Disc Golf at Night – Glow and Lighting Products

There is a side to disc golf that many players enjoy immensely and that is the joy of playing the game at night. Yet there are still a number of players who haven’t tried it. I’d been playing glow disc golf for a few years before somebody finally convinced me that it would be worth visiting the course after dark. It was a true joy!

With the sun now going down much earlier each day (you’ll really notice the difference Sunday) it’s the perfect time to get ready for “glow season.”

Glow in the Dark Discs

There are a lot of discs made in glow plastic, and I never used to think much about them until that first night game. Not only did the discs seem like an unnecessary gimmick before my eyes were opened, but I thought it would be a burdensome expense to have to buy all my favorite discs in glow plastic merely to play at night.

But that is an option, and arguably the best one if you regularly play disc golf in the dark. With glow in the dark discs, your favorite discs aren’t encumbered by additional add-ons. If you get attached to the discs you can also use these discs for day time play.

Most of the most popular discs from the top disc golf retailers have glow in the dark versions available. There are usually a good number of glow-in-the-dark plastic blends for popular discs available at any given time.

There are now even glow varieties that glow in different colors than the traditional green glow hue. Clash Discs offers a Blue Glow Berry and Doomsday Discs has a variant that glows in the dark red! We have thousands of different glow in the dark disc golf discs for sale right now.

Glow in the Dark Disc golf DiscsWhat Disc Golf Brand GLOWS THE BEST?

Different disc golf manufacturers have different glow plastic blends, and here at Infinite Discs we’ve noticed that there can be a big difference between them. Some brands like Innova and Discraft have pretty good glow products, though it depends on the plastic type.

Specialty blends, and color glow variants just don’t glow quite as well as the traditional “glow color” discs.

The Innova Champion Glow varieties are good as well as their Glow DX. With Discraft, their Glo Z Line plastic works pretty well, but their Glo ESP blends tend to be very hit-and-miss when it comes to actually glowing in the dark.

Brands like Latitude 64 and Dynamic have not been known to have good premium glow plastic, which they usually call “Moonshine,” but their softer putter plastics glow great.

With MVP and Axiom, their glow plastic is usually called “Eclipse” but, but most often it is either the rim or the flight plate that glows, but not both. The new version of Axiom Disc flight paths glows REALLY well.

Best Glowing Disc Golf Plastic

The brand that consistently glows the best is the K1 Glow plastic by Kastaplast. There’s something magical about their glow-in-the-dark plastic because all you need to do is dim the lights to see those discs light up. They glow surprisingly bright and for a long time. Whenever Kastaplast runs their glow plastic, they sell out fast, so be ready to pull the trigger when you see them in stock, because it will be hard to find anything that glows as well.

Disc Golf Accessories to Make Discs Visible in Dark

Make your discs glow, and stay glowing with a UV Flashlight

Disc Golf UV FlashlightThe first time I saw one of these things in action, I was amazed. My brother pulled this awesome LED flashlight out of his bag and literally drew light across his disc. As soon as the flashlight hit the disc, it left a trail of glowing, green light. UV flashlights are a must for glow disc golf.

It only takes seconds to charge glowing discs or stickers, and they shine brightly for several minutes. Then, after you’ve thrown your disc, the UV flashlight makes finding them in the pitch black of night even easier than it is during the day!

You simply shine the UV flashlight around the fairway, and the moment the light hits your disc, it lights up again. And it does that without the “light noise” of a traditional flashlight…it doesn’t look like you’re actually casting a beam around. I played a glow round on a course that usually presents a lot of places for discs to hide in long grass, sagebrush, and trees, and it was honestly easier to find the discs at night than during the day.

You’ll probably want to start picking up discs in glow plastic eventually. But here is another option for night play that is quick and inexpensive.

How to Make Regular Discs Glow

I since discovered that a few little night round accessories that can get you playing disc golf after dark, even without a slew of discs in glowing plastic.

One of the quick ways to jump into the glow game is to pick up Glow Tape which are designed just for disc golf discs.

Glow Tape Vinyl $4.95 Per Sheet

These are basic sticker rings that can be peeled off and stuck onto any disc to make it into a glowing disc. You can get enough sticker action out of a sheet to light up three, four, or even five discs, depending on how many sticker rings you decide to apply to each disc. They are light enough not to mess up the weight or flight tendencies of your disc. They also charge instantly with UV light and glow brightly for several minutes.

Now, if you have glowing discs, or if you have glow tape, you can charge them with traditional light, which takes a bit longer, plus lights up your fairway, or you can pick up a UV Flashlight which makes a LOT of difference in your ability to quickly charge and throw your disc.

Flat LED Disc Lights

Flat LED Disc attachment Light

These little LED lights are easily affixed to the bottom or top of your disc with packaging tape to light them up at night. The light works better on certain colors of discs, and best on plastics that are somewhat translucent. They are inexpensive and last quite a while. They are small enough that they don’t effect the flight of your disc. You’ll have to avoid water hazards because once your LED light hits the water, it will die.

Shop for Flat LED Disc Lights

I found some photos on Tumblr.com that appear to be time exposures with LED lights on discs. Leave it to awesome artists to find a beautiful way to highlight disc golf at night.

