The Power Pocket Pouch is a new addition to the disc golf cart accessories. This pouch is designed to make your go-to discs readily available along with some other course essentials.
It will hold 4-8 discs, your cellphone and/or wallet, a clipboard, pencils, and a mini. There are even Grommets so that you can hang towels from it. You attach this to the telescoping handle of your cart. There are two Velcro tabs that will attach the pouch to the pole, and an adjustable strap that will attach to the cart’s handle. This way the pouch remains in the same spot without sliding down the pole. This is available for purchase at InfiniteDiscs.com for $37.99.
This pouch works on a variety of different disc golf cart types or can even be attached to an ordinary backpack. View this video for the full details and functionality.
Dallin Blanchard is one of our top tier sponsored players, he doesn’t have the opportunity to tour as much as he would like, so many people aren’t aware of who he is. And with the recent release of his signature tomb, we thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce him through a little Q&A post. He is a phenomenal player, ranked 12th in the world, per the latest PDGA ranking update. He lives in Idaho, has a wife and four kids, and works full time. Without further ado, read more about Dallin, and give him some support by buying his signature Tomb which is now available on InfiniteDiscs.com.
How did you learn about disc golf?
My dad, brothers and I used to play “frisbee golf” while growing up. We would play with ultimate frisbees while on camping trips and in the backyard. We didn’t know there were actual baskets and that this was an actual sport so we would use trees and other obstacles as our targets. My oldest brother picked up disc golf while at PA school in Las Vegas. He told me about it and I was immediately hooked.
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I started playing disc golf in the spring of 2013 which makes it close to 8 years. I started playing casually while living in Washington DC and then got more serious when I moved back to Idaho in the summer of 2014. I played my first tournament in 2014 in the Intermediate division. In 2015, I decided I wanted to be a pro, so I played my first Open tournament and took 5th. Since then, I have only played in the Open division with the exception of the 2016 Memorial Championship where I played Advanced and tied for 5th place.
Within the disc golf world, who do you look up to?
Paul Mcbeth because he is the best and I want to be the best and beat the best. I still have a ways to go though… Garrett Gurthie because of his amazing skills with the disc and amazing attitude on and off the course. He is very easy to root for! I look up to several other players but these 2 guys stick out the most.
What’s your favorite Driver – why?
My favorite backhand long distance driver is the Star Destroyer. The Destroyers that are in my bag both give me max distance with a very consistent turn at the beginning of the flight and left fade at the end of the flight. My favorite forehand driver is the Infinite Discs Slab. I love that I can throw this disc as hard as I want and will always know that it will finish to the right for me. Both drivers are very consistent and have given me lots of birdies!
What’s the best aspect of disc golf? – ie) Long drives, hitting gaps, long putts, meeting people or something else?
While all the things you mentioned are really good things about disc golf, my favorite aspect is the competition. I grew up with 5 boys in my family and pretty much all we did growing up was play sports and compete against each other in the backyard. I love competing against myself and being able to push myself to be the best. I also enjoy competing against better players than myself because it gives me a drive to figure out how to get to their level.
What is your favorite course, and what made it so?
I have 2 favorite courses. My first favorite is Freeman Park in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The reason this is my favorite is because this is the course that I “grew up” on. It is a beautiful well maintained park with big mature trees and grass fairways. There is a small creek that runs through about 5 holes of the course. This course has everything needed to make an elite disc golf player. My second favorite is Camp Sekani in Spokane Washington. This was one of the first wooded courses I played. I love the big tall pine trees and wooded fairways that require you to shape your shot to get into birdie position. I am a fan of all types of courses whether it is in the park or in the woods.
What brand is your favorite?
I currently throw discs from the Innova, Infinite, and Discmania line up. My favorite brand has always been Innova because that is where it all began for me.
Other than disc golf, what are some of your hobbies?
As mentioned above, I am a sports fanatic and played basketball, baseball and football growing up and through high school. I love riding bikes around our neighborhood with my wife and 4 kids. I enjoy everything about the outdoors and love camping and hiking with my wife and kids. I also do a little hunting and fishing each year as well. Also, another favorite hobby of mine is cooking food on my Green Mountain Grill smoker.
Will we see you tour more in the future?
