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  1. Likely production ended in anticipation of the new generation coming in the next few months:
  2. There are way too many variables to say for example that a core that is X mm off centered will result in Y result (each set of swing variables could see a different deviation vs the control spec). If a particular attribute is found to greatly deviate from the intended spec, then it is absolutely a defect regardless of the impact on the final shot result. The Ball Lab concept is focused on the consistency of specific measurable attributes of the physical ball. Nowhere are they stating that ball selection should be solely based off of their findings, but it can aid in narrowing down ch
  3. TaylorMade owned the Maxfli brand before selling to DSG in 2008 so it is relevant to the OP and all of my posts have been a response in an effort to clarify and/or to correct misinformation. There was no mention of Bridgestone or Titleist before your initial post and as @North Butte pointed out, we were responding to your thread jacking posts.
  4. Flower bands and ion plating are not good indicators of flagship vs OEM as they have used both for the flagship lines at different times (there were probably more 1st gens produced without the flower band than with). Best differentiator is the weight designation and the explicit OEM label (ex 1st gen BB 63 x5ct = flagship aftermarket, BB 65 = made for Titleist).
  5. This thread is about the Maxfli brand. If you want to continue your incessant ranting about the Bridgestone/Acushnet litigation, start another thread.
  6. This is not true. There were technically 3 different flagship Blueboards that were all produced in Japan (only difference came down the the tip diameter/length): x5ct = .335 3” pts g4t = .335 4” pts g35t = .350 3” pts The “made for” or OEM program shafts were all clearly marked for each OEM and were different bend profiles produced somewhere in China. MRC discontinued this dedicated OEM “made for” practice in 2012 in favor of the Diamana +Plus line which share the same attributes.
  7. Concept is the same as modern composite crowns (or even thinner titanium heads as well), but the Launcher Comp will have higher CG relative to the center of the face and lower CG than modern offerings (result lower launch/higher spin and lower ball speed on off centered strikes).
  8. Relative low launch and high spin tends to point to poor impact location too low on the face. If you haven’t already I would recommend getting some impact tape to see where you are hitting the face now and then try raising you tee height a bit (getting the club CG closer to or below the ball CG will raise launch and lower spin).
  9. To be fair, the quick adoption of the ProV1 had more to do with Titleist’s huge contractually obligated tour staff that were chomping at the bit to change (many of which would have changed to a competitor much earlier if not contractually obligated). Keep in mind that Titleist had the most to lose with this paradigm shift given that they were the clear market leader (just as they are today with a regulatory rollback). While I do agree that the ProV1 was head and shoulders the best multilayer solid core offering around that time (cover and dimple design were definitely best in class),
  10. 1. City and State? Minneapolis, MN 2. Handicap? 11 3. What King 3D Printed model do you want to test? Supernova 4. Current putter? Odyssey 1W 5. What is the top thing you look for when buying a new putter? Tie between alignment and feel 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes
  11. Nassau was the main factory that TMaG helped establish years ago for their core/mantle assemblies, but now they have both Nassau and Foremost performing this function (take a look at the side of boxes of the TP5 line next time you are in a store, some will say Korea and some will say Taiwan for the core/mantle assembly). From there, all cover production/painting/stamping/packaging happens in the Taylormade owned factory in South Carolina.
  12. The reasoning for the format doesn’t matter. The point is that it is not apples to apples to compare a win now vs a century ago due to the format and field size differences (among other variables).
  13. 1. City, State? Minneapolis, MN 2. Handicap? 11 3. Current Wedge Set Up? Titleist Vokey SM5 4. What SMS Wedge Do You Want To Test? SMS 56 c grind 5. Are you able to test equipment on a golf course with one week of its receipt? Yes 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes
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