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Old 11-17-2015, 04:44 PM
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I'm trying to decide on what putter (for in the circle) to give a try. I know what feels good in my hands, but there are no stores nearby and I'm forced to order online.

As far as feel goes, I prefer something shallow with a flat top. I'm cycling three BT Firm Harps in my bag, and love them for approaches and short drives (I can even flick them!), and they feel great in hand for putting, but I find them too fast and overstable for putting (they were designed to be driving putters).

I should also point out that I really like WestSide's BT Firm plastic for putting (I hate super soft putters), so I would prefer suggestions that were in the Trilogy, but am willing to try something new.

So knowing that I prefer shallow rims with a flat top, what can you guys recommend for me?
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:50 PM
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I'm trying to decide on what putter (for in the circle) to give a try. I know what feels good in my hands, but there are no stores nearby and I'm forced to order online.

As far as feel goes, I prefer something shallow with a flat top. I'm cycling three BT Firm Harps in my bag, and love them for approaches and short drives (I can even flick them!), and they feel great in hand for putting, but I find them too fast and overstable for putting (they were designed to be driving putters).

I should also point out that I really like WestSide's BT Firm plastic for putting (I hate super soft putters), so I would prefer suggestions that were in the Trilogy, but am willing to try something new.

So knowing that I prefer shallow rims with a flat top, what can you guys recommend for me?
Not exceptionally shallow but they are board flat, low glide (but much less overstable), and incredibly reliable chain smashers... the RDG Serpent. Fossil plastic is attempt to honor old school KC Pro plastic and I think we have done a fantastic job.

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Another option that I think you might like would be the Atom. They're a little fast but meet most of your criteria.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:51 PM
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Zero hard spike or zero hard pure are a good place to start. Pure is the de facto suggestion given its history if being awesome in general and winning putting championships.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:52 PM
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I am on a similar search and these are my findings;

Shield- does everything I want but feels very deep.
Shaman- wish it were more stable but really like it.
Serpent-was still deep feeling to me but not too bad
Warlock- too deep and domey
Atom- very promising this is a contender
Gui- really nice but almost a little too OS for in the circle. Wish they were not all yellow.

Want to try a War Spear as well since it is supposed to be a Shaman OS.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:01 PM
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Zero hard spike or zero hard pure are a good place to start. Pure is the de facto suggestion given its history if being awesome in general and winning putting championships.
I've heard quite a bit of good things about the Pure, will definitely check one out.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:06 PM
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Atom, regular electron plastic.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:10 PM
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Atom, regular electron plastic.
That's the second time the Atom has popped up here. I'm leaning towards the Pure (mostly due to familiarity with the plastic), but does anyone happen to know how the Pure and Atom compare, other than the obvious overmold difference?
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:11 PM
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Pure has a lot of glide which I don't live in a putter. Hit a lot of bands using the Pure.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:13 PM
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I should also point out that I really like WestSide's BT Firm plastic for putting (I hate super soft putters), so I would prefer suggestions that were in the Trilogy, but am willing to try something new.

So knowing that I prefer shallow rims with a flat top, what can you guys recommend for me?
Dynamic Discs Warden in Classic plastic (which is very firm). If it's too firm, try Classic Blend, which is what I like. The Warden is a beadless disc. The top is flat and the grip is fairly shallow (I'm comfortable with it, for sure). The Warden also flies a little flatter and straighter than it's beaded cousin, the Judge. The Judge can tail off at the end of a longer putt (25 ft. or more), which seemed to be your issue.

If the Warden doesn't do it for you, I'd suggest going outside the Trilogy and picking up a PA-4 in baseline 300S plastic. The plastic is very firm (almost as stiff as McPro plastic), but grippy. The grip is shallow (squared off, too) and very flat on top. The PA-4 is a very flat-flying disc in the circle if thrown flat.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:16 PM
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Another vote for Pure. I have used them for over 2 years now and prior to that I tried so many putters that I did not like. They are a little overstable when new. I love that they come in 3 plastics for weather difference. I use a soft in freezing winter (if I get out of Florida), use the medium in any conditions & hard in the mid summer heat.

Another overstable shallow putter I love is the D line Discmania P3. I use this for longer upshots or right off the tee on short or downhill ace runs. I have not tried the C-line P3.

I will be the first in line if Discmania comes out with a s-line P3.
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