Taylormade V-Steel: Band of Brothers

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  • AKHx03AKHx03 Members Posts: 222

    NRJyzr wrote:
    Would one of the chemical paint stripping products get the job done? Honest question, I'm not familiar enough with either club paint removal or such chemical products....




    I’ve used stuff like that for paint fill, but never for the entire club head. Sanding the club is actually super simple and shouldn’t take too long. It’s going to be scratched up due to being sanded but it doesn’t take long to do.




    That’s what I used to strip the paint off of mine. It will not take it all off and will require some elbow grease to remove it all. I lightly used a fine grit sandpaper to finish.
    2017 TaylorMade M2 10.5° HZRDOUS Black 6.5 (set at 8.5°)
    Bridgestone J33 3W 15° Purple Ice 75FX
    Titleist 716 T-MB (3-4) Tour Issue X100
    JPX 900 Tour (5-PW) DG X100
    Vokey SM6 50° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 54° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 58° Steel Gray
    Evnroll ER2 34” 355g
  • mar.Gmar.G Members Posts: 725
    AKHx03 wrote:


    NRJyzr wrote:
    Would one of the chemical paint stripping products get the job done? Honest question, I'm not familiar enough with either club paint removal or such chemical products....




    I’ve used stuff like that for paint fill, but never for the entire club head. Sanding the club is actually super simple and shouldn’t take too long. It’s going to be scratched up due to being sanded but it doesn’t take long to do.




    That’s what I used to strip the paint off of mine. It will not take it all off and will require some elbow grease to remove it all. I lightly used a fine grit sandpaper to finish.




    Thanks that is the exact look I'm going for. So paint strip and light sand- what grit did you use? What direction did you sand, front to back?
    Rocking 30 year old Tommy Armour 845s irons...
  • AKHx03AKHx03 Members Posts: 222
    edited Apr 8, 2018 #964
    4clubs wrote:

    AKHx03 wrote:


    NRJyzr wrote:
    Would one of the chemical paint stripping products get the job done? Honest question, I'm not familiar enough with either club paint removal or such chemical products....






    I’ve used stuff like that for paint fill, but never for the entire club head. Sanding the club is actually super simple and shouldn’t take too long. It’s going to be scratched up due to being sanded but it doesn’t take long to do.




    That’s what I used to strip the paint off of mine. It will not take it all off and will require some elbow grease to remove it all. I lightly used a fine grit sandpaper to finish.




    Thanks that is the exact look I'm going for. So paint strip and light sand- what grit did you use? What direction did you sand, front to back?




    I don’t remember exactly what grit but any really fine/extra fine should work. You may have to use a medium grit to get some of that paint off then finish sand with fine grit. Also I went from heel to toe and taped up the face and sole because those parts were in nearly new condition...the painted part was another story.



    I used an old metal dog bowl that was deep enough to submerge the clubhead up to the hosel. It will take some time for the paint to strip off and I also used a plastic scraper to help, but it didn’t last long until the paint stripper softened it up and it was useless.
    2017 TaylorMade M2 10.5° HZRDOUS Black 6.5 (set at 8.5°)
    Bridgestone J33 3W 15° Purple Ice 75FX
    Titleist 716 T-MB (3-4) Tour Issue X100
    JPX 900 Tour (5-PW) DG X100
    Vokey SM6 50° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 54° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 58° Steel Gray
    Evnroll ER2 34” 355g
  • 13wes1313wes13 Members Posts: 225
    I appoligize if this has been covered in here, but what was the factory stock lenth for the 3wd when these came out?



    I just picked one up for 20 bucks and although it has a stock reg shaft it only measures 41.75. Which noticeably shorter than my other 3wd.



    It setup great in the store and since it had a newer grip and headcover I figured it was a no brained to try out. Always had trouble finding a 3wd.



  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain Members Posts: 171 ✭✭
    edited Apr 15, 2018 #966
    Welcome to the club. That's definitely short. Did some research and the standard factory length of the 15° is 43". Hope this helps.
  • azgregazgreg Members Posts: 781 ✭✭
    13wes13 wrote:


    I appoligize if this has been covered in here, but what was the factory stock lenth for the 3wd when these came out?



    I just picked one up for 20 bucks and although it has a stock reg shaft it only measures 41.75. Which noticeably shorter than my other 3wd.



    It setup great in the store and since it had a newer grip and headcover I figured it was a no brained to try out. Always had trouble finding a 3wd.




