Åland Disc Golf Collector Set
The picturesque archipelago of Åland, just outside the southwestern coast of Finland could very well be the hottest disc golf destination in the world. In early 2020 as the global Covid-19 pandemic was glooming over the tourism industry across the globe, the Ålanders made a bet with an outdoor sport that seems to be particularly safer to play during a pandemic than most other activities.
As you may already know, the sport in question was disc golf and there's now a total of 12 courses in the islands, with an additional 8 courses currently in the planning phase.
Åland's relatively moderate monetary investment towards disc golf has helped Åland's tourism flourish even during the pandemic. The well-publicized project has also made the region famous across the disc golfing world.
While the current state of disc golf in the islands is well-known, a lesser known fact is that disc golf arrived to Åland already in the 80’s, with first course being built in 1982. The guy behind all this back in the day was Lasse Hellsten, a Californian exchange student for the 1978-1979 semester. He was the man who brought disc golf with him to Åland islands.
The story of disc golf in Åland is a story of success. To celebrate this success, Åland's post office has created possibly the first ever disc golf -related postage stamp in the world, designed by Sanna Mander. Lasse Hellsten got the honor of being the person featured in artwork of the stamp.
With this product, we're celebrating Åland's success and offering you the opportunity to own this unique postage stamp, accompanied by a first day cover (FDC) with the release day postmark plus a P2 putter decorated with the same graphic stamp the postage stamp.
To recap, the set includes:
- Possibly the world's first disc golf postage stamp
- First Day Cover (FDC)
- Discmania Flex 2 D-line P2 with the same graphic as the postage stamp
It's worth noting that the postage stamp included in this set cannot be reused, as it has been stamped with the postage stamp on the FDC for collector delight.
You can choose the weight, color and stamp color of the disc from the drop-down menu. The postage stamps & FDC's all come in the colors shown in the product pictures. The P2 comes in Flex 2 D-line plastic material. For more information about the P2 putter, see here.
The most affordable plastic in our Originals line. D-line offers great grip and D-line discs can be cycled through your bag in different stabilities as they beat in. The D-line plastic comes in 3 different flexes. Flex 1 is the softest, Flex 2 is our medium stiffness and Flex 3 is the stiffest D-line plastic.
Our most durable plastic – these discs wear down very slowly. C-Line discs retain original flight characteristics for an extended period of time. Whether used in heavily wooded situations, or on extremely rugged courses, the C-Line plastic will continue to perform predictably and avoid damage better than any other plastic. Good grip and showstopper see-through look. Typically the most stable blend of plastic in our line.
Excellent grip in all weather conditions with great durability. This plastic ages well, which means that your disc doesn’t change drastically in its flight behaviour after a couple of collisions with trees.
DISCMANIA ORIGINALS SPECIALTY PLASTICS
The Glow C-line discs come from a very durable blend of C-line plastic that glows in the dark. Currently only reserved for fundraising projects & specialty discs.
Glowing version of the D-line plastic. It adds glowing properties to the disc.
COLOR GLOW C-LINE
Much like the Glow C-line plastic, the Color Glow C-line discs are very durable and glow in the dark. What makes the difference is that they glow in different colors, depending on the color of the disc.
METAL FLAKE C-LINE
The Metal Flake C-line is normal C-line plastic with little metal flakes within the plastic. It may change the flight characteristics depending on the mold but the durability and feel are exactly the same. The metal flakes make plastic colors pop, but still allows the plastic to be transparent.
The Swirl S-line plastic is one of the most sought after plastics in Discmania’s line up. Swirl S-line plastic is a mix of colors usually displaying one of the majestic discs you have ever seen. When it comes to grip and durability, it has the same consistency as normal S-line plastic, but they are so much fun to show off to other players. Perfect for all players alike.
SPECIAL BLEND S-LINE
Special blend S-line has been featured in a few different signature/creator releases. Special blend S-line is as the name states, a special blend of S-line plastic that is not currently used in regular S-line releases. Some releases in this plastic have unique colour combinations similar to the Swirl S-line plastic. The plastic offers a nice grip and great durability!
