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Old 09-25-2019, 01:22 PM
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Anyone know of a manufacturer experimenting with fluorescent plastic? I.E. something in the mix that actually absorbs UV and emits visible light I.E. day glo?

I just really hate looking for discs. It does not help that I play mostly in actual temperate rainforests, and that I am a very, very poor disc golf player.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:16 PM
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I don't know of any discs specifically marketed as such, but I have seen many discs I'd describe describe as fluorescent or dayglo (and even bag a few), typically in some truly eye-popping shade of:

Yellow
Orange
Pink
Green

I'm talking discs that stand out in pretty much any situation: summer foliage off the fairways, fall leaves, winter snow, twi-light.
Seems the most common plastic for these is Star/ESP plastic, but sometimes others.
I hardly ever see such eye-popping colors in G-Star or Ti.

I've even seen shades of yellow and reddish/bright pink in Champ/Z, that literally seem to glow when they slide beneath snow. I know I've seen a thread about that with pix... will see if I can link it.

Technically, glow discs absorb UV and radiate light, but they really aren't any more visible in bright sunlight.
But glow does work well in twilight, and great in real darkness.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:24 PM
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Here's the thread I was talking about.


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Old 09-25-2019, 02:35 PM
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Nice, yeah I'd gladly convert everything to dayglo pink.
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That Pure makes me want to put one of mine back in the bag.

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My 07 worlds wraiths are day glo red.
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Anyone know of a manufacturer experimenting with fluorescent plastic? I.E. something in the mix that actually absorbs UV and emits visible light I.E. day glo?

I just really hate looking for discs. It does not help that I play mostly in actual temperate rainforests, and that I am a very, very poor disc golf player.
Plenty of fluorescent discs out there. My entire glow season bag is day glow green that I light with LEDs, but can be found pretty easily by searching with a strong UV light. They fluoresce brighter than the LED.

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Old 09-25-2019, 03:10 PM
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Nice, yeah I'd gladly convert everything to dayglo pink.
Half my bag is dayglo pink. It's pretty clear, even online, what pinks have fluorescence in them.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:37 PM
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Some of the MVP glows are like that. Specifically the color I like to call 'retina burner'
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Best discs for throwing in twilight/attaching lights for glow. I never play glow but I will play into sunset, and carry a UV flashlight - those discs POP from a mile away with that light saving me some headaches.

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