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Old 06-17-2013, 11:21 PM
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Putter choices

Newbie here - If you have read my other 59 year old thread.

I have a Avair which looks like it is smack in the middle of putters - if I wanted to buy another putter (after watching a youtube video on putting) and not knowing WHAT I like - any suggestions? I don't want to by something the same as I have.

a Roc?

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:32 PM
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I use wizards but that's only because I have a really good local disc golf store. Judges, magnets, and MVP putters seem to be the most popular after the aviar.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:34 PM
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Try Gateway putters.... Wizards are the most popular...Warlocks are most like Aviars.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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Wizards are amazing and u can get any feel ur looking for.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:41 PM
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MVP Ion! Or Anode
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:46 PM
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Wizard!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:49 PM
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Make a trip into Madison and stop at Glide-
http://www.glidediscgolf.com/contact...olf#directions
Then pickup every putter and find one or two that feels good.

And while you are there you can play some courses.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:54 PM
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Hard to go wrong with a Gateway Wizard...though I personally made the switch to MVP's Ion a couple years ago. And wouldn't switch back. Basically a lot of the same flight characteristics of a Wizard, only it'll hold that truer line/path to the basket for at least another 5-10 feet. My percentage of made putts from 25-35 feet jumped at LEAST 20 percent when I switched to the Ion.

But whatever you get, throw hundreds...THOUSANDS of practice putts. Different distances. Different wind conditions and directions. Different temperatures. Different humidity. Really get to know that putter well. Know how it's gonna fly from 25 feet in a crosswind vs. headwind vs. tailwind.
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Make a trip into Madison and stop at Glide-
http://www.glidediscgolf.com/contact...olf#directions
Then pickup every putter and find one or two that feels good.

And while you are there you can play some courses.
Yeah I was going to say, the easiest way to find a putter imo is to pick them up, see how they feel to you first of all. I use a Soft Focus but to you, that might not be the "feel" that you're looking for. Luckily my local shop (Hazy Shade) has an indoor putting room with a ton of putters to check out
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:20 AM
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Take the advice of going to a shop and feeling some putters, if possible.

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But whatever you get, throw hundreds...THOUSANDS of practice putts. Different distances. Different wind conditions and directions. Different temperatures. Different humidity. Really get to know that putter well. Know how it's gonna fly from 25 feet in a crosswind vs. headwind vs. tailwind.
This.

I would be remiss if I didn't plug MVP's putters. If you threw an Aviar P&A (no bead), the Anode is very similar.

If you threw the KC/JK/BB Aviar (with a bead, the little extra ring under the rim), the MVP Ion is the option I'd most recommend.

So go ahead, and shop around. Ultimately, the choice is yours. Good luck with the new addiction!
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