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1 hour ago, So_Cal said:

Please translate for us dumbs 

Up/down= Launch

Left/right= draw/fade bias

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1 hour ago, djhgolf said:

 

Well that was interesting.... I was going to order a 6x, might try something different and order a 5x now.

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After watching that vid, my interest has been peaked once again, lol.  Looks like a slightly softer Ventus Black that's still stable. 

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11 hours ago, Tommyboi95 said:

So like hopefully a Ventus TR blue without having to tip it 1.25” to make it not go left 

Something like that.  A tweener of sorts. 

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Typical GD soft mid with the addition of a subtle stiffness bump in the lower half of the midsection reminiscent of Aldila's Green profile. Good news if you get best results from other stuff in the Tour AD line, but not a true stiff mid profile like Tensei 1K White/Orange or the OG Ventus Black. If stiff mid shafts are your jam, this likely aint it.

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3 hours ago, bcflyguy1 said:

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Typical GD soft mid with the addition of a subtle stiffness bump in the lower half of the midsection reminiscent of Aldila's Green profile. Good news if you get best results from other stuff in the Tour AD line, but not a true stiff mid profile like Tensei 1K White/Orange or the OG Ventus Black. If stiff mid shafts are your jam, this likely aint it.


The VF will be in Jon Rahm’s driver in the near future..
 

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2 minutes ago, 420player said:


The VF will be in Jon Rahm’s driver in the near future..
 

Would make sense given the similarity to what he’s used for so long. Different, but only subtlety so. Going DI in all three metal woods wouldn’t shock me either.

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7 hours ago, bcflyguy1 said:

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Typical GD soft mid with the addition of a subtle stiffness bump in the lower half of the midsection reminiscent of Aldila's Green profile. Good news if you get best results from other stuff in the Tour AD line, but not a true stiff mid profile like Tensei 1K White/Orange or the OG Ventus Black. If stiff mid shafts are your jam, this likely aint it.

I would be curious to see the HD profile if you’re able to pull that one for comparison?

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Thanks for dropping that in here @bcflyguy1, comparing this to all the other GD shafts in the Fit2Score lineup this definitely reads like a M9003 successor, which @phizzy30 will be excited about hah. While it's definitely not a true "mid stiff" kind of profile compared to the market, it is FAR closer to it than any other GD product has been and is definitely a "tweener". It actually has a lot of overlap with the 4th and 5th Gen Diamana shafts, specifically the DF, and it reads almost like a "fairway" version of the PD. Definitely the most mid-stiff shaft in the AD lineup now. 

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Anyone place a preorder yet? I saw a few preorders opportunities pop up on a few sites and thinking about placing my order next week.

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Callaway Ai Smoke TD 15°  | Graphite Design Tour AD UB 7x

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On 9/9/2023 at 9:02 AM, leftygolfer15 said:

Going to do some testing with a VF-6X, TPT Nitro and Denali 60TX. Will report back!

Any reports yet?

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On 8/30/2023 at 7:57 PM, bcflyguy1 said:

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Typical GD soft mid with the addition of a subtle stiffness bump in the lower half of the midsection reminiscent of Aldila's Green profile. Good news if you get best results from other stuff in the Tour AD line, but not a true stiff mid profile like Tensei 1K White/Orange or the OG Ventus Black. If stiff mid shafts are your jam, this likely aint it.

 

Many thanks for the description.

With an increased swing speed I switched from a Ventus TR blue 6S to a 6X to get more “bang for the bucks”. The X performs really well I get some extra yards, but it feels too broady in my hands. Given the specs above, would a Tour AD VF feel smoother? Thanks!

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2 hours ago, antonlof said:

 

Many thanks for the description.

With an increased swing speed I switched from a Ventus TR blue 6S to a 6X to get more “bang for the bucks”. The X performs really well I get some extra yards, but it feels too broady in my hands. Given the specs above, would a Tour AD VF feel smoother? Thanks!

According to the chart and feedback from testers, no it would feel even more linear (boardy) than TR Blue.  Closer to TR Black.  

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1 minute ago, Avidswampthing66 said:

According to the chart and feedback from testers, no it would feel even more linear (boardy) than TR Blue.  Closer to TR Black.  

5X might be an option. Ian wasn’t hitting that shaft left and presumably it was untipped. 

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6 hours ago, Lemonde said:

5X might be an option. Ian wasn’t hitting that shaft left and presumably it was untipped. 

 

Alright, many thanks!

Edit: I have probably misunderstood the whole concept here, but what about the torque (2.9° in the TR 6X vs 3.3° in the VF 6X)? The VF would still feel more linear? 

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16 hours ago, Avidswampthing66 said:

 Closer to TR Black.  

Agree that the most similar Ventus model to Tour AD VF is the TR Black. IMO the color with the biggest difference from the original series to the TR is in the Black. Mid-section of the OG Black is quite stiff, whereas the TR Black has a pronounced mid-section trough in the EI profile not seen in many shafts that the manufacturer classifies as a low launch and spin part. Individual results will of course vary, but for many players this will make TR Black feel more "kicky" through impact than the original even though it's advertised as being stiffer overall.

 

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Supposed to start shipping this week from what I have heard

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3 hours ago, ForTourUseOnly said:

Supposed to start shipping this week from what I have heard

Yep, got my order in 🙏🏽

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Looks like JD's received their shipment yesterday -

 

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Callaway Ai Smoke TD 15°  | Graphite Design Tour AD UB 7x

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Cobra King Forged Tec Black 4 Iron  |  LA Golf L-Series 120 (5)
Cobra King Tour 5-PW  |  LA Golf L-Series 120 (5)
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Titleist SM8 55°, 60°  |  Mitsubishi MMT Scoring Wedge 125 TX
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Got my 6x and 8x 

 

initial thoughts, based on freq I tipped these my normal 1” Driver and  1.5” 3 wood and they are still a little softer than the current Ventus black 6x and TR Blue 8x that I have been playing about 5cpm each. They swingweight about 1/2point heavier as well. 
 

I’ve read and listened to all the reviews on this shaft so far and my thoughts are much different. I find this shaft to be ultra smooth, more of the older OG Graphite design feel like DI and BB. It’s far smoother than Ventus TR Blue and not boardy at all. More of a softer feel to me. 
 

Havent got launch and spin numbers yet but it forsure launches a little higher than TR Blue and OG ventus Black. Should be able to get some number this week to confirm but overall really liked how this performed. Stable but super smooth

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