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Elite Z Buzz

Type: Midrange
Available Weights:
Plastic: Discraft Elite Z

Elite Z Buzz
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.

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Posted: 9-13-04
Submitted by MattNMisawa matthew@beattheindiedrum.com
The Z-Buzzz is most definitely the straightest disc I have ever thrown right out of the box. It isn't necessary to bang it off trees for a few rounds, beat it with a mallet or anything. I am an intermediate amateur RHBH thrower. My Buzzz is a 176g opaque (first-run I believe?) With this said, you do need to put a bit of power behind the throw to keep the straight line. Initially I had a problem with this disc going far past my target. It took a while to stop underestimating it. It easily could be used for drives on 200'-250' foot holes. For me, anything over that usually ends up with me turning the disc over a bit much (as stated below). There's a ridiculously tight tunnel hole here at the Misawa Japan course with an incredibly low ceiling. This is the only disc I can have come out the other side, aside from maybe my Leopard. Once I figured out how to tame this disc it quickly took over the space in my bag the Roc/Gremlin used to occupy. The Buzzz has saved my behind on many a shanked drives. I haven't been playing that long but this is the most excited I've been about a disc since I picked up my first disc. Long may it live!
Posted: 1-15-04

Submitted by Todd Jones jtj424@hotmail.com
I love this new disc, it has become my favorite mid range shot. I've been playing for around a year and have begun copeteing in some of the Amatuer tournies around Dallas and I picked up a Buzz at the TX10 and since then the Buzz has not left my bag. I gennerally keep it for shots less than 280 ft because when I try to go farther with it I have a tendency to turn it over a little too much. Im not sure if that is because of the disc or because of my throw. On shots less than 280 it has been unbelievable for me since I started using it, I have made four of my longest shots of all time. I really agree with the prev post in that it is fast and accurate with a flat hyzer towards the end but like I said my accuracy really slips when I try to throw this disc too far.

I also throw a Innova Cobra for longer mid range shots and the difference I see with mine is that I am much more accurate with the Buzz but not as long, and there is also a huge difference in the way the disc's feel. My Cobra is very sharp and the Buzz is smooth as a babies ***. I love it!!!
Posted: 10-21-03
Submitted by ThaDiscGolfMan@msn.com
The Buzzz is the straightest flying mid-range I have ever thrown. Discraft dubs it a "super straight modified Wasp" and that description is perfect. I release this disc with lots of speed and a little hyzer and let it glide towards the hole. I use this disc on holes up to 325'. As for speed goes...this is probably the fastest mid-range I've thrown, but yet, it doesn't take away any accuracy. The disc will fly dead straight if you throw it with a little hyzer. It will hold a smooth hyzer line if you put a lot of hyzer on it and give it enough height. It will do a nice little smooth turning shot and fade back if you release it flat. (not that much turn) It will do an even bigger turn when you put a little anhyzer on it. It will hold any line you throw it on just like Discraft says. (Barring strong wind) You DO have to have a decent arm though to get it to hold all those lines so it isn't probably a great beginner's disc. This disc is so versatile. It is probably the longest mid-range I've thrown. Its the farthest one in my bag now. The Roc is a close second by the way. And not to mention that the rim is smooth and feels great in your hand. The Z plastic they used on this disc feels softer and grippier than some of their other Z plastic. I love it! Wow, Discraft is sure makin some great discs lately. This disc is great. There is already a bug 'buzzz' about it. And for good reason. Do yourself a favor and go get BUZZZED. You will be glad you did!
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