Disc Golf Manufacturer Spotlight: Disctroyer
Infinite Discs carries a large selection of brands and we want to introduce you to some of the brands and molds that you might not be as familiar with. Each week we will spotlight a different company and tell you a little more about them. Because of Covid shutdowns, our supply of discs was severely affected. Therefore, we may not have all of the molds from all of the brands we will talk about. But, it might put a few more molds on your radar for the future. We are out of the country again this week checking out Estonian disc manufacturer, Disctroyer.
The country of Estonia sits along the Baltic Sea, with Finland due north, Sweden to the west, and borders with both Russia and Latvia. According to UDisc, Estonia got their first disc golf course in 2004, and now has more than 180. Based on the population, that makes the course density at about one course for every 7360 people. If the USA had that same ratio, we could have more than five and a half times as many courses as we have now. The sport is blowing up in Estonia, and in the midst of that growth, a new company was started: Disctroyer.
Starting a Brand
The company was started in Tallinn, Estonia, by Alver Kivirüüt and Kaspar Lillmaa in 2016. The name ‘Disctroyer’ was introduced in 2018. One year later, their first disc was PDGA approved. The Starling, a high-speed driver was the first disc produced by Disctroyer. After that was the midrange, Skylark. Their third disc that was approved in 2019 was the Sparrow, a stable putter. The Stork is their fairway driver, and is the most recent release from the company.
The Disctroyer Lineup
The most popular plastic from Disctroyer is their A-Medium. As the name suggests, the plastic is middle of the road when it comes to firmness. It has a slight amount of flexibility and is a durable plastic, although the A-Hard and A-Soft have a little more grip. The A-Soft definitely has a lot of grip and flexibility, but not the durability of the Hard and Medium. Their A-Hard Plastic is popular for the Stork,
their fairway driver. The folks at Disctroyer are working on a B-plastic, which they think will be popular for their putter. That plastic is currently in the testing phase. They expect to have it in production later this year.
The Starling is the high-speed member of the Disctroyer family. It is a speed-13 disc that has a little bit of turn and a reliable fade. The flight is similar to the DD Captain, Innova Shryke, or Discraft Crank. The Stork is the newest member of the Disctroyer lineup. It is a fairway driver with high-speed stability and a good fade at the end, similar to a Teebird3.
Disctroyer’s midrange, the Skylark, is a stable disc similar to the Shark in flight. Fairly straight flying, the Skylark can fight off a headwind, and still give a good fade at the end. The Sparrow rounds out the lineup. It is a slightly overstable beaded putter that flies similar to the PA-1 or Axiom Envy.
One of the things that makes Disctroyer stand out is their desire to make the flight of their molds easy to understand and identify. To that end, they have made a clear visual method to show what type of disc you are looking at. Is the disc light grey? That would be a high speed driver. Putters are blue, midranges are red, and control drivers are yellow. Additionally, discs will have a symbol in the center that indicates the stability of the disc. A circle indicates a stable disc. A star is for overstable discs, while the plus sign means the disc is understable. This method of understanding the mold’s flight makes it easier for newer disc golfers to identify what molds they should be throwing.
Growing Disctroyer at Home
Although Disctroyer isn’t sponsoring players at the moment, they are constantly looking for ways to grow the sport, and make it better for existing players. Currently, the sport is more popular in some countries than others. Disctroyer recognizes that as an opportunity to teach about the benefits of disc
golf to communities that aren’t familiar with the sport. That desire to introduce the sport has become even more urgent with Covid19 causing disruptions with people’s lives. Now, more than ever, people need a safe activity to participate in.
Other ways they hope to grow the sport is by introducing it to a variety of people. Including disc golf as part of a school curriculum, teaching people in nursing homes about the benefits of disc golf, and
working with private businesses to teach their employees about the sport are ways they are working on to grow disc golf. As the sport grows, there will be more incentives for TV programs to air disc golf related content such as tournaments. Which will speed up the growth.
In addition to educating the public about disc golf, Disctroyer works to improve disc golf technology. They work with specialists in a variety of fields, including people at a university, to explore possible designs and ways to make designing more efficient. They feel that living in a small country adds more opportunities to work with people outside the industry.
On The Horizon For Disctroyer
In addition to work on another plastic, Disctroyer is also working on molds to add to their catalogue. Two molds that are in the que are a driver and a putter. For the driver, they want something more overstable, to complement the more flippy Starling. For the next putter, they want a straight flying putter. One with a little more flip than the Sparrow. It will be fun to see what future molds and plastics come out of this Eastern European company.
Popular Disctroyer Molds
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Comment About Disctroyer And Win!
Infinite Discs would like to give a couple Disctroyer discs to random commenters to this blog post. Answer one of the questions below with your opinions of Disctroyer discs.
Do you throw Disctroyer discs? Tell us which mold is your favorite.
Never tried Disctroyer? Tell us which mold you would like to try.
We’ll pick the random winners and post the results next week when we look at another brand we sell.
Last Week: Mint Discs
Last week we looked at Mint Discs. We selected three random people who commented on that blog. The winners will receive a Mint mold. Here are the winners:
Congrats! We’ll get your disc shipped out shortly.
The stork is similar to a Teebird3? That sounds AWESOME!
I have never tried this disc golf brand. I would love to try the stork!
I’ve never tried this brand before but I’m always looking to try new things. I would love to try the skylark
I love the Disctroyer style and colors a ton, as soon as I found then I knew I had to get some. So far the Stork is my favorite to throw!
Love to try the stork. I had their mid and the plastic was amazing.
Cool to see disc golf spreading all over the world and growing rapidly! I’ve never tried a Disctroyer disc, but the Stork sounds like my type of disc
I picked up a Stork in November and it may replace the Stags I use for the bulk of my drives. A little less turn and fade but end up in the same spot, have yet to compare the two on a windy day. The Stork reminds me of the Vikings that I used to throw, in fact. Plastic (A-Hard) is like a stiff star or gold/tournament. Really good stuff
I haven’t tried this brand but the a soft Starling looks like a really fun disc to throw!
I throw the Stork and currently have three, so you could say I like it a bit. The Stork is a great disc, straight shot with a slight fade at the end. Great disc!
The sparrow . I dig O/S putters
being the latest disc thinking there getting better with every disc would like to try the stork
The starling would be fun to try
Well hopefully I win the raffle, cause I want to try out a Stork or a Skylark. But since my name is Troy I am most likely picking one of these up anyway!
I would like to try out the stork and see how it handles a headwind, be nice to see how it flies.
It’s just a play with words and I guess the common pronunciation will be “destroyer discs”.
Trademark infringement… nah Not even remotely plausible.