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OBAN CT-115 Iron shafts......worth the $75 bucks a pop?


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#31 autronicdsm

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 10:56 AM

View PostAlbatross85, on 13 March 2018 - 07:51 AM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 12 March 2018 - 11:52 PM, said:

View PostStrolf, on 12 March 2018 - 11:45 PM, said:

View PostJagpilotohio, on 12 March 2018 - 11:13 PM, said:

View Post81PING, on 21 February 2018 - 11:15 PM, said:

Install sensicore inserts into then...20 bucks will give you an extra 8g or whatever in each shaft.

Interesting idea but you would need to jam 2 down in each one. They are just under 4 grams each.  I’ve been using them for many years. They do work.
I also play on the coast, and I've heard stories of rusty forming in shafts

More of an issue With pro softs.  They are solid and don’t allow air circulation if the shafts get damp inside.  The Sensicores have essentially a straw down the middle of them specifically to allow air movement and dissipate moisture.
This is incorrect. Pro soft are closed cell foam on the exterior and do not hold moisture. Sensicore absolutely can and have rusted shafts out from moisture.

Cells themselves might not hold moisture, but moisture might collect on the surface of the inserts.

Anyways, I had shafts with rust on them without inserts so it is what it is. It doesn't affect anything since it's just a surface rust. Now, if you shower with your clubs and you start getting flakes of rust falling out, that's different hahaha


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#32 autronicdsm

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:16 AM

Here's Shimada 115, 5-iron I already had up on my classified...
http://www.golfwrx.c.../#entry16932822

I will check 4-iron when I get home, but looks like step pattern is quite different, especially over 3 first steps?

1st step 8" from the tip
2            9 1/2"
3            10 7/8"
4            12 1/4"
5            13 5/8"
6            15 1/8"
7            16 1/2"
8            17 7/8"
9            19 1/4"
10          21 1/4"
11          23 7/8"
12          27 1/8"
13          29 3/8"

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

View Postautronicdsm, on 13 March 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

Here's Shimada 115, 5-iron I already had up on my classified...
http://www.golfwrx.c.../#entry16932822

I will check 4-iron when I get home, but looks like step pattern is quite different, especially over 3 first steps?

1st step 8" from the tip
2 9 1/2"
3 10 7/8"
4 12 1/4"
5 13 5/8"
6 15 1/8"
7 16 1/2"
8 17 7/8"
9 19 1/4"
10   21 1/4"
11   23 7/8"
12   27 1/8"
13   29 3/8"
Yea, the first three steps (closest to head) are really close to each other.  What raw shaft length are you using?  My 4-iron is X soft stepped, so the 39" raw length.  Not tipped at all (tapered).  M

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 04:36 PM

View PostStrolf, on 13 March 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

View Postautronicdsm, on 13 March 2018 - 11:16 AM, said:

Here's Shimada 115, 5-iron I already had up on my classified...
http://www.golfwrx.c.../#entry16932822

I will check 4-iron when I get home, but looks like step pattern is quite different, especially over 3 first steps?

1st step 8" from the tip
2 9 1/2"
3 10 7/8"
4 12 1/4"
5 13 5/8"
6 15 1/8"
7 16 1/2"
8 17 7/8"
9 19 1/4"
10   21 1/4"
11   23 7/8"
12   27 1/8"
13   29 3/8"
Yea, the first three steps (closest to head) are really close to each other.  What raw shaft length are you using?  My 4-iron is X soft stepped, so the 39" raw length.  Not tipped at all (tapered).  M

One other thing to keep in mind is that I aligned my ruler with my club length ruler, so the distances I posted are based off the club sitting in the address position, which would be 3+ inches more than your measurements.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

I have played two rounds with my CT-115 in stiff flex in 718 AP2s.  Was fitted by an outstanding fitter in Bay Area for these shafts and he built the clubs.  Terrific feeling shaft - firm but very smooth - feels like no other iron shaft to me.  Best description I can generate is for my CT-115 in stiff flex is PX 5.5 with Blue Board smooth feel infused into them.  Get a very tight mid flight on them on normal swings - easy to flight.  In terms of ball flight generated, there was significant wind (10-20) both days and the ball really seems to hold its line very well.  Don't see, as yet, that I am hitting them any longer, but, I was not looking for that. I would say very similar to PX 5.5 for me in ball flight performance (except CT-115 seems to have less bend in the flight), but, PX 5.5 is not as smooth.  Is it worth it?  Up to you.  If you can cope with the price, and, they fit you, absolutely, yes.

Edited by Galanga, 21 March 2018 - 09:23 AM.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:38 AM

View PostGalanga, on 21 March 2018 - 09:22 AM, said:

I have played two rounds with my CT-115 in stiff flex in 718 AP2s.  Was fitted by an outstanding fitter in Bay Area for these shafts and he built the clubs.  Terrific feeling shaft - firm but very smooth - feels like no other iron shaft to me.  Best description I can generate is for my CT-115 in stiff flex is PX 5.5 with Blue Board smooth feel infused into them.  Get a very tight mid flight on them on normal swings - easy to flight.  In terms of ball flight generated, there was significant wind (10-20) both days and the ball really seems to hold its line very well.  Don't see, as yet, that I am hitting them any longer, but, I was not looking for that. I would say very similar to PX 5.5 for me in ball flight performance (except CT-115 seems to have less bend in the flight), but, PX 5.5 is not as smooth.  Is it worth it?  Up to you.  If you can cope with the price, and, they fit you, absolutely, yes.

Great review - my irons and wedges are out for a re-shaft now, can't wait to get these things on the course.

The only way I could describe these based on my trackman fitting is flight like DG but with feel that is even better than my old Modus 120 - not sure how they do it but a great shaft!
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

Recently purchased these in x-flex for my p790's. Nothing else compares to the feel and performance of these shafts. Even as an x-flex the feel is firm, as you would expect, but also super smooth and literally like butter to hit. It's a feeling that can't really be put into words to hit these, so I suggest everyone get fitted for them to experience how great a shaft this is. If you can afford the price, these shafts are an absolute must to purchase.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:14 AM

Looking at used a set of these but from the seller's photos I can't see anything obvious that shows the flex.

Is there a code on the butt sticker or something on the shaft label ?

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 05:43 PM

View Postpt73, on 29 May 2018 - 03:14 AM, said:

Looking at used a set of these but from the seller's photos I can't see anything obvious that shows the flex.

Is there a code on the butt sticker or something on the shaft label ?

When you remove the grip and tape, there is a sticker that says CT-115.  Flex is determined by raw shaft length.

Edited by Strolf, 06 November 2018 - 05:46 PM.


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