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On 3/28/2020 at 2:41 AM, Bucky CC said:

N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Hybrid Shaft – Official MGS Forum Review by Bucky CC (06/12/2020)

Hi, I’m Bucky CC.  You may remember me from such reviews as #CobraConnect Challenge 3, 2018 SuperSpeed golf, and Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly.

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Intro

While golf courses in Wisconsin had a late opening this year I have been able to get out for 12 rounds so far.  My 2020 handicap index has fluctuated between 4.9 and 5.9.  According to 49 Arccos rounds over the last year my biggest strength is putting and biggest weakness is driving (too many penalties off the tee).

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I generally swing 105-110 mph with a driver.  I have an X flex in the big stick and 3 wood, but play stiff shafts in the hybrids and irons.  My pre-testing hybrid setup consisted of 3 (19°) and 4 (21°) Cobra F9 hybrids with Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff shafts.  I decided to try out the new GOST shaft in my 3 hybrid as I use it the most off the tee as a fairway finder and on 2nd shots into par 5’s.

With my old ATMOS 7 shaft I hit 42.6% fairways off the tee with a pretty equal mix of misses both left and right.  Arccos calculated my smart distance at 232 yards with an average dispersion of 18 yards.

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On approach shots my distance drops slightly to 228.  Same dispersion issues though with misses to both the left and right of the green.

My top priority with the new GOST hybrid shaft is to improve dispersion.  If I could find more fairways off the tee without sacrificing distance I would consider it a smashing success.

First Impressions

Nippon is known for making high quality iron shafts with extremely tight tolerances.  I’ve hit them multiple times in club fittings and always came away impressed.

The story of the GOST shaft is trying to combine the easy launch and high trajectory of graphite with the solid feel and tight dispersion of steel.  Nippon is trying to give us regular guys all the advantages of graphite AND steel without the trade-offs associated with either material.

Unfortunately I was not able to get fit for my shaft before ordering due to so many places being shut down.  Looking at the GOST specs I decided that the Tour S most closely aligned with my previous setup.  I considered going for the X flex but the 101g weight scared me off a bit.  I wish Nippon would have included a general swing speed recommendation to show what their intended audience was for each flex.

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Right out of the box it was love at first sight.  The solid matte black look is classy, timeless, and just about perfect.  I ended up placing the logo down to have a completely murdered out black on black look with the Cobra head.

inside.jpg.374c4ef99214a99c151f0eaea1b4a0b8.jpg

After staring at the shaft for the better part of a minute I made a trip to my local pro to build the new club.  After installation the first thing I noticed was how heavy the club felt.  My old graphite ATMOS shaft weighed in at 75g while the Tour S flex GOST comes in at 91g.  Would I lose distance due to the heavier shaft?  What would the point of tighter dispersion be if my 3 hybrid dropped to the exact same distance as my 4 hybrid?  Did I dodge a bullet staying away from the 101g shaft?

question.jpg.f3537212c91e1c4875fcb5b4fdc966af.jpg

In order to earn a permanent spot in my bag I need to see improved dispersion without a noticeable drop-off in distance.  To determine this I’m going to test out the shaft on my indoor SkyTrak setup along with on course tracking using Arccos.

Looks (10 out of 10 points) 

As I said before I’m a big fan of matte black clubs and shafts.  The actual graphics on the shaft are precise and understated (in a good way).  Where the club really shines is when you install it with the logo down; I love the all black and white look.

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Feel (9 out of 10 points)

The shaft feels very stable and a bit on the heavy side.  When swinging full speed it definitely feels more like a steel shaft even though it obviously looks like a standard graphite shaft.

Aside from the weight it swings very solid and not at all flimsy.  I would have loved to try out the 101 gram X flex shaft before ordering to see if there were any differences with the stiffer shaft and heavier weight.  The load and kick were close enough to my ATMOS 7 shaft that there really wasn’t much of an adjustment period.

