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Old 06-26-2010, 08:32 PM
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Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the moon. The dimples on the golf ball help the flight, so I would assume, the disc golf disc would do something similar. Here is the video:


Actually, this is only right with an atmosphere once again. Those dimples did jack on the moon.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:29 PM
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:56 PM
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:10 AM
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i wasnt even going go reply to this post, but it going my brain churning. so if i understand correctly turn and fade would be an affect of atmosphere. so on the moon the disc would land on the same orientation that you threw it on no left or right turn. so nose up wouldnt be a bad thing.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:21 AM
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if i understand correctly turn and fade would be an affect of atmosphere. so on the moon the disc would land on the same orientation that you threw it on no left or right turn. so nose up wouldnt be a bad thing.
That's my understanding as well. The disc won't do anything besides go in the direction you throw it. If you throw it in the air with a flipping motion then it will just flip end-over-end until it lands.

I think if someone did throw a disc on the moon, they would quickly get bored with it because you could just as easily throw a rock the same way.
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:38 AM
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I thought playing at Boylan Family Farms in Laurel Springs, N.C. was like playing on the moon.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:11 AM
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The disc won't do anything besides go in the direction you throw it. If you throw it in the air with a flipping motion then it will just flip end-over-end until it lands.
That sounds like a lot of my shots.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:47 PM
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I think if you had a really light disc, it would fly far, because of the 1/6th gravity, and it would fly very straight, because of the spinning action acting like a gyroscope, but it would drop with the pull of gravity.
Galileo disagrees.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:23 AM
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I don't think that the spin would affect the disc at all. The gyroscopic motion of the spinning would do nothing to keep it in the air like it does with an atmosphere.
I have to disagree with you. A bicycle and a motorcycle stay upright because of the spinning (gyroscopic spin) of the rotating motion of the wheels, has nothing to do with the air. That is why I saw the gyroscopic action is important and the spin of the disc would make the disc go dead straight.


This video should help:



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