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So here goes...

First a little history. Opened a bike shop 3 years ago. Previous owner wanted change, I wanted change from my previous career and continue my cycling passion. Shop is in/near Davidson collage (Go Wildcats!!) who have a private disc golf course on campus. Previous owner used to carry DG discs and accessories. I personally didn't want to deal with other than bicycle inventory so I didn't carry any. Fast forward to present. Local park that I helped master plan and design and build 4 miles of MTB trails is starting the process of designing and building a DG course (which was in the original park master plan) at the same park. This was spurred on by the possibility of having a DG tournament in the Charlotte/Lake Norman, NC region and needing "X" amount of courses to do so. (A nice motivator!)
Lately I've gotten a few phone calls asking for (you guessed it) DG equipment. My signs from the universe of made themselves apparent so now I believe the timing is right.
(Breather......................)

Here is my list of questions....BTW I'm a total DG newbie so I'm open to being educated about the "lingo", "terms"...etc. Teach ME!!

1. What brands/models of discs are popular for the different types of uses (Long range driver, midrange and putter)

2. What works well for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players.

3. What other accessories are necessary and/or popular to have.
(I don't mind carrying a little high end "bling" for the DG enthusiast.)

Please elaborate on your answers. The more detail the better.

I haven't put a $ amount on the inventory I'd like to carry so this will help me with that. The majority of my inventory will remain cycling inventory but see DG as a nice addition especially for the customers in this community plus it never hurts to enjoy something new (from a personal standpoint).

I look forward to everyone's replies.

Mark

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Oh, where do we start? There is so much to this sport, a lot of which is very small differences, but can matter a lot to the avid golfer such as disc weight, types of plastic, stability/flight ratings...etc. A good place to start would be to go to Discraft.com, Innovadiscs.com. Those will probably be your main disc and equiptment suppliers. They have great information on their sites to get you educated in the the various plastic types, as well as their disc lines and descriptions for what each disc is used for. Also the list of supporting sponsors on the right of this page are successful online disc retailers. Take a look at what they offer and the selection of various products in their stores. I'm sure some others will have some more detailed advice to offer.
I have lots of ideas. I’m not sure any of them are great ideas but I will share them.
First of all I would suggest carrying discs from three or four different manufacturers.

Discraft: Buzzz and Drone are good midranges. Surge, Flash, and Stratus are my favorite drivers. Challenger is their best putter. I would suggest having a variety of plastic types i.e.: Pro-D, ESP, FLX, and Z.

Innova: Roc is the #1 midrange disc on the market. Sidewinder, Valkyrie, Beast, Destroyer, and FireBird are my favorite drivers. The Boss is the newest Fastest disc on the market but not good for beginners. The Aviar is the # putter in the world. Again I would suggest all types of plastic. DX, Star and Champion.

Millennium: Sirius LF, JLS, Omega Putter

Gateway: The wizard is one of the most popular putters out on the market.

The best “Bling” to consider would be bags. You could also carry chairs.
Chas Ford said:
I have lots of ideas. I’m not sure any of them are great ideas but I will share them.
First of all I would suggest carrying discs from three or four different manufacturers.

Discraft: Buzzz and Drone are good midranges. Surge, Flash, and Stratus are my favorite drivers. Challenger is their best putter. I would suggest having a variety of plastic types i.e.: Pro-D, ESP, FLX, and Z.

Innova: Roc is the #1 midrange disc on the market. Sidewinder, Valkyrie, Beast, Destroyer, and FireBird are my favorite drivers. The Boss is the newest Fastest disc on the market but not good for beginners. The Aviar is the # putter in the world. Again I would suggest all types of plastic. DX, Star and Champion.

Millennium: Sirius LF, JLS, Omega Putter

Gateway: The wizard is one of the most popular putters out on the market.

The best “Bling” to consider would be bags. You could also carry chairs.

Thanks for the detailed info! Were you serious about the chairs?! Just sounds odd to a newbie. :)
Yes, here is a link to Huk Lab they have great chairs.http://huklab.com/


Yep, portable chairs, and baskets are all good bling to have in a store.
Oh, don't forget mini markers.

And Beer!!!



Mike said:


Yep, portable chairs, and baskets are all good bling to have in a store.

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