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Old 09-23-2014, 09:12 PM
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:16 PM
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:44 PM
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Got mine today as well and was able to give them a few tosses. The thing I noticed from throwing this initial 18 is the skip/slide. I swear I was getting another ten feet after it had hit the ground. I even had a couple skips that made me swear I was throwing a driver. My PA2s have some serious competition...

zj hit the nail on the head with the plastic comparison. Stiff but nowhere near G9i and nice and flat. Reminds me of a big bead Challenger in hand. Definitely more rounded than my Wizards. Will go more in depth after I get a little more time with them.
I've been throwing the Touch a lot lately, and in that time it has replaced the PA2 in my bag as the overstable complement to the Opto Pure. I was a little put off by the extra microbeads initially, but they don't bother me off the tee. The PA2 (and the PA4) in premium plastic feels like it has a bit of a concave inner rim, and I was never happy with it, feel-wise, despite liking the flight so I'm glad to find a more comfortable mold to take its place.

The plastic (mine are green), like every mold I've tested from Salient, is wonderful. I know it's a minority opinion, but I prefer firm, slick putters in baseline plastic (premium's a different story). After a good amount of time, they soften just right and develop a great grip that no soft plastic can come close to matching. I've talked to Scott and was told they're softening the plastic for the next release, but I hope this blend gets at least a limited release, possibly in the summer when soft putters get too soft like Vibram does with Softober. This particular blend reminds me of a "driver Pro" more than KC Pro. If the FR Omega AP Big Bead were firm, I think it would feel like this plastic. After a month of regular use at the gravel pit I call a home course, the plastic has scarred a little, but it's proven to be pretty resilient overall. No big gashes or chunks that I've seen from some of the newer firm baseline plastic (*cough* 350S *cough*).

When it comes to putting, the beads unfortunately aren't comfortable enough in my putting grip that I do bring my regular Wizard along. My index finger just doesn't feel like it's making decent contact with the disc. I do throw second putts with them quite often, however, and I've found they putt very similar to my current G9i Wizard (been in the bag since they were released and quite beat up). On longer, tight anny putts, there's enough stability to make the disc flatten and fade without much lateral movement. I know they usually are made in general, but I rarely miss the second putt with them.

Where this mold shines for me is off the tee. For my power, I'm not seeing any turn, and I don't have to throw it different (than the Pure) when it has to finish more right (southpaw here) than the Pure is capable of. It's been mentioned that the microbeads help slow the fade, but I think there's a decent amount of glide with it. The microbeads might slow the fade, but they don't take it away completely. It does have a forward fade to it that is stronger than the Envy but less than I've seen from the stable-overstable putters I've thrown. I'll have to take one out to test, but I have a feeling (surprise, surprise) it'll be similar to the Challenger. Initially I was noticing this disc skipping like crazy, almost driver-like, and I'm sad to report that is no longer the case. It does still slide like I mentioned in my first impression though so hit and stick is not happening with this disc.

As of right now, the Touch is in the bag. The microbeads, while they don't bother me much, could wind up finding it benched if I come across another mold that's a bit more conventional feeling. While I like that Salient is going a little unconventional with their mold designs, it does tend to bring about either a love or hate reaction. While the microbeads are a bit problematic for me, they also make me wonder how much longer the disc will retain its flight because of them. Being heavily invested in Opto Pures, I'm hoping it holds for a long time. I will more than likely try to replace the one I'm bagging now with a Liquid or Cryo so I may not have it in the bag long enough to find out.

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Old 09-25-2014, 11:08 AM
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A ton of good info in there TBird thank you very much.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:22 AM
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:37 PM
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:53 PM
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Liquid premium plastic touch came in a slightly opaque yellow not as clear as some of the other liquid discs I have had previously but nice grip and maybe a little more firm but that could just be the fact its a putter. Actually has less HSS than the baseline run with a touch more glide and different from what you would expect with a premium vs baseline plastic comparison. The molds do not look much different from the profiles but assume the texture and slight improvement of the overall molding quality from the prototype baseline versions I threw might have something to do with the change in stability. Its not drastic but noticeable on full power drives where the baseline runs don't flip much at all and fly stable like a wizard or ion while the liquid premium plastic flip to flat and don't fade as hard. Nice driving putter for sure and even could see using it for a putting putter with good grip of the liquid plastic blend.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:30 AM
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So far I agree, between the original test blend Cam Todd Touch, Karbon and now Liquid Version they each have a good varying degree of grip and stability. Test blend Touches are the most stable followed by the Karbon and Liquid. I'm impressed with the low fade of the Liquid version for drives and approaches.
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I am right there with both of you. The liquid version give you a different feel while almost acting like a broken in CT Test Touch right out of the box.
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yep! my first throw I thought maybe I released it weird or something. 2nd one confirmed it wasn't me but the disc was basically a nice seasoned touch. Sneaky long with the little high speed turn.
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