TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MAY 21st 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for May 21st, 2019

#1 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#2 – Cosmic Neutron LIFT
#3 – ESP KONG
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – Neutron PILOT
#6 – Cosmic Neutron PILOT
#7 – Neutron LIFT
#8 – X-Blend SCARAB
#9 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#10 – D-Line P2
#11 – Signature Metal Flake Glow EMPEROR
#12 – Pro PIG
#13 –Sublime BOBCAT
#14 – Neo INSTINCT
#15 – Signature Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#16 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SPHINX
#17 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHAROAH
#18 – Apex BOBCAT
#19 – Elite Z BUZZZ
#20 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR

There was a big shake-up in the top twenty chart for the last week. The new releases by Streamline, Infinite Discs, and Mint Discs really blasted the predictability out of the lineup. The new run of Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH drivers pole-vaulted that disc to the #1 spot, with the Jessica Weese signature edition hitting at #15. The new LIFT driver by Streamline took the #2 spot, pushing the KONG to #3 and the Star DESTROYER to #4. The Pilot by Streamline also took two spots in two different plastics at #5 and #6. The Bobcat by Mint Discs took two spots in two different plastics as well. The Garrett Gurthie signature edition of the Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR hit the chart at #11 right after his impressive win at the Masters Cup on the weekend. Great job Garrett!

Strangely absent from the list are any of the Tour ESP series discs by Discraft. They did sell well, but were available in smaller quantities at Infinite Discs and will be restocked soon (sorry about that). That could explain how they didn’t keep up with some of those other new releases.

Here is how the different brands lined up this week when counting the number of times that they appeared in the chart:

–> 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 #2 spot this week went to the Cosmic Neutron LIFT which was the new Streamline Discs driver. In case you’re unfamiliar, Streamline is a single-mold brand manufactured by MVP, so it gets a lot of love from the MVP / Axiom throwers and collectors. There were two people who guessed the LIFT. One of them, Daniel, included the plastic type and got it right with Cosmic Neutron. The first person to guess LIFT, Clint, failed to mention the plastic type. We’ll give them both the win this time, but remember to guess plastic type as well in the future.

PS. We did see the DD3 mentioned once, but that comes out tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22nd). Valiant attempt though.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #3 spot for next week’s chart.

Discraft 2019 Tour Support Discs

Discraft continues their 2019 full-on blitz into the disc golf market with a new TOUR ESP plastic that has great, multi-color patterns on the disc, plus bottom stamps for touring pros. It’s a great approach to leave the beautiful tops blank while spotlighting the Team Discraft pros at the same time. Here are the discs that they released — Simply Click the Name above each disc to jump to the Infinite Discs selection online:

BRIAN EARHART – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped ZONE

AUSTIN HANNUM – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped FORCE

TIM BARHAM – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped BUZZZ SS

ANDREW PRESNELL – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped DRONE

NATE DOSS – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped BUZZZ

VALARIE JENKINS – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped THRASHER

MICHAEL JOHANSEN – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped COMET

AUSTIN TURNER – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped VULTURE

PAUL ULIBARRI – Tour ESP Bottom Stamped RAPTOR

We’re excited about these tour series discs from Discraft and look forward to whatever other surprises that have in store for us!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MAY 14TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for May 14th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – Star DESTROYER
#3 – Swirly Star THUNDERBIRD
#4 – Neo INSTINCT
#5 – C-Blend SCEPTER
#6 – D-Line P2
#7 – Elite Z BUZZZ
#8 – 400 H4 V2
#9 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#10 – Fuzion RAIDER
#11 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#12 – Pro PIG
#13 – Cosmic Neutron SL FLARE
#14 – Neutron ENTROPY
#15 – Star WRAITH
#16 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend X-Out EMPEROR
#17 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR
#18 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#19 – DX AVIAR
#20 – S-Line DDX

The KONG by Discraft reclaimed the top spot this week with the Star DESTROYER by Innova climbing back up to a close 2nd after spending a little time in lower positions. The Swirly Star THUNDERBIRD took a strong jump to #3 as the Jeremy Koling signature edition came in stock last week. The Neo INSTINCT by Discmania still holds strong as a new release in the #4 spot with the new SCEPTER by Infinite Discs coming in 5th.

Another new releases that hit the chart is the H4 V2 from Prodigy. The Infinite Discs brand had a generally strong showing with a restock of Swirly S-Blend Pharaoh’s kicking off interest again and the Metal Flake Glow C-Blend Emperors charting with the limited edition stamp as well as in X-Outs for a cheaper way to try the disc.  Here is a chart showing the number of times different brands appeared in the top 20 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 #7 spot this week went to the Elite Z Buzzz, which was a little bit strange considering that the ESP Buzzz has had all of the attention lately. But with a restock of Elite Z Buzzz discs at Infintie Discs, that may have fueled the buys. That somewhat random appearance didn’t get any guesses this week. But there were some excellent, close guesses. Keep trying!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #2 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MAY 7TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for May 7th, 2019

