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Still playing Nike Vapor Combos?

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jklcmojklcmo  87WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 87
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Hey - ďoes anyone still play the Nike VPCs? I have a chance to pick some up real cheap and was thinking of grabbing them as a 2nd set and seeing if can knock my current set out of the bag. I played them a few years ago when my ball striking wasn't that good but loved the feel. Curious who is still pmaying them.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase.  3569WRX Points: 142ClubWRX Posts: 3,569
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    I play Nike Vapor Pro's and absolutely love them!!



    IMO the Vapor Pro and Vapor Pro Combo are two of the most underrated and underappreciated irons in the last 5 years.



    The Volt Swoosh and Nike's 'gimmicky/inferior' reputation (which was total bs) are what kept these from being a huge success.



    I also think the Nike Vapor lineup when redone to the "MM Proto" look are the best looking irons I've ever seen. Working on refinishing mine right now actually.



    I do prefer the pro combos in the long irons, as they Vapor Pro's are essentially just blades throughout and it makes it very difficult to hit the 3,4,5.



    So to answer your question - yes still playing Nike Vapor's and no intentions to switch! Until I shoot a 40 or above then the whole bag will be on BST for betraying me image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />



    Was going to switch to Taylormade P-730's, but head to head the Vapor Pro's outperformed P-730's, MP-18's, Titleist 718MB's, Apex MB's, Srixon 965's, and JPX900 Tour's.
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  • Huntingchris0000Huntingchris0000  1069WRX Points: 109Members Posts: 1,069
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    I still play them. I have been buying irons for the last 6 months and nothing has unseated the vapor pro combos. I am still looking though
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7278WRX Points: 382Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,278
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    I'm actually playing vr pro combo! Just put a set back into play this week.....
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  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish)  8381WRX Points: 267Handicap: 6Members Posts: 8,381
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    I had the Vapor blades, only reason I got rid of them is the wife said I had to many sets and the MB2 are harder to come by in lefty....
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    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 18° - C Taper 125
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 23° - C Taper 120
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  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight Iowa 3662WRX Points: 611Handicap: 6Members Posts: 3,662
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    I have the whole danged set of VPC irons (2-A wedge) and they aren't going anywhere until they are shot beyond repair. Best irons I've ever played period.
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    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-P C-Taper 130X (plus 1/2" 3 up)
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    Titleist Pro V1 X

  • pierso2pierso2 Shooters Shoot  2605WRX Points: 34Handicap: 4Members Posts: 2,605
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    Went from Wilson FG Tour V4's to Nike Vapor Pro's. Amazingly, better flight and better accuracy. Feel is super soft and the lofts aren't super jacked. Might pick up another set just in case but now that I have 8 sets of irons, I might press my luck with the new wife...
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    Option 1
    Ping G400 LST 8.5 Tour-X
    Callaway Big Bertha 816 Alpha 16 AD-DI 8x black
    Nike VR Pro 3 hybrid project x 6.0
    Adams XTD Forged 4-PW Fujikura MCI 120S
    Adams MB2 GW
    Callaway Mac Daddy Forged 60
    Toulon Garage Atlanta Black Pearl
    Ping 4 Series Tour Edition White/ Bridgestone 2014 Tour Bag

    Option 2
    Taylormade 2016 M1 10.5 Whiteboard Flowerband 7x
    16 Taylormade M1 5 wood AD-TP 7s
    Ping Anser 20 stock stiff
    Taylormade 2016 M2 Tour XP105 stiff
    Cleveland RTX 2.0 52 deg raw
    Titleist Vokey Prototype 58 T Grind
    Carbon Ringo Raw Whisky

    http://www.gamegolf.com/player/pierso2
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  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight Iowa 3662WRX Points: 611Handicap: 6Members Posts: 3,662
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    I’ll also echo Bomber’s statement that they are the most underrated iron set. The grind on the VPC’s are perfect and the help is there in the longer irons. They are just that good.
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    Mizuno ST-190G Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno ST-190TS 15* Tensei White 70X
    Mizuno CLK 19* 3 Hybrid Speeder Evo HB 95X
    Mizuno MP 18 MMC 4-P C-Taper 130X (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno S18 50, 55, 60 C-Taper 130X soft stepped (plus 1/2" 3 up)
    Mizuno TP Mills #5
    Titleist Pro V1 X

