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I'd like to interject a bit of humor into the discussion boards for all to contribute to. The P.D.G.A. has strict guidlines on what they consider to be an approved disc. However, true to the creative nature of the sport, there have been discs that have not made the grade.
The Wheel and the Turbo come to mind as the latest stiffling of creativity banned from P.D.G.A. legitimacy. I have a Wheel, and often use it in a round that is desperately in need of some interjection of humor. The Wheel provides such a cheap solution. Once you get passed the basic discs that have not made the grade, we get to the true nature of this addiction to our sport. Example: This evening, I test flew two different pieces of bread across the room to my wife. In my experiment, I discovered that White Bread is understable! WHO KNEW! I confess that it is not a disc for speed throwers, who may be slightly drawn to use Wheat Bread as a solution, but I assure you it is no more stable than a Valkyrie, and in a stiff head wind provided by standard AC duct work, it will turn over. My conclusion is that you must use Cinnamon Raisin Bread. I found that it works like a Monster and is great for spike hyzers.
My son will attest to the solid performance of Fisher Price Diner Set Plates. The saucers make good minis, the platers are great skippers, and the D you get from the Hamburger Pattie is phenomenal! What about standard Dinnette sets? Well, Wal-Mart has a great plastic set that is durable, and you get great flex action in a tail wind! You like the new Monarchs you say? Thick Cut Cotto Salami! Don't believe me? Put it to the test! Trash Can Lids are great Float Putters, but lack accuracy in the presence of a head wind. Hub Caps are no better than an old JLS in the best of shape, and the dings prevent stability if thrown as a forehand roller.
The sky is the limit here, and I'm curious on reports of bird bath throws in Canada are ready to challenge Feldberg. I just don't know if I can handle the speed rating. Anybody with a report on this one? More food experiments? Although in this economy, food discs are more expensive than Special Blend Rocs! Mark my words, Quaker Oats Rice Cakes will replace the Dragon and the Hydra! PLEASE! Let's share our reports! Who knows, one day you may throw your last disc into a pond during a tournament. And if you have to withdrawl due to lack of ammo, you'll walk away wondering if the leftover ritz crackers and Peanut Butter Sandwich from League last week would have allowed you to finish out! With a complete and accurate log, we can all know! Please only put down true testings. I'd hate to think I annoyed my wife with these often messy experiments and I was the only one. LOL!

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You're not supposed to throw the big server trays - those are for padiddling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padiddling

Mike said:
I work at a bar and sometimes after close I throw server trays around, the small ones are overstable, the big ones can be a little flippy. Just make sure you aren't within range of the liquor bottles, we had a close call one night.
Wow! I never knew there was actually a term for this! That is awesome!
Bill Burns said:
You're not supposed to throw the big server trays - those are for padiddling

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padiddling

Mike said:
I work at a bar and sometimes after close I throw server trays around, the small ones are overstable, the big ones can be a little flippy. Just make sure you aren't within range of the liquor bottles, we had a close call one night.
Now, I've done some extensive R & D into the building material aspect of this. This is what's in my bag;


A couple of 3 tab shingles for maximum distance...approx half tab pieces (tops on the speed chart, very understable....best performance and accuracy with a tomahawk);

a couple of pieces of VCT floor tile for distance...broken to approx the same size as the shingles (also fast and can be slightly understable....but a little more predictability...great skip shots...the older ones with asbestos work the best and are slightly more stable to the modern VCT);

At least one small piece of 1/2' CDX 4 ply...any demension under a square foot...customize to your own needs (stable into any wind....great fairway driver and mid)

a couple of 4 x 4 ceramic bath tile (great stable mid range mids...perfect for the lay-up slide);


A 2 x 4 block of white wood or spruce. ( a "go to" stable predictable short midrange floater...."go to" because once all the bath tile is smashed... ;) )


A small piece of colonial base molding for putting (profile allows for perfect thumb placement and accurate putts...also floats in water)

Plus a 1 gallon paint lid for rollers.


Target of choice.... a empty 5 gal paint bucket stuffed between the 2nd and 3rd rung of a six foot step ladder
dvd cases fly well, the coasters at my job are understable, poker chips, cigarette packs, cookies (chips ahoy), a beeping smoke detector flies well with the 9 volt for the extra weight, waffles, pie tins, books (especially hemingway), very small rocks, lead, gravy, apples, cider, uh.. churches, bread--- A DUCK

those bar trays are really fun to throw, but can really do some damage indoors. also taking the small bread plates at my restaurant out back and launching them in the parking lot after hours is a great stress reliever. and matt, if you toast the bread, it becomes more stable. going to get a loaf of cinn raisin to do some experiments...
just tried an english muffin. works best with a sidearm
...a diaphragm looks to be a bit domey, but i'll get back to you on that one...
IKEA trivets, pillow cases, some of the curtains, ringum rugs. there are actually a lot of IKEA items that make great discs
Sopapillas lend themselves well to a sidearm delivery, but make sure that they have not been filled with honey, because if they have, the center of momentum will shift during the first several revolutions, causing a wobble that greatly reduces the flight distance.
Mouse pads are a bit flippy... The 8" plastis plugs that came in industrial pipping we used to play with at my former employers were quite over stable. Barrel type trash cans make good targets. We played a nice nine hole course when we were slow.

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