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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 PM
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Rattler vs. Sonic

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So I like the way a Rattler flies on short game shots. I know a couple of people that like tossing a Sonic, so what are the differences, pros, and cons, between the two?
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:41 PM
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Both suck?

. Sorry couldn't resist. I actualy can't say a thing. never thrown either.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:45 PM
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Well I don't use either, but my dad uses both plus a Zephyr and a Superhero as his approach/mid-range set up. The Sonic he uses for more outside the circle type putts or hyzer putts. He flicks it like a frisbee and it is definetly a chain hunter for sure. Its also a lot more flexible...its really just a smaller diameter Superhero. So he uses the Superhero for longer Sonic shots (the Sonic is the same as the Supersonic, which is the disc I use for my dog) .

He uses the Rattler for all in-close putts and short, straight approaches. That thing is a brick. Soooooo straight. He uses the Zephyr for longer Rattler shots. The Sonic has way more glide though.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:46 PM
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Both suck?

. Sorry couldn't resist. I actualy can't say a thing. never thrown either.
Definitely doesn't suck, these two discs will do things that normal putters just won't do, I don't care what anybody says. Doesn't mean you can't use a normal putter in the same situations, but they don't work the same.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:56 PM
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I find Lid like putters uncomfortable with my putting stroke, but if I was forced to choose, I'd prefer to use the Rattler with that softer D plastic
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:59 PM
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Have you tried a Polecat? Flight of the rattler with the grip of the sonic (sort of).
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:23 PM
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Have you tried a Polecat? Flight of the rattler with the grip of the sonic (sort of).
Never. I used to have a birdie, but didn't care for it way back when. I assumed a Polecat would be similar.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:27 PM
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Definitely doesn't suck, these two discs will do things that normal putters just won't do, I don't care what anybody says. Doesn't mean you can't use a normal putter in the same situations, but they don't work the same.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:39 PM
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Haven't thrown a Sonic but I LOVE my rattler. Everyone should give them a try, they are just so nifty for those 50-100 footers.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:40 PM
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Never. I used to have a birdie, but didn't care for it way back when. I assumed a Polecat would be similar.
Polecat isn't as deep and has no thumbtrac. Check it out.

The Sonic is much touchier, honestly the Rattler is like a Rhyno compared to it, in lid terms. I'm exaggerating but yeah. Most of my experience is with a very light (121g) SuperSonic though.
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