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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby jobwilson » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:10 am

Trollapalooza in full force......

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Some awesome news coming up at 12:30 CST today!
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby chainsmoker » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:28 pm

can't wait to be jobbed by will s

never mind...
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby ferretdance03 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:49 pm

Shusterick wrote:Thank you Innova Champion and Discmania for the best years of my Disc Golf career. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. For me to continue in this sport for a long time, I will be moving on to bigger and better things next year
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby StarCrockpot » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:56 pm

ferretdance03 wrote:
Shusterick wrote:Thank you Innova Champion and Discmania for the best years of my Disc Golf career. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you. For me to continue in this sport for a long time, I will be moving on to bigger and better things next year


Came here to post this.

from his twitter: https://twitter.com/Schusterick/status/280384233531383810
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby chainsmoker » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:04 pm

I still think top player+ bigger and better opportunity = not a disc making company.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby inthedrift » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:44 pm

chainsmoker wrote:I still think top player+ bigger and better opportunity = not a disc making company.


I think you're right
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby luma » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:59 am

I go with Dynamic Discs
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby cubeofsoup » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:30 am

luma wrote:I go with Dynamic Discs

he said "No DD" on twitter in direct response to that point.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby chainsmoker » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:56 am

cubeofsoup wrote:
luma wrote:I go with Dynamic Discs

he said "No DD" on twitter in direct response to that point.


Dynamic Discs isn't even close to Innova, so that's a big step down. We've flogged the "pro disc golfers don't get paid crap by their sponsors" horse for years. I think this is going to be a company that is going to pay him and market him to a much bigger audience and exposing many people to disc golf in the process.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby JHern » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:28 pm

inthedrift wrote:
chainsmoker wrote:I still think top player+ bigger and better opportunity = not a disc making company.

I think you're right

No question.

Some at PDGA have been obsessed by the idea of growing the sport from the top down. Maybe we'll see whether this actually works? I remain skeptical.

Nike has moved in and begun sponsoring surfers, which has created more than a little controversy inside that community. Of course, the analogy isn't perfect, surfing is severely limited by being confined to small stretches of coast with decent breaks, which have been over-crowded for decades. So Nike isn't being used to grow the sport, they're just muscling into established territory that other small (surf) companies established long ago.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby chainsmoker » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:51 pm

Back when the PDGA forum was more active (2005-2006?) there was a manufacturer who claimed Nike had interest in disc golf. It's all kind of fuzzy now but there were few details and you can probably guess the disc manufacturer.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby keltik » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:13 pm

That is actually a decent analogy JHern. our participation scale is about like surfing was/is we just don't have the household familiarity surfing has. I guess it will be after we reach that point that someone like Nike will come in and open the purse strings. I know I've stated before that we should try to court these "big wheels" but I guess I've learned better.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby iacas » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:35 pm

Years ago some telemarketing dude (who had been fined and some other things, but made a lot of money) named Kevin Trudeau (you can search for his name + billiards or pool) dumped a bunch of money into pool, funded some BIG tournaments with BIG payouts, and all sorts of stuff. TV productions, the works... It was all a part of the brand new "International Pool Tour."

It was controversial and didn't seem to do much of anything to raise the profile of pool/billiards within the United States. It lasted less than a year and a half.

http://www.billiardsdigest.com/showblogentry.php?id=99

I'm not saying the two situations or sports or anything are similar... and I don't think Mr. Wolfe has Trudeau's money, of course... but money doesn't guarantee success (or that people will notice or care).
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby allsport1313 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:53 pm

iacas wrote:Kevin Trudeau


I hate that scammer.
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Re: Disc Golf Prodigy

Postby JR » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:06 pm

I lost my only Nike shoe sole plastic Gateway disc a long time ago.
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