New Disc Releases

New Disc Releases – Aug. 1-13

 

Hooligan Discs Yeet – Drew Gibson

Drew Gibson now has his own signature Hooligan Disc… The Yeet

The Yeet is an overstable driver that is good for all players, from beginners to professionals. Hooligan Discs is an up and coming brand that works in partnership with Lonestar discs. So far, they have provided two top-quality discs for you to try. Stay up to date on the uprising of Hooligan because they are bound to make some great new molds.

Flight numbers: 12 | 5 | -1 | 3

Doomsday Discs

This is a new, up-and-coming disc golf company focused on making plastic to throw during the end of the world. Read our most recent blog post HERE about this company to learn more about their depressing lineup.

Bleak

This is Doomsday’s first putter, available in both premium and base plastic. It is straight-flying, and is perfect for off the tee or in the basket. It is an all around great putter, get it here.

Flight numbers: 3 | 4 | -1 | 1

Dystopia

This mold is great for all players, and has little turn/fade. It also comes in both a base and premium plastic for your preference. Get a Dystopia today, before it’s too late.

Flight numbers: 10 | 6 | -1 | 2

Infinite Discs

Slab

The Metal Flake Slabs have been out of stock for a while, so it feels good to have them back in stock! This run of Metal Flake Slabs is a stock stamp restock

The Slab is a workhorse and can come in handy in a lot of situations. Whether you want a disc that fights the wind or you are in need of a dependable fade, the Slab is for you! Keep a look out this week for the stock stamp edition of this popular mold (Wednesday Midnight California Time).

Flight numbers: 12 | 3 | 0 | 4

Maya

Do you need more distance when throwing? Then the Maya is for you! This is an understable bomber that is great for players of all types.

The Metal Flake Glow plastic was the one released this past week, and people are raving about the feel of this plastic and how well it holds the line they want it on.

Flight numbers: 11 | 5 | -3 | 1

 

Prodigy

H7

The H7 is a fast, very understable driver from Prodigy. The H7 will be a useful tool for a wide variety of players. It’s understability will help beginners and lower arm-speed players throw long turnover shots. Players with more power will achieve hyzerflip turnovers and long rollers.

Flight numbers: 9 | 2 | 1 | 1.9

Stryder

This next disc in Prodigy’s Collab series – the Stryder. The Prodigy Airborn Stryder is a controllable midrange developed for Cale Leiviska. Cale is a master of throwing the midrange, and now he has one to call his own. The Stryder can handle power and still maintain its point-and-shoot purpose. The Stryder goes straight with a touch of stability at the end.

Flight numbers: 6 |4 | 0 | 3

Clash Discs – The Cookie

The Cookie is a straight to stable fairway driver by Clash Discs. It offers a reliable flight path and can be easily manipulated to hold different angles. Clash Discs designed the disc to have just enough torque resistance so it is also a great choice for forehand players.

Flight numbers: 7 | 5 | 0 | 2

MVP/Axiom/Streamline

Tesla

The Tesla has a slight turn and reliable fade, but they also help players gain maximum distance. Some say it is the “big brother” of the Volt, another acclaimed fairway driver.

Flight numbers: 10 | 4 | -0.5 | 2

Jet – Proton SL

The Jet is an easy to throw understable distance driver for everyone. It works well as a big turnover disc, a hyzer-flip machine, or a straight flying driver; all depending on your arm speed. This is an understable compliment to the Trace, filling a much needed spot in your bag.

Flight numbers: 11 | 5 | -3 | 2

Insanity

The Insanity is Axiom’s first distance/control driver with a 20mm rim width. This disc is slightly less stable than the ultra popular MVP Inertia. If you’re looking for a straight flying GYRO driver with loads of attractive color options, you might as well try Insanity.

Flight numbers: 9 | 5 | -2 |1.5

Guru Discs – Glacier Line

Night Trooper

The Guru Night Trooper is an easy to throw fairway driver designed to give new disc golfers maximum distance and control.

Flight numbers: 7 | 6 | 0 |2

Mad Mission

The Guru Mad Mission is a stable flying approach midrange with a flat top and thin rim. This disc excels for short drives and consistent approach shots.

Flight numbers: 3 | 3 | 0 |2

Short Slacker

When thrown with high speeds the Short Slacker exhibits a significant amount of high speed turn for gliding S-Curve flight paths. New players will find that the Short Slacker has a significant amount of low speed end of flight fade.

