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omg that looks awesome, good luck!  

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:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:wilson_staff_small: C300 cast irons 5-PW. Fujikura graphite R 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

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2 hours ago, jlukes said:

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Def gonna be interested to hear how these stack up against the mizzys

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3w/5w: :titelist-small: TSi2 Tensei AV Raw Blue

4h: :mizuno-small: CLK 22* Hybrid Tensei CK Pro Blue 80HY S

Irons 5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged Nippon Modus 3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Tour Rack 50, 54, 58 Modus 3 115 Wedge

Putter: L.A.B. DF 2.1 w/ BGT Stability Tour

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32 minutes ago, jlukes said:

My Fitting:

so going into this fitting my main expectations where to settle on a driver head and shaft as well as a fairway wood shaft. It was only a 45 minute fitting so there was no need to spend time on wedges or irons since I already knew what shafts I was going with based on my input from Ian Fraser from TXG. I absolutely love my Oban CT115x shafts and Ian said the closest “standard” shaft to these is the Nippon 105x. The tech rep didn’t even have Xstiff iron shafts so that worked out nicely.

We started with the Radspeed and RDX Blue shaft. I enjoyed the old HZRDUS Yellow shaft in the past so it was no surprise this was the case with the Blue as it is the successor to the HZRDUS yellow shaft. We tried the Motore and while it felt good, I just wasn’t getting the same strike consistency that I was getting with the Blue. I asked to try the XB head, but they only had that in 10.5. He lofted it down to 9, but I just didn’t like how it set up at address. 
 

i was getting some serious bombs with the Radspeed and the Blue combo - was creeping into the 166mph+ territory with ball speed and getting about 290 yards of carry (normalized on Trackman) with some low spin bombs.  Really wasn’t over hooking anything so felt really comfortable with the setup.

Moved on to the Radspeed 3w and was super impressed. This thing is long. I was carrying it over 260 off the deck with the rdx blue 7X.  
 

As expected, they didn’t have any 80g x stiff 7 wood shafts but I did see the 7 wood head at address (just popped in a random shaft for a visual) so I will be going with that setup.

All in all it was successful as it helped me answer the questions I needed to get my order ready. Let me know If you have any questions!

Awesome write up. Excited for the 7 wood too. Which shaft do you Plan on going with? I think only xstiff 80 gram is the smoke black unless I missed something. 

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Driver: Radspeed XB 9 Motore 6X                                          Driver: TSi2 8.25 Ventus Black 6TX

Fairways: 3&7 Radspeed Motore F1 7X                                  Fairway:TSi2 16.5 Tensei Raw White 85TX 

Hybrid: OL 4 Hybrid Tensei White 100TX                               DI: Vapor Pro 3 - LAGP 105X 

Irons: Radspeed OL 5-GW KBS $Taper 130X                         Irons: 4-6 T100 7-PW 620 CB X100

Wedges: Snakebite OL 56@54 & 60 KBS $-Taper 130X       Wedges: SM8 50.1, RTX Zipcore 55 & 60 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 

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2 minutes ago, LeftyMatt89 said:

Awesome write up. Excited for the 7 wood too. Which shaft do you Plan on going with? I think only xstiff 80 gram is the smoke black unless I missed something. 

I’m going to request the smoke blue like the rest of the woods and see what happens. I really don’t get along with the Smoke black

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11 minutes ago, jlukes said:

I’m going to request the smoke blue like the rest of the woods and see what happens. I really don’t get along with the Smoke black

Gotcha. I wish they had the TX. I know it’s just a little different materials but that is what I’ve always loved in a fairway. Recently though with tsi the raw white 85TX is a beast in a 4 wood. 

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Driver: Radspeed XB 9 Motore 6X                                          Driver: TSi2 8.25 Ventus Black 6TX

Fairways: 3&7 Radspeed Motore F1 7X                                  Fairway:TSi2 16.5 Tensei Raw White 85TX 

Hybrid: OL 4 Hybrid Tensei White 100TX                               DI: Vapor Pro 3 - LAGP 105X 

Irons: Radspeed OL 5-GW KBS $Taper 130X                         Irons: 4-6 T100 7-PW 620 CB X100

Wedges: Snakebite OL 56@54 & 60 KBS $-Taper 130X       Wedges: SM8 50.1, RTX Zipcore 55 & 60 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 

Legacy Goods Powell Prototype                                             Legacy Goods Powell Prototype 

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25 minutes ago, LeftyMatt89 said:

Awesome write up. Excited for the 7 wood too. Which shaft do you Plan on going with? I think only xstiff 80 gram is the smoke black unless I missed something. 

 

22 minutes ago, jlukes said:

I’m going to request the smoke blue like the rest of the woods and see what happens. I really don’t get along with the Smoke black

You guys had me interested in the 7 wood earlier so I was checking it out.  I'm not sure what shaft I would go with that's offered to get the natural progression in weight.  My 5 wood is already in the 80 gram class (Ventus Blue 8s, 86g I think) so I'd almost have to go Smoke Black RDX and keep the weight close to even unless I went the upcharge route.

Interesting that the black vs blue was so different for you @jlukes I thought it was just a counter balance point difference between the two RDX models?

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:cobra-small: KING Forged Tec 5-GW - Nippon Modus 120x | :cobra-small: KING MIM Black 52.12C, 56.10V, 60.04W - Nippon Modus 125 Wedge

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2 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

 

You guys had me interested in the 7 wood earlier so I was checking it out.  I'm not sure what shaft I would go with that's offered to get the natural progression in weight.  My 5 wood is already in the 80 gram class (Ventus Blue 8s, 86g I think) so I'd almost have to go Smoke Black RDX and keep the weight close to even unless I went the upcharge route.

