F2 XT Colt Review by Justin
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I initially got turned on to XT Colts for its low profile design. I've tried a number of Aviar models and while the discs are excellent, I've had a harder time with the deeper profile. I've experienced the same issues with putters from other manufacturers. XT Colt areperfect in this regard. Very comfortable group across the low profile. There is a small bead, but I haven't found it to be too noticeable.
Flight-wise, the Colt is probably the most versatile disc I have. I picked up the Colt intending for it to be my putter, but I have ended up using it for both putts and approach shots. XT Colts hold lines well for all putting distances. They glide well and they have enough stability to fly consistently in the wind. They also power up nicely, they are not as flippy as a -1 turn may lead you to think. I've found they are bit more stable than my Novas. Most shots within 250ft, I'm turning to the Colt. The Colt is a good choice if you are looking to stretch out the range of your putters, my game has improved significantly since I've started using my putters for longer approaches.
Also, the XT plastic is excellent. It definitely has a longer lifespan than DX. They do break-in over, but at a very manageable rate. I've picked up several F2 models as spares, by far the best deal I've found if you get enough to get the free shipping!
Summary: Easy-to-grip low profile putter that can work for both putting and driving situations.
Note: Prototype vs. Production:
There are 2 types of XT Colts out there, prototype and production. The prototype Colts can be identified by the large Innova Protostar stamp or the a small Prototype stamp right above the regular stamp. The production Colts has no additional stamping. It's worth paying attention to this as they are slightly different.
The production Colts are marked as higher glide than the prototypes (3|4|-1|1 vs. 3|3|-1|1). It's not too noticeable in the circle but you can see that appear in more powerful shots, the production Colts can really float to your target.. Also, production Colt tend to hold up a bit longer and they also feels a bit more "full" in the hand. Overall, there isn't a game-changing difference between the two, but it may help you if you are getting multiples for practice purposes. Innova Factory Store's service was great when I asked, they made sure that I got the production discs that I wanted! (Posted on 4/8/2017)