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Old 03-15-2013, 08:48 PM
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What the heck is with all the complaints? I'm pretty sure they call them proto's for a reason....

prototype (plural prototypes)

An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations

An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
ex. The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.

Give it time my friends.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:50 PM
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My Ridge faded from pink to grey...... it does suck. But that was over a span of 2 years, not 20 minutes.

Perhaps Prodigy will accept returns for these particular discs like they did with the overweight ones? That would be the right thing to do.


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Old 03-15-2013, 08:53 PM
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prototype (plural prototypes)

An original object or form which is a basis for other objects, forms, or for its models and generalizations

An early sample or model built to test a concept or process
ex. The prototype had loose wires and rough edges, but it worked.

Give it time my friends.
I think the term 'prototype' is misused in this case anyway. How many of these are out there? Wouldn't these be 'first runs' as opposed to 'prototypes'?

Perhaps Prodigy is releasing their first run labeled as prototypes, and their second run labeled as first runs, just to make more money.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:31 PM
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I much prefer the Vibram method of giving a bunch of testers the prototypes. When you charge people money for something, even something labeled as "prototype", there is a certain level of expected quality.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:44 PM
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I much prefer the Vibram method of giving a bunch of testers the prototypes. When you charge people money for something, even something labeled as "prototype", there is a certain level of expected quality.
^^^This
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:38 PM
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If people are begging at the opportunity to buy a prototype then that is their choice. Giving away free discs sure doesn't seem like a sound business model to me.

Funny how nobody was calling for the gallows when the proto roc3 stamps were missing large pieces, or the totems, or the 10th buzzz stamps that are flaking off... New company new problems to overcome. Whats the excuse for the big boys that have been around since day one?? This stuff happens to everyone. They make a great feeling and flying product, if it weren't for start ups like these you'd be paying 20+ for the jankiest plastic Innova could source. We need quality competition in the market.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:56 PM
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:02 AM
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i'm pretty sure that most of the people on the "hate prodigy" bandwagon have spent little to no time actually throwing their discs. i know it's hip to be pretentious and point out flaws to make yourself look smart, but have you really laid into a d1 lately? good god those things bomb.

oh and i threw a m1 today for the first time as well. these guys make some very good quality stuff.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:31 AM
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I have no reservations about them flying far at all. The D1 I have is freaking long. It's just these silly problems people are upset about. Out of round discs? You can admit thats pretty bad. Pigment fading? Stupid, yes, but the disc does still fly the same. (Albeit pretty ugly if you ask me) After Prodigy gets these things figured out, I'm sure they will have a huge following. The drivers go far, and the plastic is great. Can't speak about the mids, but from what I gather they are decent too. I don't hate Prodigy at all, I just subscribe to the school of thought that round discs are good, and color fading is annoying.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:12 AM
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I can't wait till they release fairway drivers
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