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BEING REVIEWED:

**Mitsubishi MMT shafts (125TX)**

 

First, I want to thank Mitsubishi and GolfWRX for putting this opportunity together. I had a discussion with WRX about the new MMT shafts and how I’m really looking hard at switching to graphite due to bouts with tennis and golfers elbow. The wear-and-tear from years of sports catches up with all of us and I'm at the point where I’m ready to make the switch IF it makes sense from a performance standpoint. I play a lot of competitive amateur golf (at least I did before the elbow issues) so I will only switch if I feel it's the same if not better than what i'm currently using. That goes for my entire bag. If I find these aren't what I'm looking for I will most likely go the insert route. As I said I sincerely appreciate Mitsubishi providing shafts for the test but I won't sacrifice my scoring ability just to write a positive review.

 

 

 

**_A little about myself_**

 

**HCP :** I range from +1.9 to 0 this year

**Driver SS :** 115’ish on course.

**6 iron SS:** 93-94mph

**Swing Type :** Think Tony Finau or John Rahm in terms of swing length and aggressive transition.

 

 

**REVIEW Questions that I want to answer:**

**1.** Can the Mitsubishi MMT’s truly replace heavier steel shafts, particularly my Modus 120TX's

**2.** Will these shafts take the stress off my joints, particularly my elbows and wrists.

 

With that said these arrived late last week and I'm just getting around to building some of the irons up. I will be adding info and more pics as I practice and get rounds in. For this review I have 2 identical sets of irons. This will be APPLES TO APPLES. I will be focusing on a long iron (#4), a mid iron (#7), and a short iron (#9). I will also be adding wedges later in the test.

 

**_EQUIPMENT BEING REVIEWED_**

 

Mitsubishi MMT 125TX in Srixon 745 irons (SW D4)

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Modus 120TX in Srixon 745 irons (SW D4)

 

Has Mitsubishi figured out the secret sauce? Let’s find out.

 

 

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Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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**Final review**   ** Mitsubishi MMT shafts (125TX)** Refresher: HCP : I range from +1.9 to 0 this year Driver SS : 115’ish on course. 6 iron SS: 93-94mph Swing Type : Think Tony Finau or John

Thought I would share my experience with these shafts. I'm 53 and generally shoot mid 80's (I don't maintain an official handicap and generally dont keep an official score anyome, but that a whole dif

Good question and i'll answer. Would i buy MMT shafts ?   Yes and here's why.   With my lateral and medial epicondylitis I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get past it. I literally tore my

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I can’t wait to read your review!

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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> @blev2 said:

> Been playing recoil prototypes for the last three years due to elbow pain. Made a world of difference. Interested to hear about these

 

A friend of mine has been playing Recoils off and on since they came out. He speaks very highly of them, especially how the graphite took the vibration out of the misses. I'm really really looking forward to that aspect of the MMT's. I also know a few players who use SteelFibers so I have a decent amount of experience with those as well. Overall I've found that liked some of the current offerings but never enough to actually consider making the switch. Interesting to see if the MMT's do the trick.

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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I have been using steelfiber 125x for about 3 years now. I will be watching. Thanks for doing a review.

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Nike vapor fly pro 2/3 Iron (HM3 105x, Modus105x HS)

Ping G410 19 Hybrid (Tensei ProWhite 100TX)

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Looking forward to this review. I just switch to composite iron shafts. They are a few years old and I do not think they are even made anymore. Aldila rip SLT tour 115 shafts. So far, I think I am a convert to graphite. I am interested in a few newer options, including these, the fuji MCI shafts, and a couple others.

 

Composite irons shafts is the future. Just pricey.

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Driver: Taylormade SIM 9 Project X Green 60TX

Fairway Finder: Taylormade Original One 13.5 Ventus Red 9X
Taylormade Gapr low 2 ventus blue 9x
4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
Wedges 50, 54, 60 Cleveland ZIPCORE
PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
BALL; Bridgestone BX, OR Taylomade TP5x PIX

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> @Golfingfanatic said:

> How visible/annoying are the shaft graphics at address?

 

I had the same concern as I'm a logo down guy but Mitsubishi did a great job in the graphics department. They look high end but subtle with one side being predominantly black with 2 light silver rings. I'm doing some more pics today so you will see first hand what i'm talking about.

 

 

 

As for everyone else : I'm glad to share the experience. I know a lot of people are in a similar position with joints but also don't want to sacrifice performance, ESPECIALLY with a heavier weighted iron shaft.

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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Looking forward to reading this

 

As a massive Mitsu fan (I have a motherload of OG white and blueboards in all the weights) I am excited to see this line up and will want to test one for sure.

 

(The KK 1050 TiNi felt great in the new 620mb's)

 

Also a semi-low capper (0.9 to 3.3 this year) with horrific elbow and hand and wrist pain. Being almost 52 hurts !!!!

 

Have tried many graphite iron shaft sets ... Aldila 125 protos, NV105x, Aldila by you 85x, steelfiber 110, fujikura MCI's in both 100 and 120g, and recoils in 95

 


Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix HQ3x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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> @cardoustie said:

> Looking forward to reading this

>

> As a massive Mitsu fan (I have a motherload of OG white and blueboards in all the weights) I am excited to see this line up and will want to test one for sure.

