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 graphics, bought 4 as christmas gifts, but I'm keeping one!
This is my favorite retailer! Pictures on discs, great customer service, products and awesome/fast shipping… disc golf shopping is the best!
It's a Christmas gift won't know until then sorry
Great disc and a great shopping experience. I purchased the disc for the stamp and because the price was right. It's not one I bag as I haven't the arm for it, yet.
Great plastic, great stable fairway, almost like a leopard 3 or beat in mvp Servo. Grab one. Great price on this site as well! 5 🌟
Great driver, good feel, and flies great. Recommend for fans of savant and undertaker!
Point and shoot. Enough said!
Fast shipping .pretty sweet stamp. Glows a little dull but it's a black disk .
Perfectly packaged wide variety of clean high quality discs! Love it!
Fast Delivery and very happy with my mystery box! Thank you so much!
Love the plastic the disc flys great. And it was shipped super fast.
Well worth the cash!!
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Bought this for my son in law. He loves every disc! He has a good collection already, however these went into his bag. He is so pleased.