Prodigy Best Sellers – September 2019 Edition

Prodigy Best Sellers

It’s time to take a look at Prodigy Disc’s best sellers! We pulled these stats from the last year of sales (Sept to Sept). Let’s jump in and take a look!


Best Sellers Overall

This time we broke the chart down by the entire catalog, but also by series type. In the overall category, there was one clear winner: the Pa-3. This putter has been a popular seller for a long time! It has the perfect stability for putting, but still can handle a drive in the more premium plastics.

In second place, we find the D2. This is Prodigy’s most popular distance driver. The D1 is the most overstable, moving to the D6 at the most undestable. The D2 comes in at the sweet spot of not too overstable, but perfectly overstable for most amateur players.

The H3 V2 took third place. This is a newer mold that people are absolutely loving. It offers distance for the masses, being a speed 11 straight to overstable flyer.


Best Sellers by Series

At the top of the chart, we broke down the best sellers by series. We already talked about the Pa-3, D2, and H3 V2 — these also were the highest in their series. The other winners are the X3, M4, and F5.

We seem to notice a common trend; the highest selling disc in each series isn’t the most overstable or the most understable, they’re always in the middle. We find this trend is common for sales, people don’t buy the absolute most overstable or understable discs, but something in the middle.


Pa-3 Sales

Jumping back to the Pa-3, we included a chart showing the plastics that sell the best for this mold. 300 and 350 plastics took the cake by far, taking 68.9% of the Pa-3 sales. This makes sense, since these are perfect plastics for putting. The rest of the sales are made up of the premium plastics, typically used for driving rather than putting.


Sales by Disc Type

Distance drivers made up nearly 38% of our Prodigy sales over the last year. Even though the best seller was a putter, the putter category came in second with 26% of sales. Fairways came in third with 23%, and mids come in last with only 13%.


That’s all for now! What did you find surprising? Leave us your thoughts in the comments!

Top-Selling Infinite Discs Brand

Infinite Discs launched a line of discs in early 2018 in partnership with Innova Champion Discs. Since then, several molds have been introduced into the market. While some are very new and haven’t had as much time to earn a reputation or build sales momentum, a few are starting to stand out as favorites.

Here is a look at the top 10 best-sellers for the Infinite Discs brand so far…

#1 – PHARAOH – Distance Driver

#2 – EXODUS – Fairway Driver

#3 – SPHINX – Fairway Driver

#4 – TOMB – Putt and Approach

#5 – SLAB – Utility Distance Driver

#6 – CHARIOT – Mid-Range

#7 – MYTH – Putter

#8 – EMPEROR – Distance Driver

#9 – ANUBIS – Mid-Range

#10 – RA – Mid-Range

It is probably no surprise that the Pharaoh has more than doubled the sales of any of the other disc models so far. It has been a popular distance driver and each run has had its own profile and flight characteristics, which makes it a fun disc to fill a bag for a multitude of uses. You can see a Pharaoh Run Comparison Log HERE:

http://infinitediscgolf.com/InfiniteLine/Discs/distance-drivers/pharaoh/

The Exodus comes in 2nd place as a great fairway driver for players of all levels. It handles torque well and can be powered for long distances even with it’s smaller rim configuration. You can see a log of the Exodus Runs HERE:

https://infinitediscgolf.com/InfiniteLine/Discs/control-drivers/exodus/

In terms of momentum, the Sphinx is on a fast trajectory to catch the Exodus as it has become a fun favorite for new players who want a driver that is easier to keep straight, or for experienced players who love it for hyzer-flips and anhyzer lines. The Metal Flake Glow C-Blend edition Sphinx ended up quite a bit more stable than the I-Blend, earning it a spot even in the bags of power throwers who love to flip it out for impressive distances.

The Tomb is also a disc that has gained momentum since its release.  It has become best known as an approach disc or small-diameter alternative to traditional mid-range discs. There are some players who have reported using it as a traditional putter, but with its flat top and low profile, it seems to have gained favor as a throwing putter in the premium plastic blends like S-Blend, I-Blend, and C-Blend. It can be laced down very narrow fairways with pin-point accuracy.

The Slab comes in 5th as a total utility distance driver. It is very overstable with a very flat top. It recently has gained a little bit of attention in the Jeremy Koling signature edition in “Concrete Plastic” which is a mix of metal flake and luster C-Blend.

Some of the newer models are yet to catch up with the 2018 releases, but the Emperor is starting to make a move as a more overstable distance driver than the Pharaoh. It is comparable to the popular Innova Destroyer. It will be fun to see what else catches on!

