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Default Which plastic is best for a Rhyno?

Pretty much the title. Thinking of getting a putter to use for purely upshots (200 and in for my 300ish arm). Or if anybody has any recommendations for an Innova upshot putter I would be grateful.
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Best plastic is always dependent on personal preference, amount of use and desired flight characteristics.

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I know a Cousin who has a Champion Rhyno he did the hot car method to the disc until it was flexable like the R-Pro or a Ching Juju in Supreme plastic. This was so he could use the disc for driving putter, hill approach, most approach, as well as his putting style that is like how most people line up for a standard putting stance just more putting so hard he is slam putting so hard a normal new unused DX Rhyno would be very warped from hitting the pole, the flexible Champion Rhyno he can bend back to shape more so then DX. That cousins skips needing a strictly putter this way, going to using his approach putter for both approach and putting as well as driving putter that some do with the approach putter.
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Best plastic is always dependent on personal preference, amount of use and desired flight characteristics.
What would be the most overstable to least overstable out of the plastics it comes in? (Champion, Gstar, Star, Pro, DX)
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Champ should be most OS at least in the long term. Some plastics have runs that start more OS, but Champ takes years to beat in.
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What would be the most overstable to least overstable out of the plastics it comes in? (Champion, Gstar, Star, Pro, DX)
In general, Champion is most durable so it starts out a bit more overstable, and will hold that stability a lot longer than other plastics. Generally, Star is next. In theory, G*, RPro(good luck finding a Pro Rhyno for cheap) and DX would follow. There are factors other than plastic that can affect stability. Usually more noticeable in higher speed discs.

Grip is also a separator. Champ tends to be a bit slick, more so in wet conditions or with heavily calloused hands, while RPro and G* are a bit softer, so have a bit more grip as well. DX is good for putting, but some tree hits and it tends to lose stability faster than other plastics.

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Have you ever thrown a disc with a thumbtack? Id recommend trying to feel up on one before you buy one. The thumbtrack is pretty unique. I really like it but some people hate it.

I like the Rhyno as a driving putter better than an upshot putter. The Rhyno flys best when its thrown hard, so it isnt ideal if you need some touch in your upshots. If you need to just mash a putter dead straight for 200-250 feet and not care about the wind, theres no better disc imo. Regarding plastic, I like baseline plastic for putters and approach discs. I will say the Rhyno in dx isnt as overstable as I thought it would be, its more like a Roc, just dead straight with minimal fade
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Pretty much the title. Thinking of getting a putter to use for purely upshots (200 and in for my 300ish arm).
You sound just like me. I throw about 300ish and I use my Rhyno for just about everything under 225'.

I have them in Pro, Champ, DX (new) and R-Pro and that's how I would list them from most OS down. I know many will say the Champ is more stable and usually for most molds it is, but my Pro Rhynos fly more like an Innova Pig. The DX will beat in straighter over time, but new it has more fade than the R-Pro.

May favorite? Hands down the R-Pro. None of the others feel as good in my hand or give me the flights I want.

Good luck in your search...Rhynos are awesome.

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GStar for approach, shimmer Star for driving.
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Ive used the same gstar for approaches, short drives and some windy putting for 4 years or so. Its hardly lost any stability. I like how its super flat and has some grip. Perfect plastic for me. I have a champ but its domey, like most champs, and seems to be glidier with similar stability. I just bough a star to try, nice and flat also but its a bit slick, well see how it beats in.

Ive seen well used r-pro rhinos that have changed their flight considerably, not necessarily what I want in an approach disc
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