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View Poll Results: What is the best weight for a putter?
174 or higher 50 55.56%
172,173 14 15.56%
170,171 19 21.11%
168,169 5 5.56%
166,167 1 1.11%
164,165 0 0%
162,163 0 0%
160,161 0 0%
158,159 0 0%
157 or lower 1 1.11%
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:37 PM
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What's the best weight for a putter and Why?

Don't just say I like 171's because that's what I've always used and they just fly good for me. I want valid reasons why. If you don't have a valid reason why your weight is the best weight, then you can participate in the poll but stfu.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:41 PM
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I use 175's because they are less effected by the high winds we sometimes get in Texas.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:41 PM
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I use 175's because they are less effected by the high winds we sometimes get in Texas.
i have the same reason, but I am in MI. When it's really fair and no wind I may toss a 150 sometimes though.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:47 PM
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I like 165s because it is a nice balance between the squirrelyness of 150s and the fact that I have a hard time getting 175s "up to speed."
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:48 PM
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I didn't vote because I carry 2 putters. A heavy one for windy days and more aggressive putts; 174g I think. And a lighter one, 165g for when it is calm or I'm trying to finesse one into the basket. I also use the lighter one if my arm starts getting fatigued.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:51 PM
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i refuse to "stfu" or vote
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:55 PM
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I'll try to explain how I got where I am.

My first putter was a 166, in the starter kit. Didn't really know what I was doing, but it worked ok. I moved up, over time to max weight (175s) I tried a variety of molds, settling on the Magic, and eventually the Voodoo. I liked the heavy weight as it seemed the least affected by the wind and covered up some release errors. I could just throw it at the chains.

But I was leaving longer (30+ ft) putts short, as they would fall off the line. Throwing harder caused me to be more erratic. And I remembered how the 166 would just hold it's line a touch longer. I also found out this 175 actually weighed 177, so that explains the sluggish feel.

I started playing around with lighter weights and carried a 172 for true putter and a 168ish for longer, finesse putts. Then I realized that carrying three weights caused more inconsistency then it helped so I settled on the 170 for all putting. I still drive and approach with a 175.

I like this "lighter" 169-170 weight for these reasons:
-I can get a better wrist snap and therefore accelerate it better
-Slightly better glide for the same spin/speed, staying on lines a bit longer, without fading out
-The Voodoo mold handles moderate wind well, so I can use this lighter weight unless it's really blowing hard. I will use my 175 driving putter in strong headwinds.
-not changiing from heavy to light putters has improved my consistency as I've become very accustomed to one weight, one release, etc.

The 169 was the comprimise between the solid feel of max weight and easy to snap, finesse of lightweight, and allowed me to reduce the number of putters I carried.

That's why I prefer it.

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Old 09-28-2010, 03:56 PM
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I use heavy weights. when i think of lighter weight discs, i think of increased distance/less control, mainly for drivers.

I want maximum control of my putter and distance isn't an issue since i need it to be in air less than 40ft generally.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:58 PM
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BTW, there's a poll?

EDIT: nevermind, it must have been "under construction" as I typed...
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Heavier discs tend to smash into, and get caught by, the chains more so than lighter discs that have a tendency to get deflected more easily. I vote heavy.
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