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#1 BenHogan

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:06 PM

Just took out today my old 2006 RAC LT irons and discovered again the softness of the touch, the estremely nice alignment of the club face ad adress and the great fusion between feel and forgiveness. Probably the greatest irons, of the cavity back genre, ever made.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:57 PM

I really like everything about these irons, except for how high of a trajectory they produce

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:16 PM

Exactly why I dumped mine...beautiful setup and feel, but moon ball central.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

I have to agree that these irons are one of the finest cavity back ever produced.  I always chuckle at the yearly Golf digest Hot List, because the Rac Lt's feel, look and out perform all of the latest and greatest modern offerings. The only modern irons that come close to the Rac LT in my opinion is the Titleist AP1.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:21 PM

View Postharold baines, on Jan 11 2009, 03:57 PM, said:

I really like everything about these irons, except for how high of a trajectory they produce

Exactly, That  was the beef i had with mine :russian_roulette: . I should have change shafts to lower Trajectory, I think these where TM best non forged Players club ever. I think the RAC LT feel better than my New Tour Preferred :good: Time will tell.


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:48 AM

How difficult would be, right now, to find a set of TM RAC LT with a dinamic gold on the online markets?

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 07:58 AM

your pictures show the LT2, which i also think launched a little high but it was still a very nice feeling iron in a good size.
i've never tried the original LT but from what i've read, the better players seem to hold it in higher regard.

one of the best cast cavity backs? definitely!

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:43 AM

I had the LT-2's and had to drop them because they were the exact opposite of "LT".

They were soft and easily-workable though.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

I have the original lt's, man were they great. Just the right offset, topline, feel, and workability. Sadly they are in a box right now and got replaced by Tour Burners. But i love the lt's, put a couple wear spots on the face of some.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:06 PM

I've played the LT 2 for 3 years now, which is a record for me.  Can't find anything that suits my needs/game better.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 12:20 PM

Yes, as someone else said, the pics are of the LT2's.  The LT's have a different cavity.  I recall the LT's and they were very nice, very solid CB with nice feel.

Having said that, I think my AP1's are super-fantastic, and I have no need to look anywhere else...  although I could easily bag the original LT's in a NY minute.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:05 PM

The original RAC LT's were very sweet, with good feel and lower trajectory than the LT2's. The tour only version is the best and was played by a number of TM staffers in the day. Tour only were .355 taper tip, less offset, thinner topline, different (duller) finish. Very nice irons. Not to threadjack, but I've got a set of 4-PW Tour RAC LT's to sell. PM me if interested.

See the pix I posted below....

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:20 PM

I kinda think the X300 Forged TM irons, King Cobra II Tour limited edition Norman Grinds, Titleist 962's (regular or "B's", and Cleveland TA-2's have an argument in the best CB from that area award. Well, actually I guess these LT's are only 3 years old.  In that case, they have to go against 690.CB's, Mizuno MP60, Cally X-Tour, etc...

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:28 PM

View Postjjl, on Jan 12 2009, 12:06 PM, said:

I've played the LT 2 for 3 years now, which is a record for me.  Can't find anything that suits my needs/game better.

Same here. I thought the flight was high as well. I like them so much, I reshafted last year. These will be in my bag for a while.
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 05:56 PM

I bought a set of LT 2004's with dynamic gold S300 's three years ago.  I defnitiley like these better than the LT II's.  Their center of gravity is a bit higher producing a nice boring trajectory.  These clubs have been great to me.  Workable both high/low and left/right.  Myself being an 8 handicap, they seem to be just the right mixture of forgiveness and workability.  I am thinking about buying a set of Mp 52's or titleist AP1's. I have to know what is like to play with a forged irion.   After reading this thread, i definitly plan on holding onto the LTs.  Why sell such a great iron?  I remember when i bought them 3 years ago, they were a very popular discussio item on this forum.  Many of the regulars said they were the best player's cavity back ever made.


