Kastaplast Kaxe Review
The versatile Kaxe is one of the most unique discs we have for sale. This ultra-predictable mold combines the control of a midrange with the extra speed and distance of a fairway driver. A true mid/driver hybrid, the Kaxe is a useful tool in any player's bag. We have this disc in stock in multiple plastics, and this Kastaplast Kaxe review will help decide which one belongs in the bag.
Kastaplast Kaxe 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 Soft: A gummy and flexible blend that flies more understable and has less ground play.
- K1 Glow: A bright and long-lasting glow that will stay lit for several holes of night golf.
- K3: The "base" plastic blend. It is less durable but has a superior grip. Discs will beat in faster and develop more glide quicker in this plastic.
Kastaplast Kaxe Flight Numbers
- Speed: 6
- Glide: 4
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 3
Despite it's low turn and strong fade ratings, the Kaxe is not a true overstable utility disc. Rather it is very workable in the mid-flight, and will get excellent penetrating glide. A strong rip might even yield a bit of anhyzer drift, but the reliable fade will always bring it back to center. It holds a hyzer well and will get some skippy ground play on the landing.
Overall, the Kaxe is all about versatility. It can function as an overstable approach disc at short range, or a stable fairway driver off the tee. Instead of bagging multiple molds for all those shot shapes, a disc golf minimalist can keep it simple and carry a single Kaxe.
- Diameter: 21.0cm
- Height: 1.9cm
- Rim Depth: 1.3cm
- Rim Width: 1.5cm
The Kaxe's deep rim and tall profile are common in midranges. However, the wide pointed wing and small diameter are reminiscent of a fairway driver. There is a small bead on the bottom of the rim, which adds to the deep hand feel and stable flight pattern. For a beadless version, check out the more understable Kaxe-Z.
This unique shape is perfect for players who aren't comfortable throwing classic midranges or putters at full power. Along with their distinctly shaped Berg putter, the folks at Kastaplast keep pushing the envelope on disc design.
Released in 2014, the Kaxe was the second disc Kastaplast put on the market. The company quickly built a reputation for innovative designs and high-quality plastics, and has consistently held a small yet passionate fanbase. Along with the popular Berg putter, the Kaxe is one of the tentpole discs in thier rapidly expanding lineup.
Skill Level Recommendations
- Novice: Overstable utility disc for beginners and players with low power. Excellent for those who are uncomfortable throwing midranges and putters at full power.
- Intermediate: Versatile security blanket that maintains a reliable flight in all conditions. A true all-around workhorse.
- Advanced: Excellent control driver for power players. Though it doesn't have the same speed and distance potential, the Kaxe offers pinpoint accuracy and low-risk flight characteristics.
- Pro: The Kaxe has enough stability for elite arms to sling it over 400 feet on a straight line with a reliable hyzer fade.