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  1. The j15cb is very very pretty. Unfortunately impossible to get your hands on where I live.
  2. I can't hit a 3 wood off the deck. That's why I don't carry it anymore. I go from driver straight to 2 hybrid !
  3. Yes, BUT, I'm in Europe. We still have the AD333. No Qstar here. But then again, I have a sneaky suspicion the Qstar is just a rebadged AD333. :-) And when I read RoverRick's contribution about his putting woes, clicky feel off the putter, hard feel off the wedges ... it reminds me of why I discarded the Bridgestones in the first place ...
  4. I fail to see what the fuss is about. It's a goodlooking girl, she's linked with sports through her dad, she's linked with golf through DJ. Sex sells ...
  5. It's a funny thing. Bridgestone has the marketing / ball fitting right. Went through that some years ago. Tested the ball that came out of the fitting. Hated it. Tested some other Bridgestones, hated them as wel. They just felt like s*** to me, hard and clicky, so I keep playing with my beloved soft AD333. Is the feel something Bridgestone worked on over the past couple of years, should I give them a second chance ?
  6. Oh I'm royally screwed. After 4 weeks allotted time for the custom build I heard nothing from the supplier about my new MP54's. So I started emailing. A few days and three emails later still no reaction from them. So l look up their phone number on their website and start calling them. No one picks up the phone. In the mean time contact details including phone numbers have been removed from their website. I think I am screwed. Allready put in a claim with Mastercard. Fingers crossed I at least get my money back. So no MP54's for me at the moment :-( Luckily the damned i20's aren't sold yet ...
  7. Thanks RPJ .. What you write goes right to the essence of it ... I have fond memories of certain shots with my MX-25, with a certain feel and joy still engrained in my brain, to which I think back regularly with a smile on my face ... I have none of those with the i20's, allthough my hcp went down with them, they are just tools ... whereas the Mizuno's seem to be something more than that to me, more than the sum or their parts, I can't explain it rationally ... It's the same with my cars for me. My previouw car I knew with my mind was probably a better car for less money than my current ride. But still there was no love in the rationally bought car, and I had to let it go with zero regrets. Now I love my bought with the heart car to death !
  8. I know this thread is old and buried, but I'm so stoked I can't help myself. Pulled the trigger yesterday. Out with the never loved i20's, back to trusted Mizuno. MP54 looks similar to my previous MX-25, so I guess I'm stepping up. Opted for KBS Tour Regular shafts and M31 grips. My game will probably get worse as my golfing time will be limited to 3 days a week max. But I'm focussing on enjoyment (trying the odd shotshape here and there) rather than scoring this year. So at least now I have a gorgeous iron to look at again every time I pull one out of the bag :-) I've always hated the "unreliability" of the i20's distance wise. I always loved the "honesty" of my MX25's, they produced what I put in, nothing more, nothing less. So back to where it all started for me, Mizuno. Now the wait begins until they get delivered ...
