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5 Rounds with the new Diamana Red M-63!

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After 5 rounds of golf with my Diamana Red M-65 in a W505 Srixon head I feel I can give it an accurate review past the honeymoon period. I have had good and normal swing days with this driver/shaft combo and am overall impressed with its performance. I will rate everything on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being perfect. A perfect total score of 20pts will give it TSG Holy Grail status, with our critical high standards here there has never been a holy grail in the history of all golf clubs despite what other sites call theirs.

Appearance = 4.5

I love the look of this shaft, Ion finish, flower band and it just matches with my red and black toned W505 driver. The only thing i would have prefered changed is the font of the 63x5ct area. Ok, i'm getting picky :tsg_smilie_rolleyes:

Distance = 4.0

Not as much carry as the axiv's i have used in the past but i was very pleased with the results the M63 gave me. It kicks well and has better distance than the majority of shafts out there.


Forgiveness = 4.5

Like the Diamana blue it is very easy to hit different patterns with this shaft. I think its the soft tip that turns my fade into a straighter ball flight, by small adjustments I was able to work the ball either way which is something many shafts don't let me do. The soft tip lifts the ball into the air quite easy while the stiffer mid section I'M prevented the ballooning that the blue diamana did. I rate it very high in the user friendly department.

Feel = 4.5

Vibrant and alive are two words that would best describe this shaft. Not even the slightest bit boardy.


Overall Score = 17.5pts

One of my top 3 shafts of all time, this has changed my perspective on the diamana which wasn't so good prior to the red M model. i'm getting a nice amount of carry and roll without losing feel or forgiveness. I highly suggest this shaft for mid to low handicapers.


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great review chris, as you know i loved the blue diamana....the only problem i had with it was the ballooning effect it was prone to. This shaft seems to have taken all the great characteristics of the blue and made added to them by eliminating the high spin rates!!!!

You say this is in your top three shafts.....what are the other two shafts? and on this point how does the forgiveness and distance compare to the axiv 6064 or 6060 you previously used?

Cheers bud! :tsg_smilie_cool:
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Watching this with GREAT interest. I have a feeling one of these (M or Axiv) will be in the bag soon.
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Chris,

The M63 Diamana turned up today, once I've got it setup and I've had a few rounds with it, I'll chime in.

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BTW how do I get to the old trader info?
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Wow! 17.5 ... that's excellent. How many points did you give to the 6064?
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Driver: Epon 10.5* .5* open Axiv V Spec 7068 44.5 D-2; J33r 9.5* Axiv 6568H 44.5 D-2; Alpha Reaction C830.2 9.5* Graphite Design I-65(s) 44.5 D-2 On/Off 9* Axiv V Spec 7068
3-wood: Tourstage X-st Tour AD M-75 stiff
Hybrid: G-Field GFT-UW 18* UT-65 stiff
3-PW: GD NC-1 Nippon 1150 Stiff.
4-PW: GD Milled MBs TT TC S3
Wedges: Scratch - 60* EGG; 56* & 52* JLM Proto.
Putter: GD - Pro Div. Forged L; Balde; SC Newport Tour.
Ball: Pro V1x; B330.
Grips: Tour Velvet
Bag: Tourstage

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After one round in my 3 wood, I've decided to put one in my driver as well. As it was designed to, the Red Diamana gives a little more feel and a fraction higher ball flight. In spite of having a lower kick point versus the Silver, the torque ratings are actually lower so there's no concern over loss of control. Too early to chime in with a more detailed review on my end but it's just as good as the Silver if not better. Not sure how it might perform for hard, aggressive hitters but for smooth tempos like mine, the Diamanas are working out real well. In addition, if Tiger has settled on Diamanas, it only confirms the merits of the line.

The Hong Kong Open is on next week and I'll try to observe which shafts are in play. Only going for the 2nd day so I might not get too much to feedback.
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Tourstage 2008 X-Drive 445 9.5*
(Srixon ZR700 9.5* w/ Diamana White 73 stiff)
Tourstage X FW w/ Diamana White 73 stiff
(G-Field GFT 3 wood w/ Diamana Red M73 stiff)
Tourstage Airmuscle 18* w/ Tour AD UT-95 stiff
Mizuno MP57 w/ PX6.0
Miura CB1006, 3-PW, w/ PX 6.0
(Epon AF301, 3-PW, w/ NS Pro 1150 stiff)
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(Gold's Factory 2-tone wedges, 52* and 58*)
Bettinardi SB-5 Mallet
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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Taylor TP 510 8.5* Mitsubishi Rayon TP-85 MT
    3 Wood: Epon Technicity 15* Diamana 83S
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The red sounds like a better shaft than the blue. The hard question. Diamana red or Axiv? Over to you Chris.
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The red sounds like a better shaft than the blue. The hard question. Diamana red or Axiv? Over to you Chris.



I don't know yet to be honest. The Axiv is still my current favorite shaft right now, just due to the massive amount of carry it provides and the fact that the 6064 untipped is the only shaft that I have ever owned to give me a double upward ball flight. Zoooom to where a normal shaft would peak ( even the red diamana ) then another pump upwards before it begins its decent. Its rather shocking if you can find the correct flex for you. The kick is violent and powerful.

