The Discraft Mantis is a stable Fairway Driver that's reliable and beginner-friendly. It was first released in the 2013 Ace Race in Titanium plastic. The disc is a straight flyer with great glide. It has a low profile that has a slight dome providing what we believe is more than a rating of 4 in the glide category. The excellent part about the Mantis is even if your form is not fully locked in and the disc is not thrown flat out of your hand, this disc does a great job of correcting itself in flight.
Speed: 8 | Glide: 4 | Turn: -2 | Fade: 2 | PDGA Approved
Another disc from Discraft that is suited for the beginners due to the great stability in the disc. It provides great glide with a slight turn and fades at the end of the flight. The ability to fix poor throws and make them look perfect is why it's a young players dream disc. Nobody is ever perfect and we all need help sometimes.
The Mantis got some excellent reviews and players flocked to the disc fast after the ace race in 2013. Discraft has since started producing it in 5 different stock plastics for the disc golf community to choose from. Here are the current offerings for the disc:
- Pro D Mantis - $7.99
- Elite X Mantis - $10.99
- Elite Z Mantis - $13.99
- Big Z Mantis - $13.99
- Titanium Mantis - $14.99
A member of Team Discraft who TD's around the world Nate Heinold bags the Z Mantis as his go-to forest driver. Throwing hyzer flips the disk has unforeseen power and loves seeing it turn flat gliding to its trajectory. Nathan Skinner, another Team member thinks about this disc as a longer comet. Odd for someone to compare a driver to a putter, but they are both great for new up and coming players looking to craft there game. In addition, experienced players will love being able to shape shots around obstacles.
Here is what Discraft has to say about the disc:
The Mantis™ is a utility driver for experienced players, and a distance driver for newer players. A touch of overstability enables control at slow or high speeds. Rip it hard for a hyzer flip or "S" distance shot, or hold a straight line at slower speeds. Try Mantis for straight thumber shots too!
- Diameter: 21.2 cm
- Height: 1.9 cm
- Rim Depth: 1.1 cm
- Rim Width: 1.9 cm
Great disc. Great experience.
My buddy said it was 2 Pretty to play with. I said no I am using it! I like it!
got exactly what i ordered
The full colors are always on point and I purchased all four designs!!!
Very understandable mid. Easy to hyzerflip. Super straight flight with minimal fade if thrown with less power. Gentle, but consistent turn if thrown harder.
Being new to the sport, a friend and myself bought a box to sample different disks and different brands. We were not disappointed as discs (drivers, fairway, mid and putter) from MVP, Axiom and DiscMania were included. Now we have a better idea of what brands we enjoy throwing and the difference in plastics.
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Love the Buzzz I received in Titanium plastic. Flies fast and straight and not a mark even though I’ve pinged several trees. Great disc and cool looking to boot!
I use this disc on almost every hole. From 200 in i trust it to stay stable and fade right to the basket, also wonderful forehand disc. Zone and Raptor are must haves.
Great disc! Works well out to 200 ft.
I received at least 5 discs that are staples in my bag. I also received a couple I haven’t found a niche for yet. Then I also received 2 collectible type discs that I will never throw and I don’t really collect so not sure what to do with them…
This Jade is so great. The gold plastic has a great feel, especially in winter, and is a perfect driver for my low arm speed.
Box was very worth it
Everyone talks about the Buzzz being the best Add some straightness to it and you can enjoy tunnel shots with no fear