematurely (in any fashion) to make it fly more like a beat in disc is 100% legal.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:00 AM
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My op: "I watched a video from DD where the conclusion was beating up your disc prematurely (in any fashion) to make it fly more like a beat in disc is 100% legal."

Disclaimer: I should have typed earlier, "I watched a video from DD where MY conclusion was beating up your disc prematurely (in any fashion) to make it fly more like a beat in disc is 100% legal."

Robert talks about folding (taco'ing) his disc to make it fly like a beat in disc. Which is something I never did before, but after watching this video and seeing at least one pro bend his disc before he throws in a recent tournament, yep... taco'ing the disc works. Putting the disc in a dryer, throwing it on brick walls, etc, meh... that seems a bit extreme. lol...

I also did more research after watching that video. This is certainly a grey area, but after reading the PDGA rules and seeing alot of user's comment on the subject, it seems like as long as the resulting flight path of the disc after beating it in, does not stray too far away from the intended flight path of the disc, you're good.

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Old 11-01-2020, 09:27 AM
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My op: "I watched a video from DD where the conclusion was beating up your disc prematurely (in any fashion) to make it fly more like a beat in disc is 100% legal."

Disclaimer: I should have typed earlier, "I watched a video from DD where MY conclusion was beating up your disc prematurely (in any fashion) to make it fly more like a beat in disc is 100% legal."

Robert talks about folding (taco'ing) his disc to make it fly like a beat in disc. Which is something I never did before, but after watching this video and seeing at least one pro bend his disc before he throws in a recent tournament, yep... taco'ing the disc works. Putting the disc in a dryer, throwing it on brick walls, etc, meh... that seems a bit extreme. lol...

I also did more research after watching that video. This is certainly a grey area, but after reading the PDGA rules and seeing alot of user's comment on the subject, it seems like as long as the resulting flight path of the disc after beating it in, does not stray too far away from the intended flight path of the disc, you're good.
I think Steve's explanation is the correct one.

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The rules say: "such that its original flight characteristics have been altered". It does not offer safe harbor of: no more than if it had been played with.

If a disc has been laser-etched such that it flies exactly like a beat-in disc, that would be an illegal disc because of the method of modification.

The only legal ways to alter the original flight characteristics are "wear from usage during play and the moderate sanding of discs to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes".

(Note you can't sand a disc for the purpose of altering the flight characteristics; you can only sand to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes. If that happens to alter the flight characteristics, OK. Sand more, or for any other reason, illegal.)
But in practical terms is anyone going to be able to tell if you beat up your disc in a tumble dryer or by throwing multiple rounds?
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But in practical terms is anyone going to be able to tell if you beat up your disc in a tumble dryer or by throwing multiple rounds?
I'll know. I won't tell the TD, but I'll needle the heck out of you about...just to get your head.

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