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Old 02-26-2018, 05:12 PM
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Wasnt it a pretty known thing like a decade ago that certain Discraft colors flew more OS and US?
Possibly. If so, I'd say it's because they made certain runs all one color, and they cooled differently than other runs; ergo, the discs got the reputation of being a certain stability in correlation with their color. But it's molding and PLH that is the real culprit.
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Old 02-27-2018, 12:31 PM
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Wasnt it a pretty known thing like a decade ago that certain Discraft colors flew more OS and US?
Yes. The theory was that purple flew way differently when compared to other colors of the same mold.
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:31 PM
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At one point wasn’t somebody trying to say reds were more overstable because of the iron used in the colorant?

That made me giggle a little bit.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:58 AM
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I’m real fond of this disc, after only 3 rounds and some fieldwork.

It’s a more overstable Champ Rancho Roc. That’s it.

I’ve wanted one for a long time. I hope it holds up to first impressions.

It isn’t as fast or inherently over stable as a Sanny Sentinel. It isn’t a mini Firebird, like a Zone is. It is not a Super over stable Classic Rock, like a harp is. It isn’t a small diameter sledgehammer like the Gator is. It is just a Rancho Roc that won’t flip or glide. You can throw it like a Roc—a large diameter glider that has balanced flip and turn. But it will fight against the anny and stall as it slows.

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Old 03-03-2018, 10:48 AM
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I should add that the rim feels less bulky and is less plussy that the RocX3. And it has a middlin dome, that I suspect will fall a bit in short order, but it ain’t bad to start. And I’m picky.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:57 AM
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Possibly. If so, I'd say it's because they made certain runs all one color, and they cooled differently than other runs; ergo, the discs got the reputation of being a certain stability in correlation with their color. But it's molding and PLH that is the real culprit.
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:28 PM
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Yes. The theory was that purple flew way differently when compared to other colors of the same mold.
More like 20 years ago it was purple and green. The green was a very dark grass-colored green that was impossible to find, but I knew people who would only throw green Cyclones because they were the most OS. The purple was a dark purple that was also hard to find. Other than the people who thought they were more OS, no one else would buy them. So if you were selling discs you had to have some because some people wanted them, but if you got too many you were toast because they would sit in your inventory forever. You couldn't specify color in your orders, you got what you got.

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Old 08-30-2018, 02:28 AM
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Still loving this disc. The 1.2 run is embossed and no longer marked RX. Interestingly, the wing profile is a bit different, but they fly about the same.

I like the new plastic as well, unusual colors and very swirly. Still really hoping to see these in DT or base plastic, it just makes too much sense..

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Old 08-30-2018, 02:13 PM
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It's just a good Champ Roc to me, but I still like it too. I swap one in sometimes on really risky or overgrown courses, for a Champ Rancho.

Stiff Pro Taurususus would be sweet.
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Still loving this disc. The 1.2 run is embossed and no longer marked RX. Interestingly, the wing profile is a bit different, but they fly about the same.

I like the new plastic as well, unusual colors and very swirly. Still really hoping to see these in DT or base plastic, it just makes too much sense..
In what way are the profiles different? Can you attach an image comparing the two?

I received a 1.2 Taurus in the mail today, and I am super stoaked. I’ve been a Roc thrower since the beginning, and tried nearly every iteration except ones with a V in the name. For the record, mine has the Taurus symbol penned on the bottom, it has a “normal” KC Roc type dome, and it feels amazing in the hand.
Ill be going out to throw it this afternoon when this skiff of snow melts off.
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