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McCready 10-20-2020 09:40 AM

Getting to 1000 would be amazing for someone so new to the sport, but even more impressive to me is his marketing value. For a guy who’s not in the same league as the top players, the demand for his discs is insane. I still don’t understand the hype around this guy, though in the video I watched above he comes across as a nice guy and enthusiastic about the sport. I guess he’s more relatable to the rec players like us, always trying to improve.

txmxer 10-20-2020 10:51 AM

He figured out social media early on. When started watching DG vids on youtube this summer, his were always top recommendations.

Unless something pops up here I don’t watch his stuff anymore. Never been a big fanboy type.

ru4por 10-20-2020 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by txmxer (Post 3646125)
He figured out social media early on. When started watching DG vids on youtube this summer, his were always top recommendations.

Unless something pops up here I donít watch his stuff anymore. Never been a big fanboy type.

Me neither. If I want to watch someone of Brodie's caliber, I can watch any, of a handful of local pros, at a local tournament every weekend. Plenty of nearly 1000 rated and above guys at every one. Often as good as locals Barham or Marwede. The missing element is social media. I am not really on any, nor look at any....DGCR excluded. But, I hope the guys does well.

Cgkdisc 10-20-2020 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 3646162)
Me neither. If I want to watch someone of Brodie's caliber, I can watch any, of a handful of local pros, at a local tournament every weekend. Plenty of nearly 1000 rated and above guys at every one. Often as good as locals Barham or Marwede. The missing element is social media. I am not really on any, nor look at any....DGCR excluded. But, I hope the guy does well.

But do they throw scoobers? ;)

autocrosscrx 10-20-2020 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 3646162)
Me neither. If I want to watch someone of Brodie's caliber, I can watch any, of a handful of local pros, at a local tournament every weekend.

I'm not particularly a Brodie fanboy, but that is kind of an absurd comparison.

I can climb in bed, hit 5 or so buttons on my controller and watch a 10 minute Brodie video.

...or I can look up a local pro on the PDGA website, find their schedule, then wait several days, then spend time searching local FB groups to see the groups, then get up early on the weekend, drive 15 minutes to an hour, then maybe walk a mile to try to find the top players.

Jay Dub 10-20-2020 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646171)
I'm not particularly a Brodie fanboy, but that is kind of an absurd comparison.

I can climb in bed, hit 5 or so buttons on my controller and watch a 10 minute Brodie video.

...or I can look up a local pro on the PDGA website, find their schedule, then wait several days, then spend time searching local FB groups to see the groups, then get up early on the weekend, drive 15 minutes to an hour, then maybe walk a mile to try to find the top players.

The difference here is you seem to want to watch disc golf. Playing disc golf while watching a 1000 rated player on the same course is much more fun than climbing in bed to watch a disc golf video.

ru4por 10-20-2020 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Cgkdisc (Post 3646167)
But do they throw scoobers? ;)

LOL.....this is going to shock many newer golfers (certainly not you, Chuck). We have all been throwing scoobers forever.

autocrosscrx 10-20-2020 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3646173)
The difference here is you seem to want to watch disc golf. Playing disc golf while watching a 1000 rated player on the same course is much more fun than climbing in bed to watch a disc golf video.

I understand what you guys are saying and I do cherish the opportunity to see really good players in person, but I can't do that in any kind of practical way at 10 pm on a Tuesday night. And me watching a couple of youtube shorts before I fall asleep doesn't come at the expense of missing out on playing disc golf.

Jay Dub 10-20-2020 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646182)
I understand what you guys are saying and I do cherish the opportunity to see really good players in person, but I can't do that in any kind of practical way at 10 pm on a Tuesday night. And me watching a couple of youtube shorts before I fall asleep doesn't come at the expense of missing out on playing disc golf.

True. But you are missing out on a good movie. ;)

autocrosscrx 10-20-2020 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3646183)
True. But you are missing out on a good movie. ;)

Me staying up to watch a movie is something that would cut into my disc golf because I'm going to be too tired to want to play when I got home from work the next day.

