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Old 02-14-2019, 04:08 AM
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Default Disc Golf UK Duke

New Midrange disc from Disc Golf UK has been PDGA approved.



The Duke is the first disc in Disc Golf UK’s line up. British designed and produced it’s a straight, stable, long flying Mid-range with a predictable fade giving great control coupled with surprising distance.

https://www.pdga.com/announcements/n...sVc-vmwEmRIXIU

Further discs will be available in the next month with the Duchess - a more stable to understable mid, the Count, a fairway driver you can count on and the Baron, a beaded putter perfect for putting and driving off the tee.

All will be available in our Baseline blend - Noble plastic and our Step up gummier Blend in fluorescent colours - Regal plastic.

A further blend of soft crumple on impact plastic should be available in all molds as well which has been formulated for our schools program and for hire discs for the courses we are installing.

A premium plastic version will follow later this year.

Distribution in the US will begin once the other 3 molds are available.

Pre Orders for the Duke in the UK are available now here - http://discgolfuk.uk/shop/the-duke/
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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A. This disc would look great in blue (Go Duke)
B. This disc is great for comebacks (Go Duke)
C. In reality, the naming system is cliche, and discs like the Queen, King, Monarch already exist. I wonder why they chose that route. (Go Duke)
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:30 AM
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A. This disc would look great in blue (Go Duke)
B. This disc is great for comebacks (Go Duke)
C. In reality, the naming system is cliche, and discs like the Queen, King, Monarch already exist. I wonder why they chose that route. (Go Duke)
Also, UK = Kentucky... two bluebloods on one disc.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:57 AM
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Always interested in new disc golf developments in the UK. What would you compare the plastics to?
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:01 AM
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Prepare to take a Duke on the fairway

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:10 AM
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The Noble is closest in feel to Retro from latitude I would say.

The Regal I'm struggling to think of a similar plastic feel.

As for naming, whilst King and Queen have already gone the idea is to have an easy to follow line up that you intuitively know how they will fly compared to one another:

Eg.

Mids - Duke, Duchess, Archduke,

Putters - Baron, Baroness, Baronet,

Fairways- Count, Countess, Viscount

Distance - Earl, etc.

the idea was also to tie in to something intrinsically British as well.

I'm also a history major and my favourite period was always the Dark Ages to medieval.

As a personal belief I'm very much anti monarchy and anti honorific titles bestowed by birth, but The Duke is a cool name, sooo....

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:27 AM
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And there it is, the slang term we didn't think of!! Knew there would be something

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:52 AM
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Also, UK = Kentucky... two bluebloods on one disc.
Can't spell puke without UK!

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^the one and only time I ever rooted for Duke*

*I was asked to leave the party I was at because I was the only one laughing.

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