TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 13TH 2018

Infinite Discs is happy to present the weekly blog post called TOP TWENTY TUESDAY where we let you know about the short-term sales trends for discs. We’ll show the sales figures from the previous Tuesday through the most recent Monday.
New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle spots. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace. These will also be broken down by plastic types, so the same model can show up in multiple plastics.
HERE WE GO…

Top Twenty Tuesday for NOVEMBER 13th, 2018

#5 – Star ORC
#6 – D-Line P2
#7 – XT Mix NOVA
#10 – P-Line P2
#11 – DX ROC
#14 – Star SHRYKE
#15 – Star BEAST
#16 – Eclipse ENVY
#18 – Prime DEPUTY
The Destroyer held a strong 1st position this last week, though the Full Foil Super Color BUZZZ made a good run with a strong #2 spot. Those Ledgestone 2019 edition Full Foil Buzzz discs are limited to 250 per Bee, with seven different bee designs, so collectors jumped on those quickly. Discmania made a good showing with their two new releases, the C-Line PD Freak which had a 10th anniversary stamp, and the Metal Flake C-Line MD4 which was new this last week. The rest of the chart shook up with several new entries, but all with moderate sales. In fact, there are only six discs out of this week’s top 20 that were also in last week’s chart, so that is quite a shake-up.
–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The first three people to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $15 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
We had not winners for this week’s guessing, since the DX Roc jumped from nowhere into the #11 spot. That was pretty random, and hard to predict. We’ll make it easier this week…
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Guess the #3 spot for next week’s chart!

Best Mid-Range Discs – Sales Comparison

We’re big fans of data here at Infinite Discs. We enjoy looking at sales trends and comparing what is moving in the disc golf market. One of the best ways to evaluate which discs are most loved by players is to look at which discs sell the most, because honestly, people purchase discs that they use and love. Sometimes the sales figures get a bump from special editions or new releases. But as the sales figures are measured over the long-term, we can see which discs enjoy momentary spikes, and which ones are always near the top.

Keep in mind that these sales figures are from Infinite Discs, and as one of the largest online disc retailers, we feel that they reflect the tastes of the most avid disc golfers. But they do not represent the entire market. If a brand has their own retail store, it is likely that they draw some of those avid fans directly to their own store and that would have some effect on our totals. We also don’t know about sales trends at big box stores which cater to casual or new players.

Consistently On the Charts

Discraft BUZZZ

Innova ROC3

Innova MAKO3

Innova ROC

Dynamic Discs EMAC TRUTH

Discmania MD3

The Buzzz is always riding at or near the top position when it comes to sales, with the Roc3 and Mako3 coming close behind. Other consistently charting mid-range discs are the Roc, the Emac Truth, and the MD3.  There are other popular mid-range discs that sell more in waves, depending on special editions, pro support stamps, etc.

Breaking Down the Sales in 6-Month Increments

We’re going to take a look at four charts, each representing a different period. We’ll start with the most recent and go backward to see which mid-range discs have had momentary spikes, and which ones have held strong for the long term.

This more recent data (red chart) shows that the Discraft Buzzz has a strong lead as the number one, best-selling mid-range disc.  The Roc3 and Mako3 by Innova are also consistent contenders.  The MVP Deflector has a strong showing on this chart because it was a new release during this 6-month sales period, and it really was the overstable mid-range that MVP fans had been waiting for. The Anubis by Infinite Discs was also a new release during this period, so it made a strong showing in the 10th position.

Going back six months to late 2017 and early 2018 (blue chart), we can see the that top three were strong in that period as well. The Buzzz, Roc3, and Mako3 sold well, with the HyzerBomb Mortar coming in a strong 4th as it had a much anticipated restock run and fans were able to get their hands on it again. The Emac Truth holds a steady position in the middle of the pack as it did in the more recent chart. The Innova Rat came out as a new release and jumped in at the #9 spot.

Now let’s go back a full year to summer and fall of 2017 (green chart) and we can see that the Roc3 had outsold the Buzzz during that period. Again, the Emac Truth was holding strongly in the middle of the pack.  The Discraft Comet made a good showing. The Innova Stingray had a good showing, primarily as a popular pro signature disc that year, and the Innova RocX3 was a new disc that made a good splash.

