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Discraft Big Z Malta Paul McBeth Disc Golf Midrange

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  • Speedi 5

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 4

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni -1

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 3

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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Product Description

The Discraft Big Z Malta Paul McBeth Disc Golf Midrange offers players a stable midrange that's got good glide, and a reliable hyzer finish for both forehand and backhands.

The flight path of the Malta will be straight with a long slow fade at the end of the flight. The stable nature of the disc means you're not going to flip the Malta over when you throw it hard and if thrown on anhyzer it's going to pan out rather than flex. The Malta offers you a chance to rip a midrange without fear of flipping it over and it's going to have a reliable fade so you know which side this disc will end the fairway on. It's a great choice for both forehand and backhand players, although it does have a fairly large bead. So if you're not into beaded mids, this disc isn't the right choice for you. The Malta will do its best work from 75-300 feet and has a flight similar to a longer Zone, with less overstable finish.

Big Z plastic from Discraft is durable and has great grip. It's very similar to the Z line, but has a less clear look to it and is slightly more flexible in the hand. This gives it a little extra glide and a little less overstability. You'll find that a Big Z Malta isn't the overstable disc that it can be in ESP or Z plastic, it's going to go straight longer and still keep that hyzer touch at the end of the flight.

This disc has a chance to be a workhorse in your bag. If you're looking for a mid that is reliable, can be thrown with forehand or backhand, and gets a little extra glide. You've found it in the Big Z Malta from Discraft. Snag this and bag this for lower scores today!

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    Plastic Benefits

    Big Z Plastic

    • Durable but soft in the hand.
    • Slightly less stable than Z plastic.
    • Performs well in cold weather.

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