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  1. 6 hours ago, Miboy62 said:

    Did anything else become of your sound?

    The 60 sounds good and as any other wedge to me now.  Nonetheless, the 56 maintained the tin metal sound........but whatever I learned and will probably never get vokey wedges again after this.  Will be changing the 56 to the new Cleveland when it launches and keep the vokey for range/practice.

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  2. Hey guys, I just recently received my 2 custom vokey wedges from wedgeworks and was so excited to play them (as I played several vokey wedges in the past and loved them).

     

    My 2 SM8s are in the Brushed Steel Finish (just in case it makes a difference and I got the 60 in L (4 bounce) and 56 in M (8 bounce).

    Situation: Both my wedges sound like a very cheap Tin Metal sound at impact (it's almost disgusting to my ears, given im used to the feel/sound of my Mizuno MP-20 Blades). This happens no matter if its a totally flushed shot or not, same cheap metal tin sound. I am coming from the Cleveland RTX4 and these feel great and sound great at impact, no problem there.

     

    Things I have done/thought about:

    1. I brought 2 friends to hear me hitting them to see if they could hear anything funky with them. Almost instantly they both agreed its a very weird sound, like a Tin metal sound at impact. They also think its very odd, especially for a Vokey.
    2. I also thought about the finish, since I only have these 2 in the brushed metal finish, I have no way to compare to the chrome or black finish to see if it makes any difference.
    3. I also thought it could be the grind/bounce but dismissed as my 2 wedges have 2 different grinds/bounce
    4. I also searched the whole internet and youtube reviews for anyone else complaining about SM8s sound and couldn't find anything on it

     

    That being said, I would like to know if anyone here has tried the SM8 Wedges outside and have experienced the same Tin Metal sound at impact. Needless to say, im devastated with this much anticipated purchase, which I cant return now since they are custom stamped and all of that. Appreciate your input.

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  3. 29 minutes ago, PlaidJacket said:

    I've played an AVX once or twice. I too thought it might be a little longer than some of my normal gamer balls. Last weekend I was playing a TM TP5x and I thought it was long off the driver and shorter with irons. Strange. 🤔

    TP5x is the longest tour ball I have tried with irons (around 6-7 yards longer than the rest)  but based on the AVX properties, it should be probably 8 yards longer than the TP5x and around 15 yards longer than the rest of urethane balls.

  4. I have to be blunt and say I dont like the format of this report,  why not just provide the distance in yardages,  i wont even bother reading that chart with just %s,  its of no use to me and I know it will be the same for most.   My 2 cents there.

  5. people get their feelings all touched-up whenever someone doesnt like "their" brand.  SMH.   If you aren't the owner/CEO of the brand,  why would you care what anyone says about your favorite product.  Hard to understand.   If I had to reply back each time defending my love for Mizuno,  I would be dead by now........

  6. 2 hours ago, Tsecor said:

    Srixon's is great....buy 2 get 1 free.....comes out to just over $2 / ball. 

    The other sales are ~ .60-.70 more per ball during the sales. 

    if bridgestone ran a buy 2 get 1 sale, id be all over it.....

    I agree, Bridgestone is the one everyone is salivating about (for the 2 for 3 deal).  Srixon are sub-par balls (in my case at least,  much shorter than most urethane balls, etc)

  7. 5 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

    There will be a difference due to the counter balanced vs non. The feels will be different and while both are a low spin and low launch profile the black will be lower of the two. The beef of the black is in the mid section. 
     

    the original black was designed for aggressive transitions while the yellow was for a smoother transition. The px website shows similar for the smoke with aggressive for black and moderate for yellow. 

    Many thanks for the info!  I guess I wont bother trying the yellow it as I need low spin with driver and the Black already gives me plenty (was even thinking of trying the Green Hulk)

  8. Im curious is there a big difference between Hzrdus Smoke Black (non-counter balanced) vs smoke yellow (counter balanced)?   I ask because I ADORE the smoke black (use it on the Epic Flash Subzero and now also in the TM SIM)  and wonder if I would probably also love the smoke yellow as well.  Just curious, as It wasn't available at my fitting.

  9. I can already see Callaway literally handpicking which balls to send over to MGS for their 2020 ball review, in which case will make the callway balls test completely useless (since it wont represent the real population of the new 2020 balls).   I suggest MGS orders in the callway balls for their test vs receiving them from Callaway.  My 2 cents.

