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BirdmanCR 06-22-2012 04:52 PM

Wizard/magic gateway craze
 
what makes these putters so special??

Technohic 06-22-2012 04:55 PM

Time and loyalty.

dmbrun2 06-22-2012 04:56 PM

When I got my hpp wizard I felt like harry potter grabbing his wand for the first time. Just felt right.










Ya I went there

garublador 06-22-2012 04:58 PM

The Wizard is so well liked because it's a slight improvement over what was the best putter out there (BB Aviar) before it came out and it comes in as good, if not better plastic.

Bamm 06-22-2012 04:59 PM

Plus you can get it in about any choice of firmness/softness or flexibility if you try/look hard enough.

BirdmanCR 06-22-2012 05:00 PM

I throw only discraft i picked up a magic and a wizard and wasnt impressed. Then again who am I. Ive just been noticing threads of like LOAD and LOADs of them.

Soups 06-22-2012 05:02 PM

It's a conundrum for me too. I got one recently, and the plastic feels so much nicer than DX. Unfortunately I've gotten used to putters without beads (I like the standard Aviar P&A), so I'm not sure of them thus far despite the praise they receive here.

Bamm 06-22-2012 05:03 PM

Putt with what works for you, it's mostly mental from up close anyway............

mjoyce 06-22-2012 05:08 PM

I've been putting with dx aviars since I started. I buy plastic online because there's no shop close to me. The aviar has worked fine for me and I figure if I stink at putting it's probably more me than the disc. I drive with a star bb aviar and that works fine for me also.

I will say that a guy on my card at leagues putts with them and I was checking out his wizards and the plastic feels awesome. If I wanted to switch and try another putter mold I'd have to give gateway a shot.

The only thing that concerns me about the wizards is this
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Plus you can get it in about any choice of firmness/softness or flexibility if you try/look hard enough.
Without having a store nearby that sells them I don't know what my odds are like finding another one that felt the same as the other one I was checking out. Maybe one day I'll give them a go.

CTRobuck 06-22-2012 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by dmbrun2 (Post 1469729)
When I got my hpp wizard I felt like harry potter grabbing his wand for the first time. Just felt right.










Ya I went there

Sadly I kind of agree, except mine was an Eraser and and now an Ultra flexy RFF. I have tried every putter on the market, and the Wizard is just the best feeling disc I have ever held. Granted Gateway can be a little inconsistent as far as weight and flexibility, get a few different ones and find the one that feels right and hold on to it tight and use it over and over to break it in. Then you will have a putter for life!!!!

BirdmanCR 06-22-2012 05:11 PM

You got a civic type r buck?

BirdmanCR 06-22-2012 05:14 PM

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/...on00002879.jpg
This was the reason i asked (sorry for the stolen pic el)

kevinmzane 06-22-2012 05:18 PM

I am not really sure that my wizards are far superior to any other similar putter by any means but I really like that I can basically imagine up a feel/flexibility combo and be able to find one relatively easily... Sometimes my preferences change on how I like my discs to feel and it is nice to be able to pick out what I want without having to change molds. I really like my wizards a LOT and I have a LOT of them, but I honestly couldn't say that I would putt/drive/approach any worse with a BB Aviar, or a Challenger or Focus... or anything else relatively similar.
Gateway does make some plastic that feels absolutely amazing and is relatively durable for the price (Especailly on the lot deals that Gateway usually does).

tarel 06-22-2012 05:25 PM

if you call dave at gateway he will do a deal with you on discs tell him the type or send pics of it he will match things up. some are chalky,leather like, u can have same disc lets say ss wiz and have 3 dif grips. they last awhile break in well and some drive or putt better. the soft ones are rock hard and go where you put them

NOStheBOSS 06-22-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmbrun2 (Post 1469729)
When I got my hpp wizard I felt like harry potter grabbing his wand for the first time. Just felt right.








Ya I went there

The wand chooses the wizard -err- the wizard chooses the wizard?

cjowo 06-22-2012 06:35 PM

My SS Magic felt almost identical to my 10 year old aviar, but better!

