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7 minutes ago, bens197 said:

 


That type of quality control certainly justifies the cost of the product. I never expected to pay $37 for an iron shaft, ever.

It sounds like a lot of honeymoon speak but I’ve rarely heard this kind of consistent praise of a specific shaft in all my years of golf. I only wish I had known about them sooner.

 

@bens197 I never really took golf this seriously until about a year ago. Some personal things happened before then and I was limited in activity and golf became my only out. I played D1 college hockey and I was always known as a gear head or in golf terms a tinker... I knew everything about every stick /skate / etc and what would work for people... Long story short I spent way to much money for the worst fitting and that coupled with my health/personal situation i turned to what I did with hockey and I started to learn everything I could about the equipment from the good bad and ugly. My first investment I was determined to make count even if the clubs performance would not. I went to every demo day spent money and time with the fitters in my area, learned how to utilize launch monitor data, networked with the industry, spent a ton on money on eBay, and gained knowledge that I lacked so I could never be taken advantage of by a fitting studio again. Taught myself how to build clubs and purchased all the fitting equipment so I could test and test and test some more. 

I know it does sound like a lot of honeymoon speak, and I will always say play what feels and gives you the results that you want. But when it comes to spending my hard earned money an OEM uses a S200 shaft that weighs anywhere from 122g to 132g and charges you $$$ to go to a DGTI S400/ modus/ etc so they can increase their margin's I say they can pound sand. Now when looking at clubs I check what they are offering at no up charge and if it is the club that fits me best with horrible shady shaft offerings (TaylorMade Ventus comes to mind) then Ill wait till I can snag a deal make a trade or find the answer guy outside of the PGA store and offer him cash before he gets robbed on a trade 😆... 

I do not know the sales % or stats but a majority of people I feel buy off the rack and they buy what is popular on tour and marketed well. Best example I can think of is a Vokey SM8 vs. Mizuno T20. Vokey head is cast (cheaper production) Mizuno is Forged (expensive). Vokey uses the same cast for 46/48 50/52 54/56 58/60/62 and just bends them for each grind. Mizuno does not since they are forged hence less choices. Vokey uses S200 and slaps their sticker on it cost is around $6. Mizuno uses DGTI s400 a $40 shaft (not sure their cost) but has other no charge options of equal quality. SM8 $169 v. Mizuno T20 $150.... SM8 w/ DGTI S400 or Nippon $219...  so if I can spread some knowledge like that example some data or wisdom from my failures and help anyone gets the best for their $$$ then maybe just a little that huge pile of cash I shelled out has not gone to waste... 

The same Nippon shaft you me or anyone has we could test against one off the tour van and they would match up. The same can not be said about True Sports Products (DG & PX) and KBS. That quality speaks volumes to the company and that they care about the golfer on the other end. 

 

I will get off the soap box for a bit, but hopefully this helps some people...

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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 had a wide variation of shafts...that lets just say definitely did not fit my swing at all. I had a spinner shaft on my Mizuno 56 wedge....At the fitting I was getting up to 15,000 spin....little ridiculous I know, but my clubs worked and I was still playing good golf!

I got fitted and they put me in the Modus 125. Have not used them on course yet but in the back yard they feel fantastic, like they fit me (real shocker there). Will keep you updated on overall feel though on the course.

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On 4/1/2020 at 1:29 PM, Brandon M said:

@bens197 I never really took golf this seriously until about a year ago. Some personal things happened before then and I was limited in activity and golf became my only out. I played D1 college hockey and I was always known as a gear head or in golf terms a tinker... I knew everything about every stick /skate / etc and what would work for people... Long story short I spent way to much money for the worst fitting and that coupled with my health/personal situation i turned to what I did with hockey and I started to learn everything I could about the equipment from the good bad and ugly. My first investment I was determined to make count even if the clubs performance would not. I went to every demo day spent money and time with the fitters in my area, learned how to utilize launch monitor data, networked with the industry, spent a ton on money on eBay, and gained knowledge that I lacked so I could never be taken advantage of by a fitting studio again. Taught myself how to build clubs and purchased all the fitting equipment so I could test and test and test some more. 

I know it does sound like a lot of honeymoon speak, and I will always say play what feels and gives you the results that you want. But when it comes to spending my hard earned money an OEM uses a S200 shaft that weighs anywhere from 122g to 132g and charges you $$$ to go to a DGTI S400/ modus/ etc so they can increase their margin's I say they can pound sand. Now when looking at clubs I check what they are offering at no up charge and if it is the club that fits me best with horrible shady shaft offerings (TaylorMade Ventus comes to mind) then Ill wait till I can snag a deal make a trade or find the answer guy outside of the PGA store and offer him cash before he gets robbed on a trade 😆... 

I do not know the sales % or stats but a majority of people I feel buy off the rack and they buy what is popular on tour and marketed well. Best example I can think of is a Vokey SM8 vs. Mizuno T20. Vokey head is cast (cheaper production) Mizuno is Forged (expensive). Vokey uses the same cast for 46/48 50/52 54/56 58/60/62 and just bends them for each grind. Mizuno does not since they are forged hence less choices. Vokey uses S200 and slaps their sticker on it cost is around $6. Mizuno uses DGTI s400 a $40 shaft (not sure their cost) but has other no charge options of equal quality. SM8 $169 v. Mizuno T20 $150.... SM8 w/ DGTI S400 or Nippon $219...  so if I can spread some knowledge like that example some data or wisdom from my failures and help anyone gets the best for their $$$ then maybe just a little that huge pile of cash I shelled out has not gone to waste... 

The same Nippon shaft you me or anyone has we could test against one off the tour van and they would match up. The same can not be said about True Sports Products (DG & PX) and KBS. That quality speaks volumes to the company and that they care about the golfer on the other end. 

 

I will get off the soap box for a bit, but hopefully this helps some people...

No soap box, but I rely on folks like you (IE @B.Boston) I do not read to much into the equipment, not that I do not at all I just know I play off feel. I got fitted and if something wasnt there after 2 or 3 shots it wasn't happening for me. (my fitting was actually very quick). NO BS the fitter was great. No up charge on shafts and I think he realized I was not going to pay for a substantial upgrade in shaft IE Oban Kiyoshi tour limited, its just never been me in any sport I have ever played. But that does not mean I do not read or learn about the different equipment because it is fascinating. 

I guess my soap box is to say great post with a whole lot of other crap in it? 🤣

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One thing I’ve been noticing with this new swing is a pronounced kick with these shafts that I haven’t felt in the past.


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Figured I'd post here instead of starting a new thread. Has anyone compared the KBS Tour V 130-TX to the Modus 130-X? GolfShaftReviews has the Tour V 130 as a little stiffer than the Modus 130 X. Thanks in advance.

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On 4/5/2020 at 10:37 AM, PMookie said:

One thing I’ve been noticing with this new swing is a pronounced kick with these shafts that I haven’t felt in the past.


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I feel the kick but what I’ve noticed most above all is the dispersion is ridiculously better. The ball tracks towards my target and stays on line better than any shaft I’ve ever played. No BS. 

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A few weeks using the Modus wedge shafts in my SM7 and really loving them. Balls are biting like they've never done before, even had a couple of shots zip back to the pin. The kick, the feel, all so good.

Can't recommend them enough!

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