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Well guys thanks to all your rave reviews of the Ping driver I decided to pick up a G410+ head.  I was able to sell the mizuno st190G for a wash financially so that was a plus!  Now I just have to decide if I want to put an adapter on the Diamana RF I just acquired or go full Woodland and pick up an Accra shaft.

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33 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

Well guys thanks to all your rave reviews of the Ping driver I decided to pick up a G410+ head.  I was able to sell the mizuno st190G for a wash financially so that was a plus!  Now I just have to decide if I want to put an adapter on the Diamana RF I just acquired or go full Woodland and pick up an Accra shaft.

You know how I feel! 

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9 minutes ago, jlukes said:

You know how I feel! 

My first experience with an accra shaft was an eye opener.  It was 10g heavier and a flex stiffer than I normally play but it was still so smooth.  How is the TZ5 performing?

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46 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

My first experience with an accra shaft was an eye opener.  It was 10g heavier and a flex stiffer than I normally play but it was still so smooth.  How is the TZ5 performing?

So good that the world class fitter at True Spec said its not worth me even trying anything else because we won't be able to find a better fit. 

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8 hours ago, blackngold_blood said:

My first experience with an accra shaft was an eye opener.  It was 10g heavier and a flex stiffer than I normally play but it was still so smooth.  How is the TZ5 performing?

A few years ago I had a driver shaft 'fitting' with an ex tour fitter who had a zillion shafts.

Eventually he tried accra shafts and they were a great fit, everything improved in the driver, but for the price he wanted I could have got a full set of new clubs. Doesn't Luke Donald play (or used to game) Accra shafts?

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On 6/8/2019 at 7:31 PM, revkev said:

Question for the testers - I see some mention of changing lofts in your reviews can you guy guys comment on extremes in adjustments?

I may just go back to where I bought the thing, lay out a few bucks and dial it in.


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As I mentioned in my stage 2, the LM data comparing the G410 to the Razr-Fit showed some numbers the fitter did not like.  We made the changes noted and saw instant, positive results (ball strike zone, launch angle, spin rate and distance). Even more important has been the on the course performance. As Rob suggested, going to a fitter would be best if you can.  I say that because my first fitting (used to order the club) did not have as sophisticated a LM and, while the initial loft/lie settings weren't terrible, better is... well, better!

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As I mentioned in my stage 2, the LM data comparing the G410 to the Razr-Fit showed some numbers the fitter did not like.  We made the changes noted and saw instant, positive results (ball strike zone, launch angle, spin rate and distance). Even more important has been the on the course performance. As Rob suggested, going to a fitter would be best if you can.  I say that because my first fitting (used to order the club) did not have as sophisticated a LM and, while the initial loft/lie settings weren't terrible, better is... well, better!


Thanks - mine was more a curiosity question - my fitter had a recommended setting for me that I’ve followed. I’ve got a 12 degree head set down to 11 neutral. Interestingly my 400 LST was a 10 set up to 11. But the differences between the slightly closed verses slightly open face along with the lighter shaft are incredible. I was 6/6 with the driver in league last night - I loose less than 10 yards on miss hits, can fade or draw the club on demand. Too bad I had to hit the other 13 clubs. :)


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my fitter had a recommended setting for me that I’ve followed. I’ve got a 12 degree head set down to 11 neutral. Interestingly my 400 LST was a 10 set up to 11. But the differences between the slightly closed verses slightly open face along with the lighter shaft are incredible.


This is a great point that many people don’t think about. The same loft on a club turned down to that loft versus turned up to that loft versus defaulted to that loft can have a big influence on shot shape and launch conditions.
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This is a great point that many people don’t think about. The same loft on a club turned down to that loft versus turned up to that loft versus defaulted to that loft can have a big influence on shot shape and launch conditions.


That’s exactly what has me wanting to upgrade! I have a g30 10.5 and hit best in the + position which closes the face, but now I’m getting a bit too much launch/spin. I want to get something in 9 degree so I can do the same and take my
Flight down a touch. Now I just need to decide on which head to get.


