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8 hours ago, karstens_ghost said:

The sound is much better. The graphics aren't distracting -- if you could already handle turbs, the little outline is nothing.

 

If sound is your thing, you'll upgrade.

 

Did you hit LST only or LST and Max?

 

While I love the idea of the LST, I'm almost certain that the Max is going to be the club that fits better for me. For all of its flaws (mostly weight without a CB shaft and sound), I still miss my G400Max. 

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3 hours ago, eric61 said:

 

Aside from distance and sound, were there any other performance differences between the two that you all noticed? 

 

Also, any chance one of you hit the G430 LST 3 wood?

The launch on the G430 was just over a degree higher in my numbers. But that’s likely more me and my delivery than any difference in the heads. Otherwise, it was very hard to see a difference between the the 430 and 410 for me personally.

 

Not in the market for new fairways so didn’t  test them.

Ping G410 LST 9*, Tour AD-IZ 
TaylorMade BRNR Mini 13.5*, AD-IZ 
Ping G430 hybrid 17* & 22*, Tour 2.0 Chrome 

Titleist T150 5-iron, AMT White 
Miura TC-201 6-9, AMT White 
Vokey SM8 46*, Vokey SM7 50*, Ping S159 54*, Vokey SM8 58* LBK
L.A.B Mezz 1, Accra

Bridgestone Tour B X

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5 hours ago, eric61 said:

 

Aside from distance and sound, were there any other performance differences between the two that you all noticed? 

 

Also, any chance one of you hit the G430 LST 3 wood?

 

3 hours ago, KParks said:

 

Did you hit LST only or LST and Max?

 

While I love the idea of the LST, I'm almost certain that the Max is going to be the club that fits better for me. For all of its flaws (mostly weight without a CB shaft and sound), I still miss my G400Max. 

 

The Kai'li was boardy.

The head felt lighter in swing weight when I put my tour 65x in it, but that could be placebo.

Flight was slightly higher, but the range balls were not exactly quality.

Did not hit Max or 3. Was there to try i230s; was mistakenly told they were in the batch, so it wasn't a big Pepsi Challenge.

 

 

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RogueST 9@11º 3D (ADDI 6X), 425 3w 14.5º (TourX), 430 3h 19º & 4 iCross (HZRDUS Red 6.0), i230 5-U, G4 54º, GFP 59º (DART105F4). 2021 Fetch (BGT Tour Black).

"Golf is just a dance with a stick, and a ball tells you how good a dancer you are."  LCP150mm in your fairway should be a full-time rule.

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1 hour ago, James West said:

Looks like no crossovers this year.

It's already on conforming list? 

RogueST 9@11º 3D (ADDI 6X), 425 3w 14.5º (TourX), 430 3h 19º & 4 iCross (HZRDUS Red 6.0), i230 5-U, G4 54º, GFP 59º (DART105F4). 2021 Fetch (BGT Tour Black).

"Golf is just a dance with a stick, and a ball tells you how good a dancer you are."  LCP150mm in your fairway should be a full-time rule.

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Sound and a relatively lower forgiveness (for me on that day) compared to the Cobra LTDx LS was what kept me from going with the G425 LST when I was fitted at the beginning of the summer. The sound was REALLY not my cup of tea.

 

May have to go back and try these new models (along with the TSR3/4.) I'm still not as consistent with my driver as I'd like. 

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What is amazing is the "carbon Fly" patent was filed over 5 years ago. It just shows how far ahead the RD teams are with these OEMS.

PING G430 10K Max 9 degree (digitally lofted) DI VF 6X  44.5" D5 

G430 17 HY DI HY 85 X

TSR2 21 HY DI HY 85 X

4 THRU PW King Tour KBS $ Taper 120

VOKEY 48 "F" KBS $ Taper 120

VOKEY 54 "F" S400

VOKEY 60 "V" S400

JAILBIRD CRUISER 38"

HOOFER LITE BLACK CAMO 

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12 minutes ago, leftycabe said:


this is a genuine question - not judging. Why would one want a low spin 5 wood? Isn’t a 5 wood used to hold a green from a distance? 

Higher swing speeds, and windy conditions. some three woods become moonshots. Tbh hybrids give me ideal numbers, but would like hybrid numbers with 5 wood forgiveness if that makes sense. 

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1 hour ago, leftycabe said:


this is a genuine question - not judging. Why would one want a low spin 5 wood? Isn’t a 5 wood used to hold a green from a distance? 

I have no use for a 3 wood in my yardage gapping but Ping woods spin a lot into the wind for me- almost to the point where hitting it on windy days is more detrimental to my game than hitting a 3 iron. 

