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Old 01-10-2019, 02:27 PM
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... I think its mainly a myth or placebo at best.
Placebos can be pretty powerful. I can't tell if it's my imagination or not, but I feel much more comfortable putting with XT over DX, or KC Pro plastic.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:39 PM
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Placebos can for sure be powerful. Whatever makes you hit those putts. I would rather only focus on the delivery end and not worry about "aw shucks that would maybe have stuck with my 150g chewing gum disc even though it hit only one chain"

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Old 01-10-2019, 03:48 PM
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Placebos can be pretty powerful. I can't tell if it's my imagination or not, but I feel much more comfortable putting with XT over DX, or KC Pro plastic.
That's because you're used to it (XT). I prefer putters in firm but not-too-grippy plastic, such as Classic/ZeroHard/BTHard. XT is okay, but sometimes its more grippy than I want it to be and ends up staying with my hand longer than I'm used to.

So yes, a lot of it is what you practice with and get used to...
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:06 PM
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That's because you're used to it (XT). I prefer putters in firm but not-too-grippy plastic, such as Classic/ZeroHard/BTHard. XT is okay, but sometimes its more grippy than I want it to be and ends up staying with my hand longer than I'm used to.

So yes, a lot of it is what you practice with and get used to...
Perhaps, but I was putting with DX and KC Pro before going to XT. At first, XT almost seemed too grippy for my hand on release (as you also said), but now that it's getting a bit more worn in, it feels just right.

But you may be on to something...I should try some of my older DX putters in XT, and see if I still feel the same.

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:10 PM
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Has anyone ever designed a disc throwing machine? I know they have golf ball driving machines, but I've never seen a DG version. It would be interesting to take the human element out, set up a machine and high speed camera and see what happens.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:11 PM
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So unless some companies have figured out to make a firm compound that absorbs shock at the same rate as a soft one... just throw what fees right.
Soft E Atom and Envys still have a firm oversold. They flex on impact, absorbing the bounce yet can be powered up to full rip.

I putt with a hard Magma Tui now though; they fit my hand/release better. I still keep a Soft E Atom and a Soft E Envy for special putts (spin putt and headwind, respectively)

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:13 PM
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RFF plastic (or probably more appropriately, rubber) by Gateway will most definitely grab chains better than stiffer plastics. It also stuck to my hand, and jacked up my release, which is why I stopped throwing that Wizard.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:41 PM
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Sometimes grippy discs can kick out of the chains where as a slick putter would have just spun in place.

In a perfect world I would like a disc with a slightly tacky/grippy core and a slick overmold with a little bit of flex/give.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:58 PM
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Has anyone ever designed a disc throwing machine? I know they have golf ball driving machines, but I've never seen a DG version. It would be interesting to take the human element out, set up a machine and high speed camera and see what happens.
I'm not the best at searches on here, but there was a post with a youtube link, I think. A guy had made a disc throwing machine. If I think about it I'll look for it when I get off work. Otherwise, a search might find it for you pretty easily... hopefully anyway.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:22 PM
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It's all crap, just like people thinking different putters cause roll aways. You probably throw them different. It's never the Archer!
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