Best Midrange Disc of 2020

Best Mid range golf discs

Our quest to find the most popular discs of 2020 continues this week by examining the data to find the best midrange disc. We’ve looked at the best drivers as a whole, distance drivers, control drivers, and now midrange discs. A usual, we’ll look at the sales for 2020 so far, and compare that to the reviews and ratings for the year. Then, we’ll count your votes by looking at the comments on this blog. We’ll add up all of these categories and declare a winner.

Best Disc Golf Midrange Discs

Sales Rank Star Rating Fan Vote Average
Discraft Buzzz 1 1 1 1
Innova Mako3 2 2 4 2.7
Innova Roc3 4 7 2 4.3
Innova Roc 3 5 7 5
Discraft Buzzz SS 6 3 8 5.7

The Discraft Buzzz Swept all three categories to take the title of the best midrange disc. Discraft also took six of the top ten spots, with Innova sporting three molds in the top ten. Dynamic Discs’ Emac Truth fills the number six spot, and is the lone non-Discraft/Innova manufacturer.

Midrange discs, or mid’s, fill the ‘gap’ between putters and fairway drivers. Not quite as easy to control as putters, their ability to be thrown slower than a fairway driver makes them a great choice for technical shots, shot shaping, and controlling the ground action once they touch down. The rim of a midrange feels slightly more ‘meaty’ in your hand than a putter. The flights, like all categories of discs, range from flippy to very overstable.

Most people have a few different mid’s in their bag for a variety of needs. The midrange disc is probably one of the easier discs to shape. I’ve heard many people say that if they played a one-disc round, they would choose a midrange as their single disc. That shows the versatility of this class of disc.

The Perfect Combination

In addition to choosing a disc for its flight, the feel of the disc can vary from disc to disc. Some are beaded, while others are beadles. Some have a sharper rim, while others are rounded. The depth of the rim can vary a bit, adding to the feel of the disc. And of course, the plastic type affects the feel. All of those factors go into how we choose our discs. One manufacturer has apparently found the best of all of these characteristics to create an amazingly successful mold: the Buzzz.

Top Sellers of 2020

When we look at the top sales for each category (Distance driver, control driver, midrange, and putt/approach) there are molds that are clearly in first place. Meaning, significantly ahead of the next closest competitor. In no other category was this gap between first and second place as big as the midrange disc. The Discraft Buzzz was not only way ahead of the second place Mako3 in sales, it was ahead of the next four molds combined!

Keep in mind, we separated the sibling discs, the Buzzz OS and Buzzz SS, into their own sales numbers. That means the sales domination is held by the Buzzz, and the Buzzz alone. We have sold more Buzzz’s than the bottom half of the top 20 molds! Let’s take a look at the top 20 midrange discs according to sales.

Rank Midrange Brand and Mold
1 Discraft Buzzz
2 Innova Mako3
3 Innova Roc
4 Innova Roc3
5 Discraft Comet
6 Discraft Buzzz SS
7 Discraft Malta
8 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth
9 Discraft Buzzz OS
10 Discraft Meteor
11 Discraft Archer
12 MVP Reactor
13 Discraft SOL
14 Discraft Wasp
15 Innova Shark
16 Prodigy M4
17 Infinite Discs Anubis
18 Kastaplast Kaxe Z
19 Innova Gator
20 Dynamic Discs Truth

The Discraft Domination

Discraft dominates the category, with six of the top ten discs manufactured by them. Innova has a few molds in the mix, with the Dynamic Discs’ EMac Truth the sole mold in the top ten that is not an Innova or Discraft disc. Then next ten spots contains molds by MVP, Prodigy, and Kastaplast, in addition to Innova, Discraft, and Dynamic Discs.

The Buzzz was approved as a mold in 2003, so it has had time to gather a following. Its straight flight makes the Buzzz popular among all skill levels. The gentle turn and equally soft fade make the disc shapeable and able to meet a large variety of shot needs. Throw in a variety of plastic types, with a dash of swirly colors, and mix in the names of a world champion or two to get an undisputed winner of the most midrange sales of 2020.

Rating and Reviews

You, the customer, spoke volumes in voting with your wallet. And you made it equally clear with your reviews and ratings how you felt about the mold. The Buzzz was, again, above the competition in ratings and favorable reviews.  Here are the top molds and their ratings.

Disc Mold Star Rating # of 2020 Reviews Weighted Score
Discraft Buzzz 4.8 70 5.44
Innova Mako3 4.74 40 4.95
Discraft Buzzz SS
4.72 20 4.65
Kastaplast Kaxe Z
4.92 6 4.65
Innova Roc 4.71 19 4.62
Discraft Archer 4.81 9 4.58
Innova Roc3 4.55 27 4.58
Dynamic Discs EMac Truth
4.7 16 4.57
Discraft Buzzz OS
4.68 17 4.57
MVP Reactor 4.83 6 4.56
Discraft Comet 4.63 17 4.52
Prodigy M4 4.77 4 4.47
Discraft Meteor 4.69 9 4.46
Discraft Malta 4.65 10 4.44
Innova Shark 4.46 21 4.40
Infinite Discs Anubis
4.66 6 4.39
Innova Gator 4.55 9 4.32
Dynamic Discs Truth
4.54 7 4.28
Discraft Wasp 4.44 5 4.15
Discraft SOL 4.16 4 3.86

