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Old 01-20-2013, 12:55 PM
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Wind putting with an upside down driver

I was at club practice yesterday and it was kinda windy out. A dude was telling everyone about how in really high winds, that putting with a driver help upside down works. It first i though it was a joke. I had to make sure he actually wanted us to putt with an upside down driver. but he was for real, and it kinda worked i guess. Has anyone else ever done this/heard of this?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:58 PM
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Putting with a PUTTER upside down isn't unheard of. I'll do it if we have crazy torrential rain or insane wind going on...

Haven't hear of anyone throwing drivers upside down at baskets inside the circle however
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:59 PM
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I've used an upside down putter or mid before.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:03 PM
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right on, at first, I thought dude was totally nuts. lol, but i guess if it works it works. and I bet i works a lot better with a putter or mid
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:25 PM
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My friend will just putt with his wasp upside down if he's within 10.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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That is not the strangest I have heard. I have also seen people drive their drivers upside down for their mid ranges as well.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:11 PM
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At last years buckhorn open there were 40 mph winds that were flipping xcals and Firebirds. People were putting on the ground with upside down drivers.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:18 PM
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I know 1-2 guys that will do this in the win.

I still think that in crazy winds putting with a drone is more effective.

Gators and other really overstable mids will also probably work well
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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A Firebird is the best upside down driver putter I have tried. Tbird works alright too. I would practice it with no wind to see how stable the disc becomes. It's not that hard to learn.

I was showing this to people at the Ohio meet two Septs ago. An upside down putter works well too. I also believe doing it this way makes it less likely the disc will roll away if you miss.
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:36 PM
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yep, I've been doing that for years ... it's great tool to have in your arsenal of shots. overstable drivers work great - fool around with it, different release angles do different things.
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