Basic Characteristics (18 out of 20 points)

I was lucky enough to purchase a SkyTrak before the pandemic hit in March.  After I was selected as a reviewer for this test I obtained a baseline of 35 shots over 3 separate sessions with my old ATMOS shaft.

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I won’t post every single shot here but one thing I struggled with was a big miss to the right.  17 of my 35 shots (48.6%) were more than 10 yards to the right of my intended target.

Before my course opened up for the year I also spent some time with the new GOST shaft indoors.

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Some of the key indoor findings:
•    ball speed 1.5mph higher with GOST
•    backspin increased 6%
•    same launch angle but higher peak height from more backspin
•    17 of 35 (48%) shots with old shaft more than 10 yards right; 4 of 30 (13.3%) shots with GOST
•    carry and total yards down ~1%
•    traded an avg 5.7 yard miss to the right for a 5.6 yard miss to the left

The biggest take-away from my indoor sessions were confidence that I was going to see similar distance numbers with the new shaft.  I was also intrigued to see if it would really eliminate my frequent misses to the right.

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On-Course / LM Performance (30 out of 30 points)

I love having the Arccos system attached to my clubs so I can get real data to show exactly how a club is performing.

Arccos calculated my smart distance with the old ATMOS shaft as 232 yards off the tee with 42.6% fairways hit and an average dispersion of 18 yards.  The approach distance came in at 228 yards from a combination of fairway and rough shots.

The new GOST shaft showed a slight increase in Smart Distance to 234 yards with 58.3% fairways hit and average dispersion of 16 yards.  Approach distance was 223.

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The differences in distance are neglible to me.  Course conditions, weather, being able to warm up properly before the round and a myriad of other issues would all have a slight effect on the total distance up or down.

But did you see that I hit 15.7% more fairways!?!  To do that without seeing a change in distance is monumental.  I can attest to feeling extremely confident on tight par 4’s when I have the GOST shaft in my hands.  I still have the occasional terrible shot off the tee (hence the dispersion not moving much), but I can 100% confirm being in better position with the GOST shaft.  15.7%!!!!!!  🤩

Score-wise my handicap has not changed much but I have posted 8 straight rounds in the 70’s which I’ve never done before.  It feels like it’s just a matter of time before I put it all together for something really low.

This shaft has fully met my high expectations.  I’m not sure there is anything I would really want to see improved but it  does have me curious to see what the heavier X flex shaft would do.  Yeah I know, don’t mess with a good thing.

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Miscellaneous (8 out of 10 points)

The one issue I have with this shaft is the overall cost of it.  At an MSRP of $250 you are looking at a shaft that costs greater than or equal to a brand new club.  My Cobra F9 originally retailed for $219 and now goes for $169 or less.  Each person has their own personal budget when it comes to golf but to me $250 for a hybrid shaft is definitely on the high end of things.  Can't ding them too much for coming out with a premium product and looking for a premium price.

Play it or Trade it? (20 out of 20 points)

Looking at the indoor numbers I was intrigued by the shaft but was not blown away by anything.  Most of my stats were within striking difference of the old shaft.  The biggest takeaway is that it appeared to eliminate the number of big misses to the right.

Where this really shined was on the course.  Having a 15.7% increase in fairways hit without sacrificing distance is exactly what I was looking for when I put my name in the testing pool.  This shaft is 100% staying in my bag.

Conclusion

Nippon created the N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Hybrid Shaft with the intent to give people the easy launch and high trajectory of graphite with the solid feel and tight dispersion of steel.  They hit the mark perfectly.  I saw a 15.7% increase in fairways off the tee without seeing any loss in distance.  Even with the higher MSRP of $250 I’m strongly considering buying a 2nd GOST shaft to put in my 4 hybrid.

Final Score: (95 out of 100 points)

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Brilliant Bucky, really enjoyed that review. 

