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Old 03-25-2016, 07:35 PM
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Default Should I bag a Gator or Buzzz OS?

I have both. I like both. But not sure they're necessary. Powered up, the Buzzz OS doesn't do anything a powered down PD can't do. Powered down, it doesn't do anything the XXX I bag for thumbers can't do. The Gator seems more consistently overstable regardless to speed. It feels natural for forehand approaches, can putt into severe headwinds, and works great for a slightly shorter thumber disc. The Buzzz OS doesn't thumber as well as the gator and doesn't feel as natural on approaches or headwind putts. The gator doesn't do full-on backhands as well as the Buzzz OS.

I like both. Probably don't need either. What do you all use these discs for?
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:41 PM
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I have both. I like both. But not sure they're necessary. Powered up, the Buzzz OS doesn't do anything a powered down PD can't do. Powered down, it doesn't do anything the XXX I bag for thumbers can't do. The Gator seems more consistently overstable regardless to speed. It feels natural for forehand approaches, can putt into severe headwinds, and works great for a slightly shorter thumber disc. The Buzzz OS doesn't thumber as well as the gator and doesn't feel as natural on approaches or headwind putts. The gator doesn't do full-on backhands as well as the Buzzz OS.
I like both. Probably don't need either. What do you all use these discs for?
I haven't tried the Buzzz OS, but I carry a Star Gator. IMHO there may be one area where the Gator serves me that the Buzzz OS might not: putting. The Gator is a good OS putter in high winds, and especially in unpredictable, gusty winds. It may be the Buzzz OS would be good, but I know the Gator is good for this.

Other than that, it's personal preference.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:10 AM
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Love the star gator. It's listed as a 5 speed but I think of it as like a putter. It's OS an has great feel in hand. Love it for short spikes, hard left turns, short skips, even yes windy putts.

I've even considered getting some dx to beat up and cycle, and maybe try to use as a putter. But then I remember that that is crazy. But my point is that it is a super reliable disc.

I'd rate it 3 3 0 4 if I could. Whatever numbers mean.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:15 AM
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Are all Gators beaded?
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:18 AM
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Are all Gators beaded?
My Star Gators are beaded. I understand that there are non-beaded Gators out there, but others will know more about those than I do...
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:24 AM
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Not all star gators are beaded, but innova doesn't make them beadless anymore.

It's my understanding that if you want a beadless gator, a hyzerbomb mortar is where it's at.

I'd get a gator just for beef, but the buzzz os feels way better in the hand. Slightly more versatile imo.

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Old 03-26-2016, 08:10 AM
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Gator. I tried the buzzos and felt they the gator had more uses
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:46 AM
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Any time I see Gator in the title, I have to jump in. Have yet to try a Buzzz OS, but why mess with success? The Gator (a CFR) has been my go-to disc for a lot of shots, so I have a loyalty to it.
It's only been within the last six months that I've used a Buzzz to complement the Gator for anhyzer shots.
And yes, Virginia, there once was a beadless Gator, but is now being made by HyzerBomb as the Mortar.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:56 AM
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gator BABY!!! WOOOOOOO
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:55 AM
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I used to bag a gator and love them, but my main mid is a Buzzz so the gator was replaced with the OS. They weren't different enough to carry both.

If I threw beaded mids I would definitely bag a gator but the Buzzz and OS feel better to me in hand. Both excellent discs, just a matter of personal preference.
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