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SLDR 430 JDM Question

Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperienceClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
I am buying a JDM SLDR 430 head but I need to figure out whether my Ping Anser's Ahina shaft will fit the JDM 430.



Do the US SLDR 430 and the JDM 430 use the same size for shafts?

Do they require different TP adapters?

Are the lie angles the same for both?

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  • jdmorris1980jdmorris1980 Advanced Members Posts: 1,505
    No clue about lie angles but they will both use a .335 shaft. Didn't this get answered in your other thread? You can look for lie angle specs for both on tm and tm Japan's website.
  • PepperturboPepperturbo Advanced Members Posts: 15,344
    I would not use the same adapters, even if they .335 tip. Adapter adjustments for SLDR head, are not likey to equal another OEM's head, if for no other reason than, heads are different in dimension, weighting, core and hosel length.
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  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX


    No clue about lie angles but they will both use a .335 shaft. Didn't this get answered in your other thread? You can look for lie angle specs for both on tm and tm Japan's website.




    Thank you - yeah I did not see an answer and since I somewhat changed the topic I might as well start a new one. I figure if someone else has a similar question it will be easier for them to find the answer through the search feature.




    I would not use the same adapters, even if they .335 tip. Adapter adjustments for SLDR head, are not likey to equal another OEM's head, if for no other reason than, heads are different in dimension, weighting, core and hosel length.




    I meant the JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) version of the TaylorMade SLDR 430. Sorry if I did not make that clear.
  • idriveidrive gone golfin Advanced Members Posts: 2,104
    The lie angle of the usdm and jdm sldr's are not the same. jdm version is 4* (3?) flatter if memory serves correct.



    The tip adpter for the sldr is the same for both markets.
  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    edited February 2014
    cool thank you idrive.
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  • Soloman1Soloman1 Advanced Members Posts: 2,441 ✭✭
    Japanese is 56* lie.



    The US version specs say 59*-62* lie.
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  • PepperturboPepperturbo Advanced Members Posts: 15,344
    edited February 2014
    idrive wrote:


    The lie angle of the usdm and jdm sldr's are not the same. jdm version is 4* (3?) flatter if memory serves correct.



    The tip adpter for the sldr is the same for both markets.




    I know that's true least with TM SLDR 430 TP in Japan: it comes .05 open and 56* lie angle.
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  • Blynch32Blynch32 Members Posts: 110
    luck box wrote:


    I am buying a JDM SLDR 430 head but I need to figure out whether my Ping Anser's Ahina shaft will fit the JDM 430.



    Do the US SLDR 430 and the JDM 430 use the same size for shafts?

    Do they require different TP adapters?

    Are the lie angles the same for both?




    What kind of price are you looking at for that set up? If you don't mind disclosing?
  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    The jdm head cost me around $500 and the Ahina shaft I already have. I would think it would cost like 6 to 8 depending on what you believe the ahina is worth. Ive seen them go for 350 and Ive seen them go for 120 on ebay.



    I'm really excited to try it out with that shaft. The shaft I used on the launch monitor was the stock offering and is higher launching and higher spin than the ahina.

    I believe the backspin RPMs were around 2300 with the stock offering and I am hoping to get the spin a touch below 2000 with the ahina
  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    Just got the JDM SLDR 430 with Ahina shaft. I do not think I have been this excited to use a piece of equipment since my grandfather gave me his Ping Eye 2s back when I was a teenager.



    I feel like Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man when he first uses the Magnetic Accelerator Gun.



    Be well.
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    More pics of the address position and face please!
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  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    Will do I have to get the tp adapter replaced as I think I had a cheap knock off adapter that I bought separate
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    Also interested to hear what you think about the flatter lie angle...
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  • johnnyprojohnnypro Advanced Members Posts: 1,838 ✭✭
    Just ordered 11* JDM SLDR 430 head.

    Someone in Ohio bought up all the Diamana Ilima's so I'm getting one from him at a fair price.

