Overstable vs Understable

Overstable Scepter and Understable Mamba Disc

The flight of a disc is one of the most important factors we consider when buying a disc. The feel of the disc in our hand would be a close second. But, how the disc actually flies for us tops the list of factors. One of the most important aspects of the flight of a disc is its stability.

Disc Stability

The stability of a given disc is how the disc flies immediately out of our hand, and how it behaves as it slows down. I talked about those disc qualities in my blog about flight numbers, HERE. For this blog, we’ll explore the terms ‘overstable’, ‘stable’, and ‘understable’. We will also looks at the weakness in using those terms to describe the flight of a disc. So, let’s get right to it!

The terminology can be confusing. For the sake of this blog post, I’ll look at each of the three terms mentioned above and establish a definition for each of them, so we can be consistent in our description about the flight of the disc. I’ll start with the term ‘overstable’.

Overstable

Let’s define ‘overstable’ as a discs ability to resist turning during the first part of the flight, Overstable Flight Graphand its hard fade as the disc slows down. The ‘turn’ of a disc, for a right-hand back-hand throw (RHBH) is its movement to the right immediately after the disc is thrown. The ‘fade’ is its movement to the left as the disc slows down. As players improve their technique and skill, their ability to throw the disc at high speeds increases. As the speed of the throw increases, so does the need for more overstable discs to prevent the flight from turning too much.

Check out this list of the highest rated overstable disc golf discs.

Understable

Understable Flight GraphNow let’s consider the term ‘understable’. We consider a disc as being understable if it has a tendency to turn a significant amount right out of the hand. A disc that is very understable typically doesn’t have very much fade at the end. An understable disc is great for newer players who lack the arm speed to throw more overstable discs, since they can’t generate enough speed for the overstable discs to fly right. If the necessary speed can’t be achieved, nearly every disc becomes overstable to a beginner. Check out this list for the top understable disc golf discs.

One of the ways the manufacturers can offer more molds to beginners is to offer overstable molds in lighter weights. Due to the disc having less mass to get up to speed, newer players can ‘cheat’ the system and still throw molds that would be too overstable in heavier weights.

Check out this list for the most understable disc golf discs for sale.

Stable

Now let’s talk about the term that has a little more flexible definition: ‘stable’. When I hear people calling a disc ‘stable’, they typically mean that the disc doesn’t have a lot of turn, nor does it fade hard. When I hear it in reference to another disc, it can either mean more overstable or more understable, depending on the situation. If you say that you are throwing a Slab (12, 3, 0, 4), but want something a little more stable, you are saying that you want a disc that is not so overstable.

If you are throwing a Kon Tiki (4, 5, -3, 0) and say you want something a little more stable, you mean that you want something that is less understable. Basically, in both examples you are saying that you want something that flies a little less extreme and a little closer to a neutral flight.

Occasionally, I’ll hear someone refer to a disc being more stable than another, when they mean more overstable. That is an inconsistent use of the term, and may lead to a follow-up question to clarify the meaning. To eliminate any ambiguity, I recommend referring to discs as being more or less overstable or understable.

These are the top rated “stable flying discs.”

Flight Numbers

 

The flight numbers of a disc help us know the basic flight of a disc, assuming we can throw the disc at the proper speed. If we can meet the speed requirements of a disc, we can then look at the last two rating in the flight rating to determine the overstability or understability of a disc. Let’s look at some examples.

Visualize Overstable/Understable/Stable

For many of us, understanding overstable vs. understable and comprehending the behavior of a disc just by reading a blog post can be challenging. If you’re a visual learner, this video will provide a clear demonstration of how Connor throws discs with various stabilities, showcasing their distinct flight patterns.

Disc Examples

The Scepter and the Sphinx are speed nine discs from Infinite. The Scepter’s flight numbers are 9, 4, 0, 4. The ‘0, 4’ are the last two numbers, and tell you that this mold would resist turning, even at high speeds (the 0), and will finish strong to the left (the 4). It is an example of an overstable fairway driver.

The flight numbers for the Sphinx are 9, 6, -3, 1. The -3 is the amount of turn that the Sphinx exhibits when thrown at the necessary speed. That means it will turn to the right quite a bit at high speeds. Add a little headwind into the situation and the Sphinx could end up as a roller. Plus, the last number, ‘1’, indicates that the Sphinx isn’t going to fade very much to the left. It is an understable fairway driver.

The more negative the turn number means the more turn to the right the disc will move during the high-speed portion of the flight. A disc with a -5 turn number will turn more to the right than one with a -1 turn number. Discs with a turn of 0 or positive 1 won’t turn to the right very much at all, and are great for headwind shots.

The fade number tells you how much a disc will move to the left at the end of the flight. The higher the number, the more it will travel to the left as it slows down. In our examples above, the Scepter (fade number is 4) moves a lot more left than the Sphinx (fade number is 1).

Using The Numbers

Knowing the stability of a disc helps up choose discs that work for our needs. Keep in mind that the weight and plastic type also affect the stability of a disc. Check out Infinites flight ratings for each disc, for a more accurate depiction of a discs actual flight. Click HERE to see the blog mentioned previously, which talks about the Infinite Flight Rating.

Introducing Infinite’s Lykke Lorentzen

In the southeast portion of Norway is the capital city of Oslo. South of Oslo is the town of Horten, Norway. That happens to be the town where Infinite Discs’ sponsored FPO player Lykke Lorentzen grew up. She has since moved to Tonsberg, just a quick trip away from Horten, where she currently has an apartment. Although she has the apartment, she says that as a touring pro it is difficult to declare a hometown. “Right now I tour full time and can’t really say I live anywhere,” jokes Lykke.

Growing Up

Lykke Lorentzen wearing a bunad

Lykke with her mom and grandma, wearing a bunad, a traditional Norwegian dress worn at special celebrations. Hers was made by her grandma.

