New Disc Golf Discs for 2020

New Discs for 2020!

 

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.

 


 

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Infinite Disc Ruin

 

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.

 


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Discmania Active Line

 

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.

 

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RPM Kotare

 

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

 


 

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Discraft Fierce

 

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!

 


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Mint Freetail

 

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.

Freetail - Apex Plastic (AP-FT01-19)


Kastaplast Lots

 

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

 

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Latitude 64 Sapphire

 

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.

 

Opto Chameleon Sapphire - First Run

 


 

Innova Invictus

 

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 Discs got 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.

International Brands

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.

Ledgestone Open 2020 Support Discs – Wave 1

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.

LEDGESTONE 2020 – WAVE ONE

TITANIUM SWIRL BANGER GT – Click Here to Buy One

Z-LINE BANGER GT (Midnight and White) – Click Here to Buy One

FULL FOIL SUPERCOLOR BUZZZ – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP METEOR – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP PREDATOR – Click Here to Buy One

Z GLO SPARKLE RAPTOR – Click Here to Buy One

TITANIUM SWIRL STALKER (Paige Pierce) – Click Here to Buy One

TOUR SERIES ESP TRACKER – Click Here to Buy One

BIG Z WASP – Click Here to Buy One

CRYZTAL FLX SPARKLE ZONE – Click Here to Buy One

 

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!

FOCUS FRIDAY – The Mantra by Thought Space Athletics

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!

MANTRA by Thought Space Athletics

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

Speed: 9.0

Glide: 6.0

Turn: -2.0

Fade: 1.0

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:

FOCUS-MANTRA

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!

Focus Friday – The New RUIN By Infinite Discs

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!

THE C-BLEND RUIN

  • Speed: 3.0
  • Glide: 3.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0

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!

VIDEO MONTAGE OF REVIEWS FROM TEAM INFINITE PLAYERS

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.

DREW GIBSON TALKS ABOUT THE RUIN


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!

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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!

Infinite Discs RUIN – Overstable Approach Disc

THE CONCEPT

Infinite Discs is very excited to kick-off the 2020 year with a new disc release to help enhance your disc golf short game. We’ve been working with Innova, the manufacturer of the Infinite Discs line, to create a mold for a small diameter, overstable approach disc. We’ve noticed that a lot of players, including pro players, have turned from standard mid-range discs to approach discs that have dimensions more like putters. We wanted a disc that would fit that trend, with a relatively flat-top and manageable rim size for both forehand and backhand throwers. We also wanted the disc to be overstable enough that it could be thrown with speed and confidence to hold the line for a longer stretch and still finish with a solid fade.

Maybe you’ve watched players like Paul McBeth throw the Discraft Zone for shots approaching the basket from a couple hundred feet away. Or you’ve watched Ricky Wysocki throw some amazing approach shots with the Innova Pig (used to throw the Westside Harp for similar shots). The list could go on, with many players using overstable “putt-and-approach” discs to get through tight fairways or to make runs at the basket from longer distances. That’s what we wanted in our own disc line.

THE PROTOTYPE TEST

Several months passed while the mold was created and prepared for a test run. In late 2019 we received a small box of prototype discs from the Innova factory so we could test our overstable approach disc. It was exactly what we were hoping for. The profile was just right with a flat-top that would feel great for forehand approach shots, plus a rim size that was not too tall so that it could also be thrown backhand with comfort.

Some of us at Infinite Discs took the disc out to throw it around and see how it flew. It felt like a great overstable complement to the already popular Infinite Discs Tomb, which is more of a straight-flying approach disc with minimal fade. We could throw the new test disc even harder without turning it over and it had significantly more fade.

We made the remaining prototype discs available to Team Infinite and VIP Club members as “Infinite Proto Mold #15” and those few discs sold out immediately. Our office team sought feedback from outside players who picked up those prototypes, and that feedback was very positive. So, we decided to order a complete run in durable, long-lasting C-Blend plastic (Infinite Discs equivalent to Innova Champion plastic).

