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#301 bvmagic

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

I'll have to measure it on my SW scale when I get home.  From the pics it looks like my motore speeder 6.2 came with the R1 graphics shaft, guess they didn't have any of the oem graphic shafts.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

View Postbvmagic, on 26 July 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

I'll have to measure it on my SW scale when I get home.  From the pics it looks like my motore speeder 6.2 came with the R1 graphics shaft, guess they didn't have any of the oem graphic shafts.

Same here, R1 graphics on mine.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:39 PM

View Postgolfnut5438, on 26 July 2013 - 05:24 PM, said:

View PostCAJ4AU, on 26 July 2013 - 01:03 PM, said:

So before I buy one of these next week, just to confirm one more time...  For those who were fitted and or have hit this club, the SLDR feels and sounds like the R510 DF?   true or false?   That has been my favorite of all drivers of all time slightly edging the 300 tour "Holy Grail" by a hair

To me it sounded "closer" to the R510 TP, but not the same.  Others may disagree, but I'm just glad it went in that direction.

I would agree...While much more solid than the recent stuff, it still wasn't exactly like the 510 TP.....To me it sounded more like the r7 460 TP...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

View Postgolfnut5438, on 26 July 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

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View Posticec0ld, on 26 July 2013 - 03:59 PM, said:

anyone know what the headweight is on this?

212 grams if I remember correctly.  D4 swing weight.

We were told it would be just over 210g with the tip.  I just weighed mine w/o the tip and it was 203g.

Unfortunately mine also came in at a stout D-7.  Shafted at 45.5" with the Speeder 6.2 TS shaft.  Might have to see what can be done about that.  May need to cut down to 45" or so and see where we stand after that. I usually hit my driver between D-3 and D-4.  Anybody else have a heavier than expected swingweight?

Takling a 1/2 inch off should get you pretty close to D-4...I haven't had a chance to measure mine yet but did request it at 45" so I'll see when I get home...

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:46 PM

I'm gratefull that they would ship it out to us so quickly, but if it was at the expense of swingweights and lengths being off then I would have rather waited another week to get things right.  I hope mine will be 44.75 and D3 swingweight when I check later today.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:51 PM

View PostHairpie, on 26 July 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

View Postgolfnut5438, on 26 July 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

View Postrbilramz, on 26 July 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

View Posticec0ld, on 26 July 2013 - 03:59 PM, said:

anyone know what the headweight is on this?

212 grams if I remember correctly.  D4 swing weight.

We were told it would be just over 210g with the tip.  I just weighed mine w/o the tip and it was 203g.

Unfortunately mine also came in at a stout D-7.  Shafted at 45.5" with the Speeder 6.2 TS shaft.  Might have to see what can be done about that.  May need to cut down to 45" or so and see where we stand after that. I usually hit my driver between D-3 and D-4.  Anybody else have a heavier than expected swingweight?

Takling a 1/2 inch off should get you pretty close to D-4...I haven't had a chance to measure mine yet but did request it at 45" so I'll see when I get home...

I remember talking about swingweights at the fitting, but never checked his notes of my fitting afterwards to see if he noted it.  I am fine with 45" or a little less, so that might be my answer.  I'll give it a try at full length and then choke down a little and see which works best before performing any "surgery".

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

Too bad hail stopped my round but glad to see this there when I got home



Great job on my grip build up

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:00 PM

View PostMustng5, on 26 July 2013 - 03:50 PM, said:

Delivered but won't be able to hit until next week, going out of town :(
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

If you have a 60g shaft in at 45.5 and it's D7 I have to think they have lighter tour heads around the 190g range.  Do they have a lighter tour only weight for the bottom so that they can adjust the weight to exactly what the pro needs via hotmelt ?
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:37 PM

This morning my wife sent me the first pic along with the message "new box in the man cave waiting for you!"  I rushed home after my jr. camp and here she is! :smilie_tm:

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:44 PM

View Postgolfnut5438, on 26 July 2013 - 05:51 PM, said:

View PostHairpie, on 26 July 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

View Postgolfnut5438, on 26 July 2013 - 05:29 PM, said:

View Postrbilramz, on 26 July 2013 - 04:04 PM, said:

View Posticec0ld, on 26 July 2013 - 03:59 PM, said:

anyone know what the headweight is on this?

212 grams if I remember correctly.  D4 swing weight.

We were told it would be just over 210g with the tip.  I just weighed mine w/o the tip and it was 203g.

Unfortunately mine also came in at a stout D-7.  Shafted at 45.5" with the Speeder 6.2 TS shaft.  Might have to see what can be done about that.  May need to cut down to 45" or so and see where we stand after that. I usually hit my driver between D-3 and D-4.  Anybody else have a heavier than expected swingweight?

Takling a 1/2 inch off should get you pretty close to D-4...I haven't had a chance to measure mine yet but did request it at 45" so I'll see when I get home...

I remember talking about swingweights at the fitting, but never checked his notes of my fitting afterwards to see if he noted it.  I am fine with 45" or a little less, so that might be my answer.  I'll give it a try at full length and then choke down a little and see which works best before performing any "surgery".

