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Iron search is narrowing down. Feast yours eyes!

 

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Going to go do some more iron shaft testing today was well. Looking for some nice results

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Looks familiar...I'm guessing they all come from the same blanks?

 

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Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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Looks familiar...I'm guessing they all come from the same blanks?

 

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Yeah, Scratch get's there heads from the open moulds by the Kyoei foundry as well. Yururi (the latter two) come from there as well, then are customized for the client.

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clean looking clubs but before I read hcky's post I was already thinking Scratch. Really look forward to playing with you this year during all this. I have Nippon's in the Nickent's now and love em.

 

At this point, I'm pretty much down to two iron shafts. It'll either be the Aerotech SteelFibre 80's or a Nippon Modus3 Tours.

 

I was really impressed with the SF's today. They can say 84g raw all they want, they felt nice and balanced, decently head heavy and in no way all that light. It's odd, I usually pick up weight changes before anything else, but it was tricky with these.

 

Equally interesting was just how stout they are in the flexes. I'm out of shape, but I'm still rolling 85 with a 7i and the R flex held up just fine. Then again, I don't load the shaft very hard so it shouldn't be that suprising.

 

Modus were quite nice. Soft in the hands, stiff tip that keeps up nicely, lovely Nippon feel. I'd probably need to soft step them just for comfort, as the tip is pretty stiff, but still quite nice.

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Is that "slot" technology I see? They both look good!

Gotta question for you. I have x flex KBS Tours. Would x flex c tapers feel stiffer? I have a fairly high ball flight. I don't think it's hurting me. But if I found a set I like with c tapers, I'm wondering if they would feel boardy in the same flex I have?

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Really diggin the Ono (I think that's what's stamped on there). Going to be a very interesting bag Tuna.

 

Onoff is the brand WD. It's one of the JDM ones under the whole SRI umbrella (with Srixon, XXIO, Onoff, etc).

 

Going to be a weird bag but I'm cool with that.

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Is that "slot" technology I see? They both look good!

Gotta question for you. I have x flex KBS Tours. Would x flex c tapers feel stiffer? I have a fairly high ball flight. I don't think it's hurting me. But if I found a set I like with c tapers, I'm wondering if they would feel boardy in the same flex I have?

 

No. The Yamaha (that's the 2nd iron in case anyone was wondering) is more of a pocket cavity club. The more I'm played around with different irons, the more I've found that for whatever reason, pocket cavities give me everything I want. They look nice, they're fair forgiving and all of them always seem to have a nice sound.

 

As to your KBS question, the C Taper plays a step stiffer in pure numbers. A X flex KBS tour would match nicely to a soft stepped X flex in the C Taper. Feel wise, you'll notice a definate difference. A little less lash through the ball due to a slightly stiffer tip can be picked up (depending on your feel. Some people are more sensative then others to things a shaft may or may not do) if you're really looking for it.

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No. The Yamaha (that's the 2nd iron in case anyone was wondering) is more of a pocket cavity club. The more I'm played around with different irons, the more I've found that for whatever reason, pocket cavities give me everything I want. They look nice, they're fair forgiving and all of them always seem to have a nice sound.

 

As to your KBS question, the C Taper plays a step stiffer in pure numbers. A X flex KBS tour would match nicely to a soft stepped X flex in the C Taper. Feel wise, you'll notice a definate difference. A little less lash through the ball due to a slightly stiffer tip can be picked up (depending on your feel. Some people are more sensative then others to things a shaft may or may not do) if you're really looking for it.

Thanks. I had a feeling they would feel stiffer. I should probably try hitting something with them before buying something that has them. I like the snap I get with mine on a good swing. Feels like it's unloading and plastering the ball against the face. Might lose that with the tapers from what you're describing. I was talking to Richard about mp53s or 59s. I'll probably end up with some before spring. 59s most likely.

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Tuna, got another question for you or anyone else who knows for that matter. I just picked up a set of MP53s with X100 shafts. I haven't taken them to the course yet. But so far, just hitting them in the golf room, they feel light for one thing compared to my Protos (which are the ones with KBS Tour X flex). I don't know if it's the lighter swing weight or what, but I'm not feeling the shaft load and unload like I'm used to. I was under the impression the flex between the two is very close. I believe the X100s are stiffer tipped? I know I do better with a heavier swing weight. So I'm wondering, if the shafts or the light weight is making them feel so "dead" compared to what I'm used to. I had some Staff 59s with S300s in them that felt fine to me. This is the first time I've tried X100s. Does that sound like the nature of the X100s compared to KBS? Or would a heavier head make them more lively?

P.S. Didn't mean to "take over" your topic. I can start a new one if you want.

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After spending more time with them and loosening up better, I am loading the shaft better. The light weight I don't like and they still don't pack the punch I'm used to if that makes sense. I know you can add tungsten in the tip to add weight. Wouldn't that move the sweet spot closer to the hosel though since you wouldn't be adding any weight to the toe?

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After spending more time with them and loosening up better, I am loading the shaft better. The light weight I don't like and they still don't pack the punch I'm used to if that makes sense. I know you can add tungsten in the tip to add weight. Wouldn't that move the sweet spot closer to the hosel though since you wouldn't be adding any weight to the toe?

 

I think what you are feeling is the difference in the shafts. The KBS Tour is a center balanced shaft so it will feel different. The funny thing is. I have a friend that plays Titleist MB's with the X100's. He picks up my MP32 on the KBS Tour XS shaft and says that the head feels heavy to him. I pick up his and say that they head feels heavier to me. We both agree that it is easier to feel the head during the swing with the KBS but we disagree on the static feel. I guess you really have to compare and calculate the swingweight to see what the answer really is but feel is so subjective.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5019877_calculate-golf-swing-weights.html

 

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Fairway:   :mizuno-small:  ST190TS 15° on Fujikura ATMOS Black

Hybrids     :mizuno-small:  CLK 22 & 25 (set to 20° & 23°) on Fujikura SPEEDER

Irons:     :mizuno-small:  MP5 5-P on True Temper Dynamic Gold

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I think what you are feeling is the difference in the shafts. The KBS Tour is a center balanced shaft so it will feel different. The funny thing is. I have a friend that plays Titleist MB's with the X100's. He picks up my MP32 on the KBS Tour XS shaft and says that the head feels heavy to him. I pick up his and say that they head feels heavier to me. We both agree that it is easier to feel the head during the swing with the KBS but we disagree on the static feel. I guess you really have to compare and calculate the swingweight to see what the answer really is but feel is so subjective.

 

http://www.ehow.com/how_5019877_calculate-golf-swing-weights.html

Thanks Rick. Static weight, I can't tell a difference, but I sure can't feel the head when I swing like I'm used to. I would like to keep discussing this, but I need to start my own post. I didn't mean to hijack Tuna's.

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So the iron head journey is sorted. The winner was not what I expected but I cannot in any way argue with the feel or the performance. In hand pics tomorrow of the heads after I sort out the lie angle (fancy grips and custom ferrules still to come).

 

In the mean time, winner winner Salmon dinner!

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