It’s official! PDGA has approved the 2013 Ace Race prototype, and it has been renamed the Mantis. All copies — including the official Ace Race version — are now PDGA tournament approved. Look for an announcement soon on the release of Mantis as a stock Discraft golf disc.
For this bounty, we give thanks.
Have a happy Thanksgiving, America!
SPOTLIGHT ON: Focus putter stability (plastic): 0.5 (Pro D, Soft X) best for: general putts and approaches
Every disc golfer is different, and we tend to have different needs when it comes to our putter. Focus strips away the extremes in putter design and sticks to the basics; it’s what we like to call the Goldilocks putter.
Focus is not too overstable, not too flippy. Not too deep, not too shallow. It fits and feels good in most hands with a smooth rim and your choice of stiffer Pro D plastic or grippier X. And it flies like a dream. Whether you’re buying your first putter or are unhappy with your current choice, grab a widely-appealing Focus and get back to basics.
Ace Race 2013, YOU DID IT! Largest Event in the History of Disc Golf!
Congratulations Ace Racers: 2013 saw Ace Race become the largest disc golf event in the history of the sport! With 19,818 players participating in 397 global locations, Ace Race has eclipsed the World’s Biggest Disc Golf Weekend from it’s height in the mid 1990’s when it reported a turnout of 18,000 players at 200 locations.
You. Are. AWESOME!
2013 totals (2012)
Total worldwide events: 397 (347)
Total participating players: 19,818 (15,601)
Average players per event: 50 (45)
Total countries represented: 14 (12)
Largest event: Kansas City/Scott Reek: 300 (280)
Great states: leading US states by number of events:
Texas: 28 (leader for 2nd year in a row!)
North Carolina: 12
Special shout-outs to the TDs of the first Ace Races in these cool places:
South Korea / James Kim
Guam / Kyle Jacobsen
New Zealand / Logan Gemmell
Friday is a good day to browse for your next disc.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Nuke SS driver stability (plastic): 1.0 (Ti, Z), 1.1 (FLX) best for: controlled distance
Nuke SS is the only disc we make that has received its own fan mail… handwritten, snail mailed, addressed to the disc.
You only need one throw of Nuke SS to understand the level of love and loyalty it gets. A simple change in the angle of release will get you dependable hyzers, anhyzers or straight shots. No need to muscle Nuke SS to get huge distance, it’s a high performance driver that does most of the work for you. Just keep your throw smooth and watch it go. Seize the power.