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Donnie 200?  That's right I recall your app - I'm surprised you hadn't used Paderson prior in a Krank for competition!

 

I've yet to worry about fades, I don't often like to fade the ball, I need every inch that I can get.  What I have noticed is how easy it is to hit the ball solidly with this shaft - I've got it at 45.5" and I'm hitting tons of solid shots, more than enough to justify that shaft length.  It's also very easy for me to control the ball flight which is huge because spring time in Florida means wind - I'm very anxious to see how that equates on the course.  I could almost name my launch angle on the monitor, swing and that's what I'd get.  It was that simple.

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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200mph ball speed? My mind is blown.

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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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That's nice if you can do it but it's not happening here this time of the year. Any course that would be that empty has a for sale sign in front of it. I'm envious of you. There are some places where I could do thaat in the summer here however but that will be too late for the test. Personally I like a combo of on course and LM numbers, I wouldn't likely buy a driver any more without both.

 

I don't know how much we should share in this thread but I did a nice LM session today because I really wanted to see if what things look like on the range are real and I can't play until Friday. I went to the same facility that I established my baseline at and used the exact same LM. They were having issues with their WIFI so we had to move to several different bays and finally had to plug the thing in. The guy who works there, a pro wanna be and mini tour maven was blown away by the results. He stuck around for my first ten or so shots to make sure that it was working. Shot after shot with a baby draw, 90 mph ss, 18 degree launch, spin rate of around 1900, carry of 220, run out on normal fairway conditions between 240-250, smash factors upwards of 1.48.

 

He said that is as close as he's ever seen anyone get to maximizing their potential. I couldn't believe it!

 

I'm looking forward to having it on the course on Friday and then back for another LM session sometime next week so that I have some good numbers for whatever our next write up is supposed to be. What I found today was a very slight increase in ball speed and launch angle with a nice reduction in spin. All of that translated to an average of 9 more yards of carry and 8 yards total distance, significant if it continues and most significant if it's there when playing for real. Oh and most shots would have finished in the fairway.

 

BTW what's an OB?

 

Now you know why I loathe the LM.  I have ONE GC2 in the county, run by idiots who'd prefer not to rent me time and I always have to reset their jacked settings back to the defaults.   And at the same time I can walk on to any course nearby as a single and hit four drives per hole without running into people or holding anyone up.

 

I don't know about the workability of this shaft, I'd say workability is dependent on the worker, but it has a good straight behavior to its shots.   I'll see some that start to tail off right or left and then they just stop their straying behavior and keep going straight.  

 

I am seeing lower spin which pays off big time into the wind.   And no trace of the high torque that the shaft states in its specs.   It immediately beat my Rogue Silver and Black, so thoroughly, in fact, that I already sold off the Rogue Silver and shipped it out.   Those are the hottest shafts of the year and it wasn't even close for me!

 

EDIT UPDATE :   I did get a good guy at the LM this time who I'd never seen before.   He took the time to operate it with me so I got my GC2 results in.   SS were LOW compared to last time, but it doesn't matter since it was all relative one shaft to another.   Rogues were crap, Paderson right there neck and neck with my gamer.

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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Donnie 200? That's right I recall your app - I'm surprised you hadn't used Paderson prior in a Krank for competition!

 

I've yet to worry about fades, I don't often like to fade the ball, I need every inch that I can get. What I have noticed is how easy it is to hit the ball solidly with this shaft - I've got it at 45.5" and I'm hitting tons of solid shots, more than enough to justify that shaft length. It's also very easy for me to control the ball flight which is huge because spring time in Florida means wind - I'm very anxious to see how that equates on the course. I could almost name my launch angle on the monitor, swing and that's what I'd get. It was that simple.

Yep. 200. When I competed in 2013, I had talked to Paderson about the shafts but it was about 3 weeks before the RE/MAX and I was scared to make the change. I have now, and wished I would have then. Ball spin has dropped from mid-upper 2000's to below 2000. Also the shot dispersion with the shafts is crazy good. Good enough to switch for that alone. Had I had this in 2013, I don't think I would have lost in round 5 and 7 and I would have to say I would have probably hit the grid 90+% of the time rather than just over 70% not using them. Long story short, I look forward to competing again in 2015 after taking all of 2014 off to finish my degree.

 

Wind...I live in El Paso, Texas now, this place is WINDY. Not complaining bc our weather is nice most of the year, and especially now compared to where a few of my friends are. -16*, no thank you!