Lykke grew up with two younger siblings, a sister and a brother. She is close in age with her sister and they remain good friends. She is also close to her mom and step dad. When she is not on the road, she loves to spend time with them back in Norway.

Disc golf became part of Lykke’s life about seven years ago. She and a former boyfriend moved to a city where disc golf was popular. She played a few times, but didn’t really catch the bug. After another move, she agreed to join a weekly league. “After that I was hooked,” said Lykke. “I’ve always been a competitive person. Keeping score and getting a results helped me want to improve.” At that point she was all-in! She began putting every day and playing as much as possible.

Going Pro

Lykke’s move to professional disc golf would have happened a little sooner, we’re it not for Covid. She was supposed to start in 2020, but had to wait a couple years. She said, “I toured as much as I could in 2022 and 2023, but since I’m from Europe and I didn’t have a visa I couldn’t play all the events.” For the events she did play, she had to fly back and forth from America to Norway. “In January 2024 my athlete visa got approved and I can officially tour full time,” she said. Then she added, “Which is super exciting!”

Even in here first year as a touring pro in America in 2022, Lykke finished in the top-20 at several Elite Series events, including a 13th-place finish at the Portland open. Last year (2023) she had several top-10 finishes, including Worlds, US Women’s Disc Golf Championship, and Idlewild.

This year, she’s already had top-five finishes in Jonesboro and Texas State, and got a win at the prestigious Las Vegas Challenge. “That felt awesome,” she said. “It felt great to finally have a win and play four good rounds.” She added, “It was a great experience and I learned a lot. Hopefully it will help me on the road to get my first Elite win.”

Winning LVC

As for how the win ranks in her career, she said it was big! “Winning my first Nationals back home was a big deal for me. So was playing good at Worlds last year,” she said. “But, the win in Vegas was definitely the biggest one so far.”

Despite picking up some nice finishes and a sweet win, she is still focused on getting the elusive Elite win, and improving her skills. “My goal is to play consistently better and play to my potential,” she said. “I want to have (an Elite Series) win, and I will work to learn as much as I can to get closer to reaching that goal.”

Keeping healthy is necessary to achieve her goals, and is something that Lykke takes seriously. “We are trying to be strict with our diet, and especially with eating enough protein every day,” she said. “I love to work out and we try to do it as much as we can. It gets a bit more difficult when we’re on tour, but we take our ab-workout seriously and go to the gym when we can.”

When asked who has influenced her career, Lykke offered a couple well-known players. “I look up to Kristin (Tattar) for her mental game and how she focus on playing as good as she can and not just results,” she said. “I look up to Bradley (Williams) for the way he tries to get better every year and not settle for being “okay”.

The Future

Not only does Lykke expect to see her game improve, she expects big things from the sport of disc golf. She expects the growth to continue into the future. “I hope it’s way bigger that it is right now,” she said. “We might see a separate MPO and FPO tour as the field grows bigger every year.”

Since Lykke has an open bag, meaning she can throw discs from multiple brands, she has a lot more options to choose from than many pros. Which discs does she like? “My favorite discs are the Maya, Emperor, Pharaoh, and the Dynasty,” she said. We like her choices!

The only thing she likes more than her discs is her fans. “My fans are amazing! I wouldn’t be here without them and appreciate every single one,” said Lykke. “Their support means a lot and every disc I sell really helps me to stay on tour!”

 

 

 

Go Green: Recycled and Eco Friendly Disc Golf Discs

Environmentally Friendly Disc golf LogoToday’s disc golf discs come in a variety of colors, shapes and materials, and most are made with some kind of plastic. Synthetic plastic has been around for over a century and has shaped the way we live. However, this amazing invention does come with some baggage. First, most plastic is made from crude oil or other non-renewable resources. And second, it does not easily break down, meaning it will be around for a long, long time.

In this blog we will look at the environmental aspects of disc golf discs and discuss ways to minimize the impact. We’ll look at what some manufacturers are doing to reuse and recycle plastic discs. Plus we will talk about other ways that we can be environmentally conscious as we participate in the sport of disc golf.

Long Live Plastic

If you grabbed your go-to driver and buried it in your backyard, your great-great-great grandchild would be able to dig it up and it would still be mostly intact. It might be more pitted and have a rougher feel, but it won’t have broken down much in that time span. That is just the nature of plastic. If you throw away an old disc, you essentially are burying it, and it will be around for hundreds of years. What other option do you have?

Plastic Blends

Most discs are made with a blend of plastic types. While this makes them feel awesome in our hand, it becomes problematic if we want to recycle the disc. Products made from a single plastic type come with a recycle logo and include a number that tells you which type of plastic types that product is made from. They can easily be recycled. Multi-type plastics don’t have that luxury. But there are still options for recycling.

Manufacturer Response

Manufacturers saw a couple possible solution to recycling their blemished plastic. First, they sold discs as factory seconds at a discount from their regularly priced discs. Some discs only have minor blemishes but still have the flight characteristics of a new discs. Those discs could be sold for less that retail, keeping the plastic on the market without adding any additional processing.

If discs were in worse shape than factory seconds and not resalable to the public, manufacturers still have an option to use them instead of tossing them in a landfill. They could shred the plastic and use it to make new discs. Since they formulated the plastic, they would know its properties and know what other plastics it would be compatible with. Many different brands offer discs with pre-consumer recycled plastic.

Brands With Eco Friendly Plastics

Recycled Plastic Emblem

Innova has its Echo Star line which is made of at least 50% recycled materials.

Dynamic Discs offers discs in recycled plastics such as BioFuzion, BioGold, and Revive.

Latitude 64 reuses their discs in their BioGold and Recycled plastics.

Westside has Revive plastic, and MVP has R2, both of which use blemished plastic to create new discs.

