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Old 12-02-2016, 09:17 PM
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Question Honest Question - soft landing discs

What makes a 'soft' landing disc? I practice at home on soft PGA style grass which always grabs the disc near the basket.

My local course likes to offer the additional challenge of multiple death putts (miss by the inch, pay by the mile). A 10' putt can easily go to a couple +30' come-backs. Makes getting it close and stopping it paramount. Elevation, river rocks, and hard-pan make for painful recovery and plenty of roll-always.

I haven't tried a ton of molds, but of those I have, the DX Birdie and soft electrons seem best.

Thoughts on discs that land soft and stick?
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:31 PM
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10 meter brick.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:35 PM
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10 meter brick.
Definition please.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:43 PM
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IMO it has much more to do with angles and flight manipulation than plastic.

That being said baseline plastics, especially softer blends, grab a bit better.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:52 PM
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Definition please.
The ten meter brick is a gimmicky terrible piece of plastic made by the now defunct Quest AT. Most of the weight was in the center of the disc, and the rim was thin and near floppy.

Basically it was hard to grip and had some indentions on the top that killed the glide even though it was pretty understable.

They were so soft on the rim that wherever it hit it would usually just do this weird half bounce and stay there.

If you are super scared of roll aways, DGA makes the Gumputt and Blowfly that are made of rubbery plastic so soft that you can roll them up like a burrito and stick them in your pocket.

The trick to avoiding roll aways is usually to make the disc land at a slowish speed at the same angle as the surface it is landing on. Or fading into the angle just slightly so the the spin takes the disc into the surface instead o with it.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:52 PM
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The 10M Brick is a putter that is no longer approved for competition. It was good for about 10M max and then essentially dropped and stopped.
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:53 PM
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Classic soft suspect. Sticks and doesn't skip.

Blowfly.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:10 PM
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I like this characteristic of the birdie, though I know guys who throw blowflies that are extremely roll-resistant.

But like others said, it's more in how you land, than the disc you land with. The biggest danger is the low putt that hits the basket, falls to the ground at a weird angle, and takes off rolling.

2 of the 3 courses I play most have plenty of "death putts" and fast, rollaway greens, so I get plenty of practice.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:21 PM
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I lean towards my soft vibram putter or innova zephyr when I need a disc to stick

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Old 12-02-2016, 10:39 PM
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Believe it or not the DGA signature plastics will roll away. I have seen all four of the molds roll at least once, though as long as it lands flat it usually just hits and sticks.
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