Infinite Discs Putters – What the Team Wants

Infinite Discs opened up a survey in February 2020 to the members of Team Infinite in order to see which Infinite Discs brand putters they liked the most. We also asked which plastic blends they wished to have with those putters. While Infinite Discs had released four putters in D-Blend plastic, not all of those putters have seen premium plastic releases yet. Since the brand is still new and we’re trying to discover what the players want most, we felt that feedback would be valuable.

THE FIRST FOUR PUTTERS

First of all, let’s introduce you to the putters in the Infinite Discs line-up. At the time of this survey there were four primary putters. The RUIN has just been introduced, and while it has the dimensions of a putter, it is designed primarily as an overstable approach disc, so it is excluded here.

The MYTH

The MYTH was the first putter in the Infinite Discs brand lineup and we wanted to start strong. The Myth is a dependable, beaded putter with a comfortable rim that can be used for precision putting, or as a driving putter and approach disc.  The Myth has a slight end fade and only moderate glide.

These are the flight numbers:

  • Speed: 2.0
  • Glide: 3.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 2.0

 

The TOMB

The TOMB is a flat-topped, low-profile, putt-and-approach disc with a comfortably smooth, beaded rim. The Tomb has just the right amount of stability to cover ground while threading the needle on approach shots, whether thrown forehand or backhand. It can also be used as a crossover mid-range, driving putter, or to hold the line while putting for distance or in moderate headwinds.

These are the flight numbers:

  • Speed: 3.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 1.0

The SCARAB

The SCARAB is a beaded putter that has a similar rim configuration to the Infinite Discs Myth, but with a different flight plate that provides a longer glide for longer putts and approaches. If you love throwing putters for distance, or you’re seeking pinpoint accuracy gets the job done. It has less fade and more glide than the Myth with a similar feel.

These are the flight numbers:

  • Speed: 2.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 1.0

The COHORT

The COHORT is a unique putt-and-approach disc that is a great, beadless option for mid-range and approach shots with a comfortable rim for either backhand or forehand players. The revolution toward smaller-diameter discs for mid-range shots continues and the Cohort is stable enough to hold the line when thrown with confidence. When in a firm plastic blend, it makes a great putting putter for players who prefer a beadless rim.

These are the flight numbers:

  • Speed: 3.5
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 1.0

 

WHICH ARE THE FAVORITES?

As of February 2020, the players surveyed picked their favorites of these four putters. The results were quite interesting, showing that a lot of the players preferred the two putters which double more as approach discs. The Tomb and the Cohort are both very effective approach discs– one with a bead and one without. While the Tomb has been available in several plastics, including premiums like C-Blend and S-Blend, the Cohort was only introduced in D-Blend (base plastic) and R-Blend (a soft, flexible blend). Here is a look at a chart showing the favorites:

 

The popularity of the COHORT is particularly interesting since it was only released in limited editions to the Infinite Discs VIP Club and Team Infinite members in 2019 with remaining R-Blend discs sold to the public with a bottom stamp. Apparently those few people who have the disc ended up loving it!  The TOMB, on the other hand, has a longer history and has been released in multiple plastic blends due to its popularity.

WHICH PLASTICS IN THE FUTURE?

The surveyed Team Infinite members definitely had a lot to say when explaining why certain putters needed to be released in specific plastic types. There were too many requests and comments to share here. As a few examples, these were some thoughts:

  • “I would love to see the Cohort and Tomb in Metal Flake Glow C-Blend!”
  • “Myth in S-Blend (and some more max weight P-Blend), and a Scarab in P-Blend, Swirly S-Blend, and Splatter are always cool too.”
  • “P-blend Scarab and S-blend cohort.”
  • “Stiff P-Blend Tomb. or X-Blend Tomb, please.”
  • “Myths and Scarabs in C-Blend, R-Blend, and any other premium plastic. Also more Myth
    X-Blend runs please.”
  • “I’d like to see more tacky grip, but medium to firm stiffness on a putter. The X-Blend
    works great for that in my opinion, but I haven’t been able to putt comfortably with
    any of these putters yet.”
  • “Cohort in C-Blend or Swirly S-Blend.”
  • “Myth in premium, like S-Blend,C-Blend, Swirly and Splatter.”

There’s usually just as many requests are there are different tastes. But we tallied up those requests and found that the following were the most requested for future releases (top 6 in order of most requested):

  1. C-Blend COHORT
  2. Luster C-Blend TOMB
  3. C-Blend MYTH
  4. Metal Flake Glow C-Blend TOMB
  5. S-Blend COHORT

FAVORITE PUTTER COLORS

We also thought that it would be fun to ask our Team Infinite members which colors they prefer for putters. They were allowed to name any color and vote for more than one if they have several favorites. This is what they picked as their favorite colors for putters:

We will continue to seek feedback from our team members as well as the public when it comes to the types of discs and the types of plastics used, as well as the preferred colors.

