Hello Ledgestone fans! As all of you know, we’ve just released our massive and highly anticipated Wave 4 drop this evening. The entire selection is available now at our website.
The Wave 4 drop features 12 different discs including a few hidden gems to go along with some standard favorites in specialty plastics. Allow us irto walk you through all 12 so you know exactly what to add to your bag and how it will help your game.
Big Z Nebula: At its core, the Nebula is an overstable midrange capable of fighting strong winds. It was released in 2008 as Discraft’s Ace Race prototype and eventually became the predecessor to the Buzzz OS. Since then, the Nebula’s production has been discontinued at Discraft. That held true until the Ledgestone Edition Z Swirl Nebula was released as a limited run in 2021.
This year’s Big Z run will be similar to last year’s mold with a small variation due to plastic type. Generally, the Big Z plastic is a touch less overstable than the normal Z or Z Swirl plastic. Expect the 2022 Ledgestone Edition to fly with a standard Buzzz flight and an overstable finish without the super overstabilty of a Buzzz OS. You’ll also notice a more opaque appearance within each disc despite being part of the Z family of plastics.
Z Swirl Tour Series Avenger: The Avenger has been around for years, but has lost some steam recently due to the popularity of the Avenger SS. Don’t get the two confused though; the regular Avenger is a much different disc than the SS version. This disc is an overstable control driver, perfect for shaping distance shots when hitting the line and pushing up the fairway are both equally as important. Stronger throwers will be able to put a nice turn on the disc and achieve a straight flight with a predictable finish.
In the Z Swirl Tour Series plastic, expect even a touch more overstability than normal Z. The Tour Series Z Swirl discs have generally been strong finishers straight out of the box. This plastic tends to produce some of the most visually appealing swirl patterns on the market.
Z Midnight Challenger: The Challenger is an overstable putter with a deep rim and a small bead. This is a common disc for both putting and approach shots because of its resistance to high-speed turn.
The Z Midnight plastic will bring added durability to the standard putter-line currently being mass produced by Discraft. It will also hold its overstable flight much longer into its life than the putter-line. The Z Midnight plastic is highly sought after because of its appearance. The sleek, black look still carries the translucence of standard Z runs, but with a much more unique look making it quite visually appealing.
Z Metallic Ringer GT: The Ringer GT is a versatile disc used for both putts and approaches. Its overstability allows it to inspire trust in both calm and windy conditions. The groove top (GT) gives throwers a natural thumb track when gripping the disc to produce maximum spin upon release.
In the Z Metallic plastic, expect this Ringer GT to be a touch more overstable than standard Ringers. This only adds to the dependability of this disc. The metal flecks engrained within the translucent plastic make the vibrant colors shimmer in the sunlight. The Z Metallic plastic also increases rim stiffness and improves grip.
Z Metallic 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 Discraft’s 2015 Ace Race prototype.
The Z Metallic plastic gives this putter maximum durability along with a touch of overstability to inspire confidence on point-and-shoot upshots. The metal flecks engrained within the translucent plastic make the already vibrant colors stand out even more. In addition, the Z Metallic plastic offers added rim stiffness with improved grip which lends itself very handy when throwing accurate, straight-line upshots.
Big Z Venom: The Venom brings supreme overstability to your distance driver selection without sacrificing a comfortable grip. Its flat profile makes it a perfect candidate to fight headwinds and take the wind out of play. It’s a popular choice for forehand and overhand throwers because of its predictability. The Venom mold is no longer in production at Discraft, so opportunities to find this disc are few and far between.
The most recent limited edition run from Ledgestone in 2021 gave players a taste of the Venom in ESP Tour Series Swirl plastic. This year’s Big Z run provides less overall stiffness and more flexibility in the hand. It maintains similar overstability while adding the feel and durability of Z plastics. The Big Z will give each disc an opaque coloration compared to the translucence of standard Z molds.
Big Z Meteor: The Meteor is an understable, beadless midrange and is great for all skill levels. It is perfect for controlled turnover lines and low-speed hyzer-flip shots through the woods.
The Big Z plastic will give players added grip and durability. In this plastic, the Meteor will maintain some stability for most of its life, allowing players to trust that it won’t turn over and cut-roll. Hitting trees will not impact how this disc performs because of the Big Z plastic’s durability. The Big Z plastic will also give each disc an opaque coloration compared to the translucence of standard Z molds.
ESP Tour Series Swirl Thrasher: The Thrasher is an understable distance driver used by all skill levels. For recreational players, this is a trusty go-to driver for flex shots and big distance. For experienced players, the Thrasher becomes a hyzer-flip bomber or controlled turnover driver.
The ESP Tour Series Swirl plastic brings the same durability, stiffness and feel of standard ESP plastic, but with an added element of visual appeal. The multi-color swirls are unique within each disc and produce the most beautiful color combinations and patterns in the sport.
Z Glo Sparkle Buzzz: The Buzzz is the most popular Discraft 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.
The Z Glo Sparkle plastic is what makes this particular run of the Buzzz unique. It provides the same durability and translucent appearance as Z plastic, but with added visual appeal in the sparkles. More importantly, the Z Glo gives it a touch more overstability than the standard Buzzz run, making it even more useful for holding a specific line, but still finishing strong at the tail end of the flight.
CryZtal Sparkle Mantis: The Mantis stormed onto the scene in 2013 as Discraft’s Ace Race prototype disc. It quickly became a niche favorite for its controllable, understable flight. This fairway driver can be maneuvered through the woods on several different angles. In addition, its domey flight plate gives extended glide and is famous for adding extra distance with minimal effort.
The CryZtal plastic brings in the durability of Z plastic, but adds a glass-like, transparent look, making it highly sought after for its appearance. The sparkles add even more to the shimmering glass effect. CryZtal runs are more overstable than standard Z plastics, so this Mantis run will bring predictable fade to a controlled flight.
Big Z Pulse: The Pulse is a fast, overstable driver with a thinner rim than most distance drivers in its class. It has a slight groove top on the flight plate for increased spin generation and is a favorite for forehand throwers. The Pulse is an out-of-production mold at Discraft and is back for this limited-edition Ledgestone run.
The Big Z plastic will season in to provide a comfortable, gummy feel when gripping the Pulse and will continue to inspire confidence when ripping through a high-speed shot. The opaque, pearly look that has brought so many fans to love the appearance of Big Z plastic will be evident in this run. Do not expect the Big Z plastic to take away from any part of the Pulse’s reliable overstability.
Z Metallic FLX 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.
The Z Metallic FLX plastic is going to bring even more overstability than a standard Z Zone. The FLX portion brings a bendy feel compared to other Zone runs which tend to be stiff. This added gumminess minimalizes skip upon contact with the ground, reducing unwanted action away from the basket and minimalizing roll-a-ways. The metal flecks within the translucent plastic will give the bright disc colors extra shimmer and vibrancy.
Blog by Jacob Arvidson