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6 hours ago, llewol007 said:

Just like every shaft that comes out, has a high draw, then suddenly something "better" comes out. I tried the Velecore and was not a big fan, couldnt put enough on it I guess. Oh well on to Auto Flex for me 😂

You nailed it.....In six months it will be another Accra TZ........Just another good shaft that was all the rage at one time.....By the way, I have a ventus black and a ventus blue that I like a lot.

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Just like every shaft that comes out, has a high draw, then suddenly something "better" comes out. I tried the Velecore and was not a big fan, couldnt put enough on it I guess. Oh well on to Auto Flex

Only shaft that was able to bump my AD DI out of the bag. 

I made a few swings with the made for ventus and while its dressed in similar clothing don’t be fooled. It’s not even close to the same animal..    The velocore is a monster. If you are a st

5 hours ago, BogeyLJA said:

So the blue is soft butt, stiff tip? Similar to Tensei pro white??

Ventus Blue has a firm/stiff butt section but the accelerated taper rate starts basically right at the butt section. If you look at ei profile you will see that it starts stiff in butt section and loses stiffness right away and continues through mid section, and then stiffens up quickly in the tip section. The accelerated taper is meant to help the shaft load easier, combined with the way Fuji designed the Velocore layers and the stiff tip section really makes it very smooth yet very stable. 

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9* w/GD Tour AD TP 6x

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* w/GD Tour AD TP 7x

Callaway Apex 18* w/GD Tour AD IZ 85x

Callaway X Forged UT 21* w/PX6.0

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5 hours ago, BogeyLJA said:

So the blue is soft butt, stiff tip? Similar to Tensei pro white??

Ventus Blue has a firm/stiff butt section but the accelerated taper rate starts basically right at the butt section. If you look at ei profile you will see that it starts stiff in butt section and loses stiffness right away and continues through mid section, and then stiffens up quickly in the tip section. The accelerated taper is meant to help the shaft load easier, combined with the way Fuji designed the Velocore layers and the stiff tip section really makes it very smooth yet very stable. 

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Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9* w/GD Tour AD TP 6x

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* w/GD Tour AD TP 7x

Callaway Apex 18* w/GD Tour AD IZ 85x

Callaway X Forged UT 21* w/PX6.0

Callaway X Forged 5-PW w/PX6.0

Titleist SM7 50 F, Callaway MD5 54 S, 58 X w/PX6.0

Toulon Austin w/Stability Tour shaft

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4 hours ago, Radeon962 said:

I have tried each flavor of the Velocore Kool-Aid and Red, Black and Blue do not work for my swing.

 

Swapping between a Graphite Design TP and any of the Velocore’s reassured me that I am a much better fit in the TP (or the IZ that is coming next week).

 

The Velocore just seems to firm for me as I don’t create a lot of lag with a swingspeed of 103-105 mph SS.  More of a Stricker type swing rather than a Sergio type swing.

 

Velocore feels very one-piece to me regardless of color so I obviously don’t load the line well.

 

Expensive experiment but worth it so I’m not Jonesing anymore to play one.

 

Now I’m on to trying some other GD shafts as I played the TP for most of last year and have the IZ coming and hope to find a reasonably priced HD to try out.

Which flex did you try, S or X?

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I finally took the plunge with the black 6x and glad i did. Is it a must have game changer? I dont know if id go that far, its pretty darn good though. The feel and balance is perfect, can handle smooth and go after it swings just fine. Usually you only get one or the other with shafts. I havent tested for any gains with distance or dispersion yet so that is to be determined.

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If it’s Kool-Aid, it’s well-hit Kool-Aid. I’ve only got one Ventus, the Red 7S in a Mavrik Max 3 wood, and I cannot believe how good it is. Might prefer the standard Mavrik or Speed head overall, but the Max is super easy off turf and the Ventus feels simple to square up. It is so easy to hit it straight and make center contact, again and again. I would have thought a stiff handle would not excite me as I hate for the shaft to feel real stiff at the handle. I like the traditional Blue profiles usually. The Red does not feel stiff in the handle to me. It does feel stable and explosive at impact. However they make it, It is a different shaft. IMO, much better feel than the Atmos line. I am now curious about trying a Red 6X or a Blue 6S or 6X in a driver. 

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12 hours ago, sac42c said:

Yea our shop is in SoCal... I'm guessing we might be slightly far away for you to try them.