So, with a few stickers, and the right flashlight, or a some flat LED lights you can immediately hit the course at night and have a lot of fun.

Disc Golf Basket Lights

Owning a luminous disc is beneficial, yet it only partially solves the visibility issue in disc golf after dark. For an optimal nocturnal playing experience, it is equally crucial to illuminate the target.
There are numerous methods for lighting up a disc golf basket. A popular and economical approach is to attach glow sticks to each basket on the course. Although cost-effective, opting for lights made specifically for disc golf baskets can enhance the experience even further.

Check out our selection of disc golf basket lights here.

Be sure to get out there and try a round of glow-in-the-dark disc golf! You’ll be glad you did! Let us know what you recommend for night rounds in the comments. We’d love to know!

 

Disc Golf Weight Explained – Choosing the Best Disc Weight

Disc Golf Disc Weights

Why Weight Matters in Disc Golf

When it comes to choosing the best disc golf disc, getting the right weight makes a difference as the weight of a disc affects it’s speed, stability and the way it will fly. Understanding this relationship can provide a significant advantage in the discs you choose to purchase and throw on the course.

Release Velocity and it’s Relationship to Distance

The faster you’re able to throw the disc, the more potential it will have to get more distance. This provides a relationship between the release velocity of a throw and the distance the disc travels.
According to Best Disc Golf discs Youtube, for every additional mile per hour in speed at release, there is an average increase of 7.2 feet in distance. So the easiest way to get more “arm speed” and throw faster is by increasing your release velocity with lighter weight discs.
Research shows that reducing the disc weight can lead to an increase in throw speed. For instance, shaving off 20 grams from a disc’s weight can enhance the speed by 6.5 miles per hour. Theoretically, this could result in an impressive gain of 47 feet in distance.

Lighter Discs for Big Distance

The potential of lighter discs isn’t merely theoretical. For disc golf distance competitions, world records have been set with light weight discs weighing under 160 grams. This underscores the point that lighter discs, when thrown correctly, can achieve astounding distances. For me personally, I can most easily get full flight and maximum distance with a 149 gram Pharaoh.

Disc Stability Also Matters

While light weight discs have potential for more distance, the flight dynamics of the disc can also change. Lighter discs, by their nature, tend to exhibit more turnover, which can affect the intended flight path. To counter this tendency, it might be advantageous to choose a more stable driver or increase the weight. Increased stability allows for more consistent flight paths.
While the weight of the disc may not actually affect the discs stability, the fact that you are able to throw light weight discs faster will affect it’s stability.

Factoring in Wind Conditions

While the distance advantages of lighter discs are clear, the reality is that most disc golf rounds are not played in ideal wind conditions. Wind plays a significant role in the behavior of a disc in flight. In windy situations, a heavier disc might offer a distinct advantage. The added weight can counteract wind resistance, providing a straighter throw and yielding more consistent results.
Now that you understand a little bit more about more about how disc weight affects the flight, how do you know which to choose? Some discs listed on our website have weight variations that range 40-50 grams. Other molds have only a 2-3 gram variation in options. Pro Disc Golfer throwing max weight disc

Which Weight to Choose?

With a lot of disc golfers trying out popular discs by different brands, we thought that we would address the questions of disc weight. For some players, the weight of the disc is not particularly important as long as it flies the way that they want it to. But for other players, the disc weight is very important since they prefer the performance of heavier discs, or desire the easier distance that may come with lighter discs, etc.

Your weight choice should primarily depend on the disc you are purchasing and what you intend to use that disc for.

Choosing Weight for Putters and Midrange Discs

Because the objective and putter and midrange discs is not distance but control, in most instances you should choose heavier, near max weight discs.

Disc Golf Putter Weights

Most disc golf putters have a max weight of 173-175grams. Personally, I like a putter around the 170-172 gram range, it really probably doesn’t make much of a difference, but psychologically in my mind that “lighter” putter will glide just a little bit more. When it comes to making putts, it’s really all about confidence.

Midrange Disc Weights

Some Midrange Discs have wider diameters, and thus the PDGA allows for heavier max weights. Large diameter mids like the Buzzz and Roc3 have max weights of up to 180 grams.

If you’re looking for something very overstable, you probably want a heavier disc, or at least something in the 165g plus weight range. If you want something that will glide a little bit more and not fall to the ground as fast, consider something lighter than mid weight for that mold.

Best Weight for Disc Golf Drivers

Disc golf drivers and their sharp rims usually have a maximum weight of 175 grams or less.

When it comes to choosing drivers, this is when the weight ranges really matters. The reality is that you will probably want a variety of different weights depending on your intended use for the driver. If you’re looking for big distance, use a lighter disc.

While I can’t usually tell the difference between a 170 gram, and a 173 gram disc, there is a noticeable difference between max weigh drivers and those in the 160’s. When a disc golf driver get’s in the 150’s or lower weight range, that is when there is a noticeable difference in the speed you are able to throw the disc and the way that it will fly.

If you have a tendency to “turn over” your disc, you probably want to stay away from light weight drivers as the heavier varieties will provide more consistency.

Some disc golfers choose to throw light weight but very overstable discs to get the best of both velocity and stability.

