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12 hours ago, bens197 said:

I get it...and I can relate. For years it was play boardy shafts that would help me flight the ball. I just got used to it. With all the improvements we see today it’s worth taking the time to really find something that won’t make me work so hard. 
 

Did you swing the 120’s before deciding on the 105’s?

Nah did the Mizuno optimizer and the 120 wasn't recommended to me

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9 hours ago, Kanoito said:

I had PX 5.5 before to lower down flight. After playing them for about 4 years, I guess my swing also evolved and I no longer needed low flight. So was fitted for the Modus 105, which gave me more speed and also was the only shaft that gave me consistent quarter-sized markings on the impact tape 

Forgot to mention, the 105 was also the first lightweight shaft I've ever played. Before PX, I used to play KBS Tour and TTDG.

I'm now considering reshafting my wedges with Nippon as well, to have them match the irons.

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13 hours ago, yungkory said:

Nah did the Mizuno optimizer and the 120 wasn't recommended to me

@yungkory do you make full swings with your 50* GW? How does the wedge shaft compare to the standard iron Modus (PW for instance)?

My fitter had recommended using the same shaft as my PW (for full swings) and wedge shafts for SW/LW.

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I was playing DG S300. Although I had no formal fitting, I hit a bunch of shaft/head combinations in preparation for the Bridgestone Tour B JGR test and the Modus felt the smoothest of the shafts available for the test by quite a bit. Other options were Recoil, DG XP95, and a KBS, if I recall correctly. 

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I was fitting for wedges last fall and my fitter recommended The Modus 3 Wedge 125.  It feels so much better to me than the S200 that as in my prior wedges.

I play C-Taper Lite Stiff in my irons, but based on the feel of the Modus wedge shaft I'll be demoing Modus shafts in any future iron purchase I make.

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5 hours ago, Kanoito said:

@yungkory do you make full swings with your 50* GW? How does the wedge shaft compare to the standard iron Modus (PW for instance)?

My fitter had recommended using the same shaft as my PW (for full swings) and wedge shafts for SW/LW.

I do take full swings. A lot of fitters recommend the setup you have, and I'll probably explore it when I go to my fitting in October. One thing for sure is the Modus 115 are a MUCH better fit for me than the DG S200 and 300 ever were. Much more consistent contact, which leads to better distance control. I've had a few near hole outs from my gap wedge distance (100-110y) recently.

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24 minutes ago, yungkory said:

One thing for sure is the Modus 115 are a MUCH better fit for me than the DG S200 and 300 ever were. Much more consistent contact, which leads to better distance control.

 

... Modus 115's!!!  Special shafts made just for you that aren't available to the rest of us. We are all jealous! 

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15 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... Modus 115's!!!  Special shafts made just for you that aren't available to the rest of us. We are all jealous! 😜

It's their wedge shaft, keep up Uncle!

 

https://www.golfworks.com/nippon-ns-pro-modus-3-wedge-shafts/p/np0017/

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... Wedger shaft! Doah! More like Grampa. 🤪

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17 hours ago, yungkory said:

I do take full swings. A lot of fitters recommend the setup you have, and I'll probably explore it when I go to my fitting in October. One thing for sure is the Modus 115 are a MUCH better fit for me than the DG S200 and 300 ever were. Much more consistent contact, which leads to better distance control. I've had a few near hole outs from my gap wedge distance (100-110y) recently.

Sweet. Thanks for the feedback. I'll reshaft them before the season begins. 

AND... I bought them lol... now have to wait for them to arrive... 

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I have been mostly a x100 player for the majority of my adult life. My last two sets of irons I have been fit into the Modus 120X. Feel was night and day between the two and the main reason for the switch. Launch came up so slightly with the Modus, while cutting down spin by about 300-500 rpm depending on the iron, this lead to about 3-5 yards longer through the irons. 

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For wedges, I put the standard 950GH wedge length shaft in my 50 degree and then put a 9 iron 950GH in by 56 degree wedge to softstep it. I think I read somewhere that Bob Vokey recommended using your iron shafts in your wedges, but softstepping the wedges you don't normally take full swings with.