Best Midrange Discs of 2020

Combining the top ten of each list we have the following discs in the running for the best midrange:

This Year Compared to All-Time Sales

I wanted to see how the list of the top sellers for 2020 compared to the top sellers since Infinite started, so I pulled up the sales records for all midrange discs sold by Infinite and compared the two lists. I added the year that the all-time best sellers were approved, so we can see how some of the newer molds compare to some of the older molds. The oldest mold on the top 10 all-time discs is the Roc, which was approved in 1987. The newest discs on the all-time list is a tie between the Roc3 and the Mako3. Both were approved on the same date in 2017. Here is the comparison.

All-Time Sales Rank Mold Year Approved 2020 Sales Rank Mold
1 Discraft Buzzz 2003 1 Discraft Buzzz
2 Innova Roc3 2017 2 Innova Mako3
3 Innova Mako3 2017 3 Innova Roc3
4 Innova Roc 1987 4 Innova Roc
5 Discraft Comet 1995 5 Discraft Comet
6 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth 2016 6 Discraft Buzzz SS
7 Discraft Buzzz SS 2008 7 Discraft Malta
8 Discraft Buzzz OS 2014 8 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth
9 Discmania MD3 2013 9 Discraft Buzzz OS
10 Innova Gator 2000 10 Discraft Meteor

Although the total number of sales for a given mold may not indicate how popular it will continue to be in the future, it does show how big of an impact the older discs have made over time. It also shows how the newer discs have started out in popularity.

Average Yearly Sales

Although it isn’t necessarily an even comparison, I took an average yearly sales number for each mold in the top all-time molds to see how that changed the rankings. Here is what I found.

Rank, Average Yearly Sales Mold Year PDGA Approved
1 Innova Roc3 2017
2 Discraft Buzzz 2003
3 Innova Mako3 2017
4 Dynamic Discs EMac Truth 2016
5 Innova Roc 1987
6 Discraft Comet 1995
7 Discraft Buzzz OS 2014
8 Discmania MD3 2013
9 Discraft Buzzz SS 2008
10 Innova Gator 2000

Fan Voting Results: Best Midrange Disc 2020

Mold Percentage of Votes
Discraft Buzzz 26.1%
Innova Roc3 7.2%
Dynamic Discs EMac Truth 7.2%
Innova Mako3 5.8%
Discraft Comet 4.3%
Westside Tursus 2.9%
Westside Warship 2.9%
Latitude 64 Fuse 2.9%
Discmania MD4 2.9%
Discraft Meteor 2.9%

The fan voting for the best midrange disc was certainly lopsided. Although there were votes that were cast for dozens of different molds, the Discraft Buzzz was easily the fan favorite. The Buzzz flight has a little turn and a soft fade making it a shapeable, controllable, straight flying disc.  A voter with username Tay pretty much summed up the Buzzz:

– The Buzzz “really can do any shot. My new favorite (shot) with it is the forehand flex. Wow!”

A few Trilogy molds made the top 10 in fan voting, but were not in the top ten for sales nor star ratings. Westside’s Tursus and Warship made the fan-favorite list. Also, the Latitude 64 Fuse received about 3% of the votes. Numerous smaller manufacturers received one or two votes. Even Vibram received one vote with their Obex.

As promised we chose a random voter to win the $50 gift card. The winner is Janet F! Congrats!

 

What do you think is the Best Midrange Disc of 2020?

We want to hear what you think is the best midrange disc. And we want to hear why you like that disc. What makes your favorite disc so valuable to you? If your favorite mid didn’t make the list, we still want to hear what it is.  Comment below to help our readers select the best midrange disc.

163 comments

  • My favorite midrange is easily the Comet. It’s easily the most versatile midrange I’ve thrown. It’s also a great tool for working on your form. If you’ve got any off-axis torque in your throw, a Comet will let you know.

  • I’ve used the Buzzzz off and on over the years since its debut and have had quite a few of them. However, the first time I held an eMac Truth in my hand, I realized it just felt BETTER. I personally hate beads and won’t use discs with pronounced ones. The microbead may as well be invisible. This disc can bomb further than a Buzzz (for me) and the late stability means it won’t take a dive in a river like my first-run FLX Buzzzz did.

  • ESP Buzzz has been my favorite midrange.

  • The Westside Discs Tursas is by far my favorite midrange. In max weight VIP plastic it’s a perfect laser beam that can be shaped to hit any line, and its insane glide makes it almost feel like a fairway driver. (I also love the MD3 from Discmania but the Tursas takes the cake)

  • I’ve always liked the z buzz better then esp. esp always felt slippery to me. Recently I’ve started using fusion eMac truth. Fly farther then the buzz and I have great control. My new favorite. Surprised it’s not higher on the list

  • I like that the Archer is up there; goes far and is available in lovely ESP plastic too. Mind you, it’s the Wombat3 that is my current favourite. It just flies completely straight; I love using it for my approach shot.

