Discraft Z Line Crank SS Disc Golf Distance Driver
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Discraft Z Line Crank SS Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 13

    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 5

    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 -3

    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 2

    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 Z Line Crank SS Disc Golf Distance Driver is a stable to understable disc that provides lots of high speed turn. A great choice for forehand, backhand, or overhand throwers. An effortless smooth throw will make the Crank SS bomb.

The Crank SS isn't your typical high speed driver, for one thing it's stable to understable. When thrown flat and hard, the Crank SS has lots of turn that carries it to the side and then instead of a hard flex back it pans out for awhile before making a little flex back. If you were throwing RHBH flat at a basket, the disc would drift hard right and hold there most of the flight before slowly flexing back, still ending to the right of the basket. It makes the Crank SS a favorite for when you want to get around some trees but still get big distance. As an overhand disc it likes to flip in the air and carries well. With a wide rim it really lets you dig your fingers or thumb deep into the rim.

Z Line plastic from Discraft is the gold standard for durability. It can take repeated tree hits without dinging and losing its flight characteristics. It's good year round and will stable up in the cold. It won't go floppy in the warm summer months either.

There's virtually no shot you can't use the Crank SS for. It's got that flip, has high glide, and will still have that little stability you need to not turn and burn it over. It's made for the big arm and the small arm player to give them lots of glide and turn. So snag one of these today and see how much extra distance you can get.

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    • Premium Durability.
    • Most Stable Discraft Plastic.
    • Choice plastic for pros.

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