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they couldn't pay me enough to bag this hideous thing....

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I think that may be hard to get used to.I dont know what i think of it.Dave

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I have never seen a single Backstrike putter of any type being played on any golf course anywhere. The only ones I've ever seen have been on a display rack.

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I don't think the Backstrykes really do what they are meant to do, which is to promote a forward press. For me, of anything they promote a reverse press because it looks like the shaft is doing the forward press for me.

 

On a separate note, I would like to know what they merits of a forward press are. Effectively it lowers the left, but why not just actually design putters with lower lofts?

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i actually tested all the backstrykes and yes i think they are very hideous but they putt extremely well. they were smooth as butter and really felt balanced and i loved how it performed. I didnt see it promoting a forward press when i tested them but i can see how it might help.

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I just wished they'd go away from the junk insert they've been using. It's too soft

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they couldn't pay me enough to bag this hideous thing....

 

Ditto.

 

I have never seen a single Backstrike putter of any type being played on any golf course anywhere. The only ones I've ever seen have been on a display rack.

 

We have a mountain of these things in the shop, but at $200, they are going nowhere fast.

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I would play that if it was a "normal" center shaft version.

I had a similar thought. I am not sure I would play the CS version, but looking at it made me think that it should be center shafted.

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I don't think the Backstrykes really do what they are meant to do, which is to promote a forward press. For me, of anything they promote a reverse press because it looks like the shaft is doing the forward press for me.

 

On a separate note, I would like to know what they merits of a forward press are. Effectively it lowers the left, but why not just actually design putters with lower lofts?

 

 

It's akin to saying is a Vardon grip better than an Interlocking grip... it depends on the individual. A person has to be smart about forward-pressing, though... if they're gaming a putter with 2-3* loft (like Golfsmith's Viper Tour models, for example) and they forward press, they're in trouble, because there isn't enough effective loft (and most likely, negative loft) to lift the ball out of the impression that it's sitting in. They might get lucky and send the ball online, but most times, it'll skid too early, causing accuracy issues. That's why Dave Stockton (the current "guru" putter instructor, who teaches the forward press) won't allow his students to use a putter with less than 4* of loft (per a Golf magazine article).

 

Forward pressing, in my opinion, is what's in vogue right now, and Odyssey is just jumping on the wagon. In essence, these Backstryke putters are gimmick putters- which saddens me a little, because I like Odyssey putters. If someone is going to forward press with a club that's already supposed to be doing it for them, they're (more than likely unknowingly) sabotaging their stroke. Why not just have the loft of their putter confirmed as being 4*+, then work on the forward press? Or, if a person's truly inclined to buy this... thing, hopefully they realize they need to maintain their non-forward pressing stroke.

 

 

On a different note, Padraig Harrington gamed one of these, a 2-Ball model, in the summer for a time. He's the ONLY one I've heard of using it. It was in a Golf.com article, but it didn't say if he was switching or just practicing with it. I also haven't heard if he's stuck with it or ditched it...

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Looks like something you would use to take lug nuts off with :)

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Take that shaft out of it, put some small propulsion units on.. then LOOK OUT CLINGONS!!!

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I happen to have a backstrike blade into my bag straight from a tour truck. It sounds good, very butterly even if the insert is a little too soft to my comfort. And the ball has a rather good tendency to keep its line. Thanks to it I'm more aggressive on the greens and it works fine on the scorecard. But Gosh! how lucky I'm it's a blade model and not a dart. So ugly! Not sure I could play it even if it was a miracle putter.

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I have never seen a single Backstrike putter of any type being played on any golf course anywhere. The only ones I've ever seen have been on a display rack.

About for or five guys on tour are using them. Padriag Harrington being one. He bounces back between that and the two ball blade. As for sales I have been very succesful moving them in my shop.

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About for or five guys on tour are using them. Padriag Harrington being one. He bounces back between that and the two ball blade. As for sales I have been very succesful moving them in my shop.

the backstryke dart is ugly. I was talking about the regular backstryke

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