Wow, guys, 2022 is here. That is absolutely insane. And guess what? The discs keep on rolling off the plastic presses! So as we keep drudging through the Covid Pandemic, the one thing that’s never faltered is our love of disc golf. As the disc golf companies get more stock, and the sport keeps growing, I want to put out another post for the best disc golf discs of the year. This time the list will have 22 discs for the year of 2022.
So here I go again. With this post, it marks the third year in a row that I’ve put together a huge list of the absolute best disc golf discs of the year. This year, we’ll be looking at some really great additions to different lineups, including both big name brands and smaller companies getting more into the mix.
This post is going to feature discs that are new and highlight a few older discs that have still crushed the rankings in popularity among the disc golf community. This 2022 post is going to be my most epic best disc post yet. So get ready! But first…
3 reasons why you need some of these discs
You deserve some new discs: c’mon, let’s all be honest here. We’ve worked hard and played hard through 2021. So why not treat yourself going into the new year (#newyearnewdiscs). You deserve to get yourself some discs and this list will help you find the newest of the new (and some classic oldies). Go ahead, treat yourself.
These discs are fresh: the freshest of the fresh for 2022…all on this list. Put some fresh in your bag, bruh.
Classic discs: aside from the new discs on this list, I’ve put a couple of older discs on here. Why? Well, because they still dominate in popularity and because I believe that they are a couple of the best disc golf discs for this current year. That said, if you don’t have them, get them.
6 quick notables from 2021
Drivers always dominate: this isn’t new. I mean, drivers are sexy. So companies normally design and mold more drivers than almost any other disc because they sell. So once again, drivers are going to dominate this list. But I’ve made sure to diversify with other types as much as possible. Still, people buy drivers like crazy. So you’ll see a lot of the new releases on this list. The “drivers” category for me includes both distance AND control drivers combined.
More Control/Fairway Drivers and not as many Distance Drivers: the one difference in this list, compared with last year’s list, is how many more control drivers and how many fewer distance drivers we had. Not a huge difference, but as you can see, the first three discs are control driver, putter, control driver. So definitely a little bit different this year.
A lot of putters: seriously, a lot of putters! Get ready.
More releases this year: maybe it’s just me, but it seems like there were more new releases in 2021 than last year in 2020. I could be wrong, but it seems like more discs have come out and more companies are in stock for what you’re looking for. Some of the discs on this list will still be tough to get since they’re brand new.
Not as many big names pumping out new discs: I haven’t see a lot of new stuff coming from the smaller disc golf companies. After REALLY searching for new releases, the big name brands really dominated the release game this year.
Smaller companies getting in the mix: I am seeing new companies start coming out with more and more stuff. They’re used to be only a few big names creating discs. Now, you’ve got tons of smaller, more independent disc golf companies all vying for the attention of the #discgolfcommunity.
The 22 best disc golf discs of 2022
Our #1 pick – Discmania Tilt – Control Driver
The Simon Lizotte Creator Series Meta Tilt. Wow, what a name. I think this might be the coolest-looking disc that I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It does come in multiple colors but that purple is insane. It’s also the most popular and I’m sure will be pricey amongst collectors. I’ve gotta say up front that you may not be able to get this disc in a traditional way (i.e. on InfiniteDiscs.com). But if you can, it will probably not be in any color you may want (that purple will have to be special ordered on EBay or bought from someone who has it).
As for the actual disc itself, it’s a control driver that sports flight ratings of 9, 1, 1, 6 (yes, a six fade!). That makes this disc the most overstable disc ever made. According to Discmania’s website, the Tilt was “specifically designed to suit Simon Lizotte’s needs” and is considered as “Simon’s dream disc.” Molded in the stunning Iridescent Meta Plastic, the Tilt provides players with one thing: a predictably hard fade making it one of the most dependable utility discs on the market today.
If it’s in stock, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also look for this disc here on Amazon.
2. Axiom James Conrad Envy – Putt and Approach
Oh, what to say about James Conrad. Hmm, Let’s just say that he’s the man behind one of the greatest disc golf shots AND comebacks in disc golf history. The disc golf shot, otherwise known as The Holy Shot, will be etched into disc golf history (and my mind) forever.
James had to sink his next throw, a tough, 247 footer around a tree and with limited visibility. So he turned to his trusty Envy, a disc he had used many times before to crush short drives and approach other shots alongside some of the best pros in the game. He lined up, took a look at what he had, and threw a beautiful anhyzer toward the basket. Seconds later, it went in. The crowd erupted into complete chaos and James knew it. He had tied Paul McBeth and forced a playoff for the Disc Golf World Championship. Then he won the Championship in a staggering turn of events. It was absolutely amazing to watch. And it was even the #1 top play on Sportscenter! If you’d like to read more about it, check out discgolf.ultiworld.com’s post here.
