Jump to content

Welcome to Japanese Golf Clubs at Golf To Impress
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account
Photo

I've been converted to JDM... Epon AF Tour BLACKS!

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#19
Petethepilot

Petethepilot

    TSG Whiz

  • Members
  • 388 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hobart Australia

  • Quote: You're still away!
  • Occupation:Airline Pilot
  • Handicap:2
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works!

  • What's in the Bag?:
    TM R11 Dot 8* with GD DI6 S Flex
    Titleist 913H 17* S Flex
    Titleist 910H 21* Kia'li S flex
    Pending
    Titleist Japan Forged Vokey 52* gap wedge
    Titleist Japan Forged Vokey 56* sand wedge
    Titleist 'ELK' Forged 61*lob wedge
    Lajosi custom prototype Centre-Shafted putter
Don't want to be a downer on all this Epon 'Black' love but all my experience (and not with Epon if I may say) is that blades given the ion (black) treatment tend to feel harsher! Is that fair or not?

Pete
  • 0
'The ox is slow but the Earth is patient!'

#20
TourSpecGolfer

TourSpecGolfer

    Founder & Owner of TourSpecGolf / GolfToImpress

  • +Administrators
  • 10,063 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Japan, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Italy
  • Interests:Golf, Travel, Balance in Life & Shiba Inu's!
  • Occupation:TSG Specialist
  • Brand of Choice:The Brand that produces the Best Performing Product!

  • What's in the Bag?:
    1W: TRPX D-013 w/ X Line 65 Prototype
    3W: RomaRo Type R 15* w/ Crazy FW80 La Bomba
    UT: RomaRo Type R 21* w/ Crazy UT
    4-PW: RomaRo Type w/MCI 120
    52/58: Crazy Toyoshima's 52/58
    Putter: 7 Prototype

Don't want to be a downer on all this Epon 'Black' love but all my experience (and not with Epon if I may say) is that blades given the ion (black) treatment tend to feel harsher! Is that fair or not?

Pete


I can agree with that. I'm not sure why though and I wouldn't say it only applies to blades. I had a set of Epon 502's made in black that felt much more harsh than the plated version. Same goes with some of the Miura's I've owned. Black looks the best, Copper feels the best, and Plated is in the middle with no wear.

#21
idrive

idrive

    TSG Madman

  • Members
  • 1,987 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:I travel a lot
  • Interests:Golf - Cars - Sports - Travel - Good Meals

  • Quote: No brag, just fact
  • Occupation:Golf Bum
  • Handicap:5
  • Brand of Choice:Today or tomorrow?

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Which One??
You could plate the AFT's with cement and they'd still feel better than most. One of the most pure feeling Irons on the Planet.
  • 0
J-D-M

#22
potuna

potuna

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego

  • Quote: Hit the damm ball. Play fast Golf Matters
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Modart D 10.5 Stock Fuji
    Yamaha V 4.6 9Crazy 80 ls Noir
    Adams XTD Ti Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    SYB 13 Speeder VC 7.0
    RomaRo 15 7.0 Speeder
    TM Rescue 19 Fubuki 415
    Onoff Forged 2013 3-pw Aerotech 110
    Onoff Forged 2011 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Scor 50,55,60 or
    Muira 53
    Miura 59
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Where's the pics Jim? I need to see some AFT blacks.
  • 0

#23
JGalls

JGalls

    TSG Whiz

  • Members
  • 487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Handicap:3

  • What's in the Bag?:
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
Up soon bud, too freaking cold outside here and inside pictures just don't do them any justice.


  • 0
Cobra ZL Encore Black 8.5 w/ Oban Kiyoshi Black
Callaway X-Hot Pro 17* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
Adams DHY 21*
Epon AF-502 4-PW w/ Shimada Tour Lite
Callaway X Forged 50, 54, 58
Bettinardi BB-54 Tour Proto
'13 Titleist ProV1 X

#24
potuna

potuna

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego

  • Quote: Hit the damm ball. Play fast Golf Matters
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Modart D 10.5 Stock Fuji
    Yamaha V 4.6 9Crazy 80 ls Noir
    Adams XTD Ti Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    SYB 13 Speeder VC 7.0
    RomaRo 15 7.0 Speeder
    TM Rescue 19 Fubuki 415
    Onoff Forged 2013 3-pw Aerotech 110
    Onoff Forged 2011 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Scor 50,55,60 or
    Muira 53
    Miura 59
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Well, we're waiting.
  • 0

