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Old 11-22-2013, 03:08 PM
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So I saw my first outrageously outrageously high priced disc yesterday. $160 and the old shop owner swears the old champ teebird flies straighter longer. BlahBlah. Any truth to it, or are these guys that over pay for discs just paying a premium for familiarity? Surely the industry makes discs better than they used to? I would hate to think players are gaining an advantage throwing better and more expensive discs because the golden era of molds is over? Seems wacked and also seems like $160 would be way better spent on a custom tooled disc or something or a straight up one off custom mold? Or custom discs?
Seems like the stupidest thing ever, better equipment from the past? Bunk
Whats your opinion on expensive throwers? Are they better?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:12 PM
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DX flies straighter longer than Champ. Does that mean it's better?

btw, I have no idea if it's actually true (ce tbs flying straighter).
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:15 PM
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There are quite a few people around that are willing to pay a lot for discs that are super rare. Not to throw, but as collectables. Collectibles can cost a lot. What more is there to say?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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Discs are better now than they have ever been. Anybody who says otherwise is just nostalgic.

Grip is a personal thing, though, so I can somewhat understand paying a premium for familiarity. Most certainly not $160 though.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:22 PM
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There are quite a few people around that are willing to pay a lot for discs that are super rare. Not to throw, but as collectables. Collectibles can cost a lot. What more is there to say?
i asked specifically if the disc was likely to end up on a wall or as a thrower, he said thrower and told me why. There better and straighter.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Generic statement about capitalism. Generic statement about consumerism and the price being whatever the market will bear. Generic statement that goes something like 'if you dont like the price dont buy it'
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:25 PM
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Discs are ultimately only worth what people are willing to pay. $160 sounds steep for a CE-Teebird to throw, but as a collectible I've heard CE's go for more. Were CE's better? I don't think they are better. There are plenty of molds that fly as straight that are newer. I think CE was the most durable of the premium plastics but the cost to make it was higher and meant less profit.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:30 PM
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Generic statement about capitalism. Generic statement about consumerism and the price being whatever the market will bear. Generic statement that goes something like 'if you dont like the price dont buy it'
read the thread, get a clue. stay out if you have nothing to contribute except generalities I did not ask about. clearly missed the scope of OP. wasted time.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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It's all personal preference. For instance, I just traded away an older 11X Teebird for two new molds. I feel as if it's better to have a couple backups than one that sits on the wall or rarely gets thrown for fear of losing a rare disc!
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:45 PM
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Shoot no I wouldn't pay that. I don't care how old it is. Now 40 dollars I might pay that,but man who has 160 dollars just to blow at once these days?
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