Vibram is changing the course of disc golf with the introduction of two putters and a mini made of rubber instead of the traditional plastic. The exclusive X-Link Vibram rubber compound offers many advantages over the traditional plastic material including more durability in hot and cold conditions with better grip that leads to better flight consistency. Designed by Quabaug Corporation, the exclusive North American manufacturing licensee for Vibram, the putters and mini will be launched at the Vibram Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, Mass. August 14-16. “Traditionally, plastic has been the material of choice for discs,” explained Tournament Director Steven Dodge. “The Vibram X-Link rubber compound offers a step up in both grip and durability. Over the life of the disc, this will lead to a more consistent flight, which is the overall goal.” Unlike plastic that tends to shatter in the cold and become floppy in the heat, Vibram disc putters withstand extreme temperatures for consistent flight regardless of weather. The Vibram putters also resist scuffing, denting and warping, resulting in more reliable throws. As with all products made from Vibram, grip is superior. The V.P. (Vibram Putter) is a driving putter available in standard or firm X-Link. Referred to by one field tester as “the greatest driving putter ever made,” it will be released at the Vibram Open. The Summit, with a name borrowed from Vibram’s hiking legacy, is a straight putter for anhyzer (slice) approaches or drives. Expected M.S.R.P for both putters is $17.95. The Vibram Mini, boldly emblazoned with the Vibram logo, gets style points as a course marker. Both putters and the mini will be available at Pinnacle Retail stores on August 14th. About Quabaug Corporation and Vibram With proven technology and a 70-year history in the manufacture of soling for footwear, Quabaug Corporation is uniquely qualified to offer disc golf products that capitalize on the superior resilience of rubber. Located in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, Quabaug Corporation employs 300 people and manufactures Vibram® shoe soling and QuaBoing® resilient rubber surfacing. Quabaug Corporation also offers dog toys, training tools, leashes and collars in its line of Vibram® Pet Products. These include Vibram® balls, sticks, discs and the Shooey Chewie tug toy, which are all molded in the USA from rubber compliant with California Proposition 65. In addition, they provide specialized hoof protection products for farriers. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A of Italy. Quabaug Corporation is the North American manufacturer of Vibram products under exclusive license. Visit Vibram at www.vibram.us. MORE ON THE TOUR AND THE COURSE: The Vibram Open at Maple Hill is the final event of the Professional Disc Golf Association (P.D.G.A.) National Tour. Held on August 14 – 16, the event brings together the world’s top seeded players of the season and offers a purse of over $45,000 with the top finisher receiving $2,500. The richest National Tour event of the season lives up to its motto, paying out 72 Open Players, more than any other tournament. A beautiful, challenging championship caliber course with multiple ponds, long fairways, wooded holes, open fields, and a clever use of elevation, Maple Hill offers three configurations, Red (5041’), White (6089’) and Blue (8105’), to challenge amateurs and touring pros. To learn more, visit www.maplehillopen.com.
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