Doomsday Discs has it’s Biohazard plastic which is partially made from recycled material. They also have Landfill plastic. Landfill is made from recycled / regrind plastic that would normally go to the, you guessed it, landfill.

Discraft has been saving discs that didn’t pass their quality control measures, and now they are using the plastic from those discs to make new molds. Check out their Recycled ESP and imagine what discs those molds were made from.

Yikun now offers the Eco-Friendly Inner Colour Ultimate Frisbee. It is an Ultimate disc made from recycled plastics, for the environmentally conscious players.

The above plastic types are good examples of using existing plastic to make a new disc. Other brands use more eco-friendly plastics to begin with to produce a disc that doesn’t use as much non-renewable resources.

Discs Made from “Environmentally Friendly” Materials

Euro Disc is a German brand that makes ultimate and discs golf discs. They are demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental stewardship. Embracing eco-friendly practices, Eurodisc produces its range of frisbee discs, including Ultimate, Kids, and Mini models, from 100% bio-based organic plastic, derived from renewable resources. This approach ensures that the discs are sustainable and can be recycled through normal household waste systems.

AGL has its hemp blend, which used the amazing renewable resource of hemp to produce some of their discs.

Gateway has its Organic plastic, which uses recycled rubber and a corn-based bio-polymer to produce an amazing feeling plastic. They also off Hemp blend, which combines recycled rubber and hemp. Hemp is a renewable, natural, versatile plant that can be made into many different products.

Aerobees is Frances first disc manufacturer and their focus is biosourced materials, which are materials made from organic biological origins.

Not Recyclable

Although the aforementioned efforts by manufactures help reduce the amount of natural resources used when making the discs we love, most of today’s discs have one issue in common: Their multi-plastic ingredients make them mostly non-recyclable.  That is the environmental cost of making disc golf discs with the current plastic choices. However, one company is trying to change that cost.

Trash Panda Disc Golf

Trash Panda Racoon Logo

I was able to visit with and interview Jesse from Trash Panda Disc Golf several years ago in Colorado. At the time, Jesse had an ambitious goal to make disc golf sustainable. He wanted to make discs out of recycled plastic, and make them recyclable, too. How has he done since then? I reached out to Jesse for an update! Here is what he said:

“Since we chatted last in my garage, we’ve released two molds made from 100% recycled plastic – the Inner Core and the Dune. With the success of those two molds, we’ve diverted 15,000 lbs of plastic from landfills and continue to exceed even our own expectations of what is possible.

“In 2023 we proudly became the first disc golf company to ever achieve B Corp certification – which is a month-long assessment that ensures companies meet the highest ethical and environmental standards.”

In addition to achieving his goal of producing a recyclable disc out of recycled plastic, Jesse and the crew at Trash Panda have set up a great program for recycling discs. Disc golfers can send in their unwanted/damaged/broken discs in exchange for a discount at Trash Panda. Those discs will then be either ground up am made into discs or other plastic products, or they will be donated to youth programs to grow the sport. Either way, the life of the plastic will be extended and will be kept out of the landfill. As of this writing, they have received over 11,500 discs and turned them into discs, minis, and Disc Dots.

What Can You Do?

Plastic Waste needing to be recycled

 

What you can do to be environmentally conscious?

Buy environmentally friendly plastics – Make an effort to look see what recycled options are available. Many of the recycled plastics have an amazing feel and are still durable. By voting with our wallets, maybe was can get more options in ‘green’ plastics.

Buy used – Premium discs have a long life and we can usually get a used disc much cheaper than new. As an added benefit, used discs are sometimes already broken in. That will give us a seasoned disc immediately, instead of having to play with it for a long time.

Donate your discs – If you can trade discs with other disc golfers, or sell them to a retailer, we can end up with discs that we like or want to throw without the cost of buying new. If those options aren’t available, check out Trash Panda’s recycle program and give your old discs a new home.

There may be many aspects of our life where it is difficult or impossible to make a difference for the planet. Disc golf is not one of those things. Our sport comes with an environmental cost, but the steps we’ve outlined will help make disc golf more sustainable into the future. It always feels good to help with the environment, and if we can be helping while playing disc golf, that is a win-win for everyone.

Disc Flight Numbers Explained

Disc golf flight numbers with flight path graph

When disc golfers are eyeing a new disc, their number one question often revolves around its flight behavior: “How does it fly?”

Understanding a disc’s flight characteristics is crucial in deciding whether it’s a worthy addition to one’s bag. While various factors like wind conditions, elevation, and the thrower’s skill influence flight, what matters most is how the disc will perform for them. This curiosity is often satisfied by examining the disc golf flight numbers.

Flight Numbers Decoded

To address inquiries about a disc’s flight, I typically delve into the widely used flight rating system and gauge the customer’s skill level to tailor my recommendations. Let’s unpack those flight rating numbers and explore some key variables I discuss with customers, including the more precise Infinite Discs flight rating system. For this discussion, let’s consider a right-hand, backhand (RHBH) throw.

Understanding the Four-Digit System

The four-digit flight rating system, pioneered by Innova, serves as a standardized way to characterize a disc’s flight. While other brands have experimented with their own methods, this system remains predominant. Here’s a breakdown of the four characteristics:

  1. Speed
  2. Glide
  3. Turn
  4. Fade

Speed

The first number signifies the speed at which the disc must be thrown for the subsequent numbers to hold true. It’s a crucial factor often misunderstood by beginners. A higher speed rating doesn’t guarantee the disc will fly faster; rather, it requires a greater throwing velocity for optimal flight. Beginners often struggle with high-speed discs, finding lower speed ones more manageable.

Glide

The second number indicates the disc’s ability to stay aloft. While maximum glide is desirable for long drives, experienced players may opt for lower glide discs for better control over landing zones. If you are a beginner, get a disc with as much glide as possible.

