RPM Discs’ Piwakawaka approach disc is an elegant option for a light touch toward the chains and will amaze you with its glide. RPM discs recently sent us a Piwakawaka for reviewing and we’ve been awed by the glide and control that it provides.
The RMP Discs Tui has a flight that resembles its stamp; intricate, beautiful and precise. RPM discs has been manufacturing discs for many years but has only recently begun selling them mainstream. The Tui is their first putter and fills many needs on the disc golf course.
Discraft recently sent us a Z FLX Thrasher to review and compare to the original Elite Z Thrasher. If you haven’t read our Elize Z Thrasher review yet then I’d strongly recommend you read that first here: http://dgputtheads.com/discraft-thrasher-driver-review
Here’s what Discraft says about their Thrasher: http://www.discraft.com/prod_thrasher_z.html
As you would expect, the Z FLX Thrasher has the same feel and all of the outstanding traits of the Elite Z Thrasher, but there are a few significant differences. The Z FLX Thrasher is extremely gummy. Some Z FLX molds, such as the Undertaker, are only moderately softer, but the Thrasher in Z FLX is gummier than most other Z FLX molds I’ve thrown. This does have advantages such as an incredibly smooth release, very little bounce and greatly reduced roll. But the disadvantages include lower torque resistance and a slightly less consistent release when using a power grip. Although, I noticed that throws with a fan grip were still consistent. Keep in mind that in cold temperatures the plastic will condense and will not be nearly as gummy.
The Z FLX Thrasher is noticeably more understable than its Elite Z counterpart. In warm weather this was difficult because the Thrasher mold is already quite understable. The Z FLX Thrasher turned too much for me to comfortably control on most throws over 75% even when dropping the angle. This turn is more controllable with a fan grip as I mentioned above, but it still turns fairly heavily. In temperatures below 40 the turn was more controllable and dropping below 30 the Z FLX plastic condensed nicely and the disc performed much better. I didn’t notice any difference in how the different plastics handled the wind, so the Z FLX Thrasher should be a great winter option.
I found that the Z FLX Thrasher has just as much glide as the original mold, maybe even more. With approximately 50% power I can easily throw this driver 325-330 feet. I also found that the malleable plastic allowed me to throw extremely controlled rollers. The roll was reduced so I didn’t have as much distance on my roller shots, but the roll was pure to its path and didn’t bounce out of control.
In the Elite Z Thrasher review we mentioned that there are many uses for this mold for a variety of players. I feel that the Z FLX Thrasher is more of a niche disc and when used properly it will hold high value. It should be an excellent for beginners looking for effortless distance and will be a good cold weather option for more experienced players who bag a Z Thrasher in warmer months.
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Continuing their current trend of designing easier-to-throw discs, Discraft has released the Thrasher. This high-speed understable disc also resists a full flip, meaning you can power it up and watch it fly.