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What spikes (and system) are you using? (POLL)


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Poll: Spikes & Shoes (789 member(s) have cast votes)

What attachment system do you use?

  1. Small thread (58 votes [7.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.34%

  2. Large thread (20 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  3. Tri-Lock / Q-lok / Q-fit (353 votes [44.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.68%

  4. Fast Twist (307 votes [38.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.86%

  5. Other (52 votes [6.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.58%

Do you buy the shoe first, or the spike system?

  1. I buy the shoe, and don't care what attchments they use (607 votes [76.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.84%

  2. I'll only buy a shoe with the attachment system I prefer (62 votes [7.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.85%

  3. I don't care either way (121 votes [15.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.32%

What spikes do you play?

  1. Any--it doesn't matter (107 votes [13.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.54%

  2. Softspikes - Black Widow (158 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Softspikes - Black Widow PULSAR (140 votes [17.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.72%

  4. Softspikes - Shadow Cleats (6 votes [0.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.76%

  5. Champ Scorpion Stinger (268 votes [33.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.92%

  6. Champ Edge (10 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  7. Champ Tred-Lite (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  8. Eclipse (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  9. Other (64 votes [8.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.10%

  10. I still play metal spikes (32 votes [4.05%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.05%

  11. None - I don't believe in golf shoes (3 votes [0.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.38%

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#1 dtgolder

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 02:15 PM

Ok, so I'm wondering about spikes.

I'm likely to get a new pair of shoes this year (as the old ones are wearing out). My next to last pair used the small screw type of attachment (and came with traditional metal spikes as "original equipment"). Trouble was when I switched to soft spikes, they always twisted out, and I'd lose a spike or two every few rounds.

So, my last pair (Foot Joys) used trilock and seems to work well, but I'm now wondering if folks have a preference. Additionally, if one attachment system is far and away the winner, I'd likely consider only shoes with that system (or it is more important to get the shoe you like, irrespective of the attachment system). Is there a trend to a clear market winner in terms of attachment system, or will we likely have to live with a number of systems for some time...seems each manufacturer says their system is "best".

I'm also wondering what the consensus is on the best spikes? I've been using Scorpion for a few years now, but I like the idea of the "wear indicator" on the Champ Stingers.

Love to hear what folks are using and what they feel is best (or worst).


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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:23 PM

I find a shoe I like, and it is normally about three months before I even look to see which system of spikes the shoe uses (usually at the point where I need to replace the spikes).  Right now I have two pair of Foot Joys and a pair of Polo Golf shoes and I just have the normal Black Widow spike in all three of them, and I'm reasonably happy with the performance of them.

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 04:44 PM

to be honest i buy the shoe bcos of the shoe and not bcos of the spikes ;) i think all the modern spikes are of high enough quality not to warrant too  much thought

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 08:31 PM

I'm wearing some Footjoy Dryjoys with the Pulsars in them now and they're the total package for me. A very comfortable shoe with a really good soft spike. Simp

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:20 AM

I have been wearing a pair of footjoys with the Q-lok system.  The only thing I do not like is that the spikes can be hard to get out if a lot of crud gets jammed underneath them in the hole.

I tried those champ spikes and hated them.  They are a harder compount than the black widos or pulsars.  I walked 36 holes with them and threw them away.  They hurt my feet too bad.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:16 PM

I'll tell ya though, I miss good old steel spikes.

Lasted forever, and great grip. Interesting to note that the pros still use "real" spikes (which means if the softspikes were really comparable, they'd be using them).

Makes you wonder...

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 02:04 PM

A spike is a spike to me and I don't buy my shoes based on the spike attatchement. I currently use Champ Stingers but to be honest any differences between models aren't noticeable
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 02:43 PM

I only wear Nike and Adidas golf shoes.
Nike uses the Q-lock and Adidas uses the Fast twist, but I could only vote for one of the systems, and I voted for Fast Twist.

And there is something wrong with your choices, because Tri-lock is the same as Fast Twist and you have placed it along the Q-lock system  ;)

So you should mode the Tri-lock down one place to the Fast-Twist - they are identical.
When I buy spikes for my Adidas shoes and I can't get the fast-twist spikes, I simply buy the Tri-Lock and they work for me. Hope you will correct this issue, as it might confuse a few people  :D

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:06 PM

ARRGH--Drat, you're right! Missed that (sorry). And it doesn't look like I can change the poll now.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 07:18 PM

I buy the shoes I like...
and immediately replace the spikes with Stingers.

...I miss steel spikes ;)

Rich


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Posted 20 February 2006 - 08:46 PM

I wear Ecco's and put stingers or Pro Stingers in

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:11 AM

Not really a threadjack since this is on topic, but has anyone else found it hard to remove the spikes on Adidas shoes?  I was changing out the spikes on my Tour 360s and a pair of the sneaker golf shoes and it seemed like someone put the spikes on with a damn air-powered wrench--any suggestions on making the process easier or loosening them up?
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:42 AM

View PostAUDuffer, on Feb 21 2006, 10:11 AM, said:

Not really a threadjack since this is on topic, but has anyone else found it hard to remove the spikes on Adidas shoes?  I was changing out the spikes on my Tour 360s and a pair of the sneaker golf shoes and it seemed like someone put the spikes on with a damn air-powered wrench--any suggestions on making the process easier or loosening them up?

