The Buzzz is a giant in disc golf. Legions of players swear by it. Disc golf forums are rife with "Buzzz or Roc?" discussions. If you look in a seasoned disc golfer's bag, chances are good that it will contain one of these mid-range heavyweights. While there are many in both camps, the Buzzz seems to hold a slight edge in the hearts and bags of golfers.
By specifications, the Buzz is a large diameter, average wing depth and width. Discraft rates it a .5 on their stability scale. It has a smoothly curving wing that many hands find a comfortable fit. Its incredible popularity guarantees a good stock of them at your local disc golf store or favorite online retailer. The Buzzz is molded in Pro D, Elite X, Elite Z, Glo Z, ESP, and FLX: the entire gamut of Discraft plastic. One word of advice when choosing plastic for your Buzz: a large-diameter disc with a narrow rim like the Buzzz can be flimsy in FLX plastics. It can be a great choice for rounds in the cold but warm summer days will have it limp in your hand.
The flight properties of the Buzzz give it a place in beginners and pros alike. To those still developing snap, the Buzzz is slightly overstable, providing a smooth hyzer from 200-250'. More experienced arms will find the Buzzz capable of shaping most any line their chain-loving hearts could desire. It can take some serious snap without turning and burning. Hyzers, anhyzers, or straight lines between unforgiving roughs. The Buzzz resists turning over without hyzering out early. The speed of the Buzzz is middling. Fast it most certainly not, nor does it float slowly towards its destination. As a beginner disc, the Buzzz excels. Its large diameter makes it more familiar to frisbee-throwing amateurs and ultimate players. Its stability is perfect for beginners, providing gentle enough turns to be useful in their virgin hands, while teaching them about the benefits of overstability.
If you are looking for a mid-range disc that will go where you want with accuracy and consistency, try the Buzzz. Pick one up and give it a feel, or ask one of the many Buzzz addicts at your local course to let you toss it a couple times. Chances are good that the Buzzz could find a place in your bag and your heart.
With every disc stamped, the Buzzz is cementing its place as a disc golf legend.
Andrew is a new student of the great sport of disc golf. A few rounds with some close friends grew into a love for (or perhaps addiction to) the game. He is always eager to learn, whether it be from fellow disc golfers, written sources, or his own successes and failures. Though he tries to keep his equipment simple, trying out new plastic is just too much fun not to do. His reviews here are his experience with the discs that he has been able to collect.
After living in the disc golf rich area of Southern Michigan, Andrew is now enduring a stint in disc golf purgatory at college in the northern mid-west. His opportunities for field work have never been greater, and his chances to hit up a good course have never been slimmer. That means there's only one thing to do: buy more discs and write about them!