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Wizard school

Postby mzuleger » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:45 am

DGR has comet lovers... temple of the roc... we had a brief stint with beast lovers... and I guess harry potter fits in here somewhere.

Anyway, we get a lot of reoccurring threads about wizards (and rightfully so since they are possibly the best discs ever) so lets start 1 thread for wizard chit chat.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Timko » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:57 am

Wizards are awesome. They've been in my bag longer than any other disc (going on 6 years).
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Eric O » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:59 am

I'll kick it off with a little wizard porn. This is a small sample of my stash.

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Re: Wizard school

Postby marmoset » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:02 pm

I've been playing with my 150 gram Wizards and they have the ideal characteristics of a driver putter (wow, big surprise, right?) but have the added bonus of a slower drop rate when you use them for putting.

If you don't mind mixing up your disc weights then you might be really interested in a 150g Wizard.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Timko » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:11 pm

I switched to 168g Wizards last summer for putting and short approaches/drives, and have found exactly what you're talking about. If I want to stretch the wizard out for bigger distances, I need a heavy one, but the 168g perform very nice for short drives, and they drop much slower than their max weight counterparts.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby ForeverBlue232 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:22 pm

I plan on buying a Wizard for the first time soon. I'm thinking I want either a black one or an organic one. What should I know about selecting a good Wizard before I head to the store to check them out in person? I know a lot can depend on person tastes, but what characteristics mean what with the Wizards?
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Re: Wizard school

Postby disc junkie » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:34 pm

The Wizard in my opinion is the best putter on the market. The BEST driving putter hands down and once they beat in they become even better.

I personally like the below Wiz along with the old circle tooling and no tooling wiz or the wizards thats say Wizard in the cape.

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Re: Wizard school

Postby Jerrod » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:00 pm

I just got a couple more organic proto Wizards from MS and I still have yet to find a better combination of firm plastic with a tack feel. Though we are of course talking about Gateway so the firm thing varies from one organic to the next.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Frank Delicious » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:10 pm

I have a lot of wizards and love all of them.

About a year ago I started throwing 170-172 wizards as my driving putters and got better distance than my 174-175 ones and that is what I have been using since. I do have some 175 ones around for those windy days.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby emiller3 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:26 pm

Wizards...my first and only putter. I use firmer S Wizards from 169-175 for all putting and driving duties.

I like the flight of Champ BB Aviars better for driving, but prefer the shallower rim of a Wizard, so I've given up on the Aviars (for now.)
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Hurricane » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:32 pm

I prefer Wizards. They feel so good in my hand and they are VERY good for driving and putting.
Now I own 8 but I have ordered 4 couple days ago. I like medium plastic most.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby riverboy » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:38 pm

I would rather go to a temple of roc than a school for wizards. That said wizards are excellent putters, but they never stuck for me.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby Dig It » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:45 pm

I love me some Wizards. I wanted it because I am a mold minimalist and wanted a putter good for both driving and putting and the Wizard came highly recommended. I had my fun with the Warlock for a while but always came back to my Wizards. I putt with 168-170s (SSS) and drive with 175s (OG). I wish I could have a stack of the old school circles but I got into them way too late for that.

As a side note I have started using DX Rocs for most of my shots that I used to use a driving Wizard for so they have really been relegated to putting/up shots only.
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Re: Wizard school

Postby rehder » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:25 pm

I went out a did a little bit of fieldwork today with 6 wizards. I had planned mostly working on standstill approaches of 50-60 meters, and some longer ones. Now since Im in the field I cant help myself trying to huck some with good form. I got two out to about 100 meters (330). So yeah Wizards are terrific driving putters.

And incidentally I think this is going to be a fantastic throwing year :D
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Re: Wizard school

Postby eric25 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:51 pm

How long should it take to beat the fade out of an SS Wizard? I play on fairly wooded courses if this helps. Also, which Wizard plastic is best for driving?

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