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Rickie Fowler with new Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana

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Sorry for the poor quality photos but Rickie got to the range before I did and jetted off to the 1st tee before I could get some good shots of the shaft.<br />
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I'll try to get some better shots later.<br />
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Greg
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members  32489WRX Points: 1,984Posts: 32,489 Titanium Tees
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    RF switching it up this week. Thanks for the pic Greg!
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  • JinxyJ08JinxyJ08 Members  2054WRX Points: 128Posts: 2,054 Platinum Tees
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    so is this like a blueboard?
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  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members  15055WRX Points: 460Posts: 15,055 Titanium Tees
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    Interesting that he went from the WB to the S+. Guess he wanted more launch.
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    Interesting that he went from the WB to the S+. Guess he wanted more launch.<br />
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    Don't we all, Puppetmaster!
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  • IceIgniteIceIgnite Members  55WRX Points: 0Posts: 55
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    looks like the Original Matte Blue when Mitsubishi released there 1st shafts back in 2004
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  • kg92leftykg92lefty Members  2345WRX Points: 146Handicap: +2.5Posts: 2,345 Platinum Tees
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    Interesting that he went from the WB to the S+. Guess he wanted more launch.<br />
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    doesnt appear to be an S+.
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  • NotEvenJail26 NotEvenJail26 Members  404WRX Points: 55Posts: 404 Greens
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    That isn't S+. He has used a custom graphic Whiteboard for a while, maybe just a different colour?
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    Interesting that he went from the WB to the S+. Guess he wanted more launch.<br />
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    Given he usually play a 7.5 deg (even 6.5 at one stage!!!) I am not suprised
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  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members  15055WRX Points: 460Posts: 15,055 Titanium Tees
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    I saw the blue and assumed it was an S+. Sure, it doesn't have the flower graphics, but figured it was just a "proto" S+ since its essentially the same color.<br />
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    Greg, any idea?
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  • Mick Ill Son!Mick Ill Son! Members  294WRX Points: 0Posts: 294
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    It is not a Plus. It is a prototype of the next generation blueboard-Kai'li profile which is comming out in october!
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  • goodwillhackinggoodwillhacking Members  122WRX Points: 70Posts: 122 Fairways
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    Wait, so you are telling me that the D+ & S+ are not the "next generation" of the Diamana's but something somewhat in the middle (and potentially made for Titleist 913 clubs)?<br />
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    Could Rory's "whiteboard" prototype be one as well?
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    1. Thought RM was playing a proto from back in the day?<br />
    2. RF can hit any shaft he wants...he hits them just about the same..which has not been that great of late. Let's not act like it's the jettison to another level...IMO of course.
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  • goodwillhackinggoodwillhacking Members  122WRX Points: 70Posts: 122 Fairways
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    Not at all, I am just bumming that I dropped $300 on the new D+ (which didn't work for me that well after going from the Ahina, so I switched to a VC7.2). Loving the VC7.2 but I always have been a fan of MRC and the whiteboard.<br />
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    In terms of RM & RF, I agree with you. RF has been all over the place, but it looks like whatever prototype RM is hitting, its working for him <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Yeah, what gives. I thought the D+ and S+ where the "new" blue/whiteboards.
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    Yeah, what gives. I thought the D+ and S+ where the "new" blue/whiteboards.<br />
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    they are...
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    D+ and S+ are not the next gen. they are a made to be a middle line of product between kuro kage and the next gen Ricky is playing.
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  • Judge SmailsJudge Smails Members  1170WRX Points: 45Posts: 1,170 Platinum Tees
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    This all confuses the you-know-what out of me. Even the Mitsu website calls the D+ and S+ a new Diamana and specifically refers to them in parentheticals as (blueboard) and (whiteboard).<br />
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    And now people are saying they are NOT the next gen Diamana?<br />
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    Is Ricky's shaft just another version of the $700 Proto Diamana that isn't part of the typical product line? Is that possible?
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    So MRC released a line of shafts, Diamana D+ and S+, that are supposedly in between Gen 1 and Gen 2 Diamanas per their website, and is now going to release Gen 3 Diamanas a few months after?
