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.
Pro D Zone- $7.99 - An affordable plastic option for beginners starting to learn Disc Golf. It’s not the most durable of plastics but actually has excellent grip so it’s easy to throw. The flight paths occasionally change slightly when the disc is “broken-in”. It’s the perfect plastic-type for any beginner player.
Soft Elite X Zone - $10.99 - This plastic is of mid-grade quality offering additional grip and durability compared to the Discraft Pro-D plastic-type. It performs excellently in rainy weather as it’s not affected when wet. The go-to plastic for bad weather conditions.
JAWBREAKER Zone - $11.99 - Superb unique look and feel that will be different for everyone. They are tacky, but smooth with a visual appeal everyone will know what type of plastic your throwing. Durability is around the Elite X level, with a different type of additional grip.
Elite Z Zone - $13.99 - The most durable of the plastics Discraft offers is the Elite Z plastic blend. It’s a translucent plastic uses brighter colors in general that are very stiff. It’s mainly used for Distance Drivers and Fairway Drivers, however, they use them for Mid-Range and Putters at times. Its stiffness is the key strong-point along with amazing durability.
Z FLX Zone - $13.99 - Ah the best of both worlds! The Elite Z provides excellent durability, but sometimes people dislike the lack of grip. At the same token, the FLX people love due to the grippy nature they can hold on when throwing but lack the durability in a disc. The Z FLX combines the two and provides you with the best of both worlds!
Titanium Zone - $14.99 - Discraft has the Titanium made with ultra-premium plastic which provides amazing grip. It also has the ability to provide exquisite artwork on the discs and gives them a unique look.
ESP Zone - $14.99 - This material has been redesigned with advanced plastic technology. The new ESP line by Discraft features improved durability and strength, tackier grip and unique swirl color combos. The new versions will showcase the new Universal Four Flight Number System along with the current Discraft Stability Rating.
ESP Zone (2019 Tour Series) - $18.99 - Just like the ESP plastic, but a touring pro's signature on the back of the disc with the front being a multi-color dye technique to make it "swirly". Brian Earhart was lucky enough to be considered for the Zone in 2019.
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.