Leave a comment with your favorite Infinite Discs mold and tell us why!

Dynamic Discs Best Sellers – September 2019 Edition

Dynamic Discs Best Sellers

Alright, we’re back with another statistics blog! This time we’re looking at the best sellers from Dynamic Discs, among a few other statistics. Let’s jump right into the chart and see what comes out on top.


The Best Sellers

As it turns out, the top three sellers for the Dynamic Discs brand are all putters! The Judge comes in at #1, the Warden at spot #2, and the Deputy takes #3. These putters are all highly popular among all disc golfers, which is no surprise they sweep the podium. It’s no surprise when you see the first pie chart, that putters make up nearly 40% of Dynamic Discs sales.

The Escape comes in as the top fairway driver, the Emac Truth comes in as the top midrange, and the Trespass, as the #6 disc, is the first distance driver on the list.


The Plastic Types

Lucid is the #1 selling plastic type across all Dynamic molds. It comes in at 28.6% of all sales. Fuzion takes second, and Prime plastics take third. We included all burst versions with their original plastic types, so this graph is indicative of plastic feel, not look.


The Retired Molds

Dynamic recently announced 12 molds to be retired, and they are marked on the chart (along with the Fugitive which was retired more than a year ago). These molds made up 10.5% of all Dynamic sales in the last year, so it’s no surprise Dynamic is cutting back a little bit. The Renegade is the highest seller on the retired list, and is in the top half of best sellers.


Leave your comments, questions, and shocking revelations in the comments below!

First NT with My New Bag! – Dave Feldberg Blog Post #4

Iron Hill Disc Golf Course Hole #6 Basket
After really not playing in over a month we had planned to go to Delaware to play the national tour. I had picked this stop to play as Synthya‘s family is from Delaware and I love the Ironhill Course. It would be our first real road trip as a family and we were excited. We took our time getting there and even stopped to play a new disc off course in Halifax County North Carolina. It was a brand new course it was almost 100° and we were the only people on the property. We made it about 5-6 holes and the heat was too much for our baby and for me the bigger baby. It looked like it was going to be a nice course, maybe we will stop and play it again someday in the future.
Once we got to Delaware we stopped and I got to practice Ironhill and see all the new changes and then we headed to Synthya‘s grandma‘s house for dinner. Man can her grandma cook some good food. One thing interesting that we did while we were there visiting was that Synthya‘s best friend also has young children and they took us to one of their weekly BMX competitions. We got to watch a bunch of kids ride around a dirt track do jumps, etc. it was pretty cool. We never had anything that cool to ride our bike on when I was a kid we were just happy to ride around the neighborhood, man how times have changed.

Delaware Disc Golf Challenge

IronHillBasket17The tournament started and it was pouring down rain but on the bright side I was on the featured card and it looked to clear up some point during our round which it did about the fifth or sixth hole in. So in my opinion two feature cards and anybody else that started late really had an advantage for the first day. It was hard to score and I was like a roller coaster going birdie bogey birdie bogey. I kind a got going and by the 11th hole I was one stroke off the lead and tied for the lead in the group. Then I threw a pretty good drive on hole 12 that went right down the center but too far. It hit a tree and kicked 40 feet to the right over the only OB line on the property. I bounced back with a birdie but then managed to double bogey the next par three. My roller coaster round ended up being a -3 which had me in a tie for fifth and if I just made one more shot I would have got to play on a lead card. It is a tough course to say the least. It was fun being on Jomez productions and I really enjoyed the crush boys commentary.
Day two I was on the chase card filmed by Gatekeeper Media and I just didn’t have the feel. I wasn’t shanking or anything I just didn’t make any jump putts and didn’t make very many birdies. I struggled my way to another -3 which dropped me into a tie for ninth place for the final round. Which would mean my last round won’t be on video but I had a killer group and it was supposed to be 80 and sunny.
The final day I felt a little better and I came out really slow with five consecutive pars I started to worry as those were some of the scoring holes for me in the previous rounds and the players I were playing with were also scoring well on those holes. I figured if I wasn’t going to get those birdies and I was shooting over par on the back the first two rounds, it was going be a long day. But then my putter got kind of warm and I started making a few 50 foot birdie putt’s and battled all the way up to a seven under which surprisingly moved me into a tie for fourth place. So in the end it was pretty nice finishing top-five at my first NT this year, but I look back at the tournament only losing by four strokes and think wow I wasn’t so rusty I probably could’ve contended for the title. That’s why I play in the long wooded big events because I think it provides the toughest and closest competitions and they require the most skill of throwing the disc.
I wanna thank my caddy Kevin, all the players I played with were quite enjoyable to play with. Also I want to thank Jimmy Mac who claims this is his last year as TD after a full decade of giving to the Delaware Disc Golf area. He did win the Innova stewardship award for his efforts. I want to thank my sponsor Infinite Discs and Next Generation tour and of course my lovely wife and son who came all the way to Delaware just to let me play, we did get to spend time with our family which is always good.
NG Premier
Then on Monday I jumped in the car and had to drive 14 hours straight back home to get ready to run an A-Tier NG Premier event at IDGC . It was a great event and everything went smooth. Then after running the event, putting everything away, cleaning up packing taking care of our dog, etc. I jumped back in the car and drove 18 1/2 hours straight to the US Masters championship at Maple Hill in Leicester Massachusetts, because Labor Day traffic meeting up with hurricane evacuation traffic makes for unbelievable traffic.

