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Old 09-22-2020, 12:44 AM
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Just picked up a Special Blend Wizard. I am looking forward to trying it out once TS Beta finally leaves the Houston area.
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:29 PM
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When I started out (7 years ago?? time flies) I tried out wizards for putting and throwing. I switched to Judges and then to a handful of other things over the years before recently picking up a short stack of wizards for putting and throwing.

Man, they are a lot straighter than I remember. Like, they are stable as heck and do fade, but even while fading they don't glide to the left much, just stay within a very tight arc overall.

Out of curiosity, anyone know what to watch out for to find a particularly OS wizard? Thinking more like a fresh premium Aviar or KC flight.
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:35 PM
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Out of curiosity, anyone know what to watch out for to find a particularly OS wizard?
Do you mean characteristics or plastic? I'd say in general high shoulders are more OS than low shoulders. I'd recommend trying Firm Wizards. They're still a Wizard but they have a nice stability and they season well.
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Old 09-25-2020, 08:57 PM
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When I started out (7 years ago?? time flies) I tried out wizards for putting and throwing. I switched to Judges and then to a handful of other things over the years before recently picking up a short stack of wizards for putting and throwing.

Man, they are a lot straighter than I remember. Like, they are stable as heck and do fade, but even while fading they don't glide to the left much, just stay within a very tight arc overall.

Out of curiosity, anyone know what to watch out for to find a particularly OS wizard? Thinking more like a fresh premium Aviar or KC flight.
Tried a Scale? They're closer to a Rhyno but hard to differentiate from a Wizard in the hand
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Old 09-25-2020, 11:35 PM
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Is there any way to visually identify what plastic or mold of Wizard I have? This was bought somewhere between 2003 and 2005, I think it's a Wizard-S but I'm not sure. It's a very, very stiff plastic, the stiffest disc I own, but with a velvety, tacky rubber feel.

It's in pretty bad shape, so I'm going to need to get a new putter, but I don't know what precisely I have. I also don't like discs that have such massive variance between runs and plastics, so I don't know if I want to stick with Wizards at all. I love the hand feel though, I don't like the feel of Aviars, so something Wizard-esque is my preference.

First things first, did Gateway retool the Wizard since I bought this one, or are current Wizards essentially the same as they were that far back?
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:55 AM
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Is there any way to visually identify what plastic or mold of Wizard I have? This was bought somewhere between 2003 and 2005, I think it's a Wizard-S but I'm not sure. It's a very, very stiff plastic, the stiffest disc I own, but with a velvety, tacky rubber feel.

It's in pretty bad shape, so I'm going to need to get a new putter, but I don't know what precisely I have. I also don't like discs that have such massive variance between runs and plastics, so I don't know if I want to stick with Wizards at all. I love the hand feel though, I don't like the feel of Aviars, so something Wizard-esque is my preference.

First things first, did Gateway retool the Wizard since I bought this one, or are current Wizards essentially the same as they were that far back?
That Wizard is perfect.

(I can't safely answer any questions you asked)

Perfect.
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Old 09-26-2020, 12:26 PM
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Is there any way to visually identify what plastic or mold of Wizard I have? This was bought somewhere between 2003 and 2005, I think it's a Wizard-S but I'm not sure. It's a very, very stiff plastic, the stiffest disc I own, but with a velvety, tacky rubber feel.

It's in pretty bad shape, so I'm going to need to get a new putter, but I don't know what precisely I have. I also don't like discs that have such massive variance between runs and plastics, so I don't know if I want to stick with Wizards at all. I love the hand feel though, I don't like the feel of Aviars, so something Wizard-esque is my preference.

First things first, did Gateway retool the Wizard since I bought this one, or are current Wizards essentially the same as they were that far back?
That's not a 2003-05 Wizard. That tooling was later, it was closer to '08 or '09 when that tooling came into use. You should be able to get a regular-old firm or soft S Wizard to replace it with; the mold is the same.

EDIT: I had a bunch from that era, those were great driving Wizards. The closest I can get to that handful out of the box is Soft S Wizards I have that are still firm. Over time a Firm S Wizard will beat into a softer hand feel. So it kinda depends on if you want that feel now or if you are in it for the long haul.

EDIT to EDIT: It really doesn't look bad; you could just keep using it.

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Old 09-26-2020, 02:41 PM
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EDIT to EDIT: It really doesn't look bad; you could just keep using it.
Just what I was thinking. That's just starting to look good! I know I love posting this pic, but this was taken, as far as I can tell, in 2013. It's still my main putter.

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Old 09-26-2020, 02:48 PM
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Lol isn't there a post your beat up Wizard thread somewhere?
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Old 09-26-2020, 03:19 PM
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Lol isn't there a post your beat up Wizard thread somewhere?

I think there was a "post your beat up putter" thread that popped up some time back...
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