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.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 16TH 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 16th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – Swirly Star EAGLE
#3 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#4 – Star CORVETTE
#5 – D-Line P2
#6 – Star DESTROYER
#7 – Active Baseline GUARDIAN LION
#8 – Signature C-Line Colored Glow FD2
#9 – ESP BUZZZ
#10 – Active Baseline SUN CROW
#11 – Active Baseline FOX SPIRIT
#12 – Jawbreaker Glo ZONE
#13 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#14 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#15 – Z Color Shift BUZZZ
#16 – ESP COMET
#17 – Elite Z RAPTOR
#18 – Active Baseline SPRING OX
#19 – Full Foil Super Color NUKE
#20 – Champion FIREBIRD

The KONG held onto the #1 spot this week and it will be interesting to watch how long it can hold onto that position…probably for as long as the inventory is available for the prototype run. Coming in at the #2 spot was the new signature Gregg Barsby Swirly Star EAGLE which came into stock and sold out quickly at Infinite Discs. The LUNA putter held the #3 spot with the new Star CORVETTE taking #4. The Corvette sales were boosted by a 2-foil limited edition that was released by Innova.

Also note the presence of all but one of the new Active Baseline discs by Discmania. The GUARDIAN LINE was the highest on the chart at #7, with the SUN CROW at #10, FOX SPIRIT at #11, and the SPRING OX at #18.  The remaining disc in that new line is the SEA SERPENT, which would have come in at #21 (just missed the chart by a one disc margin).

It is also interesting to see that the BUZZZ mid-range by Discraft took three spots on this week’s chart, with the Signature ESP edition, regular ESP edition, and the Z Color Shift Ledgestone edition as well. Here is how the brands stacked up this week when counting the number of times their discs appeared on the chart, with only three brands dominating all the spots:

–> 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 #10 spot this week was the Active Baseline SUN CROW, one of the new base plastic discs by Discmania.  There were some good guesses, including somebody who guessed the Swirly Star Eagle which hadn’t been released yet (very good forward-looking guess!) but nobody seems to have seen those Active Baseline discs coming. Keep in mind that you have a good chance of guessing right if you pick something that you know is coming up soon.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #3 spot for next week’s chart. Remember to think about what new disc releases might spike!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 9TH 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 9th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – Fuzion RAIDER
#3 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – D-Line P2
#6 – Metal Flake C-Blend RA
#7 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#8 – Nexus AVIAR DRIVER
#9 – Star CORVETTE
#10 – Jawbreaker Glo ZONE
#11 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#12 – ESP COMET
#13 – Elite Z RAPTOR
#14 – Classic GUARD
#15 – C-Blend RA
#16 – Star WRAITH
#17 – ESP BUZZZ
#18 – ESP Glo BUZZZ
#19 – I-Blend X-Out EMPEROR
#20 – DX AVIAR

With a big restock of Discraft KONG discs hitting the Infinite Discs website, that disc rocketed to the top of the chart again, demolishing all of the competition. The 2nd place disc was the new first run Fuzion RAIDER by Dynamic Discs, and in all honesty, the sales of that disc would have been higher if we’d been prepared and had more of them in stock. The anticipation for the Raider was higher than we expected. The LUNA putter took 3rd place, pushing last week’s #1 Destroyer back to #4.

Other honorable mentions go to the Infinite Discs RA which had a stock release and was on sale for the weekend, pushing it to #6 in Metal Flake C-Blend, and to #15 in C-Blend plastic.  The newest putter from Dynamic Discs, the GUARD also stands out at #14.

There were also two Ledgestone special edition discs from Discraft that pushed into the chart this week: the Jawbreaker Glo ZONE jumped in at the #10 spot while the ESP Glo BUZZZ took the #18 spot. The special edition ESP COMET stamp released by Infinite Discs pushed that mid-range to the #12 position, giving Discraft the edge again with number of times on the chart for 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 #4 spot this week was the Star Destroyer as it was pushed back by the hot-selling Kong, Luna, and new Raider. The first to guess Star Destroyer, according to comment time stamps, was JACK.  A few other guesses came in for Star Destroyer, but Jack was the first, so congratulations!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #10 spot for next week’s chart.

 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 2nd 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 2nd, 2019

#1 – Star DESTROYER
#2 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#3 – Signature C-Line Colored Glow FD2
#4 – Star CORVETTE
#5 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#6 – Star WRAITH
#7 – D-Line P2
#8 – ESP BUZZZ
#9 – Prism INSANITY
#10 – C-Blend TOMB
#11 – Elite Z RAPTOR
#12 – DX AVIAR
#13 – Fission PHOTON
#14 – 400 D2 MAX
#15 – VIP GATEKEEPER
#16 – Origio Burst MAIDEN
#17 – Electron Firm ENVY
#18 – Signature Swirly S-Line P2
#19 – GStar DESTROYER
#20 – Champion FIREBIRD

We saw a more “settled” chart during the last week as the Discraft KONG and LUNA vanished completely due to the fact that they completely sold out at Infinite Discs the week before. Now that we’re restocked, you can expect those to be right back in the chart next week.  So, the Star DESTROYER went back to number one, which is a familiar location for that disc. The Signature ESP Buzzz (McBeth edition) held a strong 2nd place with the new Colored Glow FD2 coming in a strong 3rd.

