victorb wrote:If I ventured a hypothesis, I'd say a brand new dx roc takes 2-4 months to beat it's initial overstability out. The wear process slows significantly after that phase - though it's still easy to have one primary that you throw a lot and get it to a beat stage. Most people will put something similar to an x comet or ontario mold roc in the bag until they get a rancho nice and worn in for a turnover disc.
So, if you played 12 months a year, for 4 years, replacing a roc every 3 months to fill the overstable slot, you would spend $144. All that in the time it takes for me to lose 1 Z Buzz.
For me, my overstable Roc was never my primary Roc. My seasoned Roc is my $$$ Roc and takes the majority of my throws. The overstable Rocs take longer to break in because I just don't throw them as often.
Once I had been throwing Rocs for a couple of years, I had six in my bag. Overstable/seasoned/turnover with a backup for each. That spread the throws around a lot. I could get 9-12 months easy out of a six Roc lineup without needing to replace one.
The expensive part of cycling is that start-up of getting the six discs in the first place, after that it is one or two discs a year. Even at that getting six DX Rocs is basically the same price as buying 3 Star or ESP discs, and if you are going to throw a Z Buzzz you need a Hornet and a Meteor to compliment it so you are pretty much right there price-wise. From there in theory you save the $9-$18 the a Roc guy might spend per year for new Rocs. The savings is not huge, is spread out over a long period and is based on the idea that you are not going to get back-ups for your premium plastic discs. I don't know any serious Z Buzzz throwers that own one.
In the end it's a wash. It's a nice theory, but it just doesn't pan out.