The FLX Challenger is a beast of its own. I like it a lot! It does have a bead but its small. It's considered to be an overstable putter but I think its just stable. Good for drives and putts. It's closest rivals I'd say are a Wizard or a Star Aviar Driver. Yet, both have their own qualities. But I like my Challenger LOTS... It's what I'm comfortable with. Hope that helps?!?