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Old 03-14-2011, 05:23 PM
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The Summit does have more glide than the Ridge, but the Ridge is a much straighter disc. I have one with "medium" plastic (not sure the official term from Vibram), and it is plenty grippy for my taste.

I think the "greasy" quality was something on the surface of the disc after manufacturing. Throw it in the water, rub some dirt on it, play a round or two with it, and voila, no more problems. For what it's worth, my Summit had a bit of this feel when I first bought it, but I washed that stuff right off. Vibram isn't the only brand that has had this greasy feel to me off the shelf.

My only real complaint about my Vibram putters is their tendency to roll a long way when they catch an edge. It sounds like they solved that problem with their "soft" rubber. I will probably consider a soft Ridge once my Blowfly wears out.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:05 PM
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It sounds like the new 'putting' putter might be less of a "roller". Also, my soft Ridges hate to roll.
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:44 PM
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I was putting in the back yard a couple days ago. Throwing Avairs, Wizards, Ions, Darts, and my sole X-Link Ridge. I picked up the Ridge last. I hadn't thrown it in a few weeks.

To my great surprise it felt...GREASY! I know I said it wasn't in an earlier post but damned if it didn't feel that way this time. I still like the disc but it does have a certain slickness to it that for some reason eluded me before. I had to rub my fingers in it for a minute and flex it out to get it feeling right.

So to the greasy comments - they are valid.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:20 PM
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First impressions: great line holder, terrible glide. However, the glide thing doesn't really bother me because the disc really sticks its landing. Few skips, few rolls in my experience. It was very forgiving for me, but I use it more for drives 150 - 275 feet. The entire line of vibram putters is amazing. They're basically all I use, although I can't tear myself away from my KC aviar for putts. The discs take a bit to get used to, but they're very versatile in varying weather conditions. Big fan of the ridge. Even bigger fan of the VP on windy day approaches and drives.

Try one.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:45 PM
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I throw my my Summit almost exclusively, unless I NEED to throw around something. I bought mine in X-Soft, seems to glide nicely, too much sometimes, but as it's a fairly recent addition to my bag I still need to get used to it. As for greasy, I hadn't noticed. I think one of my next additions will be ridge or VP.. too bad they don't seem to take a dye well.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:33 PM
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Ok, here is a cool trick for soft Vibrams that I use.
The soft Vibrams tend to hold whatever shape you give them, at least for one throw.

If I want more glide from my VP, I will dome it up. If you flex the flight plate, it will bow out like a belly fulla beer on top. This makes it super glidey.
If I want to pitch it hard, right at the center of the chains, with no glide, I flatten the top out. This makes it fade harder and takes the glide out, but it goes much better into a headwind like this, with no lofting.

So tune your softs.

PS, all the Vibram discs will gain some glide, and lose stability, as they wear.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:03 PM
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I was putting in the back yard a couple days ago. Throwing Avairs, Wizards, Ions, Darts, and my sole X-Link Ridge. I picked up the Ridge last. I hadn't thrown it in a few weeks.

To my great surprise it felt...GREASY! I know I said it wasn't in an earlier post but damned if it didn't feel that way this time. I still like the disc but it does have a certain slickness to it that for some reason eluded me before. I had to rub my fingers in it for a minute and flex it out to get it feeling right.

So to the greasy comments - they are valid.
I would be interested in investigating this further, as I've heard of something similar happening to X-Link Soft discs (note: X-Link Soft is pretty darn close to pure rubber and will lose some grip if left sitting in the sun for a few days.)

Did you store the Ridge outside? I'd like to know how it was kept so we can try to duplicate it. Once we've figured out the cause, we can educate Vibram discers about something to avoid.

Thanks for any extra input.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:39 PM
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The soft Vibrams tend to hold whatever shape you give them, at least for one throw.

If I want more glide from my VP, I will dome it up. If you flex the flight plate, it will bow out like a belly fulla beer on top. This makes it super glidey.
If I want to pitch it hard, right at the center of the chains, with no glide, I flatten the top out. This makes it fade harder and takes the glide out, but it goes much better into a headwind like this, with no lofting.
I am so gonna try this as soon as I can
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:59 PM
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I am so gonna try this as soon as I can
Is he from the future?
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:07 PM
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First impressions: great line holder, terrible glide. However, the glide thing doesn't really bother me because the disc really sticks its landing. Few skips, few rolls in my experience. It was very forgiving for me, but I use it more for drives 150 - 275 feet. The entire line of vibram putters is amazing. They're basically all I use, although I can't tear myself away from my KC aviar for putts. The discs take a bit to get used to, but they're very versatile in varying weather conditions. Big fan of the ridge. Even bigger fan of the VP on windy day approaches and drives.

Try one.
I've found the Firm Ridge to be similar to the BB Aviar (KC), Wizard, and Ringer in terms of putting. Closer to the Ringer just because of the flat nature of it. BB Aviars and Wiz's have big dome for me...
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