Factory Seconds and Misprints

Factory Seconds

Factory second golf discs (also known as X-Out) have slight factory defects that don’t meet manufacturer standards. These defects are cosmetic and are not supposed to affect flight characteristics or durability.

Air Bubble in RimThere are several reasons why certain discs get classified as factory seconds. The most common defects come from unwanted air bubbles in the rim, black specs that somehow end up in the disc, and errors in color configuration.

With some of the factory seconds we have seen, we can’t even tell why they didn’t meet manufacturer standards.

Latitude 64 Factory Second Riot With Blem From ColoringTo make things slightly more confusing… When golf discs have serious defects that may alter flight, manufacturers like Innova and Latitude 64 recycle the plastic rather than try to resell it. Discs made from this “recycled plastic” are sold as a unique plastic blend called “echo star” or “factory second recycled.” These discs aren’t actually factory seconds, they are simply a different plastic blend made from recycled materials — and usually priced less.

We also have several factory second recycled discs available for sale. This plastic is an option for most of the common Trilogy Discs. These plastic types are known respectably as “factory second recycled”, “reprocessed” and “Bio Fuzion” and are found under the individual disc pages.

Latitude 64 factory seconds have an oval silver stamp marking them as “factory second.” Innova marks their factory seconds (including Discmania and Millennium Discs) with a big Innova-X stamp. Prodigy seconds are marked with a small “Prodigy X” stamp.

Click this link to search from our assortment of X-Out Factory Second Discs

Misprint Golf Discs

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Double Stamped Disc

Misprint discs met manufacturer standards for the actual disc, but have flaws with the printed stamp. In many cases these discs were stamped multiple times. This Dynamic Discs Trespass was stamped twice in slightly different places.

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Minor Stamp Blemish

In other instances the foil didn’t set properly and created a flaw in the print.  Sometimes these print blemishes are very minor. In this Misprint Latitude 64 Halo, you can see how the O is slightly faded, and how part of the Gold Line emblem is blank.

Once in a while discs are simply given the wrong stamp. While it may have the Ape stamp, it’s actually a Valkyrie. Always look at the handwritten or engraved disc name on the bottom of the disc to determine the actual mold.

Double Stamp Misprint

Unique “3D” Misprint

The reality is, after a few throws disc stamps are going to get scratched anyways. Discs that are double stamped are unique, and sometimes create even more impressive artwork. The double stamp of this Westside Stag gives it a unique 3D effect.

If you’re the type of person that likes high quality discs but not high prices, misprint and factory seconds are your best bet for low cost discs.

To view the misprint and factory second golf discs we currently have available, the links below will take you directly to all the search results.

Best Way to Find Misprints and X-Outs

The best way to find misprints and X-Outs on InfiniteDiscs.com is by using our “Advanced Discs Search

Under “Stamp” you can select “Misprint” or “X-Out” and then narrow down your factory second search by disc brand, type, color, or flight ratings.

For detailed instructions on how to use our advanced search, watch this video:

Latest Releases: L64, MVP, & More

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MVP Sale

Ending April 26, 2013

Every MVP disc available on the market is for sale until the end of day, April 26th while supplies last. Proton and Neutron plastic are both under $14 for just a short time. The average going rate for these discs elsewhere? Anywhere between $15 – $19 ($15 for Proton, and just under $19 for Eclipse).

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Latitude 64 Fury

Available April 25, 2013

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Prodigy Putters

Available May 1, 2013

The Prodigy PA-1 and the Prodigy PA-4 putters are both scheduled to arrive early next week. Pre-orders for these are for the Series 400 Prodigy plastic, which is the same premium blend as Prodigy’s drivers and midrange discs. These discs remain at our same low price at $15.99.

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Prodigy PA-1

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Prodigy PA-4

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MVP New Releases

Available May 5, 2013

The Tensor and Nano are MVP’s newest releases, and they are expanding their plastic options for the Tangent, releasing it in both Proton and Eclipse plastic. Pre-orders for each of these are currently on, and the MVP sale prices will remain in effect for these pre-orders until April 26th.

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MVP Nano

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MVP Tensor

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MVP Tangent

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Midrange March Madness – Mace/Suspect

New Midrange DiscsJust when you thought there couldn’t be more new midrange golf discs this month, we received the all new Latitude 64 Mace and the Dynamic Discs Suspect. March has already brought us the Westside Tursas, MVP Tangent, Prodigy M1 & M2, and the 10th Anniversary Buzzz (old but new at the same time).

