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  • djhgolfdjhgolf Members Posts: 730 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:

    4rheel wrote:


    Tai, how did the Speeder TR feel? Read they feel the most "boardy" in the Fuji line.




    Actually thought it was really solid feeling. I'd argue the Atmos is way more boardy than the TR. 100% getting the TR, very impressed by it. I was surprised how much I didn't get along with the Diamana or Tensei shafts.




    Mate, you crushed that M3/TR combo!! TS3 isn't even close... Definitely thought you'd be going TS3/DF! Might have to test Speeder TR
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  • PALS-SSAPALS-SSA Members Posts: 279 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:

    4rheel wrote:


    Tai, how did the Speeder TR feel? Read they feel the most "boardy" in the Fuji line.




    Actually thought it was really solid feeling. I'd argue the Atmos is way more boardy than the TR. 100% getting the TR, very impressed by it. I was surprised how much I didn't get along with the Diamana or Tensei shafts.




    I'm guessing Tensei was getting loose on your strongest swings and spinning on you?
  • TheKrushhTheKrushh Members Posts: 1,014 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:



    Stupid question, but did you try the TR shaft in the 917 for comparison? Or the Atmos in the TS3?




    Yes - the numbers are with the TR in the 917. The TR shaft was tested against all of the others I listed and was the best in both heads.


    TheKrushh wrote:


    It seems like they should be able to get your smash factor higher with a better fit shaft. I would a think a guy with your swing could get to 1.51-1.52 pretty easily. Clearly, you like what you're seeing but it seems like some ball speed is missing for your swing speed. (For reference my swing speeds only hit 117-118 but I can usually get 178-179 off ball speed (1.52)).




    When you normalize these numbers it bumps my smash factor up to more "normal" numbers. 1.51-1.52 are all smoke and mirrors Trackman speak - I just care about spin, carry, and dispersion.. which is why I've gone away from any type of indoor driver fitting. I care about what I actually see and where the ball actually land.. not smash factor etc.. don't believe in that stuff anymore, or I should say, I just take it with a grain of salt.



    Edit: not sure if you saw the part where all of these numbers are raw with range balls.. premium balls/normalization would bring things up to what you're seeing. This was a good enough test for me since everything was the same.




    That makes sense! Range balls would make perfect sense. I’m newer to the numbers stuff and just couldn’t wrap my head around why your smash numbers wouldn’t be higher.
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  • beaneybeaney Members Posts: 227 ✭✭
    I think you made the right decision (and I have a TM driver, so not being biased)!



    Sure the M3 is longer, but it’s not like the TS3 is short! You’ve often disliked drivers because the miss is big, so if you feel comfy with the TS3, have gained a few yards over the 917, but also kept the accuracy, then that’s worth a few yards!



    The extra 10 yards isn’t useful if you’re in the cabbage.



    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks, and it sounds like the TS3 will do that perfectly!



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  • RonSwansonRonSwanson Honor: if you need it defined, you don’t have it. ClubWRX Posts: 1,640 ClubWRX
    beaney wrote:


    I think you made the right decision (and I have a TM driver, so not being biased)!



    Sure the M3 is longer, but it’s not like the TS3 is short! You’ve often disliked drivers because the miss is big, so if you feel comfy with the TS3, have gained a few yards over the 917, but also kept the accuracy, then that’s worth a few yards!



    The extra 10 yards isn’t useful if you’re in the cabbage.



    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks, and it sounds like the TS3 will do that perfectly!




    Preach.
  • MackDaddy480MackDaddy480 Members Posts: 182 ✭✭
    Pure - will you fit for the Fujikura Speeder TR 757 TX flex?
  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭
    beaney wrote:


    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks




    Post of the year, lol! But seriously.. so true. Today I played with 3 pros and my buddy who's a +1. I had 7 birdies through 12 then the whiskey kicked in and I cooled way down.. shot -2 (70) as a 2 and was pretty happy with that.



    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I just told them, you guys play for a living.. I play once a week if I'm lucky.. I just played well today, not sure what else to say. My game is definitely coming back.. my index is going to drop back down towards scratch. The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them. The 917 is still ole faithful, but today it was the Scotty.. very hot.




    Pure - will you fit for the Fujikura Speeder TR 757 TX flex?




    It was an X, but I think I have a TX coming.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist TS3 8.5 - Fujikura TR7
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    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
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  • LongballjockLongballjock Members Posts: 160
    beaney wrote:


    I think you made the right decision (and I have a TM driver, so not being biased)!



