Before finding Lat. 64 discs the Flash was my “go-to” driver for nearly every shot specially once broken-in the glide and control is amazing. Easier max D driver of the Discraft line to throw and holds a very long straight line. Some Z tend to be slightly more over-stable than rated but nothing a little seasoning can’t fix! If you are looking for a disc that is stable enough to handle good speed but not be a meat-hook and fade out on you the Flash is a great choice. See below what the Discraft pro’s say about this disc:
“An exceptionally fast long bomber, and one of the of the most exciting discs I`ve had the pleasure of adding to my bag in a long time. The Flash holds a truer flight line than most of it`s more stable relatives. The straight line means less fade when it just has to hold a line through obstacles too.”
-Ron Convers Jr.
“WHOOOO doggie. This disc is amazingly easy to throw a long way as long as I have the room for it to fly. It is making 400-425 foot holes something that is not even a crush to reach now that this is in the bag. I think that this is a disc that will help many people get that distance that they feel lacks in their game.”
“The Flash is a really long flying disc. It is very fast, and has great glide. Do yourself a favor and pick one up today!”
-World Champion Eric McCabe
“My most fun and semi-magical disc. For years I thought it was impossible for me to throw a perfectly straight long distance drive: A shot which leaves the hand dead-nuts straight and flies that way until it finishes straight with no fade or hyzer. Then I found the Flash. Wow!”
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Z Flash: Easy Button Beast-Mode
The Z Flash is one of the more underrated drivers on the market. While not as fast as some of the newer drivers, the Flash’s glide and control-ability more than makes up for the speed difference in many situations.
The majority of competitive disc golf players top out at the 300-350′ distance mark. The Flash is perfect for that power level. It hits its natural cruising speed at about 325′ of power.
Flashes in the 170g+ weight range will act stable at that power, and will hold a line into a decent headwind. In the 165-169g range, they can flip up from a hyzer release and fly STRAIGHT, or will tip over from a flat release and come back after a consistent and predictable turn. The best comparison I can muster us a faster TL. In the 160-165g range, the Flash is effortless to throw. In the past, I carried a Flash in this weight range for throwing at 80% power on tight distance drives.
Despite its user-friendly flight characteristics, many big arm players who’ve thrown the Flash will tell you that it’s one of the longest pure distance drivers out there.
The Flash is also a great option for players that find the speed 12 and 13 drivers to be too bulky in the hand. It feels similar to the Orc/Beast. Again, making it much more user friendly for Novice and Intermediate players, as it’s much easier to “whip” around and get proper snap/spin.
Notes on Selecting the Flash for You:
If you’re looking for more stability, look for Flashes that are pink or red in color, and of course, heavier. ESP plastic also seems to act more stable than Elite-Z.
If you’re looking with less stability, green and yellow are what you’re looking for.
*Watch out for concave/sunken dome Flashes. They can sometimes be freakishly overstable. Somewhat similar to “night shift” Orcs in flight, they begin to fade right after release.*
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