Tensei Orange Graphics

StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
Anybody know how to distinguish between a V2 and V3 visually? Also, anyone know how to distinguish the CK Orange from the CK Pro Orange visually?



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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    edited May 23, 2017 #2
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,386 ✭✭
    Pretty certain there is no orange, just the pro orange.
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    Stetson wrote:




    The shaft you linked is Tensei Pro Orange V3 which is now just called Tensei Pro Orange. V2 was and still is Tour only.



    And, yes there is a non-Pro Tensei Orange.



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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    Okay, so V3 is the one that can be purchased for $450.



    Now about visual clues to which is which, any tips?
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • jph4387jph4387 Members Posts: 939 ✭✭
    Stetson wrote:


    Okay, so V3 is the one that can be purchased for $450.



    Now about visual clues to which is which, any tips?




    PM TollBros, he'll have all the info you need.
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  • JStangJStang Members Posts: 2,399 ✭✭
    Stetson wrote:


    Okay, so V3 is the one that can be purchased for $450.



    Now about visual clues to which is which, any tips?




    All of them prior to the final release will have PROTO and a shaft code etched in them. The final release will have Mitsubishi Chemical on the shaft instead of Mitsubishi Rayon. Without the boron tip, I'm not sure how they will distinguish the Orange from the Pro Orange other than the "TX" marking vs X other than the sticker on the butt of the shaft.
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  • jleduc2200jleduc2200 Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    I believe the Pro Orange ones also have "mitsubishi chemical" on them rather than "mitsubishi rayon" due to the name change - though some could have the old name depending on production date.
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  • jph4387jph4387 Members Posts: 939 ✭✭
    JStang wrote:

    Stetson wrote:


    Okay, so V3 is the one that can be purchased for $450.



    Now about visual clues to which is which, any tips?




    All of them prior to the final release will have PROTO and a shaft code etched in them. The final release will have Mitsubishi Chemical on the shaft instead of Mitsubishi Rayon. Without the boron tip, I'm not sure how they will distinguish the Orange from the Pro Orange other than the "TX" marking vs X other than the sticker on the butt of the shaft.




    Only distinguishing factor between the pro and non-pro the boron tip graphic.
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  • JStangJStang Members Posts: 2,399 ✭✭
    edited May 24, 2017 #10
    jph4387 wrote:

    JStang wrote:

    Stetson wrote:


    Okay, so V3 is the one that can be purchased for $450.



    Now about visual clues to which is which, any tips?




    All of them prior to the final release will have PROTO and a shaft code etched in them. The final release will have Mitsubishi Chemical on the shaft instead of Mitsubishi Rayon. Without the boron tip, I'm not sure how they will distinguish the Orange from the Pro Orange other than the "TX" marking vs X other than the sticker on the butt of the shaft.




    Only distinguishing factor between the pro and non-pro the boron tip graphic.




    They did away with Boron on the Pro Orange. There isn't anything printed toward the tip of the new Pro Orange. From their website...



    We’ve replaced the boron fortified tip-section with MR70 – Mitsubishi Chemical's strongest carbon fiber to date.
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  • jleduc2200jleduc2200 Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    I think you might need to check the butt for the sticker to confirm it was the CK PRO Orange and not a V2. I'm not sure how else to differentiate the two.
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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    I know I have a V3 Pro Orange, that isn't my concern. But I'd like to think there is a way to distinguish for when these inevitably start hitting the BST and other sites besides word of the owner.
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    V2 is Tour only and will have "Proto" etched on the shaft.
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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    V2 will say Proto

    V3 will not



    In X flex the Pro will say TX and the non-pro will say X, any way to distinguish Pro S flex from non-pro S flex
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • jleduc2200jleduc2200 Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    I do not believe the V2 will say proto. I thought the proto V3's had prototype etched on them, but not the V2. I know there were some codes previously mentioned in a thread about distinguishing the two, but I don't see those showing up on the production V3s now, so may be hard to tell without seeing the butt sticker.
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    TaylorMade Tour Issue 2017 M1 10.5*- Tensei Orange V2 70 TX
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    Taylormade Tour issue 2016 M2 18* 5 wood - Project X Hzrdus Black 95g 6.5
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  • JStangJStang Members Posts: 2,399 ✭✭
    edited May 25, 2017 #16
    jleduc2200 wrote:


    I do not believe the V2 will say proto. I thought the proto V3's had prototype etched on them, but not the V2. I know there were some codes previously mentioned in a thread about distinguishing the two, but I don't see those showing up on the production V3s now, so may be hard to tell without seeing the butt sticker.




