2022 is finally here, disc golfers! It’s been a helluva ride through the Covid Pandemic in 2020 and 2021, but we’ve been able to trudge through and come out a little bit better this year.
For us, the #discgolfcommunity, I’d say that disc golf was one of those things that offered everyone a little bit of stability throughout all of the craziness of Covid. I mean, Covid has sucked so far, but more disc golf always helps.
If you’re a newer player, hopefully you’ve seen how awesome disc golf has been so far. Awesome discs, bags, shoes, and oh, did I say discs? Yep, now that’s where I come in.
In this post, I’ve put together a list of the 7 best mid-range discs for beginners like yourself. The list is pretty similar to my 2021 best mid-range discs post, but I did change things up a little bit. If you’re a new disc golfer, I’m really glad you’re here.
Before we dive in to our 7 beginner mid-range recommendations, I want to quickly talk about why mid-range discs are important for beginners.
Why mid-range discs are important for beginners
Mid-range discs are extremely important for beginners. They may not be flashy and they may not be the most exciting discs to start throwing, but you need to throw mid-ranges if you’re new to disc golf. Here’s why:
Easy to throw discs
Mid-range discs are just plain easy to throw. That’s simple and easy to understand. Mid-range discs have flight ratings that make them easy to throw for beginners. We’ll talk about flight ratings in a later section, but you need to know that mid-ranges are easy and will help you improve.
Mid-range discs can be used for all shots
Like I stated in the last section, mid-ranges are important because beginners can use them to play with. I talked about them being easy, so beginners should use mid-range discs when first starting to play full rounds with, just like with putters. That’s called “discing down.”
I know I wanted to try and throw drivers because I just wanted to throw as far as possible. But I was bad…and it was because I was throwing discs that are hard to throw for beginner players.
Once I switched over to playing mid-range-only and putter-only rounds, my skill in disc golf improved dramatically. But why?
Can help you focus on your technique while learning distance and other skills
As you’re learning the game, using easy to throw discs will help you learn a bunch of different skills. Those skills are as follows:
Technique: discing down will allow your flaws to come out. If you’ve got bad form and technique, and then you use harder discs like drivers, all of it will be exposed. Using mid-range discs will help you focus on learning better technique and not just throwing the disc as far as you possibly can.
Throwing power: discing down can help you learn how to throw the disc harder without sacrificing technique. With a mid-range, you’re training your body to throw the disc hard to get distance with your discs instead of relying on your fast speed discs for distance.
Distance: because you’ll be learning how to develop your throwing power, your distance will inevitably develop just as well.
Strategy: lastly, playing with mid-range discs can help you develop your overall strategy. Now that you’re not throwing with high-speed or max distance discs, you’ll need to learn new shots or how to approach your shorter throws to figure out how to get to the basket. This will quickly help you learn and improve on the disc golf course.
So you can see that, If you use mid-ranges for your rounds, you’re game will improve tremendously. Real quick, let’s talk about putters and how they can help you.
What about putters?
So just because this is a post about why mid-range discs are good for beginners, that doesn’t mean that I don’t recommend putters for this as well. The putter is also a really good option to try out for major beginner improvement. But we’re going to stick to mid-range discs for this post. We do have a couple of great posts, though, for you to check out if you’re looking for beginner putters (or if you’re moving up from mid-range discs to fairway drivers):
The second post is, “7 Best Disc Golf Putters for Beginners in 2022.”
And once you move up to intermediate play, you can add drivers into your game. But do that slowly as well. Once you think you’re good enough, check out the “17 Best Disc Golf Control Drivers for Beginners.”
We’ll be talking about the different flight ratings that each individual disc has. Flight ratings, or the four numbers on a disc list golf disc, are basically how a disc is supposed to fly if thrown correctly. It’s tough to explain in just a few sentences, so if you’d like to learn more about disc golf flight ratings, check out my post here: “What Do the Numbers on a Disc Golf Disc Mean?”
Alright, so now we’re going to finally dive into the good stuff. Let’s take a look at the 7 best mid-range discs for beginners in 2022!
7 best mid-range discs for beginners in 2022
1. Discraft Buzzz (5, 4, -1, 1)
The Discraft Buzzz has been my #1 best mid-range for beginners for two years in a row now. Why? Well, because the Buzzz is just a great disc. Honestly any disc golfer will find the Buzzz handy in some way or another. It’s kind of like the multi-tool of mid-range discs because you can use it for almost everything on the course.
With flight ratings of 5, 4, -1, 1, the Buzzz is especially versatile for beginners because it is incredibly straight-flying, not hard to throw, and has decent glide. Overall, the Buzzz can be utilized to learn technique, work on throwing power, increase distance, or implement strategy. But whatever you use it for, the Buzzz will undoubtedly help you improve your disc golf game.
