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View Poll Results: Should Prodigy do away with the "mixed bag"?
Yes, now that they have some semblance of a full line-up. 28 25.23%
Yes, but wait 'til the next touring season of 2014. 61 54.95%
No, let them throw whatever helps them throw the best shot. 14 12.61%
Other.... 8 7.21%
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:06 AM
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Funny little exchange between Cale and a friend during the Des Moines Challenge. Cale started off in the lead and after shooting hot for the first 7 holes already had a pretty decent lead. Putts on 8 and knocks down the birdie. Walks over to a section of us standing on the backside and my friend goes "what are you putting with Cale?" He says "a wisconsin tourney series". "Is that an aviar?" (which it clearly was). "Yeah but dont tell anybody!" It was shortly after the putters came out so I don't blame him.

After following him for the final round I gained a lot of respect for Cale. Was constantly talking to fans and just having a good time. Couldnt be a better ambassodor for there team IMO. He is a star caliber player without the unwanted drama and excessive celebration/cockiness.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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I honestly don't understand why people care.

Are they throwing PDGA legal discs? Yes.

So then it's honestly between them and their sponsor. Let them destory their own rep (worse than their team members do).
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:17 AM
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Innova has the best drivers (destroyer) and fairway drivers, Discraft has the best Mids, and just throw what ever looks like an Aviar for a putter (Aviar, Wizard, Challenger)
a lil bit of truth right here. everyone wants to copy or a copy of Innovas drivers and Discraft mids. kind of just makes since to throw the original versions right?

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I honestly don't understand why people care.
why do you care that other people care?
its a good thing. if people care what the pros are doing and using then that is good news to advertisers/sponsors. it is another step towards gaining spectator and advertisement money. look in the "Other Gear" section, they are talking about McBeths shoes, that is great to show a potential sponsor/advertiser.

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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Keep in mind that all these players are also part owners of the company. It's in their own financial interest to throw all Prodigy as soon as they're comfortable...and to some extent, it's not a question of 'when will they be told' to go all Prodigy, but when they all agree to.

I'm guessing that they all would want at least some time to get a good feel for the discs before bagging them in rounds that count. I read the Hokom interview where she says she throws practice/field work with a new mold for months before even thinking about putting it in the bag for a tourney round.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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I read the Hokom interview where she says she throws practice/field work with a new mold for months before even thinking about putting it in the bag for a tourney round.
Who doesn't do this? The newest disc in my competition bag (Opto Pure) has several thousand throws on it. It took seven months before it earned its spot. I want something I can trust in all conditions. That doesn't happen after a week.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:32 AM
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Who doesn't do this? The newest disc in my competition bag (Opto Pure) has several thousand throws on it. It took seven months before it earned its spot. I want something I can trust in all conditions. That doesn't happen after a week.
This kind of came up in a thread yesterday. People were suggesting Prodigy's F7 to someone looking for a turnover driver, saying they were "go-to." They've been out only what a week? 2 weeks?
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:33 AM
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Who doesn't do this?
Me. I've gotten a bit better this year about not changing the bag on a whim. But I'll still put new molds in after just a couple rounds. If it works for a particular shot that's missing from my bag, I see no reason to wait to add it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:44 AM
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Who doesn't do this?
This is DGCR....is that a trick question?
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:47 AM
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This kind of came up in a thread yesterday. People were suggesting Prodigy's F7 to someone looking for a turnover driver, saying they were "go-to." They've been out only what a week? 2 weeks?
Those are probably the same people that think DX gets too flippy to use after one tree hit.

Since I'm changing up my game (incorporating a BH) I've been auditioning more understable plastic. Currently, I think the Patriot is a much better mold than the F7. I even think the Underworld's better right now too. I'm only a couple weeks in though so that could change.

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Me. I've gotten a bit better this year about not changing the bag on a whim. But I'll still put new molds in after just a couple rounds. If it works for a particular shot that's missing from my bag, I see no reason to wait to add it.
After ten years playing, you still have shots missing from your bag?

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This is DGCR....is that a trick question?
Touche, good sir!

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Old 07-30-2013, 10:52 AM
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It takes months to trust a new mold for competition. You may know how it flies but can't always trust it mentally until it performs for you over and over again. I am sure they are spending plenty of time practicing with the new Prodigy discs so that they can eventually continue performing at a high level. Switching to new discs and having your rating/performance drop isn't ideal when your income is on the line.
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