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I’ve been using the same driver for 20 years. Said no golfer, ever.
Actually know a few. They would tear you apart in their sleep. And it’s not a driver but gets used as one. They’ve been using one disc over 20 years. Stability and repetition is the fabric of both ball and disc golf. Not sure how that’s even debatable. Just listen to people do “in my bag” it’s like they’re talking about their children. Tell those people that they should change their bag since it won’t affect anything LMAO
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:02 AM
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I’ve been using the same driver for 20 years. Said no golfer, ever.
Lessee...the Discraft Eclipse came on the market in--what? 1987?--and was my primary driver until it went OOP a couple years back. At least in old school math, that span is about 30 years.

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Old 02-09-2020, 02:22 AM
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:55 AM
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Actually know a few. They would tear you apart in their sleep. And it’s not a driver but gets used as one. They’ve been using one disc over 20 years. Stability and repetition is the fabric of both ball and disc golf. Not sure how that’s even debatable. Just listen to people do “in my bag” it’s like they’re talking about their children. Tell those people that they should change their bag since it won’t affect anything LMAO
You brought up golf earlier. I was referring to a golfer with a golf club. All this talk about needing to have consistent equipment. In Golf, which is a more precise game, it is common to change clubs every year or two. Manufacturers don’t produce the same clubs, or balls for that matter, over the course of multiple years.
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:47 AM
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Lessee...the Discraft Eclipse came on the market in--what? 1987?--and was my primary driver until it went OOP a couple years back. At least in old school math, that span is about 30 years.

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I imagine it was so flippy it did barrel rolls for the last 15 years

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A lot of false statements here. They’re definitely designed to exact specifications. That’s why we have several different molds. You know what a mold is, right? It allows them to produce the exact same thing over and over. Obviously there will be slight differences because of variance in materials but the specific measurements will be there. This is why PDGA has an approved list of every disc and the exact specifications of each. And you call that just plastic frisbees? You don’t need to be Paul Mcbeth to realize the difference between putter molds.
The physical specs of the mold are exact.

The ambient conditions of the manufacturing (and perhaps more importantly the cooling process) are not.

Hell, they're not even able to truly nail down the specific physical attributes of the plastic. Sure, each type falls within certain specs, but there's still a wide enough range in each group that significant variation happens.

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You brought up golf earlier. I was referring to a golfer with a golf club. All this talk about needing to have consistent equipment. In Golf, which is a more precise game, it is common to change clubs every year or two. Manufacturers don’t produce the same clubs, or balls for that matter, over the course of multiple years.
that makes way more sense... I thought you were talking disc golf and I know some guys/ladies have had discs for a loooong time. I think this is true about golf though (could be wrong).

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Old 02-09-2020, 11:16 AM
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The physical specs of the mold are exact.

The ambient conditions of the manufacturing (and perhaps more importantly the cooling process) are not.

Hell, they're not even able to truly nail down the specific physical attributes of the plastic. Sure, each type falls within certain specs, but there's still a wide enough range in each group that significant variation happens.

You want tighter QC? Cough up some $$$$$.
We had some really great explanations about this some years ago from folks who know bc they do it... where is that prerube fella when you need him?
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also something about PLH. I don't remember why that happens either, just that it does.
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