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Old 03-22-2012, 10:15 AM
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the rubber dosent beat in like other plastics right? ive been told these pretty much hold their flight characteristics throughout their life span.
They do beat in. Glide kinda comes to them over time.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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I just don't see how Vibram has contracted this reputation of "no glide" discs. Sure, their glide is low in general... but I mean have you ever thrown a Wolf? There are less glidey discs out there.

Also, since when was being "glideless" a bad thing? I am far more accurate with less glidey discs. Been throwing my Ascent more and more because I TRUST where it is going to go. I don't have to worry about it gliding into oblivion like a River or something.
You also have to muscle them a lot more. And one disc that lacks glide out of a whole line is very different from a companies whole product line lacking glide.

Trak glides alright.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:58 AM
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I too enjoy the low glide levels and feel they're more accurate. They are more akin to irons. No matter how hard you hit a 9 iron, it's never gonna go as far as your 3 wood. In disc golf most people it's like the throw every shot with a "3 wood" until they're putting.

Anyway... I also agree we need more Vibram goodies! When Mr. Dodge?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:10 AM
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I know the softies don't need more muscle, but the reg X-link and firms sure do. I have a right shoulder that is basically hamburger. I can play a round or two with nothing but the soft Trak and Ascent and feel no pain at all. Add a med or firm to that mix and I get some pain due to having to throw harder to get the same result as the softs. I'm not getting a ton of pain, just enough to let me know I am definitely exerting more on the throws with the firmer discs.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:19 AM
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Anyone been to a Vibram Birdie Event?
Worth attending?
I haven't ever thrown any vibram discs, what should I expect?
I haven't been to one but will be at all the events when they come to Colorado this summer. I am interested in eharing the answer to this question.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:21 AM
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So does anybody keep a sole and a ridge in the bag? I've rocked the vp/ridge/summit trio for a long time and just can't seem to find a spot for the sole.

Also, the soft trek is awesome. I wish softs weren't so rare.
I have every Vibram disc in my bag. All the putters and multiple versions of some of them. The Ridge is more stable than the Sole. If I really want to get a good straight drive out there it has to be the Ridge. If I need a bit more finess, I reach for the Sole. The Sole has more glide but will also flip a lot easier.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:18 PM
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Here is a theory I am working on after having just a horrid time making upshots at a tournament this past weekend. Soft = easier landing and more distance potential but a lot harder to control out of the hand. Medium and Firm = CONTROL!

I could not get my soft VP close to the basket and in practice rounds so far I have been spot on with my medium. Thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:31 PM
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Here is a theory I am working on after having just a horrid time making upshots at a tournament this past weekend. Soft = easier landing and more distance potential but a lot harder to control out of the hand. Medium and Firm = CONTROL!

I could not get my soft VP close to the basket and in practice rounds so far I have been spot on with my medium. Thoughts?
This is why I retired my soft VP, much as I love the way it sits down around the basket and camps like an Occupy supporter.
It tends to stick to your fingers, like griplock, so its hard to get the right release point if you are used to regular X Link. Switching beteen regular and soft created chaos for me.
It only seems to happen with the softs though, I have no problem transitioning between regular and firm XLink.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:23 PM
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I retired my soft summit for the same reason actually. Med and firm Vibrams are definitely comparable in regards to their release.
 

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:36 PM
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The soft Summit is the straightest putter ever. That said, it's no longer in my bag. I have 3.

I used to use them when I was a spin putter. Now that I push putt...

I'll use them if I'm going to a course where the baskets are close to deep water or cliffs, otherwise... no.
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