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Old 05-21-2020, 07:43 PM
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Pretty sure I got the above Saturn in 2005. Anybody know when the Saturn started being used on production runs?
the saturn stamp is really old...probably was started in the late 90s but someone who is more familiar with comets from that time frame would need to answer that.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:09 PM
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the saturn stamp is really old...probably was started in the late 90s but someone who is more familiar with comets from that time frame would need to answer that.
I've got a red one just like it, it was the first disc I bought when I started playing in 1996.

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Old 05-21-2020, 11:17 PM
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I've got a red one just like it, it was the first disc I bought when I started playing in 1996.
Nice! And another dude in the other comet thread posted a red one his friend got in 1998. Cool.

So now I’m not sure if my blue Saturn above is from my 2005 activity or my 1995-1999 activity. By the wear on mine it looks like it could be either.

Thank everyone for giving me a good idea of the range of years for the Saturn stamp era!
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:49 PM
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I had a blue one in 1996-97 for sure. I remember showing it to my sixth grade class back when I was teaching. (Yep, the hardest thing I've ever done, and I only made it two years. Hats off to all of you quality educators who have the chops for it out there! I love you all!)

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Old 05-22-2020, 11:42 AM
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Ordered my 2020 MJ comet this morning, can't wait to get my hands on it! Also may have found the last two new '18 MJ comets on the internet, so I bought those too!

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Old 06-02-2020, 10:17 PM
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Companion 2005 saturn has 0.25 cm smaller diameter. The 2005 is pro-d plastic, right?
The Comet from 1995-2002ish had the Saturn stamp in a plastic that was called "Tournament Pro plastic", it shrunk out of the mold quite a bit so if you have a Tournament Pro Comet and and Z Comet the Z Comet will have a noticeably larger diameter.

Pro D came after Tournament Pro and they really are nothing alike. Tournament Pro felt more like X Plastic than Pro D, although Tournament Pro wasn't a durable as X plastic is. It was more durable than Pro D is, though.

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Anybody know when discraft stopped putting a) ‘Walled Lake’ and b) the patent number, on their discs? I couldn’t find when they moved Wixom.
I don't know when they moved to Wixom, but the Comet carried the old Walled Lake tooling for a long time after that.

In around 2010-11 there were weird lawsuits over items with expired patent numbers on them, so for a little while there were Comets that still had the Walled Lake tooling with the patent number marbled out. By the Summer of 2011 the third run LE Comets were out; those had no tooling. I'm not sure when the no tooling Comets were replaced with the Wixom tooled Comets, but the Comets with the Wixom tooling on the rim were out by 2014.

None of that had anything to do with when Discraft actually moved, it's just a rough timeline of when the Comet tooling was changed.

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Old 06-02-2020, 10:56 PM
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Three Putt: Thank you for the informative response & for sorting out the nuances. Answers my questions well.
And now that you tell the plastic story it makes perfect sense. I recall my blue Saturn does have a slight gloss and slightly stiffer feel than say, my Pro-D Crush.

Now just for fun, can the era of when this silver holo-like foil was introduced be narrowed down? 1995-ish versus 2005-ish?
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:56 AM
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Just ordered a Z comet. I have never thrown a comet but it gets a lot of love so I am looking forward to checking it out. Seems like a nice all-around disc.

So, I fully expect it to automatically make me a top-notch disc golfer while simultaneously removing all flaws in my form. Seems reasonable.

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Old 06-03-2020, 10:18 AM
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Just ordered a Z comet. I have never thrown a comet but it gets a lot of love so I am looking forward to checking it out. Seems like a nice all-around disc.

So, I fully expect it to automatically make me a top-notch disc golfer while simultaneously removing all flaws in my form. Seems reasonable.

The X will remove the flaws in your form, as the only mistake it will allow you to make is nose up. Any OAT and a X Comet will not fly correctly; a Z Comet will accept a small amount of form flaws.

I didn't like the hand feel of X at first, but man, as it beats in, it just feels better and better.

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Old 06-03-2020, 10:33 AM
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I didn't like the hand feel of X at first, but man, as it beats in, it just feels better and better.
I picked up 4 X-lines recently and I really like the feel of this plastic.

I got a purple, two teal and one yellow. One oddity I found though was the yellow is much softer and grippier than the other three.

Is this an issue with color, or just an anomaly in the molding process? I'd love for them to all feel like the yellow disc.

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