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:
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.
We’re happy to introduce a new, 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 9th, 2018
#1 – Star Destroyer
#2 – P-Line P2
#3 – Star Wraith
#4 – XT Mix Nova
#5 – DX Aviar
#6 – Champion Firebird
#7 – D-Line P2
#9 – Star Caiman
#11 – DX RocX3
#12 – INNFuse Star Shryke
#13 – I-Blend Sphinx
#14 – Star Shryke
#15 – Opto Diamond
#16 – Star Firebird
#17 – DX Sonic
#18 – Star Valkyrie
#19 – Neutron Teleport
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 person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $5 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK: Guess the #10 spot for next week’s chart! Must include the disc model and plastic type.
Here at Infinite Discs, we’ve been listening to our customers and have worked to fill a niche for lightweight, inexpensive disc bags for casual rounds. We’ve meshed the simplicity and low price of a starter shoulder bag together with the comfort and convenience of a backpack. If you want to head out to the course with a dozen discs, this is a great way to do it.
The Infinite Disc Slinger is a quality bag option for beginners as well as experienced players who don’t want to deal with the bulk of a large tournament bag or cart. You can throw it over your shoulder (the strap can be adjusted for whichever shoulder you prefer), carry it in your hand, or sling it across your body like popular sling bags.
The inside pocket carries up to 10 discs, including two inside slots for your go-to discs.
The putter pouch on the front of the bag easily carries two putters and even fits oversized discs like the Condor.
The drink holder carries water bottles and drinks with an adjustable pull string.
Vertical zipper pocket on the back of the bag carries your keys, wallet, mini, grip bag, or other small accessories.
Double eye-hole on the top of the bag allows for easy clipping of your towel and bag tags.
High quality, padded shoulder strap for hanging on your shoulder or adjusting for wearing across your chest (sling bag).
Adjustable strap clips in two different possible configurations so you can adjust for your preferred shoulder.
It’s hard to pick up any kind of bag that carries your discs around so comfortably for just under $20. We’re happy to provide some options! The Infinite Disc Slinger is currently available in black or blue.
Here at Infinite Discs we have to start our preparations for the holiday season early. Since we try to put together an exciting lineup of fun discs and products for the period that stretches from Halloween to Christmas, we need to start making arrangements before the summer is even over.
While we can’t reveal what those special deals and limited editions will look like right now, we can tell you a little bit about what to expect. It is time to drop some hints…
There are some brands that have made it a tradition to release special, spooky edition discs in October, including MVP / Axiom, Innova, and Legacy. We do plan to make those available, though we are sometimes limited in how many discs we can get with those limited editions. We’ll do our best to make sure they are available for our customers. Check out what Innova has already announced for Halloween 2018:
We don’t know yet what is coming from other brands, but we’re on the lookout! But just to make sure you have a great variety of spooky stamp options, Infinite Discs is planning on releasing a very cool spider stamp on both Innova and Trilogy, as well as an decorative animal skull stamp on Discmania and Discraft. Here is a sneak-peek of the animal skull:
And here is a sneak-peek of the spider stamp:
We may unleash another surprise or two for Halloween, but let’s move onto a few hints on Black Friday 2018.
Black Friday 2018…
It has been our tradition to have a different sale for different brands every day, starting on Thanksgiving, and going through the next five or six days. Traditionally we have featured MVP / Axiom as the brand on Thanksgiving, and we are thinking of keeping it that way. After all, the three-color stamps we have lined up for that day are always exciting and the MVP fans are always very supportive of the sale.
As for the other days, we do plan on having an INFINITE DISCS day, which is a new thing this year, since we kicked off our own brand of discs in 2018. We have a couple of special runs on unique plastics with cool stamp designs, all lined up for release on Infinite Discs day. Plus…we might…just might…release a new, unique disc model on that day as well.
