Hello World. As you may have already heard, a little less than week ago we found out that someone had stolen a very valuable set of prototypes from our warehouse in Tampere, Finland. We’ve left no clues untouched in the process of investigating this crime and lots interesting theories have been also provided by you guys. Especially one of the earliest clues involving a trenchcoat and a magnifying glass was something we were really excited about at first.
Despite the collective efforts of the Disc Golf community, we were still shooting blanks in terms of identificating the thief (turns out it wasn’t Carmen Santiago after all :D). That is, until our posterboy and Discmania Team member, Jesse Heinonen were contacted by a shady Ex-Soviet character named suspiciously the “Dealer”. At first we though that this was another attempt by a new disc manufacturer to steal Jesse from our Team, but after Jesse MMS’d us the photo below via email with no other information, we knew the Dealer must have something to do with the disappearance of our prototypes.
Is this the Dealer? And where is Jesse?
After sending this photo, we haven’t heard back from Jesse. We are starting worry that something has happened to him. Despite the fuzziness, one can fairly easily identify the discs on the table as our prototypes, the ones stolen from our warehouse.
Where is Jesse Heinonen? Has he betrayed us? Who is this “Dealer”? Will we ever get our prototypes back? Did you remember to brush your teeth this morning? Is there anything one can trust these days?
Quite franktly, we don’t know the answers to these questions yet, but to be on the safe side we’d recommend you’d subscribe to our YouTube Channel. It seems like a pretty smart move at this point ;)
The holidays are right around the corner and we here at Discmania are in the giving mood too. We decided to award our European posterboy, Jesse Heinonen another signature disc to congratulate his solid win at Finnish Championships on early August. The Jesse Heinonen signature D-line P1 will be available mainly in the Finnish markets, perhaps somewhere around Europe too, but not in the States (sorry, guys). Jesse now has two signature discs: S-line PD and D-line P1.
2-time Finnish Champ Jesse Heinonen with his 2 signature discs
As supposed, Jesse will also be one of the key members in Team Discmania in 2011. Another continuing member of the team is Juho Rantalaiho, a true frisbee-personality who works, volunteers and blogs about all things disc golf related. Juho is also a solid player with a whole bunch of top 10 finishes in European competitions from last year. And what we especially like about Juho is that he is definitely one of the best-mannered players out there. He’s basically the kid you want your daughter to marry ;)
Juho Rantalaiho doing an upshot in the Finnish Championsips. Juho was the TD of the event and finished 5th.
And on the no “surprises here” -corner we have one more continuing member: Jussi Meresmaa. Mr. Discmania himself spends so much time promoting the sport that he’s got basically no time left to practice. In Jussi’s case this isn’t too bad though, taken that he was the 4th in the USDGC, 1st in Finnish Open and 5th in the Japan Open last year. And all this with only a couple of practice rounds whole summer. Jussi really knows how to make those discs do the work.
Jussi Meresmaa, the TD of the Presidents Cup... among a bunch of other things.
So that’s it for now, next up we’ll reveal some more team members (this time not Finns). The release of a new Discmania disc is just around the corner too, do you know which one? ;)
So go eat yourself sore in the spirit of the holidays and maybe catch up on those disc golf DVD:s you’ve got lying around. We at Discmania recommend the newest USDGC lead group live from Clash Productions. You might even spot some familiar faces ;)