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I am looking for a new driving putter. I currently use a challenger but have not been happy with the results as of late. I am looking for something I can rip on and know it will fly straight, but something that also won't hyzer out when throw flat and slower? Is there anything out there for me?
I've been having fairly good luck with an Rpro Hydra, for more stability I'll use the Discraft Zone.
My son, who has a cannon for an arm, swears by the Wizards of all varieties. He tried my Mercys this week and said he will be switching.
How is the Mercy? I currently putt with the Pure and love it. I would throw it more often off the tee but I don't want to bang up the zero plastic. I threw it a few times today off the tee and it worked pretty well. I am thinking of trying it in a more durable plastic. Is the Wizard similar to the challenger?
I use aviars! Love them!!!! Champ for stable!!! And the dx's for a little any's!!!
Believe it or not I found my old DX plastic "Birdie" to be a heck of a driving putter. The speed is so slow, yet it glides forever. It has some serious hang time, it almost looks like slow motion lol. I also like the Aviar and the Dart. I recently bought a Xion and it has driving capabilities also. I'm sure there are many putters out there that "drive" well, but I suspect that the stiffer the plastic, the better for driving.
beadless aviars, psycho
Aviars. There are different kinds too. Big Bead Star for Overstable shots , JK Pro for Medium Shots , KC Pro for Line Drives , Regular Beat DX for slight turnover shots.
Try an Opto Pure if you're using them off the tee; they're more overstable than the Zero or EZE plastic versions and super durable too, the perfect combination for a driving putter!
They come in some cool sparkle versions: http://stores.ebay.com/Hazardiscs-Disc-Golf/_i.html?_nkw=opto+pure&...
Try a soft Focus. I don't think I've ever turned one over even when I put a lil sauce on the shot. I like to think of it as a slower Buzzz.
Putted with Magnets and drove with a Focus for a while. Switched to and Aviar P&A for both duties. Brought back the Focus for driving duties, felt more comfortable with it. Switched to putting with the Mercy, like a using an air hocley puck, thing just glides to the chains. I tried the Mercy for driving and the heavens opened up. The thing is plenty straight and just glides in slomo for days. i find it effective out to about 250' and then my form breaks down. I have added an Opto Pure to the mix, it works better for longer putter drives, and I MEAN LONGER. The Opto Pure may be the best driving putter for distance thatt I've thrown yet, it is insane the distance it gets. Powering it down hasn't been effective for me, but the Mercy is there for that duty.
Well said, I agree completely. I made the crazy decision to switch to the Mercy putting at Worlds after only a month or so and have never putted better. I drove with the Mercy quite a bit too, keeping it straight was critical on the Charlotte courses. As for the Pure, remember that discussion about having newbies learn to drive with putters and mids? I agreed with you, limited results. But the Pure might be the perfect disc to learn to throw a disc hard and properly.