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New Ping driver - 2017


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#721 halfsumo

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:12 PM

PING has had digital lofting service for a while now. You can get one as close to the loft you specify. If I remember correctly, it was only like a $10 charge previously. I'm guessing a $50 charge would include swing-weighting and such as well.

Any WRX'er ordering brand new should at least pay for the digital lofting service.

Edited by halfsumo, 18 June 2017 - 11:16 PM.

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#722 Stetson

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:08 AM

 halfsumo, on 18 June 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

PING has had digital lofting service for a while now. You can get one as close to the loft you specify. If I remember correctly, it was only like a $10 charge previously. I'm guessing a $50 charge would include swing-weighting and such as well.

Any WRX'er ordering brand new should at least pay for the digital lofting service.

Here is the conflict for me...

I've always been told that if you are crushing a demo club to try and buy that exact club, do not place an order. What good is ordering a digitally lifted 9.8* head if you were actually using a 9.1* but had no clue?  If you know the exact specs on the demo it would make it easier but that is highly unlikely.

If I could I would order a head with a loft between 9.8-10.4, 1* open and a CT of 258... think I could pull that off?  :)

Edited by Stetson, 19 June 2017 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:55 AM

I am fairly certain the fee is to make sure the exact loft of the head is what you want. For example, it is not unusual to see 10 degree heads that when measured have an actual loft of 10.5 or 11.

With Ping the loft will never be lower than what you ordered, but it could be slightly higher simply due to production tolerances.

Same for all manufacturers. I have an M1 labeled 9.5, but the actual loft at standard settings is 10.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:01 AM

I think ordering through WRX, you can get exact loft and swing weight.  I'm not sure about lie angle, but from calling and checking with them in the past, they have not done specific face angle.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:43 AM

I've ordered digitally lofted Ping G30 and G driver's in the past, basically you state the desired loft and they will try to sort a head as close as possible to that, regardless what the number on it states.

But after multiple fittings with a Ping demo day rept, with the East Coast Sales rept, and a Ping Top 100 fitter, they all agree on one thought.. the only place that a driver is truly the stated loft is dead center of the sweet spot. move up the face 1/4" and loft is increased, same with down the face.so unless you hit the center sweet spot every time, with the same AA every time, you are already not hitting the same loft every time.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:27 PM

 Kenny Lee Puckett, on 04 June 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

 Foreleft, on 04 June 2017 - 11:16 PM, said:

 Kenny Lee Puckett, on 04 June 2017 - 07:17 PM, said:

 JRJ70, on 04 June 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

 Green Valley, on 04 June 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

Off subject. But any rumors on the next S series iron line or is it disbanded?

Pretty sure the iBlade was the replacement for the s series.
correctomundo

edit: now, take a look at I200, and then visualize that in S55 proportions... I think you might see iBlade being replaced by something along those lines.

When I visualize that, I am right back to the S55's��
... except now made outta the 431 steel, with Hydropearl finish, and a few more years wisdom of experimenting with CTP.

  :good: #CountMeIn

Is there a release date for these?  I'm assuming 1/18 at the very earliest (~18 months since the iBlade release), but something like three years passed between the releases of the S55 and the iBlade, so I'm not really sure what to expect.
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#727 sandy

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

Hard to tell what the timeframe will be for the iBlade replacement. After initial success it hasn't matched the S55 in sales (which was the most successful S series sales wise). I think Bubba is still using the S55s.. a testament after his many years of refusing to dump the S59s. I would like to see them do another S series out of 431 and dump that hydropearl finish.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:20 PM

Just doesn't look much different than my G, hard time thinking it will as well...BB
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

 sandy, on 19 June 2017 - 06:48 PM, said:

Hard to tell what the timeframe will be for the iBlade replacement. After initial success it hasn't matched the S55 in sales (which was the most successful S series sales wise). I think Bubba is still using the S55s.. a testament after his many years of refusing to dump the S59s. I would like to see them do another S series out of 431 and dump that hydropearl finish.

I've had my S56 set for 5 years now, they only saw use the first half of that 5, but Im looking into the iBlade or i200 now.  I guess Ping's fittings fill up the minute they are available as I called for an appointment the 29th or 30th and neither had times available.  Im thinking I might just pay the 225 full bag fee to Kierland in Scottsdale if I still decide to go get fit.
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