Turn

Also known as ‘high-speed stability,’ this number predicts the disc’s behavior during the initial phase of flight, when it is traveling its fastest. Negative values imply a tendency to turn right (for RHBH throws), while positive or zero values resist turning, and are suitable for headwinds. ‘Understable’ discs exhibit more negative turn values, while positive values indicate ‘overstable’ discs.

Fade

The fourth number is the discs fade, or ‘slow-speed stability,’ and it indicates how the disc behaves as it slows down. Higher values result in quicker descent and leftward movement, while lower values maintain a straighter, level trajectory.

Infinite Discs Flight Ratings

While flight numbers offer a general idea of a disc’s flight, Infinite Discs introduced a more inclusive method which is based on user reviews. By aggregating reviewer feedback, this system provides a broader perspective on a disc’s flight characteristics. Users can filter reviews by skill level to find insights relevant to their game.

Let’s check out an Infinite Discs mold for an example. Looking at the page for the Sphinx we see two flight ratings: The manufacturers rating, and an Infinite flight rating. You can see that there is a slight difference between the manufacturer and reviewers numbers. In this case, there are 169 reviews (as of this writing).

Additional Benefits

Scrolling down the Sphinx’s page a bit we see some Sphinx data that might be useful for potential buyers. Below that are the reviews that Infinite flight rating for the Sphinx is based on. You will also see the option to sort the reviews based on certain criteria, such as reviewer’s skill level or driving distance. These options allow you to see the opinions of people with similar skills.

 

 

Looking Ahead

While the four-digit flight number system remains popular among players and manufacturers, future innovations may introduce even better methods. For now, the Infinite Discs Flight Rating system, supplemented by user reviews, serves as a better option. It is a valuable tool in choosing the perfect discs for your game.

 

Best Disc Golf Roller Discs 2024

Disc rolling down the fairway. Roller shot.

In disc golf, having a wide range of shots in your arsenal is advantageous when it comes to competition or beating your personal records. Since we all face a variety of situations on the course, the more tools we have to achieve the shot we need, the better our chances of succeeding with. One of those tools is a roller shot. In this blog we will learn about rollers and discuss the best disc golf roller discs.

The list of best roller discs is difficult to amass, since there are so many molds that can be used for rollers. This list taken from previous surveys, current surveys, and from Infinite sales data. You can help with the data by participating in the survey at the end of this blog! Plus you’ll be entered into a drawing for Infinite gift cards.

What Is A Roller

A roller is a throw that intentionally hits the ground shortly after it’s released and rolls along its edge. It can be utilized for shorter, technical shots to get out of trouble. Or for longer shots when distance is necessary.

Rollers are useful when you have low-ceiling shots and still need to cover a lot of ground, or shorter technical shots. They are also great options when you have open spaces without roller obstructions, such as a ditch or pond in the fairway. The challenge of throwing a roller is making sure you land on the ground with the correct angle. Even so, the disc might hit some irregularity on the ground and end up going in a direction that the thrower didn’t intend.

Throwing Rollers

I’ve heard many people say that they haven’t even tried a roller shot, and don’t even know how to throw one. Other people have mastered the shot and use it when available or necessary. In this blog we will look at some roller discs and determine which ones are the best. Instead of focusing on shorter, technical rollers, we’ll discuss the distance shots.

If you manage to become proficient in throwing rollers, it can be a thing of beauty and reward the thrower with a lot of ground covered. Some of my longest throws were well-executed rollers. Let’s take a look at the best disc golf roller discs.

Note: You’ll notice that many of these discs, but not all of them, have a lot of turn and are considered understable discs. That characteristic makes it easier for people of any skill level to get the disc to get the angle needed for a roller. With sufficient arm speed, and disc could be a roller, but we’re focusing on molds that people indicated they use as roller discs.

Best Disc Golf Roller Discs

 

Innova Sidewinder   9, 5, -3, 1

Innova Sidewinder disc

The Sidewinder was made for either rollers or turnover shots. It has a good amount of turn to help get the disc at a good angle for rollers. While it may be too flippy for big arms at full power, it can be a useful utility disc for people of all skill levels.

Innova Leopard 6, 5, -2, 1

 

 

The Innova Leopard can be found in beginner sets because it is easy to throw and easy to get some turn, even for beginners. With just a little experience and practice, the Leopard can be a great roller disc. It is easy to get the necessary angle with the Leopard and is a great disc to start learning how to throw rollers.

Infinite Sphinx  9, 6, -3, 1

Infinite Discs Sphinx

With the Infinite Discs Sphinx’s flight numbers you would expect to find a roller in that mold, and you would be correct. The Sphinx can also be a good turnover disc, or even a good fairway driver for beginners. The I-Blend models come in 150-class weights, and sometimes even a bit lighter. The Sphinx is a great disc whose uses can evolve as your skill improves.

Innova Roadrunner  9, 5, -4, 1

Innova Champion Roadrunner

The speed-nine Roadrunner has a good rim size and perfect flight numbers for beginners to get good distance. With a little experience, players can utilize the turn in the Roadrunner to execute some impressive rollers. The mold has been popular as a roller disc since its release.

Innova Mamba  11, 6, -5, 1

Innova Star Mamba

With even more turn than the Roadrunner, the Innova Mamba boasts a slightly higher speed, which may offset the extra turn a little bit. It also has a lot of glide for those big turnover shots. But if you want a long roller shot, check out the Mamba. I threw a Metal Flake Mamba as my roller disc until it disappeared one day. I recommend the Mamba.

Innova Rollo  5, 6, -4, 1

Innova Star Rollo

Not even a year old the Rollo is a great roller option for disc golfers of all skill levels. It was designed and marketed as a roller disc and has the numbers to back that up. When you’re not trying to cover a lot of distance on the ground, the Rollo can also be used to get a lot of turn out of a throw. It makes a great beginner disc or a disc that can be shaped in the woods.

