Discraft has made quite the name for themselves in recent years. With a HUGE marketing push, and the first million dollar disc golf contract, Discraft as a company has climbed all the way to the top.
Discraft and disc golf are synonymous now. And as this company grows, Innova’s hold on the industry is slowly slipping away. That may be a good thing, though.
Discraft breaking through has actually paved the way for many different smaller disc golf companies. But Discraft owns a pretty big market share of those who have abandoned Innova. They aren’t stopping, either.
So in this post, we’ll talk about the following:
- A quick history of Discraft Discs
- Why you should choose Discraft and…
- The 13 best Discraft disc golf discs of all-time!
Alright, let’s get started!
The 13 Best Discraft Disc Golf Discs of All-Time!
1. Discraft Buzzz
2. Discraft Zeus
3. Discraft Zone
4. Discraft Avenger SS
5. Discraft Luna
6. Discraft Thrasher
7. Discraft Comet
8. Discraft Roach
9. Discraft Crank
10. Discraft Meteor
11. Discraft Archer
12. Discraft Nuke
13. Discraft Stratus
Honorable Mention – Discraft Magnet
Quick history of Discraft Discs
Discraft originated in Ontario, Canada in 1978, and officially became Discraft, Inc. in 1979 once the founders moved to the United States. Over time, Discraft became well-known in both the Ultimate Frisbee space and the disc golf space. But as disc golf grew in popularity, so did their market share on the sport.
Discraft began producing a superior quality of plastic and many disc golfers took notice. The company started sponsoring professional disc golfers and continued to expand until about 2017, when they hit a wall of stagnation. Everybody knew the Buzzz, but Discraft needed something different. Discraft needed a change.
Cue Jon Richardson, Bob Julio, and Paul McBeth.
Jon Richardson, hired as the new Marketing Director in 2018, set out to build the Discraft brand. He helped to modernize the company and develop the overall presence of the company on the internet.
Bob Julio, Discraft’s Team Manager since 2008, sparked even more change when he snagged arguably the best pro disc golfer of our generation to Team Discraft: Paul McBeth.
On November 19th, 2018, professional disc golfer Paul McBeth signed a 4-year contract worth over one million dollars in guarantees. It was the most lucrative disc golf contract to date. It was also a contract that put disc golf into the spotlight as a truly professional sport. A couple world championships and a few short years later, McBeast (McBeth) would up that contract and sign a 10-year, 10 million dollar deal – the richest in disc golf history. And one that would propel disc golf forward exponentially.
Today, Discraft really only competes with Innova for the top spot in disc golf sales. Discraft has over 48 models of disc golf discs made into at least 9 different types of plastic. And while Discraft may not have been the first disc golf company, they’ve been going strong now for over 45 years!
So let’s take a look at why you should choose Discraft for your next set of discs:
Why you should choose Discraft
1. A complete lineup of discs: the 13 discs below are fantastic discs, but they don’t completely represent the entire Discraft lineup. Aside from Innova and Dynamic Discs, Discraft is the only other company that has a fully complete lineup of discs for literally any situation on the course. Take advantage of all those choices!
2. Discs for all skill levels: a complete lineup of discs means discs for all types of throws AND all types of throwers. Discraft offers an excellent selection of plastic for beginners, intermediate players, and advanced throwers.
3. Player-tested and highly-reviewed: just having a large selection of discs doesn’t mean that a disc golf company is going to have good quality plastic. But over time, Discraft has grown to become the favorite brand of A LOT of disc golfers. There are a bunch of different brands now. But Discraft’s quality and consistency over 45 plus years speaks to their dedication to the sport of disc golf. It also helps to have sold millions of discs and to have thousands and thousands of high reviews all over the internet!
Discraft simply puts the disc golfer first and cares about their product. So let’s check out 13 of their best discs below:
The 13 Best Discraft Disc Golf Discs of All-Time!
Even before Discraft exploded in popularity in recent years, the Buzzz was regarded as one of the best mid-range discs in all of disc golf. Today, it reigns as one of the best disc golf discs of all-time. I’m a huge fan of the Buzzz and always carry one in my bag. As far as Discraft discs go, this is one that every disc golfer should have.
The Zeus came out swingin’ when it was released as part of Paul McBeth’s epic new lineup of discs. Paul wanted a disc that could compete with the Innova Destroyer and the Zeus would soon fill that spot in the bag perfectly. The Zeus is fun to throw and will absolutely crush some distance out on the course.
