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One of the ongoing debates, or maybe decisions among golfers is graphite or steel for iron shafts. It was long ago decided that graphite is the way to go for drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. But the use of steel in the iron category--maybe due to the name--who know, is still holding strong as the most common material used in most sets of irons on the market.   

With the ever increasing models of graphite and it's lighter weight benefits in the marketplace, steel has fought back with technology and new materials to offer some of the same benefits as steel--namely weight. 

Enter Nippon with the N.S. Pro Zelos model.   A true lightweight steel that offers some of the benefits of graphite--mainly increased speed due to a lighter weight. And, just as Nippon has multiple models in the very successful Modus lineup, it offers three different models in the Zelos line. 

Zelos 6 is the lightest coming in at 68 grams

Zelos 7 offers a range of 73 to 77 grams depending on the flex

Zelos 8 comes in 84 or 87 gram for a bit heavier feel, but still very much in the lightweight category for an iron shaft. 

You can click Here to see the details of each model. 

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How To Apply

Link to our Here

We will be choosing one tester for each model. 

In a post below, please provide the following information-DO NOT QUOTE this post when applying! 

Per the request of Nippon the testing is open to U.S. residents. 

Name/City State

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test

Swing Speed

Current Shaft/Flex In Use

That's it!  We'll be choosing the testers sometime next week, so check back and see if you have been chosen.

 

Note: please apply one once; multiple entries will be removed.
If you'd like to have a discussion regarding the clubs or other things related to them please start a new thread.

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:titelist-small: TSi2 16.5 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:ping-small:  G410 FW 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:ping-small: Heppler Tomcast 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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TESTERS ANNOUNCED!   Inspired by ZELOS, the Greek god of rivalry, the name ZELOS was chosen to encourage competitiveness among steel-shaft users who relentlessly seek progress. N.

Testers Wanted (3) One of the ongoing debates, or maybe decisions among golfers is graphite or steel for iron shafts. It was long ago decided that graphite is the way to go for drivers, fairway w

Thank you so much for the opportunity.  I'm a first time tester and I hope to do right by everyone on my review of these shafts.  I'm thrilled to be a part of this test.

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These are good shafts. I did an experiment with the Zelos steel hybrid shafts. Was pretty good but i decided to go back to graphite.

Follow my golf journey to break into the 80s

Current tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 12/27/2020
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Graphite Design AD-XC 6S
Hybrids:taylormade-small: SIM Max 3H, 4H - Matrix Ozik 85S
Irons:srixon-small: ZX5 5 - PW - Nippon Modus 120 S
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX 2 54, CBX Full Face 58 - KBS Hi-Rev S
Putter:  :EVNROLL: ER2
 

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Elson Southgate, Michigan

Desired Zelos 8 regular

SS 90-95 mph

Current shaft on my irons, True temper xp95 Regular flex.

 

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Drivers :titelist-small:  - TS2 10.5*, :cobra-small: Cobra SpeedZone Xtreme 10.5, UST helium 5

Woods :titelist-small: TS2 3HL. :honma:TR21 4 Wood, Vizard 20-60 shaft.

Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 716 3 Iron, Hybrid   :titelist-small:  - T-MB 718 4 Iron, Irons:   :titelist-small:  - AP1 714 5 to PW, Wedges  

:vokey-small: SM4 48*, Oil Can 52*, SM5 56* and SM6 58*, Putter   :titelist-small: Deadcenter SP-209, Ball   :titelist-small:  ProV1, :Arccos: Smart Sensors

Shoes: a couple :footjoy-small: A couple of:nike-small: A couple of Adidas ,   Yeah I have a shoe addiction.

Right Handed, Southeast Michigan

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I'm always driving around Michigan. 

The Ohio and Pennsylvania's turnpike as well as around Baltimore, Maryland. 

Grip it and rip it my friends. 

