Disc Golf Review
Site
Home
News
Submit Review
Contact
E-Mail

Disc Reviews
Aerobie
CHING
DGA
Discmania
Discraft
Discwing
Gateway
Innova
Latitude 64
Lightning
Little Flyer
Millennium
Quest
Snap
Wham-O
Other

Accessories
Bags
Baskets
Videos
Miscellaneous

Resources
Disc Flight Ratings
Instructional Articles
Technique Repair
Throw Analysis
Beginner Tips
Disc Selection
Dyeing Discs
"Best of" Awards
Links

Interact
Chat
Surveys
Forum

Other
Acknowledgements
The Contributors


Disc Review



Discraft
Elite Z Magnet

Type: Approach
Diameter: 21.1cm
Available Weights: 150-175g
Plastic: Discraft Elite Z

Elite Z Magnet
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Magnet is the perfect putter, not too hard, not too soft. It goes in and stays in. This disc is excellent in the wind and makes a superb mid-range driver and approach disc. Make those deuces, stick in the chains with the Discraft Magnet.
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 10-09-05
Submitted by Anonymous
Disc Weights: 165
Review: I recently bought this disc, after losing my Innova Aviar. At first, I had been planning to buy a champion Aviar, but I happened to pick up the Magnet, and notice that it felt almost the same, if not better. I've only been using it for about two weeks, but it's definitely one of the better putters I've used. I haven't had much luck with approach shots, but my putting has become at least 2 times better. It's only 165, but it really loses air fast, which causes it to drop right into the basket. If you're looking to try out a different putter, I'd really look into getting this disc.
Posted: 3-19-04
Submitted Jon Turner oxdisc(AT)thets.demon.co.uk
The Z-Magnet is the toughest of the Magnet family. The disc is more overstable and glides a bit less than the Pro-D Magnet/Soft Magnet but with a similar flight shape (straight then slight left fade). The closest comparison I can think of is a heavy Elite-X Challenger. The main difference between the Z-Magnet, the Challenger and the other Magnets seems to be in the feel - for me, this disc is barely a putter and more like a midrange in feel. It is rigid and hefty and feels unstoppable when thrown hard (mine's a 175g thug which doesn't help). Despite this, it actually putts as well as any other hard putter I've used and I've noticed no increase in bounce-outs when using it. The toughness and overstability pays off when thrown hard or in the wind though as the disc is quite resistant to turnover for a putter and very steady. Because of this, I tend to use it more for upshots or forehand/sidearm shots at close range. I've always been a fan of Magne! ts (and Soft Magnets) but I found they changed in 3 distinct steps (quite overstable when brand new, to straight and steady for most of their life then to slightly understable from then on) as they got worn and the change could be quite dramatic (in one shot was the worst case for me!). Somehow, I don't think this will be the case with the Z-Magnet making it a very welcome and long-overdue addition to the Magnet family (and my bag!).
Submit Your Review
Back to Main Page