FOCUS FRIDAY – EMAC TRUTH

We’re excited to continue our Focus Friday blog where we take a quick look at specific discs. We may not get a focus put together every week, but we’ll try to keep some fresh discs in the spotlight on a somewhat regular basis.

Our New Focus Friday Features the EMAC TRUTH by Dynamic Discs

The Emac Truth was a retooled version of the Dynamic Discs Truth mid-range, designed to fly with a little more stability according to the specifications of professional disc golfer and 2010 world champion, Eric McCabe (thus the “EMac” nickname). It is a wide-diameter mid-range at 21.7 centimeters width and has good glide and control. These are the flight numbers:

SPEED: 5
GLIDE: 5
TURN: 0
FADE: 2

Here is a look at pro player, Kesler Martin, giving the EMac Truth a good rip so you can see how it flies.

This week (until Saturday the 16th of November) you can get your hands on the EMAC TRUTH with a great discount of 20% OFF! Simply add the EMAC TRUTH in any plastic types to your cart, then before clicking to “Checkout,” look below your shopping cart for the Discount Code box and enter this code:

FOCUS-TRUTH

Then click “Checkout” to proceed to the payment screen with the 20% discount applied. The discount will apply to all the EMac Truth discs in your shopping cart.

NOTE: We still have a few of the full-colored “autumn leaves” EMac Truth discs if you want a funny White Elephant gift to give a friend for the holidays!

FOCUS FRIDAY – THE YIKUN LU (LUAN)

We’ve started taking the opportunity to focus on specific discs in specific plastic types on Fridays and call them “FOCUS FRIDAY” blogs. We may not make it on every week, but we’ll try to keep some fresh discs in the spotlight on a somewhat regular basis.

Our New Focus Friday Features the Yikun LU (or LUAN)

The LU by Yikun Discs (also called the “Luan”) was originally introduced in Phoenix Line plastic which is a durable, translucent plastic similar to popular blends like Innova Champion or Discraft Z Line. But more recently, Yikun experimented with a new version of the plastic which is now called PHOENIX STAR. This new plastic blend is gummy and flexible, like the discontinued Frost Line plastic by Latitude 64, or the sometimes seen Gummy Champion by Innova. It’s a great plastic blend for cold weather when discs tend to stiffen-up. It feels truly unique.

The disc itself came out VERY flat in the Phoenix Star plastic. It almost has the profile of a dinner plate! It is a wide rim driver at maximum “speed 14” and an overstable finish. This is a great utility disc when you want a hard fade at the end of flight, or if you love to crank sidearm (forehand) or overhand (tomahawk style). Power throwers will love cranking on the LU, and more intermediate players will find it to be a very useful overstable disc when a lot of side-to-side movement is needed on the course. The disc can also be used for a huge spike-hyzer.

Here is a little clip of an amateur throwing the overstable LU after showing how flexible it is. You can see how dramatically it fades once it loses speed.

Three Words: FLAT, FLEXIBLE, and FAST!

This week (until Saturday the 2nd of November) you can get your hands on the LU with a great discount of 20% OFF! Simply add the LU discs to your cart that you desire, then before clicking to “Checkout,” look below your shopping cart for the Discount Code box and enter this code:

FOCUS-LU

Then click “Checkout” to proceed to the payment screen with the 20% discount applied. The discount will apply to all the LU discs in your shopping cart.

 

Focus Friday – The Discraft Predator

We’re going to start taking the opportunity to focus on specific discs in specific plastic types on Fridays and call them “FOCUS FRIDAY” blogs. We may not get every week, but we’ll try to keep some fresh discs in the spotlight on a somewhat regular basis.

Our New Focus Friday Features the Discraft PREDATOR

A lot of attention gets thrown on the newest entries into the disc golf market, and there’s always a new overstable fairway driver that players want to try. But this week we’re taking a look at a disc that has been around for a while, the PREDATOR. This is a very predictable overstable fairway that has a dependable fade, but without being so ridiculously extreme that it becomes a “utility disc.” The Predator is manageable enough that even newer players or intermediate players can use it when they need a disc that can shape lines around obstacles or fight into headwinds. The Predator has just enough beef to get the job done.

Paul McBeth started off the 2019 competitive season with the Predator as his overstable fairway driver until later switching to the Anax which is part of his signature line. Interestingly, the Predator and the Anax have very similar flight characteristics, so it doesn’t seem that much was changed-up for Paul’s overstable fairway needs.

Infinite Discs has a nice stock of Predators, including a custom run of ESP FLX PREDATOR discs for those who like a slightly more gummy feel with their premium plastic discs.

This week (until Saturday the 26th of October) you can get your hands on the PREDATOR with a great discount of 20% OFF! Simply add the Predators to your cart that you desire, then before clicking to “Checkout,” look below your shopping cart for the Discount Code box and enter this code:

FOCUS-PREDATOR

Then click “Checkout” to proceed to the payment screen with the 20% discount applied. The discount will apply to all the Predators in your shopping cart.

