Whoa! It’s 2022! It feels pretty weird to say. Just a few short years ago, we were talking about 2020 and then 2021. Now we’re here. Another year and another opportunity to set some goals for your disc golf game. This is the year guys…I can feel it!
So in this post, we’re going to talk about mid-range discs, why they’re important, and our 7 best recommendations for your game in 2022. I’ve got some good discs on this list this year and you’re going to benefit from them immensely.
Believe me, disc golfers, that mid-ranges are incredibly important to your game and finding the right discs are even more important. You may already have a good mid-range, but let’s take a look at a few more to help you expand and improve your game in 2022.
But first, why are mid-range discs so important in disc golf?
Why mid-range discs are important
They’re easier to throw and control
First things first…mid-range discs are just, in general, discs that are easier to throw and control. When you’re a newer player, putters and mid-range discs are exactly what you need to be throwing (because they’re easy). Once you get a little better, mids are still extremely important because they become the most controllable discs in your bag.
They’re extremely versatile
The definition of versatile is “able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.” That is exactly what a mid-range is made for. Going a little bit further with that last section, we know that they’re the easiest discs to control when you’ve got the ability to throw almost all discs.
But mid-range discs can be adapted to a lot of different shots and serve many different roles in your bag. The option of having this versatility can really expand your game and help you start to develop a strategy for how you’re going to play each hole or each round. This is HUGE if you’re working on becoming a competitive disc golfer.
Provides an option for throws in between putters and drivers
Mid-range discs can just, in general, give you the option of having a disc that provides you with options in between putters and drivers. Putters are normally only good for about 250 feet, while drivers are normally 350 feet plus. Mids provide you with a middle of the range, 300 foot option (hence why they’re called “mid-range” discs).
But those aren’t the only reasons why you need mid-range discs. Check out a couple of quick reasons why below ⬇️:
- They fly better on a low line approach shot than a putter.
- They push through wind better than putters.
- They tend to be more forgiving with mid to long range forehand approach shots than a putter and…
- They fade less and settle down on the ground with less skip than drivers.
So you can clearly see the benefit of owning a mid-range. I’m sure you already understand that but having a great mid-range can truly make all the difference in your disc golf game. Alright, let’s check out the 7 best mid-range discs in 2022!
The 7 best disc golf mid-range in 2022
Our #1 Pick – Discraft ESP Buzzz (5, 4, -1, 1)
The Buzzz is back, for the 2nd year in a row, as my #1 disc on a best mid-range post. If you’ve seen last years post, The Best Mid-range Discs of 2021, the ESP Buzzz was at the top of that as well. So why is back at #1 this year? Well, for a couple of reasons.
The first is because this is just a great disc. It’s probably going to be my #1 choice for almost all of my top mid-range posts. It can be used by any skill level for most shots on the course.
The Second reason is because it is the perfect disc for beginners. This is THE disc that I give out when I introduce people to disc golf. I’m like: “Hey dude, here’s a Buzzz. Play with this and you’ll have fun.” Beginners can easily handle the disc without any repercussions from bad form or just horrible shots. Usually the Buzzz is extremely forgiving and easy to throw. Plus, it doesn’t have to be thrown very hard to fly correctly.
The third reason is because advanced players can take advantage of the Buzzz’s straight flight. It hits lines like nobody’s business and doesn’t turn or fade hardly at all.
The disc itself features flight ratings of 5, 4,-1, 1 and is just overall and awesome piece of plastic. But it’s tough to really understand the Buzzz until you actually throw it. Especially with the ESP plastic. I LOVE that plastic. It really changed my mind about some of the Discraft discs, especially the Buzzz. I’ve always liked the Buzzz, but it wasn’t anything special for me. The ESP plastic changed that for me. Now I love this version of the disc.
If you’d like to try it out for yourself, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
2. Axiom Paradox (5, 4, -4, 0)
For beginners, it could be the perfect starter mid-range. It only requires a little bit of speed on the disc in order for the -4 turn to kick in. It has like no fade on the end of flight so brand new players should ultimately love this disc. It’s easy to throw and can get the job done.
For more advanced players, the understability of the Paradox can serve well you as an excellent utility disc. Advanced shots like rollers, hyzer flips, flip ups, and massive anhyzers don’t stand a chance when you’ve got the Paradox in your hands.
This thing is a beast. If you’d like to try it out, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
3. Dynamic Discs Bounty (4, 5, -1.5, 0.5)
As for the flight ratings, this isn’t a tough disc to throw at a 4 speed rating. Decent glide at a 5 glide rating. The -1.5 turn rating and 0.5 fade rating show us the Bounty’s understability. If you’re familiar with the Dynamic Discs Maverick, a fantastic control driver, this disc is basically a slower version of that disc. Infinite Discs states that the Bounty is “the perfect, shot-shaping disc for the open and in the woods.”
If you want a Bounty, grab it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
4. Prodigy M4 (5, 5, -1, 1)
The M4 is one of the few Prodigy discs that I actually like. This extremely straight-flying disc has similar flight ratings to the Buzzz, but features just a little bit more glide at 5, 5, -1, 1. This is a fantastic beginner disc because it doesn’t require a lot of power to fly correctly. Glide is good. The -1/+1 turn and fade don’t really pull it one way or the other but allow for any level of player to experience how straight the M4 can actually go. This disc is pretty awesome and one of Prodigy’s best.
If you’d like to try the M4, get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
5. Discmania C-line MD3 (5, 5, 0, 2)
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.
6. Discraft Malta (5, 4, 1, 3)
The Malta is a really fun, very overstable mid-range in the Paul McBeth lineup of Discraft discs. This disc is fairly new and got great reviews immediately after release. So far, the Malta has continued to impress.
This overstable mid-range really does the trick when you need it. It is similar to the Zone in feel, but has the ability to get you a ton of distance when you need it. And even though it’s pretty overstable, this disc is very controllable, making it an extremely trustworthy mid.
To get yourself a Malta, hit up InfiniteDiscs.com here.
7. Infinite Discs Kon Tiki (4, 5, -3, 0)
The Kon Tiki is a really interesting disc from the Infinite Discs lineup. It is VERY understable, maybe even more so than the flight ratings suggest, and could be perfect for either a beginner’s first disc or an advanced player’s utility mid-range. With that being said, almost all skill levels can benefit from this disc.
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.”
So that’s it
This year’s list is complete. All of the mid-range discs on this list are ready for action and all of them have been been tested and reviewed pretty thoroughly. Hopefully you’ll be able to get a good recommendation or two out of this list. If not, I still appreciate you checking this post out. I’ve also posted some other recommendation posts below. Feel free to check those out, too!
Don’t forget to check out the book!
Before you go, don’t forget to check out the best beginner disc golf book on the planet, “The Disc Golf Player’s Manual.” This ebook is packed with over 200+ pages of the best tips, tricks, and advice for new players. This book is Epic. So don’t miss out!