Interesting that the black vs blue was so different for you @jlukes I thought it was just a counter balance point difference between the two RDX models?

Black is stiffer in the handle. I do not get along with super butt stiff shafts as it take the feel away for me. 

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

I’m going to request the smoke blue like the rest of the woods and see what happens. I really don’t get along with the Smoke black

How do you think the blue compares to the yellow

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Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

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9 hours ago, jlukes said:

Black is stiffer in the handle. I do not get along with super butt stiff shafts as it take the feel away for me. 

Do you have a quicker swing tempo?

Driver  :titelist-small: TS 2, Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff 9.5* Setting, A2

Fairway Wood:   :ping-small: G30 Stiff Shaft

Hybrid:   :titelist-small: TS2 19* Hzrdus Smoke Black Stiff shaft

Irons:     :titelist-small: 718 AP1 (4-PW) AMT Red Stiff Shafts 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX4 52* 56*

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41 minutes ago, Brian A said:

Do you have a quicker swing tempo?

Not super quick but I don’t load the shaft and have a bit of an early release

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9 hours ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

How do you think the blue compares to the yellow

Will need a little more time with it once I get it to know for sure

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13 hours ago, jlukes said:

I’m going to request the smoke blue like the rest of the woods and see what happens. I really don’t get along with the Smoke black

I touched on this briefly, but check if Cobra has run the shaft you desire in the past few seasons.  I was able to custom order a current iron with a prior year shaft.  Probably depends on supply I'm sure.  Unless Cobra wants you reviewing these with the current offerings.  

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:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:wilson_staff_small: C300 cast irons 5-PW. Fujikura graphite R 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

:Arccos:     Caddie for tracking.     

:titelist-small:            Pro V1X balls

 

Previous forum tests:

2019: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Lynx Black Cat 5-PW.    2020:  :skycaddie: LX5 Watch.    2021:  :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact #3 Align putter

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congrats guys, this is always a huge opportunity! Looking forward to hearing about the one length irons! 

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  • 3 wood: :taylormade-small:  M4 with 60g Atmos red stiff shaft
  • 4-gw irons:  :mizuno-small: JPX 921 Hot Metal w/ X-stiff KBS 130gr shafts (soft stepped)
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8 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

I did a partial fitting today with John at Pro Golf Discount in Bellingham. I purchased my current irons there two years ago - they were an off-the-shelf purchase, not fitted, but I had hit them up against a few other sets on the GC Quad and was happy with how they performed at the time.

They didn't have every shaft available, so my goal was to find something that I was comfortable with. We started off with the irons, and after getting my swing in the groove started to see some good results with the KBS Tour 90 S shafts. The irons are definitely strong-lofted - the 7-iron I was testing has 27.5° of loft. The closest direct comparison in my current set is my 6-iron, which is at 27°. Average carry with my current 6-iron is about 165 yards (7-iron is 150). For comparison, here's a quick picture I took of the GC Quad readout with the Radspeed 7-iron. IMG_897948F7C4C7-1.jpeg.fcc8acfd9f664c23a1b872353f948516.jpeg

If I can ease up that attack angle over the course of the challenge I should get the spin up into an ideal window. I still can't get over that 124mph ball speed number though - I did not expect that heading into the fitting!

That's what I was wondering about with the strong lofts and hotter faces, that I'd have to get used to a 180yd 7i.  🤪🤪🤣🤣🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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:cobra-small:  Bio Cell 3/4w, Project X PXV 6.0s; AMP 3h 19deg Aldila RIP R.  Bio Cell 4h 22.5deg PXV R. Aldila RIP 70 R; King Utility 4i, UST Recoil 780 ES SmacWrap S 

:wilson_staff_small: C300 cast irons 5-PW. Fujikura graphite R 

:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Impact No.3 Align putter

:Arccos:     Caddie for tracking.     

:titelist-small:            Pro V1X balls

 

Previous forum tests:

2019: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Plus 4 grips, Lynx Black Cat 5-PW.    2020:  :skycaddie: LX5 Watch.    2021:  :1332069271_TommyArmour: Impact #3 Align putter

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2 minutes ago, knightsofnii said:

That's what I was wondering about with the strong lofts and hotter faces, that I'd have to get used to a 180yd 7i.  🤪🤪🤣🤣🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I sent that pic to my brothers and one of them made fun of me for not breaking 200 yards - he thought that was with the driver!

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3 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Aldila Rogue Silver 70-S
5 Wood - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Fujikura Motore X F3 6-S
4 Hybrid - :cobra-small:Radspeed, Mitsubishi MMT 80 S

Irons - :cobra-small:Radspeed 5-GW, KBS $-Taper Lite S
Wedges - :cobra-small:King Cobra Snakebite 52° & 58°, KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 S
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16 minutes ago, knightsofnii said:

I touched on this briefly, but check if Cobra has run the shaft you desire in the past few seasons.  I was able to custom order a current iron with a prior year shaft.  Probably depends on supply I'm sure.  Unless Cobra wants you reviewing these with the current offerings.  

I'd like to stick with current offerings because i know this review is to be somewhat of a reflection of what the average golfer has access to (stock products).

The fitter did have the Ventus blue in his shaft matrix yesterday and kept trying to get me to try it, but I kept reminding him I could only go with no-upcharge options.  Otherwise, I would have definitely taken him up on that offer

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