Friday, November 16, 2018

Paige Pierce Signs 3-year Contract with Dynamic Discs

Dynamic Discs is thrilled to announce a three-year extension with Paige Pierce! Pierce has been a dominant force in competitive disc golf since she won her first world title in 2011, collecting numerous wins including multiple major victories and three more FPO World Championships. Pierce has stated that her goal is to become the greatest female player to ever play disc golf, and we’re excited to partner with her into the future as she strives to achieve that goal!

About the extension, Pierce said, “Coming into each new year, we are faced with which direction we want to go with as a sponsored player, and this year was no different; that decision had to be made. Yeah, it was a very easy decision after a couple of conversations about what the future would hold for a DD/PP partnership moving forward.”

Pierce purchased her touring van (affectionately known as Vanna Kendrick) last year with Dynamic Discs’ support, and we hope that you’ll catch her at one of her tour stops and purchase one of her many fundraiser discs to show her your support! We’re proud of you, Paige!
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 World Champion Paige Bjerkaas Signs Two-Year Agreement with Dynamic Discs

Dynamic Discs is excited to announce that we have reached an agreement with Paige Bjerkaas for the 2019 and 2020 seasons! Bjerkaas has played for Team Dynamic Discs since 2009 when she was in seventh grade, and she has collected multiple wins since, including the 2010 Junior World Championship. In 2018, Paige faced a difficult decision - return to Emporia State for the fall semester or stay out on the road for the remainder of the year. Ultimately, she chose to tour for the remainder of the year, and most would call it a life-changing decision, resulting in winning the FPO 2018 World Championship.

As you may have seen, Paige recently purchased a touring van with Dynamic Discs’ support, and we can’t wait to see how she thrives out on the road! About her upcoming seasons, Bjerkaas said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to represent Dynamic Discs in the best way that I can. Dynamic Discs has believed in me for many years, and I’m looking forward to making them proud while touring full-time!”

If you want to join us in supporting Paige, pick up one of her signature Fuzion Judges or special stamps now, or you can grab a Lucid-X Getaway in 2019. We’re proud of you, Paige!
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Brains Behind Some Of Your Favorite Gear - Let's Get To Know Kevin Shaffer

At Dynamic Discs, we often refer to our players as part of a big family, but beyond just those talented athletes, the employees who help our company to grow are just as important. To honor those individuals who spend so much of their time devoted to providing the disc golf world with amazing products and service, we’re starting a new blog series.

Each post will focus solely on one of our awesome employees and help us to get to know them a little bit better. We’ll share how they got started working at DD and the ways in which they help to grow the sport when they’re both on and off the clock. Our inaugural post highlights one of many people who work tirelessly to create awesome disc stamps, apparel, and so much more - graphic designer Kevin Shaffer.

It Must Have Been Fate

Kevin almost didn’t end up working for Dynamic Discs, but a strange turn of events has kept him here for nearly four years. Attending college for graphic design, he applied for a design position just after graduation. What happened afterward can only be described as comical:

“I initially turned down the DD job once I got it because I had plans to move back home to Colorado in the next few months. I ended up calling back the next day and they said that I should just try it out and see if I liked it, so I did. Turns out, it was the best decision for me and I couldn't imagine my life without DD. I also know there are plenty of people out there who would think I was crazy for turning a job at DD down, but I did! I am glad I ended up accepting it the next day though!”

By taking a chance and trying something new, Kevin has been able to be an instrumental part of so many of the designs you’ve seen across the world. He works on disc stamps, posters, apparel, and signage and always feels great knowing that his professional work can help players to elevate the events they run.

Beyond The Office

As you’d imagine, Shaffer has a passion for disc golf and when he’s not designing your next favorite graphic, he’s working just as hard to spread information about the sport to others. He explained, “I like to grow the sport by talking about it to people who don't know what it is. I like describing all the different things each disc can do as it flies. I also like to show people videos of the top pros playing tournaments to show the legitimacy of disc golf and the wide range of skill levels that can play.”

The crew at Dynamic Discs is fortunate to have Kevin as a part of our team, not only because of his incredible graphic design skills but because of his dedication to growing disc golf in every way he can. The next time you’re running an event and want professional and unique graphics to bring it up a level, keep Kevin and DD in mind!