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Old 09-22-2018, 05:36 PM
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What's the next Frontier for Disc Manufacturers?

Some data I put together from the PDGA Approved discs list below. There was a notable disc speed race from '82 to '88 and a plateau for over a decade, and another speed boom from 2000 to 2008 and here we sit for another decade.

I don't expect another speed boom, there doesn't seem to be a need, nor do I think they would work ergonomically for most everyone.

1964 - Wham-O /DTW make PDGA approved discs
1979 - 2nd and 3rd company with approved disc
1995 - 7th company with an approved disc
2005 - 11th company with an approved disc
2009 - 21st company with an approved disc
2018 - We now have 74 Unique companies with approved discs (as of this writing), with 1,071 Unique, PDGA Approved disc models

Companies are busy making tweaks of other similar molds, shooting every mold in every type of plastic for their fanbase, with ever new stamps and foils. Maybe there's no new frontier - but if there is, it would create some excitement and some cash. So what's NEXT?

The Top 10 Manufacturers by # of molds:
(144) Innova-Champion
(99) Discraft
(57) Latitude 64
(51) Disc Golf Association
(51) Gateway
(44) Wham-O
(43) Lightning Discs
(41) Prodigy Disc
(40) Westside
(34) MVP

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Old 09-22-2018, 06:09 PM
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Trying to produce a disc that flies like a teebird.

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Trying to produce a disc that flies like a teebird.
Even Innova has problems doing this.

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In all honesty... A full proof basket. A man can dream, right?

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No need for new discs (until Antigyro is patented).

Give me an affordable portable working tee pad!

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I think perfecting plastics and making consistent molds. I highly doubt there is any need for new molds to come out. But if you can recreate a CE Teebird or FAF CE Firebird I would be all in.

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No need for new discs (until Antigyro is patented).

Give me an affordable portable working tee pad!
Quest AT had antigyro a few years ago, the 10 Meter Crossfire and I believe the 10 Meter Brick. I doubt they patented it though, they didn't patent gyro. Wouldn't surprise me if MVP took the idea and patented it(they've done it been.)

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10M Brick has a nice beefy mass in the center of the flight plate
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In all honesty... A full proof basket. A man can dream, right?
Can't fool proof anything fools use

Purposely not a basket discussion here, there are other dead horses around these parts.
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Employing high tech gadgets inexpensively.

Ultra mini RF transponders coupled with any decent phone app would speed up play across the board, make most lost and found boxes obsolete, and help GLOW rounds.

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