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Old 03-07-2011, 04:11 AM
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I bought a 173 Pro-D zone for headwind approach and putting duties. I'm not sure that I'm sold on it although the low profile dices through the wind very well. Thinking of picking up a medium VP 173-175. Anybody have any experience with each of these discs?
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:31 AM
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I think the Zone is a better approach disc. I have a buddy that uses one of those silly floppy VP's. Even as floppy as it is, it's still good in the wind. Decently stable putter.

I say the VP.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:45 AM
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Both are seriously overstable, the Zone perhaps more so (in ESP at least). The Zone is considerably faster and more like a mid than a putter IMHO. Very easy to overshoot until you get used to it. The Zone is great for approaches and drives, but the VP is more like a traditional putter and works better around the basket, while still being great for approaches and drives.

Out of those two I'd pick the VP, especially if putting is a concern.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:59 AM
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Try that Zone as a FH roller if you want to expand your options. Best one I've tried.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:16 AM
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The zone is low profile which makes it nice for forhand shots. My friends love it for this. The VP is trustworthy in any wind conditions. If you pick up a VP and dont like it trade it to me, or someone else on the site. A VP wouldnt last very long in the market place.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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The biggest difference is the rim depth. The Zone feels almost like a Buzzz in the hand, which is nice, but not for the shots that I want the Zone for. I fan/scissor grip my approaches and putter drives, and the midrange-like feel of the Zone just didn't feel right for that.

The VP is great, but I moved to DX Rhynos for cost/availability and the ability to beat them in.. Overstable when new, and beat into great turnover doggie putters.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:42 AM
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zone is more of a mid/putter hybrid, vp is just your basic overstable putter. don't even get me started on how much i love the zone. grip feels great for bh or fh, no disc is as slow and overstable, nice flat top. i throw it in esp though.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:18 AM
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ESP Zone is the only Zone to throw. Just pretend D Zones don't exist I carry two Zones when I play. one around 165g and one max weight. I do this cause the lighter will stay straight a bit longer but still fade hard at the end, and the max weight is for the hyzer, big flex, or forehand shots. I love me the VP to which I also carry. Zone is much longer than the VP, and like others have said the zone is more mid like than a putter. For putting in the wind a VP can not be beat. It is hands down the best wind fighting putter there is. Also if it a shorter range shot that you need a reliable to strong fade on but cant afford to have any skip then you want to throw the VP. Zones because of their profile will skip on ya. I suggest getting one of each. If you don't like either one sell em on here.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:51 AM
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I use ESP Zones for approaches and drives. Low profile fits great in my hand and handles the wind very well. Awesome skips when it lands. Pro-D Zones are shorter, softer, and seem flimsy in comparison.
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...no disc is as slow and overstable, nice flat top...
I agree with the overstable and flat top, but the Zone is pretty damn fast for a putter. Not slow by any means.
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