TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – MAY 21st 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. The chart is created by sales figures that are pulled from all Infinite Discs sales for the previous week — our customers decide the results with their purchases.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for May 21st, 2019

#1 – Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#2 – Cosmic Neutron LIFT
#3 – ESP KONG
#4 – Star DESTROYER
#5 – Neutron PILOT
#6 – Cosmic Neutron PILOT
#7 – Neutron LIFT
#8 – X-Blend SCARAB
#9 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#10 – D-Line P2
#11 – Signature Metal Flake Glow EMPEROR
#12 – Pro PIG
#13 –Sublime BOBCAT
#14 – Neo INSTINCT
#15 – Signature Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH
#16 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SPHINX
#17 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHAROAH
#18 – Apex BOBCAT
#19 – Elite Z BUZZZ
#20 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR

There was a big shake-up in the top twenty chart for the last week. The new releases by Streamline, Infinite Discs, and Mint Discs really blasted the predictability out of the lineup. The new run of Swirly S-Blend PHARAOH drivers pole-vaulted that disc to the #1 spot, with the Jessica Weese signature edition hitting at #15. The new LIFT driver by Streamline took the #2 spot, pushing the KONG to #3 and the Star DESTROYER to #4. The Pilot by Streamline also took two spots in two different plastics at #5 and #6. The Bobcat by Mint Discs took two spots in two different plastics as well. The Garrett Gurthie signature edition of the Metal Flake Glow C-Blend EMPEROR hit the chart at #11 right after his impressive win at the Masters Cup on the weekend. Great job Garrett!

Strangely absent from the list are any of the Tour ESP series discs by Discraft. They did sell well, but were available in smaller quantities at Infinite Discs and will be restocked soon (sorry about that). That could explain how they didn’t keep up with some of those other new releases.

Here is how the different brands lined up this week when counting the number of times that they appeared in the chart:

–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #2 spot this week went to the Cosmic Neutron LIFT which was the new Streamline Discs driver. In case you’re unfamiliar, Streamline is a single-mold brand manufactured by MVP, so it gets a lot of love from the MVP / Axiom throwers and collectors. There were two people who guessed the LIFT. One of them, Daniel, included the plastic type and got it right with Cosmic Neutron. The first person to guess LIFT, Clint, failed to mention the plastic type. We’ll give them both the win this time, but remember to guess plastic type as well in the future.

PS. We did see the DD3 mentioned once, but that comes out tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22nd). Valiant attempt though.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #3 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – APRIL 23rd 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for April 23rd, 2019

#1 – Neutron ENTROPY
#2 – ESP KONG
#3 – Fuzion RAIDER
#4 – Star ORC
#5 – Cosmic Neutron SL FLARE
#6 – Prism Plasma WRATH
#7 – Discraft Special Blend LUNA
#8 – Star DESTROYER
#9 – D-Line P2
#10 – Star CORVETTE
#11 – Electron Firm ENVY
#12 – DX AVIAR CLASSIC
#13 – S-Line FD
#14 – Hybrid WARDEN
#15 – Star TEEBIRD
#16 – Prism Proton INSANITY
#17 – Star WRAITH
#18 – XT Mix NOVA
#19 – Electron Soft ENVY
#20 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend SPHINX

Some of the new releases by MVP / Axiom / Streamline really dominated the chart this last week, with the new MVP ENTROPY rocketing to the #1 spot as an overstable putt-and-approach disc. The ESP KONG remains strong at #2 with the new Fuzion RAIDER by Dynamic Discs taking the #3 spot as a solid long-range bomber for experienced players.  The Prism Plasma WRATH by Axiom also did well along with the Envy in two different plastics, and the Prism Proton INSANITY.

