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Dynamic Gold shafts with Sensicore

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What is this? What does it do? I am looking at getting some 690.MB and was looking at putting the X100 shafts in. Should I get the DG X100 W/ Sensicore?
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Shafts with Sensicore reduces the vibrations that are felt with every hit. Ever hit one of those shots that just left your hands stinging? Sensicore would reduce that.

Here are the details from true tempers website

"SensiCore is a patented technology designed to absorb the vibration of hitting a golf shot. A frequency tuned polymer core, located inside the shaft, eliminates up to 70% of unwanted vibration at impact
SensiCore radically improves feel and provides golfers the ability to practice and play longer because it decreases the harmful effects of "shock" on the hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

Tour professionals have taken SensiCore to the winner's circle over 150 times. Ask them and they will tell you that SensiCore is the best feel in golf!"
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Shafts with Sensicore reduces the vibrations that are felt with every hit. Ever hit one of those shots that just left your hands stinging? Sensicore would reduce that.

I see you are playing the 690.MB wiht X100. How do you like this set. Do you use Sensicore?
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Sensicore adds a little bit of weight to the shaft, but not much. It is essentially a shock absorber inside the shaft to reduce the harsh feel and vibration on off-center hits. I believe the insert is "tuned" to allow feedback, just not the "OW!" type of feedback.

I used to have a set of Pings with the Cushin insert in the shafts, which is very similar to Sensicore. I didn't think they made a big difference either way, but that was with a very forgiving set of irons. With the 690.MBs, you might encounter the stings more often and find Sensicore useful.

If at all possible, find a golf shop that has demos with Sensicore-equipped shafts so you can feel the difference yourself.
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Im not saying it dont work but has anyone actually seen what sensicore consists of ? ...... its like a plastic drinking straw that runs the length of the inside of the shaft,with foam spiraled around it from the hosel to the butt.

They say the simple ideas are always the best................
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Something you might want to check out. A product called pro soft inserts, wich can be found at www.myostrichgolf.com . They work great and i believe would be a less expensive option than sensicore. Get the dynamics and put these in inplace of purchasing the sensicores. I've done this and found the pro softs to be a better option.
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Im not saying it dont work but has anyone actually seen what sensicore consists of ? ...... its like a plastic drinking straw that runs the length of the inside of the shaft,with foam spiraled around it from the hosel to the butt.

I think they work. They're not a valid option for me because I want all the feel I can get, and I don't hit so many shots thin that I need to reduce the vibrations.

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Never used them what-so-ever i dont think so i couldnt comment on wether they work or not.

On wether they are beneficial or not is a tough call and depends on your ethos on golf / feel / and confidence levels....

Do you want to hit a shot and purely see the result and get a "more solid" feeling to perhaps boost your confidence (with sensicore),OR hit the shot,"feel" how you have struck it and use your knowledge to try to adjust your next swing (without sensicore) ?

Personally if i hit a rank shot i'd rather feel it and know about it too,and not be "conned" into thinking i struck it better than i actualy had.
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Personally if i hit a rank shot i'd rather feel it and know about it too,and not be "conned" into thinking i struck it better than i actualy had.

Yes, but you and I are decent golfers. We don't hit that many totally crappy shots. If you feel harsh vibrations 20 times in 18 holes, or maybe if you play in really cold weather, then Sensicore may make sense to you.

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Fair point

If after playing reasonably serious golf for 16 years i had 20 shots a round with harsh vibration,i'd be thinking of suicide not sensicore

Doesnt a graphite shaft effectively do the same thing as a sensicore / ping cushin etc by filtering out some of those "bad vibes" ?
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Yes, but you and I are decent golfers. We don't hit that many totally crappy shots. If you feel harsh vibrations 20 times in 18 holes, or maybe if you play in really cold weather, then Sensicore may make sense to you.

Agreed! Most better golfers want as much feedback as possible. Sensicore takes away the feedback on the golf shot!

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Doesnt a graphite shaft effectively do the same thing as a sensicore / ping cushin etc by filtering out some of those "bad vibes" ?

It does, but at other expense as well - accuracy, the "feel" people have grown accustomed to in irons, etc.

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I guess I don't understand the "feel" feedback thing. My eyes give me plenty of feedback.

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I agree. A friend loaned me a set with tri-gold sensicore shafts and the feel a bit dull and board like. My reg. set has s300 dynamic gold, never got stung yet, and a very soft feel.

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I have a set of irons gathering dust in the garage that have DG X100 with Sensicore. I don't like the X100. The Sensicore is fine. I put backer rod in my shafts to reduce vibration.
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I want to mix gorilla glue or another polyurethane glue with water and pour a set number of grams down some shafts to see what the resulting stiffening foam does to flex and feel. Its worth it just for fun.
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I would imagine the flexing of the shaft after a while would break the bond of the gorilla glue and you'd have a rattle. Not sure if gorilla glue rattles or not. :-) Let us know.
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