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Mocheez 02-06-2019 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Tuoppi (Post 3413317)
Jussi had on his Instagram stories videoclip where he was visiting Emporio Armani showroom at ISPO trade show. Maybe Discmania is going to be collaboratin with Emporio Armani? Didn't Simon wear Emporios polos last season?

That would be an interesting partnership. I don't see too many people wearing $150 sweatpants at my local course. Maybe that would work in the European market?

midairmatthew 02-06-2019 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Tuoppi (Post 3413317)
Maybe Discmania is going to be collaboratin with Emporio Armani?

I feel like the Venn Diagram that is "Disc Golfers" and "People Who Buy and Wear Armani" is just two circles on two separate sheets of paper.

I'd be really bummed if this is the big surprise. If they want to sell me clothes, all they need to do is make more gray hoodies...

thatdirtykid 02-07-2019 11:11 PM

DGWT and Discmania apparel is already pretty pricy.

What do I know though. I scoff at a new (looking) hoodie that I want at a thrift store for $6

Jenga54 02-14-2019 10:12 AM

Wild Stuff You Guys!

https://www.discmania.net/

Tpip 02-14-2019 10:17 AM

Will Lat64 and Yuikun discs be all new molds?

Mocheez 02-14-2019 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tpip (Post 3417121)
Will Lat64 and Yuikun discs be all new molds?

Yes, they will have three separate product lines.

Flick Maniac 02-14-2019 10:23 AM

Woah. Interesting. Not sure I am going to try and test all of the new releases but it so makes sense for new players and market areas beyond the already established ones.

B The V 02-14-2019 10:37 AM

I think it's great for disc golf in general. Not just for Discmania only throwers. New discs, new plastic, more options.

Horsman 02-14-2019 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3417149)
I think it's great for disc golf in general. Not just for Discmania only throwers. New discs, new plastic, more options.

Did we really need more options. The market is super saturated as it is. As a vendor it is impossible to carry every disc from every manufacturer let alone even half of them.

B The V 02-14-2019 10:55 AM

You could say that every time Innova or any company for that matter makes a new disc. Am I right?

Horsman 02-14-2019 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3417177)
You could say that every time Innova or any company for that matter makes a new disc. Am I right?

Very much so. I think there is a growing number of people who would rather see the big companies stop putting out new discs and focus more on perfecting the molding process and their plastics. But they have to get people to buy things somehow.

B The V 02-14-2019 11:26 AM

I agree, the market is saturated, but I feel there are way more people willing to shell out money to buy the latest and greatest than there are people that want the market trimmed down and perfected.

Horsman 02-14-2019 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3417213)
I agree, the market is saturated, but I feel there are way more people willing to shell out money to buy the latest and greatest than there are people that want the market trimmed down and perfected.

100%, its like this in all industries. New cars, new phones, its all the same. The newest is always the "best"

Flick Maniac 02-14-2019 12:25 PM

I truly believe its mainly not for us.* Its setting up for the emerging markets in Europe and in China (Asia). Not having to ship everything from the US gives them a better margin.

*Of course, it does not hurt if established Discmaniacs do pick up discs from those lines too (or if a Lat64 /Yikun sympathiser tries them out), but they would not be making that big of an investment to be banking only on existing markets.

People seem to be all over the place with this announcement. DM knows their media game.

Discmania_Support 02-14-2019 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Flick Maniac (Post 3417269)
I truly believe its mainly not for us.* Its setting up for the emerging markets in Europe and in China (Asia). Not having to ship everything from the US gives them a better margin.

*Of course, it does not hurt if established Discmaniacs do pick up discs from those lines too (or if a Lat64 /Yikun sympathiser tries them out), but they would not be making that big of an investment to be banking only on existing markets.

People seem to be all over the place with this announcement. DM knows their media game.

It certainly has created quite the buzz for sure! #yearofevolution is upon us. I think that in time, people that take some time to digest the info that had doubts in the beginning, will appreciate the opportunity to expand the disc golf horizon.

rusch_bag 02-14-2019 07:41 PM

So are you guys done making new discs with Innova? That sucks if that is the case.

thursdaddy 02-15-2019 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by rusch_bag (Post 3417496)
So are you guys done making new discs with Innova? That sucks if that is the case.

