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  1. Also put an order in for navy vls today. The top going from 6.5x8 to 7.5x9 should put it more in line with the SM3.5 which would be awesome. for prior vessel bag owners, is the cart strap thing a thing to definitely get? And if navy, I assume black/gray strap?
  2. any ideas what that teaser email was about a few weeks ago, about a new style carry bag? they made it seem like a slightly larger version of the lite stand so it could more easily fit 14 clubs... but I haven't seen anything else about it..
  3. Any interest in trades? I have a 10.5 sim2 that I’m trying to trade
  4. Interesting, these clearly have a TPE insert of some type for the 7i and up at least. But the T100 does not.
  5. Dump the 62, keep the longer club. Or go 50/55/60 if you really want to. No one needs >60. Even Phil, king of Phlop, master of short game, dropped his 64PM grind in the last bunch of tournaments.
  6. What are the lofts of the 4 wedges. what length courses/tees do you play? what type of par 3s do you face?
  7. 3 wood (15*), 2H (17*), 4H (22*).
  8. For everyone who asked about weights, the Ping head alone is 3g heavier (200g vs 197, exclusive of adapter), but its the same shaft and length. The Ping is 318-319g and the TM is 314-315 - I don't know what this means really.. For comparison my 3W is like 342, 5W. is 352, and 4H is 377. Hmm interesting...
  9. FWIW, to close this out, I had my old driver and new driver SW measured. Old D5. New D2. And there it is.. I really like heavier feeling clubs so I don't cast my hands and search for the head.
  10. Totally fair. BUT.. in my defense.. I wasn't hitting my driver that well BEFORE putting in a purchase order. Not even close to that. Then something clicked and it was magic. But the new driver was in the mail by then... If I'd KNOWN that I was going to smoke my old driver, I never would have even considered a new one haha *also I live in Denver, so 350 with roll here is like 320 at sea level, so not as impressive, but for me is still just awesome!*
  11. Yea, my swing has been a bit off the last few weeks as I'm working through some things I was working on during some lessons (have lesson mind going on.. most dangerous time in golf..). but I should have found some feel by now, at least some consistency, and its still not there. ill go back to try out my Ping and see if good feels come back.
  12. How long do you give a new club before going back to what it replaced? I bought a SIM2 with my shaft a few weeks ago and had it delivered and have played about 4-5 rounds with it, and just have not struck it nearly as well as the Ping G400LST that it was replacing. I was hitting my driver as well as I have ever hit it, a few days hitting multiple 340-350 yard drives and getting like 70-80% FIR, which is unheard of for me. Since trying the new driver, I'm just not hitting anything on the course nearly as well. It may be a swing weight thing or a look at address or confidence thing, but how many rounds do you give a new club before ditching it?
  13. Have the VA Slay in 75 stiff in my fairway woods and 85 stiff in hybrid. LOVE the shafts. Considering just getting the Slay for my driver too, but a swing speed chart I saw (and emails to the founder of the company) lead me toward X flex in the driver. The swing speed chart I saw and posted below said 75S is perfect for SS of 100mph or so, which is what my 3W is. But the recommended SS for 65S is 90-105, whereas the 65X may be better for 100-115. Since my driver is about 108 or so, I figure I'd just go the X? Or what effect does tipping have on the flex of the shaft? I don't really have an option to get fit anywhere for this speed/flex shaft, since a lot of people don't try it in X flex at the places I've tried it.. For both this shaft, but really in general, do you 1) have the same shaft in your driver and FW, 2) just drop the 10g but keep the flex the same or 3) increase flex in the driver?
  14. they all have twist face. its called roll and bulge. taylormade just named it, but every driver has that, FYI.
  15. So you've been fit for iron shafts. Then a few years go by. You swing around the same speed, but start to look around the landscape. Your shafts are still available, no reason really to change, but new things can be "interesting." Do you consider changing iron shafts? Or is it more once you've found one, you stick with it?
  16. Bernhard is playing clubs from 10 years ago. Hideki has like 4 different versions of the same shaft to test each week. Huge variation - but they're all looking for a bit more distance or bit more control. They're looking for any advantage equipment can give.
  17. Been gaming the Slay in my Fairway woods and hybrids for the past few years - I LOVE the shaft. I haven't been re-fit in a while but for me they are super easy to elevate and find center every time. I have the Drago in my driver for a bit less spin. Their shafts just feel better than the standard Project X or Aldila or whatever else you find with your usual pairings of shafts, for me. They keep that smoothness with stability that is just great.
  18. Thanks all. I play TP5. When I’m at sea level or switch trackman to sea level the descent angle is fine (48 w/ 7i, 48 with 6, even 44 with 4 which I put into play), and the gaps are smoother too. It’s really just an altitude thing, and I think spin more might be the trick? or should I be looking somewhere else entirely? I already swapped the 4h out for a 4i which has been a revelation on 230y par 3s.
  19. Ok.. before we go down some weird rabbit hole - I play Oban CT 115g stiff mid-launch mid-spin shaft with a 6i SS of 90mph, get 134mph ball speed with 5i, 128-130 with 6i, 121-124mph with 7 iron. I carry 190 with 7i, 203 with 6, 215 with 5, and jump to a 4h (225-230 carry, 139mph ball speed) because at that length I drop below 40* land angle (5i is around 41*). I have more than enough speed to game any iron I want, in reality. Im not a super x-flex whatever, but with that ball speed, I should be just fine. As noted, flatter trajectory = more rollout, but that at some point means less height. More spin will, with long irons = more height, but less distance = less flat trajectory = steeper land angle. the not horrendously demanding meant not P7MB or 620MB demanding. Just next tier down should be ok if I get good launch and some help with off center hits.
  20. Currently playing off around 3-4, though thats entirely dependent on scrambling and not blowing out on driver (functional range is 1-6) I live at altitude and spin is my friend - everyones friend - when it comes to keeping the ball in the air and controlling distances. I have the PXG 0311T which are spectacular - they feel amazing, gap pretty well, have good forgiveness, and look great at address. Only thing is that they don't spin the most, I'm talking 5600rpm with a 7i, 8000rpm with a full PW. This is problematic as the longer irons all start to clump together with spin, thus the only thing separating them is ball speed. What would be a good higher spinning, yet not horrendously demanding, easy to launch, iron set to consider? Seeking similar feel quality and looks at address, feel being a very important factor (soft = goal).
  21. could use some more info, what was the height? ball speed? what were the numbers with other lofts? at first look, smash factor of 1.42 is a bit low (that's more like 4i smash factor on PGA Tour), and with 103 head speed, I'd expect 150 ball speed or s, so 240 carry feels a bit low for that.
  22. M grind. square face works for hard/wet sand. can open the face for medium/slightly fluffier sand. for really fluffy sand you'll need awesome technique or more bounce.
  23. watch the tour, those big bombers (not stupid Bryson) are all around 110-120. as long as its not ballooning and is landing at 35* or so, to hit it that far, you're going to have to hit it at a certain height. physics of ballistics trajectories.
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