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Thought Space Athletics Mantra

Thoughtspace Athletics Mantra Driver 5/5 (1)

The Thought Space Athletics Mantra is the first disc released by the Thought Space Athletics brand. The Mantra is an understable distance driver. It is described as the perfect disc to help new disc golfers get more distance. Experienced disc golfers will find that the Mantra is good for long anhyzer shots that need to hold an anhyzer line for a very long time. This is also a disc good for rollers. Thought Space arguably has the best feeling plastic in disc golf and their triple foil disc stamp designs cannot be matched. Initial Flight ratings for the Mantra are 10/5/-3/1

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Mantra Quick Stats

  • Disc Width: 21.2cm (99.41% of average, 99.71% average Distance Driver)
  • Disc Height: 1.7cm (79.72% of average, 96.90% average Distance Driver)
  • Interior Rim Height: 1.2cm (103.95% of average, 101.51% average Distance Driver)
  • Rim Width: 2.0cm (143.55% of average, 99.30% average Distance Driver)
  • Available Weights: 170-176g
  • Available Plastics: Ethos (Clear), Ethereal (Opaque)

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Franklin Sparrow

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The RT Franklin Sparrow is the plastic shape listed as a mid-range in the Franklin Sports Disc Golf beginner set. This disc is made of a soft, very un-durable plastic type that is quick to wear and easily bends. Although it is listed as a mid-range, the disc mold used is exactly the same as the Albatross (which is listed as a driver). Regardless of what this disc is listed as, it does not fly well, but the aerodynamics of the disc make it too understable to throw as it immediately flips sideways, falls out on the ground, and begins to roll. The Sparrow could be listed as a roller disc if it was possible to control, but it’s very hard to make this disc roll straight as it usually likes to turn right and curl in a circle.

Because this disc is so understable, it is not recommended for any disc golfers above the age of six years old. Franklin Disc Golf Sparrow

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Franklin Albatross

Franklin Albatross Disc Golf Driver 1/5 (1)

The RT Franklin Albatross is a piece of plastic advertised as a disc golf disc. Although it is shaped in a way similar to a disc golf driver, the aerodynamics of this “disc” do not allow it to actually fly in the air. The Albatross is so understable that on even moderate speed shots from inexperienced players, this disc will turn sideways, head to the ground, and start rolling. While this disc is printed as 160grams, the actual weight may actually vary. The Albatross is likely the most understable driver ever made and is only recommended for use as a disc golf discs for children 6 years old and under.

While the Franklin Albatross is advertised as a “driver” it has the exact same dimensions and flight as the Sparrow as well as the Halex Driver and the Halex Midrange. Franklin Disc Golf Discs are made in China. Bottom side of Franklin Albatross Disc

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Franklin Night Owl

Franklin Night Owl Putter 2/5 (1)

The Franklin RT Night Owl is an inexpensive thin putter in a soft plastic blend. This is a decent enough flying putter discs for beginners and works for short putts as well as approach shots and drives. The plastic easily bends, but can usually be bent back to the original shape. Of all the Franklin Golf Discs, the Night Owl is the best of them. The Franklin Night Owl is not PDGA approved for tournament play.Night owl bottom

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ESP Emsco Sports Putter

ESP Maximum Control Putter 2/5 (1)

The Emsco Sports Products (ESP) Putter is similar to the other PDGA approved discs in the ESP line in that it is a tall very domey disc available in a hard stiff plastic. The total height of this putter is nearly 3cm tall!According to ESP, this is a maximum control putter.

The ESP putter has an understable flight path. While ESP discs were approved in 2012, the stiffness of the discs currently available in Walmart beginner sets are too hard and would not pass the current PDGA flexibility requirements.

