Originally Posted by cgkdisc
So why do you believe there's still any limit? Simply tradition? Seems like the downside of non-conformity with the World is greater than any imagined upside regarding the unspoken primary reason for the limit (which was never really there) has subsequently disappeared. Perhaps adopting Super Class standards for ams and rec play, except for PDGA pros with regular PDGA weight limits, might achieve the original goals for the 150 weight limit. It sounds like most PDGA events are on temp layouts with reasonable exclusion from other park goers?
I don't understand your point, if you have one. Lighter discs are safer than heavier, especially at any range from the tee. The Japanese disc golf governing bodies believe it is necessary for their recreational disc golf. Apparently, you don't agree with that.
Faster discs have a greater range of influence, as far as trauma goes, heavy or light, compared with blunt discs. Probably what you don't accept is the fact that heavier disc have a greater range of influence than lighter discs with respect to damage. Lighter discs slow down faster than heavier because they don't penetrate as well. They turn into floaters more quickly. While your super class might not lacerate as much as the fast discs, they are stillgood at producing bruises, because of the mass they carry. The safest class is definitely and unarguably vintage because it is the bluntest and lightest. It slows down the fastest, has the least impact mass, and the bluntest nose.
The public parks that share the space, is the concern in Japan.