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  • 11coachnd11coachnd Members Posts: 102
    Has anyone seen the Champ Stinger in any other color except yellow and black? Thanks
  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members Posts: 1,557
    I'm starting to wonder why they even have replaceable spikes anymore. I understand that in the day of smooth leather soled shoes, having a metal spike would give a lot of extra traction.



    When I look at the soles of my shoes (360 LTD in particular) they have such an aggressive pattern of nubs and ridges, that I can't see the spike making all that much difference.
  • SabakaSabaka Members Posts: 747
    11coachnd wrote on 03 February 2010 - 11:22 AM:


    Has anyone seen the Champ Stinger in any other color except yellow and black? Thanks




    I seem to remember seeing a red/white version, but I cannot remember where, sorry.
  • SawgrassSawgrass Members Posts: 14,851 ✭✭
    edited Feb 3, 2010 #5
    Jimmy Mac wrote on 03 February 2010 - 12:55 PM:


    I'm starting to wonder why they even have replaceable spikes anymore. I understand that in the day of smooth leather soled shoes, having a metal spike would give a lot of extra traction.



    When I look at the soles of my shoes (360 LTD in particular) they have such an aggressive pattern of nubs and ridges, that I can't see the spike making all that much difference.




    Don't you think the replaceable spikes protect the nubs that are built in? And if they wear down too low without being replaced your sole nubs would wear off?



    My favoite replacement spike is any spike that someone else will put on for me!
  • tburchelltburchell Still your turn Posts: 371
    FJ Icons come standard with white/black stingers
  • burns9304burns9304 Members Posts: 332 ✭✭
    I prefer the Adidas spikes. The wear better than the black widows and are more comfortable than the stingers.
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  • SabakaSabaka Members Posts: 747
    burns9304 wrote on 03 February 2010 - 04:46 PM:


    I prefer the Adidas spikes. The wear better than the black widows and are more comfortable than the stingers.




    I like these too but do not know where to find them. Any suggestions?
  • ZBigStickZBigStick Practice Perfect Form Members Posts: 5,313 ✭✭
    The new Champ Zarma looks promising.

    http://champspikes.com/images/golf/zarma_moredetails.jpg



    The black and white Stingers are probably FJ exclusive for the first year. I think they do other colors for the tours to up their counts, but not yet at retail. image/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />



    You are going to need the THINtech cleats for the new 2010 adidas lineup.

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  • Jimmy MacJimmy Mac Members Posts: 1,557
    Sawgrass wrote on 03 February 2010 - 05:15 PM:




    Don't you think the replaceable spikes protect the nubs that are built in? And if they wear down too low without being replaced your sole nubs would wear off?



    My favoite replacement spike is any spike that someone else will put on for me!




    I suppose they could, I just haven't ever managed to walk the bottom off of one of my shoes. It's usually something else that fails long before the sole shows significant wear. In fact, the only spot I notice much wear is when the "arms" of a soft spike breaks off when I wear the shoe in the parking lot. But I also make a point of not wearing the shoes much off the course, I change into something else as soon as I complete my round.
  • gxDDgxDD Banned Posts: 1,675
    edited Feb 4, 2010 #11
    CHAMP STINGER. Love yellow and black, and I love a heavier and stronger golf spike. Given the amount of us with Tour 360's and FootJoys this poll may be a blow out.
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  • acor58acor58 Members Posts: 77
    the Zarma looks like a Black Widow Tour rip off



    http://blackwidowtour.com/cms/
  • PGA_09PGA_09 Members Posts: 665
    I like the Adidas spikes the most, but the Stingers are a close second.
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  • KintamaTPKintamaTP Members Posts: 402
    If your shoes take FAST TWIST spikes, ADIDAS is now selling their new spikes on the rack with everybody else's:



  • AsleepAsleep Marshals Posts: 9,056 mod
    Black Widows are tops for me.



    They get into the grass while still being soft.



    Most importantly, I can easily get them out of my shoes ..... don't have to open my toolbox and don't cut myself in the process.
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  • phil75070phil75070 Members Posts: 1,888 ✭✭
    It was always Black Widows for me but they don't seem to wear very well and often a "tooth" will break off one or more spikes on the shoe. I found a great price on Champ Stinger spikes in bulk on eBay and have now switched to them.
  • XYB34AXYB34A Unregistered Posts: 2,446
    I won 48 of the red and white ones, for 20 dollars plus 1.90 shipping on ebay. They came today, and I replaced the black and yellow ones, in 3 out of the 7 pairs that I own.