Let’s go all the way back to late 2016 and early 2017 (orange chart). The Buzzz was still the top-seller. We can tell by the longer term track record that the Buzzz, Roc3, Mako3, and Roc have always been handing on to the top spots. The MD3 and MD4 by Discmania have popped in a couple of times. The Emac Truth has been hanging out in the middle the entire time. It is also interesting to see that two years ago, the Verdict, Justice, and Truth by Dynamic Discs joined the Emac Truth to take four spots out of the top 10, with Latitude 64 making a showing with the Compass.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 6th 2018

Infinite Discs is happy to present the weekly blog post called TOP TWENTY TUESDAY where we let you know about the short-term sales trends for discs. We’ll show the sales figures from the previous Tuesday through the most recent Monday.
New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle spots. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace. These will also be broken down by plastic types, so the same model can show up in multiple plastics.
HERE WE GO…

Top Twenty Tuesday for NOVEMBER 6th, 2018

#3 – XT Mix NOVA
#5 – DX AVIAR
#6 – D-Line P2
#8 – Eclipse ENVY
#9 – P-Line P2
#11 – Star SHRYKE
#12 – Fission VOLT
#16 – GStar KRAIT
This week’s chart looks very, very odd compared to the last few weeks. The announcement by Innova that Paul McBeth would be leaving the brand had a huge impact on sales of discs that have a Paul McBeth signature. The Star Destroyer absolutely demolished all of the competition, winning the #1 spot several times over. Also in the top 20, we can see the McPro Aviar, the XT Nova, the Champion Roc3, the Champion Thunderbird, and the GStar Krait, all of which have Paul McBeth signatures.
Also making the first appearance in the Top Twenty Tuesday charts are two X-Out discs– the Star X-Out Destroyer, and the I-Blend X-Out Sphinx.  We do sell a lot of X-Outs and Misprints here at Infinite Discs, so is interesting to see a couple of those spike onto the chart. We also saw a couple of MVP discs hit the chart this week, due to the released of the Jalapeno Assassin stamp on a bunch of MVP and Axiom discs models.
The Exodus also hit the chart in both S-Blend and I-Blend since it is on sale this week. Watch for another model from Infinite Discs to go on sale at the end of this week.
–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The first three people to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $15 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
Our winners for this week, guessing that the #7 spot would be the Champion Roc3, are Rick Meyer and Trevor Andrews. Good job guys!
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Guess the #11 spot for next week’s chart!
(Must post your guess in the blog comments)

Infinite Discs Stamp Wars 2019

Post updated December 4th.

Designs have been submitted, and online voting is live. To vote for your favorite Stamp Wars designs, go to the Stamp Wars Website

Vote Here:

 http://www.infinitediscgolf.com/stampwars/

 

It is time once again for the annual STAMP WARS competition! Infinite Discs is now taking submissions for the 2019 Stamp Wars contest, and everybody is invited to participate. Just like last year, we’ll be accepting submissions for the entire month of November 2018. Draw your stamp design, and submit it this month and we’ll all see how people like your design in December 2018 when the voting and elimination process begins.

STAGE ONE – NOVEMBER 2018 – SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN

In order to submit your stamp design for voting, you must read and agree to the rules and submit THIS FORM along with your stamp design file.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM

It is important to understand the rules, so be sure to read them. Basically, you will be promising that your work is original, not taken from anybody else, and not including any copyrighted material or characters. We did disqualify some stamps last year for being traced or flat-out copied from other people’s work, including some clip art submissions, and monochrome versions of existing photos. We will also disqualify any stamp that we consider tasteless, pornographic, or offensive. Please stick with your own, original designs.

Get your creative juices flowing! You’ve got all month to submit your artwork, and you CAN submit more than one design, if you feel extra creative and want more chances to win.

STAGE TWO – DECEMBER – The VOTING

Once November is over and December 2018 arrives, we’ll begin the process of elimination through a voting process. The Voting will be open to all Infinite Discs customers. We will announce the voting each week through our social media. The field will be narrowed each week until, at the end of the month, only four stamp designs will remain.