    That's what I have in my Fourteen CT-112 and love it.

    Can't wait!
  • GoldenBearCubGoldenBearCub Don't Go Chasin Waterfalls Advanced Members Posts: 489
    Would you also review this one? I'm finally in the JDM driver market and would love to hear your thoughts on it! Thanks.
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  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX


    Would you also review this one? I'm finally in the JDM driver market and would love to hear your thoughts on it! Thanks.




    Will do - I need to try it out in normal conditions to see how it performs. I only had one round with it, but it was exceptionally goofy conditions so I did not play my typical hit 13 driver shots in a round. My data points are too limited, however my initial indication was that typical shots with this club wanted to go more right than a standard driver.



    I let you know how it plays this weekend. I will try to get yardages and dispersion with my golfshot app if possible. (My golfshot reset and I cannot find any of my old rounds)
  • Blynch32Blynch32 Members Posts: 110
    Anybody have any more feedback on the japan SLDR?
  • golfcaddy1969golfcaddy1969 Advanced Members Posts: 644
    Other than a few technical differences it seems that the paint scheme is all. It looks great but there is a considerable price difference
  • golfcaddy1969golfcaddy1969 Advanced Members Posts: 644
    I did get to hit the us 430 sldr today. Very nice feel, not terrible forgiveness at all. Looks great at address. Stock shaft for me was spinning like crazy 3700 rpm's. I have a demo Quadra fire express that I tried in the same head and the spin dropped almost 1000 RPMs. The 460 version had a better feel to me and was the same spin but 12 yards longer. My 2014 Gloire was still the lowest in terms of spin. Distance was very close to the 460 sldr. The us 460 sldr is a great head with a shaft upgrade. I was surprised that it matched the Gloire in terms of distance. The Gloire is still the feel and forgiveness king.
  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX


    Would you also review this one? I'm finally in the JDM driver market and would love to hear your thoughts on it! Thanks.




    This was my mini write up on it (I am waiting to get more data points)



    It is outstanding. I have never been a TM fanboy, but this driver is very long. My initial view of this club is that with its lie angle at 56* and slightly open face, it is an anti left club, which is what I need. My misses tend to be a hook. This club does not eliminate the possibility of the hook, but it definitely does mitigate the frequency and intensity of each mishit. When coupled with the Ahina, the ball has a flat penetrating trajectory which I am very excited to try out when the conditions are better.



    One thing I noticed was that with the smaller 430 head, I seem to hit the sweet spot more, this may be mental but the results are real as most of my shots are touching the middle groove in the face. I actually thought the smaller head would lead to more mishits on the toe, but the opposite is true.
  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    I just picked one up too. Will post in a couple weeks I guess...
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  • Dave FeldmanDave Feldman TM Hoarder Advanced Members Posts: 536
    Yes the tips fit.



    I like mine, but need to get it fitted as I ordered from Japan. Not sure I got enough loft. Got the 10*.
  • googoomasgoogoomas Advanced Members Posts: 140
    I'm playing the JDM SLDR 430 with a GD MT-6X. Coming from my R11s I'm noticing a lot less back and side spin. As a high launch/high spin player it has helped my trajectory and accuracy. After about 6 range sessions my distance is a little better too. Like the OP said, I feel like I hit the sweet spot more with the 430 as apposed to my old 460 driver. I'll get my first actual round with it Sunday, can't wait!
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  • Hatchmanss76Hatchmanss76 Advanced Members Posts: 107
    Mine should arrive this week. Haven't looked this forward to a new club arriving in the post for a long time.

    Big decision will be what shaft to play in it on the weekend. The stock Mitsubishi TM1-114 or my GD ADDI 6s out of my SLDR 460.
  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    edited March 2014


    Mine should arrive this week. Haven't looked this forward to a new club arriving in the post for a long time.

    Big decision will be what shaft to play in it on the weekend. The stock Mitsubishi TM1-114 or my GD ADDI 6s out of my SLDR 460.