  • I started with a Buzzz in ESP, I’ve grown to love my Buzzz OS in Z plastic… feels better in the ✋. I do want to get an Emac and see how it feels.
    Right now though, Buzzz OS

  • I assume no mention of Zone because it’s technically a putter? I think many people buy+throw it as a mid, though.

  • During the pamdemic I picked up a starter innova dx set. After a few rounds I really only used the leopard. But a few weeks ago I started throwing the shark around. The disc feels great in my hand and is by far the best approach disc I own. If im within 100 feet and have a view of the basket its always my shark that gets parked within 10 feet. The disc is so stable and consistent, I think that so many people sleep on it since its a “beginner disc”. The shark is a disc that builds your confidence and form and should be higher up on the list!

  • My favorite midrange was the Mako. I never got around to replacing it when I lost it so in my bag, the Gatekeeper from last year’s trilogy challenge is my go to midrange.

  • I love my Metal Flake Roc3, best midrange for me. Even when I miss-throw it, it seems to find its way close to the PIN. Close second is my ESP Buzzz, great discs, but just can’t quite match the Roc3

  • Definitely gotta be a Mako3 for me. It just always flies straight.

  • It’s gotta be the Roc3 for me. Followed closely by the Buzzz

  • I’ll vote Buzz as it has the feel I like and can stay sable long through its flight.

  • It’s the Big Z Buzzz for me. Really can do any shot. My new favorite with it is the forehand flex! Wow!

  • Jonathan Baughman

    The EMac truth is the most dependable midrange I’ve ever thrown.

  • I’m a big Roc3 guy. It comes in tons of plastic which means you can throw the exact same mold with slightly different flights. Get a DX Roc3 for nice straight shots and overtime you have a nice flippy mid. Bag a Champion Roc3 that will last forever and has that nice predictable finish.

  • Buzzz all day. ESP for flip to anhyzershots and titanium to flip to flat with a touch of fade to finish.

  • Lat64 Fuse is such a money disc. Great for newer players to learn proper form and the single best woods disc I’ve ever thrown.

  • My vote goes for the Westside Gatekeeper. Best straight disc I have ever thrown. A little bit of turn and no fade if it’s thrown right. Any hole under 350, I strongly consider throwing one of my Gatekeepers

  • I gotta go with the Latitude 64 claymore. It’s by far my most used midrange. I’ve had an opto line for years and now I can get it to turn over beautifully every time.

  • I find myself reaching for my Gateway Element quite a bit more than anything else so I’m going to have to go with the Element

  • Best mid-range disc? Innova Caiman. Hands down one of the most versatile mids out there. While its low glide limits its max distance, there isn’t a single line you can’t hit between the tee and how far you can throw it. Moderate over-stability and a fade of 4 means that after nice hard rip, it flys straight for 200′ and a real nice hook for the last 50′. Forhand, backhand, anny, flex, hyzerbomb, it does not matter how you throw it, because it knows your line better than you do. Wind? What wind? Caimans eat wind for breakfast, and asks for another serving. Look past the gator and on to the Caiman, then never look back.

  • I am more or less a disc golf beginner as of June 2020. I have thrown a few other mid-ranges that I am borrowing from a friend (including the Buzzz and the VRoc) but my favorite midrange is still the one from my starter pack: the Innova Champion Panther. I just like the way it feels when I grip it. I am somewhat surprised that it isn’t on the above list. Great starter midrange.

  • My favorite, because it has been the most consistent with my throw, has been the MD5. But the Buzzz is making a run for the top spot.

  • I have bagged the EMac Truth, Mako3, Buzzz, Roc3, Gator, and Archer, among many others, and I’ve loved them all. However, if I could only choose one, it would probably be the Buzzz. It flies so straight no matter how much power you put into it, and that’s not something many other discs can do.

    SInce I am not limited to only one mid, I bag two Buzzzes, an EMac Truth, and a Mako3; the Roc3, Gator, and Archer all make occasional appearances here and there based on conditions and how I’m feeling that day.

    A Pyro I recently found is getting a trial run in the coming weeks, so I’m very interested to see how it performs.

  • For me it’s the Innova Roc3

  • I love them all but my Roc3 does the trick.

  • I would sacrifice my little brother to the pond that I lost my first Buzzz in, if it meant getting that disc back. And, like, my brother is a good kid. So, I think that speaks wonders about how good the Buzzz is and not at all about how warped my priorities are.

  • I love my Westside Discs Warship. Straightest disc I’ve ever thrown and I can always rely on it to finish stable.

  • I bag an ESP Buzzz and a Malta and I love them both. I also have a DX buzz that weighs like 150 with a pop top and it’s the most under stable disc I’ve ever thrown.

  • Depending on the shot, my go-tos are the Roc3 and the Mako3, both in champion plastic. The Mako3 thrives on straight and turn-over shots, and the Roc3 is pin-point accurate for hyzer lines, straight shots with a beautiful fade, or head-wind shots. My whole mid game would be a mess if I lost either one!

  • I love my Buzzz but I find myself reaching for the EMac Truth more often especially during tournament/league play. I find it more consistent, reliable, and slightly more glide. However the Buzzz is more versatile than the EMac, it can do everything the EMac can but takes more touch.

