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    therod got a reaction from Vegan_Golfer_PNW in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    So I just got home from my little shaft test. Played the 1st 6 holes at the local muni with the Tensei shaft in the driver, just because that was the last shaft I had in it hitting balls into the net in my back yard. When I got to the 7th tee, the 3 sleeves of ProV1s each marked with whichever shaft I was going to use for each sleeve came out. 3 sleeves of ProV1s, 9 tee balls, 6 of which were in the fairway (it's a wide fairway...) led me to a logical solution. I could game any 1 of the three. Of the balls that were hit the absolute best, there wasn't 5 yards difference in the 3. The longest of the 3, literally by 5-6 feet, was the white Evenflow. It was also, by a very narrow margin, the highest  trajectory of the 3. Like I said, I could game any of the 3 any time. And if the shafts weren't marked, I could hit all 3 and not know the difference. Incredibly similar flights and trajectories. There's a part of me that still wants to try a Ventus. Eventually, maybe, if I get a little cash for my birthday. Then again, I'd also like to try a more forgiving driver just because I think every little bit helps. I don't know how much more, if very much at all, the TSI2 is compared to the TSI3. And I know for reality's sake, it's not REALLY worth it considering the differences between the 2. The fittter at the PGA SS didn't have me hit the 2, only the 3. It was the club I had in my hands when the fitting session started, and other than swapping shafts and trying a few shafts, I didn't hit anything else. Am I disappointed? No, I know I have a quality stick. I just like to tinker and look at other options. We'll see. I'm happy with my TSI3, and will be playing it with a white Evenflow for the foreseeable future.
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    therod got a reaction from GolfSpy SAM in 3 similar shafts, 1 big test   
    So I have 3 shafts for my TSI3. The white Tensei that came with it, a Graman Limey 540 and a white Evenflow, the last 2 I bought on the cheap. They should be similar, but I don't know which one is the longest. No better way to find out than to take all 3 to the course and hit a dozen balls from the same tee. My hunch is whichever of the 3 creates the highest trajectory will be the longest. I played a low bend point shaft for years because I felt I needed all the help I could get hitting a higher ball, and I felt like a higher ball would be a longer ball. The fitter I worked with at the nearest PGA Superstore was confident a higher bend point shaft fit my swing better. I haven't played enough golf this year to get a really good feel for whether he's right or not. So hopefully tomorrow, I'll confirm it one way or the other. 
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    therod got a reaction from KC Golf in Rattle in my driver...   
    Well, evidently I misspoke. I was messing around with the head last night, and couldn't get it to rattle. What I found was that the little gold ring on the adapter, that basically keeps the lower piece of the adapter on the sleeve, came loose. So the downside is the bottom half of the adapter that has the letters on it, the "A" "B" "C" and "D" on it is loose and rattles when you shake it. I don't hear it when I swing the club, and that's the 2nd Titleist adapter this has happened to. I keep a little bag of weights in my bag for the driver, and occasionally move / change weights in it to try something with a different shaft. And the other adapter that this happened to has that bottom piece in that bag. Now there are 2 of them in that bag with the weights. So my bad, the head is fine. Just an adapter failure that doesn't remove it from use...
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    therod got a reaction from MGoBlue100 in Rattle in my driver...   
    Well, evidently I misspoke. I was messing around with the head last night, and couldn't get it to rattle. What I found was that the little gold ring on the adapter, that basically keeps the lower piece of the adapter on the sleeve, came loose. So the downside is the bottom half of the adapter that has the letters on it, the "A" "B" "C" and "D" on it is loose and rattles when you shake it. I don't hear it when I swing the club, and that's the 2nd Titleist adapter this has happened to. I keep a little bag of weights in my bag for the driver, and occasionally move / change weights in it to try something with a different shaft. And the other adapter that this happened to has that bottom piece in that bag. Now there are 2 of them in that bag with the weights. So my bad, the head is fine. Just an adapter failure that doesn't remove it from use...
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    therod got a reaction from Hacker Rod in Rattle in my driver...   
    Well, evidently I misspoke. I was messing around with the head last night, and couldn't get it to rattle. What I found was that the little gold ring on the adapter, that basically keeps the lower piece of the adapter on the sleeve, came loose. So the downside is the bottom half of the adapter that has the letters on it, the "A" "B" "C" and "D" on it is loose and rattles when you shake it. I don't hear it when I swing the club, and that's the 2nd Titleist adapter this has happened to. I keep a little bag of weights in my bag for the driver, and occasionally move / change weights in it to try something with a different shaft. And the other adapter that this happened to has that bottom piece in that bag. Now there are 2 of them in that bag with the weights. So my bad, the head is fine. Just an adapter failure that doesn't remove it from use...
