The Ultimate Disc Golf Plastic Comparison Chart

Who has the time to memorize all the different types of plastics used by disc companies?

I sure don’t!

That’s why I created this disc golf plastic comparison article.

Bookmark it and use it as a quick reference page when you’re comparing the same disc in different molds or similar discs from different brands.

No matter if you’re looking for professional plastics or beginner plastics, it’s covered below!

Plastic Comparison Chart for Disc Golf Discs

CompanyType of PlasticBest UsesComparable To
AlfaCrystalMost ConditionsC-Line, Z, Lucid, Champion, Opto, Bravo, Proton, and VIP
AlfaChromeMost ConditionsS-Line, ESP, Fusion, Star, Gold, Alpha, 500, Tournament
AlfaCopperPutting & Approach ShotsEXO, Jawbreaker, Classic Super Soft, GStar, Zero Mega Soft, V1, Soft Proton, 350, MegaSoft
DiscmaniaMetal Flake C-LineCool Looks & DurabilityTitanium, Metal Flake Champion, Founders, Plasma,
DiscmaniaLUXLess-than-Ideal Conditions i.e. Wet.Copper, ESP, Fuzion, Star, Gold, V2, Electron, 750G, Tournament
DiscmaniaGlow Active PremiumGlow Disc GolfGLO, Moonshine, DX Glow, Bravo Glow, Eclipse
DiscraftXBeginnersD-Line, Active, Prime, DX, Retro, Alpha, Neutron, 200, Origio
DiscraftESPIntermediate PlayersSwirl S-line, Fluid, R-Pro, Zero Medium, Lima, Proton, 400G, BT Medium
DiscraftZProsCrystal, Active Premium, Fuzion, Star, Gold, Bravo, Plasma, 750G, Tournament
Dynamic DiscsPrimePutting & BeginnersCopper, GEO, X, R-Pro, Retro, V2, Soft Proton, 400G, Origio
Dynamic DiscsClassicBeginnersD-Line, Pro D, DX, Zero Medium, Alpha, Electron, 300, InnerCore, BT Medium
Dynamic DiscsFuzionAdvanced PlayersChrome, S-Line, Big Z, KC, Gold, Bravo, Neutron, 750, Tournament
InnovaDXBeginner-friendlyD-Line, Active, Pro D, Prime, Retro, Alpha, Electron, 200, Origio
InnovaChampionIntermediate & Advanced PlayersChrystal, C-Line, Z, Lucid, Opto, Alpha, Proton, 400G, VIP
InnovaStarAdvanced PlayersChrome, LUX, Active Premium, ESP, Fuzion, Gold Line, Bravo, Neutron, 750G, Tournament
Latitude 64Zero-HardApproach ShotsCopper, Flex 3 D-Line, X, Classic, XT, V2, Proton, 300, BT-Hard
Latitude 64Zero-Mega SoftPutting & Wet ConditionsCopper, Extra Soft EXO, Classic Super Soft, R-Pro, V1, Soft Proton, 300 Soft, BT Mega Soft
Latitude 64FrostCold Weather PlayActive soft, Jawbreaker, Fluid, GStar, Lima, 400, Elasto
LonestarAlphaDurability & FirmCrystal, C-Line, LUX, Big Z, Fuzion, XT, Gold, Proton, 400G, Tournament
LonestarBravoPutters & Cold WeatherCopper, Extra Soft EXO, Z FLX, Fluid, GStar, Frost, Soft Proton, 400, Elasto
LonestarV2Approach ShotsChrome, LUX, Big Z, Classic Soft, R-Pro, Zero Soft, Proton, 300, BT Soft
MVPPlasmaDurable & TransparentCrystal, C-Line, Z, Lucid, Champion, Opto, 750, VIP
MVPEclipseNighttime Disc GolfGlow D-Line, Lumen, GLO, Moonshine Lucid, DX Glow, Moonshine Opto, Glow Bravo, Moonshine VIP
MVPFissionLightweight DiscsZ Lite, Lucid Air, Blizzard Champion, StarLite, Lima, Air 400, VIP Air
Prodigy350Soft, Grippy, & GlideyCopper, Active Soft, Jawbreaker, Prime, PRO, Zero, Medium, Lima, Electron, BT Medium
Prodigy500Cool LooksMeta, Forge, Titanium, Founders, Plasma,
Prodigy750GProfessional PlayersCrystal, Special Blend S-Line, ESP, Fuzion, STAR, Gold, Founders, Neutron, Tournament
Trash PandaRecycled PlasticBetter for the EnvironmentBIO Fuzion, ECHO Star, BIO Gold, Lima, R2 Neutron, Revive
Westside DiscsBT SoftRubber & Plastic, Wet & PuttingExtra Soft EXO, Jawbreaker, Classic Soft, R-Pro, Zero Soft, V1, Plasma, 350
Westside DiscsBT MediumNormal Weather ConditionsChrome, S-Line, Z, Classic Blend, XT, Zero Medium, V2, 500
Westside DiscsBT HardStiff & Sticky PlasticNEO, X, Classic, KC Pro, Zero Hard, Electron, 300 Firm

