Ledgestone Wave 3 Preview: Drivers

Ledgestone Wave 3 Preview: Drivers

Hey Ledgestone fans! Summer is here and that means it’s time for Wave 3!


This year’s third wave of the Ledgestone program contains 15 molds with a wide variety of putters, midranges, fairways and distance drivers. We’ve brought you some old classics in brand new plastics for the first time, some popular discs with special colors, and a collection of custom commissioned stamp designs that are sure to blow your mind.


To help you sift through all the amazing options and choose the perfect discs for your game, we’ve analyzed each driver mold to tell you how it flies, what it looks like, and what makes it special so you can be prepared when the discs go live at 

www.shopledgestone.com and other vendors on June 16. 



Two Foil Big Z Undertaker: This fairway driver has a moderately overstable flight, but is great for battling the wind. It holds a hyzer line well, but can also be thrown flat and provides a high-speed turn before fading out with an overstable finish. It is popular for both forehand and backhand players with a comfortable rim grip. The Big Z plastic is durable and pearly in appearance with a bit of flex. These Undertakers are grippy with a predictable overstable finish. The highlight of this run is the 2-color stamp which features a toothed-robotic head framed by “UNDER TAKER”. 

ESP Lite Sparkle Raptor: The Raptor is an overstable fairway driver capable of fighting strong winds. It has a flat flight plate and comfortable rim depth for both forehand and backhand grips. The ESP plastic in this run is tacky with a bit of flex for an amazing feel in the hand. The coloration in these Raptors produces a halo-like border around the rim. This particular run is much lighter than a standard produced run of Raptors, with weights ranging in the mid-to-low 160s. However, this run still maintains the trusted overstability of a stereotypical Raptor. The stamp features raptor dinosaurs flying fighter jets on an attack mission.

Z Glo Flx Heat: Originally introduced to the world during Discraft’s Ace Race in 2014, the Heat is an understable fairway driver with supreme glide, a small outer rim and a domey flight plate. It is especially controllable for slower arms and brand new players and can be manipulated to fly on hyzer-flip lines as well as finesse shots and straight-line pulls.

The Z Glo plastic adds a touch of overstability in this run compared to a standard Z Heat. The Flx portion of the plastic offers a very comfortable feel in the hand and minimizes ground play on the course. The 4-point, square stamp is distinguishable from any angle. It features inward-facing, fire-breathing dragons with claws tearing at the center point of the flight plate.

Midnight Z Vulture: The Vulture is an overstable fairway driver. It is known for its controllability and is generally referred to as a well-seasoned Punisher. The gothic-themed design paired with the translucent black Z plastic gives a foreboding and powerful feel to these Vultures. The stamp depicts the talons of the winged bird of prey sinking into a skull. This scene is framed by a crescent-shaped circle.

ESP Glo Nuke: The Nuke has been dominating courses around the globe since 2009 and has become one of the most popular distance drivers in the world. This high-speed driver sports a thick, wide rim and holds its overstability even for power throwers. It is a popular choice for both forehand and backhand shots. The ESP Glo plastic is both durable and quite overstable. The blend gives these Nukes an added tackiness for increased grip along with the bonus of glowing in the dark when exposed to UV light. Allen Moehr’s fun stamp design takes the bubble letters spelling out “Nuke” and “ESP Glo'' and expands that theme across the entire flight plate. Infused in the design are chains and, if you look closely, three blossoming mushroom clouds. 

ESP Swirl Tour Series Punisher: The Punisher is a high-speed distance driver with strong glide. With a wide rim, it is designed to be thrown at high speeds and holds true with a slight turn and overstable finish. As has become custom with Discraft’s ESP Swirl plastic, the swirls in this run are nothing short of beautiful. This run of the Punisher has a small dome with a bit of a pop-top and the grippy feel consistent with the 2022 Tour Series plastic. Despite the dome, these Punishers lack nothing in the overstability department. The stamp features three ferocious dogs salivating and ready to attack with a bold graffiti-style font reading “PUNISHER” across the bottom. Everything about this disc screams power and ferocity. 

Fly Dye Z Force: This max distance, overstable driver is built for big arms looking to throw far. The Force’s heavy overstability allows it to resist turning over, even at high speeds. On anhyzer angles, this disc works hard to flex out and fade at the end of its flight, maximizing flight time and distance off the tee. This run brings back the old-school Discraft flag and fly dyes. The Z plastic fulfills the consistent overstability needed for these Forces to reach maximum distance down the fairway.

Midnight ESP Surge: The Surge is a high-speed driver with maximum glide and a medium-sized rim compared to other drivers in its class. This disc has high-speed turn for stronger arms and a consistent, straight-line flight for slower arms. The Surges controllability makes it accessible to multiple skill levels and is a favorite of Team Ledgestone’s Chandler Fry. The jet-black ESP plastic is both sleek and sharp, glistening in the light and flaunting the arcade-themed, running television stamp. These Surges have a tacky feel and are highly durable in the ESP plastic. A stiff rim and grippable flight plate make these very comfortable in the hand.


Blog by: Jacob Arvidson

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