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The GolfWRX Shop (Ep. 9): Re-gripping a Ping Sigma 2 Putter

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Ping’s new Sigma 2 putters are length-adjustable due to a uniquely designed grip. But what happens when you re-grip the putters? Equipment expert Brian Knudson finds out in this episode of The GolfWRX Shop below.

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  1. BIG STU

    Nov 8, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    You mentioned a counter balanced grip. I would have been curious to know what the adjustable mechanism weighed or if you could get it off to weigh it. And what was the weight difference between the Ping SS grip you took off versus the new one you put on? Far as you putting with it could you feel any difference in balance? Really I am just curious on the engineering side of things. Another question for you and not busting your chops in any way. Why do you not use air to put on grips? I think the air method would have worked on that grip too. BTW the comment will show up under my wife’s name because she has a Facebook account and I do not but this is Big Stu off of WRX asking

  2. Joe Perez

    Nov 7, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Excellent, Knuds!!! When I first saw the release of the Sigma 2s, I wondered if the grip could ever be changed at all.

  3. Tim

    Nov 7, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Nice video Knudson. I was just thinking about the regripping process of the exact putter! Is it just me or about half the comments on pretty much every single video either people complaining or acting like the safety police???
    Nothing wrong with the way he cut off the grip…im sure hes done it a thousand times! He still has 10 fingers as far as i can tell! As far as it being square??? Who cares? It was a demo video. To cut a grip of by cutting away from your body you pretty much have to be standing on your head!

    • CGKansas1

      Nov 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      I guess it just matters on your point of view on this video – is it supposed to be educational or just entertainment? If the point of the video is to show how to change a grip and he does it unsafely and improperly then why is it here? If the purpose is for us to giggle at then good job!

  4. Chuck Dietz

    Nov 7, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    What was the outside diameter of the adjustable sleeve? was it 0.580 or 0.600 inches? Or a custom size?

    I have an adjustable TaylorMade Ghost putter (Actually an adjustable TM Fitting Tool putter, and the sleeve diameter is 0.680, for which I cannot find a replacement putter grip. Any sources for a replacement grip?

  5. Techvan4Life

    Nov 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    “Perfectly vertical” without the aid of any type of level – that’s new, and once again you managed to make an easy process dangerous. It does not matter what you are working on or what you are doing, all materials must be secured properly before adjusting. The concept of basic shop safety escapes you. Please stop – these are getting worse every time.

  6. Tommy

    Nov 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

    You need a plumb line drawn on the wall across from your work to at least help a little with the club face alignment. Looking at the from the side with your head cocked 90* is the worst method for squaring the grip that I’ve ever seen. This is especially important for a putter, as you know. Not a small thing or an advance detail. Also, SAVE THAT GRIP! That’s $15 on eBay!

  7. robert horneman

    Nov 7, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Too bad you didn’t save the $25.00 grip.New grips are VERY easy to save.

  8. Golf64

    Nov 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for doing this vid.! I have had a few ppl. ask me this question of grip changes.

  9. Golf Gear Box

    Nov 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks very helpful video. As a regripper I have not come across one of these yet so now I know what to expect! Though, when doing instructional videos please use safer razor blade technique, always slice away from you.

  10. Rob

    Nov 6, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    That grip was 30* off square to the face. At least. 🙂

  11. Russ

    Nov 6, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I’ll give him credit for showing the mistakes; we are after all human.
    I like the videos, is good to see how others do club work, WRX is always thinkin’.

  12. skip

    Nov 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    what a hack.

  13. ARTIT VIBULAKAOPUN

    Nov 6, 2018 at 11:01 am

    So I saw that you just slipped the grip on like normal. Did you cut a hole in the new grip to allow yourself access to the adjustable screw? Just curious.

    • Knudson

      Nov 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      No, I didn’t need to cut, or expand, the existing hole in the grip. I was still able to use the wrench to adjust the length with the grip as it is.

