Halloween Sale

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Loads of candy. An excuse to dress up. Spooky decorations… this is Halloween

Halloween is the beginning of the end-of-year holidays. It is a unique holiday, one that brings around good memories and sugar rushes. To celebrate this spooky time of year, we are offering 10% off ALL Halloween-themed discs.

TAKE 10% OFF – ‘STAYSPOOKY22’

 

Check out the list below to see just which mold you should get. Use the discount code above to claim your discount… if you dare! The code is valid Friday, Oct. 28 – 31

Infinite Discs Swirly S-Blend Tomb

Infinite Discs Luster C-Blend Emperor/Pharaoh

Infinite Discs D-Blend Glow Chariot

Legagy Glow Ghost 

Legacy Icon Outlaw

DX Color Glow Aviar/Roc

MVP Exlipse 2.0 Resistor

Infinite Discs “Eye”- Blend Tombs

Discraft Z Glo BuzzzSupercolor Buzzz

Mint Discs FreetailLatitude 64 Ballista Pro

Dynamic Discs EMac Truth & Westside Maiden

 

Click HERE to see ALL Halloween themed discs together

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Flight Numbers: What They Mean, And A Better Approach

The number one question that we hear disc golfers ask when they are checking out a new disc is, “How does it fly?”   A discs flight characteristics can determine whether or not it is one we want to add to our bag. Generally speaking, although there are many variables that determine the flight of the disc, such as wind speed/direction, elevation, skill of the thrower, etc., what they really want to know about a disc is how the disc will fly for THEM. And more specifically, they want to know about the flight numbers.

 

Flight Numbers

 

To answer the question about how a particular mold will fly for a customer, I start by explaining the common flight rating system. I then find out about their skill level so I can find the flight they are looking for based on their ability to throw. Let’s take a look at those flight rating numbers.  Then we can explore some of the variables that I discuss with customers. We will also discuss the more accurate Infinite Discs flight rating system. Let’s assume for this discussion that the throw is right hand, back hand (RHBH)

Four-Digit Flight Rating System

 

The four-digit flight rating system commonly used today was created by Innova as a way to describe how a disc flies. Other brands have tried using their own methods of expressing the flight of their discs, but the four-digit rating system is the most common. The four characteristics are (in the order that they appear on the disc or on a chart):

Speed

Glide

Turn

Fade

 

Speed

The first number indicates the relative speed that the disc needs to be thrown at in order for the other numbers to be accurate. It has probably been responsible for more disappointed disc buyers than any flight number. That number does not mean that the disc will automatically fly faster than a lower speed disc, as many beginners erroneously assume. It means that a speed 13 disc needs to be travelling much faster than a speed 7 disc in order to fly like it should. Unfortunately, few beginners have the technique in order to get high-speed discs flying fast enough, so the disc flies a short distance, then fades hard to the ground. Throwing high-speed discs that are very light weight is kind of a cheat code for beginners, but lower speed discs are a better option for someone starting out.

Glide

The second of the four flight numbers indicates how long the disc tends to stay in the air before fighting to get to the ground. While getting the maximum time aloft for a drive on a long hole may be desirable, there are other times we want the disc to get down faster to hit the landing zone we are aiming for. The common approach to determining how much glide a person should seek in a disc is that beginners should get the most glide possible. More experience disc golfers can get lower glide discs, because they have more skill in hitting technical landing areas. They want discs that they know won’t travel an excessive amount in the air, so they have more control over when it will come down.

Turn

Also called ‘high-speed stability’, this flight number describes how the disc will behave during the first part of the flight when the disc is traveling the fastest.  With a RHBH throw, the more negative the number is, the more the disc will turn to the right during the fast part of the flight. If the TURN number is positive or zero, it will likely not turn to the right at all. Those discs are helpful when throwing into a headwind. They have the ability to resist turning, even in a headwind. Conversely, discs with -3 to -5 as a TURN number will roll to the right during the high-speed stage of the flight. Some will turn so much that they will be difficult to control, and may come crashing to the ground or even result in an unintended roller. Thrown in a tailwind, the same disc will have a small turn and get great distance. Disc with a more negative TURN are called ‘understable’ discs

Fade

The final flight number indicates how the disc will fly as it begins to slow down. Also called ‘slow-speed stability’, the fourth number ranges from 0 to 5. The higher the number, the more quickly the disc starts to head to the ground. It will roll to the left a lot faster and hit the ground at a steeper angle than one with a lower FADE number. A lower number will finish its flight a lot more straight and level. Discs with higher FADE numbers are called ‘overstable’ discs.

