Originally Posted by smyith
@gdstour and daveD
i have noticed as i start to replace some of my lost/beat to hell star discs from 5-6yrs ago that the plastic feels a great deal different. i know some slight changes have happened but i am most interested in the feel. the older star seems to feel 'drier' (i have no idea how else to explain it) and has a rougher grip so to say. the new stuff feels more slick and seems to hold more moisture. during the summer months i have really began to notice this with grip lock issues. the old 'dry' star never presented these issues for me. any chance you could explain the difference? if it is based on moisture does that mean there is enough variance to were i would be able to find ones with the drier feel?
if it helps, examples of the drier feel, that you can use as a time period reference, would be the bar stamp SOLF 1.0s i guess you could call them. first run and first standard run of teerexes.
I'm not sure what feeling you are referring to but it might relate to the particular batch of plastic. Most of the stuff we are making right now feels pretty grippy to me, but I have noticed a slick feeling a couple of years ago, and from time to time. I really don't know what causes it but it is not the usual. I do know that if your Champ and Star discs feel slick, you can wipe them with Windex wipes and they will feel just fine. That tells me that there is something on the surface. That "something" might be dust or something exuding from the plastic itself. Occasionally, we have color bleeding out that not only gets on hands, but makes the disc feel weird too, so things can bleed out of the plastic.