Discmania DD3 Review
The DD3 is Discmania's flagship maximum-distance driver. Originally developed from the Innova Destroyer, this pro-level driver combines high-end speed, mid-flight workability, and an aggressive overstable finish. This Discmania DD3 review will help you decide which DD3 in stock and for sale is suitable for you.
Discmania DD3 Plastics
Discmania splits its production between three different factories. The DD3 is part of the "Originals" line, and is produced in their new facility in Sweden.
- C-Line: A stiff, slick, and durable blend with a translucent look. Discs tend to fly more overstable in this blend.
- S-Line: Premium plastic durability with a more flexible hand feel. The DD3 is more workable in this blend, with an easier turn and extended glide.
Discmania DD3 Flight Numbers
- Speed: 12
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -1
- Fade: 3
These are classic numbers for a pro-level distance driver. With a subtle high-speed turn, excellent glide, and an ultra-predictable fade, the DD3 offers tremendous distance potential with pinpoint accuracy. This all-around workhorse driver excels on a wide array of distance lines from both the backhand and forehand sides.
Elite power arms can hyzer-flip a fresh DD3, but most players will find it torque-resistant and stable when it is brand new. As it breaks in, it develops more mid-flight workability while retaining the hard hyzer finish. Not only will a seasoned DD3 fly on long-panning maximum distance lines, but it can also hyzer-flip to flat and get excellent forward-penetrating glide.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.9cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 2.3cm
These are standard dimensions for a distance driver, albeit with a tall 1.9cm height measurement. The DD3 has a "pop top" dome, and the amount of pop to the top varies based on the plastic and production run. On average, the S-Line DD3's tend to have more dome than C-Line. Both have a wide, sharp rim typical for a high-speed driver.
The original DD3 was an understable Innova Destroyer mold. Often described as a "more throwable Destroyer," the DD3 gained a following, and after Eagle McMahon's signature "Cloudbreaker" version hit the market, its popularity skyrocketed. After moving away from Innova, Discmania kept the naming rights to the DD3, but Innova retained the design.
Discmania dropped a re-tooled DD3 in 2021. It has a shallower rim and more dome than the previous version but has the same flight characteristics. McMahon's signature Cloudbreaker is now part of the Discmania "Creator Series," and has a wider rim and more speed and stability.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Beginners will develop bad habits attempting to control this fast and stable disc.
- Intermediate: Stable to overstable flight for forced flexes, pure hyzers, and windy conditions.
- Advanced: Potential centerpiece of the bag in the maximum distance category. The DD3 has outstanding versatility for players at this skill level.
- Pro: Elite power players throw the DD3 on various distance lines. Sponsored pro Ella Hansen has the biggest arm in the FPO division, and regularly pushes her S-Line DD3 well past 400 feet.