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Has anyone made the switch from a 7 to a 6 with the Ventus line? I've always played that ~75 gram weight for more control in the driver, but with the Ventus Black being so stable I'm considering dropping down the weight and getting a bit more speed out of it. I have pretty similar launch and spin numbers with the 6x and 7x but my speed jumps a few mph with the 6.

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I played 7 series in general with most drivers and have Ventus Red Velocore 7 series in 4wd.  I surprised myself and jumped to Ventus Velocore Red 5 series - 59g stiff.  Really glad I did, because I p

I dunno but if you do id like to hear your results. Ive always been a mid 70s guy too but am considering doing the same. 

I have generally never gotten along well with sub-70g shafts. I had been playing an AD-TP7 for a couple of seasons and quite liked it.   I took a leap on an Ventus Blue 6s (breaking my own n

1 hour ago, MPAndreassi said:

Has anyone made the switch from a 7 to a 6 with the Ventus line? I've always played that ~75 gram weight for more control in the driver, but with the Ventus Black being so stable I'm considering dropping down the weight and getting a bit more speed out of it. I have pretty similar launch and spin numbers with the 6x and 7x but my speed jumps a few mph with the 6.

I dunno but if you do id like to hear your results. Ive always been a mid 70s guy too but am considering doing the same. 

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Changing weight class is soley dependant on strike location. At least that would be my primary factor. Picking up speed means nothing if smash drops. 

 

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I played 7 series in general with most drivers and have Ventus Red Velocore 7 series in 4wd.  I surprised myself and jumped to Ventus Velocore Red 5 series - 59g stiff.  Really glad I did, because I picked up yardage.  Between it and Titleist ProV1 and AVX.  I am hitting driver further than many 20-30yrs younger than me. The other day I smacked one 300+ yards, fairway helped but still, I am 70. 

 

I can't say enough about Ventus shafts.  Outstanding!!!

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3 hours ago, MPAndreassi said:

Has anyone made the switch from a 7 to a 6 with the Ventus line? I've always played that ~75 gram weight for more control in the driver, but with the Ventus Black being so stable I'm considering dropping down the weight and getting a bit more speed out of it. I have pretty similar launch and spin numbers with the 6x and 7x but my speed jumps a few mph with the 6.

I have generally never gotten along well with sub-70g shafts. I had been playing an AD-TP7 for a couple of seasons and quite liked it.

 

I took a leap on an Ventus Blue 6s (breaking my own no more sub-70g shafts rule) to see if the hype was real and lo and behold it was. Even though it was cool and soft at the end of the season I was in some spots that I had not reached with the TP7.

 

One thing to note is that I was playing the Ventus 1/2" longer to make up for the lighter weight.

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42 minutes ago, Pepperturbo said:

I played 7 series in general with most drivers and have Ventus Red Velocore 7 series in 4wd.  I surprised myself and jumped to Ventus Velocore Red 5 series - 59g stiff.  Really glad I did, because I picked up yardage.  Between it and Titleist ProV1 and AVX.  I am hitting driver further than many 20-30yrs younger than me. The other day I smacked one 300+ yards, fairway helped but still, I am 70. 

 

I can't say enough about Ventus shafts.  Outstanding!!!

 

18 minutes ago, jvincent said:

I have generally never gotten along well with sub-70g shafts. I had been playing an AD-TP7 for a couple of seasons and quite liked it.

 

I took a leap on an Ventus Blue 6s (breaking my own no more sub-70g shafts rule) to see if the hype was real and lo and behold it was. Even though it was cool and soft at the end of the season I was in some spots that I had not reached with the TP7.

 

One thing to note is that I was playing the Ventus 1/2" longer to make up for the lighter weight.


 

These are the kind of things I was expecting to hear. I’ve typically played a 44 1/2” driver but have been playing my black at 45”. I think raw weight for the 7x is 78 grams with the 6x being 65 grams. I’ll probably start with the 6 a bit longer in length and go from there depending on the contact. 

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TSi3 9* / Ventus Black 6x

TSi2 16.5* / Ventus Black 8x

TSi2 21* / Ventus Red 9x

T100•s 4-9 / DG X7

SM8 46 / DG X7

SM8 50, 54, 58 / DG TI X1

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