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Old 04-07-2016, 02:53 PM
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So I still bag and use the first Z Hornet I got when they were released. It's lost almost all of it's fade, but it is not flippy at all. And it goes real far. I pair it with a fresh one for overstable fade shots when needed. I have a stack of 8 other Z Hornets in the closet that I've collected over the years. I wonder when i'll ever use them. But perhaps, since it doesn't seem like a popular mold, the stack will serve me well if Discraft ever cancels the mold from production.


I still hope someday for a run of Hornets in other plastics. A Z Flx Hornet please. Oh my.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:18 PM
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Surprised me how beefy this thing is. My first throw on a 290ft hole went about 225ft. I hope this joker breaks in and gets some glide. Like someone said before the plastic looks and feels like a Z/ESP blend, if that's even possible.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:32 AM
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Surprised me how beefy this thing is. My first throw on a 290ft hole went about 225ft. I hope this joker breaks in and gets some glide. Like someone said before the plastic looks and feels like a Z/ESP blend, if that's even possible.
It will season up some.
Almost all of them that I have seen are a good cross/blend between esp and z
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:06 AM
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Agreed. It will season up a bit. And yes, there's something with the mold (volume of plastic needed) where they needed an ESP/Z blend due to some differences in density. I have a 175 Hornet that seems more like ESP than Z, but yours must be similar weight and looks a little more on the Z side... Either way, I think it's a very nice disc. Almost more of a fairway than a mid.
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Without reading the whole thread, can someone tell me if Hornets tend towards flat or domey, and if either extreme is preferable?
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:33 PM
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Without reading the whole thread, can someone tell me if Hornets tend towards flat or domey, and if either extreme is preferable?
My Hornets are relatively flat, though nowhere near Harp or Zone board-flat. And I like the Hornet's flight with that level of flatness.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:08 PM
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The Hornet I just nabbed has a little more dome than my Buzzz. Haven't thrown it yet, and was just wondering what to expect. Thanks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:24 AM
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I finally threw that Hornet. It might be my favorite mid. Like the Verdict, you can crank on this sucker and it just goes straight forever before finally finishing with a healthy fade. If it maintains HSS and straightens out as it seasons, I could see the Hornet becoming a mainstay in my bag. Thinking about grabbing a few more since they're supposedly OOP?

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Old 11-13-2017, 12:40 AM
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So I still bag and use the first Z Hornet I got when they were released. It's lost almost all of it's fade, but it is not flippy at all. And it goes real far. I pair it with a fresh one for overstable fade shots when needed. I have a stack of 8 other Z Hornets in the closet that I've collected over the years. I wonder when i'll ever use them. But perhaps, since it doesn't seem like a popular mold, the stack will serve me well if Discraft ever cancels the mold from production.


I still hope someday for a run of Hornets in other plastics. A Z Flx Hornet please. Oh my.
I know what you mean I keep having a feeling they will stop production on the Impact but after 10 years they are still making the disc so I see no chance it will go OOP for now.

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Old 11-13-2017, 03:18 PM
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I finally threw that Hornet. It might be my favorite mid. Like the Verdict, you can crank on this sucker and it just goes straight forever before finally finishing with a healthy fade. If it maintains HSS and straightens out as it seasons, I could see the Hornet becoming a mainstay in my bag. Thinking about grabbing a few more since they're supposedly OOP?
Personally I would just go for a drone and stock up on those. Bunch of plastic variations too.
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