Exo - Standard plastic with two different flexes on standard releases: soft and hard. Exo plastic provides a great grip, especially the soft plastic. Wears gradually.
This plastic is similar to D-Line plastic in our Originals line. Affordable, easy to throw, and able to handle moderate wear and tear on the course.
Neo - Semi-translucent, premium plastic. Not only great looking but also the most durable and rigid Evolution line plastic! Still has some flex to it, and thanks to the special finish it offers an awesome grip.
Lux - Solid, premium plastic with outstanding grip in all conditions. Lux plastic is very durable and ages well. The discs hold their flight characteristics well.
DISCMANIA EVOLUTION SPECIALTY PLASTICS
Semi-translucent, highly durable and grippy premium plastic with metallic substance mixed in it.
The Meta plastic is a beautiful, pearly and extremely durable blend. Compared to Neo and Lux plastics, the Meta plastic is slightly more stable. The iridescent qualities of Meta plastic will make the disc change colors in any lighting condition when tilted at different angles, making it an even more unique experience.
Vapor plastic has strong color bursts and is combined with our Lux or Exo plastic depending on the special release.
Lumen plastic has glowing properties and it has been featured in some special releases in Exo plastic.
EXTRA SOFT EXO
Extra soft exo plastic is even softer than the standard Soft Exo plastic. This gummy and extremely grippy plastic is a fantastic choice for putters and approach discs that you want to settle on the ground on approaches and stick to the chains when putting.
Active plastic is the base level plastic, available in all products. This solid plastic blend offers a great grip in all weather conditions. Wears gradually.
Active Soft plastic is a softer version of the standard active plastic. This is an especially great choice for colder and more wet conditions due to its fantastic grip. Active soft discs also are slightly more durable than the regular Active plastic.
Active Premium plastic is translucent and highly durable plastic. Active Premium discs are commonly notably more overstable than their Active plastic counterparts. Available in select Active line products.
DISCMANIA ACTIVE SPECIALTY PLASTICS
ACTIVE PREMIUM GLOW
The glow version of Active Premium plastic adds glowing properties to the disc on top of the highly durable regular Premium plastics perks.
A very special plastic blend designed especially for the ladies. The LadyLine discs are extremely flexy and grippy and endure collision very well. All LadyLine discs tend to feature a great glide that carries the disc forward even with very low speeds. All discs molded with LadyLine plastic come in pink color. You don't have to be a Lady to throw a LadyLine disc - these discs are also great for beginners!
Softer version of S-line. This was a test run, used only in MD1′s a some years ago. Currently discontinued, but still available in limited quantities.
Great feel and added glide. Easily one of the grippiest plastic type out there. Reveals new features in your disc when worn down. Typically a bit more understable plastic type compared to S- and C-line. Please note: P-line putters (P1 & P2) have their own blend of P-line plastic. The P-line P1 is features a soft & grippy blend of plastic, while the P-line P2 comes with very firm plastic blend that many Pro players prefer for their putters.
X-line is absolutely the best choice of plastic for wet and cold weather conditions. This plastic blend has a very organic feel and probably the best grip out of any plastic material.
The G-line is a modified version of our popular S-line version that provides great grip, durability and shock-absorbance. It's a flexy plastic blend with an unique look and added glide compared to the S-line plastic.
Blizzard C-line is a unique blend of our durable C-line material that employs microscopic air bubbles inside the rim of the disc, allowing the production of high speed drivers in very low weights. With lower weights you can gain more distance to your throw with less effort. The lighter the disc is, the more bubbles go inside the rim, so the very lightest of weights don't necessarily endure collision as well as higher weights.
The Luster C-line plastic is a fantastic twist on the normal C-line plastic. It has the exact same durability as C-line but packs a punch when it comes to the overall look of the disc. Luster C-line plastic is typically a little more opaque and if lucky, they can have some color bursts in the flight plate. The grip is the same but may change the flight characteristics of the disc depending on the mold.
The Shimmer S-line Plastic is a unique blend of normal s-line plastic and various metallic additives. This feature gives the disc more of a natural essence. It has a similar feel to the S-line plastic.