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Old 10-21-2020, 11:01 AM
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I still don’t understand the hype around this guy, though in the video I watched above he comes across as a nice guy and enthusiastic about the sport. I guess he’s more relatable to the rec players like us, always trying to improve.
It's his already built in existing fan base. The guy has more Youtube views than all the major disc golf channels COMBINED (Jomez, Spin, Gatekeeper, GK, Smashbox, DGPT, etc.) and his other social media channels are huge. It's easy to overlook just how popular Ultimate really is because we aren't in that bubble.

The amount of his already existing fan base he's turned on to disc golf is staggeringly huge, hence the demand. You've got thousands and thousands of Ultimate and trick shot fans of his who never played disc golf (or maybe did as a really green casual) buy their first disc in 2020 because of his switch to disc golf.

For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:23 AM
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It's his already built in existing fan base. The guy has more Youtube views than all the major disc golf channels COMBINED (Jomez, Spin, Gatekeeper, GK, Smashbox, DGPT, etc.) and his other social media channels are huge. It's easy to overlook just how popular Ultimate really is because we aren't in that bubble.

The amount of his already existing fan base he's turned on to disc golf is staggeringly huge, hence the demand. You've got thousands and thousands of Ultimate and trick shot fans of his who never played disc golf (or maybe did as a really green casual) buy their first disc in 2020 because of his switch to disc golf.

For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.
Interesting. I guess that’s why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75’ sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.
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Old 10-21-2020, 11:28 AM
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Interesting. I guess that’s why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75’ sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.
That's because of COVID more than anything else.

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Old 10-21-2020, 11:32 AM
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For most people like us we already have a ton of discs so we aren't necessarily going out and buying more. But for all the newbs who just started in 2020 with empty bags that is an untapped market.
How many of them are slinging get freaky zones, frustrated that they can't throw over 100'? He had a chance to really drive that newbie market. I don't think he really did, did he? I guess I honestly didn't pay attention.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:40 PM
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How many of them are slinging get freaky zones, frustrated that they can't throw over 100'? He had a chance to really drive that newbie market. I don't think he really did, did he? I guess I honestly didn't pay attention.
Hole #1 yesterday at my local course, I witnessed a kid with 3 discs, tee'd off with a Get Freaky Stamped disc, pretty much straight up..no more than 100ft. Apparently the local club is Discraft exclusive. I don't throw Discraft, do all the "Get Freaky" stamped discs also have Brodie's name on them?
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:44 PM
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We all started somewhere. Hand that kid a DX Sidewinder from Casey's stash and tell him to stop bringing his head around early

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Old 10-21-2020, 12:51 PM
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Interesting. I guess that’s why my local course is now unplayable and clogged with mobs of dbags hucking 75’ sky spike hyzers and taking 20 minutes to finish a hole.
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:42 PM
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Old 10-21-2020, 02:06 PM
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I've had some problems with new players and people that just won't give you space. We have a 9 hole course where one can logically start at 5 different holes and people will walk up to the hole you are playing and start firing shots at you.

...but my biggest problem is with the influx of non-disc golfing park goers. It was beautiful last Friday afternoon. I go to the same course. I play holes 1 and 2 long. I moved to 3 short because people are playing with their kid in front of the long tee pad. I want to throw multiple shots, but they wander in front of me as my 2nd throw is in the air. I play 4. I play 5. Hole 6 is overrun with geese, so I skip it. Someone is sunbathing on the teepad for hole 7 and a family is picnicking next to the basket. Play 8. Hole 9 has a family feeding geese in the fairway. Circle back to 1 and someone is reading in the fairway shared by holes 1 and 2. And so forth.

So I went to the soccer field down the road. It is at least 1500 by 500 feet. People are on one end, so I walk about 750 feet down and start throwing towards the parking lot. I land about 5 midranges in about a 50 square foot area and this lady lets her kid wander right to where I'm landing discs. So I turn around and start throwing the other direction. Same lady and her kid start walking down the field in the direction I'm throwing, so I have to stop again. Hundreds of acres of public multi-use land and only 3 people on site and they can't give me 250 feet.
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Old 10-21-2020, 02:34 PM
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I've had some problems with new players and people that just won't give you space. We have a 9 hole course where one can logically start at 5 different holes and people will walk up to the hole you are playing and start firing shots at you.

...but my biggest problem is with the influx of non-disc golfing park goers. It was beautiful last Friday afternoon. I go to the same course. I play holes 1 and 2 long. I moved to 3 short because people are playing with their kid in front of the long tee pad. I want to throw multiple shots, but they wander in front of me as my 2nd throw is in the air. I play 4. I play 5. Hole 6 is overrun with geese, so I skip it. Someone is sunbathing on the teepad for hole 7 and a family is picnicking next to the basket. Play 8. Hole 9 has a family feeding geese in the fairway. Circle back to 1 and someone is reading in the fairway shared by holes 1 and 2. And so forth.

So I went to the soccer field down the road. It is at least 1500 by 500 feet. People are on one end, so I walk about 750 feet down and start throwing towards the parking lot. I land about 5 midranges in about a 50 square foot area and this lady lets her kid wander right to where I'm landing discs. So I turn around and start throwing the other direction. Same lady and her kid start walking down the field in the direction I'm throwing, so I have to stop again. Hundreds of acres of public multi-use land and only 3 people on site and they can't give me 250 feet.

And this is why I try to avoid multi use parks and stick to dedicated courses.

I realize not everyone has that option but it is nice when the only people around are other disc golfers.

I’ve had people on my card literally crash their tee shot into some homeless guy’s makeshift home and have to play his next shot standing on the guys belongings.

I had an obviously new player using hole 9’s basket for practice. No big deal. I waited for him to retrieve his discs and walk away. Then as I’m about to tee off he throws more practice putts to the basket. I waited once more for him to grab his discs. He definitely saw me on the pad waiting to tee off. He tried it a again but I just teed off and nearly clocked him in the face with my shot. I had a few less than kind words for him as I approached the basket.
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