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Old 10-12-2012, 01:58 PM
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Driving Putter: Sole, or Summit?

Looking at checking out a Vibram putter for driving, and curious which of the two above might fit the bill better. I like beadless putters and currently go Opto Pure off the tee, but feel like trying something different.

What I am looking for most is a feel that is similar to the Pure. Can anyone who has thrown these two Vibrams and a Pure comment on their similarities or differences? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:03 PM
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From my very limited experience with these molds I'd say the Summit would probably "feel" more like a Pure but would also be less stable. The Sole felt deeper than the Pure but the stability is probably closer
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:34 PM
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I would say niether would be my choice as a driver. They are too understable for driving, unless that is what you are looking for. I know a few people who like to drive with the VP. I am not insulting the sole, it is a great disc, but I did not like it for driving.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:43 PM
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Yeah sole is more stable than the summit but neither are close driving wise to a pure. I tried the sole for a while after I soured on the wizard due to my awful putting. To me the wizard is hands down the best driving putter. I went back to it after trying many molds and now wished I would have never left it.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:45 PM
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Have to agree with anything previously stated...

Sole is deeper than the Summit - brings more glide obviously.

Summit can be a nice driver but it is a little too understable. VPs for driving are nice, they can handle a strong throw.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:20 PM
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I love the Summit for short anhyzers and the VP for short Hyzers, but don't like any of the Vibram discs as much as a Wizard for "normal" putter driving. The Ridge is closest, but fades more and doesn't glide as much. I'll reiterate though that I do really like the two Vibram "utility" putters, and throw each on the average round.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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I prefer a beadless putter, and it sounds like the Vibrams in that range may not be it. Unless the Summit is nice on a hyzer flip...
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:55 PM
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Have you ever handled an Anode? They fly nice on a drive and are pretty much beadless. I've only tried the VP and ridge from Vibram so I can't comment on soles or summits.
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Have you ever handled an Anode? They fly nice on a drive and are pretty much beadless. I've only tried the VP and ridge from Vibram so I can't comment on soles or summits.
I have thrown an Anode, but I am not a huge fan of the inner rim shape. It does fly nice, but just a little uncomfortable for me.
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:16 PM
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Summit will feel more similar than the sole to a pure due to its lower profile.
Flightwise, idk how a sole flies on a drive. Summit is less stable at low and hi speeds and doesnt glide as well as the pure imo.

Maybe a P2? Beadless, stable/overstable for a putter. It will be a bit deeper than your pure as well. Challenger is also relatively beadless in the way the anode is. Its a great throwing putter also.

I prefer the pure tho, fwiw
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