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  1. The Exotics fairways are (deservedly) talked up a lot around here in threads like this. But don't sleep on their older hybrids either. My original XCG 16* hybrid is such a great club. 2008 titanium cup-face technology. Long, versatile, easy to hit. Have tried multiple times, on and off, to replace it with various fairway woods, and it just won't give up its spot in the bag.
  2. If you have a shallow swing, then an 8* M grind, opened up, is probably a reasonable amount of bounce.
  3. PB&J and Coors Light has always worked for me.
  4. Let's just say I'm better at buying than selling. I pretty much only buy older heads and shafts to experiment with. But it does tend to build up over time. My garage looks like the used section at Roger Dunn.
  5. IMO, the issue of "forgiveness" with a lob wedge depends more on the sole design and bounce than in does on the loft. Low bounce lob wedges just don't forgive low-point control errors from most lies. But if you use a lob wedge with a decent amount of bounce for the conditions (and use a technique that uses that bounce), they aren't that scary. And if you carry a low bounce lob wedge, as I do, you need to be disciplined about when you use it.
  6. Agree, not a exotic club. But whatever, here she is...
  7. I have a couple combo sets. One is a Titleist 735cm set. That set is 3-7 CB, 8-PW blades. Lots of guys say they'd rather have the 7 as a blade too, but I'm ok as they are. I love both ends of this set. Truly great and underated irons. Long irons go high, short irons don't. My other combo set is an Adams 3 set combo I put together myself: CB3: 3, 4, 5 CB1: 6, 7 Pro Black MB: 8-PW All with RIP Tour 115 shafts. Bent to 5* loft gaps, which didn't take much bending with this setup. I mostly just play the 5-PW. For me, combo sets make a lot
  8. Sometimes air just can't remove well-glued grips. A sleeve can keep the grip from blowing up in your face, but you still sometimes just can't get the grip to come off without getting some solvent in there to soften the glue. IMO, if they are that much work, they aren't worth saving.
  9. All steel shafts are definitely not the same weight. Most vokeys I have reshafted haven't had tip weights. You'll know it if it does.
  10. Reshafting is pretty easy, especially if using steel shafts. But the question you are asking isn't really about building the club, but rather fitting the club to your swing. Tip weights are used from the factory to adjust the head weight so that the the resulting swing weight is something thought to work for a broad spectrum of "typical" players. But when you go to a different shaft, the stock swing weight may not produce the feel/performance you want since the total weight, and the weight distribution along the shaft (balance point), will be different. And the existing tip weight wouldn't
  11. The reduction in swing weight will mostly be a result of the shorter shaft (basically, reducing the "leverage" that multiplies the head weight), not the loss of weight in the butt, which will still be pretty minimal, even with a counterbalanced shaft. So I would think the 3 sw points per 1/2" should still be close.
  12. Go "old school" and pick up an Aldila NV 105 hybrid shaft from ebay.
  13. Are you pushing the button once to turn it on, and then again when shooting the flag? I only struggle getting a fix on the flag with my NX7 pro when I am 220+ out from the hole, and even then, it works, I just have to make more of an effort to be steady. Shooting larger targets (trees, bunkers, etc.), I easily get a fix out to at least 300. Good luck!
  14. I play the XTD Forged. They are great irons. I can't compare directly to other newer hollow body irons, since I haven't hit those. They aren't "jacked" by recent standards, and don't really see them as trying to be "distance" irons. But they launch easily, even in the long irons, despite their bladish looks. For moderate and slow swingers, that probably makes them "long" compared to low-tech one piece forgings. And I have no issues with "hot spots" etc., causing distance inconsistencies. A
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