>

> (The KK 1050 TiNi felt great in the new 620mb's)

>

> Also a semi-low capper (0.9 to 3.3 this year) with horrific elbow and hand and wrist pain. Being almost 52 hurts !!!!

>

> Have tried many graphite iron shaft sets ... Aldila 125 protos, NV105x, Aldila by you 85x, steelfiber 110, fujikura MCI's in both 100 and 120g, and recoils in 95

>

 

I'm with ya brother. The aches and pains have really taken a toll on me this year. In fact my right elbow tendon is partially torn so surgery is most likely the only option. I can still play thanks to the Bandit brace but I can't wait to get this healed up over the winter. After that it's all about prevention.

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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Have you ever tried the TGI 110s? Or are those too light?

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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> @mBiden2 said:

> Have you ever tried the TGI 110s? Or are those too light?

 

I haven't tried TGI stuff and to be honest I don't have as much interest due to the fact that they don't have experience with graphite. Graphite iron shafts are tricky enough so I feel more confident in companies like Mitsu, UST, Project X who have been working with graphite for a while. The MMT's were the first graphite shafts I was really eager to try as I like the fact that Mitsubishi controls the process from start to finish. I figured (right or wrong) if someone was going to figure out the winning formula it would be them. With that said Recoils are good just lacking in the feel section for me at 125g.

 

I have tried 110g offerings from other companies but the overall weight always gets me. I'm a bigger guy so I like having a little heft in my clubs so i don't lose them during my swing.

 

 

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Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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have you got these put together yet?

Driver: Taylormade SIM 9 Project X Green 60TX

Fairway Finder: Taylormade Original One 13.5 Ventus Red 9X
Taylormade Gapr low 2 ventus blue 9x
4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
Wedges 50, 54, 60 Cleveland ZIPCORE
PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
BALL; Bridgestone BX, OR Taylomade TP5x PIX

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Having irons built with OTi Tours so I'm interested to find out how the latest shafts from Mitsubishi Chemical goes for you......

 

DR: Taylormade M5 9* + Diamana W60x.

FW: Taylormade R9 Ti 16.5* + Diamana R80s.
HY: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 22* + 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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NEW PICS added to post #2!!!

 

 

Also test irons are drying as we speak so more pics and feedback this weekend from the course!

 

 

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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Surely Mitsubishi wants to send 6-pw to CANADA for another big fella that likes heavier stuff


Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix HQ3x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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> @cardoustie said:

> Surely Mitsubishi wants to send 6-pw to CANADA for another big fella that likes heavier stuff

 

Too cold up there for these shafts haha :smiley:

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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> @J13 said:

> > @cardoustie said:

> > Surely Mitsubishi wants to send 6-pw to CANADA for another big fella that likes heavier stuff

>

> Too cold up there for these shafts haha :smiley:

 

the tip and tuck was not fun yesterday. 7400 yards, raining, 2 club breeze, wind chill around 40. Hit driver on 3 of the 4 par threes

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Ping G400 Max Graphite Design AD XC 6x

Ping G400 5w Diamana Blue B 80s G400 7w GD PM902s

Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix HQ3x Apex 5h 26* Fubuki 82x

Mizuno 919T 6 - PW UST Mamiya Recoil Prototype 95 f4
Vokey SM2 50*, SM2 TVD 56*M & 59*M, 64* Recoil Proto 95 f4

Piretti Matera Elite
 

 

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> @autronicdsm said:

> > @J13 said:

> > eeqrs4dzon7i.png

> >

>

> Umm... who is rolling these shafts?! ****... I know it probably doesn't affect it but still :astonished:

 

haha did you read why it's like that? It's on purpose

 

"Very cool the way they wound the steel into the graphite. From my understanding, the spiral design (instead of a perfect circle) is so the steel bonds properly to the graphite with the resin."

Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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> @cardoustie said:

> > @J13 said:

> > > @cardoustie said:

> > > Surely Mitsubishi wants to send 6-pw to CANADA for another big fella that likes heavier stuff

> >

> > Too cold up there for these shafts haha :smiley:

>

> the tip and tuck was not fun yesterday. 7400 yards, raining, 2 club breeze, wind chill around 40. Hit driver on 3 of the 4 par threes

 

Yeah that's not happening. 7400 yds at 40? NOPE

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Ping G410LST 9* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X                  

Cally Mav SZ 13.5* / Fuji Ventus Black 7X               

Cally Mav Pro 20*  / Fuji Ventus Black 10TX

Honma 737V / Mitsubishi MMT 125TX

Cally MD5 wedges / Mitsu MMT 125TX

 




 

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> @J13 said:

> > @autronicdsm said:

> > > @J13 said:

> > > eeqrs4dzon7i.png

> > >

> >

> > Umm... who is rolling these shafts?! ****... I know it probably doesn't affect it but still :astonished:

>

> haha did you read why it's like that? It's on purpose

>

> "Very cool the way they wound the steel into the graphite. From my understanding, the spiral design (instead of a perfect circle) is so the steel bonds properly to the graphite with the resin."

 

I saw it now after I re-read your post haha. Where can I read up on it more? I was getting ready to order a set and then saw your post so I'm waiting for review now :wink:

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