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Just want to mess around and try something different out, I currently have an armlock putter (Odyssey Double Wide), wanted to modify it and throw a broomstick shaft on there and give it a whirl.

 

Do you think there will be any crazy issues that would completely throw it off? the head is around 350 grams so I figure it shouldn't be too big of an issue.

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Lofts on armlock putters are usually like 5-7° and broomstick putters usually require heavy heads so 350g is probably way too light. 

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Just now, edbauer13 said:

Ahh got it ok, so need more towards a 500g head?

 

I'd assume it's more than 350g but something in the 400g is more what you want which isn't hard to do with Odyssey putters. 

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Make your life easy.  Sell the armlock, buy a broomstick.

 

You're welcome. 

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2 hours ago, MattM97 said:

Lofts on armlock putters are usually like 5-7° and broomstick putters usually require heavy heads so 350g is probably way too light. 

Armlock weights are usually in the 400g range so while its possible it could be on the lighter side for a broomstick, it shouldn't be terribly far off.  If he has the Odyssey Double Wide Armlock I'm pretty confident that was 400g stock.

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1 minute ago, TheDominator273 said:

Armlock weights are usually in the 400g range so while its possible it could be on the lighter side for a broomstick, it shouldn't be terribly far off.  If he has the Odyssey Double Wide Armlock I'm pretty confident that was 400g stock.

 

I'm just going off what OP said it was.

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2 hours ago, biglefthander said:

Yeah the loft is going to be your biggest hurdle iirc the odyssey arm locks have quite a but of forward shaft lean built into them, not going to play nice with a broom/pendulum stroke

Yeah thats going to be my biggest hiccup, either replace the shaft, or make some significant adjustments, get the lie angle to 79.5, and loft to 1

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