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  1. Like a lot of folks I've been working from home for the past two years. Fortunately, my company did permit us to bring home our Herman Miller Aerons for the WFH period but the date is approaching where we will be asked to return them to the office. We're also going to shift to hybrid work and I'm expected to WFH 3-4 days per week from now on...so it's time to pick out a chair for my office nook. The Aeron is fine but I also find it rather ugly and kind of bulky in the arm rests, which have almost no adjustability. Anyone have experience with any of these chairs over the long haul? HM Embody (probably out of budget) Steelcase Leap V2 Steelcase Gesture Haworth Fern
  2. Simulator league just started last week so Monday night golf is back in season. The sims aren't ultra accurate and I'm doing dry January but it beats doing nothing!
  3. Wedges have gone up maybe 30-40 bucks per club in recent years. Somewhat steep but maybe not as extreme as fairway woods? In 2014 the highest end TM fairway was the SLDR TP and that was $350 with a nice choice of higher end shafts. So I guess that's a pretty big increase if compared to the Stealth Plus now. Go back a little further and TEE was charging quite a hefty price for their models 10 years ago. Seeing most of the examples here I think the WRX population has some recency bias because we buy new clubs every year.
  4. Always been partial to Red Wing myself. If you can find a model with the Vibram wedge sole and a steel toe, that would be great for concrete floors all day.
  5. I had both a pleasant fitting experience and a poor sales push/experience at the Baltimore CC. I was shaft and brand agnostic during the fitting and we concluded that the optimal combo was the 2018 X-Forged (in late 2019) and a stock shaft option for that iron. Of course the swing weight recommendation from that fitting was D7 due to the amount of weight added by their fitting system. My quote was for full MSRP of the irons, full MSRP for each individual PX shaft, full MSRP for grips offered by Callaway at no upcharge, and I believe a build fee. My $1700 quote (for 5-PW) was an easy choice to decline as I found a like new used set matching my specs for less than $500 the same night through a reputable second hand retailer. No amount of tip weighting, lie angle checks, or follow up visits can resolve that gap in price. **end rant** I must have been way out of the loop because I tend to skip around TXG videos and missed the IG announcements. Their content won't be the same without Matty and their US viewers are likely to be a bit soured by the CC connection. I was drawn to them for their attention to detail and bringing high-level fitting content to YT but now I worry about influence of the new ownership on the content. My unsubscription means virtually nothing, the deal is done.
  6. At that time, even the 3G was a product that was relatively new and competing for market space against the established phones. It was also heavily subsidized and you could only get one with AT&T service in the US.
  7. Golf is expensive, if you set aside hoarding like the WRX population most people are only going to be buying a club or two per year at most. The "shiny and new factor" is worse in this industry than cars. I recall paying $1k+ for Mizuno MP irons in 2011, and drivers have always been expensive. Golf ball prices are surprisingly stable all things considered and we now have legitimate tour-caliber balls at lower DTC pricepoints. IMO the most costly part about golf these days is green fees combined with demand for tee times. Playing a round requires more planning and time investment than ever before. Edit: Here's an old article from the R9 Superdeep launch. Look at that retail price! https://www.intothegrain.com/taylormade-introduces-r9-superdeep-tp-driver/
  8. Golf is expensive, if you set aside hoarding like the WRX population most people are only going to be buying a club or two per year at most. The "shiny and new factor" is worse in this industry than cars. I recall paying $1k+ for Mizuno MP irons in 2011, and drivers have always been expensive. Golf ball prices are surprisingly stable all things considered and we now have legitimate tour-caliber balls at lower DTC pricepoints. IMO the most costly part about golf these days is green fees combined with demand for tee times. Playing a round requires more planning and time investment than ever before.
  9. I bet their floof is just as smooth as the bourbon!
  10. He had an odd looking mass that we decided to have removed. It turned out to be a low grade mast cell tumor, so very glad to have gotten that off him before it could continue to spread. The tumor is the lowest grade possible but we have to see a specialist for bloodwork next week.
  11. This is an excellent point and I wonder if OP has ever tried out anything in the 60-65g category in X. He could try something untipped, at a longer build it should play a little softer and it's not totally out of reason at his swing speed.
  12. Reggie is liking the snow. Can't wait to get him in the water this summer!
  13. I'm not ready to pay 600+ bucks for a driver head that won't do anything more than my SIM2 can do. I actually just bought another SIM2 head in 8* to sort out some excess launch and spin. No idea what order lead times are going to be like this year. It's been a nightmare throughout the pandemic and even if I ordered a new driver it wouldn't get here until my kid is born.
  14. What loft are you playing now? Shafts can only do so much unless you find one that helps you change your delivery to the ball too. With a longer build like yours I'd guess you could benefit from something stiff throughout the profile. Ventus Black and Atmos Black are easy recommendations, maybe HZRDUS Green. Ventus Black is not the lowest launching shaft ever but it fits the profile and and is has a slightly higher balance point.
  15. 58 puts you firmly in the middle of the demographic that WOULD be listening to ABBA!
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