No More Vibram Discs?!?!
Here is the full announcement from their Facebook page:
Greetings Vibram Disc Golf Customers,
We have made the very hard decision to exit the sport of disc golf. We feel that the sport of disc golf deserves more attention and effort than our business is able to provide, given the volume of resources needed for the much larger segments of our business. We have had a hard time developing a disc golf focused business unit that can offer the product lineup, marketing efforts and event support needed to properly support the sport of disc golf in the role of manufacturer.
Please see your nearest Vibram Disc Golf retailer and stock up before they are gone!
We truly appreciate your partnership in our disc golf business and believe that in the end, this is the very best direction for us as a brand, no matter how hard of a decision this has been.
So what does this mean for the disc golf world?
When you break it down by the numbers, Vibram‘s footprint has been pretty small in recent years. In our 2018 State of Disc Golf Survey, only 10.6% of disc golfers said they have Vibram discs in their disc golf bag, and only 1.7% said they would only throw Vibram if they could only throw discs made by one manufacturer.
While that is a relatively small percentage, that means about 10% of disc golfers will be needing to find new discs to fill those slots in their bags.
This also means that Vibram discs just became quite a bit more valuable in the collector’s market. I for one am regretting not grabbing the controversial Vibram Four20 a few years back!. But even Vibram‘s regular stock discs are going to be more valuable, and in just the last 24 hours since the announcement was made, we have seen a huge uptick in orders of Vibram from our online store.
So if you are a Vibram collector or thrower, make sure to check out our remaining Vibram Inventory before it is too late!