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  • CMC206
    started a topic Discraft/Innova team players jumping ship?

    Discraft/Innova team players jumping ship?

    Anyone have some more information on all the drama I see on facebook?

  • Rebecca
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    Originally posted by Flash View Post
    I read the minutes and I have seen instances of votes that I would consider a conflict. Funding Pro Worlds was one of those instances!
    Which Pro Worlds? Because we have funded many and will continue to.
    Are you under the assumption that the funding goes to payout?

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  • Wes Hansen
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    Originally posted by Flash View Post
    I read the minutes and I have seen instances of votes that I would consider a conflict. Funding Pro Worlds was one of those instances!

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  • Flash
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    Originally posted by Rebecca View Post
    We all fill out "Conflict of Interest" forms when we start our term and upgrade them as necessary. We abstain from votes that we are in direct conflict with. If a Board member tries to vote in direct conflict, other board members will call them out.
    I read the minutes and I have seen instances of votes that I would consider a conflict. Funding Pro Worlds was one of those instances!

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  • Bullseye
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    Originally posted by Rebecca View Post
    We all fill out "Conflict of Interest" forms when we start our term and upgrade them as necessary. We abstain from votes that we are in direct conflict with. If a Board member tries to vote in direct conflict, other board members will call them out.
    Excellent.

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  • Rebecca
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    We all fill out "Conflict of Interest" forms when we start our term and upgrade them as necessary. We abstain from votes that we are in direct conflict with. If a Board member tries to vote in direct conflict, other board members will call them out.

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  • Bullseye
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    Originally posted by Rebecca View Post
    I don't get on here very much so sorry for the delay.

    I'm all for not having touring pros on the Board but what gives you the idea that the PDGA is being influenced by disc golf companies?
    I don't have a problem with all PDGA members being represented on an equal basis. Touring pros should have just as much say as the rest of us... just not "more" of a say. One thing I think is very important, however, is that they abstain from any votes that that would directly benefit them, or their personal sponsors.

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  • Rebecca
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    Originally posted by Flash View Post
    Rebecca how about we start having board members relinquish their sponsorship when they take on the PDGA responsibilities. I am tired of seeing the PDGA be influenced by disc golf companies interests.

    I don't get on here very much so sorry for the delay.

    I'm all for not having touring pros on the Board but what gives you the idea that the PDGA is being influenced by disc golf companies?

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  • Denny
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    Originally posted by Flash View Post
    Rebecca how about we start having board members relinquish their sponsorship when they take on the PDGA responsibilities. I am tired of seeing the PDGA be influenced by disc golf companies interests.
    Like!

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  • Matt Kelly
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    https://www.facebook.com/ProdigyDisc...77928238899955

    Prodigy Disc Roster:

    Nikko Locastro
    Paige Pierce
    Will Schusterick
    Ricky Wysocki
    Catrina Allen
    Jeremy Koling
    Garret Gurthie
    Sarah Hokom
    Paul Ulibarri
    Cale Leiviska
    Cameron Colglazier

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  • bstullis
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    Originally posted by Kenny B View Post
    But isn't this also true in nearly all other products? We Americans can be so stupid; why should I ever use a certain product just because a successful athlete is paid to tell me I should?
    Iphor One wouldn't (apple) dream of buying anything (nike) for any reason (amazon) other than that the products (innova) are the best for my (underarmor) game. I am not (christmas) influenced by anything (infomercals) but my own experience and preference (cable tv). Now hold that thought while i get my credit card out because I only have 10 minuted before this offer expires.

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  • Kenny B
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    Well, I will say all this speculation sure makes me feel that if players can switch sponsors so easily, then I guess it is their own talents, and not certain discs, that make them play so well in the first place. Of course, don't we all already know that?

    Which is, of course, contrary to how advertising and selling discs goes in this sport. How many people buy discs from certain companies just because they have certain good players on their team? The manufacturers will always promote their them with either an explicit or implicit message of "see what he or she did with our discs! You should buy these discs and throw them too!"

    But isn't this also true in nearly all other products? We Americans can be so stupid; why should I ever use a certain product just because a successful athlete is paid to tell me I should?

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  • Wes Hansen
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    and relinquish their affiliations with other DG entities, even if they aren't pros.

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  • Flash
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    Originally posted by Rebecca View Post
    Close.........but you're still wrong.

    You'll have to wait until January 1st.
    Rebecca how about we start having board members relinquish their sponsorship when they take on the PDGA responsibilities. I am tired of seeing the PDGA be influenced by disc golf companies interests.

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  • WestsoundBT
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    ok, I'll participate in a speculation thread.

    Anytime a third party company comes to the table, there are some that think they have to knock someone else out to have a seat at the table. Vibrams setting up to the group ok and didn't have to steal (marketshare) from the others, so I don't think that'll be a big deal with DD or Prodigy to work out their own success. You don't have to be the biggest entity on the block to be successful - just successful enough to meet your own goals.

    However, here's my interesting observations and thoughts:

    DISTRIBUTION

    Distribution is a big thing if you are primarily focused on selling a lower cost commodity. I have a good feeling on how DD is planning their distribution scheme - they already have it going. Maybe add wholesale order capability for regional brick and mortar. No prob there.

    What I'm interested in seeing is the Prodigy distribution plan. Same thing - dive into online distribution, and grow ground up with small and medium sized wholesale arrangements? Likely. Or maybe they've got an "ace" in their pocket for a pre-arranged distribution network. There was rumors of an earlier disc golf meets Dicks Sporting goods effort somewhere, and I don't off hand know how Southern centric that would be. (pure speculation)

    Additionally, I'm interested to see what happens specifically to touring pros that (perhaps) now have a higher stake in a startup company. Could we see touring pro team members now really drawn into being a notable part of the distribution and sales force? Commission, part equity, percentage of personal sales, blah, blah, blah.. you get it - it changes what it might mean to be one of these team members.

    Could many touring pros now start traveling in larger merchandise vehicles, with them having a greater drive to sales as a distributer/point of purchase?

    Side note: How awesome for DD that they got the Emporia Worlds bid to work out so well at a good timing!

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