  • its a shame the Discmania MD3 isn’t on this list. Probably because there are not enough produced. Especially in color glow, which if you know, you know. Best mid-range without question. Holler at me

  • Kaxe for the win!
    Nothing like it, plastic or feel.

  • No love for the Lat64 Fuse? I can get one of those to flex around 250 feet. Makes for a great woods disc!

  • The Buzzz is by far my favorite mid…also one of my favorite overall discs. So versatile, can shape any shot. I have a buzzz in almost every available plastic, but esp is by far my favorite and most consistent

  • EMac Truth, hands down. I’ve been playing since before the Buzzz was released. The Roc and Shark ruled the course. The Buzzz made quite a splash but never kicked the Roc from my bag. The EMac took over my midrange slot immediately after my 1st throw with it. I now bag 3.

  • Best overall mid-range of 2020…or just best mid-range ever? I’m gonna go with the Discraft Buzzz. Perfect disc for all skill levels and only seems to keep getting better. The new ESP Buzzz looks nice and flies even better.

  • I have been throwing the Buzzz since about 2009. It was the first disc I really fell in love with I hit my first 3 aces with one and have since hit 11 out of my 17 aces with a Buzzz. It is the most dependable mid I’ve ever thrown. Very accurate and predictable flight. I currently bag 6 of them.

  • Alexander Bivolcic

    The best midrange, hands down, is the MD4 by discmania. It is beadless, and has the most neutral flight I have ever seen. I can do anything with this disc, and I got my first Ace with it.

  • For me its the star Mako3. The disc is just so laser straight if thrown on a slight hyzer up to 250 with almost zero fade but the true beauty of thisndisc is how well it holds an anhyzer line when scrambling. Ive thrown this disc in from way out of position when most people are just trying to finagle something close. Forehand or backhand its so comfortable and I never have to pick an aim point other than the basket.

  • The discmania evolution Method is a great midrange. It’s very predictable… and it will glide for days. I even use it as a driver when I need accuracy.

  • Love the Buzzz. It’s very comfy, flat, and will give you immediate feedback when you throw it. The Buzzz will follow an anny line, it will follow a straight shot, or you can put it on hyzer. It will let you know once you throw!

  • I love the Mako3, it’s going to do exactly the angle you put it on. Straight flyer when thrown flat, and great for practicing form.

  • Comet, it can do anything.

  • Discraft Meteor is the best midrange! It’s pretty understable and is perfect for backhand turnover shots or full distance flex shots when put on hyzer. It glides better than any other disc I’ve ever thrown. It seems like it carries forever! On a perfect backhand drive, I’m getting about 400’ of distance with a distance driver. I’ve thrown the Meteor 385’! It’s super consistent. The Z plastic is relatively unaffected by the wind, and I can get a consistent skip when I put it on the right angle. It’s super underrated and an amazing disc!

  • My go to is the Westside Bard; dependable hyzer on both FH & BH, fights through the wind & bites the ground around the basket. Cheers!

  • MVP Deflector. This super overstable scramble disc is great for when you need to crazy shot shaping. 50 foot over some trees? Done. Flex forehand flick? Done! The only midrange I’ve thrown that could not be replaced by a putter.

  • I love my Buzzz but I think my favorite in my bag since I added it is the Sol. The thing just takes most any hyzer angle and flips to flat and rides super straight for me. It may not get me the most distance but it has saved me on the wooded holes.

  • Discraft Buzzz is definitely the greatest mid of all. The Buzzz is great in all stages of wear.

  • my favorite mid-range is the Westside Discs Warship. I can throw that thing so straight and I always know exactly when and how it will fade at the end.

  • For years, the Buzzz has been my midrange of choice for its straight flight path (and cool Dyemax and Foil designs)
    This year, though, I’ve switched it out in favor of a Discraft SOL. It’s more understable, and for me, that results in very straight flight, with a tendency to fade to the right.

    I also bag an Innova Gator to use in the wind.

  • I love the EMac Truth. It’s super comfortable in the hand and is my most reliable disc.

  • Roc3 is the go to disc

  • Best Mid out there has got to be the Buzzz. No surprise that it is at the top of the list. Loves to be thrown with power and flies straight. The Meteor and Buzzz OS make great mids to pair up with it in the bag.

    The Piwakiwawa from RPM is a criminally underrated disc. Plastic feels great and thrown on the right angle, it’ll flip to flat and hold that line until it runs out of speed. If you are looking for a truly special mid, give it a go.

  • I bag a Buzz SS and an MD4. I prefer the MD4, since it can fly farther because it is newer. But both of them are vital to my game.

  • My favorite mid is Wombat 3 & Buzzz, Buzz goes straight & Wombat 3 has lots of glide.

  • I love the Champion Wombat3, Shark3, and Mantra. The Wombat is a great shot shaping disc with glide for days. It works in tail and headwinds for me. I use it mostly as a mid range driver, 240-280ft, in tight alleys, and as an open approach disc. It holds a line great and my longest throw in is with this disc, (105ft). The Shark3 is a great get out of trouble disk for me. I can whip a forehand, chuck a roller, tomahawk, almost anything and it sticks. And I’m in trouble a lot so I have two of these things, green and yellow. The Mantra is great for mid range shot shaping, like a short s curve or getting around a bend/corner. It’s a little zippier than the other two and I find I use it a lot for forehand whips through tree tunnels. It flies great with awesome control and I could probably chuck it 300′ with a bit better form and some wheaties.

