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  • JDogg206JDogg206 Members Posts: 266 ✭✭✭✭
    I’m on my second set of vapor pro’s (first set was stolen) and I have 2 back up sets of heads. I also just built a set of 3-6 vpc 7-pw Vapor Pro. So, needless to say I’m still playing mine and will be until I’m worm food.
    Vapor Fly Pro - Tour AD GP
    Vapor Fly 3+ - Tour AD GP
    Vapor Fly Pro 2 iron - Tour AD DI 105
    Vapor Pro 4 - 9 - Nippon Modus3 Tour 130
    Engage 47, 51, 55, 59 - Nippon Modus3 Tour 125 Wedge
    Method 006 Prototype
    RZN Tour Black
  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members Posts: 541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    JDogg206 wrote:
    I’m on my second set of vapor pro’s (first set was stolen) and I have 2 back up sets of heads. I also just built a set of 3-6 vpc 7-pw Vapor Pro. So, needless to say I’m still playing mine and will be until I’m worm food.
    just purchased some vapor pros, as soon and I can find some vapor pro combos I'm going to play VPC 3 and 4 bent 1 weak and vapor pros 5-pw
  • SanzabarSanzabar Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Has anyone done a direct comparison with these and the i200s? Or Apex CF16?
    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    TaylorMade P790
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Nike Method Origin B1-01 Custom

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  • Froo Shon TayFroo Shon Tay Members Posts: 944
    EBG wrote:

    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




    Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?
  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members Posts: 541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    EBG wrote:

    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




    Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?


    Yes please share, I want to take the black and volt off mine and have all satin look...****
  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sanzabar wrote:


    Has anyone done a direct comparison with these and the i200s? Or Apex CF16?




    I’ve hit demo i200’s that were stock (I play +1/2” and 3 up). The i200’s were very nice. Not as soft feeling off the face as the vpc though.
    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

  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,547 ClubWRX
    Rpete33 wrote:

    EBG wrote:

    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




    Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?


    Yes please share, I want to take the black and volt off mine and have all satin look...****




    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1457864-how-to-mm-proto-a-set-of-nike-vapor-irons/page__p__15810008__hl__+how +to +mm +proto#entry15810008
    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Nike Vapor Pro 3i w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

  • SanzabarSanzabar Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Just got my set in and goodness, they are ****!!! Wish I would have went with different shafts, the DG AMT S300s feel soooo much heavier than my gamer KBS Tours.
    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    TaylorMade P790
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Nike Method Origin B1-01 Custom

    #Colts #ForTheShoe #COLTure
  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sanzabar wrote:


    Just got my set in and goodness, they are ****!!! Wish I would have went with different shafts, the DG AMT S300s feel soooo much heavier than my gamer KBS Tours.




    AMT in long irons are as light as any shaft out there.
    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

  • SanzabarSanzabar Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.
    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    TaylorMade P790
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Nike Method Origin B1-01 Custom

    #Colts #ForTheShoe #COLTure
  • Randy_BobandyRandy_Bobandy Members Posts: 189 ✭✭✭
    Sanzabar wrote:


    Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.




    I believe the KBS tours have a different balance point which would change swingweight (assuming the same static weight).
    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
  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,327 ClubWRX
    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!



    .




    I have to say, that took a look that could have become dated and made it timeless. Beautiful, almost industrial look. They look kind of like the new Cally X Forged. I have a set of VPC's in the basement in great shape. Thought about selling them but this looks so good I may opt for doing something like this.



    Always loved the heads. The DG Pro shaft is good, not my favorite. I'd like to try these heads with a PX 5.5, C Taper Lite or maybe a Nippon 120 or 125. They feel great and I love the blunted edge on the sole. They don't dig, yet they don't have too wide of a sole. I think they have a great shape and the Rzn-filled long irons (take that PXG) are easy to elevate.



    Of the non-muscleback "players irons," I thought this club was way underrated, my favorite Nike iron and as nice as anything out there.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • brew4eaglebrew4eagle VAMembers Posts: 2,899 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 6, 2017 #44
    Never tried any of the Vapor line as the VR Forged Pro Combos are just so **** good. Might have to pick up a set before all the new Nike iron sets are long gone.
    PING i20 10.5*
    Adams a7 19*
    PING G25 23*
    Nike VR Forged Pro Combo 5-P
    Titleist Vokey SM6 52F, 58M
    Black Lab BL-1
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,547 ClubWRX
    Working on mine now. 3i is finished and still working to perfect the process



    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Nike Vapor Pro 3i w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,327 ClubWRX
    Looks really good. Also an easy way to refresh old clubs. Makes them cool all over again.



    I lost the 9 iron of my VPC original set and bought a used replacement. It is in pretty good shape but not as nice as the rest of the set. The Volt paint is faded and that triangular piece of metal on the back of the club has some pitting. But I think a bit of sanding would take it right out.



    Rest of them look great. That's one of the many cool things about this site. Lots of ideas. Those stripped Nikes would sell well if they looked like that brand new!
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX Posts: 3,547 ClubWRX
    Anyone that doesn't have the time to strip their Nike Vapor Pro's, here's another option image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Nike Vapor Pro 3i w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Nike VR Pro Blades 4-PW w/ DG Tour Issue X100
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Button Back
    Jones x Greyson Stand Bag

  • Hammer22Hammer22 Members Posts: 527 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 7, 2017 #48
    They are "down" in price - think they started at over $3,500.
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  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Sanzabar wrote:


    Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.
    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

  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Sanzabar wrote:


    Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.

