Kestrel Outdoors distributes lesser known golf discs with a primary focus on beginner disc golf sets. With a focus on beginners, these discs are not approved for PDGA play and are primarily sold through outlets like Amazon.com. Kestrel has a variety of disc molds and offers both a premium and inexpensive base plastic.
The Kestrel Putter/Approach Disc is a lid style frisbee designed for disc golf. This putter has a completely flat top and a flat blunt rim. It also features thumb grip grooves on the top of the flight plate for increased control, especially in inclement weather. While this disc feels similar to a traditional frisbee, it is substantially more overstable and demonstrates a flight path with a slight fading finish more similar to most disc golf discs.
As a low speed, low glide disc, the Kestrel putter does not go fast nor very far so is excellent for approach shots where you don’t want to stray too far from the basket. The mold used for the Kestrel Putt and Approach disc is the same one used for the Yikun Talon Claws. This putter is PDGA approved for tournament play.
The Kestrel Mid-Range golf disc is a small diameter mid-range and approach disc available in an inexpensive baseline plastic. This mid-range has a thin profile (not very tall) and a thin rim with a small bead (bump) around the edge. Do to the slower speed (rating of 3) this disc would likely be considered an approach disc by most disc golfers. This is an excellent approach shot with two available plastic types at the time of this post. The clear, translucent plastic is quite durable, however, the inexpensive opaque plastic feels very good, but is not very durable and is susceptible to warping with high impact shots at trees or other objects.
The Kestrel Outdoors Midrange has a stable flight path with a consistent end of flight fade. This disc uses the same mold as the Yikun Wings.
The Kestrel Fairway Driver is an understable disc golf driver available in both a durable (clear) and an inexpensive baseline plastic (opaque) at the time of this post. This is an excellent driver for new disc golfers, but the low quality plastic will easily wear and quickly beat in. Kestrel gives this driver flight ratings with a speed of seven, glide of six, turn of -1, and fade of 1. Once the Kestrel driver gets beat in, most users will find that the disc becomes substantially more understable. This Fairway driver uses the same mold as the Yikun View, and is PDGA approved for tournament play.