State of Disc Golf 2015: Most Popular Brands Worldwide

This year we had enough respondents to determine which brand is most popular throughout the world. We actually didn’t bother making a map for the most popular brand, because it would look like this:

It’s true, Innova is the most popular brand in every state and region of the world. We knew that Innova was dominant from the responses in the survey, but to find out they were the favorite brand in every region. We are amazed. Even across the country in “Scandinavia” Innova was still #1. Had we asked specific countries, perhaps Sweden would have been Latitude 64.

We know that from interacting with others, they may disagree. We have seen the comments that say “everybody throws such and such brand where I live.” Our response to that is, you may not know everybody in your state that plays disc golf. In some cases, the sample size should be larger to strongly say that we are strongly confident in these results (more specifically, the results below). For example, we awarded no 2nd place in Wyoming because there is not enough data to determine.

Where things start to get interesting is when we look at where the second most popular brands are found in this image:
2nd-Most-Popular-Brand

Here’s what stood out to us from the image above:

  1. This is a colorful map. Many different brands (outside of Innova) are strongly favored in different parts of the world.
  2. The closer a brand is to its headquarters, it tends to be more highly favored in that area.

Legacy is headquartered in California. What is California and Nevada’s second favorite brand Legacy? DD is in Kansas, and is dominant in the midwest. The exceptions start to come with MVP, where disc golf manufacturuing is

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To understand how Infinite Discs has come to conclusions in this article, please read our State of Disc Golf 2015: Introduction post. After you understand the statistics and methodology of the survey, feel free to post.
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7 comments

  • I have played with MVP for 6 months and have seen other people that do also..along with “Eclipse” discs. I’m just saying. 🙂

  • When I bought my first disc last year at Dick’s sporting goods, I saw only One brand.

  • I initially started playing with Innova in. However I made the switch to Discraft, I’m not looking back.

  • First off, I really appreciate all your hard-work and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading the statistics here.

    ‘Even across the country in “Scandinavia” Innova was still #1.’

    Perhaps a better way to say this is one of the following 2 options:

    A. ‘across the board in Scandinavia’

    B. ‘across the Nordic Countries’
    (this would be best if you are including Finland)

    Please don’t take this the wrong way but amid all the innocent jokes surrounding stereotypes, the notions of regional identity & nationality can be sensitive issues.

    • We’re really sorry if we offended anyone in the terminology used to described the disc golf heavy countries of Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Please excuse our ignorance. We were unaware that there was a difference in the way things are termed there but thought that Scandinavia was just the name for that region of the world, the same way we refer to the South, or Midwest here in the United States.

  • Why through something compared to a innova disc or copied from when you can simply throw in nova.

  • Playing in Iowa there really was only Innova until a little bike shop in Ames started caring about disc golf. Getting introduced to Latitude, westside, dynamic, etc was awesome and now I know most local kids avoid innova for the other brands.