Directed Force/LAB Golf Blade

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A couple years ago I saw some pics on here of the LAB Blade from Directed Force. I love the tech in their Reno putter, but just can't seem to get over the shape. When I saw there was a blade on the way, I was super excited. I haven't seen anything yet, but they posted a message on their FB page about a big announcement of a blade soon. If its what I think it is, I want it, like yesterday!
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  • grillkungengrillkungen Members  90WRX Points: 69Posts: 90 Fairways
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    Any reviews out yet on the BLāD.1 and the new pressgrip? Love the Reno had it for almost 3 years and is the best putter I`ve ever used. However I`m intrigued by the BLāD.1.
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    The Cleveland VAS of putters!
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  • zeke013zeke013 Members  108WRX Points: 50Posts: 108 Fairways
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    Welp - I ordered one.



    I had both versions of the mallet, and just found it too distracting.



    I am hoping this one fits my eye better. I don't love the brass finish, but perhaps they'll offer another finish soon.
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  • hendog39hendog39 Members  118WRX Points: 50Posts: 118 Fairways
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    I agree would like to see this putter in black
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  • PreppySlapCutPreppySlapCut This is just babytown frolics... Members  6599WRX Points: 270Posts: 6,599 Titanium Tees
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    KMo23 wrote:


    The Cleveland VAS of putters!


    Maybe the Reno, but there’s nothing VAS about a center shafted blade.
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  • BarracudaBarracuda Ft LauderdaleMembers  580WRX Points: 81Posts: 580 Golden Tee
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    I've had about 6 rounds with the blade.



    I always considered myself a good putter. Rarely get over 30 putts. Distance control is the best part of my green play, people always tell me how pure I roll the ball. Still, I am not a great green reader, and I miss a few makeable putts, specially around 10 feet.



    My former putter was a Bettinardi BB29. The LAB putter feels heavier, and the ball comes softer of the face, first round I left many putts short.



    After getting used to the speed, I am sold on the performance. The ball goes where I aim, and the occasional pull/push on shorter/pressure putts seems gone.



    The putter is not really good looking, in fact most people think is an old cheap putter. The feel is nice, although not great. The price seems high, I can see people not even trying it at that price point, but I guess the company knows more than me about that.



    All in all, I woul rate or a 10 on performance, a 6.5 on feel, and a 3.5 on looks.



    Hope it helps!
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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  983WRX Points: 421Posts: 983 Golden Tee
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    Looks very similar to a SeeMore putter.
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    MattM97 wrote:
    Looks very similar to a SeeMore putter.
    Seemore looks better imo, but I can't argue with the results.
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  • zeke013zeke013 Members  108WRX Points: 50Posts: 108 Fairways
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    Mine arrives tomorrow, allegedly.



    Will let you know how it rolls.
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  • kenstlkenstl Members  465WRX Points: 83Handicap: 7Posts: 465 Greens
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    On -, @zeke013 said:

    Mine arrives tomorrow, allegedly.

    Will let you know how it rolls.

    Still rolling it?

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  • Peter_bPeter_b Members  561WRX Points: 85Handicap: 5Posts: 561 Golden Tee
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    Would be really interesting to know if it is holding the face angle like the Reno 2.1 or if it is less stable.

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  • Peter_bPeter_b Members  561WRX Points: 85Handicap: 5Posts: 561 Golden Tee
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    Also difference headweight brass and Steel. Brass is heavier.

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  • zeke013zeke013 Members  108WRX Points: 50Posts: 108 Fairways
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    On -, @kenstl said:

    On -, @zeke013 said:

    Mine arrives tomorrow, allegedly.

    Will let you know how it rolls.

    Still rolling it?

    No - but that's more a function of my putter obsessive disorder rather than the putter. I am holding onto it.

    I really roll pretty well with it.

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  • moorebaseballmoorebaseball Members  545WRX Points: 75Posts: 545 Golden Tee
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    Any more feedback on the Blade? I am seriously thinking of giving one of these a go!

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    Reviews?

