Focus Friday – Discs at a Discount

Focus Friday – The Zone

Welcome back to another Focus Friday, where you get to learn about a new or old disc and receive a great discount so you can give it a try yourself. This week, we are focusing on a very famous putt & approach disc… The Zone from Discraft. 

One user of the Zone had this to say about it:

We absolutely love the ESP Zone. It flies straight with a nice hook-up at the end. It holds an ani line very nicely. Overall, the zone is the best upshot, and short drive disc we have ever thrown. You got to get one in your bag.

This versatile mold was approved done May 28th, 2008, and has been the signature mold for players such as Paul Mcbeth and Brodie Smith. You can find the Zone in all Discraft plastics.

Zone Flight Numbers: Speed 4 | Glide 3 | Turn 0 | Fade 3 | Stability 2

The Zone is an overstable putt and approach disc, with a slim profile and thick rim. You can utilize this disc in headwinds, for strategic fades, forehand throws, flick putts, or going right into the basket. This is truly a go-to workhorse putter for dependable overstability in any conditions.

DISCOUNT -> Get a Zone in ANY plastic at 15% off by using the code “FOCUSZONE”

This will end Monday night, so get on this amazing deal while you can! 

Additionally, check out this page, to see all the other 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.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY

Top Twenty Tuesday – Sept. 18th-24th

Welcome back to another week of Top Twenty Tuesday! Every week, we take a look at the twenty top-selling discs on the Infinite Discs website from the past week, broken down by mold and plastic-type.

You also have a chance to win a $10 Infinite Discs gift card if you correctly guess one of the spots for next week (scroll down to see specifics for the weekly giveaway).

Here are the top sellers from last week in order –

#1 – Discraft Signature ESP ATHENA
#2 – Infinite Discs Halo S-Blend CENTURION
#3 – MVP Neutron Soft GLITCH
#4 – Infinite Discs Signature Swirly S-Blend SPHINX
#5 – Axiom Fission HEX
#6 – Discraft Big Z LUNA
#7 – Discmania D-Line Signature S-Line PD
#8 – Infinite Discs D-Blend x-out ALPACA
#9 –MVP Eclipse 2.0 RESISTOR
#10 – Doomsday Discs Toxic Waste BLACKOUT
#11 – Discraft ESP BUZZZ
#12 – Discraft Signature ESP HADES
#13 – Innova Star DESTROYER
#14 – MVP Neutron ZENITH
#15 – Thought Space Athletics Ethos CONSTRUCT
#16 – Discmania Glow D-Line Flex 3 RAINMAKER
#17 – Innova Star MAMBA
#18 – Innova DX AVIAR
#19 – Discraft Tour Series ESP COMET
#20 – Innova Star WRAITH

With the drop of the Athena this past week, no one is surprised that it blew all other sales out of the water! Our website even had some trouble loading for customers due to the popularity. We hope you were able to get one, and we hope you are enjoying it’s consitent, strong flight.

We have a few Axiom/MVP here as well, showing us that they still have some skin in the game. We look forward to seeing the final sales numbers at the end of the year to compare each brand agains eachother, and see which mold rises to the top.

Here is how many times each brand appeared in this weeks line up:

GUESSING GAME –> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #7 spot two weeks ago ended up being the Infinite Discs I-Blend Emperor! We didn’t have a blog post last week because our blog writer was on vacation 😉 Doesn’t look like anyone got it quite right though. 

NEXT WEEK: Guess the #10 spot for next week. The first person to get it right (including the disc model and plastic type) will win!

THANKS FOR READING AND WATCHING EACH WEEK!

 

 

RECAP FROM LAST TIME – September 4th

The time before (Sept. 4 – Sept. 11) looked like this – 

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QUICK TIP TUESDAY – DISC GOLF TIPS

Quick Tip Tuesday – Approach Shots

 

This week for your Quick Tip Tuesday, Infinite team member Zoe AnDyke shares a few great tips about how to improve your approach game.

First, place a few other targets (your bag, a towel, etc.) around the basket. Trying to aim directly for the basket is great, but most of the time you aren’t going to be throwing it in when approaching. Work on getting the disc close to the target by aiming for those other objects around the basket.

Second, aim for the ground. If you are aiming at the basket that is several feet above the ground, you run the risk of throwing it too high. You will most likely be closer to the target if you aim lower.

And Third, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to get it in the basket or throw the perfect shot. Getting up to the basket for a tap-in is GREAT, but it is better to consistently practice the practical shots instead of the shot that you usually make 1/100 times.

