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lammersk 03-13-2015 09:42 PM

Polecat
 
Okay, so yesterday I'm in the midst of the trauma of replacing my beloved Rivers with Witnesses or possibly Diamonds (if the Frost plastic keeps throwing as well as it did today) because I have improved just barely enough that these discs are starting to consistently outperforming the Rivers. I come here to read something to take my mind away from the sorrow of pulling out of my bag the discs that made DG really start to click for me and I run across a bunch of older posts about the Polecat.

It's getting rave reviews. I think to myself, "Hmmm. I bought one of those a couple years ago. Never really used it. I wonder if it's still in the trunk of my car?" Then I go hunt it up and decide I'll try it out today.

As an aside, I spent over two years trying to find a putter that worked for me. Various Aviars did not cut it. A Ruby lasted about two weeks before it got so warped it was useless. A Dart filled the slot for a while until I realized my Dart and my Mako were basically the same disc and just started using the Mako for approach and putting. Then I found an MVP Eclipse Glow Proton Ion (literally; someone left an unmarked one on a course) and fell in love. It has been the best putter I've ever had. I bought two of my own and I really enjoy throwing it.

So, of course, the $8 DX Polecat outperformed the $20 Ion all day long. I swear, the disc has a homing instinct. Every time I threw an upshot with it, it would slooooooowly glide the 75 feet or so and land within a couple feet of the pin. The Ion wasn't slacking, but when I threw it from the same spot it landed further out 16 out of 18 pins.

So now I've got to consider replacing a cool looking putter that performs well with a goofy looking putter that works better. :wall: Oh well, one of the lessons the Army drove into my head when I was young and impressionable (you know, back when we used arrows and long swords) was that if it looks stupid, but it works, it ain't stupid.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank the good people here for adding to my bag angst. I'm afraid to read any more posts. The next one might recommend that I replace all my drivers with a Nova. :D

Moose33 03-13-2015 10:10 PM

It's probably some combo of your form and Brain clicking with the Kitty, if it works bag it but don't kick the Ion completely.

Lids hate wind you may have a use.

@iDiscGolf 03-13-2015 10:57 PM

First of all, welcome to the club. :thmbup:

Also, you may want to keep a putting putter too, I really don't think anyone is really using it for driving, upshots AND putting. Mainly driving/upshots. Keep the Ion or whatever as strictly a putter.

august dupree 03-13-2015 10:58 PM

Bag both for different shots you're allowed to carry more than one putter!

Broken Shoulder 03-13-2015 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by august dupree (Post 2727049)
Bag both for different shots!

Yep.
I will do some long putt jumps with the kitty, but it's an approach/driving disc.

Kodachrome 03-14-2015 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Broken Shoulder (Post 2727051)
Yep.
I will do some long putt jumps with the kitty, but it's an approach/driving disc.

Samesies.

I also approach with the polecat in the wind frequently, but I rarely drive it in a headwind or a strong crosswind. That's what standstill driving with rocs is for.

lammersk 03-14-2015 08:23 AM

Keeping that Ion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by @iDiscGolf (Post 2727047)
Also, you may want to keep a putting putter too, I really don't think anyone is really using it for driving, upshots AND putting. Mainly driving/upshots. Keep the Ion or whatever as strictly a putter.

Yeah, I noticed that when I threw them both into the chains the Polecat had a tendency to bounce off of them if it hit them flat or even flatish while the Ion would slip sideways inside and catch more chains. It never bounced far enough to leave the basket, but it made me wary.

riltim 04-28-2016 08:34 PM

Have 2 brand new and 1 fairly new 175 DX polecats that I am trying to work with to clean up my approach game; currently I rely on a hyzer line with my wizards that I am really accurate with.


My problem with the polecat is it still has some decent fade at low speed where I was expecting more of a Rattler type flight. If I beat them in a bit can I expect the LSS to go first or am I going to end up with some freak that is high speed understable but keeps its fade?

tbird888 04-28-2016 08:44 PM

Try the R-Pro if you don't want the fade. Just be careful around trees. The one I had was super straight but was super fragile. It's definitely a different animal from the DX.

riltim 04-28-2016 08:49 PM

Not too worried about trees; just want something that I can rely on for a throw in bid from 75-100 feet.

Could my problem be nose up? Not sure how sensitive these are but I got used to throwing my wizards nose up for aproach shots and could count on them dropping near the basket. These seem to wanna stay in the air a bit longer and fade more.


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