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Old 12-18-2012, 07:31 PM
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I've also seen some Star drivers with bubbles in the rim and it had a grainy texture to it. So my guess is that they either are experimenting or screwing up. Either is highly possible.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:42 PM
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I recently got a C-FD that has bubbles in the rim, kinda like Lat's 'Air' technology. If you hold it up to the light, you can see the rim is completely filled with bubbles. I'll try to snag some pics of it and post them later.
Yep, this looks a lot like Lat's air stuff, too. My bet is they are putting bubbles in a lot of discs now. This certainly isn't Blizzard or Starlite. Just some bubbles for whatever reason.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:25 PM
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Since I have a Star Teebird thats old, and scale weighed at 162 grams, Im a say no, its not a bubble disc, just a ****ty mold job.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:11 PM
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In the past I had a disc that looked like this and the manufacturer called them water marks. They were only on the surface and oddly enough the discs were black.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:15 PM
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opti and I have had that discussion on here a few months ago as well
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:16 AM
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my thought is that they added the starlite material so it fills the mold. maybe black needs more plastic to fill the mold or is more dense...do they use metal oxides in the coloring? that is what i use in glass. interesting.

new star is more chamy maybe they need to increase the volume so they added the starlite stuff. how is the parting line height?
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opti and I have had that discussion on here a few months ago as well
It's an interesting and tricky theory. I don't see how, in a volatile liquid state, the iron oxide based pigment could move independently of the polymers and resins...especially considering the ratio of pigment to plastic. Also, I think most red coloring agents are synthetic now and devoid of iron oxide altogether.

I'll have to try and find your earlier discussion with him.
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I understand. I don't think a TB would even need to be a "kinda blizzard" disc. Though I could be wrong, I suppose. I mean, hell, they made a Star Lite (Blizzard) road runner.
A TB doesn't NEED blizzard, but it is Innova so maybe they are trying different mixes out. I would think that they could even make discs with weighting agents and blizzard bubbles.
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Finally found the link that made me think this might be the Blizzard-enhanced stuff:

http://dealer.innovadiscs.com/1212east.html

Scroll all the way to the bottom.
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Finally found the link that made me think this might be the Blizzard-enhanced stuff:

http://dealer.innovadiscs.com/1212east.html

Scroll all the way to the bottom.
A disc manufacturer strikes another blow against consistency.
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