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Looks good to me. Is this a new insert?

 

Same insert as the tp line and black spider tour.

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Looks good to me. Is this a new insert?

 

Same insert as the tp line and black spider tour.

 

Same 6061 aluminum insert as the TP line, but it's not the same insert as the Black Spider Tour. The Black has the 80/20 Pure Roll insert (80% Surlyn, 20% aluminum). The Spider Tour Platinum has the same 6061 insert as the Balboa.

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As I look at this, I'm struggling to see the benefit of a precision milled putter that has an insert like this. Wouldn't "precision milled" be most important on the face that contacts the ball?

 

I still like the look of this putter though

 

You could have just stopped with the bolded part above. :)

 

A flat face is a flat face; it doesn't matter if it's milled or not. Using an insert allows them to use a multi-material construction to change the sound (aka feel) and roll characteristics. I'm sure they could just mill in the Pure Roll groves, but using a polymer layer in the construction would surely give them the ability to tune the sound at impact, thus enhancing the perceived feel.

TaylorMade SIM2 8.0, Tensei Pro White 60S, 45"
TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue 70 X, 42.5"
TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 19, Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 8X Hybrid

TaylorMade P790 (2019) 3, DG X100 (SSx2)
TaylorMade P770 (2020) 4, DG X100 (SSx2)

TaylorMade P7MC 5-6, DG X100 (SSx2)

TaylorMade P7TW 7-PW, DG X100 (SSx2)
TaylorMade MG raw 52, raw Hi-Toe 58 - DG S400 Tour Issue
TaylorMade tour proto milled Juno, KBS CT Tour, 40.5" armlock
TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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