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Old 06-29-2018, 07:30 PM
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The whittler is a bigger diameter so it changes the grip slightly. Depth I can't remember.

Ultrastars can be funky to grip if I've been playing too much golf.

Always wanted to try the Puppy/Super Puppy.

I feel like eventually my bag will just be a bunch of lids and putters and a Mamba...
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:40 PM
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If the Rattler had the multiple rings the Ultrastar has that would help out. Also would make the disc more like an old Puppy/Super Puppy.
I'm not old enough to have thrown a Puppy, but the Super Puppy didn't have grip rings.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:18 PM
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I've been surprised that that Polecat gets so much love on here and nobody ever talks about the Rattler. The Rattler actually has a little stability so you can hit it with more power than a Polecat. To me it's a better conversion disc for players trying out a lid for that reason. You sacrifice some glide for that stability, so after you figure out throwing the Rattler the Polecat to me is like the "next step". We never talk about the Rattler, though. We should.
I think the biggest reason I skip over the Rattler, besides the reasons already mentioned, is just availability. If somebody wants to try a lid type golf disc you just know there's a Polecat collecting dust in his local store already.
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Old 06-30-2018, 03:01 AM
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I think the biggest reason I skip over the Rattler, besides the reasons already mentioned, is just availability. If somebody wants to try a lid type golf disc you just know there's a Polecat collecting dust in his local store already.
I wish this were true, but the only "lids" I have easily available to me are Makanis and Pulsars, as well as Ultra Stars. I've only felt a Polecat as far as the more popular lids and briefly owned a PFN Birdie. I've never seen another Polecat and one guy throws Birdies so that's where mine went.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:55 AM
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Isn't the Whittler pretty deep too? I haven't thrown mine in a long time.
Yeah it's deep... it swallows other discs in the bag.. I can hide a spare Envy inside it, flip over a Comet and it hides its rim too, then tuck it into a putter pocket... some guys do that to stash stuff..
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:29 PM
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I'm not old enough to have thrown a Puppy, but the Super Puppy didn't have grip rings.
I remember seeing the top of some smaller disc golf sized disc from the 1990's in a used sports store, pre runner to the PIAS that looked like a more shallow Rattler but with flight rings on it. That was before I picked up Lighting's version of a ROC at 180 grams. I thought at the time that all black disc was a practice Discus Disc. Both had PDGA approved on the disc.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:43 PM
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I think the biggest reason I skip over the Rattler, besides the reasons already mentioned, is just availability. If somebody wants to try a lid type golf disc you just know there's a Polecat collecting dust in his local store already.
Same, they have Polecat's and Birdie's as discs as they sell only Innova in my area. More lid players use the Birdie as the Polecat especially in the weights under 165 grams get affected by the high wind South Dakota gets. Also have at Walmart a set of max weight R-Pro that will never sell they are way to soft and floppy, about as floppy as the stiffest putter mold in the special Steady Ed putter plastic.
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Scored a D rattler from PIAS sports today for $4. Gonna throw it along side some PCs and Upshots in the yard shortly. It already feels a bit deep.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:54 PM
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Scored a D rattler from PIAS sports today for $4. Gonna throw it along side some PCs and Upshots in the yard shortly. It already feels a bit deep.
Yeah...the Rattler is pretty deep. Has a ton of float on nose up shots.
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