Wyno wrote:hmmm, I can get my hands on at least 10 brand new x-preds, should last until DC decides to do another run right? how long do they last (how beat before they're useless), do they lose lss first, and how are they different from z preds when new?
10 new Z preds could likely last you the rest of your disc golfing career - especially if they are the flatter, more HSS of the runs. The domey ones are pretty awesome as well. Sort of like a more LSS, faster eagle. 10 new X predators won't last till DC does a new run though - since they haven't produced them as long as I've been throwing the disc iirc. Try to find some domey Z preds instead, they are easier to come by at this point and will likely be easier to find in the future...I've never been one to recommend buying plastic that is out of production.
I put my first predator in the bag back in 2008, it's just now getting to the point that it isn't my go to headwind disc. I put a fresh one in the bag in November. I figure the old one has at least another 5 or so years before it becomes flippy. In terms of how they wear in, they are similar to most other champ/z plastic wear patterns - they lose HSS first. This only will make a good worn in predator a more versatile disc than a brand new one. X Predators have a similar wear pattern - except you will see more LSS loss as they wear. A beat X Predator will be more of a hyzerflip to straight or turnover type disc from the little experience I have throwing them.
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