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Vanilla wedges

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by azgreg, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Hmmm....I'm in the market for some wedges.
     
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    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    Let me know how you find them. I'm interested in new wedges for 2019.
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Haven’t heard of them but they look like the real deal!
     
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    Each one is hand-finished and customizable. Damn, that's pretty good stuff. It's 8620 steel but I don't think they harden them so they'll wear and oxidize, but for $25 you could get extras for later.
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Normally they don't (can't) harden them (unless they carburize them) but sometimes chrome plate them.
     
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    "They" as in club manufacturers in general or just Vanilla?
     
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    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    8620 is a common "carburizing" steel used (in many gears) by many manufacturers. If you just quenched them they "might" get around 30 HRC. And also doing that would take away the "soft" feel which is why they use 8620 in the first place.
     
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    8620 can be hardened (either thru heat-treating or by case-hardening) but heat-treating would make it more brittle. A good case-harden on the face/sole would work, I would think; it would last way longer but would lose some feel.

    edit: Ha! You beat me to the response.
     
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    Found this on their website....

    Note: The Vanilla wedge head is made far lighter than average. approx 290g +/- If assembling on your own, you will likely need significant weight to achieve your desired swingweight, especially if using lighter or shorter shafts. The Vanilla was meant to build to 35.5" Playing Length with a standard 50g grip to meet the D2.5 swingweight.
     
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    Ew
     
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    If they just hardened it, it would not be brittle. There's not enough (.20%) carbon to get very hard.
     
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    Fair point. That's also why I said they could case-harden it, in which case 8620 is one of the best steels to use.

    At any rate, they look good but the weight is enough for me to say no, hardened or not.
     

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