  • I really love my Champion Ontario Mold Cobra and my DX Cobra. Last year I went back to a KC Pro Roc max weight. I love how I can control the direction of the Roc. The other two midranges in my cart are a Vibram IBEX and a Dismania GM.

  • Frank Van Althuis

    The most reliable disc in my bag is my buzzz. Big fan!

  • My favorite midrange is my Buzzz. I can throw it on more shots than any of my other discs and the flight path is so predictable.

  • As much as I love my Buzzz the Comet is the one I go to for my dead straight shots. It has such a reliable flight.

  • My favorite midrange for the longest time was the Buzzz. I still love it for certain things but recently my favorite has become the Wasp! I managed to pick up a big z version and it’s great!! Holds up to good torque without turning over and flies beautifully! I bag them both.

  • My most frequently used midrange is a Legacy Recluse. This disc is constantly coming out of my bag for a lot of shots and I know where it’s going to land everytime!

    Love it.

  • Axiom Pyro is my favorite mid range. Perfect for forehand up shots and has a super reliable fade. Impossible to turn it over too much it seems like

  • For me, it’s my Z Buzzz, followed real close by a Star Mako3. The Mako3 is a tad straighter which makes it a tad less useful on the course.

  • For me it is the Buzz. I own a bunch of them. They feel good in my hand. I throw them well. They are intuitive, and do what you ask them to do. They always hold the line you throw them on. For a neutral stable disc, they really hold up to power. (see Drew Gibson rip one of these in a tournament.) My favorite plastic is Z-FLX, then ESP, then BigZ. But every plastic is great, love tossing the cryZtal as well. For me the Titanium is my least favorite plastic, but that means nothing because it is great, and plastic types are subjective.

  • My mid options are different than this list but it’s more because I like to seek out the lesser used discs. I use a Star Lion, Vibram Obex (out of production R.I.P.), DD Patrol, and Axiom Alias. I would have to say my favorite is the Obex with Patrol coming in a close second.

  • The Westside Tursas rocks the mid, for sure.

  • Z Meteor. great for forehand rollers

  • I have a Z Comet that I reach for time and time again. It will stay on any line I put it on.

  • Roc3 for me since i first started. I’ve bagged Buzzes, but they have become a bit flippy since my arm matured from noodle to fettucine.

  • My first ace was with a Tursas, but way too understable for me now. First love, tho!

  • By far the buzzz is the best for me, even though I lost mine, and haven’t picked up a new one yet.

  • Roc3 all the way for it’s overall consistency. Even on windy days you know what it’s gonna do.

  • Everyone hold your breath hot take coming in…best mid range is…. Discraft Buzzz. There’s a reason this disc is so accredited I tell beginners if I could use only one disc the buzzz is the winner. This disc is pure in that it holds any line you throw it on and it has such a natural release. There’s 3 z’s in the buzzz simply because they are sleeping until the competition catches up to it.

  • I threw the Buzzz for a long time but man, I am loving my Rocs and Roc3s. So many variations. Gotta love em.

  • I love my Fuse. Glide for days, will hold a line and feels good in the hand!

  • I love my Buzzz, it can hold any line I put it on and feels comfortable to grip. Recently I’ve been throwing my Prodigy M4 and love the feel of it I can almost use it as a fairway but I still have to pick the Buzzz as my favorite and best midrange.

  • MVP Matrix has to be not only my favorite midrange but also favorite disc that I own. Super comfortable and great feeling disc and a dead straight flyer with a little bit of fade at the end (or get one in electron plastic for more understability). My bag wouldn’t be complete without one (or two, or three, or …).

  • As a new player I’ve only tried the Shark and Buzzz, but I’d have to lean towards the Buzzz as my favorite so far. Hoping to try a few more soon!

  • I love the Buzzz it is my best midrange in my bag, I can put it on any line and it will hold it. But I also have recently like my prodigy M4 and can get a little more speed on it but I would still pick the buzzz as my favorite and best midrange disc.

  • My favorite midrange that will never leave my bag is the Innova Atlas. This is mostly for sentimental reasons as it was my first midrange. I really learned to shape shots with the Atlas and it is still a staple in my game.

  • I’m on the road quite a bit for my job and for years I’ve carried a Roc with me because if there was a course in the area I was at I could play a round with just that disc. Recently though the Buzz has replaced it, it does everything so well I have to give it the nod for best midrange.

  • I’ve thrown the Champion Buzzz since I really got into the game and it’s always been Mr Reliable. Have to try some others for sure, but I’m sure it’ll be hard to beat.

  • I have the Buzz and Mako3 both are straight shooters. But the Champion Mako3 I’ve seen more shots go into the basket from outside the circle. It has a slightly larger wingspan and seems to glide to its target.

