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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers  1007WRX Points: 337Posts: 1,007 Platinum Tees
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  • Rapatt95Rapatt95 wow Members  722WRX Points: 143Handicap: lolPosts: 722 Golden Tee
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    Yep, just showed up today, head only, so if you were looking at the head only one it may have been the same.


    it looks absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait to throw one of my extra shafts in it and try it out. I’ve wanted one for a while since they seem so good according to everyone!

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    Cobra Rail-H 19* Aldila Tour Blue 75tx 
    Ben Hogan PTx 22* Aldila Proto VS 85x
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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers  1007WRX Points: 337Posts: 1,007 Platinum Tees
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    Yup! That's the one. I ended up winning a bid on one with an X100 that should be here Fri!

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    Nice, I almost bought one off the bay with an x100 last year that was like 25 bucks, but passed on it. I’m pretty happy about this one cause the price was good and I’d rather throw a shaft I have in it anyway.


    and, on a positive note, I just called my course to see if they were staying open and they are, so I can test it soon

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    Honma TR20 460 8.5->9.5* Vizard FP-6x
    Taylormade V-steel 15* Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Cobra Rail-H 19* Aldila Tour Blue 75tx 
    Ben Hogan PTx 22* Aldila Proto VS 85x
    26*-34* Nippon Modus 105x
    Ben Hogan Ft Worth 15 38*-46* Nippon Modus 105x
    Edel 50* 54* 58* S400
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  • NRJyzrNRJyzr Minnesota, USAMembers  7364WRX Points: 1,422Handicap: 7Posts: 7,364 Titanium Tees
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    You guys are making me think I should reshaft the V Steel I picked up for myself a couple years ago.

    For those interested in the "steel shaft in fairway wood" commentary, I put Rifle steel in mine, it was the wood shaft I had in a Trimetal many moons ago. It was ballooning on me a fair amount, so it's just been sitting around. It's something I've noticed with steel wood shafts, both Rifle and DG, it seems steel shafts produce more spin than the graphite shafts I've used over the years.

    Had it show up starkly with a MacGregor M42 driver I have lying around. It came with an NV shaft, hit OK, shaft was too soft. Put steel in it, it ballooned like crazy. I put an Aldila One in it, it became instantly usable, and even pretty decent for me.

    So, if you're fighting spin, steel may not be so wonderful in your woods. Emphasis on "may". 😉

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    Driver:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila ProtoPype 80x, 43.5"
    3w:  Cobra King LTD, Aldila RIP Alpha 80 X, 42"
    3h:  TaylorMade Stage 2 Tour, DGS400
    3-PW:  Mizuno MP-37, DGS300
    GW:  Dynacraft Dual Millled 52*, DGS400
    SW:  Wilson Staff PMP 58*, DGS300
    Putter:  Snake Eyes Viper Tour Sv1, 34.25"
    Balls: in no particular order... Wilson Staff FG Tour, Duo Professional, or 50 Elite... will trot out Maxfli HT-100 or Elite 90 from time to time

    Sometimes carry 1-SW Golden Ram Tour Grinds w/Dynamic S or 2-PW Golden Ram TW282, Precision 6.5
    Also sometimes swap in old school woods at top of bag, various Golden Ram, MacGregor, or Orlimar persimmons
  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers  1007WRX Points: 337Posts: 1,007 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah, since it already had steel in it I was gonna give it a whirl. But I have already been looking at a VS proto or Rip Phenom...something of the sort to throw in there.

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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2212WRX Points: 390Handicap: 0.1Posts: 2,212 ClubWRX
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    If anyone wants a paint break tour issue 3 wood head, hit me up. I have one sitting on the workbench.

