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Can someone explain to me why some discs are rated differently in different plastics and others not? Like the X XL is 1.0, ESP is 1.2, and Z XL is 1.5? Do they really fly different in each plastic?
A little late to the party, but this should help:
The best flight chart, in my honest opinion, is the marshall street chart.
From purely an X vs. Y / distance vs. net stability perspective, it's the only thing like it out there (at least for now) and we like it a lot too from that standpoint. That said, check out the third quote down:
I was hoping for some lengthy mathmatical equation ;p
LOL. The phenomenon of banking left or right has always baffled me. I guess all discs will bank left when thrown RHBH and will bank right when thrown overhand regardless of the stability rating. This is due to rotation. If I throw an understable disc at full "snap" it will turnover, go right, and hit the ground, but if I throw that same disc at moderate speed with reduced "snap" it will bank left. I understand the theory of center of lift Vs. the center of gravity and how it affects the "degree" of stability 1.0. 1.5, 2.0 etc, but I remain completely baffled on why increased spin causes a disc to bank right. I need to do some more studying LOL.