Types of Golf Disc Plastic
Baseline plastic discs are the most affordably priced and usually the easiest to grip and throw. Baseline discs will break in with use and lose their overstability over time. This plastic is good for beginners and is a popular choice for midrange discs and putters for players of all skill levels. Innova's DX and Discraft's Pro D plastic are some common examples of baseline plastics. Models available in baseline plastic will have the "B" column checked on Joe's Universal Flight Chart.
Mid Grade Plastic
Mid grade plastics used for discs can vary quite a bit. Most mid grade plastic discs are more resilient to dings and scuff damage than baseline plastic discs and will have a slower "break in" period. Other common mid grade plastics are those designed for maximum grip, additional flexibility or some combination of the two. Common examples of mid grade plastic discs include Innova's Pro and R-Pro and Discraft's Elite X. Models available in mid grade plastic will have the "M" column checked on Joe's Universal Flight Chart.
Premium plastic discs are the most expensive but most durable plastics on the market. Most premium plastic discs will last 4 to 8 times longer than baseline plastic discs and are designed to provide maximum resistance to scuff damage and warping. There are varying styles of premium plastics with some focusing on maximum durability, while others are designed for maximum grip or flexibility. Innova's Champion and Star, and Discraft's Elite Z and ESP plastic lines are some common examples of premium plastics. Models available in premium plastic will have the "P" column checked on Joe's Universal Flight Chart.