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Old 11-05-2018, 10:45 AM
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I started to play again 2y ago after a long break . .
I have after this "new start" bought over 250 discs from almost every disc ompany.

Most of the disc have some "flashing" , Sharp edges and other moulding foults.

I have to use sandpaper on maybe 85% of all the discs i bought to get rid of Sharp edges.

Today i took out some of my +15y old discs from storage, some new and some used hard.

I was really amazed how Smooth all the discs was, no flashing no sharp edges
So did the manufacturer spend more time perfecting each disc 15y ago?

Also interesting was the wear . . My old Z and Champion, basicly the first ones to come out have +100 rounds on them and not much were at all.

Some of my new Z and Champ have more were after a few rounds . . . .so old plastics was better?!?
100% I feel like discs have sharper edges lately - whether it's flashing or other molding imperfections, my sanding blocks have gotten a lot more use of late. I started a discussion in the Teebird thread recently about this, about mold tops and bottoms not aligning perfectly, creating a lip or ledge on one side and therefore a sharp edge. People have noticed it on Buzzzes too. I notice it on all kinds of discs from all the manufacturers.
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:50 AM
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no flashing on mvp

also i think z by discraft is indestructible for mids regardless of era

some l64 and innova have remarkably horrid flashing recently
No flashing on MVP, but watch out for the sharp edge on the black rim, apparently resulting from the top and bottom mold coming together.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:02 AM
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No flashing on MVP, but watch out for the sharp edge on the black rim, apparently resulting from the top and bottom mold coming together.
And sprue at a few points along the outer edge IME
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:47 AM
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And sprue at a few points along the outer edge IME
what does this mean

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Old 11-05-2018, 11:55 AM
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Plastic today is great, everyone is crazy. In 2005 everyone was talking about how much that new pearly 11x stuff sucks compared to the good old 10x, and the 9x was even better. The reality is that there are a lot more discs produced today so there’s more inconsistency but also more selection. Some of the newer premium plastics are just as good, or better than anything that used to be around.
Everyone always remembers in the past things were better and the kids now a days don't get it.

Same story all the time in so many things.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:30 PM
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what does this mean

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Sprue is the leftovers from the molding process. I'll see if I have one I haven't filed them off of. They're rectangular, and about 1cm long and 1.5mm wide.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:49 PM
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the little notches on the sides?
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Sprue is the leftovers from the molding process. I'll see if I have one I haven't filed them off of. They're rectangular, and about 1cm long and 1.5mm wide.
Yeah those little notches are annoying too. To be fair, they're on the bit of the disc taking the most hits from trees etc and should wear off quickly. Still.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:19 PM
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Yeah those little notches are annoying too. To be fair, they're on the bit of the disc taking the most hits from trees etc and should wear off quickly. Still.
Yea, it doesn't bother me. I just file them down. Really just pointing out there's always some manufacturing residue, doesn't matter who made it or the design of the disc.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:17 AM
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Plastic chemistry has come up before in other threads. I think a manufacturer or a "rep" came on the thread and said that disc manufacturers don't really have enough market leverage to develop their own blends. It was asserted that disc manufacturers basically get remainders from other customers. I would hazard to guess that automotive component and electronics manufacturers get first dibs on the pellets and develop their own chemistries/blends. IIRC disc companies get to pick from pre-developed blends.
That came up in another thread recently and got flamed, but until then I thought it was common knowledge. It fits the whole "sometimes the plastic is like this and sometimes it's like that" reality of golf discs. The story on the street at the time was that CE was the result of a pellet Rubbermaid ordered and Innova got the leftovers from. Then Rubbermaid decided to change the formula for their pellets and CE went bye-bye.
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