Introducing the Big Jerm Concrete Slab

Are you looking for an ultra beefy utility driver that helps support one of your favorite disc golf pros/commentators?

Check out the all new Jeremy Koling Concrete Slab.

The Concrete Slab is a very slim driver with a low profile, flat top, and extremely overstable flight. It is the kind of utility driver that comes in very handy for very specific needs on the course. When you need a flat-top, overstable disc to slice through the wind and still fade hard, then this is the crazy OS disc that you’re looking for. If you want to throw a huge hyzer and have the disc fall out of the sky and tombstone into the ground, then this is your disc. If you’re looking for monster skips on low high power throws or like to chuck overhand across the fairway with precision accuracy, this is the disc for you.

So why is it called the Concrete Slab? The Jomez coverage of the 2019 Waco Open should answer that question for you.

The artwork for this limited edition signature stamp was created by Jeremy Koling himself. Proceeds from the sales of the Concrete Slab go to help Jeremy on tour.

Hot Disc Brands of 2019

When Paul McBeth announced his change of sponsors from Innova to Discraft at the end of 2018 we knew it would have an impact on the buyer behavior of die hard disc golfers. Many scoffed at the million dollar contract and wondered how Discraft could afford to pay a professional disc golfer that much money.

After looking at our sales numbers for the first half of the year 2019, it appears that Paul McBeths brand value for disc sales may have been underestimated. When it comes to “hot brands of 2019,” among the major players, Discraft is on fire.

During the first six months of 2018, Discraft was our #5 brand in terms of disc sales. The Innova, Discmania, Dynamic Discs, and Latitude 64 brands all accounted for more InfiniteDiscs.com sales than did Discraft — which represented less than 7% of our online sales.

Jan – June 2019 InfiniteDiscs.com Sales By Brand

Through the first half of 2019 Discraft sales have nearly tripled! The introduction of the Paul McBeth Kong/Zeus was our hottest disc release ever. Sales of the Anax and Luna were almost just as hot. While Innova is still #1, Discraft has sold more discs than the #3 and #4 brands combined. The sales difference gap between Innova and Discraft was less than 13% during the first half of 2019 compared with a 31.5% difference during the same time period one year ago.

Not all of the credit can be given to Paul McBeth. Discraft has made some major changes to prepare themselves for a massive production increase that would bring their brand back to the top. Discraft Swirly ESP plastic is arguably the best looking plastic on the market. Discraft has done a brilliant job re-marketing themselves as a leader in disc golf.

With such a rapid increase in Discraft sales, the question arises, is it at the expense of other brands?

Overall, our total disc sales at Infinite Discs are up slightly for the first half of the year, but Discraft is taking market share from others and we have seen a year over year decline in sales for some brands.

Brands That Saw Sales Declines

Among the larger brands we sell, Innova and Discmania (brands Paul McBeth used to promote) have seen a slight decline in sales. During the off season, Discmania made some significant changes by also manufacturing with Latitude 64 and Yikun. With these changes I was very surprised to see that our Discmania sales declined. Had they sufficient stock of DD3’s to meet our buyers demand, I’m pretty sure Discmania would not have appeared on this list.

The biggest “hit” taken on brand preference in 2019 among our customers appears to be decreased demand for Latitude 64 and Westside Discs. Our online sales for Latitude 64 were down 17% while the Westside brand was down almost 25%. One likely reason for a decrease in sales of these brands is the loss of Ricky Wysocki as a Latitude 64 sponsored player.

During the first six months of 2018, the Westside Harp (one of the primary discs used by Ricky Wysocki) was our #11 selling disc. During the same period of 2019, Harp sales dropped to #26. The Explorer dropped from #36 to #62 and the Dagger dropped from #47 to #92.

Meanwhile the Innova Pig went from being our 175th best selling disc in 2018 to our 45th best selling disc during the first half of 2019. Despite the loss of Paul McBeth, the Ricky Wysocki signature Destroyer has helped that disc remain as our top selling disc of 2019. The addition of Ricky Wysocki to Team Innova undoubtedly lightened the blow of losing McBeth.