    Sure the M3 is longer, but it’s not like the TS3 is short! You’ve often disliked drivers because the miss is big, so if you feel comfy with the TS3, have gained a few yards over the 917, but also kept the accuracy, then that’s worth a few yards!



    The extra 10 yards isn’t useful if you’re in the cabbage.



    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks, and it sounds like the TS3 will do that perfectly!




    Totally agree with the dad golf comment if you are hitting fairways not much shorter in distance then a massive win in my books
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    Hyrbid: Adams super 9031 21.5*
    W/ Diamana D+ 82s
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  • beaneybeaney Members Posts: 227 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:
    beaney wrote:


    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks




    Post of the year, lol! But seriously.. so true. Today I played with 3 pros and my buddy who's a +1. I had 7 birdies through 12 then the whiskey kicked in and I cooled way down.. shot -2 (70) as a 2 and was pretty happy with that.



    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I just told them, you guys play for a living.. I play once a week if I'm lucky.. I just played well today, not sure what else to say. My game is definitely coming back.. my index is going to drop back down towards scratch. The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them. The 917 is still ole faithful, but today it was the Scotty.. very hot.




    Pure - will you fit for the Fujikura Speeder TR 757 TX flex?




    It was an X, but I think I have a TX coming.




    I think you just realign expectations when the little ones arrive and you stop practicing.



    I’ve played some of my best golf since the kids arrived 3 years ago, and also some of the worst. The difference is that I’m not really bothered by a bad round - the kids don’t care what you shoot, just that you’ve had fun.



    I have no idea what my shot shape is anymore, it varies from game to game, depending on how much sleep I’ve had, how sore my back is after carrying the kids around and whether the car was still rolling when I jumped out of it to get to the first tee! I accepted a while ago that the days of hitting the centre of the club are gone, so finding clubs that help the bad strikes and keep the ball in play, are the ones that keep things enjoyable!



    You’re obviously still playing good golf, and giving the pros a beating is a sure sign of that!!!
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  • spookyspooky Members Posts: 2,550
    Pure745 wrote:


    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them.




    Lower expectations make the good rounds so much more fun. ;-)



    Any more detailed thoughts on the CTL? Have you considered hard-stepping them or still too early to come to a conclusion about them?



    I'm still tempted to go with the CTL that were recommended - the S Taper I decided to try do seem to spin more than I'd like, so I'm toying with the idea of CTL, maybe Tour V or getting a spare set of C Taper that I've got in the garage and going back to them.



    The 919 Tours are great - no complaints whatsoever with them.
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭
    spooky wrote:

    Pure745 wrote:


    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them.




    Lower expectations make the good rounds so much more fun. ;-)



    Any more detailed thoughts on the CTL? Have you considered hard-stepping them or still too early to come to a conclusion about them?



    I'm still tempted to go with the CTL that were recommended - the S Taper I decided to try do seem to spin more than I'd like, so I'm toying with the idea of CTL, maybe Tour V or getting a spare set of C Taper that I've got in the garage and going back to them.



    The 919 Tours are great - no complaints whatsoever with them.




    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore. The CTL's have been hard stepped and so far have been really good, much better than the Titleist set with the PXLZ. My dispersion is way better, much less curve, I'm really surprised at how straight they go. I can still work them but usually my ball would have a slight tail in the wind or tend to overcut/spin, that has gone away with the new set. For a blade type iron, I have hit some eye opening shots where I definitely missed and the ball ended up amazingly well.



    The CTL has a different profile than the normal CT's, so I'd triple check on that. I didn't like the $ or S taper at all in the past, the Tour V was the one shaft from KBS that I would actually game till I got fit to the CTL. The CT 130 is probably my top 2 least favorite shafts I've hit, the CTL is a completely different animal. I think rather than chasing a little less spin, if it's windy, I'll just play a TP5X or Bridgestone ball to cut the spin down 2-300 rpm.



    Also - the S18 46 and 50 have been a huge shock. I really like them, I wouldn't replace my Vokeys in the 55/60 with them, but they are great in the PW and GW spot. They look a lot better to my eye than then SM7 in the clubs I take full swings with for whatever reason, they feel better too. They sit a little different but I have gotten used to it.



    The Fli-Hi is $$, keeping that as well. I'm not sure I'll switch anything else except my new driver, probably 3wd, and new wedge shafts in the 55/60.
    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Titleist TS3 8.5 - Fujikura TR7
    Titleist 917F2 15 - Fujikura Speeder 857 Evo2 Proto
    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
    Mizuno S18 46/50
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  • Aviador NavalAviador Naval equus mortuus non caedis Members Posts: 1,103 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:


    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore.




