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THAT IS WHAT i AM TALKING ABOUT......

 

Bring that game Saturday Bro. Fair Oaks Ranch 9:42.

 

I'll try! New courses mess me up!

Bag One: :taylormade-small: '16 M2, Tour AD-GP 7S

:adams-small:  XTD Ti 15*, Tour AD-GT 8S

:taylormade-small:  RBZ Stage2 Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid, Matrix Ozik Altus 85S Wilson FG Tour F5 21* hybrid, stock

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Played 18 last night with some reasonably heavy wind (15-20 mph?). Seemed most of the holes were into the wind head-on so it was a good test for the low spin qualities of the shaft, along with the high/low workability.

 

I have a pretty good feel for the shafts now and with maybe a couple more rounds will be able to give a final assessment. I will say that while I thought they looked good when I first got them, the looks have only gotten better with time, very photogenic :)

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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My review for the KBS C Taper Lites is up.

 

Rover Rick"s Review

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:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

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All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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Great review Rick! I really want to try these compared to my C-tapers

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Great review Rick! I really want to try these compared to my C-tapers

 

I have a C Taper in my 3 iron and a C Taper Lite in the 4 and 2 irons. If you are getting good height on you C Tapers than stick with them. I love the kick of the 3 iron and it is fine for a 3 iron. I loved the original C Taper long irons, but I am not looking for towering shots with that club. My problem with the C Tapers was the Mid and Short irons were too low for me. So like I said, this may not be the shaft for everybody but it did it for me.

:ping-small:  G430 LST 10.5° on :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

:titelist-small: AVX  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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Great review Rick! Now I'm interested in the C-Taper Lites, and I originally wasn't because of the lighter weight. Maybe I'll get an updated shaft fitting, even though I really probably don't need one.

Driver: TaylorMade R9 9.5* with a Diamana Kai'li 70 S shaft

Fairway: TaylorMade R9 TP 13* with Graphite Design Tour AD YSQ-st X flex

 

UtilityWilson Staff FYbrid 19.5* Aldila RIP Sigma Stiff

 

Irons: Wilson Staff FG Tour V2 KBS Tour X flex 4-pw (soft-stepped)

Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour TC 50* (standard grind, bent to 51*) TT DG Spinner, 56* and 60* (tour grinds, bent to 55* and 59*) Dynamic Gold Wedge flex

Putter: Yes! Abbie Tour Forged Pro Series 33" 

Ball: Wilson Staff FG Tour, Maxfli U4

 

Bag: Wilson Staff NeXus 100th Anniversary carry bag

 

Backup Irons: Wilson Staff FG-17 Tour Blades with TT Dynamic Stiff 3-PW

 

Backup Utility: Mizuno MP-H4 2 iron TT Dynamic Gold R300

 

Backup Putter: Pro Gear CG 100 33" (Pro Gear is what turned into Yes!)

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Nicely done Rick! They sound like awesome shafts....

 

What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  :titelist-small:TSR3; :wilson_staff_small: DynaPWR Carbon
FW Wood: :wilson_staff_small: DynaPWR 3-wood; :titleist-small: TSR 2+
Hybrids:  PXG Gen4 18-degree
Utility Irons: :srixon-small: ZX MkII 20* 
Irons:;  :Sub70:699/699 Pro V2 Combo; :wilson_staff_small: D9 Forged;  :macgregor-small:MT86 (coming soon!); :macgregor-small: VIP 1025 V-Foil MB/CB; 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: RTX6 Zipcore
Putter: :cleveland-small: HB Soft Milled 10.5;  :scotty-small: Newport Special Select;  :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8; :wilson-small: 8802; MATI Monto

Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B RXS; :srixon-small: Z-STAR Diamond; :wilson_staff_small: Triad

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FYI posted my full review last night, available on first page.

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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Loved the intro.

 

I take it when you did the install, you didn't tip weight them at all to keep the swing weight consistent?

