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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by VtDivot, May 13, 2011.

  1. VtDivot

    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    I love my new 910, I really do...

    But when Titleist showed up for a demo day with launch monitor in tow, I couldn't help myself.

    The guy starts me off hitting my D3 with Titty Ahina and says, you can't do better than that. 147 ball speed, 14 launch, 240-250 carry...Then we look closer at my spin... 3900 RPM, well that's high he says.

    Next up, RIP 60 - no improvement at all.
    Next up, Voodo SNV - I hooked the hell out of it, and hit it way low.
    Next up, Oban Devotion - much better but lacking feel, and I love feel.

    He's about to put in an HD6 in there, when I spot something else that I want to try...

    The magic shaft - My numbers went to 154 ball speed, 264 carry and 2250 spin!!! Now that's 10 plus yards more carry, way lower spin and incredible feel. I hit ball after ball dead nuts with a nice draw. I had been playing my D3 at A2, but I started turning it over too much, so I put it at A1 and it just kept getting better and better.

    I'm not long by any stretch, but I'll take 260 carry with a mid-high low spin launch all day.

    I had them order me shaft with sure-fit hosel right there...

    So... what shaft was it ;-)
     
  2. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Feel, eh?

    My guess is immediately the GD Tour AD. But, the Motore might be an option worth a guess too.

    R35
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    They had the Tour AD, but I didn't get a chance to hit it... You know me, you should be able to get this one...
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Diamana BB
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    Mitsubishi Rayon JAVLNFX M6

    One of these?
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Blueboard, no doubt. It's only the best shaft ever made!!

    FWIW I always thought the AD was crap and have yet to find a Graphite Design shaft I like.
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Jim is close
     
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    mddubya Hybrid convert

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    Whiteboard?
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Right OEM, but wrong shaft.
     
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    Fubuki?
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Bingo -

    Fubuki Tour 73 S.

    This things kicks like CRAZY - way more than the stock 'ahina that was in there, which felt kinda dead.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Good feel with that shaft? I have been kicking around the idea of trying it but have not gotten a chance.
     
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    Stanters Trinket King

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    Damn you.....stop tempting me with your 910 threads

    Just out of interest, can you recall the Oban numbers andwhich version the shaft was? I love mine in my fairways and I reckon we play about the same specs, although a lighter shaft suits me better, so I'd be interested to see what they were.

    FWIW - I was thinking Fubuki Alpha, so not far off. Do I win a coconut?
     
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    He's bang on as far as this is concerned! LOL.

    Whiteboard?

    Edit: I didn't read all the way through when I went with my guess.

    I'm shocked that the Fubuki was the choice, considering it's at the exact opposite end of the scale against every other shaft in your list.

    My guess is that you were hitting poorly fitted shafts until you went off the map and found something better made for your swing.

    I hated the Fubuki in everything except the FT-IQ. I killed it in that.

    R35
     
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    The stock Ahina is a made-for shaft. The real version plays completely different. I have a basement full of Ahina pulls from FW's and hybrids....

    R35
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Shaft is AWESOME.

    It's like a blueboard, with more kick and WAYYYYYYYYYY less spin :)

    If I were you I'd get a TM Supertri they have the Fubuki 73 in stock, for about 234 from GG
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Ya - the issue is if you want low spin AND low launch, you need to play something gross feeling. I prefer some life, but yet smooth... getting action and low spin is hard.

    The Fubuki isn't a low launch shaft by any means, but the D3 head sure is. The Fubuki is awesome in it, if you already hit it high to begin with like I do. It was fun to try a bunch and see the different numbers AND be outdoors to get the visual feedback.
     
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    Not only fun, but essential. Real world shots really tell the true tale.

    Glad you found your winner. Now get out there and hammer it.

    R35
     
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    And fix your signature to show the new shaft....
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    I will once I have it in my hands :)

    It's being shipped out from Achusnet headquarters in CA
     
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    VtDivot SLIGHTERED Supporting Member

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    Fubuki arrived today :)

    I of course went to the range and grabbed a small bucket, I quit after about 25 bombs right down the pipe in a row... silly really.

    I have 2 rounds coming up and a scramble tourney in 2 weeks. I will get a good idea on carry distance then.

    As far as dispersion goes, I don't know - I think I am just maybe grooving it right now, I played a backup that I have never hit before on Sunday (R510 TP - Fujikura Tour Release 27.3) and hit 12-14 fairways.
     

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