Among the more active communities to discuss disc golf on the internet is the subreddit r/discgolf. I frequent the sub and see a lot of posts with folks asking about the “best disc” or for “disc suggestions” for their bags. This got me thinking - can we streamline this and get right down to what Reddit thinks are the best discs?

To do this, I used the package RedditExtractoR to pull comment data from posts to r/discgolf with search terms like “best disc”, “recommend”, or “suggest”. I then filtered down to all of their individual words and matched that against a database of disc names from alldiscs.com and the PDGA’s approved disc database.

For the R nerds, the code and walkthrough is available here. For everyone else, here’s what I found.

Reddit’s Top 20 most discussed discs

Discs ranked by their number of mentions in recent r/discgolf comments about the “best disc” or disc “suggestions” or “recommendations”. Scroll down to see the top 10 for each disc type.

Speed Glide Turn Fade
Innova Teebird 7 5 0 2
Innova Aviar 2 3 0 1
Discraft Buzzz 5 4 -1 1
Discraft Zone 4 3 0 3
Innova Leopard 6 5 -2 1
Innova Firebird 9 3 0 4
Innova Roc 4 4 0 3
Latitude 64 Pure 3 3 -1 1
Innova Destroyer 12 5 -1 3
Discraft Comet 4 5 -2 1
Latitude 64 River 7 7 -1 1
Innova Nova 2 3 0 0
Dynamic Discs Truth 5 5 0 2
Dynamic Discs Truth 5 5 -1 1
Innova Valkyrie 9 4 -2 2
Gateway Wizard 2 3 0 2
MVP Spin 2 4 -2 0
Innova Boss 13 5 -1 3
Innova Wraith 11 5 -1 3
Axiom Discs Envy 3 3 0 2
Dynamic Discs Judge 2 4 0 1

The top 10 discs of each type

To get a little more chart action going, let’s take a look at the top 10 discs in each category.

Reddit’s Top 10 most discussed distance drivers