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smyith 06-02-2011 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sloppydisc (Post 866581)
Ok, for all the long time Pure throwers here is my question. Why wouldn't I just use a heavy Opto Fuse instead of a Pure for approaches and off the tee. I am throwing the Pure pretty well, but I think I improved faster last year when I simplified my bag and cut my molds down. Anybody tried this experiment or have a good reason why I should stick with the Pure over the Fuse for those shots?

whatever works for you. i typically like to use my understble mid were most people use a putter. however, in certain situations my pure is prefferred cause it wont fade out and wont travel as far. short downhillers for instance or high accuracy short woods holes.

sloppydisc 06-02-2011 02:50 PM

Yes, the all powerful glide factor of the Fuse. Didn't think of that. Good point.

smyith 06-02-2011 02:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sloppydisc (Post 866609)
Yes, the all powerful glide factor of the Fuse. Didn't think of that. Good point.

nothing like going right over the top of the basket and still having a 50' putt back at it. haha

Jeronimo 06-02-2011 04:13 PM

Whoa, this thread grew since I last posted in it... It's awesome to see so many people throwing the Pure, it really gives me hope that Latitude will see how well loved the mold is and make a serious attempt at overcoming whatever hurdle is standing between them and an Opto/Gold Line Pure.

Also glad to hear the Swan is garnering some attention as well. It's like the perfect "putting" putter compliment to the Grip Pure as a driving putter. I'd be distraught if they discontinued it.

Reasons to throw the Grip Pure instead of the Fuse:

Grip Pure is easier to throw on a straight line with ZERO fade.
Pure won't go as far, but beware it will go SNEAKY far.
Grips better (this is an opinion but I think it warrants mentioning)
Turns over more - this can be both a bad and good thing, but it does differentiate the Pure from the Fuse

jrawk 06-02-2011 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeronimo (Post 866718)
Reasons to throw the Grip Pure instead of the Fuse:

Grip Pure is easier to throw on a straight line with ZERO fade.
Pure won't go as far, but beware it will go SNEAKY far.
Grips better (this is an opinion but I think it warrants mentioning)
Turns over more - this can be both a bad and good thing, but it does differentiate the Pure from the Fuse

that right there in bold is it for me...


oh and i swapped in LE comets.

jdw80550 06-02-2011 10:09 PM

So I'm new to the Pure Club, just got my first Grip Line, and I was pleasantly surprised when I held it against my buzzz to see that the rims were very similar. I love my buzzz, but it blows by baskets on approaches, now I'm hoping the pure will cover this better than my buzzz or voodoos.

jrawk 06-02-2011 10:13 PM

gotta be careful with Grip Line plastic, because it's very "bouncy". For whatever reason the grip discs rebound off hard surfaces like super-balls. Where as Zero Line implodes on impact.

Wolfman 06-02-2011 10:14 PM

I know a couple guys around here that putt with them i personally dont really care for it cause i can do anything i can with that disc with a aviar and i love my aviars

jrawk 06-03-2011 12:11 PM

Got an email back from Lat64
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jrawk
As a very happy Zero and Grip Pure junky for putting and approaches, I
crave the day I can throw and Opto Line Pure from the tee. Please
reply and say Opto Pures will soon be available for your driving
pleasures!

Jerry H.
Maryland, USA

Quote:

Originally Posted by info@latitude64.se
Hi Jerry,

I just answered a question to another guy asking the exact same thing so I
guess there is demand...

At this time we have no plans to release it in Opto or Gold as it won't
let it self be produced in that plastic without severe production issues.
When the fall comes and we have a little more time perhaps we'll give it
another shot but I wouldn't get my hopes up...

Thanks for your support and for showing an interest in our products!

Svante Eriksson
Sales Manager
Latitude 64

We've gotten their attention, and its nice of them to reply with detail. But it's not good news and confirms the molding issue.. .

sloppydisc 06-03-2011 01:22 PM

All they need to do is make new putter. It shouldn't be that hard to tweak the design to adjust to the differences in the other plastics. My guess is that this is more a strategic and sales issue. They could easily make a putter very close to the Pure in a premium plastic for driving and approaches, but they probably don't think it will sell enough. The premium plastic will take longer to wear, and the typical disc golfer won't need 5-10 of them for practice. 1 or 2 would last quite a while. What they need to do is come out with one as a special edition/stamp for some tourney, make a limited number of them, and charge more money. Then everybody is happy. We get to buy our beloved Pure at collector prices and brag to our friends, and Latitude gets to pocket some good $$$.

So in summary, I call BS. Unless the guys at Innova, Discraft and Gateway are all just a lot smarter than the Swedes. The US companies have figured this out for their putters.


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