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#1 pga43

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:36 PM

The old G.Loomis company is back as Loomis Golf

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:54 PM

Are these the same ones that have been on ebay for awhile?  There's a retailer selling sftp 2.0s with these loomis college team shafts.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 10:00 PM

I love their fishing rods. We have an arsenal of them.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 11:02 PM

I know it's a custom option for college players on the TaylorMade college order form. The X-Stiff is 69 grams, 3.2 torque. Stiff is 68/3.2; Regular is 65/3.2.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:29 AM

i've never had the coin to own a rod but man have a drooled over them for years. fly fishing or bass? Anybody played any of the golf shafts, i assume they are a very nice product from what i know about the rest of what they make...

View PostHam Solo, on 27 September 2011 - 10:00 PM, said:

I love their fishing rods. We have an arsenal of them.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:25 AM

View Postgeorgiaboy, on 28 September 2011 - 12:29 AM, said:

i've never had the coin to own a rod but man have a drooled over them for years. fly fishing or bass? Anybody played any of the golf shafts, i assume they are a very nice product from what i know about the rest of what they make...

View PostHam Solo, on 27 September 2011 - 10:00 PM, said:

I love their fishing rods. We have an arsenal of them.

Mmm Loomis GLX and IMX flyrods.. damn I miss my fishingdays:-)

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:16 AM

G. Loomis fly rods were okay; I like Sage rods much better. It will be interesting to see how they do with golf.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:02 AM

why have football college NFL logos over golf equipment?

doesn't happen the other way round......

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:28 AM

I do like the bass fishing rods. I've had better, but they are a good off-the-rack product. But, it really comes down to their blanks. They are second to none. I've never played a Loomis shaft, but I can see a Loomis graphite shaft being really, really good. Steel? That I don't know about. I've never known G. Loomis to make a great steel product!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

G. Loomis made shafts back in the day too, they just got away with it for a while. It'd be a nice surprise if this is the same G.Loomis Co. that makes rods too..........NM, just found this link - http://loomisgolf.com/about

Edited by slim16er, 28 September 2011 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:41 AM

I loved the IMX graphite iron shafts I used for a few years. Were very smooth and tight. I was really hoping to see some graphite iron/wedge shafts when I clicked the link. Looks like just woods for now huh?
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:40 AM

Loomis was making graphite shafts a few years back.  Recently within the last 3 years Shimano bought out the G Loomis name from Gary Loomis.  Since being bought out Gary Loomis opened a new company called North Fork Composites and to my knowledge all they are producing is fishing rods.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

View Postjonteistockholm, on 28 September 2011 - 01:25 AM, said:

View Postgeorgiaboy, on 28 September 2011 - 12:29 AM, said:

i've never had the coin to own a rod but man have a drooled over them for years. fly fishing or bass? Anybody played any of the golf shafts, i assume they are a very nice product from what i know about the rest of what they make...

View PostHam Solo, on 27 September 2011 - 10:00 PM, said:

I love their fishing rods. We have an arsenal of them.

Mmm Loomis GLX and IMX flyrods.. damn I miss my fishingdays:-)
I have a couple GLX and about 10 IMX bass rods, and they are the best!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

View Postjeschrich, on 28 September 2011 - 08:40 AM, said:

Loomis was making graphite shafts a few years back.  Recently within the last 3 years Shimano bought out the G Loomis name from Gary Loomis.  Since being bought out Gary Loomis opened a new company called North Fork Composites and to my knowledge all they are producing is fishing rods.

I can see North Fork possibly doing the graphite shafts. It isn't actually a fishing rod company. All they do is produce graphite rod blanks. Since rolling graphite blanks is all they do, it can't be too hard to add golf blanks to that as well.

Although it does say "by MPC" on the shaft. That is a composite company. I don't know much about them, though.

Edited by rdwoody, 28 September 2011 - 10:24 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:38 AM

View Postjeschrich, on 28 September 2011 - 08:40 AM, said:

Loomis was making graphite shafts a few years back.  Recently within the last 3 years Shimano bought out the G Loomis name from Gary Loomis.  Since being bought out Gary Loomis opened a new company called North Fork Composites and to my knowledge all they are producing is fishing rods.

This is true. I've built a few rods on North Fork blanks and they're definitely made by Gary Loomis.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:41 AM

I have one (Texas A&M)

The shaft is very underrated IMHO.....mine is an X and would prefer an S to really give some playing time, though I have a feeling the X is more like a Strong Flex as GL sells an XXstiff also.

Here are some numbers from a Trackman session and you can see how well it matched up against some big named shafts. (PX, Devo, Ahina, Speeder)

Looking for a Stiff if anyone has one


Edited by TMBob, 28 September 2011 - 10:43 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:24 AM

View Postgeorgiaboy, on 28 September 2011 - 12:29 AM, said:

i've never had the coin to own a rod but man have a drooled over them for years. fly fishing or bass?

View PostHam Solo, on 27 September 2011 - 10:00 PM, said:

I love their fishing rods. We have an arsenal of them.

Bass. GLX and IMX Series.

Back on topic.....Davis Love played their graphite shafts for a bit back in the early to mid 90's. He's a big fisherman, so he probably worked out a pretty good "deal" for some rods. ;)

Edited by Ham Solo, 28 September 2011 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:32 AM

I saw a set of LSU shafts in the R&D area at COBRA/PUMA - I ASSUME they were these ... and if so ...

THEY LOOKED AWESOME.... Fit & Finish was top notch .... ATTA BOY Loomis - These will be a HUGE !!!! success  :kewlpics:   :kewlpics:  :coolpics:

Edited by ROBOPTI, 28 September 2011 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:39 AM

Some facts and history.....

Gary Loomis sold G. Loomis Golf to Aldila in 1996
Gary sold G. Loomis Fishing to Shimano in 1997
Gary left G. Loomis Fishing in 2008 and started North Fork Composites
Jeff Meyer (the former head of metal wood development at Titleist) designed all of the Loomis golf shafts from 1992-1996
Jeff Meyer is now the owner of Meyer Performance Composites, LLC, who manufactures the new G. Loomis shafts
MPC uses Gary's North Fork Composites facility to prototype their shafts
The steel wedge shafts they offer with the collegiate logos are TT DG wedge shafts.  They don't currently make steel shafts,
G. Loomis branded shafts including irons will be available in 2012.

Edited by lowballbomber, 28 September 2011 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

Available in a Dynamic Gold wedge model as a custom option from Cleveland Golf.


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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:25 PM

If they remake the 120+ gram graphite shafts they used to make in a flat or matte black, they'll drum up some interest...




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