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The "I Love Dave Edel" Thread ... Dave Edel Wedges, that is

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Oh, my...

50, 55, 60 are newly arrived

Trapper Grind (18 of bounce in the 60, 14 in the 55)

Notice that the Leading Edges Hug the Ground

Notice the Satin Chrome Back and the Workmanlike Industrial Faces

The Scoring Lines are moved out because the Sweetspot is where it belongs - in the center.

Opted for fairly plan stampings - black paintfill w/ numbers and a red "E"

("EAR" is not my initials - but it was fun to brush out letters)

Shaft is KBS Hi Rev with Edel Wedge Grip


The balance and weight remind me of the Miura Wedges - they've got some heft.

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Those look fantastic!  Have you had a chance to hit them yet?  Or did you lliterally just pull them out of the box 14 minutes ago?  If so, that was very considerate of you to think of us first;))

What exactly is "trapper" grind?  It seems like yours have a little less bounce than Erik's, so do yours fall in the middle somewhere, or are these what Edel would consider their "low" bounce wedges? ;)

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boner.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Those look fantastic!  Have you had a chance to hit them yet?  Or did you lliterally just pull them out of the box 14 minutes ago?  If so, that was very considerate of you to think of us first;))

What exactly is "trapper" grind?  It seems like yours have a little less bounce than Erik's, so do yours fall in the middle somewhere, or are these what Edel would consider their "low" bounce wedges? ;)

Pulled them out of the blue box yesterday late afternoon, and it rained today. I could run out and hit some balls, but will wait 'till the morning. But I did take the pics right out of the box.

Trapper Grind is one notch below Erik's Driver Grind in terms of amount of bounce. I tried 3 grinds in testing, including Driver, and the Trapper Grind was smoother through the turf for me. And it is still high bounce - Trapper is #6 of 8 grinds in ascending order of bounce.

During testing, I was hitting high flops with the 50 ... it was ridiculous, and fun.

I've worked so much on my swing with video and drills since the SoCal Outing that I almost feel worthy.

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Originally Posted by colin007

boner.

That's funny ... and at the same time, I completely understand.

Does that make me weird?

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They look very nice.. have to wait If I love my Edel putter first.. can't wait to receive it. Congrats,

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Originally Posted by Golden

They look very nice.. have to wait If I love my Edel putter first.. can't wait to receive it. Congrats,

All it takes is time and money ... and good judgment.

I purchased my Edel putter 4 years ago ... don't you wait that long to get the wedges.

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Close up of the 60 face

Industrial, no glare look

Yes, it's not the usual

From the Edel Website:

Edel wedges are designed to create more consistent shot making by incorporating industry first enhancements to the club face. We have moved and expanded the center of percussion (sweet spot) of our wedges toward the toe in comparison to most traditional clubs, and away from the hosel. Additionally, we have extended the groove pattern on the face of the club to better frame the golf ball.

Shorter Hosel

Our wedges have a shorter hosel to remove unwanted weight from the heel, allowing the center of gravity to move closer to the true center of the clubface.

Rounded Leading Edge

A slightly rounded leading edge allows for the club to sit close to the ground while maintaining the proper bounce. This feature also allows the golfer to play a variety of shots (open, closed, toe down, toe up) from different lies while maintaining a leading edge that is square to the target.

Aggressive Heel Relief

Narrower hosel and heel relief allows the club to cut through long grass and all types of sand without twisting.

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Very nice! Enjoy! I love my 53 and 58 Trappers and will probably add a 48 at some stage. Can't see myself ever needing another (make of) wedge. These are the dog's bollocks.
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That's funny ... and at the same time, I completely understand.;-) Does that make me weird? :-D

Not at all. Nothing wrong with sharing a mutual boner between friends!

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Did you work in sand too during the fitting?

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Those wedges are sexy...congrats on the sticks. Very, very nice. I've been waffling on going to do an Edel fitting myself, but it seems like the closest fitter to me is 2 hours away, unless I am missing something with the dealer locator.

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Nice looking wedges, I heard they just started offering some left handed options might have to check them out.  Enjoy!

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I will try not to wait that long.

Just a quick question... How do they determine which model to start the fitting?

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Did you work in sand too during the fitting?

Worse Made me swing in mud

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I will try not to wait that long.  Just a quick question... How do they determine which model to start the fitting?

He had me swing my current wedges on a LM, in this case- Trackman, and then I swung 50 yard , 30 yards, 10 yard pitches, w my current wedge, and then we went back in and he selected 3 grinds- we hit them on Trackman and then hit them on turf to get the interaction. We missed on purpose to check the glide of the bounce, got the feel and how each came through without getting held up in the turf, narrowed it to driver and trapper - and Trapper was smoother through the turn for me.

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I meant, smoother through the turf for me. We then went back in and swung on the track man to confirm everything. Then I went outside some more to confirm the findings and get comfortable with the grind. Then we tested shafts. He asked if I wanted hi launch hi spin, etc. We try a couple of shafts on the track man to see the results and decided the KBS Hi Rev were a good fit for me. We also hit on the lie board to check the lie and then we talked about grips and wraps and made more choices
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