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  1. There are probably hundreds of thousands of people for whom looks don't really matter. On a website catering to people who are particular/specific about their clubs they may not seem quite so prevalent, though. One thing about participation here (the club-related sub-forums, at least) is that it almost requires you to define your taste to some degree - to have a stance or position. If I asked the 5 guys I play most with to describe their ideal clubs, I'd get some pretty vague responses. If I asked them to write down and list what they liked or didn't about there clubs, it would probably be a little more descriptive, particularly if they read other's opinions, which might help them critically define something they hadn't had to before. But in the end, most would play what they scored well with and they'd leave it at that. But they don't willingly log onto a website filled with constant deep-dives into club design + preference. Also, its kind of easy to say looks don't matter when you're dating a supermodel, Mr. KZG blade
  2. A set of blades. Picked up a used set of Hogans for the C-tapers (which I was going to use to re-shaft my AP2's) and played a round with the blades first. Haven't thought of looking back.
  3. I have some Roka rx sunglasses glasses that I love. Light, grippy and stylish.
  4. Behind him or not... "old" felt like an electric jolt.
  5. I don't know why it wasn't available (though it looks like it is now) one season into using my Gunboat with a black shaft, I can say without a doubt I would not get the black shaft again. Putter is excellent, shaft finish is comically cheap. Chipping absolutely everywhere.
  6. That list was a mix of home subscription services and "boutique" (I guess) gym memberships - and just a partial list, at that. There are so many, though. But I will say, the quality of content on a lot of these platforms is really impressive these days. I love rowing and am partial to a "dumbed-down" but tried-and-true indoor rowing machine. The "computer" data read-out seems ancient and dated, but entirely effective. When a friend bought a rower and subscription service (Hydrow), the price + monthly felt ludicrous to me, but having used it a time or two I really enjoyed it and can see why they committed (and have stuck to) it. I've got a perfectly good rower, but if they make a few (data) changes I would consider upgrading and paying the monthly.... well, maybe (habits, and my thing already works *FOR ME). But I can see how the Peloton's and Hydrows (et al) of the world earn their following.
  7. This, 100% Soul Cycle, OrangeTherory, Crossfit, Yoga, Tonal, Hydrow, Peloton et al... people bash them all the time for price, but if you find something that pulls you in, gets you consistent over a period of time, there's immeasurable value. The amount of conversations I've heard or had about "x" amount a month being unreasonable for fitness when "X" < daily Starbucks, Guiness, etc. is *maddening. *Obviously, as long as its within a reasonable personal budget for your financial well-being.
  8. Looking at the hosels in those shots it sure seems like there was a finish and someone had stripped it. I would be surprised / shocked if that was considered a factory-applied low gloss finish in mint or near mint condition. Nice clubs, sure, but not accurately described.
  9. Mine are chrome + I've only ever seen chrome (that weren't intentionally stripped or re-coated, for whatever reason). IIRC, I think back then they had a special department for pros and VIPs that would cater very specifically to build requests (beyond what was standard at the time) and a number of unique spin-offs were produced.
  10. Enjoy it for what it is - nothing but net from full-court. Why stress over assigning it a definition? Awesome shot - it doesn't deserve hand-wringing.
  11. I would think if a builder were to take the time (and charge the $) to pure, he would also be fastidious enough to apply all the labels after the puring process, ensuring a uniform + professional looking install. Not doing so would show a lack of attention to detail that would leave me unsettled - particularly having paid for/sought out a skill + service that promises heightened attention to detail.
  12. I'd try by the course vs online - if only for shipping cost mitigation.
  13. I believe logo down is pretty much standard. Had to make that call a couple years ago and had never thought of it specifically. Looked through (far too many) old clubs and logo down across the board (if not a full wrap). Got a PXG driver this winter and tried the flat setting (which rotates the shaft fully, so logo up) - looked VERY strange and off-putting immediately.
  14. Information out is only as good as information in... and follow through. You/we/I may understand there are supply chain issues, but none of us, nor the middleman (Ping, in this instance - as they are not the shaft supplier) understand how the supply chain issues will ultimately play out.
  15. 12.99 Shipping? Who are they, PXG?
  16. I sure knew who Jessica was before I knew who Nelly was. Jessica earned her own spotlight (and I assume she would argue as such), though Nelly may have amped that up these past few months. But the Kordas were the Kordas before Nellies recent lights-out surge.
  17. Definitely doesn't make them a bad person (I hope not - I picked up a GD fw). The aftershock might though (just read some of the vitriol on those threads).
  18. This will sit on the shoulders of some underling Yes, though the Graphite Design (I felt) was far less egregious. In my mind there was some question as to whether it was a mistaken offer - I think TM has a Ventus offering as stock and that GD/TSi deal was up for quite some time - I think they're still available in fairways. (I ended up ordering a FW, fwiw - that was still available as a free option last I checked earlier this week). The Wilson deal would be an obvious mistake to anyone who has ever wandered in the periphery of golf retail as a customer. My daughter's clubs (7 yrs old at the time) cost 33% more. It's no deal, it was a mistake. They happen. It may be honored - which I don't in any way feel is necessary - and if 20 ppl got the deal, that's fine. I've read (not confirmed/social media) that thousands of orders were placed, though. That's a whole different game. No company should wear that or feel bad about cancelling orders. No employee at the data entry level should reasonably have this hanging over their head. That's why there is the fine print - for everyone's protection (consumer as well as company). On one of Wilson's social media posts (Twitter, I think) a guy complained that he had purchased multiple sets with the potential intent of donating for auction to benefit the care of stillborn children, implying Wilson was impeding that charity. WTF kind of exploitation is that? As I type this out, one thing's for sure - I've lingered to watch the train wreck for too long. It was as interesting as imagined, but as should have been expected, not equally satisfying in the end.
  19. One controversial point at that
  20. Two ways of seeing things, I guess. I thought the exact opposite.
  21. Oh well. Unfortunate in a way, but totally reasonable. My dark side was looking forward to the onslaught of complaints about Wilson shipping delays.
  22. Yeah, and so many of them are acting as if they are the aggrieved party, Wilson will lose their business forever, etc. It's crazy and juvenile.
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