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How many of you tried the Slighter putters before you bought them? Is there anything on the market right now that you would compare them too? I'm thinking about buying a Tacoma but having not tried them, I'm a little skeptical before I drop $325 :) I was also thinking have Tom build me a putter out of carbon steel if that were possible since I have had little experience with 303 SSS. WOuld you guys say that his 303 SSS putters feel something like the Studio Stainless putters from SC?

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I have a Slighter Tacoma and a Kirkland and both are Stainless steel. I would say that the feel of the Kirkland, with a floating face is pretty close to my Studio Stainless Newport Beach. My Kirkland's slot is somewhat wider than the one on my Beach, and the Kirkland's is thru the sole into the flange. It gives it a bit more of a "click" at impact than the Beach, but not cold feeling.

I think that a carbon steel Tacoma would be awesome. I put an old TP Mills, Spalding #6 that I refinished in the bag yesterday and the feel was noticably softer than that of my Beach. The Beach still won out with feel and speed control, but part of that was just familiarity.

It may be tough to find a Slighter to roll, but worth looking into. With the WRX community being the size it is, you may find someone locally that rolls a Slighter that may be willing to meet up with you for a putting session or something. If you were in the PHX area, I would be happy to oblige. My experience with Tom has been second to none. I have a Long Neck Tacoma in the pipeline and am anxiously awaiting the new flat stick.

Let me know if you are local and we can go from there.

Thanks and good luck,

LaMont in aZ

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I now have 2 Slioghter putters - a Tacoma and a Redmond - both made from Stainless Steel. I putted with a carbon steel Never Compromise Milled Series putter last season.

 

The Stainless Steel putters are a tad harder - though still retain a very sfot feel. I had to get used to the Slighter face being a decent amount hotter than the NC face, but that was the only issue.

 

Tom does a great job on his putters - I am sure you will be plased with whatever you decide to buy from him.

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