  • cvhookem63cvhookem63 Fujikura Ventus Experience ETX 4791WRX Points: 468ClubWRX Posts: 4,791
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    I'm still playing the Vapor Fly Pro in 3-4 and Vapor Pro Combo in 5-9/PW. Both are very underrated.
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    TaylorMade M3 440 9* Fujikura Speeder 857 TR-X
    NIKE Vapor Fly 14* Fujikura Rombax P95X
    NIKE Vapor Fly Pro 3-4 Fujikura Pro 95 Tour Spec X
    TaylorMade P770 5-9 X100
    NIKE OVEN Engage 46* X100 | Engage 50*SS / 55*SS / 60*DS S400
    SCOTTY CAMERON Select Squareback
  • Tcann32Tcann32  3527WRX Points: 4Handicap: 5Members Posts: 3,527
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    Get them! I had a set for a short stint while I was re-finishing my gamers (NVP's not combos) and they were really nice irons. I'll definitely pick up another set eventually. The flight on them is incredible, and they seemed to be really forgiving, considering their classification as players clubs.
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    What's actually in the bag...
    Callaway Epic SZ-9.0-Aldila X-Torsion Green Mamba-70TX
    Callaway Epic SZ 15* - PX Handcrafted Yellow 75 6.5
    Callaway Apex UT 21* - C- taper S+
    Miura LH LTD Black Blades: 3-p w/ DG TI X7's.
    Cleveland RTX 3: 50-54 w. C-Taper S+
    Scratch 1018: 58 w/ C-Taper S+
    Piretti Potenza / Odyssey MX #7
  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7278WRX Points: 382Handicap: 5Members Posts: 7,278
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    pierso2 wrote:


    Went from Wilson FG Tour V4's to Nike Vapor Pro's. Amazingly, better flight and better accuracy. Feel is super soft and the lofts aren't super jacked. Might pick up another set just in case but now that I have 8 sets of irons, I might press my luck with the new wife...




    My gawd.....you need HELP!
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  • swing thoughtsswing thoughts  275WRX Points: 75Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 275
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    I actually picked up a cheap set of the Vapor Pros the other day and have only hit the 6, but I'm not feeling it yet. I haven't ever owned Nike clubs but have fallen in love with the look of them, especially all the Vapor line. Unfortunately you need a spreadsheet and a cheat sheet to figure out all the models and their characteristics. But I'm interested in the Combos as well, so thanks for all the feedback!

    SwooshLT wrote:

    pierso2 wrote:


    Went from Wilson FG Tour V4's to Nike Vapor Pro's. Amazingly, better flight and better accuracy. Feel is super soft and the lofts aren't super jacked. Might pick up another set just in case but now that I have 8 sets of irons, I might press my luck with the new wife...




    My gawd.....you need HELP!


    I would argue that he needs praise, not help. I can only hope to get to eight someday!
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    Callaway XR 15* R

    Cobra Bio Cell Fairway 18.5 S
    Titleist 816 H1 21* S
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-9 S <or> Mizuno MP 69 4-9

    Vokey SM6[background=transparent] 48* 10 S[/background]
    [background=transparent]Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 52* 10 S[/background]
    Taylormade Tour Preferred EF 58* ATV S

    Odyssey Versa #7 35"
    Taylormade Daddy Long Legs 38"
    [background=transparent]Scotty Futura X5 38"[/background]
    [background=transparent]Callaway Bobby Jones blade 35"[/background]
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  • Randy_BobandyRandy_Bobandy  189WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 189
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    I have the Vapor Pro's 3-PW, and like others have said they are very very solid. When I got fitted I couldn't tell the difference between the combo and pro 7-iron feelwise on the few shots, so I went with the pros because they were much cheaper. In hindsight I should have gone 3-6 in the combos and 7-PW pros because the long irons in the pros are a little harder to hit than I would like.