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You’ve all inspired me to go hit these. Found a nearby fitter... don’t tell my wife 🤫

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Gary Woodland had this and the 3 wood in his bag with the Accra shaft when he won the US Open.... and he's not paid to play them.  Just sayin'

Driver: Ping G410 Plus (9 degrees set at 7)
Shaft: Accra RPG 472 M5+ (44.75 inches, tipped 2 inches)

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7 minutes ago, Shankster said:

You’ve all inspired me to go hit these. Found a nearby fitter... don’t tell my wife 🤫

Check out the LST too.... heard some good things about that one so far.

https://ping.com/clubs/drivers/g410-lst

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Check out the LST too.... heard some good things about that one so far.
https://ping.com/clubs/drivers/g410-lst


Well, the place is being sold. Didn’t have anything. Guess I won’t be sleeping on the couch after all.
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16 minutes ago, Shankster said:

 


Well, the place is being sold. Didn’t have anything. Guess I won’t be sleeping on the couch after all.

 

House warming gift ??  😉

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House warming gift ?? 


Yeah. I think some paintings and house hold items will take any chance of that happening. Who needs decorations?
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That’s exactly what has me wanting to upgrade! I have a g30 10.5 and hit best in the + position which closes the face, but now I’m getting a bit too much launch/spin. I want to get something in 9 degree so I can do the same and take my
Flight down a touch. Now I just need to decide on which head to get.


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I’m confused - if the 10.5 is on + you’ve added loft and closed the face - wouldn’t you need to do what I’ve done and go to 12 - to get the same loft with an open face?

I don’t know that there is a drover that adjusts enough up from 9 to be the same as a 10.5 adjusted up. If there were it would be extremely closed.


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I’m confused - if the 10.5 is on + you’ve added loft and closed the face - wouldn’t you need to do what I’ve done and go to 12 - to get the same loft with an open face?

I don’t know that there is a drover that adjusts enough up from 9 to be the same as a 10.5 adjusted up. If there were it would be extremely closed.


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Maybe I didn’t want to do what you did. Haha

I want to get the 9 head, so that I can use the + setting to help close the face a bit but have it closer to the loft of my 10.5 neutral setting. That way I’ll still get the launch and spin down a touch with the help in keeping it straighter. Of course now I’ve seen a good deal on a rogue and really enjoyed the evenflow blue in a few different heads last week. So I guess I’m a little all over the place with my latest driver hunt. (Maybe that’s a credit to how excellent the g30 still is).


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Maybe I didn’t want to do what you did. Haha

I want to get the 9 head, so that I can use the + setting to help close the face a bit but have it closer to the loft of my 10.5 neutral setting. That way I’ll still get the launch and spin down a touch with the help in keeping it straighter. Of course now I’ve seen a good deal on a rogue and really enjoyed the evenflow blue in a few different heads last week. So I guess I’m a little all over the place with my latest driver hunt. (Maybe that’s a credit to how excellent the g30 still is).


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Got it!  I thought you were saying you wanted to do what I did - what you were saying was you might use the up/down thing to your advantage as I (or more accurately my fitter) did.  I really think this is a big deal - knowing that you can get a different look, open/closed face, more or less spin based on that along with shifting the weights around.

Yes the G30 was/is a great driver IMO.  It was a Most Wanted driver in its year.  You could do a lot worse. 🙂

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Got it!  I thought you were saying you wanted to do what I did - what you were saying was you might use the up/down thing to your advantage as I (or more accurately my fitter) did.  I really think this is a big deal - knowing that you can get a different look, open/closed face, more or less spin based on that along with shifting the weights around.
Yes the G30 was/is a great driver IMO.  It was a Most Wanted driver in its year.  You could do a lot worse.


What makes me laugh is that my friend had an older Callaway driver with an adjustable Hosel, but it was before the optifit. Instead of the + or - that they show now it just has open, neutral, or closed. I almost wish they would go back to that since if you sole your club before gripping that’s what you’re doing anyway.

Then my friend won’t laugh at me using a 10.5 driver in the + position. Well, he stops laughing when I’m 20 yards longer anyway... haha


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What makes me laugh is that my friend had an older Callaway driver with an adjustable Hosel, but it was before the optifit. Instead of the + or - that they show now it just has open, neutral, or closed. I almost wish they would go back to that since if you sole your club before gripping that’s what you’re doing anyway.

Then my friend won’t laugh at me using a 10.5 driver in the + position. Well, he stops laughing when I’m 20 yards longer anyway... haha


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Yep - better scores or longer straighter drives wipes off a lot of smiles. :)


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