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Finally got to hit it after seeing and reading all of the hype around the internet. 

Wow.  Couldn't believe how easy it launched.  I love my G410LST fairway wood, but something with a bit more launch and spin off the deck is certainly intriguing.

For those who haven't looked into it yet, watch this video

 

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
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This is great to hear that you saw the same forgiveness that TXG did. I can't really hit my 3 wood that well right now and I'm definitely in the market for a new one, and potentially a 5 wood too. This is for sure on my list of clubs to test when I get fit later this year.

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The only way for me to get a good feel if this could beat out my G410LST 3W is on the course.

Gift cards used.  Trigger pulled.  STZ 3 wood, Ventus Blue 7x shaft tipped .75"

Looking forward to hitting it head to head on the course to see if the hype is real

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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3 hours ago, jlukes said:

The only way for me to get a good feel if this could beat out my G410LST 3W is on the course.

Gift cards used.  Trigger pulled.  STZ 3 wood, Ventus Blue 7x shaft tipped .75"

Looking forward to hitting it head to head on the course to see if the hype is real

That is gonna be so good in your bag!
 

Out of all the clubs this year I actually think this may be the club of the year. You heard Ian from TXG say that it has been his favorite to test so far.

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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49 minutes ago, jayjay0808 said:

That is gonna be so good in your bag!
 

Out of all the clubs this year I actually think this may be the club of the year. You heard Ian from TXG say that it has been his favorite to test so far.

Yup. I realized last year that I almost never use my 3wood off the tee. While my g410lst is serviceable off the deck (and an absolute monster off the tee) I’ve come to realize that I could use a little more launch and spin on shots off the fairway into par 5s

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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Excellent 

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G400 10.5 

M2 3HL

Titleist 818 3 and 4 hybrid 

Ping G15 5-gap

Vokey SM7 54 degrees 

Vokey SM6 58 degrees 

Bobby Grace Shiloh putter

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4 hours ago, jlukes said:

Yup. I realized last year that I almost never use my 3wood off the tee. While my g410lst is serviceable off the deck (and an absolute monster off the tee) I’ve come to realize that I could use a little more launch and spin on shots off the fairway into par 5s

Hoping you won't mind providing some feedback or maybe even an unofficial review?  I'm happy with my current 3 wood but this one is enticing.

Was the Ventus a pretty big upcharge if you don't mind my asking?  I seem to recall Mizuno not upcharging on a lot of shafts but that can't be right on a Ventus especially...?

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS3 3 & 4H, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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2 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Hoping you won't mind providing some feedback or maybe even an unofficial review?  I'm happy with my current 3 wood but this one is enticing.

Was the Ventus a pretty big upcharge if you don't mind my asking?  I seem to recall Mizuno not upcharging on a lot of shafts but that can't be right on a Ventus especially...?

Ventus is a $250 up chargewith Mizuno . Normally it’s $350 with other other oems. I got an even better deal than the $250

 

i will absolutely be posting a review once I get it in march sometime

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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Look forward to the review! Since watching the TXG videos on this it’s certainly got my attention, but for a 5 wood instead of a 3

Driver: Titleist TSi2 10 / Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue Raw 65 S

3 Wood: Taylormade SIM2 Ti 15.0 / Fujikura Ventus Blue (velocore) 70 S

5 Wood: Mizuno ST-Z 18.0 / Fujikura Motore X F3 70 S

4 Iron: Titleist U510 / Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85 S

5 - 9 Irons: Mizuno 921 Tour / Nippon Modus 3 120 S

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 46F, 50F, 54S & 58M / Nippon Modus Wedge 115

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Select (2016) / BGT Stability Tour

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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First launch monitor test with the STZ 3 wood was today and it passed with flying covers.  Was getting about 1 MPH more ball speed with better spin numbers (around 3200) than my G410 LST.   Tended to miss lower on the face with the Mizuno, but chalked that up to the hitting mat I was on.  Cannot wait to get it on the course to see how it really performs.

 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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45 minutes ago, jlukes said:

First launch monitor test with the STZ 3 wood was today and it passed with flying covers.  Was getting about 1 MPH more ball speed with better spin numbers (around 3200) than my G410 LST.   Tended to miss lower on the face with the Mizuno, but chalked that up to the hitting mat I was on.  Cannot wait to get it on the course to see how it really performs.

 

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Man... that makes the PING look like a long nosed driver from the Tom Morris era.

What was the carry #?

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6 minutes ago, Shankster said:

Man... that makes the PING look like a long nosed driver from the Tom Morris era.

What was the carry #?

The G410LST 3W head is definitely one of the smallest 3W heads on the market.  I love it though.  Will be interesting to see how I do with a more "standard" size head.

