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Has anybody heard if it is possible and if so, planned to add bubbles to pro or star plastic in the future? I love the bubble discs but I think it could be even better with the grippiness of pro plastic?
I haven't heard anything in regfards to Pro plastic. But.....Star platsic is already out there, and can be found on the Factory store under F2 spec release like they did with Champ Blizz stuff in the beginning. The Champ Blizz stuff is more grippy than regular Champ for sure. In Star plastic the stuff should be almost glue like. Should be sweet Rob.
Awesome! Same stability as the champ versions? At least as far as we know?
Yeah, the verdict is still out on that one. At least until there is enough out there in circulation for enough people to have thrown and comment on them.
I thought Dave Dunnipace said on the PDGA.com thread that they really did not get enough of a weight effect with Blizzard Star to make it worthwhile.
Pro plastic can be run into the 140s without the Blizzard bubbles, so I doubt they will make Blizzard pro.
I would think there might be a lot of grip lock w a grippier plastic but we shall see. And I don't see any different plastics for blizzard discs on the factory website.
I heard the same thing you did Bruce about the Star plastic. I love the Blizzard discs. The Katana has added 50 foot to my drives. I read where a bunch of people are saying their Blizzard Katana's are flipping over too much for them but mine flies exactly like my heavier Champion ones except with much more distance. It has became my go to distance driver.
Ditto for me James.... I actually started off w a 139 blizzard katana and it was super overstable... Like a boss or ape.... It had a real domey top. Then I traded a buddy of mine for his 158 blizzard katana w a flatter top and it is perfect. just the right amount of turn and fade. Love it!!
I wrote the Innova guys yesterday and asked. Here is the response:
"In the past the tendency was for Starlite discs to be more stable to overstable than their heavier counterparts. I'm not sure how the newer runs will behave as we have yet to test them. In theory they should behave very similarly to Blizzard Champion discs and heavy Champion discs. Stay tuned to the Factory Store as we will likely have them 1st!"
The super light star plastic is being called Starlite as you can see and it seems they are hopeful of overstable flight in a light plastic again. The bubbles are critical because it allows them to pack more weight on the rim than in the flight plate, at least that is how I understand it from my physics teacher friends. All I know is...more options is always a good thing!
Here is an expanded discussion on the subject over on DGCR: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62480
There is a link to a photo of one of the discs in there, and think thats where I saw the link to purchase. I didn't read all the way back through it to find it, sorry.
Well I hope they have better luck than when they tried running bosses in lighter weights before. I bought a 167g one and that thing is a meat hook. I can not beat it in at all. I heard later that those were run in starlight plastic which I also heard was the same thing as Blizzard plastic.
I have DX Destroyers at 165g and 150g's. The 150g is much more stable than the 165g. They are both useable though and fly really well. I love that DX plastic discs seem to be the same, run after run after run.