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Old 02-25-2016, 05:00 PM
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Default Which molds have been PDGA approved in 2016, and do they care to be ADGT approved?

The new American Disc Golf Tour has grandfathered in all PDGA approved molds through the end of 2015. My question is, which molds have been approved since, and do any of these manufacturers see any benefit or have any interest in going through Salient's approval process?
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:01 PM
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I will have a new fairway driver, the Tyrant, heading out for PDGA approval next month.

I will not be sending it in for ADGT approval. Nor do I believe many other manufacturers will either.
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:10 PM
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Maybe not at first. If the American Open is a rousing success, manufacturers may change their minds. But I would assume literally no one would do it for the 1st event. What would be the incentive?
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The new American Disc Golf Tour has grandfathered in all PDGA approved molds through the end of 2015. My question is, which molds have been approved since, and do any of these manufacturers see any benefit or have any interest in going through Salient's approval process?
I suspect they're going to auto-approve anything the PDGA approves. Oderwise, issues might happen....
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:39 PM
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Yeah, I didn't really see the need to list there own "approved" discs list, unless they were going to do something way out there and allow discs the regular tourneys won't like the wheel, t. putt, ninja, etc.
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:00 PM
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When / if ADGT establishes itself with a sufficient following of members, then maybe it can have the clout for a separate approval standard. Until then, probably not worth the manufactures time.
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If I was a manufacturer, I would only seek ADGT approval. I believe they are truly the future.
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SD86 - if you look at the American Disc Golf Tour site, you'll see that they are requiring manufacturers to have any molds made after January 1st go through their approval process.

Disctildeath - they are going to be approving things such as discs without a solid flight plate, meaning you can have a hole in the top of your Disc

Joecoin - I don't even know what to say other than I hope you're joking
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:11 AM
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SD86 - if you look at the American Disc Golf Tour site, you'll see that they are requiring manufacturers to have any molds made after January 1st go through their approval process.
Yes, you are correct.

My point, perhaps not fully stated, was that there's going to be a point where a player is going to want to use a 2016 mold that is not ADGT approved, and the ADGT will have to choose whether or not to accept the PDGA's approval as their own approval, or tell the player he/she can't use that disc, which could result in a 'situation'. Will player(s) then tell the ADGT to take a hike, take their frisbees and go home? Or will the players push the manufacturerers to submit discs to the ADGT for approval?

On the flip side of this, if manufacturers have to submit a fee with their approval application, then it's obviously a way for the ADGT to make some cash. So we'll have to see what happens.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:50 AM
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Are ADGT's standards any different? Sounds like a bunch of unnecessary headache to get a disc approved twice when the only one that MATTERS is the PDGA one.
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