COMING UP WITH THE NAME

You may have noticed that the Infinite Discs lineup has been using names that primarily recall ancient cultures. The brand kicked off with ancient Egyptian references, including the Pharaoh, the RA, the Sphinx, etc. Some discs were named after elements that could move across different ancient cultures, like the Myth, the Tomb, or the Chariot.  In the second year, we moved into some ancient Roman names like the Emperor, the Centurion, the Cohort, etc. Our third year is intended to be themed with ancient American cultural names, like with the early release of the Aztec. But with the new approach disc, we again wanted to pick a name that would cross all of the cultures.

Plus, as an overstable approach disc, we thought it should sound dense, or heavy. Well, all of the ancient cultures we know about have left their mark on the landscape through ruins. The heavy, megalithic ruins tend to last the longest and are often more memorable. Whether the ancient pyramids, the ruins of the Roman Empire, or the impressive temples of central and south America, we can still see and visit the remains of those cultures today.

Thus, the RUIN was named and will feature artwork with any number of ancient cultural references. The name was first revealed with the PDGA approval announcement. We found some of the initial reactions to the name to be quite humorous. “This disc is going to RUIN your game,” or “this disc will RUIN the course.” Luckily, most of us at Infinite Discs think that disc golf should be fun and that making fun of names is pretty harmless. So, why not wreak wreck and ruin with your overstable approach disc?

The RUIN was born.

THE LIMITED EDITION FIRST RELEASE

Infinite Discs has kicked off some of the previous disc releases with limited edition stamps. We thought the RUIN deserved the same treatment, so our initial limited edition will feature an XXL stamp. And what better way to ruin the ancient Egyptian ruins than with an alien invasion? Some of our stamps featuring Aliens taking over ancient cultures have been well received, so this fits right in.

WATCH FOR THE LIMITED EDITION RELEASE ON JANUARY 17th, 2020

Note: Some X-Out / Factory 2nd discs were made available in advance of the release, for those who wanted to try it early.

Also watch for a limited edition Las Vegas Challenge I-Blend RUIN to be featured in the am player packs at the event!

 

Prodigy Ace Line Discs Now Available!

Prodigy Disc Ace Line Discs

Four new Prodigy discs are now available. These are still great discs designed by the pros at Prodigy, but there’s something slightly different about the newest Prodigy discs.

Introducing the Prodigy Ace Line

Up until now, all Prodigy discs were manufactured in the USA. Over the past several years Prodigy has invested in a new disc golf manufacturing facility overseas. The discs produced in the China factory are now known as Ace Line discs. Similar to the way that Discmania has their Yikun manufactured Active Line discs, Prodigy has now released four available Ace Line discs.

Overall, it appears that the Ace Line will allow you to purchase great Prodigy discs at an even lower price point.

What’s Different with Ace Line Discs

New Molds: The four released Prodigy Ace Line discs all feature new and different molds that vary from the existing Prodigy discs.

New Names: These discs feature a new naming system making it easy to know exactly how each disc will fly by simply reading the name.

The first letter in the Ace Line naming system signifies which kind of disc it is. There are four potential disc types:

  • D- Distance Driver
  • F- Fairway Driver
  • M- Midrange
  • P- Putter

After “Model” in each disc name the disc stability is stated. There are five different possible stabilities for each disc type:

  • US+ – Very Understable
  • US – Understable
  • S – Stable
  • OS – Overstable
  • OS+ – Very Overstable

New Plastics: The Ace Line will feature two different plastics. A base plastic, that doesn’t feel like base plastic, and a premium blend called Dura Flex. The four discs introduced with this initial release are currently only available in the Base Grip plastic. You can get this quality plastic for just $7.99 each right here at Infinite Discs.

The Ace Line Discs

Ace Line Three Disc SetThe initial release includes a distance driver, fairway driver, midrange, and putter. The fairway driver, mid, and putter are also available through a three disc starter set.

We took the discs out for a few test throws, check out our quick Ace Line disc reviews here.

D Model S

The D Model S is a high speed stable distance driver. This is disc is comparable with the Prodigy D3.

F Model S

The F Model S is is a stable flying thick rimmed fairway driver. This disc goes really far for a fairway driver.

M Model OS

The M Model OS is an overstable midrange. This is the only overstable model in the initial Ace Line release. We didn’t find the flight of this mid to be overly overstable and it is still a solid mid for players of all skill levels.