Tim Selinski US Masters

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One of my goals is to be the world and US master champion in the same year. So I was hoping to play well, but the thing is with the Maple Hill course and the other ones around the area if you’re just slightly off, you’re going to have no shot to win. With the extreme traffic I arrived Tuesday morning at 5 am after literally 18 1/2 hours stopping only for gas three times, took a nap and headed to the course. I practiced all four courses in two days and with the drive, I was still really tired. They had many elevation changes. The day before the event I managed to play both Maple Hill layouts and 501 disc golf again for a second round. I really hate just getting one practice round in on each course. I didn’t get the second round in at Newton Hill which proved to be my downfall.

I played well the first round at 501 and literally got a bad break which I got good ones earlier in the round, but nevertheless it was a bad break at the end of my round or I would have broke the record and shot a 52. I did card a 54 which was good for share of the lead with Johansen. After the round the threat of the hurricane was still following me and the weather was turning for the worse. Everyone was getting prepared for war with nature, but it hit during the night and by morning had blown through.
I received a random call at 5:30 am and when I silenced it I guess I silenced my alarm and it did not go off at 6:30. I woke up at 7:15 and almost panicked as I have never been late for a PDGA round, especially a major. I raced there and made it by 7:40 (shotgun start at 8am), but once I got dressed and such I barely got to warm-up at all and I was discombobulated to say the least. I even lost the scorecard and the lug-nut to my cart. Tough start to a long day. I played OK just couldn’t putt, which is understandable since I have had a routine of warming up for 20 years and today I missed it. With 3 holes to go I was winning the card and then I went par, bogey, par, when the others went birdie, birdie, birdie. Now I was all of a sudden last on the card and off the lead card. I was unprepared on the only course I was prepared to play.
The third round I was just not focused, we only got like 45 minutes including the drive back to the course. My caddy and I left right after the round hit a drive thru with only one car in front of us and we only made it there with 15 minutes to spare. So after changing my clothes and such I again did not have the time to practice my putt and work out whatever was going on. So I missed a lot of putts and threw some lazy drives. I missed 11 in the circle on Saturday and I would spend the last round on chase card.
After the day I was basically assaulted by a couple locals because I said without raising my voice to the course TD that Newton Hill was a disgrace to a major championship play and then I left calmly. He told everyone I said it was a disgrace to the sport as a whole. It had no restroom, water, tee pads, course map, tee signs, etc. not to mention the longest hole was 420 feet. Besides attacking me all over FB, They literally assaulted my phone, and messed with the RV I was staying in. People are out of control. Since when does blasting people on social media more acceptable than telling it directly to the TD? Man I must be really old.
All this drama lowered my spirits and the messing with the trailer cost me sleep. I had zero focus and I played poorly. I have not felt that out of it on the course in many years. Then on the 6th hole we are told the payout, and that even third place is under $800 bucks. After that I felt like I was playing for nothing, couldn’t win and couldn’t make money. It felt like casual play. I finished 6th and shot below 1000 rated round. I want to thank all the guys in the area that were so kind to take things to that level and act on their emotions rather than logic.
Overall it was a disappointing weekend of play and experience because of the harassment. There are always bright spots. I want to thank JJ from 501, which course I liked, for caddying on Friday and Sunday. Also thanks to Dave Jenkins for the two rounds on Saturday. Without them I probably wouldn’t have cashed at all. Also I need to thank Don Boutin for hosting my boy Brian Mad Dog McCree for setting me up with those nice caddies. Also thanks to Steve Dodge for letting me shower at his place and Charlie Cavalier and Kevin Jones for allowing me to stay in their trailer all week.
I did get to talk to a lot of nice people during the week and I hope someday someone will again put effort into running the Masters division events. After the event I practiced a little at West Thompson and then taught a quick lesson to a young ambitious pro from Minnesota’s named Adam. Now I get to go pick up my beautiful wife and amazing son in Delaware, and take them home, but not without a night at Rehoboth Beach with my family. Then we have to get ready for a NG Premier in Alabama, the USDGC, and the National Tour final in Georgia. Until then I’ll see you in the fairway!!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 10TH 2019

