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Old 06-15-2018, 08:57 AM
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Yeah, I tried this wives-tale once, after 30 seconds it blew a hole in the rim and splattered melted plastic.

Maybe it depends on plastic, but it's a lesson learned and I won't repeat it.


Just go to a wooded course and play an afternoon of putter only rounds. It will improve more than just your putters too.
So your saying dubious advice about microwaving your putters didn't work!?
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:00 AM
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Find a putter you can use, out of the box. Then when they "break in", read worn out, in my book.....donate them.

I think depending on a set of putters to reach their sweet spot, is simply providing an excuse for putting woes.

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:39 AM
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Find a putter you can use, out of the box. Then when they "break in", read worn out, in my book.....donate them.

I think depending on a set of putters to reach their sweet spot, is simply providing an excuse for putting woes.
I can see this. My wizards work fantastic out of the box. But with a little time they become something mythical. I love my broke in twins. And have replacements for them. But I can use them brand new without much difference. I do agree with you slightly though about SOME people looking for excuses. A buddy of mine has a fresh putter every time we play (2x/month) and hes compkaining about it's not sweet yet. Ask him what happened to the brand new one he just bought that shoukd have 2 weeks wear on it. "Ummmmmm", riiiight.... STFU and miss your putt dude. LOL

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Old 06-15-2018, 09:59 AM
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3-5 minutes in the microwave and they'll be plenty soft.
If this post wasn't tongue in cheek then I take back my thumb.

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:01 AM
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I prefer to bake my putters in the over @ 350 F for 14-16 minutes. I take them out and poke them with a toothpick and if the toothpick comes out clean, I know they are JUST right for putting.

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:18 AM
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If this post wasn't tongue in cheek then I take back my thumb.
Iv'e seen it posted quite a few times before, so apparently some folks have tried it and probably ruined a few discs along the way.

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Old 06-15-2018, 10:20 AM
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If the plastic is too firm, the microwave isn't going to help. The plastic would just cool to be firm again. I really don't think anything but use will soften the plastic.
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:12 PM
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Just reverse osmosis some oil into them
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:40 PM
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If the plastic is too firm, the microwave isn't going to help. The plastic would just cool to be firm again. I really don't think anything but use will soften the plastic.
Heat might actually break down the plastic a bit, so you can leave your discs outside in the sun to soften them. I had a friend who used to leave Wizards in the back window of his car prior to SSS plastic and it really did seem to work. His Wizards were crazy/soft compared to the roof-shingle stiffness they started with. It took a long time, though. You had to leave them in the car for quite some time.

The story I heard about Gateway creating SSS plastic was that George Smith was Gateway-sponsored and liked a really soft putter, so they were leaving Wizards out in a practice basket in Dave's yard to soften them up for him. They decided to just create a plastic that soft out of the box for him, and it sold.

I always assumed that was where the microwave myth came from, trying to quickly reproduce the sunlight trick. I think the sunlight either breaks down the plastic or it's the process of heating/cooling repeatedly that works. The microwave seems like a really bad idea.

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Old 06-15-2018, 03:11 PM
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Heat might actually break down the plastic a bit, so you can leave your discs outside in the sun to soften them. I had a friend who used to leave Wizards in the back window of his car prior to SSS plastic and it really did seem to work. His Wizards were crazy/soft compared to the roof-shingle stiffness they started with. It took a long time, though. You had to leave them in the car for quite some time.

The story I heard about Gateway creating SSS plastic was that George Smith was Gateway-sponsored and liked a really soft putter, so they were leaving Wizards out in a practice basket in Dave's yard to soften them up for him. They decided to just create a plastic that soft out of the box for him, and it sold.

I always assumed that was where the microwave myth came from, trying to quickly reproduce the sunlight trick. I think the sunlight either breaks down the plastic or it's the process of heating/cooling repeatedly that works. The microwave seems like a really bad idea.
Didn't Ken Climo put discs on the roof of his house to let the sun heat them up?

And agree that microwaves are not a good alternate way to accomplish what the sun does to discs....
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