BLURR wrote:My apologies for the nerco-bump. But I am trying to figure out why there is no love for the magnet anymore. And the few that do like the magnet, seem to only like te floppy soft version. Why not the regular pro d magnet? I was putting around in the backyard yesterday and my daughters old pro d magnet was sitting in the basket. So i grabbed it and put in with my stack of wizards. It putts so straight and true, especially from longer distances. Almost made me want to put it in the bag, along side my wizards, for long range putting. Smooth and straight is great.
Magnets were a big deal when they came out. It was finally a disc to compete with the Aviar. Discraft guys all used Magnets; and if you used Aviars and decided to change things up it was the the no-brainer option. I swapped Aviars and Magnets back and forth all the way through the 90's.
Discraft did an odd thing by bringing out the APX and (more importantly) the Challenger. They basically seemed to be competing with themselves. Innova just pumped out different versions of the Aviar, so if you threw a KC or a JK you were still throwing an Aviar. Then when the Wizard came out, there suddenly a lot of quality putters out there when before there really were two (three if you consider the Omega a different discs.) So even by the mid-00's the Magnet seemed to have lost its standing. It had been the #2 putter in the game, but by then it was the #2 putter at Discraft and sliding down the list of putters. Now that you have the Banger GT, Zone and the Focus, it's hard to know if the Magnet is even the #2 putter at Discraft anymore.
By now so many companies have jumped in that there are tons and tons of putters, and most of them are pretty darn good. It's hard to stand out in that crowd. The Magnet I guess has the fact that a lot of us used to throw them going for them. Truthfully, if it wasn't an old disc I had thrown back in the day I probably would never have tried one.