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I've seen a few forum discussions like this on other sites...maybe there's already one here but I thought I'd try to get one started.
After branching outside of Innova discs here and there, I found myself wanting a more detailed rating system. I started using Joe's Universal Flight Chart, but found it a little awkward to follow. Then I stumbled on Altitude Disc Golf's Universal Flight Chart...it's got the majority of current discs all translated into Innova's rating system! I love it, anyone else have a favorite??
I don't have a favorite chart, but the listings on the Disc Golf Center website that pop up with each disc are really nice. I find them to be accurate enough to make an intelligent purchase. I also have come to the understanding that the stability rating from company to company doesn't always vary because of flight chart differences or opinion.
For example, the Vulcan (Innova) when thrown from a high arm slot across the chest, will act like a Vulcan. The King (Lat64/Westside) when thrown in the high arm slot like a Vulcan, will be flip city. The King will become more stable when thrown in the European way in which it was designed for from a lower arm slot, more towards your waist.
Some discs from European companies even have a slanted rim so you can get more on top of them with your grip. Discmanias + discs have it, and Lat64's Halo has it.
I like the Flight Charts for a Reference point too, but agree that the charts won't tell you what that disc will do for YOU, most of the time. Even the charts vary, depending on which you are looking at. Marshall Streets Chart puts a LOT of discs as Faster or Slower than the manufacturers do, and even a lot of the other retailers with their own charts. I have used discgolfcenter.com to compare discs quite a bit because they put a Innova style rating (Speed/Glide/Turn/Fade) on Every disc. Makes it easier for me to shop.
"I like the Flight Charts for a Reference point too, but agree that the charts won't tell you what that disc will do for YOU, most of the time."