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Dynamic Gold S300 vs. X100


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#1 jakkim

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:31 PM

Per TrueTemper my swing speed indicates that I should be playing X-100's. However, I have never played an extra stiff shaft and psychologically am a bit concerned. I feel like I hit the ball plenty long, carry my 6 iron 195-200 yards, so I'm not concerned with losing distance, especially if I will gain consistancy. My cocern is that I only play about 3-4 times a month, but do get to practice quit a bit, would the X's feel like telephone poles on off days? Would you guys recommend just going with S300 and dealing with a bit more dispersion. Also my natural tendency is to hit a draw which can trun into a sweeping hook if I'm not swinging well, would the S300's excentuate that? Basically, given my swing speed and weekend warrior status would you play the S's or X's?

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:56 PM

It depends on a couple things. The S300 might be contributing to your draw/hook. You've got plenty of SS to handle the X100, IMO. Is your transition harsh or smooth? If smooth, maybe stick with the S300 - maybe even hardstep them. If it is harsher, go with X100 and maybe softstep them. What you don't want is feeling like you have to overswing to load the X100. That would be trouble.

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:55 PM

With the club head speed you are at, and the distance you attain, I would NOT play an S300 standard install.  If you are really smooth, hardstepped S300 at the weakest.  X100 softstepped for a minimally softer feel, or X100 straight up is what you should be playing otherwise.  I think you will like the tighter dispersion with X.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:03 AM

If you carry a 6 iron over 190 yards, it's an X flex for you.
I'm not worried for you not able to load the shaft, in fact you might want to look into PX 6.0 if you're interested.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:09 AM

Thank you for all the great replies.

In regards to my tempo I don't feel that I am really smooth nor harsh. My backswing is somewhat slow and deliberate and then I step on the gas from the top of the swing through the ball. Counting in seconds its certainly not a 1 - 2 swing more of a 1 - 1.5 swing if that makes sense.

If I go with X-100's would you recommend that I keep S-300's in my Pitch, Gap & Sand wedges...I have heard people do this for a bit more feel.

In terms of soft/hard stepping I'm not sure that the club heads accept taper tip shafts so that may not be an option. If I were to build them say 1/2 inch over standard, 38.5" 5 iron, would that make them play a bit softer?

Once again thanks for the great input I really appreciate it!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:18 AM

You could soft-step the shafts on the short irons once, if that's what you need.  There shouldn't be an issue with the tip end at all.  

thewitt, what's your opinion on this?

Edited by wkuo3, 12 December 2007 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:24 AM

Jakkim

Don't know if you read many posts but I am testing shafts now.  I am between R and S and have tried various soft and hard stepped combos.  I like the R shaft feel and don't really like the S feel so I am staying with what feels right to me.  I am waiting on a spine tool to finish my tests but can tell you it is an eye opener.  

It isn't that hard to pull and install shafts to try them yourself if you like to tinker.  You might want to give it a try before installing an entire set.

Just a thought ........

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:18 PM

I agree as said before, if your drawing, sometimes hooking the S300s, then the X100s should straighten that out a bit for you, the dispersion is alot tighter. And at the carry distance alone i would reccomend X100s. People are quite dismissive of X100s but they arnt as hard to hit as people think. They can get a bit too stiff in the longer irons if your not swinging really well but i belive if your allways on the border of shafts, go for the stiffer one.

I also second looking into PXs aswell, probably 6.0s.

Best of luck!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:02 PM

Do X-100's frequency out to 6.0 on a rifle scale or a bit stiffer like 6.5's?

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:05 PM

from all the review we had on this board the PX 6.0 is actually a bit stiffer in feel than the DG X-100.


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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:16 PM

6.0 is right in between s300 and x100. s300 measures out to a 5.7 and x100 to about 6.3??? not too sure, but 6.0 is right in between.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:29 PM

View PostFLAis4golferz, on Dec 12 2007, 03:16 PM, said:

6.0 is right in between s300 and x100. s300 measures out to a 5.7 and x100 to about 6.3??? not too sure, but 6.0 is right in between.

PX 6.0 is stiffer than the tour flighted 6.0 not the same animal.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

View Postjakkim, on Dec 12 2007, 12:09 AM, said:

If I go with X-100's would you recommend that I keep S-300's in my Pitch, Gap & Sand wedges...I have heard people do this for a bit more feel.


I personally do this. S300's in my gap, sand, and lob.  I prefer the softer feel for those because of touch shots.  In the gap you could go X100 as well if it is more a full swing only club, but sand and lob S300.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:45 PM

i have always hit s300s and have struggled with a quick hard draw/crazy hooks.  i switched over to x100s a month ago and it is night and day difference.  no more hard draws. the first day i hit them i left everything out to the left(i'm lefty), but once i got use to them i aim dead at the stick. i only hit a 3 to 4 yard draw or dead straight. i thought that they would play abit stiff for me since i am the short hitter in my group.(my swing speed with driver is 112) and i carry 6 iron 180yards but i lost no distance and dispersion it very tight.now if i miss it is because of a bad swing not the shafts. i wish i would have switched 2 years ago, it would have saved me alot of time and grief trying to cure the hooks!!!!!!  hope this helps.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:26 AM

View Posteric6624, on Dec 15 2007, 09:45 PM, said:

i have always hit s300s and have struggled with a quick hard draw/crazy hooks.  i switched over to x100s a month ago and it is night and day difference.  no more hard draws. the first day i hit them i left everything out to the left(i'm lefty), but once i got use to them i aim dead at the stick. i only hit a 3 to 4 yard draw or dead straight. i thought that they would play abit stiff for me since i am the short hitter in my group.(my swing speed with driver is 112) and i carry 6 iron 180yards but i lost no distance and dispersion it very tight.now if i miss it is because of a bad swing not the shafts. i wish i would have switched 2 years ago, it would have saved me alot of time and grief trying to cure the hooks!!!!!!  hope this helps.

Wow, this post sums up me to a tee (only right handed).  My biggest problem is the hard draw/hook.  Almost exact same swing speed, same 6 iron carry.  I've been struggling with this for a few years.   I would feel like I strike the ball well but I would miss terribly left.  I thought it was my transition, getting my hands coming thru too quick.  I have always played stiff (s300) and currently play Flighted Rifle 6.0.  Recently I have been wondering if it is the shaft more than my swing.  I'm going to try to get my hands on some x100's.   If this truly helps, I am going to be ecstatic! (and pissed! that I didn't figure this out earlier...)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 10:25 AM

definately X-100 for you;
what is your trajectory? If you want to lower traj. a bit then no question go X-100

I am thinking about the same switching S 300 to x 100 to lower traj and reduce draw (at the lower end of your indicated 6 iron SS)

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:09 PM

View Postwkuo3, on Dec 12 2007, 12:03 AM, said:

If you carry a 6 iron over 190 yards, it's an X flex for you.
I'm not worried for you not able to load the shaft, in fact you might want to look into PX 6.0 if you're interested.

This is what I did and I will never look back. I absolutely love my PX 6.0's.

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 12:17 PM

You  can always get two of the same heads from Fleabay and shaft them up and test it out at the range.

Cheeper than the doing the whole set wrong.

You can even sell the club  back to ebay.




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