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Old 05-15-2014, 01:13 PM
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Edit- whoops. Forgot how to do a strikethrough.

The article has all this info in it under the new guidelines and how they are modified.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:16 PM
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"(I) Discs
(C) Guidelines for Discs Manufactured for PDGA Competition
(6) have a flight plate that does not exceed 0.5 cm in thickness, including any raised features such as lettering, ridges, nipples, and other thickened parts. Discs with a thickened section atop or underneath the flight plate, however, may increase to 1.0 cm in flight plate thickness in this section only, provided that this section:

(i) is circular in outline;
(ii) is between 5 and 10 cm in diameter that is centered on the center point of the disc; and
(iii) gradually thins from the thickest section with a maximum slope of 60 degrees relative to the surrounding part of the flight plate. No part of the underside of the flight plate may be closer than 0.3 cm to the plane defined by the bottom of the rim.

Discs incorporating this new technology must still meet all other disc specifications such as flexibility and maximum weight for the diameter. "
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:19 PM
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In other words. Nothing metal can be in the rim. And all previous weight requirements must be met.

My guess is that if inserts are used, they will be small compartments and the discs will be inherently lighter. Like blizzard or something.

Edit- Seems like that would actually be pretty hard to make. I mean they already have a hard time making weight and if you are adding plastic to the core for a compartment.. hmm.. I don't know.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:33 PM
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I would think all the weight rules still apply....


Another thing to think about... if metal can be "inserted" into a disc as long as no metal is exposed, whats to stop a company from making overmolded discs that feature a mostly metal overmold with plastic/rubber covering it? Did "gyro" just get "gyroier"?
I agree weight rules still apply, but if I have an insert pocket, how do you know whats in there and how much weight it added
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Well then the inserts themselves may have to be PDGA approved
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hmm...sanctioned glow tournaments...
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Sanctioned glow rounds and tournaments already allowed.
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Wireless charging is getting more and more popular for high-end smartphones. Why not use it for discs as well?
Using the QI standard for inductive charging would be the way to go for sure, although I suppose you could have a micro usb port with a cover. The nice thing about disc golf is that none of the companies involved are big enough to try to "reinvent the wheel" with some stupid proprietary wireless charging standard or connector, so most of us could use the stuff we either have or are considering buying already.
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I agree weight rules still apply, but if I have an insert pocket, how do you know whats in there and how much weight it added
ah, gotcha. Like a put whatever you want in there pocket.
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I agree weight rules still apply, but if I have an insert pocket, how do you know whats in there and how much weight it added
Adding a bunch of weight to the middle of a disc will make it fly horribly, there's not much of an advantage to be gained there. Tape a stack of washers up under the middle of a disc and see how it flies.
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