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Talking with Alonzo Guess of Sunfish…and a look at the insane headcover they made GolfWRX

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We last talked with Alonzo Guess of Sunfish in November of 2017 after the Nashville-based company launched a custom headcover and accessory builder on its website.

The company has been producing custom headcovers, yardage books, and other accessories since 2013 when it entered the market with its signature wool headcovers.

We wanted to see what was up, and Guess was kind enough not only to answer a few questions, but to design a pretty incredible GolfWRX driver cover using some raw assets we sent over.

BA: What’s new at Sunfish since we last talked? 

AG: 2018 was a great year for innovation at Sunfish. We worked hard to develop new design and construction techniques, and it has been really exciting combining these new creative elements into one of a kind headcovers and accessories. 2018 was our eighth year in business, but it was probably the most significant in terms of innovation. We’re excited to see where we can go from here!

BA: Looking at your websites, I know one of the new things you developed is something you call Photoflux. What exactly is Photoflux?

AG: Photoflux is our proprietary high-resolution printing process, that gives us the ability to apply to our products anything from photos to complex patterns to intricate logos. The level of resolution and detail is truly unmatched, and can’t be achieved with embroidery. We apply it to our leather and Duraleather products, even our hand-made copper ball markers and divot tools! Those are really exciting, because we can make custom copper ball markers with full color logos, on demand

BA: How the heck did you come up Photoflux?

AG: A customer ordered a scorecard holder with his family photo to be embroidered on each side. We made the piece and weren’t happy at all with the result. The embroidery process couldn’t do justice to the photographs. It was clear that there were certain limitations to embroidery, and we were motivated to overcome them. After months of trial and error, long hours and strenuous testing against sun, rain, and wear, we developed the current process.

BA: What are ways the Photoflux process can be used?

AG: Photoflux is perfect for applying photos, but can also be used for intricate logos or family crests. Really any graphic element can be expressed accurately using Photoflux, including shading. Recently we’ve had fun developing custom patterns such as tiger fur and using them as stripes on headcovers. The sky’s the limit!

Photoflux is best in concert with other design techniques, such as embroidery, laser engraving, and precision cutting and sewing. The featured piece (shown in this feature) incorporates Photoflux, precision cutting and sewing, laser engraving and embroidery. The result is as much artwork as it is a functional golf accessory.

BA: What are the limitations of the technology…what products can you apply Photoflux to?

AG: It’s great for leather and Duraleather headcovers, putter covers, scorecard and yardage book holders, alignment stick covers, cash covers, valuables pouches, wine bags, barrel style tartan headcovers…and even copper ball markers and divot tools!

BA: Tell me about this headcover you made for GolfWRX. I suggested the use of a graffiti wall, a GolfWRX logo, and skeleton hand holding up one finger to denote one club/driver, and you really went to town!

AG: So for the headcover you have, we used Photoflux to apply the graffiti wall image to the top of the cover (did you notice the ‘GolfWRX’ spraypaint in there? We threw that in there for you as an Easter egg!). On top of that, we embroidered the skeleton hand. For the stripe, we laser cut the outline of a typical urban skyline, and laser engraved the chain-link fence pattern over the top, than sewed that down. The bottom portion is a Photoflux image of GolfWRX that you sent over.

With so many new ways to decorate and manipulate the materials, we’re really excited about combining it all for our fans and customers to create really unique products. We feel the sky is the limit, and we hope this headcover illustrates that.

 

 

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New XXIO Prime woods, hybrids, and irons aim for lightweight power

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XXIO’s latest club offerings, XXIO Prime, looks to offer easy distance and easy accuracy for the moderate swing speed golfer, according to the company.

XXIO Prime woods

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XXIO Prime Woods feature a new re-designed hosel structure, and reduced stiffness at the tip of the driver shaft, which is designed to help moderate swing speed golfers to close the clubface through impact.

