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Everything posted by RLL33

  1. Agree, Nob! The Pantaleone looks killer to me.
  2. SOlD 2016 RYOMA MAXIMA TYPE-G DRIVER 11.5-deg Beyond Power shaft from Graphite Design @ 45 1/4" Original head cover & Ryoma grip Brand new. Played one round. Beautiful black & gold finish. Launches to the sky, smooth and silky, and Ryoma LONG! Bought new from TSG this summer for $1200 Selling half-price for $599. PayPal Free ship to Contl US
  3. Do a search of the Forums. There are reviews and much discussion in threads.
  4. I've tried pretty much the full gamut, and the Crazy STP really jumped out as exceptional for me. It's long and explosive for a guy with a smooth tempo swing like me. And maybe it's the stepped structure, I don't know, but I find it very workable and accurate -- especially off the tee when I'm using it with my A-Grind DI's. Not that nuts about the all black finish, but I've gotten used to it. Interestingly, when I recently switched to Modus-3 shafts in my new irons, the STP-50 I was using suddenly seemed too light and it was throwing me off when I went to my driving iron. I seemed to get too far ahead of the club that I had previously been loving, resulting in pushes. So I decided to try and put a Modus-3 in the DI. Didn't work for me. The weight felt better, but the explosiveness of the STP was immediately missed. After talking it over with Chris, I'm going to try the STP-70 tipped slightly differently to make it a little softer, but more in line with the rest of my irons at the moment. Hoping that does the trick. When this shaft is the right matched weight for a bag, it's just tremendous.
  5. So can we assume that the opposite is also true for those of us who like to draw the ball? Also, any idea when this baby will be available?
  6. Hmmm... Will watch for a review if anyone gets hands on one. I've never seen that shape in a head, and am def curious.
  7. What would be the effect of the high toe on trajectory?
  8. If you guys are up for it, would love to see more pics.
  9. The Triple X Messenger worked well for me.
  10. My current bag. (Otherwise it wouldn't be my current bag.)
  11. Okay, I've had these Seven MCB's in the bag for a couple of weeks' worth of rounds now. I wanted to wait before posting to be sure I wasn't over-the-top-honeymoon-insane (which I was from hitting just the 6-iron demo...). And I can now say I am just over-the-top golf insane. With these irons, I risk a claim of having found Nirvana... the Holy Grail... my hardware soulmate... or f**k it, all of the above. I've played JDM blades, musclebacks, cavitybacks, forged, cast, any and all combinations... and I've never felt anything like these Seven's. Look, feel, sound, length, precision, workability -- every aspect of the iron game is not only superb, it's unique. Every now and then I come across a club that amazes from the first hit. Not just because it sends the ball out in a streamer that matches the image in my head of the shot I would hit if I were able to hit the shot I want to hit. But because there is something surprising, or even shocking about the feel of the contact. It happened when I hit my first drive with Kobayashi's S-Yard T355. And years later when I rolled a putt with the Ryoma P3. And now with these MCB's. In fact, mentioning the P3 putter is appropriate here. The feel of these MCB's is, for me, the iron version of what that putter produces -- a feel unlike anything else I'm aware of in a golf club. Soft? Absolutely. But with a sticky rebound effect that effortlessly jumps the ball out there and yet allows varying control with ease. I think it was Mikey who first said of the demo that it's like a player's club that legitimately cheats for you. Perfect way to describe it. This iron is a tool that jumps everything I've learned about the golf swing to a level of consistent repeats of hitting my shots true. And with an enormous sweet spot and forgiveness all around it, that goosebumpy "nailed it" feeling gets repeated (for me) an unheard of number of times all through a round. Some specifics include the shaped leading edge that finally has allowed me to put the Special-K kikuya on my course out of mind. I haven't experienced the dreaded stuck in the ground wrist wrencher that takes several holes to recover from even once. The club glides through that stuff like it's actually grass... <g> And out of rough -- which on our course is sometimes like US Open rough -- I finally can hit a 5-iron or a wedge that I don't have to worry will kill off the worm population in the 50 yards in front of my angry face... Which brings me to the added wedge in the set, the AW. I've always played three wedges (four if you count the pitching wedge). But I've never had an AW as part of my iron set. This introduces another surprising variable with no jump to a new feel, different sole width, and shaft flex, etc, when it's time to go to a wedge beyond the pitching wedge. The result? More of that consistency that feels the way I've always imagined a perfectly tuned iron set ought to offer up and the confidence that inspires from all distances. Not to mention the reduction of the flyer effect out of gnarly s**t. Maybe the marriage of the Modus3 shaft with the MCB is part of the equation (along with the new Pro V1 ball). All I can say is the feel this combination produces has given me what I've long been searching for through all the different trials of graphite, steel, carbon, and composite shafts. Smooth beyond smooth. Power, length, control. For me, especially enjoyable is the knock-down traj that links golf taught me is my best scoring shot from 6-iron length. The MCB shoots those out with ease. And then launches a high 9-iron to the sky with a soft thwack that prepares you for the upcoming thump on the green that you wish could give you more of those GIR's on your card. Damn, I'm going to stop here at the risk of the golf gods descending on me this week with lightning bolts or something. But to anyone wondering if this club is worth the cost, I can only smile and hope that everyone's answer is no, as that will leave me with the unique advantage that this club gives. I offer congrats to Chris one more time. You've designed something truly special here and deserve grand kudos. You certainly have this golfer's big time thanks! Some quick pics: ...and of course... <g> --RL Seven-Seventeen-Seventeen
