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Old 01-16-2020, 02:46 PM
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Doesen't seem like the ChainStar Pro has been as well received as Discraft might have hoped...
Probably going to take awhile for them to gain more popularity. I know locally here in Metro Detroit the Kensington courses now have them and rumor has it that Cass Benton (2000 worlds course) may soon get them too.

Either way, I don't think Discraft really loses any significant money regardless of how well they sell. There aren't any sunk costs involved, the baskets aren't perishable, and I would imagine there is at least some sort of just in time/supply chain production going on where it's not like they have thousands of them sitting around collecting dust.

I'd imagine at this point they're pretty good at forecast accounting and make what they can sell.
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110 new course worldwide for the #1 Discatcher targets. That's best case 1,980 targets x $400 each = $792k revenue. At a (decent) margin of 20%, that's only $158k profit, a small drop in the bucket when compared with disc sales.

From what I can tell targets don't have a very good margin, 20% is just a swag and I'd be surprised if it was that high. The economies of scale just aren't there yet. This is why it's so hard to get any kind of discount from a manufacturer, despite almost all of the targets being manufactured overseas.

So course designers: don't plan on getting much of a discount on targets, they are already priced low and the competition is going to keep them low.
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110 new course worldwide for the #1 Discatcher targets. That's best case 1,980 targets x $400 each = $792k revenue. At a (decent) margin of 20%, that's only $158k profit, a small drop in the bucket when compared with disc sales.

From what I can tell targets don't have a very good margin, 20% is just a swag and I'd be surprised if it was that high. The economies of scale just aren't there yet. This is why it's so hard to get any kind of discount from a manufacturer, despite almost all of the targets being manufactured overseas.

So course designers: don't plan on getting much of a discount on targets, they are already priced low and the competition is going to keep them low.

FYI - DISCatcher Pro 28 targets are only $325.00 each for course installations with 9 or more targets. This course discount is one reason the Innova DISCatcher remains the top selling target for course installations since 2007.

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Time for an annual update.

The DGCR database again shows Innova DISCatcher Targets are installed on more courses around the world than any other target.

As of 4/26/2021 on the DGCR Database:
Active Courses Worldwide: 9522
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 3319 or 34.8%
2nd Place - DGA All varieties :2106 or 22.1%
3rd Place - DC Chainstar All varieties 488 or 5.1%
4th Place - Dynamic Discs All Varieies: 372 or 3.9%
5th Place - Prodigy: 304 or 3.1%



Active Courses in the US: 7408
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 2503 or 33.7%
2nd Place - DGA All Varieties: 2106 or 22.1%



The Innova DISCatcher target remained the top choice for new course installations:

New Courses Worldwide in 2020 through April 2021: 475
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 129 or 27.1%
2nd Place - Dynamic Discs All Varieties 76 or 16.0%
3rd Place - DGA all varieties: 62 or 13.0%
4th Place - Prodigy: 43 or 9.0%%

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Thumbs up Innova DISCatcher Targets are Still Number One!

Time for an annual update.

The DGCR database again shows Innova DISCatcher Targets are installed on more courses around the world than any other disc golf target.

As of 1/17/2022 on the DGCR Database:
Active Courses Worldwide:10,032
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 3469 or 34.5%
2nd Place - DGA All varieties :2150 or 21.4%
3rd Place - Trilogy All varieties: 577 or 5.75%
4th Place - DC Chainstar 488 or 4.8%
5th Place - Prodigy: 338 or 3.4%



Active Courses in the US: 7890
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 2645 or 33.5%
2nd Place - DGA All Varieties: 2076 or 26.3%
3rd Place - Trilogy All Varieties: 495 or 6.2%



The Innova DISCatcher target remained the top choice for new course installations:

New Courses Worldwide in 2021: 426
1st Place - Innova DISCatcher: 111 or 26%
2nd Place - Trilogy All Varieties 92 or 21%
3rd Place - DGA all varieties: 56 or 13%
4th Place - Prodigy: 29 or 6%



The most amazing fact here is there are now 10,000 Disc Golf Courses in the World!!!

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