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Counterfeit Graphite Design Tour AD DI Series

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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    You're good
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  • tjo106tjo106 Needs lessons Members  148WRX Points: 0Posts: 148
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    Just received 2 shafts from ebay, the picture of them together is almost an exact copy of the original posters picture from graphite design. So its safe to say one is fake, a surprising thing I noticed while researching fakes is that they generally don't have a dotted i.
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    The hologram in the white section stands out more on fakes usually. Also, the white section is a heat wrap label and it forms a line where it overlaps. None of the fakes have this. Can you post a close up pic of the "Tour AD DI-6/7" section?
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  • tjo106tjo106 Needs lessons Members  148WRX Points: 0Posts: 148
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    Titleist 915D2 8.5* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di6s
    Titleist 915F 15* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di7s

    Titleist 915H 21* - Aldila Rogue 85 S
    Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW - KBS Tour S
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50*F, 56*S, 60*K - KBS Hi-Rev S
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2


  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    I'm viewing on my phone but I believe both are real.
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  • tjo106tjo106 Needs lessons Members  148WRX Points: 0Posts: 148
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    My concern is the "designed by" being significantly different in the picture from my first post
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    Titleist 915D2 8.5* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di6s
    Titleist 915F 15* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di7s

    Titleist 915H 21* - Aldila Rogue 85 S
    Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW - KBS Tour S
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50*F, 56*S, 60*K - KBS Hi-Rev S
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2


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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    tjo106 wrote:
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    My concern is the "designed by" being significantly different in the picture from my first post<br />
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    They both look like the white heat label overlaps under "Tour AD DI-6/7". If I'm seeing that like I think I am, they're fine.
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    Finally got to my computer where I can see your pics better. Both of your shafts are legit.
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  • TMBobTMBob Members  5375WRX Points: 63Handicap: 5Posts: 5,375 Titanium Tees
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    tjo106 wrote:
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    My concern is the "designed by" being significantly different in the picture from my first post<br />
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    Yea, in that pic there are several differences in the fonts and the circle R between the two shafts. Mine looks like the top one with the circle R higher up.
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  • proroboprorobo Members  3214WRX Points: 125Handicap: GolfPosts: 3,214 Titanium Tees
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    tjo106 wrote:
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    My concern is the "designed by" being significantly different in the picture from my first post<br />
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    I had the same concerns after picking up a DI shaft off the 'bay where the font was much thinner compared to other DI shafts I have as well as the centered trademark logo. But after having an in depth email conversion with Bill at Pro's Choice that included pulling the grip to see the information and lots of photos, it was determined to be an authentic Titleist batch shaft, much like yours. You're good with both!
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  • tjo106tjo106 Needs lessons Members  148WRX Points: 0Posts: 148
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    prorobo wrote:
    tjo106 wrote:
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    My concern is the "designed by" being significantly different in the picture from my first post<br />
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    I had the same concerns after picking up a DI shaft off the 'bay where the font was much thinner compared to other DI shafts I have as well as the centered trademark logo. But after having an in depth email conversion with Bill at Pro's Choice that included pulling the grip to see the information and lots of photos, it was determined to be an authentic Titleist batch shaft, much like yours. You're good with both!
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    I have been speaking with him for last couple days and he has confirmed they are both legit for me. Relieved but still think in done with ebay buying for a while. In was excited and brought it to the range and started crushing it. Until the surfeit sleeve cracked. And with a tournament on Tuesday I don't think ill be able to replace it in time. Good with the bad I guess heh.
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    Titleist 915D2 8.5* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di6s
    Titleist 915F 15* - Graphite Design Tour Ad-Di7s

    Titleist 915H 21* - Aldila Rogue 85 S
    Titleist 716 AP2 4-PW - KBS Tour S
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50*F, 56*S, 60*K - KBS Hi-Rev S
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2


