Let’s announce our winner for the Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Putters! There were lots of comments over this week of people defending their choice for the best putter, but the time has come to choose the winner! Let’s review the nominees:
This might be our most debatable selection so far, but the Wizard has been a popular choice for disc golfers for years. The Wizard is a great disc that covers just about everything you need in a putter, and when you add in the fact that it is available in a plethora of plastic blends, there is a Wizard for just about everyone. You don’t see the top sponsored pros throwing the Wizard much due to Gateway being a smaller fish in the sponsorship market, but when you take a look back in time to what some of the big names were throwing before they got manufacturer’s sponsorship, a lot of them were putting with the Wizard. For example, Kevin Jones, who just announced he will be throwing Prodigy Disc equipment in 2019, was a big proponent of the Pure White Wizard during the 2018 season.
We have now covered the four main categories of disc golf discs, and we will now be getting into some of the specialty categories. The next article will drop later today, so stay tuned!
With Christmas drawing near, we have a lot of customers who want to know if their package will arrive by Christmas.
Our staff at Infinite Discs is doing all we can to ensure that your package will arrive by December 25th. All orders in by 4:30 PM MST, are shipped out the same day. With that said, we have to rely on the different parcel carriers for the actual delivery. Here are some guidelines for the last days you will want to order different items, if you want to make sure* they arrive before Christmas.
Safe Order Deadline to arrive by Christmas: Monday, December 17th.
For small packages (2 or less discs), towels, small accessories, mini’s, physical gift cards, etc. weighing less than 16oz, the USPS guideline is 2-5 days. Assuming the worst and a 5 day delivery time, unless you make a Priority mail upgrade you will want to make sure your order is in by 4:30 on Monday, December 17th.
Note, if you pay extra for the “Priority Upgrade” to ship a small package Priority Mail, your likely safe to receive in time date is Wednesday, December 19th. If your order is made beyond the 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact email@example.com and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for expedited shipping.
Medium Sized Packages:
Safe Order Deadline: Wednesday, December 19th
For Medium sized packages 3-11 discs and economy bags, we usually ship USPS priority mail within the United States. Priority Mail delivery time is typically 2-3 days. Orders in by 4:30 on Wednesday, December 21st, should arrive by Christmas. However, to be on the safe side, in case of any USPS handling errors or delays, you should plan to have these orders in by Tuesday, December 19th.
If your order is made after December 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for express delivery.
Safe Order Deadline: Friday, December 14th
Large packages including baskets, large backpacks, and 11+ discs are typically shipped UPS ground, which can take up to a week to arrive depending on your location and proximity to Utah. It’s also important to know that for many of these products are delivered directly from the manufacturer, who may not process your order as quickly as we do in house. If you want one of these items to arrive by Christmas, you’ll likely be fine if your order is in by December 17th, but to be safe, you’ll want it in by 2:00 on Friday the 14th.
Unless you want to specifically arrange to pay hundreds extra for priority upgrades for large Packages, we cannot do Priority Upgrades for our fixed $3 shipping fee. For large packages, that only guarantees priority processing.
Safe Order Deadline: It Might Be Too Late
If you want something internationally, it might already be too late to get to you by Christmas. For international shipping we use DHL which usually arrives to Canada and Europe within one week, but. So if you order before December 14th there is a good chance you will receive it by Christmas, but there is no guarantee.
If you’re too late for a disc golf Christmas Gift, There is always next year right? Or, consider a Happy New Year gift… But do you really need a reason to give somebody a great disc golf gift?
Deadline to Arrive By Christmas: December 25th
The safest bet (and arguably the best Christmas gift for a disc golfer) is an E-Gift card. An email gift card code will be sent to you (or directly to the recipient) within seconds. The other nice thing about an electronic gift card is that you can personalize it any way you want. Print it up and put it in a card or a picture with an original poem you wrote, or a picture of yourself. Who doesn’t like a personalized gift? Or to make things super simple, and just email the code directly to the recipient.
Safe Order Deadline: Nonexistent
What if I waited until the week of Christmas to order my discs? Overnight and rushed 2 day shipping options are available, but these can get pricey and there are no promises on delivery time. This is not a safe option, however, if you would like to give it a try, email or call us before you make the order. The shipping price on these are determined case by case. Again, at this point, the best ordering option may be a gift card.
*In rare instances (less than 1% of all orders), packages get misplaced or lost by the individual carriers and do not arrive by the estimated time frame. We cannot guarantee that any package will actually arrive by Christmas.