If you have any feedback on these putters or would like to request a special plastic type, feel free to comment below. 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MARCH 3RD 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for March 3rd, 2020

#1 – Discraft Prototype Putter Blend FIERCE
#2 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#3 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#4 – K1 LOTS
#5 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#6 – Star DESTROYER
#7 – D-Line P2
#8 –ESP BUZZZ
#9 – K3 REKO
#10 – K2 BERG
#11 – Z-Line ZONE
#12 – K1 FALK
#13 – K3 BERG
#14 – Signature C-Line Glow PD
#15 – Signature ESP ANAX
#16 – Cryztal FLX Sparkle ZONE
#17 – Star WRAITH
#18 – ESP ZONE
#19 – DX AVIAR
#20 – R-Pro PIG

The Paige Pierce FIERCE continued to hold strong last week, taking the #1 position though it was chased closely by the Paul McBeth LUNA and the initial 2020 release of the Sexton FIREBIRD. Kastaplast was on sale at Infinite Discs last week and that helped to boost a lot of the brand into the Top 20. The K1 LOTS has been strong since its recent release, but we also saw the Reko and Berg putters hit the chart along with the popular understable driver, the FALK.

Only four brands made up the entire chart this week with Discraft holding onto the lead. Here is a look at how many times the different brands entered the chart for the last 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 #12 spot this week was taken by the K1 FALK. We didn’t get a winner this week, though there were some guesses for Kastaplast discs. There was one vote for a Falk, but it was a third guess in the same week, so remember, you can only guess once per week 🙂

PLEASE NOTE– all comments (including guesses) don’t show up immediately when you make them, since all comments are approved by admin first. So you may not see the guesses that were made before yours until we approve a bunch of comments the next day. Sorry about that, but that’s the way we can avoid spam or inappropriate comments. The time stamp is still valid, based on when the comment was made (not when it was approved).

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #4 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 25TH 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 25th, 2020

#1 – Star DESTROYER
#2 – Opto Chameleon SAPPHIRE
#3 – D-Line P2
#4 – Signature ESP ZEUS
#5 – Discraft Prototype Putter Blend FIERCE
#6 – Cosmic Neutron ENVY
#7 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#8 – Z-Line ZONE
#9 – Cryztal FLX Sparkle ZONE
#10 – ESP BUZZZ
#11 – Star WRAITH
#12 – VIP-X Chameleon DESTINY
#13 – DX AVIAR CLASSIC
#14 – K1 LOTS
#15 – Titanium Swirl STALKER
#16 – ESP ZONE
#17 – ESP ANAX
#18 – Tour ESP METEOR
#19 – Jawbreaker ZONE
#20 – ESP AVENGER SS

The Star DESTROYER took back the #1 spot this last week, thanks to the new Ricky Wysocki editions that were released. The first run Chameleon SAPPHIRE by Latitude 64 took the #2 spot as it quickly sold out. Other popular sellers continue strong, like the D-Line P2, ESP ZEUS, Zone, Fierce, etc.

It appears to be a Discraft dominant chart once again, though not quite as overpowering as the week before. Here is a look at how many times each brand 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 #11 spot this week was taken by the Star WRAITH and that was the very first guess made, according to the time stamp. Joshua is the winner this week. Congrats!

PLEASE NOTE– all comments (including guesses) don’t show up immediately when you make them, since all comments are approved by admin first. So you may not see the guesses made before yours until we approve a bunch of comments the next day. Sorry about that, but that’s the way we can avoid spam or inappropriate comments. The time stamp is still valid, based on when the comment was made (not when it was approved).

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #12 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

Who Took the State of Disc Golf 2020 Survey

Infinite Discs and the State of Disc Golf 2020 sponsors would like to thank all of those disc golfers who took the survey this year. Your input really helps us to get a great overview of how the sport is evolving and growing. We look forward to sharing the information that we’ve gathered with the public and with the brand sponsors who are providing prizes for randomly selected survey participants.

Some of the 2020 Survey Sponsors:

  • Infinite Discs
  • ZUCA
  • Prodigy
  • MVP / Axiom
  • Dynamic Discs
  • Innova
  • Discraft
  • Discmania

WHO TOOK THE SURVEY THIS YEAR?

