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8 hours ago, Larryd3 said:

Kevin, I can arrange that for you.  Just let me know when you'd like to borrow the shaft.  

You know I’m going to end up with one of these at some point. I might as well start gathering up the surplus equipment now. 🙂

 

Thanks for the offer I’ve got a busy couple of weeks getting school opened up but once we do - end of August 

Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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55 minutes ago, revkev said:

You know I’m going to end up with one of these at some point. I might as well start gathering up the surplus equipment now. 🙂

 

Thanks for the offer I’ve got a busy couple of weeks getting school opened up but once we do - end of August 

Just let me know.  Anytime is fine.  

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SIM2 autoflex 505

Ping G410 5 wood

Ping G410 7 & 9 woods 

Titleist T100S 6-gap

Vokey SM8  54

Sub70 JB low bounce 58 or SM8 58*

PXG Operator H 

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Realized I hadn't checked back into this thread since getting a lesson where we focused on driver for a bit. I've been hitting the driver a lot better recently and the AF/Epic Max LS combo has been holding up really, really well. I've hit more 300+ drives in the past few weeks than I have in the past couple of years combined. Couple of good ones from today:

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My Arccos "Smart Distance" has increased to 293 yards over my last 10 rounds. Absolutely incredible.

I don't think I'll be tempted to try anything else for quite a while.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
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5-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (5-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX | Build Thread
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX | #CobraConnect Review
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
Grips: 
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Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

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32 minutes ago, edingc said:

Realized I hadn't checked back into this thread since getting a lesson where we focused on driver for a bit. I've been hitting the driver a lot better recently and the AF/Epic Max LS combo has been holding up really, really well. I've hit more 300+ drives in the past few weeks than I have in the past couple of years combined. Couple of good ones from today:

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My Arccos "Smart Distance" has increased to 293 yards over my last 10 rounds. Absolutely incredible.

I don't think I'll be tempted to try anything else for quite a while.

Insane ! What do you think the shelf life is for the shaft ? 

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38 minutes ago, edingc said:

Realized I hadn't checked back into this thread since getting a lesson where we focused on driver for a bit. I've been hitting the driver a lot better recently and the AF/Epic Max LS combo has been holding up really, really well. I've hit more 300+ drives in the past few weeks than I have in the past couple of years combined. Couple of good ones from today:

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My Arccos "Smart Distance" has increased to 293 yards over my last 10 rounds. Absolutely incredible.

I don't think I'll be tempted to try anything else for quite a while.

Do you have the lighter weight in the head right now?

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Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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2 hours ago, Nolan220 said:

Insane ! What do you think the shelf life is for the shaft ? 

I've wondered that. I've read a few anecdotal reports of them cracking. I've been careful with it and so far so good. Does feel a little fragile though.

2 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Do you have the lighter weight in the head right now?

Yup. I have the seven gram weight I bought from you in there. It's perfect.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2020 Model), 38.5", UST Mamiya Recoil 110 F5
5-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (5-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX | Build Thread
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX | #CobraConnect Review
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
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1 hour ago, edingc said:

I've wondered that. I've read a few anecdotal reports of them cracking. I've been careful with it and so far so good. Does feel a little fragile though.

Yup. I have the seven gram weight I bought from you in there. It's perfect.

Nice, i'm going to try the 5 gram tomorrow to see how it works with that weight. 

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Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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I put the 5 gram weight in the max ls today and switched to a jumbo max xs grip (i don’t have big hands but i’ve converted to a one plane swing). This combo is so good. I hardly ever miss big right anymore. Still an ocassional ball misses right, but not OB.

One other thing to note, the autoflex is typically talked about in context of increased distance, but it has also improved my accuracy as well. Been having more of those tee shots where i’m picking up the tee with the ball still in the air.

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Tester for the Titleist TSi Driver

Spring 2020 MGS Tester for the Fujikura Motore X Shaft

Updated 11/13/2021
Driver:titelist-small: TSi 2 - Autoflex
Fairway Woods:titelist-small: TSi2 3 wood, 5 wood - Aldila Ascent 60 S
Irons:titelist-small: T300 5 to SW - LAGP AXS Red 85 Stiff double soft stepped
Wedges:Miura: K-grind 2.0 58 wedge - Xcaliber RT Spin Wedge 100
Putter:  SIK DW Armlock - LAGP 180 armlock shaft

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1 minute ago, dlow206 said:

I put the 5 gram weight in the max ls today and switched to a jumbo max xs grip (i don’t have big hands but i’ve converted to a one plane swing). This combo is so good. I hardly ever miss big right anymore. Still an ocassional ball misses right, but not OB.

