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Postby flyinplastic23 » Mon May 14, 2007 8:54 am

Ok need some help. I am only starting my second year of playing. I get confused with all of the many aviars. What are the best to get that are actually available? I see most people use KC pro's but there are a million different runs of those right?

I currently use a Pro D Challenger, but yesterday in the back yard after the tourny I hucked a star aviar and was really impress with how it flew... made me wanna try putting with it. I have a few pro's laying around the house but not sure what they are because they are custom stamped.

Any guidance?
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Postby Furthur » Mon May 14, 2007 12:07 pm

There are 3 distinctive aviars: No bead, small bead, and big bead. The star Aviar is a no bead, the star Aviar driver is a big bead. The pro Aviars (at least the first runs) are big beads. I think the KC (11x at least) is a small bead. Not sure about the JK's. And I think, over time, there has been a dx run of all 3, so you're better off inspecting the bottom.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Mon May 14, 2007 12:21 pm

thanks... still doesnt tell me what is the best... probably by preference right?
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Postby Buzzznation » Mon May 14, 2007 2:13 pm

I'd stick with what you using after watching you bang every put within 45 feet at Eastern
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Mon May 14, 2007 2:46 pm

Buzzznation wrote:I'd stick with what you using after watching you bang every put within 45 feet at Eastern


thanks Steve! that means a lot!
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Postby Mount » Mon May 14, 2007 3:30 pm

I would say that it would depend on what type of feel you like when your putter is in your hand. If you like a softer putter go with a dx aviar. If you like a stiffer putter get the new 12 kc pro's. If you like an overstable putter go with the aviardriver. I actually just got one of them. And I kind of like it.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Mon May 14, 2007 3:31 pm

so i understand the beads.... which are more overstable etc?


and i used the pro d cause i liked the feel of the plastic.
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Postby Mount » Mon May 14, 2007 3:38 pm

I don't understand why the beads make it more overstable but the bigger the bead the more beafy it is. The dx's are actually not very overstable at all though.
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Postby Mount » Mon May 14, 2007 3:39 pm

thats like champion plastic isn't it.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Mon May 14, 2007 5:13 pm

i dunno, in my opinion its a cross between pro and something gummy, but you cant bended, just has a little sticky to it.
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Postby Mount » Wed May 16, 2007 1:15 pm

I would say to try the new aviar driver it is kind of tacky in the hand.
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Postby Birdman » Wed May 16, 2007 10:12 pm

i would have to agree the star plastic does give the aviar driver a tacky feeling but not in a bad way. i like using mying for long putts. I like the stabililty on drives and approach shots
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed May 16, 2007 10:42 pm

small bead=straight
big bead=stable
no bead = loose

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nailing every 45' putt @ Eastern, what?! (-;
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Thu May 17, 2007 6:38 am

Kelly...if you are looking for something that is similar in stability to the challenger, then the KC or the JK versions of the aviar are going to be your best bet. The KC is going to be a bit firmer and the JK is going to be a bit softer. You will definitely want to stay with a good stable to slightly overstable putter. All the good putters out there on tour use either a Challenger, Wizard, JK or KC for the most part.

Something else I have noticed is the more stable to slightly overstable a putter is the shorter the comeback if you miss.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Thu May 17, 2007 7:04 am

thanks for the pointers. I might give aviars a practice run. there is a reason why so many people use them. like i said, I really liked my star when i threw it as a drive.... just went WHOA that flew nice!
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