Old 01-17-2019, 11:40 AM
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I think the more media we get and the sport grows. . the more we going to see zoom in on discs and commentators mention which disc the player is throwing. . much more of that the last half of 2018 than ever before
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:49 AM
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If we follow the hypothetical: (1) pro, (2) with signature disc, and (3) with desire to optimize [something], then all that's needed is knowing what the [something] is, and what strategy optimizes it.

Let's say that the [something] is money, because...it's a job. Then, one could bet that there is a function that describes the results of best finishes in some number of annual events. That is a gross result.

There is another function that describes the strokes lost/gained by substituting a disc that's less than optimal. That change in strokes can be factored into the revenue model from the tournament finishes. +/- money on the gross.

There is another function that describes the market response to one's promotion of a signature disc, and this can be predicted somewhat accurately. There's revenue tied to the sales of discs for the pro. That's a different gross result from contract revenue, some of which is tied to signature disc sales, but not all.

Now it gets a bit more complex. Higher finishes in tournaments result in greater publicity, which is also ties to market awareness of both the player and his/her discs. Brand marketing also plays an awareness part, as do promotions within the distribution channel. These can be described analytically, it will require equations with relationships and assumptions. These equations can be solved. Not hard, but the results will likely not be 100% correlated or fully predictable.

Because costs of play/travel/materials are considered nominally equal for the two choices, they can be neglected in the analysis.

$ = tournament revenue + change in contract revenue (for disc sales) {evaluated for the two courses of action}

Bottom line is: If my intended result is money, I would choose the course of action that is most likely to result in more money...
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