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Old 01-31-2017, 03:03 AM
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I'm very impressed with gateways base plastic. It has great grip and holds up amazingly well. Compared to other companies base plastics, it has to be up with the best. Not a fan of putting with premium plastic.

Just got some jawbreaker challengers and the feel is great . Have yet to throw them but I'm hoping for much better durability then the D plastic.

DGA base plastics has to be one of the worst. Imo
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Old 01-31-2017, 03:13 AM
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I prefer softer grippy plastic.
The argument has be made that a premium type plastic putter will penetrate (slide into) the outside row of chains easier.
The argument can also be made that grippy plastic sticks to the chains and is spit out by the reverberational wave on the chains. That being said, I putt with Zero Hard.
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Old 01-31-2017, 08:41 AM
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My wife putts with a soft x Roach. I use soft magnets. The two plastics are totally different. The soft x is stiffer.

This could just be our specific discs though. I don't own any other soft x plastic. When I ordered it I had hope that the soft x would be the same as the soft magnet plastic. :-/
Soft Pro-D, used only in the soft Magnet, varies like crazy in my experience. I bought a max weight one that was barely more flexy than hard Pro-D. I thought it was mislabeled at first. My buddy had a light one that almost felt like it was made of soft, floppy rubber. None of this was due to it being beat in .

Soft X is more consistent and in the middle of these two particular discs.

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Old 01-31-2017, 06:38 PM
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Soft Pro-D, used only in the soft Magnet, varies like crazy in my experience. I bought a max weight one that was barely more flexy than hard Pro-D. I thought it was mislabeled at first. My buddy had a light one that almost felt like it was made of soft, floppy rubber. None of this was due to it being beat in .

Soft X is more consistent and in the middle of these two particular discs.
Thanks, I'm not crazy.

Luckily all my soft magnets so far have been almost the same "floppiness".
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Blake_T wrote the following in '04:

While there are several different blends of soft putter plastics out there on the market, most of them share similar characteristics. The putter plastic is softer and tackier than normal plastics with the intended purpose to grab chain and flex on impact without ricochets. These plastics often get to the point of being sticky which some people like while others do not.

While these characteristics will help grab putts that are extreme right of the pole, the opposite will result on putts to the left of the pole causing them to spin out. Generally, these soft plastics also make putters fly slightly more overstable and have a tendency to warp due to heat. However, they are also very grippy in wet conditions. Whether or not you prefer a soft putter is mainly a matter of preference and putting style.

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Old 02-05-2017, 04:09 PM
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I prefer stiff plastic putters. I prefer Gateway's base plastic, I've tried most other varieties. I have tried putters in premium plastic in the past, but I prefer the grip of base plastic.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:51 PM
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I also prefer stiff base plastic putters. I tend to start out throwing them, until they're starting to turn a bit more than I want.. then they become putting putters. I'd still be buying Gateway medium, if I could... Fossil is currently my favorite.
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:41 AM
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I putt with Gateway and my favorites are Super Soft (SS) and Eraser (ER) blends. Honorable mentions include Special Blend (SB) and Really Flippin' Flexible (RFF) for cold weather or the finesse putt on a fast green.
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