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Picked these old schoolers up for $135, 4-u, extended and added my iomic 2.3   played the gen 1 of these ages ago   great feel and turf interaction    

So todays round was fun.  35 when we teed off and 53 F when done.  Cool and brisk NE wind.  4 layers early.   76 and only missed one green (if you include fringes) with a Srixon iron .. slig

Just ordered the x-forged CB.  Our Callaway rep let my pro know that they would do the MMT 105 in stiff .. good news

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Are your Rapture irons the J model? Curious about how you find them compared to the S55, especially distance wise.

 

This current set is USA spec

 

I have a partial set of 3-6 Rapture J.s

 

Same distance as s55

 

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Back on the Aldila train. I would hit one crazy block every 12 holes or so for some reason with Obans ... and a block NEVER happens for me

 

If you like a stiff driver that kicks like a mule. Try the NL in my sig ... amazing shaft in the 10* LST head ( for my swing speed anyways ... ymmv )

 

Took some new lines on doglegs at the "home course" down here over the last few days, good times

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Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?

 

Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?

 

Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick

 

Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w

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Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?

 

Is the NL your all-time favorite from Aldila?

 

Yes, you need to find the right head for spin. Best feel of any shaft, a big kick

 

Close 2nd is RIP Beta ... which I dropped into a 3w

 

Ahhh, I see. I don't tend to do well with shafts that kick a lot. I like to feel like I'm swinging a 2x4

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It's vey tip stiff, not sure if it's the kick or the feel of a kick to be honest

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Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened

 

Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's

 

The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)

 

Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x

 

I need to work back to 108-109 where I was 18 months ago (carrying it low 270's). Instructor and I targeting 111 once this elbow comes fully around.

 

I can still swing my 3w at 100 ... so some driver mechanics work to do. 8 iron carry has dropped from 168 to 160. Age and injuries !!! CURSES !

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fired a 71 today (golf sim of course). 17 GIR from 6900 yards

 

These beasts are amazing. Here's hoping it's the same off of real grass

 

Dropping the matching nv105x shaft in the iwedge 50* GW tonite on the way home

 

Used the BeCu Zing 2 wedges today .... so ugly but so much fun !

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I'm also going to toss some 95g shafts in my Rapture J-spec five and six irons and see how those perform

 

I think the J-spec 3 and 4 irons are permanently benched. The Apex 4h and 20* heavenwood are just too easy to hit

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Driver shaft shootout at PING Canada today while I waited for some clubs to be flattened

 

Driver speed: 102-3 ish Carry: mid 250's Launch: 12* Run out mid 280's

 

The winner was the Oban Revenge 65x (electronically anyways)

 

Runner Ups: Oban Purple 55x, Blueboard 53x, Aldila NL 60x

 

I need to work back to 108-109 where I was 18 months ago (carrying it low 270's). Instructor and I targeting 111 once this elbow comes fully around.

 

I can still swing my 3w at 100 ... so some driver mechanics work to do. 8 iron carry has dropped from 168 to 160. Age and injuries !!! CURSES !

 

Hahahaaa...feel like I'm reading my own post!

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Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference

 

 

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I had Ping bend the J spec five and six irons to orange dots ... will be a good blend into the s55 short irons (Fujikura mci100s) and

create a graphite shaft shootout vs the US spec Raptures

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Can you compare the rapture J spec to the regular? Always been curious to see the offset difference

 

 

 

Is the J spec the one on the right with more offset?

 

No the J spec is on the left. The J spec's have stronger lofts and less offset. They are great long irons to partner with modern USA Ping short irons. Hot Ti face and big tungsten plug in toe + plus the old Ping finish that never wears out

 

I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW

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No the J spec is on the left. The J spec's have stronger lofts and less offset. They are great long irons to partner with modern USA Ping short irons. Hot Ti face and big tungsten plug in toe

+ plus the old Ping finish that never wears out

 

I have some Jspec Rapture V1 three and four iron heads to offload and also a Rapture J v2 head to offload FWIW

 

Interesting, I always thought the Japanese preferred more offset, though I can understand the stronger lofts.

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Shootout in Florida upcoming vs my 919T’s

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Callaway gave me a free new v2 head

it was swingweighting e0 ... with the same Apache shaft ... so I’ve ordered some lighter weights

the gen 1 Apex 5h was at d8 ... which was ideal

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Finally one of my fitters opened back up

Experiments today at course for pseudo men's day … the "graphite expedition" continues ...

P790 v2 with Aldila Proto 85x

Ping Blueprints, orange dot, Recoil 110s. I really want this combo to work as I lit it up with iron play last summer with my blueprints, and had a record level of subpar rounds in 2019, but the DG xp115 x100's wore this old man's elbows out

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Giving this a go tomorrow

 

 

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I’ve ‘ho’d dozens of sets over the years and my set of i3+ Blades (3-P) is the only set I can’t bring myself to sell.  I cut the shafts a touch short for my son a while back so when I put them back in the rotation they’ll either need to be extended or re-shafted.

 

For sh!ts and giggles, I called Ping a few years back about getting a 2i and UW to expand the set (2i for nostalgia only...).  At that time they were selling individual irons for replacement and expansion and they had both heads - but, they could no longer get original Rifle 5.5 shafts so I passed.  May call again to do it and just have them throw in an inexpensive 110 gram shaft to get the swing weight right and match all the shafts later.

 

Anyway, great find - enjoy!

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Just ordered the x-forged CB.  Our Callaway rep let my pro know that they would do the MMT 105 in stiff .. good news

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Just ordered the x-forged CB.  Our Callaway rep let my pro know that they would do the MMT 105 in stiff .. good news

Through your club back home or down south?

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Thru my club at home but shipping to my rental house down here

 

of course my pro called me again this morning to say 2 weeks delivery if I go 95s hardstepped or 105tx soft stepped .. 12 weeks if I want to wait for 105s because they have none in stock

 

Just OK’d the 95’s.  I’ve been doing well with recoil 95 and 95 protos last few years so it should be fine

 

The gap wedge is also 3 months out so that will ship to home club in Toronto

 

If I don’t love the MMT 95 in these heads I will just dump them in my CF16 set 

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Today arrivals ...  and testing tomorrow

 

x-forged cb 6-p

super hybrid 20*

60-p grind Vokey 

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