    Contrary to what you read on many parts of this site, Nike made some fantastic player's irons and (besides the coloring) these are some of the better ones.
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    TM M1 8.5° - 757x
    TM M1 15° - 757x TS
    Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2i
    Vapor Pro 4-PW
    Engage 52* square
    TM TP EF 58-10
    Method Matter B2-01
    Bridgestone Tour B330s
  • MabyboiMabyboi  122WRX Points: 68Members Posts: 122
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    Im still playing my Nike Vapor Pro Combos! I love them, I refinished them to look like the MM Protos as well.
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    Taylormade M5 460 9° - Tensei Pro White 70TX
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    PXG Gen 2. 0311X 3Di - Tensei Pro White 90X
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    PXG 0311 50°/10° - DG X100 Tour Issue
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    Taylormade MyHi-Toe 60°/10° - DG S400 Tour Issue
    Taylormade Spider X - Navy

  • bodhi555bodhi555  923WRX Points: 290Handicap: 8Members Posts: 923
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    The way I'm going with my current set, I suspect that I will upgrade to some Vapor Pros in around 2027 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • jklcmojklcmo  87WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 87
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm gonna grab them this weekend. Can't wait to bag them.
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  • sharkiesjsharkiesj  3108WRX Points: 270Members Posts: 3,108
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    Love my Vapor Pro Combo's. Very solid, very forgiving for its size, and agree with others, extremely underrated. To me, every bit as good as the Ping i200's.
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  • SanzabarSanzabar  1291WRX Points: 120Handicap: 5.4Members Posts: 1,291
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    I want a set of Vapor Pro Combos sooooooo freaking bad! It’s hard to find them in great condition.
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    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
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  • Hammer22Hammer22  609WRX Points: 149Handicap: <8Members Posts: 609
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    Sanzabar wrote:


    I want a set of Vapor Pro Combos sooooooo freaking bad! It's hard to find them in great condition.




    Have a 4-AW set in great shape - was thinking of pulling the heads and selling them. They are sweet for sure, but I went back to my TaylorMade PSI`s for maximum forgiveness. Funny though, I hit the VPC`s just as far even though they are a hair weaker in lofts, but mis-hits can be punishing. Definitely an under-rated iron, and if I do unload them, I`ll probably regret it some day.
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  • EBGEBG  95WRX Points: 45Handicap: 4Members Posts: 95
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    Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.



    Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!



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    Nike The Oven 006 / 001
  • bodhi555bodhi555  923WRX Points: 290Handicap: 8Members Posts: 923
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    Anyone hit the Vapor Pros who's also hit the Original Blades and the VR Pros? Will be wanting to do something about my irons next season as the shafts on mine are getting a bit rusty, am thinking of either getting these reshafted and adjusted, or going for some VR/Vapor Pros.



    Or, of course, trying out some MP-18's / 718MB's image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    The Dee Three: Titleist 917 D3 9.5 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 65X
    The Stenson: Titleist 917 F3 15 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 75X
    The Walking Stick: Titleist 818 H2 19 degree - Aldila Rogue Max 85X
    The Blades: Nike VR Pro 4i - PW - DG S400 TI Shaft
    The Rusties: Nike Engage 50, 54 Square Sole, 58 Toe Sweep
    The Putter: Nike "The Oven" Method 003
    Balls: Nike RZN Tour Black/Platinum, Bridgestone Tour B XS, Titleist AVX
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four Five


  • SanzabarSanzabar  1291WRX Points: 120Handicap: 5.4Members Posts: 1,291
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    sharkiesj wrote:


    Love my Vapor Pro Combo's. Very solid, very forgiving for its size, and agree with others, extremely underrated. To me, every bit as good as the Ping i200's.