    Have you ever tried AMT? I recognize they're not for everybody and suppose you might over-power the long irons but would allow for an old friend in the mid to short irons. They're perfect for me - although I swing my 5 iron at about the same speed as you do a knock down pitching wedge.



    Anyway, you may want to consider them when you order your CB/MB combo one millisecond after the 720 series photos are released next June...
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭

    Pure745 wrote:


    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore.




    Have you ever tried AMT? I recognize they're not for everybody and suppose you might over-power the long irons but would allow for an old friend in the mid to short irons. They're perfect for me - although I swing my 5 iron at about the same speed as you do a knock down pitching wedge.



    Anyway, you may want to consider them when you order your CB/MB combo one millisecond after the 720 series photos are released next June...




    Tried the AMT's, they spun like crazy in the long irons. Have you seen the new 720's? If they're slight iterations of the last however many models, I'll be passing, really bored with the Titleist irons, and the 919 Tours are that much better already. But, you never know.. I've eaten my words a few times on here. image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' /> image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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    Mizuno 919T - KBS CTL
    Mizuno S18 46/50
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  • spookyspooky Members Posts: 2,550
    Pure745 wrote:


    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore. The CTL's have been hard stepped and so far have been really good, much better than the Titleist set with the PXLZ. My dispersion is way better, much less curve, I'm really surprised at how straight they go. I can still work them but usually my ball would have a slight tail in the wind or tend to overcut/spin, that has gone away with the new set. For a blade type iron, I have hit some eye opening shots where I definitely missed and the ball ended up amazingly well.



    The CTL has a different profile than the normal CT's, so I'd triple check on that. I didn't like the $ or S taper at all in the past, the Tour V was the one shaft from KBS that I would actually game till I got fit to the CTL. The CT 130 is probably my top 2 least favorite shafts I've hit, the CTL is a completely different animal. I think rather than chasing a little less spin, if it's windy, I'll just play a TP5X or Bridgestone ball to cut the spin down 2-300 rpm.



    Also - the S18 46 and 50 have been a huge shock. I really like them, I wouldn't replace my Vokeys in the 55/60 with them, but they are great in the PW and GW spot. They look a lot better to my eye than then SM7 in the clubs I take full swings with for whatever reason, they feel better too. They sit a little different but I have gotten used to it.



    The Fli-Hi is $$, keeping that as well. I'm not sure I'll switch anything else except my new driver, probably 3wd, and new wedge shafts in the 55/60.




    Cheers for that. It's a good point about using a different ball to shave off some spin.



    The Tour V is the only one that I haven't tried. My local pro rates it highly and has suggested that I try it.



    The S Taper doesn't seem to be what I was hoping it would be - for me, it seems to be far too close to KBS Tour for comfort.



    The CTL definitely feel and play significantly different to the CT, to the extent that I think the only reason they are both called C Taper is the appearance being the same... I don't mind the CT 130 - I always seem to respond better to heavier shafts - but I'd like to be playing something lighter due to a niggling shoulder issue, hence the questions about the CTL. It's certainly got a nice feel and dispersion seemed good when I tried it.



    Glad the S18s are working out. Mizuno are producing some great stuff at the moment. I have a feeling that they might have even managed to make a decent driver. I might have to give the Flight-Hi a go - I can't remembering hearing any negative feedback about them.



    I'll be watching to see what happens with your driver and fairway with interest. The drivers I've always been most able to reliably find fairways with have always been Titleist and the TS have been getting some great reviews.
    Taylormade M1 440 - Tensei CK Pro Orange TX
    Adams VST Hybrid (19) - GD AD-DI X
    Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (4 wood) - GD AD-DI X
    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (5-PW) KBS S-Taper S
    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (4) KBS S-Taper S
    Taylormade Milled Grind (52 & 58, SB) - Nippon Modus 130 S
    Taylormade Spider Tour (red) / Scotty Cameron Button Back Newport
    Titleist Pro V1
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  • PatsNationPatsNation Members Posts: 1,502 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:

    spooky wrote:

    Pure745 wrote:


    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them.




    Lower expectations make the good rounds so much more fun. ;-)



    Any more detailed thoughts on the CTL? Have you considered hard-stepping them or still too early to come to a conclusion about them?



    I'm still tempted to go with the CTL that were recommended - the S Taper I decided to try do seem to spin more than I'd like, so I'm toying with the idea of CTL, maybe Tour V or getting a spare set of C Taper that I've got in the garage and going back to them.