If you’d like to grab a Buzzz, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
2. Axiom Paradox (5, 4, -4, 0)
The Paradox, with flight ratings of 5, 4, -4, 0, is a brand new, super understable disc from Axiom Discs. I mean, this disc just wants to turn on you. Also, there is absolutely zero fade on the end of flight.
For beginners, the Paradox is very easy to throw. It would definitely make a good disc for first day out beginners. This disc will easily hyzer flip and fly straight so it can be a great disc for actually learning the game.
For advanced players, this can make a great utility disc for more advanced shots like rollers, flip ups, or massive anhyzers.
Overall, the Axiom Paradox is great disc to start with and keep in your bag for more advanced play once you improve.
If you’d like to grab the Paradox, get it here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
3. Latitude 64 Pearl (4, 6, -4, 0)
The Pearl has been on my best mid-range discs for beginners lists for a couple of years now. It’s just a super simple mid-range disc that is easy to throw, has a lot of glide, and is ridiculously understable at 4, 6, -4, 0. For beginners, that’s exactly what you want. Even further, the Pearl is in Latitude 64’s “easy to use” line of discs. That makes this disc perfect for beginner disc golfers.
If you’d like to try the Pearl, grab yourself one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
4. Infinite Discs Kon Tiki (4, 5, -3, 0)
The Kon Tiki is a pretty cool disc and one of Infinite’s newest releases. I’m not sure what they were aiming for with the Kon Tiki, but they ended up creating a great beginner/utility mid-range. It’s very understable and can be a useful disc for someone new to the game of disc golf.
For new players, this disc is easy to throw (flight ratings of 4, 5, -3, 0). For intermediate to advanced players, this disc is highly versatile and can offer a lot of options those who like to finesse their disc golf game.
If you’d like to try the Kon Tiki, get it here on The Infinite Discs website.
5. Discraft Comet (4, 5, -2, 1)
The Discraft comet is one of the absolute best and easiest disc golf discs to throw. This disc has one of the widest rims, making it into something that resembles an actual frisbee disc. On top of that, the comet is fairly understable and doesn’t need to be thrown very hard at all to fly straight for new players. As for the flight ratings, I’d say that they’re pretty spot on at 4, 5,-2, 1. Overall, this is a great disc for beginners.
6. Innova Wombat (5, 6, -1, 1)
Guys…I LOVE the Wombat. This was actually my very first mid-range ever and I’ve thrown the same disc now for years. I was actually given this disc in G-Star plastic and it has lasted through many rounds (and trees).
When I first started out in disc golf, I was given this disc and a distance driver. Unfortunately, I started out using the distance driver and my form and game suffered. Finally, I read online that using putters and mid-range discs was the key to improving as a new player. Once I started using the Wombat and other easy to throw discs, my game improved dramatically. I give a lot of credit, though, to the Wombat. This disc single-handedly helped me get better and I still use that disc today.
The disc itself has flight ratings of 5, 6, -1, 1 and flies insanely straight. It does require a little bit of speed when first thrown, but it has amazing glide and only a little bit of turn and fade. Normally this disc does what you want it to, making it a really great beginner disc.
To get yourself a Wombat, check it out here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
7. MVP Tangent (4, 4, -0.5, 0.5)
The Tangent is a really great disc golf disc. This Mid-range has been around for awhile and has continuously been recommended by many disc golfers in the #discgolfcommunity (including myself). After I threw the Tangent, I instantly became a fan of it and had to get me one. I mean, this disc is super fun to throw. The 4, 4, -0.5, 0.5 flight ratings are pretty spot on, seeing as this disc usually flies straight. It also hits lines perfectly and will hold that line to the very end of its flight. Beginners can benefit from the Tangent’s straight flight, consistent lines, and superior reliability. Really, any level of player can use the Tangent in some form or fashion. It really is THAT good of a disc.
To add the Tangent to your bag, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Honorable mention – Dynamic Discs Truth
I’m a huge fan of the Truth. This disc has been around for awhile and is still hugely popular. That’s a testament in and of itself that the Truth is a great disc. I didn’t officially put the Truth in my top 7 because it is a little bit tougher to throw than most of the discs on this list.
The Truth has flight ratings of 5, 5, -1, 1, so it would seem that it would fly pretty straight. But this disc is just a little bit overstable, which is why this disc went to the honorable mention spot on this list. It’s really not that hard of a disc to throw, but I believe there are easier discs for actual beginner disc golfers.
If you do want to try out the Truth, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
All in all
The mid-range discs on this list should serve you well. I’ve made sure to put 7 of the absolute best beginner disc golf mid-range discs on this list. If you’re looking for more discs, you can check out the couple of related posts below or some of the other posts scattered throughout this post. But If you’re a new player, I would make sure to stick with beginner discs until your skills improve. Thanks for reading, disc golfers.
Don’t forget about 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!