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Counterbalancing a Ping Vault 2.0 ZB

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IvyguyIvyguy  1607WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,607
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Howdy y'all

I got the opportunity to roll a Bettinardi FCB counterbalance... and I gotta say, coolest putter I ever rolled... actually considered running off with it lol.


So, I cannot spend 1400 bucks on one (well I could, but I heard divorces can be costly, so I'm gonna avoid that), I want to create a "poor man's FCB".


Using a Ping Vault 2.0 ZB, I want to get the head to at least 385 grams, get the length to 39-40 inches and utilize a long putter grip (15-17 inches long).


BUT, I have a couple of questions for the brain trust here:


-The Vault 2.0 line has adjustable weights, two parter here:

1: has anyone adjusted their own? I see the kits on ebay.. any experiences?

2: on Pings site, the say that the Tungsten weights are 15 grams heavier than standard... is that for each (total of 30 grams heavier total)?

-Is my logic behind the counterbalancing sound? Based on all of the threads here, it seems like the grip should be between 30 and 35 percent of the headweight... 385 head weight and a 130 gram grip essentially gets me there (look, I'm not a tour pro, close is good enough).


Any insight or experiences that folks can share would be great... Or, if you have a heavy head FCB lying around that you are willing to donate (lol), let me know.


Thanks!!!

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  • MattM97MattM97  766WRX Points: 341Members Posts: 766
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    Weights might be better to send off to Ping to install.


    Length you don't necessarily need to go super long on a putter length unless you really need/want too. Can still counterbalance with a regular length putter for yourself or just a touch longer if you like the weight above your hands.


    For weight it's what you feel you like, some can CB just on a heavy putter grip, some need extra weight. My gamer is 35-40% difference in the head to handle depending what weight I have in the putter.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy  1607WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,607
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    I contacted ping... 365 is the heaviest that they can make the putter stock. So, I may have to look at using tungsten powder in the shaft.


    Anyone try this?

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  • JunkerJorgeJunkerJorge  345WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 345
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    I've not done that with the zb specifically but I have had tungsten down the shaft and it works just fine. Of course can put lead tape on the sole as well. The ZB is a fine stick.

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    I found some high density lead tape (.25 inches wide, one inch equals one gram)... assuming the putter is 3.5 inches long, I'll effectively be able to fit three inches on there. For me to get to 380, from the 365 (stock's with tungsten weights), I will need 5 layers.....


    Maybe I can get 12 grams of tungsten down the shaft and do a layer of lead tape on the sole.....


    Ehhhh, I dunno... seems like a fools errand now.

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  • JunkerJorgeJunkerJorge  345WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 345
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    How heavy can you get an old Cameron Coronado?

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  • IvyguyIvyguy  1607WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,607
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    The Coronado looks like the same specs... which is strange because the head is a bit longer.

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  • JunkerJorgeJunkerJorge  345WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 345
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    I think you can get aftermarket cameron weights for like 40-50 grams. I'm assuming it sits at 330g with 5's, so you should be able to get it around 380g pretty easily.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy  1607WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,607
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    That's interesting. I'll do some more digging.


    Thank u

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  • JunkerJorgeJunkerJorge  345WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 345
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    Ping vault zb 2.0 picking up a tour win today. FCB coming up a little short on champions tour

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  • IvyguyIvyguy  1607WRX Points: 259Members Posts: 1,607
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    I saw that. Good win for Andrew, hes a gritty dude. Freddy just didnt have it, unfortunately. Was he using the FCB, or the small mallet that he used a couple of times at the end of last season?

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