Having a full time job, a wife, and 4 kids definitely makes it very difficult for me to be on the typical disc golf tour. My plans for 2021 are to play in 2 pro tour events, Worlds, qualify and play USDGC, and play several A tiers and B tiers in the Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Washington areas. As disc golf continues to grow and sponsorships continue to increase, I definitely hope there are opportunities for me to tour more in the coming years.
Thank you Dallin for giving us the time to answer these few questions. Keep an eye out for him this upcoming year, as he has plans to play in two pro tour events among other events. You can even look him up on social media, he has had multiple shout-outs there. Or follow him on Instagram: dallin_blanchard. If you like the tomb, you should check out his Concrete Signature Tomb, it is a great looking disc.
Discmania has been introducing their Active Line discs, initially in base plastic runs, but the time has now come for new disc names and premium plastic. There are five “new” (renamed) discs that are available in both Active Baseline plastic and some in Active Premium. Head on over to Infinite Discs to check out these discs to see if they are a good fit for your disc golf bag: the Mentor, the Genius, the Magician, the, Maestro, and the Sensei.
Note: The original names have been retired.
Discmania went with an excellent choice of vivid colors for these new disc golf discs. This new Active Premium Line plastic looks wonderful and has good grip. You can read more about the release here. And of course, if you’ve been waiting for this new release and already know what disc you want, head on over to Infinite Discs to make your purchase.
Leave a comment below: which of these five Discmania discs is your favorite? What are your thoughts on Discmania’s new Active Premium Line plastic?
Infinite Discs opened up a survey in February 2020 to the members of Team Infinite in order to see which Infinite Discs brand putters they liked the most. We also asked which plastic blends they wished to have with those putters. While Infinite Discs had released four putters in D-Blend plastic, not all of those putters have seen premium plastic releases yet. Since the brand is still new and we’re trying to discover what the players want most, we felt that feedback would be valuable.
THE FIRST FOUR PUTTERS
First of all, let’s introduce you to the putters in the Infinite Discs line-up. At the time of this survey there were four primary putters. The RUIN has just been introduced, and while it has the dimensions of a putter, it is designed primarily as an overstable approach disc, so it is excluded here.
The MYTH was the first putter in the Infinite Discs brand lineup and we wanted to start strong. The Myth is a dependable, beaded putter with a comfortable rim that can be used for precision putting, or as a driving putter and approach disc. The Myth has a slight end fade and only moderate glide.
The TOMB is a flat-topped, low-profile, putt-and-approach disc with a comfortably smooth, beaded rim. The Tomb has just the right amount of stability to cover ground while threading the needle on approach shots, whether thrown forehand or backhand. It can also be used as a crossover mid-range, driving putter, or to hold the line while putting for distance or in moderate headwinds.
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 gets the job done. It has less fade and more glide than the Myth with a similar feel.
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. When in a firm plastic blend, it makes a great putting putter for players who prefer a beadless rim.
These are the flight numbers:
WHICH ARE THE FAVORITES?
As of February 2020, the players surveyed picked their favorites of these four putters. The results were quite interesting, showing that a lot of the players preferred the two putters which double more as approach discs. The Tomb and the Cohort are both very effective approach discs– one with a bead and one without. While the Tomb has been available in several plastics, including premiums like C-Blend and S-Blend, the Cohort was only introduced in D-Blend (base plastic) and R-Blend (a soft, flexible blend). Here is a look at a chart showing the favorites:
The popularity of the COHORT is particularly interesting since it was only released in limited editions to the Infinite Discs VIP Club and Team Infinite members in 2019 with remaining R-Blend discs sold to the public with a bottom stamp. Apparently those few people who have the disc ended up loving it! The TOMB, on the other hand, has a longer history and has been released in multiple plastic blends due to its popularity.
WHICH PLASTICS IN THE FUTURE?
The surveyed Team Infinite members definitely had a lot to say when explaining why certain putters needed to be released in specific plastic types. There were too many requests and comments to share here. As a few examples, these were some thoughts:
“I would love to see the Cohort and Tomb in Metal Flake Glow C-Blend!”
“Myth in S-Blend (and some more max weight P-Blend), and a Scarab in P-Blend, Swirly S-Blend, and Splatter are always cool too.”
“P-blend Scarab and S-blend cohort.”
“Stiff P-Blend Tomb. or X-Blend Tomb, please.”
