Also the line has to be drawn somewhere with disc design, things have changed since the original tech. standards were created. Every major sport changes their standards, equipment over time. Not saying that particular disc or style should or should not be legal but there does need to be a line somewhere to keep the sport sane and the courses non-obsolete.
Same thing with the square grooves on wedges in ball golf being approved and later denied. Same thing with the hi-tech basketballs being approved and then reverting back to the leather versions in the NBA.
The Quest Turbo Putter is one of the top selling discs in our Mega Super Monster Disc Golf Store.
I think Chuck Kennedy chimed in with the fact that less than 1% of Disc Golfers are PDGA Tournament players who actually care about a disc being approved for tournament play or not...
When you are out to just have fun and play, the Quest Turbo putter is a show stopper when you pull it out and gets even better if you can make a putt with it. Known as shock value.
I wish they had left it legal...I would love to see somebody beat me with it!!!
More power to you and good luck!
I can Turbo putt with an Aviar accurately to about 45 feet.
The fundamental reason the Turbo disc was later disapproved was clarification of what the meaning of "saucer-like configuration" meant which is wording that had been there in the standards from the beginning. Homburg, the long time tech measurement guy, just went ahead and routinely approved the Turbo because technically it was saucer-like even though it had scallops. However, a few days later, those who had been around when the tech specs were written and a few PDGA Board members said, "Wait a minute. We think the intent was that golf discs have a circular, not scalloped rim." There was no evaluation of the Turbo's performance characteristics, just the rim shape issue. When the dust settled after discussions, Quest graciously agreed that the PDGA approval would be rescinded at the end of 2008 which was about 18 months after the original approval so they could still sell their inventory to PDGA players. The revised tech standards now say, "circular, saucer-like configuration" along with some additional details not related to the rim.