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Old 01-08-2013, 12:51 PM
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Hoping to own a couple Vibrams in the near future!
Then get it done, sir and join the cult! Your game will never be the same again!
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:52 PM
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How are the laces doing in hw's? I threw a 173 M the other day in a slight tail and it was really nice.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:00 PM
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In a medium head wind, the 174 weight does well with hyzer. I have a 169 I wouldn't throw in a headwind but I have a 168 that's more stable and would probably handle it ok. IMO Vibram still needs a disc that can really take a headwind besides the VP. But we'll have to give them time. They test a lot for our benefit.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:09 PM
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...IMO Vibram still needs a disc that can really take a headwind besides the VP. But we'll have to give them time. They test a lot for our benefit.
On that note, has anyone compared a firm or soft Obex to a medium? I've only thrown mediums and I'd LOVE something more overstable...though I still throw the Obex many times each round. I'd love to hear that I could change away from medium when I want significantly more overstability.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:26 PM
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The soft max weight Obex I threw may have been a tad big more OS than my max weight medium. But definitely not a significant difference. We really need the Mobex to fill the very OS slot you're looking for.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:43 PM
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Thanks Brody. I wasn't expecting to hear it was a huge difference but I was hoping maybe the firm would be. I know softs certainly fadde harder at the end but I've only thrown xl-soft putters, not mids. I don't throw the firms so I was hoping that maybe those would be what I'm looking for. Maybe I'll try one anyway. I'm not going to hold my breath for an extremely overstable Vibram disc. I'd expect an understable max distance disc next.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:47 PM
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Then get it done, sir and join the cult! Your game will never be the same again!
Trying to find some deals on used discs...but I don't think anyone wants to get rid of theirs!

I'm watching a few new ones on eBay and will probably bit in the next few days.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:45 PM
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Justin, in my experience firms may start off a tiny bit more OS, but they also lose some stability after a few throws and will also in general beat in more than any of the other xlink materials. Medium takes forever to beat in and I don't think soft ever beats in, so maybe a soft Obex would be your best bet. Maybe even a soft Ascent?

And while I do expect the next disc to be the US distance driver, I think a very overstable fairway driver will be close behind (as that seems to be the most glaring hole in vibram's lineup).
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:06 PM
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I'm not going to hold my breath for an extremely overstable Vibram disc.
Its funny, but everybody used to bitch about how glideless Vibrams were, like throwing a shoe.
Steve worked hard to add discs that would glide and turn with the best of them.
Now everybody wants a Vibram XXX.

FWIW, I see no difference in stability between Vibram XLink formulas, from soft to super firm, when they are all new.
 

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:01 AM
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Its funny, but everybody used to bitch about how glideless Vibrams were, like throwing a shoe.
Steve worked hard to add discs that would glide and turn with the best of them.
Now everybody wants a Vibram XXX.

FWIW, I see no difference in stability between Vibram XLink formulas, from soft to super firm, when they are all new.
I think I am one of the few that has never complained about the lack of glide in the Vibram discs. I even think the VP glides better than most overstable putters. Of course when I miss a putt high I do complain about the lack fo the "Vibram Drop". Ha!

And yes, until I have more overstable stuff from Vibram I will not have an all Vibram bag.
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