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Just got mine in the mail today and they are sweet! Thought I would make a new thread to keep the Scale thread more on topic.



Really love this plastic. Molds up with a tight nose and really flat. These are even noticeably flatter than my other wizards that I hand pick to be that way.

Can't wait to throw em this weekend.

Any plans for Lizards in Tar Pit? Will probably need something a little softer for winter.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:49 AM
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Thanks for rubbing it in again that I missed out on these...
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:07 AM
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In all honesty I should have missed out too, jcassidy1990 said he wasn't listing them till monday but I just happened to be on when they went live.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:30 AM
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Ill say with confidence that we will run more. It is actually paramount to new molds for me honestly. Wizards are the perfect putter & Fossil is the perfect plastic to throw them in
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Got mine yesterday afternoon too.




First impressions:

1. These putters are firm. Really firm.

2. These make me appreciate how thin the Scale's flight plate is. It's funny because when the Wizard was released, one of the selling points was the "progressive" flight plate thickness and how it was thinner than an Aviar. The Scale is way thinner than either one. I'm guessing the Wizard will be less prone to the tacoing I experienced with my Fossil Scales.

3. Like someone mentioned in the other thread, they molded up with a much smoother surface texture than the Scale. Like the old KC plastic, I think the feel will greatly improve with some scuffs and a few thousand putts.

4. The plastic reminds me much more of early 10X than 11X.

If the rain holds off, I'll get out and throw these a little bit at lunchtime. I'm really clicking with my main putting wizards right now, so it will take a lot to knock one of those out of the bag. But I have a good feeling that one of these will be a thrower for me.
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Love the write up's so far on these.
I will say one thing about the surface complexion as well...These were just a tiny proto batch so I will definitely make sure to inform Dave that folks want them a little grittier like the Fossil in our molds. I'd even like to see if come out with chalk bits like the Serps do.

I love how rigid these Fossil Wizards are though. They're nicely OS and provide that perfect filler between Scales and Serps.
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Got mine yesterday- I think I got one of the first ones after changing plastic, it's a bit orange. Threw a couple practice shots with them at Bradford yesterday, and took one with me on my round at RL Smith this morning. I found myself reaching for my pure quite a bit less for upshots. Good glide, but not enough to make it useless in a breeze, not too much fade, and it is smooth- but with a little morning dew on the disc or some sweat on your hands and it gets grippy. Very nice. Had my personal best round at Smith using it for most upshots and a few drives, 3 under overall. Heading to Nevin now for some abuse.
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Got mine yesterday- I think I got one of the first ones after changing plastic, it's a bit orange. Threw a couple practice shots with them at Bradford yesterday, and took one with me on my round at RL Smith this morning. I found myself reaching for my pure quite a bit less for upshots. Good glide, but not enough to make it useless in a breeze, not too much fade, and it is smooth- but with a little morning dew on the disc or some sweat on your hands and it gets grippy. Very nice. Had my personal best round at Smith using it for most upshots and a few drives, 3 under overall. Heading to Nevin now for some abuse.
Keep us posted on its ability to rebound from hits.
I'm pretty proud of Fossil's balance of rigidity and durability. Hopefully this translates as well in the Fossil Wizards.
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I got mine from dehaas for his 3-Man Throwdown, and I'm damn impressed. Jamie, you've got a winning blend on your hands. Super chalky and grippy while still being quite firm. I would like a little less give to the flightplate so it would season into where it is now, but I imagine I'm in the minority with that desire. My G9i that's been in the bag since they were released has now softened to a similar firmness, but it doesn't have anywhere the same amount of grip to it.

Anyone looking for a (decently) firm Wizard that doesn't suffer from the slickness of most plastics that are this stiff needs to step over their mother to get some of these!
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I got mine from dehaas for his 3-Man Throwdown, and I'm damn impressed. Jamie, you've got a winning blend on your hands. Super chalky and grippy while still being quite firm. I would like a little less give to the flightplate so it would season into where it is now, but I imagine I'm in the minority with that desire. My G9i that's been in the bag since they were released has now softened to a similar firmness, but it doesn't have anywhere the same amount of grip to it.

Anyone looking for a (decently) firm Wizard that doesn't suffer from the slickness of most plastics that are this stiff needs to step over their mother to get some of these!
Thannnnnk you sir

The thing that I am most pleased with about these Wizards is that we will be able to provide a "consistent" offering to folks that want the BEST driving Wizards possible. It can be a crap shoot buying Wizards online but I can assure you that only Wizards that are run in Fossil will be deemed Fossil
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