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Old 09-02-2020, 01:22 AM
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I found this old thread with some interesting information about who designs discs:

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...p/t-74327.html

It left me with some questions, though.

First: Obviously, Dunipace has been the designer at Innova since the beginning. I wonder if there are others designing discs at Innova now?

Also, I heard that Jim Kenner has stepped away from day-to-day involvement with Discraft, so who is designing Discraft molds now?

A while back, I saw an interview on YouTube with David Greenwell and he mentioned who was designing the discs at Prodigy, but I can't find it anymore. Anyone know?

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You might include Millennium, Discmania and Infinite for Dunipace too...I wonder if those companies just send him input on what sort of disc they want and he slaps together mold pieces to get the flights.

I'm imagining something like this:


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You might include Millennium, Discmania and Infinite for Dunipace too...I wonder if those companies just send him input on what sort of disc they want and he slaps together mold pieces to get the flights.

I'm imagining something like this:


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Streets: Yeah, I've always wondered how those conversations go between Jussi and Dave.

One clue who is designing at Discraft is this video of McBeth working with someone who might be the designer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5opoKJyuzLM&t=0m36s

Anyone know who the Discraft employee is?

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An AMA with an actual disc designer would be the coolest.

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I'd love to see a video on the complete process. From design to mold to plastic in hand.

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I'd love to see a video on the complete process. From design to mold to plastic in hand.
JuanA: You got part of your wish with this video L64 just put out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkr5W90hXnQ

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Way back in the day the ask Dave D thread on the PDGA forum was the real deal.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:39 AM
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Ha! I've been right all along. That's not a three piece mold. It's a simple open/shut.
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Was about to post the L64 video. Was kind of surprised they showed that much.
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