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Driver:    :cobra-small: King F9 9° - LH - Atmos Blue TS 6 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3 Hybrid - Atmos Blue 7 Reg
Irons:      :cobra-small: King Forged Tec (2016) - LH - 4-PW - KBS C-Taper light Reg
Wedges: :cleveland-small:     RTX Zipcore - LH - 52° 56° 60° - True Temper Spinner Wedge shafts
Putter:    :rife-putters-1: Barbados Island
Ball:        :titelist-small: Pro V1x

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Awesome review @Bucky CC!  Glad to see the GOST is really working out for you.

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:callaway-small:  Mavrik 3w, Evenflow Riptide
:nike-small: Covert 2.0 3H, Kuro Kage Black
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@Bucky CC excellent job on the write-up! Can't argue with more fairways!

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Driver: :cobra-small: RADSPEED XB PTC 10.5° Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661 VII Stiff
3 Wood: :cobra-small: SpeedZone 14.5° Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 70 6.0
3 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2017 CLK 19° Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB Stiff
4 Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 22° Mitsubishi Tensei Blue Stiff
Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Forged 5-9, JPX 921 Tour PW Project X LZ 6.0 Blackout Edition
Wedges: Edison Forged 49°, 53°, 57°
Putter:  L.A.B. Directed Force 2.1 34"
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My review is up, fire away with any questions.

 

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:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

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Here is my review:

 

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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
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On 3/27/2020 at 9:41 AM, Bucky CC said:

N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Hybrid Shaft – Official MGS Forum Review by Bucky CC (06/12/2020)

Hi, I’m Bucky CC.  You may remember me from such reviews as #CobraConnect Challenge 3, 2018 SuperSpeed golf, and Lead Paint: Delicious But Deadly.

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Intro

While golf courses in Wisconsin had a late opening this year I have been able to get out for 12 rounds so far.  My 2020 handicap index has fluctuated between 4.9 and 5.9.  According to 49 Arccos rounds over the last year my biggest strength is putting and biggest weakness is driving (too many penalties off the tee).

1234506322_Arccosoverallstats.JPG.7fa6d89b0640e435cd8face97e7e4726.JPG

I generally swing 105-110 mph with a driver.  I have an X flex in the big stick and 3 wood, but play stiff shafts in the hybrids and irons.  My pre-testing hybrid setup consisted of 3 (19°) and 4 (21°) Cobra F9 hybrids with Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff shafts.  I decided to try out the new GOST shaft in my 3 hybrid as I use it the most off the tee as a fairway finder and on 2nd shots into par 5’s.

With my old ATMOS 7 shaft I hit 42.6% fairways off the tee with a pretty equal mix of misses both left and right.  Arccos calculated my smart distance at 232 yards with an average dispersion of 18 yards.

55966521_old3hybridoffthetee.JPG.89c56ee2b58837eacb641dafa059103a.JPG263957347_oldshaftteedispersion.JPG.1925f9c8d14656ae1854c43fe29b8d2e.JPG

On approach shots my distance drops slightly to 228.  Same dispersion issues though with misses to both the left and right of the green.

My top priority with the new GOST hybrid shaft is to improve dispersion.  If I could find more fairways off the tee without sacrificing distance I would consider it a smashing success.

First Impressions

Nippon is known for making high quality iron shafts with extremely tight tolerances.  I’ve hit them multiple times in club fittings and always came away impressed.

The story of the GOST shaft is trying to combine the easy launch and high trajectory of graphite with the solid feel and tight dispersion of steel.  Nippon is trying to give us regular guys all the advantages of graphite AND steel without the trade-offs associated with either material.

