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Beginner-Friendly Midrange Drivers

Finding the right midrange disc can be tricky. Even experienced players can find themselves waffling over which disc to keep in the bag. After all, it’s going to end up being one of the most used discs round to round. While options are endless, This list is a solid introduction for newer players who are not quite sure where to start.

Let’s dive into some of our top midrange disc picks for beginners.

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Discraft - Buzzz SS

Flight Numbers: 5, 4, -2, 1

At one point or another, every disc golfer will be introduced to the iconic Buzzz from Discraft. Straight-flying, versatile, and one of the best molds ever produced.

For beginners, we recommend a slightly modified version, known as the Z Line Buzzz SS. It is essentially a well-seasoned Buzzz right out of the box. Perfect for easy distance, full of glide, and a useful addition to the new player’s bag. The Buzzz SS is also an easy go-to if you’re hand-picking a starter pack for a friend.

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Discmania - MD3

Flight Numbers: 5, 5, 0, 1

Another iconic disc that is top-of-mind for beginners is Discmania’s MD3. It feels relatively flat, shallow, and has an angled rim. This is a disc that will make you understand what “feels good in the hand” really means. The MD3 leaves players with a smooth release that’s relatively straight, followed by a bit of fade at the end of the flight.

The MD3 is available in C-Line and S-Line plastics from Discmania.

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Innova - Mako3

Flight Numbers: 5, 5, 0, 0

For beginners who are looking to develop their arm’s straight flights and distance, this is a solid pick. Innova’s Halo Mako3 possesses a significant amount of glide, making it ideal for easy distance. In the hand, it feels low-profile, with a convex and beadless rim. We’d even go as far as saying this is a suitable option for single disc rounds.

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Latitude 64 - Claymore

Flight Numbers: 5, 5, -1, 1

The Claymore by Latitude 64 is by far one of the most versatile discs in the Swedish manufacturer’s lineup. Even beginners with slower arm speeds can easily find this flying over 150 feet off the tee with some fade. For others, this is a go-to straight-flyer that can soar well over 350 feet. Its profile combines a slight dome with a shallow feel, making a unique combination.

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Axiom Discs - Hex

Flight Numbers: 5, 5, -1, 1

One of the most popular discs the sport has to offer, the Hex by Axiom Discs is a staple for many. Unlike any of the discs on this list, the Hex is an overmold disc, using one type of plastic for the flight plate, and another for the rim.

When done right, the Hex can be used on all sorts of shots, especially straight ones off the tee. Whether it’s being thrown slower or at max power, this disc has the potential to fly far with minimal effort.

The Hex is available in Neutron, Fission, and Eclipse plastics.


Kastaplast - Göte

Flight Numbers: 4, 5, 0, 1

Here’s one that nearly anyone can pick up and throw, especially Kastaplast fans. Slightly slower than the other discs on this list, the Göte is equally suitable for both drives and approaches. When thrown flat on backhand, it will produce a straight flight with a slight fade to the left.

The profile is somewhat deep, but still comfortable in the hand. Kastaplast’s K1 plastic is a premium blend that is slightly gummy, easy to grip, and extremely durable.

The Göte is available in K1, K3, and K1 Glow plastics.


Clash Discs - Berry

Flight Numbers: 5, 5, -1, 1

Despite entering the disc golf scene just a few years ago, Clash Discs has quickly become one of the most popular brands at Powergrip USA. A staple of their lineup is their versatile and straight midrange, the Berry.

The Berry is stable, beadless, and perfect for beginners. Its extra glide makes throwing easy and fun.

The Berry is available in Steady, Sunny, and Glow plastics.

Starting Somewhere

The most important thing to keep in mind is patience. Finding the right midrange can be an intimidating task, but with a little trial and error, anything is possible. A lot of times newer players are actually able to throw their midrange discs quite far. We hope that giving options like these will inspire newer players to continue enjoying and participating in disc golf. 

See what works, make mistakes, and have a good time in the process!

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