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  1. Has anyone got their hands on and tried the new TW-X Irons (not the TW-U version)? I know they just hit stores on the 17th, so it may still be early. BTW, this is one set of irons from a Japanese brand that isn't sold in Japan (not yet anyways) so I am unable to try them out in person. I'm looking to see how they compare to TW747V and/or TW747P (or even the TW747Vx, which I don't think is available in the states). Thanks for the inputs
  2. > @lawsonman said: > Larger than Mizuno!!?? Mizuno had almost 2 billion dollars worth of sales in the U.S alone back in 2017. Mizuno is HUGE !!!! That is because Mizuno is equivalent to Wilson in the US. They are in every ball sport. The largest size of their profits come from non-golf sports. Baseball/softball is probably their biggest money maker. As for OPs question, Titleist. Not because I don't want to, but I think they are over rated, and I can save cash and get the same results elsewhere.
  3. As I mentioned earlier, here is the dispersion pattern for the latest round. The first is using a 950GH s for an MMC, Z785, and Z585. I left the Nippon 120s from earlier as reference point. This time I put the number of outliers removed behind the name to save space :smile: As recommended I tried out a more upright lie angle to see the difference with the same shaft. Below are the results directly comparing a standard lie to an upright lie. As expected, all my dispersion moved more to the right vs a standard lie. Finally I combined the above into one graph for reference taking what
  4. > @nsxguy said: > I've hit "dotted" irons and irons sans dots in the same LM. Virtually zero difference. Dave suggested the dots are to measure head speed (more accurately ?). There is NO WAY they can register 5-10 mph difference without the difference being you. If that was accurate and you're swinging the same, one or the other method is useless. > > LMs are different though. Was all this on the same (type) LM ? Certain LMs set the smash factor at a fixed number; don't ask me why. In the store I frequent, with about a dozen LMs, NONE of them even show SF any more. When I did
  5. > @Tommyj said: > Dots/no dots, swing efficiency/smash factor, type of launch monitor - who cares? OP has confirmed that he carries a 7 iron 134-143, plays MP5's with DG S300 shafts and has issues with the ball flying too low and not carrying far enough. He obviously doesn't have the club head speed to play a blade or even something like the MMC, especially not with the types of shafts he's been testing. Forget about liking the look of a compact iron head, get yourself a GI head, something like a G410 or similar, match it with a lightweight shaft with a lower kick point (like a 950GH
  6. > @nsxguy said: > I don't understand. > > You're using DGS300 now and a fitter recommends said shaft but you want lighter. May I ask why ? > > Just my opinion/results but the DGS300 easily had the best dispersion of all the steel shafts I tried at a "loss" of about 2 yards from most of the other shafts. Do you have some physical issue ? > > Also, as Dave mentioned you have numbers posted in the OP with a SS of 72 and a max SS of 89. Something is VERY wrong there. My SS is right around 77 or so and I carry a 32* 7 iron about 152 with the DGS300s. If you're carr
  7. Thanks so much for all the feedback. I can see how the 1050 is a tighter dispersion and perhaps far more centered as well. I also plan to test out the 120s with a more upright lie to see if it corrects the left tendency. A more forgiving club may actually help as well. The MP-5s I play are definitely not as forgiving. Unfortunately over here the only heads in the Mizuno cart are the MP-18 line and the Japanese market only JPX head. So I’m not able to test a JPX 919 hot metal, forged, or even HM Pro. If I could I absolutely would. I play MP-5s now and just haven’t updated my signiture bl
  8. I wanted to add a little more data because I think looking at numbers alone is not enough. Below are all the shafts I've tested with the MMC head. I also removed the outliners. Outliners Removed KBS Tour s: 1 105s: 5 120s: 0 120x: 3 125x: 3 1050GH s: 3 My observations are as follows. The 105s is probably too light/soft and resulted in a larger dispersion and 5 outliners removed. If I removed the two farthest out shots, it would be the tightest, most centered, and farthest dispersion. The 120s is by far the tightest dispersion, even factoring in no outliners were removed. The 120
  9. I am unaware of the exact model of foresight. However; I have used demo clubs with the white dots on them, and get different, and probably more accurate results. For example I used a Srixon Z785 and had a club speed between 83 and 89, which is far more consistent than the 17 mph difference. The same results showed with a P790 and P760 demo which both had the white dots on the face. The club speed varied by less than 6 mph. All the shots with the MMC head didn't have the white dots. The biggest thing I see is the smash factor differs. All the shots I have recorded without the white dots have a
  10. Totally understand what you are getting at. On the Optimizer I recorded a swing speed of 85 MPH on average with a tempo of 7, Toe down of 6, kick angle of 9, and release factor of 5. When using the American version of the app I get totally different results (so something to be said about region and what shafts are available). However; keep in mind the averages I listed are not based on the Optimizer. I'm not trying to get into the whole debate on proper flex either. The shot collection I have is around 150 shots over the course of weeks using the same launch monitor. The average for my t
  11. > @burns9304 said: > Are all of your readings from your fitting in miles per hour for speed and yards for the distance? Are all of these numbers with a 6 iron? Yes, speed is converted to MPH, and distance is in yards (I think the only thing that Japan uses the imperial system for lol). All the numbers are based on a 7 iron.
