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Westside Discs really messed up
Jul 30th, 2023 at 2:10pm
 
This will be broken into two posts.

I know there's one or two other disc golfers out there.  Not sure if you're familiar with Westside Discs.  Their discs are named after medieval/fantasy weapons, people, etc.  Things like Sword, Hatchet, King, etc.

They used to have a disc called the Sling (it's been discontinued).  I carried one in my bag for a while.  I never actually liked it very much.  Mostly just carried it because of the name, although I did use it here and there.  I lost it on a course a while back so I don't have it anymore.  The image wasn't too bad.  A warrior throwing a disc with a sling.  Pretty cool.
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Reply #1 - Jul 30th, 2023 at 2:12pm
 
But then this happened.  I was searching around online yesterday and it looks like they might be re-releasing the disc.  But the image has changed.  I saw this and it was an instant facepalm.  How could they make such a mistake!?
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Reply #2 - Jul 30th, 2023 at 5:37pm
 
That's really pathetic.
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Reply #3 - Jul 30th, 2023 at 7:38pm
 
Its always been weird to me that the sling gets confused with the sling shot. I guess its the name because otherwise they are nothing alike.
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Reply #4 - Jul 30th, 2023 at 9:37pm
 
Too bad that it would be feeding the sling / slingshot misconception. They should have kept the old one.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #5 - Jul 31st, 2023 at 11:19am
 
Smiley
You should make a video slinging one of these and send it to them. Just to make a point  Wink
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Re: Westside Discs really messed up
Reply #6 - Jul 31st, 2023 at 11:40am
 
I have tried slinging a disc before, but I've never been able to get it to work.  It's important that the disc is flat when it's released, and that is very difficult when trying to throw it with a sling.


But an update.  Since there were a number of responses to this, I decided to go ahead with some comms.  I sent an email to company and told them about the error.  I'm certainly not expecting the discs to be change, and I think even getting a reply is unlikely, but I'll let you guys know if I hear anything.
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Reply #7 - Jul 31st, 2023 at 4:12pm
 
Blasphemy!

I love my disc golf, but this will not stand!

Come on West Side Discs! Even Matty O would be disappointed in you.
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Re: Westside Discs really messed up
Reply #8 - Aug 1st, 2023 at 7:02am
 
Barely anyone I talk to actually knows what a sling is. Things like this don't help its obscurity!
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Reply #9 - Aug 5th, 2023 at 10:06pm
 
I got a reply to the email I sent.  It was a classic non-answer.  I was told that the new disc is part of an alternative stamp (image on the disc) collection called the Westside Kids Stamp Collection.  The new stamps are supposed to bring out the inner child of disc golf players.

My statement about the image being a slingshot and not a sling was completely ignored.  Not a surprise.
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Reply #10 - Aug 5th, 2023 at 10:12pm
 
Oh man.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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