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Graphite Design's new Tour AD M9003 driver shafts

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  • Judge SmailsJudge Smails Members Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    One of my favorites of all time!
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  • 3_Putt_Par3_Putt_Par Somewhere out West.Members Posts: 883 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Is this a newer version of the Z9003, which was released in Japan? What are the specs?
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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin! Members Posts: 7,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? I NEED NOW! I have been playing p9003 X & TX for like 6 years. I currently own a 9003 and a Z9003 too! Must...get...more....info!
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx Members Posts: 4,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    What's the specs on those?
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  • Harob11Harob11 Harob11 Members Posts: 1,065 ✭✭
    This looks interesting...
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,397 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Uber low launch and spin?
  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin! Members Posts: 7,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The Z9003 was supposed to be the new P9003 but the tour players had trouble loading it. however I have one now, a TX, and it is not hard to load. I think it is really a great shaft for late relase, big time lag players. Wasn't fitted to many pro's I think, but really does knock off spin for amateurs with steep late release swings.



    M9003 might be a tweak that softens it up so it works with the new heads (ie lower forward CoG.) If that is the case I might not like it. Will need more info. An attempt to get p9003 nuts a matching driver shaft? I'm interested...
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  • sevenputtssevenputts Members Posts: 883 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very interested..
  • corkycorky Members Posts: 2,858
    More info please....
  • wldchld22wldchld22 Members Posts: 3,365 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    The Z9003 was supposed to be the new P9003 but the tour players had trouble loading it. however I have one now, a TX, and it is not hard to load. I think it is really a great shaft for late relase, big time lag players. Wasn't fitted to many pro's I think, but really does knock off spin for amateurs with steep late release swings.



    M9003 might be a tweak that softens it up so it works with the new heads (ie lower forward CoG.) If that is the case I might not like it. Will need more info. An attempt to get p9003 nuts a matching driver shaft? I'm interested...




    That is the best description of a shaft and loading characteristics I have ever read on this website.
  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011 ClubWRX Posts: 3,615 ClubWRX
    Love me some Graphite Design. Just look at all the Tour ADs in my bag. Pretty sure this shaft wouldn't suit me but still interested to see new profiles and the colors look great.



    Wonder when GD will stop with the Tour AD line and come out with something else...
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  • 3_Putt_Par3_Putt_Par Somewhere out West.Members Posts: 883 ✭✭✭✭✭
    DTown3011 wrote:


    Wonder when GD will stop with the Tour AD line and come out with something else...




    They already have had the YS series for a long, long time. They also have the G series in the US after an unsuccessful run in Japan.



    Personally, I hope they continue the Tour AD line as long as they can continue to tweak the formula like they have so far. Lots of shaft types and weights for many different swings. Always interesting to see what they come out with and am really interested in the M9003.
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  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011 ClubWRX Posts: 3,615 ClubWRX
    3_Putt_Par wrote:

    DTown3011 wrote:


    Wonder when GD will stop with the Tour AD line and come out with something else...




    They already have had the YS series for a long, long time. They also have the G series in the US after an unsuccessful run in Japan.



    Personally, I hope they continue the Tour AD line as long as they can continue to tweak the formula like they have so far. Lots of shaft types and weights for many different swings. Always interesting to see what they come out with and am really interested in the M9003.




    Sorry I guess I should have clarified - another HIGH END line like Tour AD. They've been running with it for awhile now. Mitsubishi has Diamana and KuroKage for their budget line. Similar to YS.



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  • Masse1369Masse1369 Members Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2015 #15
    Alright so I was able to talk to the rep today about this shaft. They are having the following: 6S 6X 7S 7X. This shaft is actually stiffer in the mid section than the previous version. Lower launch/lower spin compared to everything in the current line and just slightly lower than the original. The 6S and 6X are ~68g while the 7S and 7X are around ~78g. I think he said it was going to be released in August. I'm going to be able to test the 6X in the next week or so and will be able to follow up with my thoughts compared to the original. I played the P9003X in a 915D3 and liked it a lot. Sounds like this shaft will be a little more stout. Sounds like the 6X is designed for someone in the 115 range and like a firmer feeling shaft. Someone around 110 with a quicker tempo/heavier load would also work just fine. I'm around 115 with a medium tempo and load so the 6X should be a good fit for me.



    EDIT: Also the butt in these is a little softer compared to original.
  • willpeopleswillpeoples The Peoples Clubs/Tour Stock Putters Members, Sponsors Posts: 2,915 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey guys, we did get a few of these in and and can do a great price for anyone who wants to try one give us some feedback!
  • 400yards+400yards+ Members Posts: 316 ✭✭✭✭
    I also have one as well, I'm looking to get rid of it. It's very smooth and feels like the original p9003 but slightly lighter and a little tighter.
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  • DTown3011DTown3011 #DTown3011 ClubWRX Posts: 3,615 ClubWRX
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  • ThunderBuzzworthThunderBuzzworth Hulk... Smash!! Members Posts: 2,587 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Interesting but worth the $$ compared to my P9003x?
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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin! Members Posts: 7,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Interesting but worth the $$ compared to my P9003x?


