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  • gentlesgentles Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭
    Are your Rapture irons the J model? Curious about how you find them compared to the S55, especially distance wise.
    Taylormade 2016 M2 10.5 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Taylormade 2016 M2 DF 3hl Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Taylormade RSI UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-P DG AMT x100
    Ping Glide 51,55, 59 DG S400
    Ping Anser Milled 5

    On the bench/testing: G400 LST, Callaway 3deep, Cobra LTD 3-4, Callaway Apex 23*, UDI 2 and 3 irons, Ping Glide 53, PM Grind 64
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    gentles wrote:


    Are your Rapture irons the J model? Curious about how you find them compared to the S55, especially distance wise.




    This current set is USA spec



    I have a partial set of 3-6 Rapture J.s



    Same distance as s55

    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    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



    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 )



    Took some new lines on doglegs at the "home course" down here over the last few days, good times
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker Members Posts: 5,186 ✭✭
    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?
    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 Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    edited Feb 20, 2019 11:21am #126
    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?



    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?




    Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick



    Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w
    Post edited by Unknown User on
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker Members Posts: 5,186 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:

    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?



    ebrasmus21 wrote:


    Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?




    Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick



    Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w




    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
    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 Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    It's vey tip stiff, not sure if it's the kick or the feel of a kick to be honest
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened



    Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's



    The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)



    Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x



    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.



    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 !
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    I'm also going to toss some 95g shafts in my Rapture J-spec five and six irons and see how those perform



    I think the J-spec 3 and 4 irons are permanently benched. The Apex 4h and 20* heavenwood are just too easy to hit
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • gentlesgentles Members Posts: 1,849 ✭✭
    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference
    Taylormade 2016 M2 10.5 Aldila Tour Blue 75x
    Taylormade 2016 M2 DF 3hl Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Callaway Apex 20* Aldila Tour Blue 85x
    Taylormade RSI UDI 4i DG AMT x100
    Taylormade P770 5-P DG AMT x100
    Ping Glide 51,55, 59 DG S400
    Ping Anser Milled 5

    On the bench/testing: G400 LST, Callaway 3deep, Cobra LTD 3-4, Callaway Apex 23*, UDI 2 and 3 irons, Ping Glide 53, PM Grind 64
  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,029 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened



    Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's



    The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)



    Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x



    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.



    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 !




    Hahahaaa...feel like I'm reading my own post!
    USGA Index: ~2

    WITB:
    2018 Taylormade M3 8.5 Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6x
    Taylormade M2 Tour 15 Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 S
    Kasco K2K 33 - UST Axivcore 65 Tour Green S
    Ping G 22 Hybrid (2 flat) - Ping Tour 80 S
    Ping i200 5-UW (2 flat) - Nippon Modus 105X
    Ping Glide 2.0 - SS 54 (bent to 55 & 2 flat)
    Taylormade Ho Toe 64 (Bent to 62 & 2 flat)
    Palmer AP30R putter (circa 1960s)
    Taylormade TP5X Ball
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    gentles wrote:


    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference




    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    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

    create a graphite shaft shootout vs the US spec Raptures
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,094 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:

    gentles wrote:


    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference








    Is the J spec the one on the right with more offset?
    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): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 11,638 ✭✭
    edited Mar 14, 2019 9:50am #137

    cardoustie wrote:

    gentles wrote:


    Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference








    Is the J spec the one on the right with more offset?




    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



    I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW
    Ping G400 LST 11* Mitsu TI BB Matte 53x
    Callaway GBB 3w 14* Mitsu Blueboard 63x
    Ping G400 5w 17* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway V-series Hwood Fuji TS 8.2s
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fujikura 904HBs
    Ping Rapture 5-PW Aldila NV MLTi Pro105x
    Ping iWedge 50* Aldila NV 105x
    Ping Glide SS 53* & ES 59* Wrx SF125s
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_JapanMembers Posts: 5,094 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:




    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



    I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW




    Interesting, I always thought the Japanese preferred more offset, though I can understand the stronger lofts.
    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): Wilson fg-62 S300 4/5-PW or MP4 Yoro Modus 125X 5-PW
    Wedges: Callaway MD2 T-grind combination of 52*, 56*, 58*, 60*
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
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