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I think there are a good many disc golfers whose elevation is High.
I always thought that the main reason for the discs to fly differently was that the air was a little thinner at higher elevations, meaning there is less drag on the disc thus making it more stable than compared to throwing it at a lower altitude. I play in Alabama, in a valley, with lots of humidity.
Pretty worked up over peoples take on elevation. Chill out PoeticLogic. No need to be a dick to people just because you don't like their post.
The reason that disc fly different is due to air density, the lower the elevation the more dens the air thus more resistance on the flight plate. The higher the elevation the less dens the air resistance, and the further it will fly. That is if all other things are equal like wind, thermal updrafts, etc.. There are points were you go so far one way or the other that the disc wont fly properly as designed. If your from MI you will notice that in the winter you cant begin to touch the distance that you can in spring, yet in late summer when its not like 100 degrees out you can throw further than in spring. Weather you realize it or not air density acts like sandpaper pulling at your disc slowing the rotation down and robing you or maximum distance. God I love science! LOL
No matter the elevation, drier air is more dense and will slow your disc. Moist, humid air will make you disc fly further.
I play in SoCal, but have played at elevations as high as 9,500ft, 2,000ft, 4,000ft, and on the daily less than 300ft. What I notice more than anything is the tendency for discs to be less stable in thinner air, hence the outcome being increased distance when throwing "all out" in wide open spaces. Further, when coming to lower elevations, those used to less stable flights from their plastic experience loss in distance due to the increased "apparent" stability of their plastic.
It's easy to flip a brand new Xcaliber in Denver, not so much in LA - so much so that it was a real shock to me, however it did force me to learn the disc that much better down at lower elevations. And I'm progressing to throwing much more stable plastic longer distances as a result of seeing the differences first hand.