P Model S

The P Model S is a stable flyind midrange with a flat top and a small micro-bead around the bottom rim.

Final Days of Black Friday Deals – Prodigy Discs on Sale

As Black Friday deals week comes to a close, we will end with a sale on Prodigy discs. Every mold will be on sale. And we have a few limited stamped discs. It’s a perfect time to try out those discs you had your eye on.

All Prodigy Discs on Sale

All Prodigy Discs

 

The last Black Friday day is Prodigy day and you will find all of your favorite Prodigy Discs on sale! From their popular putters to their wide range of drivers to their hybrid discs, all in a variety of sweet plastics, and all on sale!

In addition to sale prices on all Prodigy discs, there will be a limited numbers of these hot discs:

Prodigy Black 350G PA-3 w/Star Stamp $11.99

Check out the popular straight-flying putter by Prodigy, the PA-3. Get this beaded putter in black with the Prodigy Star stamp.

Prodigy Black 350G MX-3 w/Star Stamp $11.99

Get the new overstable midrange in 350G plastic. Only a limited number of this mold are available in black and features the Prodigy Star stamp.

Prodigy 400 Spectrum D2 w/Star Stamp $14.99

The second driver in the Prodigy lineup, the D2, has a little more turn than the D1, but still has a solid fade. Get one of a limited number with the Prodigy star stamp.

 

 

Prodigy Discs on Sale - PA-3, MX-3, D2

 

 

 

 

Black Friday Deals – Innova Day

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We celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year by placing all discs from the biggest brand in disc golf on sale.

What’s on Sale for Black Friday

All Innova Champion Discs will feature a sale price for Black Friday including stock stamps, custom stamps, limited edition discs, tournament support discs, signature discs, factory seconds and misprints.

If low price discs is your main goal for Black Friday shopping, we have more than 2,000 Innova Misprints and Factory Seconds in stock. These discs low prices are even better with our black Friday sale.

Black Friday New Releases and Feature Discs

Black and White Novas

At Infinite Discs, it isn’t Black Friday without black and white Nova’s. This years batch includes solid black, solid white, white on black, and black on white all with a completely blank tops and geometric Infinity bottom stamps on the underside.

Innova Black Friday Release

 

“Destroy!” Stamped White and Pink Star Destroyers

We have a new Black Friday edition “Destroy” stamp for the number one selling disc golf disc. 200 of these limited edition stamps are found on pink and white Star Destroyers.

The “Bread” Series – Firebread, Thunderbread, and TeaBread

The bread series is back for Black Friday! Did you miss out on a Firebread, Thunderbread or TeaBread stamp last time? Now is your chance to these unique discs, and while they are on sale.

Innova Day Custom Stamps

The Infinite Pigs Stamp Trilogy

Do you like the three little pigs? Have you seen pigs fly? Are you a fan of genuine pork products? Get one of these hysterical stamps ON Sale for Black Friday.

Infinite Discs Roman Bomber Stamp

Our last Black Friday special edition is what we call the Roman Bomber. Going along with the Egyptian Bomber theme we released on Black Friday last year, this is your chance to get a really cool stamp at a discount price on many of the most popular Innova molds.

$20 Gift Card With Purchase of Innova Backpacks

Innova Super Hero Pack on SaleLooking for an excuse to purchase one of the top selling disc golf backpacks?

Purchase an Innova Heropack, Super HeroPack or any other disc golf backpack priced more than $70 today and receive a $20 Infinite Discs gift card!

The gift card will be automatically emailed to you. All you need to do is make the purchase.

 

Trilogy New Releases

In addition to the Black Friday Innova focus, Dynamic Discs will release lots of hot gems that release at 11AM Central time including the Chameleon Judge, Moonshine Keystone, and Opto Air Jade.

They also have a number of Black Friday release stamps including the Lucid Patrol Geometric Stamp, War Horse Geometric Stamp, Defender Sword Stamp, Ballista Pro Bow Stamp, and a number of new Hand Eye stamps.

 

 

What else do we have on sale for the rest of Cyber Week? See our full add here!

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