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Old 07-09-2010, 02:56 PM
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Now that they are out, sway me one way or the other. Which do you like more, and why? What are the pros/cons of each when compared?
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:21 PM
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i have yet to throw the Z nuke, but i'll be picking one up to play with this weekend. however, even not having thrown the other model yet, i can already tell you the esp nuke is a great disc. my hands are kind of big, and the nuke was the first real driver i threw and i fell in love with the beefy rim. i still throw it every day and its the most beat up disc in my bag. i've got another one in the mail right now (pink!) i love it so much. the esp nuke always flies smooth and fast.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:06 PM
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I throw a 171 ESP Nuke, and I'm definitely going to try out a Z Nuke when I can get my hands on one.. My ESP Nuke is excellent with a downwind, and gives me an extra 20ft. of distance over anything else in my bag, but it's remarkably flippy and frequently turns over and crashes out in a headwind. I'm hoping a Z Nuke will be just a touch more stable with the same glide and distance.. fingers crossed.
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:31 PM
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I too throw a 171 1st run esp. It was my first big rim disc that I was able to throw with accuracy. I am chomping at the bit to try a Z. I do prefer a lot of champ plastic over star in Innova. So I am curious as to Z vs ESP. My local shop wont have them until early next week.
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Z Nukes feels a lot more comfortable in the hands but have less glide than a nicely seasoned ESP
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Z Nukes feels a lot more comfortable in the hands but have less glide than a nicely seasoned ESP
definitely. i play at a really woody (heh) course everyday and my nuke is getting pretty thrashed, but i went with a friend to an open grassy course today and it flew even better than the last time i was there (4-5 weeks prior). aging well, so far
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I will get two Z Nukes. One will be near max. One will be lighter... maybe 168-ish. Only problem is, I've yet to see any light ones.
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I have a 174g 'first run' standard stamp ESP Nuke and a 170g 'later run' ESP Nuke, both baby blue. The first run nuke is a tad understable turning only a little right on a 400' long throw but then it fades back nicely to center. The later run nuke is extremely flippy at this distance which usually puts me much farther right then I intended (even on a hyzer flip). The deep rim also make it easier to griplock. Although they both fly the same distance (400' to 475' for me) the 'first run' is more consistently accurate.

I bought a first run 173g blue Z-Nuke hoping for the small turn the first run ESP gives me. So far it does fly very similar to the 'first run' ESP but a tad more stable. It fades a little sooner and a little harder but as it beats in i expect it to fade less and give me the extra end flight glide the ESP does currently. A headwind will make it flex more but it won't turn and burn into the ground like the later run ESP Nuke I have. The rim is shallower than the ESP and that does make it easier to release without grip locking the disc. Not quite as stable as a Force but if you're only throwing it 300' it may feel similar to one.

It's staying in my bag along with the 'first run" ESP...
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