 

Check out the full video of Zoe breaking down this tip for you –>

Meet Infinite Discs Team Member: Cole Redalen

Cole Redalen

 

One of the interesting and exciting aspects of professional disc golf is seeing the young players already making an impact on our sport. There are several touring pros that are in their teens, and two players in the top 10 in DGPT points that are 21 or younger. It is fun to see those talented players emerge and compete at such a high level. We’ll meet one of those rising stars in this blog as we introduce to you an Infinite Discs sponsored player, Cole Redalen.

Cole stopped by the Infinite Disc’s headquarters recently and took the time to make a few videos for our YouTube channel (check them out HERE). He also answered a few questions about his young career, how he started disc golf, and some of his experiences so far. So, let’s get to know Cole Redalen!

 

Getting Started

 

Like many young pros, Cole started playing at a relatively young age. Despite living most of his life in South Carolina, he didn’t pick up disc golf until his family moved to Oregon. His dad worked for Intel, and the company happened to be hosting a disc golf clinic held by none other than Infinite Discs’ Zoe Andyke and Dustin Keagan. Cole said that watching the flight of his disc was a life-changing experience. “Once I threw that disc, there was no going back.”

Up until that time in his life Cole had been involved with many different sports, like basketball, soccer, swimming, gymnastics, and track. At the time he discovered disc golf he had been focusing on basketball and taking that sport to the next level. However, once he found out he couldn’t play high school basketball, he decided to put his effort into disc golf.

 

Practicing During Homeschool

 

One aspect of his life that contributed to his rapid rise in the sport was the fact that he was homeschooled. That gave him a flexibility in scheduling that he wouldn’t have had otherwise. “Being homeschooled had its major perks as far as free time and practice goes,” said Cole. “I was out there every day putting and throwing in a field to get better.”

Over the next few years Cole continued to work on his disc golf skills while playing in more and more tournaments. He started to pick up wins in Amateur divisions and in 2019 accepted cash for the first time with his finish at the NADGT finals. However, that didn’t have a big impact on him. “Because it was an amateur event, it didn’t feel as big of an accomplishment as playing against professionals. But, it was a door I was certainly ready to walk through and excited to see what was to come.”

 

Turning Pro

 

Cole started playing in the Open Division from that point on. Although he started cashing in lower-tier

Photo by Gage Hamilton

tournaments, it wasn’t until an A-tier event, the 2020 Kitsap Classic, that he felt he had his breakthrough performance.

The Kitsap Classic is held Port Orchard, Washington, and in 2020 included several touring pros. Cole didn’t win, but he took third behind Infinite Discs’ Dallin Blanchard and Nate Sexton. It was a watershed moment for Cole. “I really started to find my stride (at that tournament) as a 960 rated player behind Nate Sexton and Dallin Blanchard. At that moment I was already pursuing the sport as a career, but it really solidified the decision.”

 

Cole’s First Worlds

 

Another career-boosting performance came at last year’s World Championship. He entered the MPO long-drive competition, and he took fourth place! He not only cashed, he finished ahead of other well-known crushers like Gannon Buhr, Anthony Barella, and Thomas Gilbert. Cole said it was a total shock! “I knew I could throw far,” he said, “but as soon as the disc left my hand I was blown away. It meant a lot to see that I can complete against the farthest throwers in the sport.”

 

Career Highlights

 

Although the NADGT tournament and Long Distance competition were great experiences for Cole, he points to another finish that stands out as the most memorable for him. That would be at last year’s Ledgestone Insurance Open. He finished in 7th place and took home the largest amount of cash in his career to date, $2,425. Cole said that it, “really propelled my name onto the scene and told everyone that I was ready for the heat of the best competition in the world.”

More recently, Cole added another highlight to his young career at the Discraft’s Great Lakes Open. On the final round of the Pro Tour event, he shot a scorching -12! The 1082-rated round propelled him from 58th place up to 15th, and in into the cash. Cole said that it was, “exciting to see both my driving and putting come together all at once.”

Just last weekend the World Championships were held in Emporia, and Cole was there showing his potential. He finished several places ahead of his last year’s performance, proving that he can compete at the highest level in our sport.

 

 

Working On Form

 

Not content to just finish among the best, Cole continues to work hard to improve his game. Much of the time spent practicing recently was to hone in his form. Cole places a high value on having a consistent form.

“Form has been something that I have focused on a lot the last couple years, trying to find something that works consistently,” he said. “I believe form is a HUGE part of a player’s success and eliminate a lot of consistency errors while on the course.”