Swing speed was about 110-111 with the driver today because im still a bit fatigued from my 2nd vaccine dose.  Driver was carrying between 272 and 282 today.

So carry numbers with the 3Ws off the deck were sitting between 243 and 248 yards and even those were low due to poor strikes due to the wonky mat (they are getting replaced next week haha).  Would expect those to be in the upper 250s once I get my strength back and I'm hitting off more realistic surfaces

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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51 minutes ago, jlukes said:

First launch monitor test with the STZ 3 wood was today and it passed with flying covers.  Was getting about 1 MPH more ball speed with better spin numbers (around 3200) than my G410 LST.   Tended to miss lower on the face with the Mizuno, but chalked that up to the hitting mat I was on.  Cannot wait to get it on the course to see how it really performs.

 

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Man, that's just a beautiful stick, really looks like it sets up nice and confidence inspiring.  Can't wait to hear some on-course feedback.

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Driver: :honma:TR20 460, Vizard 60g Stiff

FW: :tour-edge: CBX 119 3w, 15,  Project X Evenflow Blue 75g Stiff

Hybrids: :titelist-small: TS3 3 & 4H, Project X Evenflow Blue 85g Stiff

Driving Iron: :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB 3i, UST Mamiya recoil ES 780 F3

Iron: :mizuno-small:JPX 919 Forged 4- GW, Project X 6.0

Wedges::vokey-small:SM8 54 S Grind, 60 M Grind

Putter: :EVNROLL: ER7B 

:SuperSpeed:

Tested the Honma TR20 460 driver

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

The G410LST 3W head is definitely one of the smallest 3W heads on the market.  I love it though.  Will be interesting to see how I do with a more "standard" size head.

Swing speed was about 110-111 with the driver today because im still a bit fatigued from my 2nd vaccine dose.  Driver was carrying between 272 and 282 today.

So carry numbers with the 3Ws off the deck were sitting between 243 and 248 yards and even those were low due to poor strikes due to the wonky mat (they are getting replaced next week haha).  Would expect those to be in the upper 250s once I get my strength back and I'm hitting off more realistic surfaces

Nice.  Can’t complain with those numbers.  And it does look pretty danged good too.  

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Well 3 more range sessions and it was pretty clear that my beloved Ping 3w isn’t going anywhere. It’s just automatic for me. The Mizuno was fantastic, but launches too damn high for me, even when lofted down to 13*!  
 

If someone is in the market for a 3w that launches easy, the Mizuno STZ should be at the top of your list. 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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On 2/10/2021 at 5:24 PM, Getoffmylawn said:

Hoping you won't mind providing some feedback or maybe even an unofficial review?  I'm happy with my current 3 wood but this one is enticing.

Was the Ventus a pretty big upcharge if you don't mind my asking?  I seem to recall Mizuno not upcharging on a lot of shafts but that can't be right on a Ventus especially...?

Their is not a upcharge with iron shafts, but with driver or fairways shafts their is an uncharge albeit less than buying the shaft outright but still pricey

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:titelist-small: TS3 15.5 3W Fuji Speeder Tour Spec

:titelist-small: 818 H1 19deg Hybrid Fuji Atmos White or King Cobra UT 18.5 with KBS C Taper

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal 4-GW Nippon Modus 120s

:vokey-small: SM7 54 and 58deg Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex stiff

:odyssey-small:  Double Wide Stroke Lab 2019 with Super Stroke Tour 3.0

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Just curious why did you go with the Ventus blue instead of the black?

Mizuno STX 9.0 Ventus Black 70g

Mizuno HMB 2 iron KBS Tour 120

Mizuno MP-20 4-PW KBS Tour 120

Mizuno T20 Wedges 50,53,56,60

Scotty Cameron Newport 2.6

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3 minutes ago, BEEJ said:

Just curious why did you go with the Ventus blue instead of the black?

Slightly softer profile.  Black feels boardy too me.  I like a softer butt section.

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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On 3/31/2021 at 7:09 PM, jlukes said:

Well 3 more range sessions and it was pretty clear that my beloved Ping 3w isn’t going anywhere. It’s just automatic for me. The Mizuno was fantastic, but launches too damn high for me, even when lofted down to 13*!  
 

If someone is in the market for a 3w that launches easy, the Mizuno STZ should be at the top of your list. 

Even for a guy with a moderate SS?  I'm really in the market for a 3 wood this season - at least one to try - I have a hole there for sure if I can find one that I hit well.

Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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9 minutes ago, revkev said:

Even for a guy with a moderate SS?  I'm really in the market for a 3 wood this season - at least one to try - I have a hole there for sure if I can find one that I hit well.

Yes I think that is the sweet spot for this 3 wood.  Normally the slower you swing the harder it is to elevate a 3 wood, but this thing just gets up on the air so fast

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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