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Old 02-24-2020, 01:04 PM
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you just have to pick one and stick with it. One way to narrow it down is to think of what type... I used to throw overstable, but then I learned stable putters are easier. Next is glide... more or less. Less seems to be better as you have less chance of missing by a lot.

Narrow down the qualities that work for you and then just pick one. Putting is so important to the game that you should prioritize consistency. Putters should be the least switched out mold you have. Also, think about your putting averages. If you are getting 1 out if 10 at 30', aim for 2 out of 10.

Lastly, putting is so short a distance that many discs will perform about the same if their flight numbers are close enough. You just aren't hucking these hard and getting mixed results. Your putting is just off and it isn't the arrow, it's the archer.
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Old 02-24-2020, 01:22 PM
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The best putter choice is a practice basket and use. Find one that feels good in your hand and get to work.

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Old 02-24-2020, 01:48 PM
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I often see people mention that they have small hands so shallow putters feel more comfortable. I have big hands, should I be looking to try some deep putters?
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:33 PM
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I often see people mention that they have small hands so shallow putters feel more comfortable. I have big hands, should I be looking to try some deep putters?
There's no right/wrong here. You really need to decide for yourself, because it's a feel thing so answers will be as varied as people are.
I have small hands, yet I feel comfortable regular depth putters like Challengers, APX, Wizard. I don't have a problem with shallow putters (I've played with a Vibram Summit as well as Innova XD just to get a feel for it), I don't necessarily feel more comfortable with them. Other guys with small hands may feel differently.

Some guys with large hands probably prefer deeper discs, some won't. there's only one you, and only you can know what feels right in your hand. Go with what feels right, and as ru4por said... practice.

No putter will make you a better putter simply because it feels better.
However, there are putters that will make you worse, if the way they feel gets in your head before you even putt.
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:54 PM
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you (OP) know that you like beadless, shallow, and preferably neutral to understable. from there, i'd go through the options and decide which one has the plastic you prefer best. i find that in terms of comfort, the feel of the plastic matters more to me than the slight idiosyncrasies of mold shape. obviously that is up to a point; i have pretty small hands so i don't really like a very deep rim.

once you have something you like, get 10 and a practice basket

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Old 02-24-2020, 04:22 PM
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I usually have about 5 putters in my bag at any time. 1 is my main putter. That's for anything inside 50 feet. Then I have a super overstable putter that I mainly use for upshots. Then I have a stable putter that is also mainly for upshots. Then I have a very flippy putter that I use for turnover backhand shots in the 200 foot range. Then I have a very stable fat rim putter that I use for utility forehand rollers. And then I have a sonic for 50+ foot jump putts (unless there's a lot of wind).

for your main putter, just pick something that feels comfortable in your hand, and probably something that isn't too stable so you don't have to worry about big fade outs on longer putts. Decide if you like deep rim, or shallow. bead or no bead. Then just commit to one and buy a stack of 10 for practice. Even if you later decide that you prefer something slightly different, it shouldn't matter, 90% of putters are going to behave the same inside 20 feet. it's really only the long range putts where the stability and other characteristics have a significant impact.

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Old 02-24-2020, 04:55 PM
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I putt with a deeper putter (Wizard) but like shallow putters for upshots/short drives.
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you (OP) know that you like beadless, shallow, and preferably neutral to understable. from there, i'd go through the options and decide which one has the plastic you prefer best. i find that in terms of comfort, the feel of the plastic matters more to me than the slight idiosyncrasies of mold shape. obviously that is up to a point; i have pretty small hands so i don't really like a very deep rim.

once you have something you like, get 10 and a practice basket
This. It's about finding what you (the OP) like and start practicing from there...
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Old 02-24-2020, 07:19 PM
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Do you prefer a putter with a bead or beadless?

Do you prefer hard or soft plastic?

Do you prefer a straight flying putter or one that is over stable?

Those are the three main questions I would start with.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:58 PM
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I think part of my search is to find a putter that I can put straight at the basket from 30- maybe 40 ft? Somewhere in that range. It seems like past 20 feet I have to aim right and it will fade into the basket. This is with putters like Link, Warden, etc that are not overstable putters. Is this a form issue or is it not something common to do from circles edge putts (or even longer?).
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