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Old 07-31-2009, 03:36 PM
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It was cool until I got use to the deep rims of putters, now I hate that disc. The blow bys will kill you.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:49 PM
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The blow bys will kill you.
Yeah, I think the better way to get more distance is to stick with your regular putter but get one in a lower weight. I had a 167 g Avair I used to use for long putts when I used Aviars that worked better as a long putter for me than the XD. The XD just sails on past when you miss, it has no fade to make it drop and stop.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
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Yeah, I think the better way to get more distance is to stick with your regular putter but get one in a lower weight. I had a 167 g Avair I used to use for long putts when I used Aviars that worked better as a long putter for me than the XD. The XD just sails on past when you miss, it has no fade to make it drop and stop.
Good point. I'm pretty accurate with my Aviar but at 175g I'm getting too many dead center shots doinking off the outside of the basket...2 inches from glory. (Hmmm that's what she said ) So I probably should grab one or two Aviars in lower weights first.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:17 PM
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I just ordered a Ching Tank. The idea of a soft rhyno appeals to me, should be neat.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:24 PM
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I've not had a chance to see a Ching Tank. It almost sounds like it's similar to the Discraft Zone. My buddy got one of those this week and I shot it a couple of times at the practice hole. I loved the feel in my hands but I'm not sure if it's too over stable for me to use on a regular basis.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:45 PM
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I've not had a chance to see a Ching Tank.
The Tank is an old out of production disc that Innova made for Ching. It was a small bead version of the Rhyno.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:45 PM
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The strengths of the XD to me is the shallow rim for the putter and the glide. A lot of people struggle with the grip of a putter, especially women and guys with short fingers. The XD gives them a more comfortable grip. The glide helps on long putts and approaches.

The downside is the understability and...the glide. It's not great into the wind and that glide that can help get you there on a long putt might have you sail waaayyy on past the basket when you miss. I used to have some crazy-long comebackers when I used the XD.

In the end, I decided I could just throw an Aviar harder on a longer putt. I really had no confidence in the XD when it was windy, and I'd wuss putt or layup if there was trouble deep of the basket becasue I was afraid of going too long. Switching to the Aviar took care of that problem for me.
I have to agree. You said it better than I could.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:51 PM
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I also agree with ThreePutt. I loved it at first because of the shallow rim, but some of the misses were killing me. I was glad to find the Banger GT shortly after and love it! Another shallow rim disc is the Ringer which just came out and feels nice in my hand and its pretty stable. I haven't thrown the Ringer but I think had I found it awhile ago it might be my putter now.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:55 PM
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I think the XD is an excellent mid-approach disc but I agree about the putting challenges. That is why my wife uses a gummy HPP Voodoo now.
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:34 PM
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I've considered the Banger GT. I always wonder if the thumb track would throw me off. But I sometimes put with my Buzzz GT (also out of production) which has the same thumb track and it doesn't bother me.

I'm completely happy with my Roc and Buzz GT's as mid approach discs so the XD wouldn't have any place in my bag for that use.
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