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Old 08-12-2017, 05:08 PM
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A Harp is the only from the list that I bag right now.

The Westside Shield doesn't seem to get as much love, but I always have a couple bagged.
I like the shield, but don't like that pseudo bead thing on it, where it slants down. If it had a shallower feel like a Swan, I'd bag it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:47 PM
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I like the shield, but don't like that pseudo bead thing on it, where it slants down. If it had a shallower feel like a Swan, I'd bag it.
Yep. Throw what feels good for you.

Swans don't get enough love either.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:54 PM
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Youre right. "If you find this interesting.. click on a link to my website promoting fill in the blank".

Any less than advertising?
And what's wrong with that? He's running a business, and we get some good info, too.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:58 PM
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A Harp is the only from the list that I bag right now.

The Westside Shield doesn't seem to get as much love, but I always have a couple bagged.
JohnE has given the Shield some exposure lately. Maybe that'll translate into better sales going forward.

I have a (BT Hard) Shield; mine seems to be less overstable than most comments I've read about it would suggest.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:57 AM
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JohnE has given the Shield some exposure lately. Maybe that'll translate into better sales going forward.

I have a (BT Hard) Shield; mine seems to be less overstable than most comments I've read about it would suggest.


My two Westside Shields are both BT Hard also. I like to carry a brand new one, and a beat in one.

For me, a new Shield is slightly to the overstable side of things when thrown at about 50-70% effort. It is pretty reliable, but can be affected by head winds, so, although I use it on most shorter throws, there are certain situations where I choose a disc with more overstability or less glide. Hard Harps fill all duties when I need the extra reliability in wind, or when the Shield may not be overstable enough.

I have been throwing Shields for about 2 years, and have probably gone through 5-6 in that time. Shields lose a bit of stability after a few months of use. It is hard to describe, but it's flight will lose just a bit of its crispness, and I find myself longing for that new Shield stability. So, I take the slightly beat Shield out of the bag, and put a new one in. The somewhat used disc is added to my bag of discs for field practice.

I do enjoy going to a ball field to throw. I always start all field practice sessions by throwing slower discs first. This means Shields and Harps. I "cycle" Harps much like I do Shields. It's not much of a cycle actually - from new disc to field practice disc.

The other Shield in my bag has been in use for two years, and is extremely beat in. It has been thrown on all the local rocky, wooded courses in my area, and has all the marks and wear one would expect from a much loved disc. It's stamp is now mostly gone, and it looks pretty terrible, but I use it several times every round, and love it. Sometimes, I will putt with it. It is the only understable throwing putter that remains in my bag consistently. I suppose my beat in Shield now flies something like a Warden. It isn't extremely flippy at all, but has a certain amount of turn when thrown with 50-60% effort. I would never choose to throw the beat in Shield extremely fast, because it would most likely turn over two much. Perhaps this qualifies it as flippy in some peoples eyes. If I lose this Shield, then a disc from my practice bag will have to replace it.

I have tried Shields and Harps in premium plastics, but always end up going back to BT Hard plastic. And, I have tried lots of other putter molds, but, after the novelty of throwing the new mold wears off, I end up just wanting to throw a Shield or Harp.

Anyways, do I like Shields? Yes, I do.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:09 AM
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Good.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:37 PM
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How often do people change putters?

I've been throwing for nearly 20 years and have only cycled through about 5 molds. I strayed away from my beloved magnet for a couple years and nothing I tried felt right.


I wonder how much of the sales data is driven by people who are trying something new versus some guy who just is stocking up on something he likes.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:40 PM
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How often do people change putters?

I've been throwing for nearly 20 years and have only cycled through about 5 molds. I strayed away from my beloved magnet for a couple years and nothing I tried felt right.


I wonder how much of the sales data is driven by people who are trying something new versus some guy who just is stocking up on something he likes.
That's because the magnet is strange/unique. But the clutch is very similar, because of Rico.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:06 PM
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That's because the magnet is strange/unique. But the clutch is very similar, because of Rico.
I'll take that as a compliment!


Maybe I'll give the clutch a try and see how it compares. I've not really tried anything from legacy.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:58 PM
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Pure and Harp, so happy about the combo I've finally tried to leave the Nova out of my bag. Sure I miss that glidey speed 2 but just add some anhyzer to the Pure for those long putts/delicate approaches and it's more reliable for a moron like me.
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