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  • sm_wattssm_watts Members  813WRX Points: 164Posts: 813 Golden Tee
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    For those of us that aren't diehards, would somebody like to explain what the "paint-break" version looks like? Or is? Or how it is different? Or anything else that might be relevant :)

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  • jwhite86jwhite86 ClubWRX  990WRX Points: 364Handicap: 12Posts: 990 ClubWRX
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    WITB
    Driver: TS2 10.5 - Diamana DF 60 TX
    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: 50º Ping Glide 2.0
    54º, 60º PXG 0311 - KBS
    Putter: Newport Masterful Tourtype SSS CT A048277 

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  • Toddo64Toddo64 Members  471WRX Points: 53Posts: 471 Greens
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    I already have my 3 wood shafted with Harmon Tour Design CB-65 and now waiting for Matrix Velox 69 gram shaft that was in a JetSpeed fairway to put in my 5 wood head and plan to start carrying it again.

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    TaylorMade 2016 M1 10.5
    TaylorMade 2016 M2 3 wood 15 degree & M2 5 wood 18 degree
    TaylorMade 2016 M1 hybrid 20 degree
    Irons Taylor Made M6 5-AW & TaylorMade EF Spin 54 wedge and 56 bent to 58
    Putter: MG Golf Cambridge
    Ball: TaylorMade Tour Response
  • azgregazgreg Members  843WRX Points: 139Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    Driver: TM R540 
    Fairways: TM V-Steel 
    Hybrids: Nickent 3DX 
    Irons: Maltby TE Forged 
    Wedges: Acer XB Satin
    Putter: Tiger GW-3

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  • VCGolfer79VCGolfer79 Members  266WRX Points: 84Handicap: 5Posts: 266 Greens
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    Paint break means it was made for a tour pro or anyone that was on staff. They have different specs based on who they were made for but typically sit square to open rather than the stock closed version. They have a smaller hosel and lofts will vary some will be more or less than what’s noted on the club. So you can have a 15* that is actually 13.5 and it would be a bullet club. You get I’m saying. They also could be heavier than stock heads. Basically they aren’t clubs that were bought at a golf store off a rack. Stock ones sit closed like most stock fairways. Oh and I think they can be bent which is what the paint break is for so you don’t bust the paint on the hosel when you bend it.

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    Mizuno ST 180 Whiteboard 70x
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* Aldila Rogue Silver 70x
    Mizuno Fli Hi 3 
    Mizuno JPX 900 4&5 iron MP4 6-PW
    Mizuno MPT5 51, 56 T7 60
    Odyssey Tour 7
  • asKaasaasKaasa Fred Fåkkåpz Members  111WRX Points: 83Posts: 111 Fairways
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    Just picked up these two classics today. Can’t wait to see if they can find a place in the bag.

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    Mizuno ST 180 Whiteboard 70x
    Callaway Rogue Sub Zero 15* Aldila Rogue Silver 70x
    Mizuno Fli Hi 3 
    Mizuno JPX 900 4&5 iron MP4 6-PW
    Mizuno MPT5 51, 56 T7 60
    Odyssey Tour 7
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8176WRX Points: 354Posts: 8,176 Titanium Tees
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    I am a V Steel fan and I don't even own one. I have hit my father's 5w. It's the gold standard of all FWs as far as I'm concerned. I do play my trusty R5 Duals in one of my backup bags which are similar but still not quite as nice as the V Steels.

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
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  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2246WRX Points: 322Handicap: 7Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    Got my new to me 7 wood regripped. Stock regular flex graphite w/ Lamkin UTX standard +2 wrap. Man this club is easy to hit and has tremendous height! Have been trying to find a 3, 4 and 5 with regular flex graphite. Can't find them locally lol. Probably will just reshaft my 2017 M2 5 wood and M2 3 wood to regular flex and call it a day. Great club and excited to play it tomorrow.

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  • VaterVater Members  33WRX Points: 26Posts: 33 Bunkers
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    Wow. This thread started in 2012...

    Here's a shot of the classics I'm playing right now. My V-Steel 3W is the oldest club in my bag by far (and that's saying something considering the stuff I carry).

