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Philomathesq

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  1. I have an Atmos TS Black 7X in my backup driver and am considering putting that shaft into my gamer. It is the best driver shaft I've played. Like @Red4282, I didn't see the Ventus Black as an improvement. To me, the Atmos is a better feeling shaft and I am much more laser-like with it than with the Ventus Black. The Ventus Black is by no means a whippy shaft, but I feel the Atmos is much more stable.
  2. I find the C-Tapers to be smoother and better feeling than the PX. I've played the C-Taper 130X (my current shaft) along side the PX 6.5 and the PX is a much harsher shaft. I, too, find the C-Tapers to be a higher flight than expected, but it's definitely not an issue. I will disagree with @bodhi555 regarding the elbow pain. I've been playing C-Tapers for some time now and I've never had any issues with pain. I played the DG TI X100's before the C-Tapers and I couldn't make it through 36 holes without excruciating pain in my wrist (I have arthritis). I've had no such issues with the C-Tapers.
  3. I spent a good bit of time at the range today trying out the Ultralite Medium, Tour Medium, Tour Large, and Tour XL. Bottom Line: I just bought a full set of Tour XL's. I normally play GripMaster leather grips, which I still love. But, the JumboMax feel so much better in my hands and my contact was definitely improved. And, my ball flight with the JumboMax is perfectly neutral. Despite this, I was able to fade and draw the ball, though it did take more effort than it normally takes. As far as differences between the grips, there isn't much other than feel, at least to
  4. Has anyone had any success reaching out to JumboMax? I received a sample pack this morning and, unfortunately, they sent the wrong grips (the shipping manifest and my order show the grips that were supposed to be sent, but the actual grips are wrong). I emailed them this morning and have called them to no avail (every call goes to voicemail). I understand that it is Corona-times, but I was really hoping to have grips to install and use this weekend, which appears to be out of the question at this point given that it's Wednesday afternoon and they use two-day shipping. If you have a
  5. This. I don't use the Roo's, I use the Master Swinger's, but they can't be beat for a no-glove setup. Even in the 90%+ humidity and 100*+ heat in southeastern Texas, they hold up.
  6. When I blew them on, I used standard blue painters tape and sprayed it with grip solvent to make sliding it on easier. I didn't have any issues with slippage.
  7. Yes. I just installed a few this weekend with air. They were a little stubborn at first, but they went on relatively easy after the initial trouble. Caveat: I installed the Ultralites, so I can't comment on how easy/hard it is to blow on any other model.
  8. I find I hit my irons much better if they are 1/2” long and a few degrees upright (63.5* 7i). But, I play my driver at 44.5”, 3W at 42”, and 3H at 39.5”, with my 4i at 39”.
  9. To be accurate, I don't think Tiger cared about carpets matching drapes off the golf course, he just wanted to park in whatever garage he could find, regardless of whether that garage was at Perkins or a nightclub.
  10. That's helpful information. I know it's a silly reason (color choice, that is), but I recently just built a new set of clubs using neon-ish yellow shafts and neon green ferrules. As such, the neon green and black of the Tour's is much preferred over the red/white/blue color scheme of the Ultralites.
  11. I'd love for someone to weigh-in on the swingweight issue. I know @Hack Daddy mentioned it briefly, but I'm hoping someone may be able to expand a bit more. Specifically, I'm considering the Tour XL's (the UltraLight's could work, but the color scheme on the Tour XL's is much more to my liking, as petty as that may be). My current grips weigh 56 grams, or 66 grams less than the Tour XL's. Per standard swingweighting calcs, all else being equal, my clubs should go from D7 to C3 based on this extra weight. I'm not going to say I'm the most sensitive to swingweights, but I imagine the difference
  12. I ordered a set with C-Taper 130's. I play Apex MB'S with the same shaft and I was getting about a club longer with the 770's.
  13. After two range sessions and one 18-hole round, I'm sad to report that I'm going to be listing my P770's on the BST. They are excellent irons, but they are not for me. I bought them on a whim just to see how they'd work out, but as someone who has only ever played solid, single-piece forged irons, I can't get used to the feel. They also fly further than in used to, and I don't want to have to re-gap my wedges. I think the 770's are perfect for anyone that had been playing cast or hollow-body irons. I'm just not that person.