DiscFifty 10-20-2020 01:14 PM

Always amusing when someone doesn't care for a thread, they post it in only to bump up the thread again. :clap:

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646182)
I do cherish the opportunity to see really good players in perso

I know around here in the DFW area which is a hot bed for good players, the 1000 rated players are spread out pretty thin between minis, tournaments, etc. Not that easy to just show up some where and expect a high rated pro to be there. The exception was Emerson Kieth a couple of years back. Dude was everywhere, every weekend, in the DFW area before he started touring nationally.

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646182)
but I can't do that in any kind of practical way at 10 pm on a Tuesday night. And me watching a couple of youtube shorts before I fall asleep doesn't come at the expense of missing out on playing disc golf.

Brodie's...an entertainer first, similar to Simon's channel, if you're entertained cool....if not...plenty of other channels to browse. Still waiting for Brodie to bring back the trick shot vids.

Jay Dub 10-20-2020 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3646211)
Always amusing when someone doesn't care for a thread, they post it in only to bump up the thread again. :clap:

I don't care for a-hole fan boys like you and you know that was the issue, fake. :)

DiscFifty 10-20-2020 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3646213)
<3I don't care for a-hole fan boys like you

The infatuation with ol DiscFifty continues. <3 And now you're starting to talk dirty to me. <3 As sweet as your public display of affection is, it's a bit overwhelming. I remember telling my daughters back when they were in elementary not to be hurt when boys called them names because we knew what they really meant. It's ok Jay, I'm not upset, I get it. <3 All the best, muah! <3

Jay Dub 10-20-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3646219)
The infatuation with ol DiscFifty continues. <3 And now you're starting to talk dirty to me. <3 As sweet as your public display of affection is, it's a bit overwhelming. I remember telling my daughters back when they were in elementary not to be hurt when boys called them names because we knew what they really meant. It's ok Jay, I'm not upset, I get it. <3 All the best, muah! <3

Fake!

DiscFifty 10-20-2020 01:34 PM

??? I just checked Brodie's PDGA page...cool to see he has several tournaments coming up!

Upcoming Events: 2020 Las Vegas Halloween Classic Presented by Legacy Discs, KR8om presents The 30th Veterans Park Open Powered by Legacy Discs Pro Weekend, Dynamic Discs Presents the Trophy Club Open , The Open at Belton presented by Discraft

TheOtherBill 10-20-2020 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DiscFifty (Post 3646221)
??? I just checked Brodie's PDGA page...cool to see he has several tournaments coming up!

Upcoming Events: 2020 Las Vegas Halloween Classic Presented by Legacy Discs, KR8om presents The 30th Veterans Park Open Powered by Legacy Discs Pro Weekend, Dynamic Discs Presents the Trophy Club Open , The Open at Belton presented by Discraft

No Eagle this year but it looks like some good players to compare him to on a course he should know better than travelling pros like Ezra, Austin, Barsby and Orum.

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/43733

DiscFifty 10-20-2020 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TheOtherBill (Post 3646289)
No Eagle this year but it looks like some good players to compare him to on a course he should know better than travelling pros like Ezra, Austin, Barsby and Orum.

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/43733

Austin & Cat will be cool to watch. Barsby has a good following down here and he's always fun to watch in person. I'm surprised Ezra is playing, but after seeing him recently, he's going to be a good watch as well. Maybe you just called the feature card. lol..

robdeforge 10-21-2020 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOtherBill (Post 3646289)
No Eagle this year but it looks like some good players to compare him to on a course he should know better than travelling pros like Ezra, Austin, Barsby and Orum.

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/43733

is cale the most unassuming 1031 rated player of all time or what?!

Cgkdisc 10-21-2020 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by robdeforge (Post 3646471)
is cale the most unassuming 1031 rated player of all time or what?!

Perhaps along with Darrell Nodland currently 1031 at age 53?

BuiltTooLong 10-21-2020 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by robdeforge (Post 3646471)
is cale the most unassuming 1031 rated player of all time or what?!

Not sure, but he is legitimately the nicest dude you may ever meet on the course.

Nick Pacific 10-21-2020 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646082)
I still donít understand the hype around this guy, though in the video I watched above he comes across as a nice guy and enthusiastic about the sport. I guess heís more relatable to the rec players like us, always trying to improve.

