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2018 OFFICIAL FORUM MEMBER REVIEW: ODYSSEY EXO PUTTERS

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  1. 1. Which Model of the EXO Putters would YOU play?

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Guys, great looking reviews. Nice to see a few different heads included as well. I am interested to see how these things roll as I definitely need an upgrade to the flat stick. Can't wait for the part 2's!

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3 hours ago, blackngold_blood said:


LOL No dislike needed. Our season seems to be a year of what-ifs. However ISU has found themselves a very good QB and would probably have beaten the Hawks had he been playing in that game.

Back on subject how’s the toe hang on the Indy? I play the mod 60 but have always liked the shaft of the Indy and need about 4 o’clock on the toe hang.


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I will take a pic of the toe hang for my stage 2, but I would say the Indy is right on 4 o'clock.

 

Your Nike Mod 60 has a 4 o'clock toe hang? I thought that thing would be closer to 6 o'clock

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I will take a pic of the toe hang for my stage 2, but I would say the Indy is right on 4 o'clock.
 
Your Nike Mod 60 has a 4 o'clock toe hang? I thought that thing would be closer to 6 o'clock

Yeah I was surprised as I really didn’t do a lot of research on it. Just demoed it and it felt right in my hand just looks weird to my eye for some reason. After looking at the reviews it is designed to have 60* of toe hang


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On 11/14/2018 at 2:49 PM, goaliewales14 said:

On longer putts, how is everyone's distance control?  That was the one issue I found with the Microhinge is that it felt so soft that I felt like I needed to hammer it to get it to the hole.

I haven't had any issues with distance control. There was obviously an adjustment period getting used to the new flagstick, but I found my feel was there. For example, I went out to practice the other day and attempted six 30-footers in a row, they are all within 3 ft of each other. (That doesn't mean I know what 30 feet looks like when I'm actually playing unfortunately)

 

On 11/14/2018 at 2:49 PM, goaliewales14 said:

Also, do you feel the ball is starting to roll quicker than your current gamer, or other putters that you've tested?  

I have been very impressed with how quickly the ball comes off the face and is rolling nicely. I will get into this more in my stage 2

 

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9 hours ago, chemclub said:

I have been very impressed with how quickly the ball comes off the face and is rolling nicely. I will get into this more in my stage 2

Looking forward to this - please let us know how the ball reacts off the face vs your other putters. I know I've had putters in the past where the ball would jump off the face and it would mess up my stroke, thinking I was hitting it way too hard when in reality that was just the ball reacting to the face. 

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Great intros, all. I am not a fan of the Hanging Chad concept for putting, but I an interested in how they go about their testing.

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Odyssey EXO ROssie Head to Head (to Head) Roll Test

Odyssey claims that the EXO putter's White Hot and MicroHinge combination insert produces more immediate forward roll than putters without that technology. Why should that matter?, you ask. Well, the putter is still a lofted club. Most are about 2 degrees. Like any other lofted club, the immediate reaction of the strike is backspin. With that backspin, there is always some amount of skidding and or a hop before the ball begins to roll. Odyssey's claim then, is the combination insert reduces the backspin of the strike allowing the ball to begin rolling sooner. The result should be a longer roll for the same effort vs. a putter without the same insert. (I'm not a scientist/engineer but that's my take on the insert concept and claim).

The test - Using three different putters. Hit six putts with equal effort and measure the average distance of each group. Compare the distance of the EXO Rossie to the others.