  14. PM'd so as not to hijack the thread. ?
  15. Not the person you asked, but I demo'd the P's and T's and the P's were just way too hot for me. Given the size and loft differences, I think it would be very difficult to blend the P's and T's without some serious tinkering. The T's have more than enough juice and forgiveness in the long irons that, IMO, the P's don't need to be considered. For reference, I'm a 6-ish cap and iron play is the best part of my game.
  16. I'm not a lefty, so I have not tried the 801 or the SEL, but I have tried their counterparts. My impressions are below, with ranks for "softest" (1 being the softest) in brackets. Miura 801 (301) - Very solid feeling, but not "soft." Great feel. [3] Mizuno MP20 sel (Standard MP20) - Great club. More solid than soft. [4] Mizuno 921 sel (tour)(Standard 921) - I didn't like it. Not soft nor solid. Too clicky for my feel. [6] PXG 0311 T (gen 3) - The softest, by far. But, it's a very different type of soft than expected. [1] Titleist 620 CB - Great feel and the mos
  17. I've never watched the '74 US Open, so I can't answer. But, as I said above, it's not Wolff's +5 that helped form my opinion, but the way in which he played the round and his reaction to "bad" shots. He looked like he didn't have the mental fortitude to buckle down when the going got tough. Also, and this is definitely a personal issue for me, but he seemed way to complacent during his post-round interview. He didn't seem like someone who just lost a U.S. Open. Lots of "I did my best," "It just wasn't meant to be," "little tiny breaks I didn't get," Bryson got better breaks than I did, etc. Th
  18. I disagree. For me, it's a body language thing and it's a maturity thing. He looked like a fish out of water Sunday, and every time he hit a "bad" shot, he blamed it on something other than himself. Sure, he's only floundered in one major, but its the way he floundered, not the fact that he did. I'd have a totally different opinion if he went out, shot a +5, but looked like he was grinding the whole time. But, that's not what happened, at least not to my eyes. Of the top ten players (by score) heading into Sunday, only Matsuyama shot a higher score than Wolff. Wolff could go on to
  19. I think Wolf may win multiple times at regular tour events, but I've seen enough to form the opinion that he doesn't have what it takes to close out a major. Maybe he'll mature as he gets older, but he doesn't have the mental game to be able to get over that hurdle at this point.
  20. Let me start by saying "Go Blue." I can't find a video of McIlroy's interview (and I do think the video is better than the transcript because you can see his body language), but here are a bunch of quotes he made during his interview. To me (and I realize how one interprets McIlroy's interview will vary greatly by person), he seemed like a sore loser and took several digs at Bryson. He repeated, multiple times, that Bryson is "taking advantage" of the game right now, intimating that Bryson is doing something unsavory in order to gain an advantage. I don't see that to be the case. I
  21. I tried the MMT 125TX and noticed I lost distance with them as well, though my initial test was with different heads. I ended up building two clubs with the same specs other than the shaft. I noticed about 1000RPM more spin with the MMT 125TX over the C-Taper 130X, which confirmed that l, for my swing, MMT 125TX were not ideal. I do feel, however, I'm an outlier, as the shaft seems to work for most people. It feels great, just spins too much for me.
  22. Whose to say Mizuno won't run into the same issue?
  23. It is just so personal. I have my SIM paired with an AV Raw Orange 75TX and the feel of the face is glorious, and that's with a TP5X.
  24. I'm thinking of just going straight into the MB's, as that is what I'm used to and I am not a fan of the look of the MC's.
  25. This is clearly meant as a humble brag, but I don't generally miss that often with my irons, so true mishits are rare. However, I did purposely hit some off the toe and off the heel with the 770's and there is a very large difference in feel. Off the Apex MB's, anything that is more than a few mm's from the center of the club face stings. Off the 770's, I could barely tell I missed, but I noticed the miss due to distance and ball flight. I was hoping the 770's would make the game a little easier, and they probably will, but I'm not sure I'll be able to get over the feel difference
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