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Old 08-23-2014, 06:44 PM
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I would use letters for what type of disc D,M,A,P. Driver, mid rage, approach, putter. Then give numbers to relate to how they perform, so you can walk into a store, or look online and be able to tell exactly what a disc will do when you are looking for one.
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:59 PM
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I didn't read the whole thing so if this is taken I'm sorry. I'd use numbers corresponding to how far the given disc should be thrown to achieve its intended flight.

I.e. 400Overstable,400stable, 400 understable
Or maybe 350 headwind, 350 tailwind 350 calm
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:17 PM
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I didn't read the whole thing so if this is taken I'm sorry. I'd use numbers corresponding to how far the given disc should be thrown to achieve its intended flight.

I.e. 400Overstable,400stable, 400 understable
Or maybe 350 headwind, 350 tailwind 350 calm
I like the concept but distance is not going to work for people who cannot throw that necessary power. Someone who purchases a 400 is going to be disappointed when they can still only throw 250.

How about power for its name:

13 followed by OS (overstable), S (stable), or US (understable). You can add in an additional S for super when you start filling in the gaps. SOS (Super Overstable).

Graphics can then be non-descript things like predatory birds or muscle cars so a nickname can be given to them by the individual player but otherwise does not seem like it is piggybacking on the popularity of any other manufacturers if a disc just happens to be in the same power range. Plus, clean but tough looking graphics always help discs sell.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:29 PM
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I like the concept but distance is not going to work for people who cannot throw that necessary power. Someone who purchases a 400 is going to be disappointed when they can still only throw 250.

How about power for its name:

13 followed by OS (overstable), S (stable), or US (understable). You can add in an additional S for super when you start filling in the gaps. SOS (Super Overstable).

Graphics can then be non-descript things like predatory birds or muscle cars so a nickname can be given to them by the individual player but otherwise does not seem like it is piggybacking on the popularity of any other manufacturers if a disc just happens to be in the same power range. Plus, clean but tough looking graphics always help discs sell.
That's actually part of the point is that if you can't throw with 400' of power you shouldn't use that disc. I think if you marketed it that way you could achieve the flight you need for your power level.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:13 PM
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Thinking about this topic more and trying to think of available ways, it would be nice if someone did their discs related to card games. Could have the suits be the plastics (hearts, spades, clubs diamonds.) Then you could use the different games in some way too. Have a Texas Hold em' line like a 2 of a kinds are putters and a Royal Flush is a long distance driver. Haven't really tried to sift through all the possibilitys for card related discs but I'm sure there is a solid way to make a correlating brand.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:53 PM
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Military ranks.

The longer the disc, the higher the rank:

putters:
Private, PFC, Corporal

mids:
Sergeant, Gunny, Specialist

drivers:
Lieutenant, Major, Colonel, General (4 stars for stability)
I like that, but being in the Navy I'd go with a theme from my branch....

Drivers (named after ranks/titles):
Admiral (13, 5, -1, 3)
Commodore (12, 5, -1, 3)
Captain (11, 6, -5, 1)
Commander (10, 5, -2, 2)
Master Chief (9, 3, 0, 4)
Lieutenant (9, 4, -1, 2)
Ensign (8, 5, -2, 2) [Floater]
Chief (7, 5, 0, 2)
LPO (6, 5, -2, 1)

Mid-Ranges (named after watches/duties):
Navigator (5, 6, -3, 1)
Quartermaster (5, 5, 0, 0)
Boatswain (5, 4, 0, 3)
Helmsman (4, 4, 0, 3)

Putters (named after uniform items):
Crow (2, 3, 0, 1)
Pisscutter (2, 3, 0, 0)
Boondocker (2, 1, 0, 3)
Dixiecup (1, 2, 0, 0)

et cetera....
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:25 PM
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Has anyone had this bland of an idea? Name the discs after their flight numbers and the plastic after its price point. And then be real serious about it.

Throw simplicity downwind with the new "12/5/-1/2" in our grippy "$15.99 Plastic". It will net you 13 ratings points per round averaged over a two-season, wear-depreciated period of sleeved and collared sports performance.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:45 AM
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Overstable driver - Stringer
Straight driver - Mouzone
Understable driver - Slim

Overstable mid - Bunk
Straight mid - McNulty
Understable mid - Carver

Driving putter - Herc
Putting putter - Omar


I'd name mine after kaiju:

Godzilla = OS driver, the King of everything
Rodan = super glidey
Ghidrah = multipurpose disc (3 heads, etc)
Mothra = for girls
etc etc
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:12 AM
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Mothra = for girls
okay you're going to have to explain this one...
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:58 AM
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Mothra is widely regarded as the Japanese kaiju that appeals mainly to females. That being said, I can't really think of how a giant moth would translate into a disc flight...Maybe a super floaty putter like a Polecat?
I dunno, I'm just pulling this stuff outta my ***.
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