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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 2:19:06 PM
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Could someone explain how a disc's weight affects it's flight? 
For example, I saw a listing for discs where one was 166, one was 168+ and one was 174+
My guess would be that the lighter discs fly farther, but are harder to control.

Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 2:35:41 PM

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The lighter the disc, the farther it will sail in a tailwind or no wind. But if you have a headwind, most like to throw a heavier, faster disc because it will be more predictable in the wind. A lighter disc in a headwind can go any which way and is very hard to control! IMO

So your pretty much right on the money with your assuumption. There is a place and time for both kinds of discs!
Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 4:32:11 PM
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For the same disc type, the heavier the disc the more it tends to be over stable, the lighter the greater the tendency to be under stable.
Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 8:42:41 PM

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Lighter discs tend to be easier to flip over than the same heavier model- very valuable if you can't turn discs over. Max weight is high fashion but, lighter can go farther depending on the model.
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