From their website..

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Originally Posted by https://www.discmania.net/blogs/discover/discmania-partners-with-innova-latitude64-and-yikun
First launching in 2006, the Discmania Originals, manufactured by Innova, include many industry favorites such as the P2, FD, and PD. The same Discmania discs you have in your bag today will continue to be available.

Sounds like they will continue to produce discs with Innova... They just released the prototype DD3 and I think its going to be a huge success.

Here's my take on it.. personally one of the reasons I love DM because I feel like they have taken the best from Innova's offerings and improved upon them. I think they have been wildly successful in their recent marketing strategies and sales goals over the past year and are rightfully looking to push their presence into additional regions and marketplaces. Hopefully, with the same intent of taking the best from each manufacturer and releasing their own "improved" versions. This should benefit us DM throwers as we will be able to fill gaps in our existing lineup all while utilizing the best offerings from additional manufactures.

At first I thought this would only saturate the marketplace but I think it will be more regionally pushed and hopefully the cream of the crop from each region will push themselves into each others marketplaces. I'm pretty excited to see if the DM sponsored players in other regions start bagging these and how their reviews will fare.

But please, please DM finish re-tooling the FD2 and do a huge run of DD3's cause those are going to sell like hotcakes.

TKWolverine 02-15-2019 09:44 AM

Please clarify something for me.

Discmania's announcement says that the Original line will continue to be manufactured by Innova, and that the Evolution line will be manufactured by Latitude 64. That's clear enough.

However, when it comes to the Active line, it says that the discs will be "produced in collaboration with Yikun," which is different wording from the other two lines. Who is manufacturing the Active line? Yikun or some other arrangement?

Discmania_Support 02-15-2019 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by TKWolverine (Post 3417639)
Please clarify something for me.

Discmania's announcement says that the Original line will continue to be manufactured by Innova, and that the Evolution line will be manufactured by Latitude 64. That's clear enough.

However, when it comes to the Active line, it says that the discs will be "produced in collaboration with Yikun," which is different wording from the other two lines. Who is manufacturing the Active line? Yikun or some other arrangement?

Yikun will be making a beginner line of base line plastics for us to begin with. These won't be as appealing to the avid golfer but rather beginning enthusiasts ready to embark on a new hobby. Although some of the discs won't be suitable for experts, the plastic feels amazing and the putters for sure will begin to work their way into lots of golfers bags.

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Originally Posted by rusch_bag (Post 3417496)
So are you guys done making new discs with Innova? That sucks if that is the case.

Nothing with Innova has changed. New molds will continue to be produced, your favorite specialty runs will continue, and all of the good stuff you are fond of aren't going anywhere! We are just adding two more manufacturer to appeal to even more golfers and add even more options for you to choose from.

Discmania_Support 02-15-2019 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by thursdaddy (Post 3417569)
From their website..



Sounds like they will continue to produce discs with Innova... They just released the prototype DD3 and I think its going to be a huge success.

Here's my take on it.. personally one of the reasons I love DM because I feel like they have taken the best from Innova's offerings and improved upon them. I think they have been wildly successful in their recent marketing strategies and sales goals over the past year and are rightfully looking to push their presence into additional regions and marketplaces. Hopefully, with the same intent of taking the best from each manufacturer and releasing their own "improved" versions. This should benefit us DM throwers as we will be able to fill gaps in our existing lineup all while utilizing the best offerings from additional manufactures.

At first I thought this would only saturate the marketplace but I think it will be more regionally pushed and hopefully the cream of the crop from each region will push themselves into each others marketplaces. I'm pretty excited to see if the DM sponsored players in other regions start bagging these and how their reviews will fare.

But please, please DM finish re-tooling the FD2 and do a huge run of DD3's cause those are going to sell like hotcakes.

Don't worry, they're coming! The DD3 will be made soon with a projected release date of early April. FD2 will follow around that time frame as well.

Jenga54 02-15-2019 11:06 AM

People are having a hard time differentiating between a company and a manufacturer.