    The 919 Tours are great - no complaints whatsoever with them.




    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore. The CTL's have been hard stepped and so far have been really good, much better than the Titleist set with the PXLZ. My dispersion is way better, much less curve, I'm really surprised at how straight they go. I can still work them but usually my ball would have a slight tail in the wind or tend to overcut/spin, that has gone away with the new set. For a blade type iron, I have hit some eye opening shots where I definitely missed and the ball ended up amazingly well.



    The CTL has a different profile than the normal CT's, so I'd triple check on that. I didn't like the $ or S taper at all in the past, the Tour V was the one shaft from KBS that I would actually game till I got fit to the CTL. The CT 130 is probably my top 2 least favorite shafts I've hit, the CTL is a completely different animal. I think rather than chasing a little less spin, if it's windy, I'll just play a TP5X or Bridgestone ball to cut the spin down 2-300 rpm.



    Also - the S18 46 and 50 have been a huge shock. I really like them, I wouldn't replace my Vokeys in the 55/60 with them, but they are great in the PW and GW spot. They look a lot better to my eye than then SM7 in the clubs I take full swings with for whatever reason, they feel better too. They sit a little different but I have gotten used to it.



    The Fli-Hi is $$, keeping that as well. I'm not sure I'll switch anything else except my new driver, probably 3wd, and new wedge shafts in the 55/60.
    you try out the DG x100 120s? May help with the hand surgery
  • DNice26DNice26 Members Posts: 4,144 ✭✭
    spooky wrote:
    Pure745 wrote:


    If I didn't have the hand surgery, I'd still be playing X100's. My speed is definitely back, and probably should go back to them, but I just don't like the thought of swinging a 130g shaft anymore. The CTL's have been hard stepped and so far have been really good, much better than the Titleist set with the PXLZ. My dispersion is way better, much less curve, I'm really surprised at how straight they go. I can still work them but usually my ball would have a slight tail in the wind or tend to overcut/spin, that has gone away with the new set. For a blade type iron, I have hit some eye opening shots where I definitely missed and the ball ended up amazingly well.



    The CTL has a different profile than the normal CT's, so I'd triple check on that. I didn't like the $ or S taper at all in the past, the Tour V was the one shaft from KBS that I would actually game till I got fit to the CTL. The CT 130 is probably my top 2 least favorite shafts I've hit, the CTL is a completely different animal. I think rather than chasing a little less spin, if it's windy, I'll just play a TP5X or Bridgestone ball to cut the spin down 2-300 rpm.



    Also - the S18 46 and 50 have been a huge shock. I really like them, I wouldn't replace my Vokeys in the 55/60 with them, but they are great in the PW and GW spot. They look a lot better to my eye than then SM7 in the clubs I take full swings with for whatever reason, they feel better too. They sit a little different but I have gotten used to it.



    The Fli-Hi is $$, keeping that as well. I'm not sure I'll switch anything else except my new driver, probably 3wd, and new wedge shafts in the 55/60.




    Cheers for that. It's a good point about using a different ball to shave off some spin.



    The Tour V is the only one that I haven't tried. My local pro rates it highly and has suggested that I try it.



    The S Taper doesn't seem to be what I was hoping it would be - for me, it seems to be far too close to KBS Tour for comfort.



    The CTL definitely feel and play significantly different to the CT, to the extent that I think the only reason they are both called C Taper is the appearance being the same... I don't mind the CT 130 - I always seem to respond better to heavier shafts - but I'd like to be playing something lighter due to a niggling shoulder issue, hence the questions about the CTL. It's certainly got a nice feel and dispersion seemed good when I tried it.



    Glad the S18s are working out. Mizuno are producing some great stuff at the moment. I have a feeling that they might have even managed to make a decent driver. I might have to give the Flight-Hi a go - I can't remembering hearing any negative feedback about them.



    I'll be watching to see what happens with your driver and fairway with interest. The drivers I've always been most able to reliably find fairways with have always been Titleist and the TS have been getting some great reviews.




    My understanding is that the Ctaper and Ctaper lite have the same profile. Only difference is the lite is lighter weight.



    http://www.golfshaftreviews.info/kbs-tour-c-taper-lite-golf-club-shaft-review/



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    Callaway Apex 20, KK 8X
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  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,975 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:

    beaney wrote:


    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven’t swung a club for 2 weeks




    Post of the year, lol! But seriously.. so true. Today I played with 3 pros and my buddy who's a +1. I had 7 birdies through 12 then the whiskey kicked in and I cooled way down.. shot -2 (70) as a 2 and was pretty happy with that.



