CHING® Disc Anatomy

The Professional Disc Golf Association details the parameters for what is 'officially' considered a flying disc that's legal for competition. Manufacturers create flying discs within those specifications to present their best ideas in the market. We are fortunate to enjoy exclusive technology in this arena with our Patented D.R.A.F.T.™ Systems.

There are 4 Primary Categories For Golf Discs, all of which share the same fundamental components. Flying Discs, specifically for the sport of Disc Golf, have been described in patent work from the mid '80s; today's generally accepted nomenclature may include the following:

Basic parts of a disc: nose, jaw, rim, shoulder, flight plate, top, bottom, wing. The parting line is where top & bottom (or top & rim) mold pieces meet.. generally, right where the bottom of the nose and the top of the jaw are formed.


* Note how the green disc on the left-hand side has a wider rim than the blue disc on the right... which disc do you think is faster?

Variations on profile: concave, convex, bevel, bead


Variations on flight technology: raised ridge / thumb track, recessed groove, Excelerator™ Contours


* Which one of these is not like the others?... the blue one, of course! But it's not the color that's different; it's the Excelerator™ next generation, speed sensitive, spin induced, spoiler action - that's D.R.A.F.T.™ Technology! The other two offer airflow management techniques that are constant based on static position of the feature(s) in relation to spin, so whatever effect is achieved remains the same at low or high speeds throughout the flight. Our technology is dynamic; it's the only system that beneficially responds to changes in the speed/spin as it's increased or reduced.