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  1. [quote name='ST7' timestamp='1377763075' post='7764065'] Though I agree with the idea that changing grip weight won't change the feel but will trick the scale, my recent experience with them was different. I've always used TV .600 that average 49-50g. But I did cut my driver short, installed the same kind of grip. I weight all of them and do write down all the specs of my own clubs so I know it can't be tolerance issues. But immediately, the feel for the head became very difficult for me and had tons of issues trying to feel for my release point or timing it. So I tried those super light
  2. MM - Excellent comparison of the Fifty Elite and Zip balls , which mirrors my experience and impressions. The slightly softer feel of the Zip off the driver is explained by the slightly lower compression... 67 (Zip) vs 72 (Elite).
  3. [quote name='piusthedrgolf' timestamp='1377273232' post='7731893'] [quote name='turnbowm' timestamp='1377270906' post='7731580'] In addition to soft grips and Bionic glove, also consider low-compression balls (Wilson Duo, Zip, etc.) which offer a softer feel at impact. As for inserts in graphite shafts, save your money. [/quote] Thanks you for clarifying my thought. Yes I doubted what the inserts going to do for graphite shafts also. Low-compression balls.... My understanding on compression of balls is .. if a golfer has fast SS, go with high compression balls and low SS, go with low
  4. In addition to soft grips and Bionic glove, also consider low-compression balls (Wilson Duo, Zip, etc.) which offer a softer feel at impact. As for inserts in graphite shafts, save your money.
  5. I've always struggled with a loss of head feel and distance control with large grips. They might work for others, but not for me.
  6. Adjustable drivers are here to stay because they offer the ability to fine-tune the club to meet one's requirements (loft, face angle, etc.) and also make for easy shaft changes. The ability to change SW with removable weights is an added plus.
  7. [quote name='oldyaler' timestamp='1376763533' post='7694384'] I asked about the new Zips on Wilson's Facebook page and this was their response: The Wilson Zip was launched as a 3-piece golf ball when it was introduced to the market a few years ago. The unique soft core technology made Wilson Zip the softest compression ball on the market with excellent distance performance.[b] With the introduction of Wilson C:25, which was the next generation of 3-piece Surlyn golf ball from Wilson, the Zip golf ball was changed in construction to a 2-piece golf ball[/b]. Also the price was adjusted dow
  8. Have been using the Wilson Zip ball for several seasons and was disappointed to learn that Wilson had [i]quietly[/i] changed the construction from 3-piece to 2-piece. The USGA Conforming Ball List also indicates that it is now 2-piece construction. Have some boxes bought several years ago and the UPC number is 8381358389 versus 8381362460 for the double-dozen boxes bought at the end of last year. The boxes are identical in every way except for the UPC number change. Will contact Wilson CS on Monday and see if they can shed some light on the change and when it occurred.
  9. Was experimenting with some soft grips recently and, while I enjoyed the noticeable reduction in shock/vibration of mishits, the increase in shot dispersion was somewhat shocking. The driver, in particular, was like a loose cannon! Went back to my normal (firmer) grip and the dispersion problem disappeared. No doubt my quick swing tempo/transistion was a contributing factor. Did a little research on the subject and ran across an Iomic study on the effects of grip torque with interesting results shown in the link below. What has your experience been with soft (high-torque) grips?
  10. My ST head with standard weights (1-16-1) measured 200.5gm without the adapter.
  11. +1 for Lamkin 3Gen grips... good shock/vibration reduction without being mushy.
  12. If the shaft has been tipped, it will definitely play stiffer. To remedy this (as others have suggested), add some weight to the head. Grab some lead tape and head to the range. Add small increments of lead tape to the head until you're satisfied with the feel and performance. Your clubmaker can replace the lead tape with hotmelt if you don't like the look.
  13. Losing 8gm of weight at the head end is pretty noticeable to most players. In addition to changing the feel of the club, the 4pt reduction in SW will also make the shaft play approx. 4/10 flex (+4cpm) [i]stiffer [/i]due to the lighter load on the shaft.
  14. Interesting that it's separated along the color line. Perhaps the single-color Dri-Tac would not have this problem.
  15. [quote name='Anser' timestamp='1373465653' post='7423942'] [quote name='DoYouKnowTheMuffinMan' timestamp='1373421400' post='7421582'] My biggest gripe with taylormade is that they claim their TP shafts are real when IN FACT they are just pieces of junk. Taylormade has always been just so so for me in performance but I do still have and like my Burner TP 07 3 wood (with real aftermarket shaft that I installed) [/quote] It's not fact at all - many are the exact shaft with different paint [/quote] Yep, TP shafts are the real deal with TM paint job. This has been confirmed on a number of
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