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Default McBeth, Unmarked grip bag?

Anyone have the scoop on why McBeth has recently switched from the Innova Superhero Backpack to an unmarked grip back for the past couple of tournaments?

I assume it has to do with comfort, but interesting still the same.
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Old 09-05-2017, 03:37 PM
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This came up before. I think someone said it might be a developmental Innova bag but I wasn't really looking.
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This came up before. I think someone said it might be a developmental Innova bag but I wasn't really looking.
That one was black IIRC and also had an Innova logo on the front. This one is pretty obviously the sand colored A series that has the velcro front, with the Grip patch removed. I'd say the back pads and bag strap system give it away as a Grip though

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Yeah, also, GRIP EQ was posting that it was a Grip bag during the PFDO. On their Twitter and on Facebooks.

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I had thought that part of his contract with Innova stipulates only using their equipment. Does anyone know?

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That one was black IIRC and also had an Innova logo on the front. This one is pretty obviously the sand colored A series that has the velcro front, with the Grip patch removed. I'd say the back pads and bag strap system give it away as a Grip though
It has to be said, sorry, but you sir, spend too much time thinking about disc golf bags.

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He used to carry a gripEQ bag a lot, considering he had a signature series version.

I'd imagine that he could carry a different bag if he wanted, as with most other pros (as long as it's not a disc manufacturer) but wanted to give the innova bags as much of a chance as he could. Purely speculation though.
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Interesting... either the responsorship is back in the works and the contract isn't final or Grip is using it as free publicity... doesn't really seem like a McBeth move though to give them that.

Interesting that the year he started saying he is going only innova he retracted to brong back the great addidas deal and now this? Not shaming at all or anything just think it's funny.
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Interesting... either the responsorship is back in the works and the contract isn't final or Grip is using it as free publicity... doesn't really seem like a McBeth move though to give them that.

Interesting that the year he started saying he is going only innova he retracted to brong back the great addidas deal and now this? Not shaming at all or anything just think it's funny.
I dont believe he said he was going Innova only per se. He said he was done having sponsors that didnt pay him. I believe that his Innova contract was the only contract he was happy with at the time. He dropped Addidas outdoor briefly until they came back with an offer that he liked (included money, not just free gear).

Either McBeth really disliked the innova bags (or just missed the grip), or grip made him a sponsorship offer he is happy with.

*this post is mostly speculation. Obviously I dont actually have a clue.

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To me it looked like he was just carrying a bag he liked, but since he is not sponsored by GRIP he removed the badging as not to give them free advertisement. It would seem odd to me for him to carry the bag in anticipation of a deal. But we're all just guessing.
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