The real way to choose the right disc weight for you is simply to try your favorite driver in a number of different weight ranges to see which ones perform best for you in varying situations.

Lighter Weights for Beginners

Because new disc golfers do not have the arm speed to get a full flight out of disc, the best discs for beginners are usually light weight discs, at least in terms of drivers. Mid weight midrange discs are also recommended for newer players.

Sometimes factory second blemishes make x-out discs lighter than the non x-out version, so a factory second version is a way to get a lighter disc in the mold you are looking at.

Disc golf disc with penned weight of 167 grams

Are the Weights Listed on Disc Golf Discs Accurate?

Here at Infinite Discs, we try to represent each disc as accurately as possible on our website by including a photo and the details for each one. We decided years ago that we would trust the manufacturers when it comes to indicating the weight of their discs.

Most major disc manufacturers take the time to weigh the discs as they come out of the mold and painstakingly mark those weights in ink, with stickers, or embossed on the bottom of each disc. We trust that they have a well-established procedure for accurately weighing those discs as part of their manufacturing process.

WHY DON’T WE WEIGH THE DISCS at Infinite Discs?

Because we’ve chosen to trust the disc manufacturers to represent their products accurately and according to their own standards, we do not take the extra time to weigh each disc as we add them into our online inventory. Here at Infinite Discs, we currently have three different digital scales which we use to weigh packages as we ship them. When used to weigh individual discs, we can lay the same disc on each of those three scales and get results that may differ a gram or two from one scale to the next or from the weight indicated on the disc. So which of those scales is correct?

We have heard the argument that “gravity is the same everywhere,” and that is correct. While gravity may not change, the calibration of different scales might differ. While we do not own the most top-of-the-line digital scales, we have noticed that there can be differences between them, so we don’t feel that we should automatically judge a disc’s factory weight to be wrong if it differs slightly from what one of our scales might say.

The same 173-174 Kong on another one of our digital scales.

Let’s assume for a moment that we receive a disc marked as 175g by the factory, using their procedures. Then we weigh the disc and find that our scale says 174g or maybe 176g. We feel strongly that it is not our place to then scratch out the factory weight and indicate our own results on the disc. We also don’t feel that we should list the disc on our website with a weight that is different than the factory results– the purchaser of the disc would receive it, see that our advertised weight doesn’t match what is marked on the disc and feel deceived. They might weigh the disc themselves and find a result of 173g on their own scale and feel that both we and the factory were wrong. Thus, we stick with what the factory says and don’t alter the disc or the weight information provided. That way, the manufacturer becomes the ultimate authority for the disc that they produced.

DIFFERENT BRANDS AND THEIR WEIGHT DESIGNATIONS

We’ve seen a lot of players move from one brand to another when purchasing discs. We’d like to address another important consideration when it comes to the procedures of those different brands. Innova, for example, typically marks their weights to the precise gram by writing the weight on the bottom of the disc in ink. Players who throw Innova or discs by other brands that use a similar procedure are able to pick the exact weight that they feel is perfect for them.

However, Discraft has not traditionally marked each disc to the gram. They instead choose to put a sticker on their discs that indicates a weight range. For example, they’ll put a sticker on a disc that says 170 – 172. That way, they are acknowledging that there will be some variation in weight for the discs produced in that batch. Other discs may be lighter and marked with weight stickers like 167 – 169, or heavier with 177+ (typical for mid-range discs like the Buzzz). Again, we assume that their range is accurate, but can’t promise that when weighed on somebody’s personal scale that it won’t fall a gram above or below the range that Discraft indicated.

When we list discs by companies that use a weight range on a sticker, we have chosen to be consistent in our data entry practices by simply listing the low number on that sticker. That is because our data entry system does not allow for a range, but wants a single number. Thus, a disc marked as 170 – 172 will be listed as 170.  A disc with a sticker saying 173 – 175 will be listed as 173.  The “max weight” for a Discraft driver would typically be listed as 173, but could actually weigh on the higher end of that range.

Other brands that use weight ranges include DGA, Viking Discs, Yikun Discs, and the new Active Baseline series of discs from Discmania (not individually weighed, but sold in a weight range).

WHAT IF THE WEIGHT IS JUST PLAIN WRONG?

While we’d like to believe that we live in a world where mistakes don’t happen, that is simply not a reality. While taking photos and adding thousands of discs per week onto our website, it is possible that some busy, tired employee here at Infinite Discs may type a weight in incorrectly. Usually we catch that error before the disc ships and we contact the buyer to make sure that they get a weight that they want. If the disc slips past another employee at the shipping station and the buyer receives a disc that has a factory weight that is different than what we entered, then we take care of the problem.

If we have entered the disc weight according the factory-marked weight, as indicated above, but the buyer believes it is still inaccurate or marked incorrectly, then we’re still happy to help the best we can, knowing that some busy, tired employee at the factory may have made a mistake. After all, nobody is perfect, and mistakes are always possible. We just want to clarify that we are doing the best we can to represent discs on our website exactly as the factory specified.

