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Old 06-11-2018, 12:30 PM
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Default Zone vs Rat

I’m a long time Zone thrower who also throws mostly Innova. Has anyone throw both of these discs? Inflight makes it look like they’re almost identical.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:21 PM
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Rat is noticeably less stable. Flight chart shows them to be a lot closer than they actually are. Zone feels better to me and flies better. Zone and Harp are extremely close, Zone and Rat not so much. I too throw mostly Innova and thought the zone would give me a full Innova lineup, but it cant replace the Zone or Harp in my mind.

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Old 06-11-2018, 01:25 PM
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I bag both. Depends what you like the Zone for. I like my Zones concave and as OS as possible, for a utility purposes.

The Rat does not quite fit that spot, at least not for long. When brand new the Rat is as high-speed stable as a Zone, but that Rat beats in to show a little bit of flip pretty quickly. Similar speed and [lack of glide], but I think the Rat goes farther because the fade is not as severe and not as sudden.

If you like Zones that flip a little bit and don't fade so hard, Rat might be very similar.

Grip feels extremely similar for me between Zone and Rat.

There's a thread for the Rat, some good information in there, as well as comparisons to the Zone:

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...d.php?t=130160

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Old 06-11-2018, 03:37 PM
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Rat is a great driving putter. Almost like a shorter teebird. Straight with a solid and accurate fade.

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Old 06-11-2018, 03:58 PM
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I’m a long time Zone thrower who also throws mostly Innova. Has anyone throw both of these discs? Inflight makes it look like they’re almost identical.
I own both and have thrown both a bit. IMHO these molds do, and are meant to do, different things. The Zone is very overstable, even when thrown with power; while the Rat is less overstable, straight with fade when thrown with power. I'd say the Inflight chart of the Rat that you posted is a bit skewed to the OS side.

P.S. Both are excellent discs for their intended purposes.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:00 PM
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Zone = Firebird
Rat = Teebird

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Old 06-12-2018, 11:17 AM
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Zone = Firebird
Rat = Teebird
This is the most accurate way to compare them.
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Rat flies like a proD zone, just straight with a hair of fade.

AKA the zones no one but me like
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Rat flies like a proD zone, just straight with a hair of fade.

AKA the zones no one but me like
I too bag a D or X-Soft for that dead straight flight with a smidge of fade.

Rat feels a tiny bit smaller in the hand to me, but if I wasn't getting the flight out of my base plastic Zones, I'd definitely pair the two.
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A flat-top luster Rat should fly closer to that picture (I hope)
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