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20 minutes ago, bens197 said:

By classify what you'd assume...categories of shafts that fit into similar profiles.  

A lot of the new inventory is overwhelming for some (me) to follow along so when guys like you chime in who are more adept to this, I like to pick your brain.

I think you explained it well...thanks

Gotcha. See the edit to my reply for some additional shafts.

The rdx blue is a counterbalance shaft same as the hzrdus yellow and yellow smoke.  The Aldila rogue and tensei orange also fall into this category. Some others are UST elements chrome/chrome+ (which explains why the ping tour shaft works for me) helium and Lin-q, Px evenflow black and white (iirc the t1100 version). Smoke green (which is probably why I like that in my sim Max but hate the black), fujikura pro 2.0 both the normal and tour spec, Accra tz6 (haven’t hit but love the tz5 in my m5 5w) and speeder 757. 
 

These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

Shafts can be very overwhelming and trying to find what works blindly can be tough. I know I’ve spent a little to much on bad choices. Weight, flex, torque, launch/spin labels on the brands website and so on. It’s why I’m an advocate for getting fit and finding what works. Once a person has that idea they can start to make better tinkering decisions later on.

Flex isn’t as important as is the weight and the profile. Certain profiles will work better in stiff compared to regular or sr in others. I’ve seen @Golfspy_CG2 get fit into driver shaft and read other fittings for him that ended up in a shaft and flex I wouldn’t have thought would work

Typically a counterbalanced shaft works best with a smooth transition but in my case several have worked with my aggressive transition.

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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21 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Gotcha. See the edit to my reply for some additional shafts.

The rdx blue is a counterbalance shaft same as the hzrdus yellow and yellow smoke.  The Aldila rogue and tensei orange also fall into this category. Some others are UST elements chrome/chrome+ (which explains why the ping tour shaft works for me) helium and Lin-q, Px evenflow black and white (iirc the t1100 version). Smoke green (which is probably why I like that in my sim Max but hate the black), fujikura pro 2.0 both the normal and tour spec, Accra tz6 (haven’t hit but love the tz5 in my m5 5w) and speeder 757. 
 

These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

Shafts can be very overwhelming and trying to find what works blindly can be tough. I know I’ve spent a little to much on bad choices. Weight, flex, torque, launch/spin labels on the brands website and so on. It’s why I’m an advocate for getting fit and finding what works. Once a person has that idea they can start to make better tinkering decisions later on.

Flex isn’t as important as is the weight and the profile. Certain profiles will work better in stiff compared to regular or sr in others. I’ve seen @Golfspy_CG2 get fit into driver shaft and read other fittings for him that ended up in a shaft and flex I wouldn’t have thought would work

Typically a counterbalanced shaft works best with a smooth transition but in my case several have worked with my aggressive transition.

What I can say is that time spent here on MGS and some independent reading has helped in sorting through the market. 

A lot of this has been fantastic and very thorough, it’s super helpful to have people here who are willing and able to dissect it further.

I really really loved the feel of the Diamana Limited FW I had in my sim 2 3 wood but I just could not get it to work on the course. I have a Ventus blue arriving from Peoples this week and I am THRILLED to see how that stable tip works for my dispersion. 

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  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
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8 minutes ago, bens197 said:

What I can say is that time spent here on MGS and some independent reading has helped in sorting through the market. 

A lot of this has been fantastic and very thorough, it’s super helpful to have people here who are willing and able to dissect it further.

I really really loved the feel of the Diamana Limited FW I had in my sim 2 3 wood but I just could not get it to work on the course. I have a Ventus blue arriving from Peoples this week and I am THRILLED to see how that stable tip works for my dispersion. 

That’s cool. I like the stability of the Ventus blue and for me unless I made a stupid swing which there’s not shaft or head that would keep in play I was able to not worry about the left side of the course and the block fade. The ball stayed on whatever line it started on. Will is a good guy and does great work. He’s done all of my club work over the last several years. Other than my wedges and sim Max driver one of my bags is all built by him

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

 

Flex isn’t as important as is the weight and the profile. Certain profiles will work better in stiff compared to regular or sr in others. I’ve seen @Golfspy_CG2 get fit into driver shaft and read other fittings for him that ended up in a shaft and flex I wouldn’t have thought would work

Typically a counterbalanced shaft works best with a smooth transition but in my case several have worked with my aggressive transition.

Ian was the first fitter to mention to me about Flex being among the least important profiles of a shaft during a fitting.  Then it was reiterated by Glen at TPI during my fitting as well.  They both feel weight is usually the most important thing to get right first, then look at bend profiles and kick points to match your swing type.    Glen at Titleist kind of shook his head when I showed up there with a Sr. shaft in my driver.  Ended up being fit into a heavier and stiffer tip shaft, that gave me an additional 17 yards of total distance.

