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Mizuno ST 180 Driver vs Mizuno GT 180 Driver


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#1 ProjectX

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:36 PM

Anyone hit both yet? Difference in numbers? Mostly curious about the GT 180 with the weights placed forward in the toe and heel.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:53 AM

There is a good review online from Alex Etches at Golf Box in Australia if you are interested. He is a bit of a monster and hits the ball very hard so probably not comparable to most!!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:40 AM

View PostDavethegolfer, on 14 February 2018 - 02:53 AM, said:

There is a good review online from Alex Etches at Golf Box in Australia if you are interested. He is a bit of a monster and hits the ball very hard so probably not comparable to most!!

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

looking at your sig... your probably fit Alex's review lol
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:30 PM

View Postvietnameeh, on 14 February 2018 - 11:18 AM, said:

looking at your sig... your probably fit Alex's review lol

Very similar swing and build. Like watching myself on video lol. Although he did miss the best method to drop the spin the GT. He just popped the weights both in the center and moved them forward. If he put one in the heel and one in the toe both forward he could kill more of the spin while at the same time increasing MOI. Still sounds like the ST had better spin numbers, but the carry distances were still nearly identical when he hit it well.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:40 PM

Jpx 850 is still awesome and still in the bag, but looking for contenders.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:04 PM

I am hoping someone with JPX900 Driver will test it against these two new ones.  Pretty big following on here of the JPX900
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

Agreed. Would really love to see that all three tested together when fit correctly.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

Just picked up a new, in plastic JPX 900 on The Bay for $190.  I can't wait to hit it.  I never buy a driver without testing, but the reviews I've read sing pretty high praise by most that have my swing characteristics.  I will still test the GT, but hope that I like the JPX900 as much or better so I don't have to drop the extra coin!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:14 PM

900 was straightest driver I have ever hit but had to give it up as the loft at 7.5* still looked like 10* and I just launched it to high - even with a Tensei white in it.  Still looking for one as a backup.  Looking forward to testing the GT vs the M3 lineup

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:22 PM

View Posthambone1124, on 14 February 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

900 was straightest driver I have ever hit but had to give it up as the loft at 7.5* still looked like 10* and I just launched it to high - even with a Tensei white in it.  Still looking for one as a backup.  Looking forward to testing the GT vs the M3 lineup

Based on the video it sounds like the GT180 with the weights pushed all the way forward in the heel and toe could be the answer. He's complaining in the video that the GT 180 spins too much meanwhile carrying it the exact same distance as the ST180. That to me means push the weights forward in the heel and toe and drop a low spin shaft in there and the thing is probably and absolute rocket. He's also using a regular Tensei, not the Tensei pro so there is way more in that club for him if fitted correctly.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

View PostProjectX, on 15 February 2018 - 12:22 PM, said:

View Posthambone1124, on 14 February 2018 - 11:14 PM, said:

900 was straightest driver I have ever hit but had to give it up as the loft at 7.5* still looked like 10* and I just launched it to high - even with a Tensei white in it.  Still looking for one as a backup.  Looking forward to testing the GT vs the M3 lineup

Based on the video it sounds like the GT180 with the weights pushed all the way forward in the heel and toe could be the answer. He's complaining in the video that the GT 180 spins too much meanwhile carrying it the exact same distance as the ST180. That to me means push the weights forward in the heel and toe and drop a low spin shaft in there and the thing is probably and absolute rocket. He's also using a regular Tensei, not the Tensei pro so there is way more in that club for him if fitted correctly.
The spin would be a benefit to me.  While I'm not a slow swinger by most standards (near 100 SS), I have a very smooth tempo and drivers with a little bit of spin are helpful to give me maximum carry and still get a bit of roll out.  I agree, the shaft is the key and I can't wait to give this a run.  With that said, what would be some good mid-to-low spin shafts with a stiff tip that might work with a head with a bit of spin?
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