  9. And so everyone keeps telling me how good my i20's are. And still I can't warm up to them.
  10. Interesting question ! Balls: Srixon AD333 Love these balls. They are soft when I putt and chip, feel good off every club in the bag and are cheap too. Complete trust, there is no shadow of a doubt in my mind when I'm over them. What else can you wish for ?! Driver: Ping G15 I love this one. It has a mind of its own sometimes but honestly that's the indians fault. I love the way it sounds and feels on impact with my Srixon AD333 balls. Woods: none I don't like woods, can only hit them off the tee, not off the deck. So for me they have little added value as I seem to have little use use for them ! That's why my next club is ... Hybrid: Ping G15, 17 degree Loooooove that club, good off the tee and off the deck. Love the iron-like shape. Psychologically I hate wood-like hybrids, because they remind me of the above ! Irons: Ping i20 Meh, no love, they have to go, only positive thing I have to say about them is that they are forgiving on fat shots. I think will be replaced by either 714CB or MP54 which may be a stretch at my hcp. But I want to get back into simple, clean forged heads that I love the look of, and that are more consistent, and produce the result consistent with what I put in. Wedges: Ping Tour-S Meh, no love, similar story to the irons, they have to go too. Back to the trusty Vokey I guess. Putter: Odyssey twoball Love love love. Been puting for years with that one. I feel it, love it, trust it. Furthermore, it was a gift from my late coach/pro, so it has some added emotional value. How can I ever get rid of this one ? I hope I can keep using it for the rest of my golfing life ! Sunglasses: Oakley FlackJacket XLJ G30 I like them. Can keep them on during the entire round which is a must. I don't like glasses that I have to take on and off for swings, chips and putts. I do not yet love it though. The G30 lens is a tiny bit too bright for me, and I don't see the added value with green reading like they advertise. I'm considering to switch to a slightly darker tinted oakley lens. And that might tilt the scale from like to love. Rangefinder/GPS: Bushnell Tour V2 I like it, works as advertised. Do not love it though, because using it takes too much time I guess. And for the longer distances I find it rather difficult to target a pin.
  11. Am I the only one here that feels it's too .. rounded .. maybe it's the lack of perspective, but it looks fat and bloated to me .. the Callaway Apex Pro is sooooooo much better looking
  12. ... It's been about a year now with the i20 irons and tour s wedges. Hcp only went down from 18 to 16 EGA, health issues, not enough practice and play. BUT again, still no love for my Pings. While I do LOVE LOVE LOVE my G15 driver and hybrid, I'm only luke warm what my i20's are concerned, likewise the tour-s wedges. They have performed well though. They are great on fat shots. They wear very, very well. But still I haven't stopped thinking about my former Mizuno MX25 and Vokey wedges, which I was stupid enough to sell. Lately I've been haunted more and more by thoughts of going back, back to Mizuno and Vokey. And then we're off again with the brain telling me to go for the EZ-forged (my AP1 / GI candidate from last year), and the heart longing for the MP-54 (my i20 / CB candidate from last year). Sigh.
  13. They way YOU tell it, it is clear Hacker is in the wrong. But we haven't heard HIS part f the story ;-)
  14. They look a bit awkward to me. Almost like the took an adams clubhead and tried to sprinkle it with TM design cues. Why do that ?
  15. I have Adidas Adivista with photochromatic lenses that I use in the car, and they are BRILLIANT ! I can keep them on in a dark tunnel and they change in an instant when a reappear on the other side in bright sunlight ! I can even wear them at dusk and dawn that's how good they are !
  16. I use the G30 lenses. I see no difference in green reading ! And on really sunny days, they are not dark enough. Next time round, I'll go for photochromatic lenses again, that adapt to ambient light conditions !
  17. Uniformly painted bright pink with "SISSY" or "BUBBA" printed in large capitals !
  18. Hard and fast ... For money, not for money, in competition, casual not in competition, it all doesn't matter to me. There are rules. Play by the rules ! They are an intricate part of golf ! If we want other, better gear, change the rules first ! But WHY would we ? Only to buy more gear and make revenue for golf companies, full stop. Why do we have to keep hitting farther and straighter. It's all marketing BS anyway. 95% of the result is the golfer, not the equipment. If golf companies want to make more money, stop the marketing BS, start real custom fitting, and deliver to spec instead of all the other hot air blowing that's going on !
  19. Again, look at my hcp, I know virtually nothing about golf. BUT, yes it is obvious the practice swing from the video comes from the inside, but to me it looks like the real swing is ever so slightly out to in, hence the fade. Not sure though, it's difficult to see in that video, it's so fast, not enough frames. Would be nice to see a high speed recording or Trackman data.
  20. I'm not a golfing guru or a golfing dude. But what you discribe doesn't sound like a recipe for a fade to me. Hitting the inside of the ball for a fade ?
  21. I treated myself to a James Stewart bag this year. Was wondering how this one compares ?
  22. Callaway Big Bertha knockoff ? Anyway, that's what first popped into my mind looking at the pic.
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