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Nippon's prototype Graphite on Steel shafts - shot @ 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson


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I need this in a driving iron like yesterday

Would like to know more...

yes and thank you.  

I dunno, just looks like someone stuck a steel shaft extender in the back of a graphite shaft. Bad club-making if you ask me.... :busted2:

 

What you think it looks like has got nothing to do with reality, and I highly doubt Nippon, probably the world's tightest tolerances shaft maker, is going to be guilty "bad club-making". Nothing is "busted" by you AT ALL

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I have a hybrid sitting here without a shaft that needs it put in there, you go Nippon.

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TM SIM Max 15 UST V2 66g
TM SIM 19 Aldila RIP Alpha 6
TM GAPR Mid 4 iron 20 Fujikara Fuel
TM GAPR Mid 5 iron 23 Aldila RIP 
TM P790 6 Nippon Modus 3 130, Black 7-PW Nippon Modus 3 130
TM xFT TP 50 Nippon Pro WV115
TM Milled Grind Black Wedge 54 Nippon Pro Black WV115
TM Milled Grind Satin 58 Nippon Pro WV115
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Anything more on this? I've seen a driving iron with this shaft in it and I'd be interested to know if anyone has any information on it or has hit it?

Taylormade M1 440 - Tensei CK Pro Orange TX
Adams VST Hybrid (19) - GD AD-DI X
Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (4 wood) - GD AD-DI X
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (5-PW) KBS S-Taper S
Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (4) KBS S-Taper S
Taylormade Milled Grind (52 & 58, SB) - Nippon Modus 130 S
Taylormade Spider Tour (red) / Scotty Cameron Button Back Newport
Titleist Pro V1
Feeling sad and neglected: Taylormade P750 (4-PW) / Srixon 765 (4-PW) - Nippon Modus 3 130 S

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there seems to be confusion in this thread about Nippon's use of the word "Hybrid" as in Prototype Hybrid (graphite and steel) shaft. Not as in shaft for a hybrid club, as is evidenced by the pic with the iron heads attached to a couple of them that say Hybrid on them. ANyways, these look pretty cool.

 

SHHHHH!,,, you'll ruin it for them...

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I’d love to buy these. Any insiders know of a possible retail release date?

 

This is my favorite post. Don't know anything about them other than having seen a picture of them but I need to buy them.

 

This isn't a land of consideration before purchasing.

 

You're only 6 days in you'll learn my friend :)

 

I wasn't knocking you I was agreeing with you.

 

My guess is they were pretty bad performers because we'd hear something more about them in the past 6 months if they were any good.

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Wouldn't mind testing this when it comes out (if ever) compared to Steelfiber and Accra TiMesh.

FW: Taylormade R9 Ti 5w + Diamana R80s.
HY: Taylormade Aeroburner TP #4 + White Tie HX4.
Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
Wedges: Cleveland RTX3 52/58 + Modus 130.
Putter: SeeMore SB1 + Accra FX300.

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I’d love to buy these. Any insiders know of a possible retail release date?

 

This is my favorite post. Don't know anything about them other than having seen a picture of them but I need to buy them.

 

This isn't a land of consideration before purchasing.

 

You're only 6 days in you'll learn my friend :)

 

I wasn't knocking you I was agreeing with you.

 

My guess is they were pretty bad performers because we'd hear something more about them in the past 6 months if they were any good.

 

I doubt this is the case. Nippon will only release a product if it meets their high standards for performance.

Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged 4-PW & GW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten 

Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

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I’d love to buy these. Any insiders know of a possible retail release date?

 

This is my favorite post. Don't know anything about them other than having seen a picture of them but I need to buy them.

 

This isn't a land of consideration before purchasing.

 

You're only 6 days in you'll learn my friend :)

 

99 posts in first 6 days here. He has a lot of say...

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Has anyone put one of these in play yet? I’ve not seen anybody use one.

 

Good old GolfWRX...a few pics of a new shaft, painted black (that’s murdered out to you cool dudes) without any details on playing characteristics, and people start foaming at the mouth, declaring they “need this shaft in my life”. Got to love this place.

