Tips in Designing your own Custom Discs and Frisbees

When designing your own custom discs and frisbees, there really aren’t any rules. That’s the beauty of being an artist! You can create anything you’d like and call it art. For some people creating and designing is fun and easy, while for others, it can be stressful and aggravating. The goal of this website, is to make players happy with what they throw. We want Disc Golfer’s, Ultimate Players, and even casual beach throwers to look down at their custom disc and smile with joy, as they throw something THEY have created. So here are some tips in designing your custom disc or frisbee:

Use Pictures

Choose fun photos to upload on to your disc. Your disc will stand out from the crowd with personalized photos. Using our customizer, you can literally upload any photo from your phone or desktop, to your discs! Just make sure they are nice quality and high resolution. If you’re not really a picture taker, not to worry. We have an extensive library available with various photos to choose from or you can choose from the web. Pictures are a great way to customize your disc because it shows your personality and interests. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Personalize Your Custom Disc

Large corporations, and their brand names are everywhere. They essentially control how we buy and what we buy. Custom discs and frisbees give you the opportunity to break away from sporting a brand name. We urge you to create your own brand! Personalize your disc by writing your name on it with our unique font library! Create a logo for yourself using your own initials! The opportunities are endless when you design your own disc. Whatever you do, make it YOURS.

Have Fun with it!

There is no pressure in disc design. You can upload as much or as little as you want to your disc. Have fun and play around with our tools in the customizer. You will be amazed by what your are capable of creating. Design a few and save them to your profile. You can always go back and tweak and redesign. Can’t wait to see what YOU can create!

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Custom Discs on the Course

There is nothing quite like playing disc golf with  custom discs you designed yourself. There is something special about personalizing sports equipment. We think it’s better luck to play with something YOU’VE designed. Here are some pro’s in using  custom discs on the course:

No More Disc Mix-ups

Have you ever played disc golf on a crowded course? Have you ever gone to fetch your red Dynamic Discs Fuzion Sheriff only to find another competitor reaching for the same one? It’s actually pretty common for players to have the same discs, after all, there aren’t many disc golf manufacturers in the world. Designing your OWN discs, makes this awkward situation nearly impossible. Creating a custom disc gives you the power to stand out from the crowd. You can design your discs however you want using our customizer. You can even print your name on it! Or, upload a picture of your face on it! However you choose to design your disc, it will be ONLY YOURS.

Intimidate your Competition with Stylish Custom Discs

Imagine walking on to the course. You have a bag full of brand-name discs, all basic colors. Your competition walks on to the course and sets down their bag. They take out discs with their own logo they have created. All of the drivers, midranges and putters have a variation of their OWN logo. They have built their own disc golf brand. Before the game even starts, they have won. Creating your own custom discs and playing with them on the course gives you confidence and definitely some “cool points”.

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Be Unique!

Custom Discs allow you to express yourself through art. If you’re not really the creative type, there are tons of options you can use to create a custom disc in our customizer. Having a custom disc on the course will set you aside from everyone else. No matter how you choose to decorate your disc, it will be uniquely yours.

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Why I Personalize All My Discs

A Great Day for Disc Golf

It was a beautiful sunny January weekend here in San Diego at Morley Field. My friend and I were having a great day playing some disc golf. Everything was going great, we were at hole 4 and a threw a forehand drive, soon it veered right and went into the bushes. As I ran over laughing to pick up my disc I see a man heading straight in my direction. I knew exactly what was happening here, he had mistaken his disc for mine, immediately I knew I didn’t personalize my disc in any way and by the look in his eye and rage in his step, I knew it would be a tough convince.