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    therod got a reaction from bens197 in Rattle in my driver...   
    Well, evidently I misspoke. I was messing around with the head last night, and couldn't get it to rattle. What I found was that the little gold ring on the adapter, that basically keeps the lower piece of the adapter on the sleeve, came loose. So the downside is the bottom half of the adapter that has the letters on it, the "A" "B" "C" and "D" on it is loose and rattles when you shake it. I don't hear it when I swing the club, and that's the 2nd Titleist adapter this has happened to. I keep a little bag of weights in my bag for the driver, and occasionally move / change weights in it to try something with a different shaft. And the other adapter that this happened to has that bottom piece in that bag. Now there are 2 of them in that bag with the weights. So my bad, the head is fine. Just an adapter failure that doesn't remove it from use...
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    therod got a reaction from rlb4 in MOI vs Movable weights...?   
    Ok thanks rlb. I looked alot of places, and even emailed Titleist, and couldn't get an answer. Thanks!
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    therod got a reaction from ClarkWGriswoldIII in Upcoming Most Wanted Driver Testing   
    So let's cut to the real nitty gritty here...does anyone know when the Most Wanted Driver report will be made available? I'm assuming, looking at previous release dates, that we're getting close. I'm already shopping, so any and all info on new sticks is a good thing...
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    therod got a reaction from chisag in Evenflow anyone?   
    I just picked up a white Evenflow. I demoed a black HZRDUS but couldn't turn it over to save my life. I have a pretty aggressive transition and load the shaft alot at the top of my backswing, so I'm going to see if a white Evenflow can handle it. If not, I'm only out $40
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    therod got a reaction from revkev in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from PMookie in Driver acquisition time...!   
    Hit a boatload of drivers. The first 5 or 6 were all very similar. I really liked the C721, but I had researched it and just wanted to like it to begin with. Then I hit a TSI3. And the ball went 20 more yards after I put the stock red ventus in it. Ball after ball went 20 more yards than anything else I hit. Going to have to be a wise eBay shopper to save money. Crazy expensive but crazy good.
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    therod got a reaction from chisag in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from NRJyzr in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from MrHogan in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from Nolan220 in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from brutal brutus in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from Micah T in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from sirchunksalot in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from MGoBlue100 in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from cnosil in Driver acquisition time...!   
    For my birthday a few weeks ago, my wife told me to get a new driver. She told me I could go to Club Champion if I wanted. I think I would rather go to the local PGA Superstore and hit everything they have. I'm a lefty, so that will narrow the field quite a bit. I did a truegolffit a few weeks ago, and it put me in a Wilson D9, with a TSI1 as the 2nd choice. I would also really like to tit the new Cleveland Launcher XL and the Exotics C721. And I'll see what else they have. I also have a brand new Evenflow Max shaft that hasn't even had a tip on it yet waiting for me to give it a shot. Needless to say, fun times ahead!
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    therod got a reaction from fixyurdivot in TrueGolfFit Interesting Result   
    I did a truegolffit fitting a few weeks ago. It put me in a Wilson D9. It's one of the clubs I will hit when I go to the local PGA store next week. Not sure what I'll get, and I may end up taking my results and coming home to shop online for something. We'll see what the launch monitor results indicate. But I was intrigued by the D9 recommendation...
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    therod got a reaction from tdroma98 in Shorter Shafts??   
    Or you could try it on 1 club. Have a local fitter / builder make you a 7 or 8 iron, have it built exactly how you want it, and see how it plays compared to your current gamer.
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    therod got a reaction from fixyurdivot in Shorter Shafts??   
    Or you could try it on 1 club. Have a local fitter / builder make you a 7 or 8 iron, have it built exactly how you want it, and see how it plays compared to your current gamer.
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    therod got a reaction from redhillaz in Shorter Shafts??   
    Or you could try it on 1 club. Have a local fitter / builder make you a 7 or 8 iron, have it built exactly how you want it, and see how it plays compared to your current gamer.
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    therod got a reaction from Kocher Clamp in Shorter Shafts??   
    Or you could try it on 1 club. Have a local fitter / builder make you a 7 or 8 iron, have it built exactly how you want it, and see how it plays compared to your current gamer.
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