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Old 03-22-2013, 01:30 PM
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I am considering a MVP putter to sample so an Ion or Anode from those who use MVP?
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:35 PM
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I am considering a MVP putter to sample so an Ion or Anode from those who use MVP?
personally i like a beaded putter for putting purposes so i use an ion. I use an anode as my driving putter for the opposite reason. you cant really lose with either in my opinion though.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:36 PM
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Both....if you like one over the other, you can sell the other in the market place.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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personally i like a beaded putter for putting purposes so i use an ion. I use an anode as my driving putter for the opposite reason. you cant really lose with either in my opinion though.
This.

It will mostly be a feel thing. Ion is beaded and lower profile, Anode has no beed and feels deeper to me (though the cores are identicle.)

Ion will have a bit more stability.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:44 PM
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I agree Beaded putters work well for me and I am used to that style.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:48 PM
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They are both great molds. When it comes to putting the Ion wants to fade more as it slows down, while the Anode wants to finish straighter. Do you like going straight for the chains or letting the disc slow down and hyzer in?

When it comes to driving the Anode being more neutral lets it do dead straight shots better and hold an anhyzer release longer, while the Ion is easier to work with in headwinds and left to right crosswinds and can be more predictable with the fade.

If you check out www.youtube.com/thediscgolfvids I have a ton of footage of both being used for putts, drives and upshots. I'd recommend the Arboretum B pins video to check out Ions and the Anode Test video, or Soft Anode test video to watch them fly.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:15 PM
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I am considering a MVP putter to sample so an Ion or Anode from those who use MVP?
I carry both myself and they cover a lot of shots. But from reading a few posts below you, seems I am the opposite of others. I like the Neutron Ion as my driving putter, and the Proton (Soft) Anode as my in the circle putter. Although I do use the Anode for approach shots that are dead straight ahead.

Big time fan of the MVP Putters.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:55 PM
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I will say I like the Proton plastic a little better for putting. Neutron I definitely prefer for driving.

Also, just got in my retooled Shock and Tangent. My new Shock is amazing, definitely overstable. Somewhere between my Volt (straight flyer) and my Firebird, which is just what I needed. The Tangent however, seems to fly extremely similarly to my Axis. I only got to throw it a couple times, but am curious to see if it starts to turn more often.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:29 PM
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I thought the anode and Ion used the same core but I just was looking at the PDGA approved list and it says the height of the anode is 1.9 and the height of the ion is 1.6. do they actually use different cores?
 

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:28 PM
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My Ion feels significantly deeper than my Anode FWIW.
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