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ESP Putter Quick Stats

  • Disc Width: 21.0cm (92.87% of average)
  • Disc Height: 2.7cm (169.62% of average)
  • Interior Rim Height: 1.4cm (118.95% of average)
  • Rim Thickness: 1.0cm (73.03% of average)
  • Available Weights: 170-175g

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ESP Emsco Sports Midrange

Emsco Sports Midrange Golf Disc 1/5 (1)

The ESP Emsco Sports Products Middrange Accurate Approaches Discs is a tall, utlra domey golf disc that is very similar to the ESP sports driver. This disc is available in an ultra hard and stiff plastic. The ESP Midrange is supposedly PDGA approved, but the plastic stiffness would certainly not pass the PDGA flexibility test.

The ESP Midrange has a very understable flight path that turns over easily, especially when thrown with power or into a headwind.

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ESP Midrange Quick Stats

  • Disc Width: 21.2cm (97.87% of average, 98.38% average Midrange)
  • Disc Height: 2.5cm (167.67% of average)
  • Interior Rim Height: 1.2cm (110.45% of average, 101.81% average Midrange)
  • Rim Width: 1.3cm (109.37% of average, 125.76% average Midrange)
  • Available Weights: 165-167g

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ESP EMSCO Sports Distance Driver

ESP Emsco Sports Products Driver 1/5 (1)

The ESP Sports Maximum Distance Driver is a tall, domey, ultra hard plastic disc with a thin rim wing. This disc brand should not be confused with Discraft’s ESP plastic, as they are not even remotely close. The ESP driver is very understable and does not fly well in the wind. ESP Sports received PDGA approval for their discs in 2012, but the current discs available in the 3 discs beginner set are much two hard and stiff to ever pass PDGA flexibility requirements.

According to the box on the beginner sets, EMSCO Sports golf discs are made in the USA.

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ESP Driver Quick Stats

  • Disc Width: 21.2cm (97.87% of average, 98.38% average Midrange)
  • Disc Height: 2.5cm (94.67% of average, 96.39% average Midrange)
  • Interior Rim Height: 1.2cm (110.45% of average, 101.81% average Midrange)
  • Rim Width: 1.6cm (109.37% of average, 125.76% average Midrange)
  • Available Weights: 165g

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Remix Juggernaut

Remix Juggernaut Putt and Approach disc 4/5 (1)

The Remix Juggernaut is a stable flying putter disc with a bead. This disc has a flat top with a gradual curving rim. This disc is somewhat similar to the Dynamic Discs Judge, but with a smaller bead. The Juggernaut is a good all purpose disc for driving, approach shots, and short distance putts. It has a comfortable feel and provides exceptional control.

Juggernaut Quick Stats:

  • Disc Width: 21.1 cm
  • Disc Height: 1.9 cm
  • Interior Rim Height: 1.6 cm
  • Rim Width: 1.1 cm
  • Heaviest Allowed PDGA Approved Weight: 175.00 g

Flight Ratings, Stability, and Recommendations:

  • Speed: 3.0
  • Glide aloft: 3.0
  • High Speed Turn: 0.0
  • Low Speed Fade: 1.0
  • Primary Use: Putt & Approach
  • Stability: Stable
  • Recommended Skill Level: Players of all skill levels
  • Plastic grade(s): Midgrade
  • Has Bead on Bottom Rim

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Remix Battleship

5/5 (1)

The Remix Battleship is an overstable mid-range with a smooth flat top. This disc has a reliable fade and works well for both backhand and forehand shots. This disc is perfect for windy conditions. The Battleship is a very consistent flying beadless disc and is available in very premium plastics. This disc is not PDGA approved, and so cannot be used in PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournaments.

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Remix Ronan

Remix Sports Ronin Disc Golf Driver 4/5 (1)

The Remix Ronan is an overstable fairway drive with a moderate rim width that works well for experienced players, forehand shots, and windy conditions.  The Ronan has a flight similar to discs like the Innova Thunderbird. This disc is available in premium plastics that are unique from those created by the major disc manufacturers. Not much is known about the Remix brand, but based on the Chinese artwork a logical guess would be that these discs are manufactured in China.

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