Tour AD DI7s Question

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Either70or90Either70or90  2WRX Points: 5Members Posts: 2
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Just wondering if it plays true to flex or softer/harder? Right now I play a 910F with a Diamana Kailil 75 stiff and hit it pretty high. Basically what am I getting with this shaft and what changes can I expect? SS with driver is 110-115 and I play a Cobra f9 with a Atmos Tour Spec 6X.

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  • drscott266drscott266  502WRX Points: 160Members Posts: 502
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    I know its not exactly the answer you are looking for, but in my experience the GD stuff changes dramtically by weight. I had a DJ 6 in a fairway tipped that felt like a noodle. Put in a DJ & untipped and it was totally too firm for me. The weight also changes flex to my knowledge with GD, at least in the older stuff it did.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2926WRX Points: 1,016Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 2,926
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    The Kai'li and the AD-DI are pretty similar shafts in terms of profile, however if you have the Kai'li 75 then that means it is the "made for Titleist" version which is much softer than the genuine aftermarket Kai'li. With a swing speed in that range I would honestly be looking at an X-flex for a shaft like that. Kai'li 70's and 80's can be had all day on eBay for pretty cheap and they will be stronger than the MFT Kai'li 75 that you have.

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    Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX ||  Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
    Titleist 915FD 15* Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80TX || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80TX || Srixon Z U65 Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* UST IS-990X Prototype || Srixon Z 585 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-5i Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 5i-PW 27*- 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 FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • SJP1SJP1  548WRX Points: 79Handicap: 3.9Members Posts: 548
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    Agree with the above. If you're 110-115 SS, you're very likely to want an X in a DI 7 rather than an S. It'll come down to feel and how much kick you want at the bottom, but an S could feel loose to you.

    Also agree with the previous comment of weight changing the feel of how a DI loads.

    The other option is an IZ in a 7 S which would be halfway, feel-wise, between a DI 7S and a DI 7X. They're very similar profiles, the IZ just has newer materials in the tip and mid-sections which firms the feel up a bit.

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    TaylorMade M3, 15*, AD-DI 7s
    Titleist 818, 19*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 818, 23*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 716 T-MB, 5-PW, AMT S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 50*, S300
    Vokey WedgeWorks K, 54*, S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 58K, S300
    Odyssey O-Works 3T

  • Either70or90Either70or90  2WRX Points: 5Members Posts: 2
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    Thanks for the help guys, I kinda figured I need to move to an X because the 3 wood can get a little loose, lot of ballooning ball flights and long sweeping hooks. Recently made the change in my driver and immediately saw a more penetrating lower ball flight.

    Are there any other shafts that may be better than the DI 7S or X that won't completely break the bank?

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  • TherealpatgilesTherealpatgiles  536WRX Points: 159Handicap: 13Members Posts: 536
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    Maybe the ad gp7x. It's a stout shaft, some say it's boardy.

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub  2926WRX Points: 1,016Handicap: 1.7Members Posts: 2,926
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    Better is going to be purely subjective, but in that profile of shat there are tons of options, the biggest bang for the buck being the real aftermarket Kai'li that I mentioned and the Diamana B-Series. Also if you are patient you can snag Tensei Pro Blues for a steal on eBay. The absolute cheapest option would be something like the Aldila Tour Blue or Rogue Black 95MSI.

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    Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX ||  Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
    Titleist 915FD 15* Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80TX || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Aldila Rogue 125 MSI 80TX || Srixon Z U65 Utility 18* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Callaway X-Forged UT 21* UST IS-990X Prototype || Srixon Z 585 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-5i Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 5i-PW 27*- 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 FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • SJP1SJP1  548WRX Points: 79Handicap: 3.9Members Posts: 548
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    Rogue Black is a good shaft and super similar profile to the DI. I've gamed both, the DI just feels a lot better to me.

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    Ping G410 LST 9*, Tour AD-IZ 6s
    TaylorMade M3, 15*, AD-DI 7s
    Titleist 818, 19*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 818, 23*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 716 T-MB, 5-PW, AMT S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 50*, S300
    Vokey WedgeWorks K, 54*, S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 58K, S300
    Odyssey O-Works 3T

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