KBS S-Taper shafts

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  • double or triple?double or triple? Members Posts: 1,971 ✭✭
    Oldboy wrote:


    Anyone have any info about tip reinforcement. Bending issues are well documented with the tours and c tapers




    Never seen issues with tours only c tapers. These shouldn't have any tip issues at all.
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,127 ✭✭
    Been playing them for about 3 weeks now and like them, however, I think for the price you get very very similar performance in kbs tour 120. If I didn't know which shaft I was hitting I wouldn't be able to tell by ballflight or feel. Both feel very good, slight edge to $ taper. I wouldn't pay the premium over kbs tour 120 though, not much difference to warrant it. Just my honest opinion to help others.
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,431 ✭✭
    Got my test KBS Tour $ Taper shaft last week. It came with two uninstalled stickers. Had it installed in a test iron. Not sure how I feel about it, yet. Being use to PX 6.0, not sure if its me or that the shaft has a unique bend profile that doesn't fit my mechanics. Time will tell, or will order another test flex.
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Project X6C12 Tour Issue
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, KBS Tour "S+"
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    will be ordering a set of Black X stiff as I used to have a set of tours years ago that felt awesome but ballooned on me so I am excited to give them ago. I will be replacing my C-tapers and going back to standard 1/2" length progression. if it does not work out I will let you know and you can expect an add lol hopefully not
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • WaterboyWaterboy #TheWRX Members Posts: 1,303 ✭✭
    Waterboy wrote:




    I'm nervous moving forward with these as they may cause some joint pain like all steel seems to for me at some point, but until then, these will stay in play.




    Just as I had anticipated I started getting my elbow pain again. Not sure if it's a one time thing or if it will continue. I want to use these shafts but I think physically they will be more abusive then I want them to be.



    Going to go back to the steelfibers for a few weeks to see how that feels.
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  • denvergolfdenvergolf Members Posts: 1,468 ✭✭
    edited Jul 14, 2017 #67


    Got my test KBS Tour $ Taper shaft last week. It came with two uninstalled stickers. Had it installed in a test iron. Not sure how I feel about it, yet. Being use to PX 6.0, not sure if its me or that the shaft has a unique bend profile that doesn't fit my mechanics. Time will tell, or will order another test flex.
    It is definitely different. I am hitting PX 6.5 for quite awhile, and now have a set of i200's with S Taper S+ I'm messing with. The best way I can put it (for me) is that at 80% the S Taper are amazing, but I don't have the timing for pushing it past that yet. On the flip side, the PX 6.5 has to be swung at 80% (for me) plus to make it perform. Definitely different. All in all, if I put the time in with them, I do feel I would be more consistent, I will just need some patience...
    Taylormade M5, 9*, Tensei Pro White 70TX, 44.75"
    Taylormade M5, 15*, Tensei Pro White 80TX, 42.75"
    TaylorMade P790 UDI, 17*, Project X Hzrdus Black 85 - 6.5 or M3 20* Hybrid, Kuro Kage XT 100TX
    TaylorMade P.7TW, 4-W, DG Tour Issue X100
    Cleveland RTX 4 Raw, 52-mid, 56-mid and 60-low
    Titleist Cameron Tour Rat 1-M 
    2019 TM TP5x
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    Can't wait to give these a go.



    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • denvergolfdenvergolf Members Posts: 1,468 ✭✭


    Got my test KBS Tour $ Taper shaft last week. It came with two uninstalled stickers. Had it installed in a test iron. Not sure how I feel about it, yet. Being use to PX 6.0, not sure if its me or that the shaft has a unique bend profile that doesn't fit my mechanics. Time will tell, or will order another test flex.
    I'm really trying to like these, but I think I've gotten too accustomed to the PX 6.5 feel, flight, etc. It's starting to remind me of an experiment with PX LZ's...
    Taylormade M5, 9*, Tensei Pro White 70TX, 44.75"
    Taylormade M5, 15*, Tensei Pro White 80TX, 42.75"
    TaylorMade P790 UDI, 17*, Project X Hzrdus Black 85 - 6.5 or M3 20* Hybrid, Kuro Kage XT 100TX
    TaylorMade P.7TW, 4-W, DG Tour Issue X100
    Cleveland RTX 4 Raw, 52-mid, 56-mid and 60-low
    Titleist Cameron Tour Rat 1-M 
    2019 TM TP5x
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    FirePro wrote:


    Can't wait to give these a go.







