The Aztec vs The Tommy Cat – Disc Stamp Duel

It all started in the break room at Infinite Discs…we’d just looked over a new stamp design by our favorite stamp artist, NEOmi-triX, and a couple of us were really excited about it– a stamp concept called the “Infinite Aztec”. But there wasn’t complete agreement on its appeal. We’ll just say that a couple of the younger members of the crew thought that Aztec art was, after all, very old-fashioned. They wanted something newer and more hip.

“Like what?”

“Like a cute kitty!”

To cut a long story short, it was argued that any disc with a cool cat on it would be more popular than Aztec art. The argument became heated enough that we decided on a stamp duel. We’d do a run of both stamps on popular disc models from Innova, with the same quantities of the same molds for each stamp. Then we’d let the disc golfers and collectors decide which was more appealing. Which ever sold the fastest would be the winner. Then we’d take that winning stamp on to other disc models from Dynamic Discs, Discmania, Gateway, and other popular brands. The losing stamp, on the other hand, would be banished. Once the remaining discs were sold, it would never be seen again.

It was a deal! But we were still missing one thing– a kitty stamp. The Infinite Aztec was ready, and had only gone through a couple of minor tweaks with the integration of an Infinite Discs logo on the forehead. But the kitty went through many variations and adjustments until it was finally turned in as a final stamp design called the “Tommy Cat.”

The original kitty concept was to have an over-the-top, cute kitty drinking from a bowl of milk. NEOmi-triX sent us a sketch of the original idea, which, when we looked at it, caused many laughing fits around the office. It wasn’t a finished piece and was missing things like whiskers and tufts of fur. It looked a bit like a pug, or a guinea pig. The stamp design changed vastly from that point, with the members of “team kitty” turning to a much tougher cat concept, rather than a cute kitty. A Tommy gun was added, changing the name to “Tommy Cat” and the cat eventually took over an entire cityscape before being fine-tuned into the finished design that focused entirely on the mafia-influenced cat.

 

The Infinite Discs crew is now split between TEAM AZTEC and TEAM TOMMY CAT and we’re excited to see which stamp wins the duel. We invite everybody to pick a side. There are Facebook Groups for each team, which you can join to show your preference:

Join the Team Tommy Cat Facebook Group Here

Join the Team Aztec Facebook Group Here

FIVE free discs will be given away to disc golfers who take a side, and join one of the Facebook groups. Only the winning team will earn free discs, so choose wisely.

The winning stamp design will be decided at the end of February. Whichever stamp has sold the most will be declared the winner. Future stamp runs for the winner will carry into the spring and summer months. So this is where customers will ultimately decide which stamp will carry on, and which will be forgotten.

How to find discs with Aztec and Tommy Cat Stamps

Advanced Search

You can search and shop for special edition stamps by using the Advanced Disc Search feature on the Infinite Discs website.

Check the “extras” box and then scroll through the list of stamps and check the ones you want to see, then click the “View Individual Discs” button to see all the discs in stock with the stamp you desire.  Click Here for a more extensive tutorial.

By using that Advanced Disc Search feature, you can also track which of the two stamps is selling fastest, simply by comparing how many discs are left of each. When you check-mark one of them, the number of discs remaining will appear to the right. Whichever one is lower, that is the one that has pulled ahead in our stamp duel.

Models with new stamps:

HAVE FUN and CHOOSE WISELY!

If you’re having trouble deciding which team to join, consider these arguments:

Arguments For Team Aztec

When I was a boy about 3 or 4 my favorite toy was a little white cat, and you can probably understand why — they are so cute with their whiskers, and their big adorable eyes.
Then one day, the old lady who lived next door died. A family with cats moved into her house and then I discovered what they REALLY ARE. I thought I loved cats, but when I went to pet the black and white one named Sister, it viciously scratched me on the arm. I still have scars from that nasty kitty.

As I grew older I began to realize their greater evil. Every time I am around cats, my eyes water, I sneeze uncontrollably, my eyes swell up, and I get hives. Just this morning as I walked into my garage to leave for works, I noticed an awful smell in my garage. And as I opened the garage door, I saw the culprit. I saw the cat tracks.

Now some of the marketing team at Infinite Discs have inserted these menacing beasts on Innova golf discs! To make matters worse, they’ve given him a GUN, a tool designed specifically for killing. This is not a message we want to send to our children and future generations.

We can do something to prevent this stamp from spreading like feral cats in the alley to Trilogy, Discraft, Prodigy, Gateway, Legacy, MVP, and VIBRAM. To stop the insanity, we must choose Team Aztec.

Please, make the RIGHT choice. Join TEAM Aztec.