DiscMania isn't a manufacturer, and Jussi said in his live stream that he doesn't want to be. There's a handful of manufacturers and up until today, each company only used 1 manufacturer - and did a really good job creating loyalty.

Maybe too good at the loyalty game when it was tied to their manufacturer.

Jussi has always had his sights higher than just the USA. DGWT, etc. Disc golf is a great option for a global sport - and he's not worried about this year, he's looking 10-20 years out, and he's going to kill it in the rest of the world, and keep gaining in the USA too.

Jenga54 02-17-2019 04:58 PM

Who's excited to see DiscMania tooling on the bottom of their DiscMania Instinct?

These look incredible. And it looks like DiscMania is liking my color scheme! Thanks guys - seems like 1 in 100 will buy a red or green disc from me - pink, blue, dayglow, white fly off the shelves. Nice job making what people want!


B The V 02-19-2019 09:52 AM

I truly hope they aren't just hyping these as the "more stable fd". I'm still super interested in getting one. I'm personally excited for this move and can't wait to see what it brings.

fishballer06 02-19-2019 11:28 AM

From what I gather, think Explorer or 2nd run FD. I guess we'll never know until they're actually released though.

fishballer06 02-26-2019 08:23 AM

You guys need to do another run of black P line P2's

B The V 02-28-2019 09:03 AM

Following the successful launch of the swirly DD's do you guys plan on any other plastic releases for the DD other than what is currently offered? Maybe a glow or luster???

Jenga54 02-28-2019 10:14 AM

This is just some feedback from a true fan, we got to find something other than swirly s line as a special release plastic. There's no doubt that we get a few gems out of each run, but for every one of those there are 20 yellowish tan sand color and nobody wants those. They don't even have swirls, they are just earth color. I know the dd3 is coming out with swirly and s line, and will probably sell well. But these CD3 do not look good. Would have rather seen another 1000 Night Strike II run instead. Just honest opinion.

Glow and Color glow is great, we get the different colors and you don't get any yellowish sand.

fishballer06 02-28-2019 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Jenga54 (Post 3422821)
we got to find something other than swirly s line as a special release plastic. There's no doubt that we get a few gems out of each run, but for every one of those there are 20 yellowish tan sand color and nobody wants those. They don't even have swirls, they are just earth color. I know the dd3 is coming out with swirly and s line, and will probably sell well. But these CD3 do not look good. Would have rather seen another 1000 Night Strike II run instead. Just honest opinion.

Glow and Color glow is great, we get the different colors and you don't get any yellowish sand.

Not that this is necessarily DM's fault, but Innova's swirl game is severely lacking compared to other manufacturers right now.

But I totally agree. For every sweet looking swirly disc that you see, there's 20 others that just look like blah...

That said, I'm looking forward to the NS2 release next month :D

vihay 02-28-2019 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Jenga54 (Post 3422821)
This is just some feedback from a true fan, we got to find something other than swirly s line as a special release plastic. There's no doubt that we get a few gems out of each run, but for every one of those there are 20 yellowish tan sand color and nobody wants those. They don't even have swirls, they are just earth color. I know the dd3 is coming out with swirly and s line, and will probably sell well. But these CD3 do not look good. Would have rather seen another 1000 Night Strike II run instead. Just honest opinion.

Glow and Color glow is great, we get the different colors and you don't get any yellowish sand.

This was one of the reasons why I switched from DM/Innova discs to Trilogy/Discraft two years ago. For example Swirly S-CD2 was one of my favourite molds back then, but hard to buy or find. And when they stocked up at Innovastore for that mold, every S-CD2's I ordered from them was ugly earth colored or reminded me of dog barf. And they cost that 20 euros each. Yes, a few of those swirly discs are very nice looking and maybe worth of that extra 4-6 euros/dollars, but most of them are just ugly looking discs that will easily disappear to ground and a way for DM/Innova to make more money from the discs.

Discmania_Support 03-01-2019 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Jenga54 (Post 3422821)
This is just some feedback from a true fan, we got to find something other than swirly s line as a special release plastic. There's no doubt that we get a few gems out of each run, but for every one of those there are 20 yellowish tan sand color and nobody wants those. They don't even have swirls, they are just earth color. I know the dd3 is coming out with swirly and s line, and will probably sell well. But these CD3 do not look good. Would have rather seen another 1000 Night Strike II run instead. Just honest opinion.