You are welcome to encourage your friends to vote and to campaign as much as you’d like for your design. On our end, we’ll simply move the stamps with the most votes during each round of voting onward to the next level. Voters will not be able to vote more than once on each round.

STAGE THREE – THE FINAL FOUR

The final four stamp designs remaining after December’s voting will be stamped onto discs in January 2019. We will stamp the same quantities on the same molds of the same brands in order to make sure that there is no unfair advantage for any of the four designs. Then the grand prize winner will be decided by which design sells the most or the fastest. We will either wait until the end of the month if there is a close race, or we will declare the winner if the disc quantity for one of the stamps gets low enough that it becomes the obvious winner.

For example, in 2018 we called a winner before the end of the month because the “Always Watching” owl stamp pulled far enough ahead and ran low enough on disc quantities that the others could not catch up, and no way that the leader could maintain sales with so few discs remaining.

PRIZES

The prize for reaching the final four is a $100 gift card to the Infinite Discs online store, plus 5 discs with your design. The prize for winning 1st place after the sell-off is an additional $250 gift card to the Infinite Discs store. Plus, we’ll continue to use that winning design on additional runs of the stamp across several popular brands.

We’re excited to see your designs, so let the 2019 Stamp Wars begin!

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – OCTOBER 23rd 2018

We’re happy to present the weekly blog post called TOP TWENTY TUESDAY lets you know about the short-term sales trends for discs. We’ve regularly published different best-seller lists for the quarter, or for the year, etc. But sometimes it is fun to look at what the hot sellers are for a short period of time. In this case, we’ll show the sales figures from the previous Tuesday through the most recent Monday. Basically, you’ll be seeing the best-sellers for exactly the last week of sales at Infinite Discs. New discs will likely spike in the chart, and it will be fun to see which discs keep up the pace, and which long-term sellers appear week after week. These will also be broken down by plastic types, so the same model can show up in multiple plastics.
HERE WE GO…

Top Twenty Tuesday for OCTOBER 23rd, 2018

#5 – P-Line P2
#6 – D-Line P2
#8 – DX AVIAR
#15 – Star SHRYKE
#16 – Star SAVANT
#18 – Star EAGLE
The Eclipse ENVY by Axiom jumped to the top of the chart this last week, and not just by a little. That was a hot new release with a limited edition that fueled the buying frenzy. The Tournament HARP also jumped to the top with a Halloween edition that really got some positive attention. The Deputy and Judge also came into the top twenty with strong moves with the boost of some Halloween stamps. The new Savant by Innova hit the chart with the Luster plastic, which features the “protostar” stamp, and the Star edition which is the first stock stamped edition. The P2 held onto four different spots in the top twenty, which is some serious staying power.
–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The first three people to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $15 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
The winners from last week’s guessing are Alex Knighton, Dustin Tessneer, and Kyle McLaughlin, who predicted that the DX Aviar would land in the 8th position. Congratulations!
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Guess the #12 spot for next week’s chart!

Welcome Storm Disc Golf to the Market

Infinite Discs is happy to welcome newcomer, STORM Disc Golf, to the disc brand market!

Storm has recently introduced their first three discs which include a distance driver, a Mid-Range, and a Putter. Let’s take a quick look at those three discs…

JET STREAM

The first distance driver by Storm Disc Golf is the Jet Stream which features a relatively wide 2.3 cm rim width which places it around a “speed 12” flight rating. When thrown with power, it has a little turn to the understable side, but then finishes with a steady fade. When thrown with less power, it will be a consistently overstable driver. The flight numbers are comparable to the very popular Destroyer by Innova, so it has the potential to be a very popular driver for experienced players.

  • Speed: 12.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 3.0

 

EYE

The Eye refers to the “Eye of the Storm” and is a basic, dependable mid-range disc for all short range drives and approaches on the fairway. It is a wide diameter mid-range, and should feel comfortable for players of all experience levels. It has a slight dome and a low profile rim height, so it slides easily out of the hand. It is design for very straight, precision flight.

