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It is now 2020 and the number disc golf molds continues to increase every year. In this post we will take a look at the top disc golf discs based on annual sales data from 2019.
There they are, the Top 100 selling discs of 2019! With each disc, there is an arrow and a number. This represents how many places up or down the disc moved from 2018. For example, the #12 Thunderbird is down 4 places from 2018’s results, meaning in 2018 the Thunderbird was in the #8 spot for the year. We added this so that you can see if the disc is trending up or down, and by how far.
The Destroyer takes the #1 spot again, like it has for many years now. The Zeus was the closest competitor, taking the #2 spot. These are two very similar discs, is the Destroyer actually the best, or is it all about marketing? Do you think the Zeus will overtake the Destroyer in 2020 to become the top disc golf disc?
The Pig had the biggest movement up. It now holds the #27 spot for all of 2019. That’s up 187 spots from 2018. The #42 Berg and the #56 Reko also made giant leaps this year.
There were also several discs that were in the Top 100 of 2018, but did not make the chart here. Sadly, some of the most noticeable falls were:
Top Disc Golf Discs by Brand
This is how many times a particular brand/manufacturer had a disc on the chart. Innova took the lead with 31 discs. Discraft took second with 20 discs. MVP & Dynamic Discs tied for third place with 9 discs each. Based on the number of discs per brand that made the top 100, Innova is the top disc golf brand of 2019.
Now we’ll take a look at the types of disc golf discs that made the Top 100 chart in 2019.
Control Drivers took the first spot, then Putt & Approach discs, then Distance Drivers, and finally, in a distance fourth- Midrange discs.
Typically, we see that distance drivers sell best, and while 4 of the top ten were distance drivers, there were more fairway and putter molds in the top 100 than distance drivers.
Top 5 Selling Discs Each Month
Finally, let’s take a look at the top five discs of each month throughout the year!
For Destroyer taking the #1 spot for the year, it only was the #1 disc for two months out of the year! Slow and steady wins the race! What trends do you see? What disc did you like the most in 2019? Let us know!
Here we are again with another stats blog! This time, we’re going to take a look at the best selling discs from Westside. This will complete our “Trilogy” of stats blogs on Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, and Westside Discs.
Okay, let’s jump in and look at the graph, then discuss. This graph is the last 12 months of sales on InfiniteDiscs.com.
The Top Three
No big surprise here, the Harp takes the #1 spot again! The Harp is one of the best selling and most widely used discs for overstable approach shots. If you haven’t tried one, you’re missing out.
The Maiden was hot when it released, and is still hot today. It continues to climb the charts and has made it’s way to the #2 position on the chart. It isn’t too far behind the Harp either! The Maiden is Putt & Approach disc that putts well and can handle power with drives.
The Destiny has been the most popular distance driver from Westside for years. It offers a long, understable flight that helps the thrower achieve maximum distance. It takes the #3 spot for the year.
Westside really knows how to make their Putt & Approach discs. 42% of the sales for the last year have been exactly that, Putt & Approach discs. The Swan is the least selling putter and it’s still about halfway up the list! The Harp, Maiden, and Shield really boost up the sales for the Putt/Approach category.
Distance drivers come in second at 27%, with the Destiny leading the charge. Mids come in at about 17%, and Fairways are in last place with only 13.6% of all Westside sales.
As far as plastics go, VIP and Tournament take the cake for most purchased plastics. The three most popular putter plastics are next, Origio, BT Medium, and BT Hard. The Harp has a lot to do with these stats, and it sells very well in Tournament plastic for driving/approaching.
Megasoft comes in dead last, but that’s no surprise as it has been discontinued.
Let us know! What are you favorite Westside Molds and Plastic Types?
The FlightTowel brings new innovation to warming up for disc golf, with the utility of a towel to dry your discs. The FlighTowel comes with a Disc Fob attached, made from a real disc. When purchasing your FlighTowel, you can select a Disc Fob that suits your game!
To warm up, hold the FlighTowel by the Fob and pull through across your chest, as demonstrated in the video below. There is a pocket on the bottom of the towel to add some drag, more realistically simulating weight and resistance.