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PXG 0341X Gen2 15deg Fairway - AD-GP 8TX
PXG 0311X Gen2 1 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
PXG 0311X Gen2 3 DI - KBS Prototype Graphite 95X
PXG 0311T Gen2 4-PW - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 51 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 56 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG 0311T Zulu 61 - Dynamic Gold X7
PXG Brandon H - 34.5”
PXG Operator H - 34.5”
Toulon Indianapolis - 34.5”
PXG 50/50 Staff Bag
Bridgestone Tour B X

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They won't release something if it competes with a current Nippon offering. They prefer not to get stuck in the TM like cycle of cannibalizing your own sales.

TaylorMade M3 9.5° w/ Tour Issue PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 65 6.5
TaylorMade SIM ROCKET 14.5° w/ PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 85 6.5
TaylorMade '08 Burner 5W 17.5° w/ p9003TX

TaylorMade '08 Burner Tour Only 7W 19° w/ Matrix RUL 80X
Srixon Z745 3-PW w/ Modus Nippon Modus Prototype ORA X (3I has an E11 Proto in Stiff)
Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
Srixon WG-706 56° w/ Nippon Modus Prototype C10 S
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Still no information about this shaft? I've seen nothing so I guess it didn't perform as desired.

Taylormade M1 440 - Tensei CK Pro Orange TX
Adams VST Hybrid (19) - GD AD-DI X
Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (4 wood) - GD AD-DI X
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (5-PW) KBS S-Taper S
Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (4) KBS S-Taper S
Taylormade Milled Grind (52 & 58, SB) - Nippon Modus 130 S
Taylormade Spider Tour (red) / Scotty Cameron Button Back Newport
Titleist Pro V1
Feeling sad and neglected: Taylormade P750 (4-PW) / Srixon 765 (4-PW) - Nippon Modus 3 130 S

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Heard from a guy that works in one of the vans on the european tour that players want to try these and/or get them almost as fast or faster than they can get them to the van

 

Interesting, although I haven't noticed anyone playing them and they've been available for a while.

 

Did you get any idea about profile, etc?

Taylormade M1 440 - Tensei CK Pro Orange TX
Adams VST Hybrid (19) - GD AD-DI X
Tour Edge Exotics CB4 (4 wood) - GD AD-DI X
Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (5-PW) KBS S-Taper S
Mizuno JPX 919 Forged (4) KBS S-Taper S
Taylormade Milled Grind (52 & 58, SB) - Nippon Modus 130 S
Taylormade Spider Tour (red) / Scotty Cameron Button Back Newport
Titleist Pro V1
Feeling sad and neglected: Taylormade P750 (4-PW) / Srixon 765 (4-PW) - Nippon Modus 3 130 S

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Heard from a guy that works in one of the vans on the european tour that players want to try these and/or get them almost as fast or faster than they can get them to the van

 

Interesting, although I haven't noticed anyone playing them and they've been available for a while.

 

Did you get any idea about profile, etc?

 

Could barely get him to show it to me at the time, much less hit one. Its gonna play similar to the 120 but lighter and smoother from what I was told. His feedback from players was that you could reallly load it like a steelshaft and not worry about it, but still get the same kick you get from a graphite to get a few extra yards

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Heard from a guy that works in one of the vans on the european tour that players want to try these and/or get them almost as fast or faster than they can get them to the van

 

I'd heard the same thing, Nippon building buzz amongst the players by making them as rare as rocking horse s***.

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Fairway Wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Aldila Rogue White 70 S
Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik 18, 20, 
Irons: Callaway Epic Forged Aerotech Steefiber 95
Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth AWT 50, 56, 60
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab 10
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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Heard from a guy that works in one of the vans on the european tour that players want to try these and/or get them almost as fast or faster than they can get them to the van

 

Interesting, although I haven't noticed anyone playing them and they've been available for a while.

 

Did you get any idea about profile, etc?

 

Could barely get him to show it to me at the time, much less hit one. Its gonna play similar to the 120 but lighter and smoother from what I was told. His feedback from players was that you could reallly load it like a steelshaft and not worry about it, but still get the same kick you get from a graphite to get a few extra yards

 

I love my 120s and I didn’t know anything could be smoother. Sign me up if this is true.

 

I’ll take a 100g for my driving iron please!

Driver: TaylorMade SIM MAX (10.5 degrees - set to 9.75 and 1.5 degrees open)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 White 70 TX (at 45" and tipped 1")

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 Black 70 TX (at 43" and tipped 1")

UDI: *** Under Construction ***

Irons: TaylorMade P-7MC 4-PW (1 degree upright)

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Rack (Raw) 52.10, 56.12 & 60.12

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Wedge 125

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (at 34")

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