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Jamie - California

Cobra Bio Cell adjustable loft 2/3 & 4/5 (Reg flex but i am looking at changing to stiff)

Cobra Bio Cell Graphite Stock Shaft 

Strenghts: Distance

Weakness: Accuracy (Lots of slicing)

:cobra-small: Bio Cell, Ozik 6Q3 Red Tie Regular

:cobra-small: 3W Baffler XL

:cobra-small: Bio Cell 2/3

:cobra-small: Bio Cell 4/5

:mizuno-small: JPX EZ Regular 5-GW

:callaway-small: 56 Mack Daddy

:callaway-small: 58/10 Mack Daddy

:wilson_staff_small: Infinite West Loop 34

Kirkland Balls

 

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(4) TESTERS WANTED     KBS TOUR Prototype Hybrid Shafts     When it comes to custom fitting, driver and irons shafts tend to get all the love, don't they? Fairway wood shafts get the "junior d

Hello All!   After much deliberation the other spies and myself have chosen our four testers for the KBS shafts! I want each of your help in congratulating our testers!   MCaseyM   Bacchus   C

WOW! so pumped to give these as go. looks like i'm going to be shopping for an extra hybrid head 

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Bowman, Tennessee

Titleist 913D W/ Stiff Diamana Blueboard 82

Custom Fit 

Strength- I hit the ball a long distance and can easily control shot direction more so than that of a driving iron 

Weakness- Floaty, high flight 

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- Stephen, KY


- I swap between a Cobra F6 3/4h Matrix Red Tie HQ4 Stiff flex, 19-22deg and a Ping Rapture DI that I use like hybrid


- Neither are custom fit


- I'm usually pretty good with either club, especially handy on the two courses I play regularly, both of which feature long 195+ yard par 3s. Big miss with the Ping is a hook, sometimes I have a tendency to launch the hybrid too high resulting in a loss of distance and shorting greens, though can pull that from time to time as well. Other times I'll slice trying to keep away from the hook... such is golf.  I fell in love with my KBS Tour iron shafts as soon as I tried them during my iron fitting last spring, very intrigued about these hybrid shafts. 


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Kerry - Indiana

Adams Blue 19 and 24 with their ultra light regular shaft

No, not fitted to me

Typical : lack of consistency, hit more to the left (hybrid hook), have a problem in slowing my swing down in order to get a steady consistent shot. Distance is reasonable for me. 

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Robert: No California

 

Callaway Epic  20.0 23.0 with UST Mamiya Recoil 780 ES (stiff)

Custom Fit (+2")

Strengths: Distance and strike

Weakness: Dispersion

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Paul, NYS

3H Nike Covert 20° Kurokage 70g R flex LH

4H Nike Covert 23° Kurokage 70g R flex LH

Off the rack

Issues with slicing shots and topping the ball. Otherwise I can get some decent distance.

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- Kyle, Florida


- Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Tour with a StiffKuro Kage shaft.  It is set at 17* but can go up to 23*


- Not custom fit


- I do not get the distance from my hybrid I would expect.  I can get plenty of height on the ball but I tend to hit the ball off the toe a little.  My misses tend to be right and short. 


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Nick St George North Carolina

Ping G crossovers 18 and 21 degree. Stock stiff shafts

Not custom fit

I hit these two clubs better than anything else in the bag. Biggest weakness is I can't make a full iron set out of them. They go a long distance and stop on a dime

Ping G LS Driver

Callaway Rogue 3 wood

Ping G Crossover 3 & 4 

Ping i E 4- PW Irons

Vokeys 50,54,58

Cameron Futura X7 DB

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Vern - Ohio

Tour Edge Exotics EX9 w/ UST Mamiya Recoil ES 780/f4

They were not custom fit

Hybrids are one of the strongest parts of my game. When I am off, I will tend to pull hook. Very rare anymore.

If selected for the test I would like to test R+ shafts.

WITB:

Driver - Callaway BB Alpha 9* Kuro Kage 50g. Reg. Shaft - 45"

3 Wood - Callaway X-Hot 3 Deep Pro 14.5* Project X 5.5

5 Wood - Callaway XR 19* Project X 5.5

3 - 5 Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Hybrids 18*, 22*, & 25* w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft

6 - PW - Callaway Apex w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft - Standard length & lofts 

GW, SW & LW - Hogan TK - 49*, 54* & 58* - KBS fst - Wedge flex

Putter - Ping - Mid Ketsch Heavy - 33"

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- Mike/Ontario, Canada

- Adams Speedline 3H and 4H. Lofts are 19 and 22 degrees.

- Matrix Kujoh 75g shafts in 'Stiff' Flex.

- The clubs were not custom fit, they were straight off the rack.

- Strength of the hybrid game is simply distance. I have decent enough swing speed, so even when mishit, I still get something usable as a result. Weakness is quality of strike, and accuracy.

 

 I have actually been wanting to re-shaft the clubs, or at least add a 1" extension to see if length is the issue. I feel that I am always forced to 'get down to the ball' with these clubs, and not have to do that with anything else in my bag.

 

 I was considering the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue hybrid shaft as a replacement, but would love the opportunity to test these prototype designs!

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Bret/Iowa

Callaway X2Hot Pro 16* w/ Aldila Tour Green Xstiff

Callaway X2Hot Pro 20* w/ Aldila Tour Green Xstiff

Not Custom fitted but I do like the shaft

Hybrids are much better than 3i or 3 wood for me. Shot dispersion is pretty good and i normally know where ball is going.

My miss is left (slice) normally (left handed) and at times ball will have too much back spin especially into wind.

 

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Hayden, Auckland.

Titleist 913H, fujikura speeder 907hb x stiff shaft

Not custom fit.

This set up is a beast. All the best trying to beat it. Straight and long. Only miss is a slight fade.

Thanks

 

 

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Braden -Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Hybrids (not custom fit for either)- 

Tour Edge Exotics 19 degree with a Ozik Red Tie X-stiff

Adams Tour 22 degree with a purple ice X-stiff

 

Strength-

I can hit them straight

 

Weakness-

I spin them like crazy. They go straight up in the air and come down.  Not getting good distance out of them.  I also have the tendency to hit them left on ocassion.

 

If selected I would like to try the s+.

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