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Old 06-10-2018, 01:01 AM
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There are no American alternatives to our China/Korean/etc made phones. But Innova, Discraft, MVP, Prodigy, etc make great plastic. No need to buy Swedish. Name any Trilogy mold, and it will have a locally made alternative.
That's great, if you care about that sort of thing.

How many American jobs are being lost because a few disc golf companies are manufacuring their discs in Sweeden (which isn't exactly China, Bangladesh or Honduras as far as labor conditions go). It's not as if the foreign made product is any cheaper than it's domestic counterpart.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:36 AM
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:01 AM
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:50 PM
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How many American jobs are being lost because a few disc golf companies are manufacuring their discs in Sweden
Not zero - fewer.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:08 PM
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DD and Trilogy have really fallen off in the past year or so. Growing too fast to keep up.
Yeah from what I have seen it is like Dynamic Disc is trying to do the whole USA market for the Trilogy and is not able to keep up. Also seems they are tying to do too much on the internet. As some of that stuff is falling flat and repeating its self mostly Youtube.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:38 PM
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As far as buying from a Sweden company. I'm pretty sure they buy a lot from U.S. companies.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:46 PM
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Funny you say that. A buddy was looking to buy a basket. I suggested a somewhat local Michigan company. He ordered a basket from MVP. When the box arrived, "Made in China" on the box.
Only Baskets made in the USA is the Permanent install one that Gateway makes and is the one I had to slam putt the discs in the one time I played a course that had the Gateway Titans though the local club had used S hook chains to replace some of the plastic bands that hold the chains near the basket pole that had broke over the years. Otherwise the brands baskets are made in China or Taiwan.

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Old 06-10-2018, 03:06 PM
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There's nothing like the River made by anyone (especially the Opto-X River). Anything else I can think of, yeah, there's something US-manufactured that's similar.
XXX or Triple X? I do not see as a copy of any other disc made by a USA company.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:15 PM
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Nobody else has anything like OptoHex, or Burst, either. (Yet)
Burst is Like the Jawbreaker plastic but a bit more durable. They based it off the old Color Swirl Discs that Discraft made for a short run to find out the plastic delaminated in Color Swirl. Now they have made a Jawbreaker that is like the Color Swirl but is less likely to delaminate. Some of the runs of the Old Innova Pro Plastic do delaminate but that is not as bad as the old Color Swirl that Discraft made. those Color Swirl disc tended to delaminate on there own if you are not even using the disc.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:20 PM
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Only Baskets made in the USA is the Permanent install one that Gateway makes
Nope.

http://www.arroyodiscsports.com/

Arroyo makes the Vortex, right here in the US of A.
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