To see how the chart shook up over the last week, here is the chart from the previous week:

And here is a look at how many times different brands appeared on this week’s chart:

–> Each week we’ll invite you to leave a prediction for a certain chart position on next week’s TOP TWENTY TUESDAY report. The person to predict that chart position correctly in the comments will win a $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #3 spot went to the Fuzion Raider this week, which was first guessed by Michael– though he didn’t say “Fuzion” (remember to guess the plastic type). But we’ll give it to him since there is no other plastic type right now. We’re also giving a win to Barrett who came in very close to Michael on the guess for the Raider, but mentioned Fuzion as the plastic type. Good job guys!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #5 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 19TH

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 19th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#3 – ESP FORCE
#4 – D-Line P2
#5 – Star DESTROYER
#6 – Signature Elite Z ZONE
#7 – Opto RECOIL
#8 – Champion FIRESTORM
#9 – Star ROADRUNNER
#10 – S-Line DDX
#11 – S-Line FD
#12 – Star WRAITH
#13 – Champion Color Glow WRAITH
#14 – Star SONIC
#15 – C-Line PD2
#16 – Opto PIONEER
#17 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHARAOH
#18 – DX AVIAR
#19 – Champion Color Glow LEOPARD3
#20 – P-Line P2

Once again, the Paul McBeth Prototype putter, which we know will be called the LUNA, took the number one spot on the chart, and a couple other Paul McBeth signature discs from Discraft also hit the chart. We see his signature Buzzz at #2 and his signature Zone at #6, plus the ESP Force continues to sell very well. One of the most noticeable things on this chart is that the Star Destroyer is probably the lowest it has been in months at #5. That could have something to do with our diminishing supply at Infinite Discs (we’ll be getting more added to inventory soon).

Two new discs from Latitude 64 came out last week– the Opto RECOIL debuted at #7 while the Opto PIONEER debuted at #16.  Several other signature discs from Innova hit the store last week, including the Star Sonic, Color Glow Wraith, and more.  A special edition of the Champion Firestorm also pushed that lesser-known driver up to the #8 spot.

–> 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 $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – Nobody guessed the that the Champion Firestorm would be #8 this week. That would have been a real shot in the dark! That special edition gave a disc that rarely gets close to the chart to the #8 spot. But but sure to guess for next week for a chance at a $10 gift card!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #5 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 12TH

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for February 12th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Plasma ENVY
#3 – Star DESTROYER
#4 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#5 – Neutron-soft ENVY
#6 – ESP FORCE
#7 –  D-Line P2
#8 – Star ORC
#9 – Pro AVIAR-X (JK)
#10 – DX AVIAR
#11 – P-Line P2
#12 – Classic Blend Burst JUDGE
#13 – Star TEEBIRD
#14 –  Star WRAITH
#15 – Swirly S-Line DD HYSTERIA
#16 – Super Stupid Soft WIZARD
#17 – Champion FIREBIRD
#18 – Champion MAKO3
#19 – Star SHRYKE
#20 – XT-Mix NOVA

The first thing you may notice on this week’s chart is Axiom Envy claimed the #2 and #6 spots. The Gateway Wizard was a newcomer to the Top 20 at #16. The Force ESP climbed the highest in the Top 20 from #19 to #6. Paul McBeth’s Prototype Putter held the #1 spot for the second week in a row, and his Signature ESP Buzzz disc stayed in the top 5. Innova’s Star Destroyer remained in the top 3, continuing its hold as one of the more popular discs on the market.

Innova dominated the Top 20 again with 10 discs in our Top 20. Discmania and Discraft followed next with three discs each. Gateway and Dynamic entered our Top 20 with one disc apiece.