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  • mtg6193mtg6193 Damn you people, go back to your shantys Stuart, FLMembers  594WRX Points: 143Posts: 594 Golden Tee
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    Hey guys, I just picked up an AD DI 8X from a guy here on the BST and I'm not sure if it is counterfeit or not. Can anyone tell me if this looks alright? Also, check out the last picture and tell me what you make of the bubbling up of the decal. It stops right where the grip tape started, which leads me to believe it was from grip solvent or something sitting on the decal for too long.
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    Real.
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  • mtg6193mtg6193 Damn you people, go back to your shantys Stuart, FLMembers  594WRX Points: 143Posts: 594 Golden Tee
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    Wow thanks for the quick reply. How can you tell?
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    Witb: pb&j and extra socks
  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers  2466WRX Points: 378Handicap: 9ishPosts: 2,466 Platinum Tees
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    mtg6193 wrote:
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    Wow thanks for the quick reply. How can you tell?<br />
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    Despite the lack of hologram (which can easily come off), the silk screen is correct, graphics as well as the shaft model under the grip being in the right place with correct font. Real.
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    mtg6193 wrote:
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    Wow thanks for the quick reply. How can you tell?<br />
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    The main thing I look for is how the heat wrap label is applied. Yours is correct.
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  • mtg6193mtg6193 Damn you people, go back to your shantys Stuart, FLMembers  594WRX Points: 143Posts: 594 Golden Tee
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    great to know, thanks fellas.
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  • jimhanjhijimhanjhi Members  3WRX Points: 0Posts: 3
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    I have an authentic di6-x and the first green ring near the butt end looks exactly like the one in the picture. its not perfect, slight offset right where the overlap line is. I called prochoice golf shafts to check on my shaft because of the green ring. I asked if they can check the serial number and was told that a visual inspection was the best way because they would have to contact japan for serial numbers. I then told her that mine didnt have the laser etched serial number but a sticker. the reads OTHER_GOLF made in Japan and has a bar code, a number under the code, a CI number and on the bottom it reads ADDI6-X TS-. She said it was the real deal but that the shaft wasnt for sale to the general public. I asked if it was a reject that some one got a hold of, she said no. She wasnt too forthcoming about the details but i was satisfied in knowing it was real. W D I 6 - X GRU10 7.6 is stamped in black at the butt end of the club too. Right at the end of the white it reads made in japan with an s in a box for shaft. I tore the sticker when i took off old tape to regrip.
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  • JazzmastafishJazzmastafish All Orange Everything Members  730WRX Points: 94Handicap: 6Posts: 730 Golden Tee
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    I just got one of these for my driver (finally!), and I'm pretty sure I'm good because the "ghosted" logos are present in the white part, and the line or seam where the heat wrap is there (and well worn) along with the "Tour AD DI-6S" wording being well worn, but the wording "Accuracy & Distance Designed by Graphite Design" has worn clean off, like it was never there. Did/could this wear off going in and out of the bag from the previous owner?
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  • JojodimaggioJojodimaggio SeattleMembers  2356WRX Points: 170Handicap: +1Posts: 2,356 BST Banned
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    I've purchased several didn't know the Chinese were already cheating us. They've all performed good and my X freq'd out at 276-278. Stock shafts might as well be fake because I tested a stiff at 276 and an X at 248. You do t know what you're getting with stock.
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  • winn0040winn0040 Members  1158WRX Points: 119Posts: 1,158 Platinum Tees
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    Heads up folks. This guy knowingly peddles fake BBs and refuses to acknowledge they're counterfeits<br />
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Graphite-Design-Tour-Ad-BB-6-Blue-Bullet-Stiff-Flex-Golf-Driver-Shaft-43-25-/281879963665?hash=item41a15ae811:g:T6sAAOSwf-VWWdom
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  • 10yardslonger10yardslonger Banned  95WRX Points: 0Posts: 95
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    goondawg wrote:
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    mtg6193 wrote:
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    Wow thanks for the quick reply. How can you tell?<br />
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    The main thing I look for is how the heat wrap label is applied. Yours is correct.<br />
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    What is a heat wrap?
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  • goondawg goondawg RIP my buddy Members  1979WRX Points: 164Posts: 1,979 Platinum Tees
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    goondawg wrote:
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    mtg6193 wrote:
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    Wow thanks for the quick reply. How can you tell?<br />
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    The main thing I look for is how the heat wrap label is applied. Yours is correct.<br />
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    What is a heat wrap?<br />
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    The white section is not paint. It is a heat wrap label and overlaps. The fakes don't have the heat wrap label
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  • AMATEUR_GOLFER79AMATEUR_GOLFER79 Members  601WRX Points: 0Handicap: 1Posts: 601
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    What about the serial numbers painted at the end of the shaft where the paint isn't and grip goes? Do the flea have that also???
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  • AMATEUR_GOLFER79AMATEUR_GOLFER79 Members  601WRX Points: 0Handicap: 1Posts: 601
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    Found this guy on eBay. Pro clubs I believe in Arizona. Looking at these pictures would you say these are fake or legit???
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  • BrickDaFunkBrickDaFunk Land of the Rising SunMembers  972WRX Points: 98Handicap: 5.4Posts: 972 Golden Tee
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    ProClubs are legit...
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  • awilawil Members  2434WRX Points: 1Posts: 2,434 Platinum Tees
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    What is the deal with the other_golf shafts ?
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  • swgolf12swgolf12 Members  1130WRX Points: 259Posts: 1,130 Platinum Tees
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    Found this guy on eBay. Pro clubs I believe in Arizona. Looking at these pictures would you say these are fake or legit???<br />
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    Has the heatwrap label, lettering on shaft like it should, stickers from Graphite Design, and is sold by one of eBay's best seller? Jeeze I wouldn't want you to have to think for yourself once.
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  • bainsgyabainsgya WA stateMembers  310WRX Points: 42Handicap: 0.6Posts: 310 Greens
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    I recently purchased this from a member here. The "Accuracy and Distance" looks small, exactly like the fake OP posted. Thoughts?
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    Mo putters
    Mo problems
    WITB: none of your business
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  • bainsgyabainsgya WA stateMembers  310WRX Points: 42Handicap: 0.6Posts: 310 Greens
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    Tzoid wrote:
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    I recently purchased a used Graphite Design Tour AD DI 6S shaft and it played ridiculously weak so I had it checked out and it was measured at 248 CPM. I contacted<br />
    Pro's Choice Golf Shafts and Bill McPherson provided me the attached photos to identify the fake shafts. Be sure to verify you are buying the genuine article. The DI6-S is 265 cpm at 46” with a 201g head weight. <br />
    and they are all serialized. The counterfeit shaft I bought had no serial number. <br />
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    DISerialexample_zps53c6bb2b.jpg<br />
    FakeDIvsRealDI2_zpsbf6960de.jpg<br />
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    Mo putters
    Mo problems
    WITB: none of your business
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