Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3

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  • hawaiiandudehawaiiandude Members Posts: 358
    edited Aug 14, 2011 #2
    In the past I have always played stiff flex iron shafts like the DG S300's, PX 6.0's etc...

    I recently bought a set of the 2011 TM MC that came stock with some DG S300's.



    I decided I wanted to try out the new Modus 3's so I bought one stiff 5 iron shaft to install before buying the whole set.

    Going from a shaft weighing around 130 grams to one around 114 would take some getting used to.

    I have a very smooth swing with an easy downswing transition. My 5 iron usually goes around 175 - 185 yds.



    My initial thought process was that I would be able to increase my iron swing speed with the lighter shafts but after my 1st range session with the Modus in my 5 iron, I was still swinging with exact same tempo and now my shots were losing distance and I felt the shafts were not getting their full load. I determined that going to a lighter shaft while using the same tempo, I would actually need a slightly more flexible shaft ( the opposite of what I was expecting).



    Since the Pro Modus3 was not available with a regular flex, i decided to "soft step" the shaft by installing the 5 iron shaft into the 6 iron and then butt trimming it to standard length. BINGO! I found the right formula for me. I was absolutely crushing my 6 iron on the range. My 6 iron was flying 180 - 185 yds and the softer tip made shots feel like butter. I felt i was able to increase distance while maintaining control. My shot dispersement was no worse than what it was before. I was a happy camper! I went and bought an entire set of Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3's and "soft stepped" all of the irons. Meaning I installed the 2 iron shaft into the 3 iron, the 3 iron shaft into the 4 iron etc... One thing to note, when soft stepping these shafts, you loose about another 5 grams per shaft so these were now weighing around 109 -110 grams.



    After playing my first several rounds with the full set, I am extremely happy with my distance and control and my iron confidence is much greater than its ever been. I love these shafts.



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  • landsharklandshark Members Posts: 887 ✭✭
    have you ever hit the ns pro 1150 shafts and can compare that to the modus3? or even the modus3 to a flighted rifle?
  • SILVERFOX1SILVERFOX1 Members Posts: 43
    landshark wrote:


    have you ever hit the ns pro 1150 shafts and can compare that to the modus3? or even the modus3 to a flighted rifle?






    So how do the Modus 3 stiff softstepped compare to DG R300 with regard to shot dispersion, flight and length? I've a very smooth tempo and my swingspeed with a 6 iron fluctuates between 78-85. Obviously the lighter the shaft the more speed but I've always been happy to play a heavier regular shaft. I did try PX5.5 but found them a little harsh! Also tried KBS Tour regular but found them a little inconsistent compared to DG R300!



    I play off a 7 handicap and I was considering putting the Modus 3 into a new set of Ping i-20 irons as Ping offer the shaft as a custom option. Unfortunately none of the local golf outlets have the Modus 3 in the Ping fitting cart so would be intrested in hearing your opinion.



    Thanks
  • SILVERFOX1SILVERFOX1 Members Posts: 43


    In the past I have always played stiff flex iron shafts like the DG S300's, PX 6.0's etc...

    I recently bought a set of the 2011 TM MC that came stock with some DG S300's.



    I decided I wanted to try out the new Modus 3's so I bought one stiff 5 iron shaft to install before buying the whole set.

    Going from a shaft weighing around 130 grams to one around 114 would take some getting used to.

    I have a very smooth swing with an easy downswing transition. My 5 iron usually goes around 175 - 185 yds.



    My initial thought process was that I would be able to increase my iron swing speed with the lighter shafts but after my 1st range session with the Modus in my 5 iron, I was still swinging with exact same tempo and now my shots were losing distance and I felt the shafts were not getting their full load. I determined that going to a lighter shaft while using the same tempo, I would actually need a slightly more flexible shaft ( the opposite of what I was expecting).



    Since the Pro Modus3 was not available with a regular flex, i decided to "soft step" the shaft by installing the 5 iron shaft into the 6 iron and then butt trimming it to standard length. BINGO! I found the right formula for me. I was absolutely crushing my 6 iron on the range. My 6 iron was flying 180 - 185 yds and the softer tip made shots feel like butter. I felt i was able to increase distance while maintaining control. My shot dispersement was no worse than what it was before. I was a happy camper! I went and bought an entire set of Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3's and "soft stepped" all of the irons. Meaning I installed the 2 iron shaft into the 3 iron, the 3 iron shaft into the 4 iron etc... One thing to note, when soft stepping these shafts, you loose about another 5 grams per shaft so these were now weighing around 109 -110 grams.



    After playing my first several rounds with the full set, I am extremely happy with my distance and control and my iron confidence is much greater than its ever been. I love these shafts.



