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Discraft Big Z Predator Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 9

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 4

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni 1

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 4

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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Product Description

The Discraft Big Z Predator Disc Golf Distance Driver is a disc that provides a very overstable flight path but still lets you get longer distances. It's a great choice for a utility disc or your most consistent control driver. This mold was made popular with 3X World Champion Nate Doss and it's still thrown by many players of all skill levels today. It's designed for players who are advanced or experienced, but newer players can use it for shorter more overstable shots.

The flight path of the Predator is straight for as long as it has power, then it's going to begin to hyzer out and take a steep angle towards the ground. It doesn't have as much glide as other distance drivers, but that's because it's more about control than distance. The Predator will always hyzer out, it doesn't matter if you release it on an anhzyer or into a headwind, it's going to fight back. As a 9 speed it's able to be thrown by anyone who can consistently reach 250 feet. The Predator has a textured strip on the inside rim which makes it easier to grab for forehand or backhand shots. Make sure you're always grabbing that when you throw for a consistent release. As the Predator beats in it maintains it's stable to overstable flight path for years. You'll be bagging this disc for a long time.

Big Z Plastic from Discraft is a premium blend that offers lots of durability. It's slightly softer than Z line and it's less stable right out of the box so it will have a little more forward glide. It's great all year round even in colder weather when stiffer plastics get too overstable.

The Discraft Big Z Predator is meant for control distance shots. You won't be throwing your maximum distance, but this disc will have the same flying pattern for years to come making it the most reliable disc in your bag. Snag one of these discs and start landing your drives where you want to today!

 

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Plastic Benefits

Big Z Plastic

  • Durable but soft in the hand.
  • Slightly less stable than Z plastic.
  • Performs well in cold weather.

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