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Project X LZ vs. KBS ... What flex do I get?


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#1 UnderPar18

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 06:59 AM

I have been a longtime KBS C Taper Lite player and I am switching to Project X LZís in my next set of irons. I know Project X plays a bit stiffer correct? If I played the 110 stiff in KBS should I be going with the 115 5.5 in PX?

Anyone with experience between the two?


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:01 AM

If you can't try them out I'd worry about weight and launch characteristics more than stiffness,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:08 AM

 nsxguy, on 13 March 2018 - 07:01 AM, said:

If you can't try them out I'd worry about weight and launch characteristics more than stiffness,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Right. Which is why I mention the 5.5 in PX. Itís only 5 grams heavier whereas the 6.0ís are 10 grams heavier I believe. I just know that characteristic wise the KBS feel softer.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:19 AM

I have some 6.0 in wedges right now...I believe they are named as stiff+ as 6.0. They're too stiff for me.

I would go 5.5 in your situation.

If you havnt hit them...why the switch?
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:20 AM

I went from CTL reg to PX LZ 5.5 and love them. Driver SS is around 98-100. I was a bit inbetween flexes and the 5.5s are perfect for what itís worth. I got no feedback on loading with the CTL. Felt too light for me. I should have been playing stiff in the CTL all along honestly.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 07:46 AM

A lot of the new irons have the LZ shafts at no upcharge and the KBS C taper Lites are fairly expensive. Honestly I think the c taper Lites are too light in my irons. I want something a little heavier. I could go KBs Tour 120 stiffs which I have played before but I thought of giving PX a try especially if the LZ shaft is more live feeling than the original PX shaft

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:05 AM

If you liked the KBS Tour stiff and it performed the way you wanted it to, then the LZ 6.0 may be the better option.  Weights are the same but IMO the LZ has a little firmer feel to it.


If you wanted a little softer feel, then the 5.5 might be the better choice.  Not sure how much difference in launch and spin there is between the 5.5 and 6.0 though.
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 08:54 AM

Go and try them in case you make an expensive mistake. The Project X LZ 5.5 and 6.0 along with the KBS CTaper lite S are in Mizunoís fitting cart.

BTW, it is not simply a case of stronger or weaker, Project X LZ is a different bend profile to the KBS C Taper Lite.

Edited by DaveMac, 13 March 2018 - 08:56 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:17 AM

Recently switched to Project X LZ 6.0 shafts from KBS Tour Stiff.  Overall smooth feel is similar.  LZ's are stiffer in the tip and have eliminated some of my hooks.  LZ's launch a little lower and spin a little less as well.  Happy with the change so far.
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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

LZ's play softer than standard Project X does. I play 6.0 Project X historically and loved the LZ's in a 6.5

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

The PX LZ 6.0 is a much smoother shaft then the PX 6.0, I hit it in a 718 CB when i was warming up yesterday and although i wasn't testing it i did notice the ball flight was very high compared to my gaming PX 6.0 but i wouldn't say it felt soft altho maybe is softer but deffo felt very smooth but not my desired ball flight. I've played C Taper lites in S and PX LZ in 6.0 would be no problem imo but it is hard without trying them for you to really make a decision.

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:30 PM

 DaveMac, on 13 March 2018 - 08:54 AM, said:


BTW, it is not simply a case of stronger or weaker, Project X LZ is a different bend profile to the KBS C Taper Lite.

Bingo.... LZ is a much different profile, depends on how you load
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