Latitude 64 Plastic Blends
Latitude 64° manufactures discs in our own factory in the north of Sweden. Our discs are designed by PDGA Hall of Fame member Tomas Ekström in co-operation with local European Champions.
FOR DRIVERS AND MIDRANGE
Gold Line is our premium blend plastic. The start of the mix has been the same brand plastics used in Opto Line but we added a different polymer to give it better grip without losing the excellent durability of Opto Line.
Opto Line is made out of some of the world’s most durable plastics. It comes in a variety of beautiful translucent colors. The Opto Line plastic has been developed to withstand severe punishment and extreme conditions better than other plastics.
Zero Line is the grippy putter plastic used in our putters and approach discs. The plastic is chosen because of the good grip and feel. The feel you need in your short game. The Hardversion is for players that might want to drive with Zero Line discs but some players also prefer to just putt with them.
Right in the middle of Zero Soft and Zero Hard you find this plastic. Zero Medium is the perfect compromise and can be used both for driving and putting. Grip is very good and still it sits comfortably in your hand even in colder weather.
The Zero Soft is intended for optimal short game. Period. When you step up on the green and want to give your disc the best chance to stick to the chains and safely sink into the basket you should go for the Zero Soft. For wet and really cold weather it can also serve as a comfortable choice of putter plastic.
And when Zero Soft is not enough, the Zero Megasoft is the answer. These discs are made for the the best grip and optimal conditions to stick in the chains. When Zero Megasoft hits the ground it stops with minimal skip.
Retro Line is our most affordable plastic. It is also about nostalgia. The mid 80s was a great time. Disc Golf had just come all the way up to Latitude 64° and we played all through the night in the midnight sun. Translucent discs were far from being invented and all discs were understable by current standards. We remember those days with nostalgic feelings and wanted a plastic that would remind us of how it used to be. For a long time we have had requests that we should make discs that could be broken in more easily. Test after test led us to this plastic blend that we have named Retro.
FOR LIGHTER WEIGHTS
Opto Air uses the same material as our durable Opto Line plastic. It is modified and the runs are done in a different way to achieve a stunning result of lighter weight discs that still has a layer of solid plastic at the tip and bottom of the rim to protect the alternated material that is mostly centered in the middle of the rim but also spread out slightly over the top of the discs to keep the weight distribution as close as possible to the Opto and Gold Line discs.
RE-MADE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
This is a mix of reprocessed material from Opto and Gold Line discs that have come up short during quality control. Those discs are reground and the material is used again to produce these discs. They may have minor cosmetic flaws such as specks or flakes but will perform as well as any other premium plastic disc. Reprocessed discs is in general slightly less stable.
GLOW IN THE DARK
For some models in Opto and Frost plastic we have added a translucent material and those discs will glow in the dark. For playing disc golf during night time all you need is to pick up your flashlight, or any other strong light source, and charge up the glow properties of the plastic so that you can find your disc even on nights when the Moon doesn’t Shine.
Frost Line is a plastic blend that has been developed at the far north of the world to better work on those chilly fall rounds, and in warmer conditions for people that like a soft premium plastic. It offers a sticky, grippier feel when compared to our Opto Line, which is pretty grippy to begin with. Frost will take a severe beating over a long period of time in most conditions offered on the disc golf courses around the world.
Just as we add a polymer to transform Opto to Gold we add the same polymer to turn Frost into Snow. The feel of Snow Line discs is the same soft comfortable grip that Frost offers. When you want to play on cold days Snow plastic will retain its softness better than regular premium plastics.