All Plastic Types 

Plastic is your interface with a disc. It provides grip, and feel within your hand. It comes in many different forms, with many different qualities. Some of these qualities are:

  1. Grippiness

  2. Grippiness when wet

  3. Resistance to impact damage  

  4. Feel

  5. Flexibility

  6. Response to heat and cold

  7. How easily they may be dried, and

  8. Translucency

 

Every disc golf manufacturer produces several kinds of plastics, but each disc may not be available in all plastic types. Generally the cheaper plastics have the least resistance to impact damage, while offering high levels of grip.

 

Premium plastics offer increasing levels of impact resistance, while retaining excellent grip. Other premium plastics remain flexible in cold conditions etc.

 

Some people value grip above all other considerations, while others may prefer a disc which will not be damaged easily, and retain its original flight shape for a long period of time.

 

It can take a while to discover which type of plastic you prefer, and to assist in this, we have listed all 60 of the various plastics from all our suppliers, for your reference.

 

RPM

RPM discs are made right here in New Zealand! Rising from the ashes of the old Aotearoa, NZ's own Ken Climo, Simon "Falcon" Feasey has taken the company to new heights, delivering stunning looking, and wicked-flying discs for all abilities. 

Strata

is RPMs base plastic which is opaque, tacky and medium stiff.

Cosmic

is a premium tough, grippy, semi-translucent plastic that comes in a range of stiffness and with a variety of colours and effects.

Atomic

is premium tough, grippy, opaque plastic that comes in a range of stiffness and with a variety of colours and effects.

Innova

Innova is the industry leader, making more discs than any other company by far, and it was Innova who originally patented the beveled edge disc. But now the patents have expired, and a huge raft of new golf disc makers are on the scene, and making dynamite discs.  However, Innova remain the industry leader, and a highly successful and profitable company.  And for good reason; many of the most famous and best loved discs of all time were, and are, made by Innova.

Star

Star line is created with a special blend of grippy, resilient polymers. Star plastic offers the same outstanding durability of our regular Champion plastic, plus improved grip like our Pro plastic. Star discs have the same flight characteristics as Champion discs, but are slightly less firm. High performance, longevity, and superior grip are what Star is all about.

StarLite

The StarLite line features the same great benefits of the Star line but also incorporates tiny microbubbles present in our Blizzard technology. This results in high speed, premium plastic drivers in weights all the way down to 130 grams!

Echo Star

In an effort to minimize waste, Innova created a product with great characteristics that is also environmentally friendly. Echo Star plastic has shown that reprocessed plastic can be blended into high performance discs that players want. Made up of a blend of high-tech recycled plastic with a minimum of 50% pre-consumer waste plastic, each Echo Star disc has nearly the same durability as our premium plastics with a superior grip.

GStar

is a blend of Star that adds flexibility and even more grip. GStar is opaque like Star, but features a pearlescent sheen. Their allure is only surpassed by their beautiful flight. GStar discs have a smooth, gradual transition in flight and the same durability as our Star line. For cold weather play the flexibility and grip of GStar cannot be beaten, and even when the weather warms up GStar still retains similar flexibility.

Champion

is produced with a hi-tech plastic that provides outstanding performance and durability. Champion discs are distinguished by a beautiful clear apppearance. Designed for professional players, Champion line discs are usually a little firmer and more stable than the same model in other plastics. Whether used in heavily wooded situations, or on extremely rugged courses, our Champion line plastic will continue to perform predictably and avoid damage better than any other plastic. Most Champion line discs are available for custom hot stamping.

Metal Flake

The Metal Flake line is based on Innova's Champion line with the addition of sparkling metal flakes. These discs also retain their original flight characteristics for an extended period of time and look great doing it.

Blizzard Champion

Blizzard technology incorporates thousands of microbubbles into our durable Champion plastic. This results in high speed, premium plastic drivers in weights all the way down to 130 grams! Blizzard discs discs fly with almost the same stability as the equivalent model 20 grams heavier. Most models lighter than 135 grams float in water.