    Lose the KBS labels and go 'all black'...that would look so much better... image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    bobcat wrote:

    FirePro wrote:


    Can't wait to give these a go.







    Lose the KBS labels and go 'all black'...that would look so much better... image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
    its not your typical sticker, how would I remove it without damaging the black finish?
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,431 ✭✭
    edited Jul 24, 2017 #72
    denvergolf wrote:



    Got my test KBS Tour $ Taper shaft last week. It came with two uninstalled stickers. Had it installed in a test iron. Not sure how I feel about it, yet. Being use to PX 6.0, not sure if its me or that the shaft has a unique bend profile that doesn't fit my mechanics. Time will tell, or will order another test flex.
    It is definitely different. I am hitting PX 6.5 for quite awhile, and now have a set of i200's with S Taper S+ I'm messing with. The best way I can put it (for me) is that at 80% the S Taper are amazing, but I don't have the timing for pushing it past that yet. On the flip side, the PX 6.5 has to be swung at 80% (for me) plus to make it perform. Definitely different. All in all, if I put the time in with them, I do feel I would be more consistent, I will just need some patience...




    I may be changing my tune regarding KBS $ Taper. Wondering if the head made a difference, had it installed in my regular 6i head, as opposed test 6i head. Night and day difference. Sweet feel, even found an extra 6yds of straight carry distance off a tee. Haven't played with it enough to see how effective I can be moving the ball left and right. I compared KBS Tour S to KBS $ Taper, there is a difference for me, in feel and distance with latter shaft giving an extra 6yrds of carry, but same trajectory. I have a PX 5.5 shaft coming this week to test. Getting a bit anxious and tired of testing shafts.
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Project X6C12 Tour Issue
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, KBS Tour "S+"
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    edited Jul 24, 2017 #73
    FirePro wrote:

    bobcat wrote:

    FirePro wrote:


    Can't wait to give these a go.







    Lose the KBS labels and go 'all black'...that would look so much better... image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
    its not your typical sticker, how would I remove it without damaging the black finish?




    Last I heard, KBS was going back to using stickers on all the $-Tapers because the 360* 'permanent decal' was causing some production problems. Not 100% sure, but I think I read that on this forum. However, if your set has the 'permanent decal' version then indeed it would seem very risky to attempt to try and remove it. I can remember when early Project-X shafts had a permanent 'silk screened' label, before it was decided that it would be best to return to using the conventional shaft labels instead..
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,127 ✭✭
    bobcat wrote:

    FirePro wrote:

    bobcat wrote:

    FirePro wrote:


    Can't wait to give these a go.







    Lose the KBS labels and go 'all black'...that would look so much better... image/yes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':yes:' />
    its not your typical sticker, how would I remove it without damaging the black finish?




    Last I heard, KBS went back to using stickers on all the $-Tapers because the 360* permanent labels were causing some production problems.




    I heard that too only from people posting here in these threads. I need to call kbs and make sure, I do know for a fact they were selling shafts without 360 label at first because the label wasn't ready yet.
  • baudibaudi Members Posts: 643 ✭✭
    my $tapers have stickers with the usual shape and size (non 360)
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,920 ✭✭
    edited Jul 24, 2017 #76
    baudi wrote:


    my $tapers have stickers with the usual shape and size (non 360)




    I think most people would rather not see the shaft label/decal at address...that may also help explain any decision to change to a label that doesn't wrap all the way around the shaft..
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • baudibaudi Members Posts: 643 ✭✭
    edited Jul 24, 2017 #77
    that's why I never use shaft labels :-)
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    yes I think I am stuck with the labels, but that is the only thing I can complain about. I just got back from the range and they felt great, from what I can remember they feel very much like the Tours but I was not spinning the ball off the planet. Coming from the C-tapers which I thought were great feeling shafts the more I hit the $-Tapers the more I liked the slight loading and kick at impact which to me feels a bit smoother then then the C-taper but I was not loosing the head at my somewhat aggressive transition.



    this may be the honeymoon period but so far these are feeling and performing great.