#1 – Neo INSTINCT
#2 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR
#3 – ESP KONG
#4 – Cosmic Neutron SL FLARE
#5 – D-Line P2
#6 – Fuzion RAIDER
#7 – Star DESTROYER
#8 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#9 – Tour Series Pro Color Glow ROC3
#10 – Neutron ENTROPY
#11 – Star WRAITH
#12 – ESP ZONE
#13 – Star CORVETTE
#14 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#15 – Champion FIREBIRD
#16 – XT Mix NOVA
#17 – Prime Burst JUDGE
#18 – R-Pro AVIAR
#19 – KC Pro AVIAR
#20 – S-Line P2

The chart this week had a nice battle for the top with the new Neo INSTINCT by Discmania taking the #1 spot for its release week, and the Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR by Infinite Discs taking the 2nd spot on its new release week. The KONG feel to 3rd place, but is hanging out regularly around the top, with the new FLARE by Streamline discs takes the #4 spot, still selling well with a new limited edition stamp. The new Fuzion RAIDER by Dynamic Discs is still cruising strong at the #6 spot, beating out the long-time top-dweller, the Star DESTROYER.

Here is a chart showing the number of times that different brands appeared in this week’s top 20:

–> 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 #6 spot this week went to the FUZION RAIDER. The first comment which guessed Fuzion Raider for the #6 spot was left by Matthew. Congratulations to Matthew, and this isn’t his first win either. Nice work.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #7 spot for next week’s chart.

State of Disc Golf 2019 – Average Throwing Distances

During the 2019 State of Disc Golf Survey, we asked players about their average throwing distance on drives. When looking at the overall field of players that responded to the survey, here are the percentages that claimed specific distance abilities:

You’ll notice that the largest percentage of overall players claimed a distance between 301 and 350 feet maximum. That distance represents almost 31% of players. The next largest percentage claims a distance between 251 and 300 feet, at almost 27% of those surveyed. Close behind that is the 351 to 400 foot range at 22%.

That means that if you add together those three categories with a distance from 251 – 400 feet, that covers the vast majority of players while much smaller groups claim 400+ feet. Only 2.1% of those surveyed claimed to be able to through 451 to 500 feet and a minor sliver of .5% claimed a distance of over 500 feet.

DISTANCE VS AGE

We thought it would be fun to take a look at the results broken down by age groups. So here is a very chart-heavy report, but we hope that you enjoy seeing how age influences distance. As you scroll through the age breakdowns, you’ll notice that the middle ages have a much higher number of survey participants, but the averages stay pretty close…

AGE 12 – 17

AGE 18 – 21

AGE 22 – 25

AGE 26 – 29

AGE 30 – 35

AGE 36 – 40

AGE 41 – 50

AGE 51 – 60

AGE 61 – 70

AGE 71 +

Only when you start to hit the charts for 61-70 and the 71+ age groups do the distance abilities begin a dramatic drop-off, landing more of those older players in a range under 300 feet.

DISTANCE VS ELEVATION

Now, for a little something you’ve never considered, we have a breakdown of the claimed distances from survey participants versus the elevation of the states in the USA where those players are from. Did you ever wonder how much elevation figures into distance? While higher elevations often make disc flight paths more overstable (and the reverse for lower elevations), the abilities to throw further seems to favor those who live at higher elevations.

This chart, provided by Lucid Software’s analysis team, can be a little bit hard to decipher, but it basically takes the average elevation of all the survey participants that answered for each distance. You can see that the further the distance (shown at the bottom of each bar) the darker the bar becomes, with the darker bars representing higher elevations. The average elevation is shown above each bar.

The black box feature’s Lucid Software’s bullet points (or take-aways) stating that distance data seems consistent with other sports, like baseball, and that disc golf course designers in higher elevations might consider longer hole distances. Of course, we can take or leave that advice, but the data seems clear regarding distance versus elevation of where players live.

However, here is a thought– it could be that the courses are very different at lower elevations where wooded courses are more predominant. In those lower elevation, wooded courses, players need to play with precision as their focus, rather than distance. After all, if playing in the woods, there is little need for power throws due to low ceilings and obstacles. However, at higher elevations, the trees may be less predominant on courses, making distance more of a factor. You either throw far across open fairways, or bomb high throws over the tops of the few trees on the course.

What do you think is the cause for this distance disparity when it comes to altitude? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and thanks again to all of the thousands of players who participated in the survey.

Tracking the Pharaoh and Emperor Run Numbers

When Infinite Discs first launched our own disc brand with manufacturing by Innova, we wanted to make sure that each run had its own identification. We’re aware that different runs of the same mold in different plastics and at different times can have slight variations. Because of that, we figured that players who fell in love with certain runs or who sought specific characteristics would appreciate a way to know which one they have, which one they want, etc.

When we create a stock stamp, that run number and the run quantity (number of discs in the run) is displayed on the stamp at the bottom. With some of the limited editions and signature editions, the run number and quantity is not necessarily described on the stamp. But we still want you to know what you’re getting.