-Alan Barker, Owner of Infinite Discs

Arguments For Team Tommy Cat


So, the solemn responsibility of defending the honor of the Tommy Cat stamp has fallen upon my shoulders. It is a weight that I bear with pride and dignity. As I look at this war that has begun and tore apart our Infinite Discs family, the words of the great Don Vito Corleone, “How did things ever get so far?” and just like the Godfather, I don’t know.

It seems as though the only argument that team Aztec can come up with is, “Well, I don’t like cats.” Well, I stand here before you all, and I can say with confidence, I do not like cats, but I am a proud member of team Tommy Cat. Are cats my first choice for a house pet? Just ask my parents how I greet their cats every time I go home to visit and you will know the answer.

But does that change the cultural phenomenon that cats have become in our society? Just ask our friends at Dynamic Discs which Dyemax designs are the best sellers. Cats are in right now. It is a fad that has taken novelty t-shirts by storm. It is a fad that has even tugged on my heart strings and wallet a few times–yes even I, one who has long held felines in contempt. It is a fad that unifies us all in a love for all things cute, funny, and adorable, but also appeals to the strong and fierce. And it is a fad that we at Infinite Discs would have been fools to allow to pass us by.

I believe if we had kept this campaign free of propaganda and lobbyists, the numbers would have spoken for themselves, and the Tommy Cat would have blown the Aztec out of the water.

So I stand here today not to change your hearts, but to search your hearts more honestly, and discover what you already know. The Tommy Cat stamp design put together by our talented artist is too good and too pure for us to allow it to fall out of production. This cat deserves to fly for years to come. And while I do respect the Aztec design, it does not sway the heart with the same emotional vigor that is contained in the Tommy Cat. So let us unite together, to send a message once and for all that bold and powerful stamp designs like the Tommy Cat is what we want to see in our future.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing the voice (purchases) of the people guide us in the following weeks.

Your Obedient Servant,

Jace Smellie, Assistant Owner of Infinite Discs (not to be confused with assistant to the Owner of Infinite Discs…)

Inventory Alerts On the Infinite Discs Website

Help Me Find What I Want!

Here at Infinite Discs, we encounter a lot of customers who buy discs for different reasons. Some are looking for very specific discs that they feel are perfect for their game. Others are building a stockpile of their favorites. Others want special edition stamps, specific colors, or specific weights. Others are collectors who like to snap-up the rare discs that show up on our website, like pre-flight discs, first runs, or swirly plastics, etc.

Sometimes we hear things like “I check your site every day to see if you get more Disc X in stock…” But did you know that you actually don’t have to check our site every day to find that specific disc that you want? Or, if you collect a certain model, or a certain color, etc. you don’t have to worry about hitting our website at the precise moment to get what you want.

Infinite Discs has a built-in Inventory Alert system that will notify you by email the moment the disc you want shows up in our inventory. Let’s say that you collect Star Destroyers, or Swirly S-Line DDX discs, or Moonshine Rivers. Or perhaps you’re waiting for us to get in a better selection of max-weight putters of your favorite mold. Or you want to know when that hot new disc shows up in our inventory? Whatever your motivation, you can set up an email alert so that you’re the first to know that we just got it in stock!

Here is an instructional video to walk you through the easy process:

Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your email service recognizes emails from Infinite Discs as “approved” rather than as spam or “promotional” so that you see the alerts right away.

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Best Disc Golf Mid-Range?

Why Not More Mid-Range Discs?

When it comes to mid-range discs, they are generally the overlooked and forgotten discs in a player’s bag. For a lot of amateur players, there is much obsessing over which putters will suddenly make all of those near misses fall in the basket, or which drivers will suddenly give them an extra fifty feet of driving range. But less often do those players think about which disc will navigate them through the twists and turns of shorter shots on tricky fairways, or fly moderate distances with great accuracy toward the basket. Mid-range discs really should be the meat and potatoes of most player’s games. Even pro’s often turn to mid-range discs for control shots and drives that they need to see land with precision. Yet for many players, it’s just hard to get excited about mid-range discs.

We can see in the sales statistics for 2016 at Infinite Discs, that certain mid-range models have won the hearts of the masses, like the Buzzz and the Roc3. But once you pass those top few best-sellers, the sales totals drop precipitously for other quality mid-range discs. It seems that many players purchase one or two of the most popular mid-range discs, and then consider that spot filled and move on to filling a bag with more drivers.

With all that said, here are the top 10 best-selling mid-range discs for 2016 at Infinite Discs, in order from first to last. This can help you discover which discs tend to rise to the top:

  1. Discraft BUZZZ
  2. Innova ROC3
  3. Innova ROC
  4. Innova MAKO3
  5. Discmania MD3
  6. Latitude 64 COMPASS
  7. Discraft BUZZZ OS
  8. Dynamic Discs EMAC TRUTH
  9. Discraft COMET
  10. Dynamic Discs VERDICT

 

Best Disc Golf Driver?

