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Old 06-14-2013, 07:23 PM
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I definitely notice it when push putting. A flat spin putt, however, is not very affected by the wind.
I exclusively spin put if that makes a difference.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:30 PM
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headwind

low profile putters win vs wind if you can spin putt with some snap/speed and know how to judge the wind.\

tailwind

pitch/push can use the extra height to get it in easier.


crosswind

anny putt with non bottom side to wind
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 PM
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headwind

low profile putters win vs wind if you can spin putt with some snap/speed and know how to judge the wind.\

tailwind

pitch/push can use the extra height to get it in easier.


crosswind

anny putt with non bottom side to wind
Zone has a low profile and is OS

Rhyno is not low profile and is OS

Pure is low profile and is not OS

Aviar is not low profile and is not OS


Profile really has nothing to do with it.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM
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It's more about putting style in my opinion, though there are some discs that do better in the wind. Unlike driving into a headwind, you're not at risk for it turning over. It's more about how the angle of the disc is effected by the wind's direction.

If you putt nose-up into a headwind, every putter is going to sail. If you putt nose-up with a tailwind, every putter is going to drop.

Rhynos are my personal choice for headwind putting. But that's more because they lack the glide that makes headwind putting so nasty. And as mentioned before, low profile putter/mid hybrids have a slimmer leading edge, and so cut through the wind better.

The best tip I ever got for headwind putting was from an old school player from my old club.
It really only applies for spin putters, which is what OP (and I) are doing.

Putt with your normal putter, just as you normally would, but softer. It takes practice, but a level, soft putt into a headwind will carry. That technique has saved me a great deal of strokes.

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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One of the best things a disc golfer can do is learn to use their one putter in all conditions.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:48 PM
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One of the best things a disc golfer can do is learn to use their one putter in all conditions.
What he said. Adjust your putting, not the disc, for the wind. Do certain putters work better in the wind than others? Yes, but your familiarity and skill with your primary putter supersedes that.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:01 PM
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I focus on clean release in wind, less wobble, less chance of a miss. Never use an os putter unless I'm laying up and don't want to risk a blow by.

I'm a feel person, don't like changing putters when putting if necessary.

It's not a myth there are putters that are better for wind but that doesnt mean they will go in easier than any other putter per say, you still have to putt it correctly.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:04 PM
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If I miss a windy putt, its my fault.
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One of the best things a disc golfer can do is learn to use their one putter in all conditions.
My Anode isn't as reliable from a distance in the wind as an Ion. I tend to just aim lower with the Anode and make an easier putt for myself. Windy day putting gets to be less of a challenge every day.
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Putting. I'm talking about missing putts high or low due to the wind.
Aim High for a Headwind and Low for a Tailwind. Then Aim right for a crosswind going from right to left and then Aim left for a crosswind going left to right.

This will fix all your putting problems.

Edit. And don't worry about changing how you hold your putter, just follow these simple things and your putting will be better in a wind.

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Aim High for a Headwind and Low for a Tailwind.
That can't be right? I feel like I'm doing exactly the opposite?
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