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Vega/JDM wedges soft soft soft feel too much? Too soft?


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#1 TomBomb51

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:02 PM

I have been gaming Vega wedges for about 8 months now and I have an above average short game. I feel like they are SO soft that I have a hard time judging distances on my chipping. Am I insane? I have been a vokey guy for years and even had Mizuno MP T5 wedges for a few months last year and they were the same thing. I have gone back to my vokeys each time I've tried JDM wedges and every time I go back to the vokeys, my chipping is right back to where it should be. Is it in my head or is this a real thing? My buddy constantly makes fun of me for leaving them because they are "too soft".

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:21 PM

Sounds to me like you have some solid empirical evidence to base your belief on. Is there a reason you're staying with the Vega's if you consistently find them playing short?
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:29 PM

No, I actually went back to the SM5s this past week and ordered some SM6s today. I got the Vegas from Jeremy on the classifieds brand new for CHEAP. I wanted them to work and I want to prove to myself that I can hit a forged wedge
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 07:23 PM

I've only use a Vokey for one round and it was much too light for me.  Maybe the JDM stuff is too heavy for you?  For the record, I love the Vega wedges.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:53 AM

View Postdb2, on 22 June 2017 - 07:23 PM, said:

I've only use a Vokey for one round and it was much too light for me.  Maybe the JDM stuff is too heavy for you?  For the record, I love the Vega wedges.

Maybe that is it, I am not sure. I also think that I can feel the head weight much better on the Vokeys, which leads to more controlled shots for me.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:58 AM

Softer the better for me..........
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:35 PM

Maybe cold Forged vokeys are the answer
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:37 PM

It's the grind.
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:20 AM

I just got the Vega Alcors and they are different for sure.  I immediately noticed they seem heavier than a Vokey or other mainstream wedges.  On partial shots around the green, I have had to adjust my swing to account for the different weight and feel.  They are soft and the feel at impact on full shots is great.  I'm not sure if they'll stay in the bag or not.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 12:10 PM

Do they sound different than the vokey's?  For me, that plays a huge factor regardless of how soft they feel, specially when putting.  I can't get the bad taste out of my mouth when comparing some of my deep milled face putters to the light milled putters.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

The spin on the Vega wedges are phenomenal. They did feel a little head heavy with the shimada wedge shaft so maybe try a different combo? i love the fact that i can throw the ball with these vega's and the ball would stop after a few bounces. helped my short game tremendously.

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