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I'm brand loyal. I just throw X and here's why: 26 13.83%
I basically just have one brand in my bag, because it's what's available. 3 1.60%
I primarily throw X, but I have bag spots with other brands. 79 42.02%
No way I'm brand loyal! I find what works. 76 40.43%
Wait... these plastic things are made by different companies? 4 2.13%
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:13 PM
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I have to admit this is largely inspired by Paul McBeth switching from Innova to Discraft. I find it interesting that so many people reference the idea of throwing more Discraft and less Innova. So my question is about brand loyalty. I see two reasons to be brand loyal: 1) you're sponsored or trying to be sponsored by a manufacturer, or 2) you don't like being overwhelmed by the multitude of discs out there. The question is simple: are you brand loyal? How do you determine which manufacturers are in your bag?

We'll see how things shake out, but I imagine McBeth going to Discraft has a chance to increase Discraft in my bag in one of two ways: 1) new molds that seem to fill a bag spot, or 2) improvements on molds I'm already interested in by better plastic options. I'm a Discraft fan, but there's a lot of other stuff in my bag. Something like a Leopard/Leo3/FD will likely never leave the bag. Teebirds are just plain awesome. The Firebird will be in my bag for a while, and so will a Star Beast.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:19 PM
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I like what I like, the brands typically use are Innova, Westside, and MVP with some Reptillian sprinkled in.

I do not typically use Prodigy or Discraft though I’ve tried and liked some of both, but not enough to bag.

I like McBeth and will follow what he throws, but it probably won’t influence purchasing unless there is something I haven’t tried and like the feel and look of.

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Old 12-01-2018, 02:20 PM
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I throw the best disc for my game for the particular slot. Could be made by anybody. That said, some companies do seem to make better quality product than others.

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Old 12-01-2018, 02:23 PM
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Right now in my main bag I have: Innova (3), MVP (1), Axiom (1), DGA (1), Discraft (3), Latitude (2), Millennium (1), Discmania (1), and Westside (3).

So no, not really. I will admit that I'm brand familiar more than anything, which is why I don't have much Legacy or Prodigy. I try to find discs that work for me from the brands I know first then branch out into the unknowns later.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:29 PM
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Two-brand loyal

Reptilian because I love their plastic and the uniqueness of some of their discs

As I switched from primarily FH to BH, the rest of my bag sort of evolved to Dynamic, etc. because I discovered I really like the Fuzion/Gold line plastic. For some reason, the specific feel of the plastic was much more critical for my success BH

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Old 12-01-2018, 02:34 PM
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I throw what works. I had a preference for US brands only for a while but the Berg (Kastaplast/Sweden) is just too good. When I first started playing back around '04 there were two brands basically. Innova or Discraft take your pick. In Eastern Carolina all I saw was Innova so I'll always have a place for them. I think it's great there's so many great companies to pick from.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:42 PM
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It’s funny, the most important disc in my bag during my first year of playing was an X Stratus, but then I rarely tried many Discraft molds after that. For whatever reason the Innova flight numbering system clicked in my head and became my guiding criteria for ordering new molds to try.

I’m a huge Paul fan and throw mostly Innova. I’m really comfortable with my lineup and bought way too many backups in my first 2 years of playing, so it wouldn’t make much sense to screw around with new molds. But I’m sure some new plastic/stamp with Paul’s sig will tempt me to try an Undertaker or a Force or whatever.
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I'll throw anything that's produced. If I like it, I'll buy a disc or two. If I don't, I won't. Doesn't matter who made it, nor who else throws it.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:53 PM
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Started throwing in 07 and the place that sold Innova was a lot closer than the one that sold Discraft so I got to know Innova very well. A little over half my bag is Innova with lots of backups. But I have been changing some slots to prodigy because their plastic kicks ass. I also bag a comet, a harp, and wizards.
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My loyalty is bought. Nobody has ponied up yet.

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