With the huge number of plastics in disc golf, I know it can be difficult to understand when and why you should throw certain blends.
To help out, I’ve put together a list of all the Discraft plastics in hope that you’ll gain a better understanding of each blend.
The stability and durability of each plastic change between disc golf brands, and with the Discraft plastic types it’s no different. If you’re interested in the benefits of just one plastic, you can find a more in-depth guide to each one down below!
Table of Contents
Comparison Of Discraft Plastics
|ESP||Premium||High durability | Great grip | Tacky feel | Long-lasting disc life|
|Z||Premium Lite||Maximum durability | Reliable flight patterns | Offers a variety of colors|
|Z FLX||Gummy Premium||High durability | Great grip | Tacky feel | Long-lasting disc life|
|Titanium||Super Durable||High durability | Great grip | Tacky feel | Long-lasting disc life|
|GLO||Glow||Lights up in the dark | Most basic plastic
|Big Z||Durable||Maximum durability | Reliable flight patterns | Offers a variety of colors|
|Z Lite||Durable Light||Great option for beginners | Lightweight design | Similar to Z Line
|X||Pro||Increased durability | Comfortable feel | Consistent Flight | Great grip|
|Jawbreaker||Premium Base||Increased durability | Comfortable feel | Consistent Flight | Great grip|
|Pro D||Base||Great grip | Good value | Variety of discs | Not durable|
High performance, made for all skill levels including pros
The ESP line by Discraft offers a great combination of durability and grip. This plastic was first released in 2006, is very similar to the Z Line, and is one of the higher valued plastics. It’s slightly less durable than the Z Line but has a much better value for grip on the disc.
Benefits of ESP Line:
- High performance
- Pro caliber level
- Balanced between grip and durability
- More grip than Z Line
- More durability than X line
Popular ESP Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Maximum durable plastic, translucent and offers many bright colors
One of the most popular plastic blends on the market, the Z line is the most durable and highest performance plastics. A lot of pros who throw Discraft bag this plastic type because it is long-lasting has consistent flight patterns and has very few downsides overall.
Benefits of Z Line:
- Maximum durability
- Translucent color
- The choice of most pros
- Stiff and overstable
- Comes in many bright colors
Popular Z Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Z FLX Plastic
Best grip, all-weather blend
Although there are other blends that have the Discraft FLX technology, the Z FLXis the most popular and readily available plastic of its type. Discs made with this blend still have high durability, but also have more flexibility in the disc shape and shot type. These discs can be bent all over and still regain their original shape and form, which makes them a great option for conditions that are wet or cold.
Benefits of Z FLX Line:
- Retains original shape, form, and stability
- Great for cold or wet days on the course
- Maximum grip provided
- Soft and flexible
Popular Z FLX Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Maximum grip, tack, and durability
One of Discrafts newest blends, Titanium plastic came out in 2012 and has been a huge seller since then. This plastic is super durable, stylish, and overall creates some amazing discs. Many pro disc golfers prefer to use the Titanium line as well since it’s more stable and gives you a great grip on the disc.
Benefits of Titanium Line:
- Tacky and grippy grip
- Long disc life
- High-performance combination
- Ultra-premium plastic
Popular Titanium Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Durable material that excels during glow rounds at night
If you’ve never been disc golfing at night, let me tell you it’s a unique and fun experience. Of course, you need the right equipment to have a good time. That’s where the GLO Line comes into play. This plastic is made to be seen at night so that people can play night rounds. Other than that it’s still a pretty good quality plastic that is decently durable.
Benefits of GLO Line:
- Glows in the dark
- Let’s you continue playing into dusk
- Pretty durable for the cost
Popular GLO Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Big Z Plastic
Superior Durability, Made in solid colors
Hitting trees while playing disc golf is just part of the game, but it never feels good to damage a disc on the course. The Big Z Line plastic blend is the most durable that Discraft makes. You’ll have no worries about what this disc hits because it’s long-lasting and will keep its flight pattern through anything.
Benefits of Big Z Line:
- The most durable option from Discraft
- Nice looking single-colored designs
- Highest-performing plastic
- Resistance to wear and tear
Popular Big Z Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Z Lite Plastic
The lightweight option of the original Z plastic
One great thing about Discraft is the number of options that they have for plastic. The Z Lite plastic gives you the same great benefits as the Z Line, the only difference being it’s lightweight because of the injected air. Discs made in this plastic can be great for beginners or players with slower arm speeds.
Benefits of Z Lite Line:
- Very lightweight
- A good choice for those with less arm speed
Popular Z Lite Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Great grip, tackiness, and improved durability
X plastic offers some of the best grips around and it lasts in any condition. Even when the plastic is wet I’ve never had issues gripping or throwing the disc. Take the great grip and combine it with the consistent flights and it makes sense why the X Line has been a favorite of disc golfers for years.
Grab a few X line discs, throw them in your disc golf cart, and have a blast on your favorite course!
Benefits of X Line:
- Quality upgrade compared to D Line
- A great amount of grip and tackiness
- Stays comfortable and grippy even when wet
Popular X Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Bright color combinations with consistent flight and comfort
The Jawbreaker blend provides some of the coolest looking discs I’ve ever seen. Discraft created a blend with polymers that give it a boost in durability so that these can be thrown without wearing down too quickly. As you can see from above, the grip provided is the real selling point and it definitely helps all players get a clean release and good throw.
Benefits of Jawbreaker Line:
- Awesome color combination design
- A great amount of grip that’s slightly firm and tacky
- Fewer wobble issues than other plastics
Popular Jawbreaker Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):
Pro D Plastic
Great grip with a stellar value
When trying to get the best value in plastic, the Pro D line is where you should be looking. This blend is cheaper than others but still provides great grip and has a variety of discs. You can find almost any Discraft disc in this plastic so no worries about filling your disc golf bag.
Benefits of Pro D Line:
- Great value for bulk buying
- The increased grip makes this a perfect option for putters
Popular Pro D Line Discs (view on InfiniteDiscs):