Other Brands That Increased in Sales Despite Discraft’s Surge

The third member of the Trilogy family, Dynamic Discs, saw a modest 3% sales increase compared with 2018. The new Raider distance driver undoubtedly helped those sales.

MVP and Axiom, with their triple foil artwork and loyal fan-base, saw growth rates of 24% and 27% respectively. Their unrelenting new release schedule and new swirly plastic blends fanned the flames.

With the addition of five new molds, sales of the Infinite Discs brand increased by 66% during the first half of 2019.

Prodigy Disc saw an impressive sales increase 43%. Some of this increase can be attributed to the success of their pros, particularly Kevin Jones, who is having a fantastic year and is becoming one of the most liked players on tour.

Gateway, which has made a big emphasis on improving their premium plastic look and feel, saw a modest increase in 2019 sales of 5%.

Most of the smaller disc brands also saw an increase in our online sales with the exceptions being Legacy, Hyzer Bomb, and Viking Discs. A primary reason for the reduction in Viking sales is our inability to order more of these discs from Finland. We have been in need of a major restock for most of the year, and we can’t sell discs that we do not have. With Hyzer Bomb, the sales figures are most likely an adjustment after an incredible run on Mortar discs.

Growth Among Smaller Disc Brands

The introduction of several new molds, as well as the new “Cosmic Neutron” plastic blend, has helped Streamline to a 91% 2019 sales increase. Through the first six months, Streamline is currently our #11 selling disc brand.

Kastaplast’s popular plastic feel and increased availability lead to an increase of more than double their 2018 sales in 2019.

Yikun saw the largest percentage of sales growth from companies not named Discraft. The increase in Yikun sales may be partially attributed to Discmania’s partnership with the Yikun brand which has some players interested in checking out the additional molds.

DGA saw a 56% increase in sales during the first half of 2019. DGA’s likely benefited from their partnership with Discraft and the fact that Paul McBeth spent some time throwing DGA branded discs.

RPM discs out of New Zealand saw a healthy 84% year over year increase while Finland’s Prodiscus brand saw a modest 27% improvement.

The release of their second disc, the Bobcat, helped Mint Discs increase sales by 65% this year.

The first half of 2019 has been a dramatic ride for the ever changing landscape of disc sales. It will be interesting to see if the Discraft popularity surge has peaked, or if the hype for Paul McBeth products will continue.

Disclaimer: The numbers used for this article are taken solely from InfiniteDiscs.com sales, and do not necessarily reflect the actual sales trends for the different brands among all retail outlets. InfiniteDiscs.com customers are primarily avid disc golfers who regularly follow professional disc golf. Casual disc golfers, that represent the majority of people who play disc golf, are less likely to be influenced by the moves of professional disc golfers.

 

Want a disc signed by Paige Bjerkaas or Grady Shue?

Disc Golf World Champion Paige Bjerkaas and her touring companion Grady Shue will be visiting the Infinite warehouse tomorrow, May 7th.

They will be autographing discs and answering questions on Facebook Live beginning at 3:30 MDT.

To get a disc in your online order autographed by either Paige or Grady, make an order before 4:00 PM tomorrow and use discount code:

PaigeSigning – (signed by Paige)

or

GradySigning – (signed by Grady)

or

PaigeGrady – (signed by both)

 

PLEASE NOTE INSTRUCTIONS: After you put the discs in your shopping cart, scroll below the cart BEFORE clicking “Checkout” and click on the Discount Code box. That is where you’ll input the code. THEN proceed to checkout.

Only one discount code can be used per order, so if you would like different signatures for different discs, you will need to check out multiple times. Paige and Grady will receive a portion of the sales proceeds for each disc they sign.

Limited Edition Discraft Releases

Mini Buzzz Stamps

Discraft has just released a number of amazing new limited edition discs as fundraisers for the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open. These beautiful discs include a variety of special stamps and plastic blends that up until now, have not been available. Infinite Discs is happy to be a supporter of and the official vendor of the Ledgestone Insurance Open. The Ledgestone Insurance Open is one of the biggest disc golf tournaments in the world. You can help grow disc golf and support this event by purchasing these fundraiser discs.

