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Old 02-15-2017, 10:59 AM
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So, I bought this beautiful Z Hornet a couple days ago and got it in. Im very happy with it but im a little stumped on the plastic blend. Ive never seen opaque Z plastic that wasnt flydyed. I have some that are more translucent than others but this almost looks/feels like esp. Is it possible its in esp but stamped z? Or is the flight plate on the hornet so thick that its not as translucent? Or is this completely normal and Im that unobservant? Any z plastic afficionados or hornet connoisseurs wanna chime in? Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:05 AM
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It's probably got a little bit of ESP in it. Apparently that mold and the Drone are hard to make in legal weights depending on the plastic.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:15 AM
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It's probably got a little bit of ESP in it. Apparently that mold and the Drone are hard to make in legal weights depending on the plastic.
Oooo... Very cool. That makes it even more one of a kindish. Interesting though, doesnt z+esp=bigz? So its like a z, esp, bigz, sort of blend? Pretty cool.

Also, i wonder if this issue is a contributing factor to it going OOP. I can see how having to constantly tweak run settings would be so incosistent that it messes with production costs. That totally makes sense.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:16 AM
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That's Hornet Z plastic. They all seemed to have a different blend of Z plastic from other molds, but it's still Z plastic.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:18 AM
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If you were to find a clear/translucent z hornet, then you'd be on to something more interesting.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:24 AM
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Oooo... Very cool. That makes it even more one of a kindish. Interesting though, doesnt z+esp=bigz? So its like a z, esp, bigz, sort of blend? Pretty cool.

Also, i wonder if this issue is a contributing factor to it going OOP. I can see how having to constantly tweak run settings would be so incosistent that it messes with production costs. That totally makes sense.
I thought z + ti = big z

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:36 AM
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Many Discraft Z discs are opaque. You can usually tell if its Z based on how it feels or even how shiny it is. They also seem to have a pearlescent look to them.

Z Flicks on the other hand are sometimes made out of an opaque, flat plastic. That plastic has to have weight agent added to it since the Flick is such a thin disc.

I've never seen ESP plastic that you could see through at all. Same goes for Star.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:40 AM
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That's Hornet Z plastic. They all seemed to have a different blend of Z plastic from other molds, but it's still Z plastic.
Tbird has this one. Basically all hornets are like this. Zsp, if you will. It's my understanding they had to do it.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:50 AM
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My Z Hornet is the same;

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Have had 3-4 Hornets pass through the bag over the years. All very opaque. I've only ever seen one orange translucent one in my 5 years of playing.
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