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Everything posted by romeopapazulu

  1. I'm with @chisag and @cnosil on this one. If your current irons are a terrible fit, there might be some good gains with a properly fit set. If your main issues are with the indian and not the arrow, then Sub70 looks like a great option to have some fun with some new irons without breaking the bank. If you fit well into some of the stock shafts, they are a steal. Even with some of their more expensive shaft upgrades you are looking at prices below a new set of Hogans and practically half of a similar set of big brand OEMs. Oh my stars....the 699 Pros are on the website...I might be get
  2. So what gets stamped on the bottom of the club? The name? What size font would you have to use for it to fit? Would milling that much out of the sole of the club throw off the swingweight? If you propose putting the loft of the club on the sole, The Ben Hogan Company already realized that was a bad idea and have iron numbers again. Going back to lofts would be a return to insanity.
  3. I am finding the opposite. I think the confidence is higher with the Elevado. I am not seeing numbers that indicate I will have 5 less putts per round, but when I stand over a putt, I am feeling like the putting stroke is a variable that is out of the equation and the result now only depends on my sub-par green reading (maybe that should read "plus-par"). Now I just need to have someone tell me how to quantify the putting mind games...
  4. Yes, I dont know that Reed has the same ring as Nicklaus or Hogan. I am not anti-Reed (yet) but have no desire for irons with his name. Adam's was soooooo underrated. I think they punched way above their name recognition. I may have to hunt down some of these MB2's myself.
  5. Because they say Patrick Reed? I think the post is cut off right as what I assume is "without the Patrick Reed on them". Then if they were free?
  6. Tagging @chisag. I know he tried these and didn't have any luck. I would check with him on timing of his trial and a new cover.
  7. I'm now buried in 18 inches of snow. So unless I can maneuver a trip south for a weekend to get a round in, I will be looking at birdieball practice from now on. In looking at my practice green work, a slight advantage went to the SC on the long range putting. But that was quickly given away by more solid short range (dare I even admit mid-range?) second putts. I think the main advantage of the SC on the long putts is that they would occasionally go in. I didn't sink any super long ones with the Frontline. At that range it is hard to say if it is pure luck or if I can really judge
  8. In all of my testing so far, neither my current gamer or the Frontline have really jumped far ahead. The practice green testing tends to bounce back and forth between drills and one of them usually ends up ahead by the end of a session, but it doesn't amount to more than a stroke per round. Last night, though, was an absolute domination. I will have to see if this was a blip that will return back to the norm. But if that was a session trying putters in the golf shop, there would have been no doubt as to who I would be taking home.
  9. I have found most any brand will go on with air. Grips with cord are a bit tougher, though. I have put a just a little grip solvent in the grip with those and they go on nicely. But then they tend to stick a bit coming off, so my extraction rate with corded grips is much less than 100%
  10. I have also been trying to do some heel center toe testing. I need to get some impact tape soon can do it and see impact without purposefully hitting it on the toe or heel. I feel like it does a good job minimizing twist, but when I know I am hitting o e one the toe, I feel that it's hard to not influence the stroke. I have also hit some weird feeling putts. But these aren't twisting. I think I am swinging with the putter a bit off the ground and hitting it below the insert. And that has a weird clank of a feel like hitting a softball off the handle of a bat. Distance isn't terribly pun
  11. @GolfSpy MPR, are your grips on with tape or just blown on? I am really curious about that gravity grip on the Frontline. If I recall, isn't that a bit narrower than the Lamkin Sinkfit that comes stock on the Frontline?