  10. These are a few of my best swing thoughts I have picked over the years that had a marked impact on my game:

    -Keeping back to the target (staying with shoulders "closed" through Impact).   This fixed my overly fast hips/shoulder rotation in the downswing which was causing huge blocks in my case, since I was leaving the club way behind.  Similar to this, is Bobby Lopez' 2 o clock drill (keeping your eyes and making sure your chest is pointing at 2 o clock at impact (12 being straight at the ball)

     

    -Hands forward at impact/coming down with left hand in downswing -  This instantly fixed my flip at the time and added 1-2 clubs yardage with all my irons. Almost magical for any flipper.

     

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  11. Update after my second round with the SELs yesterday. I was playing a completely new course to me and we went from the Championship Tees with 15 mph winds (Texas). Doing so gave me the opportunity to use my longer irons frequently in the round, including longer par 3s and some longer par 4s as well. In regards to the MB, I

    got to play my MB 5 iron, 5 times today and have to say I'm really impressed with the results (please note this is the lowest MB iron in the SEL set). From the 5 shots, 4 were in the green (closest was 6 feet) and 1 was around 10 yards short of the green due to my own error. I would take that EVERY single day for sure!!! Kinda still wish us lefties had the option to have 3-4 in MB as well, but is a move forward with Mizuno and no biggie. Next year I hope the JPX Tour version gets released in left-handed and I will be buying them as well if that's the case (I'm that in awe with these Mizuno irons)

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  12. 52 minutes ago, Quigleyd said:

    I love the Mizuno stuff. It is awesome. The HMBs in the long irons are great. I feel as the clubs get shorter they start to launch too high and I cannot control them as much. It would be great to get somekind of flow set. HMB 3 thru 5'ish. Then MBs the rest of the way down. 

    That's pretty much what they did with the SEL (Special Edition Lefties),   Its HMB 3-4 and MB 5-PW,   this set is insanely good.  I have seen many right handers just replicate the SEL config or similar (like going 3-5 HMB, etc)

  13. I just got a call today from the store, that my MP-20 SELs will be shipping out to the store this Thursday and should be here early next week!!!!!!   Now I can't wait!!!    Pure Buttery heaven can't come soon enough for me!

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  14. 1 hour ago, Jfoz89 said:

    I'm going to be trying both at some point. Think visually for me the p790 appear to suit my eye better. What are you currently playing with?

    I just got back to golf after a 5 year lay off due to wrist injury (I was a 5 handicap then and playing nike Forged Pro Combo Tours).  3 Months ago I bought the titleist 718 AP1 thinking I would get used to the big size but I havent, so Im coming back to smaller irons,  thus leaving me with T-200 vs P790.  Since I also need forgiveness now.

     

    I got to test the T-200s in the weekend and loved them.  I ended up pre-ordering them.   And since it was at Edwin Watts,  if I fall out of love for them during the 90 day period,  I can just exchange them for the P790s,  in any case.

  15. 44 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

    I’ll hit both at some point after playing the p790s last year and curious to see what titleist did to improve on the ap3 (I know not a comparison because of new design and such from titleist but same category).

    From a like standpoint p790 wins out. The sound/feel in the new version from what I’ve seen is even better which I thought the originals were actually pretty good and if titleist improves the ap3 that will be a tough choice.

    thanks for the reply!  On side note, are you from PR?  I just moved to San Antonio from San Juan due to work,  Boricua here.

  16. 2 hours ago, Just another lefty said:

    Thanks for sharing. I got a dozen of these after the article (along with a dozen ProV1x's, a combo pack of Snell's, some Srixion XV and more) and was not overly blown away by them. Seem better than some of the balls that I tested but still struggling to find a clear winner. Still searching for a ball with very little spin off the driver and the right amount of spin around the green. I spin the ProV1x too much but the AVX (what I was using before the ball article) doesn't seem to spin enough around the greens. The B X looked promising on paper but the spin off the driver still seems too much (for me). I'll probably try them again for a few rounds just to confirm.

    I'd be curious to hear if you had any different thoughts after playing several more rounds with the B X.

    I will surely keep this thread updated as I keep using the Tour BX,  and other balls I have purchased,  hoping to lower driver spin.

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