    Mine V2 was etched with M2G081. I anxious to see how the Pro Orange performs for me compared to the White and KK Dual Core.
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  • cmb71cmb71 ClubWRX Posts: 1,414 ✭✭
    My V2 is etched with M2G###, and the V3 says "Mitsubishi Chemical" instead of "Mitsubishi Rayon".
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  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    My V3 does say Mitsubishi Chemical on it.
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,466 ✭✭
    The V2 doesn't necessarily have anything etched on it; some do and some of the later productions do not. The V2 says Mitsubishi Rayon and the V3 says Mitsubishi Chemical. The V3 also says MR70 near the tip.
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  • ShilgyShilgy Members Posts: 11,386 ✭✭
    noodle3872 wrote:

    Stetson wrote:




    The shaft you linked is Tensei Pro Orange V3 which is now just called Tensei Pro Orange. V2 was and still is Tour only.



    And, yes there is a non-Pro Tensei Orange.



    http://www.mca-golf.com/brands/tensei™
    Thanks for that. I had a blue and then a pro blue before the others even came out. At first the white was pro only as well. Didn't know they released the non pro versions. Thanks!
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  • tarmactrrtarmactrr Members Posts: 180
    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.
  • StetsonStetson Members Posts: 2,439 ✭✭
    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    This is where I am as well
    Driver: Ping G400 (Tour AD IZ)
    3w: Ping G400 SFT (Tour AD Di)
    3H: Exotics EX10 19* (Tour AD DI)
    3i: Cobra King Utility 21* (Motore Speeder TS)
    4-P: Bridgestone J40 CB (Steelfiber 110)
    Wedges: 51* Edel TRP, 55* Edel DVR, 60* Vokey Links K
    Putter: Ping Nome TR
  • tommaso05tommaso05 Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Stetson wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    This is where I am as well


    Me 3...I took some pics of the butt sticker on mine when I replaced the grip today if you want me to post those up
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  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,466 ✭✭
    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?
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  • tommaso05tommaso05 Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Mob wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?


    Nope. No graphics/text anywhere close to the tip. The lowest text on the shaft is Mitsubishi Chemical
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  • trhodetrhode Fitter / Builder Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭
    Mob wrote:
    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?




    Told ya
  • tarmactrrtarmactrr Members Posts: 180
    Mob wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?




    No, no graphics on or near the tip.
  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    tarmactrr wrote:

    Mob wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?




    No, no graphics on or near the tip.




    Then I would guess you have the non-Pro Orange shaft.



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  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,466 ✭✭
    noodle3872 wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:

    Mob wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?




    No, no graphics on or near the tip.




    Then I would guess you have the non-Pro Orange shaft.



    Tensei_org.jpg




    That's my concern. The graphic on the website shows MR70 near the tip. If the shaft doesn't show this marking, then how would you possibly distinguish it from the non-pro orange? Mitsubishi has really screwed up with these shafts by simple not marking them with "pro" somewhere on the shaft. It leads to a lot of potential confusion.
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  • tarmactrrtarmactrr Members Posts: 180
    edited Jun 20, 2017 #30
    noodle3872 wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:

    Mob wrote:

    tarmactrr wrote:


    I have a Pro Orange V3. There is no Boron tip Graphic and it says Mitsubishi Chemical on it. No PROTO or anything of the sort on the entire shaft or sticker under grip area.




    Does it say MR 70 near the tip?




    No, no graphics on or near the tip.




    Then I would guess you have the non-Pro Orange shaft.



    Tensei_org.jpg




    You'd be wrong. They only make the TX flex in the pro version.



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  • MobMob Just Another Lefty Members Posts: 3,466 ✭✭
    Maybe we can get the Mitsubishi rep/sponsor on the site to chime in and help clarify this issue.
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