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Disc Review



Gateway Disc Sports
10m Brick

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 140-175g
Plastic: Thermoplastic Elastomer

10m Brick
Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
The 10 meter Brick is designed for putts that are 10 meters or closer to the basket. This disc is very straight and is made for short putts. You can be confident that you will make it everytime with this disc! The unique design of this disc is made to be heavy in the middle so that it's not gyroscopic and its made to be thrown like a brick. The outer rim was also designed so that it grabs the chains when thrown into the basket.
Maximum Flight Speed 2.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 4.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 3.0
Propensity To Fade 3.5
Glide 6.0
Relative Distance 3.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 1.0
Predictability 3.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.5
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 06-06-07
Submitted by David Wiggins SR
Disc Weights: all
Review: My Review:The 10 meter brick pushes the envelope of what fits in the rulesof disc design to a place it needed to go for certain key situations. The disc is designed so that maximum weight is removed from the periphery leaving the edges of the disc floppy and devoid of rigidity. a result is that the weight is concentrated in the center of the disc. another result is that the edge is so floppy that the weight of the disc itself causes the edge to buckle when the disc is on edge.

This disc provides a definite advantage for very windy putts in close (say up to 20 feet or so) where one might get quite nervous with a traditional putter fearing it might get blown off course. Compensating for the wind causes one to putt harder risking an equally tough or tougher comebacker. Because the 10 meter brick's weight is in the center, it is significantly more impervious to the wind than other discs. One can putt in a strong headwind in the normal fashion with confidence and without having to putt harder.

The second place this putter excels is for baskets on a steep slope. For the above reasons this disc is the absolute worst rolling disc out there. - not at all likely to roll away. The same applies to a lesser degree for all putts with this disc.

Third (possibly) I'd surmise that when the disc hits the chains under any conditions (or the nub of the basket) the central mass causes the disc to rotate in toward the center of the basket with more force than other discs and the floppy edges almost completely prevent it from getting hung on the "nub" and pulling back out of the basket. Thus it is more likely to "stick". For these reasons, it is also far and a way the most likely disc to get caught in the side, or even just buckle and pass on through the side into the basket.

Finally the disc, like an aerobie epic, will roll out of a thumber and glide, but will do so with much less effort in the throw. The thumber and tommies are shorter with this, but will not roll away like other discs when they land - thus it is a good choice for a short range thumber onto hard or sloped ground.
Posted 04-20-07
Submitted by Greenbeard greenbeard@gmail.com
Disc Weights: 173
Review: I'd like to thank the creators of this putter. Why? Because when I picked up this disc(?) and played with it a few times, I recognized I hit rock bottom with my short game. Like a few reviews below this: if it looks gimmicky, flies gimmicky, and feels gimmicky, chances are its a gimmicky disc. It does roll. It does spit. It does what all putters do (except fly when thrown hard); it doesn't want to go in the basket if you throw badly.

It was like a bucket of cold water in the face; if I needed a putter for shots that darn close, I needed more than just a new putter. So after recognizing that the brick was in no way shape or form helping my game, I went back to dx classic rocs, changed my entire putting stroke/stance/release, and I can honestly say I am no longer the worst putter at my local course.

So thank you, brick makers. It was worth the price of this... thing... to make me realize what my problem in putting was. A good craftsman doesn't blame his tools. Except when his tools are pewp.
Posted 03-27-07
Submitted by Daviar
Disc Weights: 174
Review: Like any new disc, the Brick takes some getting used to. And the only way to get the feel and characteristics of a disc into your hands is to throw a lot of them. After tossing one back and forth with a buddy, I decided to buy one. I liked it enough to give it a chance and bought four more so I could really give it a test.

Grip: At first, it's a little funky to grip due to the floppy rim. But I've learned to grip it a little looser and throw from the center of the disc. It's an "adaptation" thing which you can get quite used to.