  • Buzzz all the way. Literally, it will get you all the way to the basket no problems. Plus, there’s a variety of Buzzz’z so you get a full tool box with them.

  • Jon-Henry Van Luinen

    I only have room for 10 discs in my bag. Three of those slots are occupied by the Buzzz.

  • The Lat 64 Opto Compass is my workhorse. It is consistent, versatile, with a great feel in hand and smooth release. I can putt with it, and the glide with a good snap equals or betters many fairway models.

  • My go to mid is RPMs Piwakawaka. Throw it flat with good spin and it will fly dead straight for distance. Nose up a little for a slight fade at the end. Cosmic plastic is absolutely beautiful and very durable. My TriFly Z line Buzzz (great looking disc) seems slow in comparison and does not get the distance as the Piwa. It is has a good bit of fade as well. The Buzzz has its place for me but if I had to choose one its the Piwakawaka all the way

  • My Favorite Midrage is a Roc or Roc3. I consider them almost the same disc. I would have to say I would love to say the roc. It is so classic that I openly say, “If you don’t know what to do throw a Roc.” So go ROC.

  • I have been digging the star mako3 (176g) it is so straight. It finnishes so straight. It holds anhyzers for a super long time. It rides the angle you put it on. And you can throw it super hard.

  • Buzzz is the the champ. I’ve been mixing in a tour series MJ Meteor which is fantastic and just recently started using a gateway element which I’m quickly falling in love with.

  • Ever since I got my buzzz I’ve loved it, I could throw it accurately as a beginner and now as my game progresses I’m able to get a beautiful flex out of it or keep it on a hyzer and it’ll do anything I need it to. I vote buzzz because it’s been my go to for so long

  • I’ve been loving both the EMAC Truth and Lion. Both hold up well to FH drives.

  • You can’t argue with results. The Buzzz is my favorite midrange, though I also have a lot of love for its flippy brother, the Buzzz SS.

    I always bag my Z Buzzz which is adorned with a stamp from Magic Hat Brewing Co. My other favorite is my first run McBeth ESP Buzzz.

    If anybody ever gives an answer other than Buzzz for their “single disc round” disc, they’re crazy.

  • My favorite didn’t make the list, but it’s probably because for many players it’s more overstable than they like. For me though, no mid is better than the Westside Bard. In VIP plastic they hold their stability for a long time and and always have a nice slow fade late to increase the accuracy. The Origio ones beat into the best all around mid you could ask for even though they are generally a bit more overstable than even the VIP ones new.

    Great disc overall.

  • My favorite mid range disc is my Innova Star Mako3. It flies really straight and is amazing for backhand upshots. I was having trouble hitting around 150 ft upshots with my shark, so I got the Mako3 to get better at those shots, and it has really improved my rounds. It has also helped with nose angles because it’s a flatter disc, so I can see the nose angles better.

  • I’ll take my infinite disc chariot. It’s super strait and will hold pretty much any line I put it on.

  • MVP Entropy. Sweeping right to left flight with good fade. And no matter how hard I throw it, it doesn’t turn. There’s something to be said for predictability.

  • The Buzzz is my favorite mid range. So consistent.

  • My favorite midrange has to be my EMAC Truth, not only can I get full flight out of it due to its rim I can grip it and throw it forehand or backhand and I know every time exactly how it will fly.
    Reliable- check
    Performance- check
    What more could you ask for?

  • The Buzzz was the first disc I ever played with and continues to be a go to disc for a plethora of shot needs. It will be a staple disc in my bag for the years to come

  • I’m a big fan of the MD2. It has such a beautiful touch glide that I can easily drop in and s curve through small gaps.

  • Dynamic Discs Justice, no doubt. It is the most reliable mid range ever made. You never have to guess where it’s going to finish

  • The buzzz takes care of all my mid range needs. I also bag the OS and SS. Love it.

  • Midranges and I seem to have a love-hate relationship. I have tended to jump from an approach disc to a fairway driver and skip the mid altogether. Not long ago, however, I purchased a Discmania Method and it has become my go-to midrange. Thrown with power, it gives you a consistent, straight flight with a little fade at the end. As you decrease power, the fade increases accordingly and is both controllable and dependable. Discraft Meteor gets an honorable mention for BH turnover shots.

  • Roc

    The Roc in KC Pro plastic is the best midrange of all time. Best feel. Best flight. Can break in so you have an OS one, a straight one, and an US one. You do also need a more OS approach or mid along with it like a Gator.

  • The piwakawaka from RPM discs is my absolute favorite disc to throw. I can push it out about 280’-325’ and it will hold any line. It is the disc I have the most confidence with.

  • In my opinion the best midrange is the Meteor by Discraft. I have multiple in my bag in both the ESP and 2020 Tour Series plastic. I have a few tighter fairway course where I live so I am constantly using the Meteor off the tee pad for that straight shot down the middle. Runner up is the Buzzz original for those holes where you need to hook to the left a little.

  • GATEWAY Mystic
    – perfect blend of stability & accuracy with the touch nuance to take any line to shape your perfect shot. Far outnumbered by the mainstream sales of Buzz’z & Roc’s the Mystic is a solid competitor by performance. Evolution Diamond has the durability & feel. Now try to get your hands on one! Nearly impossible! especially if your picky about weights & colors. Gateway is far more recognized as putter manufacturer than an entire line However their discs just feel right and inspire confidence – Hey Gateway, crank up the production numbers They will sell through.