 

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Name/City State - Ed, Collingswood NJ 

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test - Would most likely go with the Zelos 7, current shaft is around 88- 98 grams would like to try something to would be lighter

Swing Speed 95 mphs 

Current Shaft/Flex In Use - Oban Steel CT -100 R

:ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway Wood 5  :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:taylormade-small: 3 Rescue Hybrid

:ping-small:  4 G Crossover

:mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW OBAN CT-100 Hard Step S Shafts  

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter

:Arccos: All clubs use Arccos 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

 

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Name/City State:  Zachary, Middlesex New Jersey

Zelos Model and Flex You Wish to Test: Zelos 7 Stiff

Swing Speed: 85ish

Current Shaft/Flex in Use: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff 

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Driver: :ping-small: Ping G410 Plus 9° HZRDUS Smoke Yellow (S  Flex)

3 Wood: :taylormade-small: SIM 3 Wood 15° Ventus Black 7S

3 Utility Iron: :cobra-small: King Utility Iron 18° Project X HZRDUS (S Flex)

4i-AW: :taylormade-small: 2019 P790 Nippon Zelos 7 (S Flex, Std Lie, +1/2" Length)

56°:  :vokey-small: SM4 56° Loft,  8° Bounce

60°: :macgregor-small: VIP 60°

Putter: :ping-small: Scottsdale TR Sanita B 

Shot Tracking: :Arccos:

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour BX

Bag: :ping-small: Hoofer Lite 

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Chuck, Everett, WA

Zelos 8 84

swing speed of around 90 -95

Currently using true temper dynamic gold

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Just tap it in.  Lil' taparoo.

:honma: TW747 460 10.5° Vizard stiff

:adams-small: Hybrid

:ping-small: Eye2 Irons 3-P :Nippon:Zelos 8 stiff shafts

:cleveland-small: Tour Action 54°/58°

:taylormade-small: Spider Interactive

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Not a product I would be looking at testing. However Nippon makes nothing but top quality shafts. Whoever is selected is getting a very special treat!

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In my bag:

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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Name/City State - Lance Kulman/Puyallup, Washington

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test - NS PRO ZELOS 7 R flex

Swing Speed - 85mph

Current Shaft/Flex In Use - NS Pro Modus3 Tour Pro 105 R flex/ 1/2 inch longer than standard

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Joe / Rohnert Park, Ca

Zelos 8 87 x flex

95 mph with 7 iron

Nippon 120 tour X flex

:cobra-small: Speedzone 9.5°, Fujikura Ventus Black 6x

:callaway-small: Mavrik Sub Zero 3W 

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0317X Gen 2 Hybrid 3 19° Fujikura Pro 2.0 7x

th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg 0311X Gen 1  4-GW -Nippon Modus 125x Tour

 :titelist-small: Vokey SM8 56°, 60°

 :titelist-small: Scotty Cameron Concept CX-02

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Jerry, Fresno, CA

Zelos 7 Series Flex R

Swing speed of 87

Current Shaft True Temper XP95/Regular Flex In Use

Looking forward to the possibility of testing a new, innovative light weight, state of the art steel shaft.

Titleist Velocity works for me

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I love my Modus 120s. It’d be fascinating to see if anyone with high swing speed has success controlling the club face with these lightweight shafts though. Doesn’t seem to be who they’re marketed towards, but it’d be cool! Good luck to all who apply!

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P790s/M5 Driver/F9 3wood/F9 hybrid/MG2 wedges/Ardmore putter

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Nancy/San Diego CA

NS Pro Zelos 6

90-93

graphite Shaft/L Flex

a. Ladies Flex/10-12 degrees loft/25"-27" (male equivalent)

b. Adjustable/Ladies Flex (male equivalent)

c. Right-Handed

d. San Diego

e. -18

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Name/City State: Dave  Las Vegas Nevada

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test: Zelos 7 

Swing Speed:  75MPH ( Irons )

Current Shaft/Flex In Use Graphite Design G-Tech Regular

I have a set of iron heads (Golfsmith XPC) that are waiting on shafts :-)

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