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Old 04-08-2013, 09:10 PM
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Default X Buzzz smaller diameter

I noticed my X Buzzz has a smaller diameter than my GT, or my regular Z, or my 10 year, or my Cryztal FLX, yet on the pdga approved list they do not have it listed separately like the GT and the SS. In other words it should have a legal max weight lower than the others but it does not. Anyone know anything about this?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:13 PM
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My X Buzzz is the same Diameter as all of my other Buzzzes...
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:14 PM
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The material density is probably higher so it weighs more in a smaller size.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:18 PM
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The material density is probably higher so it weighs more in a smaller size.
Max weight is based on diameter.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:25 PM
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Is it domey? If not is the flightplate super firm?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:27 PM
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Is it domey? If not is the flightplate super firm?
It looks like a regular Buzzz, not too domey at all. Flight plate is pretty firm, not too soft or stiff. Seems like regular X material to me. I bought it last fall, but I'm not sure how long it was on the shelf there.

It flies a bit differently too, kind of like a shorter Teebird. More of an S in the flight. Not that I'm complaining.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:30 PM
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Weird stuff happens in plastic molding. I highly doubt they are using a different mold for X Buzzzes, it just so happens that X plastic tends to give discs way bigger domes than Z plastic, which likely is related to the diameter issue. I just did a comparison of a recent run pop top X Nuke and a FR Z Nuke and the X has an appreciably smaller diameter too. A while ago I noticed my Yeti Aviars were larger in diameter than my KC Pros and DX P&As, despite being listed as the same on the PDGA specs. Likely due to the concavity and the plastic blend, not the mold being a wider diameter.

Different blends just mold up differently, and there's not much any company has been able to do about that yet.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:36 PM
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Weird stuff happens in plastic molding. I highly doubt they are using a different mold for X Buzzzes, it just so happens that X plastic tends to give discs way bigger domes than Z plastic, which likely is related to the diameter issue. I just did a comparison of a recent run pop top X Nuke and a FR Z Nuke and the X has an appreciably smaller diameter too. A while ago I noticed my Yeti Aviars were larger in diameter than my KC Pros and DX P&As, despite being listed as the same on the PDGA specs. Likely due to the concavity and the plastic blend, not the mold being a wider diameter.

Different blends just mold up differently, and there's not much any company has been able to do about that yet.
It must have shrunk during cooling or something... It doesn't have a noticeable dome like my newest Z does. I really like the way it flies. Also it has a little bit of a sparkle to it. It's basically grass green with small silver flecks in it. Not flakes, just very small flecks you might not even notice if you didn't look close enough.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:42 PM
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:43 PM
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