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  1. Quietly waiting for the release of this!

    I hit draws noticeably longer than fades. For my swing, the fade is far more consistent.
  2. Miura (global) MC-501 Introduction

    more pics. 7 iron PW
  3. OK - Why not What's Your Longest Driver??

    Jbeam 435 Black w/7D or AAA Consistently outdrives anything else I have. I have a lot. Put the AAA into the Cally Epic Forged and it was always 5-10 yards shorter. #jailbreak
  4. Tsg clubworks

    just email me. best way.
  5. Longest 3 wood

    imo the longest fairway woods are not the easiest to hit off the deck. PRGR Super Egg, Baldo Brassie and Ryoma FW come to mind. of course contact helps big time with distance so having a blend of distance and a semi-shallow face helps like the Crazy full titan, Jbeam G-FW, Jbeam Ti-FW, Maruman Shuttle and others.
  6. Miura (global) MC-501 Introduction

    Try hit them both. I would bet money most will like the MC-501 easily over the 5005. I think even Miura realizes the 5005 was a dud as it was discontinued. Miura never discontinues a model that quick.
  7. Miura (global) MC-501 Introduction

    Not the globals no.
  8. Miura (global) MC-501 Introduction

    The MC-501, IC-601, S-01 Tour and the rest are all Miura Japan designs so no difference there. Miura global took over a mess and has gotten a lot cleaned up, it takes time. They are the best partners the Japan factory could ask for. TSG will be working with Miura Global because it makes sense.
  9. TPT shafts - who knows what?

    I was approached and decided not to sell. I am open to it. The person who contacted me didn't know his stuff but said he would find out. Never heard back. I have heard some good things nothing negative. I don't know enough about how they are made and who makes them. It is not explained like a normal golf co.
  10. Tyson Lamb

    So much stupid like this on the web and I can't believe these are golfers. I can say exactly and transparently what occurred to me and any brand I take issue with yet these jokers are deaf to it and come up with conclusions that are idiotic. These are the dummies of online golf. stay clear. I will say it again If anyone takes issue with anything or has an unanswered question simply ask politely and don't be a wise ass or imply BS. I am more than happy to share. Another thing 99% have no clue what we/TSG/I do in this industry. none. I like Tyson btw. very much and at the same time I stand by what I said. Internet experts please debate that with me if you know better.
  11. Finally a new model from Miura for the Global Market and one that begins to give us a peek at the brand’s future design language. A lot has happened for Miura over the past year. The most significant news was when the distribution rights everywhere outside of Japan were purchased by Howard Milstein a billionaire who runs the largest privately owned, a family-run bank in the U.S. To be clear they do not own Miura factory but rather the distribution rights worldwide, outside of Japan. Miura Giken the plant that produces most of the Miura’s products still has rights over the Japanese market. There were a few years before the purchase that Miur Global was left adrift with no new products on the global side and indeed what appeared to be a stagnation of the brand. Once Mr. Milstein and his team got their hands on the company an immediate restructuring started and while it has taken some time the fruits of their labor are coming to fruition. We expect things to improve drastically. Here at TourSpecGolf, we have promoted the Miura (Giken) side from Japan but never any of the global releases, and this goes back since 2003. We were also vocal about the use of spin welded hosels. Through all that, we always promoted Miura products as quality and maintained good sales. Miura clubs are unique; most are handmade and importantly in high demand from our customers. When Howard Milstein purchased the company, I decided to reach out to his team and use the opportunity as a re-introduction. Thankfully the new team at Miura is running things in a completely different and more positive way with big plans in effect now and even bigger plans for the future. I read online that some are saying the brand will lose its soul because a Billionaire purchased the rights to global distribution outside of Japan. I understand why they would think that, but at the same time, it is an ignorant opinion. The reality is that the products are still outstanding and made by the same great factory and that the group of people behind Miura that are working at their brand spanking new headquarters in Scottsdale AZ are as game as it gets. All of them have extensive knowledge of golf, and now with buku dollars backing them, we should not expect worse when a better version of Miura is on the horizon. Needless to say everyone at Miura has an upbeat vibe about the company, and so do we. This is a not our official review, that is to come but I have hit this club and so have a few of our most trusted testers in both the USA and Japan. Here at TSG, we don’t rely on launch monitors numbers; this isn’t rocket science. We are talking about a one-piece forged iron head. Well technically it’s two-piece (spin-welded hosel) but whatever the case if your buying this type of iron your concern is not distance. People who are purists or the ideal customer are after particular traits specifically shape from all angles, address, sole width, the way the toe, face, and neck set up and so on. People, who are shopping blades want to know how does it feel and how workable it is. After that, they start considering forgiveness, lofts, and distance. So let’s start there. The Miura MC-501 is modern. The cut-outs on the back face are an attractive way to move weight around. This contemporary shape allowed them to move nearly 20g’s lower toward the sole. We should not forget the club heads heel to toe length, sole width, slight offset and grind help it a lot too. TSG gets a ton of user feedback from customers, not anonymous randoms who inject their 2 cents. We know their complete purchase history of our customers and know what they have hit and what stays in the bag, this validates what works and doesn’t. To put it bluntly, our customers usually know their S**t. I am saying this because not every new model was excellent. Take the 5005, for instance; our customers were able to acquire it from TourSpecGolf years early, so we knew how it performed and what our clients switched to and how soon. That info is revealing; it tells us whats decent vs. great despite the many variables in this game. I will take that feedback over launch monitor data any day. When the U.S released the 5005 the feedback was far more positive than what we observed from our clients. I think this is confirmation bias or possibly a honeymoon period and as I expected the glowing reviews faded and in many cases, the 5005 was replaced by something else, often quickly. In my opinion, It did not feel as good as other Miuras, and people don’t keep harsh feeling blades around for very long. The 5005’s small cavity didn’t give it any extra forgiveness. Why am I talking about the 5005? Well because it was Miura’s first entry into what we call the Neo-Blade category and the MC-501 picks up where it left off, Thankfully the MC 501 does a much better job. We still believe the best classic blade Miura JPN or Global has ever made was the MB-5003 and MB-001. This new MC-501 in my eyes is up there as well. It really depends on what you are looking for in a blade. It surprised us on how well the MC 501 reviewed with our testers. Feel – It’s pretty good, softer than most especially when hit center or low on the face. Higher on the face both toe and heel side suffered and that good feel tapered off a bit but still when struck decently you feel the classic Miura mojo in a neo blade package. The MC-501’s vibrations reverberate through the lower portion of the head more than the middle and top; the feel is semi-soft without much harsh. The 501 will let you know when you nut it yet on the poorly struck shots it was decent at hiding the shock. I give the MC-501 4/5 stars! Or a score of 8/10. It’s all subjective, but I know my shit…lol Above – a slightly wider sole than most blades with a pronounced killed leading edge grind for the steeper descent. Forgiveness – This is why you would buy this blade, it is easier to hit than most others. Crazy Sbi-02 forgiving (almost) but it looks worlds better than the Sbi-02. If you like the CB-1008, this reminds me of a blade version of it. For Miura die-hards allow me to try to put it in words, Think Miura CB-1007 vs. CB-1008, 1008 is a touch softer, it is for sure easier to hit and went a bit higher. The same thing with the new MC-501 when compared to the 5005, The 501 has that same lower center of gravity situation that 1008 has going for it. So if you like the 1008’s and you are wanting to go blade give it a try. How about this: Dear Miura, please make a combo set of 1008/501 but please custom grind the sole, top line, shape, and aesthetics of the two designs for proper consistency. Also while you’re at it keep the heel to toe length equal and give it progressive FP with more in the long irons than short. Required are matching loft/lie/bounce/camber too. That is their roadmap to victory using what traditional tech they have and maximizing it. I am sure they are listening. The MC 501 is workable and has a good shape. Its top line is very thin; it has a little bit offset which I am happy about. Miura slightly increased critical dimensions for an noticable improvement in forgiveness. Its a sweet feeling and forgiving blade thanks to that. The toe is not the usual rounded it squares off with its peak about a millimeter past the top groove. Something else I appreciate is what is called a clear top blade meaning there is no bead blast on the top line. TourSpecGolf now has the Japan versions available in our pro shop but expect us to make the transition to the Miura global products sometime this year. From our perspective, the future looks bright for the brand. This blog post is an introduction, we have a scratch player’s feedback coming this shortly, and this is a person who hits nearly every top Japanese blade that comes to market. Stay Tuned for more! Above – A very thin top line, longer heel to toe face length and a flawless neck transition.
  12. Miura MC-501 / IC-601 / MG-S01 Tour