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:titelist-small: TSi2 Kuro Kage 50g R Flex

:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Forgot to mention in the above post, the results of my fitting?  So much for the thought that some say mid to high handicappers are wasting time being fit 🙂

 

My thoughts align with yours. There is definitely a benefit for mid to high handicappers for getting fit.

I think where people sometimes go wrong is having the expectation that fittings will lower your scores, and if they don't, then the fitting wasn't useful. My counter argument to that point is that there are so many factors out on the course that impact scoring. For example, i hit a flushed 5 iron during my last round, hit it pretty much on the line i wanted, but i got a bad bounce and the ball rolled directly to the right 15 yards, and rolled down a hill into the water. Or i will lose strokes because i don't always hit the ball well from various lies, like ball below feet, etc. 

That was a longer explanation than i intended to basically say that the fitting for me as a high handicapper improves my capability produce better strikes, but its up to me to execute and there are various other factors that impact scoring. 

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Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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2 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

My thoughts align with yours. There is definitely a benefit for mid to high handicappers for getting fit.

I think where people sometimes go wrong is having the expectation that fittings will lower your scores, and if they don't, then the fitting wasn't useful. My counter argument to that point is that there are so many factors out on the course that impact scoring. For example, i hit a flushed 5 iron during my last round, hit it pretty much on the line i wanted, but i got a bad bounce and the ball rolled directly to the right 15 yards, and rolled down a hill into the water. Or i will lose strokes because i don't always hit the ball well from various lies, like ball below feet, etc. 

That was a longer explanation than i intended to basically say that the fitting for me as a high handicapper improves my capability produce better strikes, but its up to me to execute and there are various other factors that impact scoring. 

I second this as well. A proper fitting can set you up for success but in the end it is still the Indian, not the arrow. 

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5"

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :taylormade-small: Corza Ghost 35" ( Benched :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34") Soon to be testing TAIII Impact #2 Putter

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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On 3/1/2021 at 2:57 PM, rbsiedsc said:

wow. where do you you find such a deal on the DHY?

caved and bought a divot board with a rewards card from work. figured i can use it in the garage for some contact drills on half and 3/4 swings.

Havent been on the boards for a while since cornea surgery, so a little late responding.  Facebook Marketplace.  Lots of dudes get out over their skis with clubs they have no business playing.  Buy them because they see them on the internet or on TV, get them and immediately bail as it's not the magic pill that will make them better.  Finding these deals and flipping clubs I was able to turn $200 from a putter I sold into a new set of custom irons.  Deals are there to be had.  

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"Scoring your best when you're not playing your best"....

my kinda book! 

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G410 LST | SpeedZone Big Tour | TM Sim Max 5 | Titleist 818 H2 | Z785 | ZipCore | Exotics DG-1.3

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4 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

"Scoring your best when you're not playing your best"....

my kinda book! 

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Ha, you beat me to it...my copy arrived yesterday!

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: SIM DHY 3 & 4H, Diamana Limited Hybrid 75g Stiff

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 5-GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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4 minutes ago, chisag said:

... A good fitter does much the same relying on launch data and what their eyes see and after thousands of fittings most are pretty good at what they do. At my last fitting the launch monitor numbers confirmed a stiff flex would be best for me, but my fitter left no stone uncovered and had me try a few additional shafts in R Flex. Because I have a smooth swing I hit it both farther and straighter with the R than I did with the S. He said it was not unusual and he had done the same thing in reverse for those with an aggressive transition. Even though their swing speed fit firmly into the R or even A flex, they performed better with a S flex because how you swing is always more important than how fast you swing.

Totally agree on this as well. I am likely bowing out of my tensi pro orange for now because i think i am too aggressive and going back to the Pro 2.0 TS 7X until my May 8th fitting even through the last time i was on a monitor i was swinging at 101.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Epic Flash SZ with Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.5"

2H: :callaway-small: Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: :Sub70: 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting 

4-AW: th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg  0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long Unofficial Review

Wedges     :cleveland-small: Zipcore Tour Rack 54/full and 58/mid (review here)  (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: :taylormade-small: Corza Ghost 35" ( Benched :odyssey-small: Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34") Soon to be testing TAIII Impact #2 Putter

Ball: :Snell:MTB-X

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Went to GG before my round today and tried on a pair of Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour shoes and bought them. I lived dangerously and put them on and walked 18 in them. One of the most comfortable and stable shoes I’ve ever worn. After the round I went online and ordered 2 more pairs in different colors 

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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57 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Went to GG before my round today and tried on a pair of Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour shoes and bought them. I lived dangerously and put them on and walked 18 in them. One of the most comfortable and stable shoes I’ve ever worn. After the round I went online and ordered 2 more pairs in different colors 

Not much talk about them on here, glad to hear a positive review.