This batch of fundraiser discs includes:

Color Glow Buzzz – Mini Stamps

Mini Buzzz StampsThe popular seven bee theme continues. This year you can add to your Buzzz collection with the limited edition Les White mini bee stamps featuring  each of the following mini stamps:

  • Bumble Bee
  • Digger Bee
  • Honey Bee
  • Franklin’s Bumble Bee
  • Leafcutter Bee
  • Killer Bee
  • Robot Bee

These discs are all available on ESP Colored Glo Buzzz’s.

Colorshift Buzzz

Discraft Colorshift BuzzzThis amazing plastic changes color depending on the angle you look at it. These discs may all look like they are black on our website, but hold it at an angle in the sunlight and they will radiate shades of green, blue, and purple!

This isn’t the first time Discraft has released a colorshift Buzzz, but due to their rarity, you will have a hard time finding this plastic blend. Buy your colorshift Buzzz before they are gone.

Z-Sparkle Comet, Swirl Glo Mantis, Swirl Glo Surge

Ledgestone Fundraiser Comet, Mantis, SurgeThe Discraft Comet is our third most popular selling Discraft mold. We have never had this disc available in Z Sparkle plastic before. This limited edition comet is in Discraft’s most popular Z blend plastic with a unique stamp and glowing sparkles.

The Mantis and Surge appear in Swirl Glo plastic for the first time as part of this limited edition fundraiser disc batch. Quantities of these discs are extremely limited.

Glo Jawbreaker Zone

Discraft Glow Jawbreaker Zone The Zone is our second most popular selling Discraft disc and has been very popular in Jawbreaker plastic.

This Ledgestone edition is a little softer and grippier than traditional Jawbreaker and it glows in the dark!

The stamp used on this Zone features the same Zombie art work as the 10 year edition.

CryZtal Sparkle Machete and CryZtal Vulture

CryZtal Sparkle Machete and VultureCryZtal plastic was one of Discraft’s original fundraiser blends. With bright colors, a translucent look, and more grip than traditional Z, many players have lusted after Discraft discs in CryZtal plastic.

Two of Discraft’s newer discs are now available in the CryZtal blend (at least for this limited fundraiser release).

The Ledgestone edition Machete features sparkles and vibrant colors as well as a translucent clear look.

Full Foil Nuke

Discraft Full Foil NukeLast but not least, this fundraiser release features the Discraft Nuke in full foil. This is the first ever full foil version available on the Discraft Nuke. We have full foil Nuke’s available in three different foil varieties; star, prism, and sparkle. Even if your arm can’t handle a disc as fast as the Nuke, you may want to collect this limited disc just for its visual appeal.

 

 

Dave Feldberg Putting Tip: Slow Down and Hit the Mark

In this two minute putting clinic, disc golf legend Dave Feldberg explains the importance of consistency when putting. To be a more consistent putter, you need to hit the mark. Start your motion at the same point where you will release the putter. When you drop the disc back, a slower drop back will provide more consistently to help you hit the mark. When you’re hitting the mark more consistently, you will make more putts.

Infinite Discs Joins Forces With the 2019 Next Generation Disc Golf Tour

Infinite Discs is excited to announce a new partnership with the 2019 Next Generation Tour. The partnership includes:

  • Multi-brand player pack options
  • Infinite products in player packages, as chosen by the TD or competitor, for 2019 Next Generation events.
  • David Feldberg  has joined the Infinite Discs Team and will be the brand ambassador as well as collaborating on promotions
  • Infinite products featured at the Next Generation Disc Golf National Championships in November
  • Infinite profiles and tournament system will be used to record results and manage player standings for the NG tour.

“We are excited to utilize our assets and Infinite Discs, and feel that they can help take the Next Gen Tour to new levels.”

Alan Barker – President, Infinite Discs

“After many years of striving to be best player I could be, the transition of striving to be the best TD and organize the best amateur tour in the world is just as rewarding”

Dave Feldberg – Next Gen Disc Golf, Team Infinite

What is the Next Generation Disc Golf Tour?

