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Old 10-05-2012, 10:01 PM
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How does a 9x aviar compare to a 10x?

Im wondering how stiff and how tacky the 9x kc aviar plastic feels compared to the 10x or even the 11x kc pro aviars. Any help is needed! Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:18 PM
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I's say that the 9x feels closer to an 11x than a 10x. The 10x aviars that I have felt have all been really firm and kinda slick. The 9x I have is more flexible in both the rim and across the fight plate and is also a little grippier. If I'm correct, the 9x aviars were an older big bead mold and the 10xs were the first kc aviar produced in the X mold configuration that we have today. Because it is much firmer, the 10x is much more durable and should last longer. That said, I am about ready to swap my go to 10x putter out for something that is less likely to shatter in the cold weather that is fast approaching.

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What is the difference in the new mold and the old mold?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:37 PM
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The X mold has a blunter nose and starts out more overstable. If you've got a 10, 11, or 12x kc aviar it is the X mold. Think of the older big bead mold used on the 9x as a current putt and approach aviar with a big bead on the bottom. It's a little sharper but more round at the same time. Not quite as vertical from top to bottom.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:44 PM
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There were two runs of plastic for 9x and 10x Aviars (and Rocs) that I know of. The softer, tackier off white color blend (these are missing the short range driver writing on the 10x), and the bulletproof stiffer bright white blend. The 9x I have is identical plastic to my 10x Aviars, but as stated above, with a different mold/nose.

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thanks for the info. Is there anyway you could post a pic of them together so i can see the difference in the mold?
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I'm glad Tim chimed in because I was unaware that there were diffferent plastics used in each of the runs. I've never handled any 10xs without the "short range driver" part of the stamp so I just assumed that all 10xs were the stark white bulletproof ones. And the only 9x I've handled is one of the softer off white ones. Now that I think of it, I do have one of each type of plastic in 9x rocs, one off white and one like a tooth that's been whitened too much and the same differences in feel are present there as well. Again though, the only 10x rocs I've had have been the rock hard ones.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:09 PM
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is the current production aviar driver mold (star, glow champ) the same as the JK and KC x-mold aviars?
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I don't own any premium plastic aviars, but I would assume that any current production big bead aviar is the X mold.
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