#1  
Old 05-08-2018, 08:39 AM
gammaxgoblin's Avatar
gammaxgoblin gammaxgoblin is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Courses Played: 20
Posts: 187
Niced 34 Times in 25 Posts
Default How pros get/choose discs?

Im watching the Nike Hyde coverage and see McBeth is throwing leopard stamped firebird and has been throwing aviar stamped destroyers the last few tournaments. It made me wonder why such discs exist aside from being x-outs. It made me wonder how pros choose their discs. Is it like the ultimate free disc shopping spree where they go into the factory and rummage through a wonderland of choices and then go throw them and keep the ones they like? Do people who work at disc makers see a run or some discs that come out and think "Our guys might like these and mail them out a few?"
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-08-2018, 08:51 AM
VictorB's Avatar
VictorB VictorB is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Years Playing: 13.1
Courses Played: 88
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,120
Niced 384 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gammaxgoblin View Post
Is it like the ultimate free disc shopping spree where they go into the factory and rummage through a wonderland of choices and then go throw them and keep the ones they like?
Yes, basically. They get to go in the factory and handle the discs if they want. Sometimes the even get to stamp their own discs, which is how you end up with McPro Aviar Destroyers and DX Griffin Destroyers, etc

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-08-2018, 09:26 AM
MarkDSM's Avatar
MarkDSM MarkDSM is online now
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Years Playing: 46.7
Courses Played: 59
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,184
Niced 265 Times in 150 Posts
Default

What Victor said. The loved and heavily involved ones get special access and play with the big toys. Yeti Aviar and its production and short run variants are a good example. Yeti tells some fun stories and his special runs really are special. It is super cool getting them in person.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-08-2018, 09:28 AM
oddjob oddjob is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 1,362
Niced 24 Times in 11 Posts
Default

i imagine it's a lot like the nickelodeon super toy run.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Moose33 Moose33 is online now
Salient/Yikun Groupie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 66
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 4,497
Niced 561 Times in 408 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkDSM View Post
What Victor said. The loved and heavily involved ones get special access and play with the big toys. Yeti Aviar and its production and short run variants are a good example. Yeti tells some fun stories and his special runs really are special. It is super cool getting them in person.
Those wood shaving Yetis were a cool anicdote for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-08-2018, 11:42 AM
lines's Avatar
lines lines is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Asheville NC
Courses Played: 29
Posts: 451
Niced 243 Times in 139 Posts
Default

I want the Orange/blue '150 class' stamped Griffin destroyer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-08-2018, 12:31 PM
BogeyNoMore's Avatar
BogeyNoMore BogeyNoMore is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Walled Lake, MI
Years Playing: 14.4
Courses Played: 278
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 9,356
Niced 1,552 Times in 803 Posts
Default

Those "mis-stamps" can be make people scratch their heads if they get into other people's hands.

During a tourney several years ago, our card was teeing off on a 240 tunnel shot... thick brush left & right, basically a straight shot, with the pin placed among a couple of guard tress on the left side of a narrow fairway. Player pulls a Z Predator out of his bag... and I'm thinking, "How the does he expect to keep that disc in this fairway?"

Dude huks it... laser straight, with just a touch o'fade at the end.
Walking up the fairway, I had to ask him how he threw a Z-Predator that straight. Turns out it was a Z-Buzzz w/Pred stamp.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-08-2018, 12:34 PM
brutalbrutus's Avatar
brutalbrutus brutalbrutus is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: the nati
Years Playing: 8.2
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,618
Niced 2,127 Times in 1,203 Posts
Default




It looked like a had a Roc with a DX Eagle stamp on it, also...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-08-2018, 01:04 PM
lyleoross's Avatar
lyleoross lyleoross is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Years Playing: 22.8
Courses Played: 2
Posts: 4,270
Niced 1,048 Times in 614 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VictorB View Post
Yes, basically. They get to go in the factory and handle the discs if they want. Sometimes the even get to stamp their own discs, which is how you end up with McPro Aviar Destroyers and DX Griffin Destroyers, etc
So what you're telling me is that there is some chance I might buy a disc that's been fondled by a sponsored pro. I'm not sure if I should be excited or repulsed.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 05-08-2018, 01:08 PM
eman6854 eman6854 is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 84
Niced 36 Times in 25 Posts
Default

I don't get the point of the misleading stamps. If I'm Innova why let Paul throw a leopard stamped firebird? People see that and go wow I need a leopard and end up ticked off because it doesn't fly like they saw in the videos.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.