uNicedmeMan wrote:Similar situation here. It also helps that new orange flat C-PDs are pretty beefy.
Absolutely. My orange C-PD is beat in now and is my go to hyzer disc up to 350'. It is almost exactly like my beat Z pred except it is a bit faster, better in the wind, and has less glide.
On another note...There are a lot of Z/ESP Preds floating around out there that are not very overstable, so the Pred is not necessarily synonymous with overstable. Also, it seems all the nicest Z Preds start out really overstable and break in. The ones that have -HSS out of the box are never as dependable.
There is a lot of anomaly in Preds over the years. Back in '03-'04 I got this orange Z Pred with a really even and balanced dome and it was like a longer Teebird. It flew straight at medium to high speeds and never turned at all, and then it had a very late and glidey fade. It went very close to as far as the first run Orcs I was throwing, but with more control. I really wish I still had that disc because it was not only a freak, but one of the nicest overall drivers I've ever thrown. I've been through a lot of old run Z Preds since having the CDGS used stock to paw through, but I've never found one anything like the one I described above. It was from fairly soon after Z Preds first came out, but it had a normal Z hotstamp for the time. The first Z Pred I bought I'm almost certain was a FR mold, but it didn't have the lion ghost stamp. Instead it had a PREDATOR ghost stamp across the flight plate. That one had negative high speed turn and a lot of fade.