Prodigy F7  7, 5, -3, 1

Prodigy 400 F7

If you are a beginner looking for a great fairway driver, look no further than the Prodigy F7. It comes in a variety of plastic types to suit your preference. And its flight numbers are perfect for people just starting out. In the hands of a more skilled player, the F7 is an amazing roller or a turnover disc.

Latitude 64 Diamond  8, 6, -3, 1

The Diamond is among the best driver for beginners because of it noob-friendly flight numbers and its availability in lighter weights. Beyond its title as a great beginner disc, The Diamond makes a great roller disc. It is easy to get the Diamond to the ground at a good angle.

Westside Queen 14, 5, -3, 2

Westside Discs Origio Burst Queen

Because the Queen is a high-speed disc, it likely won’t be a roller for less experienced arms. That is not to say it isn’t useful for slower arms, it’s just that it won’t be used as a roller unless it is light weight or heavily seasoned. With a more experienced player the Queen can deliver some impressive rolls.

We Want To Hear From You!

There is the list of the best disc golf roller discs… but it is not complete! We need to hear from you so we can confirm and expand the list. Let us know your favorite roller disc when you’re going for distance.

We tabulated the results of your comments and there are an impressive 30 different molds! Many were on our list, but most weren’t. The Sphinx and the Roadrunner made our list AND the podium with your votes. The third podium member might not be familiar to some of you. It is the Prodiscus Flipperi

Prodiscus Fliperri  9, 3, -3, 0

 

A Prodiscus Flipperi Billed as a forgiving disc for beginners, the Flipperi can also be used as a roller. Manufactured in Finland, the Flipperi follows the usual Prodiscus naming convention of taking an English word, in this case Flipper, and adding a Finnish vowel. It truly is a flipper of a disc!

We randomly selected five commenters and gave them a $20 Infinite Discs gift card. The winners and their best roller disc are:

Todd – Prodiscus Flipperi

Michael L – Thought Space Athletics Ethos Mantra

Jacob K – Innova Roadrunner (Barsby Signature)

Ryan W – Discraft Hades

Daniel O – Above Ground Level Baobab

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Disc Golfers 2023 – Comment to Win!

2023 Infinite Discs Gift Idea Guide

As the festive season draws near, it’s time to start thinking about finding the perfect gifts for the disc golf aficionados in your life. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned players, our comprehensive Christmas gift guide has you covered, offering a diverse range of products that cater to all budgets. From top-of-the-line equipment to fun stocking stuffers, this guide will help you spread the holiday cheer among disc golf lovers of all levels.

Big Ticket Disc Golf Gift Items

Disc Golf Carts

Enhance their disc golf experience with a high-quality, sturdy disc golf cart designed to carry their equipment effortlessly around the course. These carts typically come with durable wheels, ample storage space, and additional features for convenience. This is the ideal disc golf gift for serious players seeking to optimize their game, or casual players looking for an easier way to haul around their gear.

Zuca Cart - Great Christmas Gift!Rovic Cart – The Rovic Cart carries your bag full of discs, and has an optional seat, storage space, umbrella holder, and even mittens for cold weather disc golf. This is our best selling disc golf cart.

Zuca Cart – The popular Zuca Cart comes in a variety of styles. Some carry your existing bag, while others serve as a ‘rolling bag’. They also come in a variety of colors. There are many accessories available for the Zuca Carts (see link below).

MVP Rover Cart – The Rover is a compact cart designed to carry your existing disc golf bag. It doesn’t take up much space, making it easy to get your bag and cart to your favorite course.

See all Disc golf carts here

Golf Cart accessories

If you are considering a cart for your disc golfer, make sure to check out the many accessories available to enhance your gift!

Power Pocket - Great Christmas Present for Disc Golfers who already have a cart.

Power Pocket – This popular accessory keeps your most popular discs within easy reach, while giving your disc capacity a major boost. Available in three sizes

Zuca Saddlebags – Saddlebags add more space to your cart for all of your accessories: rain gear, snacks, or even extra discs. Plus, it has a built-in seat cover.

Check out all cart accessories here

Practice Baskets

Bring the course home with a professional-grade disc golf practice basket that allows them to sharpen their skills from the comfort of their backyard. Available in a variety of styles and portability.

disc golf practice basket Axiom Pro HD – A great option for the backyard, the Pro HD features two rows of chains for great disc-stopping power. It comes in a variety of vibrant colors. It is a PDGA-approved size and it assembles and disassembles quickly and without tools.

DGA Mach Lite – If they are looking for a basket that will be transported frequently, the Mach Lite is a top contender. It easily collapses and includes a travel bag. Despite its light chains, it still does a pretty good job of catching discs. They can set up the basket at a beach, park, or wherever is convenient.

See all practice baskets here

 

Disc Golf Nets

Having a disc golf net is a great way to practice your disc golf, to get more reps in without having to chase over your discs all over the course or the field. Check out all of our disc golf nets and other training products here.

Gift Ideas for Backpack Bags

Upgrade their gear with a spacious, high-capacity disc golf bag that can accommodate an extensive disc collection, along with other essentials. Look for designs with multiple compartments, comfortable straps, and durable materials for prolonged use.

Disc golf bag for Christmas

Paratrooper – This popular bag is loaded with features, but still comes in under $100 dollars. It holds 18+ discs with room to space for accessories like water bottles, grip enhancers, and minis. The bag is emblazoned with their choice of state or country flags.

Prodigy BP-1 V3 – Made with light weight yet durable material, the BP-1 V3 looks great and performs well. Carry all the discs they need with room for two water bottles, and even some snacks for their round. There is even room for an umbrella.

Axiom Voyager Lite – Lighter than previous Voyager models, the Lite comes with stronger zippers and more comfortable shoulder straps, while still giving them all the room they will need to carry their discs and accessories. Tip-resistant rubber feet add to the reasons to consider this bag.

