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Elite Xtra

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.1cm
Available Weights: 165-174g
Plastic: Discraft Elite X

Elite Xtra
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Xtra is a tamed down version of the Xtreme. This disc is over-stable but super fast and much easier to throw. The Xtra is destined to be the new choice of World Champions for Xtra long drives with pin-point accuracy.
Maximum Flight Speed 9.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 8.5
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 9.5
Propensity To Fade 8.0
Glide 6.0
Relative Distance 7.5
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 4.0
Predictability 5.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.0
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted: 11-03-04
Submitted by ctempleton@houston.rr.com
I'm relatively new to disc golf (this is only my third month playing), and I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site. I have not made a purchase without considering the input on this site, and reading reviews has taught me a lot about the sport. That said, I think I'll try to add my piece on my favorite disc, the Elite X Xtra. I throw both LHFH and RHBH, but use the Xtra primarily for forehand shots. It flies beautifully, with a similiar flight path to a Banshee, but with much more glide which equals huge distance. Even when I throw it poorly and turn it over ( which happens a lot ) the Xtra will always come back, finishing its flight overstable. My forehand throws have increased from an average of around 300' to 330' without breaking a sweat, just with the purchase of this disc, it's that good. The only downside to this disc, is that in the Elite X plastic, it will wear out quickly, even going understable after significant use ( as stated by the previous reviewer ). However, if you are looking for more stability without sacrificing distance, pick up an Xtra, you can't go wrong with one.
Posted: 3-14-03
Submitted by Brian Luedtke <ThaDiscGolfMan@msn.com> I have had the XTRA for about a year or so now. This disc has changed on me alot. At first, as Discraft claims, it was extremely overstable. In a few months of wear, it started to straighten out alot on drives (around 300 ft). Today, when I get good snap and throw it with lost of speed, it will even fly understable. I don't know if this is because it is beat up a lot, or because of a problem with my throw sometimes. Overall though, the plastic was very tough. It also feels really great in your hand. Very Grippy. The nicest plastic I've used. Most of the wear on my disc came from many direct hits with trees. I would recommend this disc to everyone. I even got my first ace with it on a 190' hole! Get this disc for its great feel and great turn.
Posted: 4-30-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Elite Xtra is a fast, small diameter overstable driver. I group this disc up there with the other overstable drivers on the market; Banshee, X-Clone, EXP1, etc. One thing seems to separate the Xtra from the others. The turn and fade of other overstable discs is quite abrupt while the Xtra's flight has more of a smooth and gradual left/right play to it. While this might not seem like a big thing, it seems more efficient. Abrupt changes in disc flight seem to usually occur because of the disc passing a critical point in its speed or rotation. While most overstable discs "bite" hard left, the Xtra "tails" hard left. In flight, I feel that the Xtra is probably the longest disc in this stability range and it has excellent glide for a disc this overstable without compromising line or predictability. I find the Xtra's resistance to turn and fade characteristics to be very similar to a Banshee but with a smoother line and about 10-15% of extra distance. The Xtra excels as a headwind disc and sidearm driver but it is versatile enough to throw a long s-curve, big sweeping hyzer, or knife hyzer. In Z plastic, the Xtra is more abrupt and loses about 10-20% of its distance. Although this disc is not beginner friendly, it is an excellent choice for an overstable driver.
Posted: 4-09-02
Submitted by Jon Turner <oxdisc@thets.demon.co.uk>
The Elite Pro Xtra is a fast overstable driver. Discraft claim it's a tamed down version of the Xtreme....... if that's the case, the Xtreme must be absolutely insanely overstable as the Xtra is pretty harsh itself. When thrown flat, you need to really power the disc hard or it will hyzer away leaving you with a short drive off to the left (RHBH throw). However, with a good hard sharp throw, the Xtra flies nicely straight before the big fade. The disc is very resistant to turnover even into a headwind - I have screwed up a few drives with it but it still held its line and behaved in a predictable manner even when other discs failed to do so. And for an overstable driver, it has quite a healthy glide toward to the end of the flight allowing it to be used for long S curves when thrown anhyzer. The Xtra doesn't have the "straight then left" feel of the X2 and X-clone. Instead, it feels to me that the amount of "overstability" you'll see in a throw is directly proportional to the speed it travels at so the disc is very handy for hyzer drives where you want to hold a particular shape and curve. All in all, I'd say it was one of the best overstable drivers I've come across to date and although I don't have much use for such discs, I try to ensure I have an Xtra in the bag just in case.
Posted: 10-22-01
Submitted by Paul Wharton <PAUWHARTON@aol.com>
I went in search of a sidearm, so I went in search of an over stable disc and ended up with the Elite Pro Xtra. It did everything as advertised -- plus a little more. You can put all the spin on it you want forehand and it will fade hard right when it slows down (righthanded). Backhand, with the outside edge up, a little height and a bunch of spin, it makes a consistent "S". The disc flies fast and far. The obvious Innova comparison being the Banshee. The Banshees that I have thrown were not as stable as my Xtras but I got a little more distance. Other golfers tell me their Banshees make the Xtra look like a Stratus -- go figure. Discs are different -- arms are different. Either way, the Xtra has plenty of stability. The plastic is out of style since it's not the all powerful "Z" (or "CE) . . . good - sell them to me - cheap!! The hardness of the Z stuff makes a full strength forehand inconsistent.
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