Disc Stability: Everything you need to know to play today
Whether you’re a professional with years of experience in the disc game or you are just starting out, knowing how you can improve the stability of your disc will drastically improve your disc golf game.
Brodie Smith, a professional disc golfer, gives the secret to disc stability 101: mold, type of plastic, weight of disc, nose angle and form, arm speed, disc condition, and wind. Once you understand how your disc flies, you’re ready for the major leagues.
Neutral Discs: Neutral discs are typically the go-tos for drivers since, though they may curve slightly, they will ultimately land in a straight line. If you’re new to disc golf or simply enjoy a nice, predictable disc, add this one to your repertoire.
A neutral disc can be found in our RPM Premium 3 Disc Starter Disc Golf Set as the Huia. You can find the disc golf set here.
Understable Discs: Typically the beginner’s choice, understable discs don’t require a lot of speed to get a great throw.
TYPE OF PLASTIC
WEIGHT OF DISC
NOSE ANGLE AND FORM
You may have noticed that the pros, even with an unstable disc, tend to have a lot of stability, which has almost everything to do with speed. The faster you can rip your arm through a decent throw, the more stable it will be.
In fact, you may notice that, if you can crank out exceptional speed, your disc will start to fly the way it is supposed to. All it takes is practice and consistency.
You may think that the best type of disc is a new one, but there are pros with years-old discs that would disagree with you. The way your disc is dinged from years of use will ultimately help it fly better. So, enjoy the dings. You may find that your favourite disc becomes the one with the most damage.
It should be no surprise that wind plays a monumental role in how well your disc will fly. Even with the most stable disc, you will see a significant change in the way it flies with a good, stiff wind.
THE KEY TO STABILITY
To play the best game, practice what you’ve learned with a variety of discs. Find out how your unique way of tossing a disc changes with every element you change on the course. Soon enough, you’ll be the best player on the course.
Now with all these factors in mind, go ahead and hit the courses! If you need more information, there's a very interesting piece by Discraft that you can find here.