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Old 11-07-2019, 05:03 PM
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Was that box of MD4's part of his allotment?

Here, take this box of 100 MD4s and have at er
Maybe more like here's a box of discs we want your to promote, do what you want.... lol...
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:03 PM
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just got me curious, how many discs CAN a pro like Simon take out every year?
I vaguely remember an Innova pro saying they could take up to 400.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:44 AM
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I vaguely remember an Innova pro saying they could take up to 400.
400!! Wow, that´s an insane amont of discs for a year of play. .

I understand if someone like Simon don´t feel the need to take THAT many discs even if it´s free.

I have around 300-400 disc and it feels like my apartment have laying just everywhere. .i even have 40disc in my sockdrawer
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:57 AM
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Its been stated already about Paul's putter usage. Whether he changes every round or every tournament, he definitely goes thru them fast. I bet he goes thru 400-500 putters a year when you factor that its 2 new putters every round/tourney plus the ones that may never see the course after a heavy practice sessions. Plus, he's also throwing them and I believe he uses a different one than he putts with, right?
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:28 AM
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Its been stated already about Paul's putter usage. Whether he changes every round or every tournament, he definitely goes thru them fast. I bet he goes thru 400-500 putters a year when you factor that its 2 new putters every round/tourney plus the ones that may never see the course after a heavy practice sessions. Plus, he's also throwing them and I believe he uses a different one than he putts with, right?
I wonder were all those "old" putters go? I know he said in his "innova days" that he was not allowed to give discs away. . or sell them

But Eagle and Simon gives a way a ton of discs. . so i guess they are allowed?

It seems like most players use the same set of putters and disc all season. . is Paul unique in the way he goes through disc ( manly putters ) ?
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:23 PM
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400!! Wow, that´s an insane amont of discs for a year of play. .

I understand if someone like Simon don´t feel the need to take THAT many discs even if it´s free.

I have around 300-400 disc and it feels like my apartment have laying just everywhere. .i even have 40disc in my sockdrawer
I would assume pros only take that many to sell. I've seen quite a lot of pros selling discs out of there cars at tournaments. It seems weird that they would have to buy them from their sponsor to sell them, but I have no idea.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:51 PM
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I would assume pros only take that many to sell. I've seen quite a lot of pros selling discs out of there cars at tournaments. It seems weird that they would have to buy them from their sponsor to sell them, but I have no idea.
To my knowledge, the standard deal is that players are given an allotment of discs for free (#s dependent on the player/deal) for personal use and they're given wholesale or better pricing if they want discs to sell. Of course, higher level players can and probably do negotiate for other benefits or deals as far as discs for sale go. But in general, if they're selling discs on their own, it's an order they've paid for (or will pay for, depending on their deal).

To be clear, I'm not talking about signature series or tour series stuff that the manufacturers wholesale to retailers (e.g. Sexton Firebirds, Lucid/Opto-X lines, etc). Those the players are probably not paying for even if they're selling them for themselves on the road. But, say, the Sockibomb stamped stuff that Ricky sells on his website and on site at events...that's probably not stuff he gets for free.
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Old 11-08-2019, 10:21 PM
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To my knowledge, the standard deal is that players are given an allotment of discs for free (#s dependent on the player/deal) for personal use and they're given wholesale or better pricing if they want discs to sell. Of course, higher level players can and probably do negotiate for other benefits or deals as far as discs for sale go. But in general, if they're selling discs on their own, it's an order they've paid for (or will pay for, depending on their deal).

To be clear, I'm not talking about signature series or tour series stuff that the manufacturers wholesale to retailers (e.g. Sexton Firebirds, Lucid/Opto-X lines, etc). Those the players are probably not paying for even if they're selling them for themselves on the road. But, say, the Sockibomb stamped stuff that Ricky sells on his website and on site at events...that's probably not stuff he gets for free.
That's interesting. I never thought about having the players pay for the discs after they sell them. That makes the most sense since a player doesn't have to incur the risk of purchasing too many and not being able to sell them.

A manufacturer could give a player 200 discs at the start of a season and tell them they will take $1,000 out of their final check of the year for the discs ($5 per disc). They tell the player they can sell them and keep the profit for gas money, and at the end of the year they can turn in any remaining ones to reduce the price they will be charged for the discs. At end of year, they turn in the 50 they haven't sold to reduce the charge to $750. They received extra cash here and there on the road, the manufacturer hasn't lost any money (presuming they charge the player at cost), and that manufacturer's discs are being put in the hands of the public. Win win.
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:05 AM
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That's interesting. I never thought about having the players pay for the discs after they sell them. That makes the most sense since a player doesn't have to incur the risk of purchasing too many and not being able to sell them.

A manufacturer could give a player 200 discs at the start of a season and tell them they will take $1,000 out of their final check of the year for the discs ($5 per disc). They tell the player they can sell them and keep the profit for gas money, and at the end of the year they can turn in any remaining ones to reduce the price they will be charged for the discs. At end of year, they turn in the 50 they haven't sold to reduce the charge to $750. They received extra cash here and there on the road, the manufacturer hasn't lost any money (presuming they charge the player at cost), and that manufacturer's discs are being put in the hands of the public. Win win.
We're talking what... an extra 1000 or so net...for the entire year? I'm guessing that deal wouldn't interest most players due to the hustling involved to move them.
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Old 11-09-2019, 11:33 AM
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We're talking what... an extra 1000 or so net...for the entire year? I'm guessing that deal wouldn't interest most players due to the hustling involved to move them.
I've seen Paige Pierce have a table set up outside her van with discs and swag for people to buy. There are other pros that do the same. You get to meet fans, hang out with your friends, and make some gas money.

When you're living out of a van and trying to make ends meet, an extra $1,000 or so could come in handy. I wouldn't call setting up a card table, setting a box of discs on it, and kicking back in a lawn chair "hustling".
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