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  1. Thanks for the feedback on the site “TheRod”…! We all worked very hard to give the industry something new…and the site's just a baby as I/we have a lot of additions/upgrades to the site including a new blog, a “Dealers' Only' section+++. Now even though I was a bit hesitate to bring back/release a 105 gram version of the PRO Xs, I've changed my mind and know exactly how to improve the original designs which were OK….but not Xcal-worthy. Look for the new designs sometime in the 2nd qtr. because... Right now I'm working on a new line to be called the Xcaliber Xclusiv line which, again, will only be available to Xcal Distributors/Dealers both domestic and International. The new line is going to a premium line w/ new and improved shafts, new cosmetics inc. being ion-plated that will rival any Japanese cosmetics, new logo treatment++. AND a new, never before seen methinks shaft geometry that is NOT BS like the Bubble++ shafts - these dudes simply work and adhere to Eli Callaway's mantra of…”Pleasingly Different….and Demonstrably Superior”. I'm going to be having a “sneak-peak” at the PGA Show in January. This new line is simply my way of giving back to all those Kool Kats and Friends that have been supporters of this hillbilly through-out my golfing career. Thanks again for the post and comments! R
  2. Hey Nick - Great post methinks... Heck I started my learning in golf at GolfSmith w/ doing everything you mentioned on persimmon and laminated head w/ those epoxy inserts. Then I met Elmore Just at a PCS Show and obviously Louisville Golf was a leader in that field....still is I guess. It was kule, here I was coming from General Dynamics and helping design and manufacture composite parts for little things like the Space Shuttle, Atlas Centaur rockets, F15s... Then I got a "schooling" in golf and its history, nostalgia, equipment, clubmaker/fitters/OEMs... and esp. the state of the industry's current at that time real technology stat across the board - wow....fertile ground for massive improvements... But let's face it. GWs has become a grip company under their Dicks decree - head and tooling designs although still a passion for especially Pete Calloway and to a lesser degree Britt Lindsey , they still manage to put out some pretty kule, decent designs given their constraints. BUT...all that being said....thanks for taking me down memory lane... And tyo Big Stu - thx for the Watson vid. Def. going to check that out in a bit. I have a few stories about that Gentleman when I met him in a lounge waiting for a plane to Augusta. Wow....! .
  3. Thanks Dr. J for all your kind words and prayers !! For the last 2 years believe me, my family and friends have said a bunch as well. I know The Great Spirit still has a lot of wonderful tasks that I (and we) can accomplish to help make this world a bit better place. Sand it's funny....I've been blessed so much in my life that when I do pray, I ask Him or Her to give all my blessings away...and just keep me on the right path Anyway, thanks again and we're getting REALLY close to launching. We're having a big Team meeting all day on Mondayand obviously the major topic is our launch date and remaining action items. BTW - we've put up on the old site a message which kinds points to the "stay tuned" aspect. Looks great actually and folks can even get in-touch now if need be and need our help with anything. Hope all's well to you and the entire membership!
  4. To the reply to Popeye's post..."Spy Analyst"? Popeye's right. I'm mega-healthy, back in the gym 5x/wk, eating my nuts and grains...... and have a long, long-term bill of health. DEAD issue. That's the past. No was discussion needed. I'm moving on like a raging bull. Hope y'all join me and I can still be of value to this industry...methinks I can...
  5. Hey Matt - Sorry for the confusion. The report that the site was up and that's the only place to buy shafts was premature and incorrect. I never reported that. I am getting a definitive date today and am taking orders via my email address. The old website was taken down without my knowledge and there should have been a note saying "Down for Reconstruction" or to that effect. Stay tuned... R
  6. Hey TRod...... Right now I'm focusing on releasing all new shafts for '18 and need a bit of time to improve upon the 105 versions but def plan to do so. I may have some '16/'17 TX 105s back in SDiego if interested. I'll be in back 1/5 so give me a shout and we'll go from there.