We’ll call it Midrange March Madness.

Both these new discs are overstable. The Mace is currently available in the grippy inexpensive Zero Line plastic, as well as the premium Goldline plastic. To differentiate things a bit, the all new Suspect is available in Lucid (Latitude 64 Opto Line) plastic.

For more details about flight paths, and dimensions, or if you want to be the among the first to get your hands on a first run of these new mids, here are the links:

New Line of Discs – Prodiscus

IMG_2063Yesterday we received a shipment from Finland — a box of Prodiscus Discs.

Prodiscus discs are available in two different plastics. The Premium plastic is like a gummy Innova Champion plastic (very similar to Prodigy plastic), while their basic plastic is like a soft pro plastic. These discs look great, and fly better.

Prodiscus currently has six discs on the market including two distance drivers, two fairway drivers, a mid range and a putter. Once they get something understable, I’ll be happy playing a Prodiscus only bag. I was very satisfied with these discs during my test round with them, and especially liked the JOKERi putter.

Here are more details about each disc:

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Distance Drivers:

SLAIDi 12/5/0/3
LEGENDa 13/5/-1/3

Fairway Drivers:

RESPECTi 8/4/0/2
LASERi

Midrange:

MIDARi 5/4/-1/2

Putters:

JOKERi 4/3/0/2

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These discs are new to us, as well as to most of you. Like always, if you’ve thrown Prodiscus in the past, please rate and review these discs on our site. Our goal is to provide the best disc golf shopping experience, and it’s nice to hear what others think of discs before deciding to buy them (especially online).

 

Best Midrange Golf Disc?

Top Mid Range Golf Discs

Which Midrange Disc is The Best?

Many disc golfers primarily throw their mids on short courses. These discs can be used for drives, fairway shots, approach shots, and sometimes even putts – no wonder many golfers favorite discs are their mids.

Every disc golf manufacturer makes at least one mid range disc. On our site alone, there are 71 different midrange options.

New Midranges Hitting the MarketRecently a handful of new midrange golf discs hit the market. We have new midrange discs from Westside, Prodigy, and MVP, Dynamic Discs, and Latitude 64. Innova will be releasing new midrange discs like the Shark3 and Mako 3 soon as well. For extreme disc golfers that like testing all the latest discs, this is a lot of midrange to digest all at once.

Will these new mids be better than the ultra popular Innova Roc and Discraft Buzzz? The technology of drivers over the last few years, has made great strides, but midrange discs really get better? Or will Roc’s and Buzzz’s reign supreme for another decade?

From professional disc golfers to those who casually throw Frisbee’s around, we have asked the question, what mid-range golf discs are best?

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The Buzzz Remains Supreme

 

Our site visitors have spoken, and despite so many different midrange options, the Discraft Buzzz is clearly the highest rated.

If disc golfers used other mids as much as the Buzzz, it is possible that this dominance wouldn’t be as pronounced. The Buzzz has been around for more than a decade, and is likely the most common golf disc. The fact is that disc golfers continue to like it, and use it.

While player skill has a bigger impact on one’s game than disc selection, confidence and scores improve by using good discs. Disc golfers perform better with discs they know and are used to.

As of March 22, 2013, 36% of our poll participants said that the Buzzz is the best midrange disc. It is versatile, consistent, and reliable for beginners, intermediate players, and professionals.

In second place, 19% said they liked Innova midrange discs other than the Roc. The Innova Shark had a high number of votes, likely because it is a very common Innova disc, available in starter sets. Many new players who begin playing with the Shark get used to it and stick with it.

Ten percent of respondents like at least one of the many different variations of the Roc, while another ten percent think that “other” Discraft midrange discs such as the Meteor, Hawk, and Wasp are best.

The Vibram Obex and Ibex ranked fifth (7%), followed by Gateway midranges (6%), Latitude 64 midranges (4%), other midranges (4%), and Westside midrange drivers (3%).

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Win A Free Westside Disc!

Westside Golf Discs

It’s giveaway time…!

Westside has been standing out recently with the release of 3 new discs, so we want to hear what you think about Westside plastic!

