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Elite Z Xpress

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.1cm
Available Weights: 165-174g
Plastic: Discraft Elite Z

Elite Z Xpress
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Elite Z Xpress has similar flight characteristics to, and is slightly more over-stable than the Elite X Xpress.
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 11-10-06
Submitted by Grant grthompson123@hotmail.com
Disc Weights: 172
Review: I am relatively new to disc golf (8 months) with a long history of catch-disc experience. I throw mostly RHBH, and currently average 210-240' drives with good accuracy. This disc is my main driver. When I was throwing 200 to 210 feet, it was dead straight with a moderate fade left at the end of the flight. I'm now able to throw it hard enough to get it to turn slightly to the right with the same flat release as before. I expect that when I can get 275 to 300 feet of steam behind it, it will fly just like the Joe's flight chart says. I find it slightly more understable than an Innova Star TL of the same weight. The Elite Z plastic is tough, sinks in water, and is a bit slick in colder temperatures (below 50 degrees F.)
Posted: 10-21-03
Submitted by HipHopWong
I'm an intermediate to advanced right handed Amateur. I'm still not comfortable throwing sidearm/forehand shots and so for a right handed player I needed a disc that would fade right. I play in Oregon and so the heavily wooded courses really require Z plastic for durability. Innova doesn't even make an understable driver in Champion plastic.
The Elite Z Xpress is the perfect disc for those long slow right turns. Very predictable. Throw it hard and flat and it will take a gradual slow right turn. Throw it with an anhyzer release and it will take a more dramatic right turn. Mine are still relatively new but I'm guessing that once beat up, it will make a great long roller.
If you are interested in this disc I would suggest experimenting with different weights. I started with a max weight 175-176g Z Xpress and I could barely get it to turn right. That's fine because I now use it as my dead straight driver. For me a max weight 175-176 Xpress will not fade left at all. Perfect for those tight technical tunnel drives. So what I did was get a 170g and that made all the difference. A 170g Z Xpress turns right very predictably and so I will stick with it until I build up my snap to the heavier weights. I throw this disc constantly and carry both a 170g and 175g in my bag. These days more and more courses are including more right turning holes to accomodate left handed players. This is fair even though there aren't as many left handed people. Unless you throw forehand/sidearm consistently, I would really check out this disc.
Posted: 10-02-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The Elite Z XPress is one of the latest Discraft disc in Z plastic. One of the interesting attributes of the Z discs is that they tend to be more overstable than their Elite Pro counterparts. Example - The Elite Z XS is considerably more overstable in the low speed fade portion of flight the the standard XS. Likewise, I find the ZXpress to be much more like the Elite Pro XS. It flies very straight and has very little fade. If you expect it to come back to the left, it usually will let you down. It is also very easy to anhyzer and can get you much more anhyzer distance than a traditional weathered Stingray. It doesn't roll very well when turned over, however, at least in my experience.
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