We had 6,541 disc golfers who took the survey this year. As usual, most of the survey participants are based in the USA, though the numbers are growing in other countries as well. Of course, we launched the survey primarily to the market in the USA and it is in English, which may limit the number of people in other countries who are able to participate. Here is a look at the breakdown by state. The map displays a darker shade of green in the states that had the most participants. The color is more faint in the states with fewer participants.

Map of Survey Participants in the USA

If we remove all of the survey participants from the United States of America, then this chart shows the percentage of remaining survey participants from other countries.

Survey Participants Outside of the USA

Originally, we had under 4% of survey participants who were female, so we put out a last call request for more ladies to participate. They heard the call and we received a good number of last-minute female participants to give us a better, more rounded collection of opinions and feedback. We finished with 7.4% of participants being female. Thanks ladies!

Gender of Survey Participants

How Old are Disc Golfers?

Disc golf is known as a sport that is playable by people of all ages. You don’t have to be in your prime to enjoy a round of disc golf. Nor do you need to be particularly athletic. The learning curve is fast and there are discs designed for players at any skill level. With all of that said, let’s take a look at the average ages of the people who took the time to answer the 2020 survey questions.

Age of Survey Participants

What Skill Level Do You Consider Yourself?

When a player needs to definite their own skill level, the results can be pretty mixed. Some of us have been playing for several years, yet always consider ourselves as recreational or intermediate at best. Some of us are involved with the sport for a very short time, yet our competitive nature drives us to claim advanced skill levels. When looking at how we rate ourselves, one person’s “beginner” can be another person’s “advanced” depending on the severity of levity of our self evaluation. But it’s still a fun question to ask.  We’re always surprised at how many participants call themselves “Professional.” Do they actually make money playing disc golf? We hope so!

How Do Participants Rate their Skill Level

 

Thanks again for participating and we look forward to parsing the data and sharing what we’ve learned! Feel free to leave any comments below.

 

 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 18TH 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 18th, 2020

#1 – Cryztal FLX Sparkle ZONE
#2 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#3 – Discraft Prototype Putter Blend FIERCE
#4 – Titanium Swirl STALKER
#5 – Star DESTROYER
#6 – ESP ZONE
#7 – Titanium Swirl BANGER GT
#8 – Tour ESP METEOR
#9 – C-Blend Hye8Dye RUIN
#10 – D-Line P2
#11 – Z-Line ZONE
#12 – ESP BUZZZ
#13 – Big Z WASP
#14 – Z Glo Sparkle RAPTOR
#15 – ESP AVENGER SS
#16 – Tour ESP TRACKER
#17 – ESP ZEUS
#18 – Star WRAITH
#19 – Z Line BANGER GT
#20 – Jawbreaker ZONE

Wow! The chart for this week tells a story about the growth of Discraft lately. 16 of the top 20 spots are taken by Discraft, thanks to the arrival of the first wave of Ledgestone Open discs! The top spot was taken by the limited edition Cryztal FLX Sparkle ZONE, and three other spots were also taken by the ZONE in other plastic types! Only four other discs by non-Discraft brands hit the chart this last week with the long-standing Star DESTROYER and STAR WRAITH still in the mix from Innova and the D-Line P2 which is also a long-standing part of the Top 20, and then the C-Blend Hye8Dye special edition, custom dyed RUIN discs.

Here is an impressive look at the number of times different brands appeared:

–> 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 taken by the D-Line P2 as it got pushed around by the slew of Discraft entries. Daniel picked the D-Line P2 for the #10 spot, so he’s the winner this week!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #11 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

Ledgestone Open 2020 Support Discs – Wave 1

It has become a tradition for the Ledgestone Insurance Open to release a bunch of unique tournament support discs from DISCRAFT every year. These discs are sold to help boost the payout for the players, and that helps make the tournament one of the biggest of the year.

The support discs are planned to be released in three waves for 2020. The first wave was just released and here is what you can find on the Infinite Discs website if you want these limited edition disc runs.

LEDGESTONE 2020 – WAVE ONE

TITANIUM SWIRL BANGER GT – Click Here to Buy One

Z-LINE BANGER GT (Midnight and White) – Click Here to Buy One

FULL FOIL SUPERCOLOR BUZZZ – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP METEOR – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP PREDATOR – Click Here to Buy One

Z GLO SPARKLE RAPTOR – Click Here to Buy One

TITANIUM SWIRL STALKER (Paige Pierce) – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP TRACKER – Click Here to Buy One

BIG Z WASP – Click Here to Buy One

CRYZTAL FLX SPARKLE ZONE – Click Here to Buy One

 

