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Discs That Are Still Popular After 15+ Years in Production

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Ever wondered what the best disc golf discs of all time might be? Read on for a list of the most popular disc golf discs to ever be manufactured!

We've populated our list with the best-selling disc golf discs of all time to ensure our list is as accurate as possible. If you want to fill your bag with discs that have stood the test of time this list is your ultimate guide!

Because these are all pretty old disc golf discs you'll pick up two things:

  1. A lot of Innova molds.
  2. Not very many distance drivers.

Back in 2009, Innova had a massive hold on the disc golf market. Since then a ton of new manufacturers have come onto the scene and obtained popularity.

In the current day, most manufacturers have comprehensive disc lineups, but back then not many besides Innova and Discraft could claim that!

In the 2000s high-speed drivers were relatively new. Interestingly some of the first ones, such as the Wraith and the Destroyer, are still considered the best distance drivers to this day! Innova nailed it the first time!

Interested in some of the most popular disc golf discs today? Check out this video from Swanky Disc Golf!

 

 

Disc Golf's Most Popular Discs

Moving on to our list of the best-rated disc golf discs we've ordered these by popularity. We have flight reviews for a few of these discs which are linked to throughout the article for your convenience. You can also click through to the PDGA approval page for each disc to learn some more about them.

Here you go. Have fun!

1 - Innova Wraith

PDGA Release Date: Aug 15, 2005

Flight Numbers: 11 | 5 | -1 | 3

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A legend of the sport, welcome the Innova Wraith! This disc is just amazing for so many reasons! It's high-speed turn, yet strong fade, with ridiculous glide makes it an absolute bomber! Let's not forget that it's perfect, sidearm and backhand!

Read the flight review here.

2 - Discraft Buzzz

PDGA Release Date: Sep 30, 2003

Flight Numbers: 5 | 4 | -1 | 1

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The Buzzz is undoubtedly the most popular midrange disc of all time! It's the midrange to end all midranges! It has a straight flight with a solid fade at the finish. The amount of glide is enough for big distance but not enough to harm consistency.

You can throw almost any shot shape with the Buzzz, and carry multiple for disc cycling!

Read the flight review here.

3 - Innova Destroyer

PDGA Release Date: Jun 26, 2007

Flight Numbers: 12 | 5 | -1 | 3

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The Destroyer is basically the favorite distance driver of every pro player who's thrown for Innova! Its strong fade makes it incredibly reliable and accurate. Beat it in or power it up and watch the glide take this thing hundreds of feet down the fairway! Excellent for both backhand and forehand shots!

Read the flight review here.

4 - Discraft Zone

PDGA Release Date: May 28, 2008

Flight Numbers: 4 | 3 | 0 | 3

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The Zone is still the most popular forehand approach disc to this day. Its overstable flight, flat top, and shallow feel are all standout features! You can rely on it for consistency, accuracy, wind resistance, and torque resistance.

Read the flight review here.

5 - Innova Pig

PDGA Release Date: May 20, 2008

Flight Numbers: 4 | 1 | 0 | 3

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It's interesting how Innova and Discraft both released their most popular forehand approach discs in the same month! Despite being released slightly earlier the Pig has proved to be just a tad less popular than the Zone. Watch some tournament coverage of Ricky Wysocki's Innova days to learn why the Pig is awesome!

6 - Gateway Discs Wizard

PDGA Release Date: Jan 9, 2002

Flight Numbers: - 2 | 3 | 0 | 2

Gateway discs are best known for one mold. The Wizard. It's the most popular putter of all time. Boasting consistency, accuracy, and a small bead. Test it out on the green, and the tee to find where you like it most!

7 - Innova Firebird

PDGA Release Date: Mar 21, 2000

Flight Numbers: - 9 | 3 | 0 | 4

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The Firebird is the most overstable disc on our list! It's a beefy 9-speed that handles maximum forehand torque with ease. A deadly weapon in the wind, and in the woods when you need a flex shot! Doubles up as a forehand roller, tomahawk, and thumber disc!

Read the flight review here.

8 - Innova Leopard

PDGA Release Date: May 12, 1999

Flight Numbers: - 6 | 5 | -2 | 1

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The Innova Leopard is one of the most popular beginner discs of all time! New players love it for its understable flight, relatively slower speed, and great glide. The rim is also smaller so it fits well into smaller hands, which is great for kids!

P.S. If you buy a Leopard as a beginner get one in DX.

Read the flight review here.

9 - Innova TeeBird

PDGA Release Date: May 3, 1999

Flight Numbers: - 7 | 5 | 0 | 2

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The TeeBird is our first 7-speed driver on the list and it's by far the most popular in that category! It's earned its fame with consistency, accuracy, just the right amount of fade, ideal glide, and impressive distance! When it's all about blending distance with accuracy you can pull out a TeeBird!

Read the flight review here.

10 - Innova Aviar

PDGA Release Date: Jan 1, 1984

Flight Numbers: - 2 | 3 | 0 | 1

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Wow, let's celebrate the Aviar's 40th birthday! That's 40 years of sustained popularity! In fact, the Aviar is so popular Innova has tweaked it to make 7 other Aviar variants! You can trust the Aviar on the greens with its point and shoot flight, and comfortable feel in the hand.

11 - Latitude 64 Pure

PDGA Release Date: Apr 13, 2009

Flight Numbers: - 3 | 3 | -1 | 1

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Our 11th disc and 4th manufacturer to feature on the list is the Pure, from Latitude 64! Its popularity can be attributed to its suitability for putting and driving! It's slightly shallower and faster than most, so give it a shot if that sounds like your dream putter!

12 - Innova Valkyrie

PDGA Release Date: Aug 28, 2000

Flight Numbers: - 9 | 4 | -2 | 2

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The Valkyrie is a great option for those moving from fairway drivers to distance drivers. It'll help you to transition smoothly without compromising your form. For newer arms, the understability will produce distance boosting S-shaped flights!

13 - Innova Roadrunner

PDGA Release Date: Aug 27, 2005

Flight Numbers: - 9 | 5 | -4 | 1

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The Innova Roadrunner is popular for 2 uses. As a beginner driver, it excels thanks to understability and glide. For more advanced players the Roadrunner makes throwing rollers easy! Try it out yourself to witness the understability! Also a decent choice for learning forehands.

Key Takeaways

There were a couple of points that stood out on this list.

  • Innova dominated

Innova molds filled 9 out of 13 spots on this list! Discraft followed with 2 spots, and Gateway and Lat 64 both claimed one for themselves.

  • 9-speeds are the most popular discs of all time.

Interestingly 9-speed discs filled more slots than any other speed on the list. Here's the full breakdown. 

Speed 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
# of discs 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 1

Any really old discs that you're still in love with? Let us know in the comments which molds you consider to be disc golf's best discs! Thanks for reading!

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