 

You get crazy low spin with your irons be it the DG's or the C Tapers. You're PW is lower then my 6 iron currently

I laught at your claims to fight a zombie apocalypse when most of you can't stand up to a Spider

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Loved the intro.

 

I take it when you did the install, you didn't tip weight them at all to keep the swing weight consistent?

 

You get crazy low spin with your irons be it the DG's or the C Tapers. You're PW is lower then my 6 iron currently

No, no tip weights installed. Didn't even think of that but I will definitely need to consider doing it down the road. I thought my iron spin seemed low, not sure why that is. I probably need to go to a fitter to get a proper launch monitor session and maybe some lessons.

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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I added some launch monitor data to the end of my review if anyone is interested.

:ping-small:  G430 LST 10.5° on :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

:titelist-small: AVX  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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Nice review MS.

 

Since others have told you they liked your introduction and they brought it up, I will take the other side. I hated the introduction. I do not condone the use of drugs and your glorification of it sort of pissed me off just a bit. But to each his own. It is tough when you are told to be funny and some people, me in this instance, take it the wrong way.

:ping-small:  G430 LST 10.5° on :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

:titelist-small: AVX  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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Rick,

 

Direct your annoyance at me. MS asked me if it was Ok and I enjoyed the play on words, so I emphatically approved. He had another writeup that was much tamer, but imo diversity in the reviews and letting people be themselves when writing them is a good thing.

 

I am not near as annoyed now as earlier when I first read it. However, since Tuna and you and maybe some others said they loved it, I thought I would tell that I did not. I hold no animosity towards anyone, however, if I were KBS I would like it even less. But they may think it hilarious as you did, I on the other hand did not. I am sure I have said stuff people did not think funny.

:ping-small:  G430 LST 10.5° on :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

:titelist-small: AVX  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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My review for the KBS C Taper Lites is up.

 

Rover Rick"s Review

Dammit Rick....now I really want to try these shafts :angry:

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Nice review MS.

 

Since others have told you they liked your introduction and they brought it up, I will take the other side. I hated the introduction. I do not condone the use of drugs and your glorification of it sort of pissed me off just a bit. But to each his own. It is tough when you are told to be funny and some people, me in this instance, take it the wrong way.

I guess being around the Austin area and in a college town I never really see marijuana as a controversial topic. I wasn't trying to upset anyone, but I personally think the play on words is pretty harmless. Not exactly a taboo subject for adults in this day.

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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I guess being around the Austin area and in a college town I never really see marijuana as a controversial topic. I wasn't trying to upset anyone, but I personally think the play on words is pretty harmless. Not exactly a taboo subject for adults in this day.

 

It is certainly not a taboo subject, and I would be surprised if more people agreed with me on this than you. I am sure that I am more of the problem on this subject than you. I hear "Fine Upstanding Members of the Community" talking and joking about it all the time. Just not one of the things that I find humorous. Upset? Probably the wrong word. On the scale of 1 to 10 this probably was a 2 at most.

:ping-small:  G430 LST 10.5° on :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 LST 3w  on  :projectx: Hzrdus RSX Smoke

:ping-small:  G425 3H on  MRC Tensei Blue 80S

:taylormade-small: P790 Black 4-S 
on :kbs: TGI 80S
 

:taylormade-small: Hi Toe 58°  on :kbs: Hi Rev

:L.A.B.:  DF2.1 on :accra: x L.A.B. White

:titelist-small: AVX  

:918457628_PrecisionPro: Precision Pro  NX7 Pro

All Iron grips are BestGrips Micro-Perforated Mid

Driver, 3w, 3H are JumboMax JMX UltraLite S 

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Sorry about a few pics on my review... image host for some reason flipped them on me and I could not, for the life of me, get them to rotate online.

 

 

TxStCatman's review!

