jubuttib wrote:...How heavy do they have to be to lose their lid-likeness? Are the 150s completely different from the high 160s for example?
Don't know. I have 150s and a 170. My 170 is not very lid-like. My 150s are more liddish than the 170.
Like I was describing before, there are
#1: discs that feel like lids but perform more like golf discs (I'd put the Birdie here)
#2: discs that feel like lids and perform like lids (Ultrastar, Fastback, etc.)
#3: discs that feel like golf discs and perform like lids (X or ESP Comets, completely thrashed Rocs)
Polcats IMO straddle #s 1 and 2. The heavier the Polecat is, the closer to #1 it gets. The lighter it is the more I'd say it fits into group #2. My 110 gram EDGE Polecat is firmly in group #2. This is the shiny Polecat that you were describing.
Heavier Polecats are best used by people who want a putter that grips like a lid and goes really straight for about 150-200' if you have decent form. I don't find them terribly different from other putters except they are much slower and slow down faster.