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Gateway Disc Sports
Soft Wizard

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 140-175g
Plastic: Thermoplastic Elastomer (Soft)

Soft Wizard
Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
The Wizard is a durable stable approach disc and putter.
Gateway Disc Sports has just finished it's first prototype runs of the Wizard. A 21 cm putter and approach disc. A slghtly overstable disc at high and low speeds will seperate this putter from most on the market. The flght plate is only 58 thousandths thick, giving you lots of feel between your thumb and fingers for the touch you need when putting. Several different flexibilities are already available from firm to soft. It has very, tacky, grippy plastic that really grips the chains even on the very firm driver runs. Great thermal porperties in cold or hot weather and also in the rain. The Chief will be run next.
Maximum Flight Speed 2.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 4.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 3.0
Propensity To Fade 3.5
Glide 6.0
Relative Distance 3.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 1.0
Predictability 3.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.5
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 08-31-07
Submitted by Eddy G edglatt@yahoo.com
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I've been a Avair freak for about 15 years! but my putting needed some improvement, so I decided to try the soft Wizard. It's not as soft as a Omega super soft, but it has been perfect in the summmer months. Great putter and upshot disc. Always holds a line which is great for a putter. I did notice it tends to spit out a bit more than my other putters, but that could be just the bad day I had last week. I would definitly recommend this solid putter. Great for hyser approaches as well, which as it's strongest point.
Posted 05-23-07
Submitted by Kevin discn8r@aol.com
Disc Weights: 167-max
Review: I started using the wizard about 5 months ago and it has greatly improved my putting game. It holds a nice straight line when thrown hard, I Aced a basket at 180ft into the wind, it popped up & down a bit but held its line the whole way. I would definately add this to your bag if your putting game has been inconsistant(like mine)I can drive for show but know I'm starting to putt for dough. Great disc !! I prefer the slightly softer wizards, they just fit my hand better and provide a nice snap when released with speed. Good luck !!
Posted 04-21-06
Submitted by Kev Kfanning75@hotmail.com
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 173-5
Review: I couldnt imagine throwing anything else. My game used to be a mess and i was putting with an X Putt'r. The X Putt'r collects dust now that i know what a quality disc is. I throw a beat up 173 soft wizard off the tee and for upshots that i need to bend. I putt and approach with a fairly new 175 soft wizard. Since figuring out how to putt with thses discs i have gone from never hitting any shots from more than 30 feet out to hitting 50 footers casually. 70+ shots are not uncommon either. since figuring out the wizard(which is easy to do) i have legitimately cut at least 10 strokes off of my score each round. I throw one of those chiefs that has the same mold as the wizard also. Its more overstable so i can crushhh it off of the tee. i have no problem tossing the chief just shy of 300 consistently
Posted 02-15-06
Submitted by Don Blankenship dfblank@bellsouth.net
Disc Weights: 175
Review: This is simply the best approach disc I have thrown in years! After reading Blake's review I had to throw this disc. I had been either turning over my Aviar or the wind would catch it and I would wave goodbye to it. I have thrown the Wizard as hard as you would an approach disc and it won't turn over. It is very predictable with a slight fade at the end of its flight. I also like the way it hovers to the ground rarely ever jumping on its side and rolling (e.g. Bulldog, good grief that thing is like a wheel). Stable in the wind, it feels like your tossing a weight into the basket. It is my new approach and putter. I have only tried the "soft" which feels very much like the DX Aviar P&A.
Posted: 11-03-04
Submitted by ferretdance03 brad@p3clothing.com
As I am constantly searching for the “perfect” putter, I decided to try the Wizard. Being the money consciences golfer that I am, I purchased the Wizard special, 5 for $35 direct from Gateway. I got a mix of Soft and Medium, in 169-170. I putt fairly straight with a slight hyzer, using a pitch/short-arm hybrid stroke, fairly compact swing with a slight spin and a little float. I love the way the Wizard feels in my hand. It resembles an Aviar, but a little less domed. When thrown flat it will tail left at the end, but no more than an Aviar or any other putter. Slight hyzer and the Wizard will sweep until it hits. Also, I like to use the Wizard as a midrange approach/turnover disc, up to about 200ft. As far as putting, it feels good in the hand, and has a nice predictable hyzer fade to it. The plastic is a little more 'powdery' and I actually prefer this feel to the smooth feel of other DX and standard plastics. The Wizard has definitely taken a permanent spot in my bag.
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