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    <br />
    This all confuses the you-know-what out of me. Even the Mitsu website calls the D+ and S+ a new Diamana and specifically refers to them in parentheticals as (blueboard) and (whiteboard).<br />
    <br />
    And now people are saying they are NOT the next gen Diamana?<br />
    <br />
    Is Ricky's shaft just another version of the $700 Proto Diamana that isn't part of the typical product line? Is that possible?<br />
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    One guy is saying so...
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    This thread epitomizes what's great and terrible about GolfWRX. On the one hand, we get sneak peaks (thanks Greg). On the other, we ignore everything we've heard from the manufacturer and equipment partners and take one person's comments and blow them completely out of proportion.
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  • SportfishingguySportfishingguy Members  142WRX Points: 0Posts: 142
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    It's a test proto of the new kaili coming out late this year to the tour. Similar to the BB feel. Launches like the red board but doesn't spin like the red board
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  • NotEvenJail26 NotEvenJail26 Members  404WRX Points: 55Posts: 404 Greens
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    The info above is spot on. Diamana Plus is an 'inbetween' product at a pricepoint similar to Fubuki Tour and designed to be used by OEM's. No more 'made for'. 3rd Gen is coming later in the year.
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  • bizzlegolfbizzlegolf Members  25WRX Points: 0Posts: 25
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    It's a test proto of the new kaili coming out late this year to the tour. Similar to the BB feel. Launches like the red board but doesn't spin like the red board<br />
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    You basically just described the entire fubuki line....high launch, low spin. If you look a their product history, Blue Board was the first product in the Original Diamana Series. Kai'li was the first of the 2nd Gen. Why would it be any different for the 3rd? Gotta be a 3rd Gen Blue. Probably one of MANY prototypes tested by RF
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    white-black-grey outfit??? there's no way that is fowler...
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  • PuppetmasterPuppetmaster Members  15055WRX Points: 460Posts: 15,055 Titanium Tees
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    Guess you guys might be right... he could have been trying a been a proto of these:<br />
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    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/719537-mitsubishi-rayon-new-shaft-graphics-seen-at-the-deutsche-bank-championship/<br />
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    Strategy of releasing an "in between" (S+, D+) followed by a new version within months of each other still doesn't make much sense to me, but that's just me obviously.
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    Nice Greg, thanks.
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  • Mick Ill Son!Mick Ill Son! Members  294WRX Points: 0Posts: 294
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    <br />
    This thread epitomizes what's great and terrible about GolfWRX. On the one hand, we get sneak peaks (thanks Greg). On the other, we ignore everything we've heard from the manufacturer and equipment partners and take one person's comments and blow them completely out of proportion.<br />
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    I guess by now you have seen the new graphics of the next Gen kaili/Blueboard that ricky is playing and that is comming out in a few weeks. I say what epitomizes what is wrong with this sight is that anonymous know it alls can spout opinion in the face of real industry folks like me who are happy to share info with the golf gearhead community. Instead of being greatful to have real info instead of wild speculation, people often get indignant and upset at me for sharing. This is why I dont post much anymore.
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    Dude I gotta be honest, I try to be laid back but if you are telling me that MRC is releasing a new line soon plus is an "in between" then I am going to rage. <br />
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    Can we get a clarification on this rumor. I feel depressed now. Just ordered a S+ this afternoon.
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    Dude I gotta be honest, I try to be laid back but if you are telling me that MRC is releasing a new line soon plus is an "in between" then I am going to rage.<br />
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    Can we get a clarification on this rumor. I feel depressed now. Just ordered a S+ this afternoon.<br />
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    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/719537-mitsubishi-rayon-new-shaft-graphics-seen-at-the-deutsche-bank-championship/
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    <br />
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    Dude I gotta be honest, I try to be laid back but if you are telling me that MRC is releasing a new line soon plus is an "in between" then I am going to rage.<br />
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    Can we get a clarification on this rumor. I feel depressed now. Just ordered a S+ this afternoon.<br />
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    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/719537-mitsubishi-rayon-new-shaft-graphics-seen-at-the-deutsche-bank-championship/<br />
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    Saw that, says B. I would assume that means they are adding a third line to make the D,S and now B line.<br />
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    You wrote that the Diamana plus is a middle line shaft. <br />
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