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Old 07-30-2021, 04:50 PM
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Our own pros can’t consistently call footfaults and we are talking Olympics? LOL!
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Old 07-30-2021, 05:29 PM
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This would be great for the "growing the sport" people. Professional disc golf would become local to billions of new players, rather than something played by folks in a relatively few countries that don't speak their language.


If disc golf ever did grow to have a big market, the landscape that currently exists in manufacturing and retailing would change significantly. Most production would be moved outside of the USA and EU to reduce costs. Major retailers would drive lots of local shops out of business. No current disc golf manufacturer or retailer would be safe.
I agree with most of what you're saying here. Not so sure about the bolded bit though. Molding is a fairly automated process. The benefit of moving production to low labor cost countries is reduced when there is relatively little labor required.

With discs, as long as most of the sales are still in the US and Europe, you'd have to consider increased freight costs and possibly duty/tariff if you were to move production to China.

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Old 07-30-2021, 05:35 PM
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Our own pros can’t consistently call footfaults and we are talking Olympics? LOL!
Or call penalties on taking too much time.

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Old 07-30-2021, 06:19 PM
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Better question; which athletes would represent each country?

You would have to think high level players from Europe and Asia would be all in.
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Old 07-30-2021, 09:55 PM
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Even better question; which athletes would represent the US and also be able to pass drug screening that includes weed?

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Old 07-30-2021, 10:06 PM
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Or call penalties on taking too much time.
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Even better question; which athletes would represent the US and also be able to pass drug screening that includes weed?
Oh Christ, we're screwed. Now the game will NEVER make the big time.

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Old 07-30-2021, 10:36 PM
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Oh Christ, we're screwed. Now the game will NEVER make the big time.
It might, right after Cornhole?

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Old 07-30-2021, 10:51 PM
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Used to hear buzz about Skateboarding. Time will probably bring it about if civilization lasts another 50 years.

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Even better question; which athletes would represent the US and also be able to pass drug screening that includes weed?
McBeth is safe he doesn’t even drink. Probably Ricky after the lime scare too, I can’t see him smoking if he won’t even eat a carb.

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Old 07-30-2021, 11:18 PM
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can I just say Olympics ruin cool sports? skateboarding? we don't need a fricking podium, thank you very much. my 56 yo azs would rather skate off a podium, and my skills suck and have bills to pay....
I was talking with my daughter about this recently. She does stuff on a lyra and hopes to be part of a Cirque de Solei troupe. She's 23 and learned a bunch on her own initiative. Finding a place to hang a steel ring on a cord from the ceiling and then practice moves that if missed might break ones neck... it's sketchy finding that kind of space. But she did and has moved on to more professional studios/ gyms. It's pretty cool.

Anyway, I was talking with her about the Olympics and medals and ... maybe many sports might be better represented by simple exhibitions. Like skateboarding. She kinda respects my opinions on stuff and the notion of Olympic sports having separate non-medal categories for sports like skateboarding, gymnastics, figure skating... activities where there's an artistic element involved, in contrast to running fastest or throwing farthest... that got her attention.

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