Graphite Design's new Tour AD M9003 driver shafts

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  • ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly Circle T Members  1196WRX Points: 204Posts: 1,196 Platinum Tees
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    Still haven't given this shaft a shot. May shaft it up tomorrow. According to the cool clubs app it's almost identical to Rogue 70 125MSI with a slightly softer butt.

    I'll give my review on Monday or so.
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    Still haven't given this shaft a shot. May shaft it up tomorrow. According to the cool clubs app it's almost identical to Rogue 70 125MSI with a slightly softer butt.

    I'll give my review on Monday or so.




    I could see the comparison there for a 125 70 TX. Not sure I agree with it having a softer butt section. If it does it is negligible in feel.



    Above accurate from reddevil is accurate. Very tight and stout but decent feel still. I also saw a higher flight with very low spin. Not as penetrating as I'd expect but I think that is mostly because the shaft doesn't really lag at all. It keeps up so impact loft is up.
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  • ForTourUseOnlyForTourUseOnly Circle T Members  1196WRX Points: 204Posts: 1,196 Platinum Tees
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    So shafted this up and had a quick trackman session with it.



    Since the cool clubs app shows the profile is almost identical to the Rogue 125 70Tx I decided to tip it the same as I did with Rogue 1"



    First impression was it felt stiffer in the mid and tip than Rogue. More like HZRDUS but a slightly smoother feel. It did come out a couple CPM softer than both rogue and HZRDUS.



    Numbers wise. I didn't hit many balls and they weren't side by side with the other 2 shafts (I'll do that this Monday outside on trackman). Flight was about 10ft lower than HZRDUS with 100rpm less spin. Carry was 2-3 yards shorter as was total yardage. Although my swing speed was down about 1.2MPH. I'll have to test side by side to see if that was not being fully warmed up or if that's the extra 5g of shaft weight.



    Overall quite stout feeling shaft for a graphite design but still a little smoother feeling than other shafts in this category. Spin is quite low and peak height came down a touch.



    Better review of all three shafts next week.

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    Titleist TS3 8.5° w/ Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 TX
    Titleist TS3 15° w/ Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei CK Pro Orange 90 TX
    Titleist 915Fd 18° or U·500 3i w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold TI X100
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  • jetmech879jetmech879 Members  1517WRX Points: 256Posts: 1,517 Platinum Tees
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    Bumping an old thread. Anyone else out there playing this shaft? I have a 6x now and love it. Just wondering if there is anymore love out there for this shaft?
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    Yup! Currently game a 6x also in my driver and love it!!!
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    slowkuruma wrote:


    Yup! Currently game a 6x also in my driver and love it!!!
    jetmech879 wrote:


    Bumping an old thread. Anyone else out there playing this shaft? I have a 6x now and love it. Just wondering if there is anymore love out there for this shaft?




    You guys have any opinion on feel, flight, and what driver heads you think might work with it? I've been eyeing this one recently. Any comparison to the original Diamana Whiteboard?



    Thanks!
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    THT28 wrote:

    slowkuruma wrote:


    Yup! Currently game a 6x also in my driver and love it!!!
    jetmech879 wrote:


    Bumping an old thread. Anyone else out there playing this shaft? I have a 6x now and love it. Just wondering if there is anymore love out there for this shaft?




    You guys have any opinion on feel, flight, and what driver heads you think might work with it? I've been eyeing this one recently. Any comparison to the original Diamana Whiteboard?



    Thanks!






    I have 2 of these shafts... One is shaft into a Titleist 915D4 9.5 @ 46" and the other which is my current gamer is a Callaway Rogue SZ 9 @ 45". Both heads work great but I prefer the look and feel of the Callaway Rogue SZ hence why its my current gamer. I have tried the Aldila Rogue 125 TX 60gram but that was in a M1 head (2016) for me it lacks "feel" compared to the M9003? The Rogue 125 just felt really boardy and stiff where as the M9003 is stiff particularly in the tip section but it has better "feel" and loading for me at least. Maybe its the softer butt section? No clue...



    I have a naturally high ball flight and the M9003 gives me a mid to high-ish? flight compared to other shafts I have tried in this category. The Rogue 125 did give me similar flight but again different head and wasn't a fan of the TM M1.



    I can't comment on spin numbers as I have never been on launch monitor



    Haven't tried any Mitsubishi shafts but I am interested in trying the Tensei Pro Orange but I heard that it has a slightly softer tip section? Not sure... May still try it and tip it a little
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    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!
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    jetmech879 wrote:


    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!


    what is your speed like? and would like to know how the GD compares to the tenseii orange too...
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    I have this shaft in 7x and I’m considering getting rid of it. I’m a natural high ball hitter in my driver and it is definitely giving me the lowest ball flight of the Tour AD line. I’m getting along well with the project x evenflow a little bit better at the moment, but if you like the graphite design and need a low-mid shaft, this is the best of the bunch.
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    jetmech879 wrote:


    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!


    what is your speed like? and would like to know how the GD compares to the tenseii orange too...




    I'm between 105 to 110. Looks like it will be a bit longer till I can do a side by side. Still has not been shipped from the factory.
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    Taylormade M5 Tour 9° Diamana DF 70X
    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway X Forged UT 18 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
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    jetmech879 wrote:


    jetmech879 wrote:


    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!


    what is your speed like? and would like to know how the GD compares to the tenseii orange too...




    I'm between 105 to 110. Looks like it will be a bit longer till I can do a side by side. Still has not been shipped from the factory.




    Well for me the tensei shafts have blown my beloved tour ad shafts out of the water! Pro white is the winner! Tour ad m9003 6x hitting bst!
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    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway X Forged UT 18 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
    Titleist Pro-V1 High #s
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    jetmech879 wrote:

    jetmech879 wrote:


    jetmech879 wrote:


    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!


    what is your speed like? and would like to know how the GD compares to the tenseii orange too...




