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I use this scale for measuring postage but it was originally used for dietary purposes. Cost about $1. at a garage sale. This disc weighs about 160 grams. I read a little about disc weights, and they go up to around 200 gm max. Wonder if anyone throws discs over say 180 gm and why would one want to use a heavy disc besides heavy wind ?

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You can get a nice brand new state of the art digtal scale (up to 500g) on Ebay for around $10-$15. In my experiences the company's weight usually matches my scale's weight.
a heavy disc can have many uses besides just heavy wind.
Yeah, I use a digital scale to check the ones that the weight has wore off. The newer discs that still have the weight are usually right on, I have only had a few that were off, and never by more than 2g.

Most of the max weight discs you will find are right around 180g +/- 2g. I know that the Black Jax Aeropods for night golf will bring a max weight disc up to about 200g. I also think some Ultimate discs can be found up to 200g, but I have never seen a dg disc that weighs 200g personally, or even heard of someone needing or wanting a disc that heavy.
I used to throw Condors which go up to 200 grams. A Condor is a Roc on growth hormones: it looks like a Roc, flies like a Roc but is a bigger diameter than a Roc.. The advantage of the added weight is there is little glide making it easier to control. The downside is that the bigger diameter makes it harder to fit through small spots, which we often want a midrange to do.

David Greenwell plays warm-up catch with Condors and has an amazing thumber roller he throws with it. Of course, David Greenwell (multiple time World champ, Hall of Fame, etc, etc.) could beat most of us with a trash can lid.
Many people throwing the new Super Class discs will soon want a 195-200g disc in their bag for putting and high wind control. The Ching Heavy at 195g just got PDGA Approved today for Super Class and several players have been throwing 195-200g Zephyrs already.

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