What is Best?

When it comes to disc golf drivers, there are many hundreds of different molds from dozens of different brands. Some are quite similar in purpose and design, while others have slight variations that give them a more unique feel and differing flight characteristics. When trying to judge “the best” disc golf drivers, it is a complicated task because the best driver for any given player is a disc that is “tuned” to that player’s throwing style, strengths, and weaknesses.

A player with a slower arm speed will find that a slower-speed fairway driver will probably be much easier to control and will even fly further for them than a high-speed driver that is designed in a way that requires more speed than that player can muster. Somebody who throws with a lot of speed and cocks their wrist in a certain way might find that overstable discs fly better for them while understable discs crash early onto the ground.  There are many little factors that go into a player’s throw, and different drivers can exaggerate or negate those factors.

Thus, the use of words like “the best” really amount to “best for you”. But if you want to measure the popularity of discs, meaning that those discs seem to work wonderfully for larger numbers of players, then disc sales figures are a very useful tool.

Here are the best-selling drivers (both fairway drivers and distance drivers) at Infinite Discs in the year 2016. They are arranged in descending order, from number one through number ten. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments.

Infinite Discs Top-Selling Drivers for 2016

  1. Innova DESTROYER (speed 12)
  2. Innova TEEBIRD (speed 7)
  3. Innova WRAITH (speed 11)
  4. Innova VALKYRIE (speed 9)
  5. Innova TERN (speed 12)
  6. Latitude 64 SAINT (speed 9)
  7. Innova BOSS (speed 13)
  8. Innova FIREBIRD (speed 9)
  9. Latitude 64 RIVER (speed 7)
  10. Discmania DDX (speed 12)

Some new drivers from 2016 that really made an impact for being so new on the market were the Discmania DDX, the Innova Colossus, and the Westside Destiny.  We’ll watch 2017 closely to see what trends fall into place with disc golf drivers.

The Disc Golf Gift That Keeps Giving

Perhaps you’re having a hard time thinking of what to give as a gift to the special disc golfer in your life? Maybe they’re new to the game, or maybe they already own a full bag of discs. Either way, it just doesn’t seem like enough to wrap another disc and put it under the tree. After all, they’re obsessed, addicted, and fanatic about the game, so you want to give them something extra special this year.

Infinite Discs has just opened up some new spots in the Infinite Discs VIP Club for the holiday season. It is a disc-of-the-month club for disc golf fanatics, disc collectors, and folks who simply love a great surprise, every month!

These limited club membership spots will be open for new subscribers through December of 2016 and into the new year so that you can jump in, or you can subscribe that wonderful disc golfer to a year of exciting, exclusive, limited edition discs!

PLUS we have now made it possible for you to purchase a membership in the Infinite Discs VIP Club for an entire year! You can simply pre-pay for yourself, or as a gift to somebody else, and those discs will show up every month for a year! Relive the excitement of a surprise package again and again. If you hurry and subscribe in December, you’ll likely get your first month’s package in time to wrap it and put it under the tree.

Read more about the Infinite Discs VIP Club for disc golf players and disc enthusiasts, plus see a few previously released exclusive discs by CLICKING HERE.

Or, jump directly to the subscription page and follow the instructions to subscribe, either for a monthly charge, or for an entire year in advance, but CLICKING HERE.

A Few Benefits of being a VIP Club member:

-> A new mystery disc each month with a custom, exclusive stamp and often in cool, new plastics. Use it, collect it, admire it, or just show it off.

-> Access to the VIP-only Store for extra deals.

-> Extra little gifts and swag with many of the shipments.

-> Try some of the newest disc molds that you may not have considered.

 

 

What Do You Want in a Disc?

As disc golf players and disc enthusiasts, we’re always looking for a new disc that will fill a special spot in our bag, or that will “revolutionize our game”. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we all tend to live and play by the code that it is always the disc’s fault when our game isn’t panning out as we’d hoped. And regardless of how the discs are flying, some of us have succumbed to a serious case of disc lust. If there is anything special, collectible, beautiful, or unique about a disc, then we want it, even if it will never fulfill its destiny by flying through the air.

discstackYet, how many new discs do we really need? There are now thousands of disc molds out there, and some of the larger brands have pretty much covered the entire spectrum of overstable to understable, short-range to long-range, light to heavy. What else is there? If you want an overstable fairway driver, there is a stack of nearly identical options. If you want an understable mid-range, then there are many choices across many brands. It might seem there are a lot of perfectly acceptable options that are clamoring for our attention.

