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True Temper Elevate - Iron Shafts


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#61 Papa Johick

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 08:53 AM

I致e been playing these for about 2 maybe 3 months now?

Have  a set of the tours s300 in the jpx 919 tours. Previous set of irons were forge Tec black irons with recoils. Obviously  apples to oranges but there are some good things to compare to them.

Biggest thing I知 taking away from using these are I am getting better height on my shots with better landing into greens. I知 not a super fast swinger but I do come in relatively steep and put spin on the ball. Not ballooning anything. Just a med/high flight with lowish spin. Distance wise, I知 hitting them about the same as the tec blacks. Maybe half a club shorter on average but that is more than likely from mishits as my good hits are reaching the same yardage as Previous sets. But again the blacks are stronger lofted as well so that extra height is certainly helping me carry more.

Forever Changing at this point.......

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:40 PM

Hit the elevates vs the LZ the other day. same head just one was my set and the other was the fitting head.

Big takeaway was that the Elevate with VSS feels way better. They are a very similar shaft for the most part. Main difference for me was the LZ was lower spinning and had a flatter flight overall. Launch was very similar. Hit the elevates about 6 yards farther but my best hits with both were about the same carry. the Elevates launching a full degree higher with about 500 more rpms with a steeper descent angle. Funny enough, the swing with the elevate was about a mph slower and about 1.5 mph less ball speed. Yet launched higher, carried the same and spun more. Super happy with that as I want that thing to stop when it lands haha.
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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:50 AM

View Postbeluga99, on 09 October 2018 - 04:23 PM, said:

Interesting review by TXG which shows not a lot of difference for the tester between the Modus 120 x and the Elevate x.  Test before you buy is the takeaway for me.

https://www.youtube....h?v=ITk-GbBJY90

TXG going around telling the truth!

the marketing departments must hate them!

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:17 PM

View PostPapa Johick, on 05 January 2019 - 07:40 PM, said:

Hit the elevates vs the LZ the other day. same head just one was my set and the other was the fitting head.

Big takeaway was that the Elevate with VSS feels way better. They are a very similar shaft for the most part. Main difference for me was the LZ was lower spinning and had a flatter flight overall. Launch was very similar. Hit the elevates about 6 yards farther but my best hits with both were about the same carry. the Elevates launching a full degree higher with about 500 more rpms with a steeper descent angle. Funny enough, the swing with the elevate was about a mph slower and about 1.5 mph less ball speed. Yet launched higher, carried the same and spun more. Super happy with that as I want that thing to stop when it lands haha.

woudn't using a club with one more degree of loft achieve the same thing?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 04:14 PM

View PostThayneil, on 08 January 2019 - 12:17 PM, said:

View PostPapa Johick, on 05 January 2019 - 07:40 PM, said:

Hit the elevates vs the LZ the other day. same head just one was my set and the other was the fitting head.

Big takeaway was that the Elevate with VSS feels way better. They are a very similar shaft for the most part. Main difference for me was the LZ was lower spinning and had a flatter flight overall. Launch was very similar. Hit the elevates about 6 yards farther but my best hits with both were about the same carry. the Elevates launching a full degree higher with about 500 more rpms with a steeper descent angle. Funny enough, the swing with the elevate was about a mph slower and about 1.5 mph less ball speed. Yet launched higher, carried the same and spun more. Super happy with that as I want that thing to stop when it lands haha.

woudn't using a club with one more degree of loft achieve the same thing?

Im sorry, what are you asking?

Are you saying If I weaken my clubs one degree would it what? launch higher and spin more? i guess?

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:52 PM

For those of us a bit older with pedestrian swing speeds...

I hit both the new '19 Apex and Apex Pro 7i with the Elevate 95 shaft this afternoon directly compared to my current '16 Apex Pro 7i with Recoil 95.  I would say that I saw on average a 1.5 degree increase in launch, 400 more RPM and 2 yards of peak height along with a degree or two more descent angle than the Recoil.  

Feel was very very good.  

I'm impressed and will look into these for 2019.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

Anyone know about TT XP 105 s300 comparing to TT Elevate 95 stiff? Similar ball flight and similar in flex?
To me, XP 105 stiff feels and play like firm which is perfect for me.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:41 AM

Sorry but I have a hard time believing American Fork and Hoe is retooling constantly to produce new technology for the masses. Renaming is all I can see. It's steel, god all we saw for 20 years was Dynamic Gold. Elevate is a new label on an old shaft .

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:30 AM

Was hitting these in the Apex Pro. Nice feel. Could game these. Tried the Tours @ 117g and were a bit heavy for me. The 95g was a better fit. Nice flight for me. Soft, yet stable. Seems 105g shafts fit me best, but could go with the Elevate in 95 no problem. ;)
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