Types of Plastic by Brand

disc golf plastic comparison

Most companies have a unique polymer plastic formula they use to make their discs that end up going in your disc golf bag.

However, they generally can be lumped into beginner plastics, intermediate plastics, and professional plastics.

Beginner plastics are cheaper and don’t last as long, but they make it easy to get introduced to the sport.

The intermediate plastics are for dedicated disc golfers looking for more longevity out of their discs, but they’re more costly.

Contrary to the name, professional plastics are not only for professional disc golfers. These high-quality plastics tend to last longer and fly the truest to the numbers stamped on the disc.

Below, you’ll find the disc golf plastic comparison list of the top brands in the sport.

Alfa Discs Plastic Types

Alfa discs use three different plastics for their molds.

Crystal is their clear premium plastic that’s very durable and has great grip in most conditions.

Chrome is their other plastic; this is also a premium plastic; however, it only comes in solid colors. It’s flexible and, in many weather conditions, has excellent grip.

The Copper line is designed for putting. It’s very grippy in all weather conditions.

Be sure to check out our disc golf dictionary if you’re unfamiliar with some terms used in this article.

Discmania Plastic Types

Discmania has a ton of plastics from which to choose.

Their original and most affordable plastic is the D-Line. This is their beginner-friendly plastic that comes in 3 flexibilities. Flex 1 is the softest, while Flex 3 is the stiffest.

D-Line Plastic also comes in glow form to play at night.

The C-Line plastic is the most durable Disc Mania plastic, so it will beat in slowly. This makes it great for rocky or wooded courses where you’re likely to hit a few objects during your round.

It’s clear and often the most stable plastic blend.

You can only find the glow C-line plastic in specialty discs. The Color Glow C-Line plastic is durable and glows different colors in the dark depending on the color of the disc.

Metal Flake C-Line is the same as C-Line, except it has metal flakes infused with the plastic that will slightly change the flight characteristics of the disc. However, it still has incredible durability and “grippyness”.

The S-Line plastic is also durable and has a great grip in various weather conditions. The main difference between C-Line and S-Line plastic is that S-line plastic is a solid color.

The Swirl S-Line is the same plastic as the S-Line; the primary difference is various colors are swirled to create unique patterns on each disc.

Special Blend S-Line offers solid durability and grip, but it’s only featured in a few signature or creator-released discs.

Discmania also has an Evolution plastic lineup. The EXO has two flexes, great grip, and wears gradually.

GEO is similar to D-Line plastic, so it’s great for beginners.

NEO is comparable to C-Line plastic in that it’s semi-translucent, durable, and rigid with a little flex. It also has a special finish for an incredible grip.

LUX Plastic maintains its flight numbers and grips in all conditions incredibly well. It’s a durable premium plastic.

Forge is a semi-translucent premium plastic with a metal substance mixed in. It’s grippy and very durable.

Meta is a pearly plastic. It’s durable and more stable compared to NEO and LUX plastics.

For plastic with bursts of color, try Vapor. It’s combined with EXO or LUX, depending on the special blend.

If you want a glowing EXO plastic blend disc, purchase Lumen plastic.

