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Old 02-22-2013, 08:59 PM
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DGA's newest disc, the Breaker, was PDGA approved today. It's an overstable putt and approach disc. I'm lucky enough to have seen a prototype and I think many people are going to be very happy with this disc! It is very similar to a Rhyno in profile. The one that I saw was FAF! I'm personally a Rhyno thrower, but will be giving this disc a try!

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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How are people not excited about this? I feel bad for DGA...They have SUPER solid line-up of discs, yet they're still ignored...blows my mind!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:14 PM
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That does resemble a Rhyno. Any profile shots out there? Could be good news for Rhyno throwers unhappy with current plastic.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:16 PM
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Looks like a Ringer to me.

I'm guessing it'll be more overstable than that though?
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:32 PM
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I'll work on getting a side profile picture up, BrotherDave. These will be released in DGA ProLine plastic pretty soon. You'll also be able to get your hands on Sparkle plastic ones, which I'm pretty stoked about!
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:01 PM
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How are people not excited about this? I feel bad for DGA...They have SUPER solid line-up of discs, yet they're still ignored...blows my mind!
I brought this up in a thread about the Squall a while ago - some discs and companies got the mojo and the fanboys, and others just don't capture the fancy of the dg nation. The "Everything DGA" thread the other day managed a few pages then sank like a lead balloon.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:25 PM
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I brought this up in a thread about the Squall a while ago - some discs and companies got the mojo and the fanboys, and others just don't capture the fancy of the dg nation. The "Everything DGA" thread the other day managed a few pages then sank like a lead balloon.
Exactly, which seems like a darn shame to me. It's like everyone just writes them off as "Diet Discraft". Meanwhile, DGA is still sneaking molds that would be All-Stars if Innova, Prodigy, Legacy or Latitude put them out. Killer Drivers like the Hurricane (Basically an extra-stable Destroyer, or a less stable Force) and the Rogue combined with sexy fairway/control drivers like the Tsunami, Riptide and Undertow, and you could easily have a pro-caliber line up. Throw in the fact that they have a Wasp (Shockwave), a Buzzz (Squall) and a Wasp SS (Aftershock), and now will have a putter for each level of stability...man...how can people not be into this company? It might be worth it to throw an all DGA bag just to be the only one! I honestly feel like almost any of us could switch out our whole bag for an all DGA bag and not miss a beat.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:38 PM
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I guess there are so many disc companies out there now that you have to make some noise to get noticed: hire a team of top pros, come up with a catchy-sounding technology, or any number of gimmicks, real or not. Sadly, just making solid product may not be a sufficient business plan nowadays, unless the sport continues to grow as it has.

I always compare the disc golf industry to the craft beer industry, and am continually amazed by how many start-ups the market can bear, so perhaps even though DGA doesn't get talked about much here, they may still be doing good business.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:39 PM
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DGA is mostly known for its baskets. They were late in the game to get into discs but as you point out, their lineup is more than solid. In particular, the pro line hurricane goes forever, and the aftershock is an amazing mid-range. The reef is a terrific putter and I'm psyched to check out this new offering, which really addresses a missing spot in their lineup.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:08 AM
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I could see myself adding DGA discs to my bag before I added Discraft, not b/c I don't like Discraft but b/c DGA makes a few discs that are nuanced enough to be really appealing. The Tsunami (old Pred) and Rogue in particular always looked like good drivers for people (like me) that wanted a more tame Pred or Surge.

Their mids, particularly the Shockwave and Aftershock, are confusing as crap though. I've never heard a straight answer on how these are supposed to fly, one man's Aftershock flies like a Shockwave and vice versa.

The Reef is pretty nice though, even if it is just an APX in better plastic.
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