I just plagarized my own post to put it here too...since there are two threads about these irons...Mods, if necessary delete a post from me!!
So....went to GG tonight after work for some testing of the Apex and Apex Pro, vs my X Forged!! Used the Callaway Certified Fitting bay, since we looked pretty dead...no one even interuppted my hour of ball striking. Well the first 10 minutes were of me cussing myself out
for still having a swing that sucked A$$!! Just been off the last couple months, still scrambling to 80-83 and knowing it could be better.
X Forged -Ctaper X-130 grams, SS 1x
Apex Pro-- KBS Tour S-120 grams and DG S300-130 grams
Apex - KBS Tour S- 120 grams and DG S300-130 grams
All heads were 6 irons.
find out what I really want and can really help my game overall. Been leaning major league Apex...mind you have only hit the Apex Pro in the KBS Tour V-110 Grams Stiff before today.
Started by benching my 6 iron in the monitor and trying to get 4-5 good shots in a row to see how it was hanging.
Consistently in the 184-188 range(normal) and baby fades of 4-8 yards. Solid spin and launch for me.
Started Apex Pro, since similar to the X Forged the most.
KBS Tour..started thinning it too much, was coming off it just a touch, thought it was the shaft..realized I was just too far off the ball and wasn't allowing my left arm to hang straight down..plus kept lifting head off the ball..all normal for me when I get out of whack...made the adjustments and BOOM! 190+ on solid hits--avg 194-196, same launch as X Forged and about same spin...pretty consistent dispersion, very solid...this club sings for me with a 120+ gram shaft in it.
Went to Apex with KBS Tour...same set up at address and 196+ on average...full club over the X Forged..yadda yadda..lighter shaft, less loft...NOT THAT MUCH LIGHTER OR LESS LOFT! Felt great off the face...JUST like the XHP at impact...soft and buttery explosion of a golf ball. Launch about the same, spin about the same...ball speed HIGHER!
I tried the DG's in them for a 130 to 130 comparison with the Ctapers...and anyone who has hit both knows the smoothness of the Ctaper's make them 'swing lighter'...so balanced...anyway...I was getting very solid results with the DG's launching about the same and distance was comparable, but maybe a bit shorter than KBS in the Apex/Apex Pro.
Could I go Tour V 120X and get used to it...probably...but when the Ctaper 130X SS 1x, to me, swing as easy as a 120, but stiffer, and is this smooth, plus I get great results with them...I will be staying with the Ctapers for this set. Thanks to Nick Arther at Callaway for setting off the light blub on this decision...if you have something that works and gets results, then why are you intrigued by another shaft for the clubs. DUH!
COMBO set is back on...still have to decide on final make up...the Apex and Apex Pro at the dividing line will be bent 1 weaker/ 1 stronger respectively to get the correct gaps set for the transistion. Current mind set is 4-6 Apex and 7-Gap wedge Apex Pro. The Apex Pro with the heavier shaft was just really solid, yeah, quite a bit more solid than my X Forged as far as forgiveness and distance on mis-hits. The Apex are a mid-long irons dream club...point--shoot--go far with normal effort...can't say much more...confidence in the Apex for those shots will be sky high.
Hope that Helps!!