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Old 01-28-2022, 06:43 PM
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I'm fascinated by the concept that letters and numbers are somehow a deterrent to selling discs. Literally every disc I've ever bought has had letters and numbers associated with it.
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Old 01-28-2022, 07:10 PM
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I'm fascinated by the concept that letters and numbers are somehow a deterrent to selling discs. Literally every disc I've ever bought has had letters and numbers associated with it.
We refer to people by names not numbers but we have plenty of them associated with our names that could be used.

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Old 01-28-2022, 08:22 PM
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We refer to people by names not numbers but we have plenty of them associated with our names that could be used.
I've heard Steady Ed referred to as #001.

Sportscasters will sometimes refer to players by their jersey number.
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Old 01-29-2022, 01:23 AM
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Elon Musks sons name

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Easy to remember and won't ever be confused for anything other than a person's name...amiright :/
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Old 01-29-2022, 08:40 AM
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My job has taken me to hundreds of other workplaces over the years. I've seen in some factories how they use pictures of animals, etc., to help people more easily remember where skids of parts go, like a rabbit or whatever. I had a summer factory job in 1995 apparently before this was a thing and got in trouble for a parts mismatch because I didn't pay attention and missed two or three digits on a long code.

It's way easier for people to remember the "rabbit" parts v.s. the H2567000089733 parts even though rabbits have nothing to do with them.

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Old 01-29-2022, 08:46 AM
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I know the numbers in Prodigy and Discmania names indicate the stability on a continuum, but I've had to stop on a few occasions and try to remember which way it goes, like does a higher number mean flippier or more stable? It only takes a moment to go, "oh, yeah" and figure it out, but for some reason it's burned in my brain that Stingrays and Stratuseseses are understable and Firebirds and Raptors are overstable.

Back in the '90s I had all the Discs memorized very easily because that's when I became obsessed with the sport (and there were like 30 you could choose from). Sometime around the early aughts it started getting crazy, like with newfangled Valkyries and whatnot. It's insane how many Discs we have now compared to when I was 25.

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Old 01-29-2022, 10:01 AM
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Elon Musks sons name

X A-12

Easy to remember and won't ever be confused for anything other than a person's name...amiright :/
But if the next one he makes is more stable, what will that be called?

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Here's a print advertisement from 1992 for a new Discraft mold called the "Marauder".

Image weblink: https://i.ibb.co/dL9ZwdB/DC-Marauder-Ad.jpg




Check out how the ad maker wields the product name to increase saleability:
  • "Robbing strokes"
  • "Riding the Marauder down the middle of the fairway to steal the purse"
  • "Join the gang and ride like the wind"

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Old 01-29-2022, 09:52 PM
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Here's a print advertisement from 1992 for a new Discraft mold called the "Marauder".

Image weblink: https://i.ibb.co/dL9ZwdB/DC-Marauder-Ad.jpg




Check out how the ad maker wields the product name to increase saleability:
  • "Robbing strokes"
  • "Riding the Marauder down the middle of the fairway to steal the purse"
  • "Join the gang and ride like the wind"
I seem to remember a really good old school pro, I'm thinking it was Mike Randolph, showing up to a local tournament like 20 years ago or maybe a little more than that with just a Marauder and doing very well with it. That same guy also had a milk jug to fill up the free Bell's beer from kegs we had there. Fun times!
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My job has taken me to hundreds of other workplaces over the years. I've seen in some factories how they use pictures of animals, etc., to help people more easily remember where skids of parts go, like a rabbit or whatever. I had a summer factory job in 1995 apparently before this was a thing and got in trouble for a parts mismatch because I didn't pay attention and missed two or three digits on a long code.

It's way easier for people to remember the "rabbit" parts v.s. the H2567000089733 parts even though rabbits have nothing to do with them.
Parking lots at Disney do this, even though there are only about a dozen of them, and remembering "Lot 8" wouldn't be that hard. But the "Goofy" parking lot is even easier.

Innova wisely does not sell its disc by flight numbers, even though buying a " 4 5 -3 1" would tell me what to expect, a lot more than "Stingray" does.

Cars could be sold by the 5 key digits in their VIN which, once you learned them what they mean, would make perfect sense. Instead, we buy cars with nonsensical model names.

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I understand the idea. When I started in the '90s, I found it silly that golf discs had these names, and even sillier when premium plastics came out. At least the early ("DX") Eagle had an eagle printed on it; now it just had the name. It didn't seem like the sort of thing a serious sport would do. So I can see why some manufacturers might want to present themselves as a little more serious.

But sometimes principle runs up against practical.

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