–> 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 $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – Nobody guessed the Classic Blend Burst JUDGE as the #12 disc this week. Don’t be discouraged, keep your guesses coming for this weeks gift card prediction.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #8 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 5TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for FEBRUARY 5th, 2019

#1 – Paul McBeth Prototype Putter 
#2 – Star DESTROYER
#3 – Sublime ALPHA
#4 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#5 – DX AVIAR
#6 –Apex ALPHA
#7 –  D-Line P2
#8 – Champion FIREBIRD
#9 – Electron-Soft ENVY
#10 – Star WRAITH
#11 – Star VALKYRIE
#12 – P-Line Soft P2
#13 – Star LEOPARD
#14 –  D-Blend TOMB
#15 – Electron-Firm ENVY
#16 – Jawbreaker ROACH
#17 – Champion MAKO3
#18 – Eternal ALPHA
#19 – Signature Elite Z FORCE
#20 – XT-Mix NOVA

 

The first thing you may notice on this week’s chart is that multiple Alphas by Mint Discs broke the top 20. Mint Discs released their latest runs of the disc and helped create the spike in popularity. Paul McBeth’s Prototype Putter skyrocketed to #1 and the popularity of his other new signature Discraft discs continue to highlight the top 20. Innova’s Star Destroyer climbed back up to #2, continuing its hold as one of the more popular discs on the market.

Axiom and Mint Discs were common new comers to the Top 20. Axiom peaked at #9 with their Electron-soft ENVY. Mint Discs new Sublime ALPHA soared to #3 and had two more discs in the Top 20. Innova had the most Top 20 discs with 8 discs being in the top 20..

–> 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 $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – We had three people correctly pick Star WRAITH as the #10 disc. Congratulations to Nick, Clint, and Peter on picking the #10 disc.Thank you to everyone that participated. Keep those guesses coming for this weeks gift card prediction.

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #12 spot for next week’s chart.

 

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – JANUARY 29TH 2019

Infinite Discs is happy to present another Top 20 Tuesday chart, looking back at the discs that sold the most during the last week. We break these charts down by plastics as well so you can see which plastic types are most popular for each disc. New discs will often spike in the chart as other top sellers shuffle position. It can be fun to see which discs keep up the pace.

Here we go…

Top Twenty Tuesday for JANUARY 29th, 2019

#1 – Signature ESP BUZZZ
#2 – ESP FORCE
#3 – Star DESTROYER
#4 – Signature Elite Z ZONE
#5 – Signature Titanium UNDERTAKER
#6 – D-Line P2
#7 – Metal Flake Glow C-Blend PHARAOH
#8 – I-Blend PHARAOH
#9 – XT BULLFROG
#10 – S-Blend TOMB
#11 – P-Line Soft P2
#12 – D-Blend TOMB
#13 – Neutron ION
#14 – KC Pro X-Out Aviar
#15 – Star WRAITH
#16 – I-Blend SPHINX
#17 – Signature Elite Z FORCE
#18 – Classic Burst WARDEN
#19 – S-Blend EXODUS
#20 – Champion FIREBIRD

The first thing you may notice on this week’s chart is that the Star Destroyer finally fell from the top spot. Yes, that happens from time to time, but it was crushed this week by the Signature Paul McBeth ESP Buzzz which, once restocked, sold like crazy. Other McBeth signature discs remain on the chart as well, including his signature editions of the Zone, Undertaker, and Force. Speaking of the Force, Infinite Discs put out a custom stamped edition on beautiful ESP plastic and it made a strong jump to the #2 spot. That left the Destroyer at #3.

Infinite Discs brand raided the chart this week due to a sale that ran for a few days last week. The Pharaoh took two spots in two different plastics as well as the Tomb flat-topped putt-and-approach disc taking two spots. In fact, Infinite Discs brand led the way in number of times appearing in the top 20 with Discraft and Innova tying with 5 spots each.

–> 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 $10 gift card for the Infinite Discs website.

WINNER – The #20 spot is a hard one to pick, and it looks like nobody got it this time. Nobody guessed Champion Firebird as the #20 spot. I saw that somebody guess Neutron ION which is a valiant guess considering it had a special edition come out this last weekend, but that release pushed it beyond the #20 spot. Hopefully we get a winner next week!

GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  Leave your comment below this blog to predict the #10 spot for next week’s chart.

