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Neutron Plastics 27 60.00%
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:55 AM
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I've actually noticed that I've felt very similar to this. My drivers have been Neutron, and then I picked up a proton envy, eclipse ion.

My mid's have been conflicted, having tangents in neutron, and vectors in proton (mostly due to buying a misprint pack). I am thinking of consolidating though, and keeping things to a standard. I picked up a crave in proton, and I am not sure if I'm as crazy about the proton in drivers. Very conflicting!
To continue on this.. I can't decide if when buying new discs (Kind of looking to put together an order right now.) If it bothers me enough to where I will skip getting discs if they don't have my desired weights in one plastic, but they do have it in the other.. I am thinking that I don't care THAT much. Just wondering if people more familiar than I have seen proton or neutron being more stable than another, etc.
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Sometimes I throw an all Proton bag and sometimes all Neutron. Other times its mixed. Lovin the Sparkle Proton Inertia. Can't really say what I like about one over another, they are both great plastics that are super durable. Would say I'm on the fence here about it.
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The feel of Neutron improves pretty quickly, that sort of "sheen" it has wears off fairly quick, and it's grippier new than when it first came out. Neutron also seasons a little faster. I also prefer it mostly for the drivers. It has an early break-in phase where it hits a sweet spot in about a month give or take, then stays there for basically ever.

If you want true turny US mid, the only option is a N tangent, or maybe Axis, and beat the crap out of it.

I putt with soft P which has a pretty unique feel, so I'm probably ruined for any other plastics for putting, and pretty much the anchor of my bag is Eclipse Axis, i.e. proton core.

I guess because I play like 85% wooded holes around here, I throw my putters/mids much more, so I like the slower wear of P for those discs, and I was always a Z/Cryztal Buzzz guy before, so the premi mids are where I'm at. The one exception in this category is the N Envy. I bag an N and P, but the N is pretty beat up and is the best disc ever.
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I prefer Neutron over Proton because it feels a little grippier, and glides a touch more.
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For me it seems Protons hold their stability longer, and seem a touch more stable off the shelf. My Eclipse Tangent is as stable as my brand new Neutron Tangent and my Eclipse has seen a year of play.

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Proton is my least favorite plastic of all manufacturers. Slick as otter snot or even owl **** after a light drizzle.

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I prefer Neutron over Proton because it feels a little grippier, and glides a touch more.
Have you felt there is much of a stability difference?
Or the durability difference that some others are mentioning?
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Proton is my least favorite plastic of all manufacturers. Slick as otter snot or even owl **** after a light drizzle.
New poll: which is slicker, Otter Snot or Owl ****
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Just wondering if people more familiar than I have seen proton or neutron being more stable than another, etc.
I'd personally say that, generally speaking, no, there's not a TON of difference in flight off the shelf between P and N.

And even though P seems more durable than N, I'd say it's a bit less so than the difference between Champ and Star, for example.

I haven't tested this theory enough to be sure, but I swear E Axis and the one E Volt I had (RIP) were more OS than either reg P or N for those molds. For me, a fresh E Axis starts out like 0, 1.75 and takes a while to get to -1, 1. The E Volt seems almost as beefy as a half-seasoned Shock when I got it, and it seasoned reeeealy slow, unitl it did finally get into this really sweet flight....and then I threw it into the middle of a lake, skipping it off a ski ramp, @ Trophy Lakes.
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Proton is my least favorite plastic of all manufacturers. Slick as otter snot or even owl **** after a light drizzle.
Very true, and something I didn't even think to consider in this question..
I have noticed this as well.. Really gives my towel a work out some days.
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