The Next Generation Disc Golf Tour is an organized, nationwide, points-based, multi-brand amateur tour run by Next Generation Disc Golf. NextGen Points are earned by competing in Next Gen tournaments and leagues. Top point earners ranked by state, region and nationally earn invitations to the National Championships in November and are eligible for nearly $50K in year-end online payouts by title sponsor, Infinite Discs. NG now offers all PDGA amateur divisions! Competitors will have the opportunity to compete in over 300 tournaments and leagues around the country.

The Next Gen National Championship is the highest quality and most lucrative amateur experience in Disc Golf. With players packs valued over $500, live video coverage, catered meals, world class courses, and the biggest payout per player in the game. Awards have included trips to Europe, trips to compete in Pro Tour Events and two brand new cars!! The 2019 National Championship details have yet to be revealed however, as in past years, it will set new benchmarks in the sport.

Next Gen is partnered with the EDGE charity program, a 501c3 not-for-profit focused on disc golf awareness and education, all NG Exclusive-level events will donate a minimum of $2 per player to EDGE; the Professional Disc Golf Association; and the Disc Golf Professional Tour.

For more info or to see the schedule of events, head to Nextgendiscgolf.com

The Corvette, Sexton Firebirds, and Lucky Discs

The Luckiest new golf disc - The Innova Corvette

Hot new items have arrived to the Infinite Warehouse this morning.

With spring in the air and more daylight, disc golf is in full bloom and it’s time to stock up on the hottest new releases from Innova Champion Discs.

The Corvette

The Innova Corvette might just be the fastest driver Innova has ever made. If you’re looking for more distance, or are just looking for something new to try, you’re going to want to try the Corvette.

The Corvette is a speed 14 driver with a glide rating of 6, turn of -1, and 2 fade. Innova describes that the Corvette as a faster Shryke and says it is, “long on glide with just enough fade for freakishly-far throws”

We have the stock run and a limited number of “First Release” stamp discs online now.

Sexton Firebird

The Nate Sexton edition color glow Firebird is by far the highest demand, fastest selling disc we have ever stocked. If the batch we added today is anything like the last one we received, there is a good chance they will be gone by the time you read this post. But, if some still are available, you will be able to find them here:

Lucky Discs

Lucky Disc Golf Horsehoe AviarLucky Discs Horseshoe AviarWhat better way to start off than the disc golf season with a little luck? Shake off the rust and get your disc golf game on point with a limited edition Lucky Aviar. The release of these lucky putters is just in time for Saint Patricks Day. This years version has a lucky horse shoe hotstamp on green and white Aviars.

These are limited edition Lucky Disc stamps that will likely never be run again.

Mini Stamp Valkyrie

As part of Innova’s mini stamp series, today’s release also includes a batch of Valkyries. Throw your Valkyries with style.

Memorial Championship Team Competition Results

Our second week of the professional disc golf team competition was another exciting one. Eagle McMahon dominated the tournament averaging 1077 rated rounds while making Fountain Hills look like a beginner course. Fellow Discmania teammate Simon Lizotte was not far behind him. The domination by the “crush brothers” earned enough points for Team Discmania to claim the win for the men’s side of the team competition.

On the women’s side, Finnish sensation Evalina Salonen extended her final round lead by shooting an incredible 1015 rated round; securing the win for Team Innova over a surging Paige Pierce and Team Dynamic Discs.

Team Innova won the overall competition when combining both results for both the men and women.

Get the discount code for the winning teams brand and

 

Overall Standings

With another dominating performance by Team Innova, they are clearly #1 in the overall performance after two weeks. Team Discmania may have a chance to secure a few more victories on the men’s side of the competition if the Crush brothers keep finishing in the top positions. Team Prodigy and Discraft have the talent to compete on any given week, we just haven’t seen any top finishes yet.

On the women’s side, it appears that the real competition will be between Team Innova and Team Dynamic Discs. Prodigy, Discraft, and MVP all have talented players, but just don’t have the number of top tier players to earn enough points to compete throughout the overall season.

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