 

Influences

 

Photo by Gage Hamilton

The desire to improve is undoubtedly connected to his years of athletic endeavors. But when it comes to disc golf, it is also aided by other competitors in the sport. Cole mentions all-time great Paul Mcbeth as one the people who influenced his career. Cole said Drew Gibson has also done a lot for him. He also mentions one other pro: Scott Withers.

Scott is an Oregon Pro whom Cole credits as, “making me the player I am today. He has been dominating the northwest for many years and constantly raising the bar higher and higher.”

Besides the influence of professional disc golfers, another thing that young player need early in their career is support from home. Some young players turn pro before they even get their driver’s license, and need someone to take them to tournaments and practices. Fortunately, Cole’s parents love what he is doing, and fully support him. He recognizes that he would not be where he is without their support.

 

Playing With Pros

 

Another part of disc golf that young pros need to contend with is being on cards with some of the top pros in the world, many of them idolized by the younger player. Cole was no different in that respect, and at first that was a challenge.

“As one of the younger players on tour, I was always nervous about invading other pros space,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I could practice or talk with any of the top guys without feeling like I should be somewhere else.”

He didn’t feel like his competitors looked down on him when he first started. He just felt like he didn’t have the decision making and course experience that the veterans had. Over time, he got comfortable playing with the elite players, which helped him relax and just play his game.

Being such a young pro gives Cole a perspective that he can share with other young players. His main advice to them is to respect the game. No matter the skill level you get to, there will always be challenges, and there is always something to learn. Serious disc golfer should become a student of the game.

 

Mental Game

 

Photo by Gage Hamilton

Part of learning the game is the mental aspect. Cole said that when he makes a mistake, he figures out what when wrong, makes adjustments, then moves on to the next shot. He said that dwelling on a mistake is about the worst thing you can do to your game.

“Making another careless mistake after the fact because of frustration is the worst thing possible,” he said. “I know I am good enough to throw any shot out there so it’s just a matter of correcting the next one.”

He said he tries to play every hole as if it is its own round. Since you can’t play 18 holes before you tee off, you might as well play one hole at a time. He was told that the most important shot in golf is the next one.

 

Physical Game

 

Photo by Gage Hamilton

Obviously, the physical aspect of the game is as crucial as the mental, and Cole said he does a good job at staying fit and maintaining a good diet. He’ll have a homemade egg-and-cheese sandwich for breakfast, with some yogurt and a large glass of water. As a bonus, his first sponsor ever is Oregon Sports and Family Chiropractic. He said they help with workouts and an off-season training schedule to keep him healthy throughout the season.

 

In His Bag

 

 

Since Cole is sponsored by Infinite Discs, he can have an ‘open bag’, meaning that he can throw whatever brands he wants to throw. And he does throw a variety of brands! Here is a list of his favorite molds in each of the following categories:

  • Distance Driver: Infinite Discs Emperor
  • Fairway Driver: Legacy Patriot
  • Midrange: Legacy Badger
  • Approach Putter: Wild Discs Sea Otter
  • Putting Putter: Discraft CT Luna

 

The Future

 

The future certainly looks promising for Cole. He is talented and passionate about disc golf. His approach to the mental and physical facets of disc golf belies his age. And his goals are realistic and simple. “I want to be the best disc golfer I can be,” he said. “I want to keep a good attitude and encourage others. And win tournaments!”

 

 

New Discs Releases

New Disc Releases – Aug. 14-27

 

Prodiscus Discs – Origo

This is the newest Prodiscus putter, the Origo.

This mold is a beadless putt-and-approach disc with a shallower feel in hand. The Origio has a dependably straight flight with minimal fade at the end. This disc is available in both base and premium plastics, get one HERE.

Flight numbers: 3 | 3 | 0 | 1

Yikun – Twin Swords

The Twin Swords is the first roll-out disc model from Yikun in their Tortoise Line plastic which is their overmold “Shell” configuration. The rim is attached to the flight plate through their own, unique method, giving the discs an amazing look.

The Twin Swords is a distance driver with a Speed 12 rating and wide, yet comfortable rim width. The Twin Swords is a unique and exciting new offering to the disc golf world, earning a spot in the bag for players at all levels.

They recently release it in this unique watermelon configuration, get one HERE

Flight numbers: 12 | 5 | 0 | 2

Infinite Discs

Slab

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

Dynasty

The Dynasty is our newest mold, and we now have it available in 3 different plastics, the newest being the C-Blend.

