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Let's be real here, the news is Krank is going to be producing two types heads that exceed COR for USGA and R&A purposes. I'll be intrigued to see how it works, but interesting that they're just coming out and saying it.

There are going to be three heads. Formula 11 Pro, which will be confirming, Formula 11 X and XX which won't be. The difference between X and XX is swing speed, X for guys between 80-105, XX for guys below.

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Interesting, I guess if you don't play in any tournaments and only play with your buddies on the weekend what does it matter if they meet USGA rules. I know guys who use weird clubs and weird balls to just have a good time because golf is friggin hard. If your not taking it seriously I say have fun with it.

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I did a Krank golf marketing survey where they were asking specifically about how golfers felt about nonconforming equipment. I guess enough people must have said they would play it outside of tournament conditions (let’s be honest, most golfers never play in a tournament), that they went ahead and made it.

I’m in the camp of whatever makes the game fun is good for the game. With my best drives rolling out to 250 total, id be interested in trying a Krank X. I would have to remove those rounds from my arccos stats to not feel like a fraud, but if it was worth 10 yards or more it could be fun to mess around with.

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I took the bait and was so intrigued by what they are claiming that I ordered the Krank 11X non conforming driver, it should be on my step waiting for me when I get home today. I don't play tournament golf and honestly unless this thing actually gets me the 20-30 more yards it claims , it will either go back or just get piled on the clubs my sons use. 

I will post some video and clips of the driving range and on course testing I do if anyone is interested.  

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28 minutes ago, Jbmullin said:

I took the bait and was so intrigued by what they are claiming that I ordered the Krank 11X non conforming driver, it should be on my step waiting for me when I get home today. I don't play tournament golf and honestly unless this thing actually gets me the 20-30 more yards it claims , it will either go back or just get piled on the clubs my sons use. 

I will post some video and clips of the driving range and on course testing I do if anyone is interested.  

JB you are truly a jam up guy. Can't wait to see what it does or doesn't do for you.

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1 hour ago, Jbmullin said:

I took the bait and was so intrigued by what they are claiming that I ordered the Krank 11X non conforming driver, it should be on my step waiting for me when I get home today. I don't play tournament golf and honestly unless this thing actually gets me the 20-30 more yards it claims , it will either go back or just get piled on the clubs my sons use. 

I will post some video and clips of the driving range and on course testing I do if anyone is interested.  

Thanks for taking the chance to give it a go.  Looking forward in seeing your results!

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interesting .. I would use it 

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Krank driver unboxing

It’s a 9 degree head with Fujikura light tour shaft. Love the head cover. The loft sleeve is a bit different. Had to watch a video to know how to set it up.
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Well ... as might have been expected.. it feels more like snake oil than anything. I did not gain 20-30 yards with the illegal driver.. I lost yards from what I have been getting with my sim driver. My best two I think we’re the back to back 237 yards and they came after I adjusted the loft up to 11 degrees and adjusted more draw bias.

 

 

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damn I had some hope 

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It felt awful and sounded worse. I was concerned when I was fit over the phone about the lite shaft, they offered to send me a stiffer shaft if needed so I’m reaching out asking them to swap it out.


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26 minutes ago, Jbmullin said:

It felt awful and sounded worse. I was concerned when I was fit over the phone about the lite shaft, they offered to send me a stiffer shaft if needed so I’m reaching out asking them to swap it out.


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yeah thats good but I mean if it doesn't sound good nothing you can really do about that 

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Perhaps if you paired the illegal ...ehem - non-conforming driver with an illegal .. nonconforming ball like a Condor, Bandit, Polara you'd get those extra yards. Maybe more!! If that doesn't work send it in and have the face shaved and put some vaseline on it. Finally... if after all that and you're still not driving greens; just move up a tee or three. 🤪

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After feeling ignored for the last few days by Krank customer service I finally got a reply and they are sending me a stiff shaft to replace the wet noodle senior flex they sent me.


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On 7/22/2020 at 12:04 AM, Jbmullin said:

After feeling ignored for the last few days by Krank customer service I finally got a reply and they are sending me a stiff shaft to replace the wet noodle senior flex they sent me.


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Any news with or since the new shaft?

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On 7/17/2020 at 11:53 AM, Jbmullin said:

Well ... as might have been expected.. it feels more like snake oil than anything. I did not gain 20-30 yards with the illegal driver.. I lost yards from what I have been getting with my sim driver. My best two I think we’re the back to back 237 yards and they came after I adjusted the loft up to 11 degrees and adjusted more draw bias.

 

 

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Hope you tried again on another launch monitor because there is no way you got exact 1.4 smash for all of those swing and with a non conforming driver the smash should be above 1.5.

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Hope you tried again on another launch monitor because there is no way you got exact 1.4 smash for all of those swing and with a non conforming driver the smash should be above 1.5.

GC2 only records ball speed and calculates swing speed based off of that and sets all shots hit as the same smash.

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On 7/17/2020 at 9:53 AM, Jbmullin said:

Well ... as might have been expected.. it feels more like snake oil than anything. I did not gain 20-30 yards with the illegal driver.. I lost yards from what I have been getting with my sim driver. My best two I think we’re the back to back 237 yards and they came after I adjusted the loft up to 11 degrees and adjusted more draw bias.

 

 

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Hey @Jbmullin hope you are doing well. The launch data you sent seems like launch is a bit too high for optimum carry and total yards? If you can get the launch down to under 14° and about 2500-2700 rpm spin then you might have a better result. Also, based on those numbers, it seems regular flex might have been better than senior instead of stiff?

Good luck on the journey.

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On 1/1/2021 at 10:26 AM, Buffly said:

Hey @Jbmullin hope you are doing well. The launch data you sent seems like launch is a bit too high for optimum carry and total yards? If you can get the launch down to under 14° and about 2500-2700 rpm spin then you might have a better result. Also, based on those numbers, it seems regular flex might have been better than senior instead of stiff?

Good luck on the journey.

I gave up on this club and sold it for a pretty significant loss after maybe 10-15 shots with it.  I think I learned another valuable lesson about golf, practice and learn and dont expect an "illegal" club to fix things  

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