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Is a gateway wizard in SSS plastic too soft for push putting? My putting style is more push putt than spin putting and I'm wondering if I'm am doing myself and injustice of using this ? I mean really SSS still isn't that soft compared to RFF plastic or classic super soft, g star, or any other super gummy plastics.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:30 AM
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No its fine. I use one of the softer wizard blends for push putting myself. I know feldberg teaches that you are "supposed" to use a hard putter for push putting but I think that's just his opinion
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:13 AM
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Whatever works. I prefer much firmer wizards because I think they give a cleaner "pop" off my fingers. But if you put it in the basket, great! Like you said, gateway SSS isn't the floppiest plastic out there.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:24 AM
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I typically use a Soft for inside the circle when I don't need too much spin, and switch to a SuperSoft outside to get a little more spin. I can't imagine the SSS would be bad for this as well, and as previously stated, it is about what works and is comfortable for you, not Feldberg or anyone else. Take what others use as a starting point at best and figure out for yourself what you like.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:36 AM
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I like softs for push putting as well. Super softs or firmer sss ones would work also, but the reason I mainly like firmer wizards is because they seem like they're much less likely to clover.

I've heard they've tweaked the mold slightly and added a little bit of depth back to the plate so that might be less of an issue now but people who have older super softs know what I'm talking about.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:18 AM
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Erasers are my favorite, but the SSS isn't so soft that it bends or flops when you putt. I used SSSes in the winter and they feel nice.
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What do you guys think is better for push putting for the gateway in the terms of soft versus super soft?
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Old 05-23-2016, 03:20 PM
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What do you guys think is better for push putting for the gateway in the terms of soft versus super soft?
With Gateway, "soft" is anything but. Extremely firm. "Super soft" is very firm, as well. Both are so firm that I'm good with either, and it'd just be a matter of personal preference and feel in the paws.
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I put with wizards but I prefer the $$$ plastic. its softer and some have even a velvet feel to them. they release from the hand nicely and still stick in the chains. I noticed like SD86 said that the soft and even SSS aren't really soft and some of the RFFs are too gummy in the summer heat. To me the $$$ is between the SSS and RFF plastic.
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If it works, it works! Don't mess with a good thing, IMO.
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