    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

  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 7, 2017 #51
    Assuming you play stiff shafts and I have the right KBS your shaft there, the kbs shafts are all 120g and the AMT shaft is 130g in the wedge flex and decreases by 3g every iron until the 2-3 iron which is 112g.
    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

  • Rpete33Rpete33 Members Posts: 541 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I received my vapor pros yesterday and **** they are thin! I think I'll be keeping my 4 and possibly my 5 VPC in the bag
  • SanzabarSanzabar Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 7, 2017 #53


    Assuming you play stiff shafts and I have the right KBS your shaft there, the kbs shafts are all 120g and the AMT shaft is 130g in the wedge flex and decreases by 3g every iron until the 2-3 iron which is 112g.




    Appreciate that info man. I think a lot of it has to do with SW. These VPC's are like D2.5. I am used to C9-D0. Might chop of .5" and see how that goes. They are a touch longer than the I200's as well.



    I really want to try these AMT S300's out.
    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    TaylorMade P790
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Nike Method Origin B1-01 Custom

    #Colts #ForTheShoe #COLTure
  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience Members Posts: 6,153 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I went from the 714 AP2s to the VPCs. I did the MM Proto look on my VPCs. I like the VPCs, but I have a longing for my old AP2s. I hit my AP2s more solidly and with more consistency. I also lost almost a full club length on the VPCs this season. That being said I'm a 15 index so it's pretty obviously me and not the clubs. I'm gonna be in the market for new irons this spring once the weather gets back to normal.
    Srixon z785 9.5* EvenFlow Handcrafted Blue 65 / / Taylormade M4 9.5* EvenFlow Handcrafted Blue 65
    Taylormade M3 HL MFS5 White Tie 60S -0.75" (42.5")
    Taylormade M4 19* UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (40.25")
    Taylormade M4 22* UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (39.75")
    Srixon 565 - 5-PW - 2* flat - Modus3 120s - Best Grips Classic
    Cleveland CBX 48* +1* loft - -0.75" - 2* flat
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 54* mid, 58* xlow -0.75" - 2* flat // TM Hi Toe 58* 2* flat
    Slighter Proto 1 - #9/Del Mar design - High Toe - Long neck - Deep Milled face - 33", 370gr, lie 71*, loft 4*
    Odyssey OWorks 2ball - 32"
    GolfWRX (Nike Collegiate) bag (White) / Nike HyperAdapt

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  • jklcmojklcmo Members Posts: 79 ✭✭✭
    So I haven't bought the VPC yet as I played a round with my friend's Ping iblades last week who is selling them and now I'm on the fence. I really enjoyed the iblades and played well with them. Ball flight and spin was a bit high. They have KBS 90 shafts which are light and I thought I wouldn't be a fan (and I'm not) but they played solid overall. Anyone played both sets and could provide feedback? The iblades will run me $400 more than the VPCs. My challenge is I'm not going to get a chance to try the VPC in order to compare as its someone who has them on sale through a personal ad. Any thoughts on how they compare to Iblades? Thanks!
  • jklcmojklcmo Members Posts: 79 ✭✭✭
    I'll just further add that what I liked about the iblades: Loved the look at address, blade size was perfect. Found that I was very accurate with them. Right amount of bounce, they did not dig for me. They were not that long distance wise, which I'm ok with...
  • BlackM00NlightBlackM00Nlight IowaMembers Posts: 3,647 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    VPC are going to feel softer and have more forgiveness than the iblade. And the finish will hold up better on the VPC’s
    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

  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC ClubWRX Posts: 2,327 ClubWRX
    No idea why, but iBlade did not suit my swing. as I was eager to buy them. Hit them with two shafts and I found them a little more demanding than I'd hoped.



    I was coming off a back injury at the time and slowly getting back into it, could have been a factor. Swinging the club much better now.



    Regardless, I hit the VPCs better in testing and it carried over to the golf course. I shot the low round of my career with them. The head shape, amount of offset and beveled leading edge all work for me. I would think bounce of VPC and iBlade would be comparable, but I don't know for sure. VPC seem mid-bounce to me. The sole of them is one I like.
    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • SanzabarSanzabar Members Posts: 1,278 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    First round with the VPC’s and these things are so so good! Freezing would be an understatement for today, topped at at 40 degrees and these bad boys shined. From every lie, they were good, really good. Ball flight was ideal, distance was spot on and didn’t take long to get used to them, coming from the i200s. I’d say they are very comparable as far as forgiveness and distance goes.
    Ping G400 Max w/Evolution II 569
    Callaway V-Series Heavenwood
    Nike Vapor Speed 23*
    TaylorMade P790
    Nike Engage 56/60* & Callaway PM Grind 64*
    Nike Method Origin B1-01 Custom

    #Colts #ForTheShoe #COLTure
  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1 Members Posts: 5,804 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I just swapped from the VPCs to the Mizuno MP18 SCs. I played the Nike’s from the first week of release and loved them from the first time I hit them. While the 18s are good, I find myself missing the Nikes. Might have to swap back soon.
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 w/Tensei Orange 60 S
    Ping G410 3(14.5) w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Nike VPC 4-PW w/Modus 120 Stiff

    TM Milled Grind Black 52 SB and 58 LB w/Modus Tour 125 Wedge
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser

    TM TP5 Pix
  • minteqminteq Members Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Found a new set of VPC, never should have sold mine. I got the 718 AP2, but just could not get comfortable, so glad to have the VPC irons back in the bag. I will wear these out.
    Callaway Epic Flash SZ Hzrdus T800
    Titleist TS2 16.5 Hzrdus Smoke 70s
    Nike VPC 4-Aw
    Callaway PM 56/60
    Nike 006 Proto
    Callaway Chrome Soft

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