One other thing to note, the autoflex is typically talked about in context of increased distance, but it has also improved my accuracy as well. Been having more of those tee shots where i’m picking up the tee with the ball still in the air.

The accuracy thing is so true. If I put a good swing on a ball, it's almost like throwing a dart out onto the fairway.

I still have a nasty habit of opening the face a bit too much on the way back and can hit wipey push slices. But that's a swing thing and not the shaft.

I had three more drives over 300 today, including driving the green for the first time ever on a slightly uphill par 4 listed at 306 on the card.

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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2020 Model), 38.5", UST Mamiya Recoil 110 F5
5-AW:  
Sub70_Logo_WhtBlk.jpg.aee386374adf9afd31a02b989c839f9d.jpg Sub70 699 (5-6)/699 Pro (7-AW) Combo Set, 1° Flat, 37" 7 Iron, Mitsubishi MMT Taper 105 TX | Build Thread
54°, 58°:
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING MIM Black, 1° Flat, 35.5", 35.25", Mitsubishi MMT Wedge 105 TX | #CobraConnect Review
Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
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Mark me down as a full believer here. Larry D was kind enough to let me pair his SF 505 with my SIM 2 max head as a loaner for a couple of weeks. 
 

I’ve been good with that driver with the Ventus blue in it. Now it explodes off the face - higher launch, longer carry but very flat landing. The ball stays in the air forever and it’s very easy to hit. Normal flight is an explosive baby draw. 
 

I found a used one online that’s got a TMag adapter and the same length - Happy birthday to me is all I can say.  It plays at 45” BTW. That seems to be my sweet spot. 

 

I can’t see myself changing out any other equipment so this is around what I would typically spend on stuff in a season anyway - $600? For ten yards and and additional fairway hit per round? 
 

My index is 6.0 today. Let’s see where I’m at 6 months from now. 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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On 10/1/2021 at 5:49 PM, revkev said:

Mark me down as a full believer here. Larry D was kind enough to let me pair his SF 505 with my SIM 2 max head as a loaner for a couple of weeks. 
 

I’ve been good with that driver with the Ventus blue in it. Now it explodes off the face - higher launch, longer carry but very flat landing. The ball stays in the air forever and it’s very easy to hit. Normal flight is an explosive baby draw. 
 

I found a used one online that’s got a TMag adapter and the same length - Happy birthday to me is all I can say.  It plays at 45” BTW. That seems to be my sweet spot. 

 

I can’t see myself changing out any other equipment so this is around what I would typically spend on stuff in a season anyway - $600? For ten yards and and additional fairway hit per round? 
 

My index is 6.0 today. Let’s see where I’m at 6 months from now. 

Glad you like it and found a deal on one.  It's a great shaft.  For me your Ventus Blue just doesn't work anywhere near as well.  Happy to loan you the SF 505.  

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With my season nearing its end, I've updated the main post with my final thoughts on the AutoFlex and also have posted them below.

Final Review: Dumina AutoFlex SF505X Driver Shaft - Oct. 8, 2021

I've had the pleasure of playing the AutoFlex 505X for the majority of the season. Currently, I have about 25 rounds on its final configuration (more on that later). I still would not classify driver as the most reliable part of my game, but there is something special about this pink and black shaft.

Looks - 4/5 Stars
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The pink/black combo isn't going to be mistaken for any other shaft. I assume most love it or hate it. If I'm being nit picky the font selection is not my favorite. The serif lettering of SF505 screams "Times New Roman."

If I wanted to drop some (more) cash, a custom blacked out or pink/black driver head would look nice with the shaft.

Feel - 5/5 Stars
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As advertised, the AutoFlex feels very whippy everywhere but on the downswing. After months of swinging it, going back to any other driver shaft is an odd feeling. I let my brother-in-law try it a few weeks ago at the range. He handed it back to me after one swing.

