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13 hours ago, Rtracymog said:

What club are you all throwing this in? Hopefully you can get on the course soon!

I'll be using the Nippon G.O.S.T. shaft in my Cobra King F9 3 hybrid.  I have Arccos data from about 100 shots with it last year plus a few Skytrak sessions already this spring as I wait for the golf courses in Wisconsin to open up.  Should be a great baseline of numbers for a direct comparison to what the GOST shaft can provide.

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
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Hey @Jmikecpa, @tehuti, and @Dr Strangelove; what's everyone hoping to get out of these shafts?  Did you just want a reason to post a ton of Pac-Man ghost pictures? 🙋‍♂️

Right now I think my order would be:

  1. improved dispersion
  2. ghost pictures
  3. eliminate hooks
  4. hold more greens
  5. distance

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Hey [mention=604]Jmikecpa[/mention], [mention=76027]tehuti[/mention], and [mention=71159]Dr Strangelove[/mention]; what's everyone hoping to get out of these shafts?  Did you just want a reason to post a ton of Pac-Man ghost pictures? 
Right now I think my order would be:
  1. improved dispersion
  2. ghost pictures
  3. eliminate hooks
  4. hold more greens
  5. distance
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To tell you the truth I really don’t know at this point. I have played about six rounds with my entire bag and still trying to feel out the new sticks. My hybrid was built to launch low and stay low but I can launch it up if I need to. I would say tighter dispersion is always on my list to improve and having it hit the yardage that I need it to hit. Definitely not chasing distance with it.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Really interested in how these shafts perform. I struggle with long irons, and have never liked a stock shaft in any hybrid I've played. My favourite shaft of all time is the Grafalloy Epic, which was a combined material shaft too, but opposite layering to this one, thin metal layer over graphite.

Hope you guys get to get out and see how they perform for you.

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Pretty cool video TXG put out today around Hybrids and how they are using the GOST shaft more in their fittings

 

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Can't wait to see the reviews on this shaft. I love Nippon shafts, I think they are the best irons shaft maker out there. Shafts are so smooth.

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Can't wait to see the reviews on this shaft. I love Nippon shafts, I think they are the best irons shaft maker out there. Shafts are so smooth.

I hit them when I did my last fitting and liked them but liked the KBS a bit more. The Nippons for me had a tendency to overdraw even in the heavier and stiffer shafts. Now what I like about the GOST is it is a hybrid shaft for me that will be over 100g which is perfect weight to not worry about anything left.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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4 hours ago, jlukes said:

Pretty cool video TXG put out today around Hybrids and how they are using the GOST shaft more in their fittings

 

Thanks for sharing

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:titelist-small: TS3 21 degree hybrid set to 20 degree Graphite Design Tour AD

:titelist-small: U500 4 iron Project X 6.0

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Congratulations to the chosen testers.  I have been interested in these shafts and I am eager to hear how the testers review these shafts.  Good luck and be safe out there everyone!


Driver: Titleist 917 D3

3 Wood: Titleist 917 F2

Hybrid: Titleist 816 H2

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-P)

Wedges 50*, 54*, 58* Volkey SM6

Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #9

 

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As we wait on the new shafts I thought I would spend some quality time with my Skytrak to get a current baseline with my club.  After a decent warmup I fired up the 3 hybrid with a goal of hitting 15 shots (no deletions).  As a reminder I'm hitting a 19° Cobra F9 hybrid with Fujikura Atmos 7 Stiff shaft.

Overall I would say this is a pretty accurate representation of my club.  Distance is pretty solid but I have a two way miss.  I hit one shot 30 yards left of the target followed by a 37 yard shot right of the target.  Of course my two most offline were back to back after I tried to over-correct from the big hook.

Averages for the session were 218 carry, 232 total, and 7 yards right of the target.

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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The best I can do at the moment is hit the range, but hopefully this will be my opportunity to really work on my hybrid shots.


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Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
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On 4/3/2020 at 6:38 PM, Bucky CC said:

As we wait on the new shafts I thought I would spend some quality time with my Skytrak to get a current baseline with my club.  After a decent warmup I fired up the 3 hybrid with a goal of hitting 15 shots (no deletions).  As a reminder I'm hitting a 19° Cobra F9 hybrid with Fujikura Atmos 7 Stiff shaft.

Overall I would say this is a pretty accurate representation of my club.  Distance is pretty solid but I have a two way miss.  I hit one shot 30 yards left of the target followed by a 37 yard shot right of the target.  Of course my two most offline were back to back after I tried to over-correct from the big hook.

Averages for the session were 218 carry, 232 total, and 7 yards right of the target.

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Love that you have all this data to compare against - this might be a silly question, but what is Skytrak? Is that similar to GCQuad or some of the other tracking software? Is this an at-home thing, or do you go to a center/driving range that gives you access to this data? Really great stuff! 

Exited to see what you think, especially after seeing TXG's take on the shaft. 

