1. because traditionally a golf disc is evenly weighted and symmetrical.
2. because a golf disc design expert says it opens pandora's box if the epic is considered legal.
so, what is the solution? imo, a PDGA rule that a golf disc must be symmetrical to be legal.
1. But traditionally golf discs have been allowed to evolve freely within the boundaries of the PDGA specs. Is there a precedent for changing the rules to prohibit a design feature?
2. True, but while Dave's opinion carries more weight than most, it's not necessarily the last word.
My question is, what kind of Pandora's Box has been opened? How will an asymetrically-weighted disc change the nature of the game? Is there actually a way in which an Epic-like design, carried to some future extreme, could provide such a boost to performance as to make all other discs - and all existing courses - obsolete? Or is the fear that a more ballistic disc would take very little skill or practice to use, and that the game would degenerate into hackers slinging plates? If either of these, or something similar, can be shown to be happening, then - and only then - the PDGA should step in. Otherwise, let the rules stand as they are.