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VIP Membership – A Year Long Gift!

Gift them a membership to the Infinite Discs VIP Club. Each month members receive a disc with an exclusive stamp. Each stamp shows the total number of discs made, adding to the collectability of the disc. VIP members also have access to VIP-only discs and deals.

Check out the VIP Club info here

Disc Golf Rangefinder

Elevate their game with a high-tech disc golf rangefinder that helps them accurately measure distances on the course. These devices help to accurately choose the disc they need for the distance required.

Disc golf rangefinder. High end but vastly coveted gift item for tournament disc golfers.MVP Parsec Laser Rangefinder – This precision rangefinder can measure extra-long distances in three different modes. It features 6x magnification and includes a rechargeable lithium battery.

Apex NP600 – The NP600 comes with a rechargeable battery and has an impressive elevation compensation feature. Designed specifically for disc golf, it calculates the effective distance of a hole. An uphill, 300-foot hole may require 350 feet of power, which is what the NP600 will calculate and indicate.

 

Check out all rangefinders here

Medium-Sized Gifts for Disc Golfers

Disc Retrievers

Make their game more efficient with a reliable disc retriever that helps them easily recover their discs from water hazards, dense foliage, or grabby trees. Infinite has several retriever types for a variety of uses. Every disc golfer wants an easier way to save their favorite disc. Give them the gift of getting their favorite disc back.

Max Distance Retriever - A perfect gift idea.

Max Stick – This carbon fiber retriever comes in several different sizes and can pay for itself by saving their discs from water or trees. The rubber attachment works amazing in ponds or small streams.

Golden Retriever – This works great for retrieving discs that land in water, but out of range of a retriever. Can be used for retrieving discs from ponds, lakes, rivers, or over fences.

Check out all retrievers here

Smaller Disc Golf Bags

Provide them with a compact, lightweight disc golf bag that can carry a few essential discs for quick rounds or casual play. Look for designs that offer comfortable shoulder straps and durable materials for long-lasting use. Small bags can be a great gift for new disc golfers who do not yet own a bag as well as experienced disc golfers looking for something more convenient for travel and casual rounds.

Colorful disc golf bags are perfect for casual rounds.Easy Bag – If they are heading out for a quick round and don’t need many discs or accessories, the Easy Bag is the perfect solution. It is small, but still carries 8-10 discs. Plus it has a pocket for a snack or for their phone.

Check out all small bags here

Disc Golf Apparel

Keep your loved ones comfortable and stylish on the course with high-quality disc golf apparel, including performance shirts, hats, and outerwear designed for optimal comfort and flexibility during a round of disc golf, or anytime!

Check out apparel here

Disc Golf Training Products

Help your disc golfer improve their skills and techniques with specialized disc golf training products, such as instructional books, DVDs, or training aids designed to enhance their throwing, putting, and overall game.

MVP Pod putting practice device

Apex Gyro Ball – Help them strengthen their wrist or warm up before a round with the Gyro Ball. The internal spring gets the inner ball spinning, then the motion of the wrist keeps it spinning for a surprisingly good workout.

MVP Pod V2 – Practicing putting skills is much more efficient with this handy disc stand. Can also be used for fieldwork to avoid repeatedly bending over. Holds a pile of discs within convenient reach.

Check out training products here

Disc Golf Stocking Stuffers

Disc Golf Themed Games and Puzzles

Add a touch of fun to their holiday season with popular disc golf-themed games and puzzles that can be enjoyed with family and friends. From board games that can be played at home to games that can be played during a round, these make great gifts for disc golfers.

Disc golf puzzle. Think of disc golf even when you aren't able to play. Puzzles – If they’re looking for some casual, or challenging, puzzles to pass the time, check our selection of puzzles these colorful puzzles will fit their needs.

Birdie Pro – Have a fun evening of games with fellow disc golfers, or people who just like board games. They’ll be ‘competing’ in disc golf, with gameplay that includes terms and strategies that are seen out on the course.

See all games and puzzles here

Disc Golf Towels

Keep their discs clean and dry with a practical and absorbent disc golf towel. Choose from a range of vibrant designs and materials specifically designed to withstand outdoor conditions.

Disc Golf Towel - Great Christmas Present for any disc golfer!

Flightowel – This clever device not only serves as a towel, but a warm up/training device. Attached to the end of the towel is a small portion of a disc that users can hold onto, just like they would a full-size disc. Then they can go through the motion of throwing, while getting a satisfying ‘snap’.

Full-size Towel – The full size towel is big enough to take to the beach, or use as a car seat cover. It is beautiful enough to hang up as art to let the world know about their passion for disc golf

See all towels here

Grip Enhancers

Help them maintain a secure grip on their discs with specialized grip enhancers designed to improve handling and control. The proper grip will give them the confidence to grip it and rip it! These are great presents for any disc golfer.

Whale sac grip enhancers Whale Sac – A Whale Sac helps people with moist hands get the grip they need. It is small and can be tied to a cart or bag for a quick touch-up before throwing.

Prodigy Chalk Bag – If a bag doesn’t provide enough powder, get maximum chalk with a Prodigy Chalk Bag. Similar to climbing bags, they can dip their hand in the bag to achieve the perfect amount chalk, and the perfect grip.

See all grip enhancers here

Glow in the Dark Products

Elevate their nighttime disc golf adventures with glow products, including glow discs, LED lights, and glow tape that make discs visible in low-light conditions. These accessories add an exciting twist to their game, allowing them to enjoy disc golf even after the sun goes down. These are great gift items as they allow disc golfers to play year round and around the clock.

Glow disc golf lights

UV Flashlights – These flashlights super-charge their glow discs, without the bright glare of a regular flashlight.

Basket Lights – Use these lights to make their basket become visible during a round of night disc golf. Multiple colors let them pick their favorite.

