I know these topics are completely different, but they are the topics of my discussion.
Right now by bag consists overwhelmingly of warp-speed drivers. I have a nuke, a katana, and an archon (I don't usually have them all in my bag at once), and for fairway drivers all I really use are teebirds. From my experience with these discs, and as you would probably agree, they are hard to really control and use to shape lines. The teebird is just a long, fast, and very straight disc. I've been looking for a more controllable, reliable disc that I can use for finesse drives. I've considered the following, although I've never thrown any of them: lightish pred, trident, striker, tracker, river, OLF, eagle, and a leopard.
I know these discs vary greatly in their stabilities, but I don't have any personal experience in actually throwing them. I have very fast arm speed but am working on cleaning up my form. What are some of your personal favorites as control/finesse drivers? Are there any that I should eliminate from the list right away? I'm specifically interested in the predator and the Lat 64 discs; I've thrown a XXX, how does a Predator and Trident compare? How does a Striker and River compare to a Teebird?
As for the putter grip part of the title, I currently use a Vibram V.P. as my main putter. I like it's flight characteristics and slow speed, but I'm interested in trying out a new grip, as I've always had putting release issues with it and other putters such as wizards and voodoos (might be the combination of a bead with a deep rim). Are there any putters that come to mind with unique grips (different rim depth, shape, etc.), but with similar flight characteristics (maybe a tad more glide)? A few that come to mind as possibilities for me, even though I've never thrown them, are a rhyno, ion, pure, and an anode. Am I wrong?
Thanks for helping a clueless kid out.