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Old 11-06-2012, 11:38 AM
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which rubber type is best for putting? i don't like super floppy putters. How does the sole stand up to the occasional drive?
I've used both X-link Medium and Firm. I would say I like the grip in the Mediums better for putting. Mediums just are more flexible than the Firms but are not floppy. The Sole is a stable putter and is excellent for driving. I have Summits, Ridges, and VPs for driving putters so I don't drive with my Soles much but it is a stable so it will hold up just fine on a drive. I like Firms better for any sort of driving but it's really personal preference.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:26 PM
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I like (super) Firms for putting. Most guys I see around here using Vibram use the Firm. I would say it does come down to grip preference though. If you like the M, go with it.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:32 PM
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Hi all -- figured this was a good spot to put this question.

I'm doing a story on Vibram for Rattling Chains and am looking for a couple of people who throw a lot of Vibram discs to interview for the story. If anyone is interested, you can send me a PM here or shoot me an e-mail: pj[at]rattlingchains.com.

Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:46 PM
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which rubber type is best for putting? i don't like super floppy putters. How does the sole stand up to the occasional drive?
I prefer firm for putting. And the Sole is great for driving, it is my driving putter. I love the extra glide it has and it's stable.

I think it's funny that the Sole was designed to be a "traditional putting putter" and the VP/Ridge/Summit were designed more as driving putters, because I love putting with my VP and teeing off with a Sole.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:08 PM
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I think I'm finally gonna give a Vibram putter a shot this winter. I use KC Aviars off the tee and was wondering which Vibram disc comes closest to the KC Pro in terms of flight?
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:21 PM
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I think I'm finally gonna give a Vibram putter a shot this winter. I use KC Aviars off the tee and was wondering which Vibram disc comes closest to the KC Pro in terms of flight?
I think that the Summit would probably be closest in terms of flight.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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I think that the Summit would probably be closest in terms of flight.
Ridge or Sole, definitely not Summit (are closest to KC Aviar in flight).
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:46 PM
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Ridge or Sole, definitely not Summit (are closest to KC Aviar in flight).
I have only thrown DX aviars (I didn't read KC, oops!), so I definitely could be wrong, but I feel like the Sole/Ridge have more fade than an Aviar. But I guess the turn is similar (with the Summit having more than all three). Correct me if I'm wrong and sorry to NoahChristopher for bad information.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:07 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. Do the Ridge and Sole have beads?
 

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Old 11-06-2012, 08:57 PM
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Ridge has a bead and the Sole kinda has one. They are similar in flight, except the Sole has more glide. Ridge is lower profile and comes out of the hand a little easier for me, while the Sole is a little deeper in the hand.
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