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!

Distance Driver Sales Race – Animated Graphs

Here at Infinite Discs, we love looking at statistics. The numbers always help tell a story of how the disc golf market is moving, at least when it comes to measuring how our own customers are responding to new discs or different brands. This week we thought it would be a lot of fun to make a video chart which shows actual movement of those trends through time.

Hot Distance Drivers

We know that distance drivers are considered the sports car of the disc golfer’s bag. It is one of the discs that almost every player feels defines them, their abilities, or their play style. It is one of those discs that players often swap when they feel like they need to revolutionize their game, so new distance drivers tend to get a lot of sales movement when they are first released.

That is why we thought it would be fun to track the movement of some popular, established distance drivers side-by-side with new distance drivers as they entered the market during the past 11 months. The ten distance drivers that we decided to track include some new ones that only came out in 2020, but we wanted to see how much attention they might have pulled away from the more established discs. These are the distance drivers we chose to track:

Destroyer (always a hot seller)
Wraith (another popular Innova seller)
Shryke (a somewhat newer driver by Innova)
Photon (a top-selling MVP driver)
DD3 (the new 2020 driver by Discmania)
Raider (the new 2020 driver by Dynamic Discs)
Trespass (a popular driver by Dynamic Discs before the Raider)
Pharaoh (a relatively new driver by Infinite Discs)
Force (an old driver by Discraft which became a McBeth signature disc in 2020)
Zeus (the first distance driver in McBeth’s own disc line)

This particular selection of discs lets us measure how Paul McBeth affected the market when moving from Innova to Discraft as his brand sponsor in 2020, how new discs affected other brands, how they compared to discs of their own brand (like the Raider vs the Trespass), how market hype can play into sales, and how availability may stifle the momentum of a new release.

The Percentage Animated Graph

This first animated graph is designed to show which disc was grabbing the larger percentage of the market through the movement of time from October 2018 through August 2019. That means that we take the total sales of these 10 distance drivers, add those sales together, and compare the percentages of that total that each one grabbed.

For example, the Destroyer may have been holding 40% of the total sum of sales for those 10 discs for a couple of months, but then a new driver comes out and grabs 40% of the total sales that particular week. That would make the Destroyer percentage drop, even though it may still be selling the same quantity as the previous months, simply because there is only 100% available for those 10 discs to share. This chart helps us to see which discs were grabbing attention at any given moment. The time line will appear at the bottom of the chart.

For your viewing pleasure, here is that October 2018 – August 2019 animated chart (click the play button to activate the graph):

You’ll notice that as the new 2020 discs entered the market, they grabbed a percentage of the sales for a moment, but sometimes didn’t keep that momentum, either because of limited availability or the hype didn’t last. For example, availability of both the DD3 and the Raider was fairly limited when they were first released and it took a little time for regular stock releases to give them a boost.

The Zeus went through huge spikes depending upon availability and the releases of the prototype (originally called the Kong), the first run, and ending with the August release of the limited edition Big Z Zeus– thus the spike at the end of the video when it grabbed a huge percentage of total sales.

You’ll also noticed that the Destroyer sales moved up as Paul McBeth announced his change of sponsors, while players and collectors grabbed his old signature edition before the end of 2019. It got another boost with the new Wysocki edition.

The Force sales at Discraft started to rise based on speculation about what he would throw, and then the announcement came of the Force as a McBeth signature disc. But then the Force died down as the attention turned to the Zeus, which as a disc in Paul’s own line, was grabbing more attention than the Force.

The Race – Total Sales Animated Graph

Now for a look at a chart that takes less explanation. This is very straight-forward. We totaled the sales through time, adding to the total with new sales from October 2018 through August 2019. This allows us to watch the total sales for that period like a race where the disc that sells the most by the end is the winner.

So, rather than comparing percentage of sales, we’re just adding sales for each separate disc. Will the slow-but-steady disc end up selling most in the end? Or will the spikes on new releases help boost the newcomers to the winning position?

For your viewing pleasure, here is that October 2018 – August 2019 animated race (click the play button to activate the graph):

It’s pretty obvious that the steady sales of the Destroyer kept it far enough ahead that even the spikes on new releases, including the Zeus, could not boost those newcomers to the lead. The Zeus finished in 2nd place, getting enough large spikes to push its totals up, but not high enough to take the win. The Wraith, even with it’s slow and steady sales, gave it the 3rd place title, with the Infinite Discs Pharaoh following closely behind.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these animated charts. Watch them over and over and see what kind of analysis you can offer in the comments below.

Introducing the Big Jerm Concrete Slab

Are you looking for an ultra beefy utility driver that helps support one of your favorite disc golf pros/commentators?

Check out the all new Jeremy Koling Concrete Slab.

The Concrete Slab is a very slim driver with a low profile, flat top, and extremely overstable flight. It is the kind of utility driver that comes in very handy for very specific needs on the course. When you need a flat-top, overstable disc to slice through the wind and still fade hard, then this is the crazy OS disc that you’re looking for. If you want to throw a huge hyzer and have the disc fall out of the sky and tombstone into the ground, then this is your disc. If you’re looking for monster skips on low high power throws or like to chuck overhand across the fairway with precision accuracy, this is the disc for you.

So why is it called the Concrete Slab? The Jomez coverage of the 2019 Waco Open should answer that question for you.

The artwork for this limited edition signature stamp was created by Jeremy Koling himself. Proceeds from the sales of the Concrete Slab go to help Jeremy on tour.

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