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Old 01-23-2022, 10:31 AM
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Names of prodigy discs don't bother me, but the god awful flashing on every disc I've touched does.
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Old 01-23-2022, 10:43 AM
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What’s a RocX3?
Everybody knows that the 3 means flat top and the X means more stable. And we all understand the difference between DX, Star, G*, Champ plastics.

The Trilogy line-up uses the X designation as well for more stable plastic.

Discraft uses SS and OS. Pretty easy to understand.

Prodigy has used combinations of letters and numbers for both molds and for plastics and it’s a complete mess. Beyond that it has no personality, and personality goes a long way.

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Old 01-23-2022, 10:49 AM
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The naming scheme is the primary reason I don’t throw their discs. I get that it’s modeled after ball golf, but when each club/disc slot has various options across the slot, it becomes a little much, and that’s before all the disc revisions they’ve made.

H1V2 means nothing to me. Is that an HVAC unit?
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What does Meteor mean?
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Same thing it always has.

Meteor is memorable and distictive. HIV2, HVAC, H1X and R2D2 are not distinguishable in my brain.
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I have hardly any prodigy. I inderstand the names as well as I understand any other brand disc names. Anyone could understand them if we wanted to.
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I get the sentiment of disliking prodigy naming, but isn’t it all a little nonsensical? A disc called the panther doesn’t tell you anything about what it does. It all requires context.
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The pearl clutching ITT and elsewhere over the Prodigy naming system is among the silliest things I've seen on here that wasn't posters being intentionally obtuse (for the record, by the tone of the replies, I'm not sure this isn't that). I throw exactly one Prodigy disc and have for several years, as it is a proto stamped PA4. Not because of the name or stamp, but because it has a unique and essential flight for me. I feel like people here largely bash Prodigy, and some of that may be deserved, but using the name as a basis to take a shot at them is absolutely ridiculous. It's no less intuitive than any other company's scheme. Yeesh.
I had a line in my original post about how all disc golf names don’t mean anything. But, for me, the Prodigy categories don’t work for me for recall. My brain just doesn’t hold onto the meaning. Disc golf goofy names (panther, cloudbreaker, etc.) provide me better recall, but also don’t help if you have no idea what they are. I think some of that recall is because I hold onto a visual clue of how a pro on video or another player in person uses a goofy named disc but don’t have the same verbal+visual recall with the prodigy names.

Some of the responses were uncalled for. It’s a matter of how people’s brains work. I guess I really just need to want to, and stop clutching my pearls, and probably grow a pair (right, manly disc golf men of the Internet?), although none of that will change how my brain works.

Throw prodigy. Don’t throw prodigy. It’s a %#^*+%^ disc. I just find the naming to be unhelpful and stressful. Just describing my experience, which some think is nonsensical.

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Old 01-23-2022, 11:00 AM
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I had a line in my original post about how all disc golf names don’t mean anything
Sorry that should read “I had a line in my original post that I ended up editing out before posting...”

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Old 01-23-2022, 11:14 AM
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Sorry that should read “I had a line in my original post that I ended up editing out before posting...”

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I can see your point. I’m not familiar with Prodigy discs, but it sounds like they tried to be too smart using codes for characteristics.

Still, if a disc does what I want I’ll throw it regardless of name.

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Old 01-23-2022, 11:25 AM
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Hmmm, DD3... is that a Dynamic Disc and if so, which one is #3?
Discmania disc, they are opposite to prodigy in that the higher the number goes the overstable…in theory.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:34 AM
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I can see your point. I’m not familiar with Prodigy discs, but it sounds like they tried to be too smart using codes for characteristics.

Still, if a disc does what I want I’ll throw it regardless of name.
I agree, it's all marketing. Once it is in my bag and I know what it does, I don't think about name or plastic type. I think in terms of which disc do I use in which situation.
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Old 01-23-2022, 11:50 AM
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In artificial languages, similar things with notably different properties often have similar names (alkane, alkene, alkyne). In contrast, natural languages use very different words for similar things with notably different properties (bull, cow). Very important to distinguish between male and female bovines when milking.

This may explain why some struggle with Prodigy's or Discmania's naming schemes. Similar-sounding combinations of letters and numbers are not quite as memorable as animals.

Caveat: I have approximately zero brand loyalty, which is why this thread drift caught my interest more than the original subject.

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Old 01-23-2022, 11:55 AM
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Discmania disc, they are opposite to prodigy in that the higher the number goes the overstable…in theory.
The DD is more overstable than the DD3 tho

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Old 01-23-2022, 12:07 PM
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Discmania disc, they are opposite to prodigy in that the higher the number goes the overstable…in theory.
This is also part of the problem for Prodigy. Discmania was already using this type of naming scheme. So it muddied the waters even more.

400G H1V2 is hard to market.. then add a bland stamp to it...leads to no interest.

To a seasoned disc golfer, flight should be prioritized BUT to a newb/casual it won't sell...then add the fact that other companies have molds and plastics that feel and fly the same..... you fall behind the trends.

Prodigy was hoping to use all their pros to push plastic. It didn't work. Not to mention they were $5-$8 more per disc when they came out(while having terrible QC problems).

I don't feel bad for Prodigy. They are right where they belong. Seppo coming back to the states and playing at a high level would help them alot.

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