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SUITSSUITS  1014WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 1,014
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X100 iron player. Moderate tempo, miss is a pull hook. 7 iron carry is 172, 4 iron is 205.

Recently grabbed a u65 from srixon in 20 degree. I’m all over the map with the stock graphite.

I want to have a little higher launch .Do I got lighter steel 105 range in a x100 or go with a soft stepped dg X100.

Heavy graphite is an option as well but I have no idea where to start with that. I play a D+ in stiff for both driver and 3w.



  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  3013WRX Points: 1,105Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 3,013
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    It makes sense you'd be all over the map with what I assume is stock Miyazaki 70g shaft, that is almost half the weight of the X100s you are used to. Plus, a pull hook can be made even worse by lack of weight. I'd keep it simple and go with a DG 120 X100. It will be a profile that you're used to and a weight that makes sense. A regular X100 can work as well. If you go with graphite then I would suggest something like the Recoil 125 shafts. Bottom line though, lack of weight is what is likely messing with you so I wouldn't make small steps here, get yourself up to at least 110-125g to start with.

    Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX ||  Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
    Titleist 915FD 15* Kuro Kage DC 80TX || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Kuro Kage 100XTS || Srixon Z U65 Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid
    Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 26*- 36* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 40*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Special 61* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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    Never mind

  • JJK947JJK947  3241WRX Points: 268Members Posts: 3,241
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    AMT X100 @ 112 grams or so, or the DG 105 X100 @ 105 grams. I like both in driving iron application, they seem to play very similar. The 105 may be a hair softer and higher launching, not a ton in it. Both will give you the X100 feel, maybe more so with the AMT, but be a bit more manageable in the driving iron for a little extra launch/distance. There's also the DG 120 which would be more of a fine tuning change from regular X100 where the other two would be more noticeable. They also make the D+ White hybrid shaft in 100 and 90 gram weights.

    Having hit all of these except the DG 120, my preference is the DG105 X100. It swings noticeably easier than the regular X100 but retains a similar feel and a little more launch (easier to load) without adding too much spin. I have one I pulled from a P790 UDI I plan on using in a 3-iron.


    Taylormade M5 (9) - Tensei Pro Orange 60
    Taylormade M3 T3 (14) - Tensei Pro Orange 70
    Taylormade M3 5W (19) - Tensei Pro Orange 80
    Srixon Z945 3-PW - DG Tour X100
    Mizuno MP T20 52.09 - DG Tour S400
    Mizuno MP T20 58.04 - DG Tour S400
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  • jah7838jah7838  1180WRX Points: 185Members Posts: 1,180
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    Steelfiber 110? I just put it in my 20* Adams Super 9031 hybrid, and the ball flight is very similar to my s400 shafts.

    Driver: 9.5* M3 Speeder 757 Speeder Evolution Tour Spec Stiff Flex
    Fairway: Cobra F6 Baffler set to 17.5* with Motore Speeder 8.3 Stiff/Aldila Tour Blue 85s set to 16.5*
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s, 23* Adams Super 9031 S300
    Irons: 4 (Recoil 125 F4), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and Mizuon S18 56* bent to 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Odyssey O Works #7 or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • Kale_mKale_m  2233WRX Points: 391Members Posts: 2,233
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    I have the Tensei Pro white 90tx hyb in my 790 udi. I was on the fence about it before but after hitting it off grass I love it. Can flight it low or high. And goes like crazy. Really liking it

    Ping g410 LST 9* weight in toe, PW70tx 
    3wood — TBD 
    Ping g410 3hy at 20*
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
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    On -, @Kale_m said:

    I have the Tensei Pro white 90tx hyb in my 790 udi. I was on the fence about it before but after hitting it off grass I love it. Can flight it low or high. And goes like crazy. Really liking it

    I have the same shaft in my TMB 2 iron- I agree with you 100%, it won't be leaving the bag anytime soon

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  • SUITSSUITS  1014WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 1,014
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    Thanks for all the input , I settled on the x100 DG. Ordered a 40.5 to softstep it in hopes of rising the launch a hair. Hope it works out.

  • BleederFadeBleederFade  180WRX Points: 53Handicap: +0.3Members Posts: 180
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    I have the X100 in my DI which is what I play in my irons and it works great for me. It is an iron so why not play the same shaft as your irons! Hope it works out for you

    Titleist TS3 9.5 - Kuro Kage XT 
    Titleist 917 F2 16.5 - Diamana W 
    Titleist 718 T-MB 2 - TTDG 
    Mizuno MP18 4 - PW - TTDG 
    Vokey SM7 52.12 F, 56.14 F - TTDG 
    Taylormade HiToe 60 - TTDG 
    Taylormade Spider Tour Black
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8752WRX Points: 1,119Members Posts: 8,752
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    My approach (and what I've been advised by experienced fitters) is always start with your stock steel. If the flight or feel isn't well received from that, move to heavy(ish) graphite, using a similar profile as your irons. For an X100 player, the tried and true Tensei PW90TX is probably going to work based on your carries.

    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B 70
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Tour Blue 85
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS

  • SUITSSUITS  1014WRX Points: 84Members Posts: 1,014
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    For those reading later on, I finally got this thing dialed in. Went with steel same flex as my irons. I soft stepped one time because I wanted a little extra launch. I trimmed it an inch longer than my 4 iron to start and it was terrible. Took it down to stock 3 iron length and it’s magical. Long and high. Not as much roll as when it had graphite but I wasn’t after roll.


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