I’ve been throwing Kastaplast putters for years now, so I figured I should share my experience.
I’m not a fan of needlessly long intros, so let’s dive straight in..
Kastaplast Berg (1 / 1 / 0 / 2)
The Berg is unparalleled: A low glide putter that flies dead straight and immediately wants to sit down. Its talent lies in precise upshots and eliminating the need for distance control. The thing that sticks our about this disc is its thumbtrack, with a lowered flight plate that almost hugs your hand. Remarkably versatile for both forehands and backhands, the Berg fearlessly accommodates the full extent of your power, won’t turnover, and adeptly manages even the most delicate approaches you encounter.
The king of approach discs; although, I will admit, it is not for everyone. The Berg is unique in a couple of different ways. The disc fits great in my hand, but if you don’t like thumbtracks, you may have an issue with how it feels in the hand. I can comfortably power and fan grip the berg and find that I get a consistently clean release when throwing it. I primarily use the Berg for forehand approach shots.
Kastaplast Reko (3 / 3 / 0 / 1)
The Kastaplast Reko is a stable disc golf putter that shines both on the putting green and as a throwing putter (in certain plastics). With its dead straight flight and reliable fade at the end, the Reko is an exceptional choice for precision shots. This disc requires a bit of spin to maintain its momentum, but that also allows for better control over when it drops or fades into the chains. The flat, shallow design and microbead complement the Reko’s performance and make it a reliable option for any skill level.
A true gem of a putter! This disc has taken more strokes off my game than any other. As a bigger guy with larger hands, the Reko feels perfect in my grip. The K3 plastic, in particular, has raised the bar for other putter plastics. It offers a gummy yet sturdy feel that ensures consistency with every throw. Whether I’m putting or throwing, the Kastaplast Reko delivers a reliable flight and excellent control.
Kastaplast Reko X (3 / 3 / 0 / 2)
When it comes to putters, the Reko X by Kastaplast is a game-changer. This disc is a flatter and more stable version of the classic Reko putter, specifically designed to excel as an approach disc that can handle increased power. But that’s not all – the Reko X is also an excellent option for headwind putts and for spin-putters who like to confidently attack the basket.
As soon as I got my hands on the Reko X, I instantly fell in love. I now carry a K3 Reko X to putt with when the wind is really gusting.
Also, let me tell you, the shape and feel of this disc are simply fantastic. It sits comfortably in my hand, providing a sense of security and control on every throw.
Contrary to some exaggerated claims I’ve seen, the Reko X is not a crazy beefy putter. It’s actually quite reliable and stable without being overly overstable. In terms of flight, I would compare it to discs like the Envy or P2, rather than the Zone.
As someone who wasn’t a die-hard putter thrower before, there was something about the Reko X that just clicked with me. It has become one of my go-to discs for both putting and throwing.
The torque resistance of the Reko X is spot on. Unless you really overpower it, this disc will hold a straight line before gently fading at the end. It’s ideal for those controlled approach shots where you need a dependable and predictable flight.
I personally love the bead on this putter, as I find it adds an extra level of comfort and consistency to my grip.
If you want a putter that can handle some power while maintaining a reliable flight, the Reko X is an excellent choice. Kastaplast’s K3 plastic is highly recommended for its solid stability and grippy feel.
Kastaplast Jarn (4.5 / 3 / 0 / 3)
The Kastaplast Jarn is a versatile and reliable disc that has quickly become a favorite in my bag. Its flight ratings of 4.5/3/0/3 make it suitable for a variety of shots, from touchy flex shots to flat-out hyzers. Whether you’re dealing with headwinds or need a disc with a solid end-fade, the Jarn can handle it all.
One of the standout features of the Jarn is its low profile, which makes it incredibly easy to grip and release. When it comes to forehand throws, I can’t get enough of this disc. As a relatively big guy who primarily throws forehand, the Jarn feels amazing in my hand. I find it even more comfortable than a Zone, which is often compared to this disc.
The Jarn excels in carving lines, offering forgiveness and stability to hold its line without prematurely dumping like a Zone. While it provides more glide than a Zone, it’s certainly not floaty. With a solid flick, I can get impressive distance, averaging around 230 feet. But the Jarn truly shines in those short 50-100 foot flicks, where its stability ensures a consistent and accurate line.
If you’re on the hunt for a reliable forehand approach disc, I highly recommend giving the Kastaplast Jarn a try. You won’t be disappointed by its performance and feel in your hand. It’s a disc that truly lives up to its name, delivering a solid and iron-like reliability.