XT

XT is a tough plastic blend that was originally developed for the Nova and Atlas (XT Overmold). It worked so well, it spread to other models. Grip is off the charts and durability is almost as good as our premium plastics. XT is firmer than R-Pro, and less firm than KC Pro with a unique grip that feels great in the hand, and inspires confidence when throwing.

Pro

Our Driver Pro line is manufactured using a unique blend of plastics. These quality discs offer increased durability over our DX and other Pro plastics as well as provide an enhanced grip when compared to the Champion plastic. Our Driver Pro line discs provide additional glide when compared to all our other disc lines and are more affordable than our premium Champion or Star line discs. Most models are available for custom hot stamping.

KC Pro & McPro

KC Pro plastic was developed for the demanding needs of 12 time World Disc Golf Champion Ken Climo. This blend is also used for 4 time World Disc Golf Champion Paul McBeth. This plastic is the favorite putter and midrange plastic of many pros who would also like to be world champions.

R-Pro

The R-Pro line is softer than most Pro blends. R-Pro discs have the best all-condition grip and an improved feel. R-Pro has great flexibility which makes it the best choice for putt & approach in cold/wet weather. The R-Pro Boss currently holds the Distance World Record at 1108 feet (338 M).

JK Pro

JK Pro plastic was developed for 5 time world champion Juliana Korver. A precursor to R-Pro plastic, JK Pro plastic is also a soft, grippy blend.

DX

DX offers the widest selection of models and weights. These discs are affordably priced and provide an excellent grip in a variety of weather situations. DX discs wear in with usage and over time will eventually take on new and varied flight characteristics. Many top pros carry several DX discs of their favourite models to provide different flight patterns for different situations. Some DX discs are available in glow-in-the-dark. Most models are available for custom hot stamping.

Discraft

The plucky company that could! Back in the bad-old-disc-patent days, Discraft was the only company with enough balls to pay Innova a royalty on every disc they sold. It wasn't until very recently that we all got spoiled for choice, and it was Innova, Discraft, or..... *crickets*     Today, Discraft make the world's most-aced-with disc, the Buzzz, and a huge selection of every type of disc available.

FLX

High flex, all weather blend with the highest durability and grip level of any Discraft plastic. Ideal for heavily wooded courses, or shots, where you want a disc to buckle, and drop close by, rather than retain all its energy, and spear off into tiger country.

Ti

Maximum durability which sacrifices some grip for a lot of stiffness. Discraft’s best looking plastic by far, and with ultra high performance and longevity.

ESP

The same grip level as Ti, but with slightly lower durability, and slightly more flexible.

Z

Discraft’s equivalent to Innova’s Champion blend, with translucent appearance. Maximum durability, with slightly reduced grip (and woeful when damp) and very sturdy. 

Z Lite

Z plastic with air bubbles, which allows weights down to 140 grams. Not available in all molds.

Jawbreaker

The newest plastic from Discraft. Tougher than Z, but with maximum grip, and a unique appearance.

X

Only a tad less grippy than FLX, even when damp, X sacrifices durability for grip. X discs will beat in quite quickly, and turn flippy fairly rapidly.

Pro D

Best value base plastic. Right up there with FLX in grip, but with the lowest durability of all Discraft’s plastics. Just one hit on a tree can change the flight path. Expect Pro D discs to wear in very rapidly.

MVP / Axiom / Streamline

Axiom is owned by MVP, and Axiom discs are identified by their colourful over-molds, while MVP uses only black, or white over-mold plastics. Axiom uses only the Neutron and Proton plastics from the MVP range. Streamline Discs is the MVP brand which makes only traditional single-mold discs.

MVP's parent company over-molds automotive parts and have decades of experience. Hence MVP started out already knowing how to make superbly molded items, and their quality and consistency are legendary.

Neutron

MVP’s flagship blend offering a premium look and feel. Widest selection of bright opaque colors. Shares great durability characteristics of Proton. Easy-to-find colors in any given terrain. 

Proton

MVP’s Premium look and performance material. High durability for a long consistent life. Designed to withstand the roughest conditions. Transparent candy colors. Also available in soft flexibility for putters.

