Best Midrange Disc Golf Discs for 2022

 

The Best Midrange For 2022

Fan Vote Sales Rank Rating Overall
Discraft Buzzz 1 1 5 2.3
Infinite Discs Chariot 2 3 3 2.7
Axiom Hex 3 8 1 4.0
Innova Mako3 6 2 9 5.7
Infinite Discs Anubis 12 4 8 8.0
Innova Roc3 4 6 14 8.0

Taking first place in two of the three categories used to select the best midrange is the popular Discraft Buzzz! This perennial winner continues to dominate the category, and it is easy so see why. The Buzzz feels comfortable in your hand and has a nice, straight flight that can be utilized by beginners and experts alike. If you don’t have one in your bag, click the link in the chart above to see what the Buzzz is about!

Infinite Discs and Innova both had two molds represented in the top 6, with the Chariot within striking distance of Buzzz. Axiom also made waves with their new mold, the Hex. Not even a year old, the Hex took the top rated spot and with another year of sales might just make a bid for number one. Click the links above to check out the other molds on the list.

Best Disc Golf Midrange Discs

Like putters, midrange discs are known for their versatility and utility. They come in a variety of stabilities, rim sizes and shapes. They can easily be used as drivers off the tee pad, and just as readily be used to approach a basket. The ease of shaping their flight combined with their softer landing compared to a higher speed disc increases the number of shots that you might feel the need to pull out a midrange. Which midrange are we reaching for the most often?

Let’s take a look at its popularity for the past year. New molds always take a small chunk of the market share as people try some of the new molds being released. Even so, there is no other disc near the level of the Buzzz. Here are the numbers for the past year:

Top Five All-Time Sales

 

Not only are the Buzz sales for last year nearly double the numbers of the second most popular disc, the Mako3, the gap between first and second place for sales since Infinite began is even more pronounced. Here are the top-selling midrange molds since 2012, when Infinite began:

 

The Buzzz Family

 

As you can see, the Buzzz just dominates the competition. It has a straight flight that is easily shaped, and the Buzzz feels amazing in the hand. It comes in a variety of plastics, too, so you can choose the one with the feel and stability that is right for you. One thing to point out with those high number for the Buzzz is that the percentage does NOT include the Buzzz’s siblings, the Buzzz OS, Buzzz SS, and the Buzzz GT. If you add those molds to the numbers, the Buzzz family sales would be over 17% of all midrange discs sold at Infinite last year!

 

 

Top Rated Midrange Discs

 

Another factor we use in determining the best midrange disc is the customer rating found on our website in the review section of a disc. That tells us what you think about a disc once you buy and throw it. Newer molds don’t have a lot of reviews, so we only took molds that had at least 15 reviews. Here are the top rated molds:

 

 

Best Midrange Discs For Beginners

 

While the midrange disc is an amazing utility disc that can be shaped, floated, used for hard right or left corner shots, or accurate shorter shots, certain molds can still be bricks in the hands of newer players. Without the skill to throw overstable midrange discs, beginners will find little use for many of the discs in the previous lists. With that in mind, let’s looks at some of the discs that are manageable for those in the Recreation or Novice divisions.

 

Top Midrange Discs for New Disc Golfers
1  Kon Tiki
2 Pathfinder
3 Meteor
4 Sol
5 Buzzz SS

 

Newby versus OG

 

As we see more new companies and molds enter the market, we will see them chipping away at market previously held by molds we have been playing with for years. Sometimes those molds will succeed in the short term due to some great marketing. Even molds that have been around longer than some of us have been playing can receive a boost when a top-tier pro starts throwing that mold. Ultimately, the hype will fade and the cream will rise to the top, and we will see the most popular molds more often in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the previous years’ top molds to see which names are still making the list.

 

Top 10 Midrange Discs by Year Comparison

 

2018

2020

2022

Discraft Buzzz

Discraft Buzzz

Discraft Buzzz

Discraft Comet Innova Mako3 Innova Mako3
Dynamic Discs Emac Truth Innova Roc Infinite Discs Chariot
Innova Gator Innova Roc3 Infinite Discs Anubis
Dynamic Discs Justice Discraft Comet Discraft Buzzz GT
Prodigy M4 Discraft Buzzz SS Innova Roc3
Innova Mako3 Discraft Malta Innova Roc
Discmania MD3 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth Axiom Hex
Hyzerbomb Mortar Discraft Buzzz OS Infinite Discs Kon Tiki
Innova Roc Discraft Meteor Elevation Disc Golf Interceptor

Fan Vote

 

We asked you to vote for your choice of the best midrange disc, and you responded! We’ve added up your responses and have posted them below. This year, 30 different molds were selected by you as your choice for #1. Here are the top molds and the percentage of votes:

 

1 Discraft Buzzz 18.5%
2 Infinite Discs Chariot 10.8%
3 Axiom Hex 10.8%
4 Innova Roc3 6.2%
5 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth 6.2%
6 Innova Mako3 4.6%
7 Discmania MD3 3.1%
8 Discmania Origin 3.1%
9 MVP Reactor 3.1%
10 Innova Roc 3.1%

 

Some of the comments about the Buzzz:

Kjell R – “By far the best mid I’ve ever thrown.”

Brian J – “Buzzz Buzzz Buzzz”

Kit H – “The Buzzz holds the line so reliably. I bet the Chariot will keep gaining, though! Such a nice disc.”

We also randomly selected a winner for the $50 gift card and Kit H (see the comment above) was chosen as our winner. Congrats, and thanks for commenting!

 

We Want Your Feedback!

Once again we’ve looked at the sales numbers and the ratings of the top midrange discs on the market, now we need to hear from you. Post below and let us know your choice for the best midrange.

 

80 comments

  • I think buzzz will stay in top as well. But I do hope to see Apollo and kaxe z make it to the list this year!

  • Neo Origin

  • It didn’t even make the list, but my all-time favorite midrange (and potentially disc) is the DGA Rift in the Pro Series plastic. It will hold whatever line you put it on, and is a super dependable disc day in and day out. I have one in the bag and two on reserve!

  • I’ve never liked the feel of the buzzz in my hand but everyone else I know loves them. I need some more glow P-blend Incas myself. Very useful and underrated disc!

  • Axiom Hex

  • The Innova Mako3 has been a staple for me this past year (including 1 ace!). It holds any line you throw it on very well. Over the past year I’ve purchased 7 Mako3s in various plastics to try out and have backups for what I keep in the bag. I can see it jumping to the #1 spot this next year with All Star Hailey King throwing it as well. It’s gonna take some work to dethrone the Buzzz, but I think it can be done.

  • I bagged a Buzzz for years when I played a certain set of courses (woods, more hyzer approaches)

    Now I play more open courses so I prefer a little more turn/flat flight, so I use the Discraft Sol now. I love it!

  • I thought the EMac truth was the only midrange I’d ever want to throw. But the Hex! It’s got me nearly won over.

  • I’m still sold on the Roc 3 as the all around mid.

  • Md3 must’ve been hurt by lack of availability??? I am forehand dominant. For me it is the most point and shoot disc in my bag. I feel it is more torque resistant than other mids. If I’m 250′ and in and I can see the basket odds are ill put it inside circle 1.

  • I still love in an old school camp, but my go to mid is a classic Elite Z Wasp. I need that bead and the wasp is reliable across years of molds.

  • I throw a Mako3, an old Comet, and the Discraft archer on the regular

  • I have to agree that the buzzz is my favorite mid range. Got a couple in the bag with different plastics. But I’ve been loving the meteor this last year and it is closing the gap.

  • Love the flex and glide of my Tursas

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