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Old 10-07-2012, 08:50 PM
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Anode vs Dart

How similar are a MVP Anode and Innova dart? I'm wondering because I want to know if I should get an anode or an ion for approach shots.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:54 PM
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FWIW, I had a Star Dart and liked it, but now I putt with Ions and approach/drive with Anodes. I've hit my fair share of birdies/eagles on flicks with my Anode. I really love it for approaches.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:56 PM
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The Anode will be more similar to the Dart than the Ion. I've never thrown the Anode, but I know it's basically a premium P & A Aviar, if you're familiar with those.

The Ion is more overstable than the Dart. So, if you want more of a point and shoot approach disc, go with the Anode. Try it in Neutron. You'll probably leave your Dart on the shelf in no time.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:01 PM
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Never used a dart, but here's what I can tell you about Ions and Anodes.

The Anode is beadless. It is slightly faster, has slightly more glide, and less fade than the Ion. I also found at least Proton Anodes to be slightly domier than Ions.

The Ion has a bead. It is slightly slower, has slightly less glide and has more fade.

I use Ions myself, I have a set of old 3rd run, opaque, non-textured "Stormtroopers." They are softer than regular Proton softs. I prefer these to any other MVP putters I've tried.

I have tried Neutron plastic. It is a nice balance between Proton softs and mediums, closer to the mediums. I have not tried the new Neutron softs. Neutron is nice and grippy like my opaque ones. Proton seems a little slicker to me.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:18 PM
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Does the anode fade at all though? My dart is super inconsistent in any wind. It might go right the whole time, it might go left. I know the anode won't do as we'll as the ion in the wind but will it handle at least a little wind?
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:34 PM
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Does the anode fade at all though? My dart is super inconsistent in any wind. It might go right the whole time, it might go left. I know the anode won't do as we'll as the ion in the wind but will it handle at least a little wind?
The Anode will absolutely handle wind...It is just about as resistant to turning as the Ion only with less fade. It is a lot more dependable than the Dart in that respect. Ions are overstable under 300' imo, so you almost have to flex them to land straight ahead if you can't throw a hyzer. The Anode is more point and shoot. The Dart has some super glide, but it is a touchy disc and you really have to have your release speed dialed in to get good use out of it. I usually see them in the hands of older players whose skill far outmatches their athletic ability. Anode is much more forgiving, especially if you like throwing with a little pop.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:20 PM
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This stupid thread just convinced me to buy an Ion to complement my Anode....I need help
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:35 PM
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You don't need help you just needed an Ion. They are great. I will agree with others that Anodes are straighter and have less fade, but Ions seem to shape lines for me better and I like having the extra fade.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:46 PM
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I really don't think Anodes/Ions are even different enough to say one is a better line shaper than the other. I can throw the exact same lines with each, and neither are too good at more than hyzer/straight/anhyzer as they just want to hold their line under power. The biggest difference to me is feel. Switching from broken-in Ions to Anodes almost felt like no switch at all, only more comfortable releases.
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You don't need help you just needed an Ion. They are great. I will agree with others that Anodes are straighter and have less fade, but Ions seem to shape lines for me better and I like having the extra fade.
Lol...so true.

I love my Anode, but lately it's been working better for approaches than putting. Plus, who doesn't like getting new plastic?

Edit: Oh and I guess my point is that my addiction is so bad, that a Dart vs. Anode thread led me to buy a completely different disc haha.
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