Eclipse Proton (GLOW)

MVP’s premium glow in the dark blend. Charge it up with a torch, for maximum effect. High durability for a long consistent life. Designed to withstand the roughest conditions. Transparent candy colors. Also available in soft flexibility for putters.

Electron

Our High-Tech Baseline material. Tactile boutique blends for superb grip. Designed to wear slowly with use. Added glide and neutral flight with wear. Also available in soft flexibility for putters.

Plasma

Advanced disc golf polymer. Players have raved about the added glide of the mildly domed Plasma material, as well as its excellent grip, flex, and visual appeal. Metallic sheen on core plastic. Semi-gummy, grippy flex polymer. Highly durable premium blend. “Colour-shift” tones in select colour options.

Fission

Ultra-Lightweight Neutron Core. Fission™ Microbubble Technology produces an ultralight core with evenly distributed and imperceptible weight reduction microbubbles. The ultralight core allows an even higher GYRO™ overmold density relative to the core, yet still remaining in the lighter weight classes — 135g to 165g in the Photon.

This produces an entirely new type of lightweight disc never before seen in the sport, and beyond the capability of any other manufacturer. Weight distribution, stability, and durability of prior “bubble” discs are all improved upon by Fission. Skeptics of prior light or bubble plastics are in for a surprise, as Fission brings advanced disc physics and true high-tech molding into the lightweight plastics arena.

Ultra-lightweight core for added GYRO™. Imperceptible micro-bubbles. Improved durability over competition. Light throwing weight with substantial feel.

Latitude 64

A distinctly Swedish company run by obsessed geniuses who are devoted to producing extremely high quality discs, using the best technology available, with strict quality control. “Lat64” also make discs for Dynamic Discs and Westside  - making up the so-called “Trilogy” range. 

Gold Line

Gold Line is Lat64’s premium blend plastic. The start of the mix has been the same brand plastics used in Opto Line but we added a different polymer to give it better grip without losing the excellent durability of Opto Line. Gold Line has a premium appearance, with various levels of gold appearing within each disc. The best looking of all plastics. Period. Gold Line drivers and midranges are available.

Opto

Opto is made out of some of the world’s most durable plastics. It comes in a variety of beautiful translucent colors. Opto has been developed to withstand severe punishment and extreme conditions better than other plastics. Opto drivers and midranges are available.

Opto Air

Opto Air uses the same material as Lat64’s durable Opto Line plastic. It is modified and the runs are done in a different way to achieve a stunning result of lighter weight discs that still has a layer of solid plastic at the tip and bottom of the rim to protect the alternated material that is mostly centered in the middle of the rim but also spread out slightly over the top of the discs to keep the weight distribution as close as possible to the Opto and Gold Line discs.

Zero Hard

Zero Line is the grippy putter plastic used in Lat64’s putters and approach discs. The plastic is chosen because of the good grip and feel. The feel you need in your short game. The Hard version is for players that might want to drive with Zero Line discs but some players also prefer to just putt with them. Zero absorbs dirt over time, which reduces the grip level. It and can be cleaned with IPA, or methylated spirits to bring that excellent grip back to an older disc.

Zero Medium

Right in the middle of Zero Soft and Zero Hard you find this plastic. Zero Medium is the perfect compromise and can be used both for driving and putting. Grip is very good and still it sits comfortably in your hand even in colder weather.

Zero Soft

The Zero Soft is intended for optimal short game. Period. When you step up on the green and want to give your disc the best chance to stick to the chains and safely sink into the basket you should go for the Zero Soft. For wet and really cold weather it can also serve as a comfortable choice of putter plastic.

Zero Megasoft

And when Zero Soft is not enough, the Zero Megasoft is the answer. These discs are made for the best grip and optimal conditions to stick in the chains. When Zero Megasoft hits the ground it stops with minimal skip.

Frost Line

Frost Line is a plastic blend that has been developed at the far north of the world to better work on those chilly fall rounds, and in warmer conditions for people that like a soft premium plastic. It offers a sticky, grippier feel when compared to our Opto Line, which is pretty grippy to begin with. Frost will take a severe beating over a long period of time in most conditions offered on the disc golf courses around the world.

