Mint set of 690.mb's...reshaft, sell, or keep as is?

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dmbrill719dmbrill719 North Carolina 250WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 250 Greens
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I ordered these new (2003?) during a time when I wasn't playing much golf (3-4 times a year, was busy partying in college). I then moved on to something else and these have been sitting in my old room at my parent's house for over a decade. Just picked them up the other day and trying to figure out what to do with them. They're 3/8" shorter than what I now play, so I don't think I'm going to put them in play as-is. I've also been experimenting with heavier graphites lately (Recoil 125 F5) and really liking the results. So...what to do...what to do? Sell? Keep as is just to look at and chip with? Reshaft to my current specs? And I also just wanted to share pics with you guys of these classic beauties.



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G400 Max Xtorsion Black 70
Exotics T3 16.5* ATX Green 85
Apex 3h Project X HC1
T-MB 4, 5 RIP 115
JPX 900 Tour 6-PW Recoil 125
MD Forged 50, 56 DG X100
RM-22 60 DG TI Black Onyx X100
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  • 9ironiscash9ironiscash  725WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 725 Golden Tee
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    Those look unreal. Don’t know what you should do, but they are beautiful.
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  • cxxcxx  3240WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,240 Titanium Tees
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    If you still play MB's then play them. Reshaft if you have to.
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  • Merkury10Merkury10  157WRX Points: 28Members Posts: 157 Fairways
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    Classic. Reshaft and play for sure.



    If you don’t want to go through the trouble than bag them in the man cave as a decorative relic.
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  • PopIt&DropItPopIt&DropIt  253WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 253 Greens
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    I don't know if you need the money or not but I'm guessing either way you would regret selling those sooner than later. I vote reshaft and play them but I would keep them either way. Beautiful set!
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  • DixieDDixieD  200WRX Points: 81Handicap: 3Members Posts: 200 Fairways
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    Send them my way and I will take all the hassle out of your hands!
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  • spetzlespetzle  443WRX Points: 26Handicap: 2.5Members Posts: 443 Bunkers
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    PLAY PLAY PLAY EM Had the 690CB wish i never sold em
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  • cxxcxx  3240WRX Points: 225Members Posts: 3,240 Titanium Tees
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    If you like the shafts that are in them you could just extend them. Pretty simple.
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  • BobbyLiteBobbyLite Robert M Dallas 181WRX Points: 49Handicap: 1.5Members Posts: 181 Fairways
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    I will buy em lol
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  • GMR2ironGMR2iron  1583WRX Points: 149Members Posts: 1,583 Platinum Tees
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    You should sell them. I will give you my address, let me know whom to make the check out to...
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  • dmbrill719dmbrill719 North Carolina 250WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 250 Greens
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    Had a few PM's about selling, and if I decide to do so, I'll let everyone know and I'll list them. Later today I'm going to swing by my local repair shop to see if he has any suitable graphite shafts lying around that I can put in them. I've never been one to hold on to something just to hold onto it...so yeah, I'll either get these into playing specs or let them go.
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    G400 Max Xtorsion Black 70
    Exotics T3 16.5* ATX Green 85
    Apex 3h Project X HC1
    T-MB 4, 5 RIP 115
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW Recoil 125
    MD Forged 50, 56 DG X100
    RM-22 60 DG TI Black Onyx X100
    Vault Anser 2
  • HiSpeed48HiSpeed48  2109WRX Points: 117Members Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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    What irons are you currently bagging?



    You should probably sell them. You'll get a good price for them and hopefully someone who's passionate about titleist blades will put them in the bag and treat them well.
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  • dmbrill719dmbrill719 North Carolina 250WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 250 Greens
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    HiSpeed48 wrote:


    What irons are you currently bagging?



    You should probably sell them. You'll get a good price for them and hopefully someone who's passionate about titleist blades will put them in the bag and treat them well.




    Playing 900 Tours currently. No complaints, great iron. I haven't taken the 690's out on the course yet b/c 1 - the grips aren't as fresh as new grips and 2 - they're a bit shorter than I play now and lately I've been into heavier graphites (Recoil 125), so I'm in for several hundred to get these from a shaft standpoint to where I'd want them. I didn't take a pic, but I also have a matching serial # 690.cb 4 iron. All clubs are DG X-100 +1/4" with tour velvet +1 wrap (but could prob use some fresh grips).
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    G400 Max Xtorsion Black 70
    Exotics T3 16.5* ATX Green 85
    Apex 3h Project X HC1
    T-MB 4, 5 RIP 115
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW Recoil 125
    MD Forged 50, 56 DG X100
    RM-22 60 DG TI Black Onyx X100
    Vault Anser 2
  • 78Staff78Staff  3943WRX Points: 161Members Posts: 3,943 Titanium Tees
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    I would say keep - reality is 690 was a pretty common club, it was Titleist's attempt at a "blade for the masses" and it did very well at that. Which means there are a ton of sets out there without a whole lot of value, less so for incomplete sets - so even in great shape like yours won't bring much on the used market looking at recent sales. If you like them keep them and reshaft/extend, but if you aren't going to play them again no point in hanging on to them. Might do better here in SS vs selling on the auctions sites, but you never know.
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  • dmbrill719dmbrill719 North Carolina 250WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 250 Greens
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    78Staff wrote:


