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HOW TO SOUP UP YOUR G400 DRIVER


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#1 pricenicky

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:08 PM

Just replaced my PING CUSTOM FIT G400 10.5 driver ( WITH Kurokage 60 reg ) to GD AD  IZ 47 gram R1( tipped 3/4") and increase o/a length from 45 to 45.75.

SS is 85-87 mph . - increase in distance is 15- 17 yards. Stock head was 202 grams ; changed the weight down to keep D3 swing weight. Ball used is the Bridgestone B SERIES Rx. This ball kicked out the chrome soft and TP5 X I had been using. Finished cpm is 235 at 45.75 "


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Each to their own. The very last thing I would do is add nearly one inch to my driver shaft.
I dropped an inch, have found the centre more often and am hitting better average distance than before.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

View Postpricenicky, on 20 November 2017 - 06:08 PM, said:

Just replaced my PING CUSTOM FIT G400 10.5 driver ( WITH Kurokage 60 reg ) to GD AD  IZ 47 gram R1( tipped 3/4") and increase o/a length from 45 to 45.75.

SS is 85-87 mph . - increase in distance is 15- 17 yards. Stock head was 202 grams ; changed the weight down to keep D3 swing weight. Ball used is the Bridgestone B SERIES Rx. This ball kicked out the chrome soft and TP5 X I had been using. Finished cpm is 235 at 45.75 "

Summary: your old setup didn't fit you but the new one does.
Ping G400 driver w/Adila Rogue 125 Silver 60S
TEE XCG6 3 & 5 fairway woods & E8 hybrid
Mizuno Hot Metal irons w/Recoil 95's
Glide 50/55/60 wedges w/Recoil 110's
Ping Anser putter - the "real deal!"

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:55 PM

Congratulations....  That's a big increase in distance and sounds like your confidence level with the drive is up with the switch .

         My only question is who CUSTOM FIT you in the Kurokage shaft and did they hit you with an up-charge?
Ping G400 Max Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 60
Ping G400 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70
Ping G25 20 degree Hybrid
ONOFF KURO 2015 4-PW N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 120S
Vokey SM6 50F 54S 58M
Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Studio Stainless
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:28 PM

View PostTzoid, on 16 December 2017 - 04:55 PM, said:

Congratulations....  That's a big increase in distance and sounds like your confidence level with the drive is up with the switch .

My only question is who CUSTOM FIT you in the Kurokage shaft and did they hit you with an up-charge?
The original kurokage was fit by the PING rep at a demo day.LATER I went to a local fitter who built the IZ; knowing lighter and longer would give me more ball speed.Expensive experiment but the GD shaft is extremely stable and straight.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:43 PM

Great gains

Though I thought Nicky Price went to PXG ... so this blatant Ping and Bridgestone brand promoting is quite confusing
Ping G400max 10.5* Aldila Xtorsion 60x
Callaway GBB 3w 16* Mitsu Diamana BB 63x
Ping G25 7w 20* Aldila NVS Pink 85x
Callaway Apex 4h 23* Matrix Altus Red 92sx
Callaway Apex 5h 26* Matrix HQ3 Altus 92x
Ping s55 6i - PW Nippon 1150ghx
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:04 PM

I went with the XTorsion Copper in tour length and it's a perfect fit for me! Such a great stick I'm a big fan of the shape and sound. BB
Irons: Titleist 918cb's
Drivers: Ping G400
Fairway: Titleist 917F2
Hybrid: A-Grind
2 iron: Ping Rapture
Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's  
Putter: Toulon Indianapolis
Balls: 2017 B330s

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:27 PM

What was the up charge from Ping for the Kurokage shaft and XTorsion ?   I'm curious what they get

Edited by Tzoid, 16 December 2017 - 08:28 PM.

Ping G400 Max Driver Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 60
Ping G400 3 Wood Aldila Rogue Silver 110 M.S.I. 70
Ping G25 20 degree Hybrid
ONOFF KURO 2015 4-PW N.S Pro Modus3 Tour 120S
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:54 PM

I can't remember the exact amount but it wasn't terrible. Neither are classified as "exotic" from the upcharge standpoint. There's a couple shafts offered as a tour upgrade or something like that which made them reasonable to some degree. BB
Irons: Titleist 918cb's
Drivers: Ping G400
Fairway: Titleist 917F2
Hybrid: A-Grind
2 iron: Ping Rapture
Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's  
Putter: Toulon Indianapolis
Balls: 2017 B330s

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:26 AM

Fair play to the OP, but I'm guessing this isn't the right forum for this post?

Driver: Callaway XR16 SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi HB 65 05, 45", MCC Plus 4.
FW: Callaway GBB 3w lofted to 16* + Fire Express 75x, 42", MCC Plus 4 Align.
FW: Callaway GBB Heavenwood lofted to 21* + Fire Express 75 Pro x, 41", MCC Plus 4 Align.
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura WMF-06 53*/58*, Callaway V-Forged 64*.
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