Feature Friday

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Current Feature: Prodigy D1

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For the next few months we will feature a highly popular/ best performing disc every Friday. The purpose is to give away more plastic, offer a sale on a popular item, and expose the disc golf community to those truly fantastic discs.

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Featured discs will be on sale during the entire week, and a free disc of your choice will be given away the following Friday to a lucky fan who writes a quality review.

All reviews of featured discs (positive or negative), including old reviews that already exist before they are featured are eligible to win. This means that the more discs you review, the greater your probability of winning! You never know when one of your favorite discs might become the Friday Feature.  If you have, or currently use the featured disc, you will especially want to take a few minutes to review it.

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We Want To Know:

Do you have a favorite disc you think should be featured?

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Already Featured Discs & Feature Friday Winners:

Giveaway! July 18 – 26

The best stuff in life is free. Sometimes.

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Two winners will receive a free cotton shirt!

Contestant #1

The person who writes the most disc reviews this week wins! Simple as that!

Contestant #2

The person who has written the most reviews all-time at the end of the week also wins. Yes, the review leader has quite a lead…. so good luck on catching up![/box]

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10 Year Anniversary MIDNIGHT BUZZZ

Discraft is at it again with a new, limited edition, 10th anniversary collectors item — the Midnight Buzzz. There will only be 1,000 of these black collectors Buzzz’s made, and we know that the minimum price allowed will be $30. The reality is that most disc golfers aren’t going to choose a black disc for actual disc golf rounds. Let’s be honest, dark colors are pretty hard to find unless you’re playing in snow. This disc is meant to be part of a Buzzz collector’s set.

The midnight edition will be in dark Z plastic and have a stability rating of .05. These discs will only be available in heavy weights and have the original Wasp tooling.

Proceeds from the sale of this collectors disc will go to the non-profit Disc Golf Foundation. Each disc purchased will also include a ticket for a chance to win a framed one-of-a kind ten year anniversary collectors set. We’re not sure when these discs will be available, or if we will even have it yet. We will update this post when we have more news.

 

Prodigy Fairway Drivers

New Prodigy Fairway DriversIf you’re a fan of Prodigy and have been waiting for the arrival of their fairway drivers — your wait is almost over. Four all new control drivers will be available this Friday.

Previously, Prodigy only released one or two discs at a time. With the fairway drivers, they’re dropping them all on us at once. These discs should cover the entire stability spectrum.

I’m an intermediate disc golfer who doesn’t like “big rim” discs. I’m a big fan of Prodigy’s plastic, and love their midrange discs, but the current drivers are just too much for me. Personally, I’m pretty excited to try these new discs out.

Here’s a break down of the new releases, and what Prodigy says about them:

F1 – A significantly overstable medium speed driver with very predictable controllable flights designed for power throwers. Excellent choice for thumber and tomahawk shots.

F2 – Overstable medium speed fairway driver with very predictable flights to execute the most demanding shots.

F3 – Stable fairway driver with a mild finish that is great for all skill levels.

F7 Yeah, this thing must be really understable. They skipped 4, 5, and 6. Either Prodigy is making room for additional models, or they just want us to know that the F7 is an  understable turnover machine. Prodigy says “It is a great choice for recreational and beginner player. Excellent for turn shots and rollers.”

 

 

 

 

 

What’s in the Bag of a Level 13 Grandmaster?

If you tested nearly every golf disc made, what would be in your bag?

Most disc golfers get comfortable with a few discs (often from the same manufacturer) and stick with them. Even top pros don’t try the majority of discs on the market because they’re limited to discs made by the manufacturer that sponsors them.

You’re probably not going to test every disc before you decide which discs to keep. If you did, your bag would probably have a completely different assortment of discs.

Our number one reviewer, Andrew Belet, has tested and reviewed nearly every golf disc on the market. He is (currently) our only Level 13 Grandmaster reviewer. Here’s what’s in his bag:

Putters

Midrange Discs

Fairway Drivers

  • Legacy Patriot – Understable driver, straight throws out of the woods.
  • MVP Neutron Shock (3) – Overstable fairway driver, wind fighter, tomahawk throws.
  • MVP Volt – more distance
  • Innova T-Bird (3) (CE Plastic, Metal Flake, Star TeeBird) – Straight shots with fade.

Distance Drivers

Best Disc Golf Drivers for Beginners

Summer is here and disc golf courses are becoming overcrowded throughout the country. During this annual flock to the courses the great sport we call disc golf is being discovered by thousands of new rookies. As beginning disc golfers learn about the complexities of the game, the first thing they typically want to know is, “what are the best disc golf drivers?”

To a new disc golfer, the ‘best’ driver typically means the one that will fly farthest —  It’s all about getting distance. Beginners rarely want to start out with a “slow” midrange or putter.

