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how can you tell a club has been hot melted?


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#1 Doc Mcstuffins

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

Picked up a nice find on the used racks yesterday. An RBZ Tour driver w/ X5ct Ahina. NOW, I've owned an RBZ driver before and dumped it because it sounded awful. This one on the other hand sounded very quiet. Had the guy check the swingweight and it came in around D5. I'm thinking this one was tinkered with. Anyone know how you can tell for sure if a head has been hot melted?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

You could measure the total weight of the club and compare it to a stock RBZ driver. Subtract or add the differences in shaft weight and grip weight. The difference should be no more than a couple grams.

By the way, different shafts will produce different sounds in identical heads. That's probably what you will find

Edited by tomg1969, 26 November 2012 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Could be a number of things. Even Cottonballz.

But if you didn't like it the first time around. What made you buy it again?

Edited by OUZO Power, 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

hot melted clubs sound completely different, its like a wooden bat vs an aluminum. more of a thwack than the usual metallic sound

but like the guy above said, you can check headweight and do a full investigation. but really, if you like the sound, just go with it man

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:08 PM

View PostOUZO Power, on 26 November 2012 - 02:21 PM, said:

Could be a number of things. Even Cottonballz.

But if you didn't like it the first time around. What made you buy it again?

Hated the sound of the first one I had...way too loud. I bought this one because it was a great price and sounded so muted. I suspect that someone added hot melt to it, and that makes all the difference in the world.
The ones on the rack come in around D3 this one came in around D5.

"Tomg" thanks for the tip, I'll do a little bit of weighing and see what I can find out.

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