It's his already built in existing fan base. The guy has more Youtube views than all the major disc golf channels COMBINED (Jomez, Spin, Gatekeeper, GK, Smashbox, DGPT, etc.) and his other social media channels are huge. It's easy to overlook just how popular Ultimate really is because we aren't in that bubble.

The amount of his already existing fan base he's turned on to disc golf is staggeringly huge, hence the demand. You've got thousands and thousands of Ultimate and trick shot fans of his who never played disc golf (or maybe did as a really green casual) buy their first disc in 2020 because of his switch to disc golf.

For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.

McCready 10-21-2020 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Nick Pacific (Post 3646528)
It's his already built in existing fan base. The guy has more Youtube views than all the major disc golf channels COMBINED (Jomez, Spin, Gatekeeper, GK, Smashbox, DGPT, etc.) and his other social media channels are huge. It's easy to overlook just how popular Ultimate really is because we aren't in that bubble.

The amount of his already existing fan base he's turned on to disc golf is staggeringly huge, hence the demand. You've got thousands and thousands of Ultimate and trick shot fans of his who never played disc golf (or maybe did as a really green casual) buy their first disc in 2020 because of his switch to disc golf.

For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.

Interesting. I guess thatís why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75í sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.

Jay Dub 10-21-2020 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646539)
Interesting. I guess thatís why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75í sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.

That's because of COVID more than anything else.

jakebake91 10-21-2020 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Nick Pacific (Post 3646528)

For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.

How many of them are slinging get freaky zones, frustrated that they can't throw over 100'? He had a chance to really drive that newbie market. I don't think he really did, did he? I guess I honestly didn't pay attention.

DiscFifty 10-21-2020 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by jakebake91 (Post 3646552)
How many of them are slinging get freaky zones, frustrated that they can't throw over 100'? He had a chance to really drive that newbie market. I don't think he really did, did he? I guess I honestly didn't pay attention.

Hole #1 yesterday at my local course, I witnessed a kid with 3 discs, tee'd off with a Get Freaky Stamped disc, pretty much straight up..no more than 100ft. Apparently the local club is Discraft exclusive. I don't throw Discraft, do all the "Get Freaky" stamped discs also have Brodie's name on them?

TheOtherBill 10-21-2020 11:44 AM

We all started somewhere. Hand that kid a DX Sidewinder from Casey's stash and tell him to stop bringing his head around early :D

kyflash 10-21-2020 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646539)
Interesting. I guess thatís why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75í sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.

Get off my lawn:doh:

Meillo 10-21-2020 12:42 PM

... and everyone's shouting: Grow the sport!

autocrosscrx 10-21-2020 01:06 PM

I've had some problems with new players and people that just won't give you space. We have a 9 hole course where one can logically start at 5 different holes and people will walk up to the hole you are playing and start firing shots at you.

...but my biggest problem is with the influx of non-disc golfing park goers. It was beautiful last Friday afternoon. I go to the same course. I play holes 1 and 2 long. I moved to 3 short because people are playing with their kid in front of the long tee pad. I want to throw multiple shots, but they wander in front of me as my 2nd throw is in the air. I play 4. I play 5. Hole 6 is overrun with geese, so I skip it. Someone is sunbathing on the teepad for hole 7 and a family is picnicking next to the basket. Play 8. Hole 9 has a family feeding geese in the fairway. Circle back to 1 and someone is reading in the fairway shared by holes 1 and 2. And so forth.

So I went to the soccer field down the road. It is at least 1500 by 500 feet. People are on one end, so I walk about 750 feet down and start throwing towards the parking lot. I land about 5 midranges in about a 50 square foot area and this lady lets her kid wander right to where I'm landing discs. So I turn around and start throwing the other direction. Same lady and her kid start walking down the field in the direction I'm throwing, so I have to stop again. Hundreds of acres of public multi-use land and only 3 people on site and they can't give me 250 feet.

ray1970 10-21-2020 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by autocrosscrx (Post 3646657)
I've had some problems with new players and people that just won't give you space. We have a 9 hole course where one can logically start at 5 different holes and people will walk up to the hole you are playing and start firing shots at you.

