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Does anyone have experience with both shafts ? What are the differences in feel ? Interesting for more fairway woods. Thanks 

Following as I just got the PO but am tempted by the blue RDX

I had the Tensei Pro Orange for about 2.5 years, but it broke the other day and I ordered the Smoke Blue RDX as a replacement. So I should be able to give you a good comparison in a few days. Personal

Following as I just got the PO but am tempted by the blue RDX

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Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ with XStiff Fujikura Pro 63. [Testing Tensei Orange Pro S (1" tipped) at 44.75"]

2H: Callaway Super Hybrid with Tensei Orange Pro Hyb 80 Stiff (shaft may be swapped at some point) 

3H: Sub70 939X UST proforce V2 black F3 hybrid soft stepped XStiff UPRT setting or 2 DI:  PXG 0311X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 2.5* upright

4-AW: PXG OG 0211  with KBS Tour Stiff 2.5* up 1/4" long 

Wedges: Cleveland Zipcore 54 Full/58 Mid (Backup 54*,60*: :ping-small:  S Tour KBS Tour Stiff 3* up)

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas Stroke Lab  34"

Ball: Snell MTB-X

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Two VERY different shaft profiles. Pro Orange is quite soft in the handle but very stiff in the mid and tip while the RDX blue is stiffer in the handle while being quite soft in the mid but goes back to stiff in the tip.

There are of course exceptions to every trend, but I would guess that in a fairway wood the RDX Blue might be more what you're looking for. What shafts have you got on well with in driver and fairway wood in the past?

On 1/12/2021 at 6:41 AM, macsk3 said:

Does anyone have experience with both shafts ? What are the differences in feel ? Interesting for more fairway woods. Thanks 

 

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16 minutes ago, macsk3 said:

Driver mostly but a little bit of higher flight on 3 wood could help 

Not saying conclusively that RDX Blue wouldn't give you what you're looking for in 3 wood, but it's so different from Pro Orange that I'd be very reluctant to say "yeah you need to run out right now and try it."

 

What loft on your 3 wood?

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2 minutes ago, macsk3 said:

Sim 15 degree minus 1 degree. 

Two other courses of action that I'd be much more comfortable recommending:

 

1. Stick with Pro Orange in your FW but go to more of a 3HL or 4 wood type of loft and then loft it down to get the face angle you like seeing in the FW you already have.

 

2. If you'd rather go the shaft change route, try something like Tensei Pro White which is may give you what you want while maintaining a fee more similar to Pro Orange.

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I had the Tensei Pro Orange for about 2.5 years, but it broke the other day and I ordered the Smoke Blue RDX as a replacement. So I should be able to give you a good comparison in a few days. Personally, I'm not going to touch the Tensei line again because I don't like having $400 shafts break on me from a normal drive. They are also made in china, and I might be unfair about that...but there's a reason they build their Diamana shafts in Japan.

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 8° - HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist TS3 15° - HZRDUS Black (Hand Crafted) 70TX

3H: Titleist 818 H2 19° - Tensei Pro White 100TX

4-PW: Ping i200 - Project X 6.5

50/55/60: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth - Project X 6.5

Putter: LAB DF 2.1 Armlock - LAGP

Ball: Snell MTBx

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On 1/12/2021 at 6:41 AM, macsk3 said:

Does anyone have experience with both shafts ? What are the differences in feel ? Interesting for more fairway woods. Thanks 

So I've played a few rounds with the Smoke Blue now. It is definitely a better feeling shaft than the pro orange IMO. The ball always went where the swing and strike felt like it should go. You can really feel the kick at impact when you make a good swing. I'm very happy with it. I don't know what the numbers will look like on a launch monitor, but so far I'm more impressed with it than the pro orange.

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 8° - HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist TS3 15° - HZRDUS Black (Hand Crafted) 70TX

3H: Titleist 818 H2 19° - Tensei Pro White 100TX

4-PW: Ping i200 - Project X 6.5

50/55/60: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth - Project X 6.5

Putter: LAB DF 2.1 Armlock - LAGP

Ball: Snell MTBx

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1 hour ago, macsk3 said:

Driver or fairway wood and what was weight 

 

Driver. 60TX tipped 0.5"

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Driver: Titleist TSi3 8° - HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 60TX

3 Wood: Titleist TS3 15° - HZRDUS Black (Hand Crafted) 70TX

3H: Titleist 818 H2 19° - Tensei Pro White 100TX

4-PW: Ping i200 - Project X 6.5

50/55/60: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth - Project X 6.5

Putter: LAB DF 2.1 Armlock - LAGP

Ball: Snell MTBx

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