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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby bcr123psu » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:14 am

My father knows the son-in-law of the EMSCO owner and my pops has reached out to his contact to reach out to the owner to get me some discs to test out.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby bcr123psu » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:26 pm

I talked to the folks at EMSCO and their business model is B2B so they primarily deal with stores like Dick's, Sports Authority, etc. Regardless, I believe I'm going to have a chance to get my hands on a set to check out. As has been suspected, these appear to be entry-level sets. Some more info & pics below.

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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Mike C » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:48 pm

Gotta give them credit for putting "maximum control" on the putter.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby rdm » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Looking at the pdf, the cross-sections look like some of the Lightning profiles. The driver looks #1 driver-ish and the putter Upshot-like.

I would not call that ground-breaking, but those are solid beginner discs to be based off.

Not that I have thrown or seen any in the plastic ...
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby JR » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:13 am

Dbuntu wrote:
JR wrote:That's missing the point a bit. I have thrown an 86 softie back in the day regularly as my approach disc for downhill shots because it stops well. And putted with it too.

That's almost the exact point. Wham-O may have started the game, but made a choice to produce Frisbees as toys opposed to sports equipment. As a result they have been almost completely replaced in the more serious disc sport communities. Swel really hit the nail on the head.


The Softie is a very golfable disc even today.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Frank Delicious » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:41 am

The Softie is also OOP
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby BrotherDave » Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:17 am

Let's make the disc that theoretically will go the farthest in the hardest color to find. I love that.
Some discs of various sizes, weight, plastic and mold.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby JR » Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:01 pm

Frank Delicious wrote:The Softie is also OOP


Not a terrible shame too but a small one.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Dookville » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:37 pm

They are also manufacturing the fastest growing disc throwing game, "The Black Hole". Basically throwing Frisbees in a plastic bucket. I'm switching over now, who wants my stuff?
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Dbuntu » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:02 pm

Awesome Dook.
I was out at the park playing ultimate this afternoon and some people were throwing discs at trashcans. Wondered what they were up to.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby craftsman » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:50 pm

I could easily see someone thats completely new choosing esp over the big two's beginner sets :|
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Pwingles » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:26 pm

craftsman wrote:I could easily see someone thats completely new choosing esp over the big two's beginner sets :|

if thats where their spirit flies, then so be it :)
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby new013 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:04 pm

give it 5 seconds, it'll be the biggest thing
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby swel304 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:23 am

craftsman wrote:I could easily see someone thats completely new choosing esp over the big two's beginner sets :|

As long as the price is far enough below the Innova starter set to feel like a real deal I think they could sell well in places like dicks.
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Re: EMSCO Discs (some new manufacturer in PA made some discs

Postby Dookville » Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:59 pm

The Frisbee brand starter set is sold at my local Target store, and it aint cheap. $30+
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