The Dynasty is a stable fairway driver. This control driver offers enough stability to provide a consistent “S-curve” flight. Also, it can still fly most any line you would want. Making this into a highly controllable disc. All the while it can achieve good distance for beginner and advanced players alike.

Flight numbers: 9 | 5 | -1 | 2

Tomb

The Tomb is one of the most popular Infinite molds, and it was finally restocked last week!

It appeared this time in Metal Flake Glow plastic. Overall, the tomb is a flat-topped, low-profile, putt-and-approach disc with a comfortably smooth, beaded rim. The Tomb has just the right amount of stability to cover ground while threading the needle on approach shots, whether thrown forehand or backhand. It can also be used as a crossover mid-range, driving putter, or to hold the line while putting for distance or in moderate winds.

Flight numbers: 3 | 4 | 0 | 1

Anubis

The Anubis is a straight-flying, all-purpose, precision mid-range disc that will fit into the bags of both novice and professional players.

We teamed up with touring pro Maria Oliva to bring you a beautiul Signature Glow S-Blend Anubis that is so buttery smooth and useful on the fairway.

Every player can count on the Anubis to hold the line whether thrown for shorter approaches or for longer distances off the tee. The Anubis will help players to fine-tune their throwing skills by flying precisely in accordance with the release from the hand.

Flight numbers: 5 | 5 | 0 | 0

Wild Discs

Sea Otter, Stock Stamp

The Sea Otter is a slow and floaty disc, and was released on Infinitediscs.com in Lava plastic. This overstable putter is a dependable and workable putter. It even works well as a throwing putter. Its low speed, higher glide, and overstability provide a disc that is workable and consistent. This will be a go-to disc for those tighter approach shots or where accuracy is paramount.

Flight numbers: 2 | 3 | 0 | 2

Cole Redalen Signature Sea Otter

Same as the Lava Sea Otter, this Signature Lava putter features a new stamp collaboration with the touring pro player Cole Redalen who is sponsored by both Wild Disc and Infinite Discs.

Flight numbers: 2 | 3 | 0 | 2

Great White

The Great White is a high speed, overstable distance driver that is a recent addition to our site. This driver has high glide, allowing it to achieve great distance and long flights. This is a dependable disc that can handle power. Making this disc an excellent distance driver for those power throwers, or as a utility disc.

Flight numbers: 13 | 5 | -1 | 3

Doomsday Discs – Frag

The Doomsday Discs Frag may be one of the most overstable discs on the market. This may not be the most versatile disc, but the Frag will consistently fade hard, making it the perfect utility disc.

Flight numbers: 5 | 2 | 0 | 5

ABC – Flying Squirrel

This understable midrange has excellent glide. The speed of the Flying Squirrel combined with its steady glide means that if thrown correctly, you can watch the Flying Squirrel sail through the air in a beautiful S-Curve that glides directly to your target. The disc does have a slightly stronger tendency to slice rather than hook, and is really easy to throw.

Flight numbers: 6 | 5 | -3 | 2

Thoughtspace Athletics- Alter

The Alter by TSA’s is their first beaded putter with a flat top and low profile. This stable disc flies consistently with a moderate fade. The Alter will be a reliable tool in your bag that will work well on the teepad, the green, and finishing at the basket.

Flight numbers: 3 | 3 | 0 | 1

RPM – Kotuku

The Kotuku is a reliable, overstable to straight mid-range disc with a nice end-fade. It will easily hold a line and flies with a glide that is sneaky long.

This run of the Kotuku is a Dave Feldberg signature disc in strata plastic, get it HERE

Flight numbers: 5 | 5 | 0 | 2

Overstable vs Understable

The flight of a disc is one of the most important factors we consider when buying a disc. The feel of the disc in our hand would be a close second. But, how the disc actually flies for us tops the list of factors. One of the most important aspects of the flight of a disc is its stability.

Disc Stability

 

The stability of a given disc is how the disc flies immediately out of our hand, and how it behaves as it slows down. I talked about those disc qualities in my blog about flight numbers, HERE. For this blog, we’ll explore the terms ‘overstable’, ‘stable’, and ‘understable’. We will also looks at the weakness in using those terms to describe the flight of a disc. So, let’s get right to it!

For the sake of this blog post, I’ll look at each of the three terms mentioned above and establish a definition for each of them, so we can be consistent in our description about the flight of the disc. I’ll start with the term ‘overstable’.

