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Old 11-30-2012, 12:06 PM
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OK, seriously, you got to read this:

http://kcfdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=8540.0;topicseen
The elusive Teebird clone. Latitude 64 plastic. DGCR just collective **** their pants. Of course, we will have to wait and see how it actually turns out.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:09 PM
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OK, seriously, you got to read this:

http://kcfdc.org/forum/index.php?topic=8540.0;topicseen
Hey I posted in that thread!
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:36 PM
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"...the discs will be similar to a Buzzz, Wizard, Destroyer and Teebird, but this is not confirmed."

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It has become commonplace, when releasing a new disc, to call it "a longer/more controllable/awesomer *insert Hall of Fame worthy disc name*.

What does that really mean? The molds of each disc are protected by patent. So these discs obviously aren't going to be exactly like those discs. And as we all know, the tiniest change in a mold can make an enormous difference in their flight. Hell, a disc's flight can vary wildly just from run to run.

Saying a disc is a "faster Destroyer" is sort of silly. The Destroyer is such a popular disc, partly because it's not as fast as the warp speed discs, and therefore more controllable.

So what they're saying when they call any disc a "longer Teebird", is that it's a controllable, straight-flying disc with a wing that's elongated compared to the Teebird.

Can't we just say that?
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:46 PM
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So what they're saying when they call any disc a "longer Teebird", is that it's a controllable, straight-flying disc with a wing that's elongated compared to the Teebird.

Can't we just say that?
That's a lot more complicated and harder to follow than "it's a longer teebird." The whole idea is to give consumers a common frame of reference. Most players are at least somewhat familiar with a teebird, so it's very easy to draw comparisons to it. It's no coincidence that each of the compared-to discs are some of the most popular choices for that category.

Side note, I'm pretty sure individual molds are not protected by patent.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Side note, I'm pretty sure individual molds are not protected by patent.
REALLY? What would prevent Discraft from reverse engineering a Teebird and calling it the "TeeBeard"?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:11 PM
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Lat discs similar to (similar to does not mean same as):
Buzzz -> Core or domey max weight Fuse, maybe even Warship
Wizard -> Sinus or Mercy
Teebird -> Saint (biggest stretch of the list)
Destroyer -> Flow or Sword

Lat could just put spacers or mild mold tweaks to the above molds and voilá you have new discs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:13 PM
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Lat could just put spacers or mild mold tweaks to the above molds and voilá you have new discs.
It's not like this doesn't happen already within the other companies. Easiest example is the Magnet and Titanic. Isn't that just a nose spacer difference?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:16 PM
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Do you see anything on the disc that would make you think the mold is patented?
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:16 PM
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I'm still suprised no one ever named a disc the "Freebird". So many hippies would buy it and be a top seller at Dick's.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:18 PM
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Well the River is a + mold Leopard sooo does that mean DD will have a Teebird + mold fairway driver? Sounds likely..
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