The competition is thinning out as we are already halfway through the Round of 16 of the Disc Golf Reviewer World Series of Putters! In this series, we are searching for the best putter in the world and hoping to provide the disc golf community with a plethora of information along the way to help everyone decide what putter is right for them. This is an NCAA basketball style tournament and project where every day I test two putter molds against each other on the putting green in a head-to-head competition before posting here about my experience and the results.
Today, we move to the Envy region of our bracket, where today the 1 seed Axiom Envy is looking to become the only 1 seed in the entire series to make it past the round of 16. Standing in its way and hoping to play the spoiler is the 12 seed Discmania Sensei.
To get to this point in the tournament, the Axiom Envy had to escape a close match with the 16 seed Millennium Omega (43 to 40) and then take down the popular 9 seed Latitude 64 Dagger in another close finish (64 to 61). The Discmania Sensei pulled off an upset in the first round with its win over the 5 seed Lone Star Disc Armadillo and then took care of business against the 13 seed Clash Butter.
You can find the full results of every first and second round match over at our main World Series of Putters post.
In the first round I gave an overview of each disc. In the second round I shared what surprised me about each disc. In the round of 16, I’ll be sharing what I like best about each disc.
What I like most about the Envy would have to be the comfortable rim and shape of the disc. When the Envy was first released, I expected to be a more overstable shallow approach disc like the popular Westside Harp or Discraft Zone. It is a popular approach disc with a shape that is somewhat similar to those discs, but the Envy has a touch less overstability that helps to make it a bit more workable and versatile. Some might argue it isn’t a true putting putter, but as it has shown so far in this event, it is more than capable on the putting green.
And I think the Envy has a comfortable rim that is really nice for putting. Its beadless rim has a seamless feel even with its GRYO technology overmold that offers a smooth and consistent release. The Electron Envy we are using for this series is another thing I love. There is a stiffer Electron Firm Envy as well, but the Electron still has a very firm feel and grip that I’ve really grown to love.
It’s maybe a simple answer, but I really like the height of the Sensei. I think I was somewhat surprised by how tall it felt. As is the case with most tall putters, the Sensei has a really nice glide and floaty flight that helps the disc hold its line for a bit longer, which comes in handy on longer putts.
The Sensei comes at a nice price as well, The Sensei is part of Discmania’s Active Line. The Active Line is made by Yikun in China and are designed to be a more affordable and beginner friendly line of discs. The Active Base Line plastic Sensei we are using in this series sells for almost a third of the price as some of the putters in this series.
Specifications and Flight Numbers
Like we do in every match, let’s take a look at some of the specs courtesy of the PDGA and break down the major differences between these two putter molds.
|Flight Numbers: 3/3/-1/2
Flight Numbers: 3/3/0/1
Max Weight: 174.3gr
Rim Depth: 1.4cm
Rim Thickness: 1.1cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 18.8cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 6.7%
Rim Configuration: 52.00
Max Weight: 176.8gr
Rim Depth: 1.4cm
Rim Thickness: 1.0cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 19.2cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 6.6%
Rim Configuration: 71.00
(1) Envy Scorecard
(12) Sensei Scorecard
|20ft: Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y (9/10 putts made)=27 points||
20ft: Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y (7/10)=21 points
|30ft: Y Y Y N N Y N N N N (4/10)=16 points||
30ft: N Y N Y Y N Y N Y Y (5/10)=20 points
|40ft: N N N Y Y Y N Y N N (4/10)=20 points||
40ft: N N Y N N N N Y N Y (3/10)=15 points
|Total: 63 points||
Total: 56 points