In 2017 DGA released a pair of new mid-range discs which truly shine as a complimentary duo in your bag. These two mid-range discs can handle both sides of your game, from understable to overstable. Both of the discs are designed to perfection to cover their individual side of the flight spectrum, so let’s take a closer look at this truly awesome pair of discs…
Flight Rating: Speed 6 / Glide 5 / Turn -4 / Fade 1
The Tremor was released in October of 2017 and is an understable mid-range. While the flight rating gives it a hefty -4 turn, I personally would make that closer to a -3 because it isn’t very “flippy” as long as it is thrown in that lower “speed 6” range. The Tremor is very good at holding a straight line under low to moderate power, and the fade is almost negligible. That makes it a very good disc for short, finesse, precision throws. This disc can fly a very precise path on a tunnel shot, or simply get to the basket across an open fairway where you’ve got a shorter 150 ft – 250 ft approach. You can thread the needle if you don’t put too much heat on your throw. If you want to throw it with more power, you can release it with a hyzer angle and it will pop up for a straight flight.
Personally, I use my understable mid-range discs for precision anhyzer turns. As a right-handed, backhand thrower, that means that I prefer to make my right-hand turns by releasing the disc with the outer edge of the disc turned upward, rather than using a forehand flick. My very first anhyzer throw with the Tremor was a right-hand turn around some trees to a hidden basket about 210 feet away, and I hit the chains since the disc held that release angle so well. It didn’t try to fade back prematurely, but held the angle. That makes the Tremor a very useful tool in my bag.
The Tremor is also highly recommended for newer players. Mid-range discs are often ignored as the perfect starter disc. Since they don’t require a high speed release, they are much easier for novice players to handle. The understability of the Tremor also helps to resist premature fades, which are a big struggle for many first-time disc golfers. It would also fly great in a lower weight for children or for those who simply have slower arm speed.
Flight Rating: Speed 5 / Glide 3 / Turn 0 / Fade 3
Having an overstable mid-range disc in your bag is a necessity for those shorter shots where you need the disc to turn a corner around an obstacle, or when you need to throw into a headwind and keep the disc on course. Not every shot is best approached with a straight flight path, and not every disc is designed to fly a straight path. That is where the Quake comes in handy. The Quake was released in March of 2017 and it flies with a steady, consistent fade that is pronounced enough to get around objects, yet not quite as exaggerated as other super-overstable mids like the Justice. It has a very comfortable rim and flat top, making it perfect to throw as a forehand approach disc. You can also throw it with more power and extend the straight flight before the fade. The Quake will work wonderfully for intermediate and advanced players, but it can also fly right for new players as long as they understand that it is designed for turns.
Together, these two mid-range discs from DGA make a great team to cover both sides of the spectrum. DGA does have other mid-ranges that have been around a bit longer and fill the gap between the Quake and Tremor, like the Squall (less understable than the Tremor) and the Aftershock (less overstable than the Quake). Along with the recent drivers releases from DGA, like the Pipeline and the Sail, this manufacturer is putting out some extremely dependable discs.