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Old 02-04-2020, 03:42 PM
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Next generation should have built in gimbals, at that point game over for gopro, etc.
Ehh, maybe for everyday people but gopros will stall have a place. How many people are going to strap an iPhone to a surfboard or their helmet when they go skydiving?
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:36 PM
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Yeah, I get that. But Brodie sure looked like he was playing bogie golf through much of that video. So I guess what I should have said is "I don't know how Brodie was even par through 17 holes."
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How many holes did they even show? Couldn't have been more than 8 or 9...
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Actually, I went back and skipped thru it and they did show all the teeshots. It didn't feel like they did watching it the first time. They did cut a lot of approaches and putts though. But it's not like it was a difficult course and he did seem to have several birdies.
Yeah they showed all 20 holes on the course. Having played that course quite a bit, I wasn't that surprised that Brodie was even par. I thought he was +2 or +3 going into the final hole, but the course is really forgiving and hard to get into too much trouble. I also think they skipped all of his birdies except one.

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Old 02-04-2020, 08:43 PM
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I still don't buy it. The recent videos don't even show me someone who will be competitive in Am1 at local C-tiers. He looks like a run of the mill Am2 player right now.

He can throw reasonably far from a standstill and has a good clean putting motion. He is still throwing occasional random WTF Richard drives. He appears to still be learning the ropes when it comes to shot selection and strategy. He needs to get a lot of competitive DG under his belt quickly. My guess is that it will be unsanctioned, Discraft-sponsored events for a while so he doesn't get a crummy rating on paper.
I actually wonder if some of this might be a little gamesmanship. Of course we only see what they put in the videos.

Maybe we are seeing his best. But maybe we're not???

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Old 02-04-2020, 09:06 PM
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I still don't buy it. The recent videos don't even show me someone who will be competitive in Am1 at local C-tiers. He looks like a run of the mill Am2 player right now.

He can throw reasonably far from a standstill and has a good clean putting motion. He is still throwing occasional random WTF Richard drives. He appears to still be learning the ropes when it comes to shot selection and strategy. He needs to get a lot of competitive DG under his belt quickly. My guess is that it will be unsanctioned, Discraft-sponsored events for a while so he doesn't get a crummy rating on paper.
Those shots are the question mark. He's going straight into CONSTANT practice, that can make a big difference fast. I can see him starting the year with a lot of 920s and sneaking in some 1000s, and by the end of the year looking like a 990 player often throwing lots of rounds in that 980-1000 range, but mixing in the occasional sub-950.

I can see it playing out.... The early season keeps him from 1000, and likely ending the year an underrated 950-980 depending on the way he opens.

He comes from a disc background. And he's getting more productive and guided reps than any of the players we have probably ever met who got great seemingly overnight.

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Old 02-04-2020, 11:54 PM
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Brodie is leaps and bounds ahead of most disc golf beginners he just picked out his bag of discs and is throwing even par? He has the athleticism, competitiveness and stature to be great.

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Old 02-05-2020, 12:30 AM
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Is Andrew Fish still with Discraft?

They should throw him into the mix in the McBeth/Brodie vids, since he also has an Ultimate background...

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Old 02-05-2020, 12:52 AM
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Those shots are the question mark. He's going straight into CONSTANT practice, that can make a big difference fast. I can see him starting the year with a lot of 920s and sneaking in some 1000s, and by the end of the year looking like a 990 player often throwing lots of rounds in that 980-1000 range, but mixing in the occasional sub-950.

I can see it playing out.... The early season keeps him from 1000, and likely ending the year an underrated 950-980 depending on the way he opens.

He comes from a disc background. And he's getting more productive and guided reps than any of the players we have probably ever met who got great seemingly overnight.
This is basically what I think, too.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:15 AM
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He did the "10/10 from 33 feet" putt challenge in just 3 attempts . . thats good.

I have been playing for +20y and to make 10 i a row from C1 edge is NOT as easy as it might sound

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Old 02-05-2020, 10:57 AM
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He did the "10/10 from 33 feet" putt challenge in just 3 attempts . . thats good.

I have been playing for +20y and to make 10 i a row from C1 edge is NOT as easy as it might sound
It was from 20 feet.

edit: I missed the other video
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:07 AM
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Is Andrew Fish still with Discraft?

They should throw him into the mix in the McBeth/Brodie vids, since he also has an Ultimate background...
Yes.

I don't see him taking time off his day job for this adventure. Sounds like a cut in pay to me.
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