    I was like a 5 year old kid who woke up 3 hours too early on Christmas for an entire week. I have never felt more confident in a driver ever.



    The only one that I felt almost as confident with was the BIg Bertha II, which makes sense as the lie angle for both resist a hook and allow me to get a little more inside on my backswing to create more of a draw.



    The reason I ended up with the SLDR 430 was because I went to test the new BIg Bertha and Alpha but was astonished at the low spin/longer carry numbers on the 430.


    googoomas wrote:


    I'm playing the JDM SLDR 430 with a GD MT-6X. Coming from my R11s I'm noticing a lot less back and side spin. As a high launch/high spin player it has helped my trajectory and accuracy. After about 6 range sessions my distance is a little better too. Like the OP said, I feel like I hit the sweet spot more with the 430 as apposed to my old 460 driver. I'll get my first actual round with it Sunday, can't wait!




    I noticed a drop in the side spin numbers too, and although I should probably just stick to straight shots, I could still get a slight cut and a slight draw if necessary, but the overhook and "power fade" became a thing of the past. Playing from the fairway 50% more made my first two rounds much easier. I cannot wait to see the handicap fall after our first adjustment on May 1.



    I generally tee'd the ball up pretty high with my Ping Anser at about 2/3 of the ball above the crown of the driver. Something I noticed with this club is that the more optimum launch numbers came from dropping the tee height to approximately 1/4-1/2 of a ball above the crown rather than 2/3. Maybe this is obvious, but as I used the higher lofts the lower the tee height the better the trajectory. I was reading an article if I can find it I will post it.
  • Hatchmanss76Hatchmanss76 Advanced Members Posts: 107
    It's interesting that you mention the height of teeing the ball up as a common fault of mine is teeing it up too low and hitting a number drives out of the bottom 1/2 below center. I struggle to get more than 1/2 the ball above the crown for fear of popping one off the top. I think that's why a have a preference for the smaller headed drivers as I can tee the ball where it's looks right by eye with no club head behind it. Freak, I know.
  • googoomasgoogoomas Advanced Members Posts: 140
    Happy to report my first round withy the new JDM SLDR 430 was a success! Loved the flight, spin and distance I was getting from it. Even my usual playing partners were surprised on how much further and how many more fairways I hit.



    As stated above I have found teeing the ball slightly lower works best for me. I was a very high tee'er of the ball before, for the 430 I go to my normal tee height, them a little bit past. Nothing to crazy, but definitely a little lower. I did miss the center of the face a couple times Sunday, catching the ball low on the club. To my surprise though distance was still good even though my ball was hit very low.
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  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    Got my jdm 10 today. The thing looks so good. I cant wait to smash some balls with it. I have the ts 7.3x shaft in it. It is 45.5 inches at d6 swingweight. I like d5 or d6 looks good. I also have some 8.2 speeders to try in it. Will post my findings...
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  • Albatross85Albatross85 The straightest hitters in golf don't hit it straight Advanced Members Posts: 2,814 ✭✭
    Anybody else have new input on this? i picked up a 10* jdm 430 that im gonna test out today in my oban kiyoshi white 75x. Supposed to be 49* and windy here though so who knows how it will go
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  • johnnyprojohnnypro Advanced Members Posts: 1,838 ✭✭
    johnnypro wrote:


    Just ordered 11* JDM SLDR 430 head.

    Someone in Ohio bought up all the Diamana Ilima's so I'm getting one from him at a fair price.

    That's what I have in my Fourteen CT-112 and love it.

    Can't wait!




    Got my Japan SLDR 11* with the Ilima 70. Same length as my Fourteen CT112, same SW, same grip, same everything.

    And you know what? I'm sticking with the Fourteen. Just as long as the SLDR, probably a bit more forgiving, better sound and feel.