    I'm between 105 to 110. Looks like it will be a bit longer till I can do a side by side. Still has not been shipped from the factory.




    Well for me the tensei shafts have blown my beloved tour ad shafts out of the water! Pro white is the winner! Tour ad m9003 6x hitting bst!


    how did the orange stack up against the white...launch, spin, feel...etc...
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    TS3 8.5, tenseii pro blue 70tx tipped 1"
    917 f3 15, tenseii pro blue 80tx tipped 1.5"
    XHot pro 18 hybrid, motore F3 95x
    712U 3 iron 1 degree strong, x100
    716 CB 4-9, AMT x100 hs1x
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    jetmech879 wrote:

    jetmech879 wrote:


    jetmech879 wrote:


    I have a pro orange inbound to compare against my m9003. The only thing is my m9003 is a 6x and the tensei is the 70tx. Almost a direct comparison but not quite. I want a m9003 7x in a bad way too!


    what is your speed like? and would like to know how the GD compares to the tenseii orange too...




    I'm between 105 to 110. Looks like it will be a bit longer till I can do a side by side. Still has not been shipped from the factory.




    Well for me the tensei shafts have blown my beloved tour ad shafts out of the water! Pro white is the winner! Tour ad m9003 6x hitting bst!


    how did the orange stack up against the white...launch, spin, feel...etc...




    The short answer is for me, the white felt better due to the fact I could feel it load. I think the orange was a bit to much shaft for me. Launch was basically identical. Spin I have no idea, but the distance between the two is negligible I tested them on course. For me the white just work better. Better than anything else for that matter!
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    Taylormade M1 2017 TI 15.5° 3HL Kuro Kage XD 80TX
    Callaway X Forged UT 18 2 iron Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-PW Black KBS $taper 130X
    Vokey SM7 raw 50F, 54S & 58D Green Nippon 125 wedge
    Bettinardi Queen Bee #7
    All Iomic Stick 2.3 grips and I-Classic Mid Putter grip
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    threadrevival

    Can anyone compare this shaft to the ADDI? I am trying to get my ball flight down and was considering this shaft.

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    On -, @robrey85 said:

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    Can anyone compare this shaft to the ADDI? I am trying to get my ball flight down and was considering this shaft.

    The 9003 is like a more linear version of the AD-DI, as well as many other Graphite Design shafts. Its profile honestly looks like what most people assume the BB is; it is softer in the butt and stiffer in the mid, feeling like a more one piece shaft whereas the DI has its more signature "kick".

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    On -, @Valtiel said:

    On -, @robrey85 said:

    threadrevival

    Can anyone compare this shaft to the ADDI? I am trying to get my ball flight down and was considering this shaft.

    The 9003 is like a more linear version of the AD-DI, as well as many other Graphite Design shafts. Its profile honestly looks like what most people assume the BB is; it is softer in the butt and stiffer in the mid, feeling like a more one piece shaft whereas the DI has its more signature "kick".

    nice, I've wanted to find a more one peace feeling shaft than the DI, so this was a very good explanation for my mind/ Thanks

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    On -, @Valtiel said:

    On -, @robrey85 said:

    threadrevival

    Can anyone compare this shaft to the ADDI? I am trying to get my ball flight down and was considering this shaft.

    The 9003 is like a more linear version of the AD-DI, as well as many other Graphite Design shafts. Its profile honestly looks like what most people assume the BB is; it is softer in the butt and stiffer in the mid, feeling like a more one piece shaft whereas the DI has its more signature "kick".

    Ahh, so I probably wouldn't like the M9003. I love the kick the DI has and the BB is just a touch too boardy. Found a good deal on the AD TP so I am going to try that one out and see how it does. Hopefully it's not too boardy and more kicky like the DI.

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    So I have been playing the TP and my ball flight is still crazy high, I have yet to determine what my spin is but it's def lower than the DI. I ended up buying a M9003 for $199 so we'll try that and go from there. At this point, I'm ready to try the whole line, lol. If this shaft is no good I am going to sell my entire collection of shafts and go get fit at Club Champion.

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    On -, @robrey85 said:

    So I have been playing the TP and my ball flight is still crazy high, I have yet to determine what my spin is but it's def lower than the DI. I ended up buying a M9003 for $199 so we'll try that and go from there. At this point, I'm ready to try the whole line, lol. If this shaft is no good I am going to sell my entire collection of shafts and go get fit at Club Champion.

    Try the new Tour AD-XC. Hit it today, sounds like a profile you're looking for. It's the ****.

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    On -, @Green Lit said:

    On -, @robrey85 said:

    So I have been playing the TP and my ball flight is still crazy high, I have yet to determine what my spin is but it's def lower than the DI. I ended up buying a M9003 for $199 so we'll try that and go from there. At this point, I'm ready to try the whole line, lol. If this shaft is no good I am going to sell my entire collection of shafts and go get fit at Club Champion.

    Try the new Tour AD-XC. Hit it today, sounds like a profile you're looking for. It's the ****.

    Oh yeah? I'll talk to my guy and see how much I can grab one for if this m9003 is a failed experiment. Thanks for the heads up! I'll check out the reviews too.

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    Just bought a 6S in a used Callaway XR 3 Wood at 43" for $17. I'm going to put a PXG adapter on it and lengthen it about 1/2" to hopefully get it too 44" playing length in my 0811X Gen 2 Driver. I'm hitting moon balls with 3000 + spin with my Matrix Reign Black 60T. Will report back with numbers in a couple of days.

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