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Old 10-04-2017, 02:24 PM
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Talking NOVA Vs Dart

Looking for a straight driving putter and approach putter. Also would like it for annys...which of the two do you prefer and why...thanks for the input.
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Old 10-04-2017, 03:23 PM
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Dart. More plastic choices and a better feel to me (not as deep or high as a Nova). Easy to grip and they come out of my hand like a mid. I only messed with the Nova for a round, but I felt like I would need to change my throwing style to keep it consistent if it were something I was going to bag. Super touchy (to my bad form).

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Old 10-04-2017, 03:27 PM
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I've never tried a Dart. If the Mirage is at all similar, I've used it. Good disc for straight shots when thrown at low power.

I've also tried the Nova; nice straight putter, but I cut my finger on the "compass points" one too many times...

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Old 10-04-2017, 03:35 PM
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The Dart! The Nova is super touchy and in my opinion uncomfortable to grip. Suprisingly, not because of the big knobs on the bottom, but because of the tall long shoulder. Really, if youre fan gripping your putters (as you should) your fingers dont come near the knobs. I felt like the nova had to be released eeeever so perfectly to get a good line. The dart feels more like a baby mako. Its a slightly smaller diameter with the same mako nose and ridiculous glide. I used to use the dart for straight approach shots and putted with it for a short time although I found it to be a bit domey for putting. Its a great driving putter that feels more like a LSS midrange. Great for annys and stable into moderate wind. So, for me, hands down: The Dart.

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Old 10-04-2017, 03:43 PM
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Dart! Like Rom kinda said, it's just a small diameter mid that is disguised as a putter. They feel good in the hand, are easy to find, and come in a variety of plastics. I prefer and recommend at least picking up a R-Pro. But yeah Rom pretty much nailed the rest.

Climb up on the Dart bandwagon, there's plenty of room!

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Old 10-04-2017, 04:39 PM
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Have you felt a Nova? The weird feeling grip turns a lot of people away. However, if the grip doesn't bug you, it will hold straight or anny lines really well.

Dart has a more conventional feel in the hand. Maybe a touch less glide, but also can handle more power. Nova is touchier. Really, I see nova as more of an approach putter than a driving putter.
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What plastic is recommended for the DART? Also what else to look for? like flat top, domey, puddle top? Thanks for all of the info
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The Nova is wonderful in flight (HSS but still straight) but I'm trying to live without it since it's quite touchy.
If I always had clean releases it would be one of my favorite discs though, still might be the best disc I've tried for short annys. I even used mine for putting, nice straight with sticky rim.

Problem for me is that if you release it flat with a Little OAT it turns, if you compensate with hyzer and gets a clean release it hyzers out.

So I would say it depends on form, if you got a great one, the Nova can do it all.
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I just asked this in the last couple of weeks and went with an Aviar (check the "Approach Putter" thread). But, between the Nova and Dart, I preferred the Dart.

I found that it was just easier to throw well and was also more predictable. The Nova is still a good disc and will definitely Let you know if you have form issues. The Dart is just more forgiving of them.

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Neither. Polecat all day long.

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