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In a prevous post I had mentioned looking into some Mizuno Jpx800 pros. I went to Golfsmith today and while everyone was trying to hit the new R1 I was content messing around with a few irons. I hit the Vr Covert irons the best. Was hitting the 7 iron consistantly 176 with a slight fade. Nike had 2 degree and half inch longer to hit the ball seemed strangely high too me at least. Next up the x hot cally pros. loved the look of these. The feel was solid also. 6 iron 167 again with a slight fade. Sadly cally didn't have any shaft or lie options so I am not really sure without hitting my actual specs. Same thing for the Cobra amp line. No custom options or.new line yet. Lastly I was hitting the Mizuno 825 pros. Had the 1/2 inch longer shafts but no lie adjustment. Either way was not enjoying them. As of now I think I am siding towrds staying with my old set x 22 tours but the one thing that seems to be common is that I was enjoying the lighter shaft options. Anyone have any advice options anything? Thanks.
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are you considering reshafting your current sticks?  KBS Tour 90 shafts are lighter, and personally I like the way they feel.  But Feel is very much a preference thing.  The cost on the shafts online is around $25 a shaft (if I remember right) plus a grip plus labor, so it is worth considering how much you are really saving to keep your X22's. 

 

4-G is 8 clubs * call it $40 a club for labor, shaft, and grip you are at $320.  After trade in, a new set might only cost you $500 or $550. 

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I have considered re-shafting since I only use 6-pw of set. That being said I have a hybrid, putter, 7 wood and 2 sets if irons I could trade in so I am on the fence. I was fitted for 2 degrees upright 1/2 inch longer shafts and I like 3 wraps under grips. My main concern is will a new set even be noticeable to me besides shinyness. Would consider dynalite 90 shafts, kbs 90 and the new flighted 95. Thanks
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Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post

are you considering reshafting your current sticks?  KBS Tour 90 shafts are lighter, and personally I like the way they feel.  But Feel is very much a preference thing.  The cost on the shafts online is around $25 a shaft (if I remember right) plus a grip plus labor, so it is worth considering how much you are really saving to keep your X22's. 

 

4-G is 8 clubs * call it $40 a club for labor, shaft, and grip you are at $320.  After trade in, a new set might only cost you $500 or $550. 

Be careful with KBS tour 90s, they're not true to flex. They are designed for adding a lot of launch and aren't for people with average to above average distance. Kim Braly has said plainly that the tour 90 S is weaker than the Tour R flex by a fair bit. For someone who allegedly hits the 7 iron mid 170s, something in S flex would be minimal for control IMO. If you feel like the launch is a bit high it's probably because all the stock ones you hit probably didn't fit you well. The standard KBS tours are true to flex and feel very smooth, they might be worth trying, and the KBS C tapers in R or R+ will play like a legit stiff but at 110g. The 110g range is still pretty light feeling, especially the way KBS shafts are balanced, but the 90g range are not meant for people who hit the ball far.

 

I hit my 7i 170-180 myself and go with X flex C tapers soft stepped. I like a heavy weight and stable feel, so I'm a bit biased.

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Thanks for the info. I don't hit my 7 iron over 160 ish I was shocked that I was knocking it 176 with the Vr covert 7 iron. But that was indoors and off a mat. Isolated to that specific club with a very high ball flight. Thanks.
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