The Setup - Similar to the MOI test, I placed a tee on the putting green to mark the spot of the putt. Then placed a second tee at one 'putter grip length' to establish the length of stroke for each putt. Rotating through the three putters, I did three trials hitting 6 putts with each and measuring the center point of each group to the tee marker. This test used 6, new, never played Vice Tour balls (NXT Tour type)

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The Putters -

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                 Nike OZ                            Odyssey Works Fang 2-Ball             Odyssey EXO Rossie

The Results   

Trial 1 - EXO Rossie: 10'8" ; O-Works Fang: 10'0" ; Nike Oz: 8'11"

Trial 2 - O-Works Fang: 9'10" ; Nike Oz: 9'1" ; EXO Rossie: 10'3"

Trial 3 - Nike Oz: 9'0" ; EXO Rossie: 10'11" ; O-Works Fang: 11'7" 

Analysis - In all three trials the EXO Rossie had noticeably longer roll than the Nike Oz which has a face insert but no micro-hinge. The EXO's roll was slightly longer in two of three trials than Odyssey's O-Works Fang which has a similar insert system to the EXO. The change in the third trial could have been end of test adrenaline causing a slightly different tempo or changing green conditions as it dried out a bit through the early morning test. 

Determination - Odyssey's claim for the EXO line of putters that the combination White Hot and Micro-hinge insert promotes better roll looks PLAUSIBLE. 

The next version of this test will be with multiple human testers as well as multiple putters.

 

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Seeing is truly believing. That Indianapolis is a really good looking club.

Nice start fellas.


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6 hours ago, bens197 said:

Seeing is truly believing. That Indianapolis is a really good looking club.

Nice start fellas.


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I completely agree. I would put the Indy down in the same style/tech/category as the TM Spider but I think it looks way better!

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So I repeated one trial of the roll test (see earlier post) using 3 testers and 4 putter models. Tester 1 is a 14 hcp, Tester 2 is a beginner golfer with no established hcp, Tester 3 is a junior non-golfer who has taken a few lessons. (testers 2 and 3 aka SWMBO and Kiddo 2). My instructions to the additional testers were to focus on keeping their tempo/effort consistent while using the tee markers to manage length of stroke.

The putter models tested: EXO Rossie, Odyssey Works Fang 2-Ball, Nike Oz, and Square2 Finesse. The two Odyssey putters have similar 2-layer face inserts. The Nike and Square2 putters have a single layer face insert (both metal).

  EXO Rossie Fang 2-Ball Oz Finesse
Tester 1 10'6" (2) 11"0" (1) 8'10" (4) 10'3" (3)
Tester 2 16'5" (1) 13'7" (3) 15'1" (2) 12'0" (4)
Tester 3 18'3" (1) 14'4" (4) 14'7" (3)

15'1" (2)

The results again seem consistent with Odyssey's claim that the EXO's combination White Hot and Microhinge insert produces better, more consistent roll. Only Tester 1 showed a result where the EXO did not produce the longest average roll out. In that tester's case, the putter with a similar insert edged it out by a mere 6". Keep in mind, the distance measured was the 'eyeball aggregate' of 6 putts with each putter, and Testers 2, and 3 had more aggressive tempo than Tester 1.

 

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5 minutes ago, chemclub said:

Folks, my stage 2 is posted. Fire away if you have any questions!

Great review!

Does the putter maintain the same stability on longer putts?

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21 hours ago, GB13 said:

Great review!

Does the putter maintain the same stability on longer putts?

Yes, definitely. If you look at my putts in the snow graphic, those were alternating heel and toe puts to a target about 30-35 feet away. If you are talking about 60 feet, I don't have a ton of testing in that area, but I can say that the line holds really well. The distance consistency likely does suffer at that distance, but it can also be tough to simply judge distance/weight at that length too.

I never considered a high MOI model before, but my experience with the Indy has me thinking it might be a good fit for me equipment-wise

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10 hours ago, chemclub said:

Yes, definitely. If you look at my putts in the snow graphic, those were alternating heel and toe puts to a target about 30-35 feet away. If you are talking about 60 feet, I don't have a ton of testing in that area, but I can say that the line holds really well. The distance consistency likely does suffer at that distance, but it can also be tough to simply judge distance/weight at that length too.

I never considered a high MOI model before, but my experience with the Indy has me thinking it might be a good fit for me equipment-wise

I loved the snow "cheap tracer" pics!

