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Old 01-27-2020, 12:56 PM
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Clearly you can’t because you do not understand the meaning of hate.
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Old 01-27-2020, 01:03 PM
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Clearly you can’t because you do not understand the meaning of hate.
When someone was says “out of line” because paiges putter was 20$, that’s a hater, because he knows that if a player owns a disc, then they get part of that sale and he still complained about it. Being a hater is more like being a complainer or being jealous rather than expressing actual hate, how long have you been on the internet again?
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Old 01-27-2020, 02:19 PM
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I inadvertently hucked a $25 disc into a lake yesterday. Kind of sucked because it was one of my favorites. Apparently even an expensive disc didn’t add any magic to my crappy release. Fortunately for me I buy everything at least two at a time so I had a spare at home in the stash. Now I just need to order another one so I’ll have a spare if this one disappears.

I really should bag a cheap disc or two for risky shots that may make a disc disappear.

Hopefully someone will fish my prized disc out of the lake and call me. I’d gladly pay a $10 finders fee to get it back.
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Old 01-27-2020, 02:23 PM
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I seem to recall getting lectured right here on DGCR when I used the word "hater" in a similar situation and how I shouldn't be using that term. Guess the definition of hater is fluid and subject to change.

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Old 01-30-2020, 12:22 AM
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Hater here, is it me or is it just a Texas thing. One guy is from Austin and the other from Irving. Funny thing is the division of the company I work with is located in Irving. I mostly play Fritz in Irving and Turner over Grand Prairie when I have to go for work. I probably played with the Irving guy at some point. Turner is the course that Paul, Simon and Brodie did the 5 hole video on about 2 months ago.

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I seem to recall getting lectured right here on DGCR when I used the word "hater" in a similar situation and how I shouldn't be using that term. Guess the definition of hater is fluid and subject to change.

lol good times.

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Old 01-30-2020, 06:52 AM
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Gotta admit, being new to DG I've found most of the complaints about disc prices to be ridiculous. Probably because I'm maximally out of touch with the sport's roots and stuff. I can buy and fill a bag for well under $200 that will perform far better than I can. When I compare that to the start-up and maintenance costs of other activities, and taking into account that most of the courses we play are free, the complaints are out of scale.

Maybe if I had started playing back in the day of (insert arbitrary golden age), I would feel some pain for what I have lost, that the sport has grown too far out of its grassroots and begun taking on the ugly characteristics of capitalism. Still, seems overblown.

I'm perfectly okay with there existing some superficially premium versions of discs at premium prices (and paying those prices because they are still pretty cheap). They don't fly better, so you're not buying better equipment than people with four fewer dollars to spend.

This is also just how marketing works, and DG is pretty basic at that. It costs more to get bigger endorsements and to promote and place the associated products, so at this basic level it's like shouting at the tides. Things can get more complex and scummy, but we aren't there yet.
This has been my perception as well since day one. Disc golf is by far the least expensive hobby I have ever been involved with. The culture has always been and will remain everything should be free or minimal costs and the sport seems to attract many people who never really were interested or competed in any sport or hobby that was organized or that cost money or had social lives. Wait until you witness people griping about paying $50 for tournaments and they receive at least $50 of stuff they can sell to pay for the event and people sneaking onto courses that charge $5 per day. Surf contests charge per division and I have seen people (many times several family members) surf in 5-6 divisions during a contest which is easily $200-$300 each weekend plus food, lodging, gas, parking, etc. Just to compare a casual golfer’s mentality to a competitive disc golfer, I started playing golf at age 6 or 7 and got burned out after college with it but took it back up in my late 20’s to save money from going out most nights of the week. I was spending at least $50/week just hitting balls and playing charity tournaments most weekends at $75-$100 per event that usually included food, at least one party with free alcohol and some type of merchandise like a shirt that was unsellable and I was saving money. Since 2005 I would think I average $1500.00 spent annually on disc golf which is less than what many people pay for cable and internet annually.

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Old 01-30-2020, 11:49 AM
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When someone was says “out of line” because paiges putter was 20$, that’s a hater, because he knows that if a player owns a disc, then they get part of that sale and he still complained about it. Being a hater is more like being a complainer or being jealous rather than expressing actual hate, how long have you been on the internet again?
No, calling someone a hater is the weak way people who can't formulate a rebuttal dismiss people that don't fall in line with their own opinion. Nothing wrong with voicing valid complaints as people have different experiences and expectations. This is the internet after all and not everyone is going to agree on everything so discussing the pros and cons of a product is completely normal. Lumping anyone with a complaint in with actual haters is just wrong and lazy.

I see it more as actual haters are the folks who hate a company and will complain about any and everything they do regardless if its a good product or not. Just like Fanbois will sing the praises of any company they align themselves with even when they put out subpar products just to validate their own support. These folks are on the extreme ends while most discussions take place somewhere in the middle.

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Old 01-30-2020, 11:56 AM
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:15 PM
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Ugh does anyone read the thread before they post?
The OP does not have a valid complaint. Also, the facts he/she is using to complain about are incorrect.

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I'm a retailer myself (have been for 15+ years). I am telling you, there has been NO increase in price on these discs from Discraft's side. Wholesale price on the proto Lunas was $10. Wholesale price on everything Paul McBeth (Luna, Zeus, Anax, 4x stamps, 5x stamps) has been $10 from the start. Wholesale price on the proto Fierce is $10. MSRP is and has always been $19.99 for all those discs. Nothing has changed from their end. Price variance is entirely on the retail side.
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Hater here, is it me or is it just a Texas thing. One guy is from Austin and the other from Irving.
Again. Try reading Future, OP doesnt have a valid complaint about the pricing and Said Paiges putter isnt worth 20$ because "IT" hasnt won anything.
The only reason she got to co-design a disc is because of her past and current accomplishments.

Damn. I was wondering if this was one of those threads i should post in....i guess i should have let you ppl have a hissy fit about nuthin. If OPs post doesnt scream HATER, idk what does. Y'all trippin , lil texas for ya

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No, calling someone a hater is the weak way people who can't formulate a rebuttal dismiss people that don't fall in line with their own opinion. Nothing wrong with voicing valid complaints as people have different experiences and expectations. This is the internet after all and not everyone is going to agree on everything so discussing the pros and cons of a product is completely normal. Lumping anyone with a complaint in with actual haters is just wrong and lazy.

I see it more as actual haters are the folks who hate a company and will complain about any and everything they do regardless if its a good product or not.

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