Flight: I tend to putt hard with a lot of spin. I didn't want to adapt my putting style too much and I had a bit of trouble with the Brick at first. It has a natural anhyzer when you put some zzz's on it so intially I was missing a lot of short putts until I simply adjusted the angle a bit. Once it's flying straight it holds the line very well. I LOVE it for longer putts - the "built-in" anhyzer gives it a bit more distance with a simple flick of the wrist. It does fall with a hard hyzer if you get it up too high. Throw it more on a level plane with the basket with enough force to reach the cage and it won't flex out as severely. I prefer using the Brick for long (40+ feet) rather than a jump putt. And if I miss, it generally doesn't travel very far past the basket.

It CAN roll. When it does roll though, it won't roll as far as a 'normal' putter which gives me a little more confidence on longer putts.

At the basket: If you hit the heart of the chains...it's staying IN. However I've found it to be a little stingy on the strong side (although that's probably due to how hard I throw). If you don't flatten it out, it's the same deal on the weak side.

I'm still working with it and I haven't given up my precious Aviars quite yet. But I am beginning to really enjoy putting with it and it may become my bread and butter putter real quick. I love the way I can use the natural anhyzer as an advantage when I'm trying to weave my way through the trees on a 30 footer. It definitely has won a permanent place in my bag.

I think the Brick is worth a try depending on your putting style and how well you adapt to a new disc.

Just don't try to drive with it.
Posted 03-04-07
Submitted by fiya79 fiya79@hotmail.com
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I should know by now that gimmick discs are just that. it was so understable I had to totally change my aim and this really threw off my game outside of 10m. I like tio hyzer putt and this just won't do it. The durability is questionable. I may still carry it for short lay-ups that must not roll as I have not been able to get it roll far. I prefer Aviar-X and also carry a birdie and aero. I have also used a steady ed and and a banger (i may get a soft banger now)
Posted 02-14-07
Submitted by John Moore
Disc Weights: 173
Review: This is one odd disc, looks, feel, flight, all odd. Only one round of golf and some practice so far. This thing is massively overstable or understable depending on how and how hard you throw it. 50 throws and 50 putts later I couldn't find any shot it liked other than short straight putts. Try this, pick it up like you would a plate of food, upside down, so with your thumb on the top inside edge throw it like a 50 foot hyzer.... it will go up, flip right side up and land flat dead. since I only carry about 10 discs this one will stay in the car. it does stick in the chains like no other disc...
Posted 01-29-07
Submitted by braucher braucher
Disc Weights: 175
Review: this "thing" is supposed to increase accuracy from inside 10 meters. very innovative and interesting design/idea, but is probably the largest hunk of dung you'll ever see. there is no rim or lip, therefore no glide or control. all the weight is in a 3 inch section in the middle so the outer three inches is paper thin. therfore no grip. this is a point and shoot disc. it flops around in the air like a wounded duck. there is zero finesse with this thing. i guess its properly named. one thing for sure, it will not roll so this may be an advantage on some pin placements. if you want to increase you putts inside 10 meters practice more. period. a royal hunk of dung. cant beleive its pdga approved, worse yet, i cant beleive i bought into it. once again, innovative idea but way overboard, truly a brick, someone is a marketing genius.
Posted 01-16-07
Submitted by Greyknight greyspirit@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 172
Review: I got this disc on a whim because it looked interesting. A little more consistency at extreme close range was all I was looking for. The disc is made of a plastic that feels like a soft dry rubber with a stiffer inner ring and has little grooves on the outer edge (they let my pointer finger fit in just right for guidance). I usually throw a Pro Rhyno within about 40 feet, and a Star Aero for anything further back that is still considered a "putt" but the Brick changed that. I can consistantely hit with the brick out to about 60 feet and it seems to give up it's momentum really easily, it just hits a chain and drops. On the negative side, I haven't had this disc long and it is already starting to show some wear, nothing serious, just little nicks and a couple smaller chunks gone, but I don't know how well it will hold up in the long term. One last warning; this disc wobbles, a lot. I gave up trying to stop it because it doesn't seem to cause any problems. Overall, I'm very happy with this disc even though it retired my beloved Rhyno.
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