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Old 12-05-2018, 11:23 AM
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I find it funny how people are pissed at Discraft, Jomez, and Paul for this building the bag segment. Go watch Kolings first in the bag for Innova. He had a bunch of random discs he was trying out. Now watch his most recent and you'll see it's all destroyers. Funny how no one is ripping down Koling for the exact same thing.
I remember it. It was like, "yeah sure youre going to be trusting on that Colossus when the going gets tough". :rolleyes
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:27 AM
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Seems like I struck a nerve. God, I’ve missed posting here
I agree my response was a bit much. What you said did not deserve all of that. I just miss when this thread was fun and often silly. Then Abbreviation Gate happened and the haters came out. Disc golf is a silly, fun, amazing activity. #keepdiscgolfsilly #dgandbbq
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:34 AM
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Nah, as long as you know your alphabet and can deal with up to 3 digit numbers its pretty simple.
if they went through all that trouble to establish themselves as a manufacturer,they could have put some marketing budget money aside and come up with something creative and easy to remember for people interested in their brand.

Maybe their next product line can be in binary or morse code...

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:39 AM
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if they went through all that trouble to establish themselves as a manufacturer,they could have put some marketing budget money aside and come up with something creative and easy to remember for people interested in their brand.

Maybe their next product line can be in binary or morse code...
I guess disc golf is the only sport that needs to name their equipment after animals or mythical monsters in order to be cool enough for people to buy them. Take ball golf for example, standard clubs, 3-9 iron ect, but the club names read like a model number. Taylor Made's new irons arent the "Taylor Made King Kong Irons" They are Taylor Made P760. Their model number can be compared to the plastic type of our discs, and the type of club is standard. Pretty simple IMO. Maybe not as "cool" or "creative" but its clean, simple, and professional.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:48 AM
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Old 12-05-2018, 11:49 AM
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I guess disc golf is the only sport that needs to name their equipment after animals or mythical monsters in order to be cool enough for people to buy them. Take ball golf for example, standard clubs, 3-9 iron ect, but the club names read like a model number. Taylor Made's new irons arent the "Taylor Made King Kong Irons" They are Taylor Made P760. Their model number can be compared to the plastic type of our discs, and the type of club is standard. Pretty simple IMO. Maybe not as "cool" or "creative" but its clean, simple, and professional.
I like it. No frills but easier to just grab a disc and go. I have so many discs that I never throw just because I forget what their ratings are. With these, the name tells you. lol

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:49 AM
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if they went through all that trouble to establish themselves as a manufacturer,they could have put some marketing budget money aside and come up with something creative and easy to remember for people interested in their brand.

Maybe their next product line can be in binary or morse code...
I know this is the complete opposite of this inane comment, but I would think it funny as s*** if Prodigy put out a special release of Morse code discs. It would be so funny to see an in the bag and someone says "here is my ..-. plastic -.--.".

I don't throw Prodigy, but it seems odd to hate on them for their naming system when Discmania seems to be a universally loved (or at least not hated at all) brand. I think they are both flawed naming systems because it does not really allow for adding discs in between, but it is certainly not hard to remember/understand.

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Old 12-05-2018, 11:50 AM
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I guess disc golf is the only sport that needs to name their equipment after animals or mythical monsters in order to be cool enough for people to buy them. Take ball golf for example, standard clubs, 3-9 iron ect, but the club names read like a model number. Taylor Made's new irons arent the "Taylor Made King Kong Irons" They are Taylor Made P760. Their model number can be compared to the plastic type of our discs, and the type of club is standard. Pretty simple IMO. Maybe not as "cool" or "creative" but its clean, simple, and professional.
Yeah, I've honestly never understood the hate for Prodigy's disc names. Don't get me wrong, Prodigy has had plenty of issues over the years, but the names seemed pretty understandable, if a little boring. Looks at cars and the way they differentiate different versions of a car model. Do you have an Accord EX, DX, LX, SE, or Si? And there are car companies that do put "exciting" names on their models, and then there are car companies like BMW that put strings of random numbers (yes I know the 300 series vs 700 series has a meaning, but it's no hard than D1 vs D4). And yet people find ways to buy and love BMW's. Imagine that.

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Take ball golf for example, standard clubs, 3-9 iron ect, but the club names read like a model number. Taylor Made's new irons arent the "Taylor Made King Kong Irons" They are Taylor Made P760. Their model number can be compared to the plastic type of our discs, and the type of club is standard. Pretty simple IMO. Maybe not as "cool" or "creative" but its clean, simple, and professional.
If I wanted cool, I wouldn't be playing Disc Golf.

I get what you are saying but if it were my decision to make, I wouldn't paint myself into a corner with a naming convention like that.

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I have a better idea. Lets talk about our favorite BBQ abbreviations.

But in all seriousness, this place will be a ghost town after Ricky signs. It's amazing to me how little people seem to care about where he will sign. Paul's signing got so hyped, and people were pretty much telling us "yo, he's definitely going to Discraft" and a bunch of us were like "nah, he's going to Discmania" or whatever. People now are like "yo, Ricky is going to Innova" and a bunch of us are like "....".
I think there a couple of reasons for the lack of real interest in Ricky moving. One, Ricky is HORRIBLE at building hype. He seems to view (based on his comments on instagram) the hype that McBeth has been building the last few weeks/months as being disrespectful to his sponsor. I get not burning bridges but to sacrifice the chance to build your own brand so that the sponsor that you are no longer going to be playing for, the sponsor that didn't want to pay you what you are worth, will like you more just seems a bit crazy.
Two, Paul McBeth leaving Innova was a shock. Sure people had been talking about it for a while before it happened but it wasn't taken THAT serious. I know that I was honestly kind of shocked when it happened because it seemed more like a joke than anything else. Paul had always thrown Innova and they had almost become like Nike and Jordan in my mind, it just didn't compute that he would ever change. Rick has changed several times in just the last few years, Innova, Prodigy, Lat64, its nothing new or shocking really.
When Paul left, despite the copious number of insiders saying that he was going discraft it was still fun to speculate where he would actually land. Rick... idk it just doesn't matter as much for some reason. IMO the only way Ricky signing makes any real waves is if he ends up at Discraft as well. Innova (or Discmania maybe?) seem like pretty sure bets.

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