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    82536-l-0.jpg






    So how do the Modus 3 stiff softstepped compare to DG R300 with regard to shot dispersion, flight and length? I've a very smooth tempo and my swingspeed with a 6 iron fluctuates between 78-85. Obviously the lighter the shaft the more speed but I've always been happy to play a heavier regular shaft. I did try PX5.5 but found them a little harsh! Also tried KBS Tour regular but found them a little inconsistent compared to DG R300!



    I play off a 7 handicap and I was considering putting the Modus 3 into a new set of Ping i-20 irons as Ping offer the shaft as a custom option. Unfortunately none of the local golf outlets have the Modus 3 in the Ping fitting cart so would be intrested in hearing your opinion.



    Thanks
  • savarinisavarini Banned Posts: 454
    nice sticks !!!! were can I find the white ferules ?????
    Mizuno jpx850 Driver
    Callaway big bertha alpha 815 3 wood
    mizuno fli hi 2 iron
    mizuno jpx850 forged irons 4-GW
    Mizuno wedges 52&56
    Scotty notch back 1st of 300
  • idriveidrive gone golfin Members Posts: 2,236 ✭✭
    I've been a die hard KBS fan for the last several years.



    I've just made the switch to the Modus 3's



    For me, smoother, slightly lower ball flight.



    Very consistent. The club builder that built the set commented on the



    "high quality" of the shafts.
  • smiedtsmiedt Members Posts: 73 ✭✭
    Simple question having read through this forum for those that have tried....





    Project X or Nippon?
  • mikdivadmikdivad Members Posts: 14
    I play the KBS Tour V Stiff 110 g in my current irons. I like the idea of a lighter shaft stiff at 105 for this Nippon, but my real goal is to get a higher ball flight because I generally hit a lower trajectory ball. Also would love a soft feeling that these Nippon are supposed to have.
    Current WITB: 2017 Taylormade M1 460 12°, Callaway XR 5 Wood, Titleist H1 24° Hybrid, Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 5-PW Irons, Wilson PMP Blue 49° Wedge, Mizuno T5 53° Wedge, Titleist SM6 57° & 60° Wedge, Taylormade Daddy Long Legs+ Putter
  • CrashhaysCrashhays Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    i have a set of APEX Blacks that I bought with these shafts....I had read the reviews from guys on here and thought I would love them. Exact opposite. hated them. They feel like are lagging behind me when I'm swinging. My shot shape is either straight or a draw, but yet all I do with these is hit blocks and slices. Not to mention, I lost about a clubs worth of distance. Again though, that's just me. SS with a driver is around 108, I don't know what my SS with a iron is, sorry.
  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 815 ✭✭
    Crashhays wrote:


    i have a set of APEX Blacks that I bought with these shafts....I had read the reviews from guys on here and thought I would love them. Exact opposite. hated them. They feel like are lagging behind me when I'm swinging. My shot shape is either straight or a draw, but yet all I do with these is hit blocks and slices. Not to mention, I lost about a clubs worth of distance. Again though, that's just me. SS with a driver is around 108, I don't know what my SS with a iron is, sorry.




    which modus did you have?
  • CrashhaysCrashhays Members Posts: 582 ✭✭

    Crashhays wrote:


    i have a set of APEX Blacks that I bought with these shafts....I had read the reviews from guys on here and thought I would love them. Exact opposite. hated them. They feel like are lagging behind me when I'm swinging. My shot shape is either straight or a draw, but yet all I do with these is hit blocks and slices. Not to mention, I lost about a clubs worth of distance. Again though, that's just me. SS with a driver is around 108, I don't know what my SS with a iron is, sorry.




    which modus did you have?




    The modus 3 stiff 120's
  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 815 ✭✭
    Crashhays wrote:


    Crashhays wrote:


    i have a set of APEX Blacks that I bought with these shafts....I had read the reviews from guys on here and thought I would love them. Exact opposite. hated them. They feel like are lagging behind me when I'm swinging. My shot shape is either straight or a draw, but yet all I do with these is hit blocks and slices. Not to mention, I lost about a clubs worth of distance. Again though, that's just me. SS with a driver is around 108, I don't know what my SS with a iron is, sorry.




    which modus did you have?