  • For me, I gotta go with my trusty DD Verdict as my favorite mid. Always dependable for a faded finish, it beats in beautifully, and is incredibly comfortable in the hand.

  • The EMac truth will always be my go to! I can throw it hard and always get that slight fade at the end

  • Comet

    I’m really enjoying the comet these days. Buzzz is a bit too stable for me and my arm speed, so the comet has been a great flying straight disc for me especially in the woods

  • the EMAC truth all the way. get one you you will love it

  • Death Star hot-stamp Buzzz
    It is the swiss-army knife of discs. I say that because it is more trusty than a Comet (even tho a comet is more versatile) and more durable than a Shark (which is easier to use).

    I can drive with my Buzzz. I can approach with it. I can throw it on a long fairway.
    I can flick it. I can spike it. I can make it turnover with the correct technique. But ultimately I can count on it to go where I want to go.

    My dad swears by the Mako3, and it’s perfect for his play style. Might even be a better true mid-range; however not a more valuable disc.

    Plus, you can’t get a flashy Star Wars stamp on a Mako

  • For me it’s the Emac Truth. It’s a Buzzz with a better hand feel, made in better plastic, that’s just a touch glidier. There is no other mid-range that bag over a throwing putter.

  • Z Wasp is very underrated. Perfect for hyzer approaches through gaps, while still getting decent distance.

  • I have tried the Buzzz and Mako3 over and over because they are so popular and I want to like them… But, I just don’t. My favorite mid-range has become the Infinite Discs Annubis. It is slow, but still has great glide. It has become an amazing disc to let flip up and just float forward with minimal fade.

  • The Buzzz is the best for anything straight, but for shot shaping the Buzzz SS is perfect. Will hold any kind of anny line you put it on.

  • I throw a Buzzz even when the distance probably is putter range. It just feels better in the hand and I’m more confident of zipping it straight at the basket than any approach putter I have. If you take my whole bag away and leave me with one single disc, it’s a Z line Buzzz, no question.

  • For me the Comet is my favorite mid. It flies somewhat stable to under-stable and shows my faults while throwing. I love that I can use it to throw multiple shots and just trust that it will fly as intended.

  • Lucid Emac Truth gets my vote.

    I like the Buzzz, Shark gives me nostalgia from my youth but I can just chuck the Emac Truth where I want it. Definitely a few on the list I haven’t tried but would like to!

  • It’s on the fast side, but the Westside Warship has almost replaced the Buzzz for me. Just a touch straighter and so glidey.

  • Toss up as the following are all in my bag BUT 2002 CE Roc is the best all around. Great driver off the tee, easily holds any lines, ect.

    My go to is the Air EMac Truth for stable and the Fuse for turnover lines.

  • Anthony Maldonado

    My favorite mid is probably the Roc3. Its incredibly versatile, user-friendly, and great for beginners and more experienced players alike.

  • My favorite Mid, hands down, is the Shark. I cut my teeth on the Shark, and I have yet to put something else in my hand that flys as true, flat and reliably than the Shark. Brand new in DX it has a predictable fade, but a few rounds of wood golf have it beat in to neutral every time. Great disc for any beginner IMO. The Buzzz has at times been a go to just because I was clicking with that disc, but overall, I throw a Shark more than any other disc in my bag…..unless I three putt….

  • L64 Fuse, by far. Feels great in the hand. Lip is chunky but not hard to grip, and easy to release. Has just enough glide to sail, not so much to be uncontrollable. Speaking of control, it holds its angle perfectly – I’ve got a noodle arm and can *maybe* hit 250′ with a decent fairway driver, but with the Fuse I can throw anny, hyzer, straight, you name it and I can hit that line. Perfect driving mid, great upshot disc, there’s not much a Fuse can’t do.

  • Jon-Henry Van Luinen

    Buzzz all day, I have a smaller bag but I still carry a Big Z, Glo and ESP Buzzz with me at all times. They are so versatile! I mostly throw them for straight shots, but I can also throw them forehand, turnover or with hyzer and I get a little forward fighting fade at the end. If I am on the tee and inside 300’ I am throwing a Buzzz. I trust this disc more than any other. I watched Nate Doss carve up a course using a Glo Buzzz, I bought one immediately after and haven’t looked back.

  • The buzzz has never left my bag. It was one of the first discs I ever owned, and now I have a bunch of them in different plastics. The buzzz is such a great disc.

  • Though it is similar to a lot of mid’s there is just something about the Gateway Element in the Diamond plastic that feels right in my hand. it has a nice flight path that almost feels lazy, but always drops right where you throw it, for better or worse.

  • My favorite mid is the MVP Matrix. It feels great in the hand as the rim is more rounded than the Buzzz. The Matrix flies super straight with no fear of it turning over for me. I love it as my work horse mid range that can cover all angles. I also threw the Buzz for a long time. It is a fantastic disc, and I even got my first and only ace with the Buzzz. Bias aside, with it’s longevity and popularity, I think the Buzzz has to be the best mid range of all time.