Other popular discs on the chart were the new Star CORVETTE, the Z RAPTOR (still holding on as a new release), the Origion Burst MAIDEN which has been a hot new putter for Westside Discs, and the new GATEKEEPER.  Other regulars came back on the chart, like the Star Wraith, Champion Firebird, etc.

Here is how the brands stacked up this last week in terms of number of times that they appeared on 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 #6 spot this week was the Star Wraith, making a strong comeback as a popular seller when it comes to drivers. Nobody picked the Star Wraith to quietly come back to the #6 spot, so nobody takes the gift card this week. But give this coming week a try!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #4 spot for next week’s chart.

 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MARCH 26TH 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 March 26th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – Prism INSANITY
#3 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#4 – Elite Z RAPTOR
#5 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#6 – Swirly Star BOSS
#7 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#8 – Star DESTROYER
#9 – Star CORVETTE
#10 – D-Line P2
#11 – ESP BUZZZ
#12 – I-Blend X-Out EMPEROR
#13 – Fission PHOTON
#14 – Plasma MOTION
#15 – Star ORC
#16 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHARAOH
#17 – Star WRAITH
#18 – Signature Elite Z ZONE
#19 – 400 X-Out D1 MAX
#20 – Elite Z BUZZZ

For anybody who knew in advance that the KONG was being released last Friday (which apparently was a lot of people) it was no surprise that that new disc from Discraft’s Paul McBeth line would take the top spot this week. Coming in 2nd place was the Axiom INSANITY in the new Prism plastic– the first time we’ve seen a durable translucent rim on products from MVP / Axiom. The LUNA first run putter followed up closely in 3rd place. In strong 4th place went to the new RAPTOR from Discraft and 5th place went to the ever-popular Sexton glow FIREBIRD.

The Discraft BUZZZ mid-range took three spots in this week’s top 20 with strong showings in the McBeth Signature ESP edition, the regular ESP edition, and the regular Elite Z edition. Two other strong movers this week were the Fission PHOTON and the Plasma MOTION by MVP.

The brand chart looks quite impressive for Discraft this week, where they took the most places on the chart with seven of the top 20, while Innova follows closely behind with 6 spots:

–> 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 this week was the Sexton Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD and we had a few people give that disc a guess. We’ll give it to the first three who guessed right, so congratulations to Derek, Christopher, and Clint!

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

Paul McBeth In the Bag 2019

On the heals of his big win at the Waco Annual Charity Open where he threw a perfect -18 on his 2nd round, Paul McBeth has released his “In The Bag” video for 2019. Now you can see what Paul’s first year throwing Discraft looks like!

Thanks to JOMEZ PRODUCTIONS for producing the video and for capturing that great performance in Waco as well! Here is the video for you, followed by links to the discs that Paul McBeth is bagging this year:

So what discs are Paul McBeth throwing?

LUNA – Putter 

  • Speed: 3.0
  • Glide: 3.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Putt & Approach

 

ZONE – Putt and Approach

  • Speed: 4.0
  • Glide: 3.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Putt & Approach

 

 

DRONE – Mid-Range

  • Speed: 5.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 4.0
  • Primary Use: Mid Range – Overstable

 

BUZZZ – Mid-Range

  • Speed: 5.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 1.0
  • Primary Use: Mid Range – Straight

 

WASP – Mid-Range

  • Speed: 5.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Mid Range – Various Flights

 

 

TRACKER – Fairway Driver

  • Speed: 8.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Control Driver – Moderately Overstable

 

 

PREDATOR – Fairway Driver

  • Speed: 9.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 4.0
  • Primary Use: Control Driver – Overstable

 

 

UNDERTAKER – Fairway Driver

  • Speed: 9.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 2.0
  • Primary Use: Control Driver – Straight

 

FORCE – Distance Driver

  • Speed: 12.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Distance Driver

 

KONG – Distance Driver

  • Speed: 12.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 3.0
  • Primary Use: Distance Driver – Overstable

 

 

Watch These Discs In Use

Now, for your enjoyment, watch Paul throw these discs in his -18 round at the Waco Annual Charity Open. Obviously, he did not take long to adapt to his new bag of discs and makes great use of the different flight characteristics of his discs.

 

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