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I am about to pull the trigger on new SM6 wedges. Going with 50,56,62. My question is which finish looks best chrome or black? Also do you think there is a feel difference between the two? Spin difference? Grooves last longer? ETC. im also torn on whether to get the 56 in S grind or F grind so feedback would be great on that too!!
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  • The Mad BomberThe Mad Bomber I seem to not like new things. Get off my lawn... Members  1130WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,130 Platinum Tees
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    Grind is such a personal thing, I won't even bother to give you blind advice. I went with the black finish, which is in direct contrast to my super shiny MP-5's. When I replace them, I'll be going chrome. The black finish has worn right off the sole and (thankfully) the sweet spot. I'm not a huge fan of that "built in alignment aid. They all wear if you practice with them enough, but it seems like the finish came off the black almost immediately.
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  • alexdubalexdub Don't check out of your hotel Rocco UtahMembers  1157WRX Points: 183Posts: 1,157 Platinum Tees
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    I agree with the black vs. chrome statement above. Also, there is no difference between the two with spin and groove durability.<br />
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    Black looks awesome, and if they were just for hanging on the wall, I would go with the black. But chrome is the choice if you're gonna game them for more than a season.
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    Had my chromes since release. They still look great and no issues with glare.
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  • MoretyMorety Members  276WRX Points: 47Posts: 276 Greens
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    Same. Go with chrome. I'm not good enough to play the blacks because all of my mishits on the toe and heel would be too noticeable!
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    I have two rounds now with chromes and these wedges just perform! Feel better than the Cally MD2's that are forged.
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    I have a 54 in chrome and a 58 in the black. The black wears more. I chose one of each so I can tell the difference quickly when grabbing. No difference in wear on the grooves etc
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  • BrendanKreBrendanKre Members  177WRX Points: 0Handicap: 8Posts: 177
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    Have you tried the MD forged and RTX 3? I prefer both those to my sm6's
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  • bmwatts17bmwatts17 Members  11WRX Points: 0Handicap: 12Posts: 11
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    I prefer the chrome. If you like the look that will wear and rust over time the black is it. As far as grinds it really depends on your swing and if you Have a steep or shallow angle of attack. The Vokey webpage has some great info on selecting the correct grind,
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  • brkuckbrkuck Members  1785WRX Points: 203Posts: 1,785 Platinum Tees
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    Some will prefer chrome and others black. Reasoning is personal preference. No difference in the 2 and feel is the same. I have 3 of the black and they are awesome.
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  • AllstateMaineAllstateMaine Banned  626WRX Points: 0Handicap: 1Posts: 626
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    I have the Steel Gray and like the wear very much.
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  • andyk856andyk856 Members  215WRX Points: 71Handicap: +1Posts: 215 Fairways
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    I have a 56 in black and really like it. I have a sm4 60 deg in chrome that i only use sometimes and the glare on that club is terrible maybe the sm6 is better.
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  • DJQwrxDJQwrx ClubWRX  874WRX Points: 79Posts: 874 ClubWRX
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    I prefer black all the way. I have played them stripped and also as-is (what I'm doing now). The contrast to my t-mb's is fantastic. Fwiw- I have a true raw sm5 from wedgeworks and it does feel a little less harsh than the sm4 oil can that I stripped. <br />
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    But it's all personal preference. That's why vokeys are the best!
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  • KarstenKKarstenK Hey Chopper, what you hitting there? Cincy, OhioMembers  1324WRX Points: 169Handicap: 6Posts: 1,324 Platinum Tees
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    Black looks awesome new, my chromes look better being gamed. Grind is dependent on your turf conditions and swing.
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    I second the steel gray look, perfect tweener of the the two.
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    I went with chrome...no regrets here.
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  • JJK947JJK947 Southeastern ConnecticutMembers  3242WRX Points: 270Posts: 3,242 Titanium Tees
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    Been using vokeys since the SM1 and oilcan/black stripped to raw steel is the best way IMO. No glare and no ugly wear patterns:<br />
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21660WRX Points: 5,660Posts: 21,660 ClubWRX
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    I have 50, 54, 58.<br />
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    F grind in 50, S in 54 and 58. I tried various grinds (not F) in the 54 and 58 and S worked best for me. There are a couple others you should try to see what's best for you.<br />
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    Depends on what you are going to do with 54, and it's very individual, but F seems limiting to me. <br />
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    Chrome, no glare, no rust, no wear.
