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Old 07-10-2019, 01:39 PM
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. . . Anyone trying to make this a Discraft vs. Innova thing needs to really sharpen their pencils on the statistical analysis. . . .
There you go trying to bring math into a discussion based on, um, math.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:17 PM
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I'd have to agree with this, just based on the amount of Discraft plastic with his name stamped on it I've seen on players' hands... in just a few months.
They’ve probably made their money back just in McZone sales.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:57 PM
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In November everyone was talking about how he was going to fade off because of the switch to Discraft. Now in July, when he's playing better than he ever has, suddenly we hear "it's the Archer not the arrow, he could throw that well with any brand".

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Old 07-10-2019, 08:45 PM
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I believe he's on top of his game specifically because of the change. Not saying Discraft is/isn't better than Innova.

I'm saying he's probably spent a lot of time focusing on learning a new bag: molds, plastics, etc. I often throw better when I change things up simply because I focus more. I think more about how that disc flies, and what I need to do... more in the moment than relying on muscle memory.

Additionally, all the time he's spent getting familiar with and throwing a new line of discs to figure out what he wants to bag is practice. That sharpens skills, regardless what he's throwing.

He might be the best player to get positive results from a change in sponsorship, but he's not the first... nor will he be the last.


TL/DR: a change can do you good.


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Old 07-11-2019, 07:30 AM
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Additionally, all the time he's spent getting familiar with and throwing a new line of discs to figure out what he wants to bag is practice. That sharpens skills, regardless what he's throwing.
yup - this is really what it is.

A brand change forces you to practice and practice a lot.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:10 AM
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LOL

He never threw DD's or any of trilogy's plastic tho...
I seem to recall Ricky throwing his Westside Harp on almost every approach, and driving with Dynamic Discs Felons and Enforcers all the time. It's been a minute so youbealright

Paul, Congrats on the new high. I can't wait until you dial in those putts and stop missing inside the circle like your World titles run... 1060 here we come.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:47 AM
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I seem to recall Ricky throwing his Westside Harp on almost every approach, and driving with Dynamic Discs Felons and Enforcers all the time. It's been a minute so youbealright

Paul, Congrats on the new high. I can't wait until you dial in those putts and stop missing inside the circle like your World titles run... 1060 here we come.
Sure Ricky was sponsored by DD....nobody's debating that. Paul was at one point sponsored by DD but didn't thrown their plastic. Not sure why you worried Ricky in a Paul thread tho
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:51 AM
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Sure Ricky was sponsored by DD....nobody's debating that. Paul was at one point sponsored by DD but didn't thrown their plastic. Not sure why you worried Ricky in a Paul thread tho
Paul was sponsored by DD prior to them having their own disc line...as were a good many pros. They were more of an apparel sponsor at that point (pre-2013).

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Old 07-11-2019, 10:10 AM
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:13 AM
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Sure Ricky was sponsored by DD....nobody's debating that. Paul was at one point sponsored by DD but didn't thrown their plastic. Not sure why you worried Ricky in a Paul thread tho
He was sponsored by them long before they had plastic.

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