Snow Line

Just as Lat64 add a polymer to transform Opto to Gold, they add the same polymer to turn Frost into Snow. The feel of Snow Line discs is the same soft comfortable grip that Frost offers. When you want to play on cold days Snow plastic will retain its softness better than regular premium plastics.

Recycled

This is a mix of reprocessed material from Opto and Gold Line discs that have come up short during quality control. Those discs are reground and the material is used again to produce these discs. They may have minor cosmetic flaws such as specks or flakes but will perform as well as any other premium plastic disc. Reprocessed discs are in general slightly less stable.

Moonshine

For some models in Opto and Frost plastic Lat64 have added a phosphorescent material and those discs will glow in the dark. For playing disc golf during night time all you need is to pick up your flashlight, or any other strong light source, and charge up the glow properties of the plastic so that you can find your disc even on nights when the Moon doesn’t Shine.

Retro

Retro Line is Lat64’s most affordable plastic. It is also about nostalgia. The mid 80s was a great time. Disc Golf had just come all the way up to Latitude 64° and we played all through the night in the midnight sun. Translucent discs were far from being invented and all discs were understable by current standards. Lat64 wanted a plastic that would remind us of how it used to be. For a long time they have had requests that they should make discs that could be broken in more easily. Test after test led them to this plastic blend that they have named Retro.

Dynamic Discs

Or DD as they are often known/seen as, with the second D mirrored.  DD are based in the USA but their discs are molded by Latitude64 in Sweden - so DD have a similar commitment to quality. They have a guaranteed buyback program in the USA because they are so confident in their products.

 

Prime

Prime has an incredible feel and excellent grip even when the weather compromises your hold on your favorite disc. These are all secondary benefits to this incredible line of discs. Dynamic Disc's guiding intention was to bring a product to market that was affordable for beginners looking to test the waters. 

Classic

Classic plastic is the perfect combination of tackiness and firmness for players looking for a stiff golf disc.

Classic Blend

Classic Blend is the perfect blend of grip and flexibility in the Classic plastic series. If Classic Soft is too soft and Classic is too hard, reach for the blend!

Classic Soft

When feel and grip are the most important elements, reach for Classic Soft. This blend of plastic gives the disc that perfect feel and fit in your hand.

Classic Super Soft

Until it is legal to put a magnet in a disc, Classic Super Soft will be the best solution for sticking to the chains. The amount of flexibility in this plastic is almost unbelievable. This ability to absorb impact makes this disc an incredibly smart choice for upshots on dangerous greens and staying in the chains no matter what. For those that like soft plastic, your disc has finally arrived.

Lucid

The perfect combination of polymers produce some of the most beautiful and durable plastic in disc golf. This translucent blend can take a beating and maintain the original flight characteristics of the disc for a long time. The Lucid version of a disc will be slightly more overstable than the Fuzion version.

Lucid Air

Lucid Air uses the same material as our durable Lucid plastic. It has solid plastic at the top and bottom of the rim to protect the microbubbles in the plastic on impact. These microbubbles actually make the disc lighter. They are spread out through the top of the disc and middle of the rim to keep the weight distribution nearly identical to Lucid and Fuzion discs.

Fuzion

Fuzion combines the durability of Lucid with an advanced polymer to provide players with additional grip. It is a non-transparent blend of plastic that is slightly more durable than the Lucid version.

BioFusion

BioFuzion plastic is the by-product from a mixture of Lucid and Fuzion plastics that had blemishes or cosmetic flaws. Some of these discs may have specks of plastic, flakes, or other minor cosmetic flaws that will not affect the flight, performance, or durability of the disc.

Fluid

This plastic, in regular conditions, will have a flexible quality and superb grip. When the temperature dips, this blend will retain more flexibility than any other premium plastics we offer. This will translate to better grip and more control when your hands are cold and your grip is compromised. During spring and summer temperatures this disc is perfect for the throwers that like some flex in their disc. These discs will fly with the same consistency and predictability that you are used to from Dynamic Discs.