In the end, when disc weight becomes a hot topic of discussion or a complaint, we often find ourselves wondering if that gram or two was really going to make a difference in the player’s game. Would a 174g disc perform that much worse for an average player who claims that they absolutely must have a 175g disc? That’s an argument to be settled elsewhere. As disc connoisseurs, we can attest that here at Infinite Discs we have discs in our bags that straddle a lot of weight ranges, and they fly as well as we can throw them.

We hope that this information has been helpful in understand a little bit more about disc weights and how they effect flight. We hope you better understand how brands mark the weight of their discs, and how we at Infinite Discs work with those brands and trust in those manufacturers to indicate the weight of their discs so that our buyers can make an informed purchasing decision.

 

Black Friday Sales Week 2022 – BIGGEST Disc Golf Sale Ever

Our biggest sale ever is here!

This year we have planned our biggest Black Friday sale ever Like always, our disc golf sale won’t be a one day event, but will encompass Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and more! This mega sale includes “doorbuster” deals, exclusive limited edition drops, mystery boxes, and discounts on every brand from small to large.

This is THE time to stock up on your favorite disc golf products, get something new, or do some Christmas shopping for your friends and family. Check out our sales guide below to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the hottest drops or doorbuster prices.

Black Friday Week Sales – Thursday, November 24 – Thursday, December 1 2022

The pandemic lead to severe supply shortages and we had to limit our black Friday sales the last two years. This is no longer the case. Manufacturers have increased production and we currently have more inventory than ever before. InfiniteDiscs.com has more disc golf discs, more disc golf brands, and more special Black Friday stamps than we’ve ever had. By the time the sale week begins, we anticipate having more than 120,000 discs online for you to choose from!

Because there will be so much traffic on our website during the week, especially immediately following new drops, our website may experience slowdowns or could even freeze up completely. Please be patient with us, we don’t like it when this happens any more than you do. The best thing to do is close down the website, come back in 20 minutes and then try again. The worst thing you can do is attempt to keep reloading the website over and over.

Our super sale begins on Thursday, November 24th.

Doorbuster Deals and Discounted Accessories

We will have a large selection of disc golf bags, baskets, and accessories on sale all week long.

This week we have a number of incredible doorbuster deals that are available while supplies last! Plus we have a huge selection of disc golf accessories that will be automatically discounted all week long!

Black Friday disc golf bag doorbuster deals

Disc Golf Bags on Sale

All Infinite Discs bags will be discounted, including the Slinger Bag, Huck Pack, Easy Bag, XL Disc Holster, and Power Pockets. Popular Prodigy Disc bags including the BP2-V2 and Dynamic Discs Paratrooper bags will also be on sale.

Here is a complete list of discounted bags:

Black friday disc golf bags and cart pouches on sale

Infinite Slinger bag cyber sales prices

Dynamic Discs and Prodigy disc golf backpack sales ad.

Starter disc golf black friday sales

Disc Golf Starter Set Deals

If you’re new to the sport or just looking to get a great disc golf set as a gift, we will have many disc golf sets on sale including sets from Axiom, Divergent Discs, Discraft, X-Com, Innova, Viking Discs, Yikun Discs and more.

Black Friday Disc Golf Set Sales Ad

 

Cheap Mystery Boxes

Not sure what to buy, but know you want to get it for cheap? A Mystery box is for you. During Black Friday week, all of our most popular deals boxes will be in stock and on sale. Plus, we’ve build a special edition Black Friday 7-disc box that includes 7 of the special stamped discs from the Black Friday week– limited quantity available!

Black Friday Mystery Box Sales

Limited Edition Set Box Sale Black Friday release box stamps

Other Accessories On Sale

Here is a list of all the other products you can find on AMAZING sales this week:

On sale accessories and disc golf baskets

Cyber deals for disc golf rangefinder, waterbottle and UV glow light

Infinite Discs apparel hats and sweatshirt sale

Disc golf mini disc Black Friday deals

Disc golf water saving devices, disc retriever, towels, and grip pads.

Disc Golf Brands on Sale All Week

As for individual disc golf discs, the brands below will be on sale from Thanksgiving all the way through the week to the following Thursday. That way you can add some good deals to your shopping cart on any day while you’re shopping for some of the special drops!

Disc golf brands on sale all week include RPM, Divergent, Yikun, Alfa, Wing It, Clash, Crosslap, Daredevil, DGA, Disc Golf UK, Goliath Discs, Kestrel, Uplay, XCom, Launch, Lonestar, Skyquest, Infinite Discs, Viking Discs, Finish Line, Dino, Guro, EV7, Momentum, and Wild Discs.

In addition to discs in the Infinite Line, the following links will take you to disc golf brands will be on sale all week long.

Alfa Discs Finish Line Thought Space Athletics
Clash Discs Goliath Discs Skyquest
Crosslap Guru Discs UPlay
Daredevil Kestrel Viking
DGA Launch Wild Discs
Dino Lone Star Wing It
Disc Golf UK Momentum XCom
Divergent Obsidian Yikun
EV-7 RPM

Daily Drop and Sales Calendar

Thankful Thursday

Our Cyber Savings week begins on Thanksgiving with the following disc golf brands on sale. To keep you from having to wait out in the cold on Thanksgiving, these products will also be on sale on Black Friday, so enjoy your turkey without feeling rushed.  Brands on sale and with special releases beginning on Thanksgiving include:

Here are some of the special edition stamps:

Finish Line Discs Black Friday deals and releases.

