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RIP Alpha vs D+ Which is Best for Aggressive Tempo?

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#1 PingDrv00

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:27 PM

I have used the RIP and the D+ in heavier weights, but I was considering picking up an extra lighter weight shaft to experiment with.  In the 60 gram weight which option would be better for a quicker tempo.  I am concerned that the lighter weight might add some additional launch and spin so any thoughts on tipping are appreciated as well.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

What is you comparison b/w the two in the heavier weights as I considering going from current RIP 80 in my D3 to D+ 82.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

They seem to be really close in performance.  The RIP seems to have a bit more kick a the ball, where the D+ seems to just be a bit smoother.  The RIP seems to launch just a shade higher, and the I would probably give the nod to lower spin from the RIP.  It may be just me, but the RIP seems to hold up just a smidge better with my quicker tempo, but not by much.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:11 AM

Having used both, i can tell you that the RIP is lower spin out of the two... I went with the D+ because of the feel though. The spin difference wasn't worth the feel of the RIP for me.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:47 PM

I have the RIP 60a in my 910D3 and have tried a 913D3 with the D+. I prefer the RIP. Have to agree with previous posters that it launches just a bit higher but seems to have lower spin. I actually prefer the feel of the RIP...I guess boardy is just right for me. I might have to go to an x-flex soon and it'll probably be another RIP 60a.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

I have never really understood the boardy comments on the RIP Alpha, actually in the 60 weight I tried in a 910 seemed to play a bit weak to flex.  I still have a RIP Beta 70 in my fairway, and I think it is one of the best feeling shafts I have used.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:48 AM

I have RIP alpha 70s in a 8.5 supertri and a D+ 72g in a 7.5 910d2.  Both 45" and D4 swingweight.

These 2 drivers a currently battling to be my gamer after eliminating numerous contenders.

The D+ is smoother and I seems to hit it slightly higher than the supertri. The D+ almost feels sloppy to me, but it is very consistent.

I do like the feel of the of both even though they are so different. Slight edge to the RIP for me right now because I'm having trouble flighting the D+ when needed into the wind.




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