    Why do I keep drinking TM's Kool-Aid? Gotta run.....off to ebay.
  • Hatchmanss76Hatchmanss76 Advanced Members Posts: 107
    edited April 2014
    Had my JDM 430 for two games now. First game I was trying to hit it too hard and my swing was all over the place. As bad as I was swinging it I thought the feel was great and ball flight was much more sensible @ 10.5° than my SLDR 460. Comparison was with the GD ADDI 6s I was gaming in my 460 at the same loft. Flight was very penetrating. I've herd a few say they thought it wasn't very forgiving, well I didn't get that impression and I hit a few from heel, toe, low and high of center. Contact was very solid thwack and not that tinny ring/ping that's familiar with a lot of Ti woods.



    Second hit out and I was swinging it much better (not trying to blast the inner out of the cover). Once again I didn't notice any massive non forgivingness with off center hits. Ball flight was very consistent mid trajectory and penetrating all day. Ones that I nutted out of the middle were long for me. The odd average swing didn't spin off sideways either and was either on fairway or effective and not in the trash.



    All up I'm very happy with the JDM SLDR mainly due to fact I was hitting the 460 very high which is against the trend. Depending on what shaft was used in it, this definitely wouldn't suit some one who has trouble getting the driver in the air or looking for more hight.



    Have I mentioned well hit ones are looong.
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  • Deuce78Deuce78 Advanced Members Posts: 1,238
    johnnypro wrote:

    johnnypro wrote:


    Just ordered 11* JDM SLDR 430 head.

    Someone in Ohio bought up all the Diamana Ilima's so I'm getting one from him at a fair price.

    That's what I have in my Fourteen CT-112 and love it.

    Can't wait!




    Got my Japan SLDR 11* with the Ilima 70. Same length as my Fourteen CT112, same SW, same grip, same everything.

    And you know what? I'm sticking with the Fourteen. Just as long as the SLDR, probably a bit more forgiving, better sound and feel.

    Why do I keep drinking TM's Kool-Aid? Gotta run.....off to ebay.




    Agreed! My jdm with same shaft actually spun a little more than my titleist.
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  • craniac76craniac76 Advanced Members Posts: 2,456


    Had my JDM 430 for two games now. First game I was trying to hit it too hard and my swing was all over the place. As bad as I was swinging it I thought the feel was great and ball flight was much more sensible @ 10.5° than my SLDR 460. Comparison was with the GD ADDI 6s I was gaming in my 460 at the same loft. Flight was very penetrating. I've herd a few say they thought it wasn't very forgiving, well I didn't get that impression and I hit a few from heel, toe, low and high of center. Contact was very solid thwack and not that tinny ring/ping that's familiar with a lot of Ti woods.



    Second hit out and I was swinging it much better (not trying to blast the inner out of the cover). Once again I didn't notice any massive non forgivingness with off center hits. Ball flight was very consistent mid trajectory and penetrating all day. Ones that I nutted out of the middle were long for me. The odd average swing didn't spin off sideways either and was either on fairway or effective and not in the trash.



    All up I'm very happy with the JDM SLDR mainly due to fact I was hitting the 460 very high which is against the trend. Depending on what shaft was used in it, this definitely wouldn't suit some one who has trouble getting the driver in the air or looking for more hight.



    Have I mentioned well hit ones are looong.




    What do you think about the launch? Is it low launch low spin or more mid launch low spin?
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    I have heard its low, really would lke to see some more feedback from JDM sldr users..
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  • onwrd2vctryonwrd2vctry Advanced Members Posts: 360
    I have had mine for about 3 months. Bought it from Will Peoples. It is beautiful. I was playing a 913d3 7.5. My JDM SLDR is 10 set to 12. Same shaft...vs proto stiff tipped half an inch. Playing length 45 1/4 for both drivers. I launch the SLDR about 2 degrees higher than the titleist with about 2000-2200 spin. Titleist about 2800 rpm. I have to say I am driving the ball very well with the SLDR. It is definitely longer in most conditions. I find it more forgiving because it launches like a PW but with low spin. The people I play with always ask about because it is weird to see it launch high, flatten out and then take off running.
  • craniac76craniac76 Advanced Members Posts: 2,456