    The modus 3 stiff 120's




    that's weird,, cuz the 120's are supposed to be very tip stiff!!, but i hated the feel of the 120's!!! that's why i play the 130's
  • CrashhaysCrashhays Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    The tiff is stiff! However it's the middle of the shift that felt like it was just a noodle. I was launching 5 irons higher than a LW with zero distance. The last 3 months have been beyond frustrating. Which is why I'm cleaning them up good tonight to sell.
  • Ti-Cip Ti-Cip Members Posts: 815 ✭✭
    i sorta agree, i tried the 120's in a titleist cb head and when i looked to find the ball off the 7 iron demo , i couldn't find it, i had to look higher, then there the ball was!! haha.. that's why i'm sticking to the 130's..my driver ss is about yours and i like these shafts. in fact played the psi tours with them last year, and just got my 750 set with the same 130's today
  • CrashhaysCrashhays Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    I haven't tried the 130's but wouldn't mind demoing it at some point. I'm a big fan of the c taper lites so that's what I'll be good bf back to once I get new clubs after mine are sold
  • Stinger26Stinger26 Members Posts: 203 ✭✭
    I have the 120 X flex in right now. I really like them but they do balloon when I try to step on one, which makes playing in the wind very tough. I have a set of super peening blue's on hand which I hope will take care of that issue.



    But for normal easy swings, they are the best.
    PXG 0811X GEN2 9* - Aldila Synergy Black TX (44.75")
    TaylorMade M2 Tour 15* - Kuro Kage XD 80 TX (42.75")
    Titleist 718 T-MB 3-iron [1* strong (19*)] - Project X HZRDUS Black 105g 6.5
    Miura MC-501 4-PW - Nippon Super Peening Blue X
    SM7 Raw F Grind 50 - TT DG TI S400
    SM7 Raw S Grind 55 - TT DG TI S400
    SM7 Raw M Grind 60 - TT DG TI S400
    Scotty Cameron Select 2014 Newport / Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser Stealth
  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXASMembers Posts: 6,139 ✭✭
    play 105x in my 714 AP2's and love them. played the S300's for a while and the honeymoon wore off. started to not like the flight with them. tried the 105x on a monitor and really liked what i saw. much straighter ball and great through the wind for me. i like the lightweight also.
    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
  • Kentour72Kentour72 Members Posts: 2
    Iam looking for somefeed back on some shafts the nippon modues and the project x LZ i have the dynamic gold x tour issue i play off 18 thinking about her a different shafts any opinions would be great.
  • nanosgnanosg Bone Crusher Members Posts: 97 ✭✭
    Kentour72 wrote:


    Iam looking for somefeed back on some shafts the nippon modues and the project x LZ i have the dynamic gold x tour issue i play off 18 thinking about her a different shafts any opinions would be great.




    Played Project X LZ 6.0 last year and went to Nippon NS Pro Modus3 125X soft stepped this year. Both great shafts. Can probably play the 6.5, or regular X, but don't like the feel and also felt like I had to rip it to feel it load, which is fine in the fitting bay, but not so good on the course IMO. My driver SS is 105-110. Difference for me was the following: 1) much better feel and 2) stock trajectory lower but spin same and 3) resulted in avg 5 yard increased carry. Iron head was Mizuno MP-18SC. I had them pured, which gets WRXers crazy (please don't respond on this point, have already read it all), but really happy with the final product.



    Also happy with Nippon 125 wedge shafts also. Will probably stay Nippon at this point.
  • byoshio82byoshio82 ClubWRX Posts: 126 ✭✭
    Had the 120X’s put in my P750’s and hated them. Spun like nobodies business and I lost like 15-25 yards on every iron as they ballooned like crazy. Since moved to the $-Taper 130’s and love them.
    WITB 8/31/2018
    TaylorMade M3 10.5 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X Black
    Titleist 915F 15* Aldila Rogie Black 80X - Testing Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X Black
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2 iron with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95X Driving Iron Shaft
    TaylorMade P790 4-7 KBS $-Taper Black 130X + 3/4”
    TaylorMade P770 8-9 KBS $-Taper Black 130X + 3/4”
    Titleist SM7's 46* 50* 54* 58* S400 Tour Issue Black Onyx +1/4"
    Golf Pride + 4’s with 3 total wraps
    TaylorMade TP Soto 34” with Super Stroke Pistol GTR 2.0 - Testing TaylorMade Spider Mini Silver 35"
  • swoff32swoff32 Members Posts: 10 ✭✭
    I had the 120-X in my 770's and i have the 130-X in my 750's. Love these shafts, although i do get a balloon shot every once in a while like byoshio stated.
    Taylormade M1 9.5*- Project X HC Hzrdus Yellow 83g 6.5
    Taylormade M1Fairway- Aldila Rogue Max 85g X
    Tayloramde P790 2 Iron- Project X Hzrdus Black 85g 6.5
    Taylormade P750 4-PW- Nippon Modus 3 Tour 130G X-Stiff
    Titleist SM6 50*, 54*, 58*
    Scotty Cameron Monterey
  • serprivserpriv Members Posts: 84 ✭✭
    Man, just got these on a set of baby blades and I am in love!
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