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Love it all. Great setup. Thanks for sharing.

M6 Driver, Paderson Kinetixx D30

M4 16.5, Paderson Kinetixx Launch D30

Apex UW 19, HZRDUS RDX Black 6.0 70 gram

Apex DCB 4-5, Nippon NS Pro 950GH Neo

Apex '19 6-P, Nippon NS Pro 950GH Neo

MD4 50, 54, 58 (Raw), KBS tour 90

Cameron Phantom 11.5

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Now that is a proper looking 4 iron!

Titleist  TSi3 9* RDX Smoke Blue 60 6.5

Titleist TS3 15*  Diamana S+ LTD Blueboard 70s tipped 1”

Titleist  TSi2  21*  Diamana Kai’Li 70s

Srixon   Zx5 4i   Modus 120s

Srixon   Zx7 5-PW  Modus 120x

Cleveland  Zipcore   52, 56, 60 Full Toe   Modus 125 Wedge

Toulon JDM San Diego  OR   Cushman  C&C 1.0 Raw Carbon 

Srixon Z Star XV  OR   Bridgestone Tour B X 

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Damn those irons + wedges are so sweet looking! I've been wanting to try Kyoei wedges for a while now, they are pretty pricey at retail, but the blanks on TSG seemed too good to be true, I am seriously considering grabbing a set for experimentation

Can you share any more info on the story of the grind/finish process? Curious what input you gave the builder.. just some loft/lie specs, or did you have a vision in your mind of offset, topline, bounce, etc..

G400 8.5* Ventus Blue 6x
G400 14.5* Ventus Blue 7x
Apex Pro 18* Kuro Kage 80x
MP-20 HMB (4) MP-54 (5) MP-4 (6-P) s300
RTX4 50 mid / 54 mid / 60 low s400

MXM #7 Tour SNSR Contour Pro Firm 

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Sure thing! No more photos but I basically started off of my previous wedges. I used vokeys in 54 & 58 and I had a lot of success with those so I just stuck with what I knew in lie and bounce. As far as shape went, I left it to the builder to decide for the most part. I had a couple atypical asks: thinner topline on both wedges and a straight edge on the 52*, as I could use it for full shots. Bounce/lie/loft were simply adjusted to my specs.

As much as I love the clubs, the wedges are definitely not exactly what I asked for. There's a decent bit of offset for a wedge, and the shape is inconsistent on the hosel. Reason being, is that these clubs just have a lot more "bulk" than initially expected. I worked with a pretty skilled person locally and he noted was that there was a surprising amount of club still to be ground down. This made the wedges way harder to work with in terms of getting things to the right spot. He quoted a much lower price thinking it would be a relatively quick job, but realistically, it took far longer and far more effort than he imagined. All I'd consider is checking in with whomever you're planning to work with, and chat it through with them!

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I like the setup.  I loved the way the Kyoei blades felt when I had an opportunity to try them years ago.  But seriously,  you need to wash your balls bro.  😉

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TM SIM 2, 8* w/Diamana ZF 60TX

TM SIM 15* w/Diamana ZF 80TX

TM Tour Issue Rescue 11 TP Deep Face Ghost Proto 16* HB  w/Thump 105x

New Level NLU-01 21* w/KBS Proto 105x

New Level 623-M 5-PW w/MMT 125 TX

54* Miura HB w/KBS 610 S+, 58* Miura w/KBS Tour Black

Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 1

 

 

 

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Wish those irons came in lefty

Driver: Taylormade M2 ('17) 10.5* ; Accura MV85x PINK 1 of 1

3 wood: Taylormade Aeroburner TP 15*; Diamana Blueboard 72X

Hybrid: PXG Gen1 19* (set 18*) Hzardus Handcrafted Black 100x (Not getting alot of use)

Irons: PXG Gen1 0311 4-7 iron; Aldila RIP Phenom Hybrid 100 Tour X (Lofts; 17.5*, 21*, 25*, 29*)

          NIKE Vapor Pro Combo 6, 8, 9, PW; Aldila VS Proto 100x (Lofts; 33*, 38*, 43*, 48*)

Wedges: Scratch 53* (bent 51*); TT DG S300 , Callaway MD4 Raw 54*, 58*; TT DG S300

               Custom Wedge 63* (made buddy made it); KBS Tour Stiff

Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Design MB #5; 35 inches; Super Stroke GP Tour

 

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On 12/25/2020 at 2:14 AM, cjrobertson said:

If you don't mind me asking, how much did the custom blades cost? I'd love to do something like this but its hard to start. 

Unfortunately I can't give you a solid number. This was a first for the builder, so the actual cost was probably lower than expected cost of someone experienced willing to do this. I can say the heads are from tourspec, and are only $350 right now. As far as shafts, those are just some used ones I bought for cheap. It'll really depend on your builder, which I would recommend be local. Sorry I can't offer more information! 

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13 hours ago, nicklaminator said:

Unfortunately I can't give you a solid number. This was a first for the builder, so the actual cost was probably lower than expected cost of someone experienced willing to do this. I can say the heads are from tourspec, and are only $350 right now. As far as shafts, those are just some used ones I bought for cheap. It'll really depend on your builder, which I would recommend be local. Sorry I can't offer more information! 

No worries. Thanks for the info!

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