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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

If it's that profile and plays similar then it could be interesting. I still haven't seen any put in play though.

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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I need this in a driving iron like yesterday

Would like to know more...

yes and thank you.  

Couldn't help myself... :swoon:

 

 

 

 

 

I won't be able to try it for a while but it looks pretty and the balance feels nice.

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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Where did you get this shaft from?

No special source - just a find on eBay that I'd been watching for ages. Finally got a decent price for the club plus a discount code so I thought I might as well give it a go as I fancied trying the X Forged UT anyway.

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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Where did you get this shaft from?

No special source - just a find on eBay that I'd been watching for ages. Finally got a decent price for the club plus a discount code so I thought I might as well give it a go as I fancied trying the X Forged UT anyway.

 

Nice score! What’s the weight? Does anyone know if this will be available by next spring? I’m about to put a PX Catalyst 100 in my driving iron, but I would wait to get one of these if I knew it was going to be available

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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I've got no numbers but I tried it on the course today and it's a good shaft. It's got a nice feel to it - not at all boardy. Only the first time out with it but loving it so far and also enjoyed the X Forged UT - such an easy club to hit, which is handy with the way I'm swinging at the moment.

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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Black Modus' need to be released. If they have been, link me!

 

As far as I know it hasn’t been released in US yet. I think it’s only available in the Asian market right now.

 

I've got no numbers but I tried it on the course today and it's a good shaft. It's got a nice feel to it - not at all boardy. Only the first time out with it but loving it so far and also enjoyed the X Forged UT - such an easy club to hit, which is handy with the way I'm swinging at the moment.

 

Nice! Do you happen to know the weight of the shaft?

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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I've got no numbers but I tried it on the course today and it's a good shaft. It's got a nice feel to it - not at all boardy. Only the first time out with it but loving it so far and also enjoyed the X Forged UT - such an easy club to hit, which is handy with the way I'm swinging at the moment.

 

Nice! Do you happen to know the weight of the shaft?

I've no idea, but I'd guess perhaps 110g? It's not heavy but not excessively light (I tend to favour heavier shafts, although that often seemed to go with the lower torque that I prefer and modern material are changing that relationship), so I guess mid-weight. It was already installed in the club so I didn't have the chance to check the weight.

 

It's a very smooth shaft and first impressions were good. It's a soft X flex and probably does equate to a Modus 120.

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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I've got no numbers but I tried it on the course today and it's a good shaft. It's got a nice feel to it - not at all boardy. Only the first time out with it but loving it so far and also enjoyed the X Forged UT - such an easy club to hit, which is handy with the way I'm swinging at the moment.

 

Nice! Do you happen to know the weight of the shaft?

I've no idea, but I'd guess perhaps 110g? It's not heavy but not excessively light (I tend to favour heavier shafts, although that often seemed to go with the lower torque that I prefer and modern material are changing that relationship), so I guess mid-weight. It was already installed in the club so I didn't have the chance to check the weight.

 

It's a very smooth shaft and first impressions were good. It's a soft X flex and probably does equate to a Modus 120.

 

That’s great to know. I currently game the modus3 120s and love them. Seems like this shaft would be a great match to them to use in my 790 3i that I use as my driving iron. I hope it comes to US market this spring.

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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ACTUALLY - while I haven't read all of the posts (the advantage of being old and lazy) this is not a new idea.

 

Wilson/Hagen actually did this inh 1974 - filament wound carbon graphite over steel stepped shafts.

 

Was a distance beast - my boss at the time gave me one for graduation from high school - X-stiff - 44"

 

Only problem was, with balata balls at the time, you could only hit a ball about 4 times with this setup of head/shaft - the ball would go out of round, and the markings from the grooves on the face of the driver scored the ball really bad...

 

But boy - did I ever get the distance!!!!

 

I think this will fly quite well - looking for when they "perfect" the shaft set-up for a driver

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