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Prodigy M4

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Disc Information

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The M4 was one of the first midrange golf discs released by Prodigy Disc. The M4 is currently the most understable mid in their line. This disc is excellent for beginners, tunnel shots, and turnover throws. The first runs of the M4 are available in the premium, grippy, plastic used in the current D1’s and D4’s. Eventually, the mid range discs by Prodigy will be available in different plastic blends.

Since the Prodigy drivers all have similar rim widths and dimensions, we expect the midrange discs to follow a similar pattern. When discs of different stabilities offer a similar feel, it is easier for disc golfers to throw consistently. The M4 will be the disc players choose for right turning shots and minimal fade.

The M4 was PDGA approved on March 5th, 2013. Prodigy claims that this disc is designed for all players, and flies extremely far for a midrange. When thrown hard this disc will turn up, then have an extremely long glide followed by a soft straight finish.

This midrange is available in the 400 series as well as the 400-G series plastics.

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Prodigy M4

Prodigy M4 Dimensions

  • Diameter: 21.7 cm
  • Height: 1.9 cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.4 cm
  • Max Weight: 180.1

Prodigy M4 Additional Information:

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Disc Reviews

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14 Reviews

  1. Jared Wuollet
    Review Supporter, L4

    Great disc. If I ever decide to give up my Rocs I could switch to a Prodigy lineup of Mids. They really are all 5 stars.

  2. Alex
    Review Fanatic, L5

    The M4 is a solid disc for any bag. I use this to turn over off the tee pad, or to hit narrow lines for approaches.

    The disc is 100% flat. Like. ———— that flat. It’s incredible. The grip is fantastic it can take a beating! I am not a fan of this disc when it gets wet, though!

    Great for beginners to learn how to turn a shot over. A veteran could push some distance with this disc as well!

  3. Reuben
    Review Whiz, L8

    The m4 is more of what I thought the m3 was going to be. The m4 out of my hands was deadnuts strait on a flat pull. If I really torqued it on a flat pull I could turn it a the slightest that distance was somewhere in the 325 range.
    I have heard of some inconsistencies with the m4 but I do not know if that is true. One I got i really like with its lack of fade and ability to hold a hyzer or anhyzer. I have never hold a line better for me. This could be different for other discs though.

  4. Doug
    Review Extroadinaire, L11

    At the bottom of the page here, it says the M4 is similar to the MVP Tangent, Gateway Element, Gateway Mystic, and the Westside Tursas. I have thrown all but the Mystic, and I would say that the Prodigy M4 flies most similarly to the Element.

    As I’ve said in my other Prodigy disc reviews, the plastic looks and feels amazing. As far as the flight goes, hyzer releases will flip up and go dead straight for a long time before finishing softly left. Flat releases will turn a little right, keep going straight, and finish a little left. Anhyzer releases will hold the right turn all the way.

    The speed and flight of the M4 reminded me of a Leopard. I think that the M4 is actually a 6 speed disc and it flies very similar to a Leopard. Therefore, this disc would be great for beginners, intermediate players, and Paige Pierce, who seemed to throw it beautifully at the Masters Cup!

    • Doug
      Review Extroadinaire, L11

      M4 is a little more understable than I initially had thought. I wouldn’t call this disc flippy, unless thrown into a headwind, but it does have a smooth turn that doesn’t really want to stop turning. Glide is really amazing on my M4, though!

  5. Jason
    Review Whiz, L8

    The Prodigy M4 (proto) flies a lot like a Buzzz SS or beat-to-perfection Buzzz.

    The concept “it holds whatever line you put it on” has never been so true as with this disc. Throw it flat, it flies very straight with a little fade at the end. Throw it on an anhyzer it holds and finishes with a graceful glide. Throw it on a hyzer with good snap and you’ll get a tiny flip, and it will ride straight to finish with a nice hyzer.

    The M4 feels like a Buzzz in hand. The plastic is excellent; durable, gummy, and just pliable enough. Yes, almost exactly like Discraft premium Cryztal plastic. Several non-disc golfers in my office held the disc and commented on the quality of the plastic. The flight out-of-the-box is superb, and I anticipate (and hope) the plastic holds that flight for a good long time. The disc I was testing with had little to no flashing, so I figure the flight is already in the sweet spot. My only concern with the plastic is how slick it gets in cold and wet weather.

    The Buzzz has a little more glide (especially an SS), but little less speed than a M4. However, the M4s speed makes it a little better in winds (low winds, its no wind-fighter) and longer. When first throwing it in a field, a fellow disc golfer thought the M4 was a fairway driver based on the speed. On average, it seemed the M4 flight was about 5-10 further than a Buzzz SS (265’ vs. 275’). I didn’t feel either disc was significantly more or less accurate, simply a difference in flight between glide and speed.

    Overall, the disc is a winner. In a basic plastic, I believe this disc would be a great recommendation for a beginning player. The premium plastic is a bit high priced and won’t beat in quickly for new players. Is it better than a Buzzz? Not necessarily; it is ever-so-slightly different. My primary midrange is a Buzzz SS and I am considering switching to the M4 for the extra distance and wind resistance.

    As a side note, the M4 should really be an M3. M4 should be something comparable to a Discraft Meteor, Innova Stingray, or Latitude 64 Fuse.

