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Old 06-03-2011, 05:04 PM
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I've seen alot of crazy redneck shiz on the course, including pregnant women (those midwestern chicks are tough!), And woman smokers, but pregnant, women smokers in bikinis, with mohawks, now thats just to much!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:08 PM
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First you destroy Pinkie and turn him into a bag tag, now you are telling people to set themselves on fire.
Modz please ban this ass hat.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:12 PM
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I know, I'm still smarting from not getting into the pinkie thread before the lock.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:16 PM
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The X-Game analogy is often tossed in, but it strikes me as a poor one.

Some of these activities draw participants, seemingly all young men, due in part to the excitement and adrenaline rush. These provide a base audience. We might draw the same players, but certainly not for the same reasons.

Sorry if you thought I was trying to compare the two sports. My reason for bringing up x games is the way people dress. The original poster feels that the way people dress is discouraging potential sponsors. If that were true then x-games and a host of other sponsored events(rock concerts) would not have sponsors.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:18 PM
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I can't believe that Innova and Discraft don't make mad money, (they have a lot of mine), so I can't believe that money is a huge issue for companies. If Nike decided to make their own disc line, you can't tell me they wouldn't get away with 25$ - 30$ a disc and have people cuing up to buy the new big name disc. Hell, Innova sold a ton of speed 13 discs to newbs and noodle arms so why couldn't a company with mucho grande (exact figure there) reputation in the sporting world turn a profit? Bolf covers more physical space and is seen by many as an elitist activity, and yet it still has become a huge financial success. Woods or no woods, (trees not Tiger), it wouldn't be that tough to get good camera views of a pro's entire shot from release to landing. If they can follow a tiny white ball over 350 yards, they can follow a blue disc between several trees. While I do agree with Scarpfish is principal, and wish him nothing but fire free days ahead, I can't believe that a sport growing 15 - 20% a year is not going to end up alongside of bolf in terms of popularity, financial opportunity, and coverage, and frankly, it'll be a great day in my world when I can relax in my chair and watch the PDGA world championship on the tube.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:19 PM
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You just described 75% of the people playing my home course on daily basis.
Grand Woods? Yeah.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:22 PM
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Maybe I am impatient. The sport has been around for 40 years and we still can't get past the general perception of the public that disc golf is a hobby for lazy pot-smoking hippies. Worse yet, after 40 years of growth, 90% of people still have never heard of it.
If 90% of people have never heard of dg, how can they possibly have a perception of the people that play it?

I've been playing this sport for over 30 years, and the pot-smoking hippies stereotype may have been true back in the day, but these players have been displaced by more mainstream people, along with the stereotype.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:27 PM
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Remind me to take MD off of my course wish list!

I am, of course, joking!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:29 PM
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If 90% of people have never heard of dg, how can they possibly have a perception of the people that play it?

I've been playing this sport for over 30 years, and the pot-smoking hippies stereotype may have been true back in the day, but these players have been displaced by more mainstream people, along with the stereotype.
I have to disagree. While the percentage of pot head players is less, I still pass many groups that have to stop for a "break". The sterotypical image of a disc golfer is still a half baked Jeff Bridges impersonator. I am not debating illegal (or for a few people legal) drug use, some of the coolest players I have meet on this forum do not play without a little "break"
the negative image is still associated with the sport, but as it get more and more positive press I think it will be viewed as a cheap family activity. I do not think it will ever be viewed as a serious sport.


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Remind me to take MD off of my course wish list!

I am, of course, joking!
What are you talking about?
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:32 PM
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I have to disagree. While the percentage of pot head players is less, I still pass many groups that have to stop for a "break". The sterotypical image of a disc golfer is still a half baked Jeff Bridges impersonator. I am not debating illegal (or for a few people legal) drug use, some of the coolest players I have meet on this forum do not play without a little "break"
the negative image is still associated with the sport, but as it get more and more positive press I think it will be viewed as a cheap family activity. I do not think it will ever be viewed as a serious sport.




What are you talking about?
The dude said that there wasn't hippy/stoners on the MD courses any more!
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