Adding just a few extra feet to your drive can be the difference between being able to putt, and having to lay-up.

Now how about adding up to 50 Feet!

We’ve worked with a major disc manufactorur to bring you the Max Glide

We’ve partnered with Innova Discs to bring you the Max Glide

There is no magical disc design that flies farther than all others, but there are two design elements scientifically proven to produce the farthest possible flights.

What are they?

In this guide we’ll show the two key features for maximum distance, explain the pros and cons of each, and help you decide which option is right for you!

Reduce Disc Weight

4 Keys Elements for Max Flight Distance

  1. High Velocity
  2. High Rotational Inertia
  3. High Glide
  4. Optimal Flight Pattern

Increasing Velocity

Scientific research has concluded that the single most important variable in disc-golf driving distance is release velocity, and the single most important variable in release velocity is disc weight, therefore:

Disc Weight is the Single Most important variable in driving distance. The math:

1mph of additional velocity players add 7.2 feet to their total drive distance.

Also

5 gram weight reduction = 1.6mph

Therefore

5 gram weight reduction = 11.5″

22g = 50′

Maximizing Rotational Inertia

Wide rim, moment of inertia.

High Glide: The Overlooked

Glide represents the amount of lift generated by a disc.  Higher Glide = More Lift

Optimal Flight Pattern.

In the Optimal Distance Flight Pattern (blue line below), the disc is thrown straight, turns over during the high-speed portion of flight (flying to the right side of the fairway) before fading back to the center line.

three-disc-golf-flight-patterns

A Disc that is too Overstable for a given release velocity will fail to turn over and quickly crash to the left.  A disc that is too Understable for a given release velocity will get excessive turn-over, turning valuable forward motion into wasted lateral motion.

Achieving the Optimal flight pattern involves finding a disc that has the correct stability level for your release velocity.  Putting this into terms, decreasing weight = decreasing

Light Weight – Overstable – Wide Rim

World Record Proof

Specific Disc Examples

Because most players do not know their release velocity in MPH, the following guide will use how far you typically drive with your current driver.

Players Who Currently Drive +375 Feet (+70mph)

Disc: Boss
Manufacturer: Innova
Plastic: R-Pro
Weight: ????
Analysis: At only 150 grams the Boss will provide a release velocity several MPH higher than heavier drivers, and its max-width 2.5cm rim of allows it to carry high rotational inertia for a long flight duration.

The Boss’s moderate overstability (-1 Turn) provides the Optimal flight pattern at high speeds, and its moderately high Glide provides good (but not excessive) lift.

For good reason, all three of the farthest recorded disc golf throws of all time have been made with light-weight Boss discs (under 160 grams).

Players Who Currently Drive 250-375 Feet

Disc: Max Glide (Best Disc Golf Discs Exclusive!)
Manufacturer: Innova
Plastic: ???????
Weight: 140-150g

Analysis: The Max Glide is optimized for players who throw at speeds between 50-70mph.

To help these players further accelerate their drives to speeds approaching 70mph, the Max-Glide is produced in a slightly lower weight class (140-150).  To help produce the optimal flight pattern in this speed range the Max Glide is also slightly more Understable than the Boss.

Additionally, the Max-Glide (as the name implies) has very high Glide: perfect for gaining additional flight time at these speeds, and also softening the end of flight Fade to produce a longer, straighter finish.

The Max Glide will add significant drive distance for the majority of adult males between ages 18-45 when replacing their current driver.

 

Players Who Currently Drive 200-275 Feet: Blizzard Wraith

Disc: Max Glide (Best Disc Golf Discs Exclusive!)
Manufacturer: Innova
Plastic: ???????
Weight: 140-150g

Analysis: The Max Glide is optimized for players with slightly lower (but still relatively high) inherent release velocities.  To do this, the

Option #1: Decrease Weight + Increase Stability to Compensate

Option #2: Increase Rim Width + Increase Glide

Glide increases lift and softens fade — in flight longer, straighter finish for extra distance.

Same AMOUNT of fade, but over a longer time

Option 3: Increase rim with to extend stable flight, decrease weight?

Increase Disc Glide

Increase Rim Width

Decrease Disc Stability