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  • golfbuddygolfbuddy Members  256WRX Points: 84Posts: 256 Greens
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    I have been using the Reno putter for over 2 years now.
    It would be great to see a review comparing the Reno to the Blade!!

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  • tdennietdennie Members  89WRX Points: 23Posts: 89 Fairways
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    I got to try out the blade against the mallet with a directed force rep today. I came in wanting the blade but came out purchasing the mallet.

    The stainless steel blade felt better than the mallet but I found the mallet to be easier to aim (subjective), my stroke was much smoother and I rolled the ball better.

    Again, I wanted to love the blade but the performance of the mallet was too good to ignore.

    If you have a rep in your area I would suggest meeting with them and trying it out.

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    On -, @tdennie said:

    I got to try out the blade against the mallet with a directed force rep today. I came in wanting the blade but came out purchasing the mallet.

    The stainless steel blade felt better than the mallet but I found the mallet to be easier to aim (subjective), my stroke was much smoother and I rolled the ball better.

    Again, I wanted to love the blade but the performance of the mallet was too good to ignore.

    If you have a rep in your area I would suggest meeting with them and trying it out.

    Yes, performance of the Reno mallet is very hard to beat.

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  • kfurnokfurno kfurno Members  79WRX Points: 36Handicap: 2Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Any tech difference between these and a Seemore? They’ve been doing face balanced to plane for a while. Thanks!

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    On -, @kfurno said:

    Any tech difference between these and a Seemore? They’ve been doing face balanced to plane for a while. Thanks!

    This. I found a video on a you Tube where a SeeMore FGP rotates and flipped around in their Revealer. I always thought that the SeeMore was face balanced at 70* aka Lie Angle Balanced?

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  • Lbu1fanLbu1fan Members  53WRX Points: 44Handicap: 12Posts: 53 Bunkers
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    I have the mallet and love it. The Blade is on its way for me, i will post the differences I see.

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  • ace036ace036 Members  2065WRX Points: 141Handicap: +1.5Posts: 2,065 Platinum Tees
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    Rolled the Blad 1 yesterday and have to say I was really surprised. The face felt incredibly stable and can honestly say I was rolling it on my start line more consistently than my current gamer... seriously considering picking one of these up.

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    I'm in the same boat.....thought it looked ridiculous but the putts roll so well

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  • kenstlkenstl Members  465WRX Points: 83Handicap: 7Posts: 465 Greens
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    Just ordered one of the B.2 putters as I have been intrigued by the DF putters. I haven't rolled a B.2 as of yet, but did get a chance to roll one of the 2.1 models and it was enough to take the leap of faith. Unfortunately I did a remote fitting, keeping fingers crosses that I like it.

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  983WRX Points: 421Posts: 983 Golden Tee
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    As I'm doing more research and just looking at the putters in general I love the look of the blade but I feel the forgiveness of the mallet cannot be beat.

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    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
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    I wish there were more outlets that had the putters available to try out, not sure if that is part of the marketing strategy or just more of a result of still being a small company having to custom fit all of their putters. I would assume the mallet has more forgiveness but it would of been nice to roll each of them side by side. I liked rolling the 2.1 when I tried it out, but I have always been a blade user vs mallet in my past so I thought I would give the Blad2 a shot first since I am more comfortable with that style. There were not any videos on line on the Blad2 which I thought was a little surprising, I wonder how many they have sold.

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  • Peter_bPeter_b Members  561WRX Points: 85Handicap: 5Posts: 561 Golden Tee
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    The DF2.1 is the first putter that I am closed at impact with. I tested dozens and I have over 10.000 puts on my Skypro, always positive 0.3 to 1.5 degrees. Problem is the Lab golf Blad1 is also among those. If you really want a putter that swigs different you need the DF 2.1, not the mallet.

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  • MattM97MattM97 Members  983WRX Points: 421Posts: 983 Golden Tee
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    The fitter I go to has the mallet but I'm not sure about the blade. And you're right about videos with the blade as well there are none but videos on the DF in general there are not much.


    Seems like they are gaining popularity now so maybe more places will carry them and/or more videos be out there.

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - Miura KM-006LH - Toulon San Diego - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
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