Dynamic Discs Signature Stamp Release

Dynamic Discs is releasing some new Team Series Discs in the Lucid-X Chameleon plastic. There are four Pros, each with their own discs. They are as follows:

Eric McCabe‘s disc is the eMac Truth

Eric Oakley‘s is the Felon

Paige Shue‘s is the Sheriff

Zach Melton‘s is the Maverick

You’ll be able to watch Eric Oakley and Zach play in this weekend’s Idlewild Open by Dynamic Discs & The Nati. Paige Shue will play in the upcoming Discraft Green Mountain Championship this September 12.

Head on over to InfiniteDiscs.com to get your discs today.

Best Disc Golf Drivers of 2020

Bag of Disc drivers

In this unprecedented year of pandemic, unrest, and shutdowns, we’ve seen people buying discs faster than suppliers can get them made and shipped. People are still playing disc golf.  What better activity for either staying home, with putting and upshot practice, or maintaining social distancing out on the course. Since people are still playing, and buying discs, we wanted to see what kind of impact the world situation might have had on our disc selections. For the next few weeks, we will look at the top selling discs of 2020, broken down by disc type. This week, we will look at the best disc golf drivers of 2020.

2020: What An Interesting Year

Since a bulk of the year was during the pandemic, we will see if our disc selections have been different than in years past. There would likely have to be something bigger than a global pandemic to get us to change our favorite discs. But, there are factors that do get us to change.

For example, if our favorite disc golf pro, who happens to be a world champion, puts out a new disc. Or puts out a new version of an old disc. Those kinds of things affect disc golf sales, as we’ve seen in the past. Let’s start by jumping right in and see who is the King (no pun intended) of drivers for 2020.

How We Will Choose the Best Disc Golf Driver For 2020?

There are several different components to our rating system that will help us determine the best disc golf distance drivers for 2020:

  • First, we count the sales volume. That makes sense. The mold that sells the most is certainly a contender for the number one disc.
  • We also look at both how you have rated the discs, and how many reviews you have made for the top distance drivers to date on Infinite Discs website. A high rating and a lot of reviews translates into a desirable disc.
  • And finally, we will consider what you our blog readers say. We would like you to comment on this blog and let us know your favorite driver, distance or fairway (control driver). Not only will those comments be tallied and added, they will be a factor in choosing the overall winner, we will also reward your effort by selecting a random person who commented to win a $50 gift card. Not too shabby for sharing your opinion!

Best Disc Golf Drivers by Sales

According to online disc sales at InfiniteDiscs.com, the following are the top drivers in disc golf for 2020:

2020 Sales Rank Disc Mold
1 Innova Destroyer
2 Innova Wraith
3 Innova Firebird
4 Innova Teebird
5 Innova Valkyrie
6 Innova Leopard
7 Discraft Hades
8 Discraft Undertaker
9 Innova Thunderbird
10 Discraft Zeus
11 Discraft Heat
12 Innova Beast
13 Discraft Force
14 Innova Shryke
15 Infinite Discs Pharaoh
16 Discraft Avenger SS
17 Discraft Anax
18 Innova Leopard3
19 Infinite Discs Emperor
20 Discraft Thrasher

Innova Wraith - #2 Rated Distance Driver

Best Discs According to Star Ratings

Based on user submitted reviews and star ratings, these are the top 10 rated drivers of 2020:

Rank Disc Star Rating # Of 2020 Reviews Weighted Score
1 Innova Destroyer 4.8 70 5.44
2 Innova Wraith 4.61 53 5.01
3 Innova Teebird 4.77 41 5.00
4 Innova Firebird 4.57 49 4.91
5 Innova Thunderbird 4.67 35 4.81
6 Discraft Undertaker 4.78 23 4.75
7 Discraft Zeus 4.69 22 4.65
8 Infinite Discs Pharaoh 4.72 18 4.62
9 Discraft Hades 4.77 14 4.61
10 Infinite Discs Emperor 4.7 16 4.57

While most of the top discs appear in both lists, two understable Innova fairway drivers — the Valkyrie and Leopard made the top 10 sales list but not the top rated discs list. Interestingly, the two discs that replaced them — the Pharaoh and Emperor are high speed distance drivers. It appears that website visitors are more likely to buy easy to throw fairway drivers, but more excited to review discs that provide maximum distance.

So, here we go with the breakdown of some of the top contenders for best disc golf driver of 2020 based on sales, reviews, and ratings. After we hear back from you in the comment section at the bottom of the page, we will update the blog to declare an ultimate winner of the best disc golf driver of 2020.

