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

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#19
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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?

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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.
 

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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.
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Where's the pics Jim? I need to see some AFT blacks.
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Up soon bud, too freaking cold outside here and inside pictures just don't do them any justice.


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Callaway Big Bertha 9* w/ Project X Handcrafted LZ
Callaway Big Bertha Pro 16* w/ Fujikura Rombax Type X
Callaway X2 Hot Pro 20* w/ Aldila Tour Green
Callaway X-Utility 24* w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway Apex Pro 5-PW w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway MD2 50s, 54s, 60u w/ KBS Tour V

Odyssey Tour Black Series i w/ Long Neck 

Callaway SR2
 


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    S Yard XV 10.5 Fuji Platinum 65
    Adams XTD Ti 15 Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    Adams XTD 17 DI 85
    Onoff Kuros 4-PW KBS C taper
    PRGR Nabla Tour 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Vokey SM5 50,54,59
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    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Well, we're waiting.
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    S Yard XV 10.5 Fuji Platinum 65
    Adams XTD Ti 15 Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    Adams XTD 17 DI 85
    Onoff Kuros 4-PW KBS C taper
    PRGR Nabla Tour 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Vokey SM5 50,54,59
    Yuyuri Seida 52, 58
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Still waiting pal.
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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.

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SpRiNg!  bag

kamui pro kp07  9* --labospec 75xs tataki

crazy f14.  13.5* --.diamana  X 70x

 prgr egg spoon 16.5* ----- quadra fire express 75xs

honma tw 727m...NS 2g18s

pr-gr flat sole 51* + prgr nabla tour 56* + tourstage x-wedge ltd broad sole  60*

toursatge x-01z

air shepherd centre mallet

 

 

"  standard docs old boy, 5-5-10,

double reversals  on the  par 3s and triple pay   for birds.

 off you go , short and crooked like the reet- mong- choppah u are sah !'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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.
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    Adams XTD 17 DI 85
    Onoff Kuros 4-PW KBS C taper
    PRGR Nabla Tour 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Vokey SM5 50,54,59
    Yuyuri Seida 52, 58
    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.
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Update...

These things are just fantastic.

More thoughts coming soon.

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Callaway Big Bertha 9* w/ Project X Handcrafted LZ
Callaway Big Bertha Pro 16* w/ Fujikura Rombax Type X
Callaway X2 Hot Pro 20* w/ Aldila Tour Green
Callaway X-Utility 24* w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway Apex Pro 5-PW w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway MD2 50s, 54s, 60u w/ KBS Tour V

Odyssey Tour Black Series i w/ Long Neck 

Callaway SR2
 


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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?
 

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What a beauty....didn't know they even come in black??
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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).
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Callaway Big Bertha 9* w/ Project X Handcrafted LZ
Callaway Big Bertha Pro 16* w/ Fujikura Rombax Type X
Callaway X2 Hot Pro 20* w/ Aldila Tour Green
Callaway X-Utility 24* w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway Apex Pro 5-PW w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway MD2 50s, 54s, 60u w/ KBS Tour V

Odyssey Tour Black Series i w/ Long Neck 

Callaway SR2
 


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    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!
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SpRiNg!  bag

kamui pro kp07  9* --labospec 75xs tataki

crazy f14.  13.5* --.diamana  X 70x

 prgr egg spoon 16.5* ----- quadra fire express 75xs

honma tw 727m...NS 2g18s

pr-gr flat sole 51* + prgr nabla tour 56* + tourstage x-wedge ltd broad sole  60*

toursatge x-01z

air shepherd centre mallet

 

 

"  standard docs old boy, 5-5-10,

double reversals  on the  par 3s and triple pay   for birds.

 off you go , short and crooked like the reet- mong- choppah u are sah !'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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    Adams XTD Ti 15 Speeder VC 7.2 TS
    Adams XTD 17 DI 85
    Onoff Kuros 4-PW KBS C taper
    PRGR Nabla Tour 4-pw KBS V Tour
    Vokey SM5 50,54,59
    Yuyuri Seida 52, 58
    Bettinardi BB-5 Proto/BB-8 Proto
Very nice sticks Jim.

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

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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.
 

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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.
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Callaway Big Bertha 9* w/ Project X Handcrafted LZ
Callaway Big Bertha Pro 16* w/ Fujikura Rombax Type X
Callaway X2 Hot Pro 20* w/ Aldila Tour Green
Callaway X-Utility 24* w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway Apex Pro 5-PW w/ KBS Tour V
Callaway MD2 50s, 54s, 60u w/ KBS Tour V

Odyssey Tour Black Series i w/ Long Neck 

Callaway SR2