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Discraft Z Line Mantis Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 8

    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 -2

    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 2

    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 Z Line Mantis Disc Golf Distance Driver is one of the straightest flyers in the game. It's got a small rim and a flatter top than most fairway drivers. It's a go to for tunnel shots and slow long distance turnovers.

The Mantis can be thrown 100-175 feet softly and it will go straight. It's got that longer mid range feel to it and will be pinpoint accurate at shorter distances. As you increase the distance and speed you throw the Mantis you find you can manipulate it more. It will be a slow smooth turnover that has a little hyzer tail at the end of the flight. It has a slow feel to it and doesn't flip over or flex back quickly, this makes it ideal for pretty much every hyzerflip or anhyzer shot. The Mantis is a disc you can be confident throwing. For the disc having a -2 rating for turn it doesn't do that unless you really crush the disc.

Z Line plastic from Discraft is their premium durable blend. It won't ding up quickly and takes a long time to beat in and get seasoned. Since you'll be ripping the Mantis down tunnels you may hit a tree. You won't have to worry about the flight characteristics changing for at least a couple of seasons. It's got good grip and doesn't get soft in the summer like other plastics might.

The Mantis is a fairway driver that flies straight, works for flip ups and turnovers, and can be thrown by players of all skill levels. It's a great choice to have in your bag.

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    Z Plastic

    • Premium Durability.
    • Most Stable Discraft Plastic.
    • Choice plastic for pros.

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