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Still playing Nike Vapor Combos?


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#31 EBG

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:57 AM

 bodhi555, on 03 November 2017 - 06:36 AM, said:

Anyone hit the Vapor Pros who's also hit the Original Blades and the VR Pros? ...

I got both the Vapor Pros and the VR Pro. No problem switching back and forth, as I think they're not that different in feel. The Vapors are a bit more forgiving on slight mishits, but the feel on great strikes might be even nicer with the VRs.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:47 AM

Iím on my second set of vapor proís (first set was stolen) and I have 2 back up sets of heads. I also just built a set of 3-6 vpc 7-pw Vapor Pro. So, needless to say Iím still playing mine and will be until Iím worm food.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

 JDogg206, on 04 November 2017 - 05:47 AM, said:

I’m on my second set of vapor pro’s (first set was stolen) and I have 2 back up sets of heads. I also just built a set of 3-6 vpc 7-pw Vapor Pro. So, needless to say I’m still playing mine and will be until I’m worm food.
just purchased some vapor pros, as soon and I can find some vapor pro combos I'm going to play VPC 3 and 4 bent 1 weak and vapor pros 5-pw

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

Has anyone done a direct comparison with these and the i200s? Or Apex CF16?
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:41 PM

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:

 jklcmo, on 03 November 2017 - 08:12 AM, said:

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.

Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!

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Those look awesome. What type of sandpaper did you use?

Just some regular stuff from the local hardware store. Can't remember the exakt grit numbers
1. Medium grit (100 grit?)
2. Fine grit (220 grit?)
3. Steel wool to finish

Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

 Froo Shon Tay, on 04 November 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:

 jklcmo, on 03 November 2017 - 08:12 AM, said:

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.

Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!

.

Those look awesome. What type of sandpaper did you use?

Just some regular stuff from the local hardware store. Can't remember the exakt grit numbers
1. Medium grit (100 grit?)
2. Fine grit (220 grit?)
3. Steel wool to finish

Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?
Yes please share, I want to take the black and volt off mine and have all satin look...sexy

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:53 PM

 Sanzabar, on 04 November 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:

Has anyone done a direct comparison with these and the i200s? Or Apex CF16?

Iíve hit demo i200ís that were stock (I play +1/2Ē and 3 up). The i200ís were very nice. Not as soft feeling off the face as the vpc though.
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:23 AM

 Rpete33, on 04 November 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

 Froo Shon Tay, on 04 November 2017 - 03:41 PM, said:

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 09:04 AM, said:

 jklcmo, on 03 November 2017 - 08:12 AM, said:

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.

Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!

.

Those look awesome. What type of sandpaper did you use?

Just some regular stuff from the local hardware store. Can't remember the exakt grit numbers
1. Medium grit (100 grit?)
2. Fine grit (220 grit?)
3. Steel wool to finish

Do you mind sharing the process you took to get that look on your irons? Did you take off the stickers?
Yes please share, I want to take the black and volt off mine and have all satin look...sexy

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:19 PM

Just got my set in and goodness, they are sexy!!! Wish I would have went with different shafts, the DG AMT S300s feel soooo much heavier than my gamer KBS Tours.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:29 PM

 Sanzabar, on 06 November 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

Just got my set in and goodness, they are sexy!!! Wish I would have went with different shafts, the DG AMT S300s feel soooo much heavier than my gamer KBS Tours.

AMT in long irons are as light as any shaft out there.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:50 PM

Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

 Sanzabar, on 06 November 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.

I believe the KBS tours have a different balance point which would change swingweight (assuming the same static weight).
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

 EBG, on 03 November 2017 - 01:33 AM, said:

Get them! Then do this. All it takes is a bit of sandpaper, steel wool and paint.

Will continue to be the best looking set of clubs the coming 20 years - and they perform great!

.

I have to say, that took a look that could have become dated and made it timeless. Beautiful, almost industrial look. They look kind of like the new Cally X Forged. I have a set of VPC's in the basement in great shape. Thought about selling them but this looks so good I may opt for doing something like this.

Always loved the heads. The DG Pro shaft is good, not my favorite. I'd like to try these heads with a PX 5.5, C Taper Lite or maybe a Nippon 120 or 125. They feel great and I love the blunted edge on the sole. They don't dig, yet they don't have too wide of a sole. I think they have a great shape and the Rzn-filled long irons (take that PXG) are easy to elevate.

Of the non-muscleback "players irons," I thought this club was way underrated, my favorite Nike iron and as nice as anything out there.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:04 PM

Never tried any of the Vapor line as the VR Forged Pro Combos are just so damn good.  Might have to pick up a set before all the new Nike iron sets are long gone.

