KBS S-Taper shafts

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  • KPH808KPH808 Participation Trophy ClubWRX Posts: 2,634 ClubWRX
    gambit wrote:


    Finally got the Tour V 125 S+ out today. Definitely more firm than the standard Tours and $ Taper. Overall, I liked the flight better. First time swinging a club in a month so my timing was a bit off, especially with the long irons. I feel the flight of the ball is more predictable with these as I hit a cut and if it doesn't come back it's still playable, whereas the $ Taper I could lose the ball well left.




    I thought that was just me as well. Sometimes when I go hard at it I do miss it left with this shaft.
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  • FEWOFEWO Members Posts: 372 ✭✭
    edited Jul 1, 2018 #123
    KPH808 wrote:
    gambit wrote:


    Finally got the Tour V 125 S+ out today. Definitely more firm than the standard Tours and $ Taper. Overall, I liked the flight better. First time swinging a club in a month so my timing was a bit off, especially with the long irons. I feel the flight of the ball is more predictable with these as I hit a cut and if it doesn't come back it's still playable, whereas the $ Taper I could lose the ball well left.




    I thought that was just me as well. Sometimes when I go hard at it I do miss it left with this shaft.


    Have the same issue. I think it's the SW. Clubs measured at d0 and getting them rebuilt at d2 d3. So hope that helps.
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  • SARFSARF Members Posts: 46
    Currently play KBs Tour X 130 ss x1. 90-92mph 7 iron swing. What would be the equivalent from an FCM perspective for the S Tapers? Should I be looking at S+ 125? Liking the sound of a slightly lower flight with less spin.



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  • grickygricky Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    I got fitted for the 130 $-Tapers when I went to club champion... coming from x100s that seem to do the trick, I’m a bit skeptical.



    Any of you folks switch to these from x100s ? Trying to wrap my head around the real differences here and if it’s worth $55 a shaft/tying me to calls or cobra since they come stock. Really tough choice. Also need to think about the wedges if I switch image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,227 ✭✭
    gricky wrote:


    I got fitted for the 130 $-Tapers when I went to club champion... coming from x100s that seem to do the trick, I’m a bit skeptical.



    Any of you folks switch to these from x100s ? Trying to wrap my head around the real differences here and if it’s worth $55 a shaft/tying me to calls or cobra since they come stock. Really tough choice. Also need to think about the wedges if I switch image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    It’s club champions job to sell you expensive shafts. Never forget that.



    There’s nothing at all wrong with the X100. There’s a reason it’s been so popular for stronger players for decades.
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  • gambitgambit Members Posts: 4,184 ✭✭
    gricky wrote:


    I got fitted for the 130 $-Tapers when I went to club champion... coming from x100s that seem to do the trick, I’m a bit skeptical.



    Any of you folks switch to these from x100s ? Trying to wrap my head around the real differences here and if it’s worth $55 a shaft/tying me to calls or cobra since they come stock. Really tough choice. Also need to think about the wedges if I switch image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    I didn't care for the $ taper. Seemed real loose to me, and not much different than the standard tours. Went to tour issue DG 120 x100s at the time and they were significantly better for me as were the tour v's.
  • grickygricky Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Yeah. They felt a bit weird to me. Especially where the weight was, vs the DG which always feel great too me. I saw spin go down but I'm not too concerned with that in my irons or flight characteristics.

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  • grickygricky Members Posts: 64 ✭✭
    Toss another question in here.... anyone compare these vs. project x 6.5? I tried the LZ model but I literally hated them

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  • bfizzybfizzy San DiegoMembers Posts: 216 ✭✭
    gricky wrote:


    Toss another question in here.... anyone compare these vs. project x 6.5? I tried the LZ model but I literally hated them




    Keep in mind I don't like the feel of the Project X shafts, but for me they both actually perform quite similarly even though they feel really different. On a monitor, and also visually hitting balls I see both launch pretty quickly but flatten out. Based on my fitting data, I typically saw the $-taper have a slightly lower peak height, with a tad more spin, in reality they were close enough that it came down to feel preference. My dispersion was better with $-Tapers, but I attribute that to preferring the feel of the tapers over the Project X. I have only hit the LZ in passing so can't really give an opinion there
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  • delmerdelmer ClubWRX Posts: 439 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 11, 2019 4:37pm #131
    gricky wrote:


    Toss another question in here.... anyone compare these vs. project x 6.5? I tried the LZ model but I literally hated them




    You see similar launch monitor numbers if you hit Modus 120 X, Project X 6.5, and $ Taper X side by side. If you want to compare these to Dynamic Golds the three shafts I listed will launch a touch higher, spin a touch less and will be a little harder to curve the ball with.



    For most people the only difference between Modus 120, PX and $ Taper will be the feel. Modus 120 is generally the smoothest, PX the harshest and $ Taper somewhere in the middle.
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