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TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 19TH

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. 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. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 19th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#3 – ESP FORCE
#4 – D-Line P2
#5 – Star DESTROYER
#6 – Signature Elite Z ZONE
#7 – Opto RECOIL
#8 – Champion FIRESTORM
#9 – Star ROADRUNNER
#10 – S-Line DDX
#11 – S-Line FD
#12 – Star WRAITH
#13 – Champion Color Glow WRAITH
#14 – Star SONIC
#15 – C-Line PD2
#16 – Opto PIONEER
#17 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHARAOH
#18 – DX AVIAR
#19 – Champion Color Glow LEOPARD3
#20 – P-Line P2

Once again, the Paul McBeth Prototype putter, which we know will be called the LUNA, took the number one spot on the chart, and a couple other Paul McBeth signature discs from Discraft also hit the chart. We see his signature Buzzz at #2 and his signature Zone at #6, plus the ESP Force continues to sell very well. One of the most noticeable things on this chart is that the Star Destroyer is probably the lowest it has been in months at #5. That could have something to do with our diminishing supply at Infinite Discs (we’ll be getting more added to inventory soon).

Two new discs from Latitude 64 came out last week– the Opto RECOIL debuted at #7 while the Opto PIONEER debuted at #16.  Several other signature discs from Innova hit the store last week, including the Star Sonic, Color Glow Wraith, and more.  A special edition of the Champion Firestorm also pushed that lesser-known driver up to the #8 spot.

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

WINNER – Nobody guessed the that the Champion Firestorm would be #8 this week. That would have been a real shot in the dark! That special edition gave a disc that rarely gets close to the chart to the #8 spot. But but sure to guess for next week for a chance at a $10 gift card!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #5 spot for next week’s chart.

Best Disc Golf Utility Discs

DGA Mach Lite Disc golf practice target

This disc has a few different names. It is the specialty disc or the get-out-of-trouble disc. Some people even call it their “Oh…shoot” disc. We are simply calling it the utility disc. It is the disc that you wish you had in your bag when you are stuck under a tree or are facing a unique approach shot. You can use it forehand, backhand, and sometimes even overhead or scooby. For a lot of disc golfers it is one of the most valuable discs in their collection because they find themselves using it more and more, and they would feel lost without it out on the course. We will be mostly looking at discs with a unique flight and shape. Our nominees will also mostly be overstable discs as they are common discs for this purpose. As always, our two keywords are popularity and utility. We are looking for popular discs that can be utilized by disc golfers of all skill levels. Also for this category we want discs that can be utilized in a variety of ways. So let’s take a look at our nominees for The Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Utility Disc.

 

Innova Firebird

The Innova Firebird might end up with the most nominations by the end of these posts, but that’s what makes it a perfect nomination for the utility disc category. The Firebird is so versatile. It is an overstable fairway driver that is thrown backhand and forehand all over the course. And then if you find yourself in trouble, you can use it to get out of trouble in a variety of ways including overhead shots. The Firebird is consistently a best seller, and it is easy to see why.

Innova Gator

The Innova Gator hasn’t been in one of these posts for a little while, but it is a fantastic utility midrange disc. The Gator is a beaded midrange with a very overstable flight. It is great for getting around tight corners or fighting tough winds. In extreme winds it has even been seen on the putting greens in professional disc golf tournaments. So the Innova Gator is a great disc to have in the bag for those “just in case” situations.

Westside Harp

The Westside Harp has received a few nominees, and it is a great utility disc that can serve several purposes for disc golfers. It has a beadless rim and flat top that makes it very comfortable for forehand throws. The Harp is an overstable approach putter that can be used all over the course and like many of these discs, it offers extra help if some unexpected winds pick up during your round.

 

 

Dynamic Discs Justice

The Dynamic Discs Justice is a monster of a disc. Is in an extremely overstable beaded midrange. It is similar to the Innova Gator, but significantly more overstable. The Justice knows no glide. This disc wants to fall out of the sky as soon as you throw it. You might initially think this is a bad thing for a disc, but it helps fulfill the purpose of this specific disc. The Justice is a beast in the wind and offers a reliable flight that is crucial when selecting your utility discs.

 

Innova Nova

The Innova Nova is our recent winner of the best driving putter. This disc is not anything close to overstable, so it doesn’t fit with most of these other nominees, but it has its own purposes as a utility disc. For one, it is an ultra-straight flying disc with nearly no fade at the end. So if you find your self in the trees with a tight tunnel to get back to the fairway, the Nova could do the trick. Also the unique overmold offers a very sticky landing. So if you are throwing onto a small island and don’t want your disc to skip or roll off the island, the Nova is a great choice again.

Latitude 64 XXX

The Latitude 64 XXX was one of our nominees for the best overhead discs. It is pretty similar to the Innova Firebird with a flatter rim. This rim makes the XXX a great choice for short overstable roller shots Have you ever been stuck behind a giant bush or tree and the basket is just on the other side? You don’t want to take two shots to give yourself a look at the basket, so a little flick or backhand roller shot could be just what you need, and the XXX is a great choice to execute this shot with (I might be speaking from experience).

