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Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby pask2155 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:55 am

You guys always give such great depth on stuff so I figured this would be a great place to ask this...

What your thoughts on Discraft's titanium plastic?
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby turso » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:19 am

Poorer looking copy of Latitude's Gold Line plastic. Pointlessly expensive, not any more durable than Z, gimmicky mold stamp. Looks better than other DC plastics, disc flight seems about the same as elite Z. Bit grippier than Z.

All in all, can't see myself paying that kind of price for a disc that doesn't have any special qualities you couldn't find elsewhere with lesser cost.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby chainsmoker » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:22 pm

So many of the colors would be kind of hard to find out on the course. When I see them in the shops I think there is no way I would buy this stuff online because I've seen a lot of deformed Ti plastic.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby JR » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:41 pm

My Buzzes are stiffer an way slicker than Z and the shape is just like that of straight Zs but the flight is more HSS and LSS than Zs. The HSS is like the overstable Glo Z but the fade is in between a Z and Glo Z of the overstable kind. I've heard of some Glo Zs flying the same as the Z. And i've heard of Ti Buzzes that are a little domey, have a low shoulder and not that concave a wing. I've seen such at the store where i got mine and am not surprised that some Tis are more understable than the Zs. Normal variation. The same for the Stalker except Glo Z.

Any plastic can warp in transportation and storage so Ti is not at fault and should be more resistant to improper handling than most plastics.

Pricey as hell no joy. The only reason to buy it for me is to get a desired variation on a trusted disc into a known direction in stability. Just like the Glo Z is more advantageous during the day for better wind handling than at night for the glowing effect.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby allsport1313 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:54 pm

Got mine online and came with a giant deformed glob on the flightplate and was the color of feces. Didn't really like how slippery it was either. Pass for now
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby discmonkey42 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:38 am

I have, and have thrown a good bit, 2 Ti Buzzz's I got as player's pack discs. The good is that they are super flat, nicely stable, and are the closest in flight to my first run Z Buzzz. I also like the stamp/clean look. The bad is that they are extra slippery, terrible colors, hard to find, and way too expensive. I'd file it under yet another marketing gimmick with no real benefit.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby CatPredator » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:21 pm

I picked up a couple max weight blue Wasps when they were released. They fly a predictably overstable line. They look nice. They seem durable enough from what I can tell after a few months of use. However, like others have said, the plastic doesn't really feel any better than most ESP or Z blends, many of the colors are lackluster, and the cost is too high. I don't feel like any of the other molds are worth my dollars unless they switch things up and I probably won't buy more Ti Wasps if I lose or deal the two I have. There's plenty of cheaper options that fill the overstable workhorse mid role just as well.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby ChainBomber » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:21 pm

I got one at a tourney and i don;t like it. It is sitting in my storage area with my other discs that i don't throw. color sucks and the grip on it isn't that good. just not good at all.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby JR » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:14 am

Gripping at the rough text helps a little and not playing in NC humidity should help a lot more and only using it in arm weather is a must. Slickness like that is a problem everywhere where it is not summer temperature and the surroundings are moist.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby 7ontheline » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:10 pm

I like the flight path and flat tops of my buzzz and wasp. My stalker overlaps too much with my newish eagle x.

The biggest drawback for me is that the grip isn't great.
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Re: Discraft Titanium plastic...thoughts?

Postby JHern » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:47 am

Here is the original Titanium thread...it was all the hype last year, but it didn't turn out as great as we had hoped. It's a fairly good plastic, but not as good as a lot of previous plastic that has been produced (but only in special runs):

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23626
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