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#1 Homerun2Birdie

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

Saw these crazy looking things in this weeks' photos from the Honda Classic. Curious if anyone has heard of, used, seen, etc. one of these things?

Also I'm guessing it is about 2-4 weeks before we see BAD with one in his hands and possibly in his bag.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:13 PM

Not bad but Bridgestone has sorta done this. I'd be curious to see how it stands on a sloping green.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:20 PM

Is it legal? Like I'm sure the equipment itself is legal, but is the act of leaving it upright and moving behind it to utilize it as an alignment aid legal?
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

View PostHomerun2Birdie, on 21 February 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Is it legal? Like I'm sure the equipment itself is legal, but is the act of leaving it upright and moving behind it to utilize it as an alignment aid legal?

It's legal to have your caddie line you up so I'm not sure how this wouldn't essentially be the same thing.

First time I'm on a green and some guy starts going back and forth lining this up, my head is going to explode.  Of course, when you go to take your grip, it's going to move anyway.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:55 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 21 February 2017 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostHomerun2Birdie, on 21 February 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Is it legal? Like I'm sure the equipment itself is legal, but is the act of leaving it upright and moving behind it to utilize it as an alignment aid legal?

It's legal to have your caddie line you up so I'm not sure how this wouldn't essentially be the same thing.

First time I'm on a green and some guy starts going back and forth lining this up, my head is going to explode.  Of course, when you go to take your grip, it's going to move anyway.
Haha this is going to do wonders for PoP I don't know what you're talking about...

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:24 PM

I have actually seen them in hand. Pretty awesome idea and honestly I'd game one of given the chance. Just one model I was told and it's kind of a basic looking mallet.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:17 PM

View PostTollBros, on 21 February 2017 - 10:24 PM, said:

I have actually seen them in hand. Pretty awesome idea and honestly I'd game one of given the chance. Just one model I was told and it's kind of a basic looking mallet.
I think the concept is legit, not sure how well it would actually work. Also would be concerned about the overall time it would take to putt, but I would enjoy messing around with one on a course I think.
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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

Looks like a good way to slow things down even more.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:45 PM

View Postgolfgirlrobin, on 21 February 2017 - 07:48 PM, said:

View PostHomerun2Birdie, on 21 February 2017 - 06:20 PM, said:

Is it legal? Like I'm sure the equipment itself is legal, but is the act of leaving it upright and moving behind it to utilize it as an alignment aid legal?

It's legal to have your caddie line you up so I'm not sure how this wouldn't essentially be the same thing.

First time I'm on a green and some guy starts going back and forth lining this up, my head is going to explode.  Of course, when you go to take your grip, it's going to move anyway.

Oh you wait, back and forth, both sides of the hole, 360, 720 aim point express. Grip it, moves then does the whole routine again...... Its gonna happen!!

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

I saw two models at the PGA Show.  One was like an answer style and it stood up.  The one thing about both putters is that they sat very square at address.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:30 AM

View PostRH82, on 21 February 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

Not bad but Bridgestone has sorta done this. I'd be curious to see how it stands on a sloping green.

I wouldn't say sorta. I'd say Bridgestone did this. The True Balance line from a couple of years ago. I think these Bloodline guys are going to have some legal issues.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 10:21 AM

View PostLil Spanky, on 22 February 2017 - 02:30 AM, said:

View PostRH82, on 21 February 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

Not bad but Bridgestone has sorta done this. I'd be curious to see how it stands on a sloping green.

I wouldn't say sorta. I'd say Bridgestone did this. The True Balance line from a couple of years ago. I think these Bloodline guys are going to have some legal issues.

Bridgestone was not the first either to look at this concept but their putter is nothing like the Bloodline models.  

As far as Legal issues what are you referencing?  The first standup putter was not Bridgestone.  

Also I think these guys may know a little about the golf industry.  One of the owners was one of the founders of some small putter company called Odyssey.  He also started Never Compromise and worked with YES putters.  His father started some small company called Taylormade.  The other owner developed some golf shaft called Diamana.  I think some industry knowledge went behind these putters and the shaft is different than any other on the market.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 01:07 PM

View PostTeedogg, on 22 February 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View PostLil Spanky, on 22 February 2017 - 02:30 AM, said:

View PostRH82, on 21 February 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

Not bad but Bridgestone has sorta done this. I'd be curious to see how it stands on a sloping green.

