The Sarek is Latitude 64’s first venture into overmold. True to the overmold expectation, this putter holds it’s line and going to be a dependable workhorse for many disc golfers.
Latitude 64’s Sarek Putter Notes
“Whatever situation you find yourself in on the course you can always fall back on the Sarek. It’s a reliable, stable putt and approach disc that works very well as a short range driver too. No matter if you are new to the game or a seasoned pro, you can find many ways to put Sarek to use.”
Available plastics: 2K Line Opto G
Flight Rating: 2, 4, 0 ,1.5
Sarek Initial Reactions
Latitude 64’s Sarek overmold putter is a thing of beauty with the overmold ring and sharp stamp. Unfortunately it did not feel comfortable in my hand upon first grip because it has a long rounded shoulder and a moderate dome, but it wasn’t terrible. It feels similar to a Big Z Discraft Roach before the top puddles down and it also has no bead. Luckily the feel did not seem to affect the flight and Latitude 64’s Opto-G plastic itself has a great feel.
Latitude 64 Sarek By the Numbers
Flight chart courtesy of inbounds Disc Golf
The Inbounds flight chart feels close to accurate to me although beyond 200 the Sarek shows some turn. I also feel it is closer to 1 fade rather than the 1.5 that Latitude 64 rates it with. The extra .5 fade shows itself on the long shots where the fade is just strong enough to prevent the Sarek from turning and diving.
Sarek Putting Notes
The Sarek will hold any line close to the circle and is fit for nearly any putting style. Spin putts will take advantage of the overmold and glide the most, but I found it consistent for both push putts and turbo putts. The only type of putt I had difficulty with was pitch putting where the nose down release caused the Sarek to drop more quickly than many other putters thrown the same way.
While the Sarek is decent in the wind overall, I find that it is more inconsistent than I had hoped considering the dome. If you’re facing a steady breeze then you’ll likely be ok but in varying breezes I had difficulty with the Sarek lifting more than expected or dropping early. I had expected significant roll-aways due to the overmold and rounded nose but the Sarek usually stopped even on hard ground.
Sarek Upshots and Approaches
I would consider Latitude 64’s Sarek primarily an approach and driving putter that can work sufficiently in close. I can flip the Sarek up for a deadly straight line at 200 ft (60 meter) with excellent control, one of the straightest putters I’ve thrown at this distance. Beyond 200 both Rodney and I noticed more turn than the flight rating indicates, but it was mostly an easy and controllable turn. This is where the fade influenced the flight the most, even on long or high anhyzer lines the 1.5 fade would allow the Sarek to continue floating instead of diving. This allowed me to hit long and tight lines and control the landing zone with consistency. The only problem I had on these longer upshots and drives was ensuring that I parked the Sarek early enough without letting it glide too far.
Similar to putting, the Sarek will hold nearly any line you throw on short to medium upshots. Anhyzer lines are excellent due to the high glide and the fade will let it float forward instead of pulling out of the anhyzer line. The Sarek will let you pick a precise hyzer line, but you will notice that it has a tendency to stand up a little as you throw harder, especially when driving with it. The Sarek did wonders for me in tight wooded areas, although it does like to continue sailing after hitting a tree. I don’t have much luck flicking the Sarek. It handles torque decently but the dome and long shoulder don’t allow me to release consistently.
I’d compare the Sarek to MVP’s Proxy both in flight and feel, although the Proxy has less dome and is more consistent in windy conditions. Again, the Sarek is decent and fairly consistent in a steady wind but is definitely affected by the wind and I feel it becomes inconsistent in variable winds. The Sarek drops early in a tail wind like many discs, but it drops earlier than I expect and even when throwing nose down to expose the flight plate I have difficulty keeping it in the air. It also tends to drop more quickly than expected when the nose drops down into any wind. However, in lighter steady winds the Sarek is consistent. The Sarek can take advantage of head winds to gain extra distance and can especially use cross winds to find additional side to side movement that may normally be difficult.
Latitude 64 Sarek Final Verdict
The Sarek is a great addition to the Trilogy lineup. It’s beginner friendly but also useful for advanced players looking for deadly straight shots or very tight lines. I don’t find it to be extremely comfortable in my hand and it has taken me time to figure out how to throw it in the wind, but I haven’t found many putters that I can throw on such a long and straight line. I suspect it will find a place in many Trilogy bags as a go-to approach putter, and although the price is a little higher than most putters it should still appeal to a good number of non-Trilogy throwers.
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