  • I have been really enjoying the Axiom Pyro. It has a very consistent flight path and it looks really nice in the prism proton plastic.

  • My favorite midrange is the Piwakawaka by RPM Discs. It has amazing glide and holds any line you put it on (RHBH). It’s my go to for most drives under 250 feet.

  • My vote is for MVP’s Reactor. It feels right and it flies right.

  • For me the Comet became my favorite mid this year. After going between Buzzz and BuzzzSS and falling in love with the Buzzz in X plastic, the Comet feels like a glidey and easier to control best up Buzzz that handles any line you put on it. It floats, so dialing in your distance is a little tricky at first but once you dial in the disc it’s an incredible disc for all disc golfers Beginners to Veterans.

  • I love the Roc. It feels so easy to throw for touch shots and I find it will go further than I think! I like the grip the roc offers as well—I have one in KC pro and DX plastic and almost exclusively throw them when it rains. They’re the only two discs I feel confident won’t slip in bad weather!

  • My favorite midrange disc is the Innova Mako3. I love throwing putters and the Mako3 has a very similar feel and flight to an Innova Aviar with a little extra distance. I like how the Mako3 is reliably straight with a tiny fade at the end , but is also an excellent disc to learn shot shapes and release angles. I like the Mako3 in Star and Champion plastics.

  • The Stingray was my first disc and Buzzz has been in my bag since I first started. I recently added a Roc3 and wow, this disc is on point.

  • Number one go to mid is my buzz. Reliable flight and great for flexing thru the trees. I also have a ROC3 when I want a bit more turn at the finish

  • I started playing in 2004 and the first disc I bought was a Wasp. A lot of people started mentioning to me that Discraft was making a new modified version of the Wasp, the Buzzz. I got one within the first few months I was playing and I’ve never played a round without one since then. Buzzzes are predictable, consistent, and comfortable in the hand. I have used dozens of different midranges over the years, but “Buzzz” has been my answer to “What’s your favorite disc?” and “What do you think is the best disc?” since at least 2005!

  • My fav disk would be the Thor by guru disks, this disk is my favorite mid range because it is so versatile for me. I can back hand and forearm and keep the disk straight and it has a nice dip at the end of the throw, overall my favorite mid disk

  • MD3. Not a fan of beads and the right amount of fade for me. I like the Kaze Z as well but it’s wing shape is not a mid.

  • My favorite mid of all time would be the Titanium Buzzz. I think in the Ti plastic, the Buzzz becomes even more forgiving than normal. The Buzzz wants to go straight with just a touch of fade (maybe a touch of turn depending on how you threw it). What I’ve found with the Ti plastic, if your angle was just a little off, the Buzzz says, “No problem. I’m not going to over-react brah!” The Buzz will go just a tiny bit errant but mainly hold your intended line. It seems to me that you really need to exaggerate the angle a bit to get it to go away from straight.

  • The Innova Champion Wombat3 is my go-to midrange for woods golf. Flies straight and holds whatever angle you put on it. So much glide!

  • I’m all about that reactor! MVP did a good job on that mid-range

  • I’m a huge fan of the volt. Such a controllable disc. Really a work horse. Truly a special driver. Anyone can use it and everyone needs one

  • I’ve been a long time user of the buzzz and buzzz os, which have both served me very well. I’d cycled through a number of other midrange discs to no avail, until I met the Westside gatekeeper. It’s pretty similar to the buzzz in stability, but it’s even more comfortable in the hand to me and actually holds stable on straight forehands. It’s made its way into my bag as a “glidey buzzz” that can glide just a little bit further, and flex back when thrown with a bit too much anhyzer.

  • Prodigy MX-3 was my mid of the year this year. Made the bag immediately despite my typically preferring beadless mids (Buzzz, MD3 previously, each fantastic discs as well). I’ve got one in the 400 plastic that flew like my beat in M2, pretty much right away. It’ll slide right when thrown hard, but still has a reliable soft finish at the end. Can’t recommend it enough if you throw Prodigy or are thinking about trying out some Prodigy plastic.

  • Robert Eichelberger

    Discraft Comet. It’s a disc that can do all things well. I do love the buzzz, but the Comet just does more.

  • Kaxe Z is my favorite. The feel in the hand with the K1 and K2 plastics make it a pleasure to throw in all conditions. Point, shoot, glide and stick the landing. A+

  • The best mid for me is the Westside Tarsus. It is easy to throw and has a reliable fade. I would vote Tarsus .

  • The Discraft Archer and Comet are a midrange super-duo. Thrown at a hyzer, either will go perfectly straight. The Archer is fantastic at understable needs as well as long, downhill drives. The Comet has been in my bag since the first gen came out and can be any type of disc up to 200′ including a perfect flick recovery.

  • Comet and the woods. Name a more iconic duo.

  • I bag a Buzzz ESP and a Legacy Pursuit. The Pursuit deserves more respect when you need an overstable mid and in the wind. The Buzzz is great for shot shaping including anhyzer lines. Great discs!

  • I have Stingray, Wombat 3 for beginner

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