Just when you thought there couldn’t be more new midrange golf discs this month, we received the all new Latitude 64 Mace and the Dynamic Discs Suspect. March has already brought us the Westside Tursas, MVP Tangent, Prodigy M1 & M2, and the 10th Anniversary Buzzz (old but new at the same time).
We’ll call it Midrange March Madness.
Both these new discs are overstable. The Mace is currently available in the grippy inexpensive Zero Line plastic, as well as the premium Goldline plastic. To differentiate things a bit, the all new Suspect is available in Lucid (Latitude 64 Opto Line) plastic.
For more details about flight paths, and dimensions, or if you want to be the among the first to get your hands on a first run of these new mids, here are the links:
Prodiscus discs are available in two different plastics. The Premium plastic is like a gummy Innova Champion plastic (very similar to Prodigy plastic), while their basic plastic is like a soft pro plastic. These discs look great, and fly better.
Prodiscus currently has six discs on the market including two distance drivers, two fairway drivers, a mid range and a putter. Once they get something understable, I’ll be happy playing a Prodiscus only bag. I was very satisfied with these discs during my test round with them, and especially liked the JOKERi putter.
These discs are new to us, as well as to most of you. Like always, if you’ve thrown Prodiscus in the past, please rate and review these discs on our site. Our goal is to provide the best disc golf shopping experience, and it’s nice to hear what others think of discs before deciding to buy them (especially online).
Many disc golfers primarily throw their mids on short courses. These discs can be used for drives, fairway shots, approach shots, and sometimes even putts – no wonder many golfers favorite discs are their mids.
Every disc golf manufacturer makes at least one mid range disc. On our site alone, there are 71 different midrange options.
New Midranges Hitting the MarketRecently a handful of new midrange golf discs hit the market. We have new midrange discs from Westside, Prodigy, and MVP, Dynamic Discs, and Latitude 64. Innova will be releasing new midrange discs like the Shark3 and Mako 3 soon as well. For extreme disc golfers that like testing all the latest discs, this is a lot of midrange to digest all at once.
Will these new mids be better than the ultra popular Innova Roc and Discraft Buzzz? The technology of drivers over the last few years, has made great strides, but midrange discs really get better? Or will Roc’s and Buzzz’s reign supreme for another decade?
From professional disc golfers to those who casually throw Frisbee’s around, we have asked the question, what mid-range golf discs are best?
The Buzzz Remains Supreme
Our site visitors have spoken, and despite so many different midrange options, the Discraft Buzzz is clearly the highest rated.
If disc golfers used other mids as much as the Buzzz, it is possible that this dominance wouldn’t be as pronounced. The Buzzz has been around for more than a decade, and is likely the most common golf disc. The fact is that disc golfers continue to like it, and use it.
While player skill has a bigger impact on one’s game than disc selection, confidence and scores improve by using good discs. Disc golfers perform better with discs they know and are used to.
As of March 22, 2013, 36% of our poll participants said that the Buzzz is the best midrange disc. It is versatile, consistent, and reliable for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals.
In second place, 19% said they liked Innova midrange discs other than the Roc. The Innova Shark had a high number of votes, likely because it is a very common Innova disc, available in starter sets. Many new players who begin playing with the Shark get used to it and stick with it.
Ten percent of respondents like at least one of the many different variations of the Roc, while another ten percent think that “other” Discraft midrange discs such as the Meteor, Hawk, and Wasp are best.
Westside has been standing out recently with the release of 3 new discs, so we want to hear what you think about Westside plastic!
Westside plastic looks amazingWestside makes arguably the best looking discs. While most of the manufacturers have unique artwork stamped on discs, they usually don’t print them on the premium plastic. With Westside you’ll find sweet looking images like the King, Stag, Tursas, Sword, and Underworld on both their durable (VIP) and premium (Tourney) lines of plastic. Why, because they’re Westside!
