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Going to play a round today. Today I am putting into play a Ventus Red 5S Velocore to compare with the Motore X. I couldn't resist the good deal I got on a Ventus pull.

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Hey everybody! I know this thread is old news by now.. but I had the round of my life yesterday. I've really been finding my swing since we started testing with the Motore X.

Yesterday I played at the Sedona Golf Resort (10th anniversary/father's day gift from the Mrs). I shot a 75/71. As you can see from my Garmin stats, I was 13/13 for fairways hit! I've found a very reliable 5-10 yd fade. The front 9 seemed like It was just point and shoot. The back 9 however was a true test as the fairways were extremely tight and tricky, and I had to bounce back and forth from driver to 3 wood and even 4 iron to manage the layout. That said, this process has really helped me to develop a very reliable and controlled outcome.

Not only is my carry and total distance about 10 to 15 yds further than before, but I honestly feel like I'm swinging about half as hard. This has translated to, of course distance, but also control, and even maintaining stamina from the 1st to the 18th because I don't feel like I'm swinging out of my shoes to hit 285 - 300 us shots.

I really feel like my 2020 goal of breaking par and reducing my handicap to sub-5 is within my sights.

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



Wow! That’s awesome! Did you play a fade before?

This thread be old news to some, but not to me! Haha


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I'll quick chime in and say I hit the Motore X F3 during my #CobraConnect fitting and really enjoyed the feel. Going with the Aldila Rogue Silver as the stock option, but I wouldn't be opposed to ordering the Motore X down the line. Outstanding feel and the ball speed numbers were nice, too. And of all of the shafts I tried on a day where my driver swing was poor, it was one of the most accurate.

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1 hour ago, B.Boston said:

Wow! That’s awesome! Did you play a fade before?

This thread be old news to some, but not to me! Haha


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So when I'm hitting the ball well, yes my normal flight is a fade.. but when I'm not connecting or just getting lazy, my flight can go from snap hook, to pull, to slice all in the same game.

I know that a lot of it is the driver behind the wheel.. but I think that the feedback that I've gotten from each type of miss-hit has really helped me find a nice repeatable swing and create a pre-swing feeling that I can take to the tee.

Now circling WAY back to Fujikura's "multiplied speed" claims, that I don't think I went into much detail on.. if I'm hitting the ball exponentially further, with what seems like less effort, while maintaining exceptional control, I would say that's a pretty solid confirmation of "multiplied speed". 😊

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

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1 hour ago, edingc said:

I'll quick chime in and say I hit the Motore X F3 during my #CobraConnect fitting and really enjoyed the feel. Going with the Aldila Rogue Silver as the stock option, but I wouldn't be opposed to ordering the Motore X down the line. Outstanding feel and the ball speed numbers were nice, too. And of all of the shafts I tried on a day where my driver swing was poor, it was one of the most accurate.

Feel aside, were the numbers profoundly better or was it a coin flip?

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12 minutes ago, bens197 said:

Feel aside, were the numbers profoundly better or was it a coin flip?

With the swing I had, it was a coin flip. The fitter was supposed to upload the numbers to my Trackman locker but he hasn't done that yet or else I could throw some numbers in.

I was steep, like really steep (4-ish down) during my fitting with the woods though. I just remember the feel and ease I had swinging it, comparatively, to say the HZRDUS Smoke Yellow or Ventus Black. Unfortunately, my lesson Wednesday has helped to resolve the steepness, wish I could have had that swing during the fitting.

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2 hours ago, edingc said:

With the swing I had, it was a coin flip. The fitter was supposed to upload the numbers to my Trackman locker but he hasn't done that yet or else I could throw some numbers in.

I was steep, like really steep (4-ish down) during my fitting with the woods though. I just remember the feel and ease I had swinging it, comparatively, to say the HZRDUS Smoke Yellow or Ventus Black. Unfortunately, my lesson Wednesday has helped to resolve the steepness, wish I could have had that swing during the fitting.

Still, it’s good to know that you’re fitting into a wider spectrum of shafts when you’re dialed in. 

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Holy crap, i played the Ventus Red 5S today and it felt like cheating. Its definitely more forgiving than the Motore X. Nothing went left on me, no nasty hooks. On hole 3, right at impact i was like oh sh*t that snap hook is going in the woods. It started directly left at the trees but then it just faded back into the fairway, i was like wtf.

The one adjustment that i need to get used to is everything with this Ventus fades, so i really can go after it without worrying about left. The only time it went left on me was on the range when i purposefully tried to turn one over, and it turned into a hook.

For those that like to hit draws, curious to see what your ball flight is like. In my mind it is harder to turnover by far than the Motore X.

i do think the Ventus was slightly shorter in distance though.

