The year 2018 is a big one for Infinite Discs, as they kick off their own line of branded discs. This development comes from a partnership with Innova Champion Discs as the manufacturer, so the plastics and feel of the discs will be quite familiar to players who use Innova’s discs regularly. There will also be one new blend of pro plastic which will be used more exclusively with Infinite Discs. Let’s start by taking a look at the plastic terminology that Infinite Discs will use and how it matches up with the Innova plastic names.
INFINITE DISCS / INNOVA
S-Blend / Star
C-Blend / Champion
P-Blend / Pro
D-Blend / DX
X-Blend / XT
I-Blend / “Infinite” Pro Blend
There are also variations or special effects with some of those plastics, like “Swirly S-Blend” or “Glow C-Blend” and the different Pro blends will be indicated as “Soft P-Blend” or “Hard P-Blend” if they are noticeably harder or softer.
Here is a look at the first three discs to be introduced in this collaboration.
EXODUS – Fairway Driver
The Exodus was the first in the Infinite Discs line to be PDGA approved and launched by the Infinite Discs brand in February 2018. This disc is designed to be a general purpose mid-range that can be used by players at all levels. It has a consistent fade, but is not so overstable that it demands a powerful arm. The more power the thrower uses, the further the Exodus can carry its straight flight to the target before fading. Though it is rated at a “speed 7” because of its rim design, it can still handle torque if thrown at a higher speed and will not flip over or turn into a roller. Those players who got their hands on the prototype of the Exodus compared it to the highly desired Innova Eagle-L mold, or to a “beat-in Teebird” right out of the box.
The first run Exodus was introduced in S-Blend plastic with only a few colors. Since it was a small run of 800 discs, there was not a lot of variety in color and weight. All of the max weight discs were either orange or black, with some of the upper 160’s and 170’s showing up in orange, white, pink and light blue. All of the discs in the 150’s were light blue. The max weight were in highest demand upon release, making them harder to get if you’re looking for a first run at 175g.
CHARIOT – Mid-Range
The Chariot was approved by the PDGA in the tail end of February and the stock launch of the disc is expected the first week in March of 2018. The prototype discs were tested by members of Team Infinite and a few players who managed to get their hands on the new disc. The Chariot is similar to the Exodus in terms of flight pattern, with a general straight flight and a gentle fade at end-of-flight, though of course it has the larger diameter and rim of a mid-range disc. The disc has been compared to the popular Discraft Buzzz in terms of flight path, or when compared to the Innova line, it has been described as a Mako3 with a micro-bead that gives the disc more of an end fade.
The first run Chariot was introduced in Glow C-Blend plastic with some pink and some blue/green discs. Again, there are only 800 of them, and nearly all were max weight at 180g.
PHARAOH – Distance Driver
The Pharaoh was also approved by the PDGA in the last week of February, but at the time of this post there was not yet a stock stamp or a release date announced, though it is hoped to be released in mid March 2018. The prototype was warmly received by Team Infinite players and others who picked up the disc at places like the 2018 Las Vegas Challenge. The Pharaoh is a high-speed driver with a wide 2.3 cm rim, making is a solid “speed 13” disc. It is intended to be a bomber that players can throw with as much power as desired, but without being too overstable. It should fly in a large S-curve with a straight-to-overstable finish. The disc has been called a “more stable Shryke” by some players, or has been compared to a Dominator with a slightly smaller rim width.
The prototype and first run of the Pharaoh were made in Swirly S-Line plastic, which mostly came out looking pink or purple (the blue and pink colors did not offer much in the way of swirls). There were a few other color variations in the batch, but those were the rarities. It should be noted that the lower weights in the 150’s had micro-bubbles in the rims and they consequently came out much more understable than the Pharaoh discs in the 160’s and 170’s. The light-weight versions are almost completely different discs that work great for slower arms or as a “flippy” edition.
With eight or nine individual disc molds planned for 2018, Infinite Discs is jumping into the disc brand game with both feet. There is an introductory putter coming soon, along with an understable, “easy-throw” distance driver. Also in the works are a couple of flat-topped, overstable drivers, a flat-topped putt-and-approach disc, and another mid-range with a different rim configuration than the Chariot, for different grip preferences.