TOP TWENTY TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 20TH 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 20th, 2018

#7 – D-Line P2
#13 – Star TEEBIRD
#14 – Star AVIARX3
#20 – DX BIRDIE
This week had a lot of shaking up, which is likely due to slower sales in general as disc buyers decompress and wait for the big Black Friday sales to hit. The Star Destroyer kept a strong lead, but with the newly released I-Blend Pharaoh chasing for a strong 2nd position. Then, out of the nowhere, the Classic Blend Burst Warden jumped to number three. The Warden is consistently a good seller, but we haven’t seen it in the charts yet, so the jump to number three was impressive. The Proton Atom got a bump in sales due to the limited edition release that came out last week. The Pharaoh Pharaoh Signature edition was strong as it was also on sale (Garrett Gurthie edition). Another interesting seller was the X Soft Glo Roach, which may have got a little bump from rumors that a Roach was found on a course with Paul McBeth’s signature on it. Also, what is the DX Birdie doing at number twenty?
–> 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 no winners again this week, since the Warden jumped from nowhere into the #3 spot. We thought the number three spot would be an easier guess, but alas, we were also surprised.
GIFT CARD PREDICTION FOR NEXT WEEK:  There will be NO CHART for next Tuesday, since sales will be influenced greatly by Black Friday week-long deals. We’ll rejoin Top 20 Tuesday the next week after that. The guess for two weeks from now is for the #2 spot, and it will cover a two-week period from now through December 3rd. So, places your guesses for that #2 spot in two weeks.

Best Disc Golf Fairway Drivers

Disc Golf Tunnel Shot

Last week we kicked off our new series of posts naming the best disc golf discs on the market. We chose our pick for the best distance driver, and today we will take a look at the fairway drivers. Like the distance drivers, there are lots of new fairway drivers for players to choose from. Do you just want someone to tell you which one is the best? Well, let’s try to answer that question today.

Before I list our nominees for The Infinite Discs Best Disc Golf Disc: Fairway Driver, let me break down what we are looking for in a fairway driver today. Like the distance drivers, our keywords for choosing nominees will be popularity and utility. We will select popular fairway drivers that can be utilized by disc golfers of all skill levels. This especially gets interesting for control/fairway drivers, because we see a larger spectrum of stability and uses for different types of control drivers. Just a reminder from our last post as well, we will avoid nominating similar discs from the same brand (think TeeBird and TeeBird3).

So first, lets look at which fairway drivers have been the best sellers in 2018 so far.

Top sellers of 2018:

  1. Innova Firebird
  2. Innova Teebird
  3. Innova Thunderbird
  4. Discmania FD
  5. Innova Valkyrie
  6. Innova Leopard3
  7. Innova Leopard
  8. Infinite Discs Exodus
  9. Innova Teebird3
  10. Innova Roadrunner

Innova has traditionally dominated the best sellers in the distance driver category, but in 2018 they have really made gains in the fairway drivers as well. But what is interesting to know is of the next 10 best sellers, only 2 of them are Innova discs. Nearly all brands have released a competitive selling fairway driver.

But like I said, it takes more than popularity to receive a nomination and be named the best! So here are the nominees:

Latitude 64 Diamond

The Latitude 64 Diamond is considered by many to be the beginner driver.

This fairway driver is very understable and only comes in lighter weights. That combination makes it perfect for younger players or newer players who are still working on their form. Even more experienced players who like to throw at slower speeds have been able to put the Diamond to work for their game.

 

Dynamic Discs Escape

The Escape was the first Fairway Driver made by Dynamic Discs, and it has been a staple of the lineup ever since.

The Escape offers a pretty straight and neutral flight that can be used at all skill levels. The Escape gets a little more distance than some of the other fairway drivers nominated, and it is offered in a variety of DD’s plastic blends.

 

Discmania FD

The Discmania FD has been around for seven years now, but it has really just grown in popularity over the last 2 or 3 years.

Many players consider this the slightly understable cousin of the Innova TeeBird. The FD is straight to understable with a glide rating of 6 that is no joke. The FD is a sneaky far disc with a flight pattern that can accommodate all skill levels.