Glow and Color glow is great, we get the different colors and you don't get any yellowish sand.

Always a valid point and definitely a hot topic amongst collectors always. I think the most publicized pictures are either people that get the best ones ever and want to show the world or people that get ones that are brown. Naturally it's always a gamble and everyone has different tastes. The majority of people get discs somewhere in the middle of the spectrum and are happy with they got and don't see much of a need to post them online. I'd also say that despite the ever growing market of collectors and social media posting, there's probably a large amount of people not in these groups showing off plastic and therefore skews the perception of how many beautiful ones get made.

However, we always strive to make something special in each plastic at a time, or at least following one another. Swirl, Metal Flake, Glow, etc. and not rely solely on just making swirl plastic only.

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3422789)
Following the successful launch of the swirly DD's do you guys plan on any other plastic releases for the DD other than what is currently offered? Maybe a glow or luster???

The DD unfortunately is probably going away for good. It breaks some hearts, some of ours included, but we will replace anything that no longer is made with a fresh new take on other molds and have the same flight characteristics in mind. This may not always be the case but new molds are definitely a big goal this year.

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Originally Posted by fishballer06 (Post 3421747)
You guys need to do another run of black P line P2's

Black doesn't come around often but we'll see what we can do in the next batch. It won't be for a couple of months though unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3419167)
I truly hope they aren't just hyping these as the "more stable fd". I'm still super interested in getting one. I'm personally excited for this move and can't wait to see what it brings.

These things are amazing. It's very hard to directly compare anything to a 2nd run FD, but these are more stable without a doubt, comparative glide, great grip, and probably a little faster too

B The V 03-01-2019 01:42 PM

No more DD?? Ouch. Oh well. I have a large stash. I'm interested to see what this year brings.

Owensjef 03-01-2019 09:09 PM

What are the chances for an S line md4 this yeat

Anthony_G 03-04-2019 11:39 AM

Oh wow.. DD no more? They are the overstable Wraith I look for.

What other molds are going away if you don't mind answering? P3, DD2 or TD heading for the chopping block?

Jenga54 03-04-2019 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Anthony_G (Post 3424589)
Oh wow.. DD no more? They are the overstable Wraith I look for.

What other molds are going away if you don't mind answering? P3, DD2 or TD heading for the chopping block?

Better not be the TD. Everyone wants to buy em, as soon as I get them in stock they sell out. Just need to MAKE em.

B The V 03-04-2019 02:06 PM

I have also heard the CD is going away.

fishballer06 03-05-2019 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by B The V (Post 3424674)
I have also heard the CD is going away.

:( :thmbdown:

Discmania_Support 03-12-2019 11:52 AM

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We know it's no fun to have molds go away from a lineup. We also know it's less fun to hear stories about these possibilities and never get a sure-fire answer on them. We'll be working on those details and informing everyone soon about this information roughly by the end of the month.

Naturally we'll be pursuing new molds to improve upon and although we won't strive to imitate old molds being removed, I'd expect some of them will for sure find a nice home in those open slots.

Anthony_G 03-12-2019 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Discmania_Support (Post 3427989)
We know it's no fun to have molds go away from a lineup. We also know it's less fun to hear stories about these possibilities and never get a sure-fire answer on them. We'll be working on those details and informing everyone soon about this information roughly by the end of the month.

Naturally we'll be pursuing new molds to improve upon and although we won't strive to imitate old molds being removed, I'd expect some of them will for sure find a nice home in those open slots.

Sensing some big changes in store from this one..

Discmania_Support 03-15-2019 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Anthony_G (Post 3428024)
Sensing some big changes in store from this one..

I suppose some could think so. Some of our molds just need to be freshened up a bit. Everything we made has been with a purpose and all are great discs. Some of them just gained more exposure than others and rose quickly to the top. The P3 is a good example of this. We'll just be freeing up some space in our lineup to make room for some new ones! No major changes are coming in the grand scheme of things.

rusch_bag 03-15-2019 12:00 PM

Are the new molds going to be manufactured by innova or latitude?


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