Infinite Discs Partners with Thought Space Athletics

Infinite Discs is happy to announce that we have recently partnered with Thought Space Athletics, a disc golf design and special products company from Maine that has been adding some top-notch visual flare to disc golf products for a few years. They have a wonderful knack for putting together fun and eye-catching stamp designs and have also unleashed some great apparel and other accessories in the disc golf market.

Infinite Discs is kicking off the relationship by featuring a couple of their recent stamp designs in our online store. First of all, you can find the Elevation Ambassador mandala style stamp on a run of discs from Trilogy (Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, and Westside).

We’ve also featured their fun Birdie Brigade stamp on a run of popular Innova disc models.

BROWSE THE SELECTION OF DISCS WITH THOUGHT SPACE ATHLETICS STAMPS HERE

https://infinitediscs.com/featured/thought-space-athletics

Infinite Discs will be running these stamps on other brands, with these two introductory designs switching from Trilogy to Innova, plus hitting other popular brands. We’ll also be sure to introduce other Thought Space Athletics stamp designs as they are created.

Also watch for some great stamps that Thought Space Athletics designed for Infinite Discs, including the Infinite Discs Scarab Mandala and the upcoming signature edition Garrett Gurthie SLAB.

Our goal at Infinite Discs has always been to provide our customers with the largest selection of disc choices, from different brands, to different models, to different plastics, to different stamp designs. We’re happy to work with Thought Space Athletics in that effort.

New SLAB and ANUBIS Add to the Infinite Discs Lineup

Two new discs in the Infinite Discs brand lineup were released on August 3rd, 2018. Here is a quick look at the SLAB Utility Driver and the ANUBIS mid-range.

Metal Flake C-Blend SLAB

While the SLAB boast a “speed 12” rim for higher speed release and would regularly fall into the “distance driver” category, we felt like the massive overstability of the SLAB merited a categorization of Utility Driver. Such an overstable driver also deserves a notoriously overstable plastic blend, so we launched the disc in Metal Flake C-Blend.

This is a driver that you’ll love whenever you want a hard, dramatic end fade. It will work wonders when thrown into headwinds and is a must-have for high, spike-hyzer throws.

We tried to make sure that this first run of Slab discs would come out with a very flat top so that it would feel comfortable when used to slice through the air either with a powerful backhand or forehand release.

I-Blend ANUBIS

On the opposite side of the spectrum from the Slab, the ANUBIS was designed to be a user-friendly mid-range disc that is flexible and easy to control for players at any level. You can direct the Anubis with the angle of release and throwing speed to follow about any path you put it on. We felt that the perfect introduction to this great disc would be in affordable yet long-lasting I-Blend plastic.

Try out the Anubis in lighter weights for beginners or for young players, or in the heavier, max weight for experience players who want an obedient mid-range for precision approaches.

SEE INFINITE DISCS Introductory 2018 Disc Lineup HERE

Support Garrett Gurthie with Signature Discs

Infinite Discs has been happy to help sponsor and support Garrett Gurthie for the 2018 professional disc golf competitive season. He has had a really impressive comeback year with a PDGA rating jump up to 1025 as of July 31st (see here for current rating).  We hope that he continues to play well and enjoy the rigorous life involved with travelling and competing in so many tournaments.

Signature Stamped Innova Discs

In the continuing effort to support his professional disc golf career, Infinite Discs is happy to present some Garrett Gurthie signature stamped discs. We now have four of Garrett’s favorite Innova disc models available with a unique stamp design. Every time you purchase one of these discs with Garrett’s stamp, you’re helping to financially support him.

Star DESTROYER by Innova

Star WRAITH by Innova

Star X-CALIBER by Innova

Champion ROC3 by Innova

You can browse all of the available Garrett Gurthie stamped discs HERE.

https://infinitediscs.com/featured/garrett-gurthie-signature-stamp

Infinite Discs Signature Disc Models

Earlier this year, Infinite Discs released only 100 Garrett Gurthie signature edition Pharaoh distance drivers as part of the first run, and they sold out almost immediately. We’re happy to announce that the 2nd run of Swirly S-Blend Pharaoh drivers are coming soon, and Garrett will once again have a signature edition with a completely new stamp design. Watch for the Garrett Gurthie signature Pharaoh, coming soon!

Garrett also loved testing the new Infinite Discs Slab and will have his own signature edition of the Metal Flake C-Blend Slab with his own, special stamp design. Watch for those signature Slab overstable utility drivers, coming soon!