Unfortunately I was not able to get fit for my shaft before ordering due to so many places being shut down.  Looking at the GOST specs I decided that the Tour S most closely aligned with my previous setup.  I considered going for the X flex but the 101g weight scared me off a bit.  I wish Nippon would have included a general swing speed recommendation to show what their intended audience was for each flex.

options.PNG.f8c4a81ae2bba872f7649479aa0068b3.PNG

Right out of the box it was love at first sight.  The solid matte black look is classy, timeless, and just about perfect.  I ended up placing the logo down to have a completely murdered out black on black look with the Cobra head.

inside.jpg.374c4ef99214a99c151f0eaea1b4a0b8.jpg

After staring at the shaft for the better part of a minute I made a trip to my local pro to build the new club.  After installation the first thing I noticed was how heavy the club felt.  My old graphite ATMOS shaft weighed in at 75g while the Tour S flex GOST comes in at 91g.  Would I lose distance due to the heavier shaft?  What would the point of tighter dispersion be if my 3 hybrid dropped to the exact same distance as my 4 hybrid?  Did I dodge a bullet staying away from the 101g shaft?

question.jpg.f3537212c91e1c4875fcb5b4fdc966af.jpg

In order to earn a permanent spot in my bag I need to see improved dispersion without a noticeable drop-off in distance.  To determine this I’m going to test out the shaft on my indoor SkyTrak setup along with on course tracking using Arccos.

Looks (10 out of 10 points) 

As I said before I’m a big fan of matte black clubs and shafts.  The actual graphics on the shaft are precise and understated (in a good way).  Where the club really shines is when you install it with the logo down; I love the all black and white look.

659810028_straightdown.jpg.a79e0530260644f1c76f7799108af74c.jpg

Feel (9 out of 10 points)

The shaft feels very stable and a bit on the heavy side.  When swinging full speed it definitely feels more like a steel shaft even though it obviously looks like a standard graphite shaft.

Aside from the weight it swings very solid and not at all flimsy.  I would have loved to try out the 101 gram X flex shaft before ordering to see if there were any differences with the stiffer shaft and heavier weight.  The load and kick were close enough to my ATMOS 7 shaft that there really wasn’t much of an adjustment period.

Basic Characteristics (18 out of 20 points)

I was lucky enough to purchase a SkyTrak before the pandemic hit in March.  After I was selected as a reviewer for this test I obtained a baseline of 35 shots over 3 separate sessions with my old ATMOS shaft.

952295149_ATMOSSkyTrakbaseline.JPG.8c4ad88578eeea19688b3b931a69d40b.JPG

I won’t post every single shot here but one thing I struggled with was a big miss to the right.  17 of my 35 shots (48.6%) were more than 10 yards to the right of my intended target.

Before my course opened up for the year I also spent some time with the new GOST shaft indoors.

396045413_GOSTSkyTrak.JPG.df5a789b8523a8b0ba9991351a9e7e24.JPG

Some of the key indoor findings:
•    ball speed 1.5mph higher with GOST
•    backspin increased 6%
•    same launch angle but higher peak height from more backspin
•    17 of 35 (48%) shots with old shaft more than 10 yards right; 4 of 30 (13.3%) shots with GOST
•    carry and total yards down ~1%
•    traded an avg 5.7 yard miss to the right for a 5.6 yard miss to the left

The biggest take-away from my indoor sessions were confidence that I was going to see similar distance numbers with the new shaft.  I was also intrigued to see if it would really eliminate my frequent misses to the right.

1230933687_attentiongrabber.jpg.72ea3c78f6bbd08d971d488a9bb4fdb9.jpg

On-Course / LM Performance (30 out of 30 points)

I love having the Arccos system attached to my clubs so I can get real data to show exactly how a club is performing.

Arccos calculated my smart distance with the old ATMOS shaft as 232 yards off the tee with 42.6% fairways hit and an average dispersion of 18 yards.  The approach distance came in at 228 yards from a combination of fairway and rough shots.

The new GOST shaft showed a slight increase in Smart Distance to 234 yards with 58.3% fairways hit and average dispersion of 16 yards.  Approach distance was 223.

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The differences in distance are neglible to me.  Course conditions, weather, being able to warm up properly before the round and a myriad of other issues would all have a slight effect on the total distance up or down.

