Nippon Modus 120 vs Dynamic Gold

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I found the head I like, and now doing a shootout between the S55's with KBS C-Taoer Light, Dynamic Gold and Nippon Modus Tour 120. Anyone have any experience as to what I should look for or expect?
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  • GolfrnutGolfrnut  7558WRX Points: 410Members Posts: 7,558 Titanium Tees
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    compared flex to flex...the 120s are softer all the way around. Not to mention weight...130g vs about 110-120 depending on the flex chosen.





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  • Hot Rod 71Hot Rod 71 #TheWRX  8953WRX Points: 307Handicap: lowClubWRX, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 8,953 ClubWRX
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    The Modus 125 is the closest in comparison to the Dynamic Golds.



    The Modus 120 is butt soft with a very stiff tip.



    I would suggest reading through the unofficial Nippon Modus thread here - http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1102365-it-just-me-or-are-a-lot-of-pros-switching-to-nippon-iron-shafts/



    Tons of great info on bend profiles and performance in that thread.
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  • jsixmanjsixman IASTATER Juneau, Alaska  599WRX Points: 53Handicap: 0.5Members Posts: 599 Golden Tee
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    Those are the only two shafts I play, Modus 120 and DG S300 or S400. Also played modus 130 and they are great. Can't go wrong with either IMHO.
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  • BirdieBobBirdieBob Member of the 400 yard Club!  4441WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 4,441 Titanium Tees
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    Try the DG TI 120 x100
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  • jimbjimb  1781WRX Points: 130Members Posts: 1,781 Platinum Tees
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    I had played DG S300 for many years. It was all I knew. Then I began experimenting some KBS shafts and eventually I tried the Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 shaft in stiff. For me, the Nippons felt smoother and the ball flight was slightly higher than the DG's. The other factor is weight. The Nippons are lighter flex to flex than the DGs, but you can still feel the head. I personally liked the way the Nippons released for my swing, which is one of moderate tempo with as smooth a transition from the top and I can produce. My swing lives or dies with tempo.
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  • eldog-in-the-hizouseeldog-in-the-hizouse  968WRX Points: 98Handicap: +2.3Members Posts: 968 Golden Tee
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    For me Dynamic Gold launches lower initially but the apex of the flight is higher. I have come to really hate Dynamic Gold. The Modus shafts have had a higher launch for me but it flattens out. I also did not see a lot of difference between the 105, 120, and 125. It would be nice if you could test them on the course so you can see how the ball reacts to shots you try to work one way or another. I will never play Dynamic Gold again.
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  • PingDrv00PingDrv00  2294WRX Points: 55Handicap: 3.2Members Posts: 2,294 Platinum Tees
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    I appreciate all the input. Anyone have any comparisons to the C-Taper Lite 110's. It is easy to just pick up a set of S55's to try, and if they fail. I will just put them back on Ebay.
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  • 18thbunker18thbunker  388WRX Points: 76Members Posts: 388 Greens
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    jimb wrote:


    I had played DG S300 for many years. It was all I knew. Then I began experimenting some KBS shafts and eventually I tried the Nippon Modus3 Tour 120 shaft in stiff. For me, the Nippons felt smoother and the ball flight was slightly higher than the DG's. The other factor is weight. The Nippons are lighter flex to flex than the DGs, but you can still feel the head. I personally liked the way the Nippons released for my swing, which is one of moderate tempo with as smooth a transition from the top and I can produce. My swing lives or dies with tempo.




    This post has lots of good points.



    'My swing lives or dies with good tempo'



    Reason OP should try out these shafts yourself. What is great for one hacker does not mean it will be good for another hacker.

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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner  4910WRX Points: 218Handicap: 0.4Members Posts: 4,910 Titanium Tees
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    Revival.



    I’ve been playing 120’s for the past 3 months and my iron game is strong. Really strong. However, after playing S300’s for years, and despite my iron play being strong, I find myself missing the DG feel. I can’t pinpoint what exactly I’m missing, but the Nippons just don’t feel as crisp. The Nippons are definitely easier to swing, and I can go at them hard or take some off and they still perform. Considering how well I’m hitting them and the scores I’m posting it feels crazy to even talk about it, but here I am.
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  • wobgonwobgon  7823WRX Points: 569Members Posts: 7,823 Titanium Tees
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    I have tried the modus 120 stiff a few times with no success...…One reason is, I like heavy shafts.....In my opinion, modus 120 x is much closer to s300 than modus 120 stiff but either one feels to light for me.
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  • BirdieBirdieXBirdieBirdieX  404WRX Points: 57Handicap: 3Members Posts: 404 Greens
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    The Modus3 120 is smooth as can be. If you have a harsh transition then you might be better off going with the DG offerings. I have always felt the Modus3 had the same profile/feel as the AD-DI in the graphite sector. They share the same characteristics with a tip-stiff and softer butt end, they hold up to stronger than average swing speeds and thrive with a smooth transition.
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  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22  590WRX Points: 183Handicap: 2Members Posts: 590 Golden Tee
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    Modus is the best feeling and smoothest shaft. Wish it fit my swing but I have to play c-tapers. Shafts are different for everyone you just have to get fitted properly and try them yourself to see numbers, ball flight, and what it feels like.
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  • CwebbCwebb  6028WRX Points: 328Members Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    Revival.