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18 hours ago, leftycabe said:


this is a genuine question - not judging. Why would one want a low spin 5 wood? Isn’t a 5 wood used to hold a green from a distance? 

for me, to avoid the draw bias that you get in varying degrees in everyone's standard heads....In this case the max 

 

Ping G430 Max - Accra Fx3.0 140-M0 / VA Nemesys 6-S

Mizuno ST-Max 3W - LIN-Q M40X Red 5F3

Ping G430 7W - AD-DI 7-S 
Cobra King Tour 4-PW - Modus 105-S
Cleveland RTX6 50 / 54 - DG spinner / 60 - Oban CT 125-S
PXG Battle Ready Bat Attack 

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19 hours ago, leftycabe said:


this is a genuine question - not judging. Why would one want a low spin 5 wood? Isn’t a 5 wood used to hold a green from a distance? 


If I recall correctly, and as I was playing off single figures when 5 woods appeared on the scene, they were regarded as recovery clubs from semi-rough. 
 

For windy links, all height is to be avoided, when possible, into wind and hybrids are problematic in this case. 

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1 hour ago, Morry said:

for me, to avoid the draw bias that you get in varying degrees in everyone's standard heads....In this case the max 

 


Would it be possible to turn a 7 wood down to open it? That assumes the yardage gap works for you. I don’t know why, but I had never thought of the need/desire for low spin in the 5 wood because I just see pros hitting it as high as possible to get it to stop quick. Still learning something new everyday!

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7 hours ago, leftycabe said:


Would it be possible to turn a 7 wood down to open it? That assumes the yardage gap works for you. I don’t know why, but I had never thought of the need/desire for low spin in the 5 wood because I just see pros hitting it as high as possible to get it to stop quick. Still learning something new everyday!

depending on the loft sleeve your club has, the answer is yes - Callaway, ping do this as an example 

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Ping G430 Max - Accra Fx3.0 140-M0 / VA Nemesys 6-S

Mizuno ST-Max 3W - LIN-Q M40X Red 5F3

Ping G430 7W - AD-DI 7-S 
Cobra King Tour 4-PW - Modus 105-S
Cleveland RTX6 50 / 54 - DG spinner / 60 - Oban CT 125-S
PXG Battle Ready Bat Attack 

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Is the 430LST still less than 460cc like the 400LST? 
 

I don’t see anything here kicking the 400s out of the bag. The 425 could have done it on looks, but didn’t like the sound and didn’t perform better. 400 still goated until further notice 

G400 LST 8.5* Ventus Blue 6x 🐐 
OG M2 16.5* Speeder 757s

OG Apex 18* KK 80s
223 4-G KBS Tour 120s
RTX ZC 56.12 / 60.09 ff DG Spinner

FTP SM1 0* loft / 400g / SS GT 1.0 

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11 minutes ago, DaRiz said:

Is the 430LST still less than 460cc like the 400LST? 
 

I don’t see anything here kicking the 400s out of the bag. The 425 could have done it on looks, but didn’t like the sound and didn’t perform better. 400 still goated until further notice 

G430 LST is 440cc and I think the G400 LST was 445CC.

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On 10/12/2022 at 6:45 AM, James West said:

The Ping G430 website is up https://pingg430.com

Interesting fact according to this site. The LST Fairway Wood has a Ti Face? 

 

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PING G430 Max 8* Driver

PING G430 LST 14* Fairway Wood

PING G430 SFT 18* Fairway Wood

PING iCrossover 21.5* Hybrid

PING i500 5-UW

PING Glide 4.0 54* SW

PING Glide 4.0 58* LW

Scotty Cameron Phantom X6 Putter

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55 minutes ago, ibluetooth said:

Interesting fact according to this site. The LST Fairway Wood has a Ti Face? 

 

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Yep that's why it's so obscenely expensive apparently. 

G430 9* Ventus Velo 7s
Titleist TSI2 15* DI7s

Ping G425 19* hybrid Accra TZ6
Tour Edge XCG 24* hybrid Altus
Srixon ZX5 MKII 6-pw
Ping Stealth 2.0 50*SS, S159 54/58*SS
TP Mills Tour Fleetwood

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On 10/15/2022 at 2:39 PM, Pastit said:


If I recall correctly, and as I was playing off single figures when 5 woods appeared on the scene, they were regarded as recovery clubs from semi-rough. 
 

For windy links, all height is to be avoided, when possible, into wind and hybrids are problematic in this case. 

I was able to play the Jubilee course alone, from the back tees in May so I hit two balls of most tees. When I hit iron vs 5 wood, it was incredible how much the heavy winds would play with the 5 wood shots vs. the iron shots.  Next time I'll probably bring some sort of 2 iron.

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2 hours ago, gticlay said:

I was able to play the Jubilee course alone, from the back tees in May so I hit two balls of most tees. When I hit iron vs 5 wood, it was incredible how much the heavy winds would play with the 5 wood shots vs. the iron shots.  Next time I'll probably bring some sort of 2 iron.


Yip, 2i for you young guns. Tour spoon for me now. 

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