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2 hours ago, TrueWRX said:

Ordered driver and fairway w/ ventus black. We’ll see if they honor it...

Did the same earlier this morning with GG after seeing this.  Just checked back and they have the price fixed now.  Fingers crossed here. 

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21 minutes ago, TrueWRX said:

Do we think TM tips the ventus black 1" as standard?

When I custom built mine with a ventus, I could go up to 1 inch "softer" or 1 inch "firmer" leading me to believe yes, standard is tipped.

 

Oddly, when I did the same with an RDX black, I could only go 1 inch "firmer" (standard untipped?)

 

I hope an expert chimes in, though!

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2 minutes ago, BballMike14 said:

When I custom built mine with a ventus, I could go up to 1 inch "softer" or 1 inch "firmer" leading me to believe yes, standard is tipped.

 

Oddly, when I did the same with an RDX black, I could only go 1 inch "firmer" (standard untipped?)

 

I hope an expert chimes in, though!

Im hoping it comes stock tipped 1"....

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6 minutes ago, BballMike14 said:

When I custom built mine with a ventus, I could go up to 1 inch "softer" or 1 inch "firmer" leading me to believe yes, standard is tipped.

 

Oddly, when I did the same with an RDX black, I could only go 1 inch "firmer" (standard untipped?)

 

I hope an expert chimes in, though!

The whole debate as to taylormades tipping policy seems to be finally coming to an end.  I was was told the same thing by a TM fitter last September that they only tip the custom shafts, not the standard ones.  

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23 minutes ago, Toothpaste said:

The whole debate as to taylormades tipping policy seems to be finally coming to an end.  I was was told the same thing by a TM fitter last September that they only tip the custom shafts, not the standard ones.  

This seems to be the case, when you custom build on their website, the "softer" option is missing for the stock shafts, that was not the case last year

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1 hour ago, zdtallan said:

Did the same earlier this morning with GG after seeing this.  Just checked back and they have the price fixed now.  Fingers crossed here. 

The offer through GG per their website is 1/22 to 1/24 so maybe its correct but pricing was supposed to be effective tomorrow and not today 🤔

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TaylorMade SIM2 5W, Ventus Black 70 X, 42"

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58 minutes ago, BballMike14 said:

When I custom built mine with a ventus, I could go up to 1 inch "softer" or 1 inch "firmer" leading me to believe yes, standard is tipped.

 

Oddly, when I did the same with an RDX black, I could only go 1 inch "firmer" (standard untipped?)

 

I hope an expert chimes in, though!

So if I'm ordering an upcharge shaft, and I don't want it tipped (Fujikura doesn't recommend tipping on their drivers or 3 wood) I would select 1 inch softer, right?

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25 minutes ago, Krt22 said:

This seems to be the case, when you custom build on their website, the "softer" option is missing for the stock shafts, that was not the case last year

 

I just placed an order via Golf Galaxy with the Ventus Velcore. However they didn't allow me to add any notes specifying no tipping, and they didn't give me the option of making it "softer". I just got off the phone with GG and they have no way of adding a note to the order. 

 

I'm a bit concerned because my plan all along was to specify no tipping. At a loss on next steps.....

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12 minutes ago, jdang307 said:

 

1 hour ago, BballMike14 said:

When I custom built mine with a ventus, I could go up to 1 inch "softer" or 1 inch "firmer" leading me to believe yes, standard is tipped.

 

Oddly, when I did the same with an RDX black, I could only go 1 inch "firmer" (standard untipped?)

 

I hope an expert chimes in, though!

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So if I'm ordering an upcharge shaft, and I don't want it tipped (Fujikura doesn't recommend tipping on their drivers or 3 wood) I would select 1 inch softer, right?

 

This is exactly what I did... thinking Taylormade is not adding 1 inch extension to make it “soft”...

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Just now, golfer55082 said:

This is exactly what I did... thinking Taylormade is not adding 1 inch extension to make it “soft”...