Here is a sneak peak at the design for the upcoming Garrett Gurthie Slab:

Putter Wars 2018 – Best-Selling Putters of the Year So Far

Last year we tracked the sales of putters closely to see which ones were getting the most momentum in terms of sales at Infinite Discs. It has been a while since we’ve taken a look, and it is already July, so we’re well into the summer of 2018. Let the putter wars begin!

This ranking is based on sales at Infinite Discs. These are the TOP 20 putters in order through July 17th, 2018. We also realize that some of these discs are used more for approaches (like the Harp, Zone, or Nova) but those are tracked and categorized along with other putters.

TOP 20 BEST-SELLING PUTTERS

1 – P2 by DISCMANIA

2 – AVIAR by INNOVA

3 – JUDGE by DYNAMIC DISCS

4 – HARP by WESTSIDE

5 – WIZARD by GATEWAY

6 – WARDEN by DYNAMIC DISCS

7 – NOVA by INNOVA

8 – PURE by LATITUDE 64

9 – ENVY by AXIOM

10 – DEPUTY by DYNAMIC DISCS

11 – ZONE by DISCRAFT

12 – ATOM by MVP

13 – DAGGER by LATITUDE 64

14 – AVIAR3 by INNOVA

15 – MYTH by INFINITE DISCS*

16 – KC PRO AVIAR by INNOVA

17 – CLASSIC AVIAR by INNOVA

18 – PILOT by STREAMLINE

19 – P1X by DISCMANIA

20 – SHIELD by WESTSIDE

*We realize that the Myth has a bit of a boost considering it is sold on Infinite Disc’s website and may not represent the more general disc golf market.

We’ll keep following the sales and report at the end of the year to see how 2018 finishes off in terms of putter popularity.

Infinite Discs REWARDS Program Is Launched

Infinite Discs has been testing a point-based rewards program for the last few months, trying to build a robust system which rewards our customers for using our website. We are ready to launch it to the general public now, allowing YOU to earn points which can be cashed-in for gift cards. Then you can use those gift cards on your purchases from Infinite Discs!

HOW TO EARN POINTS

If you haven’t already created a login for the Infinite Discs website, then that is your first step. You need to have a profile created in order to earn points. In fact, creating that profile will earn points for you.  CREATE YOUR LOGIN HERE.

https://infinitediscs.com/login

In order to complete your profile, you’ll need to include certain information. These profile features must be included before points can be used in your profile:

  • Picture
  • Biography
  • Years Playing
  • Driving Hand
  • Skill Level
  • Primary Driving Style
  • Typical Driving Distance
  • Max Driving Distance
  • Favorite Courses
  • Favorite Discs (In My Bag) – Including at least one of each disc type.

Now that your profile is complete, you can check your profile page at any time after logging in. That is where your point tally and gift cards will be stored. You can reach your profile page by clicking on MY ACCOUNT and then MY PROFILE.

Once you are on your profile page, you can see a tally of your points. You can see that there are many ways to earn points. Not only do you earn points through purchases on the Infinite Discs website, but by playing rounds and keeping score on the Infinite Disc Golf App, writing reviews for discs, writing reviews for courses, adding new courses, and many other ways!

You can see in the above example that this player has written a lot of disc reviews which have tallied into over 3,000 reward points. Other points were earned by logging rounds on the Infinite Discs App, and by reviewing courses.

If all of the courses around you have already been added to the Infinite Courses database, then you can still write reviews for those courses, or add photos for each hole, if they aren’t there already. There are ways that you can contribute to the quality of the disc store, course database, etc. and earn points while doing it.

HOW TO REDEEM POINTS

Once you have at least 1,000 points, you can then REDEEM your points for gift cards that can be used to pay for your purchases through the Infinite Discs store! Simply click the big green button.

All requests to redeem points are currently reviewed by our staff so that we can make sure that everything is working properly. We want to make sure that people are earning the points through legitimate contributions, and not earning points by spamming the website with useless, one word reviews, or adding every disc in existence to their “favorites” list, or doing anything else that does not providing meaningful content. Yes…we do have to police this program for a while to make sure that points are earned through useful contributions, purchases, etc. While we want to reward our valuable customers, we are not a charity that can afford to give away product to people who simply try to “beat the system.”

CLICK HERE FOR RULES AND DISCLAIMERS FOR THE REWARDS PROGRAM

Once we have reviewed your points redemption request, you will then see your gift card code appear on your profile page by clicking on MY GIFT CARDS.

The Gift Card codes can be used during checkout, on the payment screen, by selecting the Gift Card icon as your form of payment. Apply the gift card, and if there is a remaining balance, you can proceed to pay the difference however you’d like.

