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Old 06-11-2018, 03:52 PM
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Default Difference between VIP, Lucid & Opto

Is there a difference between
Lattitude 64 Opto, Dynamic Lucid & Westside VIP?

Early on I bought some Opto & Lucid and thought it was slick.

Later I tried some Westside VIP and totally fell in love with it. Generally firm but grippy. Exactly the plastic I always was looking for. I filled much of my bag.

Now I bought online a Lucid Renegade, and it is slick again.

Am I picking up different runs of the same plastic or is there a difference between the mixes for the 3 companies?
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Old 06-11-2018, 03:56 PM
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Its just different runs, the plastic is basically the same

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Its just different runs, the plastic is basically the same
This. Just as there are different runs and firmnesses of Champion plastic, so too does VIP/Lucid/Opto have variances.

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Same plastic, just difference from runs, as explained. I have truths that are the softer, grippy lucid (favorite!) but I’ve had a couple Lucids that were stiffer/slicker. So even within one company (DD), there will de variability.

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Old 06-11-2018, 08:48 PM
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I suspected that might be the case.

Wish we could get them all consistent.

This Renegade is so slippery even after a good wash with dawn, it feels like I need to hit it lightly with sandpaper to take off the oily sheen.

The way it is, I would be lucky to get it within 90 degrees of my intended direction of travel.
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:58 PM
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I haven’t had a Lucid (I mostly throw DD, had a couple VIP, but had same experience) that was that bad. Definitely not as bad as some Z I’ve thrown...

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Same stuff. Se Innove Star, Discmania S-Line, Millenium Sirius. I think maybe some abandoned plastic blends are picked up and tweaked by companies like Infinite. But yeah, you can probably assume all affiliate companies are pushing the same plastic blends.

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I suspected that might be the case.

Wish we could get them all consistent.

This Renegade is so slippery even after a good wash with dawn, it feels like I need to hit it lightly with sandpaper to take off the oily sheen.

The way it is, I would be lucky to get it within 90 degrees of my intended direction of travel.
Try rubbing it in some dirt and then washing it. That might work, but you seem to have a very slick disc. Also I've had Opto and Lucid discs I couldn't stand due to being slick, but VIP seems to be the best in my opinion in terms of feel and firmness.

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A few letters here and there.

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A few letters here and there.
That got a good laugh out of me.

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