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  1. Moved this over to eBay. Please see http://ebay.us/MeVETP?cmpnId=5338273189 if interested. Thanks!
  2. NOTE: Info edited & please see post #2. I’m looking to sell my Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-GW iron set. They have Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts and Golf Pride MCC+4 grips. The clubs are in very good condition, please see pics of all 8 club faces. The wedge & gap wedge have small marks on the back (I assume) from going in and out of the bag (see pics). Any shaft marks are so slight they won't show up in pics. Standard loft, lie and length. These are terrific clubs that I love when I'm swinging well, but I need more help at other times so I went to the cast JPX 919 Hot Metals. It appears FedEx Ground is the least expensive (less than $20) but I can ship USPS or UPS if you prefer. Feel free to ask any questions. Thanks! 555
  3. I just decided to sell my JPX 919 Forged 4-GW set because I've come to realize I need a bit more help. Just picked up the JPX 919 Hot Metals and I like them so the forged are going up for sale. They are in very good to excellent condition (I can send you picks if interested). They have the DG 105 R300 shafts and Golf Pride MCC+4 grey grips. I was just about to put them up on ebay but decided to try here first. Please let me know your thought and I'll get you any information you need.
  4. Exactly! That's why I thought this could be new stock quickshipgolf is helping clear out.
  5. So... this probably falls under the category of adding 2 + 2 and coming up with 4-1/2, but is it possible that Mizuno has found a way to quietly reduce inventory of current stock in preparation for their fall launch of the new designs? I ask because I had been looking for a used set of JPX 919 Hotmetal irons in a "firm" shaft (my JPX 919 Forged are just a little too unforgiving for me) and found that an ebayer by the name of quickshipgolf has been auctioning dozens of "used" sets of JPX 919 irons (Forged, Hot Metal & Hot Metal Pro - all "Mizuno Condition rated 9.0") in a variety of shafts. They've had so many that I was concerned they were pulling some kind of bait-and-switch or simply selling fakes. Their reviews seems good, but we all know those can sometime be manipulated. Anyway, I decided to take a chance and started bidding on the Hot Metal sets with Project X LZ 5.5 shafts. I had my bid limits so I lost out on 5 sets before finally winning an auction last Tuesday. Now, the moment of truth! Will the correct set arrive?? Are they fakes?? Not only are they the correct model and they are (from everything I can tell) real, they appear brand spanking NEW!!! Not a mark on any of them - blades, shafts or grips! A range session also tells me they are real (and a much better fit for me). So, is quickshipgolf being used by Mizuno to get rid of current stock? Did quickshipgolf buy out a Mizuno distributor? There are several more JPX 919 sets up for auction as I write this and, I'm guessing, more to follow. Anyway, I wanted to share my thoughts.
  6. Those of you who also follow TXG may know the name Dr. Sasho MacKenzie; they've spoken about him several times in the past. He's a golf bio-mechanics researcher of note. Back in January he said in an Andrew Rice podcast that his research has shown very little benefit to shaft flo'ing. But if you do, the spine should be placed at 45 degs rather than straight horizontal or vertical.
  7. You are absolutely correct, $10 won't cover their costs. But, If it gets their shafts into the hands of more and more golfers, it could probably be justified similarly to the way milk pricing is for grocery stores. I'm actually more concerned about proper fitting - from Fujikura's prospective as well as the consumer's! On-line fitting still relies on subjective data for them to provide the right shaft, and how many of those who a trial program is targeted to can provide it? Arccos has pretty much proven that most golfers have a substantially inflated view of their carry distances (I did and I thought I was being conservative!!). In fact, the popular club fitter from Canada, TXG, now requires Arccos membership before they will do any fitting. (How many times have you had a particularly great range session, followed by a pretty poor one. One fitting session probably doesn't accurately display your skills - good or bad.) So maybe Fujikura can ask for that kind of data for a VERY reasonably priced trial. That being said, I took the leap of faith last March and bought the Motore X for my Epic Flash SZ. I do have a PRGR to check swing speed so I had fairly accurate swing speed info, and I liked the weight of the stock 65 gram Tensei AV Blue shaft. So I bought the F3 65R. Still pretty risky! But I've played around with driver settings and now have several rounds of golf and I can honestly say that this is the best driver/shaft combination I've ever had. Still no subjective data, but I'm at least 10 to 15 yards longer and absolutely straighter than before. Would the Ventus have performed even better? No clue. But I do love this shaft and would encourage everyone to check it out. A quick shout-out to the official testers! Great reports guys!!!
