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Scor is having a "private" sale right now. Meaning they sent out the email to everyone on their email list. Price is $109 each if you order one or two and $99 each if you order 3 or more. It says limited to stock on hand so I'm assuming this is the closeout pricing to make room for new models this year.

 

I got a 54 on eBay that should be here tomorrow. If it works out I'm going to pick up two or three more. Hard to pass up at $99 each when they are $60-$75 used.


Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I heard essentially the same thing as Kenny B.   Whether Scors stay or go, replaced by offerings of Hogan/Scors, I don't know and don't care.   I would not replace the Scors I've got for forged Hogans with a v-sole even.  When the Hogans come out, I intend to buy 5-8 equivalents -- or perhaps II should say clubs in 24, 28, 32, and 36 degree lofts.  The Scors have got me to stop thinking in terms of numbers on the bottoms and think lofts and lengths.  Ignore the Scor ordering matrix.  Order your Scors in the exact same lofts and lengths and shaft types as your current clubs so you can really compare apples to apples.

 

I have a 17 and 20 degree Speedblade 3 and 4 and those are staying.  Likewise the 40, 45, 50, 54 and 58 Scors are staying.  On Saturday I hit Scors to within 6 feet on four consecutive holes and made 3/4 birdies.   Nothing could pry them from my hands at this point, they just get better and better. My SB 8 has now become my "fuzzy" club -- the one I don't know where its going.   It used to be the 9 and before that the PW, until they were replaced by Scors.

 

The Speedblades (phenomenal clubs) basically gap in 5 degree increments in order to spread a set across a much wider yardage spectrum. Scor doesn't like this spread and prefers 4 degree gaps at the low end in order to allow you tighter full shot options.  But my Speedblade iron range goes from about 240 down to about 80 over an 11 iron set 3 - LW.   True, the SB SW and LW are crap and very iffy, but the same number of Scors mated with traditionally lofted long irons would top out with a 3 iron at about 24 degrees going only 205 and being pretty hard to hit in the process.  

 

True, the bottom end of the range is much more important than the top end of the range because it's where more shots are hit.   But if you stuff the bottom with clubs and forego the top, you have NOTHING that can fill that hole.   At the bottom you can at least open and choke your 54 to make it perform like a 58.

 

So I dare not drop my Speedblade top end.   I first dumped my SB GW for a 50 in the same length and saw no difference in carry length.  Overall length, yes -- because the Scors have more backspin, but not carry length.   Then I replaced the 45 PW.  No difference in length.   Then I replaced a 55 ATV SW with a 54 Scor.  Finally I dumped the SB 9 with a Scor 41 bent to 40.   No difference in length, no excess digging with the sole.  I couldn't be happier.   I believe the SB 8 is 36 and coincidentally this is the same loft as the old Hogan Apex 7, so I may try that over the winter and re-shaft to my exact length.   Yes, the extra length of modern GI irons does come from their jacked lofts and long shafts, but that's not really it.   The ease with which you can hit the 17 degree GI 3 irons and how easily they soar ALLOWS us hackers to benefit from their length that was formerly only available to players who could actually hit a 1 iron.  Trust me, I'm of the age where I well remember the old Tourney VIP 1 irons.  I could make good contact maybe 1 in 10.  Now, even my bad SB 3 irons go 225.

 

But at the low end of the spectrum, maybe 8 and below, ANY HACKER CAN AND PROBABLY SHOULD HIT FORGED IRONS.  Scor made a believer out of me on this.

 

I'm also gonna buy a full set of 1999, 2003 or 2008 Apexes and see how they compare to the new Hogans when they come out.   That should be a fun review!


bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Well I was planning on dipping my toe in the water, but in the time it took to deliver the first Scor I ordered I did a cannonball into the deep end and picked up another 3 to fill out my set.  I went 45, 50, 54, & 58 to replace PW, AW in the speedblades and my 54 & 58 mack daddy's. 

 

I'm not sure I'm going to get a great feel for what they can do with the remaining few weeks of our MN season, but they are going straight into the bag for however many rounds I can still get in.

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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You won't regret it.


Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Hey guys. First post for me on the MGS forums or any golf forum for that matter. I've only been playing for 3 years so I've just been trying to take in as much information as possible. I really haven't been compelled to comment on anything until now. As of this year I've been able to consistently shoot in the mid 80s and I'm down to a 15 handicap. I've gravitated towards the reviews on MGS as well as the forums here. You guys are excellent. In my short time golfing I've played Taylormade, Titleist and Cleveland wedges. My short game has always been the weakest part of my game. Typically I'd rather lay up to a full pitching wedge than anything inside 100 yards due to lack of confidence. A few weeks ago I went for it and purchased some SCOR wedges based on the reviews here. I ended up getting the 54 and 58 and a 50 to replace my G25 U wedge. The 54 and 58 replaced 56 and 60 Cleveland 588 RTX wedges for me. I've been able to get a ton of practice and a handful of rounds in with them and the difference to me is amazing. I feel like I can hit any chip or pitch with full confidence and I'm already seeing drastic improvements in my short game. Definitely a big improvement on mishits for me. Just wanted to share with you guys in case anyone was on the fence about whether or not to try them. I definitely think they're worth the chance. Once I get more data and rounds in I'll give a more in depth review but so far so good.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Hey guys. First post for me on the MGS forums or any golf forum for that matter. I've only been playing for 3 years so I've just been trying to take in as much information as possible. I really haven't been compelled to comment on anything until now. As of this year I've been able to consistently shoot in the mid 80s and I'm down to a 15 handicap. I've gravitated towards the reviews on MGS as well as the forums here. You guys are excellent. In my short time golfing I've played Taylormade, Titleist and Cleveland wedges. My short game has always been the weakest part of my game. Typically I'd rather lay up to a full pitching wedge than anything inside 100 yards due to lack of confidence. A few weeks ago I went for it and purchased some SCOR wedges based on the reviews here. I ended up getting the 54 and 58 and a 50 to replace my G25 U wedge. The 54 and 58 replaced 56 and 60 Cleveland 588 RTX wedges for me. I've been able to get a ton of practice and a handful of rounds in with them and the difference to me is amazing. I feel like I can hit any chip or pitch with full confidence and I'm already seeing drastic improvements in my short game. Definitely a big improvement on mishits for me. Just wanted to share with you guys in case anyone was on the fence about whether or not to try them. I definitely think they're worth the chance. Once I get more data and rounds in I'll give a more in depth review but so far so good.

Welcome jbil8802! Where are you playing? There are spies everywhere.

 

Glad you enjoy MGS. Great people here. I joined last year for the same reason you did.

 

The SCORs are nice. I started with 54 & 58 last year and they were a big improvement to my short game. When the forum testing started, I followed it and the guys here FORCED me to buy the 50, 46, and 42. (Just kidding). I am playing the Ping i20 irons and I like them, but I thought the SCORs would help on approach shots. For once, I was right (however, my wife won't say that I was ever right). I replaced the U wedge and the PW. I finally caved last week and ordered the 42 to replace the 9 iron. I would replace more if they had them.


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Hey guys. First post for me on the MGS forums or any golf forum for that matter. I've only been playing for 3 years so I've just been trying to take in as much information as possible. I really haven't been compelled to comment on anything until now. As of this year I've been able to consistently shoot in the mid 80s and I'm down to a 15 handicap. I've gravitated towards the reviews on MGS as well as the forums here. You guys are excellent. In my short time golfing I've played Taylormade, Titleist and Cleveland wedges. My short game has always been the weakest part of my game. Typically I'd rather lay up to a full pitching wedge than anything inside 100 yards due to lack of confidence. A few weeks ago I went for it and purchased some SCOR wedges based on the reviews here. I ended up getting the 54 and 58 and a 50 to replace my G25 U wedge. The 54 and 58 replaced 56 and 60 Cleveland 588 RTX wedges for me. I've been able to get a ton of practice and a handful of rounds in with them and the difference to me is amazing. I feel like I can hit any chip or pitch with full confidence and I'm already seeing drastic improvements in my short game. Definitely a big improvement on mishits for me. Just wanted to share with you guys in case anyone was on the fence about whether or not to try them. I definitely think they're worth the chance. Once I get more data and rounds in I'll give a more in depth review but so far so good.

 

Welcome!!  I am glad that you were able to use some of the information here to improve your game!!  I will keep saying it..  The SCOR scoring clubs have changed the way I feel about the game from 130 and in..  It's all good now..  If only SCOR would make a putter.


What I lug around the golf course in my MacKenzie Walker.

Driver -   Ping G410 Plus 9° Tour 65 S
Fairway -  :srixon-small: Z785 13.5° Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: Z785  TTDG IT S400 3,5-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX4 Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Nike  Method Converge B1-01 UST Frequency Filter/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
Tour Black / Ping Anser F/ Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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Hey guys. First post for me on the MGS forums or any golf forum for that matter. I've only been playing for 3 years so I've just been trying to take in as much information as possible. I really haven't been compelled to comment on anything until now. As of this year I've been able to consistently shoot in the mid 80s and I'm down to a 15 handicap. I've gravitated towards the reviews on MGS as well as the forums here. You guys are excellent. In my short time golfing I've played Taylormade, Titleist and Cleveland wedges. My short game has always been the weakest part of my game. Typically I'd rather lay up to a full pitching wedge than anything inside 100 yards due to lack of confidence. A few weeks ago I went for it and purchased some SCOR wedges based on the reviews here. I ended up getting the 54 and 58 and a 50 to replace my G25 U wedge. The 54 and 58 replaced 56 and 60 Cleveland 588 RTX wedges for me. I've been able to get a ton of practice and a handful of rounds in with them and the difference to me is amazing. I feel like I can hit any chip or pitch with full confidence and I'm already seeing drastic improvements in my short game. Definitely a big improvement on mishits for me. Just wanted to share with you guys in case anyone was on the fence about whether or not to try them. I definitely think they're worth the chance. Once I get more data and rounds in I'll give a more in depth review but so far so good.