Top-Selling Discs On Sale for This Week

We thought it would be fun to put some of the long-term, top-selling discs on sale for this week, in case you need to restock after a busy disc golf summer season. The prices are automatically discounted on these disc models (no discount code is necessary).

DESTOYER – Distance Driver – ON SALE!
EXODUS – Fairway Driver – ON SALE!
BUZZZ – Midrange Disc – ON SALE!
P2 – Putter – ON SALE!

The DESTROYER had some competition this year as the top-selling distance driver as it pushed to keep up with sales of the new Discraft ZEUS and other new releases like the Discmania DD3 and the Dynamic Discs RAIDER.

There are some fun Destroyers in stock, aside from just stock stamps. There are a lot of custom stamp designs, plus some cool black Star Destroyers and Star Dyed Destroyers.

There are also a few signature series Destroyers in special plastics, Shimmer Star and Swirly Star, plus the new Halloween Destroyers.

You should be able to find plenty of different plastic types and plenty of different weights. Remember, when you click to SELECT YOUR DISC then you can sort by weight, from high to low, or low to high. You can also narrow your search to a specific plastic type by using the drop-down at the top left to pick the plastic you want to see.

There are also a few of the Paul McBeth 4x stamped editions in stock and a nice supply of the newer run of Ricky Wysocki stock editions.

We also though it would be fun to offer a fairway driver companion to go along with your distance drivers, so we’ve also discounted the Infinite Discs EXODUS. This was the first disc released in the Infinite Discs line which is manufactured by Innova Champion Discs. It is a great “power fairway” that can be thrown for shorter, precision shots as well as longer drives off the tee. It is very similar to the classic “Eagle L” by Innova and has become a favorite of many players from intermediate to pro.

It’s available in S-Blend (comparable to Star), C-Blend (comparable to Champion), and I-Blend (a long-lasting, inexpensive, Infinite Blend of Pro plastic).

The BUZZZ has always been among the top-selling mid-range discs on the market, if not the very top. It found new life with a Paul McBeth signature edition this year and has reached all-new heights of popularity. We currently have a great supply of the most popular edition in ESP Plastic, along with a lot of other choices, ranging from Jawbreaker to Full Foil. Again, simply click to SELECT YOUR DISC and you can pick your favorites.

To top it all off, we figured you’d need a discounted putter as well, so why not go with one of the top-selling putters on the market, the P2 by Discmania. We currently have a supply in many different plastics, from the softer, base plastic D-Line to premium blends like C-Line Glow. Check out the selection and remember, these prices are only good through Saturday, October 12th.

 

 

 

Focus Friday – The C-Blend Tomb

We’re going to start taking the opportunity to focus on specific discs in specific plastic types on Fridays and call them “FOCUS FRIDAY” blogs. We may not get every week, but we’ll try to keep some fresh discs in the spotlight on a somewhat regular basis.

Our first Focus Friday feature will be on the C-Blend TOMB.

The TOMB has risen in the ranks of Infinite Disc brand best-sellers as it has garnered attention as a superb approach disc. We’ve found that more players, particularly among the Team Infinite roster, use the Tomb to drive or approach the basket in lieu of a traditional mid-range disc. That has appeared to be a trend in disc golf where smaller diameter, putter-sized discs are used instead of the larger diameter mid-range discs (think of the Discraft Zone, Westside Harp, Hyzerbomb Mortar, Innova Pig, etc.). The Tomb has joined those ranks for straight, precision approach shots. It flies surprisingly straight with minimal fade and with it’s low profile and flat top, it feels comfortable for longer throws.

The C-Blend (comparable to Innova Champion plastic) is a more durable plastic that fits perfectly into that role, able to take some abuse and keep its flight characteristics for the long-term. While we have seen it used for putting, the plastic’s texture lends itself even better to mid-range use.

Here is an old review video for the TOMB in general, so you can see it in action:

Give the C-Blend Tomb a try as a straight-flying mid-range option, especially when you need to thread the needle on tight fairways. We think you’ll love it!

USE THIS PROMO CODE ON THE INFINITE DISCS WEBSITE FOR 20% OFF the C-BLEND TOMB
(offer good through Friday, the 11th of October)

FOCUS-C-TOMB

 

NOTE: promo and discount codes are used on the “shopping cart” page, before you click to checkout

FIND THE TOMB HERE

Have you thrown the Tomb? Which plastic do you like best? What discs would you like to see featured in a future Focus Friday? Feel free to comment below!

Top-Selling Infinite Discs Brand

Infinite Discs launched a line of discs in early 2018 in partnership with Innova Champion Discs. Since then, several molds have been introduced into the market. While some are very new and haven’t had as much time to earn a reputation or build sales momentum, a few are starting to stand out as favorites.

