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Old 01-26-2022, 12:39 AM
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I don't think James Conrad needs to do any brand-building at all. The shot heard round the world speaks for itself.

Not to mention a US Championship, a unique style, and copious lead card coverage.
Depends on his goals. He’s done enough to get support to play disc golf for a living. OTOH, If he wants to maximize his income potential he needs to do more. Of course I don’t think that’s his personality. He’s not a Uli or Simon.
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:37 AM
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I hope the latter. Conrad seems like a great guy, and I like him and all, but I don't get the impression that marketing himself, or building a brand comes very naturally to him.

Not saying he isn't sharp, or doesn't get it. I think it's more that his personality isn't, "Hey, look what I'm doing. "

Not that they were born with it, but Paige and Paul both seem quite comfortable with parlaying their success on the course into discs, other merch, projects.

Eagle, Simon, and even KJ seem closer to Paige and Paul. Dickerson and Calvin seem more James.

Cat and Ricky fall somewhere in between.

Just my take.
I agree with that ranking wholeheartedly.
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Old 01-26-2022, 04:11 AM
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Just my take.
Nope. Pretty much everybody's, but we'll give you credit for it

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Old 01-26-2022, 07:56 AM
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:15 AM
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Next year this thread should be a guessing-with-bragging-rights thread. Shout out I think Player will move to Sponsor. First one shouting out correctly gets some nice internet XP accolades.

Cat to Westside. I dunno.

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Old 01-26-2022, 08:21 AM
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I grabbed a 2020 USDGC Champion P Model US and a Tennessee Dyed PA4 from the Dickerson collection.

Pretty excited, though I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them.
Got these in the mail yesterday.

The PmUS is unthrown, so I basically got a discounted new disc with a bit of a story.

The PA4 is well used and inked, which is exactly what I wanted. Wasn't sure I wanted to bag it, but it might be too cool not to bag. I'll definitely at least field test it.

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Old 01-26-2022, 08:39 AM
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I hope the latter. Conrad seems like a great guy, and I like him and all, but I don't get the impression that marketing himself, or building a brand comes very naturally to him.

Not saying he isn't sharp, or doesn't get it. I think it's more that his personality isn't, "Hey, look what I'm doing. "
He has the best brand of them all. Humble nice guy that is approachable and isn't trying to sell you something.

Works great with the fans, not the greatest for sponsors.

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Old 01-26-2022, 08:43 AM
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He has the best brand of them all. Humble nice guy that is approachable and isn't trying to sell you something.

Works great with the fans, not the greatest for sponsors.
Curious, is this personal expert or your take from watching tournaments/videos?
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Old 01-26-2022, 09:18 AM
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Curious, is this personal expert or your take from watching tournaments/videos?
I have known James since he was barely a teen and he is indeed a super nice guy, approachable, humble, etc, etc.

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Old 01-26-2022, 09:20 AM
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Works great with the fans, not the greatest for sponsors.
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