When a new disc golfer first glances the many varieties of available drivers, they often assume that high speed discs will go farther. Experienced disc golfers know this is rarely the case. Until a player develops sufficient technique, other discs are best.

True, not all new players to the sport will start be at the same skill level. Define beginner as you would like. What we want to know is which disc is the best for your typical beginner.

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Best Discs for New Players

We’ve asked the following questions to our site visitors:

  1. What prior disc-throwing experiences did you have before you played disc golf?
  2. What drivers do you recommend for new disc golfers?
  3. What discs worked well for you when you were new to the game? Why?
  4. What new discs have you seen work well for beginners that you wish you would have had?
  5. What disc advice would you give to a beginner?

Hopefully, advice from experienced disc golfers will help you select discs that will decrease the learning curve, and help you to get better more quickly.

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Summary of Your Responses

After carefully reading all of your posts these are the main tips you’ve shared:

1. Disc golfers come from many different backgrounds including, but not limited to:
Ultimate, Catch-and-throw Frisbee, baseball, discus, catch with the dog, and badminton. Ok, that last one might not be true..

2. Here is a list of the most recommended drivers for beginners according to this post:

Driver_Votes

**22 other discs were mentioned one or two times.

3. Here are some discs that worked well for the experienced players when they were starting:

**20 other discs were mentioned one or two times.

4. Here are some discs that the experienced players wish they had when they started:

Others also mentioned:

5. Here are some common tips from the experienced players for those new to the sport:

  • Try driving with a putter, then moving to a mid-range, then finally a driver.
  • Play disc with others who are experienced and ask for tips.
  • Watch YouTube videos to learn proper throwing form.
  • Focus on your form first, not your distance.
  • Play often, and practice your throws in an open area.
  • Don’t get discouraged, and HAVE FUN!

This summary is a great overview of many posts. Feel free to read more below and find some real gems of advice!

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Prodigy M3 – Version 1 & 2

In case you haven’t heard yet, Prodigy is sending out their two newest products, the PA-2 and the M3.

The M3 has actually already been released by Prodigy. Before you get too confused, that M3 has been renamed by Prodigy as the M2. So if you already purchased the M3, rename it as the M2. Do this however you would like – over here, we simply used a marker over the 3 to make it appear as a 2 (that was actually what Prodigy suggested).

Here is another way to tell if your M3 is actually an M2. If it is an M3 with a “Proto” or “First Run” stamp, it’s an M2. The new M3 will only have the M3 stock run stamp on it.

With the name changes, here are some other questions which come to mind:

  • Is Prodigy ever going to release any other new discs?
  • Or are they sticking to four withing each category?
  • What if they release a driver which falls in the middle while both the D1 and D4 already have stock run stamps?
  • Will they call it they start using decimals, ie the D2.5?
  • Will there be a Fall 2013 version of the M3, or another overhaul with the Spring Collection?
  • What will Prodigy name a disc which more overstable than the D1?

Feel free to weigh in!

New Discs In 2013

New Disc Releases in 2013So far it’s been a big year for new golf disc releases in 2013. Nearly all manufacturers have come out with new drivers, putters, and especially midrange discs. If you filled your bag with strictly newly released 2013 discs, you’d have nearly 30 in that bag.

Here is a recap of the new discs of 2013.

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ABC

ABC Discs has finally made one new release this year:

 

  • BeeLine – Available as an ultra high speed distance driver. This ultra fast driver with an ultra thick rim is described as a “faster Katana.”

Discraft

The new releases from Discraft this year have been rather disappointing — as none of the discs have actually been “new.” Discraft has increased the plastic mold variety for several of their existing discs, and released the Zombee (the disc used for the 2012 Ace Race).

    • Zombee – This disc was designed specifically to bring more aces. It’s been described as a faster Buzzz.

 

 

    • Glow Nuke SS – When you have a great disc, you want to play with it in the dark, too.

 

    • Titanium Nuke SS – This ultra fast popular driver is now available in Discraft’s most premium plastic blend.

DGA

DGA has released a new putt and approach disc:

  • Breaker. This flat, overstable putter is said to be a “game changer.”

Dynamic Discs

The folks at Dynamic Discs have been hard at work expanding their new product line. This year they have added a midrange disc as well as a distance driver.

    • Suspect – This slower, overstable, all-purpose midrange is supposed to fit the tweener slot between a putter and a midrange disc.

 

    • Renegade – The renegade is a fast understable/stable distance driver that provides “easy” distance.

Innova

When you’re the worldwide leader in disc sports and manufacture more than 80 different golf discs, it’s hard to come up with something that is new.

Innova has released the Tern, an understable high speed distance driver, and a new ‘3’ version of their most popular midrange discs.

