The Prodigy Disc naming system is designed to help players determine what disc they should be considering to fill any shot they need quickly and easily.
The system works just as well for someone walking into the store who has never thrown one of our discs, to players who have been using these discs for more than a decade. You always know where to start in the lineup. Prodigy’s naming system is slightly unconventional compared to other disc golf manufacturers but is extremely easy to learn.
Disc model names start with a letter representing the Series of disc, followed by a number designating the disc’s stability, or expected flight path. For example, the fan-favorite M4 is a neutral-flying midrange disc.
What does the Letter stand for on Prodigy discs?
There are currently seven Series of disc categories in the Prodigy lineup. Going from the lowest speed discs and moving up, we have the PA Series for Putt & Approach discs, A Series for Approach discs, M Series for Midrange discs, F Series for Fairway drivers, H Series for Hybrid drivers, D Series for Distance drivers, and X Series for Extra Speed Distance drivers. Additionally, as our lineup has grown, we have introduced the PX, MX, and FX Series, which are slightly faster versions of the PA, M, and F Series discs.
What does the Number stand for on Prodigy discs?
Following the Series designation, the number in the model name represents the stability of the flight path. Our models range from 1 to 9 with '1' being the most overstable, which means the disc fades hardest to the left for a right-hand backhand player, and '9' being the most understable, meaning the most movement left-to-right in flight and least amount of fade. Using our most popular midrange as an example again, the 4 in M4 means that it falls in the middle of our stability rating, making it straight to slightly understable. Beginner-level players are recommended to try discs in the 4 and higher number range.
Stability will also depend on the Series and model range. While an M4 is straight to understable, an A4 and A5 are straight to slightly overstable, because A Series approach discs are designed to be more overstable as a category of disc. Regardless, the number system remains accurate across each Series - 1 will always be more overstable than 9. We are constantly refining and building out our lineup, therefore some numbers may be missing within a Series.
Prodigy Disc Flight Numbers
What Prodigy Disc should I try?
The great thing about throwing Prodigy is when you choose a disc from Series, such as the F Series, the majority of the discs in that Series are going to feel almost exactly the same in your hand but have different flight characteristics. The F2 in comparison to the F7 are two completely different flying discs, but the rim width and depth are nearly identical. You know that when you pick up one of those fairway drivers it's going to be very similar in feel to all of the others.
Having an easy-to-understand naming system means building a complete bag or filling out a missing slot is extremely convenient. Looking for a straight-flying distance driver to pair with an overstable D1? Pick up a D3.
How did the Prodigy Collabs Series get its naming system?
The Prodigy Collabs Series is an entirely different series of discs that complements our core lineup and is designed by our Touring professionals to really fit the needs of what they're asking for in a disc design. Cale Leiviska, Kevin Jones, and Isaac Robinson all currently have Prodigy Collabs Series discs, and each player was part of the design, theme, and naming process of the discs, which means they might not fit into the conventional Prodigy naming system.
The Kevin Jones Prodigy Collabs Series - Distortion approach disc, Feedback fairway driver, Reverb distance driver - is influenced by his passion for music production.
The Cale Leiviska Airborn Prodigy Collabs Series - Stryder midrange disc, Shadowfax fairway driver, Falcor distance driver - is named for mythical creatures and admiration of nature.
The Isaac Robinson Prodigy Collabs Series - Archive midrange disc - is inspired by his love for adventure and epics.