TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – JUNE 11TH 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 June 11th, 2019

#1 – Plasma PILOT
#2 – Star DESTROYER
#3 – Glo Swirly ESP UNDERTAKER
#4 – Rubber Blend BUZZZ
#5 – Full Foil Super Color BUZZZ
#6 – Glo Swirly ESP BANGER GT
#7 – ESP KONG
#8 – D-Line P2
#9 – Fuzion RAIDER
#10 – DX ROC
#11 – Swirly ESP CYCLONE
#12 – Retro KEYSTONE
#13 – DX AVIAR
#14 – Star WRAITH
#15 – Signature Glow Metal Flake C-Line MD3
#16 – Jawbreaker ROACH
#17 – Champion MAKO3
#18 – Star ORC
#19 – ESP BUZZZ
#20 – Pure White WIZARD

The hot-seller this last week was the limited run of Plasma PILOT discs from Streamline to support the MVP Open at Maple Hill. The Star DESTROYER got a nice boost from the release of the “Destroy!” stamp here at Infinite Discs. Then the chart was rocked by Discraft with a bunch of tournament support discs for this year’s Ledgestone Open, with some of those special editions selling-out quickly. Even the KONG was pushed down to #7 from all the action on the chart. The Fuzion Raider moved up a few spots to #9, still holding strong as a popular new driver. The KEYSTONE putter as featured in the Trilogy Challenge is still on the chart as well.

Here is a look at how the different brands hit the charts 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 – We saw an incredible guess from Chris G. this week to get the 11th spot for the special edition Ledgestone Cyclone. Great guess and congratulations Chris!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #12 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – JUNE 4TH 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 June 4th, 2019

#1 – ESP KONG
#2 – Swirly Star DESTROYER
#3 – D-Line P2
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – Star ORC
#6 – ESP FLX PREDATOR
#7 – Lucid VANDAL
#8 – S-Line DD3
#9 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#10 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#11 – Star WRAITH
#12 – Neutron ENTROPY
#13 – Retro KEYSTONE
#14 – Fuzion RAIDER
#15 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#16 – 400 Spectrum PA-1
#17 – Champion MAKO3
#18 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#19 – DX AVIAR
#20 – Star CORVETTE

The new DD3 dropped to the #8 spot from a strong #1 last week, but only because we completely sold out at Infinite Discs. Thus, the Kong reclaimed the #1 spot this week with the Swirly Star Destroyer jumping in at #2 because of the Calvin Heimburg signature release.  The D-Line P2 has held strong for many weeks and many months and continues to be the top-selling putter at Infinite Discs. The Star Destroyer stayed in the mix at #4 with the Star ORC coming in right behind at #5 because of the collectors that keep raiding our inventory for the Pre-Flight Orcs (quite a collector’s item).

The ESP FLX Predator, which was a special run for Infinite Discs, entered strongly into the chart at the #6 spot, followed by the Lucid VANDAL which sold because we had some remaining discs from the local Trilogy Challenge (same with the Retro Keystone).

Here is a look at how many times the different brands entered the chart this week, where Innova again dominated with good sales on several of their popular discs:

–> 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 ESP FLX Predator, which would have been a very difficult (and lucky) guess, since it was a special run of discs that most disc enthusiasts likely had no idea was coming. There were several very good guesses though. It looks like a lot of you readers are putting some very tactical and thoughtful guesses out there every week! Keep it up!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #11 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MAY 28th 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 28th, 2019

#1 – S-Line DD3
#2 – Neutron ENTROPY
#3 – Star DESTROYER
#4 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#5 – ESP KONG
#6 – D-Line P2
#7 – Signature Glow Metal Flake MD3
#8 – Electron Firm ENVY
#9 – Neo INSTINCT
#10 – Fuzion RAIDER
#11 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#12 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#13 – Champion Colored Glow FIREBIRD
#14 – Star WRAITH
#15 – Cosmic Neutron FLARE
#16 – Cosmic Neutron LIFT
#17 – Signature Metal Flake Glow EMPEROR
#18 – X-Blend SCARAB
#19 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SPHINX
#20 – Pro PIG

The new DD3 by Discmania absolutely blew away the competition this last week, taking the number one spot by storm. The Neutron ENTROPY by MVP made a comeback to the #2 spot with the Star Destroyer coming in at #3, followed by the LUNA and KONG which remain hot sellers. The Fuzion RAIDER also made a comeback into the chart as we got some more listed on the website this week. It continues to be a hot new distance driver as well.

Here is a quick look at how many times the 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 this week went to the Star Destroyer. The winner this week is BRIAN who was the very first person to place a guess, and he got it right!

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 – 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.

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