  12. I agree with your case that accuracy doesn't need to be the top priority. However, to track progress, there needs to be some level of precision in the device you are using. If one of these devices tells me my 75 yd shot is only going 65, but it is always very close to that 10 yds short, I can use this for practicing (Precise, but not accurate). If it tells me my 75 yd shot is going 75 yds, but that is an average of anything from 65 to 85 yds, then it is relatively useless in my opinion (accurate, but not precise). I don't see where any of that is discussed in the review, so looking at the
  13. So you're stranded on an island with a beautiful golf course (not really "stranded" then) and the pro shop has only two putters for you to choose for your bag. One feels like you can always line it up exactly where you want to hit it, but you have an occasional WTH stroke leading to a wobbly pulled or pushed putt. The other putter can roll the ball perfectly down the line, but you are a little less precise on your alignment. Do you prioritize alignment or stroke? (These are the only two choices available. No "I watch Forged in Fire so I will make my own putter that fits me per
  14. As others have already said, the background reviewers give about themselves can provide so much more meaning to a review. They may have a pretty negative experience with a club or product, but when they explain how it deviates from their preferences or dig deeper into why it didn't work, I can still deduce that I should give it a shot because our preferences are polar opposites. As a tester, I can't see how your game could get worse even if the product wasn't a good fit. If it is for a club, aren't you also still hitting the old club to verify that the new one works better or not? May
  15. 2135. Besides my bedtime, what does this mean? This is the radius of a golf ball in millimeters x 100. Why should you care? Cleveland feels that by having the alignment line on the putter at this height, you can have your eyes inside of your line and you can still tell that the ball is centered on the club face. In their example above, I can see how there could be some issues with someone who has the eyes well inside the line or even outside the line (gasp!), IF they have a putter with the alignment line at the base of the putter. I don't have a putter arsenal the siz
  16. As @downlowkey said, asking for the ball type and markings before stating you found such and such eliminates the chance that they claim a ball that's not theirs. In a competitive match, I would establish their ball and markings before they have a chance to find one and claim that it is theirs as well. Nothing else jumps out as glaringly offensive, but I will play devil's advocate for giggles since you asked. Was this playing partner rushing to get things over with? When a group I am in gets to the green, most people mark their ball and clean it off. Is this guy just walking up to
  17. For those that have the CB/MB combo set, how do the top lines look? Is the CB any thicker than the MB? If you had to compare the look from address to any of the big(ger) brand clubs, what would you compare these to? Sycamore IL is directly en route to the UP from Salt Lake City, no?
  18. Correct me if I'm wrong, but a heavier putter is "generally" better for stability on short range putts at the expense of long range touch. I have a touch drill I am trying indoors. I need to get a putt at least 3 feet, then try to pass each putt with the next one and squeeze in as many as I can before hitting the end of the mat. So I think my range is 3-11ish feet. Come up short and I'm out. I'll send some scores later, but so far I haven't noticed a big difference between the Frontline and my Futura. Is this range long enough to really tell the difference?
  19. I checked the total weight of the Frontline Elevado and it is 597g. For comparison, my Cameron 5.5M is 557g. I will have to get the swingweights checked out, but this is one solid stick. I like the grip so far. It is longer than my two most recent grips, so there is some wiggle room if you like a little more or less of the pistol shape in your upper hand. Here it is next to the stock grip on my Cameron. It's not much longer than this, but the Golf Pride Tour Sensr is 1.5" shorter and feels pretty small compared to the Lamkin. The texture has a good grip to it. Or doe
  20. I've seen 50 yd swings in driver distance depending on the LM/location. So it is crucial to bring your own and do a relative comparison. But that sure does raise some doubt as to how easily they can juice it when switching clubs to make one perform over the other. I've seen enough hidden cam reviews of how shady Jiffy Lubes are to upsell services and parts that they don't even put on or complete. It makes it hard to trust the numbers when they obviously want to sell something.
  21. My first round with this was pretty average. I didn't get many strokes with it before we started, so I was going in blind. My iron/approach didn't do me any favors and I didn't leave myself many putts short enough that I was super disappointed with a two putt. The 370g head doesn't sound heavier than many others out there, but it feels heavy. Maybe not a high swing weight, but heavy, balanced and stable. Length and lie also feel like a better fit than my Cameron. One dumb thing I did in my first round is I reverted to using a line on the ball for alignment. I have already determine
  22. I am no expert club builder, but I think a light grip might not be the best fit on this. I have the slant neck elevado as well, and it is the heaviest putter I've wielded in a while. If the stock grip is a heavier grip, a light grip might really throw the balance off.
  23. Ha! So would it have worked out better if you told her you would be out of the house more if you had one?
  24. I was going to say the same thing. One of the big gripes in MLS is that some teams don't have real grass in their stadiums. It becomes a challenge that visiting teams need to overcome to learn all the weird ways the ball bounces. If I recall, they get some of those straight up first bounces followed by a second that shoots forward. It is much different than real turf. I can imagine that a golf ball would behave quite differently, too.
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