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Anyone move from DG S300 or X100 into $-Taper 120? What's your experience?

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.0  (Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 6.0)

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15 (Ventus Blue 7S)

5 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 19 (Ventus Blue 7S)

Irons - Titleist T100s 4-PW + 49 (KBS $-Taper)

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM9 54D (KBS 610) & 58M (KBS 610)

Putter - Titleist Scotty Cameron - Phantom X 11.5

Ball - Titleist Pro V1 & Taylormade Tour Response (Blue/Pink Stripe)

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Feel is subjective but $ taper felt softer while maintaining stability.  Spin will change somewhat with them and the amount will be dependent on head. In titleist they played similar for me but with pxg Gen2 0311 t and original p790 spin was higher 

i like the $ taper in the right head. A good friend of mine loves it and won’t play any other shaft and he’s used in titleist twice, cobra mb and now in p7mb and 7mc

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

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

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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8 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Feel is subjective but $ taper felt softer while maintaining stability.  Spin will change somewhat with them and the amount will be dependent on head. In titleist they played similar for me but with pxg Gen2 0311 t and original p790 spin was higher 

i like the $ taper in the right head. A good friend of mine loves it and won’t play any other shaft and he’s used in titleist twice, cobra mb and now in p7mb and 7mc

Thanks RB. I'm looking at 921 tour and P7MC. Interesting that same shaft produced 800 more revs in the P7MC, so yes, head does make a difference.

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.0  (Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 6.0)

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15 (Ventus Blue 7S)

5 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 19 (Ventus Blue 7S)

Irons - Titleist T100s 4-PW + 49 (KBS $-Taper)

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM9 54D (KBS 610) & 58M (KBS 610)

Putter - Titleist Scotty Cameron - Phantom X 11.5

Ball - Titleist Pro V1 & Taylormade Tour Response (Blue/Pink Stripe)

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3 minutes ago, Billy-Bo-Jim-Bob said:

Thanks RB. I'm looking at 921 tour and P7MC. Interesting that same shaft produced 800 more revs in the P7MC, so yes, head does make a difference.

Yeah I’ve seen it with iron shafts as well as wood shafts. I’m the woods aome if they counterbalance shafts do well for me across multiple brands. The Nippon 120s are a shaft ive seen be able to stay pretty close between various irons heads and pretty much has become my go to shaft. Also one that both the titleist and pxg fitters I did online fittings with say they out a lot of people in

Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

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

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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I switched from KBS Tour V 110 g Stiff to KBS $-Taper 120g Stiff a few weeks ago and have found that my shot shape, trajectory and dispersion all have improved with little to no change in distance.  I am very happy with the change.  The spin is also very good.  Still playing the KBS Tour V 125g wedge shafts.

Cobra LTDx LS 9.0 TPT Power Range 18 LO

Cobra LTDx 3W lofted to 16.5 TPT 17 HI

Tour Edge E723 21 degree Diamana Thump f85 S

Cobra LTDx 24 degree 5 hybrid TPT 17 LO

Corey Paul - 5 & 6 CB with KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff Black

Corey Paul 7 - PW Japan Forged Minimalist Blades KBS $-Taper 120 Stiff Chrome

Corey Paul Functional Art 52, 56 & 60 all with BGT ZNE shafts

Odyssey O Works Black #7 with BGT Stability Tour Shaft, SuperStroke Traxion 3.0 & 75g CounterCore

Bridgestone Tour BRX or MaxFli Tour

Tracked by Arccos, Bushnell V4, Vessel Lux XV 2.0 bag, Bag Boy quad XL cart with Alphard V2 wheels

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I went from X100 to $ taper 125 and I won't go back. Just for grins, I ordered a new set with X100's and after three rounds, sold them and just ordered a new set of irons with the $ Tapers again.  Not soft like the Nippons were and I am able to control trjectroy and move the ball both ways without issue.  I would call them buttery but stable.

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I went w the 921’s with the $taper 120’s. Now I have to decide what to do with the shafts in my 54 x100 and 58 s400 sm8’s. Won’t change those until the spring but thinking to go a bit lighter and softer. 

Driver - Titleist TSi3 9.0  (Hzrdus Smoke Black RDX 6.0)

3 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15 (Ventus Blue 7S)

5 wood - TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 19 (Ventus Blue 7S)

Irons - Titleist T100s 4-PW + 49 (KBS $-Taper)

Wedges - Titleist Vokey SM9 54D (KBS 610) & 58M (KBS 610)

Putter - Titleist Scotty Cameron - Phantom X 11.5

Ball - Titleist Pro V1 & Taylormade Tour Response (Blue/Pink Stripe)

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