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Soft Magnet

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.1cm
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Discraft Competition Line Soft

Soft Magnet
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Soft Magnet is just like the original except that it is molded with a softer, tackier, and easier to grip plastic. This disc grips the chains like no other.
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 05-07-08
Submitted by chris engeseth
Location: grand rapids mich
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 170-175
Review: overall awesome disc i play a course with a down hill shot
and the soft magnet is an awesome nice straight flying disc with a
nice stability the plastic is awesome i personally will not use
anything else any more i play it somtimes to drive and approach nice
midrange and super nice putter good for jumpp putts and just straight
up forearm drives in the future look in to it!

Posted 01-31-07
Submitted by moonlit Location: MN
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 175-176
Review: Let's face it, putting is as unique a part of the game as the individual. We all have our own stances, grips, and amounts of snap. When I let people try my putter, I don't expect them to like it or not like it.

There are two main reasons I like the Soft Magnet. One reason is I like the feel of the plastic. It has a good combination of softness, tackiness and smoothness. This disc does not slip out of the chains where other harder plastics have. The softness has just the right amount of shock absorbsion that misses on the side of the basket don't bounce or roll too far. Plus the plastic is smooth enough for a comfortable release.

The other thing I like is it flight characteristics. It is stable to slightly overstable. It handles my wristy spin snap nicely without getting flippy. I'm used to it and I like that it handles moderate winds. I use it primarily for all shots from 150' in. Any longer than that, I feel more comfortable using a mid.

My other weapon of choice from 150' in is my Elite X Super Soft Putt'r. The plastic feels the same and it handles those straight to right turn approach/putts willingly and effortlessly.

I'd say the softer plastic is a huge plus for this disc. I've used it for a year now, and it doesn't wear out. The plastic is more durable than I expected for a soft plastic. This disc is definitely worth checking out if you are shopping for putters.
Posted: 11-24-03
Submitted by Kelly Sereda controlvoltage@hotmail.com
Amateur, RHBH
As someone fairly new to the game, I'm sensitive to the nature of the discs I've tried and decided after comparisons to similar discs which I'll concentrate on based on their relative ease of mastery. I have found the Soft Magnet to be a strong contender to be my #1 putter thus far. It has a slight left fade as it finishes its flight on upshots but is true while putting. I've also been able to wrist it flat for some longer (80') approaches. Its large dome seems to keep the Soft Magnet aloft longer than you expect. This allows me to use a soft touch with it to float in putts even from outside of 25'. Because the disc travels so slowly when thrown in this manner, its nearly impossible to blow it by the basket, making it a safe disc to attempt long putts with no fear. The Soft Magnet seems no worse for wear in the wind, just obey the laws you would for any other disc (though I wouldn't recommend a long putt with any disc with a tall profile like the Soft Magnet into a strong headwind) As mentioned, it beats up quick. This must be the trade-off for having its soft, absorbing flesh. Having said that, the oblique edge of this disc will lose none of its intended properties for the dings and dents it wears and might live a long, if ugly life in your game bag.
Posted: 02-18-02
Submitted by Jon Turner <oxdisc@thets.demon.co.uk>
The Soft Magnet is the softer tackier brother of the usual Magnet disc and is a slightly overstable putter. It took me quite a while to get the hang of mine but it was well worth the effort. Slightly harder than the Millennium Omega Supersoft, the disc is flexible and tacky though with a smooth surface which can be a bit slippery if the disc is wet. The plastic also seems to look beat up and warped quickly but this seems to be cosmetic only, as the disc still flies as well as it did when brand new. My disc is a 172g one and seems to be relatively unaffected by winds until it slows down - I'm not sure if that would apply to lighter versions. For me though, this is the putter and has proved to be the most reliable and sucessfull putter of all of the ones I've tried. I won't play a round without it.
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