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Im looking for an easy turnover fairway disc. One that will just flip and ride. Ive narrowed it down to a Z-XL or a Star Leopard. I have a pretty good arm. I can easily hit 4oo' even on a bad throw. Basically which of these is better for me for annys, but won't just roll over?
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I would go with the Z-XL. The recent couple that I have thrown were definitely less stable than a Star Leopard of equal weight.
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Either one. You may want to consider the Elite X/Pro version of both discs. I used to carry XL's now I carry Leopards. Not necessarily interchangeable/identical but similar to an extent. I just like the Leopard right now. I have a ton of XL's in a box (mostly elite-x and z but some elite-pro thrown in too).
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I can recommend the XL. I used to throw them a lot, and they have a really good ability to make a slow, controllable turn without flipping too much or too quickly. I know there are leopards that will also do this, but most XLs I've had will do it right out of the box, where most of the recent leopards have started too stable to do this right away. Its probably most important that you figure out which one is more comfortable in your hand.
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Out of interest: I haven't really thrown Star Leos nor Z-XL's, how would the S-FD compare?
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I haven't thrown other XLs than FLX so i don't know about the Z XL. Star Leo fades less than S FD and the FD i have flips about two degrees more than the Leo but is longer. Because of speed but i haven't thrown them side by side. And i've only thrown the FD in a place where i don't have measurements so i'm not sure about how much they differ in D.
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I've got a Pro-D XL and love it. Once it locks onto a path, it stays there and has very limited fade. Awesome sidearm disc. I'm using my Sidewinder more for FH tee shots because of the extra fade, but the XL is still a great disc.
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