what'shisname wrote: Mark Ellis wrote: Flipflat wrote:
Mark Ellis wrote:The newest Buzzz is about to hit the market:
The 10th Anniversary Buzzz
I am told they will be released at the Memorial tournament so no one has seen or felt any. Except me, of course, but I only have a box of them.
A custom hotstamp is on top. A new (and old) Wasp bottom returns. Evidently the old Wasp raised letters wore down and were replaced with new graphics. Z plastic (so far, it is unknown if others plastics are contemplated). I have only thrown one (in deep blue) and it is very strong.
Wasp bottom- so does this mean it's got a bead? Or is it somehow more overstable than a regular Z? Or a glow?
The 10th Anniversary Buzzzes are beadless, just like every other Buzzz I have ever seen in any plastic or run. I expect the 10th Anniversary run will have the typical variances. I saw some which were beautifully flat and some a bit domey. My preference is always for the flat topped ones so that is what I picked out.
Like most players I don't care how exactly what the stability of a mid-range disc is (understanding that Buzzzes are straight fliers by nature). I throw it, learn it, adjust to it and use it for what it does best. If anything I wish I could find a flippier Buzzz right out of the box so it wouldn't take years to break in to that level.
I've never thrown one, but isn't that what a buzzz ss is supposed to do?
Perhaps but not in my hands. As a forehander (with all that flutter) I throw a Buzzz in the 150' to 250' range, which means I never throw them hard. From big armed backhanders I have heard that the SS is a broken in Buzzz. For me, throwing Buzzzes for touch/control shots the SS is not much different in stability than a Buzzz and tends not to mold as flat.
As it turns out the 150-250' range is really important. Beyond my putters but less than my drivers. The ability to hit a flat, straight, true line in the Buzzz range is a great benefit on some courses, especially the tight tunnel types. Enough so that I carry 4 Buzzzes in varying stabilities just to handle these shots.
Once you fall in love with a disc it is hard to abandon it. I should probably search for a really flat SS and give it another try.