Here is a look at the top 10 best-sellers for the Infinite Discs brand so far…

#1 – PHARAOH – Distance Driver

#2 – EXODUS – Fairway Driver

#3 – SPHINX – Fairway Driver

#4 – TOMB – Putt and Approach

#5 – SLAB – Utility Distance Driver

#6 – CHARIOT – Mid-Range

#7 – MYTH – Putter

#8 – EMPEROR – Distance Driver

#9 – ANUBIS – Mid-Range

#10 – RA – Mid-Range

It is probably no surprise that the Pharaoh has more than doubled the sales of any of the other disc models so far. It has been a popular distance driver and each run has had its own profile and flight characteristics, which makes it a fun disc to fill a bag for a multitude of uses. You can see a Pharaoh Run Comparison Log HERE:

http://infinitediscgolf.com/InfiniteLine/Discs/distance-drivers/pharaoh/

The Exodus comes in 2nd place as a great fairway driver for players of all levels. It handles torque well and can be powered for long distances even with it’s smaller rim configuration. You can see a log of the Exodus Runs HERE:

https://infinitediscgolf.com/InfiniteLine/Discs/control-drivers/exodus/

In terms of momentum, the Sphinx is on a fast trajectory to catch the Exodus as it has become a fun favorite for new players who want a driver that is easier to keep straight, or for experienced players who love it for hyzer-flips and anhyzer lines. The Metal Flake Glow C-Blend edition Sphinx ended up quite a bit more stable than the I-Blend, earning it a spot even in the bags of power throwers who love to flip it out for impressive distances.

The Tomb is also a disc that has gained momentum since its release.  It has become best known as an approach disc or small-diameter alternative to traditional mid-range discs. There are some players who have reported using it as a traditional putter, but with its flat top and low profile, it seems to have gained favor as a throwing putter in the premium plastic blends like S-Blend, I-Blend, and C-Blend. It can be laced down very narrow fairways with pin-point accuracy.

The Slab comes in 5th as a total utility distance driver. It is very overstable with a very flat top. It recently has gained a little bit of attention in the Jeremy Koling signature edition in “Concrete Plastic” which is a mix of metal flake and luster C-Blend.

Some of the newer models are yet to catch up with the 2018 releases, but the Emperor is starting to make a move as a more overstable distance driver than the Pharaoh. It is comparable to the popular Innova Destroyer. It will be fun to see what else catches on!

Leave a comment with your favorite Infinite Discs mold and tell us why!

Distance Driver Sales Race – Animated Graphs

Here at Infinite Discs, we love looking at statistics. The numbers always help tell a story of how the disc golf market is moving, at least when it comes to measuring how our own customers are responding to new discs or different brands. This week we thought it would be a lot of fun to make a video chart which shows actual movement of those trends through time.

Hot Distance Drivers

We know that distance drivers are considered the sports car of the disc golfer’s bag. It is one of the discs that almost every player feels defines them, their abilities, or their play style. It is one of those discs that players often swap when they feel like they need to revolutionize their game, so new distance drivers tend to get a lot of sales movement when they are first released.

That is why we thought it would be fun to track the movement of some popular, established distance drivers side-by-side with new distance drivers as they entered the market during the past 11 months. The ten distance drivers that we decided to track include some new ones that only came out in 2020, but we wanted to see how much attention they might have pulled away from the more established discs. These are the distance drivers we chose to track:

Destroyer (always a hot seller)
Wraith (another popular Innova seller)
Shryke (a somewhat newer driver by Innova)
Photon (a top-selling MVP driver)
DD3 (the new 2020 driver by Discmania)
Raider (the new 2020 driver by Dynamic Discs)
Trespass (a popular driver by Dynamic Discs before the Raider)
Pharaoh (a relatively new driver by Infinite Discs)
Force (an old driver by Discraft which became a McBeth signature disc in 2020)
Zeus (the first distance driver in McBeth’s own disc line)

This particular selection of discs lets us measure how Paul McBeth affected the market when moving from Innova to Discraft as his brand sponsor in 2020, how new discs affected other brands, how they compared to discs of their own brand (like the Raider vs the Trespass), how market hype can play into sales, and how availability may stifle the momentum of a new release.

The Percentage Animated Graph

This first animated graph is designed to show which disc was grabbing the larger percentage of the market through the movement of time from October 2018 through August 2019. That means that we take the total sales of these 10 distance drivers, add those sales together, and compare the percentages of that total that each one grabbed.

For example, the Destroyer may have been holding 40% of the total sum of sales for those 10 discs for a couple of months, but then a new driver comes out and grabs 40% of the total sales that particular week. That would make the Destroyer percentage drop, even though it may still be selling the same quantity as the previous months, simply because there is only 100% available for those 10 discs to share. This chart helps us to see which discs were grabbing attention at any given moment. The time line will appear at the bottom of the chart.