All Day 06-22-2012 07:06 PM

Whoa, I thought I was nuts with 29 Gateway putters (and counting). Ironically I started with a Voodoo obsession just a year into playing, and it's just the feel of a SSS Voodoo that is perfect for my hand. I've since moved into an all out obsession with both Wizards and Magics that both feel great and have more to offer me, whether it's the Wizard's ability on windy days or the dead nuts straight flight of a Magic. From there, all Gateway putter dudes like myself eventually branch out and experiment with all the different flexes and runs, thereby spawning this very horde-like behavior.

The short answer? Because Wizards and Magics just plain kick a$$. :D

Dr.Wu 06-22-2012 09:26 PM

Never thought gateway was too special until I got ahold of their High Performance Polymer. First a Wizard, led to a Magic, and the only HPP mid that I've ever seen in the Element. Seems gateway has found its place, at least for a little while.

Hartley444 06-22-2012 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by NOStheBOSS (Post 1469892)
The wand chooses the wizard -err- the wizard chooses the wizard?

Were talking about Harry putter here not Harry Potter. Haha

prerube 06-22-2012 09:51 PM

The wizards are a great driving putter and I would carry one if it was not for the Pure.
They come in a huge variety of textures and softnesses so there is one for everyone.

.....also the price is right.

Brall 06-22-2012 10:03 PM

i chose the wizard over the aviar because of the feel of the disc in my hand. mainly underneath the rim of the disc. the aviar has some filler there where the wizard allows me to feel like i'm gripping the disc better.

for me, my beat aviar flew as straight as my beat wizard. i chose the wizard as my main putter due to feel.

Kp0c 06-22-2012 10:12 PM

I started playing about 2 years ago and tried a few mold before I settled on Wizard and Magic. I purchased 2 x-out magic and one x-out wizard and instantly felt in love. The price is extremely good and the grip is amazing. I practiced in the rain and I think the grip is even better when wet...quite amazing in my standart. The magic feels very good in my hand. They are quite thin ans fly very straigt. Also, I find them to fly incredibly straight on jump putt around 50'. The wizard is a good driving putter but I don't find them to have a lot of glide, which I like for putting, off course.
I'm sure they are a lot of great putter out there, pure, anode, ion, but for me, the feel of SS magic and SS Wizard has sold me for a very long time.

On a side note, you guys say I can get a deal directly with them? How so and how many putter/disc do I have to purchase to get such deal?

dmbrun2 06-22-2012 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Hartley444 (Post 1470104)
Were talking about Harry putter here not Harry Potter. Haha

Harry putter :clap::clap::clap:

All Day 06-22-2012 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Kp0c (Post 1470119)
I started playing about 2 years ago and tried a few mold before I settled on Wizard and Magic. I purchased 2 x-out magic and one x-out wizard and instantly felt in love. The price is extremely good and the grip is amazing. I practiced in the rain and I think the grip is even better when wet...quite amazing in my standart. The magic feels very good in my hand. They are quite thin ans fly very straigt. Also, I find them to fly incredibly straight on jump putt around 50'. The wizard is a good driving putter but I don't find them to have a lot of glide, which I like for putting, off course.
I'm sure they are a lot of great putter out there, pure, anode, ion, but for me, the feel of SS magic and SS Wizard has sold me for a very long time.

On a side note, you guys say I can get a deal directly with them? How so and how many putter/disc do I have to purchase to get such deal?

5 for $40 or 10 for $70, and that's delivered to your door. Send PayPal to them with your disc requests and voila. david@gdstour.com :clap:

All Day 06-22-2012 10:37 PM

Don't know how to edit, but not sure about that to Montreal, just noticed that. Call or email to be sure.

thugjitsu 06-22-2012 10:46 PM

Loved voodoo's but couldn't get them soft enough. Now these RF2 wizards i have are more os than im used to but the plastic is awesome and when im dialed in im making putts i haven't sunk regularly before.

Definetly a confidence thing too with the reliable fade of the wizard i know if i chunder a little im not gunna be to far for the rebound putt.

