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Old 07-11-2021, 02:41 PM
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I didn't really see a obvious dedicated thread for the Mantis. So decided to make one for when\if it returns (since it has been MIA for over a year).

Thoughts and opinions are welcome.

I finally bit the bullet and overpaid for 2 first run Z Mantis on ebay...just so I can have this amazing fairway back in my bag.

Hopefully Discraft makes these again soon in Big Z and Z...as well as some special runs (please Swirly Z or Glo Z).

Ulibarri has now made the community very aware of this sleeper fairway. We have all seen him lacing his green Big Z all over the place.

Cmon Discraft....let's get these in peoples hands!

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Old 07-14-2021, 02:14 PM
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The mantis is one of my favorite molds, I much prefer it to the undertaker. I’m getting afraid to throw mine when they are no where to be found right now.

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Old 07-14-2021, 04:57 PM
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As with all Discraft, there are plans for a special Ledgestone edition. For the mighty Mantis, I understand it will be one of the actual player's pack discs. Not sure what plastic or whatever.

I really hope that once Ledgestone is over Discraft will get back to making normal, stock discs.

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Old 07-14-2021, 05:04 PM
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lulz i have a green big z i found almost a handful of years back that i never have thrown

does that mean its going for $100 shipped like the black paul macbeth zones

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Old 07-14-2021, 05:38 PM
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I still have a Bowling Green Ams Glow Mantis in storage. I'll probably never throw it again though because finding them has been an absolute joke for too long. I moved on to other molds.

If anyone wants a mantis and doesn't want to overpay for it, check out the DD Maverick.
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Old 07-14-2021, 06:20 PM
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I have a couple of Gateway Spears as my Mantis backups (I bag a beat in Big Z). The Platinum is domier and a little more HSS while the HD I have is flatter and flippier.
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So they released some Uli stamped Swirly Z Mantis and some Les White Swirly Z Mantis for Wave 4 of ledgestone...(still some Les White left as of this post).

I snagged 3 heavy Les Whites...

Boy do I hope they mold up like the First Run Z I have. Finally decided to take one of my minty FR Mantis out for a test drive after not bagging one for years and coming off a back surgery....

WOW.... I really can't explain how good this disc is.... I couldn't throw a bad shot with it and the glide is unreal. It is so workable for an 8 speed with a reliable late fade.

Iam never one to hype discs...there are usually plenty of molds now that can replicate any shot you want BUT for some reason the Mantis is perfect for my throw... I was dumb to get rid of the ones I had years ago to try and build a weird bag...won't make that mistake again...

Few discs have blown my mind over the years. The Buzzz was first...Wizard second...Mantis 3rd...Sol 4th...these molds won't be leaving my bag again.

Hopefully anyone here that tried to get a Mantis got one.
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Discraft has some z line mantis' on their site currently.

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Old 07-31-2021, 10:31 AM
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All is right with the world...well...disc golf world

Will have to see how these stock Mantis mold up
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I snagged 3 heavy Les Whites...
I didn’t know who Les White was until I got carded up with him in a tournament. Super cool guy and his artwork is amazing.
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