You can also see it in the video below ⬇️.
After that, Axiom released a special James Conrad Envy (flight ratings of 3, 3, 0, 2)that would cement his disc golf legacy. If you haven’t already thought of getting one of these, do it.
You can also find it here on Amazon.
3. Discraft Paige Pierce Passion – Fairway/Control Driver
The Passion is a new disc in the Paige Pierce lineup of Discraft discs. Just like the Tilt on this list, I really like how this disc looks with the current plastic, color, and design. That green looks amazing.
The disc itself is an interesting mix for a fairway driver. With flight ratings of 8, 5, -1, 1, it appears that this disc will give you distance and a decently straight flight. This is an exceptional starter driver and is insanely forgiving. So new players should also try to get this disc if possible because it is lightweight, highly versatile, and has a unique flat outer rim configuration that makes it easy to handle.
You can also get it here on Amazon.
4. Discmania Eagle McMahon Vapor Tactic (“Razor Claw 2”) – Putt and Approach
I’m really interested in this disc. I liked the Tactic and this disc is simply Eagle McMahon’s unique version (flight ratings of 4, 2, 0, 4). It features less glide and more fade, two things that help to “suit Eagle McMahon’s performance needs.” To put it simply, Eagle needed a disc with more fade, so Discmania gave him one. This thing looks cool and I’m sure packs a helluva punch on the end with the +4 fade. This thing is a beast…no wait, it’s a razor claw. The Razor Claw 2 is going to be a great disc for intermediate to advanced disc golfers.
Check it out here on Discmania.net.
5. Innova Destroyer – Distance Driver
The Innova Destroyer has made this list every year so far because it is still one of the most popular discs in the world. According to InfiniteDiscs.com, it is again the top selling distance driver [of 2021] and I’m sure it will continue to top the charts.
At 12, 5, -1, 3, this disc is tough. You’ve really got to sling it for it not to completely fade out on you too early. But once you’ve got the arm speed, this disc is a beast.
You can also find it here on Amazon.
6. Ev-7 Phi – Putt and Approach
Hmm…the Phi? This was a disc that I had heard very little about coming into writing this post. But the Phi seems to be a very interesting and fairly popular disc overall up to this point. The company itself was founded in late 2020 by PDGA Hall of Fame National Tour Champion and 2009 Masters World Champion Phil Arthur.
With flight ratings of 3, 4, 0, 1, this disc appears to be a straight flying putt and approach disc with just a tiny bit of fade. The reviews on this disc on both the Ev-7 website and InfiniteDiscs.com indicate that players REALLY like it so far. One person has compared it to a Luna, but with more of a rubbery plastic. One dude said, “Someone call smokey the bear because these are absolute FIRE!” I like that one. I haven’t had the chance to check out the Phi just yet, but I may grab one asap.
If you’d like to check out the Phi, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com (be aware that the flight ratings that Infinite has down for this disc are not correct but that’s okay. The actual flight ratings are 3, 4, 0, 1).
7. Discraft Scorch – Distance Driver
This disc looks pretty interesting. At 11, 6, -2, 2, this distance driver looks like it’s pretty easy to handle and should fly pretty straight for you down the fairway. For those not quite ready for something like the Innova Destroyer or the Discraft Zeus, this disc can be an easy step up into those tougher distance drivers. I’m glad Discraft came out with this disc, because I like to throw drivers with similar flight ratings, so this will probably be perfect for me. But for you, only time will tell.
If you want a Scorch, grab it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also get a Scorch here on Amazon.
8. MVP Nomad – Putt and Approach
The Nomad is one of James Conrad’s new feature discs at Maple Valley Plastics. It’s a neutral stable putt and approach disc with flight ratings of 2, 4, 0, 1. With this disc, you’re going to start to see the new James Conrad line take shape.
According to MVP, the lineup itself is going to “showcase some of his [James Conrad’s] favorite places and experiences on Earth. The Special Edition James Conrad Nomad starts it off with a beautiful design of Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. The regular Nomad features other trails in the U.S.
For more on the Nomad, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also get it here on Amazon.
9. Latitude 64 Royal Grand Rive – Distance Driver
The Royal Grand Rive could be a real winner for Latitude 64. I mean, they’re not new to really fast, very stable distance discs. And this disc is very fast and very stable at 13, 5, 0, 3.5. But I’m sure it’s going to be very popular as it has already made a decent first impression on myself and others in the disc golf community.
If you think you can handle the Royal Grand Rive, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also get it here on Amazon.
10. Dynamic Discs EMac Judge – Putt and Approach
Alright, so I’m pumped about the EMac Judge. I will 100% be grabbing one of these because of my profound love of the classic Judge. That is hands down my favorite putter so an even straighter EMac Judge could just be the perfect putter
Dynamic Discs says that the EMac Judge has less fade and less of a bead than the original Judge, two things that Non-Judge throwers might have complained about from the original disc. Both discs appear to have the same flight ratings, at 2, 4, 0, 1, but Dynamic says the EMac Judge is straighter, so we’ll see. I’m ready to grab one and test it out.
