money 21 wrote:you putt with magnet right Mark? i switched to the magnet earlier this summer and love the mold but my favorite looks like it came out the back end of a pittbull. so i am starting a rotation.
The Magnet is my primary putter but I use a Rattler for straddles, lofts and anhyzer putts (and most short upshots/controlled runs). With practice I have learned that in my hands a Rattler works best for these duties. The Magnet handles most putting duties because it has earned that spot by performing in tournaments, the critical test.
All putters will warp with enough use and I like them better this way. The top of my main Rattler looks like a moon crater. My main Magnet has an obvious thumb indentation. Nicks and gouges on the rim are not flaws but badges of honor. Putters get better with age until eventually the flight plate becomes too concave to fit in the hand properly but that takes years. And at some point a putter will beat up enough that it won't fight wind well enough so a new overstable putter will be added to the bag for that duty. For now on very windy days I add a Banger GT for headwind putts and upshots.
I'm not sure how many other players do this but I have a couple Soft Magnets for longer upshots (one beat, one fresh) while my main putter is a Hard Magnet. I segregate the duties of these discs so I almost never putt with the Soft Magnets or upshoot with the Hard Magnet.
I play warm up catch with both a Rattler and a Soft Magnet. A Hard Magnet is too punishing to fingers to play catch with especially in cold conditions. Originally a Soft Magnet found a spot in the bag just for catch then I found it so good for longer upshots it gained that duty as well.