    Can you dive a little more into comparison with the i200s? I game the i200's and I freaking love them, but I have always wanted a set of VPC's. However, I do not want to give up a huge amount of forgiveness.
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    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    Srixon Z585/Z785
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
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  • jklcmojklcmo  87WRX Points: 43Members Posts: 87
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    EBG wrote:


    Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.



    Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!



    .


    Those look awesome. What type of sandpaper did you use?
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  • EBGEBG  95WRX Points: 45Handicap: 4Members Posts: 95
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    jklcmo wrote:

    EBG wrote:


    Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.



    Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!



    .




    Those look awesome. What type of sandpaper did you use?




    Just some regular stuff from the local hardware store. Can't remember the exakt grit numbers

    1. Medium grit (100 grit?)

    2. Fine grit (220 grit?)

    3. Steel wool to finish
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    Nike The Oven 006 / 001
  • minteqminteq  2857WRX Points: 135Handicap: 5.0Members Posts: 2,857
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    I sold my VPC irons a few months ago, got the 718 AP2 irons last month. Just ordered a brand new set of VPC irons. The VPC irons are so much better, and the feel is amazing and I missed that.
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    Nike VPC 4-Aw
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  • Randy_BobandyRandy_Bobandy  189WRX Points: 25Members Posts: 189
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    bodhi555 wrote:


    Anyone hit the Vapor Pros who's also hit the Original Blades and the VR Pros? Will be wanting to do something about my irons next season as the shafts on mine are getting a bit rusty, am thinking of either getting these reshafted and adjusted, or going for some VR/Vapor Pros.



    Or, of course, trying out some MP-18's / 718MB's image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    I have a Forged Blade 6-iron demo head that I use for range practice. I'd say the Vapor Pros are on par with them all around. Obviously the Forged Blades are polished chrome, and the Vapor Pros are satin, but other than that they look pretty similar (as most blades do), and feel pretty similar as well. The Vapor Pros are more forgiving in my opinion, as I've noticed that strikes around the face seem to still go a decent distance (especially out the toe).
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    TM M1 8.5° - 757x
    TM M1 15° - 757x TS
    Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2i
    Vapor Pro 4-PW
    Engage 52* square
    TM TP EF 58-10
    Method Matter B2-01
    Bridgestone Tour B330s
  • Rpete33Rpete33  580WRX Points: 71Handicap: 18Members Posts: 580
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    I am looking for a Pro combo 3 and 4 iron heads new or minty, please pm me if willing to sell
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  • SanzabarSanzabar  1291WRX Points: 120Handicap: 5.4Members Posts: 1,291
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    I hate you people... I just bought a set of VPC’s.
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    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    Srixon Z585/Z785
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    SeeMore DB4x PR

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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley  2057WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 2,057
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    man, i had a set and the shafts just didn’t work for me. sold them way too cheap and want to buy a set of heads for if i ever become a better ball striker.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase.  3569WRX Points: 142ClubWRX Posts: 3,569
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    Crazy to think some of the most solid irons on the market can be had for $250-$300 for 3-PW



    Take the swoosh off and write Titleist or Callaway and people would think these are unbelievable
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    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Callaway Raw Apex MB 4-PW w/ Modus3 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Vessel Player 2.0 Stand Bag
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  • EBGEBG  95WRX Points: 45Handicap: 4Members Posts: 95
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    bodhi555 wrote:


    Anyone hit the Vapor Pros who's also hit the Original Blades and the VR Pros? ...




    I got both the Vapor Pros and the VR Pro. No problem switching back and forth, as I think they're not that different in feel. The Vapors are a bit more forgiving on slight mishits, but the feel on great strikes might be even nicer with the VRs.
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    Titleist TS3 15* AD-DI 7s
    Titleist TS2 21* AD-DI 8s
    Nike VR Pro 4-PW
    Nike Engage 52sq, 55sq, 58ds
    Nike The Oven 006 / 001
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