Our week-long string of sales begins with INFINITE DISCS DAY where all of the Infinite Discs brand discs are discounted. Our own line of quality discs are manufactured by Innova and we’ve been very happy with the discs for this inaugural year.
As far as we know, there has never been a disc release made in colored glow (Innova Champion) which also has metal flake in them. But we had to give it a try, and the results are great. These Pharaoh’s have a prominent dome and have an exceptionally long glide. They are probably the best run for pure distance! They come with either the XXL stamp or the bottom stamp if you want to keep the top clean for optimum glowing.
The last Infinite Discs release of our 2018 season is the moderately overstable, flat-topped RA mid-range disc. This early edition has a wonderful XXL stamp and both feels and flies great. Give it a try with this limited edition release!
The Slab is our very over-stable utility distance driver, and if the earlier Metal Flake edition wasn’t beefy enough for you, this Vision C-Blend run with full-color artwork is even more overstable. It will look great as it fades hard or fights the wind for your power throws.
ALSO BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THESE DEALS THAT RUN ALL WEEK
Infinite Discs is happy to present the weekly blog post called TOP TWENTY TUESDAY where we let you know about the short-term sales trends for discs. We’ll show the sales figures from the previous Tuesday through the most recent Monday.
New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle spots. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace. These will also be broken down by plastic types, so the same model can show up in multiple plastics.
The Destroyer held a strong 1st position this last week, though the Full Foil Super Color BUZZZ made a good run with a strong #2 spot. Those Ledgestone 2019 edition Full Foil Buzzz discs are limited to 250 per Bee, with seven different bee designs, so collectors jumped on those quickly. Discmania made a good showing with their two new releases, the C-Line PD Freak which had a 10th anniversary stamp, and the Metal Flake C-Line MD4 which was new this last week. The rest of the chart shook up with several new entries, but all with moderate sales. In fact, there are only six discs out of this week’s top 20 that were also in last week’s chart, so that is quite a shake-up.
–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The first three people to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $15 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
We had not winners for this week’s guessing, since the DX Roc jumped from nowhere into the #11 spot. That was pretty random, and hard to predict. We’ll make it easier this week…
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK: Guess the #3 spot for next week’s chart!
It is time once again for the annual STAMP WARS competition! Infinite Discs is now taking submissions for the 2019 Stamp Wars contest, and everybody is invited to participate. Just like last year, we’ll be accepting submissions for the entire month of November 2018. Draw your stamp design, and submit it this month and we’ll all see how people like your design in December 2018 when the voting and elimination process begins.
STAGE ONE – NOVEMBER 2018 – SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN
In order to submit your stamp design for voting, you must read and agree to the rules and submit THIS FORM along with your stamp design file.
It is important to understand the rules, so be sure to read them. Basically, you will be promising that your work is original, not taken from anybody else, and not including any copyrighted material or characters. We did disqualify some stamps last year for being traced or flat-out copied from other people’s work, including some clip art submissions, and monochrome versions of existing photos. We will also disqualify any stamp that we consider tasteless, pornographic, or offensive. Please stick with your own, original designs.
Get your creative juices flowing! You’ve got all month to submit your artwork, and you CAN submit more than one design, if you feel extra creative and want more chances to win.
STAGE TWO – DECEMBER – The VOTING
Once November is over and December 2018 arrives, we’ll begin the process of elimination through a voting process. The Voting will be open to all Infinite Discs customers. We will announce the voting each week through our social media. The field will be narrowed each week until, at the end of the month, only four stamp designs will remain.
You are welcome to encourage your friends to vote and to campaign as much as you’d like for your design. On our end, we’ll simply move the stamps with the most votes during each round of voting onward to the next level. Voters will not be able to vote more than once on each round.
STAGE THREE – THE FINAL FOUR
The final four stamp designs remaining after December’s voting will be stamped onto discs in January 2019. We will stamp the same quantities on the same molds of the same brands in order to make sure that there is no unfair advantage for any of the four designs. Then the grand prize winner will be decided by which design sells the most or the fastest. We will either wait until the end of the month if there is a close race, or we will declare the winner if the disc quantity for one of the stamps gets low enough that it becomes the obvious winner.
For example, in 2018 we called a winner before the end of the month because the “Always Watching” owl stamp pulled far enough ahead and ran low enough on disc quantities that the others could not catch up, and no way that the leader could maintain sales with so few discs remaining.