When you’re done warming up, tuck the fob in your back pocket and use the towel to keep your discs dry for the rest of the game. The FlighTowel is awesome for warming up on the course, staying hot during the round, or even practicing at home. Check our our selection of FlighTowels here!
The FlighTowel JR
The FlighTowel JR is made from the same premium microfiber as the original FlightTowel, but without the fob. This is the biggest towel that FlighTowel makes, coming in at 16″ x 24″. This towel features a carabiner mounted in the middle of the towel, a unique feature that we love! This allows the disc to hang from your bag or cart without dragging on the ground. This keeps your towel clean while still having a large surface area to dry your discs off. See our selection of FlighTowel JR here!
The FlighTowel Mini
The FlighTowel Mini is a smaller version of the FlighTowel JR. The Mini features a center mounted adjustable bungee. This is a 16″ x 16″ microfiber towel.
Pick your bungee color and you’re all set! Use this towel on your bag, cart, or wrist during your round.
It’s time to take a look at Prodigy Disc’s best sellers! We pulled these stats from the last year of sales (Sept to Sept). Let’s jump in and take a look!
Best Sellers Overall
This time we broke the chart down by the entire catalog, but also by series type. In the overall category, there was one clear winner: the Pa-3. This putter has been a popular seller for a long time! It has the perfect stability for putting, but still can handle a drive in the more premium plastics.
In second place, we find the D2. This is Prodigy’s most popular distance driver. The D1 is the most overstable, moving to the D6 at the most undestable. The D2 comes in at the sweet spot of not too overstable, but perfectly overstable for most amateur players.
The H3 V2 took third place. This is a newer mold that people are absolutely loving. It offers distance for the masses, being a speed 11 straight to overstable flyer.
Best Sellers by Series
At the top of the chart, we broke down the best sellers by series. We already talked about the Pa-3, D2, and H3 V2 — these also were the highest in their series. The other winners are the X3, M4, and F5.
We seem to notice a common trend; the highest selling disc in each series isn’t the most overstable or the most understable, they’re always in the middle. We find this trend is common for sales, people don’t buy the absolute most overstable or understable discs, but something in the middle.
Jumping back to the Pa-3, we included a chart showing the plastics that sell the best for this mold. 300 and 350 plastics took the cake by far, taking 68.9% of the Pa-3 sales. This makes sense, since these are perfect plastics for putting. The rest of the sales are made up of the premium plastics, typically used for driving rather than putting.
Sales by Disc Type
Distance drivers made up nearly 38% of our Prodigy sales over the last year. Even though the best seller was a putter, the putter category came in second with 26% of sales. Fairways came in third with 23%, and mids come in last with only 13%.
That’s all for now! What did you find surprising? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!
Alright, we’re back with another statistics blog! This time we’re looking at the best sellers from Dynamic Discs, among a few other statistics. Let’s jump right into the chart and see what comes out on top.
The Best Sellers
As it turns out, the top three sellers for the Dynamic Discs brand are all putters! The Judge comes in at #1, the Warden at spot #2, and the Deputy takes #3. These putters are all highly popular among all disc golfers, which is no surprise they sweep the podium. It’s no surprise when you see the first pie chart, that putters make up nearly 40% of Dynamic Discs sales.
The Escape comes in as the top fairway driver, the Emac Truth comes in as the top midrange, and the Trespass, as the #6 disc, is the first distance driver on the list.
The Plastic Types
Lucid is the #1 selling plastic type across all Dynamic molds. It comes in at 28.6% of all sales. Fuzion takes second, and Prime plastics take third. We included all burst versions with their original plastic types, so this graph is indicative of plastic feel, not look.
The Retired Molds
Dynamic recently announced 12 molds to be retired, and they are marked on the chart (along with the Fugitive which was retired more than a year ago). These molds made up 10.5% of all Dynamic sales in the last year, so it’s no surprise Dynamic is cutting back a little bit. The Renegade is the highest seller on the retired list, and is in the top half of best sellers.
Leave your comments, questions, and shocking revelations in the comments below!
With Latitude 64 now releasing their own list of seven retired discs, we decided we’d take a look at the sales for the last year. We are going to jump right into the chart to see which discs come out on top, and which discs got cut from production.