Welcome to another Top 20 Tuesday sales chart. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Top Twenty Tuesday for September 10th, 2019

#1 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#2 – Opto-X Chameleon PURE
#3 – D-Line P2
#4 – Opto DIAMOND
#5 – Star DESTROYER
#6 – Neo ENIGMA
#7 – ESP ZEUS
#8 – R-Pro PIG
#9 – ESP ANAX
#10 – Lucid RAIDER
#11 – DX X-Out AVIAR
#12 – S-Blend PHARAOH
#13 – Concrete SLAB
#14 – Prime Burst DEPUTY
#15 – Nexus FIREFLY
#16 – EXO Soft LINK
#17 – EXO Hard Link
#18 – Swirly S-Blend X-Out PHARAOH
#19 – Star VALKYRIE
#20 – Fuzion RAIDER

The PHARAOH by Infinite Discs had a good week with some “Eye of Horus” stamped discs that came in from the factory, including the remaining Swirly S-Blend discs from both Run 2 and Run 5, plus a few S-Blend “Run 6” white discs. The Pharaoh hit the chart three times, including in X-Outs. The very collectible and visually impressive Opto-X Chameleon PURE discs from Latitude 64 also sold-out immediately and took the #2 spot on the chart, while the heavy Opto DIAMOND release lifted that disc to the #4 spot– a good week for Latitude 64.

The RAIDER by Dynamic Discs hit the chart twice with the new Lucid stock release and also the steady-selling Fuzion edition. Discmania also hit the #6 spot with only one day of sales, since it was released just yesterday (Monday).

Here is how the brands panned out this week, showing how many times each hit the Top 20 Chart:

–> 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 number 6 spot this week was taken by the new NEO ENIGMA by Discmania. We didn’t see any picks for that disc, which was newly released just this week, with only one day of sales to lift it to the six spot.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #4 spot for next week. It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

Latitude 64 Best Sellers – Sept 2019 Edition

Latitude 64 Best Selling Discs

With Latitude 64 now releasing their own list of seven retired discs, we decided we’d take a look at the sales for the last year. We are going to jump right into the chart to see which discs come out on top, and which discs got cut from production.


The Best Sellers

These stats are taken from our sales over the last year (Sep ’18 – Sep ’19). The #1 Latitude 64 selling disc was the Pure. This is not a big surprise, as the Pure has been an awesome seller for years. The Pure sells best in Opto, which means people do enjoy it as a driving putter. However, since there are so many softer “putter” plastics, the sales are divided among them. The base plastics combined do outsell the Opto plastic.

The second place disc is the River, also not surprising since the River is a long-standing best seller. Third is the Explorer, only a couple of years old, but has already made the podium of Lat 64 sales.

The Diamond took a close fourth place, which is a very popular lightweight driver, soon to be released in higher weights as well.


The Discontinued

This time around, Latitude 64 cut all of their overmold discs from production. These include the Gobi, Sarek, Bryce, Zion, and Fuji. They also cut the Raketen and Missilen, their two discs with a golf-ball-like hex pattern. These discs haven’t always been great sellers, plus they take more effort to make, according to Latitude 64’s article. These are two great reasons to discontinue these molds, and we don’t think too many people are shedding tears over their loss.


The Plastics

We decided to break down some stats on plastic types as well. We looked at all of our sales by plastic and saw the Opto is the biggest hitter– by far. Opto claims 41% of all Latitude 64 sales, with Gold Line, Gold Line Burst, and Opto Air each snagging a mere 9% in Opto’s wake. The rest of the plastics take no more than 5% of sales, each.

When it comes to Burst vs Solid Color Discs, it was fairly equal. We looked at only the plastics that have Burst option, and matched them against each other. It turns out that 52.6% goes to the Solid Color Discs, which gives it the slight edge over Burst.

