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Old 01-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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I'm considering putting a demon back in the bag after seeing the profile pic of it in hd.
I've been throwing the Blue HD Demon's lately instead of my sure grips and they bring the beef for sure.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:43 AM
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Not true, the Gator was out in DX and Champion at the time (Metal Flake Champion was later) as a disc in the mid 2000's before the Zone came out and was taller OS like putter midrange. However the Chsmpion was what you wanted provided the disc was more flat top and not a micro dome like the Champion Rhyno or else the disc was more OS then the Viper or Whippet.
why is what thatdirtykid said not true?

You've been going off in a number of posts telling people you've quoted that what they said is 'not true', when there's nothing demonstrably false in what they've said, and you've certainly not shown what they've said to be demonstrably false. You may not agree with their opinions, but it doesn't make what they said 'not true'. If you're going to call someone a liar, you need to have and show the proof to back it up.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:44 PM
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Champion gators were not terribly easy to come by for a while, or I totally missed them, but you are definitely correct they existed. The only one I owned between starting and the flx (gross) drone coming out was a circle stamp someone offered me $40 for, so I ran with the money.
I loved rocking metalhead vipers, but they didnt fit my game as well as the demon as they overlapped my beefier predators more. Small diamater and slow being the big differences between the demon and other options at the time.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:28 AM
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This pic is of two Wizards I bought around '08 or '09. They're smooth and slightly glossy, but with a little tackiness to them. Both are pretty firm, but I don't know the exact flex. I started playing again a few months ago and bought a stack of SS Wizards, which I'd describe as more matte with a touch of grit. Is there a blend more reminiscent of my old Wizards currently in production?
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:44 AM
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This pic is of two Wizards I bought around '08 or '09. They're smooth and slightly glossy, but with a little tackiness to them. Both are pretty firm, but I don't know the exact flex. I started playing again a few months ago and bought a stack of SS Wizards, which I'd describe as more matte with a touch of grit. Is there a blend more reminiscent of my old Wizards currently in production?
My advice? Call Gateway, talk to them on the phone. Describe them in detail, buy 10.

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Old 01-15-2019, 10:56 PM
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This pic is of two Wizards I bought around '08 or '09. They're smooth and slightly glossy, but with a little tackiness to them. Both are pretty firm, but I don't know the exact flex. I started playing again a few months ago and bought a stack of SS Wizards, which I'd describe as more matte with a touch of grit. Is there a blend more reminiscent of my old Wizards currently in production?
For a minute I thought this was the Zone thread gone of the rails. I am not being sarcastic for once here. Glad you reminded me what thread I actually clicked on.

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:26 AM
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This pic is of two Wizards I bought around '08 or '09. They're smooth and slightly glossy, but with a little tackiness to them. Both are pretty firm, but I don't know the exact flex. I started playing again a few months ago and bought a stack of SS Wizards, which I'd describe as more matte with a touch of grit. Is there a blend more reminiscent of my old Wizards currently in production?
The Nikko Wizards have a slightly glossy look with good grip. They are not gritty they have more of a rubbery surface feel.
The flight plate on the Nikko Wizards is thinner like the older Wizards.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:27 AM
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This pic is of two Wizards I bought around '08 or '09. They're smooth and slightly glossy, but with a little tackiness to them. Both are pretty firm, but I don't know the exact flex. I started playing again a few months ago and bought a stack of SS Wizards, which I'd describe as more matte with a touch of grit. Is there a blend more reminiscent of my old Wizards currently in production?
I know of the run you're talking about(The caped wizard stamp was introduced around then). Most current runs of wizards have the gritty tactile feel to them. Even the new "FIRM" have a gritty feel to them. If you're looking for something that has less grit and has a smooth feel, there have been some runs of $$$(Money) that had a glossy feel to them, but they're a bit stiffer than the two you have. Myself, I really like the current Pure White plastic. It's firm but has more of a glossy feel and isn't overly slick.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:42 AM
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I know of the run you're talking about(The caped wizard stamp was introduced around then). Most current runs of wizards have the gritty tactile feel to them. Even the new "FIRM" have a gritty feel to them. If you're looking for something that has less grit and has a smooth feel, there have been some runs of $$$(Money) that had a glossy feel to them, but they're a bit stiffer than the two you have. Myself, I really like the current Pure White plastic. It's firm but has more of a glossy feel and isn't overly slick.
Most of my caped stamp wizards are from a 10-pack I picked up in 2005. That was the stock stamp for several years and every kind of plastic/feel you can think of. In my experience, that combination of glossy, rubbery, tacky surface finish comes with lots of time and use. It's hard to duplicate exactly with a new putter. Even the $$$ ones feel nice on the surface but the overall flex of the disc is weird to me. It's got a much more bouncy, rubbery overall feel.

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Most of my caped stamp wizards are from a 10-pack I picked up in 2005. That was the stock stamp for several years and every kind of plastic/feel you can think of. In my experience, that combination of glossy, rubbery, tacky surface finish comes with lots of time and use. It's hard to duplicate exactly with a new putter. Even the $$$ ones feel nice on the surface but the overall flex of the disc is weird to me. It's got a much more bouncy, rubbery overall feel.
I was thinking this might be the case. I just hope these SS Wizards hold up as long as my old ones. They seem to be beating in very quickly (lots of burrs and gouges) but that's probably because I'm practicing with them every day.
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