Really looking forward to reading your review
i got my shafts in - going to be at the range this afternoon -- whatever one i like more is going in the bag tomorrow for my pub links qualifier; STAY TUNED
SIM / 9* (set 1 tick higher loft) / RIPx 65TX tipped 2" playing 44.25"
Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
SIM Max 3H / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"
Happy they arrived safely. Have fun!
Which two did you get again? I believe one of them was the White 2.0.
TaylorMade SIM 10.5* @ 9.5* - Rogue White 130 70 TX
TaylorMade M5 TI 5 wood 18* @ 17* - Rogue White 130 80 TX
Titleist U500 3 - MMT 105 TX
Miura TC-201 4-PW - Modus 120 TX
TaylorMade Hi-Toe Raw 50* @ 51*, 54* @ 56* ,60* @ 61* - DG TI S400
TaylorMade Tour Issue Spider X Navy
yes, white 2.0 and the aldila tour proto 1.0; both in 75TX tipped 1" and playing 44.5"
Nice. I've been playing the Rogue White 70 TX, but have felt recently like I would prefer a "tighter" feel. Any thoughts on a comparison to that shaft would be much appreciated.
And forgot we very similar spec'd drivers/shafts...Very interested in the results.
Can't wait to hear what you think @gioguy21 !
Well, after a range session - I'm gonna go with the aldila 1.0 proto for tomorrow. Feels a touch softer than the white 2.0, and I don't feel like I need to go at it 110% to keep it where I want it. More to come.
Tipped 1 inch in the 2.0 75tx is very tight. The spin is super super low but it does require some heat at that tipping. These shafts are very sensitive to tipping and tighten up fast. I really did think you'd like that 1.0 proto. Testers have been comparing to the Kuro Kage Dual Core XT in the way it feels, maybe with a shade less spin.
Dear USPS, you suck. Was supposed to be delivered 2 days ago.
Anything on the KBS TD's?
Taylormade M3 9* with Tensei Blue 60g
Taylormade M3 16*HL with Hzrdus Yellow Smoke 70g
Mizuno MP-5's 3-PW with C-taper 125's / Cobra CB/MB 3-PW C-Taper 125's
Cleveland RTX4 50/54/58 Raw finish
Cameron Studio Design 2 w Stability Shaft / Cameron Monterey Custom w Stability Shaft
I had some stuff shipped via USPS, and it took over a week to cross Los Angeles, through the various distribution points. Then it took another week to get from Los Angeles to Richmond (B.C.) Hopefully it'll get off the slow horse and onto one moving a tad faster.
Driver: Taylormade SIM Max @ 8º (9.5) w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6S
Fairway: Callaway Mavrik 4W @ 16.5º w/ ProjectX Evenflow Black 75S
Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 @ 20º w/ Atmos Blue HB TS 8S
Irons: Miura 4-6 (TC-201), 7-PW (MB-101) w/ Mitsubishi MMT 105TX (ss*1)
Wedges: Artisan Raw 51º, 56º, 61º
Putter: Artisan 0117
Driver: Ping G LS Tec 9º
Fairway: Titleist 915F 3W 15º
Hybrid: Cobra Baffler Pro 2H 18º
Irons: Taylormade RAC Forged TP CB 3-PW
Wedges: Wilson Staff FG Tour PMP 52º; Nike VR Pro Forged Brushed Oxide Raw 58º
Putter: Cleveland Huntington Beach 1
It’s strange because I’ve sent probably a dozen or so things priority to all parts of the country lately and have had zero problems.
secret prototype possibly the new Hzrdus rdx hexcel shaft?
Same here. Seems to be getting back to normal.
Had a shaft Cali to Fl in 2 days, and MI to Fl in 2 days.
Epic Flash - Motore X F3 / Pro 2.0 7 / Apex 19h - Pro 2.0 8 / Apex 19 - Apex Pro 19 1050Gh HSx1 / MD5 / Phantom X5.5 - SS Mid Slim 2.0
JT, as always, a sincere thank you sir for taking the time to do this.
Happy to do it. I'll finish this one up in the next few days, then I have another feature planned.
well - my qualifier was great driving wise...it was other parts of my game that let me down. onto the next one.
preliminary thoughts on these shafts-
AV White 2.0 - This shaft is easily one of the most stable shafts i've played but does NOT feel like rebar. there isn't one iota of kick in it - you know where the head/clubface are at all times. that being said - i had to up the loft in this a bit b/c on the range it seemed like i had some knuckleballs (could've been the balls too tho). Overall i actually REALLY liked it b/c it was point and shoot - there was very little curvature of the golf ball to be had - loved a straight shot.
Aldila 1.0 Proto - This one puzzles me. there are times when it swings alot like the AV 2.0, and there are times when it has definitive kick to it. not sure i have been able to tell the difference as to when...but when it does, i can hit a draw...when it doesn't, it goes straight or with a cut. the spin is very low with both of these shafts but, this shaft is a touch more playable for me.
So far - im favoring the aldila---however, if i got my hands on a AV White 2.0 65TX it might make things interesting.
more to come - i'm going to grab the sim sometime this week and get some numbers and some work done for you guys.
I've noticed anything that goes through the Elk Grove center in IL takes significantly longer than other USPS shipments. I currently have an Olson Retro putter sitting there right now. Very frustrating.
I have had the same experience with that distribution center. Awful.
Thanks for taking the time to post the write up. A question that came to mind; I think you had tried the KK XD in the past, would you say the Raw White 2.0 is closer in terms of feel/performance to the XD then say the original Pro White?
no. i think the Aldila 1.0 is actually closer to the XD...but similar to original tensei pro white TX in stability. the raw white 2.0 is honestly a lot more of a stronger av raw 1.0 (in TX)
I'd add, that 2.0 isn't a shaft for everyone. It's stout and very low spin, very sensitive to tipping and needs to be fit to the player. It's not one of those shafts that fits a ton of people, but those who it does fit will love it.
The Aldila tour proto 1.0 is more like dual core XT in that it holds up under aggressive swings but still maintains some smoothness and load. It's a much better option for most people and lower speeds or guys who aren't super aggressive. I expect most will love this shaft.
I don't know, that putt on #2 was maybe the best putt I've ever seen without dropping. Hit me up if you need someone to fill a foursome.
Had the pleasure of playing with Gioguy21 - he's a player. Good luck on next event. See you at mid-am
was a blast playin with you and the other Paul -- hope to play again soon.
Looking forward to your full thoughts on the products.
I will be hitting my simulator either today or tomorrow. i gamed the white 2.0 yesterday --- now that i've played it i have a very different opinion of it. I like it more than the aldila tour - i'll have in-depth discussion/thoughts in the next day or so.
Man they're both excellent tho -
I’ve got dibs on the white 2.0 if you end up going to a 65 in it!
how'd you know i was thinking of doing that...? lol i think a 65TX, tipped 1/2" would be IDEAL for me after how it played yesterday. sorry for not gettin back to your text -- i was out at a private lake these last couple days with no reception...it was heaven haha
because our telepathy is strong, my dude!
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