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  1. If you're not playing golf for money, you're not playing golf. If you're not making birdies, you're not playing golf either. You need to play for money and make birdies, then you'll break 80...I promise.
  2. Last time I checked, Fuji does not recommend tip trimming that 757 in a 3 wood. Please let us know how you make out. Thanks!
  3. Right on Mr. D! The TP RIP Phenom stiff 65g listed at the TM site has a torque rating of 2.9. The aftermarket RIP Phenom from Aldila is listed at 3.8 torque. While the ProLaunch Red is 3.0. The feel difference may also be that the TP Phenom was tipped more than 1". I am positive the TP is tipped, Not sure about the 1". I was shocked at the SW difference when I put it together. Now I know why. [color=#4C4C4C][size=4][b]Balance Point:[/b][/size][/color] [color=#4C4C4C][size=4]This is point on the shaft where it is perfectly balanced from the tip section to the butt section. The balance point is typically indicated as a percentage and measured from the tip of the shaft. For example, a 46 inch shaft whose balance point is 23 inches from the tip has a balance point of 50%. Shafts that have more weight towards the tip will have a heavier swingweight when assembled. Shafts that have more weight towards the butt of the shafts are said to be “counterbalanced” and will have a lighter swingweight when assembled.[/size][/color] [color=#4C4C4C][size=4]For example, your DI7 and the Diamana Kai'li have more weight toward the butt, thus, providing lower overall swingweights.[/size][/color] [color=#4C4C4C][size=4]When I decided to do my own club work... I didn't realize the added bonus of a science project! Ha! [color=#222222] [/color][/size][/color]
  4. I found the answer to both questions. Yes and yes. [size=4] [/size]
  5. On a whim, I recently bought a Prolaunch Red stiff 65g driver shaft and tipped it 1" before installing it in the R11S adapter. After a butt cut the shaft was identical in length to the RIP 65g. Gripped and ready to go I placed it on the SW scale and the driver was weighing in at about D9 and very whippy on the bottom (R11S head + adapter almost 212 grams). Original TP RIP Phenom shaft (Tipped 1" according to TM) same length SW scale says D5. I noticed on the Cleveland web site the variation of swingweights according to shaft. Very interesting! http://www.cleveland...:588_custom_drv CLICK SHAFT OPTIONS and you will see a wide variety of swingweights using the same head, grip, and shaft length. Is it fair to say that driver shafts all have different balance points? Different shafts cut to the same length will swingweight differently? Thanks!
  6. The weight of the club head. Yeah...... Does the shaft perform the same when the driver head is 198 grams (Burner) or 212 grams (R11S)? If it does...I have not seen it.
  7. This thread is hilarious and the OP makes some really good points! I see so many rude, jealous, and ignorant golfers standing just 5 or 6 feet on the opposite side of the hole when someone is putting for birdie. LOL! What's so hard about getting out of the way? Yeah...it sucks playing with idiots like this.
  8. Thanks Rock Bottom Golf! [b] Taylor Made Golf- Rocketbladez Tour Irons Steel Stiff Flex[/b] [url="http://www.rockbottomgolf.com/taylor-made-golf-rocketbladez-tour-irons.html"]http://www.rockbotto...tour-irons.html[/url]
  9. [quote name='Skeeter' timestamp='1405629334' post='9722789'] Had to use 8g iron tip weights to get my Karsten irons to a decent for me SW (D2). Would 8g weights have any possible adverse effects on these clubs? [/quote] Edit
  10. [quote name='PingDrv00' timestamp='1405613297' post='9720813'] I don't really understand the logic it here. You send it back; they fix it, problem solved. I really don't know why anyone would be angry about this, especially on a club that is older. We should all be so lucky to have other companies stand by their products like this. [/quote] The logic is quite simple really. I need a weight port that is 30-32 grams, and they will not sell it and ship it to me directly.
  11. [quote name='Nessism' timestamp='1405607680' post='9720171'] I made a weight port weight for an iWedge. Old one fell out and was lost. Used lead in the cavity to achieve the desired swingweight, then filled up the cavity with black epoxy to seal it all off. Worked perfectly. [/quote] Thanks Ness! Great idea!
  12. [quote name='IUbball23' timestamp='1405568236' post='9717569'] Are you being serious? A company that stands behind there work and will fix any weight port issue at NO CHARGE other than shipping is this big of an issue? Are you someone who gets mad at companies that don't take credit cards over the phone too in order to protect people from fraud? [/quote] Sorry...there is a charge. They want to charge $14 for the weight plus shipping. The 9 iron had the wrong weight port installed originally.
  13. Ha! I'll buy six new iron heads before I send this head to PING. I'll call tomorrow and speak to a manager.
  14. Boxing a 9 iron head and sending it off is a hassle. I find it amazing that they just couldn't sell a weight port to a customer directly and ship it to me. A five year old can mix epoxy and install a weight port to a golf club. BTW, 284 grams for a 9 iron is fairly standard.
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