Got mine in the mail yesterday. 174g Dayglo Green ESP Cyclone. I got a chance to throw it today against a 174g Pro D Cyclone (a little seasoned). Unfortunately, I've never thrown a Z or TP Cyclone so I can't comment on that.
The disc: looks and feels sweet. This is fairly standard ESP plastic, with a little flex on the flight plate, but great grip. It's got a nice consistent medium dome (almost identical to the D). I'll try to post pictures later.
The flight: basically $$.
At low power (~275) it'll flip up from a touch of hyzer for a dead straight shot with surprisingly late fade. Great smooth hyzer line, and it will also hold an anny all the way to the ground at this power range. The most notable feature is its glide; I kept expecting it to bite and fade, but it held the line a long way. It was actually a bit longer than the Pro D on some of these shots. It responds well to powering down, and also higher nose up throws. Very forgiving.
With some nuts behind it (~325+) thrown flat, it'll have a nice tight little S curve for some easy, controlled D. Very predictable fade (more predictable than the Pro D). One thing it does really well is a flattened hyzer shot at full power (even nose up).
Compared to the D Cyclone, I'd say it's a bit more stable. (If it had been a new D Cyclone, I'd guess the ESP would still be a twinge more stable.) The ESP has less turn, and a bit later fade than the Pro D. It's definitely not beefy, by any means (not like a Ch. Teebird, or KC Gazelle). Definitely not sacrificing much glide. I'm not sure how well it'll hold up in the wind (there was no breeze today), however. (Probably not well).
It looks like Cyclones will be replacing my Teebirds, I was so impressed.
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