For your viewing pleasure, here is that October 2018 – August 2019 animated chart (click the play button to activate the graph):

You’ll notice that as the new 2020 discs entered the market, they grabbed a percentage of the sales for a moment, but sometimes didn’t keep that momentum, either because of limited availability or the hype didn’t last. For example, availability of both the DD3 and the Raider was fairly limited when they were first released and it took a little time for regular stock releases to give them a boost.

The Zeus went through huge spikes depending upon availability and the releases of the prototype (originally called the Kong), the first run, and ending with the August release of the limited edition Big Z Zeus– thus the spike at the end of the video when it grabbed a huge percentage of total sales.

You’ll also noticed that the Destroyer sales moved up as Paul McBeth announced his change of sponsors, while players and collectors grabbed his old signature edition before the end of 2019. It got another boost with the new Wysocki edition.

The Force sales at Discraft started to rise based on speculation about what he would throw, and then the announcement came of the Force as a McBeth signature disc. But then the Force died down as the attention turned to the Zeus, which as a disc in Paul’s own line, was grabbing more attention than the Force.

The Race – Total Sales Animated Graph

Now for a look at a chart that takes less explanation. This is very straight-forward. We totaled the sales through time, adding to the total with new sales from October 2018 through August 2019. This allows us to watch the total sales for that period like a race where the disc that sells the most by the end is the winner.

So, rather than comparing percentage of sales, we’re just adding sales for each separate disc. Will the slow-but-steady disc end up selling most in the end? Or will the spikes on new releases help boost the newcomers to the winning position?

For your viewing pleasure, here is that October 2018 – August 2019 animated race (click the play button to activate the graph):

It’s pretty obvious that the steady sales of the Destroyer kept it far enough ahead that even the spikes on new releases, including the Zeus, could not boost those newcomers to the lead. The Zeus finished in 2nd place, getting enough large spikes to push its totals up, but not high enough to take the win. The Wraith, even with it’s slow and steady sales, gave it the 3rd place title, with the Infinite Discs Pharaoh following closely behind.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed these animated charts. Watch them over and over and see what kind of analysis you can offer in the comments below.

Top 100 Discs – First Half of 2019

Top 100 Discs


Welcome to another statistics blog! These are some of my favorite blogs to write and look at, since we can see some fun data about the sport we’ve grown to love! Today we’re going to be looking at some of the top discs, specifically the Top 100 Discs from the first half of 2019.

Disclaimer – This data is all from InfiniteDiscs.com, the biggest online retailer. This data is from discs sold this year- hundreds of orders shipped per day to all across the country and world. 

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top 100 discs chart

# of times brands appear chart


Discraft vs Innova

First off, we notice that the Destroyer is still clenching the #1 spot, even after McBeth’s switch to Discraft. The Zeus and Luna, however are making a run for the top. They come in at 4th and 5th place respectively. The Anax was released shortly after the first half of the year, so it didn’t quite make it to the chart.

Innova appears more than 30 times on the chart, while Discraft is just under 20. Last year, this was definitely a different story; Discraft has grown a lot this year.


Infinite Discs

In the second year of having our own line of discs (produced by Innova), we have 5 discs on the chart. One of them, the Pharaoh, makes the #9 spot. The Pharaoh has definitely been our hottest mold. This is a little biased, however, because currently the only place to get our line up is from our own website. We will wholesale our own line later this year.


Discmania & MVP

Discmania & MVP both have nine entries on this list. These are two awesome disc golf companies that have been exploding in popularity recently! Axiom has the Envy at #11, and Discmania has the P2 at #3 and the FD at #13.


Honorable Mentions

The Pig snags the #46 spot, largely due to Ricky Wysocki putting in his new Innova bag this year. People have started to take notice of his silky smooth pig throws!

The Orc has the #33 spot, due to an influx of some really cool Pre-Flight number Orcs that we’ve come across. People say these are the best of the Orcs, so check them out!

Kastaplast has two entries on the top 100, the Reko (#60) and the Berg (#63). Kastaplast has been putting out some really unique feeling plastic and people are loving them! The Berg and Reko are some awesome putt & approach discs worth looking into.

The MINT Discs Alpha barely snuck onto the chart at the #98 spot. MINT Discs is an up and coming company with two very good molds, the Alpha and the Bobcat. MINT has it’s fan club set in stone, with popularity growing!


Let’s Discuss!

  • Let us know how many discs you throw from the top 100!
  • Next, we’ll do a top 100 for the entire year of 2019. Which discs do you think will make the chart? The Anax?
  • Which brands do you think will grow more this year and next?
  • Which discs deserve to be in the top 100?
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