    43" for graphite and 42.5" for steel.

    https://www.taylormadegolf.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-TMaG-Library/default/v1463473265710/docs/productspecs/05_fairway_SS.pdf
    Driver: Adams 9088 UL
    Fairways: TM V-Steel
    Hybrid: Nickent 3DX
    Irons: Maltby TE Forged
    Wedges: Acer XB Satin
    Putter: Tiger Shark GW-3

  • 13wes1313wes13 Members Posts: 225
    So if the one I picked up has been cut 1.25 in down to 41.75. In theory it will stiffen the flex up a bit???
  • azgregazgreg Members Posts: 781 ✭✭
    13wes13 wrote:


    So if the one I picked up has been cut 1.25 in down to 41.75. In theory it will stiffen the flex up a bit???




    A little bit. If it's the stock shaft you'll want to re-shaft it anyways.
    Driver: Adams 9088 UL
    Fairways: TM V-Steel
    Hybrid: Nickent 3DX
    Irons: Maltby TE Forged
    Wedges: Acer XB Satin
    Putter: Tiger Shark GW-3

  • 13wes1313wes13 Members Posts: 225
    azgreg wrote:

    13wes13 wrote:


    So if the one I picked up has been cut 1.25 in down to 41.75. In theory it will stiffen the flex up a bit???




    A little bit. If it's the stock shaft you'll want to re-shaft it anyways.




    Had it out on the course today and it was great. Probably only 5-10yrds shorter than current offerings. But I put 3 outta 4 right where I wanted. Felt nice and crisp. I'll take consistantcy anyday.
  • bird_4_3bird_4_3 Members Posts: 601 ✭✭
    Just got "my old friend" out and put it back in the bag. Like a long lost lover. I keep wanting to get something new because they are longer, but it has been a huge mistake. I ordered a 5 and 7 from callaway preowned today for 30 dollars shipped.
    TM M4 w/ UST V2
    Epic 3
    Wishon 949 5 wood Oban Devotion
    Srixon U85 5-6 and 785 7-PW
    Odyssey O Works #7 Putter
    TM Milled Grid Wedges
  • AKHx03AKHx03 Members Posts: 222
    I still haven’t reshafted my 3W after stripping the paint. I’m going to send it to Continental for refinishing, but I’m in no rush because I don’t see it catching my old trusty Ping TiSi Tec or Bridgestone J33.
    2017 TaylorMade M2 10.5° HZRDOUS Black 6.5 (set at 8.5°)
    Bridgestone J33 3W 15° Purple Ice 75FX
    Titleist 716 T-MB (3-4) Tour Issue X100
    JPX 900 Tour (5-PW) DG X100
    Vokey SM6 50° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 54° Steel Gray
    Vokey SM6 58° Steel Gray
    Evnroll ER2 34” 355g
  • Joe85Joe85 Members Posts: 3,848 ✭✭
    AKHx03 wrote:
    my old trusty Ping TiSi Tec




    You sir know a good fairway when you see one.
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    Sonartec SS03 14*
    Ping i3 17* Titleist 585h 21, 24*
    MacGregor VIP V-Foil 1025 C - 5-PW
    Solus 51,56,61
    Seemore Si4
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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 1,885 ✭✭
    edited Apr 29, 2018 #974
    Got my V-Steel 7 wood, epoxy is drying. Hope to try it out on the range tomorrow. Its going to jocky for position in the bag with the Anser hybrid, we'll see if anyone wins!
    Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX || Titleist 915D3 8.5* Diamana Kai'li 80x
    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Fujikura Motore VC 8.3 Tour Spec X || Nike SQ2 13* Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Nike Tour Issue SQ2 17* Diamana Blueboard 103x || SQ2 15* Diamana Blueboard 93x
    PING Anser 20* Aldila Rogue Black 110MSI 105h Tour-X || Taylormade V-Steel 21* Project X Rifle Satin 6.5
    Mizuno MP-H4 3i 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-H4 4i 24* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-59 4i-PW 24*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • BMCBMC Members Posts: 3,557 ✭✭
    My 3 wood is a pleasure to hit. Great feel and sound. I don't think of fairway woods as distance clubs, so I'll keep this V-Steel for a long time.
    PING Rapture V1 Driver 9*
    Cobra Baffler Pro 18* & 23* hybrids
    Titleist 755 irons
    Vokey Wedges 46/54/58
    Odyssey #1WS
  • hunterhohunterho Members Posts: 285 ✭✭
    My V-Steels have been in my bag a long time. Extremely hard to kick them out. I’ll take accuracy over 10-15 yards of distance all day.
    Titleist 910 10.5 - Tour AD DI-6S
    TaylorMade V-Steel FW (15* & 18*)
    Adams Pro Hybrid (20* & 23*)
    Ben Hogan Apex Edge (5-PW)
    Titleist Vokey SM (52* & 56*)
    SC Studio Select Newport 1.5
  • titleistforgedtitleistforged golf is still fun right SF Bay AreaMembers Posts: 163 ✭✭
    Proud owner of a V-Steel! Just got mine in today. I've hit this in the past and liked it, and finally decided to buy one on a whim. Also I was feeling cheap.
    Cobra King F9 Speedback 9* | Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 60 S
    TaylorMade M4 15* | Graphite Design Tour AD DI-6s
    TaylorMade GAPR HI 18* | Graphite Design YS NanoReloaded 85 S
    TaylorMade P760 4-AW | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 S
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 54, 60 ATV
    Scotty Cameron Phantom X 6