We expect to see WAVE 2 sometime in March with even more limited edition discs from DISCRAFT. If you’re a fan of any of Discraft’s molds, you’ll very likely see something special to add to your bag or disc collection!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 11TH 2020

It is time once again for our look back at the last week of sales. This weekly chart is generated from the sales figures at Infinite Discs – the purchases made by our customers are the only contributing factor to the statistics. We break the results down by disc model and plastic type so you can see which plastic types are selling the most. Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 11th, 2020

#1 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#2 – Discraft Prototype Putter Blend FIERCE
#3 – K1 LOTS
#4 – ESP BUZZZ
#5 – Plasma ENVY
#6 – D-Line P2
#7 – Dyed S-Blend SPHINX
#8 – ESP ZEUS
#9 – Star DESTROYER
#10 – Z-Line ZONE
#11 – R-Pro PIG
#12 – ESP ANAX
#13 – X Soft BANGER GT
#14 – 500 FX-2
#15 – P-Line Soft P2
#16 – Titanium UNDERTAKER
#17 – ESP AVENGER SS
#18 – ESP BANGER GT
#19 – DX AVIAR
#20 – Star WRAITH

We’ve got another chart this week that is heavy on the blue lines, which equates to a lot of Discraft sales. The top-seller that last week was the LUNA putter, followed closely by the #2 FIERCE putter (Paige Pierce signature putter). Taking the #3 spot was the newest release from Kastaplast, the LOTS driver. That’s a strong debut from Kastaplast! The Plasma Envy was riding high on the chart again this week because of some really pretty Plasma discs that we got in stock last week. The Dyed S-Blend SPHINX took the #7 spot as those turned out to have some really nice custom dye jobs!

Another debut disc which just released yesterday was the Prodigy FX-2 and the first run in “500 plastic” jumped into the #14 spot after just one day of sales. Let’s take a look at how many times the different brands hit the chart this last week, with Discraft flexing once again:

–> 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 #9 spot this week was taken by the Star DESTROYER which is a long-time chart dweller, though it tends to move around more than it used to. It used to own a permanent home in the top 3 every week. We had some guesses for Star Destroyer, but Owen dished it out first by 3 minutes. Congrats Owen!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #10 spot for next chart.  It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

 

Focus Friday – Infinite Discs Scepter

For our Focus Friday this week, we are going to spotlight the SCEPTER by Infinite Discs. Originally PDGA approved on April 3rd of 2019, the Scepter is an overstable control driver with a flat top and a 1.9cm rim thickness. It was designed together with manufacturer Innova Champion Discs to provide a Firebird-like disc that always has a flat top. Flat-topped discs are very popular with power throwers or those who primarily drive forehand. The flat top gives forehand throwers a better grip with the thumb on top of the disc and more controlled release. The design has also proven very useful when throwing into headwinds or when throwing high, spike-hyzers that need to drop from above onto the target.

THE SCEPTER

The Scepter can be wielded with strength and confidence on the course. The limited edition first release had a cool, 2-color stamp and the stock stamp came out shortly afterward on C-Blend plastic with a total run of 800 discs.  The 2nd run was a special edition in Metal Flake Glow C-Blend, which turned out even flatter on the top and looked great. So far, those were used for tournament support and in a limited edition with a Scorpio Zodiac stamp (originally released in the VIP Club Store).

The C-Blend SCEPTER was picked by professional FPO disc golfer, Nicole “Pickle” Dionisio to be her  signature disc, since she is a strong forehand player and loved the feel of the disc. She is a great member of Team Infinite. Her signature edition features a beautifully intricate stamp design by Thought Space Athletics (another of her sponsors).

Here is a 60-second video review of the SCEPTER by Taylor AuBuchon which shows the disc’s overstable flight characteristics. You can also see the limited edition 2-foil stamp in his review.

TRY OUT THE SCEPTER WITH A BIG DISCOUNT!

For the next week, through Friday, February 14th, you can pick up a SCEPTER from Infinite Discs with a huge 20% discount when you use the following promo code:

FOCUS-SCEPTER

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THE SCEPTER.  Simply add as may Scepter discs to your shopping cart as you want, then BEFORE you click to checkout, look below the shopping cart. Right below the shopping cart is a box for Discount Codes. Click there and paste the code into the box. Then proceed to checkout and you’ll get the discount.

Here is a screenshot to help you out, though it doesn’t necessarily show a Scepter in the cart, or the 20% discount– it’s just a generic visual to help you find the discount code box:

We hope that you love throwing the SCEPTER by Infinite Discs. If you’ve thrown the disc, feel free to post your comments in the comments. Thanks!

STAY TUNED for our next Focus Friday for another change to try a featured disc at a nice discounted price!

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