Now the Diamana red on the other hand feels more controllable and together. it has a smoother kick and is more predictable.

 

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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Taylor TP 510 8.5* Mitsubishi Rayon TP-85 MT
    3 Wood: Epon Technicity 15* Diamana 83S
    Utilities: Mizuno UX-2 20* Nippon 1150 S
    Mizuno UX-2 23* Nippon 1150 S
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    Putter: Bettinardi BB2 (sugar filled shaft)
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I don't know yet to be honest. The Axiv is still my current favorite shaft right now, just due to the massive amount of carry it provides and the fact that the 6064 untipped is the only shaft that I have ever owned to give me a double upward ball flight. Zoooom to where a normal shaft would peak ( even the red diamana ) then another pump upwards before it begins its decent. Its rather shocking if you can find the correct flex for you. The kick is violent and powerful.

Now the Diamana red on the other hand feels more controllable and together. it has a smoother kick and is more predictable.


:tsg_smilie_cool: This may not be the right word, however the Axiv sounds more exciting. Each to their own, but I think that big kick in the hitting zone would be pretty cool.
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It sounds like I'd need to tip my 6064 at least 1/2" to get it to play properly.
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Driver: Epon 10.5* .5* open Axiv V Spec 7068 44.5 D-2; J33r 9.5* Axiv 6568H 44.5 D-2; Alpha Reaction C830.2 9.5* Graphite Design I-65(s) 44.5 D-2 On/Off 9* Axiv V Spec 7068
3-wood: Tourstage X-st Tour AD M-75 stiff
Hybrid: G-Field GFT-UW 18* UT-65 stiff
3-PW: GD NC-1 Nippon 1150 Stiff.
4-PW: GD Milled MBs TT TC S3
Wedges: Scratch - 60* EGG; 56* & 52* JLM Proto.
Putter: GD - Pro Div. Forged L; Balde; SC Newport Tour.
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Is the Axiv one of the custom options for X-Drive 435? :tsg_smiley_yes:
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It sounds like I'd need to tip my 6064 at least 1/2" to get it to play properly.


Is it to soft for you right now? If so try a quarter of an inch to half inch.

is the Axiv one of the custom options for X-Drive 435?


Sorry no it isnt, but the new Graphite Design PT-6 is.
 

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how do these compare with the gd m series? are they similar? thanks!
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Guys you really got me wanting both a red diamana and an axiv 6064. i previous bought a 6564 pullout that had been tipped over half an inch and it definately played too stiff for me. so untipped should be perfect!

after playing today chris a new driver is badly needed lol! will definately have to discuss head / shaft options! :tsg_smiley_yes:
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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Driver: Taylor TP 510 8.5* Mitsubishi Rayon TP-85 MT
    3 Wood: Epon Technicity 15* Diamana 83S
    Utilities: Mizuno UX-2 20* Nippon 1150 S
    Mizuno UX-2 23* Nippon 1150 S
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    Putter: Bettinardi BB2 (sugar filled shaft)
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    Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Guys you really got me wanting both a red diamana and an axiv 6064. i previous bought a 6564 pullout that had been tipped over half an inch and it definately played too stiff for me. so untipped should be perfect!

after playing today chris a new driver is badly needed lol! will definately have to discuss head / shaft options! :tsg_smiley_yes:


:tsg_smilie_confused: Any further comment on the ozik shaft?

Chris, I know you like steel shafts in your fairway woods, however would you like to comment on the Axiv in the driver and Diamana red in the 3 wood combo?
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chris, these are the same ones that u r selling for 289?
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I don't know yet to be honest. The Axiv is still my current favorite shaft right now, just due to the massive amount of carry it provides and the fact that the 6064 untipped is the only shaft that I have ever owned to give me a double upward ball flight. Zoooom to where a normal shaft would peak ( even the red diamana ) then another pump upwards before it begins its decent. Its rather shocking if you can find the correct flex for you. The kick is violent and powerful.

Now the Diamana red on the other hand feels more controllable and together. it has a smoother kick and is more predictable.


Chris,

How is the disperison of the Axiv to the Diamana red and Blue? The diamanas have a lower torque than the Axiv. I'm looking at a 60 plus gram shaft.
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Chris, I know you like steel shafts in your fairway woods, however would you like to comment on the Axiv in the driver and Diamana red in the 3 wood combo?



I cant, I pretty much only play NS Pro steel in my fairway woods. Its a big help keeping shots in the short grass. Taipanli has had both the blue and red diamana's in his FW's maybe he can better answer that.

chris, these are the same ones that u r selling for 289?



Yes it is.

Chris,

How is the disperison of the Axiv to the Diamana red and Blue? The diamanas have a lower torque than the Axiv. I'm looking at a 60 plus gram shaft.



Lets say you go with the 6064 vs the M33, I would say the Diamana plays slightly tighter in regards to dispersion yet slightly softer in flex.