I wouldn't say sorta. I'd say Bridgestone did this. The True Balance line from a couple of years ago. I think these Bloodline guys are going to have some legal issues.

Bridgestone was not the first either to look at this concept but their putter is nothing like the Bloodline models.  

As far as Legal issues what are you referencing?  The first standup putter was not Bridgestone.  

Also I think these guys may know a little about the golf industry.  One of the owners was one of the founders of some small putter company called Odyssey.  He also started Never Compromise and worked with YES putters.  His father started some small company called Taylormade.  The other owner developed some golf shaft called Diamana.  I think some industry knowledge went behind these putters and the shaft is different than any other on the market.
Wow that's a superb pedigree. I hadn't done much research on the company yet, but knowing this I'd be interested to see how it is accepted in the market/industry.

I mean Bryson has got to put on of these in play at some point. He is garbage with side saddle, so this seems like the next evolution.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 02:48 AM

This whole grip situation boggles my mind a little bit. What happens when you'd want a SuperStroke? Would the concept still work?
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 09:29 AM

MSRP $500, you won't catch me paying that to look like a bozo standing behind his ghost putter.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:49 AM

As I said in the other Bloodline thread, I currently putt with one of the Bridgestones that stands up.

This putter is very similar. I don't know why teedog would say, "their putter is nothing like the Bloodline models". First of all, B-Stone is "putter(s)" plural, and Bloodline is "model", singular. B-Stone has 3 separate head types for the "True Balance" models. The Bloodline mallet is similar to the Bridgestone with the mallet head, and plumber's neck. Not the exact same thing, but it's not "nothing like" it either.

B-stone's head was 360g, with a 20g shaft and 10 (or 20g) grip, depending if you want standard or oversize.

The Bloodline has a 44g grip/shaft combo and either a 380g head, or a 336g head (I can't tell if the 380g spec is for the whole putter or just the head).

So, they seem pretty similar to me.

The B-stone can stand on it's own, but the marketing of the putter was much more about "Feel the head. Control the head." It was all about having a putter with a very high swing weight (or low, whatever you'd call F0). In feel, it's basically the opposite of a counter-balanced putter.

I don't know if you could put a super-stroke on it, but I guarantee it wouldn't stand on it's own anymore, and it wouldn't feel as head-weighted. A SS grip is, what, 75g? 90g?

The bloodline guys seem to be promoting using the "stands-on-its-own" as a useful feature. Maybe, maybe not. I could see someone using that in practice, but it would drive you crazy in play.

Also, if it's like the B-Stone, it CAN stand on it's own, but if there is much slope or irregularities in the surface, it doesn't take much to make it topple over.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:52 AM

oh, sorry, teedog. . .you did say you saw "models" at the PGA show. On the website, it only looks like one model.
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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:33 AM

Hit a Bridgestone and hit the Bloodline putter to make your own conclusion.   I saw Tour head prototypes at the show and there were two models.   I just watched Retief Goosen on 14 at the Honda Classic game his Bloodline and he didn't stand behind it nor slow up the game.  Again pros would like it because it sits very square.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:38 AM

I say it's a big difference in feel as the Bridgestone has a sponge grip and it doesn't have much feeling at impact.  Bloodline has tremendous feel.  Just and FYI most putter heads today are copied.  So looking the same is one thing but feel and response is very different.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

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View PostTheCityGame, on 23 February 2017 - 10:52 AM, said:

oh, sorry, teedog. . .you did say you saw "models" at the PGA show. On the website, it only looks like one model.

This is the other model you don't see on their website.  Its at the Honda however.  Not a great picture but it is the answer style.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:31 AM

Looks like I've seen Ernie using the one that looks like an odyssey 1w. Pretty cool concept. I'd have to try one for sure prior to shelling out $499 though. If the putts went in or rolled better I wouldn't give it a second thought. I love the way the putter stands out on there alignment.
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:34 AM

Just out of curiosity what were the disadvantages to the Bstone model? Seems to me to be genius tech?
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:01 AM

View Postabovetherimcd, on 10 July 2017 - 12:34 AM, said:

Just out of curiosity what were the disadvantages to the Bstone model? Seems to me to be genius tech?
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To me, the ability of the putter to stand on it's own is completely secondary to the fact that it's a putter with a unique head-heavy feel.
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 07:28 AM

Great idea, and I can't possibly see this method taking any longer then the traditional method.

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