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knudson81

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  1. G425 Max is the highest launching fairway for me that I have hit so far. Does have some draw to it though, but even if you set it in the -1* Flat setting it is still super easy to get in the air off the deck. Taylormade SIM2 Max is pretty darn high too, very little draw in it for me. The Mizuno ST-Z is much more neutral bias, but it did launch lower than the G425 Max and SIM2 Max
  2. Thank you, I truly do appreciate you following along! I have been playing high bounce sand wedges (56) for awhile now, the the SM8 replaced a Callaway W Grind. So I haven't really compared the flight/spin differences between something low bounce and high bounce in awhile. For me changing to Modus 125 Wedge (from S400) brought my ball flight down a little while it seems to keep the spin high.
  3. I added the paintfill after they stripped the heads. From what the guy said there they sandblasted all the paint off the heads before they stripped them. T100 would be possible, but you would have to remove the plastic badges on the back before stripping them. Would be a tough one to do without damaging them since the one is so small!
  4. I never really used my PW right around the green, so I always had one that matched the set. But the more I started using the lower lofted wedge to chip I got more comfortable with it. UPDATE So a minor change to the bag already! Trust me, this is going to happen a TON before the season starts. Hit the Honma TR21x and the Srixon ZX Utility side-by-side the other day and the Srixon is in the bag with a Fujikura Pro 115s! The ZX just was more consistent with distance and had tighter dispersion. I think going to the slightly lighter Pro 115 made it a little easier for me to swing and helped launch the ball a little higher than the Modus 120 that was in it from the factory. I like the look of the smaller Honma, but right now the Srixon is just performing better.
  5. Thank you! I use my PW around the green to chip/pitch and the Vokey is a little more versite for those shots. It gets through the rough a little easier and if I want to open/close the face a little for different trajectory it is easier with the SM8. Thank you, I think they look awesome raw as well. I just called a local shop and asked if they would strip a set of iron heads and they said they would have to see them first. Brought them in and they said they would have to blast all the paint off, but then it was a simple job. Yeah, I just asked them to strip the chrome so the heads would be raw steel.
  6. No, not at all. Each head lost about 5g of weight when you strip the chrome off them, and I just added some tip weights into the shafts to get them back to D2. I did a set of 2013 X Forged irons a few years ago and those lost about 7g per head, but same thing just added some tip weights.
  7. Slightly softer handle section and a little easier to turn over and hit a draw with. Similar launch to Red. I haven't hit the Evo VI, so no comparison there.
  8. I have the Evo VII and it is a really good mid to slightly mid/high launch shaft option that has a more lively feel and a little more spin than Ventus Blue. I think it plays right in between the Motore X F3 and F1.
  9. Thank you! I think all irons in raw steel look best! To find a place in Europe, see if you can find an automotive or motorcycle shop and ask them where they have parts chromed. That is how I found the one here, a family member knew of the chrome plating shop from the motorcycle community.
  10. The ZX7 and ZX5 drivers both seem to have a good amount of ballspeed and the Rebound Frame technology seems to keep that ballspeed up when you miss the center of the face. ZX5 is stable and forgiving when you put a bad swing on it and the ZX7 has a more penetrating, neutral ball flight. I would say the ZX5 is very comparable to the SIM Max, maybe launching just a smidge higher, but with better distance on a low heel miss.
  11. Wow, shocked to come across the terrible news of Breck's passing. I followed his club customizing threads and loved the content he created, but it was his passion for his family that spilled over into every one of his posts. The good ones are always taken too soon, so sorry to hear.
  12. I should keep more up-to-date on this thread and I apologize for that. It is silly season, but here is what I would take with me if I was heading down to the PGA Show this year! Ping G425 Max 10.5 (-1* Flat setting) / Ventus Black 6x @45" TM SIM2 Max 3w (15*) / Nippon Regio Formula MB+ 75x @42.5" (Photo is with stock shaft) Srixon ZX 3h (19*) / Ventus Blue 9x @40" Honma TR21x 4i (2* weak) / Fujikura Pro 115s Srixon ZX7 5-9i (1* Up) / Nippon Modus 120s Vokey SM8 46.10F (45*) / Nippon Modus 120s Vokey SM8 50.12F / Nippon Modus 125 Wedge Vokey SM8 56.12D (55*) / Nippon Modus 125 Wedge Cleveland RTX ZipCore 60 Full / Nippon Modus 125 Wedge Mizuno M-Craft V / Stability Tour @33" / Lamkin Deep-Etched Full-Cord
  13. Thank you for listening, I really do appreciate it! For the Club Conex Uni-Fit I was tipping 3/4" off a raw shaft. I had a couple shafts laying around that were installed untipped in other clubs and I just tip trimmed off as much as I could while keeping the shaft + tip at 43" (tip+shaft @ 43" will play 45" in the driver).