Edited by brew4eagle, 06 November 2017 - 09:04 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:16 PM

Working on mine now. 3i is finished and still working to perfect the process

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:33 PM

Looks really good. Also an easy way to refresh old clubs. Makes them cool all over again.

I lost the 9 iron of my VPC original set and bought a used replacement. It is in pretty good shape but not as nice as the rest of the set. The Volt paint is faded and that triangular piece of metal on the back of the club has some pitting. But I think a bit of sanding would take it right out.

Rest of them look great. That's one of the many cool things about this site. Lots of ideas. Those stripped Nikes would sell well if they looked like that brand new!
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

Anyone that doesn't have the time to strip their Nike Vapor Pro's, here's another option :)

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:01 AM

They are "down" in price - think they started at over $3,500.

Edited by Hammer22, 07 November 2017 - 12:01 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:54 AM

 Sanzabar, on 06 November 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

 BlackM00Nlight, on 07 November 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

 Sanzabar, on 06 November 2017 - 06:50 PM, said:

Really? Goodness.. they feel twice as heavy as the KBS Tours in my i200. I specifically grabbed the 7 iron.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 07:58 AM

Assuming you play stiff shafts and I have the right KBS your shaft there, the kbs shafts are all 120g and the AMT shaft is 130g in the wedge flex and decreases by 3g every iron until the 2-3 iron which is 112g.

Edited by BlackM00Nlight, 07 November 2017 - 07:58 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:23 AM

I received my vapor pros yesterday and damn they are thin! I think I'll be keeping my 4 and possibly my 5 VPC in the bag

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

 BlackM00Nlight, on 07 November 2017 - 07:58 AM, said:

Assuming you play stiff shafts and I have the right KBS your shaft there, the kbs shafts are all 120g and the AMT shaft is 130g in the wedge flex and decreases by 3g every iron until the 2-3 iron which is 112g.

Appreciate that info man. I think a lot of it has to do with SW. These VPC's are like D2.5. I am used to C9-D0. Might chop of .5" and see how that goes. They are a touch longer than the I200's as well.

I really want to try these AMT S300's out.

Edited by Sanzabar, 07 November 2017 - 11:00 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

I went from the 714 AP2s to the VPCs.  I did the MM Proto look on my VPCs.  I like the VPCs, but I have a longing for my old AP2s.  I hit my AP2s more solidly and with more consistency.  I also lost almost a full club length on the VPCs this season.  That being said I'm a 15 index so it's pretty obviously me and not the clubs.  I'm gonna be in the market for new irons this spring once the weather gets back to normal.
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:24 PM

So I haven't bought the VPC yet as I played a round with my friend's Ping iblades last week who is selling them and now I'm on the fence. I really enjoyed the iblades and played well with them. Ball flight and spin was a bit high. They have KBS 90 shafts which are light and I thought I wouldn't be a fan (and I'm not) but they played solid overall. Anyone played both sets and could provide feedback?  The iblades will run me $400 more than the VPCs.  My challenge is I'm not going to get a chance to try the VPC in order to compare as its someone who has them on sale through a personal ad. Any thoughts on how they compare to Iblades?  Thanks!


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 12:55 PM

I'll just further add that what I liked about the iblades: Loved the look at address, blade size was perfect. Found that I was very accurate with them. Right amount of bounce, they did not dig for me. They were not that long distance wise, which I'm ok with...

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

VPC are going to feel softer and have more forgiveness than the iblade. And the finish will hold up better on the VPCís
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Posted 10 November 2017 - 07:49 PM

No idea why, but iBlade did not suit my swing. as I was eager to buy them. Hit them with two shafts and I found them a little more demanding than I'd hoped.

I was coming off a back injury at the time and slowly getting back into it, could have been a factor. Swinging the club much better now.

Regardless, I hit the VPCs better in testing and it carried over to the golf course. I shot the low round of my career with them. The head shape, amount of offset and beveled leading edge all work for me. I would think bounce of VPC and iBlade would be comparable, but I don't know for sure. VPC seem mid-bounce to me. The sole of them is one I like.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 08:41 PM

First round with the VPCís and these things are so so good! Freezing would be an understatement for today, topped at at 40 degrees and these bad boys shined. From every lie, they were good, really good. Ball flight was ideal, distance was spot on and didnít take long to get used to them, coming from the i200s. Iíd say they are very comparable as far as forgiveness and distance goes.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:14 AM

I just swapped from the VPCs to the Mizuno MP18 SCs. I played the Nike’s from the first week of release and loved them from the first time I hit them.  While the 18s are good, I find myself missing the Nikes. Might have to swap back soon.

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