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Old 01-13-2011, 02:19 AM
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I am relatively new to the site but have seen many a post listing the sleepy scale at the top as a reference point for the condition of their discs. This is a great resource, but as I am new, I may not be entirely consistent with what others feel is an appropriate rating. I recently saw a picture of a wizard someone posted saying that it was 8.5/10. I would have called it a 6/10.

It would be great for new people looking to get into the community if there were someone that had pictures of a single mold (different stages of Rocs for instance) in each of the different ratings(10/10 to Hades) to share. Like I said I am new and this may have been discussed in some long lost thread many moons ago, but I wouldn't even know where to begin looking. Just throwing this out there hoping to spark some kind of debate so there can be a standardized reference point we all agree on.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:30 AM
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The problem with any scale is that it's subjective. My 7/10 might be an 8.5/10 for somebody else. My suggestion when buying discs is to assume that the disc is in worse condition than listed (so if it says 9/10, assume 8/10) and when selling discs, lean on the conservative side of things (if you're not sure that it's an 8/10, list it as 7/10).

For anyone else not familiar with the sleepy scale, it's available here in the Marketplace Guidelines:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...nt.php?f=9&a=2
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:38 AM
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Stoopid question time:

Why is it called the "sleepy" scale?
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Theres a guy named sleepy who came up with the scale
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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My $.02: No one will get pissed if you under-rate your discs, not vise versa
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Seems like the scale unintentionally scales slightly differently with base plastic also; the hits just show more, but people don't want to rate a relatively new disc at 7/10 after a hit or hard landing.

Basically, do your best and look back to the sleepyscale often and I doubt anyone will have a problem. If you ever feel a disc has been severely overrated talk to the seller/trader and you can probably work something out - if not, thats what feedback is for. Its also nice to tell a trader if the discs you got were significantly better than expected.
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I recently saw a picture of a wizard someone posted saying that it was 8.5/10. I would have called it a 6/10.
what was their itrader rating
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what was their itrader rating
it wasn't in a sale thread so I wasn't looking at their itrader rating. he was just simply showing a picture and said it was about 8.5/10 or so.
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Seems like the scale unintentionally scales slightly differently with base plastic also; the hits just show more, but people don't want to rate a relatively new disc at 7/10 after a hit or hard landing.

Basically, do your best and look back to the sleepyscale often and I doubt anyone will have a problem. If you ever feel a disc has been severely overrated talk to the seller/trader and you can probably work something out - if not, thats what feedback is for. Its also nice to tell a trader if the discs you got were significantly better than expected.
In the past, I have talked with traders/sellers who have grossly over-rated their discs. I'm not talking about a difference of opinion, but downright wrong ratings (i.e. not telling about ink, calling the wrong plastic, grossly over-rating, etc). After some conversation, I have requested the right to send it back for a refund (shipping included) or a partial refund. I have never been turned down, once they understood why exactly I was dissatisfied.

Always check out the disc immediately when you get it, to make sure that the seller/trader represented it accurately and if needed, contact them right away.
Last, be patient and don't demand anything until you have specifically explained why you are dissatisfied.
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I, personally, believe that a putter in SSS plastic listed as 8/10 would look significantly different than a drive in Champ plastic listed as 8/10. The putter I would expect to have significant knicks and minor dings in the edge of the disc, while a driver would have scraps and scuffs and ink, but look like it is significantly better. The reason for this is, otherwise one round of putting gives you a 7/10 disc while a driver would be listed as 9-9.5/10. All that being look at the picture and decided if want to take a risk. I've only been burned a couple of times and never on this site.
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