Maybe I’ll get lucky and another WRXer in my IL/WI area will see this and offer to link up and let me swing their 6x blue/red 😉

 

Beer or lunch trade doesn’t seem unreasonable right? Lol

Dr - Sim2Max - 9* - Ventus Velo Black 6x @ 45in

5w - Sim2Ti - 19* @ 17.5* - Tensei AV Raw Blue FW 75 @ 42.25in

2 UDI - P790 - PX 6.5

4-AW - P790 - PX 6.5

56 - MG2 TW - PX 6.0

60 - MG2 TW - PX 6.0

Putter - Spider X Navy - Single Bend @ 34in

 

 

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I just got off the Velocore boat.  KBS TD was a better fit/feel for my folded up lawn-chair swing.  I couldn’t get the Velocore to carry like the KBS no matter how I set the loft up or the weighting on the club head.  

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Taylormade M3 4HL Hzrdus Yellow 63g

New Level 18* KBS Tour Prototype 95X

Mizuno JPX 919 Tours 3-PW Project X 6.0's

Cleveland RTX4 Raw 50/54/58 Project X 7.0's

Byron Morgan Stainless DH89 w/ Stability Tour / / Scotty Cameron Studio Design 2 

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I scored a Blue 7x with a Ping tip for $80. There was one photo on the auction list that didn't show the velocore label. I figured with a Ping tip there was a good chance. Got lucky when it showed up at the door. The end of the tube I opened had the tip end first. I slowly slid the shaft out to a nice surprise. Waiting for my G425 Max to get here so I can try it out. The X might be a bit too stout, but for $80, it's worth the experiment

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9 hours ago, OrangeGravy said:

I scored a Blue 7x with a Ping tip for $80. There was one photo on the auction list that didn't show the velocore label. I figured with a Ping tip there was a good chance. Got lucky when it showed up at the door. The end of the tube I opened had the tip end first. I slowly slid the shaft out to a nice surprise. Waiting for my G425 Max to get here so I can try it out. The X might be a bit too stout, but for $80, it's worth the experiment

If it does t work for you I’d give it a whirl

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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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On 3/18/2021 at 10:16 AM, Jace_bkr said:

I made a few swings with the made for ventus and while its dressed in similar clothing don’t be fooled. It’s not even close to the same animal.. 

 

The velocore is a monster. If you are a stronger player with a more aggressive transition and haven’t took the ventus for a spin you are missing out. They are Flat out perform..

 

Not sure what it is about the profile but it was immediately noticeable how much smoother/ more together the club felt to me (if that makes sense)..

 

I had previously been in a tour AD BB and while it performed great I think the softer butt section is where I was seeing erratic dispersion (left but only when I stepped on it).. 

 

I think The stiffer butt section in the Velocore might have been just was what I needed..

 

I gained 3mph ball speed as well which had it carrying around 5-6 yards further which is always a plus.

 

Curious how many people have got ahold of one and loved it vs. hated it..

 

 

 

 

I am playing BB 6S and I felt the Ventus Velcore  Black 6S felt "smoother".

TaylorMade SIM 2 MAX Ventus Black Velocore
Ping G400 2 Hybrid Tour AD DI
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons
Titleist Vokey SM8s
Bettinardi Tour DASS
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On 3/18/2021 at 12:58 PM, Jace_bkr said:

 

Have both the 6S blue and 6S black.

 

Surprisingly launched the black about a half degree higher than the blue with about 200 less spin.

 

Black is what i'll be playing but both  shafts flat out perform.. 

Same experience. Black wasn't as stout as I thought initially. 

TaylorMade SIM 2 MAX Ventus Black Velocore
Ping G400 2 Hybrid Tour AD DI
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons
Titleist Vokey SM8s
Bettinardi Tour DASS
Pro V1X low number

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Taylormade outdoor fitting with Trackman in windy condition really reveled the shaft combos.

 

1. G400 MAX w/ Tour AD DI 6S

as expected, great combo. Mid spin and high launch.

 

2. M6 w/ Tour AD BB 6S

higher spin and not enough carry. Shaft feels stouter than DI.

 

3. SIM 2 MAX D w/ Ventus Black Velcore 6S

Turned it down to 9 degree to open it up and it is straight piercing machine with lower spin. Didn't feel all that stout. Actually in between DI and BB.

Ordered this combo on the spot.  

TaylorMade SIM 2 MAX Ventus Black Velocore
Ping G400 2 Hybrid Tour AD DI
Mizuno JPX 921 Forged Irons
Titleist Vokey SM8s
Bettinardi Tour DASS
Pro V1X low number

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I was surprised at how un-boardy (is this a word?) the black felt. I only got a 6S because I was scared of a 6X being too much. I don't want to launch it too low or feel too stiff though so I'll probably stick with the Stiff; it's definitely a different feeling shaft than I've ever played before..one that I like but will need to get used to. 

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