The Extra Soft EXO Blend is ideal for putters and approach discs when you want them to stop quickly. It’s very grippy and feels gummy.

Discmania Active plastic is another baseline plastic. It wears gradually and has a great grip.

Active Soft is just the softer version of Active plastic, that’s better in colder and wet conditions.

The highly durable translucent plastic is Active Premium. It’s typically more overstable than Active plastic and also comes in a glow variation for disc golfing at night.

Discmania has several discontinued plastics, including LadyLine, SG-Line, P-Line, X-Line, G-Line, Blizzard C-Line, Luster C-Line, and Shimmer S-Line.

Discraft Plastic Types

Discraft Disc Golf company has several plastics they use to create some of the top-selling discs on the market.

Discraft Z plastic is a professional plastic that’s great in normal weather conditions.

The Z Lite plastic is a lighter version of the same plastic with top-level durability.

The Big Z line is made to be incredibly durable with a decent grip.

Z FLX plastic isn’t as durable as Big Z plastic, but the outstanding grip makes it the best choice for any weather condition.

The Discraft ESP plastic is used by many professional disc golfers. It’s very durable and grippy and often comes in color swirls.

The Titanium plastic line is a metallic color and is considered the best Discraft plastic for looks and performance.

For an extra grippy plastic with a unique look, try the Jawbreaker line for a putt and approach type of disc.

Discraft’s beginner plastics are the Pro D and X line plastics. Both offer new disc golfers good grip and value. However, the Pro D plastic isn’t nearly as durable as the X plastic.

The GLO plastic is Discraft’s plastic for playing at night since it glows in the dark.

Dynamic Discs Plastic Types

Dynamic Discs is a part of the Trilogy Brands that use similar plastics and molds.

Prime is Dynamic Discs beginner plastic. It’s super affordable and grippy in all weather conditions. However, it is not as durable as its premium plastics.

Classic is the original plastic from Dynamic Discs. It’s a hard plastic that’s not as durable but still has a good grip and is very affordable.

Classic Soft is a softer version of Classic Plastic; it’s much grippier and more flexible. It’s best for putters as this plastic is sticky when it hits the chains.

Dynamic Discs Classic Super Soft is an even softer plastic than Classic Soft, which means it will stick to the chains even better in wet or cold conditions.

Classic Blend is a mix between Classic and Classic Soft.

BioFuzion plastic is a blend of Lucid or Fuzion plastics that helps reduce the carbon footprint of the disc golf disc-making process. It’s made from discs that didn’t meet Dynamic Discs’ high-quality standards, so they’re recycling the discs that don’t make the cut.

Dynamic Discs Fluid is a very flexible and grippy plastic. It shines in cold or wet weather.

Lucid is a durable and visually attractive plastic. The translucent plastic will maintain the discs’ flight characteristics after many tree and rock encounters.

Lucid Air is the same plastic as Lucid, except the rim of the disc is infused with micro air bubbles to make the disc lighter.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion is a non-translucent plastic compatible with Lucid in durability and grippyness.

Moonshine is Lucid plastic that glows in the dark. These molds will be slightly more overstable than Lucid molds.

Innova Plastic Types

Innova is one of the most well-known disc golf brands. They have many different molds and plastics to fit into every disc golfer’s bag.

The DX or Deluxe Innova Disc plastics are beginner plastic. It has a decent grip and is very affordable. However, it isn’t as durable as its other plastics. DX comes in a Glow Line for disc golfers who enjoy playing at night.

The Innova PRO plastic line is more durable than DX plastic and grippier than Innova Champion plastic. The Pro line tends to have more glide than all other Innova plastics and is more affordable than the premium plastics.

The R-Pro Line isn’t plastic, the “R” stands for rubber, so if you’re looking for a completely different feel, this might be the material to test. It has a good grip and reasonable durability.

R-Pro is a good choice for cold or wet weather putt and approach discs. JK Pro was a precursor to R-Pro.

Legendary disc golfer Ken Climo helped develop the KC Line. It gets grippier with use and is more durable than the DX line, while still maintaining affordability.

