While the Tactic is listed in the putt & approach category, the first and foremost purpose of the Tactic is to act as a reliable approach disc. It has low glide and a very reliable fade to ensure reliability in all conditions. The Tactic excels on approaches and short drives from both backhand and sidearm, but when the headwind picks up, you may very well be finding yourself putting with the Tactic as well.
The Hard Exo plastic gives the Tactic enough rigidity for players to be confident that the disc will retain its shape, even for players with a firm grip. While remaining firm, the Hard Exo plastic has a soft velvet like feel to its surface making this plastic both reliable and comfortable to the touch.
Pro Tip: The Hard Exo plastic is a bit more rigid in the hand and will allow some ground play to add more desirable options when thrown as intended.