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I play the 105 stiff, performance was close with the Ping AWT 2.0 when getting fit for my g410 irons. I previously gamed the 1050 GH in Regular (it was the 1030GH Cobra made-for version). So I'm guessing my comfort level with the loading profile led me to hit them the best due to familiarity. I tried the 120X in a friend's club for fun one day which led to swinging harder and harder trying to feel it load. Results were not positive. 

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Currently I am playing the Modus 120X shafts with Mizuno JPX900 forged.  Before these, I was in the KBS Tour C-taper stiff shafts.  I switched because the Modus was recommended to me when I got fit.  For me, the Modus is a much smoother shaft.  I don't feel the load in it which I don't want to feel.  

Now, oddly enough, when I was fit for the PING G410 testing, I was fit into the Dynamic Gold 120 X shaft while the Modus was one of the worst ones for me.  It really is crazy to see how one shaft reacts differently with one head on it as opposed to another.  

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On 2/22/2020 at 7:02 PM, bens197 said:

For those of you who currently play the Modus, what were you playing before you switched and what compelled you to make the change?

I played the Aldila NV Pro 105 in my irons and wedges (except for my old sand wedge which has an Aldila Lobster 120). 

As it's no longer offered on newer models, I went to the Nippon Modus 3 105.  

I don't notice much if any difference at all.  It's hard to compare using different heads.

In fairness, though,  I don't notice the difference in shafts as much as some seem to do.

I'm not a launch monitor guy.

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Was playing DG s300's and Project X 6.0's.  Nippons are smooth like butter, effortless.  They just feel right for me compared to any others.  Almost feels like I'm playing a graphite shaft but with all the feel benefit of steel.  Love them and can't see playing anything else.

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I do like the Modus in my Bridgestone wedges, I just wish they were heavier. We didn't get the option to try anything else during testing last year though. 😞 

The only shaft that I'm curious about as much as the Modus 120 is the KBS C-Taper. A buddy of mine has them in a set of Cobra Amp Cell Pro irons and when I gave them a go they were absolute money for me. Could have just been the day or the fact they were +1/2" (static fitting charts recommend I play at least +1/4"), but I've never forgotten about the few shots I hit with that shaft and have wanted to play it ever since.

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Today was the first day on the course where I could put the 120 in play.

A little about me...I often wait a little before posting reviews as honeymoon period is usually a distraction from objective feedback.

Here’s what I will say. Those who said the feel is smooth, you were telling the truth. There isn’t a shaft I’ve played that feels like this.

Today was windy and some headwinds had the propensity to cause a balloon ball. I did not experience any ballooning but I’m going to be stuck between a stiff and an X. They do feel and play slightly softer and I’m tempted to play a tipped stiff in its stead.

More to come. Thanks for giving me a good reason to try this shaft, it makes a wonderful first impression.


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Today was the first day on the course where I could put the 120 in play.

A little about me...I often wait a little before posting reviews as honeymoon period is usually a distraction from objective feedback.

Here’s what I will say. Those who said the feel is smooth, you were telling the truth. There isn’t a shaft I’ve played that feels like this.

Today was windy and some headwinds had the propensity to cause a balloon ball. I did not experience any ballooning but I’m going to be stuck between a stiff and an X. They do feel and play slightly softer and I’m tempted to play a tipped stiff in its stead.

More to come. Thanks for giving me a good reason to try this shaft, it makes a wonderful first impression.


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... Benz197 I don't play steel shafts often, but when I do I prefer Modus 120's. I am a graphite iron kinda guy and as I stated earlier I did not get along with Modus 105's. But I really like the Modus 120's in my Z Forged irons. They are an excellent combo and since I only play them once a month or so, no need to buy new graphite irons shafts. Congrats on finding some shafts that work for you. It isn't always easy but it looks like at least so far, you have done just that! 👍

 

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