I don't know why things do what they do, I just throw plastic at stuff in the wood. While doing this I've noticed that pretty much all of the small-diameter lid discs glide nicely without a lot of fade, so you can run them at the basket on long approaches. You can do the same thing with an XD, but to throw chain-high the thing will glide on by when you miss and leave you a long comeback. Lids just sorta drop and die when they run out of steam, so that and the not a lot of fade thing leaves them laying around the basket when you miss. None of the lid discs have as much mass on the rim so none of them penetrate into the chains as well as a beveled-edge putter. You might make a great looking run with one and the thing just won't stick, which is why I don't use one as my primary putter.
So I think the Rattler will be perfect for what you seem to be talking about. You can take a long run at the basket, it won't have a lot of right-left play and it won't carry very far past the basket once you've figured out the range of the thing.
For me I'm usually 40'+ before I use a lid unless I'm putting uphill. Uphill I might be 25' out and using a lid depending on the slope. I generally stick with a conventional putter if the shot is wide open because the right-left play doesn't matter as much and wind is often a factor on open shots (I'm no good with a lid in the wind.) Usually it's a protected pin where I need that accuracy where I pull out the lid.
Weights never seemed to bother me much the way I throw them (40'-100' touch approach shots.) In the last year I've used a 166g Rattler, a 175g Rattler, a 170g Sonic, a 161g Upshot, a 150g Birdie and a 172g Birdie. Other than the heavier ones being better into a wind, they all still do what I need them to do.
Not sure any of that helps.
Furthur wrote:Either get a lighter one, throw harder, or find a disc with more glide.