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Old 07-10-2008, 03:53 PM
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Default Vibram enters the disc golf business!

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NORTH BROOKFIELD, Mass., Jul 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Quabaug Corporation, the North American manufacturers of Vibram products, long known for their high-quality shoe soles and other rubber products, is proud to announce the Vibram Disc Golf Putter. Marking their entrance into the disc golf market, the Vibram Disc Golf Putter is another example of Quabaug's never-ending desire to bring their high-performance products into new markets.
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The Vibram V.P. is their first ever golf disc. The V.P. is a stable to slightly overstable putter that can withstand the force needed for long approaches while maintaining a true flight path. Engineered using the new Vibram X-Link polymer, the V.P. fuses the properties of rubber and plastic to offer excellent grip and chain sticking ability without sacrificing shot precision.
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Celebrating their new endeavor, Vibram is proud to sponsor The Vibram Open at Maple Hill on July 25-27 in Leicester, MA. The Vibram Open represents the largest disc golf tournament in New England and the first PDGA National Tour event in Massachusetts.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:18 PM
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Awesome. Always happy to see the sport expanding.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:15 PM
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Is it going to be PDGA approved?
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:47 PM
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Since they are sponsoring a PDGA national tour event I would have to assume it will be PDGA-approved. That would be a very bad move on their part if it wasn't.
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:26 AM
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Odd to make a putter their first disc. You would think they'd try a specialty disc or a long driver, something that experienced players would want to pick up. Their description sounds like a rhyno to me.
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Has anyone tried this putter out? I ask be ause I want to aquire a few.
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I have 32 VPs, had 8 summits and am a tester for the new ridge that is coming out. You should get one, they are the best overstable putters out there.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:53 PM
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I have a couple, I like 'em. It is beeeefy, more overstable than a new Wizard. You can anhyzer it on a moderately high line and it'll flex all the way back to hyzer.

I don't have any scientific data to back this up, but it sure seems to grab a hold of the chains well, even on some that cross to the weak-side, and I haven't had any horrible roll-aways where it hits the ground and picks up speed.

The material feels great to me and it's nearly indestructable. I can't say what happens to stability once it "breaks in" because, even though it's been out for plenty of rounds (and field sessions) it still looks and feels like it's almost new.

That said, the Wizards aren't going anywhere, they still glide better and finish straighter, but they make a good team. (That could change depending on how the Ridge flies though )
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:01 PM
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VP is a fantastic overstable putter.
Summit is a great flippy putter.
So far (I've only thrown it a dozen or so times indoors), Ridge is a superb straight, neutral putter.
Kudos to Vibram!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 PM
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I'm diggin my Summit so far. I would rather have a little more stability in a putter, but I just can't deal with the bead on the VP.
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