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Old 02-28-2019, 02:18 PM
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Exactly what popped in my head when I first seen this new disc name.....
Just trying to put some useful info in this thread..
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:19 PM
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Nice to hear this, i thought the PDGA had a least a few paid people to do the disc approval.

But i dont really like all the in the bags and disc test when you hear things like "this testflight/proto discs was way more OS than stock"

And i feel if a disc is approved at 1,9cm rim size. . the disc should be just that, not 1,75-1,8cm
In a perfect world i would like the PDGA to set the flight numbers as well
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:54 PM
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The PDGA approval process is bogus. It keeps us from having customized-to-fit discs like real golfers have with their clubs. Tech standards can still apply

It needs to be removed. At this point, I suspect it simply acts as a fundraiser.

Another reason I will not join the PDGA
Good to come across a disc golfer who is so positive. I'm curious, what have you done to push the sport to a higher level?

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Old 02-28-2019, 02:56 PM
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The PDGA approval process is bogus. It keeps us from having customized-to-fit discs like real golfers have with their clubs. Tech standards can still apply

It needs to be removed. At this point, I suspect it simply acts as a fundraiser.

Another reason I will not join the PDGA
Strongly disagree. I think it protects manufacturers designs. Clubs and discs are not comparable. Discs don't hit anything to make things fly

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:04 PM
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Nice to hear this, i thought the PDGA had a least a few paid people to do the disc approval.

But i dont really like all the in the bags and disc test when you hear things like "this testflight/proto discs was way more OS than stock"

And feel if a disc is approved at 1,9cm rim size. . the disc should be just that, not 1,75-1,8cm
In a perfect world i would like the PDGA to set the flight numbers as well
That is something that I have absolutely no interest in doing. I'm a scientist and I don't think any of the current classifications of flight numbers are backed by any science. It's just based on what people think about how the disc flies. There's something to it at an intuitive level, but it's way too ambiguous for my liking. Wind tunnel tests are needed to compare and that with a disc-tossing machine to better control the power and angle on the disc. There are only so many hours in a day and I choose to spend my time on more worthwhile projects that are more satisfying. Besides the lack of science in the flight numbers, I don't think the PDGA shoudl be in the business of doing this work at this point in the sport because the info serves mainly a marketing purpose to a large degree.


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Old 02-28-2019, 03:05 PM
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The PDGA approval process is bogus... It needs to be removed. At this point, I suspect it simply acts as a fundraiser.

I believe he said above that there is no charge for testing.
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Old 02-28-2019, 03:09 PM
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The PDGA is bogus.
FTFY just a little bit to make it more accurate

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:15 PM
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It seems that the disc rating system could and would be better off if based on science/measurements. Then the PDGA could require universal adherence. But, I imagine there is another thread for that.

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:21 PM
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And the dumbest thread name in history...
Mistakes were made. Got cute with the title, and there is no edit option. Oh well.
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Is KONG an acronym?
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