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Old 02-24-2014, 10:48 AM
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Default DGA's new disc, the Torrent.

The Torrent is a speed 14 distance driver. DGA is giving away one for the next 10 days via a Facebook contest. Check it out!

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:43 AM
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So it's going to be a Nuke in DGA plastic I'm guessing.

Again with this speed 14 marketing crap.
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So it's going to be a Nuke in DGA plastic I'm guessing.

Again with this speed 14 marketing crap.
DGA has a very simple lineup compared to most of the other disc manufacturers. They come out with one new disc a year, typically. This disc is a brand new mold. It's not a slightly modified Nuke or anything like that. For players with lots of distance, this will be a great disc! I don't see how it is "marketing crap"?
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:58 AM
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DGA has a very simple lineup compared to most of the other disc manufacturers. They come out with one new disc a year, typically. This disc is a brand new mold. It's not a slightly modified Nuke or anything like that. For players with lots of distance, this will be a great disc! I don't see how it is "marketing crap"?
My guess, & that's all it is, is that a Nuke has the widest legal rim & is a speed 13. So technically, I don't think you could have a truly PDGA legal speed 14 rim
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:03 PM
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DGA has a very simple lineup compared to most of the other disc manufacturers. They come out with one new disc a year, typically. This disc is a brand new mold. It's not a slightly modified Nuke or anything like that. For players with lots of distance, this will be a great disc! I don't see how it is "marketing crap"?
You can't make a disc faster then a Nuke unless you make the rim shallower like a Tern. Speed 14 is marketing crap. 99.9% of players throwing a Nuke can't get it up to speed anyways. It only hurts the chuckers and I see this as marketing to chuckers.
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imma download this disc for freeee
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:32 PM
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I believe Baldwin and Criss both bag Nukes for more distance over Hurricanes, so there is a need for some players even if it is the .1%. The whole sports/merchandizing model revolves around pros and getting amateurs to buy what the pros are using, so why the vitriol?

Personally I'd like to see a new 1.7cm fairway, but I'll try a Torrent for sure even if I can't get it up to speed. I already tease my hair and breathe out when I putt.
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My guess, & that's all it is, is that a Nuke has the widest legal rim & is a speed 13. So technically, I don't think you could have a truly PDGA legal speed 14 rim
There's no such thing as a "PDGA legal speed 14 rim". The whole speed number thing is a concept that Innova has used over the years to market its discs. Other companies and third party flight charts in recent years have been adopting its usage. The PDGA has never given any official specifications or guidelines as to what size rim accompanies which speed.

So "Speed 14" is indeed marketing crap, but so are speeds 1-13.
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There's no such thing as a "PDGA legal speed 14 rim". The whole speed number thing is a concept that Innova has used over the years to market its discs. Other companies and third party flight charts in recent years have been adopting its usage. The PDGA has never given any official specifications or guidelines as to what size rim accompanies which speed.

So "Speed 14" is indeed marketing crap, but so are speeds 1-13.
HyzerHuckin' Inc's new Spinal Tap is speed 15. Just sayin'.
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