Divergent and Doomsday Discs exclusive Black Friday releases including triple foil dumpster fire stamp.

Lone Star and Clash Discs Black Friday releases.

Black Friday – Infinite Discs Day

We expect this to be our biggest online shopping day ever with so many new and exciting releases in the Infinite Discs line. All Infinite Discs including a huge selection of misprint and X-outs will be on sale on Black Friday November, 25th. New releases include:

Some unique and new stamps for this sale are as follows:

Infinite Discs Black Friday exclusive stamp releases, samurai, phoenix, and steampunk bomber.

Infinite Discs Halo Tomb and Halo Pharaoh Black Friday releases.

Misprint Discs on sale Black Friday through Cyber Monday

 

Super Saturday – Innova Day

The world’s number one disc golf manufacturer will have their big on sale day on Saturday November 26th. In addition to Innova and Millennium Discs being on sale, we will also have limited releases including:

Innova Champion Discs exclusive Black Friday releases, Color Glow Orcs, Ogres, and Solar Destroyer.

Innova Solar Wraith and limited edition Phoenix Stamp

Spectacular Sunday  – Trilogy & MVP Day

On Sunday November 27th, all Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Westside, MVP, Axiom, and Streamline discs will be on sale. Also use the promo code BASKET10 to get a discount on MVP, Axiom, and Streamline practice baskets! Be sure to check out our special stamp drops, including:

Trilogy and MVP Discs on sale and MVP Triple Foil Megaladon exclusive stamps.

Disc Golf Basket Black Friday Discount Code

 

Cyber Monday – Discraft Day

On the number one online shopping day we will feature Discraft. All Discraft and DGA discs will be on sale on Cyber Monday and we’ve pulled together an extensive selection of cool Discraft misprint and factory second discs!

Discraft Cyber Monday Misprint and special edition Marauder stamp

Tuesday November 29th – Discmania, Prodigy, Legacy, Mint

While the sales end for most of the online shopping world on Cyber Monday, they keep going on at Infinite Discs for a few more days. On Tuesday we feature some of the top disc golf brands including Prodigy, Discmania, Legacy, and Mint Discs. Check out the special stamps again!

Prodigy and Discmania Black friday Shuriken stamp release sale.

Mint and Legacy Discs Black Friday sale special release stamps

Wednesday November 30th- Thought Space Athletics Day

If you subscribe to our text message alerts, look for an additional discount code to use for the Thought Space Athletic Discs on sale. Plus, we’ve got some beautiful, exclusive stamps and a brand new disc release for Wednesday! Check these out!

Thought Space Athletics release and sales day limited stamps

Thought Space Athletics Zoe Andyke Mana release and discount code.

Thursday December 1st – Final Cyber Week Sales Day

Our Cyber sales week comes to a close by featuring several international brands, including Kastaplast, Dino Discs, Viking, Yikun, Gateway, X-Com, Prodiscus, Wing-It, and RPM Discs.

This is also the final day of the all week sale items and doorbuster deals.

Here are some quick links to some of the featured discs and brands:

Gateway Discs Wizard, Yikun Dragon, and XCom Phoenix exclusive black friday stamp release discs.

Kastaplast, Dino kids discs, and Wing It discs Black Friday releases.

Viking and Prodiscus Special Edition Thursday Cyber week releases.

Eric Oakley Kotare Release

Black Friday FAQ’s

Why does your Black Friday sales week spread out among so many days?

There are a few reasons that we need to structure are sales this way. The primary reason is to keep our website functioning. By spreading out the different special drops and sales among the hottest disc golf brands, we spread out our server load. In addition to our limited website capacity, this also helps our shipping crew not get too far behind.

How long will shipping take?

We will literally be having our shipping stations working around the clock on Friday and Saturday nights and will do all we can to get your black Friday purchases shipped in a timely manner. Our shipping focus will be on expedited orders, and we will do our best to get shipping upgrades sent out the same business day. As for other orders, we will do our best to pull, pack, and ship them out as soon as possible.

The major mail carriers also anticipate high shipping volume for the weekend, but with increased demand there is also more potential for errors and delayed packages. If you are really anxious to get your new Cyber week discs, then we recommend the expedited shipping upgrade during this busy time.

What time do the new releases drop?

New releases drop at midnight Eastern each night. This means that if you live in California, the next days Black Friday releases are active at 9 PM.

State of Disc Golf Survey 2022

It is time for our annual State of Disc Golf Survey where we ask for all disc golfers everywhere to share their thoughts and experiences with the sport through some simple survey questions. This survey has become a great way to see how the sport is growing and evolving. We have really appreciated everybody’s input in the past.

Where to Take This Year’s Survey

You can take the 2022 State of Disc Golf Survey by going to THIS LINK

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd64quY1SNFa0rAPZawSnrTYRWJgelTN6UU4u898n2wHMXAxw/viewform?usp=sf_linkhttps://forms.gle/3wgCzP2uKWkbERfeA

Feel free to share that link on social media and with your disc golfing friends. The more opinions that are shared, the better!

