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DiscFifty 01-15-2020 11:20 AM

After watching his Smash Boxx debut, either he is severely trolling the disc golf community or he is very legit. His youtube glory days are behind him, the group thing didn't work, the ball golf thing didn't work, if I was a betting man I'm guessing he thinks he can be a big fish in our small pond pretty quickly, get a sponsorship, become a media darling, etc, and work that into some kind of long term revenue earning plan. Maybe even getting a position at Discraft, DD, etc. Wouldn't it be funny if DD ends up giving Brodie some kind of big contract? (So THAT's what they had planned all along! lol..)

sidewinder22 01-15-2020 08:30 PM

Bro vs FPO might be interesting.

elmexdela 01-15-2020 08:39 PM

anyone got the tldw version for the smashbox

Mocheez 01-15-2020 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by elmexdela (Post 3537180)
anyone got the tldw version for the smashbox

-He is all in on disc golf after realizing he did not see a future in regular golf. He feels the same passion for disc golf that he did for Ultimate in 2005.

-He is talking to multiple disc manufacturers and will be announcing a sponsor in the next couple of weeks.

-He is currently throwing putters and mids and focusing on technique, release angles, shot shaping, etc. He is staying at Paulís house towards the end of the month for a week long boot camp with Simon.

-He provided a lot more in depth thoughts on disc golf media, YouTube, growthesport, etc. Interview was over an hour long.

elmexdela 01-15-2020 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Mocheez (Post 3537182)
-He is all in on disc golf after realizing he did not see a future in regular golf. He feels the same passion for disc golf that he did for Ultimate in 2005.

-He is talking to multiple disc manufacturers and will be announcing a sponsor in the next couple of weeks.

-He is currently throwing putters and mids and focusing on technique, release angles, shot shaping, etc. He is staying at Paulís house towards the end of the month for a week long boot camp with Simon.

-He provided a lot more in depth thoughts on disc golf media, YouTube, growthesport, etc. Interview was over an hour long.

interesting

thanks a million mocheez

Jimb 01-16-2020 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mocheez (Post 3537182)
He is staying at Paul’s house towards the end of the month for a week long boot camp with Simon.

"Boot"camp.

:) for the bad joke. :( for Paul's injury.

Consult20 01-16-2020 05:53 PM

So Brodie says, "Stay tuned, big things coming"...

Hmm...

MaxFlight 01-16-2020 07:13 PM

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Well damn....

brutalbrutus 01-16-2020 08:14 PM

Well, now we get can have our resident form experts take a look and give us their thoughts on his form...:D

Link to a clip on twitter of his BH form...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1217646517122732042

elmexdela 01-16-2020 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3537417)
Well, now we get can have our resident form experts take a look and give us their thoughts on his form...:D

Link to a clip on twitter of his BH form...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1217646517122732042

looks off axis

i got nothing else to add cuz im only in the 400 club myself

Consult20 01-16-2020 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Consult20 (Post 3537397)
So Brodie says, "Stay tuned, big things coming"...

Hmm...

Well that didn't take long, he says announcement coming tomorrow. I'm guessing it's regarding his sponsorship situation.

sidewinder22 01-16-2020 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by brutalbrutus (Post 3537417)
Well, now we get can have our resident form experts take a look and give us their thoughts on his form...:D

Link to a clip on twitter of his BH form...

https://twitter.com/i/status/1217646517122732042

Must be nice to be 6'5" and athletic.

His x-step and stride are better than most, but he turns the front foot open into the plant and goes over the top and rounding.

wolfmandragon 01-16-2020 10:48 PM

I am guessing it will be a Michigan company....

DanJon 01-16-2020 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by sidewinder22 (Post 3537447)
Must be nice to be 6'5" and athletic.

His x-step and stride are better than most, but he turns the front foot open into the plant and goes over the top and rounding.


I'm sure he will improve with time and advice from people like Simon.

Can definitely see him breaking 500 ft. BH and going 400+ with ease on FH.

The guy had the absolute smoothest FH with an Ultimate Frisbee that went a mile.

elmexdela 01-16-2020 10:54 PM

will he throw us or os for fh/bh

Aim For The Chains 01-16-2020 11:18 PM

Stop looking at so much ass.

GoobyPls 01-16-2020 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Aim For The Chains (Post 3537460)
Stop looking at so much ass.

wat.