  7. Many thanks Sir Robere!!! You too and enjoy this fabulous Holiday Season !! Peace Bro!
  8. Hey Matt - I just checked the zone freqs again on both the the Recoil 95 and the Xcal T-X both s-flexes (I don't have data on the 860 because at the time I was told by "someone..." that the 95 was a lot better playing shaft than the 860 - it was def. a lot more expensive...). Anyway, strictly speaking from a spec standpoint, the Recoil 95's stiffness distribution is a lot stiffer than that of the T-X shafts esp. in the lower 16-18". So one might expect the former to play/feel stiffer than the later but obviously that wasn't the case. I'm assuming you were using the exact same head, checked the lofts/lies and at least followed my white toward direction of ball-flight assy. technique which is intended to easily locate and assemble a club along that particular shaft's most stable plane. But who knows eh? but your fall-back thoughts are good ones and i look fwd. to being involved/hearing more feedback for sure. And I'll keep saying this...I don't have the ego that can be prevalent in this industry. My friend, I learn as much from y'all as you do from me and that's why it's a great symbiotic relationship. I take all feedback to heart and simply try to do better next time. Thanks again for the post Matt. Blessings and Namaste! Have a wonderful holiday season!!! Hey Matt - I just checked the zone freqs again on both the the Recoil 95 and the Xcal T-X both s-flexes (I don't have data on the 860 because at the time I was told by "someone..." that the 95 was a lot better playing shaft than the 860 - it was def. a lot more expensive...). Anyway, strictly speaking from a spec standpoint, the Recoil 95's stiffness distribution is a lot stiffer than that of the T-X shafts esp. in the lower 16-18". So one might expect the former to play/feel stiffer than the later but obviously that wasn't the case. I'm assuming you were using the exact same head, checked the lofts/lies and at least followed my white toward direction of ball-flight assy. technique which is intended to easily locate and assemble a club along that particular shaft's most stable plane. But who knows eh? but your fall-back thoughts are good ones and i look fwd. to being involved/hearing more feedback for sure. And I'll keep saying this...I don't have the ego that can be prevalent in this industry. My friend, I learn as much from y'all as you do from me and that's why it's a great symbiotic relationship. I take all feedback to heart and simply try to do better next time. Thanks again for the post Matt. Blessings and Namaste! Have a wonderful holiday season!!!
  9. Hey Matt - Thx for the post! hey at least I beat 5 other shafts eh......? Which flex did you test in the Tour Xs? We had both 110 and 95 Recoils in our p. testing along w/ my friend Chris Hilleary's Steelfibers, a Dynamic Gold, Kim's KBS Tour and Tour 90s, Adila's SLT Tour plus a couple others. In all cases my 95 and 85 designs were either first, or second in all tests inc. head-head vs. Recoils in testing without me there in 4 places across the country. That's when I knew i has something esp. in the 95 and 85 gram range. never heard any played boardy but will take that comment to heart and eval accordingly so thanks for the feedback. I'll def check the original specs vs. my redesign and will go from there. Thx Bro!
  10. Thanks Pops de Eye! I really want to expand upon your testing with the Tour X irons where you combined the 85s for the longer irons, 95s for the shorter ones, and 105 for the wedges. i've done that in the past of course but w/ your thorough testing, and the improvements I've made, and am going to make on the 105s, providing a package of shafts might be pretty kule and helpful to a lot of folks. Let's revisit that asap. Thanks again for the post!
  11. Funny! And sound wisdom...heck I can smash at will even w/ both index fingers...one talented Hillbilly aqui!!! Now go find Olive Oyl and have fun you Beast!!!
  12. Hey Popeye! Thanks for the post, and your comment/review on the Xcaliber Tour X irons . I can say this truthfully about the 85 gram and 95 gram versions of the T-Xs - the 85 g. version is probably the best iron shafts I've ever designed with the 95 running a close second. Now the 105 gram version needs a bit of help I think. The 105 shafts plays well, especially in the shorter clubs, but in my constant mantra of always striving for "continuous improvement" I know I can make them a lot better. I plan to have them completely redesigned, player tested - and even re-designed as req'd./p. testing as this heavier wt. is def. geared toward the better/stronger players. I hope to have them ready for release by end of April/early May. Now to go a bit further, I've even "tightened up" the designs for the 85 and 95 gram shafts to insure rotational consistency even beyond the high level they've exhibited in the past In addition, I've brought on-line a new factory who's attention to detail in production and therefore has a much higher sense of quality control than the previous factory I was using which gets me and my Xcaliber Teams pretty dang excited about '18. I've been able to seamlessly introduce minor variations in the tooling , more consistent prepreg materials AND change up our inspection protocols that will now include a 100% inspection of the tip end zone frequencies - which NO ONE in this industry makes the effort to include in their QA/QC inspections. And truthfully insuring a consistent, complete distribution of stiffness is really important. I've measured and tested quite large variations in shaft products and large variations - and they're out there for sure - can definitely make 2 shafts play different. Finally, we've redesigned the cosmetics and they are freakin' kule!!! . I have the shafts at a photographer right now and when I get the shots back, I'll post here . So that's it Popeye . Again, I'm/we're really excited about '18 as with all the new products we're releasing and with a true heightened sense of service to all golfers, fitters and club makers...that's what it's really all about isn't it? Selling products is one thing of course, but HELPING folks have a better game and have more fun - that's the direction all companies should take regardless of industry. Heck, that's what we're doing with this company in all aspects. It really parallels what MGS is doing - helping folks with their equipment+ decisions - which is great I think and I hope to be a sponsor asap. Thanks again for the post! Robin
  13. Hey PJ Will def. do and keep you informed. I could also help you via email immediately if you're interested. Besides the xcals of course, I have a data base of over 1200 shafts - both other shaft co's & OEMs - which I use to fit folks and am successful 98% of the time. So if interested, let me know and we'll rock!
  14. I'm just hitting "quote" that says "reply directly to this post...". So to make it a personal reply, I'd have to follow your tip right? I'll learn all this eventually.......
  15. Hey 'Migo - I've gotta learn all this...like what's a tag and how do I tag someone? I thought we were communicating via personal mail....derrrrr... Yea the T6+s are as good as i've designed for better/hi sspeed players ...>. If you want to learn more, just email me via the site. R
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