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Old 04-06-2018, 09:18 AM
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Default When is it time to rotate out my putting putters

I was wanting to know when you rotate your putting putters? Mine have started to beat in nicly and get lots of small cut/nicks, but it has a great feel. I throw Mcpros so they start out a little slick but after a few rounds they turn out perfect. I have been throwing my current set for around a year and I play 2x a week. Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:22 AM
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I like to keep mine in the bag for a loooong time. But this is really a personal preference thing. Some people like fresher more stable putters, I prefer really beat glidey putters. I throw p2s so they start pretty stable, and last a while. I got these last year, and haven’t even come close to coming out of the bad. These replaced my old pro d challenger I was using from 2007 if that says anything.

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:48 AM
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If they don’t feel or fly like you want, switch it. If not keep it going.

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:48 AM
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Ive never given this much thought...just figured id know when i know. It probably depends on what you throw and how much abuse the discs take. I putt with a soft proton anode so that thing will last forever
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:56 AM
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It's about feel to me. When one is beaten too soft, it's warped, chunked and chipped, uncomfortable in any way. If the feel or shape of your putter is that off it's probably not going to fly right but may give you a nice US chip shot disc. That's my take. All about your personal comfort zone.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:03 AM
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I kept the same Classic Warden in my bag as my putting putter for months, at least a year. Got scuffed up but didn't soften up, and didn't change its flight pattern much (it was a bit straighter on full throws, but I never threw it for distance). Now I've changed to the Marshal, and it likely will be the same story over time.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:04 AM
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i like my putters beat to crap. at one point i had 2 kc pro aviars in my bag that had chunks taken out of them. they were glide machines.
but as everyone else is going to say, it’s all personal preference. i now bag 2 fossil wizards because i love the way fossil plastic seasons p quick.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:06 AM
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When it breaks. The more chips, scratches, creases, and warps the better! Aside from swapping in an ER25 or Fossil in winter, I have bagged the same G9i Wizard since the first re-release of them.

I think this question is best answered by the thrower. Much like actually picking your putter, only you can decide when it's time to replace it.
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:15 AM
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I switch molds a lot now because I'm old and like to test new disc more than I like to pretend my game will get better.

Back when I could delude myself that I was going to get better and wouldn't switch discs without a reason I had an Aviar as my main putter. I chunked a big gash in the top off the number plate of a Mach III pretty early on. About eight years later a few little cracks under the chunked section started to form and I started to worry that I was going to crack the thing, so I put it up. Otherwise it was still $$$.

I've known other guys whose putting putters were over 10 years old. You can do a decade easily with a putting putter.

I have an outlier friend who uses an original beadless Aviar and a Lightning P-38 combo as his putters, so if you use him as your example the answer is 30 years and counting.

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:39 AM
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I have a stack of about 7-10 in my trunk at any given time. I don't care which one I grab...they all perform the same.
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