 

Infinite Discs Flight Ratings

 

While flight numbers can give you a general idea of how a particular mold flies, which is good, it doesn’t give the most accurate representation of the flight of a disc.  Although flight numbers are based somewhat on the physical dimensions of the disc, they are determined by each manufacture. Since, they vary from company to company, that makes it difficult to compare one brand to another. To find a more accurate method of determining the flight of a disc, Infinite Discs has created a more inclusive method of determining how a mold flies: The Infinite Discs flight rating system.

Infinite’s flight rating system comes from the reviews of each mold. Reviewers indicate what THEY think the flight numbers are for the discs they are throwing. This gives a much broader view of the disc and how it actually flies. If you combine that flight number with the other useful information in the reviews, you get a better sense of how that disc will work for you. Here’s how it works:

 

 

If you pull up the web page that shows the Infinite molds, you’ll see that the Sphinx has an Infinite flight rating of 9, 6, -2.8, 1. It is the average flight rating of EVERYONE who has reviewed that mold on our website. If you click for details about the mold, you can then see the manufacturers rating for the disc.  By comparing the two numbers you can see that most people think the Sphinx is close to what the manufacturer determined the flight numbers are, and only slightly less understable. This gives you two flight ratings to compare and help you decide if the mold it right for you.

 

Additional Benefits

 

If you want to further refine the results, you can filter the reviews by skill level, which helps you see what people with a skill level similar to yours think the flight numbers actually are. That information is more useful than taking the suggested flight numbers from a manufacturer alone.

In addition to learning about a molds average flight number, there are additional benefits to checking out the review. You can learn more about a disc by checking out the reviewers with your skill level to see how they rate the disc and some of their comments about the mold. And finally, you can see if the mold is beginner-friendly, which helps for the newer players.

 

 

The four-digit flight number system may be replaced by a better system in the future, but for now it is what we have. The Infinite Discs Flight Rating system is a user-generated way to see how a disc will fly. That system, along with the other user-supplied ratings, will help you pick the perfect discs for your disc golf game.

 

Drew Gibson LVC Champion

Drew Gibson performed wonderfully at the Las Vegas Challenge just two weeks ago. Though, Gannon Buhr did not concede easily to Drew. In an epic sudden death showdown of 4 holes, Drew left the tournament with the title of LVC Champion.

In commemoration of this, we are releasing some commemorative edition discs. This special stamp is a double single foil stamp. One stamp on the front, and another stamp on the bottom. The top stamp indicates that Drew is the LVC Champion, and the bottom stamp is Drew’s wonderful crown logo. They’re pretty cool, we’re excited about these discs and we’re excited for Drew winning as well!

As mentioned before, there are a handful of different molds that have these stamps on them. There are a few different ways on how you can see which molds have these stamps. To see them all, check out this link, this page will show you every single disc that has these stamps on it. Or you can follow the links below, these are to the individual molds:

Right now only the Scepter, Emperor, Exodus, and Falcor are available. Our team is working to get the other molds on as fast as they can. As the day/weekend goes on the other molds will become available. Be sure to check these limited edition discs, and any other disc golf need you may have right here at Infinite Discs.

 

 

 

Infinite Discs Restock

Here at Infinite despite all of the complications that the Pandemic has caused. We are working hard to restock all that we can. In case you haven’t noticed, here is a handful of the Infinite molds that have been restocked:

Pharaoh in Swirly S-Blend

In this most recent run of Pharaohs has a lot of great swirls in the plastic. The aesthetic of this plastic is superb! As someone who doesn’t throw the Pharaohs, these discs make me want to grab one and throw it. That’s how good these discs look. Grab your beautiful Pharaoh for $16.99.

The Pharaoh is the quintessential distance driver, built for a high speed release and maximum distance. The fade is not overpowering, making this a distance driver that will work wonders even for intermediate players. Throw the Pharaoh off the tee when you need to cover as much territory as possible. Rule your local disc golf course with the Pharaoh!

