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Old 02-14-2017, 12:02 PM
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Default Retro and Prime. How are they holding up?

Did a search and didn't find any recent info, so;

How are the Retro and Prime plastics holding up long term? How do they compare to DX?

Mostly looking for putter and mid info.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:10 PM
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Prime judges are my main putters. Took all of last season with a new one to beat some stability out of it. But I am pretty strict with not throwing my putting putters, so all of the wear basically occurred from chains/basket.
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:16 PM
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I've had mixed experiences with them. A fury I had took one tree hit and became unusably understable. The trespass I have started more overstable than my fuzion, and even after some dings and rim warping, is still more overstable.
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I just bought a Retro Pure. Have used it for two rounds and some throwing. Scuffed certainly and pretty easily. Not affecting it other than cosmetically though, I think. At least, so far. It feels pretty nice in the hand.

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Old 02-14-2017, 09:36 PM
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I love my Mercys in the retro. Good feel and this plastic replaced my zero hard ones as my putting putter.

I don't think it will hold up for discs that are thrown off the tee, etc. I tried a Claymore and on my first few throws it hit a planter, dented the wing in and warped the flight plate. That was at the end of the flight too. Don't think it is as durable as DX.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:46 PM
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I don't think it will hold up for discs that are thrown off the tee, etc. I tried a Claymore and on my first few throws it hit a planter, dented the wing in and warped the flight plate. That was at the end of the flight too. Don't think it is as durable as DX.
Si is it closer to Discraft's "D"? If so, I'll pass.

I was thinking of trying a Truth, Claymore and Judge for the rest of the winter, but if it doesn't hold up, screw it.
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I love my Mercys in the retro. Good feel and this plastic replaced my zero hard ones as my putting putter.

I don't think it will hold up for discs that are thrown off the tee, etc. I tried a Claymore and on my first few throws it hit a planter, dented the wing in and warped the flight plate. That was at the end of the flight too. Don't think it is as durable as DX.
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Si is it closer to Discraft's "D"? If so, I'll pass.

I was thinking of trying a Truth, Claymore and Judge for the rest of the winter, but if it doesn't hold up, screw it.
With my experience I'd have to disagree with most of this. I have prime discs that feel much better than any recent DX I've felt. It's a pretty dope plastic blend.

@keller I think you may be wanting something different. Maybe more along the lines of classic. More durable, but beats in.

Why are you wanting to go DX for winter? Loss, price, grip?
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:00 AM
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@keller I think you may be wanting something different. Maybe more along the lines of classic. More durable, but beats in.

Why are you wanting to go DX for winter? Loss, price, grip?
For the most part, I prefer base line plastic for mids and putters, especially when it's cold and wet. I used to throw premium mids and putters in the past, but I have come to prefer the cycle route. I use mostly DX, KC and some G*

I used to throw the Claymore, Truth and Judge, just thought I would give them a try in a base plastic. Classic blend didn't hold it's shape well in my experience. Classic may be an option. Will it shatter like KC when it gets cold?
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I have a prime judge, truth and something else that I never use that's like a more understable leo. The Judge gets used the most and its pretty beast and as a driving putter it has marks all over it but isnt' losing it's stability that quick. The truth I use here and there and has a nasty gash in it and had a lil warping but I drove it into a rocky wall full power up an upshot but still holds its stability. I'm impressed by prime plastic and definitely put its durability way higher then Pro d. I'd say it's right around dx territory but I havn't thrown much dx in a couple of years now. I throw pro D putters all the time and can tell you for sure prime>>>>>>pro d, just putting that out there since I saw talk about that comparison. Like all baseline you spend time straitening the flight plate or putting a book on it but other than that it seem like solid baseline plastic.

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I had a Prime Truth. It warped pretty quickly. In terms of durability, it's comparable to R-Pro plastic.
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