 

 

This is awesome to read.  Hopefully you'll stick your nose in and contribute lots more.  If the new forum director consortium is out there here's a potential tester for an upcoming project please!


Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Thanks guys. I play in south central PA just north of Maryland and about 30 minutes west of Gettysburg.

 

I was able to get a round in this morning. First hole is a short par 4 about 330 yards downhill. Hit a good drive about 3 yards short of the green and was able to use my 54 to get up and down for a birdie. Second hole is a 520 yard par 5 that doglegs left. Hit driver followed by a 3 hybrid to about 25 yards short of the green into the rough on the right. Used my 58 here since I shortsided myself and had to get over a bunker. Took one bounce, hit the pin and ended up about 4 feet away leading to another birdie. Par on the par 3 third with a GIR. The fourth was another short but tight par 4. Hit a drive that left me 115 out. Hit the 50 to 10 feet and made another birdie. After that thoughts of breaking 80 crept in and I cracked under the pressure but the SCORs continued to perform well. I had par at worst on the holes where I was able to use a SCOR for my approach shot. Out of the three greenside bunkers I used the 58 and it worked brilliantly. Typically I can't get out of a bunker to save my life. Ended up with an 82 which I'm perfectly happy with for where I'm at.

 

Hopefully I'll be able to play a decent amount throughout the winter. Might have to pick up a 40 and 45 to replace my 9 and PW in the spring.

 

Hope this helps and if anyone has any questions feel free to ask.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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I may have said this before, but the Scors have actually encouraged me to Tee It Forward.   The reason being that I want to hit them more often and by moving up I can get all my approaches in Scor range, avoiding 7 and 8 iron approaches.    It's not pushing me, but it feels good.


bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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I may have said this before, but the Scors have actually encouraged me to Tee It Forward.   The reason being that I want to hit them more often and by moving up I can get all my approaches in Scor range, avoiding 7 and 8 iron approaches.    It's not pushing me, but it feels good.

Oh come on you're too young for this! :)


Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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I just bit the bullet and ordered a 45* to replace my G25 PW.


Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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If you are like me, you eventually get a 41 and kick out the 9. See my other post on your chipping topic.

 

I got my 42 yesterday so now I am set from 42 to 58 SCOR wise. Played it today and I'm loving it. How sweet it is!


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I'm sure I will sooner rather than later. I think I'd prefer to have a 5* gap between my 8 and 9 anyway.


Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Beautiful day today east of the Cascade mountains; sunny 63 with a slight breeze. (I saw on the radar that west of the Cascades is still rainy. Sorry guys.

 

The course I played today is my practice course; a 9 hole executive course with one par 5 and two par 3's. The par 4's are driver and one of my wedges or 9-iron. I played 18 today with the pro and 2 others; had 4 birdies and 2 bogies. All of the birdies were shots stuffed with one of my SCORs. The furthest was 2 feet; one with my new 42 that I got on Friday.

 

It's amazing what confidence with your wedges will do for your game. I just wonder what would happen if SCOR made an 8 and 7 iron replacement. Would I hit them just as well? At some point they probably become no different than any other mid to long iron for me. But I can still hope that maybe the Hogans will feel the same. Looking forward to the spring release.


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Nice job. I'm going to hit the par 3 course this afternoon. Our weather has been spectacular of late also. 70's, dry, a nice breeze, 50's at night. Love the fall and winter in Florida. It makes up for the summer beyond a doubt.

 

Can't wait to play and hit my SCORs again.


Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Alpha Distanza 40 weak R flex shaft

Tour Exotics EX 10 3 wood

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

SCOR 48,52,58

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

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Going out this afternoon for my first round with all 4 Scor's in the bag.  Unfortunately it's a high of 50 with 15-20mph winds so I don't have high hopes for my score.  10 day forecast shows highs in the 30's starting Sat so my true Scor test might not start until sometime in March/April/May next year :(


Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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15-20 mph is just a breeze!  Where I live, we have wind most of the time.  I actually don't mind it that much unless the greens are very fast.

 

I have played the SCORs long enough to know how I can flight the shots down pretty well.  They still carry and stop quickly too.  That's one of the reasons I like them, but there are many other reasons too!

 

Hope you have a great game.


We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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You can try the Scor punch shots though.   I had to be talked into trying them and sure enough, they seem to work easier than with other clubs.   They're somehow more controllable.   Try them and see.   I hit one 40 yarder under a tree then over a bunker yesterday because I had no other option.   Rolled out to 4 feet.   Every time I remember to try one I get better results than I think I will.


bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Played this morning. 9 fairways hit but only 5 greens. 4/5 greens that I hit were with my SCORs, including my only birdie. Just couldn't hit my irons well today. Still managed an 84 thanks in large part to my new confidence around the greens. Still need to improve substantially more with my short game but I'm confident that with my old set up I would have been closer to 90 today. Looking forward to my 45* getting here tomorrow.

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Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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