How it all Started

When I went to pull the disc out he rudely jumped in front of my face and claimed the disc was his. It was a Pink Latitude 64 Gold Line Ballista. I had just gotten the disc, so like a rookie I forgot to put my name on it or personalize it in anyway. He was apparently borrowing it from a friend who didn’t have a name on it either (of course). I told him that both my friend and I watched the disc from the time it left my hand to the bush, but he wouldn’t budge. He told a long drawn out story about how his friend would “kill him” if he didn’t bring her disc back. He obviously needed this disc more than I did. I told him he could just have it and this is the moment where I decided I wasn’t going to let this happen again. Sure, I could continue to buy popular discs and write my name on them, but what happens when I run into another Kira?disc-golf-blank

Personalize Power

Luckily, I stumbled across Fly Discs and and I knew my personalized disc problems would be solved forever! Fly Discs allows you to completely personalize your disc, which is exactly what I needed. First, you choose your own background color, gradients, patterns and stock backgrounds. Next, you add your own text and photos. You can bet my name and number is clearly printed on all of my discs. Having my own personalized collection doesn’t only make me value my discs so much more but I feel as if I’m throwing them with integrity because I know they are personalized just for me and my name is literally on every shot I make. If you are a disc golf player, you need a to personalize a Fly Disc ASAP!

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How to Build Your Bag With Drivers

In this video by Avery Jenkins, he teaches you what different qualities and types of drivers you want when building your bag. The first type of driver is a fairway driver, which fly longer than midranges, are easier to throw than fast drivers and are ideal for learning how to master your power grip. The second type of driver is a distance driver, which are medium speed drivers (9-11), medium speed drivers have a medium rim width, are easier for beginners and where they will be most successful throwing! Lastly, he tells you what he thinks makes up the best qualities in a high speed driver and how to select one!

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New Customizable Discs!

We want to make sure you are able to customize as many discs as you want. That’s why we’ve added an entire new line of midranges and drivers for you to enjoy! If you’d like to read more about the discs and their features, read on.

Introducing the Midranges: EMac Truth, Gold Line Anchor and the Gold Line Compass

These three midranges are all very versatile and different from one another, which is why we are so excited to release them as new additions together.  You may be familiar with the Regular Truth Disc, which is known for being a “true” straight flying midrange, with a moderate end of flight fade.  Well, the EMac Truth is designed to have an even more stable flight than the regular Truth. The EMac Truth, like its name, is designed to Eric McCabe’s specifications as his signature disc. This disc will hold any line, and carry out a long flight (especially for a midrange) with a predicable fade.

The Latitude 64 Gold Line Anchor

The Latitude 64 Gold Line Anchor is a domey, over-stable midrange. It is great for shorter tee shots and forehand upshots. The Anchor is comparable to the Verdict or Justice, and people either seem to love it or hate it. The Anchor seems to be on the less stable side of the spectrum for an over-stable disc, which is what tends to throw some people off; however, this is the basis of it’s appeal for many others. This disc is useful for shorter drives where a disc is needed to make a long, steady turn. This disc, unlike the EMac  Truth, does not hold a very straight line. Latitude 64’s Gold Line Compass is an all around great midrange you need in your bag. It will throw in whatever direction you send it. This is a great disc for any player because it is neither thin nor deep so it will fit into any hand. This stable and predictable disc was created in a collaboration with professional disc golfer Ricky Wysocki who says, “The compass will make me more confident on the course. Hyzer, straight, anhyzer; I can trust it on every angle”.

Introducing the Drivers from Latitude 64:  Gold Line Spark,  Gold Line Culverin,  Gold Line Diamond, Gold Line Latitude Gladiator, and Dynamic Disc’s Fuzion Sheriff

In the midst of dozens of discs, it can be hard to choose! We are here to differentiate these 6 new drivers in order to help you choose the newest custom Driver to your bag! The Gold Line Spark, David Feldberg’s new signature disc  is extremely dependable and the number one choice if you are looking for stability and control in any condition. This could be a great disc if you live in an area that is faced with a wide range of weather conditions. It is also great for thumbers and forehand shots. The Gold Line Culverin is designed for the more advanced player. If you are experienced, the first part of the flight will be straight and it will finish with a dependable fade. This over-stable control driver is perfect for long s-curves when you want to finish with a strong fade.