But did you see that I hit 15.7% more fairways!?!  To do that without seeing a change in distance is monumental.  I can attest to feeling extremely confident on tight par 4’s when I have the GOST shaft in my hands.  I still have the occasional terrible shot off the tee (hence the dispersion not moving much), but I can 100% confirm being in better position with the GOST shaft.  15.7%!!!!!!  🤩

Score-wise my handicap has not changed much but I have posted 8 straight rounds in the 70’s which I’ve never done before.  It feels like it’s just a matter of time before I put it all together for something really low.

This shaft has fully met my high expectations.  I’m not sure there is anything I would really want to see improved but it  does have me curious to see what the heavier X flex shaft would do.  Yeah I know, don’t mess with a good thing.

Chuck-Norris-Approves.jpg.69e7f3371385fa5d14045d2457263b3d.jpg

Miscellaneous (8 out of 10 points)

The one issue I have with this shaft is the overall cost of it.  At an MSRP of $250 you are looking at a shaft that costs greater than or equal to a brand new club.  My Cobra F9 originally retailed for $219 and now goes for $169 or less.  Each person has their own personal budget when it comes to golf but to me $250 for a hybrid shaft is definitely on the high end of things.  Can't ding them too much for coming out with a premium product and looking for a premium price.

Play it or Trade it? (20 out of 20 points)

Looking at the indoor numbers I was intrigued by the shaft but was not blown away by anything.  Most of my stats were within striking difference of the old shaft.  The biggest takeaway is that it appeared to eliminate the number of big misses to the right.

Where this really shined was on the course.  Having a 15.7% increase in fairways hit without sacrificing distance is exactly what I was looking for when I put my name in the testing pool.  This shaft is 100% staying in my bag.

Conclusion

Nippon created the N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Hybrid Shaft with the intent to give people the easy launch and high trajectory of graphite with the solid feel and tight dispersion of steel.  They hit the mark perfectly.  I saw a 15.7% increase in fairways off the tee without seeing any loss in distance.  Even with the higher MSRP of $250 I’m strongly considering buying a 2nd GOST shaft to put in my 4 hybrid.

Final Score: (95 out of 100 points)

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Hell of a write up. Great statistics and that matte black shaft with the white and black grip just looks sharp as hell! glad you found  a winner on this.

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On 6/21/2020 at 6:59 PM, Jmikecpa said:

My review is up, fire away with any questions.

 

Great review! Interesting how similar the stats were to KBS Proto and nice to see you still found a home for the GOST. 

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Driver:  :titelist-small: TSi 3 10* w/ Graphite Design AD IZ 7X 

Fairway: :titelist-small: TSi 2 15* w/ Graphite Design AD IX 7X

Hybrid: :titelist-small: TSi2* 17* w/ Atmos Blue 85x  

Utility: :ping-small: i500 3i (19*) w/ MMT 125tx

Irons: :cobra-small: Forged Tec Black 4i, King Forged CB 5-GW w/ KBS $ Taper 130

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 54 S, 58 M w/ Modus 125

Putter:  :cameron-small:  California Hollywood 34" Circle H

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Nice write up boys! I was really intrigued to hear about the performance of this shaft. I have played Nippon in my irons the last few years and love them. Looks like the GOST is no different in performance.... and the look is the best out there right now.

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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Great review! Interesting how similar the stats were to KBS Proto and nice to see you still found a home for the GOST. 

I think the KBS Proto is the high water mark right now for hybrid shafts and the fact that the GOST was on par is a win. I liked it a lot and for me it just fits better in an iron than a hybrid, no loss of points there just how I would use it.

I had a shot today that was 220 yards that I had to hit a low hook under trees. Maybe fly it 190 and then get it to chase. With the GOST. Don’t feel I could hit this shot with a hybrid but with it in my 4 iron I feel I could with ease. The difference is how aggressive I can be with the strike.