Maybe I'm missing something but if you were fitted with that shaft and liked the results why would you care that it is D7 instead of D4?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

I got fitted for a motore speeder 6.2.  the shaft that arrived in mine has R1 graphics but says 6.2 TS.  Is this the shaft the 6.2 ( dark purple) or the tour spec ( white/ red) with different graphics?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

The specs on my SLDR are perfect.  Length, swing weight, and total weight are exactly what I expected.  I wasn't able to get it to the range today, but it feels great just swinging it.  I'm thrilled!

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:08 PM

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anyone know what the headweight is on this?
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212 grams if I remember correctly.  D4 swing weight.
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We were told it would be just over 210g with the tip.  I just weighed mine w/o the tip and it was 203g.

Unfortunately mine also came in at a stout D-7.  Shafted at 45.5" with the Speeder 6.2 TS shaft.  Might have to see what can be done about that.  May need to cut down to 45" or so and see where we stand after that. I usually hit my driver between D-3 and D-4.  Anybody else have a heavier than expected swingweight?
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Takling a 1/2 inch off should get you pretty close to D-4...I haven't had a chance to measure mine yet but did request it at 45" so I'll see when I get home...
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I remember talking about swingweights at the fitting, but never checked his notes of my fitting afterwards to see if he noted it.  I am fine with 45" or a little less, so that might be my answer.  I'll give it a try at full length and then choke down a little and see which works best before performing any "surgery".
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Maybe I'm missing something but if you were fitted with that shaft and liked the results why would you care that it is D7 instead of D4?
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No you're not missing anything.  We had no idea what the swingweight was when I was fit hitting outside in NorCal.  It was not checked during the process.  It could have been D-7, D-4, no one knows now.  We were asked what swingweight we preferred.  I'll find out what the results are when I give it a try this weekend.  I just know it's heavier than I'm used to, and so we move forward and decide what's best now that I have it in hand again.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:04 PM

I believe they told us it would be D4 at 45.25... I had mine built at 45" hoping to get close to D2.5.... it feels righr but I'll check when iw get to a scale and I'll post pics tomorrow ...can't wait to hit this beast...


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:13 PM

View PostZach Heusser, on 26 July 2013 - 06:37 PM, said:

This morning my wife sent me the first pic along with the message "new box in the man cave waiting for you!"  I rushed home after my jr. camp and here she is! :smilie_tm:

Whoa dude, with bags like that, are you on tour or something?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

I got mine today. It looks the same as everyone else's so I won't post any pics.

I went with the White Tie Matrix shaft, 5x3. It feels light to me right now but when I swing it on the range, I'll see how it compares to my D2.

As for how the shaft looks, its cool.

Its white, some black and grey lettering. A matte finish.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

View Postjonn443, on 26 July 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

View PostZach Heusser, on 26 July 2013 - 06:37 PM, said:

This morning my wife sent me the first pic along with the message "new box in the man cave waiting for you!"  I rushed home after my jr. camp and here she is! :smilie_tm:

Whoa dude, with bags like that, are you on tour or something?
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Anyone compare the SLDR to the R11s?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

View PostWill Par, on 26 July 2013 - 07:08 PM, said:

The specs on my SLDR are perfect.  Length, swing weight, and total weight are exactly what I expected.  I wasn't able to get it to the range today, but it feels great just swinging it.  I'm thrilled!

Arggghhhh --- congrats man! work prevented me from meeting up with you guys at Sawgrass--- envy is kicking in hard! lol ---
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:02 PM

Congrats to everyone who got their new weapon.  My question is..... Did u gain more distance because of the head? Or shaft?
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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

View Postmike johnston, on 26 July 2013 - 10:02 PM, said:

Congrats to everyone who got their new weapon.  My question is..... Did u gain more distance because of the head? Or shaft?

Combo of both for me, dropped my spin down and jumped my ball speed up

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

Anyone figure out the tip?  After comparing it to a few spare shafts, it appears to be the exact same as an R11S/RBZ but all black.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

Here are some comparison pics to my superdeep and R11.  Anybody else have a number on their slider?  I guess my slider weight is 11 grams?  SW is D3 at 44.5 inches.  I was fitted for a motore speeder 6.2 but somehow received the 6.2 tour spec instead, hopefully I can get that worked out.









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Posted 26 July 2013 - 10:45 PM

Some quick  shots comparing against my super ls.     Super ls 10.5.    Sldr 9.5

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:07 PM

No numbers pn my sldr weight...I was under the impression they were all 20 grams...at least that is what they told us...I'm also wondering if they spined ths shaft ad my logo is oriented at about 8:30.... anyone care to share if their shaft is other than logo down?

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

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Anyone figure out the tip?  After comparing it to a few spare shafts, it appears to be the exact same as an R11S/RBZ but all black.

I'm curious as well.  They said in our tech session that the "old" 1.5* tips would work in the SLDR.  I was hoping a couple of my older R9 tips would work, but no dice.  You are right about matching the R11 tips however.  So some good news, some bad.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:22 AM

I am curious about the sleeves??? I don't want to read 10 pages to find the answrs,, lol
will the r1 tp sleeve/shaft fit in this sldr?
I have an r1 with a ad di 6, how does the devotion or speeder 6.2 ts compare to each other and the ad di 6?
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:56 AM

I thought I read earlier in the thread that R1 sleeve would work?


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