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Old 05-08-2011, 06:53 PM
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Alright, so when I started disc golf a friend of mine gave me a beat in 170g DX Shark. I don't have a comparable new Shark to try to compare it to, so can anyone tell me what the difference is between a beat-in shark and a new one? I ask because I'm not really liking the shark, it has too much fade for me and turns over easier than I want it to. I want to get a Buzzz or Buzzz SS, but I don't know what to expect. Is a Buzzz going to be like the shark? Is it easier to control and more consistent than the shark? I mean, I'd like a mid-range that is more strait, but since I'm a beginner I know I should get one that has a little turn and fade so I can improve my form. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:29 PM
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Pretty much what you said. When sharks get beat, they get pretty flippy. The buzzz (Z plastic, a touch more stable) is probably my go-to midrange disc, it holds whatever line i put it on and will also fly dead straight. I would either try a brand new shark or a pro D buzz.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:45 PM
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I think you'll really enjoy a Buzz or a Buzz SS.
It does what you're looking for and IMO better than the shark.
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get an X comet and a buzzz of your preferred flavor
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:48 PM
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Buzzz in Z plastic or SS Buzzz. Let the eternal argument begin anon.
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No arguing here. Buzzz all the way.
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buzzz is great but a Z buzzz will have quite a bit of fade when new for a beginner. i really like the X buzzz, better grip and flies straighter, very easy to control.

buzzz ss only comes in Z but it's not as stable obviously. also a good choice.
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That's what you wanna do
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I ask because I'm not really liking the shark, it has too much fade for me and turns over easier than I want it to. I want to get a Buzzz or Buzzz SS, but I don't know what to expect.
if you dont like the fade of a shark you may not like the buzzz. a D buzzz has very little fade, but from what i remember of the shark i dont think the shark had much for fade either (IMO). so the D Buzzz will basically have the least aount of fade and doesnt flip easily. its a very straight disc in HSS and LSS. Z and ESP buzzzs will have considerable more fade than a shark in any plastic.
you may want to go with a more 'understable' mid. id look at a Mission, MD2, Fuse, or Coyote. they would prolly be more of what you are looking for.
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if you dont like the fade of a shark you may not like the buzzz. a D buzzz has very little fade, but from what i remember of the shark i dont think the shark had much for fade either (IMO). so the D Buzzz will basically have the least aount of fade and doesnt flip easily. its a very straight disc in HSS and LSS. Z and ESP buzzzs will have considerable more fade than a shark in any plastic.
you may want to go with a more 'understable' mid. id look at a Mission, MD2, Fuse, or Coyote. they would prolly be more of what you are looking for.
I agree with smyith with one exception, if you really like the feel of a Shark but don't like the fade, get a QMS. It has a Shark top and a Stingray bottom (or reverse, I can't remember) either way it should be really straight with a familiar feel for you. It sounds tailor made for what you are looking for. The Buzzz is good too but can be a little too fast for some beginners, they love straight but everything else takes some work to do. A Qms is easier to hold lines than a Buzzz. Smyith's recommendations are good too.
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