If you’re looking for an EMac Judge yourself, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also grab one here on Amazon.
11. Axiom Paradox – Mid-Range
This disc is a Paradox. No, seriously, it’s the new Axiom Paradox. This mid-range disc is ridiculously understable at 5, 4, -4, 0. This baby has a -4 turn! That probably makes it the most understable mid-range disc on the market right now. So that means it can either be a brand new beginner’s best friend or an advanced player’s super understable utility mid-range. However you use it, just be warned that this disc is going to turn on you.
If you want the Paradox, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Grab it from Amazon here.
12. Infinite Discs Alpaca – Putt and Approach
The Alpaca is one of the most recent releases from Infinite Discs and aims to please. This disc, with flight ratings of 3, 3, 0, 1, is a stable putt and approach disc that putts well and flies straight. Here’s what Infinite has to say about the Alpaca:
“The Alpaca is the quintessential beadless putter. While the Infinite Discs Cohort has a somewhat low profile rim, the Alpaca presents a deeper rim for more of a traditional putter feel. Whether thrown at the basket or lofted high for approaches and drives, the Alpaca will carry your workload with ease.”
If that’s what you’re looking for, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
13. Dynamic Discs Maverick – Fairway/Control Driver
This awesome fairway driver was designed very well by Dynamic Discs. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a Dynamic fan, so maybe I’m biased, but I have liked almost all of the discs that they have produced up to this point. The Maverick is no exception. With flight ratings of 7, 4, -1.5, 2, this disc is easy to throw and even easier to control. It flies fairly straight with a bit of ending fade, but nothing to make you think a newer player couldn’t handle this disc. This disc is great for all skill levels except for brand new, first day out beginners.
If you’re looking for a good utility driver or transition driver, grab a Maverick here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also get a Maverick here on Amazon.
14. Loft Discs Hydrogen – Putt and Approach
The Loft is marketed as a ridiculously straight putt and approach disc (flight ratings of 1, 2, 0, 0). Infinite Discs states that this is an extremely versatile putter since it has the ability to hold lines with the best of discs. I haven’t had a chance to check out the Hydrogen yet, but it looks like it could be a very interesting addition to disc golf. So far, this disc has gotten a lot of really awesome reviews, even from the owner of Infinite Discs himself, who doesn’t give out a lot of 5 star reviews on discs.
If you want to try out the Hydrogen, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also grab it here on Amazon.
15. Discraft Anax – Power Driver
The Anax is the newest disc in the Paul McBeth lineup at Discraft. This disc, considered a power driver, has flight ratings of 10, 6, 0, 3. So it plays pretty overstable. It’s a great utility driver that Discraft describes as, “a strong, overstable fairway driver with the sharp rim of a distance driver but the comfort, thinner rim, and precision of a fairway driver.” Sounds like a great disc to me.
You can also get the Anax here on Amazon.
16. Ev-7 Penrose – Putt and Approach
Just like the Ev-7 Phi, I don’t really know a whole lot about the Penrose other than that it’s a newer putt and approach disc and has fairly good reviews online. It also has a little bit less speed than the Phi (Penrose is 2, 4, 0, 1 – Phi is 3, 4, 0, 1).
Infinite states that the Penrose “is an overstable putt and approach disc, designed to be consistent and reliable. You can easily throw this disc and watch it glide to the target.”
Here’s what Ev-7 says about their disc: “The Penrose is EV-7’s debut putt and approach disc. It has reliable high-speed over stability and resistance to turn, but is uniquely straight with consistent fade at lower speeds on the putting green. With a slightly deeper profile, small bead, and smooth feel, the Penrose fits the hand comfortably, inspiring confidence for both putts and upshots.”
If that’s what you’re looking for, check out the Penrose here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also get it here on Amazon.
17. Dynamic Discs Evader – Fairway/Control Driver
This low-speed control/fairway driver looks like it could fill a couple of different roles in your bag depending on what skill level you are as a player. It has flight ratings of 7, 4, 0, 2.5.
As a newer to intermediate player, this could be a driver to experiment with at first. I would recommend truly starting with a stable fairway driver like a Leopard or a River and then working up into this disc. So it’s probably better as a transition driver from easy fairway driver to harder fairway driver. Then from this disc, you could work up to easier to throw distance discs.
If you’re an advanced thrower, this could be your go-to fairway driver that earns its place as the workhorse utility driver in your bag. It features a straight flight and a dependable fade, exactly what many players need at shorter driving distances.
Amazon has a pretty good selection of them as well here on their site.