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Yep. 200. When I competed in 2013, I had talked to Paderson about the shafts but it was about 3 weeks before the RE/MAX and I was scared to make the change. I have now, and wished I would have then. Ball spin has dropped from mid-upper 2000's to below 2000. Also the shot dispersion with the shafts is crazy good. Good enough to switch for that alone. Had I had this in 2013, I don't think I would have lost in round 5 and 7 and I would have to say I would have probably hit the grid 90+% of the time rather than just over 70% not using them. Long story short, I look forward to competing again in 2015 after taking all of 2014 off to finish my degree.

Wind...I live in El Paso, Texas now, this place is WINDY. Not complaining bc our weather is nice most of the year, and especially now compared to where a few of my friends are. -16*, no thank you!

Which shaft and flex did they put you in? They mentioned to me that they had a bunch of long drive guys.

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Donnie, Trevor Consavage practices where I do occasionally. Do you know him?

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Which shaft and flex did they put you in? They mentioned to me that they had a bunch of long drive guys.

I have the the Kevlar Green D40 and D50.

 

I have the KVMT ld50 & ld 60

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I have the the Kevlar Green D40 and D50.

I have the KVMT ld50 & ld 60

Which is your favorite if you don't mind me asking?

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Which is your favorite if you don't mind me asking?

I like them all for different reasons. Just playing golf, I'll got with Kevlar green d40. The d50 I'll use if in a scramble and am trying to kill it. Otherwise d40 and I'm middle middle middle.

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I ordered some iron and wedge shafts from them as well. Once I get them installed and test, I'll report back on them. They are going to look week in my tour issue fourteen golf fh-1000 irons and RM wedges. I'll post some pics soon.

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I ordered some iron and wedge shafts from them as well. Once I get them installed and test, I'll report back on them. They are going to look sweet in my tour issue fourteen golf fh-1000 irons and RM wedges. I'll post some pics soon.

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Which shaft and flex did they put you in? They mentioned to me that they had a bunch of long drive guys.

Paderson does have several LD guys and are looking to expand and grow in that area. Every single LD guy that I've mentioned the shaft to that bought them a) gained ball speed B) lowered spin rates c) had better shot dispersion.

 

Hoping all you Paderson testers find the same results! Maybe tiger should try a Paderson shaft? ;)

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RevKev,  Ya got me curious.  I recently became a dealer so I'm waiting to test these myself.

 

Good for you. Why does the Minneapolis area seem to have all the good golf shops? I hope my lurking friend from the cities area is taking note of this. :)

 

@ MarkB, if I had the option of playing a course and hitting four drives a hole and then eye balling the results I would do it in a heartbeat. I'm not arguing that on the course results over multiple ways would be my preferred choice. In fact that's exactlt what I did with the SCOR test. This time of year that's a non option, courses here are booked from dawn to dust and rounds take five hours. In the summer it's another matter so if some iron company wanted me to test their irons in the summer (wink, wink, nod, nod, Hogan) I'd be happy to oblige.

 

Regardless I found on the monitor exactly what Mark and Donnie are reporting, higher launch, less spin, easier to find the center of the club so way more shots at the top end of my ball speed capabilities all of which equals more usable distance.

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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I like them all for different reasons. Just playing golf, I'll got with Kevlar green d40. The d50 I'll use if in a scramble and am trying to kill it. Otherwise d40 and I'm middle middle middle.

They sent me the d40. I don't swing it quite as fast as you but was hoping for the d50. Have only gotten to do limited tested so far but the d40 seems very good so far.

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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They sent me the d40. I don't swing it quite as fast as you but was hoping for the d50. Have only gotten to do limited tested so far but the d40 seems very good so far.

What is your club speed? The D50 is gorilla strong. When I hit it, I like to scream "hulk smash"....haha

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They sent me the d40. I don't swing it quite as fast as you but was hoping for the d50. Have only gotten to do limited tested so far but the d40 seems very good so far.

What is your club speed? The D50 is gorilla strong. When I hit it, I like to scream "hulk smash"....haha

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What is your club speed? The D50 is gorilla strong. When I hit it, I like to scream "hulk smash"....haha

Lol I'm anywhere from 118-125 on a normal swing. If I want to get over 130 I can but I start to lose some control. Transition is pretty hard and spin rates are high no matter what I use.

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Lol I'm anywhere from 118-125 on a normal swing. If I want to get over 130 I can but I start to lose some control. Transition is pretty hard and spin rates are high no matter what I use.

 

I'm pretty sure Donnie is on a level that us mere mortals can't fathom.

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