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Old 03-11-2015, 05:29 PM
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The thread about what you don't throw got me wondering. What are these guys about?
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:37 PM
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They have weird thumb contours on many of their discs, plastic is okay I guess. The Power Legacy flies alright.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:43 PM
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The Tank was created originally by Ching, and at that time their discs were molded by Innova. Great discs at that time. The next run with Ching had the weird contours, but the Supreme Juju is a great super gummy putter though. They have actually brought a lot to disc golf over the years. I don't think there would be a Rhyno right now if not for the Tank!
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for the info - they seem like an ultimate fly under the radar operation.
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Made in China I think, at least my Juju was. Juju seems to be the only mold that anything resembling a cult following. Cool putter but the base plastic leaves something to be desired. The Champ type plastic was okay but too floppy for putting.
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They started off by doing full color stamps on Innova discs. Ching Rocs and Teebirds are highly sought after because of their great stamps. Part of their stamping process caused the discs to flatten (or at least, that's the old wives tale) and people in that area, myself included, loved to throw them. The stamps were so good that it allowed retailers to charge more for Ching discs than they would for standard Innova. I don't know if that was common practice, but it was in my area.

Ching then designed their own discs which were molded by Innova. Tank and Sniper were popular for a time. I have no idea when the break from Innova happened, but when it did that's when they started making the oddball discs that they do now. They are still in business, so they must sell. I've never seen them on the course, but my dad and I were in a shop a few months back and he seemed interested in the Juju and Legacy. Ended up not buying them, I don't recall why.
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Great DG story is Ching. I don't think I've ever actually seen one of their discs, on the course or in a shop.
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Here is url to an old article (2005) we made, an interview with Mike at Ching:
http://www.discgolfsweden.se/artiklar.aspx?ArticleId=21
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Have quite a few of their discs, they've size down their line to the genesis, legacy, juju and velocity. So the tank is a rare find but a GREAT putter, very unique plastic in the soft line . Their power line plastic is basically R-Pro very durable. Personally I like their discontinued midrange the Oracle, similar to a buzz flight but seem to have more glide. Has the weird "accelerator" dips in the top and actually makes a great putter in the wind.
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I don't think there would be a Rhyno right now if not for the Tank!
And there definitely wouldn't be a Tank (now made by Hyzerbomb). Gotta give Ching credit, Tanks are the bees knees.
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