18. Discmania Logic – Putt and Approach
I’ve got to say…the Discmania brand is really growing on me. The more I play with the discs, and the more research I do into those discs, the more I like them. And the Logic continues that for me. Over the last couple of years, they’ve continued to release great products and improve on their discs.
The Logic is now on that list of great discs released by Discmania. This disc was truly designed with the player in mind. It has a low-profile grip, a slightly rounded nose, and was built to handle any and all minor adjustments by players on the course. At 3, 3, 0, 1, it was made to fly straight during approaches and allow for all types of players to putt with it. The Logic is just a really solid choice for putts and approaches.
If that sounds like what you want, grab a Logic here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
If you’d rather grab it on Amazon, check it out here.
19. Discraft Zone – Putt and Approach
The Zone is a really cool disc. Over the years, Discraft has done a really great job by continually making the Zone better and better. Up until recently, I really didn’t like to throw the Zone due to how it felt in my hand. But with the release of the new ESP version, my mind has been changed for me. I’m a huge fan of the new ESP plastic on just about every Discraft disc.
The Zone, though, is ridiculously popular in the #discgolfcommunity and deserves a spot on this list as an older disc that could be perfect for your putt and approach game in 2022. With flight ratings of 4, 3, 0, 3, the zone is a great disc for intermediate to advanced throwers (or really anybody as a solid putter). All I can say is that you need to try this disc out because it’s extremely popular for a reason: it’s an overall great disc.
If you want to try it out, grab a Zone here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also grab a Zone here on Amazon.
20. Discmania C-line MD3 – Mid-Range
Now the Discmania MD3 isn’t necessarily a new disc, but Discmania’s release of the C-line MD3 marks a new plastic version of the MD3 and it’s pretty nice to boot. If you’re unfamiliar with C-line plastic, it’s Discmania’s most durable plastic line. I mean, this stuff holds up forever. It’s premium. You pay more, you get more. And now they’ve released the MD3 in it and It’s pretty awesome.
The disc itself is very well made. It’s a fast, stable mid-range disc with flight ratings of 5, 5, 0, 2. Flight ratings are spot on for this disc. You’ll get straight flight, great glide, and a reliable ending fade. You’ll see why a lot of players bag the MD3 as one of their go-to mid-range discs. It’s overall a 9/10 as far as mid-range discs go.
If you’d like to grab an MD3, you can get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
You can also grab one here on Amazon.
21. infinite Discs Kon Tiki – Mid-Range
Kon Tiki…what a name for a disc. I mean, I actually like it. Leave it to Infinite to come up with a weird and interesting name like the Kon Tiki. This disc is fairly new, yet isn’t really the most popular disc that Infinite has come out with according to many of the reviews I’ve seen on it. Still a good disc, though, in my opinion. Flight ratings of 4, 5, -3, 0.
Here’s what Infinite Discs has to say about the Kon Tiki: “The Kon Tiki is a mid-range approach disc designed for straight-to-understable touch shots, approaching the basket or weaving through tight fairways. It can be easily used to hold anhyzer flights as an option for players who don’t feel comfortable with their forehand game. It has a low profile with a small rim depth and small bead. The dimensions and flight characteristics of the Kon Tiki make it a great choice for beginners and players with slow arm speeds, or as a go-to midrange for finesse players.”
If you’d like to try out the Kon Tiki, check it out on their site here.
22. RPM Discs PekaPeka – Fairway/Control Driver
PekaPeka! Almost sounds like a Pokémon disc. But it’s not. The PekaPeka from RPM is a disc that’s made it all the way from New Zealand. This understable fairway driver sports flight ratings of 9, 5, -3, 1,making it an easier driver to control and throw for newer players. And while I wouldn’t recommend it for brand new players, it could easily be the driver to help you move up into distance discs. For more advanced players, this disc’s understability can crush turnover shots, hyzer flips, and rollers with ease.
If you want to try this disc out, grab it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Almost here! – Innova Nexus Animal – Putt and Approach
As of the writing of this post, this disc is coming soon. InfiniteDiscs.com states that it was PDGA approved on September 29th, 2021 and aims to be released around the first week of November. I will update this post as soon as I hear that it is officially released.
Coming soon! – Discmania DD3 Cloudbreaker 3 Distance Driver
So this is still just hype, but we should be seeing a Cloudbreaker 3 in early 2022! Discmania released this post indicating that there actually was a Cloudbreaker 3 on the way! If you want to keep up with this, head over to Discmania.net and sign up for their email list. I will check on this and update this post accordingly.
All in all
Hopefully I’ve helped you find a couple of brand new discs to highlight your 2022 season (or at least have given you some ideas). This was another best discs of the year list that really made me work. Because there are just so many great disc golf discs. Every year, new discs get added, and it gets even tougher to make this list. But it’s here and pretty soon, I’ll be starting a list for 2023. Until then, let’s get out there and go play us some disc golf!
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