I think most of it is they can count on the new players to buy the "new best thing". How many newbs do you see throwing all new star and champ plastic? They will have a wraith, skeeter and t-rex, and say to you, "a roc? what kind of disc is that? or "a teebird, why arent you throwing a wraith and t-rex? Part of it is the new plastic fix and also some kind of confidence boost by having the disc that is marketed as the latest and greatest. You have to figure that the high percentage of dg players never will visit a forum like this. Most will go to the store and try to improve there game by purchasing plastic they can't throw correctly. I did the same thing. One of my first discs was a wraith, talk about depressing. You can't fault the company, as they are driven by profit margin. The thing to do is when you are at the course or at the store, explain the different discs to those just starting and tell them about dgr. Let them borrow your old leopard or roc and show them the proper form. I think this will keep more players in the game because they won't get frustrated and quit. The ability to see progress (that first birdie, first long straight drive, first long duece or putt) is what keeps people playing, not the huge crashing hyser when you are trying to throw a disc you don't have the arm for. The more people we have playing the better it is for all of us. Just my .02
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