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2 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Holy crap, i played the Ventus Red 5S today and it felt like cheating. Its definitely more forgiving than the Motore X. Nothing went left on me, no nasty hooks. On hole 3, right at impact i was like oh sh*t that snap hook is going in the woods. It started directly left at the trees but then it just faded back into the fairway, i was like wtf.

The one adjustment that i need to get used to is everything with this Ventus fades, so i really can go after it without worrying about left. The only time it went left on me was on the range when i purposefully tried to turn one over, and it turned into a hook.

For those that like to hit draws, curious to see what your ball flight is like. In my mind it is harder to turnover by far than the Motore X.

i do think the Ventus was slightly shorter in distance though.

Does this mean you'll have one for sale soon? 👀

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1 minute ago, yungkory said:

Does this mean you'll have one for sale soon? 👀

Not sure yet, gotta make sure its not just a honeymoon period with the Ventus.

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I can't top @azstu324's round of 75, but today with the work of Motore X and the work I've done with the Planemate the last few weeks, I shot a career low round today!

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2 minutes ago, goaliewales14 said:

I can't top @azstu324's round of 75, but today with the work of Motore X and the work I've done with the Planemate the last few weeks, I shot a career low round today!

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Coincidence that 2 of us have had best low rounds since plugging in the Motore X? 🤑

 

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Coincidence that 2 of us have had best low rounds since plugging in the Motore X? 
 


Hey I had a 72! :)

So maybe my rounds look a bit different from you guys but I’m still pretty happy with that. It’s been over a year since I shot even and far longer than that since I’ve been in the 60’s.

Sometime soon though!


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4 hours ago, revkev said:

 


Hey I had a 72! 🙂

So maybe my rounds look a bit different from you guys but I’m still pretty happy with that. It’s been over a year since I shot even and far longer than that since I’ve been in the 60’s.

Sometime soon though!


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Oh man, my apologies. Definitely not leaving you out on purpose. Inching closer to par is a pretty major accomplishment to us non-scratch golfers 😛.. But I'm sure getting back to your old "par shootin ways" has to be a great feeling too! 🙂  

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2 minutes ago, azstu324 said:

Oh man, my apologies. Definitely not leaving you out on purpose. Inching closer to par is a pretty major accomplishment to us non-scratch golfers 😛.. But I'm sure getting back to your old "par shootin ways" has to be a great feeling too! 🙂  

I was only reflecting on the difference in driving distance.  Someone who hits it as far as you guys do has a great advantage but there's much more that can go wrong along the way, also.

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My sim plus motore X took me from this. Playing the gold. 

 

 

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To this.. I hit a good shot just past pin high with my original one 13.5 mini driver. 

 

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This Saturday, I might be adding another Fujikura shaft to my bag.  I'm going to a Taylormade fitting event to take advantage of their 150% trade-in to get a new SIM 3 wood.  Unfortunately, Taylormade hasn't added the F1 or F3 into their lineup yet.  I will be looking at the Ventus Blue/Black w/Velcore.  I'll also be looking at Graphite Design Tour AD DI and Tour AD IZ.  Doing this review has really taught my why you would pay for the shaft upgrades in your equipment.  Before this, I was one that thought the stock offerings are "good enough" and there wasn't much of a reason to do the upgrade since I'm not a tour pro.  I will say without a doubt, there is a reason to pay for the upgrade!  I'll make sure to post the results this weekend!

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Unfortunately when I went for my fitting with Taylormade today, they didn't bring any premium shafts with them.  They also didn't have any shafts in a 70+ gram X range.  The only shaft he had was his own that was a Diamana FW Limited 75 X.  It did really well.  I liked the softer tip to be able to feel the weight of the club head, but very disappointed I couldn't put it head to head with a true Fujikura shaft.

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On 6/27/2020 at 2:59 PM, goaliewales14 said:

Unfortunately when I went for my fitting with Taylormade today, they didn't bring any premium shafts with them.  They also didn't have any shafts in a 70+ gram X range.  The only shaft he had was his own that was a Diamana FW Limited 75 X.  It did really well.  I liked the softer tip to be able to feel the weight of the club head, but very disappointed I couldn't put it head to head with a true Fujikura shaft.

Bummer! Wish we were there with some Fuji demos 🙂 Check to see if there's a local shop near you with some Fuji demos: https://fujikuragolf.com/dealer-locator

and also, congrats on your career low round!

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2 hours ago, Fujikura Golf said:

Bummer! Wish we were there with some Fuji demos 🙂 Check to see if there's a local shop near you with some Fuji demos: https://fujikuragolf.com/dealer-locator

and also, congrats on your career low round!

Thank you!!  I'm going to go check the PGA SS tomorrow to see if they have a Ventus Blue w/Velocore in fitting van.  I'm guessing we'll see Motore X creeping into the OEM offerings next season??

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