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  • timbo08timbo08 Members  2162WRX Points: 154Posts: 2,162 Platinum Tees
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    Third on the steel grey, definitely the sleeper finish with these. Perfect combo between the black and chrome. I had the black in my SM5's and prefer the steel grey. The steel has slight luster to it that doesn't bother me in the sun and doesn't wear like the black does.
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    i use the 46* 50* chrome, 54* 58* black with it stripped to raw.
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  • JaxGolf69398JaxGolf69398 Members  12WRX Points: 0Handicap: 9.0Posts: 12
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    timbo08 wrote:
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    Third on the steel grey, definitely the sleeper finish with these. Perfect combo between the black and chrome. I had the black in my SM5's and prefer the steel grey. The steel has slight luster to it that doesn't bother me in the sun and doesn't wear like the black does.<br />
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    Agree 100%. Tried both finishes at a recent fitting and loved the look of the steel grey. Ordered 50.12 F, 54.08 M and 58.08 M. Can't wait for them to arrive. Been gaming my current vokey wedges since 2006. It was time for an upgrade!
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  • stevegpstevegp ClubWRX Charter Member Members  238WRX Points: 84Posts: 238 Fairways
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    Glad to hear about the wear on the steel gray finish. I was wondering how they will age. How much play do you have on the steel gray wedges?
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  • ccheezyccheezy Members  143WRX Points: 40Handicap: 99Posts: 143 Fairways
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    JJK947 wrote:
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    Been using vokeys since the SM1 and oilcan/black stripped to raw steel is the best way IMO. No glare and no ugly wear patterns:<br />
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    IMG_0271_zpsb1wbbszq.jpg<br />
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    Just ordered an SM6 V grind in oil can off Wedgeworks. What do you recommend for stripping?
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    ccheezy wrote:
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    JJK947 wrote:
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    Been using vokeys since the SM1 and oilcan/black stripped to raw steel is the best way IMO. No glare and no ugly wear patterns:<br />
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    Just ordered an SM6 V grind in oil can off Wedgeworks. What do you recommend for stripping?<br />
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    I've used a few different things but distilled white vinegar and scotch brite pads seems to leave the best result. Naval jelly is the fastest but seems to affect the finish of the steel sometimes. Coke can work but takes a lot longer in my experience.
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    I would get the black ones. I think the chrome will get an ugly wear spot after a while, and the raw finishes just feel better. For the 56, I would get S because you can do more with it chipping around the greens, but it's still good for full shots.
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  • lazyjc4lazyjc4 Members  954WRX Points: 138Handicap: 5.9Posts: 954 Golden Tee
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    M grind 54, L grind 58 in black. I actually like the contrast between the wear on the sole/face compared to the rest of wedge, but that's just me.
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    I am dying to go get fitted for a new set of Vokey wedges to replace my worn out set. This is the time of year a new SM7 line would be released if there is going to be one and it has me hesitant to buy the SM6's. Can anyone confirm or deny if there will be a new vokey wedge line released this spring?
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  • Dave22Dave22 Members  119WRX Points: 32Posts: 119 Fairways
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    Get fit for the wedges. I tried different bounces with full and half shots. For me, the lazy half swings benefited from more bounce as my miss was a bit chunky. Like all the other clubs here, get fit! Nothing more annoying than hitting a great drive and missing the chance for taking advantage with a good wedge shot. F, F and S for me.
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    i like the black and the "tour raw". the only issue with black is that it "appears" smaller when it frames the ball. so if thats an issue for you - go with chrome. <br />
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    i have 4 SM-6's 2 in black raw (60, 54) and 2 in tour raw (54 and 50).<br />
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    great wedges
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    I got mine in the steel grey finish. Looks great in the bag and doesn't glare.
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    alexdub wrote:
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    I agree with the black vs. chrome statement above. Also, there is no difference between the two with spin and groove durability.<br />
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    Black looks awesome, and if they were just for hanging on the wall, I would go with the black. But chrome is the choice if you're gonna game them for more than a season.<br />
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    It's funny... I actually prefer the black as I like the look of the wear... plus nothing bothers me more than any type of glare off chrome. Not really that big of issue but still a small factor.<br />
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    For whatever reason, I enjoy the worn look. I have black Mizzy T5s and the sole is worn through 2 layers now and the inner layer is rusting. Idk why but I think it looks cool.
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