The Best Sellers
These stats are taken from our sales over the last year (Sep ’18 – Sep ’19). The #1 Latitude 64 selling disc was the Pure. This is not a big surprise, as the Pure has been an awesome seller for years. The Pure sells best in Opto, which means people do enjoy it as a driving putter. However, since there are so many softer “putter” plastics, the sales are divided among them. The base plastics combined do outsell the Opto plastic.
The second place disc is the River, also not surprising since the River is a long-standing best seller. Third is the Explorer, only a couple of years old, but has already made the podium of Lat 64 sales.
The Diamond took a close fourth place, which is a very popular lightweight driver, soon to be released in higher weights as well.
This time around, Latitude 64 cut all of their overmold discs from production. These include the Gobi, Sarek, Bryce, Zion, and Fuji. They also cut the Raketen and Missilen, their two discs with a golf-ball-like hex pattern. These discs haven’t always been great sellers, plus they take more effort to make, according to Latitude 64’s article. These are two great reasons to discontinue these molds, and we don’t think too many people are shedding tears over their loss.
We decided to break down some stats on plastic types as well. We looked at all of our sales by plastic and saw the Opto is the biggest hitter– by far. Opto claims 41% of all Latitude 64 sales, with Gold Line, Gold Line Burst, and Opto Air each snagging a mere 9% in Opto’s wake. The rest of the plastics take no more than 5% of sales, each.
When it comes to Burst vs Solid Color Discs, it was fairly equal. We looked at only the plastics that have Burst option, and matched them against each other. It turns out that 52.6% goes to the Solid Color Discs, which gives it the slight edge over Burst.
Availability was also a big issue in the Burst vs Solid Color Debate. Many discs were not available in solid colors after Burst took over the market… but in the last year, the solid colors have been coming back in stock and taking back over. Which do you prefer?
The Disc Types
When it comes to the type of Latitude 64 Discs we sell, fairway/control drivers were the big winner. Nearly 42% of all Lat sales come from fairway drivers. Putt & Approach Discs come in next with about 23%. Distance drivers are third, and midrange discs are last with only 12%.
Well that’s it for this break down! Leave a comment with your thoughts or the things that surprised you most!
Recently, we all got hit with a rough announcement: Fifteen MVP and Axiom molds are going out of production. This seemed like a good time to take a look at the data and see where the sales stand. MVP has talked of big plans for 2020, and we believe them! We’re looking forward to another great year from MVP! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the data and discuss.
The Best Sellers
The Envy, for another year in a row, takes the top spot. This isn’t too surprising, the Envy is an awesome mold for up shots and putting. With it being available in so many plastics, everybody seems to be able to find a flavor of Envy that they like.
The Pilot takes the second spot! This was a little surprising, coming from the smallest of the trifecta, Streamline. The Pilot has sold super well over the past year, it is well loved as a putting putter and a straight approach disc.
The Insanity moves up a few spots from last year’s report, snagging the #3 spot. This has become a very popular driver in the last few months, really excelling to the top of the charts.
The highest selling discontinued mold is the Axis in the #22 best seller position, which does bring into question the decision to retire it. However, it was explained in MVP’s announcement that some of their older, original midrange molds are less compatible with their new modern machinery. They promise to make new midranges to replace several that were brought out of production. Midranges only make up about 11% of our MVP sales, so they are not quite as popular as the other discs, or they just get replaced less often. There is generally a reason that players do not buy discs. More on that later.
We also took a look at the percentage of sales the newly discontinued molds make up. In the last year, the now discontinued molds only made up 9% of the total MVP, Axiom, and Streamline sales. Those fifteen molds make up less than 10% of our sales, so we can infer that it is a good move for MVP to make some shelf space for their new additions.
While we were at it, we added a couple interesting pie graphs to the mix.
MVP made up 53.6% of the sales, Axiom brought in 32.9%, and Streamline made up the remaining 13.5%.
Electron Firm, Plasma, and Eclipse made up nearly 50% of the Envy sales.
Neutron plastic made up for more sales than Proton and Plasma combined.
Distance drivers and Putt & Approach discs each took about a third of the sales, leaving fairways and midranges with the last third.
That’s it for now!
What did you find that interested or surprised you? Let us know in the comments!