Where to See Previous Survey Results

We always share the data from these surveys through the Infinite Discs blog. You can click easy links to see those different articles presenting the results. Here are links for the previous three years:

State of Disc Golf 2021 Blog Posts

State of Disc Golf 2020 Blog Posts

State of Disc Golf 2019 Blog Posts

It’s worth taking a look at those blog posts for all of the fun charts and analysis. Here’s an example from the 2019 survey showing how many discs did survey participants collect without any intention of throwing in 2018?

Random Prize Winners Will Be Selected

As usual, we will be giving away a few prizes to randomly selected participants. We’ll be giving away some slinger bags, discs from boutique brands, and other prizes and you have a chance to win if you take the survey this year. Winners will be contacted after the survey is complete.

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

The 100 Best-Selling Discs at Infinite Discs in 2021

Here is a year-end report of the 2021 best-selling discs at Infinite Discs. This tally of course only counts the discs sold through the Infinite Discs retail website. It is not total market tally of discs manufactured or sold through all sources.

Please keep in mind that we were also in a pandemic year and not all discs were available all of the time throughout the year. We could only sell the discs that were available to us through the manufacturers. Obviously, we can’t tally discs that “would have sold if we’d had them in stock.” This is simply a chart based on what we sold because we had them.

The TOP 100 Best-Sellers of 2021

1. Innova Destroyer Distance Driver
2. Discraft Zone Putt & Approach
3. Innova Wraith Distance Driver
4. Discraft Buzzz Mid Range
5. Infinite Discs Alpaca Putt & Approach
6. Infinite Discs Emperor Distance Driver
7. Gateway Wizard Putt & Approach
8. Infinite Discs Pharaoh Distance Driver
9. Innova Firebird Control Driver
10. Innova Aviar Putt & Approach
11. Innova Mako3 Mid Range
12. Innova Teebird Control Driver
13. Infinite Discs Chariot Mid Range
14. Innova Leopard Control Driver
15. Axiom Envy Putt & Approach
16. Dynamic Discs Judge Putt & Approach
17. Innova Valkyrie Control Driver
18. Innova Thunderbird Control Driver
19. Innova Leopard3 Control Driver
20. Infinite Discs Maya Distance Driver
21. Infinite Discs Anubis Mid Range
22. Infinite Discs Sphinx Control Driver
23. Infinite Discs Scepter Control Driver
24. Thought Space Athletics Mantra Control Driver
25. Innova Pig Putt & Approach
26. Infinite Discs Exodus Control Driver
27. Discraft Undertaker Control Driver
28. Dynamic Discs EMac Judge Putt & Approach
29. Innova Roadrunner Control Driver
30. Innova Beast Distance Driver
31. Discraft Buzzz GT Mid Range
32. Innova Shryke Distance Driver
33. Discraft Heat Control Driver
34. Innova Mamba Distance Driver
35. Dynamic Discs Warden Putt & Approach
36. Discraft Avenger SS Distance Driver
37. Infinite Discs Centurion Control Driver
38. Discraft Roach Putt & Approach
39. Innova Roc3 Mid Range
40. Discraft Nuke Distance Driver
41. Thought Space Athletics Praxis Putt & Approach
42. Streamline Pilot Putt & Approach
43. Discraft Raptor Control Driver
44. Innova Sidewinder Control Driver
45. Innova Tern Distance Driver
46. Prodigy P Model S Putt & Approach
47. Latitude 64 Pure Putt & Approach
48. Axiom Hex Mid Range
49. Discraft Passion Control Driver
50. Innova Roc Mid Range
51. Infinite Discs Ruin Putt & Approach
52. Infinite Discs Kon Tiki Mid Range
53. Innova TeeBird3 Control Driver
54. MVP Photon Distance Driver
55. Discmania Link Putt & Approach
56. Discraft Surge SS Distance Driver
57. Discraft Force Distance Driver
58. Elevation Disc Golf Interceptor Mid Range
59. Discraft Luna Putt & Approach
60. Discraft Banger GT Putt & Approach
61. Discraft Anax Control Driver
62. Thought Space Athletics Votum Control Driver
63. EV-7 Penrose Putt & Approach
64. Axiom Insanity Control Driver
65. Viking Discs Rune Putt & Approach
66. Divergent Discs Alpas Putt & Approach
67. Innova Boss Distance Driver
68. Latitude 64 River Control Driver
69. MVP Ion Putt & Approach
70. Thought Space Athletics Pathfinder Mid Range
71. Westside Harp Putt & Approach
72. Axiom Crave Control Driver
73. Discraft Thrasher Distance Driver
74. Discraft Zeus Distance Driver
75. Discraft Hornet Mid Range
76. Innova Katana Distance Driver
77. Discraft Hades Distance Driver
78. Discraft Sol Mid Range
79. Discraft Meteor Mid Range
80. Dino Discs Pterodactylus Distance Driver
81. Discraft Scorch Distance Driver
82. Infinite Discs Tomb Putt & Approach
83. Thought Space Athletics Muse Putt & Approach
84. Dynamic Discs Deputy Putt & Approach
85. Innova Eagle Control Driver
86. Latitude 64 Diamond Control Driver
87. Axiom Proxy Putt & Approach
88. Discraft Fierce Putt & Approach
89. Discraft Stalker Control Driver
90. Dynamic Discs Trespass Distance Driver
91. Innova Nova Putt & Approach
92. MVP Nomad Putt & Approach
93. Axiom Paradox Mid Range
94. Prodigy P Model US Putt & Approach
95. Streamline Trace Distance Driver
96. Dino Discs Triceratops Putt & Approach
97. MVP Volt Control Driver
98. Elevation Disc Golf Koi Putt & Approach
99. MVP Wave Distance Driver
100. Dino Discs Stegosaurus Mid Range