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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:12 PM

View PostBenHogan, on Jan 12 2009, 11:48 PM, said:

How difficult would be, right now, to find a set of TM RAC LT with a dinamic gold on the online markets?
not very
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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:29 PM

I love my Rac's. Mine have rifles and they don't baloon at all. Would love to get a new set (X22 Tours, I10's?), but will have to wait for business to pick up. In the mean time, I'm still lovin' these!  :clapping:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:26 AM

All time favorite candidates for me. I have three sets:

Rac OS 4-5/LT 5-PW/MB 48, 54 & 60 combo set with TFR 5.5s
Rac LT 3-PW with Rifle 5.5s.
Rac LT 2005 4-PW T-Step Professional S

I prefer the look and feel of the original, but the LT2 is in the bag when it counts.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 12:31 AM

View Postubergoober, on Jan 13 2009, 04:26 PM, said:

All time favorite candidates for me. I have three sets:

Rac OS 4-5/LT 5-PW/MB 48, 54 & 60 combo set with TFR 5.5s
Rac LT 3-PW with Rifle 5.5s.
Rac LT 2005 4-PW T-Step Professional S

I prefer the look and feel of the original, but the LT2 is in the bag when it counts.
I had LT2s with T-Step S as well in my last set, a lot of people say the LT2 launches too high, do you think the stock shaft has to do with it?

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:17 AM

View Postkitsoasis, on Jan 13 2009, 01:31 AM, said:

View Postubergoober, on Jan 13 2009, 04:26 PM, said:

All time favorite candidates for me. I have three sets:

Rac OS 4-5/LT 5-PW/MB 48, 54 & 60 combo set with TFR 5.5s
Rac LT 3-PW with Rifle 5.5s.
Rac LT 2005 4-PW T-Step Professional S

I prefer the look and feel of the original, but the LT2 is in the bag when it counts.
I had LT2s with T-Step S as well in my last set, a lot of people say the LT2 launches too high, do you think the stock shaft has to do with it?
I think the head design and a player's angle of attack have a bigger effect on ball flight than the stock shaft. The minority comments on LT/LT2s refer to low trajectories and being able to keep the ball down; I suspect those comments come from player's with a relatively shallow angle of attack. Also keep in mind that the lofts in the LT series are a bit weak compared to GI cavity backs and the center of gravity is lower than a flat back or muscle back. I like being able to hit high or low shots as needed and I can do that with the LT/LT2s.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 02:18 PM

I will jump on this bandwagon and vote for the original LT's. They definitely are one great set of irons. I keep my backup set clean and warm in my closet. They are ready to go anytime the Mizuno's get benched. I will not sell them anytime soon.
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Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:12 PM

For all of you guys that have ever played the LT's, how do they compare to some of the newer irons on the market today (particularly the mizuno, titleist, cobra offerings).  I am very curious to know if any of newer players irons are that much of an improvement or am I just wasting my hard earned money?

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:30 PM

View Postcanadianhacker, on Jan 13 2009, 06:12 PM, said:

For all of you guys that have ever played the LT's, how do they compare to some of the newer irons on the market today (particularly the mizuno, titleist, cobra offerings).  I am very curious to know if any of newer players irons are that much of an improvement or am I just wasting my hard earned money?
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:00 PM

I just picked up a set of '04 LT's, and will be putting them up against the Tour Preferred in a shootout.  If they are as good as advertised, then I might as well save myself some coin and dump the Preferred.  We'll see.....
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:07 PM

Yep, Sakman had a set for sale and I just couldn't take it anymore.  These were the first set of irons I actually paid retail for and the only ones besides the i5s that I've really loved.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

I played the Rac LT's from about 2003 until this year, when I changed for Cobra Pro CB's.  Needless to say, I'm trying to dump the Pro CB's for some Tour Preferred.  If anybody is interested in some of the old rac LT's with x100 shafts for not much money, I'm your guy

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

I AGREE THESE ARE PRETTY GOOD IRONS, BUT, NOT AS GOOD AT THE ORIGINAL 2005 LT (I think) irons

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:36 PM

I think that is backwards...the 2004 LT 1's are supposed to be the great irons, and the 2005 LT 2's are the ones that were just pretty good.  Right?
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:44 PM

I never played the original LT irons.  I have the LT2s right now, and I love them.

I was actually looking into putting Project X 5.5 or 6.0s on them (my SS and carry is 175 for a 6i, so I am right on the bubble).

Anyone play the LT2s with a PX shaft?  And what tip size is the LT2 anyway?

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:09 PM

I found the Rac LT's at Golf Galaxy for $120 in super mint condition.  I do agree with the moon balls though.  Maybe tweaking the loft will work?  I don't know.  I pretty much lose half to a full club on trajectory alone.


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