Talamonti Shaft review

TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
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Hey all. I've been bagging these for a while now, and just wanted to share my thoughts on them.



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  • drew123drew123 Members Posts: 1,616 ✭✭
    nice review...thanks...interesting
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    so where do i get some
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  • Coach RitzCoach Ritz Members Posts: 485
    Great review TM where would one look for a talamonti shaft?
  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    Will,



    Starting completely over, would you go with the Tour X 70 in the driver and Tour X 80 in the 3 wood? Whats the heaviest fairway model they make. You've peaked my interest.
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Lefty Cat wrote on Mar 30 2009, 07:20 PM:
    Will,



    Starting completely over, would you go with the Tour X 70 in the driver and Tour X 80 in the 3 wood? Whats the heaviest fairway model they make. You've peaked my interest.






    I would stay with what I have. I don't need the lower Tour X launch in my 8.5° and 13°. If I was playing a higher lofted driver and fairway then I would go Tour X. Phil told me he made a couple 95 gram fairways that tested really well. I would try one if I could get my hands on it. I'm waiting for him to release a hybrid shaft now.



    You can get them directly from him at [email protected]
  • chickenpotpiechickenpotpie #TeamJetSpeed Members Posts: 8,538 ✭✭
    edited Mar 30, 2009 #7
    Great review Will. I agree 100% that these things are money. I put one in my Adams, and after trying 3 other shafts, none of them can compare. Nice launch, no excess spin, and straight every time. Dispersion is tight. With the other shafts (including the stock matrix in R flex an X flex), this was not true. I can very much feel like I'm loading the shaft, and get a nice kick at impact. I too was intrigued by these, because of how they play like a low torque shaft, yet they have a torque rating greater than 3.0. I was amazed at how well Phil was able to fit me through a couple of e-mails. He recommended 1-1.25 inches based on what I told him and the final club length. I ended up splitting the difference at 1.125 and it is awesome. Thinking about shafting up my 4-wood with one, but I do like the Bassara, and I don't "get after" that club as much as my driver. Plus I don't want to get DQ'ed from the 14-club contest on a shaft technicality!
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  • lebanontngolferlebanontngolfer short and to the left ClubWRX Posts: 3,060 ✭✭
    William, can you give a comparison versus a Matrix M2 series shaft? You know I'm a kool-aid drinker for Matrix... image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    lebanontngolfer wrote on Mar 30 2009, 08:39 PM:
    William, can you give a comparison versus a Matrix M2 series shaft? You know I'm a kool-aid drinker for Matrix... image/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />




    Not really. I have never hit a Matrix shaft long enough to know what they do other than not work for me LOL. I think they will launch a little higher than the M2 shafts though.
  • drew123drew123 Members Posts: 1,616 ✭✭
    do they have a website?
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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    drew123 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:12 PM:
    do they have a website?




    Not that I am aware of. Pretty small operation. Email is the best way to reach him. The only way I found out about him is because he is about 30 miles away from me. He used to make those Advanced Shaft Dynamics shafts (pretty good shaft I had in a V-Steel), the purple one Vijay played for a bit. The Talamonti shafts are the newer version of those, and they are a big improvement IMO. The old shafts were great, but the newer ones feel much better and are tighter in dispersion.
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  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    What kind of cpms are you looking at with the tipped X and the less tipped tour X? 275-280ish?




    TM golf guy 182 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 10:16 PM:
    drew123 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:12 PM:
    do they have a website?




    Not that I am aware of. Pretty small operation. Email is the best way to reach him. The only way I found out about him is because he is about 30 miles away from me. He used to make those Advanced Shaft Dynamics shafts (pretty good shaft I had in a V-Steel), the purple one Vijay played for a bit. The Talamonti shafts are the newer version of those, and they are a big improvement IMO. The old shafts were great, but the newer ones feel much better and are tighter in dispersion.
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    They came up 271 on the machine at work, and that was D3.


    Lefty Cat wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:27 PM:
    What kind of cpms are you looking at with the tipped X and the less tipped tour X? 275-280ish?




    TM golf guy 182 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 10:16 PM:
    drew123 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:12 PM:
    do they have a website?