    Previous shafts where C-Taper S+

    Now $-Taper X



    $-Tapers launch slightly higher then the C-Tapers and spin was slightly higher maybe as the C-Tapers where S+ and the S-Tapers are X
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • denvergolfdenvergolf Members Posts: 1,468 ✭✭

    denvergolf wrote:



    Got my test KBS Tour $ Taper shaft last week. It came with two uninstalled stickers. Had it installed in a test iron. Not sure how I feel about it, yet. Being use to PX 6.0, not sure if its me or that the shaft has a unique bend profile that doesn't fit my mechanics. Time will tell, or will order another test flex.
    It is definitely different. I am hitting PX 6.5 for quite awhile, and now have a set of i200's with S Taper S+ I'm messing with. The best way I can put it (for me) is that at 80% the S Taper are amazing, but I don't have the timing for pushing it past that yet. On the flip side, the PX 6.5 has to be swung at 80% (for me) plus to make it perform. Definitely different. All in all, if I put the time in with them, I do feel I would be more consistent, I will just need some patience...




    I may be changing my tune regarding KBS $ Taper. Wondering if the head made a difference, had it installed in my regular 6i head, as opposed test 6i head. Night and day difference. Sweet feel, even found an extra 6yds of straight carry distance off a tee. Haven't played with it enough to see how effective I can be moving the ball left and right. I compared KBS Tour S to KBS $ Taper, there is a difference for me, in feel and distance with latter shaft giving an extra 6yrds of carry, but same trajectory. I have a PX 5.5 shaft coming this week to test. Getting a bit anxious and tired of testing shafts.
    I was just coming to post the same thing...I was completely unfair to the shaft - it was a SW issue. The irons I am testing them in were coming out at D0-D1. Once I got them to D3 and D4 for the wedge, I really really like them...
    Taylormade M5, 9*, Tensei Pro White 70TX, 44.75"
    Taylormade M5, 15*, Tensei Pro White 80TX, 42.75"
    TaylorMade P790 UDI, 17*, Project X Hzrdus Black 85 - 6.5 or M3 20* Hybrid, Kuro Kage XT 100TX
    TaylorMade P.7TW, 4-W, DG Tour Issue X100
    Cleveland RTX 4 Raw, 52-mid, 56-mid and 60-low
    Titleist Cameron Tour Rat 1-M 
    2019 TM TP5x
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,530 ✭✭
    edited Oct 9, 2017 #80
    Through two rounds all I can say is that they feel so, so smooth and balanced. So smooth that at 125 grams they almost feel too light in certain clubs. I played C-Tapers at 125 grams (S+) most of the summer and these actually feel noticeably different to me. I actually liked the C-Taper too for what it's worth.



    I've never hit the Tours or any of the other KBS offerings so I can't compare to those, but these definitely don't feel as harsh as the C-Tapers, and much smoother. I hit a few shots into the wind and I do notice a more penetrating flight compared to Dynamic Gold, which is why I wanted to switch back. No matter the flex (have played S300 and X100) I can't stop the ball from ballooning with a Dynamic Gold to save my life.



    I very much wanted to try a Modus but can't find one in a weight and flex combo that I like. So far I'm very pleased with the $-Taper and I really like the "mid-flex" offerings from KBS.
    In the Hoofer

    TaylorMade M4 9.5° Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX
    TaylorMade M2 15° Aldila ROGUE Silver 110 M.S.I. 70X
    TaylorMade RSi TP UDI #2 KBS TOUR Hybrid Prototype 95X
    Srixon Z965 4-PW Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50.08F, 54.10S, 60.12D Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Titleist Scotty Cameron Futura 6M 
    Titleist ProV1X 
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Midwest and SouthwestMembers Posts: 15,431 ✭✭
    edited Oct 10, 2017 #81
    All along hoping they'd work for me, after a month of testing KBS $-Taper Stiff, decided they were not the best choice. Just didn't feel right off my 716CB club heads, as if the tips were almost board like.