All their new discs come in the beautiful “Jolly Launcher” Champion plastic. This plastic looks great and has been compared with Discraft CryZtal Z plastic.

    • Tern – Understable high speed driver with excellent glide.

 

    • Roc3 – A new version of one of the most popular discs ever.

 

    • Shark3 – Remember that midrange you got in your first starter set? It’s been re-tooled with a new plastic and #3.

 

    • Mako3 – Arguably the straightest flying midrange on the market.

Latitude 64

Europe’s leading disc golf manufacturer has released two new discs this year: a straight flying control driver, and an overstable midrange.

    • Mace – The amazing Mace is described as the all purpose overstable midrange, perfect for one-disc tournaments.

 

    • Fury – Latitude 64 is known for producing drivers that have amazing glide. The Fury lives up to that reputation. What disappoints many people is this disc is only slightly different than the popular Saint.
       

    • Stilleto – If the Innova Ape and the Nuke OS aren’t overstable enough for you, you may want to check out the Stilleto. Latitude 64 says that this new discs will likely be the most overstable driver it will ever make.

Legacy

Legacy has released one new disc so far this year:

  • Patriot – This understable fairway driver came out in February. At first it was a very hot item.  But, we haven’t seen a lot of interest for the Patriot since March.

MVP

MVP continues to produce new, high-quality discs with the unique gyro technology. They have released a new fairway driver and two new midrange discs this year. Perhaps their most successful release of 2013 is the Nano, which is actually a mini.

    • Shock – The Shock was supposed to be the more overstable MVP control driver. The first run of this disc was a bit of a disappointment to people who wanted a more overstable Volt.

 

    • Tangent – This understable midrange has been very highly rated. While being understable, it is very flip resistant. This is a great all-purpose disc for beginners.

 

    • Tensor – As the most recent MVP release, the Tensor is an overstable midrange driver.

Prodigy

Prodigy Disc has made an instant major impact on the disc golf world. All of their discs are new this year, and all have been wildly popular. If you’re a disc manufacturer looking to make an immediate splash with the release of new discs, learn from the Prodigy model.

Prodigy has released several new discs each month, and all have been very successful. Below is a breakdown of the Prodigy discs released thus far. (We expect the fairway drivers some time this summer). Prodigy discs are primarily available in series 400 plastic. This is a premium plastic blend that provides exceptional grip and durability.

Drivers – While the Prodigy drivers have been very successful for experienced disc golfers, the intermediate folk haven’t been as happy. Prodigy has not yet released their drivers in very light weights.

    • D1 – The D1 has been very popular, especially for powerful throwers. Many disc golfers were expecting a more overstable disc.

 

    • D2 – The D2 is slightly less overstable than the D1.

 

    • D3 – This stable-flying high-speed driver has been very popular.

 

    • D4 – This is the most understable of the Prodigy drivers and still a top seller, but a little to much to handle for beginner and intermediate players.

Midrange Discs – The three midrange discs released by Prodigy have been very highly rated. They are great driving mids and all have a similar feel in the hand.

    • M1 – The most overstable of the Prodigy mids, this disc is fantastic for midrange drives.

 

    • M3 – The M3 is a very stable flying disc that won’t flip over. Apparently the initial runs of the M3 were a little more overstable than Prodigy intended.

 

    • M4 – Touted as the best disc ever, this stable/understable mid holds a line and goes where you want it to go. The M4 is currently the only Prodigy disc available in two different plastic blends.

Putters – The putters are the most recent release by Prodigy. So far, people seem to like these putt and approach discs. However,  the one complaint we’ve heard is that disc golfers would like to see them in a softer plastic blend.

    • PA-1 – An overstable putter that remains overstable even in lighter weights.

 

    • PA-4 – Understable putter with minimal fade.

Prodiscus

If you haven’t heard of Prodiscus, you are not alone. This Finnish disc manufacturer is beginning to get very popular here in the United States. Their line of discs is growing; they have added two additional drivers this year.

    • Slaidi – A great high speed driver with a moderate-sized rim. This is a great disc for long forehand drives.

 

    • Laseri – An overstable control driver that flies like a laser before finishing with a solid fade.

Westside

Westside Golf Discs has released three quality discs in 2013.

    • Stag – A great stable fairway driver with excellent glide. Our reviewers indicate that this disc is less overstable than the flight ratings indicate.

 

    • Tursas -A great understable driver that can handle a good degree of power without flipping over. This is a highly recommend mid for beginners.

 

    • Underworld – This understable fairway driver has a pretty sick logo.

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Total Releases to Date: 27

How many more new releases will there be this year? Who is going to release these discs? It appears for now that the manufacturers are slowing down on new releases.

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