Wish I had known this. Ordered a shaft a couple years ago with an upcharge shaft, added tipping to it (1/2") got it, and wondering, why the F is this thing so stiff?  Why don't they include this info when customizing. 

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Just emailed TM customer service on this.  Trying to make sure my ventus black is installed with no tipping even though I ordered through dicks. Will post when I get an answer. 

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32 minutes ago, jdang307 said:

So if I'm ordering an upcharge shaft, and I don't want it tipped (Fujikura doesn't recommend tipping on their drivers or 3 wood) I would select 1 inch softer, right?

 

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There has been a lot of misinformation about this over the years, but it sounds like we have a fairly consistent explanation now. I looked at the stock shafts on the TaylorMade Custom Shop and saw that you can't select softer (aka no tipping) on any of them for SIM2 or SIM2 Max. For the rest of the shafts, they appear to start at 1" tipping for their "standard" tipping adjustment.

 

The recommendation has always been to use the Custom Shop if you care about tipping and make sure that you specify what you want. If you order from anywhere else, you may or may not get exactly what you want. This still holds true.

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I spoke to @Fujikura Golf last year about tipping the Ventus black and I wound up getting a Black 7x tipped 0.5" and its great. Im sure if you get it tipped a full inch it will just play slightly stiffer. I love mine and Im trying a Black 6x tipped 1" in the new driver to see if I can gain a little more speed. I love my 7x though so I will likely sell the new one, we shall see...

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2 hours ago, TrueWRX said:

 

Like this video but not an apples to apples comparison.  Why wouldn't he use the Ventus Blue in the Sim2 for a direct comparison?  Maybe the Black isn't the right fit for him and the Blue is a better one.  Would have rather seen that testing for a fair test.

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3 minutes ago, pearls24 said:

Like this video but not an apples to apples comparison.  Why wouldn't he use the Ventus Blue in the Sim2 for a direct comparison?  Maybe the Black isn't the right fit for him and the Blue is a better one.  Would have rather seen that testing for a fair test.

He did, look at the boxes for specs right before he hits each one. Blue 6X 46”

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2 minutes ago, SC-TX 88 said:

He did, look at the boxes for specs right before he hits each one. Blue 6X 46”

My bad- I only saw the one that said Black.  Thx.

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10 minutes ago, pearls24 said:

My bad- I only saw the one that said Black.  Thx.

No worries, on camera it’s so hard to tell blue/black just looking at them.  

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Lol! Thread being overrun by the TM tipping madness.  I will alway remember that memorable moment whenI took my M1 430 to the driving range with a “stock” Aldila Rogue Silver 70x for the first time and watched the 1 degree launch incurred by said driver.  Only after extensive research did I realize I was yet another victim of the TM standard shaft tipping policy of standard 1 inch.  Fortunately at least the stock offerings are now untipped.  

 

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By the way I will add that unless you electronically order through the custom shop website and hit 1 inch soft, I wouldn’t trust the manual order.  I was disappointed twice by this with the M1 2017 440 ordering through my local shop. 

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I called GG twice and had them add the "no tipping" request to my order.

 

The first guy was useless and had no idea how to do it or why it was a thing. The second woman was very helpful and put in that request.

 

Fingers crossed it actually gets done properly. We can share some shaft graphic measurements here once everyone gets their stuff.

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On 1/20/2021 at 2:00 PM, SwingBlues said:

 

Both faces have the goo. To me, the old face with the 2 screws on the lower corner may have an effect on the face rebound and hotness when impacts are low. Now with both screws removed and on the side, the whole face on the SIM2 is now one cohesive unit to rebound and flex. That's my 2c...

If someone his the screws on the sim... They have bigger problems.  No face is going to perform hitting it that far from the center.  I do understand what you're saying.  It does make you wonder though...  

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I’m wondering about the tipping as well. Can still order through DSG but no where to indicate anything. 
 

I was also just going to order it be 0.75” long as well since I wasn’t sure on length I wanted so not sure what max length on shaft was and if they could tip 1” and be 0.75” longer forcing them to leave it untipped. 

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