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RLL33

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About RLL33

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    Male
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    Los Angeles

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  • Occupation
    RIA / writer
  • Handicap
    7
  • Brand of Choice
    Seven / A-Grind
  • What's in the Bag?
    Epon AF153 TRPX/ OnOff FwyArms3 / A-Grind CMB2 DI Crazy STP / Miura HB3 18 ProjX / Seven MCB 5-AW Modus3 105 / A-Grind 56 Modus3 / Cally forged copper 64 / Seven Benock Pantaleone

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  1. Sick. Congrats. (I guess...)
  2. Yes!
  3. Where would you rate the 153 on the spin scale?
  4. I picked up a 153 on the BST, and it's been a match made in heaven. Straightest, most controllable driver I've ever had. In addition to the feel, I love the sound it makes. Don't know for sure if it's just the 153, or the fact that I spent the whole summer hitting that Ryoma 2-wd off the tee, but my driving game has changed a lot for the better. Plenty long (for me), but I'm hitting fairways way more often, which on my course is way more important.
  5. Not sure if the JBeam 435 is the same as the Black, but the Black is a soft hammer, monster long in the sweet spot.
  6. Modus3 wedge is smooth as silk.
  7. Beautiful putters, K, just beautiful! Can almost feel them through the pics...!
  8. Like the look of the Sandila.
  9. I tried the Sensicore inserts once and had a similar reaction -- that it added nothing I could feel. Also agree on NS shafts. The Modus3's I'm playing with currently are the smoothest feel I've ever encountered. Better than composites even.
  10. Perfect description of the issues that come into play with these shafts vs fitted shafts, including the reality that they're going to be fine for 70% of swings.
  11. Thanks, B. I admire sticking with a putter for 6 years. That's not happened for me. Yet... Maybe this time...? <g>
  12. Okay, I've had this scary beautiful putter for a few weeks now, and have used it for many rounds including a tourney. I'm a little hesitant to write about it because I really don't want to see many of them out in the world... but... In addition to being outrageously beautiful, this putter is outrageously good. Putters are as personal as sex. And probably as close to being as notoriously omnipresent in golfer talk. Boasting and humility enter the conversation quickly, and tend to stick around uncomfortably. So, at the risk of telling tales, I offer this up. This putter is beyond smooth. The balance is exquisite. It feels like it putts itself. I tend to be attracted to putters that offer something truly unique in feel. Like most here, I've been through just about everything from Scotty's to Yamada... For more than a year though, I've been captured by a putter that many kind of raise an eyebrow to -- the Ryoma P3. I still think Ryoma achieved a soft feel with the P3 unlike anything else I've ever rolled. (And I thank Stew for calling it to my attention with one of his "yowza's" whenever that was...) I liked it so much, I bought a second one to keep in reserve in case anything happened to the first. But there has always been one nagging trait to the P3 that lurks in a corner of my mind, and it comes up with the prospect of facing a VERY long putt. I've described the feel as something like the gas pedal on early turbo auto engines. There's a miniscule delay before the pop, and it's touchy when trying to gauge how much effort to put into your arc on a long putt. I've had more than a few 20 or 30 footers that have gotten away from me or come up short. Enter the Pantaleone. This thing is as smooth at 30 feet as it is at 3. The face milling is unusual in that it is not vertical, not horizontal, not made of intersecting waves. It just is. And depending on what is required, you can seemingly order up a firm rap for an uphill punt or a soft caress for a downhill slider. The neck invites your eye to stare. The high toe seems to track whatever arc you can conjure with an uncanny stability. The thing sort of smiles even at a double breaker... Most common question I get was my own question, too: is it worth the money? Sorry to say -- unequivocally -- yes.
  13. So, what degree is the Kasco? Can you tell me a little more about it? Thx.
  14. Haven't tried this new one (yet), but the A-Grind CMB had way more pop to it than the old Honma, which I felt would probably be good for a faster swing than mine. The A-Grind doesn't get talked about much, but it's ridiculously easy to hit compared to most DI's.