    I have had mine for about 3 months. Bought it from Will Peoples. It is beautiful. I was playing a 913d3 7.5. My JDM SLDR is 10 set to 12. Same shaft...vs proto stiff tipped half an inch. Playing length 45 1/4 for both drivers. I launch the SLDR about 2 degrees higher than the titleist with about 2000-2200 spin. Titleist about 2800 rpm. I have to say I am driving the ball very well with the SLDR. It is definitely longer in most conditions. I find it more forgiving because it launches like a PW but with low spin. The people I play with always ask about because it is weird to see it launch high, flatten out and then take off running.




    It launches like a PW? That high??? hmmm interesting....
  • onwrd2vctryonwrd2vctry Advanced Members Posts: 360
    craniac76 wrote:



    I have had mine for about 3 months. Bought it from Will Peoples. It is beautiful. I was playing a 913d3 7.5. My JDM SLDR is 10 set to 12. Same shaft...vs proto stiff tipped half an inch. Playing length 45 1/4 for both drivers. I launch the SLDR about 2 degrees higher than the titleist with about 2000-2200 spin. Titleist about 2800 rpm. I have to say I am driving the ball very well with the SLDR. It is definitely longer in most conditions. I find it more forgiving because it launches like a PW but with low spin. The people I play with always ask about because it is weird to see it launch high, flatten out and then take off running.




    It launches like a PW? That high??? hmmm interesting....




    Not literally...just trying to point out that at 12 degrees of loft the launch is very easy.
  • bobcatbobcat Advanced Members Posts: 3,898 ✭✭
    edited June 2014
    Why not the USA version??? The SLDR TP 430 was my choice! I am personally not a fan of black sole plates on drivers, fairways, or hybrids, but apparently some guys find that desirable.



    My USA 430 TP model has a .335 shaft bore and an upgraded Fuji shaft. (the Motore Speeder 7.3 at a length of 45.25"). I recently bought it brand new, complete with wrench and headcover for $369.99 + $12 shipping.



    Is it really worth paying so more for the Japanese SLDR 430 base model?
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  • onwrd2vctryonwrd2vctry Advanced Members Posts: 360
    I like drivers with flatter lie angles. Japanese version 56 while US version 59-60.
  • craniac76craniac76 Advanced Members Posts: 2,456
    bobcat wrote:


    Why not the USA version??? The SLDR TP 430 was my choice! I am personally not a fan of black sole plates on drivers, fairways, or hybrids, but apparently some guys find that desirable.



    My USA 430 TP model has a .335 shaft bore and an upgraded Fuji shaft. (the Motore Speeder 7.3 at a length of 45.25"). I recently bought it brand new, complete with wrench and headcover for $369.99 + $12 shipping.



    Is it really worth paying so more for the Japanese SLDR 430 base model?




    Some people like it in black....
  • MBBGMBBG Advanced Members Posts: 1,446 ✭✭
    I went with the JDM for the flatter lie angle as well as preferring the looks. I think the usdm SLDR looks cheap but that's just me.
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  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Charter Members Posts: 3,538 ClubWRX
    MBBG wrote:
    I went with the JDM for the flatter lie angle as well as preferring the looks.




    Exactly why I bought it too.



    I had to sand off the TaylorMade badging because it was scratched from tees. I think it looks better with the badging gone.
  • Hatchmanss76Hatchmanss76 Advanced Members Posts: 107
    craniac76 wrote:



    Had my JDM 430 for two games now. First game I was trying to hit it too hard and my swing was all over the place. As bad as I was swinging it I thought the feel was great and ball flight was much more sensible @ 10.5° than my SLDR 460. Comparison was with the GD ADDI 6s I was gaming in my 460 at the same loft. Flight was very penetrating. I've herd a few say they thought it wasn't very forgiving, well I didn't get that impression and I hit a few from heel, toe, low and high of center. Contact was very solid thwack and not that tinny ring/ping that's familiar with a lot of Ti woods.