Cohort in D-Blend and R-Blend

This mold is a well loved. It makes for an excellent putter, whether your putting or using it for approach shots. This thing flies straight. For approach shots, this disc is definitely a favorite. You can get this now in D-Blend for $8.29 or in R-Blend for $11.99.

The Cohort is a unique putt-and-approach disc that is a great, beadless option for mid-range and approach shots with a comfortable rim for either backhand or forehand players. The revolution toward smaller-diameter discs for mid-range shots continues and the Cohort is stable enough to hold the line when thrown with confidence.

Scarab in D-Blend

The Scarab is a pretty solid disc. It is a stable putter that allows for some great throws or powerful putts. With its bead, it provides a comfortable resting spot for your forefinger. This is an enjoyable disc to throw. This is restocked in the D-Blend plastic, only for $8.29.

The Scarab is a beaded putter that has a similar rim configuration to the Infinite Discs Myth, but with a different flight plate that provides a longer glide for longer putts and approaches. If you love throwing putters for distance, or you’re seeking pinpoint accuracy with your putting game, the Scarab will earn a spot in your disc bag.

Centurion in D-Blend Glow

This fairway driver is a really easy disc to throw. It offers great control and decent distance. The Centurion makes for an excellent disc to use on the longer upshots, or if you’re looking for some needed control. We’ve restocked this disc in D-Blend Glow, it is available now for $11.99, perfect for those glow rounds. Especially now that it is warming up again.

The Centurion is a workable fairway driver. It is a straight-flying, precision driver that will fit into the bags of both novice and professional players. All players can count on the Centurion to hold whichever line they put it on with only a slight end fade. It is a workhorse control driver for precise placement on the fairway.

Dynasty in I-Blend

This control driver is a new release, just as of last week. It is a pretty awesome disc, it is on the verge of a distance driver. To me this 9 speed driver provides a very comfortable grip. I also find that it is quite controllable and offers just enough stability to put power behind it and work to get the distance that I’m looking for. While also able to control it, I really like this disc. For now, it is available in I-Blend, grab yours for $12.99.

The Dynasty is a stable fairway driver. This control driver offers enough stability to provide a consistent “S-curve” flight. Also, it can still fly most any line you would want. Making this into a highly controllable disc. All the while it can achieve good distance for beginner and advanced players alike.

Alpaca in Gummy C-Blend

The Alpaca is an awesome putter. I’ve enjoyed this disc for my putter, as well as a driver. Now, we will make this disc available in Gummy C-Blend Plastic. I really enjoy a flexible plastic, and that is what this blend is, flexible. It is pretty awesome! You should definitely give this putter a try, as it is consistent and floaty. A very versatile putter. You’ll be able to get this disc for $15.49, and it will release tonight at midnight.

The Alpaca is the quintessential beadless putter. While the Infinite Discs Cohort has a somewhat low profile rim, the Alpaca presents a deeper rim for more of a traditional putter feel. Whether thrown at the basket or lofted high for approaches and drives, the Alpaca will carry your workload with ease.

In Conclusion

These are the new Infinite Molds that we have added in these past weeks. We are constantly working to restock all molds, and there are always new discs added. You can check out the newly added discs by clicking here.

 

State of Disc Golf Survey 2022

It is time for our annual State of Disc Golf Survey where we ask for all disc golfers everywhere to share their thoughts and experiences with the sport through some simple survey questions. This survey has become a great way to see how the sport is growing and evolving. We have really appreciated everybody’s input in the past.

Where to Take This Year’s Survey

You can take the 2022 State of Disc Golf Survey by going to THIS LINK

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd64quY1SNFa0rAPZawSnrTYRWJgelTN6UU4u898n2wHMXAxw/viewform?usp=sf_linkhttps://forms.gle/3wgCzP2uKWkbERfeA

Feel free to share that link on social media and with your disc golfing friends. The more opinions that are shared, the better!

Where to See Previous Survey Results

We always share the data from these surveys through the Infinite Discs blog. You can click easy links to see those different articles presenting the results. Here are links for the previous three years:

State of Disc Golf 2021 Blog Posts

State of Disc Golf 2020 Blog Posts

State of Disc Golf 2019 Blog Posts

It’s worth taking a look at those blog posts for all of the fun charts and analysis. Here’s an example from the 2019 survey showing how many discs did survey participants collect without any intention of throwing in 2018?

