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#1 Ben

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 05:41 PM

Check out the specs on the R7 XD Irons:

3-Iron 19° 61° 7 mm 38.75" D1
4-Iron 21° 61.5° 6.7 mm 38.25" D1
5-Iron 23° 62° 6.3 mm 37.75" D1
6-Iron 26° 62.5° 6 mm 37.25" D1
7-Iron 30° 63° 5.7 mm 36.75" D1
8-Iron 34° 63.5° 5.3 mm 36.25" D1
9-Iron 39° 64° 5 mm 35.75" D1
PW 44° 64.5° 4.7 mm 35.5" D2


The 3 iron is a 2 iron! HAHAHAHAH What a joke. TM have gotta be kidding themselves. Talk about fuding the figures. Now you'll not only need a 52° gap wedge, you'll also need a 47° Ultra Gap Wedge smile.gif



#2 NaptownChief

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 06:26 PM

Wow...They shifted the specs by more than a full club compared to Mizuno. A full club plus 2 degrees on most of them.

They should call them R7 XD EGO... rolleyes.gif



#3 DJA50

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 07:00 PM

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Unblieveable. Same with Titleist too Naptownchief. The top end clubs of both - the forged blades like MP 33's and 690MB's- all 40 dg 8 irons for example.

Is this purely to make amateurs think they are hitting the ball further? I know stronger lofts like you see with many oversize irons can help high handicap players to some degree but this is ridiculous.

Ben, what type of iron are these? Even since Taylor Made became part of Adidas Golf it all just seems to become more and more about marketing every day and less and less about producing high quality clubs.



#4 jarro

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 09:27 PM

they sound awesome.

where can i buy a set ?



#5 Ben

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 10:20 PM

Jarro,

I'm sure pete will have a 2nd hand set soon smile.gif



#6 fmg

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 12:59 PM

and here I was wishing my 47 degree mp30 PW was more like 49 or 50 degrees...


...surely the jacking of lofts is not in the best interests of amatuer's scoring? i think it would be closer to the mark to maximise the number of clubs available in the scoring range. these TM clubs would leave most players with very few options inside 150y, unless they carry 5-6 wedges! blink.gif huh.gif ohmy.gif unsure.gif



#7 SammyLGC

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 07:38 PM

thats bizare!

ping was the pioneer of this though, mr Karsten decided to stamp a 5 iron as a 6 iron so everyone would think they were the longest clubs out, he did this on the Ping Eye's and the were the most popular cavity backs ever!

any picutures of this R7 iron set?



#8 jarro

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 08:03 PM

QUOTE: Ben @ Oct 8 2005, 12:20 PM

Jarro,

I'm sure pete will have a 2nd hand set soon smile.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif you're probably right mate laugh.gif laugh.gif



#9 miro67

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Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:32 PM

QUOTE: DJA50 @ Oct 8 2005, 09:00 AM

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Unblieveable. Same with Titleist too Naptownchief. The top end clubs of both - the forged blades like MP 33's and 690MB's- all 40 dg 8 irons for example.

Ummmm that means 44 degree 9 and 48 degree PW which is pretty much standard for better players clubs (or within a degree) and means 52 degree gap and 56 degree sand. That configuration has been around for a long time.



#10 HISPL

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 02:39 AM

They probably do it to sell more of the RAC wedges.

TMAG (Taylor Made Adidas Golf) do them in lofts of 48° which would fill the gap nicely.



#11 jeanmc

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 04:38 AM

QUOTE: miro67 @ Oct 11 2005, 09:32 AM

Ummmm that means 44 degree 9 and 48 degree PW which is pretty much standard for better players clubs (or within a degree) and means 52 degree gap and 56 degree sand. That configuration has been around for a long time.

yup...don't see what the fuss is all about...



#12 TheBlade

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 01:07 AM

QUOTE: Ben @ Oct 8 2005, 07:41 AM

Check out the specs on the R7 XD Irons:

3-Iron 19° 61° 7 mm  38.75" D1
4-Iron 21° 61.5° 6.7 mm  38.25" D1
5-Iron 23° 62° 6.3 mm  37.75" D1
6-Iron 26° 62.5° 6 mm  37.25" D1
7-Iron 30° 63° 5.7 mm  36.75" D1
8-Iron 34° 63.5° 5.3 mm  36.25" D1
9-Iron 39° 64° 5 mm  35.75" D1
PW 44° 64.5° 4.7 mm  35.5" D2
The 3 iron is a 2 iron! HAHAHAHAH  What a joke.  TM have gotta be kidding themselves.  Talk about fuding the figures.  Now you'll not only need a 52° gap wedge, you'll also need a 47° Ultra Gap Wedge smile.gif

Guarantee you I won't even look at these irons. That's a disgrace. Higher markers are the last people who need two degree gaps between clubs. What a joke!

You have to cover the distances between 3 iron and SW as evenly as possible. That makes sense to me. Not try to find how to get every club to go as long as your 3 iron. Their marketing is to the demise of the golfers game... ranting.gif



#13 Janjuc

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 03:55 AM

Can I get a #1 Iron? huh.gif

Please Mr TM smile.gif

Oh, sorry, confusing it with a Driver! laugh.gif



#14 Gamecock1

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:38 PM

Pick up a copy of Wishon's Search for the Perfect Club, this has been happening for years and not just by TM. I own a set of RAC OS2 with nearly identical lofts. It is pretty absurd to be a hitting a PW (really a 9i) 150 yards. It has come to the point where you almost need to carry 5 wedges ( I have my standard PW and 48/52/56/60). As said before, this is just another way to suck money out of people after the initial purchase of a set.



#15 TheBlade

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE: Gamecock1 @ Oct 13 2005, 06:38 AM

It has come to the point where you almost need to carry 5 wedges ( I have my standard PW and 48/52/56/60). As said before, this is just another way to suck money out of people after the initial purchase of a set.

That's so screwed up mad.gif






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