Kastaplast Guld Review
The Guld is an overstable high-speed driver meant for power players. This is Kastaplast's version of the Innova Destoryer, Discraft Zeus, or Discmania DD3, as it promises a similar combination of gentle high-speed turn, extended glide, and aggressive low-speed fade. This Kastaplast Guld review will help you decide if this driver in stock and for sale is right for you,.
Kastaplast Guld Plastics
Disc aficionados revere Kastaplast for its comfortable yet durable plastic blends. Every company claims it has the highest-quality plastic, but in the case of Kastaplast, it may be true.
- K1: Combines exceptional durability with a soft and grippy feel. While many premium plastics have a stiff and slick texture, Kastaplast threads the needle to produce an ultra-tough blend that maintains some flex and a comfortable hand feel.
- K1 Glow: A bright and long-lasting glow that will stay lit for several holes of night golf.
Kastaplast Guld Flight Numbers
- Speed: 13
- Glide: 5
- Turn: -0.5
- Fade: 3
These are the classic numbers for a pro-level workhorse distance driver. The Guld promises the workability, forward penetrating glide, and predictable low-speed fade that are necessary for accurate long-range shots. You'll need approximately 375-400 feet of power to activate the Guld's gentle high-speed turn and mid-flight anhyzer drift.
Players with less power will get an overstable flight with a hard hyzer finish. For maximum distance, most will have to crank the Guld on a forced flex line. This makes it a wind-fighting utility disc for intermediate-level players. High-torque power forehand throwers can use the Guld's subtle high-speed turn to throw maximum distance lines.
- Diameter: 21.1cm
- Height: 1.8cm
- Rim Depth: 1.2cm
- Rim Width: 2.3cm
The Guld's beefy rim requires a firm and confident grip. While most 13-speed discs–such as the Discraft Nuke and Innova Boss–have a maximum legal rim width of 2.5cm, the Guld promises similar speed with an easier-to-grip 2.3cm rim. It has a pop-top dome, but the flexible Kastaplast plastic keeps it very comfortable in the hand.
Every company needs a flagship pro-level distance driver, and the Guld is Kastaplast's attempt to fill that slot. Released in 2022, it is their fourth maximum distance driver, joining the understable Grym, the stable Gym-X, and the overstable Rask. Early reviews are positive, but only time will tell if the Guld has staying power.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Beginners will develop bad habits trying to control this disc.
- Intermediate: Overstable utility disc that will develop more turn and glide over time.
- Advanced: Potential all-around workhorse in the high-speed driver category, particularly on open courses where gap-hitting is less important than raw distance.
- Pro: Kastaplast has a limited lineup, so they allow sponsored pros to throw a mixed bag. Several still bag an Innova Destroyer as their distance workhorse, but the Guld has started to work its way into that spot.