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Graphite Design Tour AD GT Shaft spotted at the '13 Humana Challenge


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

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The Tour AD GT design features an overall slightly stiffer profile than the Tour AD DJ, resulting in a higher kick point that produces a MID trajectory while maintaining optimal control. Like similar Tour AD wood shafts, the new Tour AD GT provides a player with amazing feel and improved performance in Accuracy and Distance.

The new Tour AD GT shaft is available in four weights: The 55 gram Tour AD GT 5 (R1, R2 and S flexes); The 65 gram Tour AD GT 6 (SR, S, and X flexes); The 75 gram Tour AD GT 7 (S and X flexes); and The 87 gram Tour AD GT 8 (S and X flexes).

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

what are the specs on this badboy?
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

I like that color combo
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

The Tour AD GT design features an overall slightly stiffer profile than the Tour AD DJ, resulting in a higher kick point that produces a MID trajectory while maintaining optimal control. Like similar Tour AD wood shafts, the new Tour AD GT provides a player with amazing feel and improved performance in Accuracy and Distance.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

View PostJ13, on 16 January 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

what are the specs on this badboy?

Specs added just for you, Justin.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

View Postzakkozuchowski, on 16 January 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

View PostJ13, on 16 January 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

what are the specs on this badboy?

Specs added just for you, Justin.

Thank you so much kind sir.  Looks like a great fairway wood shaft for my Xhot pro.  Even has the matching grey
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

View PostHiSpeed48, on 16 January 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

I like that color combo

Me too looks pretty cool.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

I thought GD has pulled out of the US?

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

Sweet!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

I was at an independent fitters a week or so ago and he had these lying on his table, at first I thought they were BB's but he pointed out that they are 2013 stock, look good!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

Looks nice and I bet they will make a great fairway wood shaft.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

View PostJ13, on 16 January 2013 - 07:50 PM, said:

View Postzakkozuchowski, on 16 January 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

View PostJ13, on 16 January 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

what are the specs on this badboy?

Specs added just for you, Justin.

Thank you so much kind sir.  Looks like a great fairway wood shaft for my Xhot pro.  Even has the matching grey

Great minds think alike!!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

View PostYarra, on 16 January 2013 - 08:01 PM, said:

I thought GD has pulled out of the US?

They pulled out of the US. Doesn't mean they stopped making shafts though. I wonder how readily available this will be or is this something that was in development prior to that decision. Or are these out of Japan development.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:12 PM

They are still in the us. I believe it's called pro's choice golf shafts or something like that who is handling their US distribution. It would've been an unwise move to leave the US altogether.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:18 PM

GT7/GT8.... 2013 is going to be expen$ive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:00 AM

Fantastic looking color scheme. Since the Tour AD DI I'm a big fan of their products. This shaft just works in every driver head for me.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:19 AM

i must admit the colour scheme is nice and not overtly out there as the AD DI. might be onto a winner here. Now only to hit it

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

And you are?  Don't recognize the screen name?  You working with ProChoice now?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

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View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

And you are?  Don't recognize the screen name?  You working with ProChoice now?

Erik Boysen I think.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

Erik,

Some of us were curious about the line up, like how each profile fits in, and I had questions about the TX flex that we see. Thanks in advance.

http://www.golfwrx.c...-flex-question/
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

Oh, and of course a big thanks to Greg for the pictures, these look much better in his photos than what the Pros Choice site is showing.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

These look great. I'm a big fan of the color combo. And I like that stiffer profile. Can't wait to hear more from Erik!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

Hey hey!!  He's back!  Great to see you still on here Erik!


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

View Postgolfware, on 17 January 2013 - 10:11 AM, said:

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

Hey hey!!  He's back!  Great to see you still on here Erik!

Exactly what I was thinking.  Glad there is still some support!!
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

View PostPuppetmaster, on 17 January 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

Erik,

Some of us were curious about the line up, like how each profile fits in, and I had questions about the TX flex that we see. Thanks in advance.

http://www.golfwrx.c...-flex-question/

Here is a response about the TX flex that Erik posted a couple years ago to another thread:

"The TX is a tour issue only shaft with is 10 CPM stiffer that a x-flex shaft it's not a XX. It has lower torque and is alway produced when a new model is introduced on tour. For example DJ6,7 and 8 TX. We even have DI's 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 which are slightly heavier (3 to 4 grams )and lower torque than the DI-6, 7, 8, 9 and 10's. Robert Karlsson plays a DI6 TX tipped 1.25 in a 910 head."

This might answer your question.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Tour AD DI is High Launch / Low Spin
Tour AD BB is Mid Launch / Low Spin

Tour AD DJ High Launch / Mid Spin
Tour AD GT Mid Launch / Mid Spin

Trying to keep it simple.....TX is tour only. I think some posted my reply a couple of months ago.

Questions?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Thanks!!

View Postgolfware, on 17 January 2013 - 10:11 AM, said:

View Postmp29eb, on 16 January 2013 - 11:16 PM, said:

Hello Gents, just got back from Palm Springs and I will answer all your questions tomorrow morning about the GT shaft. We will start testing with players next week at the Farmers at Torrey Pines. All the best, Erik

Hey hey!!  He's back!  Great to see you still on here Erik!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

I stopped reading after "this shaft will retail for $380."

I'm sorry, but no shaft is worth that much money.


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