-Swanson

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3/5 Wood - 
Hybrid - 
Irons (4-PW) - :taylormade-small:- SIM Max, Nippon Modus Tour 105 Stiff
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6 hours ago, Jondough said:

Love that you have all this data to compare against - this might be a silly question, but what is Skytrak? Is that similar to GCQuad or some of the other tracking software? Is this an at-home thing, or do you go to a center/driving range that gives you access to this data? Really great stuff! 

Exited to see what you think, especially after seeing TXG's take on the shaft. 

-Swanson

SkyTrak is a personal launch monitor that can also be turned into a home simulator.  MyGolfSpy did a review of these back in November https://mygolfspy.com/the-best-personal-launch-monitor-2019/.  While it's not quite as accurate as a Trackman or GCQuad the price tag could not be beat.

Currently I have it set up in my garage with a simple mat and net to hit into.  It's not fancy but works perfectly to swing during the winter and help with this MGS test while Wisconsin golf is shut down.  Eventually I plan on adding an impact screen and projector so I can get the full simulator experience.

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Hey [mention=604]Jmikecpa[/mention], [mention=76027]tehuti[/mention], and [mention=71159]Dr Strangelove[/mention]; what's everyone hoping to get out of these shafts?  Did you just want a reason to post a ton of Pac-Man ghost pictures? ♂️
Right now I think my order would be:
  1. improved dispersion
  2. ghost pictures
  3. eliminate hooks
  4. hold more greens
  5. distance
pac-man.JPG.5016e0f4f632d517b0d9320fbdc55c4c.JPG
 

I am hoping for more forgiveness and distance.


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Maltby KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft
Maltby KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
Tour Edge Bazooka Platinum 23° Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shaft
Tour Edge HL4 5-6 Ironwood w/UST for TE graphite shafts
Maltby KE4 Tour+ irons 7-GW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts
Gigagolf S2 52° and 56° wedges w/UST for Gigagolf graphite shafts
Tommy Armour Impact #3 putter

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Hi Testers!  Have any of you been fit for the KBS hybrid prototype shaft?  Or something similar?  For the shaft in your hybrid now, were you fit to it or is it a standard one?

Hoping we can all get out there sooner than later... looking forward to hearing your thoughts especially after seeing the TXG video last week.

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15 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

Hi Testers!  Have any of you been fit for the KBS hybrid prototype shaft?  Or something similar?  For the shaft in your hybrid now, were you fit to it or is it a standard one?

Hoping we can all get out there sooner than later... looking forward to hearing your thoughts especially after seeing the TXG video last week.

I've never tried the KBS hybrid shaft.  It does look like they are trying to create a similar feel to the GOST without having the steel core inside the graphite shaft.

Unfortunately with all the craziness going on I don't believe any of us were able to hit the GOST shafts before placing our order.  They only have one model though so our sole fitting aspect would have been the flex.

I think we're all super excited to get these in-hand and take them out to the course; whenever it is that they finally open back up.  Wisconsin's "safer at home" order is scheduled to go until April 24th but that is almost certainly going to be extended.  Golf courses are not considered essential and are all fully closed as well but there is hope that will change during the next extension.


Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Hi Testers!  Have any of you been fit for the KBS hybrid prototype shaft?  Or something similar?  For the shaft in your hybrid now, were you fit to it or is it a standard one?
Hoping we can all get out there sooner than later... looking forward to hearing your thoughts especially after seeing the TXG video last week.

To answer both yes and yes. I did a full bag fitting earlier this year and was fit into a KBS Porto 95x. This would not be a standard offering with my hybrid and not really sure what PXG would consider their standard shafts.


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In the Bag for 2020

PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

:rife-putters-1: Two Bar Blade Long 47"

 

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Will be curious to see what clubhead you all use. Wonder if the shaft is better suited to a traditional hybrid head versus a driving iron head?


:taylormade-small: SIM 10.5 | Fuji Speeder Evolution 661 X

:callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro 15* 3 Wood | Aldila Tour Green 75x

:taylormade-small: GAPR Mid 18* (turned to 17*) | HZRDUS Black 85 6.0

:callaway-small: Apex Cf16 4 iron | KBS C-Taper 120s

 :callaway-small:2019 Apex Pro (5-PW) | KBS $-Taper 130x

:cleveland-small: RTX4 50* | KBS 610 S+

:vokey-small: 54* and 58*

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Looks like my GOST hybrid shaft will arrive tomorrow!  Golf courses in Wisconsin opened back up last weekend (with standard social distancing guidelines) so hopefully I can get the shaft installed in the next few days and this time next week start playing on the course with it.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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Had my GOST shaft installed today in beautiful sunny and 70° weather.  Of course tomorrow's high temp is only going to be 47°.  Looks like my first test of the new shaft is going to be on Thursday during league play.

In the meantime here are a few pics.  First up; the shaft graphics.  It's a little hard to tell but the shaft is matte black and not glossy at all.

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Here's a full club installed view.  Went with the graphics facing down so it has a clean Back in Black look.  AC/DC would be proud.

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And the club head of choice: the 19° Cobra F9 3-hybrid.

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Any questions for us before we start putting these into play?

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B

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