Infinite Discs Pharaoh - Best Infinite Driver

List of Top Drivers

The Innova Destroyer

This perennial powerhouse made a splash when it was released over a decade ago, and has pretty much dominated the category ever since. Its popular flight numbers, giving a little turn with a reliable fade, has made this disc a winner from the beginning. The Destroyer’s availability in lighter plastics makes it a hit with people of all skill levels.

Innova Teebird

The only thin rim control driver in the top five of the best disc golf drivers of 2020 category, this reliable workhorse has a spot in the bag of many pro and amateur alike. It has been around for two decades, and clearly has a popular flight number. It has become a signature disc for a couple of pros, which might contribute to its popularity.

Innova Firebird and Thunderbird, Discraft Undertaker

These three molds are ‘tweener’ drivers, with thicker rims than traditional fairway drivers but not thick enough to be considered distance drivers. Whatever you call them, all of these molds are popular with people of all skill levels, helping them make the list of best drivers for the year.

The Thunderbird is a straight-flying disc that still has a decent fade at the end. It is the definition of ‘control driver’.

The Firebird could be called a more stable Thunderbird. Its ability to fight headwinds and deliver a solid fade has made the Firebird one of the most in-demand drivers for many years. Certain Firebirds, such as the Sexton Glow Firebirds, are popular for their added overstability, making them even more in demand.

The Undertaker has a little more turn than the Firebird or Thunderbird, but still has a good fade at the end. With a hyzer flip, the Undertaker can be shaped for some long throws.

Discraft Zeus and Infinite Discs Emperor

While the Destroyer has been the #1 rated disc for years, it’s no surprise that similar discs by other brands are also very popular.

It wasn’t long after McBeth moved to Discraft that they announced the newest disc to the Discraft line-up, the Kong. The name was later changed to the Zeus. With a flight number similar to the popular Destroyer and the Infinite Discs Emperor, the Zeus was an immediate hit. With its desirable flight, beautiful swirly plastic, and its endorsement by a world champ, the Zeus fought for the number one spot last year. And, it remains a contender this year.

With its Destroyer-like flight and popularity among professional disc golfers like Garrett Gurthie, Dave Feldberg, and Kona Panis, it’s no surprise that the Emperor achieved top 10 status for ratings this year.

Infinite Discs Pharaoh

This high-speed driver has been one of Infinite’s most popular drivers since it was released. It has a slight turn and a reliable, but not too harsh, fade. Available in several plastic blends, the Pharaoh’s distance is its strength. Fortunately, the mold comes in lighter weights, too, giving the novice player and touring pro alike and option for long-distance throws. Making its top-ten appearance for three years in a row, the Pharaoh is here to stay!

Discraft Hades

New to the Discraft lineup this year is the understable, but controllable, speed 12 Hades. With lots of glide and flight numbers that fill the needs of a variety of skill levels, the Hades has been a hit for Discraft. Introducing a disc with the name of a repeat world champion on it surely helps with sales. Then, mix in some popular flight numbers and you have a winning combination.  The Hades has flight numbers that are similar to the widely used Innova Tern. If you want a flip-to-straight flight with a solid fade, or a big turnover shot, the Hades would fill that slot in your bag. Of all the drivers in the top 10, the Hades has the most high speed turn by far.

Innova Valkyrie and Leopard

The Valkyrie and Leopard are known as Innova’s “easy to throw” drivers. These are the very drivers that are included in most Innova three disc starter sets. In their base DX plastic, these popular beginner discs can be very understable. With the huge growth of disc golf during the pandemic it is no surprise that these popular beginner discs made the top sales list. But do the Valkyrie and Leopard have what it takes to be considered the best disc golf driver of 2020?

Innova Thunderbird Photo

What Makes a Top Ten Disc Golf Driver

So, why do we like those discs? If we break down the flight ratings of all of the top ten discs, we can come up with an average flight, and see if that helps us understand why these discs are popular. The ‘average’ flight rating of these ten discs, using the common flight rating of speed, glide, turn, and fade, is 10.6, -5, -.9, 2.6. If we round those numbers, we pretty much get the flight of the Wraith, which is the second most popular disc on the list. The Innova Wraith is one speed slower than the Destroyer, which occupies the number 1 spot. As was mentioned, the Destroyer shares the same flight rating as the Zeus and the Emperor, as well as other popular molds that didn’t make the top ten, like the Trespass, Outlaw, and DD3. Apparently, we like that general flight.