 

Dynamic Discs Felon

The Dynamic Discs Felon falls in the more overstable side of the fairway driver category.

With a flatter profile and overstable flight, many would consider this disc a primarily forehand or flick disc, but more seasoned players can manage this disc throwing backhand as well. What sets the Felon apart is it isn’t a true “meathook.” This disc, when given the right power, will hold straight before delivering a reliable overstable fade at the end of the flight.

 

Innova Firebird

The Innova Firebird‘s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years due to the Nate Sexton Glow Firebirds.

But even before then, the Firebird was known as a reliable overstable fairway driver perfect for getting around a corner or when you needed a disc to hold up in the wind without turning over. The Firebird along with the Felon are probably the least beginner friendly of our nominees.

 

Innova Leopard/Leopard3

We decided to list the Innova Leopard and Leopard3 together. If we were putting this list together last year, we probably would have just nominated the Leopard. But over the last year the Leopard3 has jumped way up on the sales charts and is becoming more and more mainstream. They are similar discs, with the Leopard3 offering a little more speed and stability. The Leopard is a very popular beginner’s disc, especially in DX plastic where it is inexpensive and offered in lighter weights. But both the Leopard and the Leopard3 have a flight that all throwers can find a use for.

 

Latitude 64 River

The Latitude 64 River has moved down the sales charts a bit over the last year, but it still is a very popular disc that has a unique mold and flight.

The River is slightly bigger than most drivers, but it has a smaller rim and a slight dome. I personally don’t know the science of it, but the River has great glide that allows the disc to stay in the air for what seems like forever. This disc is a long, straight flyer that can accommodate all arm speeds.

 

Innova Roadrunner

The Innova Roadrunner has been around for over 13 years, but it is experiencing a bit of a resurgence.

It has always been a very popular understable disc that is great for beginners. But recently the Roadrunner is growing in popularity as a distance roller disc for more experienced players. That being said, bigger arms will still enjoy this disc for long understable air shots.

 

Innova TeeBird

The Innova TeeBird will turn 20 years old in 2019, and throughout that time it has been an extremely popular disc for players of all skill levels.

It is in that sweet spot in stability where it isn’t too overstable for newer players, but it is overstable enough to handle big power from the pros. The TeeBird has a reliable flight and is available in a large variety of plastic blends and weights.

 

Innova Thunderbird

The Innova Thunderbird is often described as being a faster TeeBird, offering a little more distance. And if you just go by the manufacturers flight ratings, that is exactly right.

The higher speed makes this disc a little less beginner friendly, but is still very popular among all disc golfers. If you have found a shot that the TeeBird just comes up a bit short on, try a Thunderbird and you should be pretty close!

 

MVP Volt

MVP and their Gyro technology disrupted the disc golf world when they first hit the scene.

At first they just offered putters and midranges, but at the end of 2012 they brought the overmold to the drivers with their release of the Volt. The Volt has continued to be one of MVP‘s best selling discs ever since. It is a straight to slightly overstable fairway driver that delivers a consistent flight pattern.

 

We have quite a few more nominees for our fairway drivers than we had distance drivers, but like I mentioned, the fairway driver category covers more types of flights, so we felt that there were more discs that deserved nominations in this category.

Best Fairway Driver of 2018

All of these fairway drivers are very popular and can enhance the game of disc golfers of all skill levels. But today we have made our decision for the BEST fairway driver on the market. And the winner is…

THE INFINITE DISCS BEST DISC GOLF DISC: FAIRWAY DRIVER

INNOVA TEEBIRD

It is hard to make a case against the Innova TeeBird. The TeeBird has been the standard of the fairway driver category for years, and it offers a flight that can compliment the game of all skill levels of disc golfers. The TeeBird is available in a large variety of plastic blends and weights, so if you haven’t, check out the TeeBird today.

What’s your favorite fairway driver? Share your opinion with the disc golf world by commenting below.

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