Aim For The Chains 01-16-2020 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by GoobyPls (Post 3537463)
wat.

:cool: bunch of ass watchers.

MaxFlight 01-16-2020 11:49 PM

The dude has been playing Ultimate for over almost 15 years. He's a top tier athlete in the sport... There's no question we'll be seeing him on some lead cards once he dials in his game. He's already out-driving 99% of us.
His putting stroke is also looking really good.

Aim For The Chains 01-16-2020 11:51 PM



500+ noob mode.

Aim For The Chains 01-16-2020 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by MaxFlight (Post 3537467)
The dude has been playing Ultimate for over almost 15 years. He's a top tier athlete in the sport... There's no question we'll be seeing him on some lead cards once he dials in his game. He's already out-driving 99% of us.
His putting stroke is also looking really good.

Talk about some odd fan description...

MaxFlight 01-17-2020 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Aim For The Chains (Post 3537470)
Talk about some odd fan description...

Odd fan description? Just seems like pretty accurate information to me...

Someones got a bit of jealousy showing :\

Sure, call me an early Brodie Disc Golf fan... What's wrong with that?

sidewinder22 01-17-2020 12:43 AM

Frisbee Rob throws 600'+. Rated peaked 982, although I don't think he really trained much golf wise.


Jay Dub 01-17-2020 10:09 AM

He'll never be on a lead card. Putting will bring him down to earth.
IMO.

GoobyPls 01-17-2020 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3537549)
He'll never be on a lead card. Putting will bring him down to earth.
IMO.

I'm thinking the same thing. At least for this year, anyway

kiwichiwi 01-17-2020 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3537549)
He'll never be on a lead card. Putting will bring him down to earth.
IMO.

This guy grinds at what he wants to get better at. I bet hes putting a couple of hours a day.

wolfmandragon 01-17-2020 11:05 AM

I am very curious to see how this unfolds. I have posited that Disc Golf is a game that does not require as much raw athletic poweress as most sports.

We have very few players with raw athletic talent in our game, Kevin Jones and Ken Climo being exceptions to the statement. Those we see at the top of the game now, in other pro sports would only be mediocre physical poweress at best, mixed with skill and a sound mental game.

How far can he climb the ranks with his raw athletic ability in one season? How important is raw athleticism to Disc Golf(other than pure distance)?

I think this season will answer some questions I have been pondering.

TheOtherBill 01-17-2020 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MaxFlight (Post 3537412)
Well damn....

Much better courses just a couple miles from there with open space, wonder why he's at Greenbelt.

Jay Dub 01-17-2020 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by wolfmandragon (Post 3537566)
I am very curious to see how this unfolds. I have posited that Disc Golf is a game that does not require as much raw athletic poweress as most sports.

We have very few players with raw athletic talent in our game, Kevin Jones and Ken Climo being exceptions to the statement. Those we see at the top of the game now, in other pro sports would only be mediocre physical poweress at best, mixed with skill and a sound mental game.

How far can he climb the ranks with his raw athletic ability in one season? How important is raw athleticism to Disc Golf(other than pure distance)?

I think this season will answer some questions I have been pondering.

#1 disc golf athlete is Steve Wisecup. For those who never heard of him he was the last to win the Worlds before Climo started his streak.

https://www.pdga.com/files/u15156/st...07-drive-2.jpg

wolfmandragon 01-17-2020 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Jay Dub (Post 3537568)
#1 disc golf athlete is Steve Wisecup. For those who never heard of him he was the last to win the Worlds before Climo started his streak.

https://www.pdga.com/files/u15156/st...07-drive-2.jpg

That was before I was in the game and before all the old youtube videos I have found.

Jeez he is ripped! He looks like a gymnest with that build. Looks like he could do a muscle up to an Iron Cross on the rings.

Jay Dub 01-17-2020 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by wolfmandragon (Post 3537569)
That was before I was in the game and before all the old youtube videos I have found. Jeez he is ripped! He looks like a gymnest with that build.

His full time job before Innova hired him was as a physical trainer.
Super nice guy also.

