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  1. K2_2

    Mitsubishi's new Iron Shaft Technology OT Iron

    If the dispersion numbers were for shafts of comparable flex I would be tempted to try something other than a Roddio I-10...
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    advice on 4 wood

    I would also say that the egg is a little easier, especially off the deck. I haven't put an iff into play but another option would be an OnOff model. I like the smaller Type-S off the deck.
  3. I have played a driver and a 17* wood since I took up the game. Years ago that 17* wood was labelled a 3 wood, and the shaft length was probably as short or shorter than many 5 woods today. Today it is a 17* G-field 4 wood (old school stuff I know). I considered a 13-14* three wood set up to take one type of miss out of play eg - setting it up for a fade for courses with OB or water on one side more than the other. After trying this out a handful of times I decided against it. If I am hitting well enough to accurately attack a par 5 I am going to be close enough to get a 3 iron or hybrid where I want it. If my swing is off the chances of me getting that 13-14* 3 wood on the grass, as opposed to the face of a bunker, are pretty low. At that point I would be better served with a second driver - something with higher loft which would be a bit more accurate and a setup (face angle, weighting, shaft) to take one side (probably the left for me at the moment) out of play.
  4. Congrats on a solid set of rounds! In broad strokes - I think there is some benefit to trying the most forgiving club that your eye is comfortable with. Many moons ago I did an experiment with a set of oversized game improvement irons, a players cavity, and a Hogan Anniversary Edition (early 1990's). The oversized iron gave me fits, the players cavity helped me craft some nice shots, mostly due to the grind, but that set of Hogans... they were brilliant off the turf, out of the rough... everywhere. I was striking the ball reasonably well but I wasn't anywhere near scratch. So, on to grinds and sole widths. I used to be a big fan of finding the right grind for your swing and playing conditions. Width is certainly a factor, but I think the leading edge and relief around the heel and toe are also important to look at as well. While a more narrow sole is a good start for more dry conditions I would still try a few different leading edge, trailing edge, and heal to toe relief combinations to see what works well. Good luck and keep throwing down those low scores!
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    New Diamana Type R

    That is a nice find! While it is not my favorite Diamana paint scheme the design and bend profile sound interesting. Does this use Mitsubishi's 78T carbon?
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    Musiik or Miura Poll

    Muziik makes brilliant shafts. As mentioned above though, Miura irons, if you select the right model, are nothing short of brilliant.
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    Is this the End of TourStage?

    Tourstage provided my initial foray into the JDM world as well. I miss the clubs and style from that era in Tourstage's history. Chris, I will look forward to the expanded coverage! I will have to remember to switch back and forth between forums for OnOff vs Labospec Gear but I should be able to manage that. AKM - with a thoughtful post like that I would imagine that you are more discerning than many. It is also interesting to hear that others think Bridgestone has more of a sporty appeal, liked Puma or Adidas. I am looking forward to seeing how a consolidated Bridgestone competes in Japan and in global markets.
  8. Ahh - thank you for the clarification on which Kuro. As far as the NS950s - I played a round with those in some older Tourstage irons down on an open, cold, windy course in Oz. Sure they went higher than an S300 but I managed to get around just fine.
  9. While the Thump caught my attention when it first came out I never heard anyone rave about the Kuro series. I might demo a DGL 90 alongside an I-9 this weekend if time permits. That said I haven't come up with a compelling argument to to go with a 90 gram iron over a 105 or 115 gram model right now.
  10. Hi Chris, Thank you for the quick reply and thoughts... whether the Messenger, X-Line, or Air, it sounds like I will have to try a TRPX shaft. For the driver I am honestly happy with 55-65 gram shafts, the Tataki piqued my curiosity though It looks like it doesn't have an SX option.
  11. So by chance I was able to try a few lightweight shafts the other day and I wanted to see if anyone here with a ~ 48 m/s or 105-110 mph swing speed managed to get along well with ~ 50 gram driver shafts or lighter (80-90 gram) irons. I didn't have any issues with this on a range but I wonder how it would work over the long haul - would you have a problem maintaining your tempo, trajectory control, and finesse for shotmaking? The back story - a gentlemen next to me at the range had a set of Miuraism SC-01's with Roddio I-8's and a Miura driver with a Tataki 40. He wanted to try my I-10's and I was keen to try the I-8s. Iron to iron my distance looked to be the same (range balls, off mats, no launch monitor) - I felt the I-10's were easier to keep low (obvious I know) but the I-8's were so easy to swing and the SC-01's were beautiful.
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    JDM Gear Realistic Setup

    I am a big fan of OnOff and Callaway Japan clubs. The Legacy Black 440 caught my eye the other week, and I am intrigued by the Legacy Irons but I love my OnOff LaboSpec irons...
  13. Thank you for the quick reply! Yes, the AD-115 has been around for awhile, and the price difference between that and the AD-95 is noticeable. The shop that had the protos attributed that to a difference in materials I never heard or read anything more specific than that. If I do find a combination that performs better than the Roddios I will be sure to share my feedback, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I will have a few more OnOff clubs in the bag sometime soon.
  14. Has anyone here played both the Roddio I-10 and the Graphite Design Tour AD-115? Other than the weight being different, could your compare bend profiles, flight, and most importantly feel? I am happy really happy with my I-10s in a set of Labospec build OnOff Forged irons but I am looking to build up a second set and have always been curious about the AD-115. I tried a set of what I understood to be AD-115 prototypes a long time ago but they were in a different iron, not side by side, etc.