“Myths and Scarabs in C-Blend, R-Blend, and any other premium plastic. Also more Myth X-Blend runs please.”
“I’d like to see more tacky grip, but medium to firm stiffness on a putter. The X-Blend
works great for that in my opinion, but I haven’t been able to putt comfortably with
any of these putters yet.”
“Cohort in C-Blend or Swirly S-Blend.”
“Myth in premium, like S-Blend,C-Blend, Swirly and Splatter.”
There’s usually just as many requests are there are different tastes. But we tallied up those requests and found that the following were the most requested for future releases (top 6 in order of most requested):
Luster C-Blend TOMB
Metal Flake Glow C-Blend TOMB
FAVORITE PUTTER COLORS
We also thought that it would be fun to ask our Team Infinite members which colors they prefer for putters. They were allowed to name any color and vote for more than one if they have several favorites. This is what they picked as their favorite colors for putters:
We will continue to seek feedback from our team members as well as the public when it comes to the types of discs and the types of plastics used, as well as the preferred colors.
If you have any feedback on these putters or would like to request a special plastic type, feel free to comment below.
For a lot of people, internet shopping can feel a little bit inhuman. You select photos of discs that look like what you want, checkout without saying a word to anybody, and the discs almost magically appear at your doorstep a few days later. But there is some very hard-working humans that make all of that come together smoothly. We have a dedicated crew that carefully takes photos of all the discs and uploads each one to our website by hand, and then they code and stock those discs so that we can retrieved them with as little error as possible. There are also very dedicated guys who find the discs for each order and package and ship those orders to you.
We’d like to introduce you to a couple of those guys. The majority of discs shipped from Infinite Discs are handled by these two men…
Meet Troy LaMont, a guy who is one of the most dedicated order “pullers” that we have. He can put several miles a day on his feet, walking around our warehouse, gathering the discs for each order so that they are ready to ship.
Troy has been working at Infinite Discs for a couple of years now and is a vital part of what we do. Aside from pulling orders, he also helps with adding inventory, keeping track of our apparel selection, and organizing our storefront for the local shoppers.
Meet Adrian Toledo, another hard-working man who shows up first to work every day. He manages the warehouse and keeps all of the supplies stocked so that can keep the orders flowing with all of the appropriate packaging, labels, and more. He then sits down for several hours per day to package each order so that they’re ready for the mail pickup in the afternoon.
Adrian takes great care to make sure that each order has the discs that the shopper selected. While mistakes are few, considering how many thousands of discs we churn through each week, Adrian does a great job of catching most errors before they leave our building– if there is a weight or stamp color that is a little off, he’ll usually notice.
Of course, everybody at Infinite Discs jumps in to help in many ways during the entire process. All of use find ourselves pulling orders and shipping from time to time. When it gets really busy, it isn’t uncommon to find all of our guys running around the warehouse in an attempt to get the orders shipped before the day is over.
Thanks for your support of Infinite Discs! It helps to make our jobs a lot of fun every day. From time to time, we’ll keep introducing you to members of our team– the real heroes behind the scenes who make sure you get the discs you want for your game.
While the SLAB boast a “speed 12” rim for higher speed release and would regularly fall into the “distance driver” category, we felt like the massive overstability of the SLAB merited a categorization of Utility Driver. Such an overstable driver also deserves a notoriously overstable plastic blend, so we launched the disc in Metal Flake C-Blend.
This is a driver that you’ll love whenever you want a hard, dramatic end fade. It will work wonders when thrown into headwinds and is a must-have for high, spike-hyzer throws.
We tried to make sure that this first run of Slab discs would come out with a very flat top so that it would feel comfortable when used to slice through the air either with a powerful backhand or forehand release.
On the opposite side of the spectrum from the Slab, the ANUBIS was designed to be a user-friendly mid-range disc that is flexible and easy to control for players at any level. You can direct the Anubis with the angle of release and throwing speed to follow about any path you put it on. We felt that the perfect introduction to this great disc would be in affordable yet long-lasting I-Blend plastic.
Try out the Anubis in lighter weights for beginners or for young players, or in the heavier, max weight for experience players who want an obedient mid-range for precision approaches.
Infinite Discs has a rewards program where you earn points and then cash them in for gift cards. Then you can use those gift cards to get free stuff from Infinite Discs!
