Disc golf discs numbers

What do the 4 numbers on the disc golf discs mean?

When you look at most disc golf discs you will see 4 numbers on the discs, for example, | 10 | 4 | 0 | 3 |. These 4 numbers are the flight rating system that represents how the disc is supposed to fly in the air.

The flight numbers are broken into four main categories:





The disc golf disc numbers are always in this order. 1st Speed – 2nd Glide – 3rd Turn – 4th Fade

Disc golf discs numbers
Disc golf discs numbers

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Speed, Gilde, Turn and Fade


Speed ratings range from 1 to 14.

1 is the slowest while 14 is the fastest discs.

The higher the speed number is the more distance you can potentially get if thrown correctly.

You can also think of speed as the amount of power you need to put behind the disc in order to get the intended flight out of it.


Glide ratings range from 1 to 7.

The glide of the disc describes how well the disc is able to maintain loft during the flight. The more Glide you have the easier it is to throw the disc a long distance. 

Going for a disc with a high Glide rating is the best choice for beginners as it is easier to make the disc travel a great distance.


Turn ratings range from +1 to -5.

The Turn number indicates the tendency of a disc to turn over to the right during the initial part of the flight.

In this example, the disc golfer is right-handed and throwing a backhand (RHBH) A disc with a +1 rating is most resistant to turning over, while a 1-5 rating disc will turn the most. 


Fade ratings range from 0 to 5.

The Fade of the disc tells you how aggressively the disc will hook (fade) to the left at the end of its flight (Thrown with an RHBH).

Some discs have very little fade at the end of the flight, these discs are rated 0 and some discs have a much greater fade being rated upwards to 5.

The discs with low fade are great for the straightest throws where you want to keep it controlled while the discs with a higher fade can be used for getting past obstacles at the end of the flight.

And that`s what the 4 numbers on the disc golf discs are. Thanks for reading.


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