Yes, I noticed that on my older Tour Traxion Comps.  I struggled like a beyatch to get them out.  Finally had to go to a golf store with one of those nice hand-held grip thingies.

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 07:18 PM

Back when they first changed to spikeless, I had screw on (threaded) spikes--always came out, so I ended up needing to use Lock-tite to keep them in.

It worked, but made removal a bear--one of the special ratchet tools did the trick. Most golf stores will change spikes for you free if you buy the replacements from them (and they usually have the right tools).

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 01:46 AM

I always buy the shoes first becasue of comfort, and care less about the spike system.  I have 4 footjoy's, 3 nike's & 1 generic brand that use either the Q-lok or Fast Twist system.  Only problem is that I have about 20 new boxes of cleats because of it.


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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

The best spikes I've found have been Black Widow's pulsars.  I think they grab and clean way better than the champ scorpions, although I'm very eager to try these:
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Posted 03 March 2006 - 02:57 PM

I like the black widow pulsars especially when they are new bc they grip so well...any of the others that kinda look like steel spikes are great too.... i remember when i was ytounger i had a pai wqith steel spike they are awsome. i wish i could still wear them in tourneys.



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Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:34 AM

I normally wear a shoe call golfgrip and it does not have spikes and holds better than most soft spike shoes I have worn. Everyone was talking about how comfortable the addias 360 were so I ordered a pair just have not got to wear them yet but looks like I will be replacing spikes again if I like them. They are going to have to be good to replace my golfgrip. What is good about the golfgrip you can wear them everywhere and not wear them out. Where the soft spikes wears out quick if you walk on concrete.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:15 AM

Got love for the Classic Dry Premiere, but pick up some free Nike shoes and they have the same type of spikes, but they obviously don't have the same systems.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:00 AM

First off the shoe has to be appealing to the eye and your normal golf attire.  But the most important part of any shoe purchase is comfort.  Remember you are going to walking in these whoes for 4+ hours up and down hills and all over the place.  If the shoe is not comfortable it doesn't matter what type of spikes you have your going to be miserable and your golf game will suffer.


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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:43 AM

I'm currently using the Q-Loc system Champ Pro Stingers in some Nike SP-5's.  I choose the shoes without regard to the spike system.  

Thoughts:  
1. I hate the q-loc system with a passion after it taking 90 minutes and lots of lost skin changing the spikes to the Champ Pro Stingers, I would avoid this system in future.  Don't even attempt to use the "tool" they send with the studs, it ain't worth it.
2. Champ Pro Stingers are metal spikes by a fancy name.  The grip is phenominal but the soft winter greens look like I am wearing rugby studs rather than golf shoes.  My home course allows metal spikes but I play many courses that don't will need to buy another pair of shoes soon. Should have thought of that before getting the champ pro's... :)

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:18 AM

Could care less what system they use, its all about looking good when it comes to shoes they all have spikes!

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:19 PM

I buy the shoe and I dont worry about the spike system. And I use addias right now with the fast twist on them.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:51 PM

i buy a shoe because of how it feels, and hwo it feels when i walk, but has anyone noticed that the tour 360 leave really big marks in greens?

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 08:41 PM

View Posttaylormadefan, on Mar 3 2006, 02:34 PM, said:

The best spikes I've found have been Black Widow's pulsars.  I think they grab and clean way better than the champ scorpions, although I'm very eager to try these:
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Steel rules
What model are these, a new Stinger? Are they part metal, and where in the world can I find some!


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Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:16 AM

I choose the shoes based on comfort and style without regard to the type of spikes on them. Currently using fast twist spikes which came with the shoes, when the time comes I usually replace the originals with Champion Stingers.
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Posted 27 March 2006 - 06:12 PM

After seeing this topic I noticed I have never even looked at my spikes until now... I have the Foot-joy Gel fusion  and the spikes are pretty much done. The spikes are broken and worn... What is the replacement spike for these? I will need to get some.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 01:44 AM

View Postdk2008, on Mar 17 2006, 07:41 PM, said:

View Posttaylormadefan, on Mar 3 2006, 02:34 PM, said:

The best spikes I've found have been Black Widow's pulsars.  I think they grab and clean way better than the champ scorpions, although I'm very eager to try these:


Steel rules
What model are these, a new Stinger? Are they part metal, and where in the world can I find some!

Yes, they're a new stinger that should be hitting the stores right now, give them a call and see:  1-800-OK-CHAMP (652-4267)

Make no mistake, they're a full 7mm steel spike with the stinger insert around them, you will snap crackle and pop your way down cartpaths wearing them.  

View Postcrew_138, on Mar 27 2006, 05:12 PM, said:

After seeing this topic I noticed I have never even looked at my spikes until now... I have the Foot-joy Gel fusion  and the spikes are pretty much done. The spikes are broken and worn... What is the replacement spike for these? I will need to get some.


The replacements for foot joy's are fast twist Black Widow pulsars.  They've got pretty good grip, but can clog easily.

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:19 AM

Oakley Tuxedos. Price,like the exotic footjoys....but AWESOME

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 08:08 PM

I bought a pair of Nike SP5's that had the champion stinger spikes installed.  Every other pair I've bought I've wound up changing to the stingers, since I feel much more stable all around with them.


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