Flight numbers: 11 | 5 | -1 |2

Focus Friday – Discs at a Discount

Focus Friday – The Splice

Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where you get to learn about a new disc and receive a great discount so you can give it a try yourself. This week, we are focusing on a very overstable driver from Discmania… The Splice

This disc is the perfect combination of control and overstability. You can trust this disc to hold its line when you are in need of some serious stability. Headwinds are no match for the splice.

 

In addition to it being overstable, The Splice has low glide, so it may not go the distance but it can help you get out of tricky situations you may encounter on the course. This disc also makes sidearm throwing easier for the individual that may not be as good with a forehand. You will find that Eagle McMahon and Simon Lizotte throwing this disc in tournament play, and we all know how good they are at the sport.

 

DISCOUNT -> For the next few days, you can get a Paradox in ANY plastic at 10% OFF! Use the discount code FOCUSSPLICE to get the discount added to your order.

Additionally, check out this page, to see all the items that are on sale for the week.

Note: After placing your discs in the shopping cart and before checking out, click on the “Discount Code” box under the shopping cart and enter that code. Then proceed to checkout.

New Disc Releases

New Disc Releases – July 17th

 

6 New Yikun Molds

All of these molds were released on Thursday, July 21st. Here is a breakdown of each ->

Distance Drivers

  • Long: Speed 10 – Stable with lots of dome
  • Rong: Speed 13 – Understable with a wide rim

Mid Range

  • Kang: Speed 3 – Beaded bottom with a straight flight
  • Zheng: Speed 5 – Versatile mid that can hold many lines

Putters

  • Ling: Speed 3 – Understable with a textured top plate
  • Yi: Speed 3 – Straight flight with a rounded nose

 

 

Thought Space Athletics

Omen – Nebula Ethereal: This discs is a 9 speed with a hard fade at the end. This plastic is a favorite, it being a durable type that won’t wear down quickly.

Pathfinder – Ethereal: This mold is a mid-range that has a consistent flight and minimal fade at the end.

Splatter S-Blend Anubis

The Anubis has NEVER been run in this plastic before, making is very unique run for this mold! The Anubis is a very straight-flying midrange that is a must have for many golfers. It will hold on any line you put it on. This plastic has shown to have a very straight flight with a slight fade at the end. Grab one HERE.

Lisa Fajkus I-Blend Emperor RESTOCK

This is a popular mold and a popular plastic for many players! This moderately overstable and powerful distance driver is a must have in your bag! Grab one with this sweet stamp on it HERE.

 

Flight Numbers: What They Mean, And A Better Approach

The number one question that we hear disc golfers ask when they are checking out a new disc is, “How does it fly?”   A discs flight characteristics can determine whether or not it is one we want to add to our bag. Generally speaking, although there are many variables that determine the flight of the disc, such as wind speed/direction, elevation, skill of the thrower, etc., what they really want to know about a disc is how the disc will fly for THEM. And more specifically, they want to know about the flight numbers.

 

Flight Numbers

 

To answer the question about how a particular mold will fly for a customer, I start by explaining the common flight rating system. I then find out about their skill level so I can find the flight they are looking for based on their ability to throw. Let’s take a look at those flight rating numbers.  Then we can explore some of the variables that I discuss with customers. We will also discuss the more accurate Infinite Discs flight rating system. Let’s assume for this discussion that the throw is right hand, back hand (RHBH)

Four-Digit Flight Rating System

 

The four-digit flight rating system commonly used today was created by Innova as a way to describe how a disc flies. Other brands have tried using their own methods of expressing the flight of their discs, but the four-digit rating system is the most common. The four characteristics are (in the order that they appear on the disc or on a chart):

Speed

Glide

Turn

Fade

 

Speed

The first number indicates the relative speed that the disc needs to be thrown at in order for the other numbers to be accurate. It has probably been responsible for more disappointed disc buyers than any flight number. That number does not mean that the disc will automatically fly faster than a lower speed disc, as many beginners erroneously assume. It means that a speed 13 disc needs to be travelling much faster than a speed 7 disc in order to fly like it should. Unfortunately, few beginners have the technique in order to get high-speed discs flying fast enough, so the disc flies a short distance, then fades hard to the ground. Throwing high-speed discs that are very light weight is kind of a cheat code for beginners, but lower speed discs are a better option for someone starting out.

