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NiteIze FlashFlight LED Disc Golf Discs Review

Posted by randomtiz



Don’t stop playing at dusk anymore. Keep your round going on into the night!

Winter is here, and for most of us, it gets dark very early. For me personally, it’s dark well before I even get off work which limits me to squeezing in a few holes during a lunch break or just weekend play. NiteIze has come out with a set of LED discs called FlashFlights that you have to check out if you’re an avid disc golfer. These are not your typical “glow” discs either that require you applying a light source to for hours on end to “charge” them up. The NiteIze FlashFlight Disc Golf Discs use patented fiber-optic array lighting that vividly illuminates the disc. Your typical glow discs only put off so much glow–you even lose sight of them on longer drives. But not anymore, these are super-bright color changing LED discs made from professional molds designed by professional players!

The color changing option cycles through 7 colors. Simply press the button on the underside a second time to lock in your color selection as the colors cycle through. Choose from Red, Purple, Blue, Aqua, Green, and White or even let it cycle infinitely. These LED discs are pretty durable from what I could tell during my testing phase as well as water-resistant. NiteIze claims the discs have approximately 20-hrs of LED runtime! The weight of the discs weights range from 169-175g althoug I didn’t see where it was actually marked anywhere on the discs.

You can buy the LED discs individually for ~$23/ea. or a 3-pk set for ~$60. Each set comes with a driver, midrange and a putter (link down below).

Now you never have to cut your round short again! These discs add a whole new challenging twist of fun to your everyday casual round! You don’t have to use these just at night either. Throwing over a water hazard and afraid you might lose sight of your disc underwater? Turn on the light and chunk it with confidence. (While not tested) You might be able to see it lit up in shallow water. I was amazed how far away you could still see them lit up in the distance. The video review doesn’t do them justice in terms of how bright they are.These discs would make a great idea for an unsanctioned 3-disc Night Round tourney (continued after the jump).

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Big thanks to NiteIze for allowing us to review your new product as well as Sean for his help in the video! For more info on NiteIze FlashFlight LED Disc Golf discs, check out their site here.

What do you think? Have you tried these discs yet?

-jt

4 Responses

  1. Jeff

    I bought a set. They are the brightest on the course. The only complaint is that they are unlike regular discs. They do fly differently. So there is the choice to learn them and use them or not. I chose to learn them and I am still in the process. Others thought they would not want to learn them and they continue to use tape on LEDs which work fine but these are super bright. Everyone likes them but not everyone wants them. Just FYI. Keep up the good work! Im sure sales are up! Glow is really taking off in the North Jersey / NY area. Im playing in a glow league tonight.

    January 28, 2016 at 8:56 am

    • Thanks for the comment Jeff! Yea they do take some breaking in/getting use to like any other new disc for me. If I’m throwing a different disc for the first time, it’s going to take me a good bit of throws to see how the disc will fly and what minor wrist adjustments I need to make in order for it to fly like I want.

      You’re right though–they’re the brightest on the market that I’ve seen. Inbound Discgolf was rating the driver a lot more understable than what I found it to be. Maybe mines still not broken in enough or just not throwing it with as much arm power.

      Awesome to hear you’re liking them and you guys are using them up in the NJ/NY area!

      January 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

  2. Parker Mart

    these led discs are brilliant :)
    would also be perfect if there’s that portable dg led basket too. I’ve looked around some sites http://portablediscgolfbasket.com/

    but found nothing, can you direct me to the correct site that offers such features

    January 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

    • Thanks for the comment Parker! I totally agree on the portable LED basket. I have not seen anything like that out there yet, but yea someone needs to get on it! I know Nite Ize does make hanging LED glowsticks that you could hang from baskets. But I have not seen them in person to know how much of the basket it’d light up or what sort of visibility distance it has. The only portable dg target/chains that I’ve tested out are UV blacklight-responsive glow chains from DG Nomad. I wrote a review on them a while back you might want to check out, http://wp.me/p3UQDH-Ck.

      They work really well!

      January 28, 2016 at 11:19 am

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