The 11 Best Disc Golf Discs For Advanced Players

by Denis Flaschner, Professional | PDGA #49081

 The Three Best Disc Golf Discs For Advanced Players

When I first picked up a golf disc in 1998, the game was a reason to get outside and have fun with friends. By the time I played my first professional tournament in 2011, my perspective on the game was completely different. My skill level had advanced, and the discs in my bag needed to reflect that.

After playing against (and losing to) the best players in my area, I quickly learned that shooting low scores in a competitive round requires consistent, reliable, and predictable discs. The last thing you want to worry about is whether your disc will flip over out of the hand or fade in the wrong direction.

I focused on predictability and consistency when curating the following list of the best disc golf discs for advanced players. These discs will have the reliable stability that competitive players need to navigate the course in stressful conditions.

From throwing putters to overstable distance drivers, these professional-level discs are perfect for your evolving disc golf game.

 

Discmania P2

A Blue Discmania P2 Disc Golf Putter

Dimensions

  • Height:`2.1cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.6cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 2
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 1

The P2 is a beadless, slightly overstable putter that countless professional players use. This versatile mold is solid around the basket, but it really shines as a throwing putter. Despite its slow speed, it has tremendous distance potential, as demonstrated by Simon Lizotte in this epic 492-foot water carry at the 2019 Waco Annual Charity Open:

 

 

While advanced disc golfers can't expect the P2 to fly quite as far as Simon, it's not unreasonable to get this putter into the 300+ foot range. It has reliable stability to absorb high speed and torque. It is an excellent option for long straight shots that need to land softly around the pin.

Up until 2020, Discmania used the Innova factory to manufacture the P2. When Discmania severed ties and went off on their own, they kept the name P2 but had to retool the disc. The new version is manufactured in Europe and is virtually identical to the classic P2 mold. The new D-Line Flex 2 plastic is fairy stiff and grippy.

Innova still owns the original P2 design and has rebranded the disc as the Firefly. This is popular pro Nate Sexton's primary putter. We have the new P2 and the Sexton Firefly available in our store now. You can't go wrong with either of these professional-level putters.

MVP Entropy

An MVP Entropy on grey background

Dimensions

  • Height:`2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.4cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 4
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

The Entropy is an overstable putter/mid range hybrid with a flat top. It requires a lot of speed and snap to control. If you haven't tried MVP, this is a great disc to start with. Fantastic for both forehands and backhands, the Entropy has reliable overstability that allows advanced players to confidently shape shots in all conditions.

James Conrad's epic throw-in with the Axiom Envy that forced a playoff at the 2021 World Championships gets a lot of attention, and deservedly so. But don't forget about the first playoff hole, where Conrad won the event with an absolute park job with his Entropy.

In this video, you can witness the stability and accuracy of this disc, as it takes a massive hyzer line and sticks on the green:

 

 

We have this excellent throwing putter in MVP's durable Plasma plastic blend.

Discraft Zone

A Blue and Magenta Discraft Zone Approach Disc

Dimensions

  • Height:`2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 4
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

From the Entropy to the Zone, we go from one champion's bag to another. After coming in second at Worlds, Paul McBeth relied on the steady and accurate Zone en route to a 2021 United States Disc Golf Championship.

This putter/midrange hybrid is wildly popular among pros, and it can be found in the bag of pretty much all Discraft-sponsored players.

Especially beloved for forehands, the Zone has a comfortable rim and a flat profile. Its overstable flight pattern allows for shot shaping at low speeds. A great option in windy conditions, the Zone is a reliable option for your next 200-foot headwind approach.

The Zone is one of the bestselling discs on the market! Check out these Discraft Ledgestone Z Glow Zones, or the classic ESP Zone.

