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Old 12-28-2019, 03:38 PM
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I'm wanting to audition a new putter but I haven't been keeping up with all of the new developments in the last 5 years (working my way back after a long time off). I thought I would take some recommendations. Thankfully, I live close enough to Marshall Street that I can make a trip over and handle stuff in person.

I use a McBeth-style bent arm pitch putt. Here are the putter's I've used.

Firm Wizard - I love how I can get these to do a quick up and down on a good putt. The downside is that I have to putt harder than I'm comfortable with to make this happen and I have a tendency to leave putts low. I tend to come back to Wizards because I've used them the longest and I really like Gateway plastic.

D-P2 - I like the stability of these but it's not super comfortable in my hand and I'd like a little more drop.

D-P1x - Felt pretty good in the hand but had a hard time ranging them because of the glide.

Firm Link - This was the closest thing to replacing Wizards but I could not get over the feel of the plastic and how susceptible it was to chipping. I liked a lot about it, but the plastic was a deal breaker.

Other notes:
- I tend to prefer putters with a bead, although it's not strictly a requirement if it feels comfortable.
- I tend not to like Trilogy plastic but I don't have as much experience with it so there may be blends I could like.

What are your suggestions?
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Old 12-28-2019, 03:42 PM
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Old 12-28-2019, 03:52 PM
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Two suggestions: Kastaplast Reko in K3 plastic, and DD Marshal in Classic plastic.

Having said those, I might recommend "range time" i.e. lots of practice with the Wizard, until you're comfortable with them. Also see if you can find a Dave Dunipace video about the 'snake strike' throw, which might give you that extra bit of energy you need to get the Wizard in the chains.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:05 PM
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:10 PM
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If you like gateway plastics try a voodoo. The Voodoo still has a bead but is straighter with a touch more glide.

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Old 12-28-2019, 04:14 PM
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Reko is a great mold if you want a little straighter than a wizard but similar feel. Problem is you (like I) like Gateway Firm. K3 (kastaplast base) is softer and tackier than a lot of plastic. I like it, but not foe putting putter.

Your best bet is a Firm (or PW or SB whatever feels the best) Voodoo. Very similar to the reko but in all the variety of gateway blends.

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If you like gateway plastics try a voodoo. The Voodoo still has a bead but is straighter with a touch more glide.
Guess I was too winded in my answer and got beat to it. Good suggestion.

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Old 12-28-2019, 04:27 PM
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wizard is like a brick and aviar/p2 has great glide

the mvp ion is right in the middle of wizard and aviar
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Old 12-28-2019, 10:50 PM
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Try a Gateway Warlock. Stability similar to a P2, but not as tall of profile. No bead, but it is very comfortable in hand.
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If you like the Wizard but not the glide, try a Steady from DGA. Those discs are a better Wizard with all of the OS a Wizard has but with better glide. Steady is a Bangor GT sans the GT top the Bagor GT has, hence the Steady is closer to a Wizard then the Bangor GT.
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