Discmania Instinct Review
The Instinct is the stable control driver every player needs in the bag. Most similar to the Latitude 64 Explorer or Innova Teebird, this versatile disc shapes shots and a controllable speed. This Discmania Instinct review will help you decide which Instinct in stock and for sale is right for you,
Discmania Instinct Plastics
Discmania splits its production between three different factories. The Instinct is part of the "Evolution" line and is manufactured in Latitude 64's facilities.
- Neo: A durable premium plastic that maintains a soft feel with a bit of flex. It has a slightly slick texture and a semi-translucent look. Similar to Latitude 64's Opto, Dynamic Discs' Lucid, and Westside's VIP plastic blends.
- Lux: A stiff and durable blend. Lux discs fly a bit more overstable, and maintain their original flight characteristics for longer.
- Lux Vapor: A swirly color-burst style. This is strictly a cosmetic difference and does not affect feel or performance.
- Forge: Durable and grippy premium plastic blend with a metallic sheen.
Discmania Instinct Flight Numbers
- Speed: 7
- Glide: 5
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 2
The Instinct is an all-around fairway driver with excellent mid-flight workability and a reliable hyzer fade. Lower-power players can use it for hard hyzers, forced flexes, and straight shots that finish with a predictable hyzer. Bigger arms can throw it on flat laser beams, controlled turnovers with late fade, and even hyzer-flips that flatten out early and glide straight.
While it is not the fastest fairway driver in the Discmania family, the Instinct makes up for it with great glide. With a confident rip, intermediate-level players can keep it hanging in the air for long distances. Where a high-speed distance driver will hook up and fade out early, the Instinct will carry slightly further and finish with a forward-penetrating fade.
- Diameter: 21.2cm
- Height: 1.9cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1cm
- Rim Width: 1.8cm
This is a no-frills design that has a comfortable rim for both the backhand and forehand grips. The Instinct's only distinguishing feature is the fairly prominent dome top. The tall profile gives it more glide potential, but might be a hindrance to players who prefer a flatter top. At the end of the day, this is a standard "jack-of-all-trades" driver with prototypical features.
The Instinct heralded a new era for Discmania when it was released in 2019. It was the first mold in their partnership with Latitude 64, the first disc the company produced outside of the Innova factories. With the recent additions of the FD and FD1 drivers in their "Originals" line, Discmania has a suddenly crowded fairway driver category.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Beginners should check out the more throwable Discmania Essence for their first fairway driver, but the Instinct could be used as an overstable utility disc.
- Intermediate: Excellent control driver that combines high-end glide potential with a predictable forward-pushing hyzer fade. A shot-shaping machine that you can build a bag around.
- Advanced: Stable driver that absorbs above-average speed and torque without getting too flippy in the mid-flight. Easy to manipulate on a wide variety of lines in the 300-350 foot range.
- Pro: Elite arms will overpower the Instinct on distance lines, but can dial back the speed and use it to carve up tight tunnels on wooded courses.