Tour AD VR in a fairway

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Does anyone have any experience with the GD Tour AD VR in a fairway? What kind of shaft is it most like? How does it compare to the IZ or a Blueboard profile?

Thanks!

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M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
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  • t4t3rt4t3r Members  3052WRX Points: 396Posts: 3,052 Titanium Tees
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    Currently have it in a 3w and it is a little tighter feeling than either an IZ or a Blueboard profile. Flight is flatter as well. That release/slight hinge feeling is more evident up near the grip instead of along the midsection. IZ felt very artificial to me and launched very high although I only used it in a driver.

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  • pricenickypricenicky Members  165WRX Points: 104Handicap: 7.1Posts: 165 Fairways
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    I have a vr 5 r1 tipped in a SZ 3 wood set at 16 degrees and it is very good.It replaced the AD fairway wood shaft .Nice flight and excellent roll but an expensive setup.My ss at 67 is only 88mph. so hence the VR 5R1 I have a IZ 4r1 in flash driver which I LOVE.

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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX  4937WRX Points: 352Handicap: 9Posts: 4,937 ClubWRX
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    Thanks. I tried an IZ in a 3w and I didn't like it. I think it was tipped too much or the feel was just exactly as you described. I got a really good flight out of it but the feel was dead-ish. I like the idea of a tighter blueboard though. That's my one complaint with the S+ in my 3w right now. It plays great until I get a loosened up and I feel some of the looseness in the shaft.

    Interesting. I was able to acquire a VR for a very reasonable price so I was thinking of putting a tip on it for my 3w.

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    M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
    TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
    790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
    0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
    SM7 62M  KBS Tour
    putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *

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  • mokedaddymokedaddy Members  1354WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,354 Platinum Tees
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    I have the vr in my 5 wood. I had the iz in my driver for a bit but it was the tx which won’t be a direct comparison.

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    How does it perform for you? What other shaft do you think it's most like?

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    M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
    TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
    790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
    0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
    SM7 62M  KBS Tour
    putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *

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  • mokedaddymokedaddy Members  1354WRX Points: 185Posts: 1,354 Platinum Tees
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    I really like it. It’s almost like a more one piece di to me. It is similar to a blue board but feels a little tighter. I have it it my 5 wood because we have some 220-230 par 3s around here and it is just hop and stop with a nice high flight but not too high of that makes sense.

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    Ping I200, IBlade 4-P KBS TOUR V 125 power spec
    Ping Glide 2.0 - 49ss, 55ws, 60ss KBS TOUR V 125 - Heel grind, WRX grind
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  • jokerusnjokerusn nice shoes Northern NJClubWRX  4937WRX Points: 352Handicap: 9Posts: 4,937 ClubWRX
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    That's what I was hoping to hear. A tighter blueboard is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

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    M6 9°  Fujikura Ventus 6
    TS2 15°  Diamana S+ Ltd 70
    790UDI  PX Catalyst 80 -or- 818H2 19°  GD Tour AD IZ-85
    0311T 4i / Z745 5-9  Nippon 950GH 
    SM7 46F 52F 58D  DG 115
    SM7 62M  KBS Tour
    putter, KBS CT Tour, Pro Only *

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