It's good to know how well it holds the line when the person holding the putter isn't the best at center face contact (IE, me). As a higher hdcp I can't pin hunt, so I tend to have longer putts when aiming for the middle of the green and the flag is off to the side. 

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Yes, it was nice having that confidence over the ball and removed at least one of my mental demons.

What about the other model testers? Are you guys noticing good off center consistency? The Rossie and the 7 look to be more perimeter weighted than the Indy which I think of as just pushed-back weight.

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On 11/28/2018 at 6:01 AM, russtopherb said:

I loved the snow "cheap tracer" pics!

That was kind of a fun test. I could have done it in the morning dew earlier in the month but I wanted to look all tough for you guys.

When I look at the lines on those snow pics it actually makes me think that the dispersion of balls was actually even tighter than in the picture. As the ball slows down the snow tends to deflect the ball off-line and spray it out. 

If the snow weren't there, based on those putting lines, I would expect all 6 balls to be pretty nearly lined up along the line.

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39 minutes ago, chemclub said:

That was kind of a fun test. I could have done it in the morning due earlier in the month but I wanted to look all tough for you guys.

When I look at the lines on those snow pics it actually makes me think that the disparity of balls is even tighter than in the picture. As the ball slows down it tends to deflect the ball off-line and spray it out. 

If the snow weren't there, based on those putting lines, I would expect all 6 balls to be pretty nearly lined up along the line.

I agree. It certainly looks like the putter puts good foward roll on the ball and variations in the green cause differences now the finishing point. 

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23 hours ago, chemclub said:

What about the other model testers? Are you guys noticing good off center consistency? The Rossie and the 7 look to be more perimeter weighted than the Indy which I think of as just pushed-back weight.

I've been trying some putts off the toe and heel with the 7 and the consistency seems better off of the toe.

I have more testing to do including longer putts off the toe and heel and will include those in my Stage 2 results in December.

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Completed another two trials of the MOI test with mixed results. The setup was the same as the previous trial: i set up a station with a pair of tees as a 'gate' for the putter head and a third tee to mark the length of swing. Focusing as much as possible on maintaining the same swing tempo and length of swing I putted six balls each with center, toe, and heel strikes marking each group with a tee. 

Trial 1 - My tempo control was a little better in this trial. Blue Tee is center strikes, White is toe strikes and pink is heel strikes. This photo is the heel strike group . Line of putt was toward the top of the photo. All three groups were very close, and all three groups maintained line well enough for multiple balls to roll into previously rolled putts (I tried to account for that various when marking the group center with the tees) I probably would have made equal numbers of putts from all three groups in this trial. Total roll out was about 12 feet, my guess is 4 of each group would have gone into a cup at 10 feet.

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Trial 2 - I was a little more inconsistent with tempo and stroke control in this trial. The center strike and toe strike groups much tighter than the heel strike group in the photo. Again, the line of putt is toward the top of the photo. The make rate in this trial would have been more like 4 on center, 4 on toe, and 2 or three on the heel using the same estimate of a cup approximately 2 feet short of the center group's roll distance.

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Analysis: In the previously posted trial of this test, as well as these two trials the center strike groupings were the most consistent with respect to line and roll. Using the alignment markings on the putter head as a guide, my toe/heel strike putts were aligned with the outer alignment lines. Feel and performance did not change much when I could see/feel contact was made there. I saw greater variances when contact was outside the alignment markings, meaning an extreme toe/heel strike.  That says, if you line up your putt on the center mark, you can miss your strike point by about 1/2 a ball width (th'at's a pretty big miss for most of us) and not see a significant degrade in line or roll. I'm gonna call that pretty good and assess Odyssey's claim of MOI performance on the EXO Rossie as : PLAUSIBLE

I still need to get a couple of rounds in with this putter to have enough data to compare to the previous gamer. Early results and indications though are looking good for the EXO to make it into the bag.

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