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#19
DaleUK

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  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Dog Tour Bag

    Yamaha Tour Driver

    Yamaha 3 wood

    Yamaha Hybrid

    Yamaha V Forged 4- PW

    Epon 210 KGX in copper/ chocolate Finish

    50*. 54*. 60*.

    Putter....

Yup, so do I especially off the deck. Something similar profile to an ilima or redboard. Tip trim less from manufacturer reco especially with lighter heads & short bbgm.

Off topic slightly, but what's the head weight of an Epon 202 3 wood?
Seems very heavy to me!

Also what would be the results if I bought a Reg Shaft, and had to trim 1/2 off the tip??
Assuming it play to Soft?
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Eca

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  • Brand of Choice:Crazy, PRGR, Kamui

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Kamui Pro TP-07 Nitro Foam - Ratis Touale
    Tourstage X-FW Type T 12.5* - Crazy FW80 7.4 
    Yamaha IFF 17* - Crazy FW80 7.4 La Bomba
    Callaway Legacy Black Ute - Speed Metalix
    Kamui Kp101 Project x
    Kamui BW02 Gap Project x
    Tourstage Maru 53/59 DG Tour Issue
    Miura KM-350

Off topic slightly, but what's the head weight of an Epon 202 3 wood?
Seems very heavy to me!

Also what would be the results if I bought a Reg Shaft, and had to trim 1/2 off the tip??
Assuming it play to Soft?

Not sure of weight dale but generally 3w are around 215g.
Most driver shafts will have trimming instruction from none to 1/2" generally for a 3W. If u install one shaft on 2 heads one 10g heavier, the tip will play a little softer in the heavier head. Alternatively if one head is bore thru & the shaft bottom is practically on the ground, that will play firmer than if the shaft bottom is 1/2" off the ground playing the same length.

The tip more or less affect your ball flight. If what u buy requires tipping, try not tipping it & play it 1/2" longer if you prefer a softer tip. You then got a little room to
Trim if your ballooning.

Edited by Eca, 27 November 2011 - 04:33 PM.

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DaleUK

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  • Quote: What goes around, comes around!
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  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Dog Tour Bag

    Yamaha Tour Driver

    Yamaha 3 wood

    Yamaha Hybrid

    Yamaha V Forged 4- PW

    Epon 210 KGX in copper/ chocolate Finish

    50*. 54*. 60*.

    Putter....

Not sure of weight dale but generally 3w are around 215g.
Most driver shafts will have trimming instruction from none to 1/2" generally for a 3W. If u install one shaft on 2 heads one 10g heavier, the tip will play a little softer in the heavier head. Alternatively if one head is bore thru & the shaft bottom is practically on the ground, that will play firmer than if the shaft bottom is 1/2" off the ground playing the same length.

The tip more or less affect your ball flight. If what u buy requires tipping, try not tipping it & play it 1/2" longer if you prefer a softer tip. You then got a little room to
Trim if your ballooning.


Eca I'll keep you updated once the new shafts have come!

Thanks once again
Dale
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#22
Eca

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  • Brand of Choice:Crazy, PRGR, Kamui

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Kamui Pro TP-07 Nitro Foam - Ratis Touale
    Tourstage X-FW Type T 12.5* - Crazy FW80 7.4 
    Yamaha IFF 17* - Crazy FW80 7.4 La Bomba
    Callaway Legacy Black Ute - Speed Metalix
    Kamui Kp101 Project x
    Kamui BW02 Gap Project x
    Tourstage Maru 53/59 DG Tour Issue
    Miura KM-350
Good luck Dale.. Jus remember, all 3 wood are possessed & can turn on u at any time hehe.
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#23
swisstrader

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  • Brand of Choice:Epon

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Personals/Epon 502's
    Adams Lab Launcher 8* driver w matrix black tie
    Tourstage 50/54/57 wedges
    Custom Edel putter
    TM 3/5 woods

My handicap is 9
Swing speed... Anyone's Guess!!


A whole lotta guesswork going on here. I'm all for experimenting with different shafts/heads, but not knowing basics like your swing speed and trying a bunch of stuff will only continue to frustrate you and is a recipe for disaster, besides being quite expensive in the end.

Why not get professionally fitted? Either here at TSG or through your local fitter with a Trakman?? It will tell you a great deal about your swing and ideal shaft/head combination.
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#24
bogeydog

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    Driver: XXX with Messenger Shaft
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    5-PW: 2014 Yamaha Inpres Tour Cavity Back w/ Quadra Fire Express DGL 90 shafts
    Wedges: Miura MB5000WC 51* and 57*
    Putter: Odyssey #9 Versa
    Ball - Titleist NXT-S Yellow (yes yellow)
    Bag - Sun Mountain MPB
There I some common information in this thread.

1) 3 woods are tough to hit and shafts are tough to find for them.
2) Dale is going through the process, as any of us have, somewhat blind.
3) Hunting and pecking for the right shaft is expensive and produces erratic results.
4) Proper fitting is a good investment.

How about taking your current setup to a fitter that knows shafts and find out where it is failing you. Find a trackman or similar and start there. It likely will educate you beyond just the three wood.
IMO, the Epon 3w is not that easy to hit.
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#25
Eca

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  • Brand of Choice:Crazy, PRGR, Kamui

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Kamui Pro TP-07 Nitro Foam - Ratis Touale
    Tourstage X-FW Type T 12.5* - Crazy FW80 7.4 
    Yamaha IFF 17* - Crazy FW80 7.4 La Bomba
    Callaway Legacy Black Ute - Speed Metalix
    Kamui Kp101 Project x
    Kamui BW02 Gap Project x
    Tourstage Maru 53/59 DG Tour Issue
    Miura KM-350

A whole lotta guesswork going on here. I'm all for experimenting with different shafts/heads, but not knowing basics like your swing speed and trying a bunch of stuff will only continue to frustrate you and is a recipe for disaster, besides being quite expensive in the end.

Why not get professionally fitted? Either here at TSG or through your local fitter with a Trakman?? It will tell you a great deal about your swing and ideal shaft/head combination.

Agree 100% with trackman as long as it's done outside and you actually see the ballflight.
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#26
DaleUK

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  • What's in the Bag?:
    Epon Dog Tour Bag

    Yamaha Tour Driver

    Yamaha 3 wood

    Yamaha Hybrid

    Yamaha V Forged 4- PW

    Epon 210 KGX in copper/ chocolate Finish

    50*. 54*. 60*.

    Putter....
Yep I think it's time for a shot at a fitting Centre !
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#27
Eca

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  • Quote: I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
  • Occupation:Finance
  • Handicap:5.6
  • Brand of Choice:Crazy, PRGR, Kamui

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Kamui Pro TP-07 Nitro Foam - Ratis Touale
    Tourstage X-FW Type T 12.5* - Crazy FW80 7.4 
    Yamaha IFF 17* - Crazy FW80 7.4 La Bomba
    Callaway Legacy Black Ute - Speed Metalix
    Kamui Kp101 Project x
    Kamui BW02 Gap Project x
    Tourstage Maru 53/59 DG Tour Issue
    Miura KM-350

Yep I think it's time for a shot at a fitting Centre !

On ya Dale. Let us know how you go.
My fitter has a certification top 100 fitter worldwide yet he will listen to my suggestions and explain to me either way. so make sure you speak up & ask questions. Its fun way to increase your understanding of the technical side and of your own requirements. That's if you both get along :)
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