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Old 11-28-2016, 12:39 PM
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Default OS Midrange: help me spend money!

I don't usually do this but hey, why not? There's a bunch of good minds in here...

I don't carry an overstable midrange. The most overstable I carry is a fresh KC Roc or Z Wasp. If I need an overstable midrange shot I have been powering down on a fairway driver. I've been thinking about changing that up by including a true overstable mid.

Things to consider and background info:
- I consider myself more of a finesse thrower and tend to throw more evenly stables or understables (which is why I don't have this slot filled)

- I usually expect more than 300' but not more than 350' from Comets and Rocs which are my main mids.

- I usually prefer to cycle DX or KC Pro type plastics but this mold *might* make more sense in Z/Champ/etc just so it stays overstable. I'm happy with the other midrange slots in the bag.

- I don't mind beads

- I love Rhynos for their overstability, wind resistance, Thumtrac, and lack of glide. I like the idea of a midrange version of a Rhyno.

- Large diameter/small diameter doesn't really matter to me




Things I am interested in for my overstable mid:
- strong fade
- extremely HSS
- wind resistance
- will be used for rollers
- maybe some skip shots?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing any feedback!
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:41 PM
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Also a valid answer:
"You don't need an OS Mid."
I don't want to exclude that option.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:45 PM
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Sounds like you're talking about a Zone. Classified as a putter, but shallow and fast, and as beefy as you could probably need.

If you're stuck on a mid, a Drone is beefcake, and pretty easy to throw.

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:06 PM
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...Zone...
What is the distance potential of a Zone? Is there enough distance difference to carry both molds?
I'm getting 175g DX Rhynos out to 275' or 300' (I think... I've never measured.)
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Old 11-28-2016, 01:12 PM
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What is the distance potential of a Zone? Is there enough distance difference to carry both molds?
I'm getting 175g DX Rhynos out to 275' or 300' (I think... I've never measured.)
No, the zone glides like a brick. Its really slow as well. You sound like you are looking for a more normal speed midrange.

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:12 PM
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Gator

Beaded, comes in a few different plastics and beefy.

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:14 PM
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How much distance are you looking for? If you want 300ft of OS, that's firebird territory.

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:19 PM
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That's a good question. I really have to rip a Rhyno to get out towards 275'.
I'm thinking something that can cover 275'-300' more easily and top out near 350'. I can get 350' out of my Firebird or Preds consistently.
Sooo for overstable needs I am loking at:
Rhyno -> ? -> Z Pred or Champ FB (this slot is fairly new for me as well)
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A Zone is more like a Pig than a Rhyno so I'd imagine you'll get about 250' out of it if you're getting your Rhynos that far. It satisfies every other aspect of your request though. I would consider it to be the Predator of OS discs from Discraft's lineup. Most Preds I've thrown go straight a good ways but still fade strongly.

Knowing you're a 150 thrower, have you tried a 150 Firebird in that role?

If you really want a mid, the Gator would be my suggestion. I found it to be quite similar to the Zone but with more distance potential.

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Old 11-28-2016, 01:22 PM
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I use a Buzzz OS for an overstable mid. I use it for both forehand and backhand shots.

For reference I also carry a Zone for shorter shots. The Buzzz OS has more range than the Zone for me.

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