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  • DaveGoodrichDaveGoodrich Members Posts: 992 ✭✭
    After experimenting with several other "2nd clubs" recently, I have put my 15* V-steel with a YS-6+ back in the bag. Nothing else seems to be as consistent - it just wants to fly high and straight. It does launch a bit higher than I like when its windy, but I'd rather play a club that I need to work to flight down, rather than a club I struggle to get in the air. Off the tee and into the wind, I'm usually bunting a driver anyway.



    And the turf interaction "just works" for me.
    Titleist 917D3 w/YS-6+
    Taylormade V-steel 15* w/YS-6+ FW
    Titleist 909h 17* and 21* w/YS-hybrid
    Adams dHy 24* w/Aldila RIP Tour 115
    Adams XTD Forged 6 (28*) - PW (48*) w/Aldila RIP Tour 115 (bent to 5* loft gaps)
    Vokey SM4 TVD 50M w/Aldila RIP Tour 115
    Vokey SM6 56S w/Aldila RIP Tour 115
    Vokey SM6 60M w/Aldila RIP Tour 115
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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,322 ClubWRX
    Over the weekend I replaced an Epic 5W with the VSteel 5W which had been patiently sitting in the corner for too long of a period of time. Without hesitation, it performed like a champ and made me question why I ever took it out of the bag. Always had a thing for shiny new stuff.
  • DixieDDixieD Members Posts: 158
    Got on a 570 par 5 in 2 playing into today with mine, what more do you want? I have just had a brief stint with a 915 and no way was it any longer.
  • dano0726dano0726 Members Posts: 22 ✭✭
    Recently bought the 13* Tour Spoon for the tee -- matches my current 18* 5W that is sweet.



    I've left the low torque steel shafts in both, since the heavier weight keeps my swing under control...
  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX Posts: 469 ClubWRX
    Snapped the shaft in my current 3 wood yesterday... but ended up finding a V-Steel for $20... ended up being a good day
    WITB
    Driver: TS3 9.5 - 757
    3 Wood: 915 F 16.5 - Blueboard
    5 Wood: 909 F2 18.5 - Blueboard
    Hybrids: 816 H1 21 & 25 - Blueboard
    Irons 6-PW: 765 - PX LZ
    Wedges: 54º, 60º PXG 0311 - KBS
    Putter: Newport Mil-Spec


    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1651462-jwhite86-witb/
  • Q-LockQ-Lock Members Posts: 120
    jwhite86 wrote:


    Snapped the shaft in my current 3 wood yesterday... but ended up finding a V-Steel for $20... ended up being a good day




    That's a win in my book!
    Titleist 917D3 9.0, Tour AD GP 7x (shortened 1")
    Titleist 917F3 15.0, Fujikura Tour Spec 80x (shortened 1")
    Titleist 716 TMB 2-iron, DG s300 AMT or Titleist 818H2 21*, Tensei White 90x
    Callaway X-Forged 2013 4-pw, PXi 6.0
    Titleist SM4 52, 56, 60 with TI DG s400
    Titleist Classic Newport 2 (oil can finish stripped and re-blued with 4 strips lead tape on sole)
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  • FireProFirePro Members Posts: 865 ✭✭
    edited Jun 9, 2018 #984
    Purchased this for the shaft but I may try and take it out on the range before poaching the shaft



    does anyone know the spec of this shaft?



