The Disc Golf Pro Tour website had for sale a brand “Galaxy Golf Discs” that I was not familiar with. The price of these discs was really cheap, so I had to try them. The fact that a brand I’d never heard of was sponsoring the Pro Tour kind of surprised me, so I tried to find out who they were and where they were from. The Galaxy disc website does not provide a lot of info about the company or where these discs are manufactured, but when you look the discs up on Amazon, it shows that they are sold and shipped by “Prodigy Disc”.
I figured that perhaps Prodigy Disc was using some of its molds to make a secondary, inexpensive brand to market to new and recreational players. However, after receiving these discs I’m fairly confident that they are not using Prodigy molds, and it wouldn’t make sense that Prodigy would market base plastic beginner discs to the Pro Tour audience.
My next guess was that these discs are made in China and manufactured by Yikun (which makes some pretty nice and good looking discs) but, after comparing these with the Yikun discs, it didn’t appear that any of the molds were identical. So where these discs are actually from and who makes them, I don’t know. The Galaxy discs were PDGA approved back in Early 2017. After testing them, I can say that these are some pretty good disc golf discs and an excellent value.
All four of the Galaxy Discs I tried are in E Class, which is an inexpensive base plastic. Compared with Innova DX, Discraft Pro-D, or DD Prime, the E-Class is a little bit softer and more flexible. It almost feels like Innova R-Pro. I really like the feel of them and it seems that the increased flexibility helps them to be a little more durable than other base plastic blends.
How the Discs Feel and Fly
The four discs that were available from the Pro Tour website are the Magneton Putter, Orbit Midrange, Shooting Star Fairway Driver, and Meteorite “Hyper Long Driver.”
Magneton – The Magneton is a beadless putter with a nice feel and a flat top. It’s flight ratings are 2/3/0/2 but I found this discs to be flippy understable. When thrown at full power it would flip over right and hold an anhyzer line. The E-Class plastic has a great feel for a putting putter in my opinion.
Orbit – While the Galaxy Orbit claims to be an overstable midrange disc, it really has more of the feel of a driving putter. I found the flight to be really similar to the Infinite Discs Tomb. This is a good stable flying approach disc. It has a small bead and a nice flat top. I really liked the Orbit for both backhand and forehand throws. It’s listed flight ratings are 5/4/0/3 but I’d give it ratings of 5/4/0/1 as it did not have much end of flight fade at all.
Shooting Star – The Galaxy Shooting Star is probably my favorite disc of the bunch. This is a nice straight flying slightly understable fairway driver with a flight similar to the Innova Leopard or Latitude 64 River. With a nice smooth release this disc turns slightly and then just heads straight. I’d say the flight ratings of 7/5/-2/1
Meteorite – The Meteorite is a Distance driver with a fairly thick rim and a very flat top. The listed flight rating is 11/6/-5/1, but from my experience this disc flies nothing like its flight ratings, at least right out of the box. Perhaps the flight will change once it gets beat in, but even then I can’t see how these flight ratings are even remotely accurate. I don’t have a cannon for an arm, but I couldn’t get this discs to flip up or turn at all, which should be pretty easy to do with a -5 turn rating. In fact, I found it just the opposite. I found the Meteorite to be pretty stable and preferred throwing it sidearm to get more distance. The nice flat top gives it an excellent forehand release, and this disc doesn’t have a lot of glide. I would give my Meteorite flight ratings of 11/4/0/2.