Random Prize Winners Will Be Selected

As usual, we will be giving away a few prizes to randomly selected participants. We’ll be giving away some slinger bags, discs from boutique brands, and other prizes and you have a chance to win if you take the survey this year. Winners will be contacted after the survey is complete.

THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!

New Grip Enhancers

As a disc golf player, it seems that I am never really satisfied with my grip. Before I throw I fiddle with my grip and dry my hands off multiple times. There is just always something that is slightly uncomfortable about my grip. For this reason, I really like the grip sacs. They help my grip feel grippy, rather than slippery. This helps me fidget less, and more importantly, feel more confident in my grip.

At Infinite Discs, we have increased our grip enhancement selection to include a large variety of grip enhancement tools. You’ll be sure to find one that suits your preferences. There is the typical bag with fill that wicks away moisture or adds grip to your hands. There are also some wax discs that adds grip to your hands.

These are the new grip enhancers that we’ve added to our selection for you.

Grip Bags

The Putter by DryV Bagz

The Dryv Bagz Putter Bag is one of the most unique hand drying bags from their lineup. The Putter Bag has a heavy duty swivel clip attached to one end of the bag. This allows you to clip the bag onto your Disc Golf Bag or Cart and have easy access to your Dryv Bag at any moment.

Dryv Bagz are made of a proprietary blend of three all-natural ingredients that will help you achieve the perfect amount of hand drying and “tack”, optimizing your grip on every drive.

The Approach Bag by DryV Bagz

The Dryv Bagz Approach Bag is similar to the Large bag, but better suited for smaller hands. This bag is slightly smaller and will small to medium sized hands!

Dryv Bagz are made of a proprietary blend of three all-natural ingredients that will help you achieve the perfect amount of hand drying and “tack”, optimizing your grip on every drive.

The DryV Bag by DryV Bagz

This is the Original Dryv Bag that started it all. It’s the biggest size bag that Dryv Bagz makes, best suited for medium to large hands, but anybody can use it! Dryv Bagz are made of a proprietary blend of three all-natural ingredients that will help you achieve the perfect amount of hand drying and “tack”, optimizing your grip on every drive.

The Mitten Bag

Mitten Bags help to remove moisture from your hands when you’re playing in hot, sweaty conditions or otherwise wet conditions. This will help to enhance your grip on the disc. Plus they come in a great selection of fabric designs and have a nice little loop that can be used to hang the bag on a bag or cart.

The DrySack

 

The DrySack is an excellent grip enhancement bag for disc golfers. It is uniquely crafted with long-lasting denim material and moisture absorbent filler. You can clap the DrySack to dust it up for better grip on your disc, or use it to wipe moisture off your discs. It comes with a handy carabiner to clip to your bag or cart.

Wax Grip Discs

The Marker by DryV Bagz

The Marker, by Dryv Bagz is a unique hand grip product for disc golf. It’s a 2oz solid grip bar, taking the Dryv Bagz technology to a solid form.

Just gently drag the tips of your throwing fingers across the surface and you will notice increased grip immediately! The added grip will replace the need to lick or dust your fingers, and the grip will last the entire hole.

Max Wax Windsurfer Mini

The Max Wax Windsurfer Mini is about to bring new grip to your game! This is the Original Disc Golf Grip Wax – a specially formulated grip wax used to apply to your hands for superior grip, control, and distance out on the course.

It’s a Tournament Legal Mini Marker, made out of 100% natural product. The specific grip formula was worked on for over a year to achieve the perfect, consistent disc golf grip. The Windsurfer Mini has a “citra-delic” scent, made from a blend of essential oils. Take the grip variable out of your game by using the Max Wax Windsurfer Mini.

Hand Warmers

The Apex Electronic Handwarmer

The Apex Disc Golf Electronic Hand Warmer is a wonderful tool for those who love to play disc golf or other outdoor sports in the cold weather. It is a 10000mA device that will stay hot for at least three hours at the maximum setting. It can be used to charge one or two other electronic devices, like your cellphone, Bluetooth headphones, etc. Or it can be switch to warming mode with four different settings from warm to hot. It includes a charging cable to charge the heating unit as well as a soft case to keep it in, if you’d rather carry a soft pouch in your pocket rather than directly touching the unit.