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In the Bag for 2021

:callaway-small: Epic Max LS 10.5* AD TP 6x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 15* AD TP 7x

:callaway-small: Rogue SZ 18* AD MT 7x

:callaway-small: X Forged UT 24* MMT 105TX

:callaway-small: Apex Pro 5 - AW Steelfiber 115x

:callaway-small: PM Grind 2.0 54* $ 58* KBS $ Taper 120 Black

:ping-small: B90

 

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Great review! Interesting how similar the stats were to KBS Proto and nice to see you still found a home for the GOST. 

I think the KBS Proto is the high water mark right now for hybrid shafts and the fact that the GOST was on par is a win. I liked it a lot and for me it just fits better in an iron than a hybrid, no loss of points there just how I would use it.

I had a shot today that was 220 yards that I had to hit a low hook under trees. Maybe fly it 190 and then get it to chase. With the GOST. Don’t feel I could hit this shot with a hybrid but with it in my 4 iron I feel I could with ease. The difference is how aggressive I can be with the strike.


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On 6/21/2020 at 9:59 PM, Jmikecpa said:

My review is up, fire away with any questions.

 

Just like those shorts, the review is 🔥

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@tehuti well done on the review!  I may have missed this in your write up.  Did the GOST do enough to keep it's place as the shaft in your hybrid or is the original a better fit?

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I think the KBS Proto is the high water mark right now for hybrid shafts and the fact that the GOST was on par is a win. I liked it a lot and for me it just fits better in an iron than a hybrid, no loss of points there just how I would use it.

I had a shot today that was 220 yards that I had to hit a low hook under trees. Maybe fly it 190 and then get it to chase. With the GOST. Don’t feel I could hit this shot with a hybrid but with it in my 4 iron I feel I could with ease. The difference is how aggressive I can be with the strike.


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KBS Proto was the best fit for me at True Spec last fall. It was nice to know I wasn’t going to hook it even in neutral settings with that one.


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7 hours ago, JohnSmalls said:

@tehuti well done on the review!  I may have missed this in your write up.  Did the GOST do enough to keep it's place as the shaft in your hybrid or is the original a better fit?

The GOST is definitely a better shaft than the original. If anything I need to replace the head and keep the shaft.

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On 5/28/2020 at 9:09 PM, Bucky CC said:

Only hit my GOST hybrid four times during the round today.  Three were good and one was a horrible swing that only went 100 yards.  Oops.

The biggest story from the round is how horrible the greens were.  The head greenskeeper is blaming the wet spring for the conditions; but no other course in the area is like this.  It looks like something you would see from Club Pro Guy on Twitter!

Here are the two greens that I three-putted today.

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Good grief! What is going on at that golf course?

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I wish I hit this hybrid as well on the course as I do on the range. I was hitting it straight again today, and even got the height I usually can’t get. No slices at all.

 

I really like the weight of the GOST shaft. I may have to pair it with a better head.

 

 

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Really need to get the GOST into my 4 iron but haven’t been able to find downtime in my golf schedule. I also have zero issues with the AD DI 95x that is currently in my 4 iron so it may be a fall project. Too darn good of a shaft to sit on a shelf in my workshop.


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On 7/7/2020 at 1:43 PM, tehuti said:

I wish I hit this hybrid as well on the course as I do on the range. I was hitting it straight again today, and even got the height I usually can’t get. No slices at all.

 

I really like the weight of the GOST shaft. I may have to pair it with a better head.

 

 

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Sounds like a great idea and an excuse for a wee project 😁😎

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I've found out that the GOST Hybrid shaft is not 100% fool-proof; I've developed a severe case of the hooks.  When the review ended I was hitting over 58% of fairways off the tee.  My last 10 rounds that dropped down to 27% with 54.5% of my misses now being to the left.  On the positive side my smart distance has gone up 6 yards from 234 to 240.

I think I may need a stiffer shaft if I'm going to keep swinging hard with it.

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