    KBS Tour S was a bit too lite. So, bought a set of KBS Tour S+ (125gram) and one KBS C-Taper Stiff (120gram) for my SW. After 3wks of playing them, I am happy. Tour S+ stay with my swing mechanics. I can go after a shot and not worry about losing it left, which was the case with KBS Tour S. KBS Tour S+ are nice and smooth, feel a bit stiffer, no doubt due to weight, all while providing mid trajectory and plenty of spin on green surfaces. Chose C-Taper Stiff for SW because of how it feels. I like its lower trajectory and that I can spin it around the green. image/beach.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':beach:' /> Finally, I am done with the irons. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
    • Titleist TS2 9.5, Project X6C12 Tour Issue
    • Titleist 917D2 15*, Blueboard 83 x5ct,"S"
    • Titleist 716T-MB 17* 2 iron, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • Titleist 716CB 3i-PW, KBS C-Taper Tour
    • SM6 F-52*, KBS Tour "S+"
    • SM6 M-58*, DG-S200
    • SC California Monterey
    • ProV1


  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 Members Posts: 767 ✭✭
    Any long term reviews to share?



    Callaway offers these at no up charge and plan to try them but tried c tapers and didn’t like them due to the lower SW compared to DG. I assume the SW on these is similar to the c taper but can someone confirm that?



    Forgive my ignorance but what can be done to increase the SW other than lead tape? Do these come with tip weight installed? If not then I guess that would be the answer to get the swing weight up.



    Thanks
  • baudibaudi Members Posts: 643 ✭✭
    edited Nov 13, 2017 #83
    $ taper vs c taper: $ taper is a fraction lower in swing weight. The value I care for is MOI which is also lower.

    --





    Play $ taper now for 4 months and I am still very enthusiastic about the results.

    Feel is smooth and stable not loose, ball trajectory very steady and not too high.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    I found that I needed to install quite large tip weights in the C-tapers and only small ones for the $-tapers



    I love the feel of the $-tapers, still really stable like the C-tapers but smoother with a little kick at impact compared to the C-tapers.
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 Members Posts: 767 ✭✭
    FirePro wrote:


    I found that I needed to install quite large tip weights in the C-tapers and only small ones for the $-tapers



    I love the feel of the $-tapers, still really stable like the C-tapers but smoother with a little kick at impact compared to the C-tapers.




    Do you know what the SW was before and after the tip weights were installed?
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    probably somewhere in the realm of D0 or D1 and ended up at D2
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • nova6868nova6868 Members Posts: 4,692 ✭✭
    I'm surprised, I would have thought the $-Tapers would have been slightly counterbalanced like the KBS Tours. The two profiles are very similar.
  • jasonp87jasonp87 Members Posts: 2,102 ✭✭
    $ tapers are most definetly counter balanced
    Driver
    TM M3 (8.5) Aldila NV 2KXV Orange 6X 45"
    3W
    TM M3 (16) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 43.25"
    5W
    TM M3 (19) Fujikura Atmos Red Tour Spec 7X 42.25"
    3i
    TM TP UDI (20.5) Dynamic Gold X100
    Irons
    Mizuno MP4 (4-PW) Modus 3 125X
    Wedges---TM Milled Grind Modus 3 125X (48) & TM Hi-Toe (54)(60) Modus 3 125 Wedge
    Putter
    TM Spider Tour Black (DJ) 34" SS Pistol GTR
  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    my only experience would be comparing them to DG's which the DG's would SW higher for sure but I found the $-Tapers to swing weight heavier than the C-Tapers
    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • mizunoMP14mizunoMP14 IndianaMembers Posts: 625 ✭✭
    I am building a set with staper 125 and same head weights they came out about 3 points less than DG 120 x100.
    M4 10.5* Aldila Copperhead 70tx
    M4 3HL 16.5* Diamana W series 70x
    TM UDI 2i Mitsubishi OT 105x
    4-pw 716 t-mb Dynamic Gold
    50* 56* 60* Vokey SM6 Dynamic Gold
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  • WardonationWardonation Members Posts: 1,395 ✭✭
    OK three rounds with the S Taper coming from 120 modus. Best shaft I have ever played hands down....
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