Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby BLURR » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:15 am

abcd wrote:Apparently lavonne Wolfe is starting a new company with 5-10 discs coming out on Jan 1.


If this is the case...not much of a game changer in my opinion. The thing that sticks out to me is the age range that seems to be jumping ship to the mystery company(Prodigy?). Seems as though loyalty has taken a backseat so to speak for the younger crowd.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby abcd » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:15 am

Yes it's dgcr but this guy seems to know what's going on

[QUOTE=lion;1739777]Hear is the truth, god people have been mentioning it throughout with little hints. Half Of these pros are all moving to one company. The company will be a new disc company that will be out January 1st and will Debut 6-10 new discs at one time. I think the name has been mentioned 5-6 times in this thread and at least once by me. Same company that was exposé to come out at the beginning of this year, but delayed to double there release of discs. I hear most players were offered a percentage of the company to come along or was it sales.

Pretty sure Paige and catrina are going here and about 2-3 other top women turned them down.[/QUOTE]
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:25 am

abcd wrote:
chunk wrote:who the f**k is lavon wolfe?

pro/course designer from Huntsville. In the PDGA HOF.

Lavone created the Hall of Fame.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Working Stiff » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:45 am

Leopard wrote:"Jan 1" ... I hope they call a goddamn retailer sometime soon.

- big changes!
- carry 10 models next week?
- areufuckingkiddingme.
Lol...on the one hand, I'm sure our "Jan 1" really means they plan to launch after the first of the year. On the other hand, January is 11 days away and you would think if they had their shit together they would have called Disc Nation by now. Sponsoring a whole herd of "pros" sounds like a good way to spend a lot of money. They are going to need to sell a crapload of discs and merch to make money. You would hope that they have spent more time figuring out how to make money.

Unless this turns out to have some sort of corporate backing, I don't see how it "changes" anything. I keep thinking it must have some backing because it seemed to get Innova's attention. Without backing I don't see why they would have cared. There has to be more to this company than just Lavonne Wolfe blowing his life savings.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby chainsmoker » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:01 am

Working Stiff wrote: There has to be more to this company than just Lavonne Wolfe blowing his life savings.


This made me laugh for some reason, guy blows life savings on company that is going to break the "lets give our pros a trunk full of discs instead of money" model.
I find it interesting to see people leaving Innova who are not going to this "new" company.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:13 am

chainsmoker wrote:
Working Stiff wrote: There has to be more to this company than just Lavonne Wolfe blowing his life savings.


This made me laugh for some reason, guy blows life savings on company that is going to break the "lets give our pros a trunk full of discs instead of money" model.
I find it interesting to see people leaving Innova who are not going to this "new" company.


Maybe they're hopeful? If they show they're not "tied" to Innova the new company might consider them.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Chuck Kennedy » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:16 am

Some of the people "leaving Innova" and perhaps Discraft may not have been re-signed and are just announcing they are making the change.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby keltik » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:19 am

well the juicy rumor today is that Garret Gurthie is going to Lat64°.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby chainsmoker » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:28 am

Chuck Kennedy wrote:Some of the people "leaving Innova" and perhaps Discraft may not have been re-signed and are just announcing they are making the change.

I agree, I meant to put the word leaving in quotes.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby abcd » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:33 am

Chuck Kennedy wrote:Some of the people "leaving Innova" and perhaps Discraft may not have been re-signed and are just announcing they are making the change.


i would be surprised if they'd let ricky, will and paul all walk but I don't know the behind the scenes action.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby juju » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:32 am

abcd wrote:i would be surprised if they'd let ricky, will and paul all walk but I don't know the behind the scenes action.


They have no choice but to accept the decisions of their top sponsored players. No chance in hell they would step up and match whatever is being offered. Maybe another box of discs, but that ain't gonna stop anyone from leaving.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Mark Ellis » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:21 pm

A seemingly reliable source reported to me that a new company submitted 4 discs for PDGA Approval and are awaiting the Board's acceptance. All 4 discs are drivers and all have the same rim width. Announcement of the new discs is being held until the new year.
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Mark Ellis » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:12 pm

Mark Ellis wrote:A seemingly reliable source reported to me that a new company submitted 4 discs for PDGA Approval and are awaiting the Board's acceptance. All 4 discs are drivers and all have the same rim width. Announcement of the new discs is being held until the new year.


Oh and the names given to these discs are as simple (basic, uninspired?) as you can imagine. Maybe they are temporary names?
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby Jeronimo » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:22 pm

keltik wrote:well the juicy rumor today is that Garret Gurthie is going to Lat64°.


ugh... hope not
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Re: Will this weekend change the face of disc golf?

Postby StarCrockpot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:57 pm

Mark Ellis wrote:
Mark Ellis wrote:A seemingly reliable source reported to me that a new company submitted 4 discs for PDGA Approval and are awaiting the Board's acceptance. All 4 discs are drivers and all have the same rim width. Announcement of the new discs is being held until the new year.


Oh and the names given to these discs are as simple (basic, uninspired?) as you can imagine. Maybe they are temporary names?


Like golf club names? Letter+Number? Or something similar to Lightning's disc names?
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