#25
potuna

potuna

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego

  • Quote: Hit the damm ball. Play fast Golf Matters
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Modart D 10.5 Stock Fuji
    Yamaha V 4.6 9Crazy 80 ls Noir
    Adams XTD Ti Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    SYB 13 Speeder VC 7.0
    RomaRo 15 7.0 Speeder
    TM Rescue 19 Fubuki 415
    Onoff Forged 2013 3-pw Aerotech 110
    Onoff Forged 2011 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Scor 50,55,60 or
    Muira 53
    Miura 59
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Still waiting pal.
  • 0

#26
supo67

supo67

    TSG Jedi

  • Members
  • 5,573 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tokyo.
  • Interests:taking apart perfectly good clubs, and shuffling ,shuffling .

  • Quote: cant make the scene, 'less u got a bit of green.
  • Occupation:undercover HO..
  • Handicap:3.9
  • Brand of Choice:J D M

  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
correction.............

You could plate the AFT's with cement and they'd still feel better than most.
"the" most pure feeling Irons on the Planet.

Edited by supo67, 26 January 2012 - 10:35 PM.

  • 0


 

 

 

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


#27
stevopagolf

stevopagolf

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 775 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Historic Washington Crossing, PA, USA--Yes where Washington crossed the Delaware
  • Interests:Golf
    Classic Cars
    Food
    Wine

  • Quote: "Do or Do Not, there is no try"
  • Occupation:Sales & Marketing Manager
  • Handicap:9.7
  • Brand of Choice:Anything that makes the game easier

  • What's in the Bag?:
    TM Gloire 10.5
    Titleist VG3 5-PW with Aerotech Steel Fiber 95's
    Romaro Type R 3 WD with Tour AD DI6
    Romaro 18* and 21*Graphite Design/OBAN UT shafts

    Vokey forged 50*, 56*, 62* Aerotech CW 110
    Piretti Tour Only 009 style.
I think JGalls is in Syracuse, NY. He's either buried in snow or frozen solid trying to take pictures of his new toys. We might have to wait until May when the snow melts.
  • 0
Stevo

#28
potuna

potuna

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego

  • Quote: Hit the damm ball. Play fast Golf Matters
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Modart D 10.5 Stock Fuji
    Yamaha V 4.6 9Crazy 80 ls Noir
    Adams XTD Ti Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    SYB 13 Speeder VC 7.0
    RomaRo 15 7.0 Speeder
    TM Rescue 19 Fubuki 415
    Onoff Forged 2013 3-pw Aerotech 110
    Onoff Forged 2011 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Scor 50,55,60 or
    Muira 53
    Miura 59
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
I think he's in Orlando at the PGA show and he stiffed us on the pics for now.
  • 0

#29
JGalls

JGalls

    TSG Whiz

  • Members
  • 487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Handicap:3

  • What's in the Bag?:
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
Update...

These things are just fantastic.

More thoughts coming soon.

Attached Images

  • DSC_0252.JPG
  • DSC_0259.JPG
  • DSC_0260.JPG

  • 0
Cobra ZL Encore Black 8.5 w/ Oban Kiyoshi Black
Callaway X-Hot Pro 17* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
Adams DHY 21*
Epon AF-502 4-PW w/ Shimada Tour Lite
Callaway X Forged 50, 54, 58
Bettinardi BB-54 Tour Proto
'13 Titleist ProV1 X

#30
TourSpecGolfer

TourSpecGolfer

    Founder & Owner of TourSpecGolf / GolfToImpress

  • +Administrators
  • 10,063 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Japan, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Italy
  • Interests:Golf, Travel, Balance in Life & Shiba Inu's!
  • Occupation:TSG Specialist
  • Brand of Choice:The Brand that produces the Best Performing Product!

  • What's in the Bag?:
    1W: TRPX D-013 w/ X Line 65 Prototype
    3W: RomaRo Type R 15* w/ Crazy FW80 La Bomba
    UT: RomaRo Type R 21* w/ Crazy UT
    4-PW: RomaRo Type w/MCI 120
    52/58: Crazy Toyoshima's 52/58
    Putter: 7 Prototype
He's back! Those suckers look fantastic! They will look even better with a little bit of wear. Are you a head cover guy for irons J?