Westside plastic looks amazingWestside makes arguably the best looking discs. While most of the manufacturers have unique artwork stamped on discs, they usually don’t print them on the premium plastic. With Westside you’ll find sweet looking images like the King, Stag, Tursas, Sword, and Underworld on both their durable (VIP) and premium (Tourney) lines of plastic. Why, because they’re Westside!

Who is Westside?If you’re not familiar with Westside Discs, they are a small manufacturer out of Finland. The manufacturing of their discs is actually done by Latitude 64 in Sweden. Thus, their plastic molds are the same fine quality that we find from Lat 64. Westside VIP = Opto Line and Tournament = Goldline. Top disc golfers agree that Latitude 64 currently makes the best plastics available.

Which discs do they offerWestside almost has a full line of golf discs at this point. With the addition of three new discs this week (Stag, Tursas, Underworld), they now have ten discs for sale. Five distance drivers, two fairway drivers, two mid range discs, and a putter.

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Contest Rules
To be eligible for this contest, rate and write reviews on as many Westside discs as you have played with (on their disc specific product pages on infinitediscs.com).
If you haven’t played with Westside yet, find a friend and borrow theirs, or buy a few at our incredibly low prices. Each quality review is counted as one point, so the more reviews you have, the greater your odds are of winning.

If you’re one of our faithful stellar reviewers, and have already written reviews on Westside discs, you’re eligible too. Simply sit back and hope you win, or increase your odds by buying and reviewing those discs you haven’t written about yet.

This contest ends on Friday MARCH 29th, 2013, when we will randomly select one of the reviews as the winner. This gives you three weeks.

What is a Quality Review?

A quality review tells us about you, and about how the disc works for you. For example “I love this disc,” as your review actually tells us nothing which is of worth. That review won’t count if we draw it as a winner.Something more useful would be “I’ve only been playing for a year, and I love this disc. My throws on a drive with these types of discs typically go about 225-250 feet, and with my beginner arm they turn at just the right moment before it falls…” See, that was more insightful to a beginner.

Which disc do I win?

You may choose from ANY Westside disc we have in Stock. It can be one of the new molds, or any other Westside Disc.

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Now on Google Plus – Prodigy D4 Giveaway

googlepluslogoInfiniteDiscs.com now has a Google+ Profile. After learning that G+ is one of the top four social networks today, we thought it was about time we got on the ball.

There’s only one problem. What good is a social network profile, if you don’t have anyone to socialize with?

To encourage people to “follow” us, we’re giving away a new 171 gram Prodigy D4. This is a yellow first run disc worth $20. Many intermediate disc golfers are finding they can get more distance with the D4 than any other driver!

Prodigy-D4We will use the G+ social portal to announce free disc giveaways, new discs released, top rated discs, and other informative and entertaining things related to the sport.

To be eligible for this giveaway, simply follow us by March 1st, 2013.

As long as you have a google (gmail) account, it’s super easy to set up a G+ profile. If you don’t have a Google account, you should get one. There are so many free and useful tools by google, you might as well take advantage of them.

See ya on Google Plus!

Click this link to follow Infinite Discs G+ account now!

Frolf Discs

Frolf Discs

You probably found this page because you’ve played a round of frolf or two, or three, and are ready to get your own discs.

What does Frolf mean?

The word frolf simply combines the first two letters from FRisbee and the last three from gOLF. Frolf simply means playing a golf like game with a frisbee or disc. Some people also abbreviate this even more and call the game FOLF.

There are primarily two types of frisbee golfers: those who play occasionally and refer to the flying discs as “frisbees” or “frolf discs,” and hard core players who refer to these objects only as “discs.” Now, the terminology varies by location, years playing, etc., but here is my basic run down of the difference between frolfers and hard core disc golfers.

Difference Between Frolfers and Disc Golfers

Frolfers use one to three discs per round, sometimes actual Frisbees not designed specifically for disc golf, and can rarely throw more than 200 feet. While frolf is sometimes played on actual courses with chain filled baskets, it is also played using trees, poles, or other objects as targets. Frolf is a recreational activity, a time out with friends and family and is not primarily a competitive activity. There is actually a website devoted to frolf and its true definition.

Hard Core Disc Golfers own literally dozens of discs in many different plastic variations and blends. These players have huge backpacks or carts they use to haul around their discs made by companies such as Innova, Discraft, and Latitude 64. These disc golfers can throw their distance drivers 300, 400, and sometimes even 500+ feet!