The DESTROYER by Innova held tight in the #1 spot for 2021, followed by the ZONE by Discraft. Other small brands made the list as they claw their way into the disc golf market. We’re always excited to see the newer disc lines that make a splash each year.

Here is a charted look of those top 100.

We look forward to seeing how things change up in 2022. Will the availability of popular discs be better? If certain discs were available regularly, it would be interesting to see how the sales shuffle. It will also be fun to see which of the newer brands continues to push its way onto and upward on the chart.

 

The Top-Selling Brands at Infinite Discs in 2021

Infinite Discs has always strived to keep discs from all disc golf brands and manufacturers in stock on our retail website. As some brands are discontinued or the supply becomes slim, those brands can disappear from our sales figures for long periods. Other new brands jump into the market and begin to show their strength with time. It is always fun after each year to pull up the count of the discs sold through our retail site to measure the growth of all the brands that we carried.

Here is a look at how those brands all measured up against one another for the year 2021. Please keep in mind that these sales statistics ONLY represent retail sales through Infinite Discs. It does not account for sales through other retailers and may not represent the entire disc golf marketplace. Plus, many brands have their own retail outlets in addition to their wholesale operations, and those sales may account for a large portion of the total sales for those particular brands and would not be calculated here.

The Infinite Discs brand also has inflated numbers through our retail site simply because we are traditionally known as a kay retail source for our own brand. Throughout all of 2021, Infinite Discs brand was also distributed to other retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar, but no wholesale numbers are reflected in this disc count. Again, this is only retail sales through Infinite Discs.

Charting the Sales

Innova remained the top-selling brand, as it has since Infinite Discs began in 2012. Discraft continues to build momentum, taking a strong #2 position. With the ups and downs of the supply chain in 2021, it is hard to know how the numbers would have looked if the most popular discs had been readily available at all times of the year. However, many popular discs went through repeated cycles where they would arrive, immediately sell out, then be missing from inventory for weeks or months before the next restock. The Infinite Discs brand of discs made a sharp move toward the top, though sales are particularly strong for that brand since this is a chart of sales through Infinite Discs’ own website.

New Brands Making Moves

The number of small brands on the list continues to grow. We’re excited about that. Here are some brands that were recently created and made impressive moves on the chart:

Thought Space Athletics at #10 with their ultra-artistic, high-quality discs

Dino Discs at #11 with their line of discs for kids

Divergent Discs at #18 with their line focused on recreational players

Elevation Disc Golf at #19 with two silicone rubber discs launched in 2021

EV7 at #23 with their putters-only manufacturing approach

What Will 2022 Bring?

We’re excited to watch the disc sales in 2022 and see how things shuffle and move around. It should be particularly interesting to watch as we’ve seen a lot of professional players change brands for the new year. How will the sales for those brands be affected by the shuffle in sponsorships?

Feel free to leave your comments predicting the ups and downs of disc brands in 2022. 

TOP 50 BEST SELLING DISCS OF OCTOBER 2021

Here is a look at the Top 50 best-selling discs for the last month. These are arranged in order by number of discs sold with #1 being the most. They are also broken down by plastic type, so the same disc model can appear multiple times with different plastic types. This way, you can see not only the most popular discs, but in which plastic types they were popular. Here we go…

Top 50 Best Sellers – October 2021

#1 – P-Blend ALPACA
#2 – Z Glow BUZZZ
#3 – Splatter S-Blend CHARIOT
#4 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#5 – Signature Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EXODUS
#6 – D-Blend ALPACA
#7 – Neutron HEX
#8 – Biz Z ANAX
#9 – Swirly S-Blend X-Out EMPEROR
#10 – StayPut ALPAS
#11 – C-Blend Glow X-Out CHARIOT
#12 – Z Line SCORCH
#13 – Supercolor BUZZZ
#14 – ESP BUZZZ
#15 – Star DESTROYER
#16 – Star WRAITH
#17 – Neutron PARADOX
#18 – Halo Star WRAITH
#19 – C-Blend Glow CHARIOT
#20 – Electron Soft NOMAD
#21 – Ethereal PRAXIS
#22 – Z Line NUKE SS
#23 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SCEPTER
#24 – ESP UNDERTAKER
#25 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#26 – DX AVIAR
#27 – Z Line BUZZZ
#28 – Swirly Star EAGLE
#29 – Electron Soft ENVY
#30 – Electron Firm ENVY
#31 – Titanium ZONE
#32 –Atomic PEKAPEKA
#33 – Halo Star DESTROYER
#34 – Biz G VULTURE
#35 – ESP ZONE
#36 – VIP Glimmer BOATMAN
#37 – Opto DIAMOND
#38 – P-Blend Glow ANUBIS
#39 – Splatter S-Blend MAYA
#40 – I-Plaztic ZINGBACK
#41 – Eclipse 2.0 INSANITY
#42 – ESP SURGE SS
#43 – Signature I-Blend EMPEROR
#44 – Star MAKO3
#45 – Gummy C-Blend MAYA
#46 – Cosmic PEKAPEKA
#47 – I-Blend EXODUS
#48 – Champion LEOPARD
#49 – I-Blend MAYA
#50 – Ancient TRICERATOPS

