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  • gentlesgentles Members  2131WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,131 Platinum Tees
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    Are your Rapture irons the J model? Curious about how you find them compared to the S55, especially distance wise.
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    gentles wrote:
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    Are your Rapture irons the J model? Curious about how you find them compared to the S55, especially distance wise.<br />
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    This current set is USA spec<br />
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    I have a partial set of 3-6 Rapture J.s <br />
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    Same distance as s55<br />
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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    Back on the Aldila train. I would hit one crazy block every 12 holes or so for some reason with Obans ... and a block NEVER happens for me<br />
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    If you like a stiff driver that kicks like a mule. Try the NL in my sig ... amazing shaft in the 10* LST head ( for my swing speed anyways ... ymmv )<br />
    <br />
    Took some new lines on doglegs at the "home course" down here over the last few days, good times
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers  6227WRX Points: 2,000Handicap: 2.7Posts: 6,227 Titanium Tees
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    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?
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    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Feb 20, 2019 #126
    ebrasmus21 wrote:
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    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?<br />
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    ebrasmus21 wrote:
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    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?<br />
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    Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick<br />
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    Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w
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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers  6227WRX Points: 2,000Handicap: 2.7Posts: 6,227 Titanium Tees
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    ebrasmus21 wrote:
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    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?<br />
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    ebrasmus21 wrote:
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    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick<br />
    <br />
    Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w<br />
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    Ahhh, I see. I don't tend to do well with shafts that kick a lot. I like to feel like I'm swinging a 2x4
    Posted:
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    It's vey tip stiff, not sure if it's the kick or the feel of a kick to be honest
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened<br />
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    Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's<br />
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    The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)<br />
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    Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x<br />
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    I need to work back to 108-109 where I was 18 months ago (carrying it low 270's). Instructor and I targeting 111 once this elbow comes fully around.<br />
    <br />
    I can still swing my 3w at 100 ... so some driver mechanics work to do. 8 iron carry has dropped from 168 to 160. Age and injuries !!! CURSES !
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #130
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    I'm also going to toss some 95g shafts in my Rapture J-spec five and six irons and see how those perform<br />
    <br />
    I think the J-spec 3 and 4 irons are permanently benched. The Apex 4h and 20* heavenwood are just too easy to hit
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • gentlesgentles Members  2131WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,131 Platinum Tees
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    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference
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  • dpb5031dpb5031 Jupiter, FLMembers  5881WRX Points: 1,451Posts: 5,881 Titanium Tees
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened<br />
    <br />
    Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's<br />
    <br />
    The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)<br />
    <br />
    Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x<br />
    <br />
    I need to work back to 108-109 where I was 18 months ago (carrying it low 270's). Instructor and I targeting 111 once this elbow comes fully around.<br />
    <br />
    I can still swing my 3w at 100 ... so some driver mechanics work to do. 8 iron carry has dropped from 168 to 160. Age and injuries !!! CURSES !<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Hahahaaa...feel like I'm reading my own post!
    Posted:
    USGA Index: ~0

    WITB:
    Ping G410 LST 9 degree - Tour AD IZ 6x
    Ping G410 LST - Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 
    Kasco K2K 33 - Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 
    Callaway RazrX Tour 4h - Tour 95 shaft
    Ping i200 5-UW (2 flat) - Nippon Modus 105X
    Taylormade HiToe 54 (bent to 55 & 2 flat)
    Taylormade HiToe 64 (Bent to 62 & 2 flat)
    Palmer AP30R putter (circa 1960s)
    Taylormade TP5X Ball
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    gentles wrote:
    <br />
    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    I had Ping bend the J spec five and six irons to orange dots ... will be a good blend into the s55 short irons (Fujikura mci100s) and <br />
    create a graphite shaft shootout vs the US spec Raptures
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,576Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    gentles wrote:
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    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference<br />
    <br />
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    Is the J spec the one on the right with more offset?
    Posted:
    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. 
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Mar 14, 2019 #137
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    gentles wrote:
    <br />
    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Is the J spec the one on the right with more offset?<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    No the J spec is on the left. The J spec's have stronger lofts and less offset. They are great long irons to partner with modern USA Ping short irons. Hot Ti face and big tungsten plug in toe + plus the old Ping finish that never wears out<br />
    <br />
    I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW
    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers  6320WRX Points: 1,576Handicap: mePosts: 6,320 Titanium Tees
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    cardoustie wrote:
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    <br />
    No the J spec is on the left. The J spec's have stronger lofts and less offset. They are great long irons to partner with modern USA Ping short irons. Hot Ti face and big tungsten plug in toe<br />
    + plus the old Ping finish that never wears out<br />
    <br />
    I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW<br />
    <br />
    <br />
    Interesting, I always thought the Japanese preferred more offset, though I can understand the stronger lofts.
    Posted:
    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. 
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    Shootout in Florida upcoming vs my 919T’s


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    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • gentlesgentles Members  2131WRX Points: 234Posts: 2,131 Platinum Tees
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    Did you find a new callaway 5h Cards?

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    Callaway gave me a free new v2 head

    it was swingweighting e0 ... with the same Apache shaft ... so I’ve ordered some lighter weights

    the gen 1 Apex 5h was at d8 ... which was ideal

    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14062WRX Points: 2,874Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,062 Titanium Tees
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    Finally one of my fitters opened back up

    Experiments today at course for pseudo men's day … the "graphite expedition" continues ...

    P790 v2 with Aldila Proto 85x

    Ping Blueprints, orange dot, Recoil 110s. I really want this combo to work as I lit it up with iron play last summer with my blueprints, and had a record level of subpar rounds in 2019, but the DG xp115 x100's wore this old man's elbows out


    Posted:

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu Blueboard 53x
    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Kuro Kage 90s
    Mizuno 919t 6-PW UST Recoil 110s
    Vokey TVD 52m-58m-64* s400
    Piretti Matera Elite

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