HOW TO EARN POINTS
If you haven’t already created a login for the Infinite Discs website, then that is your first step. You need to have a profile created in order to earn points. In fact, creating that profile will earn points for you. CREATE YOUR LOGIN HERE.
In order to complete your profile, you’ll need to include certain information. These profile features must be included before points can be redeemed:
Primary Driving Style
Typical Driving Distance
Max Driving Distance
Favorite Courses (at least one)
Favorite Discs (In My Bag) – Including at least one of each disc type.
Now that your profile is complete, you can check your profile page at any time after logging in. That is where your point tally and gift cards will be stored. You can reach your profile page by clicking on MY ACCOUNT and then MY PROFILE.
Once you are on your profile page, you can see a tally of your points. You can see that there are many ways to earn points. Not only do you earn points through purchases on the Infinite Discs website, but by playing rounds and keeping score on the Infinite Disc Golf App, writing reviews for discs, writing reviews for courses, adding new courses, and many other ways!
You can see in the above example that this player has written a lot of disc reviews which have tallied into over 3,000 reward points. Other points were earned by logging rounds on the Infinite Discs App, and by reviewing courses.
If all of the courses around you have already been added to the Infinite Courses database, then you can still write reviews for those courses, or add photos for each hole, if they aren’t there already. There are ways that you can contribute to the quality of the disc store, course database, etc. and earn points while doing it.
HOW TO REDEEM POINTS
Once you have at least 1,000 points, you can then REDEEM your points for gift cards that can be used to pay for your purchases through the Infinite Discs store! Simply click the big green button.
All requests to redeem points are currently reviewed by our staff so that we can make sure that everything is working properly. We want to make sure that people are earning the points through legitimate contributions, and not earning points by spamming the website with useless, one word reviews, or adding every disc in existence to their “favorites” list, or doing anything else that does not providing meaningful content. Yes…we do have to police this program for a while to make sure that points are earned through useful contributions, purchases, etc. While we want to reward our valuable customers, we are not a charity that can afford to give away product to people who simply try to “beat the system.”
Once we have reviewed your points redemption request, you will then see your gift card code appear on your profile page by clicking on MY GIFT CARDS.
The Gift Card codes can be used during checkout, on the payment screen, by selecting the Gift Card icon as your form of payment. Apply the gift card, and if there is a remaining balance, you can proceed to pay the difference however you’d like.
We’re excited to reward our loyal customers! We invite you to try out the Infinite Discs Rewards program right away. If you have any questions, send email to email@example.com
We’d like to welcome two new Pro players to Team Infinite! Plus we’re happy to announce two additional pros from Innova’s team who will have signature editions of Infinite Discs. First, let’s meet the two new team members:
Garrett has already had a signature edition of the Infinite Discs PHAROAH on 100 of the first run discs. As soon as the second run is available, we’ll have a lot more with a cool signature stamp for Garrett!
Plus, we’re working with Garrett and Innova to bring back a signature edition of the max weight SONIC which is a classic putt and approach disc that uses minimal effort to glide through tight fairways right into the chains. Check out an example by clicking HERE.
You can already get your hands on Innova’s player support Swirly Star Shryke from Innova to help support her efforts on tour. She is a member of Innova’s Star team. Plus, the Infinite Discs store will soon stock four other popular Innova models which Jessica loves to throw, all with her own signature stamp design, so you can help her out while buying some great discs for your own bag. Watch for Star Destroyers, Star Wraiths, Champion Thunderbirds, and KC Pro Avairs coming soon!
Alex is now putting with the Infinite Discs MYTH and will have his own signature edition as part of the first run in P-Blend plastic! Watch for that to show up this summer and pick it up to support his future touring plans. He is a member of Innova’s Champion team.
And we’d like to give a big hand to our Team Infinite CAPTAIN who has done some great work to build this year’s team and to pull together a great bunch of players from all over, and at all skill levels. Special thanks goes out to…
Kesler continues to run and coordinate Team Infinite and we hope that he continues to rise in the rankings and make great showings in tournaments. As an artist, we know that he already has a bunch of signature disc designs that he’s ready to unleash on the world, once he unleashes his disc golf fame. But he’s already a champion at work. He is also a member of Innova’s Ambassador team.
For more information on what’s up with Team Infinite, follow our team blog here.