    Not that I am aware of. Pretty small operation. Email is the best way to reach him. The only way I found out about him is because he is about 30 miles away from me. He used to make those Advanced Shaft Dynamics shafts (pretty good shaft I had in a V-Steel), the purple one Vijay played for a bit. The Talamonti shafts are the newer version of those, and they are a big improvement IMO. The old shafts were great, but the newer ones feel much better and are tighter in dispersion.

  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    Perfect. If Im gonna go with something heavy[85g+] for the 3 wood not sure if I want the very tipped X or the Tour X. Im thinking Tour X right now.
  • robbie91robbie91 Members Posts: 3,088 ✭✭
    yes i think ill try one out as well -- great review



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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Lefty Cat wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:36 PM:
    Perfect. If Im gonna go with something heavy[85g+] for the 3 wood not sure if I want the very tipped X or the Tour X. Im thinking Tour X right now.




    I think Tour X will be better for you. You are a hitter right? I am more of a swinger.
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,591 ✭✭
    He is pretty smooth for how far he hits it at least when we played but does miss it right on occasion.
  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    TM golf guy 182 wrote on Mar 30 2009, 11:16 PM:
    Lefty Cat wrote on Mar 30 2009, 09:36 PM:
    Perfect. If Im gonna go with something heavy[85g+] for the 3 wood not sure if I want the very tipped X or the Tour X. Im thinking Tour X right now.




    I think Tour X will be better for you. You are a hitter right? I am more of a swinger.




    Never really understood the difference really.


    iteachgolf wrote on Mar 30 2009, 11:19 PM:
    He is pretty smooth for how far he hits it at least when we played but does miss it right on occasion.




    Correct. My miss is high right, especially with the 3 wood. [overdraws]
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    iteachgolf wrote on Mar 30 2009, 10:19 PM:
    He is pretty smooth for how far he hits it at least when we played but does miss it right on occasion.




    Tour X if he can hit the hook/pull.



    Lefty, what is your SS?
  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    Honestly dont know, its been years since I've been on a launch monitor for woods.
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,591 ✭✭
    I'd guess around 112-116
  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    **** Dan, just noticed the Black MB's in the bag. I gotta get back down there and check those bad boys out.
  • iteachgolfiteachgolf Members Posts: 16,591 ✭✭
    I always get the coolest stuff haha. I changed hybrids too and putter.
  • Lefty CatLefty Cat Team Bonecrusher Lefty Boomers Posts: 1,560
    iteachgolf wrote on Mar 31 2009, 12:00 AM:
    I always get the coolest stuff haha. I changed hybrids too and putter.






    No doubt. Adams has really stepped their game up. Need to get on those black nickels for the wedges as well. Ive seen the tour issue Tp line before, they are top-notch. I went to go pick one up at the show this year and one had a very noticeable rust or spot that the finish had just missed.



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  • Ham SoloHam Solo I'm watching you! Posts: 1,082
    Cool review. Thanks!
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Ham Solo wrote on Mar 31 2009, 07&#58;59 AM:
    Cool review. Thanks!




    I'll look forward to your review once you get one, because lets face it we both know it will happen at some point. image/cheesy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheesy:' />
  • Coach RitzCoach Ritz Members Posts: 485
    what tip size are available in these shafts?
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Coach Ritz wrote on Mar 31 2009, 10&#58;27 AM:
    what tip size are available in these shafts?




    Pretty sure they just come in a .335 and then you can shim them if you need a .350. I am 99.9% sure that this is the case.
  • Coach RitzCoach Ritz Members Posts: 485
    edited Mar 31, 2009 #30
    well the reason I was curious is I went to a Demo Day Sat and the big 7 were all there. I was able to hit a plethura of drivers and shafts and with what was there OEM the R9 was the best driver for me, with the A4 the 2nd best. The R9 is a .350 tip into the "sleeve" so not too sure how well that would work for the R9
  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members Posts: 9,985
    Coach Ritz wrote on Mar 31 2009, 10&#58;42 AM:
    well the reason I was curious is I went to a Demo Day Sat and the big 7 were all there. I was able to hit a plethura of drivers and shafts and with what was there OEM the R9 was the best driver for me, with the A4 the 2nd best. The R9 is a .350 tip into the "sleeve" so not too sure how well that would work for the R9




    You can shim the sleeve. There was a post where another member did it. I am going to try it later this week as well.
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