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0 341 73.49%
1-2 71 15.30%
3-4 21 4.53%
5-6 11 2.37%
7-8 6 1.29%
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:51 PM
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I'm just wondering how many Prodigy discs you carry in your bag. The reason I'm wondering this is because I've carried Prodigy's full line of discs for 18 months and have barely sold any. I've sold thousands of Trilogy, Innova, Discraft, MVP/Axiom, but Prodigy does not sell at all. It just sits here. So far Salient and Yikun are outselling them in my store. It seems crazy to me. It makes me not want to stock their full line any more. I haven't placed an order for them in 6 months and still have at least 40 of them sitting here.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:04 PM
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None so far. I'll be honest that the naming convention initially kept me away, I don't really know why. It's easy and logical, it just doesn't resonate with me. It's kind of funny to watch an "in the bag" video with their pros, they're just rattling off numbers and letters.

Now that I've been reading more about them, I'm interested in trying a couple molds. The problem is that my core bag is pretty set at this point, so it's really only competing for a couple specialty slots in the bag.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:07 PM
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H1 here. Used to carry the PA2 also, but they just didn't fill a unique enough role to stay in the bag.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:13 PM
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I tried a few out when they were new. Nothing ever really came close to making the bag.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:14 PM
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I've owned 2 (a D3 and an F7) but no longer have them. Neither flew for me as understable as I thought they would.

I was initially put off by their hype-fueled launch, and possibly still am, but nothing they release excites me.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:15 PM
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I voted 1-2 because I sometimes bag an M5. I did like the baseline PA4 as a turnover putter option off the tee or for approaches, but I moved on. (It's pretty much a Magic anyway.)
I've pretty much filled my slots with other stuff that works, so I'm not rushing out to try anything really. The premium plastic does feel nice though.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:15 PM
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I have many Prodigy discs, but none currently in the bag.

FWIW, I like Prodigy's plastic a lot, especially their 400g plastic. The issue I have with their discs is consistency. I think they shot themselves in the foot a bit pushing large volumes of their Proto/First Run plastics out to market and not having those discs be consistent with the standard run stuff. I have a standard run D2 that I absolutely love, but have yet to find another one that really flies like it (which sucks). At that point, when I effectively have 6 different molds of the same disc that just doesn't fly the same, it's about time to cut bait.

However, I'm not a Prodigy hater and don't mind or get upset at their rather simplified naming convention. I do see these as potential reasons their discs may not sell well though.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:18 PM
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Prodigy is just one of those companies that don't have the "it" factor IMO. RDG has done a batch of custom stamped Prodigy and I couldn't hardly give them away even though they looked incredible.

I used to use a few D1's and a D4 but the inconsistency that I found with those molds were some of the worst that I had even seen.

That said, Prodigy does have great molds, amazing plastic & top notch pro's. It just goes to show you that once you leave your mark as an overhyped dud...its hard to break the opinion despite rolling out some really unique molds.
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I think Prodigy may have missed the artistic aesthetic that seems to be widespread among disc golfers from course and hole design, landscaping, terrain beauty and extending to disc artwork and clothing. While the logical numbering may make sense for higher level players and likely Europeans (Discmania names), it may not be as fun or appealing to many U.S. players below pro level. Steady Ed tried the same idea using numbers for names in the 90s when there was much less disc competition and it never got much traction.
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I think Prodigy may have missed the artistic aesthetic that seems to be widespread among disc golfers from course and hole design, landscaping, terrain beauty and extending to disc artwork and clothing. While the logical numbering may make sense for higher level players and likely Europeans (Discmania names), it may not be as fun or appealing to many U.S. players below pro level. Steady Ed tried the same idea using numbers for names in the 90s when there was much less disc competition and it never got much traction.
Good Point. Boring stamps are a sure fire way to a disc/company to have a disadvantage.
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