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The Discraft Predator is an overstable Fairway Driver that shows a slight dome to the disc. This monster is slightly deceiving considering the speed is at 9, but will be hard for beginners to get massive distance due to the overstability of the disc. It is the perfect disc for a forehand flick and many utilize the Predator for this alone.
Speed: 9 | Glide: 4 | Turn: 0 | Fade: 4 | PDGA Approved
Well, the Discraft Predator has been in Discraft’s arsenal for a long time, since 2002 and it just hasn’t taken off as they had wished. With a great name and a very overstable Fairway Driver, it’s a perfect disk to round out for them. The problem is, people like going fast, they like going far and the Predator while it provides so massive distance, there are other discs on the market for people with arm speed will go faster. So why even bother with the Predator? This fairway driver provides you with excellent distance with a straight flight by 0 turns and a very consistent massive fade. Being so massively overstable for a slower driver has a lot of potential for players with less arm strength to get an anhyzer shot in their game they have been missing.
Unfortunately, the plastics available for this disc are very little. It’s not been given much love, but some random specials where Discraft does a small one time run of a different plastic. Currently, these 3 plastics are the only ones Discraft consistently stocks and has on-hand for consumers to purchase:
Thomas Tomaselli is a member of Team Discraft and bags a Big Z. He can throw it 250-450 ft depending on the circumstances. Thomas loves throwing low ceiling shots with the disk providing a straight 300 ft flight trajectory. Another member of Team Discraft, Grant Brittain uses instead an ESP. He surprisingly plays 1 disc challenges with the Pred. He finds it reliable and comfortable for either forehand and backhand. And the famous Paul McBeth occasionally places an Elite Z in his bag from time to time
Here is what Discraft has to say about the disc:
The Predator™ is our most predictable overstable driver. It holds a line in the wind, or turns a hyzer corner at medium speed. Very fast and consistent. Check a top pro's bag, and chances are good you'll find a Pred!
WHO BAGS THE DISCRAFT Predator
We understand it’s not popular, it’s not super far, it’s an overstable driver with higher speeds out there available, so do any Professional Disc Golfers have the Discraft Predator in their bag when they compete? Absolutely! Paul McBeth, one of the all-time greatest players in the game for 2018 bagged the Predator in Big Z plastic. Discraft is hopeful since this superstar has been utilizing this disc it will be resurrected into a larger audience of players to purchase. In general, any overstable disc professionals will just lean towards having great control and shot selections are perfect for them.
In 2019, Paul has taken it in and out of his bag from time to time, but the in and out and in….it just keeps creeping back into the bag! He tries new discs and new releases, but the original 2002 Predator just can’t get out of his grip bag!