Innova has released a low profile putter that is supposed to handle the wind well. How does this putter stack up to other recent releases?
“The Colt is a low profile putt and approach disc that can handle extra torque and windy conditions.”
Available plastics: DX, XT
Flight Rating: 3 speed, 4 glide, -1 turn, 1 fade
I really love the feel of the Colt. It is similar to a Gateway Shaman or even a Discraft Buzzz. The shallow rim and flat top feel great! In fact this is the closest I’ve felt to a perfect shallow feel, which gives me high hopes for the disc.
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My Colt is made with the XT plastic, which is a grippier feel than DX but I’m told it holds up better. We’ll need to wait until Innova releases a firmer plastic to get a true idea of how this mold will work for push putting. In XT plastic, I get a clean release every time. The soft flight plate gives some wobble but the disc stabilizes quickly. I was able to go out to 40′ before I needed to aim my putts for a little fade – very impressive indeed.
As the XT plastic broke in over time, the Colt tended to turn over for most shots. I purchased one in Star plastic as soon as it became available and I have two basic observations. First, the disc is a little more stable than the XT version ever was. It still flies straight but the Star version handles more torque and has a touch of fade at the end. Second, the Star plastic version has a little less glide than the XT plastic.
I was really excited when I first saw the disc specifications for the Colt. This is the putter I wanted to try, a shallow rim and a fairly straight flight path. For putting purposes, I will reserve judgement until Innova produces a firm plastic version (McPro plastic or something similar would be great). I played a wooded layout with the XT Colt, which left the disc folded, curled, dinged, and worn, but the flight still remains true. With so much success as an upshot disc, I’m going to leave it in my bag for a long while. It can be the straight to understable counterpart to my DGA Breaker.