marmoset wrote:Does "best stability" mean "most stability" or just best working in your opinion?
It means that I think it has the most desireable amount of stability and glide out of the 3 in-production options. Actually there are only 2 in-production options, the LEs are not being run any more.
I didn't make a recmmendation because I didn't know what you priorities were
I'll describe them in a little more detail and let you decide which sounds best for your style.
Z Comets will fade about as much as a somewhat fresh DX Roc; kinda like a "broken in a little" but not a BEAT Roc except the Comet does not have nearly as much torque resistance.
ESP Comets are sweet, neutral flyers right off the shelf. They will fade a little but not the kind of fade you can count on to pull it out of an anny.
The X Comets don't have any fade to speak of unless they are brand spankin' new. They don't break in disproportionately fast, they just lose their fade kinda quickly IMO. After that initial stage they are glidey lil' finesse machines. For me, the X Comets are the easiest to manipulate and see results. You might do well to interpret that last sentence as "they can
be twitchy little boogers if you get sloppy!"
If I were to take a guess, you'd probably be happiest with an ESP Comet but they are getting expensive in the US... I can only imagine how much they'd be after you
So for you I'd recommend a domey X Comet in a weight a little heavier than you're used to. If you throw pretty far or you usually throw max weight then I would suggest stepping up to the Z Comet.
The reason I don't recommend the Z Comet to you is that you mentioned you have thrown lids for your whole life. You are bound to have fairly solid form. Z Comets are probably going to be a little too overstable for what you want. Comets like all snap and very little armspeed so you can get past the relative overstability by ramping up your armspeed a little but that only really cures the high speed stability, not the low speed fade. Nose down would fix a lot of the fade but might make it too high speed understable.
I should remind you that I live @ 2200' above sea level so discs act a little more overstable for me.
EDIT: Sorry, I didn't have time to proofread.
EDIT #2: To sum up, the X Comet is most lid-like in its stability. This is the fundamental reason I recommended it to you. Most people like the Z because it is less lid-like and more golf disc like.