Subsonic it's starting to grow on me... The head is a little bit heavier than the mallet I have. Carpet putting, the Sabertooth seems to be easier to get the distance dialed in, so when I miss left or right I am still within 12-18 inches. The mallet, when I went long, it was off the carpet and into the kitchen. It just felt like I had to hit the mallet harder, and then harder was too hard.