  12. Hello WRXers, I haven't posted in a while since moving to Okinawa. However; I am in the need of some opinions and advice regarding shaft options. For almost a month, I have been using an indoor launch monitor at a local shop (Foresight) to test and record shot data using various heads, shafts, and lie adjustments. My goal is to narrow down a better shaft than what I play now, DGS300. In my opinion the flight is too low, and the spin is too low. I also am looking for a lighter shaft as well (less taxing on the body). Of course, I'm limited in options to try, basically only the Mizuno Fit
  13. Good review on the Snell's JB. Think I'll order in a starter pack to trial. Thinking the Black would be a good tee and fairway ball, switching to the Red when near the green. Whadda mean I can't do that? Who sez? Go for it, one of the basic OGA rules. LOL, I knew a guy that once he was on the green he would switch his ball out for a ProV1 to putt. He was too afraid to play a ProV1 from the tee, so he would only putt with it. I think he found it too, so it wasn't like he was buying them by the dozen anyways lol.
  14. Played the new Snell balls this weekend. I had a starter pack of MTB Red and Black so I alternated between them every other hole. I didn't see a difference in distance off my drive. It was really windy so I can't for sure say whether there was a distance loss with the red compared to the black, but I didn't see any in the conditions I played in. I would assume that since the red is the more spin based ball, it could cause too much spin off the driver. The only difference I saw was around the green. The MTB Red just stop where as the Black roll on the green. I'm used to playing the B330S and
  15. 600 is awesome. I think it’s a testament to some quality individuals having the smarts to carve out a niche in the largest most successful golf based message board on the planet. I’ve been a golfwrx member for years and have never felt a sense of community until I happened to post in this thread. I have never seen such a welcoming attitude, nor have I found another thread on this site that has the thoughtful/insightful posts found here. Here a post may be multiple paragraphs that read clearly and contain well formed thoughts. There is no drama. The guys here have made something that has legs
  16. You do realize that + or - 3° is one helluva lot more than + or - 3%? I would expect 3° lie angle differential to be very noticeable and 6° differential to be unplayable. No and I say that from the perspective of a person and what they will tell the difference in. Mathmatically yes, there is a difference between 3 degrees and 3%, but I'm not talking about the math. I'm also only refering to a net of 3 degrees, so yes 6 degrees will be quite noticable. However; 2 degrees is not, and 3 degrees is probably the limit before it becomes noticable. Think about the static and dynamic lie angles.
  17. The cool thing about Snell balls is they ship here in about a week lol. Other brands like Vice can't even ship to an APO address. I'm currently playing with ProV1s, a gift given to me by a semi-pro when I scored for their group in New York about a year ago. Just now getting to them. First time playing ProV1s, and I'm not all really that wowed by them. I'm more wowed by the price by thinking "Wow people are willing to pay that price for them". Off base ProV1s go for about 60 bucks a dozen, along with Bridgestone balls. On base their price tag is 45 bucks. Hell chrome softs aren't much cheaper e
  18. I never thought I'd have a hard time buying golf balls here lol. In reality I don't, but off base prices are a good 10 bucks more per dozen than in the states. On top of that, the choices on base are limited. Pretty much Pro V1s of course, Bridgestones, and Callaways. None on sale either, so full retail!!! Like who does that? Who actually pays full retail... Anyways, I bought a trial pack of Snell balls and got to practice with them yesterday. I'm not sure which one I like more, the red or black. I putted, chipped, and hit pitch shots to get an idea of which one I liked more. Chip shots don'
  19. You may experience the typical head nod during Japanese conversation. It may mean several things. I think it boils down to I'm listening to your side of the conversation so we are connected on this, or like our 'uh-huh' or 'yeah' or similar. It's an agreement thing. There are several in this video, actually many many... I see this all day long. After 19 years at work I find myself doing this when speaking with them :) [media=] [/media] Yes the head nod or even a slight bow. Especially after giving something to someone and after a thank you! Speaking of thank you, I've gotten into several Th
  20. MIZU NO lol i think we have been pronouncing a lot of their words wrong ! They have a very strong inflection on the 2nd syllable? here ya go, brought to you by Mizuno :) [media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkxNzMZfnK8[/media] lol i was in the same general area.....somewhat ! That is an awesome video!
  21. So how are we supposed to say it? Here is a link for how most of us probably say it: http://accentperfect.com/pronunciation/mizuno/ Here is a link for how they say it in Japan (The second pronounciation is more clear): https://forvo.com/word/mizuno/
  22. Pop quiz. How do you pronounce Mizuno? In Japan I learned how it is supposed to be pronounced, and I'm pretty sure we all say it wrong.
  23. Thanks JB, I really like hearing about Japan working for a Japanese company and all. You might find this interesting being in Japan. We make all kinds of products. We make some automotive products, and our main product is a linear motion guide that goes in things like manufacturing equipment, in medical equipment like under CAT scan beds, helps big printers slide like the kind that print off the posters you see in the airport, and to me the most interesting product is one used in Japan that helps dampen the seismic shock of earthquakes to a building. So when a building is being built, the actu
  24. Okinawa traffic lights! So here is a subtle, non noticible difference with Okinawa traffic lights and the US. First and foremost: obviously they drive on the other side of the road. There really is no difference in the learning curve to do so. A simple rule works and will allow you to pretty much drive without any practice on the other side of road....The driver is always on the center side of the road. The only time this rule is broken is when you drive a car that doesn't have the steering wheel on the center side of the road (i.e. those who bring GT-Rs back to the states, or bringing an
  25. Cobra probably pays him to play a 45.5 driver. They can't have all their sponsored pros playing 44.5" because then no one would buy the 45.5".
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