I was just wondering which putter is better the Ping Karsten or Ping Redwood?

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I was just wanting some opinions on this topic. which has better feel, roles better and just an all around better putter. Ping Karsten or Ping Redwood
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  • IMAGOLFERIMAGOLFER Charter Members  1302WRX Points: 56Posts: 1,302 Platinum Tees
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    The Redwood by a mile.



    It's milled vs. cast, feels much better, and has a heavier head.
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  • CenterOfPercussionCenterOfPercussion CenterOfPercussion Members  154WRX Points: 0Handicap: 5Posts: 154
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    I like the Redwood much better, has a nice feel and looks nicer IMHO
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  • kitsoasiskitsoasis fried chicken Members  3859WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,859 Titanium Tees
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    both ansers are 340g

    i've had a redwood and tried the karsten, i'd say the redwood is nicer.
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  • kokogirlkokogirl Members  386WRX Points: 0Posts: 386
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    Redwood nicer. But Karsten is very good for the price.
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  • elementlaxelementlax Members  554WRX Points: 0Posts: 554
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    well, you cant beat the 80 dollar price of the karsten, but the redwood is by far better quality (it better be for that price)
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  • Dill PicklesonDill Pickleson Go Celts Members  3823WRX Points: 145Posts: 3,823 Titanium Tees
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    if i were in the market for a ping anser, how would i go about distinguishing the price tags karsten-90, i-series-130, iwi series - 190, redwood series - 250, whats the deal? $$$ figures might not be correct, sorry.
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  • elementlaxelementlax Members  554WRX Points: 0Posts: 554
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    karsten-- best value

    i series-- for people who like inserts

    iWi series-- for people who like plastic putters

    redwood series-- their best line of putters, milled, great feel
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  • kokogirlkokogirl Members  386WRX Points: 0Posts: 386
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    elementlax wrote on Dec 5 2008, 11:06 PM:
    karsten-- best value

    i series-- for people who like inserts

    iWi series-- for people who like plastic putters

    redwood series-- their best line of putters, milled, great feel




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  • URStillAwayURStillAway 79 is ten better than 80 Members  973WRX Points: 121Posts: 973 Golden Tee
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    Redwood is the best



    Karsten Anser is too light



    If price is a problem buy a used Anser from the 1980's on Ebay rather than the Karsten Anser
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  • kitsoasiskitsoasis fried chicken Members  3859WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,859 Titanium Tees
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    WCGC72BE9 wrote on Dec 6 2008, 03:21 PM:
    Redwood is the best



    Karsten Anser is too light



    If price is a problem buy a used Anser from the 1980's on Ebay rather than the Karsten Anser


    they have the same headweight
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  • callawayguy10callawayguy10 Members  600WRX Points: 0Posts: 600
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    ok I was just wondering bc I have the karsten anser and I really like how the redwood looks
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  • 55spy55spy Members  200WRX Points: 0Posts: 200
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    what do you not like about the karsten?



    I have one too and while I liked the karsten initially I have since bought a bettinardi BC series and I prefer the softer feel of the Carbon steel and fit face. I too wonder if the redwood rolls softer but don't have a shop on island that sells em to even roll a few with.
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    55spy wrote on Dec 6 2008, 06:11 PM:
    what do you not like about the karsten?



    I have one too and while I liked the karsten initially I have since bought a bettinardi BC series and I prefer the softer feel of the Carbon steel and fit face. I too wonder if the redwood rolls softer but don't have a shop on island that sells em to even roll a few with.


    redwood is stainless steel, so it definitely won't be softer
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  • MchSt805MchSt805 Members  2101WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,101
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    Obviously this is a subjective question...but I'd go Redwood series hands down.
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    kitsoasis wrote on Dec 6 2008, 04:35 PM:
    55spy wrote on Dec 6 2008, 06:11 PM:
    what do you not like about the karsten?



    I have one too and while I liked the karsten initially I have since bought a bettinardi BC series and I prefer the softer feel of the Carbon steel and fit face. I too wonder if the redwood rolls softer but don't have a shop on island that sells em to even roll a few with.


    redwood is stainless steel, so it definitely won't be softer




    Not what others have said...but milled 303 stainless vs cast ???steel with an insert on the rear of the club. Not sure theres a defeinitely in there, but ethe karsten feels alright just a bit muted vs soft for me when compared to my BC2
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  • kitsoasiskitsoasis fried chicken Members  3859WRX Points: 56Posts: 3,859 Titanium Tees
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    55spy wrote on Dec 6 2008, 06:58 PM:
    kitsoasis wrote on Dec 6 2008, 04:35 PM:
    55spy wrote on Dec 6 2008, 06:11 PM:
    what do you not like about the karsten?



    I have one too and while I liked the karsten initially I have since bought a bettinardi BC series and I prefer the softer feel of the Carbon steel and fit face. I too wonder if the redwood rolls softer but don't have a shop on island that sells em to even roll a few with.


    redwood is stainless steel, so it definitely won't be softer




    Not what others have said...but milled 303 stainless vs cast ???steel with an insert on the rear of the club. Not sure theres a defeinitely in there, but ethe karsten feels alright just a bit muted vs soft for me when compared to my BC2




    oh, i was comparing it to the BC.

    but yes you are right, redwood isn't 'definitely' harder than the karsten
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members  6613WRX Points: 558Handicap: GolfPosts: 6,613 Titanium Tees
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    I used a Redwood Anser and a Zing Karsten and rotated them for a while.



    IMO the Redwood is a much better putter, mainly down the the feel and consistency. The Karstens are very good and probably one of the best value putters on the market, but if you can afford the extra cash for a Redwood, I would go with that.
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    The best plastic putter made. I have had it for 2 months and love it.
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  • harold bainesharold baines Members  3509WRX Points: 0Handicap: 13Posts: 3,509
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    I sure hope the redwood is better, since you could get 3 karsten's for the price of 1 redwood
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    harold baines wrote on Dec 6 2008, 10:16 AM:
    I sure hope the redwood is better, since you could get 3 karsten's for the price of 1 redwood




    Yeah that's true I am probably going to pick one up for christmas
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    any others about this?
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  • Range-Rat Range-Rat Jr. Boomers  587WRX Points: 0Posts: 587
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    The karsten feels lighter than the redwood for some reason though....



    I guess thats why I put lead tape on it lol, If I had my choice I would go with the redwood



    just plain nicer, milled, stainless steel etc.
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  • jefffannjefffann pablo Members  202WRX Points: 0Posts: 202
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    Save bucks

    Ping anser 2 stainless
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  • nobreak1970nobreak1970 Members  586WRX Points: 0Posts: 586
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    I got my Karsten Anser 2 for christmas...and I LOVE IT! But we cannot afford a Redwood, otherwise that'd be my choice out of the two of course.



    Can't go wrong with either of them actually. Depends on how your budget looks.
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    jefffann wrote on Jan 13 2009, 06:20 PM:
    Save bucks

    Ping anser 2 stainless






    Ditto sold my N2 and got a Anaser 2 stainless like had before for 10 years but it cost 40.00 more the second time.
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    Range-Rat wrote on Jan 7 2009, 10:35 PM:
    The karsten feels lighter than the redwood for some reason though....



    I guess thats why I put lead tape on it lol, If I had my choice I would go with the redwood



    just plain nicer, milled, stainless steel etc.






    Weight of the heads vs. each other is exactly the same: 340g.

    Agreed about the nicer part regarding the Redwood.
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