Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Potential damage from a disc is going to be mass times speed tempered by edge sharpness. The Eclipse at 150g was the "worst case" example at the time the 150 class specs were made. Since then, the speed of discs with that same maximum allowed edge sharpness has increased about 50%. Getting hit by a 150g Eclipse would be "better" than one at 175g but still not exactly desireable. That was a problem with the initial specs but that ship has sailed long ago. However, if the 150g Eclipse was the worst case when the specs were written, wouldn't you agree that all of the advancements in speed since then have essentially gone way past the initial intent for protecting against potential damage? It would seem that a better way to go would be to allow max weight discs but restrict the disc models allowed to those with rounder edges as specified by the Rim config in the PDGA specs. Then, only the model of disc would need to be controlled and not worry about whether it's 152g or less.
That ship seemingly has sailed too. I argued this position twenty or more years ago when I saw it coming. Measuring weight allowance by inside rim diameter, rather than outside rim diameter would have done it. It was turned down by the PDGA. So too was my argument for a wider nose radius.
The PDGA was going for the larger nose radius but (apparently) got their mind changed by another manufacturer.