Despite the feel, I've had no issue determining where the ball is striking the club face. Keeping with the whip analogy, there seems to be a very linear release of energy through the ball with no defined bend point.

Basic Characteristics - 5/5 Stars
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I've mentioned the most obvious characteristic of the AutoFlex already - it's very light and whippy feeling at address. So much so that the shaft almost feels brittle. I've had no issues with durability so far. 

  • Trajectory - The AutoFlex produces a towering trajectory on my best swings. Good shots are a slight draw or fade depending on the day. I am playing my Callaway Epic Max LS head at 8 degrees and have no issues launching the ball. 
  • Accuracy - Arccos shows I have retained about the same accuracy throughout the season with and without the AutoFlex. On good swings the AutoFlex is extremely accurate. On less than ideal swings it seems to help limit damage. Worries about the flexibility of the shaft and its effects on accuracy are unfounded.
  • Distance - The AutoFlex is an absolute bomber when paired up with the correct head. My Arccos Smart Distance has increased to 288 yards recently. I also hit a career best 320-yard drive this season with a little wind help with the 505X in the bag. 

Getting the correct fit is important. I started my adventure by pairing the AutoFlex with a standard Callaway Mavrik head. I did not have great success, and I was considering selling the AutoFlex midway through the season. Only after purchasing a Callaway Max LS head, and subsequently removing five grams of weight from the head, did I start to reap the benefits of the AutoFlex. This combination produces high, tight baby push draws when I'm swinging my best.

On-Course Performance - 5/5 Stars
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Rather than repeat myself, the short summary of the AutoFlex's on-course performance is that I maintained roughly the same level of control, added 20-plus yards to my Arccos Smart Distance and hit more 300-plus yard drives in the past two months than I had in the previous two seasons of playing. 

My home course is generously listed at about 6,200 yards from the back tees. I usually hit driver on 10 holes. Since switching to the AutoFlex, I have partial wedges into most of the par 4s, and I reached the shortest par 5 this season going driver/8-iron. When I'm playing well I scare par. That is a huge improvement from last season when my best days sniffed 80.

Miscellaneous - 1/5 Stars
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"Cody, how could you rate everything else so well and this category so poorly?"

Don't be dumb like me. Please don't buy this shaft without swinging it first or getting a proper fitting. If that's not a possibility (which is probably the case), please prepare to tinker with different weights and heads. This turns an already expensive experiment into something even more expensive.

In my case, I tried two different weights in the Mavrik head before giving up. A used Epic Max LS set me back another $400 mid-season. I still needed to drop the weight some more to get everything working for my swing. I have over $1,000 invested in this shaft/head combination.

Writing the last sentence makes me a little sick to my stomach.

Play it or Trade it? - 5/5 Stars
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I found the holy grail combo for my swing and don't plan on tinkering with this particular setup anytime soon. At this point, continued practice will do me more good than trying to chase down another driver combination. 

Conclusion

The mystical AutoFlex seemed to make a big difference in my game this season. Is it worth $800? I still don't know. But what I do know is that it's working for me right now, and I have no plans to make any changes in driver for quite some time.

Final Score - 4/5 Stars
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Driver: callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Max LS (9°), 45.75", Dumina AutoFlex SF505X | Unofficial AutoFlex Review
17° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Super Hybrid, 41.5", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
18.5° Driving Iron: 
cobra_logo.png.190908c8b4518eec87c087429e4343ee.png Cobra KING Utility (2016 Model), 39.5", Mitsubishi MMT Utility 105 TX
21° Hybrid:
callaway_logo.png.3dd18aa65544000dd0ea3901697a8261.png Callaway Epic Flash, 40", Mitsubishi MMT Hybrid 80 TX
4 Utility: 
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5-AW:  
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54°, 58°:
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Putter:
image.png.49fcc172a1ed0010d930fbe1c5dc8b79.png L.A.B. Golf DF 2.1, 36", 68°, Black with Custom Sightlines, BGT Stability Tour, L.A.B. Press II 3° | Unofficial Review
Grips: 
lamkin.png.5081890e009ae78e16066ee0fd18b7c0.png Lamkin Sonar Tour
Ball: :Snell:Snell MTB-X Optic Yellow

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43 minutes ago, edingc said:

If I'm being nit picky the font selection is not my favorite.