    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I just told them, you guys play for a living.. I play once a week if I'm lucky.. I just played well today, not sure what else to say. My game is definitely coming back.. my index is going to drop back down towards scratch. The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them. The 917 is still ole faithful, but today it was the Scotty.. very hot.






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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭
    Rosco1216 wrote:


    Working Dad golf is still once a week? Sign me up! That's more like single with no kids golf around here. One round every 3 or 4 weeks is my luck.




    Ehh.. not sure what to say buddy. Single with no kids = no golf ever image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' /> image/drinks.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drinks:' />
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  • J13J13 Dad golf Members Posts: 15,366 ✭✭
    Rosco1216 wrote:

    Pure745 wrote:

    beaney wrote:


    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven't swung a club for 2 weeks




    Post of the year, lol! But seriously.. so true. Today I played with 3 pros and my buddy who's a +1. I had 7 birdies through 12 then the whiskey kicked in and I cooled way down.. shot -2 (70) as a 2 and was pretty happy with that.



    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I just told them, you guys play for a living.. I play once a week if I'm lucky.. I just played well today, not sure what else to say. My game is definitely coming back.. my index is going to drop back down towards scratch. The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them. The 917 is still ole faithful, but today it was the Scotty.. very hot.






    Working Dad golf is still once a week? Sign me up! That's more like single with no kids golf around here. One round every 3 or 4 weeks is my luck.




    You gotta join a club where you can play a quick 9 in an hour. In my house that's called "honey i'm working a little later today i'll be home an hour late" image/telephone.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':telephone:' /> image/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />
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  • Rosco1216Rosco1216 Members Posts: 2,975 ✭✭
    J13 wrote:

    Rosco1216 wrote:

    Pure745 wrote:

    beaney wrote:


    Dad golf is all about keeping it in play when you haven't swung a club for 2 weeks




    Post of the year, lol! But seriously.. so true. Today I played with 3 pros and my buddy who's a +1. I had 7 birdies through 12 then the whiskey kicked in and I cooled way down.. shot -2 (70) as a 2 and was pretty happy with that.



    The pros were pissed because they had to give me so many shots and I shot a good round.. but honestly.. I literally never practice, my warm up is jumping off a conference call on the tee box and pouring out some Nikka and just hoping for the best. Today it was really good, but most days are just like you said. It's really funny the difference in reaction when a 2 shoots 70 vs. when I shoot 79 or 80 image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    I just told them, you guys play for a living.. I play once a week if I'm lucky.. I just played well today, not sure what else to say. My game is definitely coming back.. my index is going to drop back down towards scratch. The Mizunos are $$$$ little ballooning in the CTL's, but overall still really like them. The 917 is still ole faithful, but today it was the Scotty.. very hot.






    Working Dad golf is still once a week? Sign me up! That's more like single with no kids golf around here. One round every 3 or 4 weeks is my luck.




    You gotta join a club where you can play a quick 9 in an hour. In my house that's called "honey i'm working a little later today i'll be home an hour late" image/telephone.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':telephone:' /> image/golfer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':golfer:' />




    Oh I have that with my club already. If I pull that card though the wife will say “you stink like golf!” the moment I walk in the door ��. Maybe I should upgrade to a new wife that doesn’t give me grief every time I want to play golf!
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  • spookyspooky Members Posts: 2,550
    DNice26 wrote:


    My understanding is that the Ctaper and Ctaper lite have the same profile. Only difference is the lite is lighter weight.



    http://www.golfshaft...b-shaft-review/




    They might have the same (or extremely similar) EI profile but I wouldn't say they play the same or that you could compare the S flex C Taper to the same flex in C Taper Lite, for example.
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭
    spooky wrote:

    DNice26 wrote:


    My understanding is that the Ctaper and Ctaper lite have the same profile. Only difference is the lite is lighter weight.



    http://www.golfshaft...b-shaft-review/




    They might have the same (or extremely similar) EI profile but I wouldn't say they play the same or that you could compare the S flex C Taper to the same flex in C Taper Lite, for example.




    Just saw a video where KBS is stating the CTL flex profile is designed to help get the launch up quicker vs. CT. Also 115 vs. 140g in the X-Flex for respective models. Swinging both, they feel different to me, the profile and the weight. Much less boardy feel in the CTL.
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,129 ✭✭
    Pure745 wrote:

    spooky wrote:

    DNice26 wrote:


    My understanding is that the Ctaper and Ctaper lite have the same profile. Only difference is the lite is lighter weight.



    http://www.golfshaft...b-shaft-review/




    They might have the same (or extremely similar) EI profile but I wouldn't say they play the same or that you could compare the S flex C Taper to the same flex in C Taper Lite, for example.




