Prodigy has released some new discs to their Ace Line disc line up. Prodigy designed the Ace Line plastic to have excellent quality and performance. It is meant for all players, from beginner to advanced. Also, they make this plastic available at an accessible price point.
This fairway driver is designed to be understable, intended for the beginner to intermediate players. Prodigy created this disc to have an understable to straight flight path. Despite it being a 10 speed it feels like a fairway driver.
The M Model US midrange is another understable to stable disc that flies pretty straight, which makes this an all-purpose midrange. The rim is comfortable to the grip, and easy to work with for all types of players.
Infinite Discs is excited to introduce the newest disc golf backpack to join the ranks of the Infinite Discs brand: the Infinite Discs Huck Pack. This backpack is available on Infinite Discs website for $39.99.
There are similarities between the Innova Adventure Bag, the Dynamic Discs Trooper Bag, or the MVP Shuttle Bag. Despite the similarities, the Huck Pack is different to those bags, as it has two deep insulated water bottle pouches. It’ll carry a 40oz insulated water bottle in it easily. The pouch covers a 32oz non-insulated water bottle completely, ensuring optimal insulation. This bag will hold even small water bottles. Also, it has an accessible spot for a pencil/marker and mini marker.
These are some of the reasons why this bag may be the bag for you:
You want an affordable backpack
It can carry around 20 discs regularly
The mini marker slot is easily accessible
This is a lightweight bag, even fully loaded the weight isn’t too noticeable
You desire a bag with thick straps and pads for increased comfort
The Quiver pouch is large, it can carry at most four putters in that pouch
All in all, this bag can be used by all skill levels. Uses will include casual rounds with the family, playing in the local tournament, or taking it onto a PDGA sanctioned event.
Head on over to Infinite Discs’ website to pick up your Huck Pack today!
David Feldberg in cooperation with Infinite Discs now releases a new signature stamp on the Pharaoh. Behold Dave’s new stamp on this excellent distance driver:
Add this to your disc golf collection, whether it is on your wall for good lookin’ discs, or in your bag to make long distance drives out on your local disc golf course. You can pick this uniquely designed disc online now by clicking here. Also, it glows in the dark! What is not to love about this newly stamped distance driver Pharaoh from David Feldberg and Infinite Discs?
With the new year and tournament season under way, we thought it would be good to look at some of the new disc golf discs for 2020. There are many discs that have been PDGA approved, release date announced, and we are just awaiting the release date. With other molds, manufacturers keep details close to the vest until their announcement. Every year manufacturers introduce new discs to the sport. Some molds make a splash and instantly becoming popular, like last year’s Kong/Zeus. Others don’t have as much impact.
The PDGA approved 74 new molds in 2019. Most of them went to production. Some won’t arrive until later this year. Only time will tell how they fare with the DG community.
Let’s take a look at some the the upcoming releases for 2020. We will continue to check out discs throughout the year, as manufacturers approve or announce them.
We will start with Infinite Discs and the much anticipated Ruin putter. Do you love your Harp? Do you rely on your Zone? Is an overstable putter one of your go-to discs? You should give the Ruin a try! This beadless beauty will fight any headwind you will experience. When you throw the Ruin, you KNOW it gives reliable, hard fades for perfect placements. The Ruin is available in our durable C-Line plastic, our grippy I-Blend and now in amazingly colorful C-Blend dyed! Infinite Discs released the Ruin on January 17th with our awesome Alien stamp.
Discmania announced it will be expanding its Active line to include an Active Premium plastic. Three molds will be made in the new plastic, the Sensei, a low-profile putter, the Maestro, a small-diameter midrange, and the Mentor, a control driver. Although the Sensei has been sold in Discmania Mystery Boxes for a while, it hasn’t been released on it’s own. The Sensei, Maestro, and Mentor will also be available in the base Active plastic. The discs’ profiles and flights are not new. They are renamed versions of Discmania’s Tiger Warrior, Spring Ox, and Sea Serpent discs. The new names are retired. Also retiring are the Fox Spirit, which will become the Magician, and the Sun Bird, which is changing to the Genius. The Magician and Genius will only be available in base plastic.
The New Zealand disc golf company release its new, overstable driver Kotare (Pronounced Ko-Tar-Ray). The high-speed driver has a turn of 0 and fade of 3, making the disc excellent for straight or headwind shots. And that strong fade makes for great turnover shots. The flight rating is 12, 5, 0, 3
With Paige Pierce’s move to Discraft, it’s no surprise that the company would release a new mold to support the World Champion. Paige’s new prototype disc is a beadless, understable putt and approach disc, and Discraft released the disc on January 17th. Discraft announced the name of the new disc, the Fierce. Pierce is Fierce on the course!
Mint discs had the first release of 2020 with their popular understable control driver, the Freetail. They released the disc on January 6th.. Mint discs has a very loyal following and we went through the first order rather quickly. Fortunately, the Freetail is now back in stock.
Kastaplast, out of Sweden, saw their disc the Lots approved this year. It is a straight flying, utility fairway driver. It boasts a flight rating of 9, 5, -1, 2. They are available in K1 Plastic. Lots means “pilot” in Swedish and refers to one who navigates the harbor or coast. Just like navigating the course with a Lots
Latitude 64 added to its beginner-friendly line of discs with the release of the Sapphire. Initially available in the popular Chameleon plastic, the first run of the speed 10 driver quickly sold out. The mold is now available in Opto and Gold Line plastics. The driver has a flight rating of 10, 6, -2, 1.5. It is a 150-class disc.