  • Speed: 5.0
  • Glide: 5.0
  • Turn: -1.0
  • Fade: 1.0

 

 

 

CRATER

The Crater is a very unique putter to introduce to the market. When it comes to putters, there are a lot of them on the market, and it helps to stand out. The Crater features a thumb track on the top of the disc, which already puts in into a unique category, but the top isn’t just flat– it is a bit of a puddle-top which makes it even more unique. That means that the center of the disc is lower than the rim. It has an overstable finish, so it is more of a “into the wind” putter and short-range approach disc. Or, if you like power putting at the chains, this may be the disc for you.

  • Speed: 3.0
  • Glide: 2.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 3.0

It will be fun to watch and see what Storm Disc Golf comes up with next. Give them a try and let us know what you think!

 

Top Twenty Tuesday – October 16th 2018

We’re happy to present the weekly blog post called TOP TWENTY TUESDAY which is intended to let you know about the short-term sales trends for discs. We’ve regularly published different best-seller lists for the quarter, or for the year, etc. But sometimes it is fun to look at what the hot sellers are for a short period of time. In this case, we’ll show the sales figures from the previous Tuesday through the most recent Monday. Basically, you’ll be seeing the best-sellers for exactly the last week of sales at Infinite Discs. New discs will likely spike in the chart, and it will be fun to see which discs keep up the pace, and which long-term sellers appear week after week. These will also be broken down by plastic types, so the same model can show up in multiple plastics.
HERE WE GO…

Top Twenty Tuesday for OCTOBER 16th, 2018

#5 – P-Line P2
#6 – DX AVIAR
#10 – D-Line P2
#12 – Star SHRYKE
#16 – Star MAKO3
#18 – Lucid PATROL
#20 – Star TEEBIRD
There are a couple of interesting things on this week’s chart when compared to last weeks chart (CLICK HERE for last week’s chart). Discmania had two new releases which shot straight to the top with the Swirly S-Line DD and the Glow D-Line P2 (Halloween Edition). New releases will usually shake up the weekly chart, since they get a boost in sales just by virtue of being new. Thus, the Star Destroyer and regular P-Line P2 dropped to those new releases. Also, we got two of the Trilogy Challenge discs in stock this last week, and the Origio Burst Maiden putter sold out almost the same day it was added to our website. The Lucid Patrol is also selling well as one of those Trilogy Challenge discs and made it onto the chart. Full Foil Super Color Buzzz discs are continuing to get spikes in sales from time to time as people collect the different stamp designs.
–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The first three people to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $15 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
The winners from last week’s guessing are Steven Bidigare and Joe N, who both predicted that the D-Line P2 would slide to the 10th position. Congratulations!
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Guess the #8 spot for next week’s chart!

Discraft and Full Foil Supercolor Art

Discraft experimented with Full Foil discs a couple of years ago, covering the entire top of some discs with the foil that is generally used in stamping stock or custom stamps. This year, in 2018, Discraft unleashed their Full Foil Supercolor stamps in earnest, really giving the look a push during the Ledgestone Open tournament. They successfully put a full color image onto the foil itself, and then press the entire foil sheet with the image over the top of the disc. It’s a cool new look for disc art, though still a bit on the pricey side.

The Buzzz was the obvious first target for Full Foil releases, and there have been several fun designs released with the shiny look. Plus, there are three different base foils that have been used: Plain Prism, Star, and Sparkle. So, you can go for a smoother foil look with plain, or go for sparkly foil or little star patterns in your foil– none of which has a negative effect on the color image that is part of the foil itself.

There have been a fun variety of Full Foil Supercolor Buzzz images released now, including a series of zombie discs, a series of retro bees, and the new Halloween stamp for 2018. Here are some examples:

Discraft also unleashed a couple of limited edition Full Foil Supercolor discs on models besides the Buzzz, like the popular overstable fairway driver, the VULTURE, and the popular putter, the ROACH.

Infinite Discs released the first Full Foil Supercolor edition of the awesome mid-range, the COMET as the featured monthly VIP CLUB disc in September 2018. It featured a great T-Rex image on all three foil types (plain, sparkle, and star). There were only 600 made for the VIP Club members.

It will be fun to watch as new Full Foil Supercolor discs are added to the Discraft lineup, and to see what else Discraft comes up with, in terms of artwork approaches. They’ve always been an innovator with their plastics and their use of foils and full color artwork.

 

 

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