Here is a quick run-down of the runs that have been produced and ordered for the Pharaoh and the Emperor as of May 2019, for your reference:

THE PHARAOH

PROTOTYPE:
Swirly S-Blend
Quantity 224
This run came out flat with a moderate fade. 

RUN 1:
Swirly S-Blend
Quantity 800
This run came out relatively flat with a moderate fade. A few of these were released in Garrett Gurthie signature edition.

RUN 2:
Swirly S-Blend
Quantity 1100 (plus 88 “Test Run” stamp)
This run had more dome on the flight plate than the first run and slightly less fade for some players. Some of these were released in Garrett Gurthie signature edition with a new stamp.

RUN 3:
I-Blend
Quantity 1100 (plus 120 “Test Run” stamp)
This run was again quite flat, but more understable than any of the S-Blend runs.

RUN 4:
Metal Flake Glow C-Blend
Quantity 1000 (plus 79 “Test Run” stamp)
This run turned out very domey with a lot of glide and more overstable than the other runs. This run featured an XXL Alien Pharaoh stamp and also a bottom stamp.

RUN 5:
Swirly S-Blend
Quantity 1203
This run is once again flat, like the first run, with more color variety.

THE EMPEROR

RUN 1:
I-Blend
Quantity 850 (plus 27 “Test Run” stamp)
This run was the introductory run and had an early release with a unique stamp at the 2019 Las Vegas Challenge tournament. The X-Outs were released on the Ides of March as a teaser, with stock stamp following. This is a more understable run, though it still has plenty of fade for average players.

RUN 2:
Splatter S-Blend
Quantity 900 (plus 133 “Test Run” stamp)
This run turned out much more overstable than the first run and was made to release primarily as a David Feldberg signature edition disc for 2019.

RUN 3:
Metal Flake Glow C-Blend
Quantity 900 (plus 41 “Test Run” stamp)
This run has a nice fade that is slightly less than Run 2, but more than Run 1. It is released with an XXL Alien and also has a Garrett Gurthie signature edition stamp.

 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 30TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for April 30th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – D-Line P2
#3 – Star DESTROYER
#4 – Star LION
#5 – ESP ZONE
#6 – Fuzion RAIDER
#7 – Neutron ENTROPY
#8 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#9 – S-Line FD
#10 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#11 – Star ORC
#12 – Star CORVETTE
#13 – Champion TEEBIRD3
#14 – DX AVIAR
#15 – Prism Plasma WRATH
#16 – S-Line CD2
#17 – Elite Z BUZZZ
#18 – Star WRAITH
#19 – Star VALKYRIE
#20 – C-Line FD

There was some more shuffling around in the top 20 chart for this week. The KONG reclaimed the #1 spot while the D-Line P2 by Discmania jumped up to 2nd place and the Star Destroyer moved back up to #3. The new Star LION by Innova took the #4 spot and the cool ESP ZONE putt-and-approach disc followed at #5.  The FUZION RAIDER by Dynamic Discs maintained a strong position in the #6 spot.

Here is a chart showing the number of times each brand appeared in this week’s chart:

–> 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 #5 spot went to the ESP ZONE by Discraft this week. We had a simple and sweet stamp put on some of those and people apparently liked it. It doesn’t look like anybody guessed the ZONE in any type of plastic for #5, so no winner this week. But be sure to guess for next week!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #6 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 23rd 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for April 23rd, 2019

#1 – Neutron ENTROPY
#2 – ESP KONG
#3 – Fuzion RAIDER
#4 – Star ORC
#5 – Cosmic Neutron SL FLARE
#6 – Prism Plasma WRATH
#7 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#8 – Star DESTROYER
#9 – D-Line P2
#10 – Star CORVETTE
#11 – Electron Firm ENVY
#12 – DX AVIAR CLASSIC
#13 – S-Line FD
#14 – Hybrid WARDEN
#15 – Star TEEBIRD
#16 – Prism Proton INSANITY
#17 – Star WRAITH
#18 – XT Mix NOVA
#19 – Electron Soft ENVY
#20 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SPHINX

Some of the new releases by MVP / Axiom / Streamline really dominated the chart this last week, with the new MVP ENTROPY rocketing to the #1 spot as an overstable putt-and-approach disc. The ESP KONG remains strong at #2 with the new Fuzion RAIDER by Dynamic Discs taking the #3 spot as a solid long-range bomber for experienced players.  The Prism Plasma WRATH by Axiom also did well along with the Envy in two different plastics, and the Prism Proton INSANITY.

To see how the chart shook up over the last week, here is the chart from the previous week:

And here is a look at how many times different brands appeared on this week’s chart:

–> 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 #3 spot went to the Fuzion Raider this week, which was first guessed by Michael– though he didn’t say “Fuzion” (remember to guess the plastic type). But we’ll give it to him since there is no other plastic type right now. We’re also giving a win to Barrett who came in very close to Michael on the guess for the Raider, but mentioned Fuzion as the plastic type. Good job guys!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #5 spot for next week’s chart.

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