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Old 01-15-2013, 12:59 AM
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What generation in the life of disc golf are we? I think we are the third. Generation 1 included lids and ultimate discs that were taken from passing to aiming at targets. Generation 2 was the move from these lids to beveled edged pieces of plastics that traveled farther. Generation 3 is the the development of warp speed drivers and the birth of companies.

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What will start the next generation?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:04 AM
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Next generation: Over saturation of discs (not necessarily a bad thing for players or big companies)
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:17 AM
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The next generation is already here: the coagulation of noobs into roving groups of disc nerds.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 AM
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As someone who played then didn't for years only to pick it back up again the change was amazing. Perhaps we can begin to define generations by periods of development in the game, PDGA, TV coverage, and international competition

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:23 AM
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We are the grandchildren. Too young to remember; too self-confident to care.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:24 AM
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The next generation is already here: the coagulation of noobs into roving groups of disc nerds.
haha. you just described the birth of disc golf.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:43 AM
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as an answer to the op's question: i am 1st generation.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:46 AM
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Well, I'm the first generation, I guess. I first tried to throw a Frisbee in a basket in 1962.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:59 AM
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I think we're still in the 3rd Generation. It seems that each company wants to come out with the "fastest disc on the market" or the "farthest flying disc" etc. Still in that phase where these high tech drivers are reinventing the game in more ways than one. I've only played for about 3 years and am definitely a member of the 3rd generation. I think that the 4th generation would come about once Disc Golf goes "mainstream", not in a NBA or NFL way but in a monetary way when it can be profitable (Maybe even have a Free Agency and Collective Bargaining and whatnot hahah) In any case, we're definitely coming to a new era in Disc Golf.
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I honestly believe disc golf will never be televised on a nationwide tv station. Maybe a clip here or there but I doubt there will ever be an hour time slot set aside to show the final 9 of worlds. Anytime I tell people I disc golf competitively they always laugh, don't see that changing drastically anytime soon. Realistically it's not that fun to watch unless you're into it and there's a pretty small market as far as potential advertisers.
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