Discraft Vulture Review

Discraft Vulture Review disc golf

Discraft’s Vulture is the newest disc of prey in their lineup.  This distance driver will give you predictability as well as workability and will remind you very much of Discraft’s veteran driver, the Predator.  Discraft recently sent us a Vulture to test and we were very pleased to find the familiar feel of the Predator but in a brand new mold with new potential.

Discraft Vulture Notes

“When the Predator finishes with its prey, the Vulture comes in to play. The Vulture is described as a well seasoned Predator, with less overstability and more glide. The Vulture is predictable in wind and a great long range placement driver. Pros will appreciate the shot shaping ability of this”

https://www.discraft.com/discraft-big-z-vulture-bzvulture

Available plastics: Z, Big Z, ESP, ESP Glo Swirl, Titanium

Flight Rating:  10, 5, 0, 3

Vulture Initial Reactions

You may confuse Discraft’s Vulture with Discraft’s Predator if you were to blindly pick them both up at the same time.  For those who have not thrown a Predator, the Vulture has a moderate profile allowing it to rest comfortably in your hand and a fairly standard 10 speed rim which is easy to grab even if you have small hands like myself.  It is comfortable both forehand and backhand.  There is a noticeable flashing under the rim which was somewhat of a nuisance the first few throws, but it wears down and breaks in to the point where I only noticed it for one round.

Discraft Vulture By The Numbers



Flight chart courtesy of inbounds Disc Golf

I feel the Vulture is a little more overstable than represented in the flight chart.  It does not have as strong of a fade as the Predator but even with a forward moving fade I feel that it will hook a little more.  Then again, maybe this bird just needs to fly a few more rounds to properly break in.

Discraft Vulture Video Review

 

Vulture Flight Characteristics

The Vulture is an overstable, yet workable driver.  It’s a solid 10 speed and is quite controllable with a touch of glide to let you hit extra lines.  You won’t go wrong throwing the Vulture deadly straight for 350-375 feet or on high hyzer lines a little shorter.  The Vulture will even hold a long anhyzer line for about 340 feet before pulling out for a nice 375 s-curve.  This distance driver is amazingly versatile for being overstable.  The Vulture is also overstable enough to handle the torque of a forehand.

One of the best characteristics of the Vulture is how it uses the wind.  Thrown into a headwind, the Vulture is still controllable and will lift to give you extra distance without sailing out of control.  Because the Vulture offers so many different flight options, it can be used in any sort of wind as your arm can find the line.  The Vulture is going to be a go-to driver for many disc golfers.

The Vulture has the familiar feel of the Predator that many of us have thrown for years, and there are many similarities but a few significant differences.  Like the Predator, the Vulture is overstable, predictable, and excellent in the wind.  However, the Vulture is a little less overstable and feels like a broken in Predator so it will be more workable right out of the box.  The Vulture also has more glide than the Predator which allows it to find more lines more easily than the Predator and it only sacrifices a small amount of consistency in the wind.  Don’t let that fool you though, the Vulture is still plenty consistent.  One other advantage of the Vulture is that is has a more forward fade than the Predator and I found that it landed 15-20 feet further on almost every throw.

Discraft Vulture Final Verdict

I like this disc.  The Vulture combines the best of two classes: Overstable wind fighters and shot shaping control drivers.  For beginners, the Vulture will be a great venture into overstability without going to far, and advanced players will love the combination of control and predictability.  The Vulture is available in many different plastic options which should allow you to find the optimal feel for your new go-to overstable driver.

If you’re ready to try a Vulture for yourself then you can check your pricing and color options at Infinite Discs!

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We are affiliated with Infinitediscs.com but we will still provide our honest opinion and will never recommend an item unless we have tested it and believe in its quality.  We also fully support Infinite Discs and the customer service that they provide and would do so even without any affiliation.

 

 

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