Originally Posted by jshrack
I definitely love the Valkyrie and have begun collecting this mold in many plastics and weights.
At a recent tourney I got a bunch of them to practice with and didn't realize until later that I grabbed two distinctively different discs marked 'VL.'
The VL that I am used to has almost a 90' angle on the rim.
The other ones have a much more obtuse angle in the plastic... slips out of the grip easier.
Anyone have a clue why these discs are marked the same yet are obviously different? (are there different molds for the valk?)
I found this on the PDGA forum:
"I traded for a Viking that is marked VG on the bottom, from the way I understand Valkyries were labeled VK for a while, then changed to VL when the Viking came out, and the Viking became VK. The disc is yellow with a stock stamp, is this more than likely just a mis-label, or maybe just a very early Viking, while the Valkyries were still labeled as VK?"
According to the Innova Website, the abbreviation for Valkyrie is currently VL and Vikings are VG. They likely changed from VK to VL to avoid confusion with the Viking.
There is plenty of evidence that suggests that Valks have been labeled both VK and VL. As far as the difference in the mold, it is possible that the person who removed the disc from the mold mislabeled it. I have an x-out labeled RR for Roadrunner but it flies like a Starfire. I also have a Champ Coyote that got stamped Star Coyote. Mistakes happen.