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Just wondering if there is anything against using a PDGA approved Turbo Putt? I know it went back and forth on approval and I believe now it is Not Approved. But the one I own says PDGA Approved.
I'm guessing its a no no to use, what are your thoughts?
it was approved for a year, but from what I gather was pressure from big companies such as Innova was dropped from PDGA
Considering the variety of putter designs in ball golf, I am not sure why it was changed
They decided that due to the scalloped edge it was no longer technically a 'disc'.
It took a year to decide that?
I think PDGA got pushed on that one.
I think in general terms 2 things have happened in disc golf
one tech has made disc good players throw miles and that has hit some course designs hard
and as a result different it feared.
There is very little 'design' difference in putters is disc golf. In ball golf there are likely 100s and some insanely different ones, like those with 6-7 foot shafts
Same when u think of honking big whale drivers, chippers, sand wedges, clubs for specific use, but then the Quest Roller doesn't get approval either.
Strange how no company has made a 'roller' specific disc.
Yeah even the new ones I have for sale all say PDGA approved, after all it was already in-graved in the mold. I used to use the Quest AT Turbo Putter and it works well for turbo and reg putting. I stopped using it when I wanted to play tourneys just so I wouldn't have to play a putter I didn't know. But I still think they are great and I think they should be approved!
Eric if you would just win the drawing for my putters you wouldn't need a turbo putter. Or you could buy some :)
Actually, there was a "roller specific disc" about the same time. It had a flat rim (like a "birdie") with the flight plate mounted midway down the rim. Take 2 birdie putters, glue them top-to-top, and you have a rough idea.
As I recall, the wheel and the turbo putter and other oddities came out about the same time, when clever designers realized the technical specs had never envisioned such things and thus didn't preclude them. The specs were updated to specify a "disc", as we've always known them, and after a grandfather period these became non-approved. Which ended my hopes for a triangular "disc" to avoid rollaways on sloped greens.
If it came down to not using one, we'd big a dozen discs and wouldn't care about the other 300 models avaialble
The question I see is whether the 'rule' that pushed the turbo to the side thwarts tech development in the future?