We’re excited to reward our loyal customers! We invite you to try out the Infinite Discs Rewards program right away. If you have any questions, send email to support@infinitediscs.com

 

Infinite Discs Now Carries Adidas Terrex Shoes

Infinite Discs is always looking for ways to bring more quality products and choices to disc golfers. Having experimented with a couple of shoe models that were targeted to the disc golf market, we felt that it was time to grow the selection of quality outdoor shoes that really work well for disc golf players. That is why we now carry a small selection of Adidas Terrex shoes that we feel are excellent, high-end shoes that can handle the rigors of the sport under all conditions.

While Terrex has a huge selection of different shoe models for outdoor sports, we’ve tried to narrow down the field to a few that are particularly well suited to disc golf. The shoes we’ve selected come generally from the hiking and trail-running market, since shoes for those sports are designed to handle terrain of all kinds as well as the side-to-side torque that is inflicted on shoes worn by disc golfers. Having quality shoes that don’t come apart from that torque off the tee is a huge plus.

You may have seen professional disc golfers like Paul McBeth, Eagle McMahon, and others wearing these particular models of Adidas Terrex shoes, since word is catching on that they have long-lasting soles, durable build, and have different features like lightweight, breathable materials, Gore-Tex waterproofing if you need it, and extra “boost” material for extreme comfort if you spend a lot of time on your feet. Yes, some of these shoes have a higher price tag, but we feel that they are worth every dollar when it comes to taking care of your feet while you’re in your game.

Here are some of the styles you can now pick up from Infinite Discs:

Adidas Terrex AX2R

These men’s outdoor shoes are built for multifunctional use, whether on the disc golf course, or in the mountains. Made with a low-cut ankle and fewer materials for a lighter fit, the Terrex AX2R shoes have a breathable upper that dries quickly. A soft EVA midsole provides lightweight cushioning, while the TRAXION™ outsole grips all types of terrain.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

 

 

 

Adidas Terrex AX2R GTX

The Terrex AX2R GTX shoes are quality hiking cross-over shoes that will serve disc golfers well on all kinds of terrain, from groomed fairways to rugged mountain courses. Lightweight and with a technical design, these shoes feature a GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane and a durable mesh upper that supports hiking and disc golfing with comfort in any condition. The Traxion outsole provides a secure grip on the most rugged paths.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

Adidas Terrex Tracerocker GTX

Take your disc golf game to the next level with these quality men’s trail running shoes. A breathable GORE-TEX® upper sheds water when the fairway gets wet and a Traxion outsole grips the ground, whether groomed or rough, giving you the confidence to play hard and move fast.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

 

 

Adidas Terrex Agravic Speed

Are you ready to conquer every possible fairway on the course? These men’s trail running shoes keep you fast and stable over all kinds of terrain, from the fairway to the mountain trails. The Terrex Agravic Speed shoes were developed with athlete insights and are extremely lightweight while providing extraordinary grip for competitive play. The mesh and ripstop upper has a breathable, sock-like construction for optimal fit and comfort, while an EVA midsole cushions against impacts. The rubber outsole is inspired by the Continental™ mountain bike tyre “Race King,” and has cutouts making the shoes even more lightweight and flexible. If you need ultra comfort, lightweight, and top performance during your disc golf rounds, this shoe will do the job.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2

Move swiftly, whether along the disc golf course or through the mountains, in the Terrex Swift R2 crossover hiking / sport shoes. The lightweight, breathable build features a speed lacing system. A rugged Traxion outsole with grippy Continental™ Rubber supports travel over any terrain.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

Adidas Terrex Swift R2 GTX

Push your disc golfing limits with these men’s lightweight hiking and disc golfing shoes that are at home both in alpine terrain or on the fairway. A low-cut, durable upper with speed lacing supports your feet on uneven ground, while a Continental™ Rubber outsole sticks to wet and dry terrain. A waterproof and Breathable GORE-TEX® membrane keeps your feet dry every step of the way.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

 

 

Adidas Terrex Agravic GTX

The Terrex Agravic GTX allows you to push your limits on disc golf courses of all terrain types. This hybrid trail running shoe offers long-lasting comfort and support for your game with the ability to handle high side-to-side torque. They’re built with responsive boost™ cushioning and a waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane, and the textile and mesh upper has abrasion-resistant welding for added durability. The grippy Continental™ Rubber outsole hugs trails, tees, and fairways even in wet conditions. The Terrex Agravic GTX is your high-performance, waterproof disc golf option for all conditions.

Various Colors and Sizes Available – Contact Infinite Discs at support@infinitediscs.com if you don’t see your size or style available.

 

Infinite Discs looks forward to expanding the size and style selection, but we need YOUR feedback to find out what you want in a disc golf shoe so that we can offer the best choices when it comes to your feet.