  14. We want to thank all of you who entered the Max Swing Speed training aid giveaway! The winners are... @boothbym @kobes31 @Nollster @Mclancy94 @HoFoSho We also want to give a big THANK YOU to Max Swing Speed for putting on this great giveaway!
  15. Thank you to everyone who entered the Saintnine Golf Ball giveaway! The winners are... @ga_pike @Gobe3 @mattt987 @minsiki @pickerjohn @akseem @jrazz16 @MPAndreassi @wildcatden @teaitup We also want to give a big THANK YOUT to Saintnine for putting on this giveaway!
  16. No, I did that locally around me. Came standard chrome from Srixon.
  17. Thank you, appreciate the listens! Not a DIY job, I took these to a local chrome plating place who does a lot of automotive work. They stripped them down in less than a week and no shipping time or money.
  18. Just got these back and glued them up last night. Maybe the first set of Srixon ZX7 in raw that anyone has in the world right now? Love that they are starting to darken already and can't wait to put them in play!
  19. The new Srixon ZX5 and ZX7 irons have been announced and they are some of the most talked about irons in the forum. We are looking for 3 members to test out the ZX iron set of their choice and report back to the community! Make sure to apply now so you can get your chance to test these really good irons out! ZX5 Irons Srixon’s ZX5 Irons combine pioneering ball speed technology with premium forged feel, and deliver all of it in a forgiving yet workable chassis that’s razor sharp at address. A milled pattern on the backside of each ZX5 Iron face maximizes COR for more ball speed and more distance on every shot. Grooves in the 8i through PW are sharper, narrower, and deeper for more spin and stopping power on approach shots into the green. V-Shaped soles glide smoothly through turf, even if you strike slightly behind the ball. ZX5 Irons also feature the resurgence of our popular sole notches. Tungsten in the toe of ZX5's long and mid irons (3i-7i) increases MOI for more stability and forgiveness. A forged SUP10 face enhances speed and distance while a forged 1020 Carbon Steel body absorbs vibrations for an extremely soft feel. ZX7 Irons A compact blade shape, narrow topline, single-piece forging, and narrow sole give ZX7 the workability, feel, and aesthetics of a world-class players iron. Mass repositioned to ZX7's sweet spot and perimeter provide a remarkably soft feel at impact and increased workability. Grooves in the 8i through PW are sharper, narrower, and deeper for more spin and stopping power on approach shots into the green. V-Shaped soles glide smoothly through turf, even if you strike slightly behind the ball. ZX7 Irons also feature the resurgence of our popular sole notches. Tungsten in the toe of ZX7's long and mid irons (3i-7i) increases MOI for more stability while the forged 1020 Carbon Steel body absorbs vibrations for an extremely soft feel. How To Enter In a post below, answer the following questions 1. City and State? 2. Handicap? 3. What ZX iron set do you want to test? 3. Are you able to test equipment on a golf course with one week of its receipt? 4. Current Iron setup? 5. What is the most exciting thing about the ZX irons? 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? That's it. GolfWRX and Srixon Golf will select the testers in about 2 weeks. This is for good-standing members in the USA only.
  20. It is really slight, but the 10.5 head I was hitting did look a smidge shut. It launches high enough for me that I set it in the -1* and flat setting, hit dead straight bombs still. Took a lot of the draw out of it in that setting as well.
  21. That G425 Max fairway is SUPER easy to launch off the deck. I was shocked at how effortless it was to hit high, soft shots with it over and over. A little loud at impact, but performance is really good.
  22. This time of year always makes the wallet shake in fear!
  23. Distance on shots hit low heel carried farther with RadSpeed than my Sim Max, prob about 5 yards on 2-3 holes where I hit comparable shots. Center strikes were basically the same distance, but the RadSpeed spun less. With shots hit into the wind, RadSpeed stayed on a more penetrating flight than SimMax.
  24. I have both the T100 and the ZX7 and have played them both on the course. The ZX7 are a larger club, longer from heel to toe and do offer a little more forgiveness on shots away from center. I notice that less in the short irons, but much more in the long irons. Thin shots on the T100 still fly a little longer, but a pretty minimal amount over the ZX7. Ball flight was a bit more penetrating with the T100, having a lower and flatter apex than the ZX7. Feel and sound goes to the ZX7, they are very soft and solid feeling where the T100 offer a touch firmer feel and click at impact. The T100's sole with the beveled leading edge worked great for me all year, but the ZX7 V Sole is far better in soft conditions and for steep swingers. For me the ZX7 have taken over as my gamers over the T100.
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