The Discraft Roach is a beadless putter quickly becoming a favorite disc for many players. This straight flying disc has some additional glide most putters don't see and is mainly used for inside the circle, not an approach shot. (Some will completely go against this statement) The beadless putter makes it fit in anyone's hand great allowing for some precise great release throws.
Speed: 2 | Glide: 4 | Turn: -1 | Fade: 1 | PDGA Approved
Without question, this straight flying putter is one that has reached many players bags. Being overshadowed currently by the new release of the Luna, Disc Golfers still have the Discraft Roach in their bag as there putter since the Luna is more of a throwing putter. The disc you choose to throw inside the circle will make or break your scores so be sure to be accurate like the Roach is!
Since this is not considered a throwing putter by most, Discraft has been molding them as stock discs in the higher quality plastics, but have already for two. Putters require high amounts of grip for accurate throws and to grip the chains on impact with the basket. Here are the current offerings for the Discraft Roach:
Many of you already know that Paul McBeth made the transition from Innova to Discraft at the start of 2019 and with this move he has had to completely change his whole bag. What putter has he gone with for inside the circle? That's right the Discraft Roach! While this might change as he's been testing basically every Discraft disc on the market the current one he's sticking with is the Roach.
Paul McBeth started putting with the Discraft Magnet even before he was sponsored by Innova or Discraft. That disc has been on the market for quite some time and the Roach has caught his eye and replaced this disc. When it comes to putting, experts vs beginners don't have the big issue of arm speed as putting is all about practice and accuracy. Using the Discraft Roach will surely help your game in the long run.
The Discraft Roach has and always will be a straight flyer that's perfect for getting out of danger. Point and shoot is all you need with this beadless putter which feels excellent in the hand. Valarie Jenkins of Team Discraft prefers to bag a brand new understable putter like the Roach. She didn't have to wait for it be become beat-in the way she likes it to fly, it was ready right out of the box for her to compete with at a high level. She recommends the Discraft Roach in Jawbreaker plastic.