    Before I fixed some things with swinging the driver, and more recently picked up the M2 that suits me well, my V-Steel was my best option off the tee.


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    Titleist sandwich on TaylorMade bread

    • Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2016) 9.5
    • 3W: TaylorMade V Steel 15
    • 3H: TaylorMade M3 19
    • Irons: Titleist 718 AP1 (4-W)
    • Wedges: Vokey SM7 54, TaylorMade Hi-Toe 60
    • Putter: TaylorMade TP Black Copper Ardmore 2
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8176WRX Points: 354Posts: 8,176 Titanium Tees
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    V-Steels were from the era of titanium alloys and all metal club heads as opposed to later when they started introducing cheaper carbon fiber and titanium-carbon fiber mixed materials in order to shed weight and make the clubhead with cheaper materials. Alas, it was a time when clubs were still made with quality and durable materials. That's why they are still good clubs today and will be in the future.

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MAMembers  2836WRX Points: 257Handicap: +0.8Posts: 2,836 Titanium Tees
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    Some V-Steel's

    Some Miura's


    I could play your sticks!

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    Callaway GBB Epic Flash 9° Ventus VeloCore Blue 6 X
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    Callaway Apex Hybrid 18° Speeder TourSpec 904 X
    Miura Golf CB•301 4 - 5 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Craftsmen TB•000 6 - 9
     iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
     Miura Handgrind Raw 46 • 06 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 52 • 10 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 58 • 10 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf Milled Raw 64 • 16 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Toulon Garage Palm Beach Stroke Lab Graphite Steel X
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  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8176WRX Points: 354Posts: 8,176 Titanium Tees
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    @EaglesGolf99 I'm but a V-Steel poseur. A wannabe. I game Tour Edge Exotics CB2s as my woods. That said, I would have zero issues playing V-Steels.

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
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  • Fellaheen51Fellaheen51 MichiganMembers  4928WRX Points: 2,812Posts: 4,928 Titanium Tees
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    Seeing that the V-Steel thread has yet again shown up on the first page. Figured might as well post a pic of the family . Play the 4, 7 and 9. The 3 wood is in retirement, 5 wood on hiatus. Shafted mostly with Grafalloy ProLaunch Platinum shafts. The 9 wood has a GD YS-6. With no swivel hoses to contend with (or needed), reshafting is a breeze. The sole design is marvelous, easy to launch from varying lie conditions. Fairway implements is the one part of the bag where there's little inclination to change. The investment in the entirety is substantially less than the cost of one new OEM fairway. For what, a few extra yards? Hit the V's straight with acceptable distance, that's good enough for me.

    @DeNinny. Never contemplated material construction of the V-Steels. Other than it was some form of metal alloy. The V's were released in 2001 (?) and still going strong as evidenced by this on-going thread. That's longevity. Have this nagging concern with all the carbon fiber used in club heads these days. What's the durability of the head over time? Does structural fatigue begin to occur at some point? One wrong drop of the club shatters the carbon fiber composite? Not mentioning for a response, simply a pause for concern.


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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  873WRX Points: 139Posts: 873 Golden Tee
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    Here’s mine: had Continental Golf redo it in matte silver last year and now it’s too pretty to game:



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    TM M6 15* Atmos Blue
    Titleist 915h 21* & 24* Blueboards
    National Custom 28* 33* 39* 45* PX LZ 6.0 (coming soon...)
    Mizuno T20 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    Goodwood Golf Co. Senna
    Ball:  TP5 "77s"
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6278WRX Points: 1,530Handicap: mePosts: 6,278 Titanium Tees
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    And I thought I was a V-steel fan! It's night here, so I won't take a picture now, but I should put a photo my collection up as well. I have the Tour Spoon (hardly ever use it), 4w (not in the rotation at the moment), 7w (always in the modern bag), and the 9w (swap it with the 23* hybrid).

    The local second hand shop has what looks to be a tour edition 3w (paint break on the hosel), so the family may be increasing.

