Ledgestone Wave 3 Preview: Putters and Mids

Ledgestone Wave 3 Preview: Putters and Mids

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. 




Colorshift Z Zone: The Zone is Discraft’s most popular approach disc. Good for both forehands and backhands, this extremely overstable mold can handle significant torque and always provides a reliable finish to its flight, no matter the angle. These Zones are durable, predictable, and true. There is no need to question the overstability in this run, with most of the discs in this run having a slight puddletop. In the colorshift Z plastic, these Zones shift between different shades when tilted in the light. But these Zones are set apart by their artwork. Brian Allen’s intricate two color design depicting a front view of Discraft’s Zone robot makes the front of these discs pop. 

Swirl Soft Challenger: The Challenger is a beaded, slightly overstable putter with a deep rim. The smooth, rounded rim gives the disc a comfortable feel in the hand while the flat flight plate allows for an easy release. This run of Challenger beats in quickly in the soft plastic. Expect a more neutral flight with this release. The soft plastic also increases grip, making this run easy to throw and release with pinpoint accuracy. The deep, pastel-colored swirls in this run are beautiful and are kept extra clean with a blank flight plate. The bottom stamp features an old-school, Atari-style font with a nod to the next level Challenger approaching.

Midnight ESP Roach: The Roach is a neutral stability putter with a beadless rim known for its comfortable feel in the hand and its glide while in flight. It first appeared as the 2015 Discraft Ace Race prototype. The ESP plastic is both durable and tacky, extending this run’s flight and consistent grip for years. Paired with a carefree stamp depicting a “hang loose” roach, these midnight Roaches will increase confidence all over the course.

UV Blend Z Focus: The Focus is a large-beaded, slightly overstable putter. The soft fade gives the Focus predictability on the green while the rounded rim and domed flight plate catch chains. The UV plastic turns from faded white to magenta when placed in direct sunlight. It also increases the overstability in this run, allowing for more torque and speed on release while still holding the intended flight path. The limited edition stamp is both beautiful and inspiring, featuring a haloed, 3-eyed woman pausing to breathe in the smells of a flower while her third eye maintains intensity and vigilance.

Two Foil Big Z Buzzz: The Buzzz is the most popular disc on the market. It’s a dependable, straight-flying midrange with a consistent fade that holds any line you put it on. The Buzzz is a go-to for players of all skill levels. Brian Allen has done it again with jaw-dropping artwork for this run. The 2-colored stamp makes this Big Z robotic bee design pop even more while chains fly around, giving this stamp an almost 3D visual effect on the pearly plastic. This run beats in nicely to give a straight and consistent flight with the gentle, but predictable finish that makes the Buzzz the best midrange in disc golf.

Midnight Z Meteor: The Meteor is an understable disc with tremendous glide. It is perfect for turnover lines and control shots, especially in the woods. When thrown at high speeds, it can be used for hyzer-flip lines. When thrown at low speeds, it still has the stability to hold a soft hyzer. The translucent black Z plastic in this run of the Meteor commands respect all over the course. This run is straight and true with pinpoint accuracy. Paired with a power space rock stamp, these Meteors will fly through both space and the disc golf course with strength.

CT Blend Wasp: This is the disc that led to the creation of the Buzzz. Considered the Buzzz’s slightly more overstable cousin, it falls between the Buzzz and the Buzzz OS in stability. Other than the increased fade, the Wasp also sports a beaded rim, differentiating it from the feel of a standard Buzzz. The Crazy Tuff plastic makes these Wasps very stiff in the hand, but also very grippy. They are overstable out of the box, but beat in nicely to produce a bit more glide before fading out. The clean stamp features the side profile of an armored, robotic bee.


Blog by: Jacob Arvidson

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