Disc Lights – Nothing beats watching the flight of a disc that is lit up for night rounds. These lights let them throw their favorite discs by attaching directly to the disc.

See all glow accessories here

Resin Mini Marker

Beautiful mini markers are the perfect stocking stuffer. Every disc golfer will like them regarldess of what brand they throw or discs they like. Add a personalized touch and a little flare to their disc golf accessories with a custom resin mini marker featuring unique designs and intricate details. These mini markers serve as practical and decorative items that can be easily carried during a round. Each design is unique!

See Resin Mini Markers here

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Disc Golf Discs

The disc golfer in your life would certainly love to find some new plastic under the Christmas tree. With our massive selection of discs at Infinite Discs, it might be tough to know which ones to choose. Fear not, you still have some easy options.

Mystery Boxes

Mystery Box – When your disc golfer unwraps their gift on Christmas and discover a Mystery Box, they then get to have the fun of opening the box to see which discs they got! It’s like two gifts in one! It’s a perfect gift for those who enjoy a sense of mystery and discovery. A Mystery Box, or Deals Box, is a box with a variety of molds and plastics. Some are misprints, some are premium plastics. Click the link below to see the variety of sizes of the mystery boxes.

See all mystery box selections here

Disc Golf Favorites List

‘Favorite Discs’ Feature under My Profile – Teach your disc golfers about the Favorites feature! At Infinite Discs, we’ve added a feature to our website that allows users to save their favorite discs to a list. From that list they can select to be notified any time we add their selection to our inventory. They can also narrow their Favorite selection down to plastic type, weight, and even color. Here’s how it works:

From the disc mold page, click the ADD TO MY FAVORITES button.

 

Select options that you would like to filter for.

 

You then have the option to turn on/off email notifications for the selected discs, edit, or delete favorites by clicking the icons to the right of the favorite discs. Have them show you their Favorite list, and you’re guaranteed to get them the exact disc they want.

Christmas Discs

Not sure what to get but want it to be festive, be sure to check out our selection of Christmas themed discs from popular brands like Innova, Discraft and Gateway.

Popular and Best Sellers

Another great place to look for hot discs is from our top selling and highest rated disc pages. The Simon Line Time Lapse is expected to be the hottest disc of the season.

Gift Cards

Can’t decide on a gift? Not sure what kind of disc golf item will make the person on your holiday shopping list happy? Opt for a gift card from the #1 online disc golf retailer, Infinite Discs, allowing them to choose their preferred disc golf products or accessories. A gift card ensures that they get exactly what they want, making it a convenient and thoughtful option for any disc golf enthusiast.

Check out gift card options here

From high-end disc golf gear to affordable accessories, our diverse gift guide ensures that there’s something for every budget and preference. Spread the joy of disc golf this holiday season with these products that are sure to put a smile on the face of the disc golfer in your life.

What Disc Golf Gift Would You Like?

Help others know what makes a good disc golf gift. What disc golf related presents would you like to see under the tree? What is a good disc golf gift you have given or received in the past. Comment below for a chance to win an Infinite Discs gift card.

Monthly Top Selling Discs – September 2023

TOP-SELLING DISCS OF September, 2023

Welcome to the top-selling discs report! At the beginning of each month, we will take a look back at the previous month to calculate which discs sold the best. You have a chance to win a $20 gift card each month if you correctly guess a certain spot for the next month (see below for more details).

Each month, we look at the top 50 disc sales data for mold AND plastic-type to see which disc rose to the top. Due to this, it is possible that a single model could show up on the list several times, each representing a different plastic type. This also helps us to know which disc in which plastic are the most popular among our customers.

Here is the breakdown of the top 50 molds from September 2023 at Infinite Discs:

#1 – MVP Neutron Soft GLITCH
#2 – Innova Star ROLLO
#3 – Discraft Elite Z 2023 BUZZZ
#4 – Discmania S-Line DD
#5 – Innova Star DESTROYER
#6 – Innova Star WRAITH
#7 – Infinite Discs D-Blend X-out ALPACA
#8 – Innova R-Pro PIG
#9 – Infinite Discs Halo S-Blend MAYA
#10 – Innova GStar DESTROYER
#11 – Axiom Neutron HEX
#12 – Finish Line Discs Forged RALLY
#13 – Infinite Discs D-Blend ALPACA
#14 – Infinite Discs Halo S-Blend AZTEC
#15 – Axiom Eclipse 2.0 INSANITY
#16 – Infinite Discs I-Blend SPHINX
#17 – MVP Neutron WAVE
#18 – Innova Glow Halo Champion FIREBIRD
#19 – Infinite Discs Halo S-Blend EMPEROR
#20 – Latitude 64 Royal Grand GRACE
#21– Innova DX LEOPARD
#22 – Infinite Discs I-Blend X-out EMPEROR
#23 – Latitude 64 Gold Orbit DIAMOND
#24 – Infinite Discs Luster C-Blend PHARAOH
#25 – Innova Gtar WRAITH
#26 – Latitude 64 Opto RIVER
#27 –Axiom Eclipse 2.0 ENVY
#28 –  Innova GStar MAMBA
#29 – Clash Discs Steady WILD HONEY
#30 – Discraft Z Glo BUZZZ
#31 – Infinite Discs I-Blend PHARAOH
#32 – Axiom Fission CRAVE
#33 – Infinite Discs Swirly S-Blend SPHINX
#34 – Thought Space Athletics Ethereal SYNAPSE
#35 – Innova Champion EAGLE
#36 – Thought Space Athletics Nebula Aura PATHFINDER
#37 – Discraft Signature ESP ATHENA
#38 – Innova GStar MAMBA
#39 – Discraft ESP BUZZZ
#40 – Clash Discs Steady VANILLA
#41 – Discmania Horizon S-Line FD1
#42 – Discraft Z Fly Dyed BUZZZ
#43 –Clash Discs Steady SODA
#44 – Innova GStar SHRYKE
#45 – Latitude 64 Opto PEARL
#46 – Prodigy 300 Firm PA-3
#47 – Thought Space Athletics Nerve MUSE
#48 – Infinite Discs Halo S-Blend X-out PHARAOH
#49 – Wing It Disc Golf Lift STRATOSPHERE
#50 – Innova Star TEEBIRD

*All this data comes from Infinitediscs.com sales ONLY

Latitude 64 sales have been increasing, most likely due to the incredible success of one of their sponsored pro players, Kristin Tattar! You can see here that the following molds found their way into the top 50 last month: Grace, Diamond, River, and Pearl. If you haven’t had a chance to try any of the Latitude line up, make sure you give one of these popular molds a throw!

