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Bringing back the vapor fly pro. I miss that club.

Amazing how many guys still live the Nike long irons. What could have been...

Yes, new grip     Greg

Bringing back the vapor fly pro.

I miss that club.

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Taylormade SIM 10.5: MRC Tensei CK Pro White 60TX
Taylormade SIM 3-15: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
Taylormade SIM 5-19: MRC Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX
Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-PW: DG X100
Titleist SM8 50, 54, 60 DG Tour Issue S400
Taylormade Spider X Chalk

Grips Golf Pride TV Cord; logo down 

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I agree with @nova6868 above, I think it was the metal woods that killed them, particularly drivers. I'm not sure why because lord knows there are smarter people over there than I, but they were chasing some super wonky designs. Everything with the woods towards the end was lower MOI and high CG due to that weird cavity design, the exact opposite of where the market was going and has since proven to have gone. I'm not sure what the thinking was there and maybe it was just a symptom of a greater issue within the division e.g. R&D/Manufacturing funds being slashed.

Taylormade SIM 10.5* Diamana X'17 70TX || Taylormade SIM 9* Diamana X'17 70X
Taylormade SIM Ti V2 15* Kuro Kage XD 80TX || Taylormade SIM Ti Tour Issue 16* HZRDUS T1100 95g
Taylormade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 90TX || Taylormade GAPR Lo 3 19* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid
Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Project X PXi 7.0
Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-7i 23*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum

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Crazy. Me personally i never felt they were hard to hit but i think they just had and outlook of oh thats just a nike set. They couldnt quite get over that plus theyre bold color and looks didnt help any. I personally liked the color and some of there looks like some of the vr lines and the vapor line that didnt go blue and green. At least they tried though. I didnt mind.

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It wasn't as much "hard to hit" as it simply was not a recipe for the best performance, especially with what was coming out at the time. And you're right, the cosmetics kinda sealed the deal. You can look put the aesthetics if it performs, but if it is off putting in both areas? No good. I honestly think the writing was and had been on the wall for awhile so they just threw up a big hail mary with a weird design and wacky color scheme on the off chance that it caught fire and took off.

Taylormade SIM 10.5* Diamana X'17 70TX || Taylormade SIM 9* Diamana X'17 70X
Taylormade SIM Ti V2 15* Kuro Kage XD 80TX || Taylormade SIM Ti Tour Issue 16* HZRDUS T1100 95g
Taylormade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 90TX || Taylormade GAPR Lo 3 19* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid
Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Project X PXi 7.0
Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-7i 23*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum

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Wish i had this dudes swing

TaylorMade Sim 9* w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 70 TX
TaylorMade Sim 3W w/ Fujikura Ventus Blue 7s
Titleist U500 3i w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 100 HY S
Callaway X-Forged CB 4-PW w/ Project X IO 6.0 | +1/4" 
Callaway JAWS  50* S / 54* S / 58* T
National Custom Works  | Custom Robertson Raw
Snell MBT-X | White

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what is he rocking shaft wise ??? Some MRC gear?

 

Driver 9* Titleist Tsi3 BLK 6x tipped 1”  45.5” C2 3w Tsi3 15* B1 Ventus Red 9x tipped 2" 43”2i 19.5* T-MB AD DI 105x (Tipped 2.5”)  Sans 2i R15 5w Fit on Pro 95XX (tipped 2.5”)Titleist MB 620 3-PW (47* PW) Tour Issue X100s (HSx1) lie angle 620mb std specs + .25 to .5” Vokey Wedge Works Sm8 D grind 54(@53*) bounce 12* | custom grind leading edge relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63* Sm8 K grind 58(@59*) low bounce 6* | custom grind heel relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63 | Bettinardi BB8 tri sole - 70* Lie angle 2* of loft Super Stroke GT 1.0
All woods & 2i hot melted, GP Tour Velvet . 580 Ping Hoofer 

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Per the gram

 

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Driver 9* Titleist Tsi3 BLK 6x tipped 1”  45.5” C2 3w Tsi3 15* B1 Ventus Red 9x tipped 2" 43”2i 19.5* T-MB AD DI 105x (Tipped 2.5”)  Sans 2i R15 5w Fit on Pro 95XX (tipped 2.5”)Titleist MB 620 3-PW (47* PW) Tour Issue X100s (HSx1) lie angle 620mb std specs + .25 to .5” Vokey Wedge Works Sm8 D grind 54(@53*) bounce 12* | custom grind leading edge relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63* Sm8 K grind 58(@59*) low bounce 6* | custom grind heel relief w/ Nippon 125 x + 1” lie angle 63 | Bettinardi BB8 tri sole - 70* Lie angle 2* of loft Super Stroke GT 1.0
All woods & 2i hot melted, GP Tour Velvet . 580 Ping Hoofer 

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