XT plastic is very durable with excellent grip. Its firmness sits between R-Pro and KC Pro, which makes it great for all weather conditions.

Innova Champion plastic is designed with professional players in mind. It’s durable, firm, and maintains its flight characteristics than low-cost plastics. You can get the Champion plastic in Metal Flake, which makes the disc sparkle or some discs come in Champion Glow plastic.

Blizzard Champion plastic is a lightweight version of Champion plastics. Innova lowers the weight by infusing the discs with micro air bubbles.

Most Innova Blizzard Champion discs weighing less than 135 grams float, which makes them perfect for disc golfers who play near a lot of water hazards.

Star plastic is compatible with Champion plastic, except it is grippier. The discs made with Star plastic will fly similarly to Champion discs, but they will feel less firm.

Innova GStar plastic is more flexible and grippy than Star plastic but has the same durability. The flexibility and grippyness make it an excellent choice for cold-weather play.

StarLite is the Blizzard version of Star plastics, so it’s the Star line infused with micro air bubbles, so the discs are lighter while maintaining similar flight characteristics.

ECHO Star is Innova’s way of cutting back plastic pollution. This is “a blend of high-tech recycled plastic with a minimum of 50% pre-consumer waste”, so if you’re an environmentally conscious disc golfer, this is the plastic you can feel good about throwing.

Latitude 64 Plastic Types

Another one of the Trilogy brands is Latitude 64. While they have different names for their plastics, they’re eerily similar to Dynamic Discs and Westside Discs plastics.

The Retro Line is a throwback to the history of disc golf. Discs made from Retro plastic tend to break in easily.

Zero Hard-Line is a grippy plastic used in Latitude 64 putters and approach discs. It’s more expensive than the Retro Line but is also more durable.

Zero Medium Line has an in-between feel of Zero Hard and Zero soft. It’s still grippy and used in putt and approach discs.

Zero Soft is a softer plastic than the Zero Hard and Zero Medium lines. It’s a good cold or wet weather choice.

Zero Mega Soft is super sticky. It stops when it hits the chains or ground. Zero Mega Soft is great for cold-weather disc golf rounds.

Latitude 64 BioGold plastic is remelted Opto or Gold plastics when discs don’t meet the quality standards. This helps reduce the carbon footprint of the Trilogy Brands.

The Frost Line is very flexible and durable. It feels great in your hand on a warm sunny day, as well as, a cold snowy day. It’s similar to the Opto Line, except it’s better suited for rounds played in cold weather.

“The Opto Line plastic has been developed to withstand severe punishment and extreme conditions better than other plastics.” This translucent plastic is very durable and passes the eye test.

The Gold Line is Latitude 64’s premium plastic. It has all the durability of the Opto Line with increased grip.

MoonShine is the same plastic as Opto, except it has glow-in-the-dark materials added to it.

Lone Star Disc Plastics

Alpha is the plastic that Lone Star Discs bases their flight numbers on because it’s durable and firm.

Bravo is more flexible, gummy, and overstable than Alpha plastic. It’s great for cold weather because of the extra grip it offers.

Founders plastic is very similar to Alpha plastic, except metal flakes are added to the discs. It’s only used for special events and Tour Series discs.

The Lima plastic is gummy and lightweight. Juniors and Age Protected Players enjoy throwing this plastic because it’s a little lighter, so it adds distance to their throws. The unique thing about Lima is it will biodegrade much quicker than other plastics.

Victor 1 or V1 floats in water and makes an ideal putt and approach disc because it’s soft and super sticky. This is Lone Star Discs’ softest plastic.

Victor 2 or V2 is stiffer than V1 but still has the stickiness needed for approaches and putts in any weather condition.

Glow plastic is similar to Bravo plastic, except it glows in the dark for over half an hour after it’s been charged by a UV light.

MVP Disc Sports Types of Plastic

MVP Disc Sports makes discs and many other disc golf accessories for beginners and professionals.

Neutron is MVP Disc Sports’ most popular material. It has high durability like the Proton plastic and comes in bright opaque colors, so your disc is easy to find in any terrain. Cosmic Neutron plastic is a swirl of different colors; other than that, it has the same feel as Neutron plastic.

