Who we are:
We founded Arsenal Discs with a dream of revolutionizing a growing sport. We have been playing this amazing game for nearly 15 years and we saw an opportunity to differentiate ourselves and promote the sport we love to play. We are here to meet your needs and to provide the most appealing and high-performing discs on the market.
What we do:
At Arsenal Discs, we utilize computer software and engineering equipment to create the best discs on the market! When designing our discs, we consider physics, aerodynamics, player comfort and more to ensure optimal performance.
Our Design Process:
When designing our discs, we use a repetitive but effective process of testing and redesigning. We have spent months creating CAD drawings, using the drawings to machine prototypes, doing field tests, and using field test results to improve CAD designs. This process was very expensive and time consuming, but vital in ensuring that our customers are satisfied with our product.
By using Vernier Calipers, we carefully measured and recorded prototype dimensions.
By using high quality CAM software, we successfully CNC machined our final prototypes.
Our prototypes were created with state-of-the-art machining equipment.
By utilizing high-tech software, we successfully ran simulations and tests to optimize disc performance.
This is an early stage CAD drawing of the .50 Cal. After many rounds of prototyping, the geometric design has changed drastically.
Why do I want these Discs in my Arsenal?
By performing extensive field tests and prototyping, we have successfully created designs that are not only aerodynamic and extremely comfortable to throw, but also discs that fly the way you want them to. Our final 5 designs all serve their unique and individual purposes perfectly, and collectively satisfy the needs of a player in every possible situation.
Geometric design isn't the only factor that was tested for optimal performance. Throughout the Arsenal Discs journey, many different materials and plastics were considered and tested. In addition to comfortable grip and flight properties, we emphasized heavily on the durability of our plastics. Our engineering team considered many different material properties to ensure that our discs had the perfect flexibility, grip, durability, UV resistance, and overall performance.
Our team dedicated themselves to creating discs whose flight performance was equally as impressive as their artwork. We wanted to create a level of visual appeal unparalleled in the current market. The name "Arsenal Discs" is derived from the premise that each disc a player carries is a distinct weapon. The names of each of our discs represent a certain weapon; the disc names correspond with the distance of the weapon and the disc's flight range. For example: The name of a driver would correspond with a long-range weapon while the name of a putter would correspond with a short-range weapon. Our customers will have the perfect weapon for any scenario on the disc golf course.
Air Strike - An aerial assault with the mission of chain disc-truction.
Speed: 12 Glide: 5 Turn: -1 Fade: 3
50 Cal - This high caliber weapon is notorious for chain-sniping.
Speed: 10 Glide: 4 Turn: -2 Fade: 3
Cyborg - Half-human, half-machine. When the cyborg locks onto it's target, it doesn't miss the mark.
Speed: 9 Glide: 5 Turn: -4 Fade: 1
Morningstar - This medieval weapon punishes the course to give it's wielder the perfect upshot.
Speed: 5 Glide: 4 Turn: -1 Fade: 2
C4 - With this in your arsenal, you'll be sure to hit explosive putts.
Speed: 3 Glide: 3 Turn: 0 Fade: 1
Our Disc Profiles:
Arsenal Discs T-Shirt (Front):
Arsenal Discs T-Shirt (Back):
Engineering mumbo jumbo:
Engineering at Arsenal Discs was done very carefully and with extensive amounts of consideration. To create the best discs on the market, many material properties were tested and considered. Durometer, Elastic Modulus, Tensile Strength, Fracture Toughness, Yield Strength, Coefficient of Friction, and Specific Gravity were all analyzed and tested. Geometry also played a big role in affecting flight patterns. When designing particular flight patterns for our discs, many physical principles went into our calculations. Moment of Inertia, aerodynamics, center of mass location, air flow circulation, drag forces, gyroscopic tendency, and circular motion were all crucial to outstanding flight characteristics. Extensive testing and prototyping was done to gain an adequate understanding of what effects influence the disc's flight pattern. Once this understanding was established, it was used to create geometries corresponding to desired flight patterns.
We're Just Getting Started:
While we are currently focusing on the launch of our first line of discs, we have many long-term goals. Once the initial product launch has been completed, Arsenal Discs plans on using the momentum and profit gained from this campaign to grow the sport. Our plans include opening sports camps, sponsoring tournaments, and hosting school-related events to increase appreciation for the sport. We will use our appeal to reach new populations that have not yet been exposed to the great game of Disc Golf. All profits will be recycled until Arsenal Discs has made a considerable impact on the Disc Golf sport.
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Risks and challenges
Risk: Inability to reach our funding goal.
Solution: Try Again! Arsenal Discs is committed to delivering results and satisfying our customers. If we are unable to reach our funding goals during this campaign, we will come back stronger than ever with a second campaign. We are dedicated to promoting our brand and doing whatever it takes to meet our customers' needs.
Risk: The discs do not fly as well as customers want them to.
Solution: For the past 6 months, we have been prototyping and analyzing every variable that affects disc flight. We have carefully considered elastic modulus, tensile strength, fracture toughness, and coefficient of friction. In simpler words, we test different plastics and geometries for grip, durability, and flight characteristics. We are confident that through our extensive research and field testing, our discs will not disappoint.
Risk: Competing with market leaders.
Solution: Arsenal Discs has began to establish its footprint in the disc golf market through its aggressive marketing strategy, well-tested geometric profiles, and unique graphic designs. We expect to capture the portion of the disc golf market who is looking to try something exciting and new. To retain our customers, we are dedicated to adapting to the demands of the market and producing the best disc golf discs possible.
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