Jessica Weese Tour Support Signature Stamp

We’re excited to announce that we now have Jessica Weese’s Tour Support Signature Stamps available on four molds:

Star Destroyer
Star Wraith
Champion Thunderbird
KC Pro Aviar

Click “Select Your Disc” and find her stamps! Alternatively, you can use Advanced Disc Search and sort by Stamp and Brand and find her stamp, as well as other Pro stamps.

Jessica picked these four molds that she wanted to see her tour support stamp on. These stamps support Jessica’s on her tour! This is the first time we’ve had a Pro Signature Stamp made to stamp on several molds, and it’s a program we hope to continue with many pros. (Be on the lookout for a cool Garrett Gurthie stamp soon!)

 

2018 State of Disc Golf Survey: Disc Golf Growth

Disc golfers have been purposeful and proactive about growing their sport since Steady Ed Headrick installed the first permanent ‘Pole Hole’ course in Pasadena, California more than 40 years ago.

Most of us are familiar with the hashtag #GrowTheSport (and the more recent #GrowDiscGolf). The shared belief behind the rallying cry began with the first disc golf pioneers and became an integral part of the sport’s very personality as it spread to the next generation of new players, and then the next. The conviction that we have a duty to share the sport is encoded in the DNA of every diehard player and has been for decades, long before the advent of social media.

The 2018 State of Disc Golf survey asked several questions that sought to measure and identify the details of this most singular aspect of the sport— a topic which is finally attracting some well-deserved attention. Disc golf’s unstoppable and organic grassroots growth machine is empirically obvious, observable in thousands of communities around the world. In my new book, The Disc Golf Revolution, I dedicate an entire chapter to it and provide numerous examples from around the world. Answers to one question posed in the survey add a degree of quantification to one of the book’s main assertions: disc golfers do more than talk the talk.

When asked “In 2017, which did you do to grow the sport,” 88 percent of the 5,952 who responded said they had introduced at least one new person to the game, and 83 percent said they had given discs or other equipment to a prospective or new disc golfer. More than 20 percent said they had participated in local government affairs in support of disc golf. That is 1,260 people from this small sampling alone who are attending city council meetings and calling their representatives at minimum, with many also dedicating countless hours to work hands-on in partnership with civic leaders. Aside from its broad appeal and accessibility, this is the main reason disc golf enjoys such robust growth and can look forward to more of the same. Other impressive results included:

  • Helped physically install a new course (16 percent)
  • Ran a tournament or similar event (15.9 percent)
  • Ran a disc golf league (14.4 percent)
  • Ran an event or clinic aimed at attracting new players (11.6 percent)
  • Designed a disc golf course (9.8 percent)

If we were forced to identify from these responses something the disc golf community might do better in the future, I would point to the fact that the responses are lower for running an event to bring in new players than for running disc golf leagues and tournaments. The latter are aimed mostly at players who are already enamored with the sport, whereas the former seeks to bring new people into the fold.

Tipping Point?

Other survey questions sought to determine the rate of growth in disc golf, and whether it is accelerating in recent years (Spoiler Alert: the answer is ‘Yes’). The answers corroborate player and course growth data that is already available from the Professional Disc Golf Association and DGCourseReview.com, and I believe they also indicate an important shift in the public perception of disc golf. Whereas growth in the past was almost entirely due to the unceasing efforts of those early disc golf pioneers — steady progress despite stiff headwinds — today the efforts of an even greater number of disc golf diehards are bolstered rather than buffeted by external forces. They are more often welcomed now, if not summoned, by local governments and school officials.
Infinite received more than 11,000 replies to the survey question ‘When did you begin playing golf?’ Nearly 75 percent named a year between 2006 and 2018, and less than 20 percent selected 2000 or earlier.

A closer examination of the more recent years helps us to nail down when the shift I mentioned began. 2006-2010 accounts for 16.5 percent, while nearly half of all respondents indicated a year between 2013 and 2017.

Another question asked disc golfers how many permanent courses within a 10-mile radius of their homes had been added and deleted in 2017, and the responses unsurprisingly reflected growth across the board. 20 percent of the 6,230 survey takers reported one new course, and 5 percent reported 2 or more. Less than one in 10 reported a course closure near them in 2017, a figure that looks strong compared to the ‘courses added’ responses. But that number will likely fall even lower as the sport’s popularity continues to rise and less courses are installed on a provisional basis.

All the available data from Infinite and elsewhere confirm that disc golf has entered a new phase of growth. The world is noticeably more receptive to and knowledgeable about the game, and the pace of its expansion is ratcheting higher and higher. The foundation of organic, grassroots support? It’s alive and well, bigger and stronger than ever.

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