A5: A straight-flying disc that will change your approach game

Fans of the A5 have called it one of the best putt and approach discs on the market for pinpoint drives and fairway shots that stick near the basket.

The Prodigy Disc A5 is a slightly overstable approach disc when brand new, that will work-in to be a straight flyer. It has a nice, smooth feel with a shallow profile and flat top, which makes it ideal for sidearm approaches. It can handle torque well and has a mild finish on the end, so it won't skip too far from where it lands.

When first looking at the name you may expect the A5 to be understandable or flippy, but in the context of the A series it slots in as a stable disc. Most A series approach discs resist high-speed turn and exhibit a pronounced fade at the end of the flight. The A5s will produce more left-to-right movement with age than other A series approach discs while remaining consistent with its light finish. 

“I think it’s going to be popular for people who throw both forehand and backhand,” says Cale Leiviska, Prodigy Disc Core Team player. “It’s flatter than the Distortion, Kevin Jone’s Collabs Series approach disc that is more overstable. The A5 hits a happy medium between too much finish and too much drift. Once they beat in they are super straight and capable of little hyzer-flips that land flat.”

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