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Old 03-08-2013, 01:14 AM
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Default Glow coating vs Weight for Stability

Can anyone tell me which affects a disc's stability more? The coating of a Glow disc, or the weight of a disc?

I want a stable disc for wind, but not too heavy that I can't throw it far.

Example, I like 172grams star destroyer.
would buying a 173+ gram star destroyer be more or less stable than buying a 172 gram GLOW star destroyer?

Or what about a 173+ star destroyer vs a 172 CHAMP destroyer (glow or not)?

Or are glow discs simply usually more stable because they are champ plastic??

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:31 AM
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Parting line height and dome (the shape of the disc) affects stability more than anything else.

Glow discs are not coated in anything, the glow material is in the plastic.

There is no such thing as glow star.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:28 AM
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The most overstable Destroyers (in my experience) are domey Champion Destroyers. As long as it's domey, it should be very overstable regardless of weight.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:30 AM
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Or what about a 173+ star destroyer vs a 172 CHAMP destroyer (glow or not)?

Or are glow discs simply usually more stable because they are champ plastic??

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yes, generally its the ch plastic that makes it more stable.
when talking about glow discs, it is the ch version (not dx) that is being referred to
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:30 AM
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Glow coating , teehee
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Bring me my Glow coat!
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:34 AM
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Um, what discs have a glow coating? Or are you planning on spraying your disc in glow in the dark paint or something?

All the glow discs I have ever seen are made out of glow in the dark plastic, there is no coating...

Glow discs tend to be a tick less stable than champion/Z discs but still a tick more stable than star/esp discs.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:23 PM
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Glow discs are not more stable, it is just a wide spread misconception.
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Glow discs are not more stable, it is just a wide spread misconception.
Your use of the word stable is a misconception



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All glow discs are more stable than their non-glow counterparts*.

*Depending upon how you define the term stable
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