Your Opinion: Win a disc of your choice!

What is your utility disc you keep in the bag? Which disc do you reach for when you are in trouble on the course? Is there a disc we overlooked? Tell us your favorite utility disc (nominated, or not nominated) in the comments. We will select three people who leave comments to receive their favorite utility disc for free from Infinite Discs!

Discmania Partners with Latitude 64 and Yikun

It’s Valentine’s Day, not April Fools Day, and according to this latest announcement you’ll now be able to throw a “mixed-bag” all under the same Discmania name.

Discmania CEO Jussi Meresmaa has announced that they will offer “more choices to reinvent your game” by partnering with Latitude 64 in Sweden and Yikun Disc Sports in China to create two new sub-brand discs.

Over the past twelve years, Discmania brand discs were manufactured exclusively by Innova Champion Discs. These discs will continue being sold and produced under the name Discmania Originals.

Discs Manufactured by Latitude 64

The discs Latitude 64 will make will use the sub-brand Discmania Evolution. There are plans for four discs this year with one scheduled for release each month beginning March. The new disc molds include: Evolution Enigma, Evolution Instinct, Evolution Method, and the Evolution Link.

Discs Manufactured by Yikun

The disc line produced by Yikun will be using the sub brand  Discmania Active. It appears that the partnership with Yikun is primarily to get very low-cost plastic, as the Active line discs are only scheduled to be released in a base plastic called, Base Level Plastic. Five discs have been announced for release in the Active Line: Guardian Lion, Spring Ox, Fox Spirit, Sea Serpent, and Sun Crow. All five of these discs are scheduled for release in March. It appears that the Active line is going to keep it really simple with these discs being available in just three colors: pink, white, and blue.

How will this change effect the disc golf industry?

It’s hard to say for sure. What we do know at Infinite Discs is that in terms of sales, the Discmania brand has been our fastest growing brand over the past three years.

The Latitude 64 brand has been struggling in terms of growth/market share, and Yikun sales represent less than 1% of our total sales and are not included on this chart. This partnership will definitely help Yikun discs find a way in more disc golfers hands, and will likely increase the distribution of plastic manufactured by Lat 64.

This partnership also leads to a lot of speculation and questions. How much will this impact Discmania’s already rapidly growing brand? Discmania can now offer versions of the best molds in the best plastics from the two top manufactures in disc golf. They will also be able to offer very inexpensive discs that will likely help them increase their distribution in sporting goods and big box stores that focus primarily on price.

Will the fact that Latitude 64 manufactured discs will no longer be distributed exclusively by Dynamic Discs hurt the Trilogy brands growth? How will this separation impact Innova? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions, so please comment below!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 12TH

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. 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. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 12th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Plasma ENVY
#3 – Star DESTROYER
#4 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#5 – Neutron-soft ENVY
#6 – ESP FORCE
#7 –  D-Line P2
#8 – Star ORC
#9 – Pro AVIAR-X (JK)
#10 – DX AVIAR
#11 – P-Line P2
#12 – Classic Blend Burst JUDGE
#13 – Star TEEBIRD
#14 –  Star WRAITH
#15 – Swirly S-Line DD HYSTERIA
#16 – Super Stupid Soft WIZARD
#17 – Champion FIREBIRD
#18 – Champion MAKO3
#19 – Star SHRYKE
#20 – XT-Mix NOVA

The first thing you may notice on this week’s chart is Axiom Envy claimed the #2 and #6 spots. The Gateway Wizard was a newcomer to the Top 20 at #16. The Force ESP climbed the highest in the Top 20 from #19 to #6. Paul McBeth’s Prototype Putter held the #1 spot for the second week in a row, and his Signature ESP Buzzz disc stayed in the top 5. Innova’s Star Destroyer remained in the top 3, continuing its hold as one of the more popular discs on the market.

Innova dominated the Top 20 again with 10 discs in our Top 20. Discmania and Discraft followed next with three discs each. Gateway and Dynamic entered our Top 20 with one disc apiece.

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

WINNER – Nobody guessed the Classic Blend Burst JUDGE as the #12 disc this week. Don’t be discouraged, keep your guesses coming for this weeks gift card prediction.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #8 spot for next week’s chart.

