The Swan 1 Reborn is our first review of a Westside Discs putter. This re-release of the understable putter brings high hopes to fans of the original Swan 1.
“The Swan 1 was our original putter and it would fly straight for anyone right of the shelf. Since we had such good feedback we decided to produce the Swan 2, the exact same feel as a Swan with a better flight. The Swan 2 holds the line a little better and can be used in the wind with success. The Swan 1 was designed to give lower arm speeds a straighter putting line, the Swan 2 will give all players that long straight putt they have been looking for on the course. Westside Swan 1 Reborn is a PDGA approved disc.”
Available plastics: BT Soft, BT Medium, BT Hard
Flight Rating: 3 speed, 3 glide, -1 turn, 0 fade
With a hard plastic and shallow rim, the BT Hard Swan 1 Reborn feels great in my hand. The bead is not noticeable and the plastic feels a little tacky.
By the Numbers
Westside Swan 1 Reborn
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Give the Swan 1 a nice smooth throw and you’ll see a clean, understable flight, with a smooth landing. Too much power, though, and the Swan 1 will drive to the ground. It doesn’t handle a forceful forehand shot either, but an occasional easy flick will work just fine. As with other discs molded in a firm plastic, there is a little risk of rollaways on missed shots. A softer version of the disc would mitigate this risk.