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#1 jokerusn

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:33 AM

Anyone try the VA Composites Drago yet?  I ordered one from Will Peoples sight unseen because why not but curious if anyone has tried it and how it compares to other shafts they've played.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 06:22 PM

I took a half dozen swings with it when they arrived last week. Very firm feeling in the butt and tip. Reminded me of the Hzrdus T1100 for feel. Definitely a lower launch profile than the Raijin.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:09 PM

Lower launch has me a little worried. I ordered and received mine last week for a G400 that arrives Monday. I was hoping for a mid to mid high profile which is what the specs list it as. I will get rounds with the Drago weds and thurs and post my findings after.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 09:23 PM

If any of you don’t like it let me know I would like to give it a shot.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 04:30 AM

According to the VA site, the Drago is the lowest launching profile they offer. Whether or not it does for your swing is yet to be determined.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:33 AM

Just epoxied my Drago last night. Pretty excited to try it.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

lets us know the results guys! Some in hand pics would be awesome as well!

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:13 PM

Well...  mine got turned around by the post office for some reason.  It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:22 PM

View Postjokerusn, on 13 June 2018 - 02:13 PM, said:

Well...  mine got turned around by the post office for some reason.  It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
lol man i love the USPS.

*i will say it looks pretty badace.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:00 AM

View Postgioguy21, on 13 June 2018 - 02:22 PM, said:

View Postjokerusn, on 13 June 2018 - 02:13 PM, said:

Well...  mine got turned around by the post office for some reason.  It was at my local PO when I got notification that it's now in SC.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
lol man i love the USPS.

*i will say it looks pretty badace.

So, now that it's traveled between NJ and NC a few times, it's tired of the ride and is supposed to be delivered today.  #Finally...

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 10:50 PM

Iíll just say this. Was openminded and all, but first trials were pretty ridiculous. Isnít rebar firm and ultra low launch, but stable and under control. Just totally rips. Best way to explain it.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.

75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.

And the graphics are dope in person.

**Sorry for the lighting.....I'll try to get some more pics up in the sunlight once I get the 85 built in my Fairway as well.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 02:42 AM

Excited for you guys to try this one out

VA graphics always intrigued me and this profile is finally one Iím interested in. Awesome looks again. Sounds like a home run on paper

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:47 AM

View PostRoadking_6, on 15 June 2018 - 11:04 PM, said:

I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.

75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.

And the graphics are dope in person.


Just got mine I'll second the graphics being dope.  Very understated with a soft feel kind of like the OG matrix oziks. Plus, purple and green are my jam. Haven't hit it yet but will probably give it a go on Sunday against my current gamer (TP6HDe) and HZRDUS Black 65.
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 07:59 AM

View Postjokerusn, on 16 June 2018 - 07:47 AM, said:

View PostRoadking_6, on 15 June 2018 - 11:04 PM, said:

I ordered 75x and 85x. Showed up today and somehow a 65 and 75 were in the box.

75 is curing right now for the driver. 85 is on the way and the 65 is going back. I cannot wait to swing this thing. After playing the Raijin most of last season, then a Raijin Black Proto through the fall and this season, I think the Drago could be the the perfect combination.

And the graphics are dope in person.


Just got mine I'll second the graphics being dope.  Very understated with a soft feel kind of like the OG matrix oziks. Plus, purple and green are my jam. Haven't hit it yet but will probably give it a go on Sunday against my current gamer (TP6HDe) and HZRDUS Black 65.
I will be on trackman for a lesson Sunday. After the lesson, he said I could get a little time to compare the 3 numbers wise.
Raijin 74x tipped 1" playing 44.75"
Raijin Black 65x tipped 1" playing 45"
Drago 75x untipped playing 46" (leaving room to tip as necessary after seeing initial numbers)

May try to get out and swing this evening on the range and get an idea of flight before tomorrow.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:11 PM

If anyone is interested in a 65-X pm me. I have one built from peoples clubs thatís only been swung a handful of times, decided to stick with my ad-iz (I hit it low as is)
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 08:26 PM

Ok, so preliminary results are in.  Overall, it's like a HZRDUS BLACK but more conventionally weighted.  It is definitely low launching but still has some feel and doesn't make it feel like a sledgehammer.  The HZRDUS was very heavy feeling compared but gave the same responsiveness.  The TP6HDe is MUCH smoother but also launches higher.  Still need some more testing with the Drago.  I do know that the HZRDUS is out so one down.
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Posted 18 June 2018 - 06:18 AM

I recieved mine two weeks ago and after getting a few weeks of play/practice in i feel like i can give a fair assesment. The Drago feels great. 65x tipped 1Ē and it still has a very smooth feel to it. Would not call it a low spin shaft. More in the mid spin range.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:39 PM

Hitting mine like a mad man. So many thoughts on this one... Donít even know where to start.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:43 PM

what are the cpms of the drago's that you guys are gaming/testing/fondling?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 10:05 PM

Went through a Club Champion fitting today and the Drago was head and shoulders better than anything else I hit. It was a little bit of a eureka moment from the time I waggled it for the first time. Now I need to decide if I can afford it, or if I canít afford not to.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 08:45 PM

While I loved the Drago initially, it became too demanding for me and I had to bring the TP6HDe back.  When I did get it work for me, it was a bomber but it required too much for a full round.
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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:09 AM

View PostphilsRHman, on 21 July 2018 - 10:05 PM, said:

Went through a Club Champion fitting today and the Drago was head and shoulders better than anything else I hit. It was a little bit of a eureka moment from the time I waggled it for the first time. Now I need to decide if I can afford it, or if I can't afford not to.
Just do it!

I have made the jump to:
Drago 75 FIVE Tipped 3/4" in Driver
Drago 85 Five Tipped 1.25" in the Fairway

The Conclusion for me is I have been driving the most consistent with the Drago. I tested straight in, then tipped 1/2" and started playing with loft settings and weight settings to properly dial the club in. I put a 3rd weight in the M3 440, cranked the loft down to -2* setting and it's been really good. I am seeing rollout with my driver. First time ever!

I fixed some issues with my driver swing/setup that were causing low launch conditions, and I just hit these high flat bombs with these setups. So far so Good!

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