  8. OK… so a while back I admitted that I bought the new Motore X F3 shaft sight-unseen for my Epic Flash SZ driver out of anxiousness at being cooped up and just plain boredom (link above). But I had no idea whether I’d really be happy with my purchase or if I flushed $275 down the toilet! While I still don’t have access to launch monitors, I’ve fooled around with driver adjustments and now played a couple of rounds, and I can honestly say that I am driving the ball longer and generally straighter than I did with the stock Tensei AV Blue. In all fairness, I’ve also been working on hitting the ball above the equator of the driver face (so it launches higher with lower spin which should increase distance) and I can’t quantify how much each helps, but I am definitely driving farther. I plan on doing some range sessions going back & forth with the stock shaft, but it’s tough to see a change in distance at the range when you’re talking only 10 to 15 (driver) yards. However, I’ll give it a try when I can and report back. I like what I've read so far but I'm even more anxious to see our tester’s more definitive reports! Thanks,
  9. I have a VERY loaded question for the testers, or actually anyone who might have an opinion. My question goes to your thoughts on the efficacy of the SuperSpeed Training System vs. other simpler (read: less expensive) methods. Hank Haney says making a golf swing 50 times a day will dramatically improve your swing. So just being bored this winter, along with hoping to do something to improve my swing speed for the season, I started swinging my driver in my living room every day. I started off with a top speed of 89 mph as indicated by my PRGR device. After several weeks of swinging & doing the left swing/right swing drills other on-line coaches suggest, my top speed was routinely in 99 to 100 range topping out at 102 a few times when all the stars aligned & my body cooperated. At the driving range my swing speed seems to top out at about 96 mph, but now I’m concentrating on hitting it straight rather than purely swinging faster. I don’t know what my swing speed was when hitting a ball before starting this exercise. SuperSpeed doesn’t cite specific speed increases, at least from what I read, after the initial 5%, just that you’ll continue to see improvements as you continue the program. I’m a soon-to-be a 69-year-old guy and I’ve already increased my swing speed in the 11%+ range. So my question is: do you think there would be much of an advantage to the SuperSpeed Training System for someone like me? Thanks,
  10. Played Hogan Apex Plus Pros back in the late 90s, early 2000s. Still use an Apex 5 iron blade for practice. Gorgeous clubs, old ones and new! This is a great opportunity for whoever is selected.
  11. Greg - Linden, MI 14 Hdcp Mizuno JPX919 Forged PTX Pro-Icon Combo
  12. I had reliability issues with both Shot Scope and Arccos, I assume because I play mostly morning golf where available light is often an issue. Maybe I could have eventually found a routine whereby I got the shot recorded before moving on, but I felt I was concentrating way too much on that vs golf. Anything that takes my focus off my mediocre game is a problem for me .
  13. Agreed! Matt recently did a TXG fitting of his old Callaway BB Alpha driver and found that it could perform very well using a seriously upgraded shaft. But they concluded that no one in their right mind would install a $500 shaft on a 4 or 5-year-old head. That’s as close to a recommendation I would ever take from an individual YouTuber. I think it was Adam who said that buying golf equipment based upon the results of any individual YouTube tester is harming your own game (I’m sure I’m paraphrasing at best). That said, I also enjoy all of the TXG tests (and some of Crossfield’s & Finch’s as well). But purely for entertainment value, not club selection value. It will be very interesting to see the results of MGS’s old vs new test. All of that data that MGS brings to their reports takes a lot of time, but makes it far more usable than anything else available on the web or in the marketplace.
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