The prize for reaching the final four is a $100 gift card to the Infinite Discs online store, plus 5 discs with your design. The prize for winning 1st place after the sell-off is an additional $250 gift card to the Infinite Discs store. Plus, we’ll continue to use that winning design on additional runs of the stamp across several popular brands.
We’re excited to see your designs, so let the 2019 Stamp Wars begin!
The first distance driver by Storm Disc Golf is the Jet Stream which features a relatively wide 2.3 cm rim width which places it around a “speed 12” flight rating. When thrown with power, it has a little turn to the understable side, but then finishes with a steady fade. When thrown with less power, it will be a consistently overstable driver. The flight numbers are comparable to the very popular Destroyer by Innova, so it has the potential to be a very popular driver for experienced players.
The Eye refers to the “Eye of the Storm” and is a basic, dependable mid-range disc for all short range drives and approaches on the fairway. It is a wide diameter mid-range, and should feel comfortable for players of all experience levels. It has a slight dome and a low profile rim height, so it slides easily out of the hand. It is design for very straight, precision flight.
The Crater is a very unique putter to introduce to the market. When it comes to putters, there are a lot of them on the market, and it helps to stand out. The Crater features a thumb track on the top of the disc, which already puts in into a unique category, but the top isn’t just flat– it is a bit of a puddle-top which makes it even more unique. That means that the center of the disc is lower than the rim. It has an overstable finish, so it is more of a “into the wind” putter and short-range approach disc. Or, if you like power putting at the chains, this may be the disc for you.
It will be fun to watch and see what Storm Disc Golf comes up with next. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
Here at Infinite Discs we have to start our preparations for the holiday season early. Since we try to put together an exciting lineup of fun discs and products for the period that stretches from Halloween to Christmas, we need to start making arrangements before the summer is even over.
While we can’t reveal what those special deals and limited editions will look like right now, we can tell you a little bit about what to expect. It is time to drop some hints…
There are some brands that have made it a tradition to release special, spooky edition discs in October, including MVP / Axiom, Innova, and Legacy. We do plan to make those available, though we are sometimes limited in how many discs we can get with those limited editions. We’ll do our best to make sure they are available for our customers. Check out what Innova has already announced for Halloween 2018:
We don’t know yet what is coming from other brands, but we’re on the lookout! But just to make sure you have a great variety of spooky stamp options, Infinite Discs is planning on releasing a very cool spider stamp on both Innova and Trilogy, as well as an decorative animal skull stamp on Discmania and Discraft. Here is a sneak-peek of the animal skull:
And here is a sneak-peek of the spider stamp:
We may unleash another surprise or two for Halloween, but let’s move onto a few hints on Black Friday 2018.
Black Friday 2018…
It has been our tradition to have a different sale for different brands every day, starting on Thanksgiving, and going through the next five or six days. Traditionally we have featured MVP / Axiom as the brand on Thanksgiving, and we are thinking of keeping it that way. After all, the three-color stamps we have lined up for that day are always exciting and the MVP fans are always very supportive of the sale.
As for the other days, we do plan on having an INFINITE DISCS day, which is a new thing this year, since we kicked off our own brand of discs in 2018. We have a couple of special runs on unique plastics with cool stamp designs, all lined up for release on Infinite Discs day. Plus…we might…just might…release a new, unique disc model on that day as well.
We have a great stamp lined up across multiple popular disc models for on Innova, Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, and Westside Discs, and you’ll see those unleashed on Trilogy Day (likely Saturday, Nov. 24th) and Innova Day (likely Monday, Nov. 26th). But on top of that, we do have a small run of a unique plastic type for an upcoming Trilogy disc that we will unleash, plus we have a special run of a very popular Innova model that will be featured with a unique stamp. We’re excited for those special editions!
We also have arranged with other brands, including Discraft, Discmania, and others (details still being worked out) to put out special editions. In fact, we are looking at making a very limited supply of an out-of-production disc available that week.
We will feature some of the other traditional brand discounts, plus the gift card offering for those making purchases of large items, like backpacks or carts. We want to make sure that you can get some great disc golf stuff for the holiday season, whether for yourself, or for the people you love. We’ll also make some spots available in the VIP Club for people who want to give the gift of a collectible, fun disc every month for a year!
Watch for surprises, and keep your eyes on our social media to find out the exact brand days and details of the week of features and sales.