The average flight is similar to the flight of 6 out of the 10 best discs. We like discs that give us a little turn, but also give us a reliable fade. We like wide rims, but not too wide. Other than the Hades, we don’t want a lot of turn. (Discs in the 11-20 most popular range have more flip, or turn, to them, such as the Beast, Valkyrie, Shryke, Heat, and Avenger SS) We also like some of our discs to have all fade and little to no turn, for utility shots.

In With the Old, In With the New

The first four molds on the list, Destroyer, Wraith, Teebird, and Firebird, were all released prior to 2008. They’ve been around for a while and have proven their value to the disc golf community. The last four discs on the list, Zeus, Pharaoh, Hades, and Emperor, were all released in the last couple of years. Only time will tell is they remain as popular in years to come. Probably so, since three out of four of them have the popular flight characteristics mentioned above. For the record, the average PDGA approval year for the top ten drivers is 2012.

Paul McBeth 5 claws best driver

Top Drivers of 2020: Fan Choice Win $50 Gift Card!

You’ve voted with your wallet and chose the top-selling discs. You’ve rated and reviewed them. Now it’s time to let us know in the comments which driver you think should be number one, and why. Also, let us know what plastic you would choose for that disc. We will add up the results and edit this blog to let you know which driver is number one.

Do you think that the sales and rating figures reflect the discs that really are the “best disc golf drivers?” Or do some of the smaller manufacturers actually make discs that are better, but that just might not be as well known.

This is your chance to make your opinion heard. Please share what disc you think is the best disc golf driver below. Let us know what disc is the best and why we should consider it the best driver of 2020. By commenting you will have a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Feel free to share this blog with your disc golf club members and other friends.

Best Selling Disc Golf Discs – Top 50 – First Half of 2020

Top 50 Disc Golf Discs

It’s been a while since we have posted a data article! It’s the perfect time to reflect upon the best selling disc golf discs of 2020.

As many of you know, Disc Golf has experienced immense growth this year! With a pandemic on hand, many people are looking for ways to get out and recreate! A lot of new  people wanting to purchase all kinds of discs, starter sets, and baskets. This, mixed with the fact that some major manufacturers were required to shut down operations for many weeks, cause for a shortage in certain disc golf molds.

Many molds sold better than ever before while many molds sold out for weeks at a time, causing their sales numbers to drop. When you take in the data, remember that half the battle of these molds was simply staying in stock.

This data will show exactly which molds sold the most in the first half of 2020. Ready? (Unfortunately we cannot show exact sales figures, just relative data to show which discs sold better.)

top 50 disc golf discs chart

The best selling disc golf discs during the first half of 2020.

The Results

The Discraft Buzzz took first prize, while the Innova Destroyer and  Discraft Luna took second and third. We definitely struggled to keep these molds in stock, but their sheer popularity took them to the top 3.

The Judge, Hades, and Mako3 were just some of the molds that could have made it much higher on the list, but our low stock issues kept them further down. That’s just how 2020 has played out!


Best Sellers by Disc Type

Let’s take a quick look at which type of disc sold best:

best sellers by disc type

Yep, so far it has been the year of the putter! We saw a crazy run on putters during the early stages of the pandemic. Many people were staying at home and needed putters to practice putting with. For some people, it was the only way to enjoy the sport they love!

Distance Drivers took second, as always popular molds. Everybody wants to throw further! Control Drivers took third, while Mid-Ranges took last place– even though the Buzzz took first place in the overall Top 50.


What do you think? Did your favorite discs make the Top 50? Was there a disc that should have made it, but didn’t? Let us know!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – August 4TH 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for August 4th, 2020

#1 – Z Line BUZZZ
#2 – Signature ESP HADES
#3 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#4 – Signature I-Blend EMPEROR
#5 – Halo Star WRAITH
#6 – DX AVIAR
#7 – R-Pro PIG
#8 – Star DESTROYER
#9 – Prime Burst JUDGE
#10 – ESP ZONE
#11 – Signature P-Blend INCA
#12 – Star WRAITH
#13 – Star TEEBIRD
#14 – Z Line ZONE
#15 – Neo ESSENCE
#16 – Cosmic Electron PROXY
#17 – Tour ESP COMET
#18 – Aura MANTRA
#19 – Signature Metal Flake C-Blend PHARAOH
#20 – KC Pro ROC

The inventory levels at Infinite Discs reached the lowest levels this week since early 2017 as the supply chain continues to be challenged by the increased demand for discs. Three Discraft models took the top three spots on the chart this week, and plenty of Innova molds were in the mix as well. But there were several smaller brands that jumped into the Top 20 as players begin looking at alternatives to some of the mainstay discs that are out of stock.