    Cobra FlyZ+ @ 8.5 deg w/Grafalloy (White) Blue X-Stiff tipped 3/4" @ 44.75"
    Taylormade 2017 M1 set to 13 deg w/ RBZ TP Aldila RIP Alpha 70X Tipped 1" @ 42.5"
    Titleist 909 F2 (18.5deg) UST AxivCore Tour Green 95X Tipped 1.5" @ 41.5"
    Srixon Z U45 4 & 2 w/ Aldila RIP Alpha 105 X Hybrid shaft (4 @ 38.5", 2 @ 39.5")
    Srixon Z745 (5-PW) w/ KBS $-Taper X 130 Black
    Hand Crafted wedges from Kyoei Raw Forged Blanks
    52deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    56deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X PW Shaft
    60deg w/ KBS $-Taper 130X 8i Shaft
    Putter: Odyssey Havok
  • BookerBooker Members Posts: 732 ✭✭
    edited Jun 9, 2018 #985
    I have this exact shaft pulled it out of a 3 wood. Mine weighs 70ish grams plays stiff to flex was great in older fairway heads it has lower torque than the non tour. Plays similar to a tipped bleboard profile imo. I would give it a go first on the range you may have a keeper.
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,876 ✭✭
    FirePro wrote:


    Purchased this for the shaft but I may try and take it out on the range before poaching the shaft



    does anyone know the spec of this shaft?







    Oddly enough, I found that "tour" stamped model, to not be nearly as stiff of a bend profile through middle and lower sections, as compared to the standard "Blue" design.



    I'd be interested to hear what you think after trying it
  • MitchellMitchell Members Posts: 5,471 ✭✭
    Putting my 18* w/ Purple Ice back in the bag, finally got it through my thick skull that have always hit best fairway wood shots with this paired with a 300 tour 15* that is similarly shafted. The V steel 18* is simply the best 5 wood for my game ever.
    Taylormade r510tp 10.5* Fuji Evo TS 661
    Taylormade 300 tour 15* Fuji TS 8.0
    Taylormade V Steel 18* Purple Ice 85
    TEE CNC Ltd. Forged 3-pw s400
    Artisan 53* s400
    Artisan 58* s400
    Cameron 1996 Laguna
  • nagagolf25nagagolf25 Members Posts: 5
    edited Jun 9, 2018 #988
    Just did a search of best fairway wood ever and came across this amazing thread...



    So I have a V-steel 3 wood with an old Grafalloy ProLite shaft, it is the oldest club in my bag. This year I decided to replace it with the M2 2017 since it had some great reviews. After hitting the M2 for a few days now I absolutely cannot stand it. It is large and hard to hit off the deck, nothing like my V-steel. The V-steel also seems to be about 10 yards longer than the M2 for me. Just amazing since it’s been over a decade since these came out.
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    TM M2 10.5 Speeder 757
    TM V-Steel 15* Grafalloy Prolite
    TM AeroBurner TP 22* Aldila Phenom RIP
    TM P770 5-AW PX LZ 5.5
    TM TP EF 50, 54, 58
    TM Spider Tour Red #3
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,105 ✭✭
    Cwebb wrote:

    FirePro wrote:


    Purchased this for the shaft but I may try and take it out on the range before poaching the shaft



    does anyone know the spec of this shaft?







    Oddly enough, I found that "tour" stamped model, to not be nearly as stiff of a bend profile through middle and lower sections, as compared to the standard "Blue" design.



    I'd be interested to hear what you think after trying it
    I had an old R580XD TP driver than had a Grafalloy Blue "Tour" shaft in Stiff flex. It felt light years better than the original Blue. Totally night and day difference. Replaced the Tour Blue with a GD Purple Ice. Still play it. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • OldplayerOldplayer Members Posts: 2,360 ✭✭
    Mitchell wrote:


    Putting my 18* w/ Purple Ice back in the bag, finally got it through my thick skull that have always hit best fairway wood shots with this paired with a 300 tour 15* that is similarly shafted. The V steel 18* is simply the best 5 wood for my game ever.


    Ditto. My 18 degree 5 wood is one of the best clubs I have ever used period. It is the go to fairway that I can hit straight and high or shape as required. Can't even recall how long I've been playing it but it has seen a lot of other clubs come and go. That's for sure.
  • CwebbCwebb Members Posts: 5,876 ✭✭
    Mitchell wrote:


    Putting my 18* w/ Purple Ice back in the bag, finally got it through my thick skull that have always hit best fairway wood shots with this paired with a 300 tour 15* that is similarly shafted. The V steel 18* is simply the best 5 wood for my game ever.




    I've always liked that the 18* and 21* have a noticeably smaller size than the 13 and 15*. My vote for the best looking "compact" modern higher loft fairways
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