    I've been playing 120's for the past 3 months and my iron game is strong. Really strong. However, after playing S300's for years, and despite my iron play being strong, I find myself missing the DG feel. I can't pinpoint what exactly I'm missing, but the Nippons just don't feel as crisp. The Nippons are definitely easier to swing, and I can go at them hard or take some off and they still perform. Considering how well I'm hitting them and the scores I'm posting it feels crazy to even talk about it, but here I am.




    Really, this sounds like something you need to try to forget about
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  • kgeorge78kgeorge78  7969WRX Points: 350Members Posts: 7,969 Titanium Tees
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    Cwebb wrote:



    Revival.



    I've been playing 120's for the past 3 months and my iron game is strong. Really strong. However, after playing S300's for years, and despite my iron play being strong, I find myself missing the DG feel. I can't pinpoint what exactly I'm missing, but the Nippons just don't feel as crisp. The Nippons are definitely easier to swing, and I can go at them hard or take some off and they still perform. Considering how well I'm hitting them and the scores I'm posting it feels crazy to even talk about it, but here I am.




    Really, this sounds like something you need to try to forget about




    nothing beats the solid "thump" of a good ole S300 shaft.
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  • WidespreadPanicWidespreadPanic Wizard in the Corner  4910WRX Points: 218Handicap: 0.4Members Posts: 4,910 Titanium Tees
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    Cwebb wrote:



    Revival.



    I've been playing 120's for the past 3 months and my iron game is strong. Really strong. However, after playing S300's for years, and despite my iron play being strong, I find myself missing the DG feel. I can't pinpoint what exactly I'm missing, but the Nippons just don't feel as crisp. The Nippons are definitely easier to swing, and I can go at them hard or take some off and they still perform. Considering how well I'm hitting them and the scores I'm posting it feels crazy to even talk about it, but here I am.




    Really, this sounds like something you need to try to forget about


    You’re 100% correct. Golf huh?
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  • CwebbCwebb  6028WRX Points: 328Members Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    kgeorge78 wrote:

    Cwebb wrote:



    Revival.



    I've been playing 120's for the past 3 months and my iron game is strong. Really strong. However, after playing S300's for years, and despite my iron play being strong, I find myself missing the DG feel. I can't pinpoint what exactly I'm missing, but the Nippons just don't feel as crisp. The Nippons are definitely easier to swing, and I can go at them hard or take some off and they still perform. Considering how well I'm hitting them and the scores I'm posting it feels crazy to even talk about it, but here I am.




    Really, this sounds like something you need to try to forget about




    nothing beats the solid "thump" of a good ole S300 shaft.




    If something else produces better results for someone, I can't imagine why that wouldn't beat it
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  • MrShieldMrShield Sweden 308WRX Points: 99Handicap: 4.8Members Posts: 308 Greens
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    The Modus3 120 is smooth as can be. If you have a harsh transition then you might be better off going with the DG offerings. I have always felt the Modus3 had the same profile/feel as the AD-DI in the graphite sector. They share the same characteristics with a tip-stiff and softer butt end, they hold up to stronger than average swing speeds and thrive with a smooth transition.




    Except for Modus3 being soft in the butt end while AD DI is categorized as stiff in the butt ;-)
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  • ecfrittsecfritts  558WRX Points: 73Members Posts: 558 Golden Tee
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    I'm kind of curious about the Nippon Modus 120's as well...I happened to get a set of KBS $ Taper and they seem to be really good. Anyone have any experience with both of these? Only reason I ask is because I'm considering a new set of heads and not sure I want to spend the extra money to swap shafts (if I don't have too). Not trying to thread jack, just curious. Thanks.

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3153WRX Points: 540Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,153 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @MrShield said:

    BirdieBirdieX wrote:

    The Modus3 120 is smooth as can be. If you have a harsh transition then you might be better off going with the DG offerings. I have always felt the Modus3 had the same profile/feel as the AD-DI in the graphite sector. They share the same characteristics with a tip-stiff and softer butt end, they hold up to stronger than average swing speeds and thrive with a smooth transition.

    Except for Modus3 being soft in the butt end while AD DI is categorized as stiff in the butt ;-)

    I believe you read the chart wrong. DI is medium in the butt, medium in the mid and stiff in the tip.
    http://proschoicegolfshafts.com/tour-ad-di-wood-shafts/

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  9030WRX Points: 1,305Members Posts: 9,030 Titanium Tees
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    Give $ Taper a try, too. IMO, $ Taper is the next best feeling shaft after Modus 120 in that weight range.

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  • backhillbackhill  114WRX Points: 70Members Posts: 114 Fairways
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    C taper lites I feel are much different in feel. And they spin much less for me anyway relative to the S300. Modus felt more tip stiff with a soft butt section and it felt I could spin them with more ease.

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