  12. Congrats, Nob! Gorgeous putter! Can almost feel the roll through the pictures. What's the finish called?
  13. Ditto. ;=]
  14. Yes, absolutely workable, nob. I not only find that I can hit nice draws with all of them right through the AW, but that I'm even having some luck with baby fades -- a shot I've always been reluctant to use in any pressure situation. (Don't know why exactly, except for undying memories of ugly wipes that take longer for me to erase from memory than hook mistakes, for some reason... I feel an odd pride sometimes in a hook, but nothing but embarrassment with a wipe... <g>) Anyway, i find I'm more versatile working the MCB's than I was with the last CB I truly liked -- the A-Grind R1 CB. I could draw the longer irons in that set, but starting at the 8-iron, not so much. Maybe it's just the confidence that the MCB's seem to have inspired in me, I don't know. But even if it's just that, I'll take it. Also meant to mention that I'm really liking the Iomic grips I put on these, too. They're the Art Series Sticky Opus. I think they add to the overall feel that I'm enjoying. (Used to always stick with Tour Velvets...)
  15. Just a quick follow-up on the MCB's. If I'm still in the honeymoon phase with these irons, it's the longest honeymoon I've ever known. They just keep growing on me, and I find myself looking forward to hitting them the next day when I go to sleep at night. I've also posted a new personal best round with them at my club, and my handicap has come down a full point. The sweet spot on these just seems to get bigger... Also re: the finish, another big thumbs up that verifies what Chris describes as unusually durable. We have multiple holes at my club with waste bunkers lining one side of the fairway, and the surface down in these baranca's is very harsh with sand, sticks, small stones, and whatever else God and the red-tail hawks care to deposit down there. Some of my other sets -- i.e., black or copper -- have taken a beating in surface scratches from these valleys of sin, but the MCB's show barely a mark so far. Also have to say, I'm glad I seem to have provoked several discussions relating to putting ego aside in favor of scoring via more forgiving clubs. The difference, I'd still add, is that these MCB's give up nothing, nada, zip, to the blades that I'm still super fond of in terms of both look and feel. A rare, rare set of irons, these. Next up in my experiment is a very unusual configuration of one of the new Maxima drivers that Chris and I have attempted to get close(r) to the F2 2-wd experiment I've been running than any driver I've tried before. Will report back on that, too...
  16. Not sure where/how you're getting your info on the MCB's... Height...? Distance...? Have you hit them? They fit the bill for what you're looking for to a T.
  17. BTW, these ARE great clubs from a great TSG'er, and this listing is a great deal if anybody IS looking at grabbing these beauties... Good luck, Mikey. Either way you win in IMO... ;=]
  18. Yeah, keep 'em. I have mine in my office. I just like to look at them.
  19. SOLD Rare Limited Edition Forged Mizuno Black-IP MP-15 Titanium Muscle Back Irons 5-PW Grain flow forged 1025 NSPro Modus3 Tour-105 Stiff flex in Mizuno Custom White Mizuno Golf Pride grips The one set sold here on TSG was to me. I've recently gone Seven MCB. So I'm willing to part with these at almost half-price. The 5-iron is unused. The rest are lightly used. Two clubs in the set -- the 8-iron and the pitching wedge -- have unfortunate sand scratches in the black IP finish on the sole (pics below). The rest are perfect. All grooves and club faces are perfect. Grips are like new. $795 USD PayPal only. Free shipping to contl. US. Anyone else add $50.00
  20. These feel more BMW to the Yoro's Mercedes, Ian. The pop when they're hit on the sweet spot is so pure. Very long and lasting sensation. Like more road feel but with big muscle and tech behind it. I assume that's the Titanium in the muscle. I let a 2-HC friend hit one on a Par 3 with his normal club choice, and he hit it over the green and down a hill bank, and he lost the ball. He's a blade user, and he said he never felt a sweeter impact. Until I tried the MCB, I agreed.
  21. Top notch Epon bag, Dave. Enjoy!