Who is Westside?If you’re not familiar with Westside Discs, they are a small manufacturer out of Finland. The manufacturing of their discs is actually done by Latitude 64 in Sweden. Thus, their plastic molds are the same fine quality that we find from Lat 64. Westside VIP = Opto Line and Tournament = Goldline. Top disc golfers agree that Latitude 64 currently makes the best plastics available.
Which discs do they offerWestside almost has a full line of golf discs at this point. With the addition of three new discs this week (Stag, Tursas, Underworld), they now have ten discs for sale. Five distance drivers, two fairway drivers, two mid range discs, and a putter.
To be eligible for this contest, rate and write reviews on as many Westside discs as you have played with (on their disc specific product pages on infinitediscs.com).
If you haven’t played with Westside yet, find a friend and borrow theirs, or buy a few at our incredibly low prices. Each quality review is counted as one point, so the more reviews you have, the greater your odds are of winning.
If you’re one of our faithful stellar reviewers, and have already written reviews on Westside discs, you’re eligible too. Simply sit back and hope you win, or increase your odds by buying and reviewing those discs you haven’t written about yet.
This contest ends on Friday MARCH 29th, 2013, when we will randomly select one of the reviews as the winner. This gives you three weeks.
What is a Quality Review?
A quality review tells us about you, and about how the disc works for you. For example “I love this disc,” as your review actually tells us nothing which is of worth. That review won’t count if we draw it as a winner.Something more useful would be “I’ve only been playing for a year, and I love this disc. My throws on a drive with these types of discs typically go about 225-250 feet, and with my beginner arm they turn at just the right moment before it falls…” See, that was more insightful to a beginner.
Which disc do I win?
You may choose from ANY Westside disc we have in Stock. It can be one of the new molds, or any other Westside Disc.
InfiniteDiscs.com now has a Google+ Profile. After learning that G+ is one of the top four social networks today, we thought it was about time we got on the ball.
There’s only one problem. What good is a social network profile, if you don’t have anyone to socialize with?
To encourage people to “follow” us, we’re giving away a new 171 gram Prodigy D4. This is a yellow first run disc worth $20. Many intermediate disc golfers are finding they can get more distance with the D4 than any other driver!
We will use the G+ social portal to announce free disc giveaways, new discs released, top rated discs, and other informative and entertaining things related to the sport.
To be eligible for this giveaway, simply follow usby March 1st, 2013.
As long as you have a google (gmail) account, it’s super easy to set up a G+ profile. If you don’t have a Google account, you should get one. There are so many free and useful tools by google, you might as well take advantage of them.
You may return any overweight Prodigy disc which you received from us.
In order to reduce the cost and complexity of this operation, we would like to send the discs to Prodigy in one batch. Please let us know if you will be sending your Prodigy disc back by completing the form below.
January 29, 2013 — The last part of 2012 was both the launch of InfiniteDiscs.com as well as exciting growth for the disc golf world. Many of you have inspired us to continue to bring bigger and better things for the upcoming year.
We would like to let you all in on a few of the plans which we have for this year.
For those reading this right now and just want to know how to win some plastic, jump ahead to the rules of entry by clicking here. Otherwise, continue reading for some great info!
In our first month and a half of business, we gave away fifty custom stamped Skyquest Medusas. In 2013, we would like to focus on both highly popular discs which are a staple to disc golfers, and new releases to support smaller/ up and coming disc manufacturers.
Our first giveaways of 2013 will be Prodigy’s first run D1 and D4. Because of the incredibly high demand for these discs, and the limited release, the retail value of these is currently $20! We sold out of the discs set aside for pre-sale within hours of our official pre-sale announcement.
We feel that one of the best ways to give back to those who give so much to the sport is to do a variety of giveaways. Giveaways may include: best/favorite photos submitted, best reviews submitted, random Facebook fans, random disc reviewers on our site, and many others!
Check our Facebook page (Facebook page here) frequently for disc giveaways. Also feel free to subscribe to our newsletter here to receive emails of giveaway news, sales, and upcoming disc releases.
New Disc Releases
As mentioned above, 2013 is bringing many new and exciting discs to the market. Smaller players are bringing higher quality and better flying discs to the table more and more frequently, giving the major disc brands some competition. All-in-all this is great for the sport as manufacturers continue to step up their game, producing better discs, increasing competition, and lowering cost.
