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  1. It's basically a revamp of the venerable Blueboard - not a bad thing if you like mid launch and mid spin. The Taylormade OEM version differs in spec from that of Mitsubishi, which gives the impression that it's a 'made for' shaft, however the performance is near identical to the original Blueboard. Designed as a safe bet to fit a wide spectrum of golfers - hence it's inclusion in TM's line up.
  2. Generally speaking, a 3-wood is shorter than a driver with a lighter head weight. In order to give the feel of swinging similar to the driver, the 3-wood shaft is normally heavier than the equivalent driver - as a general rule of thumb by 10g. There's no right or wrong - it's all about preference
  3. 1/3 flex is normally a good rule of thumb for pre-trimmed taper tip shafts, however tip trimming parallel can be a little more fickle depending on the shaft model, or how much PTS (parallel tip section) is available. Hard stepping twice is normally the limit - if you need to hard step three times, then you've got the wrong shaft.
  4. This question gets asked a lot. Basically you can't - that's why they make regular, stiff and x-stiff shafts. You have 5.25" of parallel tip section to play with, so providing the shaft hasn't already been butt trimmed to length - and provided hosel insertion depth is less than 1.25" (pretty much no chance for an approach wedge) you could eek out an extra 0.5" of trimming. But if you want stiff, it won't get you close if you have a regular shaft to begin with. So if you want stiff - buy stiff.
  5. Please - do not listen to armchair fitters who know absolutely nothing about LM dynamics This is absolute drivel. I will say no more.
  6. As an uncharge. Look - I don't want to turn this into a pissing contest, but I think we have established that the chances of finding a used set of i500's with an equivalent shaft that the OP had been previously fitted for in + 1" are pretty slim. I would suggest revisiting the whole fitting process to ensure they get connected with the right shaft at the right length with the intended set. Now if you don't mind, I have more important things to do - like play golf. Jeez.....
  7. That's true, but I was basing my opinion on the stock offering from Ping which would likely be with a used set. I don't think the OP was planning on reshafting or getting fitted - which of course would be the smart thing to do anyway.
  8. The Mizuno tool gets you 3 shafts in your ballpark, but you still have to choose which is right for you - particularly if you're playing at +1". Again, due diligence in your methodical selection process pays off in the long run.
  9. The shaft that would be a good match is probably subjective, but there are two areas to look at in terms of what you have currently been fitted for. 1. Weight - AWT and PX LZ could be placed in around the 100-110g category. 2. Launch profile is mid to mid high for AWT to PX LZ. That rules out the Recoil on both weight and launch which would probably be too light and too high launching. A KBS Tour in Reg would be an option as would Dynamic Gold 105. Be wary of fitting yourself into a used set based on that logic though - it doesn't always work out as planned, but weight and
  10. Ramon Allones selección especial. Because it's friday...
  11. If you could tell us what shafts are in the potential i500's, then we could give you an indication on how they compare to your current set....
  12. You smash is pretty low and costing you yards. A fitting session is designed to give you better contact giving you better smash giving you better distance!
  13. I'd be inclined to go with Cobra to replace the shaft. Sourcing the correct shaft in the past has been a real pain and getting the flex/ frequency to match the rest of the set is equally taxing. It's doable, but for me it works out cheaper to use Cobra than using my time - which could equate to the same price as nuclear aircraft carrier by the time I've finished.
  14. It's all about the ball speed really. Your PTR or 'smash factor' is basically the difference between your swing speed and ball speed and the relationship of how efficiently your hit the ball. The normal 'perfect' smash factor would be 1.50 for a driver - meaning if your swing speed was 100mph for example, then your ball speed would equate to 150mph. If, like many amateurs your smash factor was below 1.40, then you could potentially be losing 10-15mph in resultant ball speed for your strikes - even before you factor in other variables such as launch angle and spin. Launch, spin and speed a
  15. I agree that it was probably a parallel tip iron shaft, but IS2 was L/A flex I think. Reg/Firm would be IS3. There were a number of shafts with the generic white label on the butt "Harrison - the longest driving shafts" etc, including steel and graphite. Some codes would even be (confusingly) I52 - which equated to senior flex graphite like the Star Plus. But I'd put money on L flex steel iron shaft with .370" tip and overall length of 40" for the IS2.
  16. The head design isn't a full bore thru so provided you apply directional heat the hosel only, you should be fine. You could hold a damp cloth on the bottom of the sole while you're heating it up just to be on the safe side.
  17. The first thing I would say is if you have came up with something unique, then well done - it's very difficult to come up with original putter designs from the norm. Secondly - does it really need to be milled? Milling is simply a process to give a flat surface - some have elaborate patterns which are purely cosmetic rather than giving any real benefit to the golfer. Some allude to enhance topspin etc, but it is a very difficult concept to prove conclusively. It's worth noting that Ping literally cast a business out of nothing using a design that was not milled and found it's way i
  18. Ping TS grind is actually 6 degrees making it low bounce in anyone's book really. Equivalent grinds would be something like the Vokey L-grind or for like for like bounce the Cleveland RTX low bounce grind can match it at 6 degrees. Low bounce favours "pickers" of the golf ball who take a shallow divot or for firm ground conditions. They do require an accurate ball striking to get the most of them though. More bounce normally equals more forgiveness for normal ground conditions - 8-10 degrees would be ideal. The Vokey M grind is a good example of an "all-rounder" or if the ground is a touch fir
  19. 2020 update: Titleist 915 D3 10.5 Aldila Rogue Silver 130msi Titleist 915 Fd 15 Aldila Rogue Silver 130 msi Titleist 915Hd 20.5 UST Recoil Prototype F4 Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW Dynamic Gold AMT S300 Vokey F-Grind 50-12 DG S200 Vokey M-Grind 54-10 DG S200 Vokey L-Grind 58-04 DG S200 Cameron Newport 2 Custom Shop
  20. Damp evenings are made for a Bolivar Royal Corona with a 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape. It tastes of...1984. Big game tomorrow with the friends from Fife trying to win the usual England v Scotland matchplay four ball - sunny day forecast with damp ground means conditions will be close to ideal. many stories and the odd malt may follow. Happy days.
  21. There's the old door trick. If you have a nice plain wooden door, once you have fitted the grip and it's still capable of adjustment, place the flat face of the grip against the thin edge of the open door. If it's square, the putter face will rest flat against the door face. Simple enough - but doesn't work for every putter, but most designs will be fine. You could also try along the horizontal edge of a workbench or kitchen counter top. Anything with a right-angled edge long enough will do.
  22. Post D-Day memorial smoke - had to be something Churchill related I guess. Thinking of all who served.
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