Mine arrive tomorrow if the UPS truck survives this winter storm. I needed a more comfortable shoe for my back and wanted a runner. The way Brooks explained these made too much sense. 

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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2 hours ago, jlukes said:

Went to GG before my round today and tried on a pair of Nike Air Zoom Infinity Tour shoes and bought them. I lived dangerously and put them on and walked 18 in them. One of the most comfortable and stable shoes I’ve ever worn. After the round I went online and ordered 2 more pairs in different colors 

Living dangerously indeed! I'm not sure if my heels and toes would appreciate that gamble, but having a comfortable 18 right out of the box is pretty impressive

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Driver (9°): :cobra-small: Speedzone (HZRDUS Smoke Green 70g X-Stiff shaft)

FW (15°): :callaway-logo-1: X2 Hot (Aldila Tour Green 75 Tx Stiff shaft)

3/Driving Iron (18°): :Hogan: UiHi Iron (KBS Tour V 110g shaft)

OR

Hybrid (18°): :tour-edge: Exotics EXS Pro (Evenflow Black 6.5) (2020 MGS Official Review here)

Irons (PW-4)  post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TS-1's (KBS $-Taper 120g Stiff shafts)

Wedges (50°, 54° & 58°) post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg TSW Forged (Dynamic Gold S300)

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER2B (2019 MGS Official Review here)

Ball: :Snell: MTB-Black OR MAXFLI Tour OR TP5X

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24 minutes ago, ncwoz said:

Living dangerously indeed! I'm not sure if my heels and toes would appreciate that gamble, but having a comfortable 18 right out of the box is pretty impressive

I bought a pair of the Footjoy Hyperflex BOA shoes. So comfortable out of box. Didn't even remember they were new shoes when I was walking. 

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Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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11 hours ago, dlow206 said:

I bought a pair of the Footjoy Hyperflex BOA shoes. So comfortable out of box. Didn't even remember they were new shoes when I was walking. 

Will be interested in your thoughts on the BOA system, and updates as you use these shoes to play to see durability or that system compared to standard laces.  👍

 

Thank you for providing your initial assessment...........................

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Driver & Fairway: Titleist TS3 9.5 & 15 - Project X Hzrdus Smoke Black 6.0

Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 - Tensei Blue 70S

Irons: Titleist T100 4 - P Project X 5.0

Wedges: Vokey SM7 50, 54, and 60

Putter: Cameron 2012 Select Newport Notchback

Ball: 2013 Model Pro V1X

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13 minutes ago, rkj427 said:

Will be interested in your thoughts on the BOA system, and updates as you use these shoes to play to see durability or that system compared to standard laces.  👍

 

Thank you for providing your initial assessment...........................

I was a little worried about the BOA durability but the BOA has a lifetime warranty so that was reassuring. 

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Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 4/27/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Accra 95 icwt S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - Nippon Modus 105 Wedge
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Two Ball Ten S Tour Lines - 31"
 

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14 minutes ago, rkj427 said:

Will be interested in your thoughts on the BOA system, and updates as you use these shoes to play to see durability or that system compared to standard laces.  👍

 

Thank you for providing your initial assessment...........................

I have ecco boa's, I'll never get a golf shoe without BOA again. Easiest to use, most comfortable shoe. 

Different brands fit different people for sure, but BOA is everyone. 

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Driver:   :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 12° - Accra TZ6 M4

FW Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 17.5° - Fujikura Pro

Utility:    :cobra-small: King Forged 20.5° Utility - Catalyst X

Irons:   image.png.cbfb2d938ea45d82004d9bdeb23cf643.pngD7 Forged GW-5i - Recoils

Wedges:   :callaway-small:  Mac Daddy Forged 52° , 56°

Putter:   :taylormade-small: MySpider X

Cart: image.png.5aa5e9b8c0d6e08a2b12be76a06a07ca.pngOnewheel XR+

 

 

 

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These arrived earlier today. My only regret is not buying a pair sooner...holy moly are they comfortable. I wear Air Pegasus’ daily for my back and I thought it was time to find a runner style that I could play in. Just walking around the home, they feel so good. I have a narrower foot so they’re pitch perfect, if you’re on the border of a wide foot, order the wide. 
 

 

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  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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