Vibram recently released the Lace, in their popular X-Link rubber, and plan to release it in X-Link firm within the next month. This disc hit the market and instantly became arguable the furthest flyer – our experience shows this disc is perhaps the best for ‘big arms’. Pre-orders for that will be available soon.
MVP Disc Sports recently released the Volt as a fairway driver. At the beginning of February, expect to see the MVP Shock hit shelves as a more overstable Volt.
Westside Discs in 2012 that they would be releasing three more discs in the earlier part of 2013 – The Underworld, Tursas, and the Stag. These discs look to expand the variety of discs in the midrange game and add even more to a players arsenal.
Prodigy Disc has made a huge splash on day 1 of 2013. Credibility for this small company who has their fair share of the worlds elite disc golf professionals is yet to be established. With their first distance drivers to be released within days, the rest of their lineup will be following within the next few months. What will the discs be called? The M1, M2, M3, and M4 for midranges and P1, P2, etc. putters respectively?
To date, Prodigy has done a good job at keeping everyone within the disc golf community guessing. Release dates on the remainder of the Prodigy line is still ambigious, subscribe to our newsletter for updates!
Dynamic Discs recently made their own product line, with the Trespass, Escape, Fugitive and Judge. We will be carrying these discs shortly!
Legacy Discs now has a full line up of golf discs. They recently released on overstable fairway driver the Rival, and will be releasing the understable Patriot within the next week.
Expanded Product Lineup
Within the next few months, we are going to be able to offer more than just discs. We will be expanding to offer a variety of baskets, bags, and other disc golf gear!
At this point, we have no intention to place our stamp on any of the product – watch for that in 2014. For now, we would just like to get disc golf gear to you quickly, and at lower cost.
Many of you have frequent questions about which inventory we have in stock. One of our upcoming projects is to display live inventory – this is under development so may take some time.
In the mean time, if you ever have a question on available discs, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the weather where you live is anything like what we’ve experienced, you’re probably ready for warm sunny days. Infinite Discs will be the official sponsor of all nice days in 2013.
We look forward to many other great things to come in 2013! Feel free to email us with any questions, or even post your comment below! Thanks for taking the time to read.
Win a Prodigy D1 or D4
On February 4, we will be giving a Prodigy D1 to one winner, and a D4 to another different winner.
Entry to win is simple, all you need to do is two things:
Click the Facebook “like” and “send”
Comment below by letting us know what you are looking forward to in 2013 for disc golf (or just let us know that you pushed like)!
The email address you use in your comment below will be how we contact you if you won
– Thanks for reading, from your friends at InfiniteDiscs.com
[one_half]The “farthest flying disc in the world” will soon be released in a firmer Vibram rubber. The Lace originally released on November 23, 2012 took the disc golf world by storm. According to Inbounds Disc Golf, this is the farthest flying disc in the world, and an amazingly straight flyer for such a fast disc. Right now the Lace is available in the ultra durable and grippy X-Link firm rubber.
Vibram just announced that the Lace will be released in a firmer X-link on March fifth. This is great news for golfers who want this great disc in a harder blend. We should have the X-Link firm Lace available for pre-order by the middle of February. For those who pre-order, we will have our inventory ready to ship out on March 5, 2013.[/one_half][one_half_last]
Vibram Lace in X-Link Firm Plastic, Coming Soon
Fun Fact About Vibram
Q: Do you know the correct pronunciation for the word Vibram?
It’s true, the letter i in there makes makes an ee sound, and the a-m makes a sound like um (not an am sound). Of course, don’t be a stickler over this – the most common incorrect pronunciation is V-I-brum. If you don’t follow the phonetics of the explanation, don’t worry either – just keep throwing the disc!
It isn’t uncommon for companies to have their name mispronounced, and nobody is offended when the phonetics don’t seem to match up. Just ask Ryobi (Ree-Oh-Bee) and Hyundai (rhymes with Sunday) about that.[/box]