Proton Plastic offers disc golfers durable, brightly colored transparent plastic. It makes for great putters when in the softer form.

MVP Plasma has a metallic sheen, and some colors offer “Color-Shift”. It’s highly durable, semi-gummy, and very grippy, making it a good choice for putters in various weather conditions.

R2 Neutron is very similar to the MVP Neutron, except this plastic uses “eco-conscious recycled materials.”

Eclipse is the glowing plastic used by MVP for their glow-in-the-dark discs. It’s also easy to see during the day, and it’s very durable.

Fission is the lightweight version of Neutron discs. MVP lowers the weight with microbubbles without hurting the durability or flight.

MVP Electron is the baseline plastic. It has a great grip and wears slowly. Electron also comes in a Cosmic blend, so if you like swirls, you’re still covered.

Prodigy Disc Golf Plastic Types

Prodigy 200 plastic is great for beginners. It works in quickly and has less grip than 300 plastic.

300 plastic is more durable and grippy than 200. It’s ideal for mid-ranges and putters. It comes in three different hardnesses: 300 Soft, 300, and 300 Firm. Each is a great choice in wet conditions, and players often choose one over the other because of how it feels in their hands.

350 Plastic is soft and grippy with increased glide at an affordable price. The 350G Plastic is a firmer blend than the 350 Plastic, but it maintains the grippyness most players prefer in wet conditions.

400 Plastic is a premium Prodigy Disc plastic. It has excellent grip in wet and cold conditions.

Prodigy Air Plastic is the lightweight version of the 400 Plastic.

400G Plastic is more durable and has a slightly different feel than 400 Plastic, so if you want a disc to last longer, look for it in 400G Plastic.

500 Plastic is stiffer and less gummy than 400 Plastic. The unique thing about 500 Plastic is the pearlescent finish.

750 Plastic is similar to 400, except it’s firmer. This is a very durable plastic suitable for woody or rocky courses.

750G is MVP’s most advanced premium plastic. It’s incredibly durable and firm, which makes it the choice for touring pros.

Trash Panda Discs Type of Plastic

Trash Panda’s Inner Core is a putter, and Dune is a mid-range; both are made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastics. It makes a great gift for disc golfers environmentally conscious.

The minis are made from 100% recycled propylene or recycled discs.

Trash Panda is the only company I know of that makes its discs from 100% recycled materials. I’m sure this will begin to change.

Westside Discs Plastic Types

Origio is an affordable grippy plastic that’s easy to throw and feels good in your hands.

BT Hard is great for warmer climates; it has a tacky grip yet remains firm and is very durable.

BT Medium is great for various weather conditions. It’s in between BT Hard and BT Soft as far as firmness goes, but it is still sticky.

BT Soft is a blend of rubbers and polymers, which help make it a great plastic to use in wet conditions for putting and approach shots.

Westside Discs MegaSoft is super sticky; when it hits the ground or chains, it quickly comes to a stop, no matter the conditions.

Revive is Westside Discs’ effort to help reduce carbon emissions by using recycled plastics. The feel is the same as VIP or Tournament plastics because they use discs that didn’t pass quality control.

Elasto is the perfect plastic for playing disc golf in cold conditions because of its flexibility.

VIP is a very durable transparent plastic used by recreational and professional disc golfers. “Latitude Opto-plastic is more than 98% similar to Westside VIP-plastic.”

VIP Air is the VIP plastic with micro air bubbles infused in the plastic to make it lighter. VIP Air molds tend to be less stable than traditional VIP molds.

Tournament plastic is a step above VIP because it has a better grip. It’s opaquely colored, so you cannot see through these discs.

Moonshine is VIP plastic with glow material added to it.

Final Putt: Disc Golf Plastic Comparison

As you can see, disc golf plastics can generally be grouped into three categories: beginner, intermediate, and professional. However, some brands might classify them as base plastics and premium plastics.

The key is finding which ones feel best in your hands and the type of throw you’re trying to accomplish.

If I missed your favorite brand and plastic, be sure to leave it in the comments so I can get it added to the disc golf plastic comparison chart!

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