Then again, if you want pants, there are thousands of brands that make pants. Yet they keep making them, and people manage to find the details or qualities that define their purchasing choices. So is there really a limit to how many “new” discs can come out, even if they essentially serve the same purpose? There are always the cosmetic tastes when it comes to stamps and dyes. There are always differences in plastic types and the way the disc “feels” in your particular grip.axiomstack

All of these considerations lead to one simple question:

Do you feel that there is a need for a certain disc mold on the market that you haven’t found yet? If so, what do you want or expect that disc to do for you?

We asked a variation of that question to our Twitter followers, basically phrasing it like this: “Does anybody have a fantasy disc that they wish existed? If so, what would it look like and fly like?”

Looking back, perhaps “fantasy” was the wrong word, because these were some of the answers we received:

— “Magnetic missile disc that is exactly like a normal driver, so no one suspects anything.”

— “A disc that was stable in turn, but understable in fade.”

— “A disc that allows you to yell one command at it per round, like Miss the tree!”

There was another absurd description of a disc involving Deadpool, and another person asking for a first run McPro with a special stamp, etc. Obviously these are not fantasies that could be fulfilled, but really, when it boils down to it, maybe that is all that is left when it comes to manufacturing discs. There isn’t anything new to offer, until you dive into the absurd, or the fantasy world.

tobuThere are currently companies dabbling into the world of on-board electronics, like TOBU, for example. That is one frontier where new things can be tried. Aside from locators and Bluetooth technology, I suppose there could eventually be discs that report back their exact flight statics, from flight path the flight velocity, spin, and other factors that may or may not actually result in an improvement in your game. There could eventually be built-in cameras that allow you to play back a crazy disc-eye view of the disc’s flight. Again…neat…but pointless. Maybe there could be a system that interacts with a phone app to instantly tell you, to the centimeter, how far away from the basket your disc landed, or how far you threw it. Technology makes for interesting conversation, but would those discs really fly any differently? Would they fill that spot in the bag that you just can’t seem to fill? Or would they be novelty, for novelty’s sake?

Here is where you share your thoughts! 

We want to know. Is there a real-world answer to that question? Is there a disc mold that you feel is lacking among all the discs out there? Is there something lacking in the market? Comment below and share your feelings. Maybe there is a lot more to be done in the world of discs that we haven’t yet considered. Remember, the laws of physics cannot be disobeyed! In the real world, what disc do you still need?

 

 

 

December Deal for Luxury E3 Bag – $50 Voucher!

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It has been a fantastic 2016 and Latitude 64 will finish it off with a great deal that includes their specialty disc department – L64 Custom.

Buy a Luxury E3 Backpack in December from Infinite Discs, send Latitutde 64 a copy of the receipt together with a picture of you and the bag, and get a voucher for $50 to spend at L64custom.com.

So, if you need a great backpack bag for the yourself or for the disc golfer in your life as a gift this holiday season, you can now get an even sweeter deal! On top of the great new backpack, you can get a voucher for custom discs and apparel!

PLUS, Infinite Discs will extend our Black Friday bag deal on the Luxury E3 only. When you buy your E3 from us, we’ll toss in a $20 gift card to use on anything else you want from the store! Once you buy your bag, you’ll receive a $20 gift card to use on future purchases at Infinite Discs (cannot be applied to the purchase of the E3 bag).

CLICK HERE after receiving your new Luxury E3 Bag to claim your $50 L64 Custom voucher!

The Luxury E3 Bag is one of the highest quality bags on the market! Take advantage of this great deal, December 2016 only!

Discmania 10th Anniversary SALE EXTENSION Celebration

DISCMANIA Celebrates 10 Years!  SALE EXTENDED through Tuesday!

The huge Cyber Monday Sale only has a few hours left, featuring discounted prices on all Innova and Discmania discs on the Infinite Discs website.  The items that have been on sale all week continue on discount until midnight, including great deals like a $30 gift card with the purchase of a Zuca Cart or Zuca Backpack Cart.  Also, get a $20 gift card with the purchase of any backpack bag, or a $10 gift card with the purchase of any large bag (excluding Prodigy practice bags or BP3’s).

HOWEVER, we are extending the discount sale on DISCMANIA discs for an extra day, through Tuesday, November 29th!

And to help with the celebration, we are happy to offer the new, limited edition, C-LINE LUSTER plastic on several popular Discmania molds!

lusterThe C-Line Luster plastic has a more milky, creamy look to the plastic than typical C-Line and feels great! Check it out in these popular molds:

FD Jackal (Fairway Driver)

PD Freak (Distance Driver)

PD2 Chaos (Distance Driver)

MD3 (Mid-Range)

P2 Psycho (Putter)

These are available with either the Discmania “Wings” stamp or the Infinite Discs “Bomber” stamp, while supplies last!  And of course, getting them while the prices are lower during the extended Tuesday (Nov. 29th) Sale is a great idea!

CLICK HERE TO BROWSE ALL THE LUSTER DISCS IN OUR INVENTORY

 

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