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Everything posted by gregoire56

  1. SP700 face drivers

    looking for a list of good JDM drivers that have SP700 face material. let's see what you've got
  2. SP700 face drivers

    Ya when I started this thread I wasn't expecting it to take-off so much.. I'm happy it did though because I think it's generating a lot of quality info
  3. SP700 face drivers

    The first and most important thing I'd recommend worrying about is making sure your swing weight is spot-on... I see you're playing it with a AAA shaft, which should be pretty stout and a straight/low shooter, so I'd suggest (if you have the ability) that you have the club frequency measured with the head on, and then add weight to the head to get it around a D3-D4 (depending how high the frequency is). My experience with all the JDM driver heads I've had (so far) is that their stock weight is typically too low, usually around 200g, and I've personally also been fit into stout and low launching shafts, which necessitates that I add weight to the heads when building the clubs to compensate for the higher cpm of my shafts. Example: I'm fit to a 7.2 driver shaft frequency, which is around mid-range of x-stiff, and my driver builds are usually D5-D5.5 at 45", approx. 209-211g head weight, always standard l/l/l because I'm not a fan of adjustable hosels. If you play your driver at a longer length then maybe you don't need to add weight because SW increases as shaft length increases, but believe me when I say that proper length and SW make all the difference in the world. JDM driver heads I've had: Grandista RS-001, Epon AF-105, jBEAM ZY-11, Mizuno '15 MP Craft, Vega RAD-04, Fourteen GelongD CT-214; the only one of them I was able to get to the proper SW using only weights and no hot melt is the ZY-11, and only because I got lucky that there's spots for three 8g weights since I didn't have much choice being that it's factory foamed so, in short, swapping the weight positions might help get better results by compensating for certain faults in your swing, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.. but unless your club has a proper SW then it doesn't make much difference because it's much more difficult to put a consistent swing on the ball, and thus you could start dealing with inconsistent misses
  4. Seven Double Milled Wedges

  5. 2013 Onoff Forged irons 5-PW

    User "marmaduk" has a mint set listed on the BST right now. I was eyeing them myself but decided I'm more than content with my current irons
  6. SP700 face drivers

    based on my experience I couldn't agree more! That RS-D looks awesome and I've heard nothing except players raving about it, so it won't be a stretch to think that I might have to get my hands on one at some point. and I've just played my first round this weekend with my new Mizuno '15 MP Craft driver with a real forged SP700 face, and I must admit it's bitter-sweet because I LOVE it, the performance and feel are incredible, however it's quite upsetting to know that this real SP700 titanium will soon be a material of the past :'(
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    Hahahah I guess I'm just a bit slow on the uptake then
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    hah Good-Luck-With-Sale
  9. SP700 face drivers

    I totally agree with your statement about DAT55G on FW faces, the Grandista RS-F is the best wood I've ever hit, its long and its straight and the feel off the face is sublime. However, I also just got a Grandista RS-001 w the DAT55G face, and I'm absolutely a believer 10000%. The very first time I used it I hit every single fairway which I used it for, and that is saying something quite significant, I cant remember the last time I even came close, because my driver is by and far my most inconsistent club so I use it less than my 3w off the tee because I'm very consistent with my 3w. But this round it was the reverse, I used the RS-001 a lot off the tee and the 3w only a couple times. Between those two clubs I didn't miss one fairway, and my driver is never ever as consistent as my most consistent club, that's unheard of for me. I saw no distance loss with the RS-001 from my jBEAM ZY-11 (which also helps me significantly with finding the fairway, but I still usually don't use it as much as I used the RS-001 during that round). And yes, I also believe both new Mizuno MPs are forged SP700, and I actually am picking up the2015 Mizuno MP Craft driver today from my builder, and that one is Endo made and also has forged SP700 face, I'm quite excited to try it out.
  10. glad to hear it!
  11. PRGR Tune

    that's a shame, i think those iD nabla Tour irons and wedges are both phenomenal; after those, in terms of quality, i think their player's irons and wedges took a big step backwards
  12. Longest 3 wood

    i find these two FWs to be VERY long with the shafts I have in them: -Grandista RS-F (DAT55G face) with Aldila Rogue Silver 125msi 70TX -Epon AF-203 (forged SP700 face) with Graphite Design TourAD P9003x both heads are great for feel and control and distance in my opinion, but they also both have smaller volume head sizes and i know the AF-203 especially is a little more difficult to hit, but if you can hit it properly then it is a bomber. the shafts are both low launch/low spin too so i'm sure that helps with distance. FYI though I have no experience with any of the other bombers that're listed here most frequently (ie. Ryoma, PRGR Egg, Maruman Shuttle, Baldo, A-Grind, etc.) so unfortunately i cannot compare these two with any of the others
  13. PRGR Tune

    Really?! FairwayGolf USA sells them and this is the first time I've seen a JDM product available through them that isn't also available in the TSG pro shop for a better price. FairwayGolf doesn't really provide any info on them though, and the Tune series isn't even listed on the PRGR global website. it seems like the Tune series has its own website, and it says the iron heads are s25c and forged in China, so I guess PRGR has officially stopped using Endo
  14. PRGR Tune

    good post because I have also been wondering what the situation is with the PRGR Tunes.. the irons do look nice, as well as their drivers/woods especially the Tour wood, but I don't know anything about them. I know Endo used to make PRGR's high-end forgings, but I think that stopped at some point and as far as I know these are not from Endo, correct or incorrect? any feedback will provide more info than I currently know ha
  15. Scotty madness

    What kind of insert is that? It probably plays a big part in price, plus the GSS, it looks exotic
  16. SP700 face drivers

    Chris - firstly, I very much appreciate you being so candid and transparent about facts like that.. secondly, just out of curiosity, I'm guessing then that Endo doesn't/wasn't producing its own sp700 material, or maybe they are but aren't creating the "real" version, although doubtful since they probably aren't the ones who just went under or else it'd have been big news? I ask because some of the (subjectively) best drivers/woods have had forged sp700 faces and were Endo made. I'm wondering if no such new clubs will be able to get produced anymore as a result of this manufacturer going under?
  17. Seven 2018 ?

    I would consider it a personal favor if you can just keep the Shinagawa MBs and ST wedges available long enough for me to be able to afford them haha. They're literally the only other clubs I could want in addition to what I already have ...and MAYBE if someone wanted to just give me a Galpha driver I'd begrudgingly accept, you know, not to be rude
  18. QUALITY: freiheit450 ti 10.5 * theG .

    let me know if you're ever interested in selling this head only
  19. SP700 face drivers

    Ah I see.. the last Romario Ray V was forged 15-3-3-3 face so I guess they switched over starting with this one.. hopefully the next Ray V is SP700 too
  20. Jbeam 435 Blackout 10.5* w Atmos Red 5 S

    Beauty! GLWS
  21. SP700 face drivers

    oo really? I thought the Romaro drivers were using forged 15-3-3-3
  22. SP700 face drivers

    hmm isn't that interesting.. Zodia Z921CC is another
  23. SP700 face drivers

    Keep em coming! Yonex i-EZONE TX driver is another one
  24. SP700 face drivers

    Great list! I think at least one of the Titleist VG3 drivers has SP700 in addition to the C16
  25. anyone have any experience or feedback to offer regarding this driver? i haven't been able to find any real info besides its original pics and info from the 2016 Japan Golf Show article that focused on the new Royal Collection lineup