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Old 10-04-2013, 01:52 PM
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I'd be shocked if both Paul and Catrina are on the team next year
Why? This is the internet, you need to spill the beans to make us think you are cool.

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I'll just toss in my agreement, probably one or two for reason's stated. Nikko just seems better flying solo or when he was with Gateway
Other than for Nikko, no one has really offered any reasons.
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:54 PM
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I was referring to MTLs post as well
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:59 PM
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Paul and Cat is old news, dashiellx, where you been?
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:10 PM
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where would they go? those guys have burned so many bridges, my "sources" tell me that most of them won't be welcomed back.
That's fair. I hadn't really considered that.

I do wonder if Latitude won't try and bag another big name.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:21 PM
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That's fair. I hadn't really considered that.

I do wonder if Latitude won't try and bag another big name.
It's kind of funny, it doesn't really seem like they need to put the money out for it. They seem to be doing incredibly well right now.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:26 PM
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It's kind of funny, it doesn't really seem like they need to put the money out for it. They seem to be doing incredibly well right now.
^This

Its funny how last year this time all the debate was if the market could support another company let alone multiple companies. I'm starting to wonder if the market can support the old companies. There are obviously plenty of seasoned players that will never stop buying Innova/Discraft but I think the ability to buy any disc you want on the internet combed with younger/newer players buying the new shiny stuff on the market is going to push the old companies down in the long run.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:28 PM
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I think there's some truth in that.

I've been playing for years and tend to gravitate toward the older companies -- I do like a lot of what Latitude does (namely the stuff with Dynamic's name on it) but I don't think Innova is going anywhere. I think they're putting out enough new stuff to compete. Discraft has been quiet this year minus all their Buzzz stuff. But how long can you continue to hang onto a ten year old disc no matter how good it is?
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:36 PM
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innova isn't going anywhere, they've got the sporting goods store/gas station/starter set crowd on lock down.

discraft has been treading water for years, rarely releasing a new disc and slowly falling behind the curve. i doubt they are going away but their pro-d stamps sure aren't eye candy to the newer players.

baseline plastics are the big sellers (think of all the new players and 1 disc chuckers who balk at paying more than $10 for a disc they'll probably lose) and if lat 64 and others really want to compete they need cheap discs. premium plastics are still a niche market.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:42 PM
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Discraft also makes a lot more from their ultimate discs than disc golf, so a small erosion in their market share in disc golf likely isn't the end of the world for them.
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:43 PM
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There are obviously plenty of seasoned players that will never stop buying Innova/Discraft but I think the ability to buy any disc you want on the internet
That was a reality ten years ago when I started playing. If anything has changed since then its that there is more of a brick and mortar presence for golf discs now, which brings me to...

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combed with younger/newer players buying the new shiny stuff on the market is going to push the old companies down in the long run.
Doubtful, because in many of those brick and mortar stores, unless its a dedicated disc golf shop, I don't see anything being sold but Innova, and/or to a lesser extent Discraft.
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