Iman522 wrote:Ever since the Ringer has came out I have looked at it but never jumped on it. Just curious how driving with it compares to driving with a max weight wizard?
i was curious about that too, so i picked one up.
I usually use 174g wizards for short drives, but wanted to try the ringer for the low profile grip and possible extra distance potential, being a more mid-like, more stable disc.
after many rounds and practice throws: the ringer is a nice disc, can't say anything bad against it, but it didn't do anything the wizard couldn't do. touch shots for me were all over the place, being used to the taller wizard, but i could see getting used to the ringer and liking it. at full power, the ringer had more HSS (took a harder throw without flipping) and a lot more LSS and late hard fade. I'm sure this would all even out to a nice relatively stable disc though after it beats in... and that's compared to worn wizards so take it for what it's worth. The pro-D of my first run Ringer held up to a few tree whacks and some rocks and such (more than I can say for my last few pro-D's).
the wiz's (which are all seasoned) had to be thrown more carefully (less HSS), but had less fade and basically the same distance. touch shots with the wiz were much easier just based on practice and experience with them, but I could see the ringer doing well here to, especially with a beat/seasoned/new approach. drives were... well, drives with a wizard. dead straight and decent D for a putter, holding any line you choose.
overall, the ringer is solid. if you like low profile, mid-like putters like the zone, XD, classic roc etc, you'll probably love it. i thought i could get an extra 10% of D on my putter throws but turns out the wiz goes just as far no problem. if i need a longer putter shot, i'll grab a comet.