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Old 09-25-2019, 05:32 PM
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Half my bag is dayglo pink. It's pretty clear, even online, what pinks have fluorescence in them.
How do you tell? I want to eventually test the difference in visibility between non dayglow and dayglow pink.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:04 PM
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How do you tell? I want to eventually test the difference in visibility between non dayglow and dayglow pink.
Buy in person with a UV light. I have had some esp/star/icon plastics that I would swear would fluoresce, but ended up not. Never had a pink Z like plastic disc that didn't.

For instance, this google search for hot pink discs: its a good bet that the Roc3, Starfire, and Crank fluoresce. The Mako3...pic might be just a bit dark, but I'm not sure about that one. The Wolf and the Blowfly might shine a bit on the pinkish-orange side (I have a pink Gumbputt and DX Roc like those two, that only give off a dull glow.) Day glow green/yellow is a much easier bet, in both opaque and translucent plastics, I've found. Reason why my dedicated "glow" bag is all that color.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:11 PM
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^ Quality tip about bringing UV with you to see for yourself when you buy.

I just tried UV light on a bunch of discs in the grass in the dark. Quite a few discs I wouldn't have thought would, flouresced nicely under UV light and really POP in the dark. Some that I thought would... didn't. There were a few surprises both ways.

Point is: hit 'em with UV and find out for yo'sef!


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Old 09-25-2019, 11:24 PM
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That’s something I’d never considered! A couple minutes of testing shows orange Star, Pro, and old Elite Z and pink new Z all fluoresce nicely. GStar not really, pale pink ESP maybe a little, Champ not really.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:31 PM
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I’ll have to test my Wizard practice stack...the two in my bag didn’t fluoresce at all but I have a couple white SB ones that I think might.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:39 AM
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:12 AM
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I just tried UV light on a bunch of discs in the grass in the dark. Quite a few discs I wouldn't have thought would, flouresced nicely under UV light and really POP in the dark. Some that I thought would... didn't. There were a few surprises both ways.

Point is: hit 'em with UV and find out for yo'sef!
This is how I selected a few discs for my glow bag. Turn off the lights and hit em with the UV light and see which ones light up the best. Nice to have a secondary means of finding your disc at night should the light die or come off. Or if it slides under some fresh snow as well. Just scan the area with the UV light and watch them light up.

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Old 09-26-2019, 09:17 AM
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I always look for neon/dayglo first. So much easier to find, can’t even say how many times we’ve given up looking for someone’s green, grey or black disc.
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:53 AM
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What UV light do you guys recommend?
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Old 09-26-2019, 12:14 PM
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What UV light do you guys recommend?
One with a large number of LEDs. I've had several of the small pocket lights with 12 or so diodes and they don't have much range. Also they take too long to charge up glow discs. Now I use the UV Beast ($40 on Ebay and Amazon) and it hasn't let me down.

One day though, I'd like to make a spotlight, with a larger battery. Hook it up to a disc golf cart. The professional ones I've seen can go up to 5 bills.
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