Top Selling Discs–Q1 of 2018

Well, the weather is warming up! Disc golf season is (finally) here! It is time to look back on the first quarter of 2018 and discuss the best selling discs. This was the long and cold offseason, which is often the collector’s disc buying season, and I think these results show that a bit. You will notice that most of the discs that moved up the charts had a limited edition or tour fundraiser edition released during the first three months of the year. As always, we also have some new releases that climbed into these charts. So let’s take a look!

 

Top 10 Overall

  1. Discmania P2 Psycho
  2. Innova Destroyer
  3. Innova Firebird
  4. Discraft Buzzz
  5. Innova Aviar
  6. Innova Shryke
  7. Dynamic Discs Judge
  8. Discmania FD Jackal
  9. Innova TeeBird
  10. Innova Wraith

Last quarter the Discmania P2 made Infinite Discs history by knocking off the Innova Destroyer as the top selling disc for the first time ever, and it held its ground at the top spot. The top three discs here are the same, but after that we see a pretty good mix up. TheDiscraft Buzzz, which was a long time number 2 on this list before dropping quite a bit over the last year or two, jumped up 4 spots to come in at number 4 this quarter. Also three discs made it into the overall top 10 that weren’t there last quarter–Innova Shryke,¬†Dynamic Discs Judge, and Discmania FD. The FD is also making its debut on the top 10 overall.

Top Distance Drivers

  1. Innova Destroyer
  2. Innova Firebird
  3. Innova Shryke
  4. Innova Wraith
  5. Innova Valkyrie
  6. Discmania PD Freak
  7. Innova Boss
  8. Streamline Trace
  9. Discmania PD2
  10. Innova Tern
  11. Vibram Lace

So the top half of this chart looks like business as usual, with only two discs swapping placements since last quarter, but the next five spots shook up quite a bit. We have two Discmania discs cracking into the top 10 for the first time, the PD Freak at number 6 and the PD2 at number 9. The Streamline Trace finished in 8th making it into the top 10 for the first time since Streamline Discs‘ initial release. I mentioned that special releases and runs impacted our charts, and we see that here as the Plasma Trace was released this quarter including the very popular “Trace of Hearts” stamp. However, the two Discmania discs did not have a special release this quarter, which I will discuss more later in this post. Also an honorable mention–The Vibram Lace finished 11th. Vibram announced that they will no longer be manufacturing discs in February, so we have seen their sales increase since that time.

Top Control/Fairway Drivers

  1. Discmania FD Jackal
  2. Innova Teebird
  3. Innova Thunderbird
  4. Infinite Discs Exodus
  5. Innova TeeBird3
  6. Innova Leopard3
  7. Innova Leopard
  8. Latitude 64 Explorer
  9. Innova Roadrunner
  10. Latitude 64 River

There were a few notable surprises in the Control Drivers this quarter. The Discmania FD jumped up 5 spots to be the top selling Control Driver for the first time ever. We also have two new release discs that jumped into the top 10, Infinite Discs Exodus and Latitude 64 Explorer. As you probably already know if you are reading this article, Infinite Discs partnered with Innova in 2018 to release our own lineup of discs. The first disc released in this collaboration was the Exodus. Some might be surprised to see how high the Exodus climbed in its initial release, but just keep in mind that we are the only place you can buy an Exodus, unlike the rest of the Control Drivers we sell (but, I mean, if you only buy them from us, we won’t complain! :)).

Top Midrange Discs

  1. Discraft Buzzz
  2. Innova Roc3
  3. Innova Mako3
  4. Innova Roc
  5. Discmania MD3
  6. Hyzerbomb Mortar
  7. Innova Rat
  8. Dynamic Discs EMac Truth
  9. Innova Gator
  10. Infinite Discs Chariot

Not a lot of excitement for the Midrange Discs this quarter. The top 3 discs stayed the same. The biggest climb up the chart came from another Discmania mold, the MD3. We also have two new releases here, the Innova Rat and the Infinite Discs Chariot which was the second Infinite Discs mold released this year.

Top Putt and Approach Discs

  1. Discmania P2 Psycho
  2. Innova Aviar
  3. Dynamic Discs Judge
  4. Gateway Wizard
  5. Westside Harp
  6. Dynamic Discs Warden
  7. Axiom Envy
  8. Innova Nova
  9. Latitude 64 Pure
  10. Dynamic Discs Deputy

While there was some movement in the placing, this quarter’s chart actually has the exact same 10 putters as last quarter’s. If my memory is right, that is the first time that has ever happened for any category. The Dynamic Discs Judge climbed up 3 spots to be the third best selling putter. This is noteworthy because though the Judge has been a consistent name on this chart, it has slipped a bit over the last year or so. 3rd is the highest we have seen the Judge for a while, so it will be interesting to see if it will hold or even climb higher in the future.

And there you have it? Any surprises? I’d say what surprised me most was how well the Discmania molds performed. Unlike several of the molds throughout this post, We didn’t have any special releases from Discmania this quarter. So what changed? I think we could attribute this spike in sales to the performance of Team Discmania members in the first two big tournaments of the year. Eagle McMahon won the Las Vegas Challenge, and then Simon Lizotte won the Memorial Championship the very next weekend. Whether this influenced sales or not, I am curious to see if these molds will hold their ground moving forward. What do you think? Anything I missed? Leave us a comment and let us know!

 

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