You can probably see a lot of blue on the chart, with a strong representation by Discraft in October, but also a lot of Infinite Discs models hitting the top 50. October is typically a slower month when it comes to disc sales, so it is interesting to see some of the brands that broke into the top 50 with new discs heading into the colder months. RPM hit the chart with the Pekapeka release, Cheengz with the Zingback, and Divergent held strong with the Alpas rubber disc.

Here is a look at how many times the different brands were in this month’s chart:

That’s your run-down for last month’s disc sales at Infinite Discs. Thanks for watching, and we hope you enjoy these charts and insights into the movements of the disc market as we see them. We’ll keep bringing you the Top 50 best-sellers every month, plus other sales data from time to time.

For now, we’re discontinuing the guessing game for each month, since interest has dropped in placing guesses. Thanks!

TOP 50 BEST SELLING DISCS OF SEPTEMBER 2021

SORRY– we accidentally posted the last Top 50 blog in the wrong place and without comments available. It has now been fixed, but that made it hard to participate in the guessing game. I’ll be more careful to post it correctly this week.

Here is a look at the Top 50 best-selling discs for the last month. These are arranged in order by number of discs sold with #1 being the most. They are also broken down by plastic type, so the same disc model can appear multiple times with different plastic types. This way, you can see not only the most popular discs, but in which plastic types they were popular. Here we go…

Top 50 Best Sellers – September 2021

#1 – C-Blend Glow CHARIOT
#2 – Metal Flake C-Blend CHARIOT
#3 – Elevation Rubber KOI
#4 – StayPut ALPAS
#5 – Signature Electron Firm ENVY
#6 – Signature Swirly S-Blend EMPEROR
#7 – Electron Soft NOMAD
#8 – Signature C-Blend RUIN
#9 – Star DESTROYER
#10 – Star WRAITH
#11 – Aura PRAXIS
#12 – Halo Star WRAITH
#13 – Champion FIREBIRD
#14 – ESP BUZZZ
#15 – Halo Star DESTROYER
#16 – Star VALKYRIE
#17 – Swirly Star EAGLE
#18 – Gummy C-Blend MAYA
#19 – D-Blend ALPACA
#20 – Signature I-Blend EMPEROR
#21 – DX AVIAR
#22 – Splatter S-Blend MAYA
#23 – Halo Star LEOPARD3
#24 – I-Blend X-Out PHARAOH
#25 – DX Glow AVIAR
#26 – Signature ESP ANAX
#27 – Z Line ZONE
#28 – DX AVIAR CLASSIC
#29 – Tour Series Metallic Z RAPTOR
#30 – Star MAKO3
#31 – DX LEOPARD
#32 – Champion MAKO3
#33 – Splatter S-Blend EXODUS
#34 – Crystal APOLLO
#35 – Retro Burst X-Out RIVER
#36 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SCEPTER
#37 – Retro Burst DIAMOND
#38 – DX ROC
#39 – Z Line COMET
#40 – Champion TEEBIRD
#41 – Z Line HEAT
#42 – Prime Burst EMAC JUDGE
#43 – Champion SIDEWINDER
#44 – KC Pro ROC
#45 – I-Blend EXODUS
#46 – Star ROADRUNNER
#47 – Cryztal Lite FLICK
#48 – Electron Firm NOMAD
#49 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#50 – Signature Rubber Blend ROACH

There were quite a few restocks of Infinite Discs molds last month and that helped to boost discs like the CHARIOT to the #1 and #2 spots, since it had not been available for a long time. The RUIN also came back in stock after a long wait, along with the Exodus and Maya. Many popular molds by Innova and Discraft made the rounds on the charts, moving up and down according to availability and supply.

The Elevation Disc Golf KOI had a very strong debut at #3 with the Divergent Discs ALPAS close behind in the #4 spot, showing a growing interest in rubber putt-and-approach discs. The APOLLO mid-range from the new brand, Alfa Disc Golf, also touched the top 50.

Here is a look at how many spots the different brands took last month:

The Guessing Game

Every month you’ll be able to place your guess for a certain spot on the chart for the next month. The first person to guess the disc and plastic type correctly for the named chart position will win a $20 gift card for the Infinite Discs online store.

— This month we had asked for a guess of the #5 spot. We messed up on the listing and comments were not able to be posted most of the month. Sorry about that! The Signature Envy was the winner there, but nobody guessed it. Our bad! We’ve got it right for this month.

PLACE A GUESS for next month. If you can by the first to guess the #6 spot for OCTOBER, then you can be a winner. Leave your guess in the comments on this blog. Thanks!

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