The Zone was one of the first disc golf discs I ever played with. Although I don’t really recommend the Zone for beginners, I think it was a great starter disc for me. I had some power behind my throw so I was able to handle a little bit of understability. And besides, the Zone is just an awesome putter as well.
The Avenger SS is yet another really great disc from the design masters at Discraft. The original Avenger was great, but Discraft always tends to find a way to make their SS discs, or “super straight” discs, even better. The Avenger, quite literally, follows that mold. It’s fairly easy to throw, doesn’t require a lot of speed, and it’s understability will give you just a little bit of turn if you throw it with some power. Great disc.
The Luna is yet another success that was part of the original Paul McBeth lineup of discs. The first time I ever heard about the Luna was when McBeth launched it on a long drive over 350 feet to absolutely park it below the basket. I was amazed by the versatility and just knew that disc golfers were gonna’ love the Luna.
If you want a putter that both flies well and putts even better, grab one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Big fan of the Thrasher. I’ve got an awesome story with this disc: I was out playing one day and found a beaten up thrasher (highlighted in this post here). It had a number on it. So I got the guy’s address and mailed it back to him. He was stoked because it was his favorite disc. A few weeks later, I found an almost brand new Thrasher with no name or number on it on top of a disc golf basket at my local park. Now that’s some good disc golf karma. And ever since I’ve had it, it’s been a great disc.
The Comet is super fun and great for solo disc rounds, just as Discraft says: “If you own only one disc, this is it. The legendary Comet is a super accurate, straight flying approach disc. The venerable Comet is like a favorite pair of old shoes: trustworthy and comfortable. Need to go 300 feet on a straight line? Reach for a Comet.”
Here’s what Infinite Discs says about the Roach: the Roach is “a straight flier with extra glide, the Roach is crafty in avoiding danger while incessantly pursuing chains. Just point and shoot. It’s beadless too and feels great in the hand. Try a Roach on your next approach!”
If you want to throw the Crank, you’ve got to have some power. Because this disc is really nice for distance but insanely tough for newer players. If you’ve got it, this distance disc can easily “crank” out 400+ plus feet.
If you need a disc that turns to the right, as a rhbh player, the Meteor is exactly what you need. This understable mid-range is excellent for all skill levels, especially newer players looking for more control and distance when first starting out. If you’re more advanced, the Meteor can allow you to crush those shorter anhyzer drives or hyzer flips through the woods.
The Archer is super understable and very fun to play with. And according to Infinite Discs, this disc “is an excellent touch disc with a very straight flight path with a hyzer flip. The Archer is a great all purpose disc for beginners that glides very well.”
12. Discraft Nuke (13, 5, -1, 3)
The Nuke is a bomber. And before Discraft came out with the Paul McBeth lineup of discs, the Nuke is what competed with the Innova Destroyer. It did well. So well, in fact, that it became one of the most popular disc golf distance drivers in the world. The Nuke is a fast-flying, high-power distance driver with an ultra-thick rim.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to throw it, get one here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
Looking for a truly beginner-level disc? The Stratus is exactly what you’re looking for. With a great deal of understability, even the weakest of arms can get some easy distance out of this mid-range. The Stratus is a day one, beginner disc golf disc.
So if you’re brand new, grab a Stratus here on InfiniteDiscs.com.
There’s got to be an honorable mention…so yeah, the Magnet wins that spot on the list. It may not be the best Discraft disc out there, but it’s been a staple disc for a lot of players since its introduction in 1993. After decades of steady play, the Magnet has EARNED a spot on this list.
Discraft is a fantastic disc golf company. They’ve provided high-quality plastic to disc golfers for over 45 years and aim to be the top disc golf company real soon if Innova doesn’t step it up.
They’ve built a strong, debt-free brand that values amateur disc golfers and professional players alike…providing the best discs and the best plastics.
So if you’re looking to compete, or just play a few fun rounds out on the course, Discraft is the way to go if you really want to crush it out on the course!
Don’t forget about the book!
If you’re looking for more tips and tricks on how to play disc golf, check out my book, “The Disc Golf Player’s Manual.” This ultimate beginner’s guide is loaded with over 200 pages of content, helping you to improve your game AND lower score on the disc golf course. Check it out here on my site.