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Old 01-31-2013, 04:05 PM
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Hey All,

I had read reviews about the Vibram Obex and how great it was. I ordered one up and when i pulled it out of the envelope, I was shocked at how floppy it is.

Does anyone sware by the xl / soft material? I know it is supposed to help fine tune form, but when is soft too soft? The word flaccid comes to mind...

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Old 01-31-2013, 04:09 PM
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I really like the soft Ibex and also use the soft putters for risky approaches.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:11 PM
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I have a friend (who I'm sure will chime in once he sees this) that swears by X-Link soft. He says it flies exactly the same and prevents weird kicks. But I can't do it....it just feels too weird to me.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:15 PM
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The soft rubber feels like your about to spin pizza dough in july and august! I know a lot guys who love it though. It know it gives more confidence in the grip. I use vibram as much as possible... but I personally have not committed myself to use any of the softies. This time of year outside I'm sure its fantastic. I feel as if xlink mediums are a good compromise between kc pro stiff, and soft serve IMO!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:23 PM
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X-Link ridges = $$$$$$$

They have LOST me tournaments, why, because my competitors threw them and I didn't. I won throw down the mountain Am's because, only because, of my X-Link ridge that I purchased from Andy Wiler when he was picked up by Lat. 64. Best decision hes ever made for my game. (PS. I got his glow Zone too!!!) Why am I posting all this. Vibram X-Link plastic stinks, don't purchase it

In fact I just purchased a number of them on sale at Marshall Street so that you guys wouldnt have to experience the awfulness Your very welcome.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:28 PM
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Yeah, I just bought more in various molds. Couldn't pass them up for $10/each.
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I have a love/hate relationship with my soft Ibex. When my form is true the Ibex flies straight with almost no fade.....but when I have OAT issues it'll come out of my hand wobbling badly and fades rather quickly. But the great thing about that is you can throw it in a field and work rather quickly to eliminate the OAT issue.

I primarily use it when the temps get below 30 deg F and switch back to my med Ibex in the summer.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:01 PM
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i just picked up 2 soft summits myself
however i have only thrown them in the backyard
but i like them so far
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:41 PM
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I got a XL Soft (flaccid limp) Sole and Ascent a week after Christmas from Clearwater DG Store. I usally like really soft putters for those hillside, etc., type putts. I have not used either but a couple times, but I have trouble with low putts with the Sole and the Ascent because of my form issues just flips. They are supposed to be really good in the cold and winter. This may be true but I am not sold on them yet. I have been trying the Sole with my other putters in my basket (indoors) to see how it does. However, I am not as comfortable with it as any of my other putters. I am using really flexible putters with it like my SSS Wizard, SSS Warlocks, RFF Wizard, XG Champ Rhyno, Omega SS, and others.

To be fair, I need to practice with them more to give them a fair review. At this point, I am not really happy with them. On the other hand, I have also been throwing an XL Lace that so far seems to be money in the wind.
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I got a soft ridge a couple weeks back but I didn't really like the feel. I grip my putters quite firm and the flightplate wasn't solid enough for me to feel confident. I have really been liking the stiff feel of the yeti plastic and will likely be retiring my JK pro's for the same reason I didn't like the ridge. JK's have been my go to for the whole time I've been playing so it might take some adjustment.
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