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To be honest, I have not played much lately due to the cold and wet winter. I have played just one round with Dots irons, not much difference but with slightly less offset and more loft. I do like the $-Tapers shafts so far. Both sets on hand are 1 flat (gold). I've always like irons with weaker lofts as I feel it gives me better distance control.

I will use the Dots this weekend when it somehow warms up briefly. :-)

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@TigerInTheWoods haven’t played X100 but here’s what I can share. Over my years, I’ve played S300, then PX 6.0, then C Taper S. A high-ball sweeper with a bit of early release, though decently consist

Not sure if this helps but I’m right at 90/91 with 6 iron. I’ve got the 125 HT’s soft-stepped and they work well for me. They perform similar to my Project X 6.0’s just with a little more pronounced k

I'm not sure why they aren't more popular on tour - I think iron shafts are just hard to get going on tour in general. Majority of guys just don't want to change iron shafts.   As for the amateur scen

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Sorry that I wasn't very clear.

It DROPPED the SW by that many points. So, yes they were more counterbalanced in my personal experience.

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Wow. That is a lot considering how counter balanced the Tour is already

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Just got fit into $-Taper 130X. They really stood out in the fitting from a contact perspective. Haven't gotten the sticks yet. Contemplating some new wedge/shaft combos.

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Still really loving my $-Taper 130X, but I sure do miss my C-Taper Lites. Does anyone have any experience with the $-Taper Lites...? They appear to be even lighter than the C-Taper Lites...

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Curious as well. I usually like fuller swings with my 52 and 56, where as the 60 I tend to back off more. Is going down in flex but the same shafts really that big of a deal?

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I have 125 S+ in my irons and went with 120’s in my wedges. I wanted something a little softer for my wedges since I rarely hit them with a full/hard swing. I like them a lot around the greens and on pitch shots. They have a nice trajectory and feel to them. They aren’t too heavy like dynamic gold for me.

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I’m a little bummed that Callaway doesn’t carry the 125 S+. It’s either the 130x or 120s. I just ordered a set of Apex Combo irons to use instead of my old razr MB’s because my game just isn’t very sharp right now and was a little annoyed I couldn’t get the exact shaft I use in the RAZR’s. I ended up getting the 120 hard stepped 1x to see if that would match up close to the 125 S+. We will see.

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I have the same 130X $-Taper in all my irons and the 52* and 56* wedges, because I generally play them like irons rather than wedges. The $-Tapers will spin more than the C-Tapers, which I think should make up the difference you're looking for there. However, I use the stock TT DG wedge flex in my 60* wedge, which is my main wedge around the green.

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just got three 120S in today, so I'm running them over to have them built. I'm putting them in my sm6 wedges in case they aren't great. I doubt that will be the case

 

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I have 4 rounds with the $130x shafts and really enjoying them. I e been a PX 6.5 guy for over a decade but my elbows don’t like them. I have been playing the Nippon 125x in another set for 6 months and really enjoy them. Time will tell what is going to win!

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I’m not 100% sure but I believe that is what I’ve heard. They most definitely, for me, play very similar but are so much smoother!

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I have played the 120x V’s and 130 $ taper (not soft stepped). $ taper were kind of a weird shaft for me. They had an inconsistent flight in a fairly small window if that makes sense. I could never dial in a consistent ball flight although they had pretty good dispersion overall. They had a higher ball flight than the V’s and a consistent high launch but were constant slight pulls or slight pushes. Never horrible but never consistent. I eventually went back to tour V’s and have played those for years so maybe I was just more used to them. $ tapers felt better to me but I could never get totally confident in them over the ball. I did not like the $ tapers in wedges, too high of launch and hard to knock down.

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Might be interesting to see how the $-Taper 120 or 125’s would work for you.

Might be more comfortable in the same weight class to see more consistency.

I assume the 130 $-Tapers we’re swingweighted as well-they are a counterbalanced shaft that can require several grams in the tip to hit a target swingweight over D1 unlesss they are over length.

 

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Hey guys, PSA, KBS just came out with the $-taper HT shafts.

Basically the $-tapers without the high balance point.

I have a feeling the HT will be a really fantastic shaft.

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i just picked up a set of MP20 MMC with $ tapers 120 S in them, +1/4”. I was already in the market for new irons and wanted the MP20 MMCs. These just happened to be too good of a deal to pass up. I was gaming The first 790s with aerotech steelfiber i95. I was fit for the 790s and absolutely love them (I was talked into steelfiber, loved them at first, but had a hard time keeping them low. Or at least blamed the shafts :) ). The only reasons for a change are 1. Swing has improved and liked the way the MMCs feel/sound compared to 790s 2. Because golfers love new gear.

After 1 nine and a couple range sessions, not sure if I made a good choice. I’m naturally a high ball hitter and I feel like I launch these to the moon. I’m having a hard time hitting a low ball. I also feel like they spin more (I get the head is a contributor here as well). Lastly the shafts don’t feel as strong as I thought they would.

So do I:

Will lead tape help stiffen these up and lower flight if positioned correctly?cut them down to standard? Not sure why they guy had 1/4” added? Does 1/4” really do anything? Will this stiffen/lower ball flight? bite the bullet, go see a proper fitter and get a shaft I know works for me?

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On 6/14/2020 at 2:35 AM, DNice26 said:

Hey guys, PSA, KBS just came out with the $-taper HT shafts.

Basically the $-tapers without the high balance point.

I have a feeling the HT will be a really fantastic shaft.

 

Any update on the HT version? I consistently get fit into $Taper by the optimizer but I am not a fan of how they feel balance wise. Can anybody compare the HT to the X100?

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On 6/14/2020 at 1:35 AM, DNice26 said:

Hey guys, PSA, KBS just came out with the $-taper HT shafts.

Basically the $-tapers without the high balance point.

I have a feeling the HT will be a really fantastic shaft.

 

The profile is slightly different, the $-taper HT is lower launch, it's actually closer profile to C-taper.

 

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