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  • #16
    soft banger gt is my weapon of choice, it feels so good

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    • #17
      Originally posted by mrDROCK View Post
      I have been enjoying my ION putter. It puts two different plastics together. The flight plate is like a Champion plastic and the edge has a very rubbery feel. I was practicing the other day and had a horrible putt, but it glanced the last chain on the outside and pulled itself in to the basket. Problem is I found this putter in the used section at NA and now I would like to find another.
      Marshall Street has them in stock...

      http://www.marshallstreetdiscgolf.co.../MVP-Soft-Ion/

      I've got one in the bag and it is a cool disc...but I still wouldn't call it my number one choice to throw. It's weird and almost seems too light. The plastic in the middle almost seems kinda cheap--like dollar kid toys, but it's remarkably flexible. The rubber on the outside is nice and grippy and makes the whole thing look a little wheel--like you should have four of them on a little wagon I will sat that it is a good disc for long putts, but not in a situation where you don't want it to roll because that disc will get up and leave!

      The cool thing about them is that the plastic that the disc is made out of has a positive charge and the rubber on the rim has a negative charge. I wonder if it generates electricity?

      However, my soft putter of choice still has to be the UBER-FLOPPY Blowfly. "Fip Flat Fly Straight"

      ...but I think it should also say "And Sit The F*** Down".
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      • #18
        Originally posted by Burge View Post
        I will sat that it is a good disc for long putts, but not in a situation where you don't want it to roll because that disc will get up and leave!
        You got that part right. Too many times I will miss my long putt and it starts rolling down the hill. First time I used it at Leverich it got up and almost rolled from the basket at 1 down to the tee at 2. I guess it was ready to move on. It also doesnt help that I sharpied the X-Men logo on it, which make it definitely look like a wheel.

        I am still feeling it out, but I think it is making me want to putt Aviars or XDs in the future.
        Disc golf ruined my life.

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        • #19
          I think everyone needs to try an R-pro Dart. It's my most used disc, It flies super straight and it doesn't catch the wind like my Dx avairs. It also seems to grab the chains better.

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          • #20
            I utilize the aforementioned "chalky" warlocks for longer putts and windy days. I have a super super stupid soft wizard for anything under 20. The bounce out potential is so much less with the super super stupid soft wiz and it doesn't roll away at all. I'll be playing with the VP soon as well though so we'll see what happens.
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            • #21
              I have found it easier to putt with a more flexible putter. I recently (this past weekend) picked up a 175 R-PRO Avair and after one round of play I fell in love with it. This is now my go to with-in 10m. I have putted with a DX and Champ plastic putters and I have found that a more flexible plastic works better with my putting style.
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              • #22
                The new R-Pro Aviars have a similar feel to the 4X JK Pro Aviar-Xs. I think that's what they may have been going for. I love my X for 40 to 150 feet. I'm thinking of trying to see how close the R-Pros come for shots like that.
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                • #23
                  I use a Banger gt for all my puts 35 ft and in. It has that thumb trac which makes my grip and release really consistent and I love that. I wanted to buy another one and saw a single at the store but couldn't bring myself to buy it due to it being HOT PINK! I mean, don't get me wrong, I can rock pink all day but hot pink is a whole other level. Not to mention it would make a little sense on a driver but on a putter? Anyways, for everything 250 ft and in I use my R pro Dart and it's my favorite disc. I got my first and only ace with it due to how straight it flies and I'm definitely getting another (non-hot pink) one.

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                  • #24
                    Organic wizards (prototype) are my favorite. There must be something in the plastic that makes them hit chains!!!

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                    • #25
                      i've found that the r-pro plastic is way too floppy in temps over like 45-55 degrees but it works great when all your dx/jk pro is frozen solid in those winter months here in the NW

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                      • #26
                        i've found that r-pro is too floppy in temps over 45-55 degrees but works great when your dx/jk pro plastic is frozen solid in the winter months up here in the NW. but my weapon of choice is a 4 year old 165 champion aviar never thrown anything else like it

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                        • #27
                          oops i'm a message board newb i posted once and hadnt refreshed it. my bad

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                          • #28
                            If you click "Edit" on one of the posts, you'll have the option of deleting it.

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                            • #29
                              I use both a Soft Banger GT, and a Pro-D. Soft Banger is the go-to, unless "stiff" chains exist(Lunchtime DGC) then I break out the Pro-D
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                              • #30
                                I switched from the VP to the Ridge for the versatility, but I'm still very happy with Vibram X Link rubber for putting. Never been more happy with a disc.

                                I gotta say though, the R-Pro Aviar seems to me like the perfect putter for most people. I held one last week at Chainbangers and almost bought it just because it felt so at home in my hand, and the R-Pro formula seems like the perfect blend, not too soft or too hard.

                                If I wasnt so settled into the Ridge I think I would go with one of these for my next putter.

                                Oh, and those ultra floppy " Vomit" VP's from Vibram are sick !
                                Chainbangers has some in interesting colors. I cant putt with them, but if you like floppy, you should try them.

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