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Graphite Design's New Tour AD BB shaft - New photos added 6-19-2012

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

March 2012 available.

$420 Map pricing


The new Tour AD BB shaft is available in four models: The 50 gram Tour AD BB 5 (R2, R1, and S flexes); The 60 gram Tour AD BB 6 (SR, S, and X flexes); The 70 gram Tour AD BB 7 (S and X flexes); and The 80 gram Tour AD BB 8 (S and X flexes).

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:41 PM

How does that shaft compare to Tour AD Di?

Looks great!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

let me know if you need help with any testing Posted Image.   have 3 tour ad di's to compare it too, haha.  very interested in the results.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:03 PM

Is it just me or is the pricing get out of control on shafts?  $420 MAP?  Can it be THAT much better than a GD YSQ or other GD shaft?  I currently have a YSQst in a Ping Rapture and have one fit with a R11 adapter.  I also have a 3 wood with a YS 7+.  It's fair to say I like GD's products but there's no way I'm paying $420 for a shaft.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:51 PM

I've heard it's a low launch/low spin (surpise..seems like every new shaft is :pardon:).. Supposed different launch characteristics and lower spin then DI. Designed for high launch high spin player (another overused design description :pardon:).


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:58 PM

View Postcaller, on 01 December 2011 - 02:41 PM, said:

How does that shaft compare to Tour AD Di?

Looks great!
In identical setups, you can expect about 400 fewer RPMS compared to a DI of the same weight.  Absolutely PHENOMENAL shaft.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 03:59 PM

Been in Japan for a number of months... Half way tempted to source one.. Dollar vs yen blows
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

That'd look sweet in my R11!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:18 PM

I hit up on the ball a good bit...just dodged a nice $420 bullet! :kewlpics:
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:28 PM

Lower launching than the DI with the same low spin.

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View Postcaller, on 01 December 2011 - 02:41 PM, said:

How does that shaft compare to Tour AD Di?

Looks great!


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:41 PM

View Posttpariff, on 01 December 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

Is it just me or is the pricing get out of control on shafts?  $420 MAP?  Can it be THAT much better than a GD YSQ or other GD shaft?  I currently have a YSQst in a Ping Rapture and have one fit with a R11 adapter.  I also have a 3 wood with a YS 7+.  It's fair to say I like GD's products but there's no way I'm paying $420 for a shaft.

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Your not the only one!  Posted Image

I still play the YS 85 hybrid shaft and I picked some up on Ebay from there outlet store!

Edited by bp29, 01 December 2011 - 04:41 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:43 PM

I got to hit a 910 driver with the  60 gram Tour AD BB 6 X  and it felt great, but Mark from Cool Clubs said it would be a ton better if i had the x in that or the 80 gram Tour AD BB 8. If i could afford one i would play it in a heart beat.

Edited by SnapFade2, 01 December 2011 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:49 PM

The Club Fix in So Cal had these in their shop. They already had built a few drivers with them.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 04:50 PM

I'd love to be in the meeting where you set the prices.  $420 is insane.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 05:56 PM

View Postwcbjr, on 01 December 2011 - 04:50 PM, said:

I'd love to be in the meeting where you set the prices.  $420 is insane.

Not really. Blame the Yen to Dollar ratio. Japan prices didn't go up. ;)


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 06:19 PM

Sorry but I'm with Kevin, but no shaft is worth the prices some of these things are commanding these days.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 07:46 PM

Agree on the pricing commentary....Mitsu has some great products, and GD has some great products as well...but really, to pay 420 for one shaft makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever....you know, unless it is painted in a limited edition lime green and will guarantee I'm not leaving yards on the table....

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:20 PM

You said $420.00USD?  Wow!

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:24 PM

Honestly 420 isn't that much boys, people pay almost 1000 for the matrix and i'm just the tour ad bb is just as good performing. Plus for all you tour ad di lovers like me the price of that will hopefully decrease since demand will decrease Posted Image
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

Im sure that shaft is worth 420 from what i felt and it wasnt even fitted for me. its the s***.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:39 PM

420 is map... time to move on... we know street price will be ~300 something and all over ebay in the 200 hundreds in a matter of time... anybody want some cheese ?
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:15 PM

View PostJohnny, on 01 December 2011 - 08:39 PM, said:

420 is map... time to move on... we know street price will be ~300 something and all over ebay in the 200 hundreds in a matter of time... anybody want some cheese ?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

I have had the chance to hit both the BB-6x and BB-7x and both are great.  6x in the D3 and 7x in the R11.  Both were lower flight than the DI with spin a touch lower as well.  Still the ACCRA Tour Proto(Z) is lower spinning and launching.  None the less, worth a good luck for players wanting low flight.

Edited by ZJohnson, 01 December 2011 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 09:43 PM

View PostZJohnson, on 01 December 2011 - 09:31 PM, said:

I have had the chance to hit both the BB-6x and BB-7x and both are great.  6x in the D3 and 7x in the R11.  Both were lower flight than the DI with spin a touch lower as well.  Still the ACCRA Tour Proto(Z) is lower spinning and launching.  None the less, worth a good luck for players wanting low flight.

Good to hear.. I will look into either a 7 or 8 for driver.. for some reason my TM painted DI 6x I hit lower then the orange 6,7 and 8. go figure. I dont want super low launch...just a little lower the DI would be nice.
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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

could be that tm might tip there shafts prior to install

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:53 PM

View Posttpariff, on 01 December 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

Is it just me or is the pricing get out of control on shafts?  $420 MAP?  Can it be THAT much better than a GD YSQ or other GD shaft?  I currently have a YSQst in a Ping Rapture and have one fit with a R11 adapter.  I also have a 3 wood with a YS 7+.  It's fair to say I like GD's products but there's no way I'm paying $420 for a shaft.

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Then don't buy it?  $420 isn't insane compared to stuff Matrix puts out.  Personally I wouldn't either but I think everyone knows nobody pays retail for golf equipment.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:31 PM

I wonder how long it will take to be available from Titleist. Anybody care to take a guess?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:26 AM

View PostZJohnson, on 01 December 2011 - 09:31 PM, said:

I have had the chance to hit both the BB-6x and BB-7x and both are great.  6x in the D3 and 7x in the R11.  Both were lower flight than the DI with spin a touch lower as well.  Still the ACCRA Tour Proto(Z) is lower spinning and launching.  None the less, worth a good luck for players wanting low flight.

+1 on the ACCRA Tour Protto Z im gettin that in my driver in a day or so best shaft out hands down. well next to this one.

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:33 AM

View Posttpariff, on 01 December 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

Is it just me or is the pricing get out of control on shafts?  $420 MAP?  Can it be THAT much better than a GD YSQ or other GD shaft?  I currently have a YSQst in a Ping Rapture and have one fit with a R11 adapter.  I also have a 3 wood with a YS 7+.  It's fair to say I like GD's products but there's no way I'm paying $420 for a shaft.

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Completely agree, shaft prices have gotten ridiculous. I would love to try DI8x in my driver but the price makes it impossible for me.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:41 AM

I wonder if the bb has identical characteristics as the P9003x.  That was a great shaft, it just never really sold cuz no pros were playing it.


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