Innova Roc

Innova Roc Midrange Disc On White Background

Dimensions

  • Height:`2.0cm
  • Diameter: 21.7cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.3cm
  • Rim Width: 1.2cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 4
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

The Roc is quite possibly the most popular midrange disc of all time. It has been a staple in pro bags for over two decades, and for good reason. This disc is highly versatile, offering exceptional glide with predictable fade. The Roc will absorb maximum speed and spin without turning over, and advanced players will get great controlled distance with this disc.

The Roc is less popular among forehand-dominant players due to its beaded rim. But there may not be a better and more proven backhand mid range out there. As it takes some tree hits and starts to break in, it will only get more glide and distance, just like a fine wine.

I'm a bit biased when it comes to the Roc, as I've carried no less than 3 of them in the bag for over a decade. I'm partial to the KC Pro Roc for maximum glide but also carry the durable Champion Roc for extra stability. We have some beautiful Champion Rocs available in our store now. For a bit of extra distance and speed, check out this Tour Series Color Glow Roc3.

 

Discraft Raptor

Discraft Big Z Raptor in Baby Blue

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.9cm
  • Diameter: 21.3cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.1cm
  • Rim Width: 1.9cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 9
  • Glide: 4
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

The Raptor is the reliable overstable fairway driver that every advanced player needs in the bag. The Raptor is a comfortable fit for the forehand grip with a low profile and relatively shallow rim depth. While it is an overstable disc with strong fade, power players should be able to get some turn and glide out of it.

Compared to equivalent discs like the Innova Firebird and Dynamic Discs Felon, the Raptor is a bit more workable. If you are looking for a super beefy meathook, this isn't it. But for a primary driver that can shape a wide variety of lines, the Raptor is an excellent disc.

We have the Raptor in the stiff and durable Big Z Plastic. Paul Ulibarri helped design this disc, and we have his signature version in our store as well.

Legacy Vengeance

Legacy Pinnacle Vengeance

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.7cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.0cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 10
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 2

The Vengeance is a fast and stable control driver that advanced players love for straight shots, sweeping hyzers, and narrow flex lines.

Remarkable in both backhand and forehand grips, the Vengeance profiles as an accurate yet aggressive all-around workhorse. It fits perfectly between a fairway and a max distance driver with extra speed and distance potential.

We have this disc available in Legacy's Pinnacle plastic blend. This stiff premium plastic is very durable. Big-armed pro Drew Gibson helped design and develop the Vengeance. Very few players throw with more speed and torque than Gibson, so it's safe to say that the Vengeance will hold up to any power level. Check out his thoughts in this video.

 

 

Innova Max

James Proctor Metal Flake Max Distance Driver

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.9cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.2cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 11
  • Glide: 3
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 5

The Max is a board flat distance driver with a deadly combination of high speed and extreme stability. This is one of the most overstable discs in the Innova lineup. The Max is an excellent utility disc that performs well for spike hyzers, forehand flexes, and soaring thumbers if you have enough arm speed. It also offers supreme performance in windy conditions.

Don't even bother with the Max if you don't have at least 350 feet of distance. I have above-average power and still don't put the Max in my bag. But I have seen high-power players do amazing things with this disc, particularly with forehands and overhand throws. Depending on your play style, this could be the perfect disc for you.

After some time out of production, Innova recently resurrected the Max. We have the James Proctor Metal Flake Max version available in our store. Proctor is well known for his elite backhand distance, and the Max fits his power game perfectly.

Innova Destroyer

Calvin Heimburg Halo Destroyer on a Grey Background

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.4cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.2cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 12
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 3

A legendary disc in the Innova empire, the Destroyer is extremely popular among professional players. It is probably the best-selling driver of all time. 

Since its debut in 2007, the Destroyer has been the gold standard for maximum distance drivers. It's been in the bag for multiple world champions, including Paul McBeth, Avery Jenkins, and Ricky Wysocki.

The Destroyer has a unique combination of high-speed turn and low-speed fade. This is perfect for advanced players who are looking for significant distance with a controlled and reliable finish.