Here at Infinite Discs, we were excited to see three of our own signature discs do well, with the Kona Panis Emperor taking the #4 spot, the Drew Gibson Inca taking the #11 spot, and the David Feldberg Pharaoh coming in at #19.

Here is a look at how many times the different brands hit the chart this week:

–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #12 spot last week was taken by the Star WRAITH which was guessed by RYAN who is our winner of the $10 gift card this week. Good job!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #13 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

Discmania Active Line Release

Discmania has been introducing their Active Line discs, initially in base plastic runs, but the time has now come for new disc names and premium plastic.  There are five “new” (renamed) discs that are available in both Active Baseline plastic and some in Active Premium. Head on over to Infinite Discs to check out these discs to see if they are a good fit for your disc golf bag: the Mentor, the Genius, the Magician, the, Maestro, and the Sensei.

Note: The original names have been retired.

Discmania went with an excellent choice of vivid colors for these new disc golf discs. This new Active Premium Line plastic looks wonderful and has good grip. You can read more about the release here. And of course, if you’ve been waiting for this new release and already know what disc you want, head on over to Infinite Discs to make your purchase.

Leave a comment below: which of these five Discmania discs is your favorite? What are your thoughts on Discmania’s new Active Premium Line plastic?

Drew Gibson Signature Stamps & New Inca Release

Drew Gibson’s Inca

Yesterday we released the Inca, a new mid-range disc among the Infinite Discs line line. This mid-range is released with an epic Incan warrior. I imagine him charging the chains on the disc catcher. We’ve decided to start it off with a P-Blend Glow plastic. Allowing you to play a round of disc golf at night and during the day!

This is a great disc for the individual who is looking for a moderately overstable mid-range. It has a consistent flight with slight end-fade. You can also manipulate this disc fairly easily and it will hold most lines you put it on. The P-Blend Glow plastic feels good in the hand and has enough grip that it won’t slip out prematurely. Check out this great video that talks about the Inca and shows you the flight path. Thanks Taylor!

Drew Gibson’s Scepter

Disc golf fans have never seen a Scepter as majestic as the Drew Gibson signature edition. This control driver looks even better than it did before in this Swirly S Line plastic with this sweet signature stamp. Thanks Drew Gibson, yet again. You can get yourself this disc to add to your disc golf collection, whether it is for the wall or for you bag.

All of us here at Infinite Discs, we thank you all, for making it possible for us to provide awesome discs to our fellow disc golfers. Throw on!

David Feldberg’s Distance Driver, the Pharaoh

David Feldberg in cooperation with Infinite Discs now releases a new signature stamp on the Pharaoh. Behold Dave’s new stamp on this excellent distance driver:

Add this to your disc golf collection, whether it is on your wall for good lookin’ discs, or in your bag to make long distance drives out on your local disc golf course. You can pick this uniquely designed disc online now by clicking here. Also, it glows in the dark! What is not to love about this newly stamped distance driver Pharaoh from David Feldberg and Infinite Discs?

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – JULY 28TH 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for July 28th, 2020

#1 – Signature I-Blend EMPEROR
#2 – Crazy Tough ZONE
#3 – Signature ESP HADES
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – ESP ZONE
#6 – Z Line BUZZZ
#7 – Star WRAITH
#8 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#9 – DX AVIAR
#10 – Cryztal Sparkle RAPTOR
#11 – R-Pro PIG
#12 – Ground Plastic RUNE
#13 – DX LEOPARD
#14 – Neo ESSENCE
#15 – Tour ESP MANTIS
#16 – Z Color Shift COMET
17 – Star TEEBIRD
#18 – Z Color Shift BANGER
#19 – Prime Burst JUDGE
#20 – EXO Hard LINK

This week’s chart has a nice mix of several brands– 6 different brands are represented, including an entry from VIKING DISCS at #12 with the RUNE putter. The top spot was taken by the Kona Panis Signature I-Blend EMPEROR which was released last weekend. Great job, Kona! There’s a good sampling of Ledgestone Open special edition discs on the chart as well.

We actually posted the top 20 for last week as well, but for some reason the blog broke and failed to post the article, so here is a look at last week’s chart. You’ll see that the number of brands represented last week was only 2– it was a duel between Innova and Discraft.

Notice last week, it was all blue for Discraft vs red for Innova, with Hades taking the #1 spot.

–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #11 spot last week was taken by the Jawbreaker Roach, which nobody guessed. But since the post disappeared, we’ll look at this week’s chart as well. #11 this was was the R-Pro Pig which was guessed by Dan. Congrats!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #12 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

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