The thoroughness of your reviews never ceases to amaze me, but now I can not unsee it!  🤣

Folks, this is why Cody is one of the best posters on the forums.  Always enjoy reading your stuff, thanks for a great season long review of the mystical AutoFlex! 

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Great review.  I'll agree that it takes some tinkering to get it right.  I started with an M4D head and it worked nicely but way too much left.  I bought a SIM2 and have settled on it.  I messed with lowering the headweight but ultimately went back to the standard which on mine was 198.  I've gained consistency and 10-15 yards and the feel of the driver is really good.  I hit the sim2 with RevKev's ventus blue and it just isn't in the same category, at least for me.  For me it's worth the investment, No plans to switch it out or do more messing with it.  Just go play some golf now that rainy season is over.   

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On 10/8/2021 at 5:12 PM, Larryd3 said:

Great review.  I'll agree that it takes some tinkering to get it right.  I started with an M4D head and it worked nicely but way too much left.  I bought a SIM2 and have settled on it.  I messed with lowering the headweight but ultimately went back to the standard which on mine was 198.  I've gained consistency and 10-15 yards and the feel of the driver is really good.  I hit the sim2 with RevKev's ventus blue and it just isn't in the same category, at least for me.  For me it's worth the investment, No plans to switch it out or do more messing with it.  Just go play some golf now that rainy season is over.   

We’re in the same boat - our season is just starting. We play in the summer but you loose so much yardage here because the courses are wet that it’s tough to truly judge that aspect of a driver. 
 

I’m just in the tinkering stage. Today will be my first round. I’m over in Port St Lucie where it poured for two hours yesterday afternoon so no roll for me today, yet again. 😞

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Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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Played my first round with the shaft in yesterday. I hadn’t noticed the “ whippy feeling prior but did then.” Drove very well - accurate, long for me. 220-230 all day in the wet. 
 

we shall see what the weekend brings 

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Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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On 10/1/2021 at 5:49 PM, revkev said:

Mark me down as a full believer here. Larry D was kind enough to let me pair his SF 505 with my SIM 2 max head as a loaner for a couple of weeks. 
 

I’ve been good with that driver with the Ventus blue in it. Now it explodes off the face - higher launch, longer carry but very flat landing. The ball stays in the air forever and it’s very easy to hit. Normal flight is an explosive baby draw. 
 

I found a used one online that’s got a TMag adapter and the same length - Happy birthday to me is all I can say.  It plays at 45” BTW. That seems to be my sweet spot. 

 

I can’t see myself changing out any other equipment so this is around what I would typically spend on stuff in a season anyway - $600? For ten yards and and additional fairway hit per round? 
 

My index is 6.0 today. Let’s see where I’m at 6 months from now. 

SF 505 sounds like a highway in Northern California, Rev.

You've piqued my interest, however.  

If it's not an imposition, what's the full name of this shaft with which we're bombing it 230?

I've had more birthdays than you, I believe

[we've both had a recent one from what I see in the posts--happy belated birthday],

and might find the information beneficial.

 

EDIT: it's right in the freakin' thread title!!!

Sorry, Rev, but happy belated birthday anyway.

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2 hours ago, BostonSal said:

SF 505 sounds like a highway in Northern California, Rev.

You've piqued my interest, however.  

If it's not an imposition, what's the full name of this shaft with which we're bombing it 230?

I've had more birthdays than you, I believe

[we've both had a recent one from what I see in the posts--happy belated birthday],

and might find the information beneficial.

 

EDIT: it's right in the freakin' thread title!!!

Sorry, Rev, but happy belated birthday anyway.

NP and same to you - happy belated as well 

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Taylor Made Sim2  10.5 (Opened 1 click) Ventus Blue 5  R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

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

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Tour Exotics 3 wood is in the bag because we are allowed 14 clubs.  It's a great club for pulling balls out of the water or from bushes - you never want to put your hand into anything in Florida unless you are absolutely certain that it's safe.  There are rare wind conditions when I might hit it off the tee on a few holes that I play.  

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TXG's latest fit with Cynthia had quite the results with the SF405X:

 

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30 minutes ago, edingc said:

TXG's latest fit with Cynthia had quite the results with the SF405X:

 

wow! This has me thinking unfortunately

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