    Second hit out and I was swinging it much better (not trying to blast the inner out of the cover). Once again I didn't notice any massive non forgivingness with off center hits. Ball flight was very consistent mid trajectory and penetrating all day. Ones that I nutted out of the middle were long for me. The odd average swing didn't spin off sideways either and was either on fairway or effective and not in the trash.



    All up I'm very happy with the JDM SLDR mainly due to fact I was hitting the 460 very high which is against the trend. Depending on what shaft was used in it, this definitely wouldn't suit some one who has trouble getting the driver in the air or looking for more hight.



    Have I mentioned well hit ones are looong.




    What do you think about the launch? Is it low launch low spin or more mid launch low spin?




    Mid launch low spin for me.

    I hit most Drivers on the quite high side.
  • MBBGMBBG Advanced Members Posts: 1,446 ✭✭
    I've been playing this as my gamer for most of this season now. Went through a spell here lately with tendinitis coming back in trailing elbow and I wasn't getting through the ball recently and was hitting big fades all of a sudden rather than soft draws and hook misses. Got the UST Chrome shaft last week to try in place of my 7.2 TS. Feel is fantastic with this shaft and I swear it seems like I picked up several mph of ball speed.



    We have had a lot of rain lately and the home course is very soft, but last night in league I hit 2 drives that carried and had no rollout to speak of in places where I normally only hit to when it's firm out. Very interesting because this club has already put me in places I've never been on my home course several weeks ago when it was dry and I'm right there in this swampy weather.



    I don't find the head to be low launching at least not for me. It's amazing to me the variance in loft and launch height between cranking it down to "lower" vs "higher" and everything in between. I had to drop the loft two notches once I put the Chrome in it to maintain the ball flight I was used to with my 7.2 TS. Despite opening the face, the driver is still easier to turn over compared to the Fuki with a more closed face.



    The 7.2 for me is great when my swing is great. But when I'm sore or a little off I really have to work at it but the Chrome seems much more friendly for me. But I just can't get over how great the Chrome feels in the JDM SLDR 430 head. This combo should be scary long for me once I get it dialed in!
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  • TRheezyTRheezy Advanced Members Posts: 715 ✭✭
    bobcat wrote:


    Why not the USA version??? The SLDR TP 430 was my choice! I am personally not a fan of black sole plates on drivers, fairways, or hybrids, but apparently some guys find that desirable.



    My USA 430 TP model has a .335 shaft bore and an upgraded Fuji shaft. (the Motore Speeder 7.3 at a length of 45.25"). I recently bought it brand new, complete with wrench and headcover for $369.99 + $12 shipping.



    Is it really worth paying so more for the Japanese SLDR 430 base model?




    I checked these out at the store yesterday, beautiful looking club. But something else caught my eye (see attached). I am with you, not sure if it is worth shelling out the extra money...
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  • jacobEDGEjacobEDGE Advanced Members Posts: 1,961 ✭✭
    bobcat wrote:


    Why not the USA version??? The SLDR TP 430 was my choice! I am personally not a fan of black sole plates on drivers, fairways, or hybrids, but apparently some guys find that desirable.




    I personally decided to pick up a this club, almost exclusively because of the solid black head & face.


    bobcat wrote:
    Is it really worth paying so more for the Japanese SLDR 430 base model?




    That's also the plus side of waiting a few years since it's initial release. Got a brand new JDM SLDR 430cc TP driver, with a Graphite Design MT-6 shaft for $170. Definitely not "so much more" anymore. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
  • adam.byrneadam.byrne Advanced Members Posts: 218 ✭✭
    For me, this has been the best driver I've ever owned. Anti-left machine. I have stock shaft. I'm an addict, love buying and selling. And I don't even look at drivers anymore. For me, it is mid launch mid spin. Love it!
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