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Helmon
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:39:28 AM
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With virtually no mumbo-jumbo concerning supply stength or even exactness or even wind and many others... and many others. I recently wanna realize whats the very best bodyweight. I reckon that just what i may become inquiring is actually just what dics bodyweight provides best critical velocity?
brutalbrutus
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:16:26 AM
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is this english? lol
alex.e
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:01:56 PM

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my guess is it's english as a second language.
sisyphus
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:19:42 PM

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Helmon, you seem to be excited about disc golf! Where are you from? There might be someone in our community who can help (translate) and answer your questions. If you're asking "what disc weight should I throw?" you'll find a lot of answers. I threw lightweight plastic (150 grams or less) for distance until I noticed that heavier discs (170 grams or more) seem to go just as far, due to momentum (and especially in the wind). A lot depends on your (smooth, accelerating) form and how well you 'snap' when you release the disc. But there are much more experienced folks here in town who can help. Stop in at the 'Nati or at Disc 'n' Dat! I did!
NatiBuckeye
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:23:19 PM

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brutalbrutus wrote:
is this english? lol


Irony
Helmon
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 12:47:03 AM
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brutalbrutus wrote:
is this english? lol


Dude do you understand enhglish or have some difficulties in it...!

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brutalbrutus
Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013 7:58:05 AM
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well obviously you cant take a joke my bad i didnt mean to upset you fragile sensabilities, btw the more technical crap you think about in the 5 seconds before throwing the worse your gonna do pick your shot pick a disc and throw it
JHill
Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:08:22 AM
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Obviously nobody has been to a physics class...

Force=Mass x Acceleration

More mass =more force...

but in disc it depends on conditions, wind etc etc etc.... heavier disc go far
finnhawc
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:07:29 AM

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It is not so simple in Disc golf. The World record throw was done with a 134g disc so the more mass = more distance ain't true. More weight generally means more control in windier conditions. My old friend Al SUGAR Shack throws mostly MAX weight but for long distances he would pull out his 168-171g discs- he claimed he could get
finnhawc
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:09:06 AM

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...more by far than his heavier discs.
NatiBuckeye
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:38:43 AM

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Finny is correct. The light weight disc was selected so that when it came out of its anhyzer flight and corrected, It would glide with the heavy winds in the desert. Discs are effected by aerodynamics and wind so simple physics does not apply. In general it seems most distance throwers throw a disc they can get to turnover for a high percentage of its flight path yet stable up at the end. Think giant s-shot. (Reverse s rhbh). So an under stable or less than max weight disc is selected. I believe this has been talked about many times on every disc golf forum. A quick search on here, DGCR, etc will probably provide all the information anyone could want.
DiscHead
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 7:48:46 PM

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You also need to consider that with an increase in mass there will be an equal but opposite decrease in acceleration.
e.g. Newton's 3rd Law of Motion -- For every action there is an equal & opposite reaction.
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