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Old 11-12-2019, 04:07 AM
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Nikko probably wants to be that "free" mixed bag touring pro . . but he can´t help hearing about all the "big money" contracts in the sport.

You need money to live on the tour. . and it´s hard to say no to money when you need it. . . . just to be that "cool mixed bag guy"

But why he has said no all these years i dont know. . what changed?
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:42 AM
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I think Jolt gets it...
It's one thing to live as an independent and follow the dictates of your free will - and temper...
it's quite another thing to ignore the money that's available for someone of Nikko's ability and name recognition.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not predicting all will go well, but hoping.
I am hoping that Nikko has matured to the point that he can market his skill and name recognition.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:47 AM
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Nikko probably wants to be that "free" mixed bag touring pro . . but he can´t help hearing about all the "big money" contracts in the sport.

You need money to live on the tour. . and it´s hard to say no to money when you need it. . . . just to be that "cool mixed bag guy"

But why he has said no all these years i dont know. . what changed?
Lol every couple of years Nikko signs with somebody else and pretty much grows tired of them by the end of the same year...

2000s through 2011 - Gateway (longest sponsor, allowed a mixed bag)
2012 - Innova (according to rumors, he was putting blank Wizards by end of year)
2013 - Prodigy (lol he was probably one of the first to jump ship)
2014 - MVP/Legacy/Gateway (he threw what he wanted pretty much)
2015 - Daredevil (same as above)
2016 through 2019 - Flylife? I guess (basically threw what he wanted)
2019 - Westside (I'm betting we will see him use some suspect blank discs by end of year)

*Someone with better knowledge can correct my timeline, but I think that's pretty close.

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:06 AM
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Lol every couple of years Nikko signs with somebody else and pretty much grows tired of them by the end of the same year...

2000s through 2011 - Gateway (longest sponsor, allowed a mixed bag)
2012 - Innova (according to rumors, he was putting blank Wizards by end of year)
2013 - Prodigy (lol he was probably one of the first to jump ship)
2014 - MVP/Legacy/Gateway (he threw what he wanted pretty much)
2015 - Daredevil (same as above)
2016 through 2019 - Flylife? I guess (basically threw what he wanted)
2019 - Westside (I'm betting we will see him use some suspect blank discs by end of year)

*Someone with better knowledge can correct my timeline, but I think that's pretty close.
I have a long break from discgolf from 2000-2015 so i have no idea what happened in those years. . but nice to know Nikkos background

So better luck this time then?
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:20 AM
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Nikko doesn’t fit the brand of a DD sponsored pro and Westside seems like the likely company in the trilogy family - good addition to their team.. But I am a little confused why Lat64 and Westside have made bigger off season moves than DD (previous seasons and this upcoming season). They have a men’s team that show no consistency placing top 10 at each NT or DGPT. You would think they would be seeking out those 1020+ rated pros, especially being the larger brand within Trilogy. Unless their sales are fine and this a move to grow this side of the business - then good on them.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:26 AM
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Nikko doesn’t fit the brand of a DD sponsored pro and Westside seems like the likely company in the trilogy family - good addition to their team.. But I am a little confused why Lat64 and Westside have made bigger off season moves than DD (previous seasons and this upcoming season). They have a men’s team that show no consistency placing top 10 at each NT or DGPT. You would think they would be seeking out those 1020+ rated pros, especially being the larger brand within Trilogy. Unless their sales are fine and this a move to grow this side of the business - then good on them.
I’m sure their sales are more than fine. That last line was better off reading - “fine with their up and down pro mix”
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:50 AM
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So better luck this time then?
I hope Nikko has a fantastic season...but mixed bag Nikko is best Nikko.

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Old 11-12-2019, 08:55 AM
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I hope Nikko has a fantastic season...but mixed bag Nikko is best Nikko.
I watch ALOT of discgolf. . but i still have no idea what Nikko has been throwing in 2019. .

I have a few "nikko wizards and Magics" but most of the discs i see him throw have odd or no stamp

So whats in "Nikkos mixed bag of mystery" ??
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:09 AM
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Nikko doesn’t fit the brand of a DD sponsored pro and Westside seems like the likely company in the trilogy family - good addition to their team.. But I am a little confused why Lat64 and Westside have made bigger off season moves than DD (previous seasons and this upcoming season). They have a men’s team that show no consistency placing top 10 at each NT or DGPT. You would think they would be seeking out those 1020+ rated pros, especially being the larger brand within Trilogy. Unless their sales are fine and this a move to grow this side of the business - then good on them.
I think DD is the Walmart of disc golf. When I think of DD I don't think of any particular player, but I do think of them as a "disc golf retailer" a place where I might shop locally or online. I really could care less who they sponsor. hmm.. I wonder if that outlook is shared by some top pros and perhaps that plays into their decision to be sponsored by them (or not) ?

Super impressed with Nikko. I'm glad he seems to be realizing about life after 30. If he plays his cards right, he's one of the few players that I could see starting up a viable disc golf brand, rather it be discs, clothing, etc. While I might miss the wild Nikko days, the more mature, more consistent, Nikko might be even more exciting.

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Old 11-12-2019, 09:17 AM
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