Another interesting piece of data pulled from last months sales is the popularity of the Pharaoh. We have the Pharaoh listed here three different times in three different popular plastics! We have recently been restocking a lot of Infinite molds, and we see that you are all happy to have these regulars back in stock!

The NEW Innova Rollo made it to our #2 spot! We were very interested in the mold designed specifically for roller shots! Several of our employees go out and try it for themselves. Many of them liked it, and may easily put it into their bag! We highly encourage you give the Rollo a try if you want a mid-range roller or if you don’t have the arm speed for a more overstable midrange.

Here is how many times each brand appeared in the line up:

 

Interested in More Top Selling Disc Golf Products?

Check out these top selling disc pages, automatically populated by our website for the:

Looking for discs of a certain flight path, check out these lists of best sellers for 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.

PLACE A GUESS for next month. If you can by the first to guess the #3, #27, #39 spot for September then you can be a winner. Leave your guess in the comments on this blog.

Thanks! See you next month

How to Start a Disc Golf League

 

Disc golf has been gaining popularity for a while now, and starting and running a successful disc golf league can be a great way to bring the community together and promote the sport. In this blog, we will discuss the steps you can take to start and run a successful disc golf league, including advertising, costs, locations, and getting the word out.

Step 1: Determine the Format of the League

The first step in starting a successful disc golf league is to determine the format of the league. Will it be singles, doubles, or a mix of both? Maybe a women-only league? How many rounds will be played, and how many courses will be used? Will there be a handicap system in place? You could put the choices up for vote, or just decide yourself.

Another format question to consider is what divisions you will offer. Since you’ll have players with different skill levels, you’ll want to think about having different divisions so people can be competitive. Consider if divisions for women or juniors will need to be included.

Step 2: Choose a Location

Once you have determined the format of the league, the next step is to choose a location. Look for a course that is easily accessible and has enough space for the number of players you expect to participate. You may also want to consider factors such as parking availability, restrooms, and concessions.

One other thing to think about with the location is how busy the course might be at the time you want to run your league. If you aren’t familiar with the course, either visit it at the day and time you want to run your league, or ask around to find some locals who know the course and can tell you when the course gets busy.

Step 3: Determine the Costs

Running a disc golf league does come with costs, so it is important to determine these upfront. Some costs to consider include league fees, course fees, and prizes. Selling bag tags is a good way to raise money for the league. Another fundraiser option is to run a trophy-only tournament where money is collected from registration fees, but only trophies are given out. Keeping a dollar or two from league registration on a weekly basis is another option to raise funds.

Determining the cost to play at the league is something to figure out in advance. We charge $5, which is all given out to division winners. Our club is located in a city with a University, so we have many students who play in our leagues. Because of that, I started offering a free division. I didn’t want the cost to prevent someone from playing. You don’t win anything in that division, but you can still participate with the club.

Step 4: Advertise the League

Once you have determined the format, location, and costs of the league, it’s time to start advertising. Use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the word out about the league. You can also create flyers and posters to distribute at local disc golf shops and courses.

Step 5: Communicate with Players

As players sign up for the league, it is important to communicate with them regularly. This can be done through email, social media, or a dedicated website. Let players know when and where the league will be held, what they need to bring, and any special rules or guidelines. Keeping people informed about upcoming events is a great tool for keeping people engaged in disc golf.

 

 

Step 6: Run the League

Once the league is up and running, it is important to manage it effectively. This includes keeping track of scores, enforcing rules, and communicating with players regularly. Consider using a dedicated league management software or app to make this process easier. We’ve started using Udisc for our league and it makes the process of handling scores a lot smoother.

I prefer to use a spreadsheet on a laptop that I can take to league. I enter the names, divisions, and bag tag numbers as people sign in. Then after league I can enter the scores and sort to determine winners and give out bag tags. I also have a printed sheet of paper for people to use to sign in at the beginning.

One necessary part of league is to make sure everyone knows the rules for the course. If the rules aren’t on the tee signs or somewhere on the course, have a printed copy available to hand out.

Step 7: Offer Prizes, Awards, and Additional Chances to Win

Offering prizes and awards can be a great way to keep players motivated and engaged in the league. I encourage the sale of bag tags by offering prizes for bag tag holders in the form of Closest to the Pin (CTP) competitions on a couple holes. Players can choose to pay for additional CTPs to participate in other competitions. Occasionally I’ll use club money to buy a gift card to a local restaurant and have a CTP for the card. Inexpensive prizes like candy bars can be given out for ‘awards’ like the person with the OB’s or Bogeys or Birdies.

Optional Ace Pots are a fun addition to a league. Our Ace Pot is $1 to enter, and our Super Ace Pot costs $5 to enter. If no one gets an ace that day, the ace pots rolls over to the next week and continues to grow. (Our Super Ace Pot is currently sitting at around $1,300!)

Starting and running a successful disc golf league takes time and effort, but it can be a great way to promote the sport and bring the community together. By following these steps and staying organized and communicative, you can create a fun and engaging league that players will want to come back to week after week.

 

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