Glide

The second of the four flight numbers indicates how long the disc tends to stay in the air before fighting to get to the ground. While getting the maximum time aloft for a drive on a long hole may be desirable, there are other times we want the disc to get down faster to hit the landing zone we are aiming for. The common approach to determining how much glide a person should seek in a disc is that beginners should get the most glide possible. More experience disc golfers can get lower glide discs, because they have more skill in hitting technical landing areas. They want discs that they know won’t travel an excessive amount in the air, so they have more control over when it will come down.

Turn

Also called ‘high-speed stability’, this flight number describes how the disc will behave during the first part of the flight when the disc is traveling the fastest.  With a RHBH throw, the more negative the number is, the more the disc will turn to the right during the fast part of the flight. If the TURN number is positive or zero, it will likely not turn to the right at all. Those discs are helpful when throwing into a headwind. They have the ability to resist turning, even in a headwind. Conversely, discs with -3 to -5 as a TURN number will roll to the right during the high-speed stage of the flight. Some will turn so much that they will be difficult to control, and may come crashing to the ground or even result in an unintended roller. Thrown in a tailwind, the same disc will have a small turn and get great distance. Disc with a more negative TURN are called ‘understable’ discs

Fade

The final flight number indicates how the disc will fly as it begins to slow down. Also called ‘slow-speed stability’, the fourth number ranges from 0 to 5. The higher the number, the more quickly the disc starts to head to the ground. It will roll to the left a lot faster and hit the ground at a steeper angle than one with a lower FADE number. A lower number will finish its flight a lot more straight and level. Discs with higher FADE numbers are called ‘overstable’ discs.

 

Infinite Discs Flight Ratings

 

While flight numbers can give you a general idea of how a particular mold flies, which is good, it doesn’t give the most accurate representation of the flight of a disc.  Although flight numbers are based somewhat on the physical dimensions of the disc, they are determined by each manufacture. Since, they vary from company to company, that makes it difficult to compare one brand to another. To find a more accurate method of determining the flight of a disc, Infinite Discs has created a more inclusive method of determining how a mold flies: The Infinite Discs flight rating system.

Infinite’s flight rating system comes from the reviews of each mold. Reviewers indicate what THEY think the flight numbers are for the discs they are throwing. This gives a much broader view of the disc and how it actually flies. If you combine that flight number with the other useful information in the reviews, you get a better sense of how that disc will work for you. Here’s how it works:

 

 

If you pull up the web page that shows the Infinite molds, you’ll see that the Sphinx has an Infinite flight rating of 9, 6, -2.8, 1. It is the average flight rating of EVERYONE who has reviewed that mold on our website. If you click for details about the mold, you can then see the manufacturers rating for the disc.  By comparing the two numbers you can see that most people think the Sphinx is close to what the manufacturer determined the flight numbers are, and only slightly less understable. This gives you two flight ratings to compare and help you decide if the mold it right for you.

 

Additional Benefits

 

If you want to further refine the results, you can filter the reviews by skill level, which helps you see what people with a skill level similar to yours think the flight numbers actually are. That information is more useful than taking the suggested flight numbers from a manufacturer alone.

In addition to learning about a molds average flight number, there are additional benefits to checking out the review. You can learn more about a disc by checking out the reviewers with your skill level to see how they rate the disc and some of their comments about the mold. And finally, you can see if the mold is beginner-friendly, which helps for the newer players.

 

 

The four-digit flight number system may be replaced by a better system in the future, but for now it is what we have. The Infinite Discs Flight Rating system is a user-generated way to see how a disc will fly. That system, along with the other user-supplied ratings, will help you pick the perfect discs for your disc golf game.

 

Discraft Ledgestone – Wave 4 Discs

Discraft Wave 4 – Ledgestone Discs

We have received the final shipment of Discraft Ledgestone 2022 discs!

ALL of these molds and plastics have been out of stock for a while, so now’s your chance to restock on some of your favorites.

Read below to check out which molds came in —>

                                             Big Z Venom & Z Metallic Roach

 

 

                           Z Metallic Ringer GT & Z Midnight Challenger

 

 

                              Z Swirl Tour Series Avenger & Big Z Nebula

 

 

                                              Z Metallic FLX Zone & Big Z Pulse

 

 

                            Z Glo Sparkle Buzzz & Cryztal Sparkle Mantis

 

                        Big Z Meteor & ESP Tour Series Swirly Thrasher

 

 

Click HERE to see all the 2022 Ledgestone Discs from each wave

We are uploaded these as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days before they are all live. If you don’t see your desired mold in stock, wait a day or so and check back or set a website alert.