Overstable

 

Let’s define ‘overstable’ as a discs ability to resist turning during the first part of the flight, and its hard fade as the disc slows down. The ‘turn’ of a disc, for a right-hand back-hand throw (RHBH) is its movement to the right immediately after the disc is thrown. The ‘fade’ is its movement to the left as the disc slows down. As players improve their technique and skill, their ability to throw the disc at high speeds increases. As the speed of the throw increases, so does the need for more overstable discs to prevent the flight from turning too much.

 

Understable

 

Now let’s consider the term ‘understable’. We consider a disc as being understable if it has a tendency to turn a significant amount right out of the hand. A disc that is very understable typically doesn’t have very much fade at the end. An understable disc is great for newer players who lack the arm speed to throw more overstable discs, since they can’t generate enough speed for the overstable discs to fly right. If the necessary speed can’t be achieved, nearly every disc becomes overstable to a beginner.

One of the ways the manufacturers can offer more molds to beginners is to offer overstable molds in lighter weights. Due to the disc having less mass to get up to speed, newer players can ‘cheat’ the system and still throw molds that would be too overstable in heavier weights.

 

Stable

 

Now let’s talk about the term that has a little more flexible definition: ‘stable’. When I hear people calling a disc ‘stable’, they typically mean that the disc doesn’t have a lot of turn, nor does it fade hard. When I hear it in reference to another disc, it can either mean more overstable or more understable, depending on the situation. If you say that you are throwing a Slab (12, 3, 0, 4), but want something a little more stable, you are saying that you want a disc that is not so overstable.

If you are throwing a Kon Tiki (4, 5, -3, 0) and say you want something a little more stable, you mean that you want something that is less understable. Basically, in both examples you are saying that you want something that flies a little less extreme and a little closer to a neutral flight.

Occasionally, I’ll hear someone refer to a disc being more stable than another, when they mean more overstable. That is an inconsistent use of the term, and may lead to a follow-up question to clarify the meaning. To eliminate any ambiguity, I recommend referring to discs as being more or less overstable or understable.

Flight Numbers

 

 

The flight numbers of a disc help us know the basic flight of a disc, assuming we can throw the disc at the proper speed. If we can meet the speed requirements of a disc, we can then look at the last two rating in the flight rating to determine the overstability or understability of a disc. Let’s look at some examples.

Disc Examples

 

The Scepter and the Sphinx are speed nine discs from Infinite. The Scepter’s flight numbers are 9, 4, 0, 4. The ‘0, 4’ are the last two numbers, and tell you that this mold would resist turning, even at high speeds (the 0), and will finish strong to the left (the 4). It is an example of an overstable fairway driver.

 

The flight numbers for the Sphinx are 9, 6, -3, 1. The -3 is the amount of turn that the Sphinx exhibits when thrown at the necessary speed. That means it will turn to the right quite a bit at high speeds. Add a little headwind into the situation and the Sphinx could end up as a roller. Plus, the last number, ‘1’, indicates that the Sphinx isn’t going to fade very much to the left. It is an understable fairway driver.

The more negative the turn number means the more turn to the right the disc will move during the high-speed portion of the flight. A disc with a -5 turn number will turn more to the right than one with a -1 turn number. Discs with a turn of 0 or positive 1 won’t turn to the right very much at all, and are great for headwind shots.

The fade number tells you how much a disc will move to the left at the end of the flight. The higher the number, the more it will travel to the left as it slows down. In our examples above, the Scepter (fade number is 4) moves a lot more left than the Sphinx (fade number is 1).

Using The Numbers

Knowing the stability of a disc helps up choose discs that work for our needs. Keep in mind that the weight and plastic type also affect the stability of a disc. Check out Infinites flight ratings for each disc, for a more accurate depiction of a discs actual flight. Click HERE to see the blog mentioned previously, which talks about the Infinite Flight Rating.

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

Introducing Doomsday Discs

In my series focusing on the smaller brands that we sell at Infinite, I started each blog by highlighting where the company was headquartered. I’ve written blogs about disc companies from numerous US states and countries around the world. However, that tradition comes to a screeching halt with this blog, because I have no idea where Doomsday Discs is located! That specific question is on the list that I send to each company. But, they didn’t answer that question. I didn’t even get the name of the founder!

Here are the answers that I did receive. They will help you get a glimpse of this unusual company. Do yourself a favor and check out their website after you read the blog. You could even join their team and give input on future releases. For now, let me introduce Doomsday Discs!

