There are many question marks as a beginner. If you have any experience from regular golf, they are quite easy to relate different types of discs to different types of clubs.

Nature has many different designs and therefore you need different discs that are suitable for different situations. To be able to compare discs, many disc manufacturers use a 4-digit system that describes the discs' properties. Feel free to see our page for disc properties for deeper information on just this.

We all want to throw far in the beginning, they are right here most people make their first beginner mistakes. Disc with high "speed"goes the furthest provided you have the right technology and power.
As a beginner, feel free to choose a lighter disc and not too high "speed". We're looking at "glide" so they are the lifting force of the discs, "turn" is how much the disc swings away while "fade" is how much the disc comes back after its first turn. For example, a right-hander who throws a backhand: "Turn" how much the disk protrudes to the right, "fade" how much the disc folds back at the end. Very difficult to explain with only text. As previously mentioned, read / see our disc properties guide which links to good and descriptive movie clips.

What plastic your disc has is not something we recommend looking at as a beginner. Concentrate on your swing and master your first discs. Then a whole world of new possibilities and exciting discs opens up to be tested.

Cheap plastic: Often have the same properties as the slightly more expensive ones, but a plastic that is easily damaged and the life of the disc can be a bit shorter.

More expensive plastic: Usually more grip friendly, not as easy to drop the disc in your swing and usually a little longer life.

Of course, there is a plethora of plastics in between, such as plastics that still stay soft even in cold weather such as in winter.