Availability was also a big issue in the Burst vs Solid Color Debate. Many discs were not available in solid colors after Burst took over the market… but in the last year, the solid colors have been coming back in stock and taking back over. Which do you prefer?


The Disc Types

When it comes to the type of Latitude 64 Discs we sell, fairway/control drivers were the big winner. Nearly 42% of all Lat sales come from fairway drivers. Putt & Approach Discs come in next with about 23%. Distance drivers are third, and midrange discs are last with only 12%.


Well that’s it for this break down! Leave a comment with your thoughts or the things that surprised you most!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 3RD 2019

Welcome to another Top 20 Tuesday sales chart. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Top Twenty Tuesday for September 3rd, 2019

#1 – Big Z ZEUS
#2 – D-Line P2
#3 – Concrete SLAB
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#6 – R-Pro PIG
#7 – Pro PIG
#8 – ESP ZEUS
#9 – Nexus FIREFLY
#10 – ESP ANAX
#11 – DX Aviar
#12 – Star TEEBIRD
#13 – Star WRAITH
#14 – Jawbreaker ZONE
#15 – Star VALKYRIE
#16 – DX ROC
#17 – EXO Soft LINK
#18 – Gold Line Burst RIVER
#19 – ESP Eclipse
#20 – S-Line DD3

The Big Z Zeus wraps up its final week in the Top 20 for a while. Why can we say that? Because that’s all we have and it was a limited edition run, so until it gets a stock release or another special edition down the road, it is highly unlikely to hit the chart again. The D-Line P2 by Discmania still holds a high spot in this week’s chart, followed very closely by the new Signature Jeremy Koling (Big Jerm) Concrete SLAB, which is an flat, super-overstable distance driver. The Star Destroyer is one again in the mix, along with the PIG.  Some old favorites popped back up again.

For your entertainment, we’ve put together an animated graph for the Top 10 best-sellers for the week which shows how they moved day-to-day. Some tend to have sold in spurts, which others kept a slow but consistent pace. Here is the moving chart (click to play the video):

–> 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 number 8 spot this week was taken by ESP ZEUS. We saw two guesses for the ESP Zeus with JANET getting hers in earlier for the win. Congratulations Janet!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below to guess the #6 spot for next week. It will go to the FIRST person to get it right. Good luck!

MVP Best Sellers – August 2019 Edition

MVP, Axiom, and Streamline Best Sellers

Recently, we all got hit with a rough announcement: Fifteen MVP and Axiom molds are going out of production. This seemed like a good time to take a look at the data and see where the sales stand. MVP has talked of big plans for 2020, and we believe them! We’re looking forward to another great year from MVP! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the data and discuss.


The Best Sellers

The Envy, for another year in a row, takes the top spot. This isn’t too surprising, the Envy is an awesome mold for up shots and putting. With it being available in so many plastics, everybody seems to be able to find a flavor of Envy that they like.

The Pilot takes the second spot! This was a little surprising, coming from the smallest of the trifecta, Streamline. The Pilot has sold super well over the past year, it is well loved as a putting putter and a straight approach disc.

The Insanity moves up a few spots from last year’s report, snagging the #3 spot. This has become a very popular driver in the last few months, really excelling to the top of the charts.


Discontinued Molds

The highest selling discontinued mold is the Axis in the #22 best seller position, which does bring into question the decision to retire it. However, it was explained in MVP’s announcement that some of their older, original midrange molds are less compatible with their new modern machinery. They promise to make new midranges to replace several that were brought out of production. Midranges only make up about 11% of our MVP sales, so they are not quite as popular as the other discs, or they just get replaced less often. There is generally a reason that players do not buy discs. More on that later.

We also took a look at the percentage of sales the newly discontinued molds make up. In the last year, the now discontinued molds only made up 9% of the total MVP, Axiom, and Streamline sales. Those fifteen molds make up less than 10% of our sales, so we can infer that it is a good move for MVP to make some shelf space for their new additions.


Everything Else

While we were at it, we added a couple interesting pie graphs to the mix.

  • MVP made up 53.6% of the sales, Axiom brought in 32.9%, and Streamline made up the remaining 13.5%.
  • Electron Firm, Plasma, and Eclipse made up nearly 50% of the Envy sales.
  • Neutron plastic made up for more sales than Proton and Plasma combined.
  • Distance drivers and Putt & Approach discs each took about a third of the sales, leaving fairways and midranges with the last third.

That’s it for now!

What did you find that interested or surprised you? Let us know in the comments!

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