Welcome to discgolfworld.com's custom-selected Starter Set page!
Select from our options at the bottom of this page to individualize your set. On the drop-down lists below, you can either select from our recommended starter discs, select "Let us decide,” or you can put in a special request for something that's not on the list already. For this pre-set price you get an Innova DX plastic driver, midrange, and putter, an Innova Starter bag (Red and Blue), and you get a mini "marker" disc.
Our customized Disc Golf Starter Set provides a way for beginners shopping online to get some of the same guidance on our website as they would in our store.
Below are some guidelines to help you understand your options:
Check out our beginners section for general information on the game!
DX plastic means Innova least expensive plastic (good for getting into the game without dropping a lot of $$). DX plastic has a great feel and beats in easily, which makes it increasingly easier to throw.
The driver is the hardest disc to pick out. You may throw one driver 250 feet straight down the middle and with the same throw another driver will fly only 40 feet and way off to the left. Understanding how a disc is meant to fly compared to how it flies for you is the ticket to selecting drivers. If you've never thrown, all you can do is guess. If you've thrown before, you can gauge how your disc was flying before and make a more informed decision. Below is a general guideline to selecting from the drivers that we recommend for new players.
Leopard: If you've never thrown a driver, the Leopard is a good choice. Its lower speed makes it easier to fly the way it was designed: flat and straight with a small turn and fade.
Arch Angel: If you've thrown a driver, and it tends to hook hard in the direction opposite your throwing hand (for backhand throws) the Archangel is a good choice. The Archangel has a very understable rating, which means it will accommodate weaker snaps (the amount of rotation put on a disc) and will fly straight without a lot of spin. However, it also means that strong snaps will, much like a curveball in baseball, cause the disc to turn with the spin and "slice" away from center. This disc has a ton of glide, meaning it will float longer than most other discs. Faster than the Leopard, it has more distance potential, though its higher speed means it needs a slightly faster arm to get it flying. This disc will S-curve very easily (when a disc turns with the rotation and then fades back to land straight.) S-curves tend to equal greater distance as the disc is cutting forward and staying airborne the whole time it turns and fades.
Sidewinder: If you have an athletic background, and you have decent arm speed starting out, the Sidewinder is a superb choice. This disc is very forgiving of weaker snaps but requires moderate arm speed. A great disc for faster throwers to establish technique.
As you grow as a disc golfer, you'll throw your midrange every which way you can imagine. Starting out, essentially you want a midrange that flies straight and flat. These discs are designed to facilitate a beginner's throw to fly flat and straight without strain. Comfort in the hand and upon release plays a huge part in a midrange.
Stingray: The easiest to throw straight. Larger diameter disc than the drivers. Small rim. Will turn with strong throws.
Shark: 2nd easiest to throw. Larger diameter. Easy to throw straight. Won't turn quite as much as the Stingray with strong snaps.
Skeeter: 3rd easiest to throw. Regular diameter. Excellent straight disc. A good snap will send this disc straight with little turn. To turn this disc it must be overpowered.
When it comes to putters, they all fly short and fairly straight. Comfort is the most important factor. Flight characteristics are worth noting, but will not come into effect nearly as much as drivers or midranges as a putter is only in the air for a few seconds.
Sonic: Low-profile grip with a ridge for your thumb. Effortless straight flyer. Will turn smoothly and easily if put on an anhyzer or thrown hard. Low glide. Designed to drop quickly to prevent overthrows.
Wedge: Very small rim. Easy to throw straight. Will turn with a moderate snap.
Aviar: The standard putter. This is by far the most thrown putter on the market. It has the standard disc golf putter lip (similar to a shrunken catch disc). It is designed to be thrown at a slight hyzer or to fly straight with stronger snaps.
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