Originally Posted by maxim2112
I apologize in advance if this is a stupid question.
Does the Aero fit into the prescribed category of 1st putter? Second, is the newer SS line from Discraft productive or counter-productive for the beginner?
The Aero will work, especially if you're using it to learn to drive. You'll probably find it doesn't work the best for upshots or putts, especially when there's any wind. You'll likely want something that fades a bit harder.
I'd look at it in terms of individual discs rather than entire lines. In general, I'm not a fan of purposefully flippy discs, especially when they get faster (e.g. Avenger SS). They tend to be more difficult to control so you don't always know if you're actually throwing faster or just with a bit more OAT. They're designed to turn over either way. Some discs aren't so they'll just go farther with more speed but turn over more with OAT.
However, the Surge SS is a pretty good distance driver if you aren't full hitting it and/or like something on the understable side for that shot. I found that in Z plastic it's kind of like a Pro Wraith that doesn't beat up as fast.