Introducing Doomsday Discs

When did your company begin, and who started it?

The company conceptually started during the heart of the pandemic– a natural time for a brand built upon the pending apocalypse and a survivalist attitude. It was founded by a small group of anonymous disc golf enthusiasts and preppers who have come to accept the inevitable.

However, the “who runs this company” has always intended to take on a decentralized focus, where the fans of the brand become the team that ultimately runs the brand. We see it as the first brand run by the people, for the people, as least as long as there are people around to do so.

 

Can you give a brief history of your company?

We saw a need for new sources of essential items like food, water, fuel, and flying plastic. We began taking steps to fill that need by introducing new sources of discs to the market. Team Doomsday was initiated and is still growing daily. To join the team, interested participants simply need to visit the doomsdaydiscs.com website, enter the store, and purchase a Prepper Team Pack. They will then become a part of the brand’s early history.

Where is your headquarters located?

The founders are located in an undisclosed bunker. But since our focus is to make Team Doomsday into the driving force behind the brand, the headquarters can be anywhere, and will be everywhere.

Which were your first few molds?

We currently use five different plastics manufacturers, four of which had never made discs before. So it has been a long process to get from concept to mold to prototype and to final product. A lot of our disc concepts are still in those different stages. Some of the first prototypes to be available to our team were the Plague, Famine, Blackout, Flat Earth, and Land Mine. There’s more expected in the coming weeks and months.

 

How did you choose the names for your molds?

We came up with some of the initial names of our prototypes. A few of those have been kept, but others were renamed by our team. Since we want the members of Team Doomsday to make a lot of the decisions, we encourage ideas and names on the Doomsday Discs Discord server. For example, two of our discs were originally called the Can Lid and the Hubcap while in the design phases, but the team members chose to change the names to the Land Mine and the Frag, as part of the “Munitions Line” (also their idea). Mold names, plastic names, different lines, and flight path numbers…all now have the input of Team Doomsday members.

Which are your three most popular molds?

Since the Blackout is the proto that was shipped to the team members with their team shirt, it became one of the most loved. But almost every time we introduce something else, it seems to find an audience of fans. The Land Mine will probably go through a wave of popularity due to its very unique shape and dependable flight characteristics.

 

What plastics do you offer, and what is your most popular plastic?

Since we have several different disc lines from the different manufacturers, there will be many different plastic types in play. We have some names decided and others undecided. The Catastrophic Line has plastics like Meltdown, Uranium, Toxic Waste, and Fallout. The Munitions Line has plastics like  Weapons Grade and C-4 (soft). Prepper Line will have Ration, Survival, etc. There will be a lot of plastics to keep track of once things get rolling.

Can you tell us about some upcoming releases?

Almost everything is still upcoming. We’re excited about the Land Mine since it is so unique as far as an approach disc goes. Plus the Frag is super overstable, to a ridiculous level, which makes it fun.  But I think the real workhorse discs that are coming soon and we’re excited about are the Bleak putter and the Dystopia driver.

We’ve also started developing an oversized driver that will be epic.

 

Who are some pros or other players that you sponsor?

We do not currently have sponsored, touring pros, though we are excited about our entire team, from the ones that are highly rated to the ones who throw lower-speed discs and light up the course with their Doomsday swag and fun personalities. We believe everybody who wants to be on the team should be, and if they’re on the team, they are valuable and appreciated. After all, when the doomsday comes, every human relationship and interaction will be precious.

 

What does the future look like for you?

The future in general may be bleak…even hopeless…but we are optimistic that a lot of people will find a lot of joy throwing and storing up Doomsday Discs in the present and into the future. Whether chucking your disc across a Dystopian landscape, or using that disc to eat your cold squirrel stew, we feel like the future will be better if a lot of our discs make it into that future.

 

What will disc golf look like in the future?

In the near future, hyper growth. In the long term, maybe something like this (see photo below).

 

What is something unique about your company?

 

We feel like Doomsday Discs will be one of the most diversified and decentralized disc golf brands in the world. Discs will be sourced from many places, released in many forms, and we hope that many players will embrace it. We hope that many players try the brand for the love of that variety and their desire to be a contributing part of the brand image and growth. Who knows…maybe we’ll be the last brand standing after the sun goes micro-nova, the earth’s magnetic field collapses, and we no longer have the same rotational axis.

—- Dr. Death

 

Check out the Doomsday Discs website HERE

Check out Infinite Discs’ inventory of Doomsday molds HERE

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Joe

Tyler

Dan

 

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