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Elite Z Surge

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.3cm
Available Weights: to 174g
Plastic: Discraft Elite Z

Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
Whether you're throwing downwind or into a moderate headwind, the Surge will deliver maximum distance while still remaining highly controllable. What makes the Surge especially hot is the extra glide you'll get throw after throw.
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 11-02-07
Submitted by Grayson M anarak82@hotmail.com
Location: Nacogdoches TX
Disc Weights: 170
Review: I'd wanted to try out this disc for a while since I've read that it has exceptional glide and durability. It's about as overstable as my Pro Starfire. When thrown with an anhyzer this disc seems to get it's max distance. I've found that I've gotta throw it pretty low to get distance with a pure hyzer, mainly throwing a flat tight hyzer. After hitting several trees, it has still kept it's form. I'm not so impressed with the glide on this disc. While it is a fast flying disc, it requires plenty of spin to get it where you wanna go. Not as easy to throw as a flash, wraith or valkyerie. Just a good all around/nothing amazing driver for me.
Posted 11-27-06
Submitted by SkaBob Location: Detroit, MI
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 350
Disc Weights: 168
Review: I've recently started throwing Surges as my "go-to" driver (does using terms like that make anyone else feel lame? heh...). The Z Surge LOVES being given a gob of power. I can throw it with just a hair of anhyzer and watch it land straight out in front of me, WAY further than a lot of my other discs. The closest thing I can get out there that's not a Surge is a Flash, and it's still a good 20-30 or more feet shorter than the Surges. The ESP Surges are my precision drivers, but the Z Surge (even being less overstable than a production run ESP one) is my distance disc. There's just no doubting it. Stony Creek Metropark in my area closes with a 900+ foot 24th hole that's just awesome for cranking out some sick distance. Before I started throwing surges, this was a +3 I felt good about. I've only played that course once with this disc, but man did it go. +2 on the hole, and I know I don't throw very far. 50 or so more feet on each of my drives and I'd be +1 or even if I can get a good putt out of it (anyone that knows me and reads this is laughing now - I suck at putting). Seriously, if you like the ESP Surge, check this thing out. If you're looking for a REALLY long disc that's not so overstable you'll have to send it way right to get where you want, you'll love this thing!
Posted 09-13-06
Submitted by Tim Disc Weights: 174
Review: This Disc is my go to Driver i can throw a surge around 390 every drive. the elite Z is a little more staple then the esp surge. i can hyzer and anhyzer my surge its simple the best go to driver
Posted 09-12-06
Submitted by Josh Demmygod smithj demmygod@hotmail.com
Disc Weights: 169
Review: all I can say is WOW! Super fast overstable Max distance driver. Has increased my drive by about 30-40 ft. easily. Sidearm needs a little anhyser and this disc will just cruise, flipping in the end for a predictable fade. Backhand it preforms similar to a wraith, only a bit faster. I normally thorw beasts and valks, this disc compares no where near the level of those discs.
Posted 09-11-06
Submitted by moonlit Location: MN
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 169
Review: A friend of mine at the local course let me try out his new ESP Surge. It is just a little too grippy for me. When I did get a clean release, I found out that I could get it to fly straight and with adjustment I could get a predictable hyzer fade at the end of the flight. Since I am used to the Z plastic, I was happy to find that Discraft released the Surge in Elite Z.

Since I don't have a big arm I use the Z XS when I want to go long and straight and the Z Surge when I need that hyzer turn. The Surge is a very predictable distance disc.

In the interest of simplicity and predictability of grip, I use Z plastic on all my distance drives.

I also like the thick rim. It feels good in my hand. Thanks, Discraft for not forgetting us Z plastic players! The Surge is a winner.
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