Latitude 64 Pure vs. Westside Crown–World Series of Putters Round 2

The second round of the Disc Golf Reviewer World Series of Putters continues today! 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.

For today’s second round match in the P2 region, we have a pair of trilogy putters facing off against each other! We made sure to not have two discs from the same brand name match up in the second round, but as most disc golfers know, Latitude 64 manufactures all discs under the Dynamic Discs and Westside Discs brand names, so both of today’s discs were made in Sweden by Latitude 64. We have the 3 seed Latitude 64 Pure going up against the 11 seed Westside Crown. In the first round, the Pure defeated the DGA Blowfly 2 50 to 11, and the Crown took down the Viking Rune 67 to 27.

In the first round matchups I gave an overview of each disc (you can find links to every first round match at our main World Series of Putters post). For the second round, I’m sharing what surprised me the most about each disc the first time I threw it.

Latitude 64 Pure

I haven’t used the Pure much, but I have been familiar with it for several years. I think something that has always been surprising to me is how well the disc glides for being a lower profile putter. The Pure is a pretty unique putter, and it is a really nice option for spin putters who want to have a really reliable straight putter. So basically, I’m just surprised by how well it does what it does, which feels like a bad answer, but the disc speaks for itself. It is one of the best beadless spin putters on the market.

For today’s test we are using the stiff and grippy Eco Zero Pure.

Westside Crown

I thought I might do well with the Crown, but in the first round I was surprised by just how well I putted with the Westside Crown. The Westside Crown scored 67 points, which ended up being the second highest score of all putters in the first round. The Crown is a moderately tall beaded putter that just feels really nice in my hand.

I also loved the plastic blend we are using for the Crown in this series. We have a pair of Origio Burst Crowns. Origio is the least durable of the Westside putter plastics, but it has a nice grip and stiff feel that again, I grew to love quickly.

All around, the Crown was my surprise new favorite after the first round.

Specifications and Flight Numbers

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.

Pure

Crown

Flight Numbers: 3/3/-1/1

Flight Numbers: 3/4/0/1
Max Weight: 176.0gr
Diameter: 21.2cm
Height: 1.8cm
Rim Depth: 1.4cm
Rim Thickness: 1.0cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 19.2cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 6.6%
Rim Configuration: 48.25
Flexibility: 6.69kg
Max Weight: 176.0gr
Diameter: 21.2cm
Height: 2.0cm
Rim Depth: 1.4cm
Rim Thickness: 1.0cm
Inside Rim Diameter: 19.2cm
Rim Depth / Diameter Ratio: 6.6%
Rim Configuration: 54.00
Flexibility: 12.02kg
For discs that are so different from each other, when you look at the specs the only significant difference between these two discs is the .2cm difference in height. I say it all the time in these posts, but .2cm may not sound like much, but it is a very significant difference in putter height. It completely changes the way a disc feels and flies.
This match is also a beadless vs. beaded match, as the Pure has a beadless rim while the Crown has a pretty prominent bead around the bottom of the rim. As with most matchups like this, the bead is a part of the difference in stability. The Pure is an understable/stable putter that resists its fade for longer when thrown with a fair amount of speed and spin. The Crown is a stable to overstable putter that employs a good amount of glide from its height before giving way to a consistently soft fade at the end of flight.

The Match

For more info on the format and scoring system I used to test these putters against each other, be sure to check out our main World Series of Putters post.
I conducted this match on a quiet and windless evening at my local disc golf course on a permanent Innova Discatcher basket that sits right under a streetlight. After warming up, I flipped a coin to see which putter would be thrown first for the first round of putts, and it was the Westside Crown. Here is how it all played out:

(3) Pure Scorecard

(11) Crown Scorecard

20ft: Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y (7/10 putts made)=21 points
20ft: N Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y (6/10)=18 points
30ft: Y Y Y Y N Y N Y N Y (7/10)=28 points
30ft: Y Y N N Y Y N N Y Y (6/10)=24 points
40ft: Y N N N N Y Y N N Y (4/10)=20 points
40ft: N N Y N N N N N Y N (2/10)=10. points
Total: 69 points
Total: 52 points

The Winner

In a battle within the trilogy, the 3 seed Latitude 64 Pure came out on top and eliminated the 11 seed Westside Crown with a score of 69 to 52.

Notes from the Match

By seeding, this result was not an upset, but based on the results from the first round and my personal putting preferences, this one feels like a bit of an upset.
But in the first round, the Pure didn’t have to do much to take out the super floppy and difficult to throw DGA Blowfly 2. While warming up for this match however, I realized that in order to give the Pure a fair chance, I had to try and putt with it the way it was designed to be used, and that is with a true spin putt. My more natural form is more of a “spush” putt, but after a bit of practice, I felt confident enough to give the Pure a spin putt with every putt during the match.
That decision to switch up my form made all the difference for the Pure, and while to some that might not sound fair to the Crown, I think it was the only fair thing to do for the Pure. I’m trying to find the best putter in this project, not just the best putter for me. The Pure is a fantastic putter and I’d have done it a disservice if I hadn’t tried to putt with the best form for the disc.
I still really liked the Crown. It didn’t score as well as it did in the first round, but it still put up a solid score and is a putter I’d be very confident with out on the course.
But the Pure put up one of the highest scores of the entire tournament so far using a form that isn’t my natural form, and that can’t be ignored. The Pure is so reliably straight and stable when thrown on a spin putt. I think it is very forgiving and is a fantastic option for beginner and experienced putters alike.

My Recommendation

For spin putting, I don’t know that there is a better option out there than the Latitude 64 Pure. If you are committed to more of a push putt form, you will probably have better luck choosing the Westside Crown.
The Pure moves on to the round of 16 where it will face the winner of tomorrow’s final second round match in the P2 region between the 7 seed MVP Ion and the upset minded 15 seed Alfa Snoopy. Can the Snoopy keep its Cinderella story alive? Come back tomorrow to find out!
5/5 - (3 votes)

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