The Diamond, The Gladiator, and the Sheriff

Latitude’s 64 Gold Line Diamond is the best driver for beginners or players with a weaker arm. It is designed to have the perfect speed, turn and glide to maximize distance for weaker throwers as well as a nice rim size that allows you to grip it easily. The Gladiator is designed with David Feldberg’s influence to be a high speed disc with great glide and distance potential. It is nice and over-stable, so can also be thrown in windy conditions. Dynamic Disc’s Fuzion Sheriff is a very versatile disc that is used as a great tool for many different shots. The Sheriff can be used for long anhyzers, flex shots, straight distance shots, pure hyzers, distance shots and shot shaping shots. Whether you are new to the sport or have been playing for years, we are confident you can find room for any of these new discs in your collection!

How to Build Your Bag With Putters and Midranges

In this video, 2009 world champ Avery Jenkins will teach you how to improve your game by selecting the most efficient putters and midranges and explain the purpose of each. This video will teach you shots you can use to lower your score with these two types of discs and what to look out for when selecting the best putters and midranges to fit your playing style.

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Become the Next Fly Discs Designer

ATTENTION ARTISTS

Design Contest

If you are an avid disc golfer, or even just starting out, having a disc with an awesome design on it likely makes the game that much better. What’s even cooler is when your disc is designed by YOU. If you’ve ever wanted to put original artwork on a disc or frisbee, now is your chance. We are on a hunt to find the next featured Fly Discs designer. What we’re looking for is an original and creative artist that also loves the sport of disc golf or ultimate frisbee.

Beginning today, we will be running a design contest on our Instagram that will serve as open call to all artists and designers.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Design a custom disc on our website using your own original artwork.

2. Post your custom design on your Instagram with the hashtag #flydiscsdesigner and tag @flydiscs. Be sure to follow our account and tag some friends who would be interested in entering!

The contest will run for 1 month and a winner will be chosen on October 3rd and announced on our Instagram. The winner will receive a custom disc with their winning design and will become our newest featured designer with their designs available for sale on our website. So not only do you score a custom disc, you make money each time one of your designs is sold!

Show us what you’ve got!

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Disc Golf Course History and Evolution

History of Disc Golf

If you are a disc golf fanatic you may wonder about the history of the sport. Disc golf saw it’s start in 1976 when “Steady” Ed Headrick, known today as the father of disc golf, established the Disc Golf Association (DGA). A couple years previous, Headrick approached the county of Los Angeles Park and Recreation Department about installing a disc golf course. This idea would soon form into the first ever permanent course located in Oak Grove Park.

Disc Golf Course Origination and Growth

The first disc golf competition took place shortly thereafter in 1969 at Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA. It was on of the many events included the “All Comers Meet” and Jay Shelton took home the win. This competition sparked a fire in many players and was key in aiding in the growth of the sport as many disc golf players began to get more serious now that there were official competitions taking place and exponentially more disc golf courses being built. In 1982 DGA published “Pocket Guide for the Game of Disc Golf by Ed Headrick” which listed 117 US disc golf course locations. This guide served as a bible of sorts for dedicated disc golf players. This guide was instrumental for players. Before it’s publication, disc golfers had to resort to word of mouth to locate courses. Some even resorted to creating makeshift courses on their own. disc golf course

By 1985 209 courses existed and were detailed in the “Flying Disc Golf Course Directory”, edited by Allen Risley and published by the Professional Disc Golf Association. The PDGA stills exists today as the main source for all disc golf information. Their directory is updated with every new recorded course and now includes a user friendly map for convenience.

Today there are over 4,00 registered disc golf courses across the United States. Take a look at the directory to find the course nearest to you and get out there! With our custom discs and equipment you will be ready to step out on any disc golf course.

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