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  1. On 2/26/2020 at 11:02 AM, Hoganman1 said:
    On 2/25/2020 at 2:24 PM, Smellis745 said:


    ETA:  YMMV since you didn't cut the original shaft and simply replaced it with another one that was shorter.  Depending on shaft weights, balance point, etc...this could all make your swing weight different.  If the new shaft is heavier, it can make the SW reduction not as severe.


    Well, I just learned that my NVS shaft weighs 56 grams and the Atmos that came with the club weighs 53 grams. So my guess is the swing weight only dropped a couple of points if any. Just in case I run into problems later, I bought an 8 gram M6 head weight I can use to compensate. Like I said before the club is performing well. I sometimes get way too anal about this kind of stuff. I just need to practice and play rather than tinker.

  2. On 1/6/2020 at 11:09 AM, TR1PTIK said:


    I may give the SIM a try if I have the funds available for new clubs this year, but would honestly be more interested in an M5 or M6 at a lower price when looking at TM.

    That's exactly what I did. I bought a M6 about a month ago at Dick's after they reduced the price. it actually looks a lot like the SIM. The fin on the bottom isn't as pronounced, but it is similar. I changed the shaft to an old after market Aldila NVS 55R shaft as I was fitted for that shaft several years ago and still love it.  Unfortunately it's been very wet or cold here so I've only played about five rounds with it. However, it's working well so far. I've ordered a heavier weight for the head in case it turns out to be too light because the NVS is 3/4" shorter than the stock shaft.

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  3. On 1/30/2020 at 9:58 AM, ACslater said:

    FWIW, Project X shafts that come stock in drivers and woods are actually the real shafts.  Some companies make a lesser shaft with the same name for stock options.  For example, I remember the Fujikura Speeder in the Titleist 975 series was just a fancy paint job on a bargain shaft.  If you get a Project X, its the same as if you bought it aftermarket.  


    I'm not sure who else falls into those categories.  

    I've wondered about this issue. It seems like a lot of the "stock" shafts are also "made for" shafts. The Taylor made M6 which is now selling for $350 has a Fuji Atmos Orange shaft. However, the Fuji web site doesn't offer an Atmos Orange and the Atmos Red (or Blue) after market shafts cost about $250. I know a lot of OEMs do offer a variety of name brand shafts, but are they the same quality as the after market version?

  4. 20 hours ago, Smellis745 said:


    ETA:  YMMV since you didn't cut the original shaft and simply replaced it with another one that was shorter.  Depending on shaft weights, balance point, etc...this could all make your swing weight different.  If the new shaft is heavier, it can make the SW reduction not as severe.

    This is a good point. My guess is the NVS is heavier. Also, it has a 350 tip. Most shafts now are 335. Anyway unless I have problems in the future I'm not going to worry about it. What's the old saying "if it ain't broke; don't fix it".

  5. I forgot to add that I didn't change the head weight on my M6 when I put in the new shorter shaft. I know making it 3/4" shorter changed the swing weight from D3, but it didn't feel different to me. I know one can buy heavier head weights. Maybe I should do so. I've been told I would need to add 10 more grams to the 3.5 weight that comes in the head. That seems like a lot to me. Is that correct?

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  6. I bought my 12* M6 about a month ago and put an old 45" Aldila NVS 55R shaft in it the first week of February. So far it's working really well. It's longer than the Rogue I was playing and much straighter. Frankly, I thought "twist face" technology was mostly hype, but I was wrong. I've been on vacation in Florida and played several rounds with the M6. I was really amazed that my miss hits seemed to go almost as far as solid strikes. Is anyone else out there gaming the M6? If so, hopefully you're having the same success.

  7. This was my favorite shaft for a number of years. It was the stock shaft in Callaway's FT-1 almost 20 years ago. As I traded up to newer models I used the after market version. I don't know why I got away from it other than the fact that newer shafts were offered in the drivers I bought. Recently, I bought a Taylormade M6, but didn't particularly like the Atmos shaft. On a lark, I found my old NVS in the garage, added a TM adapter and it's really performing well. Who knows if it will last but for now, it's working. Is anyone else still using this shaft or any other old favorite from decades ago?

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  8. This is interesting. Obviously, they're trying to reach a different demographic than the normal Titleist player. However, there are so many choices out there now including Vice, Snell and the very popular Kirkland Signature. I'm old enough to remember when Titleist, Maxifli  and Top Flight were  the leading brands. Ping actually had a ball and I played a Hogan ball at The Old Course in the late 90s. We'll see if Union Green is successful. My guess is they have data that tells them it will.

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  9. Sorry, but I was "out to lunch" when the QC information on the Chrome Soft was released. Can someone let me know what problems were outlined?I tried a dozen last Summer and didn't like it at all. Maybe I got a bad batch. I do sometimes play the SuperSoft when it's below 55*, but generally play Titleist balls.

  10. I played the AVX most of last Fall, but gave it up due to how it performed on and around the greens. I may try it again this Spring. However, I got a couple of dozen Pro-V-1Xs for Christmas and it seems to work better for me.

  11.  Go ahead and say it; OK Boomer!!! I'm OLD, but I still like pleated pants and shorts for golf. I know they've been out of still for a decade. However, I don't care. They are comfortable. They are also sometimes hard to find. I like khaki and grey because they go with almost any color shirt. I've stocked up so I'm good until they come back in style. Hopefully, they will before I'm on the other side of the grass.

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  12. I just got a new M6 too, but mine is the standard model. My miss is a pull hook so I decided not to go with the D-Type. It seems longer than the Rogue I was playing. However, I've only played two rounds both on wet fairways. I'm looking forward to getting comfortable with the new club. I hope my results as as good as yours.

  13. 21 hours ago, BIG STU said:

    They went straight in the trash when I cut them off---- And I see you are in Charlotte--- I was born and raised in Charlotte in fact a North Charlotte guy

    Yes, we moved here in 1977 from Columbia SC.We live in Myers Park and I play  at Myers Park Country Club. I see you're in Garden City. Where do you play you golf? 

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  14. On 1/1/2020 at 1:48 PM, BIG STU said:

    We called them flaps and I hated them. One of the first things I did when I saw they fit was take a new PAL brand single edge razor blade and cut them off. 

    We  called them kilties. Like you, I always cut them off.  I haven't seen them recently, but I'll be there are still some stashed away in garage closets somewhere.

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  15. Well after experimenting all Summer and Fall  I was sold on the AVX until our greens got super fast. I like the extra distance off the tee, but I could not control my chips and pitches. One of our pros who knows my game suggested  I try the Pro-V-1X. I hadn't played it in years and thought it was only for 100+ swing speed players. Surprisingly, I found it pretty long and it stops really well on the greens. I plan to stick with it through the Winter and Spring. 

  16. I live in Charlotte and years ago one of the topless bars here had a "golf tournament". I don't know anyone that attended, but there was a lot of public outrage. The public course where it was held suffered through a boycott and eventually closed. While I am pleased that golf now attracts a more diverse group than in the past, I'm hoping this these type of events are few and far between. We all want the game to start growing again, just not in this direction.

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