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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NC 2068WRX Points: 306Handicap: 1.0ClubWRX Posts: 2,068 ClubWRX
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    Great analysis.



    Were the shafts similar enough that one could conclude that 358 head was indeed longer?




    Hard to say 100% but no I'm thinking the shafts weren't all that similar overall. The Crazy shafts are hard to find information on because they are only sold in the Japanese market and search results are limited, especially results in English. It's a fantastic feeling shaft though and feels like it has a slightly lower kick point and very light weight. It is very consistent and has a very tight feeling even though it's so light. Also feels a little counterbalanced. Unique is the best way I can describe it.



    I know the Fubuki Alpha is a little higher spinning for me as the tip is a little softer and I may try to find a lower spinning alternative. I know I've hit the 435 out on the golf course and had some of the longest drives I've ever hit using it. I think this has to do with how much it rolls when it hits the ground. If I can get the spin slightly lower then it might be the go to club during the warmer months when the ground is harder.



    The Graphite Design PT shaft is also a Japan only shaft but it is basically a mid launch, mid spin shaft but is an X flex and stiffer feeling than the others.



    The Speeder Platinum is a very tight feeling shaft but still has flex to it. It feels to me a lot like the Speeder Evo II shaft but made with higher end (more expensive) materials.
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  • kaaayelllkaaayelll  811WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 811 Golden Tee
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    Correct, 03. The GC2 uses high-speed cameras to capture the initial ball flight, capturing speed, spin, and launch angle quite accurately. It does not capture club data, however. FYI, the GC2 is sensitive to the ball used since it’s measuring ball data.
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  • ian-500ian-500  1054WRX Points: 286Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    Great numbers with the OnOff. Hhhmmmmm, need......to....resist......searching.......AAARRRRGGGGHHHHHH. Failed.



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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5° + Tour AD DI 8x.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4365WRX Points: 547Sponsors Posts: 4,365 Titanium Tees
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    Got a Bullet to test VS the 435. Super intrigued by the high toe.
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4365WRX Points: 547Sponsors Posts: 4,365 Titanium Tees
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    Pics of Bullet and a couple w the 435B.
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  • ian-500ian-500  1054WRX Points: 286Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    Hi Ari. Seen that you have the blackout up for sale. The Bullet that good eh?
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4365WRX Points: 547Sponsors Posts: 4,365 Titanium Tees
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    I actually have 2 435s one I ordered custom and the first one I got but the Bullet is in the bag. I'm super impressed with it. Big sweetspot if you miss off the toe.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2257WRX Points: 210Members Posts: 2,257 Platinum Tees
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    I actually have 2 435s one I ordered custom and the first one I got but the Bullet is in the bag. I'm super impressed with it. Big sweetspot if you miss off the toe.




    Whats the latest on this bad boy ??? Is it still in the bag ? How is the loft and spin ? sound ?
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4365WRX Points: 547Sponsors Posts: 4,365 Titanium Tees
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    Yes Bullet is still in the bag. It's mid launch and low spin. Few hundred rpms lower than the 435. The one I have is filled with some cotton and the sound/feel are great.
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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NC 2068WRX Points: 306Handicap: 1.0ClubWRX Posts: 2,068 ClubWRX
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    Yes Bullet is still in the bag. It's mid launch and low spin. Few hundred rpms lower than the 435. The one I have is filled with some cotton and the sound/feel are great.




    I had to add hotmelt to calm the sound down on my Bullet. Sounds perfect now.
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  • autronicdsmautronicdsm  802WRX Points: 98Handicap: 999Members Posts: 802 Golden Tee
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    03trdblack wrote:


    Crazy FX BM-435 w/ Mitsubishi Fubuki Alpha 70 S flex - 44.5" w/ hotmelt

    JBeam ZY-11 w/ Crazy Regenesis Longest Yard 01 SR flex - 45"

    JBeam Bullet w/ Fujikura Speeder Platinum S flex - 45.5"




    Is Longest Yard stiffer to flex than others? Why SR as opposed to S like all other shafts?
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  • FairwayFredFairwayFred  4365WRX Points: 547Sponsors Posts: 4,365 Titanium Tees
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    03trdblack wrote:



    Yes Bullet is still in the bag. It's mid launch and low spin. Few hundred rpms lower than the 435. The one I have is filled with some cotton and the sound/feel are great.




    I had to add hotmelt to calm the sound down on my Bullet. Sounds perfect now.




    I might order a custom Bullet w a foamed head. My foamed 435 is the single best sounding and feeling metal driver I've ever owned.
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  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2257WRX Points: 210Members Posts: 2,257 Platinum Tees
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    03trdblack wrote:



    Yes Bullet is still in the bag. It's mid launch and low spin. Few hundred rpms lower than the 435. The one I have is filled with some cotton and the sound/feel are great.




    I had to add hotmelt to calm the sound down on my Bullet. Sounds perfect now.




    I might order a custom Bullet w a foamed head. My foamed 435 is the single best sounding and feeling metal driver I've ever owned.






    Cotton balls especially poly fill work better than foam....I had a couple ZY-11 drivers that were factory foamed , when they were brand new, they sounded awesome but after several hundred hits, the volume would change from muffled impact thud to a higher pitched thud....still muffled but nowhere near as pleasing as a new head. Ive used cotton and it was impossible to remove, poly fill is a bit easier but everything will cling to any hotmelt in the head....polyfill balls ( like beanbag fill ) is the easiest to add and remove provided the interior of head is clean.
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  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl  6103WRX Points: 1,100Members Posts: 6,103 Titanium Tees
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    I came back to this thread as I was sitting here thinking about possibly parting ways with my 358 since I have so many drivers currently. ( Not so much different models as spares and variations of the same models. Yes its a sickness) Now after reading I am back on the fence and I may have to take it for another ride. Great driver IMO and could easily have a home in my bag. Ive been holding onto it because down the road I may make a JDM bag. For anyone that hasnt tried one, do so if you get the chance.
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  • MBBGMBBG South of Chicagoland 1655WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 1,655 Platinum Tees
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    Don’t sell that 358 without talking to me first!!!
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    ONOFF Labospec 358 — Tour AD TP6X
    Titleist TS2 16.5* — Kuro Kage XM 80X
    Mizuno MP-20 HMB/MB—MITSUBISHI MMT 105/125
    Mizuno T20 50* and 55* — MITSUBISHI MMT 125
    Seven ST 61* Black Boron — MCI Black 125 Wedge
    Epon Ltd Edition I-33 — Matrix Ozik PZ-125 Shaft 
  • buckeyeflbuckeyefl  6103WRX Points: 1,100Members Posts: 6,103 Titanium Tees
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    MBBG wrote:


    Don't sell that 358 without talking to me first!!!




    Lol you've got it.
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