  6. Hyuma Ohkawa

    I got this disc in the g series plastic and it is a straight flying disc. I throw this on a slight hyzer and let it flip up fade to the right and slowly come back to the left.
    Throw it flat it goes straight slightly turning right
    You can really crank into it and let it hyzer flip and go really straight too.

    • Trevor
      Review Supporter, L4

      haha that review was up quick! I was watching Hyuma throw this and got a few throws in myself, and I have to agree with his review. Can’t wait till mine comes in!

  7. Billy Winters
    Review Supporter, L4

    I love this disc for getting me out of tough spots. Deep in the woods and only a small window. Flip it over and toss on the back (RHBH) and it will slide like no other or roll it out and it will stand up quick and go a mile.

    On the other side, stay out of head winds. Tossed a few into it and thought she was a goner. Pickup up fast and then dropped in no mans land.

    You want to lay up and drop one from 150′. This will park like a Roc but fill like a putter.

  8. geoffrey law
    Review Lover, L6

    I think prodigy is on to something with there mids. Their drivers are not to bad but their mids always seem to impress.

    This is a pretty understable disc with a substantial amount of glide. If you throw this thing straight it will easily turn to the left and gently glide to the ground. I threw this disc on an an-hyzer and she held the line ( it did not work out in my favor) but it did what it was supposed to. Strangely enough when i threw this disc on a pretty big hyzer line she held the hyzer line very nicely and with the glide carried a good distance. At the end of the flight path it gently landed on the ground which is nice compared to some discs that hit hard and turn into rollers or flop all over the place.
    I have an M3 and its amazing and i also throw a tursas and find this two discs to be very similar. They have almost the exact same flight pattern.
    This is the easiest to throw disc that prodigy has made so far and i would recommend it to all skill levels. Id snag one of these up at the great price of 15 bucks before infinite sales out of them.

  9. It’s no secret that I loathe the Prodigy drivers and am madly (almost disturbingly) in love with their mid-ranges. the M4 continues the trend. Understable mid-ranges are a tricky beast…it’s all too easy to make them too stable or too understable. It’s very difficult to hit that sweet spot. The recently released MVP Tangent and Westside Tursas made me believers in understable mid-range discs again, and the M4 is as good as either of those. Full disclosure: the M4 is a great disc, but not good enough to kick the Tangent out of the bag.

    The flight path of the M4 is a gentle understability with mad glide. Thrown perfectly flat, it will stay straight for a brief moment before hooking into a long, gently, glidey turn. You will notice the M4 goes a lot farther than most mid-ranges…the glide is that good. It was difficult for me to range for the first few throws, because I was getting close to 300 feet on it with ease. Lower-powered players will probably find this as the most user-friendly disc Prodigy has released so far. very easy to go straight when powered-down or just thrown with low power in general. With a touch of hyzer, it will hyzer flip but still have some turn (likely from the glide) and a steeper hyzer will result in a beautiful high-arcing shot that flattens out at the end for a gentle landing. it doesn’t take but a touch of anhyzer to get this bad boy to hold a nice anny line. It’s understable enough when thrown flat that you likely won’t need to put anny on it unless its the gnarliest of right doglegs. be careful of putting too much anny on it: this disc will turn into a roller for you in a hurry!

    My mid-range lineup is currently as follows: m1, Roc3, KC Pro Roc, M3, Tangent (in order of most overstable to least stable) and there is definetly room in there for the M4 if I so desired to haul around a “Feldberg Bag” for every round. You’ll notice the only mid disc that I carry that wasn’t released in the last few months is the KC Pro Roc…just goes to show how many great discs are being released these days! I consider myself an “old school” player but as they say: old dogs CAN learn new tricks!

    This is really the only prodigy disc released thus far that can be used for all skill levels. I would have no problem handing this to a first day player and expect them to have reasonable success with it (heck, I might just buy one for my Dad!) Prodigy’s main issue at the moment is the disc they make are very elitist: in other words, not begginer friendly at all. Even their D4, which was supposed to be their understable distance driver, needs to be thrown so hard no begginer could manage it. the M4 changes all that, and just might end up being the disc that keeps them in business, along with the M3 (which is essentially a Buzzz clone).

    If you are looking for a solid understable mid, or are looking for a good disc for begginers, I reccomend this to anyone. Snatch it up here on InfiniteDiscs while it’s still on sale for less than 15 bucks!

  10. Alan
    Review Grand Master, L13

    Just got through playing a round with the M4. This midrange is sweeet. While I probably haven’t used it enough to write a review, I’m going to anyways because I was so impressed.

    First off, I love Prodigy’s other released midranges, they have a great feel, and are thick enough for me to get a nice power grip. For me there wasn’t a lot of difference between my proto M1 and M3, they were both overstable, great driving mids.

    The M4 is different. This one is a perfectly straight flyer with a most minimal fade. This is a great disc for straight line throws at the basket, and anhyzer throws. My second throw with the M4 actually won me CTP during my league play. It parked me two feet past the basket on a 250 foot hole.

    From one round and a dozen or so test throws with the M4, this disc is definitely staying in my bag. Prodigy discs might end up being my primary midrange discs. 5 Stars.

    • Alan
      Review Grand Master, L13

      As an edit to this review, I’ve tried the G series plastic now as well. Love the feel of the G series plastic, but this plastic is a lot more understable making the G-series disc more likely to flip over. I much prefer my 400 series plastic version of the M-4.

  11. Joe Oscarson
    Reviewer, L2

    When can i get one??? :-)

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