    I would say keep - reality is 690 was a pretty common club, it was Titleist's attempt at a "blade for the masses" and it did very well at that. Which means there are a ton of sets out there without a whole lot of value, less so for incomplete sets - so even in great shape like yours won't bring much on the used market looking at recent sales. If you like them keep them and reshaft/extend, but if you aren't going to play them again no point in hanging on to them. Might do better here in SS vs selling on the auctions sites, but you never know.




    I think my plan is going to be to track down a t-mb 4 and 5 iron to blend w/ the 6-P in these. And I'll be on the lookout for some heavier graphites to put in them.



    I did get a PM from another thread I made about heavier graphites...a guy selling some RIP 115's in X-flex. I responded, then deleted the PM. If you read this, let me know, I might want to revisit those, thanks!
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    G400 Max Xtorsion Black 70
    Exotics T3 16.5* ATX Green 85
    Apex 3h Project X HC1
    T-MB 4, 5 RIP 115
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW Recoil 125
    MD Forged 50, 56 DG X100
    RM-22 60 DG TI Black Onyx X100
    Vault Anser 2
  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!!  5701WRX Points: 324Handicap: 8Members Posts: 5,701 Titanium Tees
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    dmbrill719 wrote:

    78Staff wrote:


    I would say keep - reality is 690 was a pretty common club, it was Titleist's attempt at a "blade for the masses" and it did very well at that. Which means there are a ton of sets out there without a whole lot of value, less so for incomplete sets - so even in great shape like yours won't bring much on the used market looking at recent sales. If you like them keep them and reshaft/extend, but if you aren't going to play them again no point in hanging on to them. Might do better here in SS vs selling on the auctions sites, but you never know.




    I think my plan is going to be to track down a t-mb 4 and 5 iron to blend w/ the 6-P in these. And I'll be on the lookout for some heavier graphites to put in them.



    I did get a PM from another thread I made about heavier graphites...a guy selling some RIP 115's in X-flex. I responded, then deleted the PM. If you read this, let me know, I might want to revisit those, thanks!




    WOAH!! Rip 115 X!?!? That shaft is a fence post man. Hope you have the speed and transition for 'em.



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    Bag 1
    F7 9.5* - Aldila Copperhead 70TX @ 44.5
    King LTD Blk 14.5* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43
    King LTD Blk 19* - Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5
    Mizuno MP15 4-pw - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
    Mizuno MP-T5 Black 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge

    Bag 2
    Mizuno ST180 9.5* - Diamana Kai'Li 70 X
    Mizuno GPX850 14.5* - Motore Speeder TS 7.3 S
    Mizuno GPX850 20* - Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Mizuno MP25 4-pw - Recoil Proto 125 F4
    Mizuno MP-T5 Satin 52, 56, & 60 TT Wedge
  • dmbrill719dmbrill719 North Carolina 250WRX Points: 48Members Posts: 250 Greens
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    So here's the update. I currently play 5-P in irons with Apex 3 and 4 in hybrids. A straight blade 5 iron wasn't something I was eager about putting in the bag, so I picked up a brand new 716 T-MB 5 iron at Galaxy earlier in the week. I also picked up some RIP 115's and put them together with my standard grip (TV, logo down) and solid black ferrules. Super clean and the chrome really pops. Can't wait to get these out on the course tomorrow for their glorious comeback!
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    G400 Max Xtorsion Black 70
    Exotics T3 16.5* ATX Green 85
    Apex 3h Project X HC1
    T-MB 4, 5 RIP 115
    JPX 900 Tour 6-PW Recoil 125
    MD Forged 50, 56 DG X100
    RM-22 60 DG TI Black Onyx X100
    Vault Anser 2
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  • brkuckbrkuck  1671WRX Points: 149Members Posts: 1,671 Platinum Tees
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    They look awesome! Good luck when you go out with them.
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  • PeanutsDaddyPeanutsDaddy  8680WRX Points: 208Members Posts: 8,680 Titanium Tees
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    Would have gone the same route. Stunning set of irons that deserve their time in the sun. Hope they treat you well. Thank you for sharing the pictures.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OH 7270WRX Points: 574Handicap: 1.8Members Posts: 7,270 Titanium Tees
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    RIP 115 X??



    Oh boy. Thier stiffness is legendary. Definitely Tell us how that goes.
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  • BCULAWBCULAW Orlando, FL 3790WRX Points: 302Members Posts: 3,790 Titanium Tees
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    Some of my favorite irons ever!!! Hope you enjoy them.
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