Pull the Destroyer through on a flat angle, and it will take a subtle turn and glide a long way. When it finally slows down, the strong hyzer finish will take over.

Many players keep multiple Destroyers in the bag to cover a wide variety of shot shapes. Watch any Innova-sponsored pro line up a 400+ foot shot, and most of the time, they will be ripping on a Destroyer.

If you are new to the disc, we recommend starting with the classic Star Destroyer. For an extra overstable version, try the popular Innova Halo Destroyer edition.

Infinite Emperor

Infinite Discs Emperor With Flame Stamp

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.7cm
  • Diameter: 21.1cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.3cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 12
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 2.5

Popular online retailer Infinite Discs has partnered with Innova to create their own unique line of discs, and the Emperor is their go-to distance driver. Modeled after the Destroyer, the Emperor has the same hand feel but with more glide and distance.

Slightly understable at high speeds and overstable at low speeds, the Emperor is great for massive hyzer flips and substantial flex shots. Advanced players can expect it to get maximum distance with excellent control. Check out Garret Gurthie card a ridiculous 432 foot ace on a par 4 with his signature Emperor at the 2020 Las Vegas Challenge:

 

 

Prodigy D1

Prodigy D1 400

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.9cm
  • Diameter: 21.0cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.3cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 12
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: 0
  • Fade: 3

The D1 is an overstable maximum distance driver built for advanced and professional players. Young phenom Gannon Buhr relied heavily on the D1 to carry him to a second-place finish in the 2022 Las Vegas Challenge. Watch any of his rounds on Jomez Productions to see the D1 fly on towering flex lines that always finish with a reliable fade into the fairway.

Unlike the Destroyer and Emperor, a brand new D1 has little to no turn at high speeds. Rip it as hard as possible, and it will hold the line and resist turning over at all. This supreme reliability makes it ideal for windy conditions.

It is also great for forced turnover and flex lines. After heavy use, the D1 will develop the extra turn and glide necessary for massive distance.

You can check out the Prodigy D1 400 in our shop. This premium blend offers excellent durability and grip and is quite popular among Prodigy pros. If you want a bit more glide and distance from a brand new D1, give the lighter-weight versions a try.

Discraft Nuke

Discraft ESP Nuke on White Backdrop

Dimensions

  • Height:`1.6cm
  • Diameter: 21.2cm
  • Rim Depth: 1.2cm
  • Rim Width: 2.5cm

Flight ratings

  • Speed: 13
  • Glide: 5
  • Turn: -1
  • Fade: 3

The Nuke is a go-to bomber disc that only advanced players will be able to control. Its wide 2.5cm rim is the maximum legal width according to PDGA technical standards, and this translates to extreme velocity. Aggressive players who feel the need for speed should absolutely give this one a try.

The wide rim can be a challenge to grip, but those that can get a handle on the Nuke are rewarded with massive hyzers and flex lines. The biggest arms will be able to get this disc to turn and glide. At the same time, advanced players with a bit less power will find the Nuke useful as a utility disc that can attack low ceiling fairways and hop off the ground for massive skip shots.

We have the Big Z Nuke available now. This premium plastic blend will be extra overstable and durable. Pick up the Nuke if you want to explore the limits of speed and stability. We also have several other Nukes in our online Discraft discs shop!

Three Overstable Disc Golf Discs for Advanced Players

FAQ's

What discs are best for advanced players?

Discs with reliable stability and predictable flight patterns are best for competitive players.

Why do professional disc golfers carry multiple versions of the same disc?

Advanced players cycle through multiple versions of the same disc to get a variety of flight patterns with the same hand feel.

Should an advanced player only buy premium plastic discs?

Not necessarily. Midranges and putters are often better in baseline plastic because of the superior grip and control. Premium plastic is ideal for high-speed drivers that take a lot of punishment.

We have thousands of discs in stock at our online disc store!

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