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Hey guys! Thanks for your concerns. After my visit with the doc today, looks like I'll be hitting the course this weekend!

Woo hoo!!

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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Hit up the range today with the girls. Not much chance to really work with them around, but I brought out the flightscope my rep is letting me use for demo days. Of course my 4 year old dropped the iPad, so now I need to buy a new screen because of the crack [emoji30]🤦🏼‍♂️ I don’t trust the flightscope as much as TrackMan, but it wasn’t too bad. I did switch the weights in my Cortex and that seemed to help with the fade a little. Here are some numbers from today.IMG_0503.JPGIMG_0504.JPGIMG_0505.JPG

 

 

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Played yesterday. Started out with too many OB shots off the tee. Once I settled down, had some good shots off the tee. I am a high handicapper so I definitely put some swings out there that no shaft will help. I have been playing the Motore in all my rounds lately, so to get a good comparison, going to play my Oban Kiyoshi Gold the next round. 

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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
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Super excited to head out today. Feeling mostly back to normal.

I'll be doing a few different tests today so hopefully I don't get overloaded with ideas and forget how to golf😜

I'll be putting some finishing data together for the Motore X

I just got a box of these that I want to compare to my 2 other regular gamers..

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Lastly, I just put this together yesterday.

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Hopefully I don't end up cross contaminating my data.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

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:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
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On 5/13/2020 at 3:07 PM, azstu324 said:

Hey all

Just a report. I've been a tad MIA from testing for a bit. Active on the forum though. I had to go to the ER on 5/2 with some pretty awful lower abdominal pain. I though maybe I had food poisoning or appendicitis. NOPE.. I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis. I've been on the mend for a couple of weeks with antibiotics and a very unpleasant diet. I'm going for a follow up with my doc tomorrow and hopefully I can be good to play this Saturday. We'll see as things seem better.. but not back to normal.. (but what the hell is normal these days?) 

Just wanted you all to know so you don't think I skipped town or anything 😜

Good to see that some of you are able to get back out there and knock the quarantine rust off. 

Man. Sorry to hear that Stu.  I had a bout with it last winter.  Some of the worst pain I had had in a while. 

  Pretty much the same deal and treatment as you.   Glad to hear you're doing better though. 

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4 hours ago, azstu324 said:

Super excited to head out today. Feeling mostly back to normal.

I'll be doing a few different tests today so hopefully I don't get overloaded with ideas and forget how to golf😜

I'll be putting some finishing data together for the Motore X

I just got a box of these that I want to compare to my 2 other regular gamers..

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Lastly, I just put this together yesterday.

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Hopefully I don't end up cross contaminating my data.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 

Would love to hear more about that wedge 😊

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The motore and I are getting to be better friends.. I think the more I play with it the more I like it.

 

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Driver: SIM 9 Motore X F1 7X tipped 1 inch

Utility Iron: Cobra King Utility irons 18 degree Aldila rogue 90 X

Irons: Cobra King forged CB 4-PW KBS $ Taper 130 X

Wedges: Cleveland 49,52.58.64

Putter: Kronos Release.

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Man. Sorry to hear that Stu.  I had a bout with it last winter.  Some of the worst pain I had had in a while. 
  Pretty much the same deal and treatment as you.   Glad to hear you're doing better though. 
Thanks man. Definitely not my favorite thing to go through. Finally was able to swing a club for the first time in 3 weeks without doubling over.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TS-1 3 - P / TT DG 105 (S+) / GP Microsuede

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411_thumb.jpg  TSW 50/6 + 56/12 Wedge 
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Super excited to head out today. Feeling mostly back to normal.

I'll be doing a few different tests today so hopefully I don't get overloaded with ideas and forget how to golf[emoji12]

I'll be putting some finishing data together for the Motore X

I just got a box of these that I want to compare to my 2 other regular gamers..

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Lastly, I just put this together yesterday.

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Hopefully I don't end up cross contaminating my data.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..
 


So glad you got out!


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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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So on the Motore X side of the testing, things started out a bit sloppy. Was just winging everything right on the front 9 through about #8. Was making fairways just fine but was just getting too much left to right action and too much height and spin and losing a lot of distance.

I just realized I wasn't loading up and releasing correctly, so instead of getting under, I was coming across. In other words, I was just making a lazy swing. Once I made a more concentrated effort to swing up and out with a full rotation, (insert comic sound effects) WHAM! POW! BLAMO! Bombs on a rope!

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This is hole 18. Shorter par 4. But with water all down the right side, narrow, and guarded by bunkers on both sides of the green. I threaded the needle on this one. Actually had to apologize to the group in front for hitting on the green while they were putting. Luckily the pin was at the back.

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I will also report that all 3 balls were part of the different yardages shown. The tour Response very surprisingly was the longest of the 3. So much for compression core stats. Also, it felt absolutely fantastic off the driver and irons and performance on the green was as good as anything. Another round or 2 like today and I may be considering a new gamer.

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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:titelist-small:  917F2 3 Wood / UST ProForce V2 Black F4S++  
:callaway-small: Epic Flash Hybrid 18* / Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 70g 

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Got out again today and hit a few good drives. The Motore is holding as my favorite on course shaft. Put this one down the middle of the fairway 240 yards (good distance for me). I self destructed after that shot on this hole but the drive was good.

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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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I’m going to see if I can hunt down an open shop with a quality LM.


