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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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Jason Hembree / Knoxville Tennessee 

Zelos Model 8  S Flex 

Swing speed 110-115

Mitsubishi kuro kage 70 gram x flex

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Mike Huskey, Davenport Ia

Zelos 8 Stiff

95mph

current iron shafts are Zelos 7 fitted at Club Champion on M4 Irons, played 3 seasons and would love to compare with Zelos 8

Callaway Mavrik 10.5 w/Hazardous 55G

TaylorMade M4 3W Fujikura Pro 5R 

Taylormade M4  5W Atmos R 

Callaway Rogue 22* Synergy R 

TaylorMade M4 Irons Zelos 7 

Cleveland RTX4 54* & 60* wedges 

Odyssey Stroke Lab v-Line Center Shafted 34” 

Foresight GC2/TGC Simulator

 

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I will be following this test to see what comes from it. I have always thought there would be more options for fitting players if there was a better graphite iron shaft selections. What the have done with drivers and woods to fit them to you swing or desired ball flight, I would love to get that in my irons. 

2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

Driver:     - Anser - 8.5* - Fujikara Red Blur 005 XStiff - Standard L/L

3W:     - SQ Sumo - Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana Stiff - Standard L/L

Hybrid 3:     - Machspeed - UST Mamiya AXIVCore XStiff -Standard L/L

Irons:      - Idea Black CB3  4-GW - KBS Tour Stiff+ - Standard L/L

Wedges:    - Vokey 52*, 54*, 60* - True Temper Wedge - Standard L/L

Putter:     - Versa Blade - 35in

Ball:      NXT Tour

Bag:  - Ultra Light Cart Bag  

Loc: USA/MD

Handicap: 13

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Name/City State: Clarkston, MI

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test: 7 or 8

Swing Speed: 105 mph Driver

Current Shaft/Flex In Use: Nippon Tour 105 Stiff

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Name/City State: Brandon / Dayton OH 

Zelos Model & Flex You Wish To Test: Zelos 8 

Swing Speed: 95ish 

Current Shaft/Flex In Use: DG X100 

Brandon Johnson, MBA
Capt (Sep.) US Air Force 

Ohio State Executive Director
 
😄218-310-5755
 
 
 
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Not for me, but interested in the results. I am using Nippon Modus 120s right now, and used 1050gh when i first starting playing. Nippon makes great products and have always been among the best in the lighter weight steel options. The blue labeling is also really nice. I'm sure these will be a treat for someone. Good luck! and can't wait to hear about it.

Thanks MGS and Nippon. 

2020 TESTER Ben Hogan UiHi 18* Utility Iron

  • Driver: :ping-small: G410 Plus 9*, Oban Gold
  • Hybrids::adams-small:  Super XTD 17* Hybrid Fubuki AX:callaway-small:,  Apex 20* AD-DI 85S, Apex 23* Oban Purple
  • Irons: :srixon-small: Z585 5-6, Z785 7-PW, Modus 120s
  • Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX4 50, Modus 120x:taylormade-small:, Hi Toe 56 & 60, Modus 120x
  • Putter: :EVNROLL:  ER3 @ 33"
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Brandon/Edmond, Ok

Model - NS Pro Zelos 7 Stiff

swing speed: 100mph driver

 current shaft: kbs c taper lite 110 stiff

Current Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha 9* stiff flex kurokage 50g shaft

3 wood: ping anser 14* RIP Phenom 50G shaft

4 wood: ping anser 17* RIP Phenom 50g shaft

irons: 3-PW Mizuno MP-H5 kbs c-taper lite stiff flex shaft

wedges: 50* vokey sm6 raw finish and 56* vokey sm8 satin finish

putter: odyssey stroke lab Austin toulon 

 

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On 10/22/2020 at 9:27 AM, Golfspy_CG2 said:

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 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.

Michael Grieder / Middlebury, CT

Zelos 6 / Stiff

95-105

Recoil F3 / Stiff

 

michael grieder

Swing easy deal w the distance

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