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Old 12-27-2014, 11:45 AM
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Reptilian Disc Golf was started as a small project with no planned endgame. We are now a year into business and have entered the market of disc manufacturing. Our first two molds, the Scale & Serpent, are set to enter production in 2015. We are trying hard to make a name for ourselves by bringing new molds to the market that fill classic preferences in players' bags.

Bc we are currently working with Gateway on producing our molds, our plastic blends are unique and different than anything on the market.
Fossil plastic is our best take on a classic KC Pro plastic. It is firm, gritty & bright white. I'm confident that you will enjoy the feel and performance of the Fossil line plastic currently being produced.

I just wanted to start up this thread with the intent to answer any questions that you may have about RDG. We are just two guys with a lot of ideas and none of this would be possible without the support of DGCR. Never once have I been discouraged from starting this project from a member & we now have two molds created that wouldn't be on the market without your feedback & support.

Thank You for Keeping it Reptile Style...
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:05 PM
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Maybe tell us a little on why you are "Reptilian." Is there an interesting backstory?
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:27 PM
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Maybe tell us a little on why you are "Reptilian." Is there an interesting backstory?
When I was a kid I was obsessed with The Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. I always thought that I would grow up to be a herpetologist and wrestle gators, wrangle snakes and wear khaki shorts...
That was until I found out I don't really enjoy holding dangerous animals.

When Matt Carter (other owner of RDG) and I were looking for a name, we decided that we needed an animal class because of the varied options for artwork. I remembered my childhood passion and we went with it.

Looking back on the decision to run with Reptilian Disc Golf as a name, I couldn't be happier. There has been a ton of marketing options made available through the theme and I don't see that ending anytime soon!
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:40 PM
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I still miss Steve Irwin.

That's cool, man. At least now the name has more meaning. I love the name of your plastic too. (Fossil)
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:48 PM
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I still miss Steve Irwin.

That's cool, man. At least now the name has more meaning. I love the name of your plastic too. (Fossil)
We are pretty proud of the the plastic names sticking to the theme but still being a little original. We plan to have two exclusive baseline blends in addition to the typical Gateway offerings.

Fossil: close to old time KC Pro. Becoming even more apparent as my Fossil Scale seasons up.
Tar Pit: a firm SSS-SS that is an ideal putting blend. Light chalky finish & tight nose for chain smashing.

We also plan to roll out an "Amber" plastic eventually as our champ offering.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:52 PM
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Are there plans to distribute the molds wholesale for retail partners?
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:56 PM
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Are there plans to distribute the molds wholesale for retail partners?
Initially we thought this was our plan but as of now we aren't positive.
One problem with this process is that our manufactured cost is close to what most folks would pay wholesale. The top is so thin that the process to make a Scale is double the shot time of a Wizard. We could retool the mold and get the manufacturing cost down but that would alter the performance of the disc so I'm not certain.

Once we get the production runs up I can see us trying to do some small batch wholesaled out to retailers/resellers but as of now it may just be an exclusive product to DGCR, Facebook and reptiliandiscgolf.com

In the end that may prevent us from getting our molds into the hand of the masses, but there is always something fun about feeling like you have the competitive advantage against other golfers
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Any plans to do a mold with the Warlock bottom?
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:24 AM
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Any plans to do a mold with the Warlock bottom?
I'm not sure yet. I know that it would likely be a great mold in the same style as a tank. I think the Wiz/Magic bottom provides us with the more versatile duo when paired with our top so that's why we went that route.

That said, if Dave is ever running Warlocks and I can convince him to throw our top in... I will most certainly do that
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:55 PM
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I'm not sure yet. I know that it would likely be a great mold in the same style as a tank. I think the Wiz/Magic bottom provides us with the more versatile duo when paired with our top so that's why we went that route.

That said, if Dave is ever running Warlocks and I can convince him to throw our top in... I will most certainly do that
Right on. I'm loving the Tank, but I would definitely at least try a ?/Warlock combo.
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