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Old 10-23-2017, 08:08 AM
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I am very new to disc golf (I've only been playing a couple of months) and I recently got a Classic Blend Deputy from Dynamic Discs. Along one edge is an odd looking spot. Being so new to disc golf, I'm not sure if this is a common thing or if it's a blemish/molding error. And if it is a blemish/molding error, I'm wondering if it could potentially be an issue when I inevitably bounce this disc off a tree (or 20). It's most obvious on top (first picture), but the plastic on the underside of the disc, directly below the spot in the first picture, looks weird too. It's not super noticeable, so the picture doesn't show it very well, but the plastic definitely has a different look to it. I'd appreciate any input.
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:24 AM
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Its normal.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:44 AM
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Factory second or x out. You should have paid a couple dollars less for this disc. Most manufactures have them small insignificant blemishes on a disc that save you a couple dollars.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:47 AM
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If I paid full retail for that I'd not be too happy. Scuff marks are nothing to worry about and normal. But those look like cuts in the plastic almost like fingernail marks. But if it was sold as a "second" then that's what makes it an x out.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:49 AM
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Thanks everyone! This was not bought as an x-out/second. I paid full price. Would you suggest contacting the place I ordered it and sending them pictures of it?
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:15 AM
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No, that is very normal for a disc that isn’t isnt in one of the more durable plastics.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:56 AM
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Tool mark?
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:58 PM
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looks like cold slug (solidified plastic that gets pushed along to the end of fill and sort of smears/gets somewhat re-liquefied along the way).

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It's a baseline putter. It'll be dinged up.
It shouldn't have happened (that it got sold as a first quality disc) but mistakes happen sometimes.
Just throw it.

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Tool mark?
No way. If toolmaker leaves those kinds of marks in a mold, he/she shouldnt have a job in a toolroom.

Possibly a cold slug as mentioned, or some setup mistake by a mold tech. Its certainly odd though, and id be upset if i would have paid full price for said disc. Especially since im super anal about the craftsmanship of the discs (as im a toolmaker that builds/repairs plastic injection molds).
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