What is DISC STABILITY & What FACTORS AFFECT It? | QuickTip (JustDisc)
What is a disc golf disc stability and what are the factors that affect it?
Stability Refers to a discs tendency to turn over to the right, fly straight, or fade to the left, during the beginning of flight (For RHBH throws).
Stable Disc A disc that flies in a straight line when released flat
Understable Disc A disc that turns to the right when released flat
Overstable Disc A disc that will fades left when released flat
There are also many factors that can affect a disc's stability:
1- DISC MOLD (i.e. flight rating system)
2- TYPE OF PLASTIC (cheaper plastics = LESS stability)
3- DISC WEIGHT (lighter discs = LESS stability)
4- THROWING SPEED (more speed = LESS stability)
5- RELEASE/NOSE ANGLE (more nose-up = MORE stability)
6- DISC CONDITION (newer discs = MORE stability)
7- WIND CONDITION (headwind/heat = LESS stability | tailwind/cool = MORE stability)