    The global version's stamping looks so much better than the Giken stuff.
  13. Made in Japan woods

    yes same like the kamui works driver but they use a different sole plate. The best thing about buying kamui works is the custom options.
  14. Made in Japan woods

    None are 100% made in Japan. Epon was waaay back. Modart is part made in Japan Even Kamui Works uses non Japan made parts but is built in Japan. Modart and Kamui works are the closest.
  15. 2018 Mizuno GX Golf Clubs - The Full Run Down!

    Mizuno developed a new carbon material. Next-generation carbon shafts pursuing "no rampage even if it is light", you can feel the distance increase with swing with stability. Mizuno has realized the complexization of carbon nanotube (CNT) and carbon fiber (CFRP), which has been considered difficult until now, by improving dispersibility of CNT. This result was obtained as a result of the grant project of the National Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). With this technology it became possible to raise the impact strength without increasing the wall thickness, and the MFUSION shaft pursuing "lightweight but not rampant" was born. * Offered from the University of Tokyo (Department of Engineering Department: Sakata Laboratory) and Nano Summit Co., Ltd. Carbon nanotube (Carbon Nanotube) is a combination of three words "carbon = carbon" + "nano = nanometer (nm)" + "tube = cylinder". As its name suggests, it is a structure in which carbon atoms are connected like a mesh like a mesh, and a diameter of 1 nanometer (1 / 10,000,000 meters) is 1 / 50,000th the thickness of a human hair. Taking advantage of its carbon performance, Mizuno manufactures products in various fields such as industrial robot arms, medical equipment parts, radio controlled helicopter parts, as well as sporting goods. Like the High pressure hydrogen tank for Toyota Motor Corporation "MIRAI" Tow prepreg with high strength and high accuracy The world's first sedan fuel cell car "MIRAI" as mass-produced model released by Toyota Motor Corporation. Mizuno's "toe prepreg" is used for the outer shell of the tank that stores the hydrogen of automobiles symbolizing this "MIRAI". "Toe prepreg" is a bundle of thin carbon fibers in the shape of hair called "toe" and impregnated with resin in the tow. We are producing high quality products that are required for high strength and high precision enough to safely store dangerous hydrogen. Both flexibility and high accuracy are compatible Casio's "G-SHOCK" which built a new concept of toughness on the watch. Mizuno's carbon products are used for that watch band. It is thought to be unsuitable for the material of the watch band, but Mizuno's carbon technology enabled the trade-off characteristics of high strength and flexibility.