The Discraft Zone is perfectly made for forehand shots. It's classified as a Putter, but the Zone is perfect for this type of throw due to its low profile and overstable flight characteristics. It holds lines without flipping better than any disc on the market. Perfect for long approach shots, and delivers predictable putting in any weather conditions Mother Nature throws at us. The glide is excellent it’s amazing a small flick of the wrist and the disc will seem to fly for days.
Speed: 4 | Glide: 3 | Turn: 0 | Fade: 3 | PDGA Approved
Many people try to correlate regular golf with disc golf, but most people realize right away the main difference is Disc Golf is just 100x better. Joking aside, in regular golf, a putter is used only on the green and for those very short-range shots. While this is true for Disc Golf, instead of having a chipper, Disc golfers use their putters as an approach shot. The Discraft Zone is just meant to be this type of disc.
Many players use the Zone for putting are probably disappointed in their performance or just believe there not good at the game. The problem is the Discraft Zone was made for those approach shots with a great deal of over stability in its flight. This type of disc thrives in the windy conditions while your other friends and competitors try to use other discs that get flown way off course.
Here is what Discraft has to say about the disc:
Advanced players love the overstable, low-profiled Zone putter. Will hold the line without flipping on long approaches, and delivers predictable putts even in windy conditions.
Diameter: 21.1 cm
Height: 2.0 cm
Rim Depth: 1.3 cm
Rim Width: 1.2 cm
Who Bags the Discraft Zone?
Should I bag the Discraft Zone? This disc is great considering it truly is tunneled into a specific case for when to utilize it. Forehand up-shots with the overstable flight characteristics you look for. It has been in Discraft's Putter arsenal for quite some time, but when Paul McBeth came over from Innova to Discraft (Jan 1st, 2019) He brought with him 4 signature series discs and 1 new Paul McBeth line disc.
Elite Z Zone - Approach Shots, Titanium Undertaker - Fairway Drives, ESP Buzzz - Mid Range, Elite Z Force - Distance Drivers and a Jawbreaker type Luna putter - Actual putting. (They state it's a new plastic not actually Jawbreaker) All the mentioned discs Paul McBeth bags when playing in the multiple tournaments which he's tearing through on the Pro Tour. Discraft would love to say it's because of the switch from Innova to Discraft discs!
We believe Innova provides great quality discs just as Discraft. The Zone is a very flat board top with a low profile. When throwing on a hyzer, it hyzered out almost immediately. Throwing flat, it had come forward carry than the stong fade at end of flight dumped it. And finally, throwing the disc on an anhyzer line, it held for a long time and ended flat.
The Discraft Zone is best suited for intermediate/advanced players with stronger arms due to the over the stability of the disc, but as always beginners can find a way to grab this one in their bag.