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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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#91 siegler2

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 01:49 PM

I've never noticed the difference in spikes. That might be the exclusive domain of better golfers. I'm usually concerned where my ball ended up.


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#92 swingman24

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 09:50 PM

Stingers for me.

Use WD40 when installing and removing, it helps.


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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:45 PM

I use the BlackWidow tour and the Champ Pro Stingers.
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#94 Meurig

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:52 PM

Black Widow for me! Though will use anything if its on sale!

#95 honketyhank

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

Interesting that this would show up on the "new posts" list when most recent post is 5 months old.

But anyway, my 2 cents worth:

I am using stingers right now, but I have come to believe that the relatively large amount of hard plastic is partly responsible for bumpiness on the green, especially near the hole, and also more noticeably on softer greens.

I would prefer to use steel spikes over hard plastic or soft plastic spikes, but you know, I am not terribly concerned about my feet slipping around, even in street shoes. I am a 12 hcp, relatively short hitter, so maybe I don't swing hard enough to see the benefits of golf shoes. But I know that if you do not have a swing that allows you to stay in balance, spikes can be a necessary part of your golf equipment. My favorite golf shoes of all time were a set of Rockport Wingtips (not intended for golf). I played them till they fell apart. Spikes help you avoid slipping into the pond while you are trying to retrieve your ball. :tongue:

One final thought to add to the thread. When changing out spikes, I put about an inch of water into the laundry room sink, then put the shoes (sole down) into the water. They should float. Leave them there 15 minutes or so. It should then be relatively easy to remove the spikes, regardless of what type of spike they are. Clean the spike sockets out with a q-tip (cotton ball on a stick) before installing the new spikes. Do not use vaseline or wd40 or anything else as a lubricant when reinstalling the new spikes -- this makes it too easy to either strip the socket or strip the spike. If that happens, it is very easy for the spike to slip back out when on the course.


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:54 AM

Does not matter to me.

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:54 AM

Most important is keep the spikes clear of grass and mud.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:34 AM

View PostStanley Mayhem, on 17 August 2011 - 08:54 AM, said:

Most important is keep the spikes clear of grass and mud.

Darn good point. Well said.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:22 PM

Absolutely love my adidas tour 360 with trilock champion pro stinger spikes

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

True's and ESP's. I don't need spikes.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 08:36 AM

i've been a stinger spike user for a while but recently switched to the ecco streets...suprisingly they work quite well and are more comfortable than any shoes i wear

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:13 AM

I wear Footjoy, Ecco and Adidas shoes - as it happens they all have the same spike fitting system.  I have never been a fan of the tri lock system.  Every pair of tri lock shoes I have owned shed spikes at an alarming rate.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

Recently replaced my older Adidas with stingers. They're not as cushy as the stock Adidas cleats but def gripper and a bit more solid feeling. Best part is I don't have to scrub and beat the hell out of the shoes afterwards to get the grass and mud clumps off. Stingers stay reaally clean.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

I've been experimenting with the Champ Pro Stingers this fall.  While I know that the spikes are not bad for the greens as long as I walk correctly and not step near the hole (meaning keep away from a 2 foot circle when getting my ball out of the hole), I have been messing with minimizing the amount of spikes needed.

I started with all 7, and the grip I had was amazing!  Even on some tee boxes with almost no grass, there was no slipping, no giant snap hook because my feet moved, and most importantly, no back pain from having my lower body unstable.

I then tried just the 4 on the heel and forefoot, which was exactly the same as having all 7 in, since when you swing you don't use your toes (or at least you shouldn't).

Lately, I have now tried just 2, one on the inside heel and outside forefoot.  Through 2 rounds in kind of sloppy conditons, I can say that as long as I diligently clean my shoes, the grip provided is just about the same as with 4.  A couple of times on wet bentgrass fairway with the ball well above my feet, I slipped slightly, but I also had not cleaned the shoe completely.

I want to have the least possible so as not to cause any trouble, and I am happy with the 2, but I think I will try 3, adding one more to the forefoot area, since that is where most of the force is generated.

In conclusion, if you have a traditional swing with lower body action and a big inner right knee push move (toward the left knee in transition), and you're tired of back pain and ugly snap hooks from stopping your body due to foot slippage, try some of the champ pro stingers.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:06 AM

Ecco street shoes = no spikes = no hassle. Upper is chemically bonded to sole so more waterproof than any other brand. Doesn't wear that well in poor weather, though.. F. COUPLES for President


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:49 AM

Its a shame they cant universalize spikes, let the quality if the cleat decide not what brand shoe you wear.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

Would love a pair of Ecco's, but black widows for now.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

I have an old pair of Nike shoes that I bought in '95. I stopped playing the game for awhile. 3 years ago I rediscovered my love for this game. Dusted off the old pair and found that I could swap out the original metal spikes for Champion Stingers. They might not look like the coolest shoes but they work great. Funny thing is when I asked the guy at the store if I could change my metal spikes for soft spikes he told me absolutely not and then proceeded to try and sell me some very expensive footjoys

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

I dont always play golf but when I do I perfer .......Softspikes pulsarrrrrrrrr  fast twist....

and it grips well too....

Edited by lenny318, 05 December 2012 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

I use the Black Widow Tour.  Like to adjust.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

I bought a pair of contour with black widow pulsar spikes.   very comfortable walking, the spikes are springy, and grip the ground, and don't clog like the champs stingers in wet or recently mowed grass. best spikes I've used.




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