    Just saw a video where KBS is stating the CTL flex profile is designed to help get the launch up quicker vs. CT. Also 115 vs. 140g in the X-Flex for respective models. Swinging both, they feel different to me, the profile and the weight. Much less boardy feel in the CTL.




    if only they the ctaper was like it was suppose to be, a project x with good feel, that would of been $$$
  • spookyspooky Members Posts: 2,550
    Pure745 wrote:


    Just saw a video where KBS is stating the CTL flex profile is designed to help get the launch up quicker vs. CT. Also 115 vs. 140g in the X-Flex for respective models. Swinging both, they feel different to me, the profile and the weight. Much less boardy feel in the CTL.




    Have you got a link to that?



    They look the same, but that's about where the similarities end.
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  • Pure745Pure745 CPC #15 Members Posts: 11,485 ✭✭
    spooky wrote:

    Pure745 wrote:


    Just saw a video where KBS is stating the CTL flex profile is designed to help get the launch up quicker vs. CT. Also 115 vs. 140g in the X-Flex for respective models. Swinging both, they feel different to me, the profile and the weight. Much less boardy feel in the CTL.




    Have you got a link to that?



    They look the same, but that's about where the similarities end.




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  • scott_Donaldscott_Donald Aberdeen, Scotland & HoustonMembers Posts: 2,345 ✭✭
    Redjeep83 wrote:


    if only they the ctaper was like it was suppose to be, a project x with good feel, that would of been $$$




    To me they succeeded in that. can't stand Project X and love C Taper X.



    shows how feel is subjective.



    I do also love my s400s in my 2 lowest lofted clubs.
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  • denvergolfdenvergolf Members Posts: 1,471 ✭✭

    Redjeep83 wrote:


    if only they the ctaper was like it was suppose to be, a project x with good feel, that would of been $$$




    To me they succeeded in that. can't stand Project X and love C Taper X.



    shows how feel is subjective.



    I do also love my s400s in my 2 lowest lofted clubs.
    I think it comes down to people getting in the right flex/weight. I absolutely have never disliked a shaft more than the C Taper 130X. But, I actually get the PX performance with good feel out of the C Taper 125 S+...I see that happen a lot in PX shafts, where folks just need to swallow the ego a bit.
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  • spookyspooky Members Posts: 2,550
    denvergolf wrote:


    Redjeep83 wrote:


    if only they the ctaper was like it was suppose to be, a project x with good feel, that would of been $$$




    To me they succeeded in that. can't stand Project X and love C Taper X.



    shows how feel is subjective.



    I do also love my s400s in my 2 lowest lofted clubs.
    I think it comes down to people getting in the right flex/weight. I absolutely have never disliked a shaft more than the C Taper 130X. But, I actually get the PX performance with good feel out of the C Taper 125 S+...I see that happen a lot in PX shafts, where folks just need to swallow the ego a bit.




    I find weight matters more than flex for me, flex being relative to each model of shaft and not even consistent in different models from the same manufacturer. I thought the C Taper 130 felt great but apparently I don't fit into it and it's like rebar?
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  • BunkersarebigcupsBunkersarebigcups Members Posts: 536 ✭✭
    All personal Präferenzen. I like the feel of PX better than any KBS shaft I‘ve hit so far (hit most I think).



    Just helps feedback and really makes me feel impact so much clearer. I really feel the ball compress on the face. With other shafts I hit and have to look down to see wether I hit the ball at all
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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,129 ✭✭
    denvergolf wrote:


    Redjeep83 wrote:


    if only they the ctaper was like it was suppose to be, a project x with good feel, that would of been $$$




    To me they succeeded in that. can't stand Project X and love C Taper X.



    shows how feel is subjective.



    I do also love my s400s in my 2 lowest lofted clubs.
    I think it comes down to people getting in the right flex/weight. I absolutely have never disliked a shaft more than the C Taper 130X. But, I actually get the PX performance with good feel out of the C Taper 125 S+...I see that happen a lot in PX shafts, where folks just need to swallow the ego a bit.




    yea, I think he made them a bit too stiff to really hit the mark, slightly softer all around and would of been better. You just don't see them much on tour but they were hot on tour when they first came out.
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