#31
EdGolf

EdGolf

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 939 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Shenzhen/HK/Malaysia
  • Occupation:Hotelier
  • Handicap:9.6
  • Brand of Choice:Epon, Yururi, Miura, Crazy

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Crazy 460 + Crazy's LY 01 (LY-01) Hot Black 6.9
    Ryoma F3 + Crazy Black FW80 6.9
    Yururi Flatback Raw + Modus 3 Stiff
    Fourteen Wedges 52* 56* 60*
    Lajosi BM3 Smooth Custom Putter
What a beauty....didn't know they even come in black??
  • 0

#32
JGalls

JGalls

    TSG Whiz

  • Members
  • 487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Handicap:3

  • What's in the Bag?:
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

He's back! Those suckers look fantastic! They will look even better with a little bit of wear. Are you a head cover guy for irons J?


Thanks and definitely not a headcover guy. In my TP Mills days it was always more rust the better. Like em to have some character!

Really really impressed with these. Sorry for the short posts. Will follow up with more when I get back to a computer (on iPhone).
  • 0
Cobra ZL Encore Black 8.5 w/ Oban Kiyoshi Black
Callaway X-Hot Pro 17* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
Adams DHY 21*
Epon AF-502 4-PW w/ Shimada Tour Lite
Callaway X Forged 50, 54, 58
Bettinardi BB-54 Tour Proto
'13 Titleist ProV1 X

#33
supo67

supo67

    TSG Jedi

  • Members
  • 5,573 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tokyo.
  • Interests:taking apart perfectly good clubs, and shuffling ,shuffling .

  • Quote: cant make the scene, 'less u got a bit of green.
  • Occupation:undercover HO..
  • Handicap:3.9
  • Brand of Choice:J D M

  • What's in the Bag?:
    PRGR- diamana-RYOMA-crazy-GOLDS FACTORY- nspro-FOURTEEN-tourtsage
ohhhh now they would make man turn around on a dime and re buy what he just sold!
  • 0


 

 

 

"There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


#34
potuna

potuna

    TSG Expert

  • Members
  • 724 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Diego

  • Quote: Hit the damm ball. Play fast Golf Matters
  • Brand of Choice:Whatever works

  • What's in the Bag?:
    Modart D 10.5 Stock Fuji
    Yamaha V 4.6 9Crazy 80 ls Noir
    Adams XTD Ti Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    SYB 13 Speeder VC 7.0
    RomaRo 15 7.0 Speeder
    TM Rescue 19 Fubuki 415
    Onoff Forged 2013 3-pw Aerotech 110
    Onoff Forged 2011 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Scor 50,55,60 or
    Muira 53
    Miura 59
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Very nice sticks Jim.

Edited by potuna, 01 February 2012 - 12:59 PM.

  • 0

#35
TourSpecGolfer

TourSpecGolfer

    Founder & Owner of TourSpecGolf / GolfToImpress

  • +Administrators
  • 10,063 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Japan, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Italy
  • Interests:Golf, Travel, Balance in Life & Shiba Inu's!
  • Occupation:TSG Specialist
  • Brand of Choice:The Brand that produces the Best Performing Product!

  • What's in the Bag?:
    1W: TRPX D-013 w/ X Line 65 Prototype
    3W: RomaRo Type R 15* w/ Crazy FW80 La Bomba
    UT: RomaRo Type R 21* w/ Crazy UT
    4-PW: RomaRo Type w/MCI 120
    52/58: Crazy Toyoshima's 52/58
    Putter: 7 Prototype
BTW for anyone interested in custom finish Epon irons TSG can get you irons or wedges in Chrome, Satin, Copper, & Black. We can even have text laser engraved into the sole for you.

#36
JGalls

JGalls

    TSG Whiz

  • Members
  • 487 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Handicap:3

  • What's in the Bag?:
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
Chris,

Question...

Does EPON offer any grind options for their irons along with the finishes?

I LOVE my AF-Tours, the turf interaction for me is the best I've ever had as I'm a sweeper/slider. Mind you mine are a bit strong.

I'd love to add a set of 502's for sh%ts and giggles at some point if my swing is completely nutty. The distances I was getting with those were insane and they are extremely forgiving. I'm just worried that the soles might be a bit too wide for my swing.
  • 0
Cobra ZL Encore Black 8.5 w/ Oban Kiyoshi Black
Callaway X-Hot Pro 17* w/ Oban Kiyoshi Purple
Adams DHY 21*
Epon AF-502 4-PW w/ Shimada Tour Lite
Callaway X Forged 50, 54, 58
Bettinardi BB-54 Tour Proto
'13 Titleist ProV1 X




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users