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Old 05-30-2019, 09:12 AM
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Removed the force for a PL FLX hurricane. They are overstable enough for me that I don't need a new mold.

Also currently auditioning the Steady for putting (and possibly throwing) since I have a few weeks until my next tournament. The big bead actually seems to work better for me, after learning a lot more about how and why my putting style works. Flight is very similar to the banger gt so might just condense down to one putter mold.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:22 PM
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How does Surge v Hurricane play out? Sort of like Wraith v Destro? (this would be my guess based off of rim width) While the Force flies more PD2ish?
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:41 AM
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How does Surge v Hurricane play out? Sort of like Wraith v Destro? (this would be my guess based off of rim width) While the Force flies more PD2ish?
The hurricane is a tick less stable than a destroyer, which is why I like it. If you could imagine what a ForceSS would fly like, that's the hurricane. Supremely underrated disc. It's more predictable in the wind than the surge for me, but can work a lot more lines than a force or destroyer.

If you are thinking about trying it out, grab one and I bet you're not disappointed.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:26 PM
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Challengers are just better putters for me than the big bead steady. Nice discs for sure, but not for me. Now I've got a stack I likely will never use!
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:59 AM
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Challengers are just better putters for me than the big bead steady. Nice discs for sure, but not for me. Now I've got a stack I likely will never use!
I think this was me resisting a change. Sometimes change isn't bad!

After a couple of years of not knowing what was happening, I figured out why I previously liked big beaded putters. My most natural grip puts the bead right in the crease of my bottom knuckle of my middle and ring fingers. Having more of my fingers under the disc leads to less 'finger spring' for me and I have to focus a lot more on wrist action. None of that has felt natural and I was trying to force a round peg in a square hole by changing my grip and using a non-beaded putter.

The steady has taken over for all putting duties (and even throwing duties) for right now. For me this is a significant change. At least the drivers and mids I've committed to have stayed in for the whole season (so far!)!
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:22 AM
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Current "unofficially start of summer" lineup, for posperity - expanded lineup edition

Distance drivers
174 PL FLX Hurricane, new - pretty beefy hurricane, booted the force out
174 SP Hurricane, new - lost my Baldwin sig hurricane, so had to put a new one in
171 SP Hurricane, worn - primary distance driver

Fairway drivers
172 Z Predator, newish - flat as fk. really overstable, flex forehands
174 Z Predator, slight wear - pretty flat, mainly used for BH overstable shots
174 Z Predator, worn - beat predator, kind of like a glideless thunderbird
174 FR Z Undertaker, slight wear - quite HSS for an undertaker
174 ESP Undertaker, newish - primary straight fairway
168 Z undertaker, slight wear - lighter and more workable, will hold an anhyzer
172 Z Mantis, slight wear - long turning shots that don't flex
174 Z Avenger SS, beat - backhand rollers

Midranges
176 Jawbreaker Wasp, worn - primary straight stable midrange, beating in
176 CT Jawbreaker Wasp, newish - fresh JB Wasp for cycling - flies very straight and mild finish
178 Swirl Glow ESP Wasp, slight wear - overstable wasp
176 MJ ESP Glow Comet, worn - finesse turnovers, FH and BH
Considering trying out a Squall in the comet slot, sometimes the dome of the comet throws me off now, and the steady is long and straight and covers a lot of typical comet uses and lines.

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174 JB Zone, new - backhand zone. just a bit straighter than Z
172 Z Zone, newish - main FH approach disc. actually gets a lot of use inside 225'
174 Glow MF4 Steady, new - nice stable driving putter
174 D-Line Steady, slight wear - very straight and glidey, holds a line like a champ
174 D-Line Steady (x3), newish - putting only putters
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:43 AM
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Removed the force for a PL FLX hurricane. They are overstable enough for me that I don't need a new mold.

Also currently auditioning the Steady for putting (and possibly throwing) since I have a few weeks until my next tournament. The big bead actually seems to work better for me, after learning a lot more about how and why my putting style works. Flight is very similar to the banger gt so might just condense down to one putter mold.
Flight should be nearly identical with a Bangor GT and Steady as the Steady, is a Bangor without the GT and a bigger bead from regular to compensate for the mold. I should know a cousin tried a Steady to see if the mold would work for him but he likes the GT for his thumb to put it just on the outside of the rim when putting. For me the GT gets in the way with thumb or I would have gone with a Bangor as I like the flight and bead but that the mold did not fly like Wizard for shorter 20- about 10 foot putts. I ended up with Magnet mold minus the soft Pro D and now 2019 the Proline Titanic for putter when I found the index finger would fit in the grove nicely.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:47 AM
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the Steady, is a Bangor without the GT and a bigger bead from regular to compensate for the mold
It doesn't have a bigger bead. It's literally the exact same except for the GT.

You didn't make it through the first sentence without being wrong, and the rest of your post was completely unnecessary

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Old 06-16-2019, 07:24 AM
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Fiddling and tooling, as always.

Removed the avengerSS for rollers only. I have a Z Mantis that's understable enough to take over those duties so I'll roll with that for now. I'm a lot more familiar with how it flies simply because I never actually throw air shots with the avengerSS. So I'm setting up to be down to 8 molds and 22ish discs. Wouldn't have a problem with putting the avengerSS back in if needed though, an extra utility disc here or there is fine.
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It doesn't have a bigger bead. It's literally the exact same except for the GT.

You didn't make it through the first sentence without being wrong, and the rest of your post was completely unnecessary
He should know.... His cousin used it.

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