...but my biggest problem is with the influx of non-disc golfing park goers. It was beautiful last Friday afternoon. I go to the same course. I play holes 1 and 2 long. I moved to 3 short because people are playing with their kid in front of the long tee pad. I want to throw multiple shots, but they wander in front of me as my 2nd throw is in the air. I play 4. I play 5. Hole 6 is overrun with geese, so I skip it. Someone is sunbathing on the teepad for hole 7 and a family is picnicking next to the basket. Play 8. Hole 9 has a family feeding geese in the fairway. Circle back to 1 and someone is reading in the fairway shared by holes 1 and 2. And so forth.

So I went to the soccer field down the road. It is at least 1500 by 500 feet. People are on one end, so I walk about 750 feet down and start throwing towards the parking lot. I land about 5 midranges in about a 50 square foot area and this lady lets her kid wander right to where I'm landing discs. So I turn around and start throwing the other direction. Same lady and her kid start walking down the field in the direction I'm throwing, so I have to stop again. Hundreds of acres of public multi-use land and only 3 people on site and they can't give me 250 feet.


And this is why I try to avoid multi use parks and stick to dedicated courses.

I realize not everyone has that option but it is nice when the only people around are other disc golfers.

Iíve had people on my card literally crash their tee shot into some homeless guyís makeshift home and have to play his next shot standing on the guys belongings.

I had an obviously new player using hole 9ís basket for practice. No big deal. I waited for him to retrieve his discs and walk away. Then as Iím about to tee off he throws more practice putts to the basket. I waited once more for him to grab his discs. He definitely saw me on the pad waiting to tee off. He tried it a again but I just teed off and nearly clocked him in the face with my shot. I had a few less than kind words for him as I approached the basket.

McCready 10-21-2020 01:41 PM

My favorite was the family of 7 having a picnic in circle 2 of the 14th basket. I know there were several groups ahead of me, so they were aware they were in the middle of a busy course and couldn’t care less. Once you just accept that common courtesy is dead and people are self-entitled idiots, you can laugh it off. Getting pissed off is only hurting yourself.

Dcinmd 10-21-2020 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646707)
My favorite was the family of 7 having a picnic in circle 2 of the 14th basket. I know there were several groups ahead of me, so they were aware they were in the middle of a busy course and couldnít care less. Once you just accept that common courtesy is dead and people are self-entitled idiots, you can laugh it off. Getting pissed off is only hurting yourself.

So you are saying you never had a Badminton net tied to two trees in the middle of a fairway before? :)

I just tend to laugh things such as this off as 95% of people have no clue what the sport is or how dangerous it is to be hit by a disc.

Jay Dub 10-21-2020 01:52 PM

We have so many courses around here it's easy to avoid other park goers. :D

autocrosscrx 10-21-2020 02:50 PM

Honestly, I get more annoyed by the disc golfers that throw into these people than I do the people that are oblivious to what is going on around them.

Heck, I go run SCCA autocross events at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, right next to a disc golf course. For at least 10 years of running there and not knowing that disc golf was a thing, I thought the baskets were some kind of weird grill setup for cookouts in the woods.

ray1970 10-21-2020 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3646718)
We have so many courses around here it's easy to avoid other park goers. :D


Same.

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Jay Dub 10-21-2020 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3646759)

That's it? Nice. ;)

McCready 10-21-2020 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ray1970 (Post 3646759)

Damn. And weedís legal.

DiscFifty 10-21-2020 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646707)
My favorite was the family of 7 having a picnic in circle 2 of the 14th basket.

Have you ever stopped to talk to them.....I've had people think baskets were hot dog cookers, rotisseries, for training small animals, etc. The animal training I never got until I saw those larger horse walking devices. lol.. :p

ray1970 10-21-2020 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3646804)
That's it? Nice. ;)


Lol. I really canít play more than two or three in a day anyways.

ray1970 10-21-2020 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by McCready (Post 3646830)
Damn. And weedís legal.


I bet if it were legal everywhere weíd see an explosion of new disc golf courses.

Personally, I donít partake but it is pretty rare that you donít see or smell it out on any given course.


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