Old 09-11-2011, 01:17 AM
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Default Anyone else like the Focus?

I was at a course on Monday that had a pro shop, and I had $10 burning a hole in my pocket, and I had wanted to try one, so I said what the hell. Pretty damn good putter, from what I can tell so far. Seems ever so slightly overstable, but I guess with wear, it will straighten out.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:19 AM
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:29 AM
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LOL, exactly my thoughts.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:33 AM
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I agree with the slightly overstable comment. I'd say the Focus falls between the Challenger and APX (or Magnet) and is quite Wizard like. Too much fade for my putting preferences, and not as stable as I like for approaches. Not knocking it, but for me it simply dpesn't work as well as I'd like for either purpose. You could say I've never given it a fair shot, and you'd be right, but that's only cuase I like what I have and what to work at getting better with them, rather than getting used to something else.

Probably works better for those who slam chains when they putt, so it doesn't really have a chance to fade as it loses velocity. I don't putt like that (ain't got the confidence to).

Just my thoughts... YMMV.

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:14 PM
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I'll sell you an ESP Focus from the 2009 Ace Race if you want it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:26 PM
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I love mine. They do start out a little overstable compared to something like an Aviar. But, after using it all summer, it has gotten beat in quite a bit. I really like the grip and feel of it -- because of the rounded vs. squared off edge, my release with the Focus is much more consistent than with an Aviar. It looks and feels almost indentical to a Wizard. Definitely my favorite putter -- makes a good match with the Ion.

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Old 09-11-2011, 12:41 PM
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The only Focus I actually liked was the Crystal Focus. The rest of them have been ehh.
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:56 PM
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I carry 3. I putt and appraoch with them. Love this disc. I actually bought 10 or so from DD when they were clearing out the Ace Race stamped ones. I have some freshies waiting in the wings.
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:59 PM
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Focus is a Banger GT without the GT, I am pretty sure. I liked the ESP Ace Race one that I had, but I carry too many putter molds already so I didn't stick with it.

Bert Brader, the Discraft-sponsored pro here in the Netherlands, putts with the Focus.
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Old 09-11-2011, 03:46 PM
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The Focus wing is different than the Banger's. It has a smaller bead and is more rounded. You made me pull mine out and compare because I've heard that in the past. The shoulder is taller on the Focus as well.
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