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Old 03-29-2017, 12:24 PM
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^^^agreed. Since my last post on this thread I've been able to try out most of the plastics (still haven't gotten my hands on Cryztal, though ) and Jawbreaker is equally great for upshots and putting. Comparable OS to D plastic, grippy and durable for a near baseline.
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:55 PM
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Funnily enough, I haven't touched a challenger in years.
Yet your words still ring true, despite the passage of years... O giver of sage wisdom.
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:06 PM
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I picked up one of these 2005 Cryztal Challengers on Marshall Street during a recent purchase. I'm a fan of the old Cryztal plastic. Basically feels like Z... you know the stuff. $20 for a 2005 Cryztal Challenger seemed like not too bad a deal. I have tried the new Z FLX Challengers, which seem a bit flippy for Chally's. This one is more overstable, more like what I was looking for in a Challenger. They go back up to $25 after February, so I wanted to let Challenger fans everywhere know, in case they're looking to buy plastic.

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Old 02-16-2018, 12:37 PM
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... I'm a fan of the old Cryztal plastic. Basically feels like Z...
I have an old, very firm Cryztal Zone, I'm guessing pre 2010, that I snagged from deadstock. It was super clear and colorless. Looked like glass. This was when I started dg'ing again in 2013 and all the Cryztal I felt around that time and since has much more give to it.

Is that the main difference from the old and new? Old Cryztal was like the Jolly Launcher Innova put out in 2015 and the new Cryztal is a clear plastic that falls somewhere inbetween Z and Z FLX? For archival purposes, do you know when the change came about?
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:58 PM
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Don't know much about when the change happened. I got a Discraft Premium misprint pack in 2015 or so and the Cryztal was nice and clear but a little gummy, definitely more so than Z. Not bad, but not as firm as I was expecting. I then got a Cryztal Buzzz recently that felt even more gummy, closer to some Z FLX that I've had. Now that Buzzz has grown on me a lot.

Seems like with all plastics there are lots of changes. I wanted to mention these Challengers cuz I haven't handled much of the "old" cryztal, and I'd love to throw more discs in it. I only bought one and it's already a nice thrower and feels like it will just get nicer as it breaks in.

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Anybody thrown the new ESP or Ti Chally's? I have a Cryztal that I like a lot but curious if either of those would work as a cheaper backup.
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