Moonshine

Moonshine has all of the benefits of Lucid with an added feature - it glows in the dark! Give your disc some light and keep golfing all night long. Expect Moonshine molds to be slightly more overstable than the Lucid version.

Westside

The Finns are crazy about disc golf, and the keenest of them started making their own discs via Latitude64 back in 2009. They have rapidly gained a huge international following.  And for good reason.

BT
BT has a great feel and is easier to grip than other plastics, especially for novice players, and in damp or wet conditions. It is more cheaper but less durable than the premium VIP and Tournament plastics. Flight characteristics start out being comparable to VIP and Tournament plastics, but change over time as a disc breaks in. It is similar to Zero plastic from Latitude64.

 

Tournament
Tournament plastic was designed with the experienced tournament player in mind. It has a tackier grip than VIP, and breaks in faster than VIP plastic. Dave Feldberg’s preferred plastic for his famous White Giants

VIP
VIP is the most durable plastic made by Westside. It has a tacky grip and glossy finish. This super resistant polymer withstands great force, holds its shape and maintains original flight characteristics for a long time. Don’t expect a VIP discs to “wear in” any time soon.

VIP Air
VIP Air plastic was designed to increase distance in no wind and downwind throws, and for players without massive arm speed. VIP Air has the same feel as VIP line but is lighter due to tiny air bubbles injected along with the plastic. VIP Air is available in 160 grams and under in most molds. It's perfect for the recreational player to enjoy a more exciting game of disc golf. Think carefully before throwing a VIP Air discs into a headwind though – they are not really designed for that.

Elasto
Elasto is a translucent and quite flexible plastic that is great in cold and hot climate conditions. Players who sometimes struggle for grip will fall in love with Elasto. It is similar to Latitude Frost plastic and Innova Gummy Champion.

Discmania

Discmania is another European company, but this time the discs are all made by Innova, and hence may have some of the same characteristics as those in the Innova line up. Starting with a leg-up from Innova, Discmania has quickly become a major player in the industry.

D-Line

Lots of grip even in wet conditions. The most affordable plastic in their line. Soft but firm feel – ideal for putters. Fine-tuneable flight characteristics thanks to gradual wear.

P-Line

Great feel and added glide. Easily one of the grippiest plastic type out there. Reveals new features in your disc when worn in. Typically a bit more understable plastic type comparing to S- and C-line. Please note: P-line putters (P1 & P2) have their own blend of P-line plastic. The P-line P1 features a soft & grippy blend, while the P-line P2 comes with very firm plastic blend that many Pro players prefer for their putters.

C-Line

Dismania’s most durable plastic – these discs wear down very slowly. C-Line discs retain their original flight characteristics for an extended period of time. Whether used in heavily wooded situations, or on extremely rugged courses, C-Line plastic will continue to perform predictably and avoid damage better than any other plastic. Good grip and show-stopping see-through look. Typically the most stable blend of plastic in their line.

S-Line

Excellent grip in all weather conditions with great durability. This plastic ages well, which means that your disc doesn’t change drastically in its flight behaviour after a couple of collisions with trees. Recommended plastic for drivers.

G-Line

The G-line is a modified version of their popular S-line version that provides great grip, durability and shock-absorbance. It's a flexy plastic blend with a unique look and added glide compared to the S-line plastic.

Blizzard C-Line

Blizzard C-line is a unique blend of durable C-line material that employs microscopic air bubbles inside the rim of the disc, allowing the production of high speed drivers in very low weights. With lower weights you can gain more distance to your throw with less effort. The lighter the disc is, the more bubbles go inside the rim, so the very lightest of weights don't necessarily endure collision as well as higher weights. Discs under 139grams float in water.

LadyLine

A very special plastic blend designed especially for the ladies. The LadyLine discs are extremely flexy and grippy and they endure collision very well. All LadyLine discs tend to feature great glide that carries the disc forward even with very low speeds. All discs molded with LadyLine plastic come in pink color. You don't have to be a Lady to throw a LadyLine disc - these discs are also great for beginners!

Glow C-Line

The Glow C-line discs come from a very durable blend of C-line plastic that glows in the dark. Currently only reserved for fundraising projects & specialty discs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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