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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

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

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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This morning I went out to play a course I've never played before and came up to a par 5 and decided to just let it rip! I told the 3 others I was paired with that I'm gonna take it just left of the bunkers on the right as the hole was a dog leg right. Trying to hug the corner. I couldn't have hit my line any better if I tried. Unfortunately one of the other guys in the group decided to dart out in front of my line right as I was swing. Unluckily I stopped my swing enough to top it and not hit him, but there went my shot at an eagle 😢

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Driver: PXG 0811 X Gen 2
3 Wood: Taylormade SIM
3 Utility Iron: Srixon U85
4i – AW: Taylormade P760
SW: Vokey SM7 M Grind
LW: Cleveland RTX 4 X-Low
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Anyone have any comparisons to something like the Tensei Pro White?

Seems like you guys are having some good results!


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3 hours ago, B.Boston said:

Anyone have any comparisons to something like the Tensei Pro White?

Is the Tensei Pro White counterbalanced?  I've got a Handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow and an Aldila NV Green (should be able to get it now that the PGA SS club repair section is open).  With the HZRDUS, I just felt like I kept losing the club head during my swing.  I definitely be curious to put the NV Green side-by-side.  In comparing from the feeling I had during my PXG fitting, the Motore X just feels more stable.  They are extremely close profiles, but I just don't feel like the Motore X twists at all throughout the swing and even on bad hits at impact.

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Is the Tensei Pro White counterbalanced?  I've got a Handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow and an Aldila NV Green (should be able to get it now that the PGA SS club repair section is open).  With the HZRDUS, I just felt like I kept losing the club head during my swing.  I definitely be curious to put the NV Green side-by-side.  In comparing from the feeling I had during my PXG fitting, the Motore X just feels more stable.  They are extremely close profiles, but I just don't feel like the Motore X twists at all throughout the swing and even on bad hits at impact.

The Pro Orange is the counterbalanced design. The White is supposed to be more neutral on that front. Softer handle and super stable mid and tip.

I’ve swung the HZRDUS yellow before too any liked that, but only on a handful of swings on my old league partner’s Cobra F8.


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Played what I think might conclusory testing round yesterday. It was really just a more organic round without much specific notations on the shaft but just overall game improvement. I didn't play driver on all par 4's, which is more normal. Usually I split par 4's 50/50 between driver, and 3 wood or even 4 iron.



I'm happy to report that driver delivered on all accounts. Didn't really think to take any yardage pics until the 18th (we started on 10). This hole plays slightly uphill too.

I would say this is a pretty good final statement..

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Now that stores are opening back up, I may go in for 1 final LM session as I've gotten to know the Motore X just to see if my course improvements can be quantified by the #'s 

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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I got a chance to get out and play 18 on Memorial Day and this was, by far, my best driving day of the year. Technically only hit 3 of 12 fairways. However, I hit 3 drives either through the fairway or right over my target line so no complaints there.  I did hit some way ward shots coming in, but I don't know if that was from the heat, fatigue or LOFT 😉 Average driver was around 290ish with a long of 318.  I switched the weights in my Cortex (8g went from toe to heel) and that has made a big difference in accuracy.  I was planning on switching to the Rogue Silver for the back 9, but I hit the Motore so well that I didn't want to change it!  Throw in a couple of punch outs, 2 penalty strokes and three 3 jacks and I'll take an 80 all day!  I will be out again soon and I will make sure to compare the two shafts by switching them at the turn.

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:wilson_staff_small: FG Tour V6 5-6 w/C-Taper 130X

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On 5/5/2020 at 10:03 AM, MIgregb said:

OK… so a while back I admitted that I bought the new Motore X F3 shaft sight-unseen for my Epic Flash SZ driver out of anxiousness at being cooped up and just plain boredom (link above).  But I had no idea whether I’d really be happy with my purchase or if I flushed $275 down the toilet! While I still don’t have access to launch monitors, I’ve fooled around with driver adjustments and now played a couple of rounds, and I can honestly say that I am driving the ball longer and generally straighter than I did with the stock Tensei AV Blue.

In all fairness, I’ve also been working on hitting the ball above the equator of the driver face (so it launches higher with lower spin which should increase distance) and I can’t quantify how much each helps, but I am definitely driving farther. I plan on doing some range sessions going back & forth with the stock shaft, but it’s tough to see a change in distance at the range when you’re talking only 10 to 15 (driver) yards.  However, I’ll give it a try when I can and report back.

I like what I've read so far but I'm even more anxious to see our tester’s more definitive reports! Thanks,

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14 minutes ago, MIgregb said:

OK… so a while back I admitted that I bought the new Motore X F3 shaft sight-unseen for my Epic Flash SZ driver out of anxiousness at being cooped up and just plain boredom (link above).  But I had no idea whether I’d really be happy with my purchase or if I flushed $275 down the toilet! While I still don’t have access to launch monitors, I’ve fooled around with driver adjustments and now played a couple of rounds, and I can honestly say that I am driving the ball longer and generally straighter than I did with the stock Tensei AV Blue.

In all fairness, I’ve also been working on hitting the ball above the equator of the driver face (so it launches higher with lower spin which should increase distance) and I can’t quantify how much each helps, but I am definitely driving farther. I plan on doing some range sessions going back & forth with the stock shaft, but it’s tough to see a change in distance at the range when you’re talking only 10 to 15 (driver) yards.  However, I’ll give it a try when I can and report back.

I like what I've read so far but I'm even more anxious to see our tester’s more definitive reports! Thanks,

Just a heads up, we've been given the green light to start posting our reviews ASAP.. so stay tuned! 

 

 

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