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Old 06-22-2010, 02:50 PM
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Because making putters to compete with Aviars, Wizards, Challengers, Magnets, XDs, Magics, Voodoos, Spikes, Pures, Sinus, Rhynos etc etc. is an easy road?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:55 PM
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I must rspectfully strongly disagree. It is way better to put out quality product than the 'newest & greatest'. Vibram is just getting into the disc golf game, so they are wisely starting with the more easily-manufactured items (putters) and (hopefully) gradually working their way up from there. Jumping headlong into a warp-speed driver that then turns out to have issues relating to its manufacturing would put them back to square one, or possibly even square minus ten.

Ease our pain, Steve. Stay the course. Go the distance. If you build it, he will not necessarily come. *insert cheesy Field of Dreams quote here*
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:18 PM
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What in the world is next for Vibram in terms of discs?

Also, how many and who does Vibram sponsor?

Those are the two questions I want to know.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:20 PM
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Steve - When are you going to make soft discs like the prototypes that VeganRay has? How about something that's at least a LITTLE bit soft, if not super baby nipple rubber puke soft.

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:22 PM
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How about some DG specific Five Fingers shoes with a toe scuff plate ?
Better scuff protection on the upper side of the toes would be nice. I keep wrestling with whether to wear my Five Fingers to the dg course because there isn't enough toe protection in the upper to handle the toe drag when I'm driving. Actually the first time I wore them to the course I nicked the upper over the big toe when I dragged my toe on concrete. Maybe the version with the kangaroo leather upper would work better?

But back to disc golf as a topic, so far I've had fairly good experience with my Summit putter. My only complaint about it so far is that it has given me some fairly bad rollaways on missed putts. I really would like to see Vibram produce a rubber driver. I suspect the rubber's durability would make even more of a difference with the sharper edges of a driver.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:35 PM
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Have you tried not dragging your toe when you drive?
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:21 PM
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Steve - When are you going to make soft discs like the prototypes that VeganRay has? How about something that's at least a LITTLE bit soft, if not super baby nipple rubber puke soft.

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I think I've thrown one of those at the Phenix store, I couldnt believe how soft it was. I cranked it into the wall and it just kind of made this flat sound and fell straight down about 2 feet away from the wall. I'm not sure I would use it full time, but if you're worried about the trees taking you away...
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:22 PM
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Have you tried not dragging your toe when you drive?
I suffer from the same problem on my FH drives, I've ripped the toes out of 4 pairs of Nikes in the last couple of years. Unfortunately, it can't be helped
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:24 PM
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Yeah, all my shoes have holes in them too.

The soft is close to the floppiest of r-pros (the prototype stuff). They are great for hilly approaches, precarious basket positions, big fat anhyzer or hyzer shots or anything else where your disc may stand up and roll.



I think Steven said they would be out soon.
 

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One failed production test so far; the second is in process.
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