As a good frolfer, I thought I could throw a frisbee pretty hard until I started playing with with real hard core disc golfers.

Hard core disc golfers shun the word frolf, folf, and frisbee golf, and are likely to take offense if you use one of these f-words.

Best Discs for Frolfers

There are literally hundreds of different frisbee golf discs available in dozens of plastic varieties. The reality is that most discs made specifically for disc golf are not suitable for frolfers. Throwing “high-speed overstable discs” will simply be frustrating for a player trying to learn the basics game.

Our site has several tools to help golfers find the absolute best frolf discs.

1. Sort by discs that are recommended for beginners.

Using our “find the perfect disc” feature, one of the options is, “player skill level.” By selecting beginner, you’ll be able to see different putters, midrange discs, and drivers, that will help improve performance for a round of frolf and make it more fun. Click this link for a recommendation of the best frolf discs for beginners.

2. Beginner Frolf Sets

Frolf Starter SetsOne of the best way to get good golf discs for beginners, at an excellent price, is to purchase beginner sets. We offer several different variations of starter sets from the leading disc manufacturers. Here is the link to all of the beginner sets that we sell.

Warning for buying disc golf sets on the internet: Be very careful when buying disc golf sets on Amazon, E-Bay, and Walmart. Many of the discs in these sets are complete garbage made by Chinese manufacturers who no nothing about disc flight or disc golf. These discs are not even fit for the most casual frolfers. Here is our list of disc golf sets frolfers should avoid at all costs:

3. Beginners Guide to Buying Golf Discs

Our beginners guide to buying frolf discs goes over some of the basics of disc golf flight, as well as tips to help navigate our site. This will help you to understand what the many different disc golf options mean, like the differences between plastic types, disc weights, and the best ways to get cheap frisbees. Read the beginners guide here.

Cheap Frolf Discs

If you’re looking for cheap, inexpensive discs, then you have also come to the right place. We offer the best price for frisbee golf discs. For even lower prices on quality plastic, be sure to check out our “on-sale discs” page.

While there are many different manufacturers and models of disc golf discs, the biggest key to determine which discs are inexpensive has to do with the plastic type. The cheapest frolf discs available come in an inexpensive plastic that isn’t very durable.

For most frolfers, these inexpensive discs work just fine and fly well enough, even when they are “broken in” a little and have a few dings. If you plan to get into competitive disc golf, we don’t recommend base plastic discs, but if you know you will always be a recreational frolfer, these discs will work just fine. Simply sort by price for any disc model you look at.

The brands that have the cheapest disc golf plastics include:

Disc Golf Sets, X-Outs and Misprints

Another great way to get inexpensive discs is buy purchasing x-outs, misprints, and packaged sets.

X-Outs – X-Outs also known as factory seconds are manufactured discs that do not meet the manufacturers quality standards. These discs often have coloring issues or imperfections in the plastic. The imperfections should not effect the intended flight of the disc, but even if they do, these discs are still adequate for the casual frolf round. You can buy base plastic X-Out discs for less than $6 per disc.

Misprints – Like X-Outs, misprints are cheaper discs because something went wrong at the disc golf factory. The difference between x-outs and misprints is that the error with misprints happened during the hot stamping process (where they put the disc name and logo on the disc). With misprints, you will get the intended flight of the disc as the only error is with the visual display.

Mystery BoxPackage Sets – Package sets allow you to save money on discs through bundle savings. There are a variety of different bulk sets including starter sets (which typically include 3 discs for beginners) and Mystery Boxes. Mystery Boxes typically consist of large quantities of discount discs. The catch with mystery boxes is that you don’t know what discs you are going to get. If you don’t know what discs you want, this is a perfect way to get new frolf discs. You can even purchase a large mystery deals box and share the discs with a group of friends.

Buy Your Frolf Discs Online From Infinite Discs

Buying discs online is very easy, and our shipping is incredibly affordable. Most disc purchases arrive at your home in two to three days. Even after the cost of shipping, our prices are much better than local sporting good stores and most other online retailers.

Frolf, Folf, Frisbee Golf, Disc Golf, or whatever you want to call it, is a great sport. We at InfiniteDiscs.com want to be your disc supplier, regardless of how serious you are about the game.

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