We have a great stamp lined up across multiple popular disc models for on Innova, Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, and Westside Discs, and you’ll see those unleashed on Trilogy Day (likely Saturday, Nov. 24th) and Innova Day (likely Monday, Nov. 26th). But on top of that, we do have a small run of a unique plastic type for an upcoming Trilogy disc that we will unleash, plus we have a special run of a very popular Innova model that will be featured with a unique stamp. We’re excited for those special editions!
We also have arranged with other brands, including Discraft, Discmania, and others (details still being worked out) to put out special editions. In fact, we are looking at making a very limited supply of an out-of-production disc available that week.
We will feature some of the other traditional brand discounts, plus the gift card offering for those making purchases of large items, like backpacks or carts. We want to make sure that you can get some great disc golf stuff for the holiday season, whether for yourself, or for the people you love. We’ll also make some spots available in the VIP Club for people who want to give the gift of a collectible, fun disc every month for a year!
Watch for surprises, and keep your eyes on our social media to find out the exact brand days and details of the week of features and sales.
And of course, we’ll post details on this blog, so if you subscribe to this blog, you’ll get an email letting you know every time we post something new.
In 2018, Infinite Discs was proud to sponsor professional disc golfer, Nicole Dionisio, also known by all of her friends as “Pickle.” She is not only a great player, but the kind of person that everybody loves to be around and play with. She gets along great with other players and loves to talk about the game of disc golf, as well as her collection of vintage discs.
If you haven’t heard of Pickle, here is a chance to get to know her through some short video clips. First, and Introduction…
Disc Golf Spotlight – Nicole “Pickle” Dionisio
Nicole’s Sidearm Approach Clinic
Nicole Dionisio – In the Bag
Nicole’s Signature Disc
You can help to support Pickle by picking up one of your Signature Edition EXODUS discs. A portion of every signature disc purchase goes toward supporting her during her tournament travels. CHECK OUT THE COSMIC PICKLE STAMPED DISCS HERE
Infinite Discs is still new to the shoe market, seeking out high quality shoes that disc golfers can count on to last through the rigors of the game in all conditions and on all fairways. Though we have not had much in the way of shoes to offer so far, we thought it would be worth sharing the ranking so far on the sale of those shoes we’ve had.
First of all, the Latitude 64 T-Link shoes still hold the top spot as best-selling shoes all-time through our website, but those shoes are no long available and customers have not been able to order them from us during most of the 2018 season. So, excluding the T-Link shoes, here is the current top 5 best-sellers, calculated from shoes currently available on the Infinite Discs website:
#2 – Adidas Terrex AX2R
By way of disclaimer, the sales figures for shoes are highly influenced by the sizes and colors available, and we have a limited quantity on hand. We will strive to increase the selection so that our customers have more shoe options, with multiple models, colors, and sizes available to fit everybody’s needs. But we will take a little time to grow the shoe selection, as a small, disc-golf-centric business. If you wear a certain size and desire a certain model in that size, just let us know.
Infinite Discs has released a special stamp that will be used across several different brands and disc models in order to raise money for specific charities. The idea came up when Will, the mailman who has been picking up packages from Infinite Discs for several years, mentioned that he wanted to put together a disc golf event to raise money for his niece with Leukemia. Of course, many disc golfers have put together similar fundraisers for specific as well as for general causes which are wonderful and that do a lot of good to help those in need. So, while Will wasn’t the first to use disc golf as a fundraiser, we wanted to do a little something extra to contribute.
Infinite Discs worked together with a top-notch artist to get a beautiful stamp design featuring a hummingbird hoovering by a flower. Not only will the discs with the stamp be used at the event itself, but they are being offered online to anybody who likes the stamp. That way, Infinite Discs can pitch in an extra $1 per disc sold to the fundraiser, paying directly to the family of the Leukemia patient.
The intention is to continue using the stamp from time to time, but with different worthy causes that can directly benefit individuals in need. While sales will directly contribute to the treatment of Will’s niece for a few months, it is planned to bring back the stamp for future charity fundraisers as well. Every little contribution helps when it comes to alleviating the emotional and financial stress that hits families in crisis.