    I'll let you know in a few weeks. I have a 7X inbound and will compare to my p9003, p9003TX, Z9003 TX and 9003 X. Might take some time if I like it in the driver I might have to source another for a FWY. Or I may end up cutting the 7X for a 3W and trying a 6X in the driver if the 7X is too much.
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  • 3_Putt_Par3_Putt_Par Somewhere out West.Members Posts: 883 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hey Mark,



    any thoughts about the M9003 and how it stacks up to its predecessors?
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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin! Members Posts: 7,318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    3_Putt_Par wrote:


    Hey Mark,



    any thoughts about the M9003 and how it stacks up to its predecessors?


    I have a few rounds in with the M9003 7X so far. I would say it feels like a tighter p9003 that feels much stiffer in the tip and overall. Not sure I'd go as far to say boardy, but it is for sure noticeably stiffer feeling and has a bit more of a jerky vibration. Read, not as smooth feeling as p9003. But it is low spin and low launch. seems to be a touch lower spin than p9003. I didn't hit any left, I hit a few high knuckleballs off the top of the sweetspot. Distance seems good, control was excellent. I need to hit it a few more times when my swing is on point. Been struggling lately so I can't give it a thorough assessment just yet.



    I find it fairly equal in feel and flight to the Z9003 but perhaps even a touch more stable and it feel as though it is weighted a bit more evenly. I like it, I just need to test it more. Maybe 7X is a better FWY shaft and a 6X is the driver shaft. Or possibly even a 6S tipped.
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  • dukediv2011dukediv2011 Members Posts: 988 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm really enjoying mine, too. Just put it in the bag a couple of weeks ago and have been very pleased with the low spin characteristics. No hooks to this point...
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  • ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly 009M SSS WeldNeck Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 14, 2015 #24
    Pretty sure the M9003 was designed to combat Aldila Rogue. As was the HZRDUS Black.



    Don't have EI data on he HZRDUS yet but you can see how M9003 is very similar to Rogue 125

    Haven't hit the M9003 yet but liked the feel of the P9003 when I played it a few years ago.



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  • reddevilreddevil Members Posts: 19
    edited Sep 16, 2015 #25
    Got a 7X inbound from Will peoples( great guy to deal with) I have played the ADDI 7x tipped 1" and a rouge black 110msi TX tipped 1/2". This shaft should be tighter than the last two. Will submit my findings after a few session.
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  • ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly 009M SSS WeldNeck Members Posts: 1,098 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Mark,



    What did you tip it? I used to play the P9003 in a 913D3 tipped 1" and it was pretty good. assuming I'd tip it the same but wondering what your take was.



    Finding some good success with the HZRDUS so I haven't had the urge to shaft this one up as of yet.
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  • Harob11Harob11 Harob11 Members Posts: 1,065 ✭✭
    Can anyone compare the Kuro Kage XT to these shafts?

    And the Speeder Evolution and Evolution 2 for that matter...
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  • Peanut191Peanut191 Members Posts: 1,866 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    3_Putt_Par wrote:


    Hey Mark,



    any thoughts about the M9003 and how it stacks up to its predecessors?


    I have a few rounds in with the M9003 7X so far. I would say it feels like a tighter p9003 that feels much stiffer in the tip and overall. Not sure I'd go as far to say boardy, but it is for sure noticeably stiffer feeling and has a bit more of a jerky vibration. Read, not as smooth feeling as p9003. But it is low spin and low launch. seems to be a touch lower spin than p9003. I didn't hit any left, I hit a few high knuckleballs off the top of the sweetspot. Distance seems good, control was excellent. I need to hit it a few more times when my swing is on point. Been struggling lately so I can't give it a thorough assessment just yet.



    I find it fairly equal in feel and flight to the Z9003 but perhaps even a touch more stable and it feel as though it is weighted a bit more evenly. I like it, I just need to test it more. Maybe 7X is a better FWY shaft and a 6X is the driver shaft. Or possibly even a 6S tipped.




    Mark, when you say the M is weighted more evenly than the Z, does that mean it is a little more counter-balanced with a little more weight towards the hands than the Z?
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  • FOOTJOY16FOOTJOY16 Members Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Hey guys, we did get a few of these in and and can do a great price for anyone who wants to try one give us some feedback!




    Will.. do you still have any in stock?



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  • reddevilreddevil Members Posts: 19
    First range season and impressions with the 7x.

    1st you need a "real" 115 mph club head speed and a late release .

    Mines in a R15 430 measured loft 11* and 2.75* open face set on 1 notch high (to shut the face a little) not sure the exact *

    High long ball flight with little spin. Hope to get on my clubs track man to get true numbers. Over all fell is stout but in a good way with just enough feel. Way tighter than the addi 7x and a more penetrating flight. My miss has been a pull hook and out of 50 hits not one did this. Lazy swing will produce a slice and that's why I would only recommend this shaft for true high swing athletic players.

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