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What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby Apathy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Messed around with it, without much practice still seems accurate, easy to learn, and few variables in the technique.

No one does it though, has to be a reason for that?
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Re: What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby inthedrift » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:26 pm

What are the pros?
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Re: What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby Apathy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:37 pm

Seems to be a putting style with limited variables. One size fits all as you don't have to change putting styles with obstacles.
Blowbys are still worse than push, but seem an improvement to traditional spin putts.
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Re: What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby JR » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:59 am

I don't usually throw these so i'm not an expert. To me it seems difficult to throw far with the turbo putt although i've seen video of John E. McCray throw them in from outside the circle. So for me reaching the basket is an issue not blowing by far :-) My limit seems to be my ability to generate enough spin to stabilize the disc to be able to throw it far. As a consequence wobbling at higher speeds and an intolerance to winds are my issues. YMMV.

Pro to the turbo putt is being able to throw above obstacles and if wanted to raise the arm up high and throw up to down limiting the blow by distance. That may be beneficial putting to a basket that has downhill behind the basket although there are other ways of minimizing blow bys while running the putt.
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Re: What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby JHern » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:28 am

Lots of pros can use this for close putts, or when there are obstacles that require it. It's a good tool to have. The only downside is accuracy and control, since you don't get a good pinch-type grip on the disc with which you can aim and project your throw, but practically this only limits your distance. And of course, with practice, one can always fine tune their technique. In the wind it seems OK, just have to aim high/low for tail/head wind, respectively. And it is also good for the disc to come down into the basket at a downward trajectory, it has a bigger effective target cross-section/catching area.
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Re: What are cons to turbo putting?

Postby JR » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:58 am

In a crazy wind you can throw the disc upside down for even more resistance to lifting and flying too far.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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