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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • DeNinnyDeNinny Major Wiener Members  8176WRX Points: 354Posts: 8,176 Titanium Tees
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    @Fellaheen51 those are great questions and an excellent "thought experiment" regarding carbon fiber and plastic crap vs metal alloy durabilities. Regardless of the overall and actual duration before fatigue and stress fractures, it's no question that metal is better. The raw hardness and overall materials science properties is enough proof of this.

    The biggest issues that I've seen first hand were 1) the glue joint between the carbon fiber body and metal face on the first "unmetal" woods by TaylorMade had early failures that were posted by some WRXers in the past and 2) I've personally seen the plastic weight sliders on again some unmetal TaylorMade woods break and rattle inside the head on my buddy's clubs. Neither of these issues exist in the venerable V-Steels.

    Anyhow, beautiful set you have there! I think having the option of swapping woods with long irons is great. And with your full set you can swap all the way down to 9w. That's awesome! 👍👍

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    TEE CB2 13* 3w, 43.5", 57g Fujikura Motore F1 X-flex
    TEE CB2 15* 3w, 43" 65g Fujikura Motore F1 S-flex
    Miura Black Boron 1957 Small Blades 2i-PW, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    Miura Black Wedges 53* and 60*, Nippon NS Pro 850 GH S-flex
    GripMaster Club Maker's Stitchback Grips
    34" Piretti Bosa, GripMaster Pistol Grip

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  • EaglesGolf99EaglesGolf99 Foxboro, MAMembers  2836WRX Points: 257Handicap: +0.8Posts: 2,836 Titanium Tees
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    That looks AWESOME!


    Curious what your intention was? Titleist PT / 970?


    I've always wanted to apply that infamous "PT / 970 Silver Top" Finish to something modern.

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    2017 WORLD CHAMPION
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    W. I. T. B.

    Callaway GBB Epic Flash 9° Ventus VeloCore Blue 6 X
    Callaway Super Hybrid 17° Speeder TourSpec 904 X
    Callaway Apex Hybrid 18° Speeder TourSpec 904 X
    Miura Golf CB•301 4 - 5 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Craftsmen TB•000 6 - 9
     iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
     Miura Handgrind Raw 46 • 06 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 52 • 10 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Handgrind Raw 58 • 10 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Miura Golf Milled Raw 64 • 16 iSeries Proto iCWT 105 X
    Toulon Garage Palm Beach Stroke Lab Graphite Steel X
    Bridgestone Golf Tour B XS '20
    Miura Giken 
    SG•801 Caddie '20
    Stitch Golf SL•2 Color Block '20
  • LaymanMLaymanM Cincinnati, OHMembers  2246WRX Points: 322Handicap: 7Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    Man I am a believer now! Regripped 7w regular flex is MONEY! Straight with a beautiful ball flight. Used it off 3 tees and 1 fairway. Will now be looking for the matching 3 and 5 as I hit this beautifully

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    Callaway Steelhead XR 4+
    Mizuno MP-18 mb 4-PW
    Titliest SM7 50f, 54s, 58d
    SC Phantom X 5.5
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  • stimpmeterpstimpmeterp Washington DCMembers  873WRX Points: 139Posts: 873 Golden Tee
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    @EaglesGolf99 yes sir, a throwback to the days of the PT. Similar heads made by Callaway over the years.

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    TM SIM MAX 9* Speeder 661
    TM M6 15* Atmos Blue
    Titleist 915h 21* & 24* Blueboards
    National Custom 28* 33* 39* 45* PX LZ 6.0 (coming soon...)
    Mizuno T20 50* 54* 58* PX LZ 6.0
    Goodwood Golf Co. Senna
    Ball:  TP5 "77s"
  • JPG44JPG44 Members  204WRX Points: 90Posts: 204 Fairways
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    I'm still playing my 3 wood. Has been in my bag on and off since high school. Also have the 5 wood but haven't played that in a long time. Love the sound of it when you hit on the center.

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