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Old 07-04-2011, 01:24 AM
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So recently i have been toying with the idea of picking up a discraft Rattler, anyone have any experience throwing one?
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:09 AM
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I have a worn in rattler that I got from a friend. It's my #1 putter. I don't use it if I'm any more than 25 feet away but within that its golden. I have no clue how a brand new one would fly.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:14 AM
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I've had one in my bag for a month or two now and it's awesome. they are great for long upshots and fast/tight greens where accuracy is king. it flies super slow and doesnt skip much, just sits down where it lands. I don't use mine for 'pure putting' but for certain lines and downhill greens it is invaluable.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:41 AM
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Was my very first putter (due to mark ellis youtube recommendation) and I found it extremely wind sensitive so moved over to a magnet and been using that since. Probably has a place in the bag though once you have some experience for reasons mentioned above if thats what you need.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:05 AM
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One of the reviews for the Rattler on this link was done by Mark Ellis. Its a great read. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the Rattler is important to getting the most out of the disc. The Rattler will always have a place in my bag.

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/d.../rattler.shtml
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:16 AM
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the Mark Ellis review is what made me think about getting one, cause i think thats what i'm missing in my bag, a go for it disc from '75 to '30, i think i might pick one up
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:40 PM
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It has a feel very similar to an Ultimate Frisbee disc, just a smaller diameter. A friend of mine who comes from an Ultimate background swears by it. Seems like a good transition disc from Ultimate to Disc Golf.
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In those reviews, Mark says it has almost no glide and just drops, yet blake says it has a lot of glide. I guess people have different definitions on glide.
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:02 PM
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mark also says u have to nose it up..im guessing blake is running hard at the chains and not nosing up..just my $.02
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:54 PM
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Dang, that Mark Ellis review makes it sounds like a short Comet... and who was it here throwing Rattlers 300+ feet? Between those things, I am sort of wanting to try a rattler.
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