If you keep one of these in your jacket or coat pocket, you’ll have an instantly warm place to put your hands. Or you can carry it around in your hand while walking from hole to hole. It comes in a convenient 3×3 inch size to easily store in your pocket or in your disc golf bag.

Apex Disc Golf is happy to provide this easy-to-use, convenience, affordable solution to hand warming, with a long enough charge life to last during a tournament.

Easy Instructions:

  • Short Press the Power Button Once to Turn On Charging Capabilities (blue indicator lights)
  • Hold the Power Button for 3 Seconds to Turn On Heat (red indicator lights)
  • Short Press to Cycle Through Heat Levels (1-4)
  • Hold for 3 Seconds to Shut Off the Unit

Concluding Thoughts

These grip enhancers are all available on InfiniteDiscs.com under Grip Enhancers. Be sure to check them out in addition to your other disc golf needs here at Infinite Discs.

Thought Space Athletics’ Jerseys

Thought Space Athletics has released a new sublimated jersey. It is now available on Infinite Discs’ website. You can view these jerseys through this link.

This Jersey is a 4 Oz, 100% Micro Polyester Jersey. It is light, breathable, moisture-wicking, and incorporates a wide range of creativity to leave the days of the screen printed sports apparel in the past. This soft, smooth, and 2 way stretch fabric allows for easy range of motion so you can focus on your shot and not on an uncomfortable shirt.

These jerseys are available for $49.99 now.

Introducing Allison Haggett of the Signature Team

Welcome Allison Haggett to the Infinite Discs Signature Team! Allison is from Bowdoin, Maine and competes in the FPO division. This is her first year on the Signature Team, and we were fortunate enough to get to learn a bit more about her!

How did you get started in disc golf?

When I met my husband in 2014 he played disc golf almost daily.  I didn’t tag along much as I didn’t like playing with men who could outdrive me constantly.  I felt like I was a burden.  Flash forward to 2016, I went and watched the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships that was held here in Maine and I was hooked!  I jumped in full force in 2017 and started playing and competing in the FA1 division.  I have always been a competitive person so having a sport that I could compete in as an adult was fascinating to me.  I’ve never looked back!

 

 

Is there anyone in particular you look up to or admire in the game?

When I started playing I was star-struck by Paige Pierce and her determination and skills in the sport.  I was always watching FPO coverage and trying to learn the ins and outs of the sport.  I will always look up to Paige and her domination in this sport, but I also look up to Jessica Weese, Kona Panis and Des Reading for all they do to grow the sport and their amazing talents on the course.

 

What is your favorite type of shot to throw?

I love throwing a flippy driver through a wooded fairway and watching it carve through the trees.  We have a lot of wooded golf here in New England so those shots are a must have in the bag.  I also love throwing putters off the tee, I think it’s such a smooth clean shot.  

 

Which of your disc golf achievements are you most proud of?

Having my own signature disc and making the Infinite Signature team!  This was a dream of mine when I started out and it’s now a reality! Before this achievement I was proud of my AM world showing.  I qualified for AM worlds my first season competing and went down to Charlotte in 2018 to compete in it! I placed 6th behind some pretty big names in the game, which was a huge accomplishment for me.  My goal was to place in the top half and I exceeded that along with making some great connections with some amazing ladies.   

If you could play a round with only three discs, which would they be?

That’s easy! I would use a Pharaoh, Inca and a Cohort! 

Other than disc golf, what else do you enjoy doing?

I am a big outdoorsy girl, when I am not playing disc golf you can usually find me fishing! I enjoy fishing all year round, bike riding, four wheeling, camping, kayaking, etc. 

 

What tips do you have for newer players or players looking to improve their game?

Don’t be intimidated, we all start somewhere! Ask questions about things you are unsure of, it’s better to ask then to keep wondering.  Start with putters to learn control and to work on your form before trying out high speed drivers.  Go to leagues and meet new people! You’d be surprised how much you learn at weekly league nights! 

If people want to follow along on your journey, where can they best follow you?

My Instagram or Facebook

Allison’s Signature Splatter S-Blend Pharaoh is now available, so be sure to get on while you can. Welcome to the Signature Team, Allison! Good luck this season! 

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