Invictus means “unconquered” in Latin and for long range throws into a headwind, there’s no equal. Some pros refer to the Star Invictus as a “faster Firebird.” Innova Star Team’s Garrett Gurthie says, “If you think you have the power, you need this disc.” Keep an eye out for the Invictus at the end of March. The new mold features a flight rating of 10, 4, 0, 3.
Several other major manufacturers have had discs approved, and we await news about their release dates.
Innova is releasing the Avatar this year. The putter adds another overmold disc to their large library of discs.
Dynamic Discsgot two approved at the end of last year: the Sergeant, described as a hybrid driver,
between a fairway and a high-speed driver, and the Bounty, a straight-flying midrange. They Bounty will be part of the Trilogy Challenge players pack. Dynamic Discs will release the Sergeant in April 2020.
Discmania recently got their Tactic approved. They are describing it as a disc that fills the gap between putters and mid-range discs. The the flight numbers are 4, 2, 0, 3.
Several smaller brands have had discs approved in the last couple months. Many of these companies are located in countries around the world:
XCOM has several discs approved by the PDGA:
XPT1 (Advanced Putt)
XPT2 (Advanced Mid-Range)
XPT3 (Beginner Mid-Range)
XPTe (Beginner Fairway Driver)
XPT5 (Advanced Distance Driver)
Crosslap Discgolf Park, a German company, got approved for their driver, the Vigil (Called the Pipeline as a prototype). It sports a flight of 8, 6, -2, 1.5, and will be available in Advanced, Maximum, and Platinum Plastic.
Disctroyer, the disc golf manufacturer in Estonia, was approved for their putter, the Sparrow (Varblane in Estonian). Discstroyer’s web site shows the flight numbers as 3, 3, 0, 2. The Sparrow joins the mid range Skylark (5, 4, 0, 2) and the high-speed Starling (13, 5, -2, 2) in the Disctroyer lineup.
It has become a tradition for the Ledgestone Insurance Open to release a bunch of unique tournament support discs from DISCRAFT every year. These discs are sold to help boost the payout for the players, and that helps make the tournament one of the biggest of the year.
The support discs are planned to be released in three waves for 2020. The first wave was just released and here is what you can find on the Infinite Discs website if you want these limited edition disc runs.
We expect to see WAVE 2 sometime in March with even more limited edition discs from DISCRAFT. If you’re a fan of any of Discraft’s molds, you’ll very likely see something special to add to your bag or disc collection!
For our Focus Friday this week, we are going to spotlight the debut disc release by Thought Space Athletics. THE MANTRA was PDGA approved on October 17th, 2019 and has since been introduced into the disc market in three plastic types: Ethereal plastic (a limited edition run for the VIP Club), Ethos, and Aura. Let’s take a look at the Mantra!
The Mantra is a straight-to-understable driver which is designed to be easily managed for players of all skill levels. If you’re a newer player or don’t have a lot of arm speed, then you should still be able to handle the Mantra for great distance on the course. It could be compared to discs like the Innova Valkyrie, or the Discraft Heat. The plastic is durable yet somewhat tacky for a great feel.
MANTRA FLIGHT RATINGS
Here is a video look at the MANTRA by professional player, Drew Gibson. Keep in mind that Drew is known for his power and he admits that this particular disc is not really the best option for him, except as a roller. If you’re a power thrower, then the Mantra would turn more noticeably and become a roller utility disc.
For the next week, until the 1st of February, you can use this promo code to get yourself a MANTRA for 10% off:
CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THE MANTRA. Simply add the Mantra to your shopping cart, then BEFORE you click to checkout, look below the shopping cart. Right below the shopping cart is a box for Discount Codes. Click there and paste the code into the box. Then proceed to checkout and you’ll get the discount.
We hope that you love throwing the Mantra by Thought Space Athletics, and we look forward to their next disc release!.
STAY TUNED for our next Focus Friday for another change to try a featured disc at a nice discounted price!
For our Focus Friday this week, we are going to spotlight the newest disc in the Infinite Discs lineup, the RUIN. We’ve wanted an overstable, small-diameter approach disc for a while, and thanks to our manufacturing partnership with Innova and their design team, we’ve not got one!
We’ve posted here about the RUIN before, but we thought we’d share a couple of videos with you. where different players share what they think about the Ruin, including professional player, Drew Gibson. Plus, we’ve got a promo code for you!
This is an interesting collection of reviews because they come from players at many different skill levels and with different throwing styles. It may help you see how the disc flies under different conditions. Any full reviews from individual players are linked below the video if you jump to it on Youtube.
For the next week, until the 25th of January, you can use this promo code to get your limited edition stamped C-Blend RUIN for 10% off!
Simply add the RUIN to your shopping cart, then BEFORE you click to checkout, look below the shopping cart. Right below the shopping cart is a box for Discount Codes. Click there and paste the code into the box. Then proceed to checkout and you’ll get the discount.
We hope that you love throwing the RUIN.
STAY TUNED for our next Focus Friday for another change to try a featured disc at a nice discounted price!