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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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#31 phillypete

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:14 PM

View Posttaylormadefan, on Apr 2 2006, 02:44 AM, said:

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.  

So will soft spike only courses be accepting those, or will I have a marshall running me down in the fairway because he, "thought my cleats sounded like metal" as I walked off the first tee box.

I heard somewhere that course supervisors are saying that softspikes are causing more issues than the old metals. I hope thats true and they let us go back to metal.


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#32 taylormadefan

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 07:05 PM

View Postphillypete, on May 14 2006, 09:14 PM, said:


So will soft spike only courses be accepting those, or will I have a marshall running me down in the fairway because he, "thought my cleats sounded like metal" as I walked off the first tee box.

I heard somewhere that course supervisors are saying that softspikes are causing more issues than the old metals. I hope thats true and they let us go back to metal.

Unfortunately these still aren't legal, and soft spike only facilities won't allow them.  

I do agree that softspikes do more damage to greens than steel (when you walk carefully).  However, I don't see a change to steel being legal any time soon, more for the impact on wooden bridges, clubhouse carpeting, parking lot asphalt, etc.

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:51 AM

View Posttaylormadefan, on May 15 2006, 06:05 PM, said:

View Postphillypete, on May 14 2006, 09:14 PM, said:


So will soft spike only courses be accepting those, or will I have a marshall running me down in the fairway because he, "thought my cleats sounded like metal" as I walked off the first tee box.

I heard somewhere that course supervisors are saying that softspikes are causing more issues than the old metals. I hope thats true and they let us go back to metal.

Unfortunately these still aren't legal, and soft spike only facilities won't allow them.  

I do agree that softspikes do more damage to greens than steel (when you walk carefully).  However, I don't see a change to steel being legal any time soon, more for the impact on wooden bridges, clubhouse carpeting, parking lot asphalt, etc.

And don't forget the economic impact of the replacement spike industry.  I'm thinking that the lobbyists for Champion and Black Widow were more convincing than the ones for the parking lot/carpet/bridge contractors when it came time to vote on the ban.  :)
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Posted 21 May 2006 - 03:58 PM

View Posttaylormadefan, on Apr 2 2006, 07:44 AM, said:

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.

Will these leave big marks on the greens i.e holes or does the regular stinger thing around the metal part go down as far as the metal part so that the metal spike doesn't stick out much further than the spike around it, the greens at my course are fairly soft.

Also will they fit into FJ DryJoys

Edited by i_luv_golf_, 21 May 2006 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:06 PM

View Posti_luv_golf_, on May 21 2006, 03:58 PM, said:

Will these leave big marks on the greens i.e holes or does the regular stinger thing around the metal part go down as far as the metal part so that the metal spike doesn't stick out much further than the spike around it, the greens at my course are fairly soft.

Also will they fit into FJ DryJoys

I'm sure they make them in fast twist models.  

However, they're a metal spike, it's a full 7mm steel spike and will leave little holes in the greens where ever you walk.  They stick out WAY further than the scorpion insert.


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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:49 PM

I have nike tennis shoe golf shoes and Scorpion spikes i think. Looking into a pair of FT P.R.O. and black widow spikes.
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:46 PM

FWIW, here's a side-by-side comparison of a CHAMP metal spike, a CHAMP STINGER, and a CHAMP STINGER PRO. You will notice that the spike in the PRO is much longer than the plastic part.

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 05:36 AM

I have been playing a ceramic alternative for years that was made by Coors, and discontinued. I get the are those metal questions frequently but they are very stable and last.

I recently bought a pair of Adidas Z Tractions and wore them for a round on Monday and was shocked at the impressions they were leaving on the greens. In fairness most of the courses in this area are leaving the greens longer and watering heavily due to heat and lack of rain. Bring back steel.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 08:23 PM

I still have the original spikes in all 3 pairs of my Adidas shoes.  When the time comes to replace them, I want to find something as close to them as possible.  I really like the ones that come with them.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:51 AM

I look at the practicality and the style before I buy. I have no preference on the spike locking system.  btw, I'm still using Fast Twist because I'm still buying Adidas only.  :beach:


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Posted 01 October 2006 - 02:35 AM

i wear GSOK's from etonic.THEY ARE AMAZING. thats all i have to say

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 03:41 AM

I am currently wearing Nike SP6 shoes with Black Widow (Q-Lok) spikes.

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Posted 01 October 2006 - 05:44 AM

I use the Black Widow Pulsars, but only because I cant find any of the original black widows.  

I wish they would allow metal spikes again, in my opinion the newer soft spikes tear the greens up more than metal spikes did.

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:26 AM

I prefer Black Widows.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:21 PM

I only care about shoe, not attachment type.
Black Widow Pulsars
FYI Tri-lock is similar to fast twist not q-lock


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Posted 16 April 2007 - 01:35 AM

from a sales perspective the stingers are the best sellers....for myself they work awesome as well.  Hence the reason I recommend them

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 08:37 PM

The Champ Stingers are the best for me, because I mostly walk.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:52 AM

I don't hardly ever wear golf shoes I have about 8 pairs but when I buy them I got to have the look I want first.

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Posted 21 July 2007 - 05:10 AM

I used to use Nike shoes - found they fit my feet really well but recently found them hard to find in the UK so switched to footjoys.

I always use stinger spikes now. They're not as soft as most so they give me better traction but also they don't seem to trap the grass and mud like widows do.

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:11 PM

The Callaway Big Bertha spikes work great but they wear out faster than others I have used.  The Scorpian Stinger spikes that came on my Nike SP-8s seam to work pretty good as well.


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Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:32 PM

i've got a couple pairs of fj classics dry premieres and they require the small metal thread and from experience, the champ stingers last way longer than the black widows they come with so thats my spike/shoe combo of choice

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:54 PM

Frankly, I have no idea what kind of spike "system" I have. Not even certain that is something I should care about.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 05:56 PM

where can I order some Champ Stinger Pros with the metal in the middle?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:19 PM

Ok, Champ Stingers are asymmetric. How do I know I've got them pointing the right way?

Edited by ApexGrind, 07 August 2007 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2007 - 12:42 AM

Stinger for me are the best, longest lasting that I have found, I have switched from Nike to Addidas for two reasons, 1.) Addidas is more comfortable to me, and 2.) the fast twist spikes.  QLoks seem to where out and no longer hold spikes after about 6 months.  Haven't had any comparible problems with the fast twist.


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:21 AM

View PostApexGrind, on Aug 7 2007, 09:19 PM, said:

Ok, Champ Stingers are asymmetric. How do I know I've got them pointing the right way?

Doesn't matter.  Just install them any old way.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:02 PM

Cant believe only 3.5% use metals!

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 07:10 AM

I have the original Dynamic Traxion® cleats that came in my powerbands, look like new even after walking 50 or so rounds.  

as for metal golf spikes never seen them and never played on a course that allows them, I think.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:53 PM

i wont go near any shoes that use the q-lok system.... ive seen way too many of those things give out. fast twist seems reliable and thankfully almost all the the half decent companies are using them now...

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 01:15 PM

View Postdtgolder, on Feb 20 2006, 12:16 PM, said:

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...
Most golf courses have outlawed steel spikes because they tear up the greens too much.  I wasnt even aware that you could buy shoes with steel spikes anymore, so the its news to me that the pros use them.
I personally dont have any preference in what kind of spikes the shoes have.  I love my Footjoys (by far the most comfortable golfshoes Ive ever owned) and whatever kind of spike that Footjoys chooses to use is fine with me.


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