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Old 10-08-2020, 02:59 PM
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I am really liking the Sol. I have tried a number of discs for something that will hold a slower turnover without wanting to fade out of it. Some were too much turn (Stratus), some would turn and fade back too much (Relay). The Sol seems just right as long as I don’t try to overpower it or throw it too high. Nice smooth turn then flat at the end 180 to 250 feet. Maybe once my forehand gets better I won’t need it, but for now I will stick with it.
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Old 10-08-2020, 08:21 PM
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Still rocking my Z Sol heavily on wooded courses. It's a consistent straight to gentle turn after 200 feet, and finishes around 250-280 feet. It's the perfect slot between my Star Mirage (straight to turn after 100 feet), and Opto X Fuse (straight to slight right drift after 230 feet.) I found so many shots where it was the first thing I grabbed out of my bag when playing Roy G today.

The best thing about the Sol is that it's consistent. Its slower speed means that when it turns, it turns softly, and you guaranteed won't get any fade. Understable fairways you always have to worry about the potential of the disc flattening out and fading back late, and the same to be true for neutral mids like the Mako, Buzzz etc (unless thrown with anhyzer, but then they can turn too rapidly.)
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Old 10-08-2020, 09:37 PM
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I actually just de-bagged my sol. It's funny, the sol is the disc that really taught me the most about my game and it's the first disc that I bought a stack of to practice with, and I just never thought I'd take it out of my bag, but I did. Where I had such great success with the sol before, I just didn't need it anymore. It became an outlier in my bag; a disc that was taken out for specialty shots only: the low tunnel relatively short range hyzerflip flick or a slightly longer one to turnover.
I can bend a buzzz on an anny flick further on the arc than I can my sol. And it ends cleaner, whereas the sol will roll.
And there it is.
The buzzz- the fabled buzzz- has that rep for a reason. It does almost anything you need it to. In every shot where I'd use a sol, I can use a buzzz and get more consistent results. The effortless flick hyzerflip is the only shot I can't pull off with the buzzz, but with a little effort, I can get the ground hugging straight flick without the flip with my zflx buzzz that would cover the same distance as the sol. Short range backhand turnover? I can use my jawbreaker ringer GT to ride an anny line.

I hated doing it. Maybe I'll put it up on the wall to enshrine it in my personal disc HoF haha
This same thing (well, the backhand version anyhow) has happened to me with the Buzzz, a year-old ESP that is really broken in. I find that the Sol is kinda obsolete for me. Especially the beefier PP run. I tried a Tursas as well, and while it's a cool disc, it's too touchy for me and again the Buzzz takes care of this slot.

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Old 10-10-2020, 09:32 PM
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Sol is reaaaaaally close to being that "speed 4, not touchy, reliably understable for finesse shots in the woods that end to the right, even with a little nose up or height"

If they put it out in like, X or ESP, I might be into it. It's little too stable for me unfortunately, to where I would rather just throw a flippy mid.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:55 AM
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Revisited this disc for a couple of rounds this weekend.

It is still too touchy for me to use in the open, I was able to use a big anny angle and throw some flexy floaty 50-100 foot approaches around trees and have a chance to touch metal, whereas I would normally just slide something faster within 15 feet.

Probably worth a spot in my bag for that alone.

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Old 10-12-2020, 10:22 AM
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Sol is reaaaaaally close to being that "speed 4, not touchy, reliably understable for finesse shots in the woods that end to the right, even with a little nose up or height"

If they put it out in like, X or ESP, I might be into it. It's little too stable for me unfortunately, to where I would rather just throw a flippy mid.
You might be able to find an Ace Race version out there which is the only version I use(d). That said, even though I find the AR sol to be super easy to flip, getting it to ride a slow right turn proves way trickier than I had hoped. It's great for a medium power turnover or hyzerflip to turnover, but at low speeds, my lack of finesse is amplified by this disc's tendencies. At low speeds, it floats straight and even fades. With a touch of anny, it will hold the line fairly well. With anything more than a touch, it collapses and rolls. I find something like a roach or a mako3 on anny to be way more predictable than the sol in this capacity. But to your point, if you like the sol but don't like it in z, see if you can get an ace race version. I'm sure there's a lot still out there.

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Old 10-12-2020, 10:28 AM
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If you're looking for that low speed turnover, consider a Star Mirage.

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Old 10-12-2020, 12:27 PM
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If you're looking for that low speed turnover, consider a Star Mirage.
Yes actually that's what I bag. Love it. It's the anti-zone

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Old 10-12-2020, 01:38 PM
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I'm intrigued by that mirage you mentioned in another post. I just didn't want to get a brand new mold haha. But now I really want to try it, and until I started throwing my mako3 again, I forgot how much I really like star plastic.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:18 AM
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Revisited this disc for a couple of rounds this weekend.

It is still too touchy for me to use in the open, I was able to use a big anny angle and throw some flexy floaty 50-100 foot approaches around trees and have a chance to touch metal, whereas I would normally just slide something faster within 15 feet.

Probably worth a spot in my bag for that alone.
I put this back in my bag and have had some success with it playing conservative on some wooded holes. I think this is more valuable to me than a 2nd understable fairway because I can do some different things with it closer to the basket.

I'm back to liking it. I just have to remember to never use it on super open holes.
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