Bag One: :taylormade-small: '16 M2, Tour AD-GP 7S

:adams-small:  XTD Ti 15*, Tour AD-GT 8S

:taylormade-small:  RBZ Stage2 Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid, Matrix Ozik Altus 85S Wilson FG Tour F5 21* hybrid, stock

:mizuno-small:  MP-H5 4-PW, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 51/08, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 58/10, DG Spinner

:cameron-small:  2012 Newport2, 34"

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Nice review catman, I especially like the TxState headcover! I will agree that the shafts look much better with the dark finish, if you get those pro combos done it will look awesome. Glad to hear you liked the shafts as much as I did.

WITB

 

Driver: Calloway Diablo Octane Tour, UST VTS Silver

Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3

Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*

Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

 

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize

Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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Nice review catman, I especially like the TxState headcover! I will agree that the shafts look much better with the dark finish, if you get those pro combos done it will look awesome. Glad to hear you liked the shafts as much as I did.

 

Thanks, yea I really did like the way these played. I'm probably gonna set aside the funds this next month and send the PCs out to BOS (I've been reading that ChopShop has been having communication/location issues recently) for refinishing. I think these will be one heck of a shaft offering for people to try out.

Bag One: :taylormade-small: '16 M2, Tour AD-GP 7S

:adams-small:  XTD Ti 15*, Tour AD-GT 8S

:taylormade-small:  RBZ Stage2 Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid, Matrix Ozik Altus 85S Wilson FG Tour F5 21* hybrid, stock

:mizuno-small:  MP-H5 4-PW, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 51/08, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 58/10, DG Spinner

:cameron-small:  2012 Newport2, 34"

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Nice review "J" (TXSCATMAN) !!!!! I also like the feel of the shafts when I Demo'd them from your bag.... :) Excuse the "twang" but I did hit the Dog$hit out of the ball with your 3-iron. We have to get together soon for another round, Maybe The Bandit in NB ? You have my Number Brutha, hit me up when you get the itch.......and the free time, know school is about to fire up for you....

 

PS. to hit the "Hula Draw" = close your eyes, swing hard , and hope for the best........

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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Nice review "J" (TXSCATMAN) !!!!! I also like the feel of the shafts when I Demo'd them from your bag.... :) Excuse the "twang" but I did hit the Dog$hit out of the ball with your 3-iron. We have to get together soon for another round, Maybe The Bandit in NB ? You have my Number Brutha, hit me up when you get the itch.......and the free time, know school is about to fire up for you....

 

PS. to hit the "Hula Draw" = close your eyes, swing hard , and hope for the best........

 

 

Haha almost done with the first week of kids. Might be able to do the 14th since I don't have my Saturday class that date.

 

I tried the patented "Hula Draw" and blocked one into the next county! I think you have a secret right to left wind you carry just for that shot.

Bag One: :taylormade-small: '16 M2, Tour AD-GP 7S

:adams-small:  XTD Ti 15*, Tour AD-GT 8S

:taylormade-small:  RBZ Stage2 Tour Issue 18.5* hybrid, Matrix Ozik Altus 85S Wilson FG Tour F5 21* hybrid, stock

:mizuno-small:  MP-H5 4-PW, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 51/08, Project X 5.5

:mizuno-small:  MP-T5, 58/10, DG Spinner

:cameron-small:  2012 Newport2, 34"

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Haha almost done with the first week of kids. Might be able to do the 14th since I don't have my Saturday class that date.

 

I tried the patented "Hula Draw" and blocked one into the next county! I think you have a secret right to left wind you carry just for that shot.

 

 

The 14th sounds good, We can play at my club if all else fails, Hear the Bandit is in good shape....

 

FYI. I'd rather have a HIGH CUT in the bag......

Driver:   :taylormade-small: M3 Tensei CK Pro Blue
3-Metal:: :callaway-small: GBB EPIC, FujiKura Pro Green

5-Metal:  :cobra-small: F-7, FujiKura Pro

Irons:   :mizuno-small: MP-18 SC, KBS Tour 120

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:   RTX-3  52 - 56 - 60
Putter:  EVN-Roll ER-5

Ball :  :bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

Range Finder:  Busnnell Tour-X,  Garmin S20 

 

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