Clash Discs made quite the splash in the disc golf world when before even having a disc released to the public, they signed one of the top disc golf touring professionals — Nikko Locastro.
Clash is another disc golf company out of Europe, with headquarters in Lahti, Finland. Clash disc started as result of disc shortages during the Covid19 pandemic. When none of the popular disc models could be found in Finland, owner Timo Nuutinen decided they should just make their own.
Is the plastic any good?
Clash now has three different discs that have been released, and more that are PDGA approved that will be released over the next few months. I’ve had a chance to test these three discs, and they are all good discs, but the price tag on this new brand is not cheap.
The current Clash disc lineup includes a putting putter, an overstable approach disc, and an ultra straight flying midrange disc. Currently all three of their discs are available in a durable TPU blend that seems to be somewhat of a cross between Star and Champion plastic. The plastic feels very durable. It has adequate grip, but is not something I would call ultra grippy.
I think this is a great plastic blend for disc golf discs.
The Popcorn putter is an easy to throw ultra straight flying putter. This is a fairly deep putter with a nice flat top. In one round playing a short course, I hit metal off the tee twice with this fantastic flying putter. I let my 12 year old son use this disc when we were away on vacation in California and he used it for every throw on the courese. The Popcorn is an excellent all purpose discs. The disc has a great feel to it to go along with its straight neutral flight.
For putting, I prefer a plastic with more grip to it, but the good feel and neutral flight make the Popcorn an excellent putting putter.
The Mint is probably my favorite disc in the Clash line. This is a stable approach disc with a flat top and a great feel. It’s a lot like the Discraft Zone or the Westside Harp with a nice flat top that leads to consistent approach shot releases both backhand and forehand. The Stable nature of the Mint make it a great flyer in most all wind conditions. I even like the feel of this discs for putting.
The Mint will likely be the most popular of the current discs in the Clash line.
The Clash Berry is ultra straight. This really is an excellent flying disc for new and intermediate disc golfers. Throw the Berry with enough spin and this disc hardly fades at all at the end of the flight. The Berry is a little bit too understable for throws into a headwind, but in favorable wind conditions this disc is ultra accurate and will lead to lots of straight line aces.
Final Thoughts: The Cost
Clash Discs are in fact premium plastic, quality disc golf discs. It’s normal for import brands from Europe to be more expensive than US and Chinese made disc golf discs, but the current price for Clash Discs is too expensive in my opinion. You can get equally good discs for $5-$7 cheaper. Kastaplast is able to get away with $22+ discs, but they have a very unique plastic blend and an established brand that is always in demand.
If you like supporting new disc golf companies, and like new premium quality discs, try Clash. But, if you’re just looking for adequate discs at an affordable price, this brand is not for you.