Don’t get me wrong, the Discraft Buzzz is a fantastic disc and I have had quite a bit of success with it over the years. In fact, some of the best shots I have ever thrown were with a Buzzz. I was playing Blue Valley DGC in Kansas City and absolutely laced a 500 foot shoot with a Buzzz SS that nearly went in. I have a very nice Ace on Hole 7 at Eagles Nest DGC with an ESP Buzzz SS and I also aced Hole 17 at Hickory Hollow DGC with a McBeth ESP Buzzz. So why take it out?
I like to switch it up. I like to try new discs. I force myself into new molds because you don’t really know if you’re going to like a disc until you throw it. That’s when I found the Envy. Yea it does get a lot of hype but from my experience, it is warranted. I love throwing this disc. It is not my direct Buzzz replacement but the addition of the Envy to my bag made a way for the Buzzz to be removed. The Envy is a little slower but offers more glide. It holds almost any line I put it on and I reach for it a lot. So what mids do I carry currently? A variety.
A 2016 Innova McPro Roc3. I absolutely love these discs. I also really liked the P-Line MD3 that Discmania offered before they left Innova. I am hoping they bring something similar back to the market. This Roc3 is not as stable as its Champion counterpart and it seasons in to offer a perfectly straight hyzer flip shot. I also use it for hyzer flip to slow turnovers when I need to shape a shot. I have an Ace with this disc and another with the P-Line mD3.
The Discmania Iron Samurai 3. When I need a bit more stability and speed than the Envy or Roc3, I grab this guy. I love that this handles torque and power well. For my arm speed it gives me a slightly overstable option for a mid-range and in the wind it’s very reliable. I throw this disc multiple times per round.
The Dynamic Discs Lucid Justice. Absolute beef for those overstable skip shots. I’m not big on forehands but this helps when I am jammed up.
Will the Buzz make its way back into my bag someday, probably. I am always changing my bag. But for now I’m cool with it sitting on the shelf. Have a similar experience? Share in the comments below.