Lazerface 01-17-2020 11:59 AM

Brodie on a lead card in 2020 at an A tier or above would surprise me. But if he stays dedicated beyond 2020 it would not surprise me to see him get over a 1000 rated quickly and maybe make some lead cards 2021 and beyond. We all know there is a ton of nuance to being an elite disc golfer both in ability and knowledge, but Brodie is not just a "raw athlete". He is a special talent with gifted hand eye coordination. He was able to get to a +2 handicap on actual professional level golf courses in a couple of years with no significant history in the sport. If you know golf, you know how rare that its. Couple that with his work ethic and his understanding of "training" vs "playing" and I'll think he'll surprise most haters.

It's very possible he is one of hundreds of guys who get to that 1000 - 1010 range but never cross over to "elite" however you define that. I have seen many super talented guys I thought would keep going plateau. It's that crazy consistency that eludes everyone but those in the top tier.

I'm rooting for him. The "bro" vibe that has garnered him 2 mil subscribers on YouTube does not bother me that much. I watched the Smashboxx interview and he seems like a solid guy to me. haters gonna hate tho ya heard.

BuiltTooLong 01-17-2020 12:47 PM

Brodie just announced he will be sponsored by Discraft.

DiscFifty 01-17-2020 01:15 PM

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Yep... BS to DC.

AHagglund 01-17-2020 01:16 PM

He might never get to "elite" status as a disc golfer, but I would expect him to improve rapidly.

We tell everybody that to improve, you need to learn how to throw putters and understable discs. Well, this guy has been mastering slow, understable discs for 15 years. He knows how wind affects flights. He knows release angles. Ultimate and disc golf aren't the same, but the physics are consistent.

We tell everyone that if you want to improve, study people that are better you. Brody is currently practicing his distance drives, with Emerson Keith holding the rangefinder. Later this month he's gonna spend a week getting tutored by Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

And most of all, anyone who wants to improve is going to need time and practice. By starting out with a sponsorship and no "day job", he's going to have more time and money to invest in disc golf than almost anyone. I don't know the terms of his Discraft deal is, but I'd wager that it's one of the biggest deals in the sport.

Brodie's growth as golfer is not going to follow a typical growth pattern because Brodie's situation is not at all typical.

davetherocketguy 01-17-2020 01:24 PM

This is great for the sport IMHO. He's going to bring a lot of eyes to disc golf that normally would never consider playing. Every sport in the history of sports has its stars that people either hate or love. That's what makes the sport entertaining to watch.

I'm looking forward to footage of his first courtesy violation lol

Timthenchant3r 01-17-2020 02:58 PM

I hope he does have some competitive finishes in tournaments, because I'm sure there will be people who love and hate him. Should make for some entertaining golf if he can claw his way up there.

Titan037 01-17-2020 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by AHagglund (Post 3537616)
He might never get to "elite" status as a disc golfer, but I would expect him to improve rapidly.

We tell everybody that to improve, you need to learn how to throw putters and understable discs. Well, this guy has been mastering slow, understable discs for 15 years. He knows how wind affects flights. He knows release angles. Ultimate and disc golf aren't the same, but the physics are consistent.

We tell everyone that if you want to improve, study people that are better you. Brody is currently practicing his distance drives, with Emerson Keith holding the rangefinder. Later this month he's gonna spend a week getting tutored by Simon Lizotte and Paul McBeth.

And most of all, anyone who wants to improve is going to need time and practice. By starting out with a sponsorship and no "day job", he's going to have more time and money to invest in disc golf than almost anyone. I don't know the terms of his Discraft deal is, but I'd wager that it's one of the biggest deals in the sport.

Brodie's growth as golfer is not going to follow a typical growth pattern because Brodie's situation is not at all typical.

he pretty much has residual income coming from YouTube from both his main channel and golf channel at this point, he can do whatever he wants with no limitations. as for his Discraft deal I don't think its as big as you think, certainly no where near Paul or Paige. I don't think he's doing it for free obviously but he does still need to prove himself on the course.

Titan037 01-17-2020 03:01 PM

Also the Distance drive practice is paying off, he can already throw over 450ft.

Timthenchant3r 01-17-2020 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Titan037 (Post 3537655)
he pretty much has residual income coming from YouTube from both his main channel and golf channel at this point, he can do whatever he wants with no limitations. as for his Discraft deal I don't think its as big as you think, certainly no where near Paul or Paige. I don't think he's doing it for free obviously but he does still need to prove himself on the course.

It might be more incentive based when compared to other players, the better he does the pay will scale a lot more. But they can at least expect good marketing from his social media. I think its a good risk to take at any rate.


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