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  1. Modus³ 105 is basically a profile very close to TT DG - pretty linear from butt to tip. NSPro 950 is rather soft in the tipsection. The feel pretty different, when you swing them besides of one being heavier than the other. Your body reacts to that for sure. And this reaction might result in very different ballflights, which don`t necessarily match the theory on paper. Modus 105 should be a lower launch shaft in comparison to 950GH, but if your swing overrites the properties of the EI profile, it might be the complete opposite. There was an interesting interview from Russ Ryden with Kim Braley from the PGA show 2017 or 2018. Braley said, that in the majority of fittings, the shafts will do exactly, what they are supposed to do. But there will always be that odd one, that produces the exact opposite of the expected ballflight. It just happens - we are humans. Cheers, Michael
  2. If you like a stable shaft with a smooth feel, you can always opt for ACCRA TZ or TourZ Extreme series. Another manufacturer known for the combination of stable, lower launching profiles that have a smooth feel, is Graphite Design. The Tour AD-BB or the TP might be a nice option for you. Cheers, Michael
  3. Hi CJ the SLDR is a pretty different animal compared to the 910D2. While 910D2 is a relatively high spinning design, SLDR is on the exact opposite of the spectrum. Chances are very high, that a shaft performing well in the 910D2 will not perform very well in the SLRD. Most shaft companies had to design specific shafts for the SLDR head to somehow counter the low launch/low spin properties of this very special design. Cheers, Michael
  4. Hakusa is the house brand from Bryant Brothers, owner of www.myclubmaker.com. The heads are forged by Kyoie out of Japan. And yes - the blackmfinished clubheads will rust. This is the same with all carbon steel forged clubs, that don't get some kind of a chrome finish to prevent them from rusting. I had the same thing with wedges from Maltby, KZG and Scratch. Regards, Michael
  5. Backweighting/Counterbalancing - essentially what the Secret Grip does with a club - is nothing new in the industry. I do it once in a while with a customer who is having a hard time getting on plane in the downswing and is somewhat violent/quick in the transition. The method, I prefer is going with the Tourlock weights. This way, you can find the amount of weight under the hands, that produces the best results. Having the option to go from 12g to 40g is nice. Heavier is not always better, but can help some type of swings. Regards, Michael
  6. The pictures shown are definitely not taken with a high speed camera. Shutter speed and fps are always a problem, when you are trying to judge the movement of a shaft in the swing. It's simply not possible. Regards, Michael
  7. Joro, are you going to meet Mr. M. Ke***pe from Germany? He is supposed to develop the US-market for B.I.G. The company did work with a foundry design in the last season. Compact cavity design without a lot of GI-features. I hit one of there clubs mated with a KBS Tour shaft and honestly it wasn't impressive at all. I know, that the KBS Tour can feel really good in a club, but it didn't feel as smooth, as I remembered it from hitting it in a KZG iron set, that I built for myself a couple of years ago. As far as I know, B.I.G. did some designs together with the company that does the Alpha designs. I'm not sure, where the are at right now as far as there "own" designs are ready to be used. But being a fitter and builder myself for already almost 10 years and having talked to some of the guys associated with B.i.G. here in Germany, I can tell you, that they don't do anything special, that a well experienced clubmaker wouldn't be able to do. Probably the only thing you and I don't have in our workshop is the option to do a personalized laser etching for the customer, but that's not worth any extra Yard closer to the pin or longer of the tee. Regards, Michael
  8. The guys that do Vega also are responsible for the United brand. And while United makes a good product, it's not from the Japanese Kyoie plant. It's not forged in Japan. That doesn't mean it's not a good product, but the only relation between Vega and United is the company selling both products. Regards Michael
  9. As far, as I know, they will retail for 299 in the US. And that is with a Harrison Saga installed - which basically means that you already have a really decent stock option. I'm going to get one in our next shipment from Harrison. Should have it by the end of next week. Our staff is really looking forward to give it a try. Regards, Michael
  10. No - sorry. No experience with the Apollo shafts made. I would love to help you out, but they are not really that common over here in Europe. Hard to get your hands on them. One of my friends, who used to work for MacGregor Europe did some testing with a lightweight model. He was not really happy with the shafts and bend the tips in three month of play. That's all I can tell about that. I know his swing - he definitely is not a "killer". No super high swing speed - no digger of the club. Regards, Michael
  11. RookieBlue, I'm really not sure, where the info on CPM-sorting those shafts comes from. If you read through the article I provided, TT clearly states, that it's all about weight sorting. Yes - they are picked to tighter tolerances compared to standard DG. But TT is a weight sorting company. They never had anything to do with frequency matching. If the knew how to build frequency matched irons, the PX and Rifle product wouldn't be as bad as it is. Just to give you a short inside about me: I work as a clubfitter and clubmaker for alsmost 10 years. I do build sets for customers frequency matched, spined, floed, etc. I stopped using TT products and Royal Precesion products quite some time ago, because of their quality issues as far as frequencies is concerned. I would rather go and use a shaft from FST to build a set for a customer than using a TT product. If you ever compared spines, frequencies and weight in the process of getting the components right for a players set between TT, KBS, FST and Nippon - you would rarely go with TT - believe me. Good thing for TT, that the marketing of the TI shafts obviously worked. Reality is different. Regards, Michael
  12. Don't get me wrong, but as far as I know, that shafts are the same. Same material, same production process. They just sort them better compared to the standard retail DG. The rest of the Tour Issue DG is perception and marketing. It's not a different bend profile, no different steel alloy. These still are DG. Regards, Michael P.S.: Follow the link to read a short article about the shafts: True Temper DG Tour Issue
  13. With drivers, it's sometimes getting ridiculous these days. I just had a brand name driver in the shop, that was supposed to have 11.5. It actually speced out at 14.5. Shafts normally are on the soft side of the spectrum. Most of them are at least one flex softer than a decent aftermarket product. And this is the same for drivers, fw metals, hybrids and irons. If you want to have a perfectly build set of clubs, you have to go to a well known clubmaker, who builds by his own and doesn't just order to specs from OEM. Regards Michael
  14. My personal favorites for the FW application so far are MRC Kai'Li 70 and ATTAS T2 7. What can I say. I'm a snob
  15. Please just check the ID. They are made in .350 and .335. Depending on your tip and shaft, you might have to use a shim. Regards Michael
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