    Snow on the ground here now, again. Might be a while before I test them out. Can't see they are any different than the black and yellow though.
  • jpembryjpembry Members Posts: 276
    KintamaTP wrote on 09 February 2010 - 01:14 PM:


    If your shoes take FAST TWIST spikes, ADIDAS is now selling their new spikes on the rack with everybody else's:









    could be a dumb question, but will the thintech spikes work in any shoes? or just the 2010 adidas?
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  • mdgboxxmdgboxx Put lipstick on a pig - - - it's still a pig Posts: 5,226 ✭✭
    Three wkx ago, I went to GolfTown to buy spare spikes for 2010. I mentioned to the salesman that I had recently ruined a good pair of Fj saddles trying to remove a Champ spike from them (the whole housing came out with one of them). He told me that, THAT was the problem with trying to fit a Champ into a Softspike housing (even though it says "Tri-lock fits Fast twist"on the box), they are harder to remove, people don't care and, we sell shoes b/c it's not covered by the guarantee. If your shoes are fitted for Softspikes, it's better to stick with them. They sell over 4,000 pairs of shoes a year so I'll take his word for it...Bought 10 sets of Black Widow Tour on sale at $5.00 less a box.
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    3+W: Srixon Z-Steel, 12.5°, stock SV3005J, stf. (In rotation: 3W, 14.5°)
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  • sdremsdrem Members Posts: 498
    Another vote fot the adidas spikes (pre 2010), especially for their durability. The new thintech spikes use a unique connector (pins) which only fit new adidas shoes.
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  • Sandman600Sandman600 Does your husband play golf? Members Posts: 298
    A little off OP but does anyone know why FJ's premium shoes are stocked with Stinger cleats and not SoftSpikes?
  • mdgboxxmdgboxx Put lipstick on a pig - - - it's still a pig Posts: 5,226 ✭✭
    Sandman600 wrote on 05 March 2010 - 12:17 PM:


    A little off OP but does anyone know why FJ's premium shoes are stocked with Stinger cleats and not SoftSpikes?






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    Who knows why, they're both good spikes and almost interchangeable





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    DRIVER: Ping G20, 9.5° w/169D-Tour, reg (Back up: Srixon Z-rw, 9.5°, stf)
    3+W: Srixon Z-Steel, 12.5°, stock SV3005J, stf. (In rotation: 3W, 14.5°)
    5W: Srixon Z-Steel, 18.5° stock SV3005J, stf
    IRONS: Ping i20, 3-PW, stock CFS reg @ D2,
    Red Dot
    PUTTER: Ping Craz-E iWi, w/2x20gr weights, Lamkin Jumbo pistol grip
    WEDGES: Ping Glide, 54° SS, 60° TS, stock Ping wedge shafts

    BALL: Srixon XV
    CART: SunMountain V1, STEWARTGOLF Z1
    BAG: SM H2N0, PING C-130
    BACK UP: Ping S58, 3-Pw, stock CS-Lite, stf, @ D2. (Lofts jacked to S55 specs.)
  • rblmp32rblmp32 Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,245
    Stingers but I wanna try the Black Widow Tour
  • Fatsack540Fatsack540 Club HO Members Posts: 884
    rblmp32 wrote on 04 May 2010 - 06:57 PM:


    Stingers but I wanna try the Black Widow Tour






    Stick with the Stringers, I just put black widow tours in my FJ's and after 4 rounds they are almost wore down to nothing. Going back to the regular black widows and might try out some Stingers.
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  • tigergolfer22tigergolfer22 Members Posts: 458
    stinger pro if you can away with it which i can most of the time... however i always ask before i do... a few greenskeepers in my area actually prefer a few people a day in long spikes tell me it keeps the green healthier cant say anything about that but if you can why not?
  • mozgolfmozgolf Members Posts: 3,954
    Whatever comes with the shoes. Have never replaced soft spikes and my last shoes were spikeless...
  • TerpmanTerpman Members Posts: 619
    Adidas (pre 2010) are my favorite.
  • pccasstpropccasstpro Members Posts: 1,169
    Champ Stingers are my favorite. Never had a problem with clogging , which I have always had with Softspike.
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  • uscgmkuscgmk Members Posts: 148
    Champ Stingers for sure hands down!!
  • Old school (haha) Black Widows always work good.
  • 11coachnd wrote on 03 February 2010 - 01:22 PM:


    Has anyone seen the Champ Stinger in any other color except yellow and black? Thanks




    My clubmaker has the white/black stinger spikes in stock. Though they are labeled "made for Footjoy".
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