Best Disc Golf Overhead Disc–Winner

Another week has come and gone! Now it is time to announce the winner for the Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Overhead Disc! This is a category that featured only a handful of nominees. There are other great choices for overhand throws as we saw in the comments, but these are some of the discs that are more popular for that specific shot. Choosing a winner as always was difficult, but we are happy with our choice! Here is a quick review of our nominees:

And here is our selection for the winner:

THE INFINITE DISCS BEST DISC GOLF DISC: Overhand Discs

DISCRAFT FLICK

All of the nominees are great, but it would have been very hard to choose a different disc besides the Discraft Flick. The Flick has always been a popular choice for overhand throws, and it was a lot of disc golfers’ first thumber and tomahawk disc. It is also popular in heavy and lightweights depending on the kind of flight and overhand throw you use it for. So if you haven’t learned the overhead shot, but would like to give it a try, the Discraft Flick is a great choice to learn with.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 5TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. 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. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for FEBRUARY 5th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Star DESTROYER
#3 – Sublime ALPHA
#4 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#5 – DX AVIAR
#6 –Apex ALPHA
#7 –  D-Line P2
#8 – Champion FIREBIRD
#9 – Electron-Soft ENVY
#10 – Star WRAITH
#11 – Star VALKYRIE
#12 – P-Line Soft P2
#13 – Star LEOPARD
#14 –  D-Blend TOMB
#15 – Electron-Firm ENVY
#16 – Jawbreaker ROACH
#17 – Champion MAKO3
#18 – Eternal ALPHA
#19 – Signature Elite Z FORCE
#20 – XT-Mix NOVA

 

The first thing you may notice on this week’s chart is that multiple Alphas by Mint Discs broke the top 20. Mint Discs released their latest runs of the disc and helped create the spike in popularity. Paul McBeth’s Prototype Putter skyrocketed to #1 and the popularity of his other new signature Discraft discs continue to highlight the top 20. Innova’s Star Destroyer climbed back up to #2, continuing its hold as one of the more popular discs on the market.

Axiom and Mint Discs were common new comers to the Top 20. Axiom peaked at #9 with their Electron-soft ENVY. Mint Discs new Sublime ALPHA soared to #3 and had two more discs in the Top 20. Innova had the most Top 20 discs with 8 discs being in the top 20..

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

WINNER – We had three people correctly pick Star WRAITH as the #10 disc. Congratulations to Nick, Clint, and Peter on picking the #10 disc.Thank you to everyone that participated. Keep those guesses coming for this weeks gift card prediction.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #12 spot for next week’s chart.

 

Best Disc Golf Overhead Discs

What exactly is an overhead disc some of you may ask? These are discs used for specialty shots including ones often called the tomahawk or the thumber. I’ve also heard people call them the baseball shot you throw the disc over your head like a baseball. This shot is often executed in order to get over a tall obstacle like a tree. Some also use an overhead throw to try and get a skip in a certain direction after making a low straight throw.

For our purposes, the discs we nominate are all going to be very overstable discs. For some specialty overhead throws, some disc golfers prefer an understable disc, but for the most part this type of shot requires a very overstable driver that completes its rotation in a wider flight path and carries for more distance than an understable disc.

As always, our two keywords are popularity and utility. The utility part for this category isn’t so much about beginner disc golfers since the overhead throw is more popular with experienced disc golfers. But we still tried to choose discs that are good choices for learning how to throw overhead shots.

Now, here are the nominees for The Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Overhead Disc.

Axiom Fireball

Now, the Axiom Fireball might be one of the worst selling discs for Axiom nationwide, but it is one of our top sellers in our Idaho shop where the overhead throw is very popular. The Fireball is a flat and very overstable fairway driver featuring the gyro technology overmold that all Axiom and MVP discs have. If you have tried other discs for the overhead but didn’t like them, give the Fireball a try.

Innova Firebird

I have already talked about this disc in a few recent nominee posts, which speaks to the Firebird‘s great versatility. It is a disc that can be thrown for so many shots, and the overhead shot is one of them. It offers a nice overstable flight and minimal glide that is great for overhead throws. The Firebird isn’t as overstable as the other nominees in this post, but it is still a popular choice that deserves another nomination in this category.

Discraft Flick

The Discraft Flick has always been a popular choice for overhead shots. It is a unique disc designed to be a very overstable forehand disc (if you couldn’t tell by the disc name). The Discraft Flick offers a thicker rim and a very flat flight plate. And to say that this disc is overstable is quite the understatement. It is one of those discs that wants to start fading as soon as it leaves your hand. It is a great choice for overhead shots.

Latitude 64 Stiletto

The Latitude 64 Stiletto is basically the distance driver version of a lot of the other discs nominated here. It features a very flat top, a thicker rim, and a crazy overstable flight that works great for long overhead shots. Some may find that the thicker rim isn’t as comfortable to grip for a thumber shot because their thumb doesn’t fit well under the rim of the Stiletto, but if you can make it work, it is a great option for overhead throws.

Latitude 64 XXX

The Latitude 64 XXX has been a long time staple in the Trilogy lineup. It is a very overstable fairway driver that has been a popular disc to throw in the wind. In recent years it has grown as a popular disc for overhead shots. It is a similar shape, but offers a little more stability than the Innova Firebird.

Your Opinion: Win a disc of your choice!

What is your favorite disc for thumbers and tomahawks? We had less nominees this round, do you think there is one we missed? Tell us your favorite overhead disc (nominated, or not nominated) in the comments. We will select three people who leave comments to receive their favorite overhand disc for free from Infinite Discs!

 

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