Forged from Super-TIX PLUS Titanium, the new cup face includes a sweet spot that is noticeably larger than previous designs, which aims to increase distance performance significantly. The Super-TIX PLUS Titanium Cup Face is thinner, lighter and stronger than previous additions, creating a maximum COR across the face, which aims to increase ball speed and distance.

According to Chuck Thiry, Vice President of XXIO USA

“The speed increases, higher launch angles, and draw bias of the new Prime will show immediate results from swing one. It’s legit lightweight power for the players that absolutely need it the most.”

Featured in the XXIO prime woods is the SP-1000 shaft, with TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber and NANOALLOY resin, which creates a strong but lightweight club. Along with the lightness in the shaft, XXIO has made weight savings in the grip and club head, which aims to produce woods that are both fast and easy to swing.

The XXIO Prime woods feature an expanded toe and narrowed heel, a tungsten-nickel inner weight that is low and deep, a lighter hosel repositioned closer to the center of the face, and reduced stiffness at the tip of the shaft, all with the aim of offering golfers with maximum forgiveness from their woods.

The XXIO Prime woods will be available from March 1 and will cost $579,99.

XXIO Prime hybrids and irons

The new XXIO Prime hybrids feature an expanded COR and a lower center of gravity, which is designed to increase distance and ball speed while delivering a straighter ball flight.

The hybrids from XXIO contain a Forged Maraging Steel Cup Face which includes a large sweet spot which aims to increase distance performance.

Just as with the woods, the XXIO irons also feature the Super-TIX PLUS Titanium Cup Face, though along with this, they also contain a CNC milled speed groove, which significantly increases the COR, creating a larger sweet spot, designed to provide greater distance, ball speed and accuracy.

Both the hybrids and irons include the SP-1000 Shaft, with TORAYCA T1100G carbon fiber and NANOALLOY resin. The hybrids and irons also feature weight savings in the grip and club head, with the aim of increasing swing speed.

With an expanded toe and narrowed heel, plus a crown step that moves weight low and deep, XXIO claim that this is their most forgiving suite of Prime hybrids. While with two high-density tungsten nickel sole weights and an overall profile that is 3mm shorter than the previous model, the company also claims to have created their most forgiving irons yet.

Speaking on the new XXIO Prime series, Chuck Thiry stated

“XXIO Prime is, quite frankly, the most unique and beneficial product ever available to moderate swing speed players. Period. People might think that is marketing hype, but they simply haven’t hit Prime yet.”

Both the XXIO Prime hybrids and irons will hit retail stores on March 1. The Prime hybrids will cost $379.99, while a single graphite iron will be available for $259.99.

 

 

 

 

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SPOTTED: 2019 Mitsubishi shafts

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The Diamana shaft line from Mitsubishi Chemical is probably one of the most iconic in the sport. Released in 2005, Blueboard, Whiteboard, and Redboard, were the first generation of shafts.

Photos of the full fourth generation Diamana lineup, offering new materials and technology, along with new names, have surfaced in the GolfWRX forums. Like previous generations, each color shaft offers different ball flight and spin characteristics.

“RF” is the highest launching and spinning in the Diamana line, offering high launch and mid spin, while the “BF” is the mid-launch and mid/low-spin model. Finally, the “DF” is mid/low-launching and the lowest-spinning shaft in the lineup.

All of the fourth generation Diamana shafts use updated technologies and materials that you would expect from a premium lineup. DIALEAD pitch fiber is helps reduce shaft deformation, while still producing exceptional energy transfer.

Each shaft contains MR70 carbon fiber that is 20 percent stronger than conventional materials and Boron fiber for its compression strength and shaft reinforcement. ION plating has been done before in the Diamana line, in vacuum chambers — silver alloy ions are bonded to the shaft to give it a chrome-like finish that can’t be replicated by paint.

See what GolfWRX Members are saying in the forums.

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