All Day 06-22-2012 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by thugjitsu (Post 1470154)
Loved voodoo's but couldn't get them soft enough. Now these RF2 wizards i have are more os than im used to but the plastic is awesome and when im dialed in im making putts i haven't sunk regularly before.

Definetly a confidence thing too with the reliable fade of the wizard i know if i chunder a little im not gunna be to far for the rebound putt.

Pretty sure they said they are starting RFF runs of Voodoos and Warlocks in a week or so. I picked up 3 RFF Wizards and they are awesome.

thugjitsu 06-23-2012 12:04 AM

Someone must let me know when they get those voodoos! i want a bagillion! in reality that means like 3-5

Emoney 06-23-2012 12:09 AM

I throw all discraft except when i comes to my approach/driving putters and main putter. Wizards all day baby! ! ! !

Anyone have any oldschool like this ....holla

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/...o/dd9ecfb0.jpg

StarFirebird 06-23-2012 12:50 AM

Back when the Wizards first came out I putted with them for a little bit.They felt great in my hand,but they would always drop too soon and it felt as if I had to put twice the effort to get it in the basket.

I tried working with them,heck I still have 8 of them here in the closet,but It was no KC Pro Aviar.So yeah I went back to my Aviars.

Some people can make them work(one of buddies) and some cannot.I was one who couldn't get it work.

Qbert 06-23-2012 01:07 AM

I carry 4 in my bag and have 4 more,soon to be 6, at the house for the practice basket (a couple more G9s, a glow, a Evo, and two more super softs on their way to add to the stack). I started playing with Wizards and they have been perfect so I haven't ever tried anything else. I love the variety in plastics so I can get ones that are exactly what I want. I can have the same mold but still cover a very wide variety of shots. That is probably my favorite aspect of Wizards.

I have a soft that is my OG super beat understable driver/long approach and long chain runs, 2 super softs one being my main putter for the time being and one for straight drives, and I keep a G9 in the bag for wind putts and stable driving duties.

mackgeggie 06-23-2012 01:39 AM

wizards use magic to stay in the basket, simple as that.

Titanic_Sinks 06-23-2012 01:41 AM

I tried a Wizard for a while. I kinda ran into the lack of glide thing, though. They were really nice to throw, and felt awesome in my hand, but I never could get them dialed in very well. In fact, all of the copycat versions as well (ridge, focus, ion), they all sorta lack that extra glide. On the other hand, I watch people do some AMAZING things with wizards, so...face...to me.

elnino 06-23-2012 01:48 AM

i actually just threw them and putted with kc pro aviars for the longest time. forgot the KCs one day and never looked back! then again i'm the weirdo with the crazy pic of 70 plus wizards.

rj29274 06-23-2012 01:51 AM

I used to be a putt and approach chains aviars putter (then they got too expensive) so I switched to dx aviars, but since 2006-2007 it's all about the SS Wizard - great putter

Stud Muffin 06-23-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BirdmanCR (Post 1469723)
what makes these putters so special??

Try one and find out.

jesusfreak 06-27-2012 04:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Hartley444 (Post 1470104)
Were talking about Harry putter here not Harry Potter. Haha

we are talking about hairy putter not harry putter:clap:

lavon_andy 06-27-2012 11:40 AM

I love the wizard/magic combo. A SSS magic for putting, medium magic for turnover approach shots, G9 wizard for off the tee drives, and a RFF wizard for when I need the disc to hit and stick.

espijosh 06-27-2012 12:27 PM

I push putt and use the magic, I have small hands and like the shallow rim. I'm not going to say they are better than aviars, but i like putters hard as a rock and can find magics i like for 9 dollars instead of dropping 100 on a 10x aviar.

Brinker085 06-27-2012 12:38 PM

I don't know what it is, but I do enjoy the Wizard. It just feels right I guess. I picked one up after a friend had suggested I try one, and I've had one in my bag ever since. I do use a couple other putters, but the Wizard is my go to disc for most close up shots. I've even used one of mine to play catch a couple times and it has worked pretty well.


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