JDM Clubhouse

General Category => What's in the Bag? => Topic started by: RhodyGolf on April 14, 2015, 07:57:26 AM

Title: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 14, 2015, 07:57:26 AM
Beyond the intent of carrying the TS909/Tour Attas forward from last year all other irons will get disassembled and shafts re-used for the '15 season.  I have built my first bag for the new year and it consists of:

Srixon 945/Roddio i10 SX - need to play with the final assembly including balance certified weight and lie adjustments
RR Chapter 2 iBrid/QEF UT 85x
A-Grind Classic/GD P9003x
Yamada Burning Copper Razor
Wedges are undetermined so far...

Pics will come some day soon
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on April 14, 2015, 09:49:15 AM
Are the Srixons that good that they've beaten all your other blades in to submission?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 14, 2015, 10:34:58 AM
Are the Srixons that good that they've beaten all your other blades in to submission?
No, I have not even put the Srixons onto a course.  Just that the TS909 were that much better than the Yururi PDG and RR Pro.  I still having waiting, the P2 and AFT MB, and I have enough time with the RR Pro to know whether any of the current candidates are better than them.  While I really liked the accuracy of the PDG that is not enough to keep them in rotation.  I am narrowing in on my bags of choice...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on June 27, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
This thread is weak and lame without any pictures....and not a worthy representation of your true ho spirit...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: Scratch2Plus on June 27, 2015, 08:06:39 PM
I concur, weak sauce
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 08:58:01 AM
I agree, whose loser thread is this anyway...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 08:59:42 AM
Oh shit it's mine...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 09:04:34 AM
Those are the Roddio Meister blades forged by Miura. I finally got them shafted up with the Roddio i10s. Put some Elite A-50 grips on and my standard 44g down the hosel under the grip.

The best fluke of all is how the red ONOFF bag I grabbed matches the Popsicle color scheme of the i10 shaft. Inclusive of the purpley blue accent.

I have been wanting to post pics of the other bags too, just been slammed with work of late. No offense to all you tossers, but being able to pay for all this hoing followed by using the gear takes precedence over taking pics for y'all.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on June 28, 2015, 09:11:56 AM
Get your priorities right god damn it!
Geat set up though Steve. Which of your woods and putter will complete the bag?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 09:30:37 AM
Get your priorities right god damn it!
Geat set up though Steve. Which of your woods and putter will complete the bag?
Right now I have 388 which I recently shafted with the TRPX X line, great combo.
Labo F358 is the 5 wood and a 21* Type S.
Wedges are a 52/58 combo that come with the set and the Cally PM grind 64*.

Not sure on the putter front, the Zen is in that bag now.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 09:34:44 AM
Next...
Cobra shaft with the RIP Alpha Proto and Mamiya grips.

Interesting that they call it a progressive set MB, CB and double cavity. Notice the pic compared to the  Srixon 945/745/545 coming...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 09:39:29 AM
Srixon 945/745/545/U45 all with Diamana Thump shafts and Elite grips.  Still playing with tipping on the Thump FW in the U45 so haven't put an Elite grip in yet.

Other photos are the A-Grind driver next to an old Miura Precious Edition 5 wood along with the RR chapter 2s and my Yamada Burning Copper Razor.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on June 28, 2015, 02:50:59 PM
Bravo rhoudy!  Well worth the wait!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on June 28, 2015, 04:06:13 PM
I like the look of those Cobras.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on June 28, 2015, 04:51:20 PM

I have been wanting to post pics of the other bags too, just been slammed with work of late. No offense to all you tossers, but being able to pay for all this hoing followed by using the gear takes precedence over taking pics for y'all.

That's when you start sacrificing your family time...DUH....

Btw, the red bag does look nice with the whole setup...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: akapur on June 28, 2015, 07:25:42 PM
Great setups definitely players bags you got there Steve
The Roddio irons look awesome, how do they play?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 08:10:14 PM
I played them for the first time today. Very hard coming from my P2 build to another build. The P2 are built to an E1 SW and a very high static weight comparatively. By the end of the round I was starting to dial them in.

Would rather hold off review for another round tomorrow.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: MBBG on June 28, 2015, 09:01:34 PM
Sometimes I have dreams at night that I'm Steve and wake up happy
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: spoon on June 28, 2015, 09:09:36 PM
very very nice bags! i thought you could not justify the roddio mestier blades
or were we talking about the ones vega did for them?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 28, 2015, 11:29:13 PM
very very nice bags! i thought you could not justify the roddio mestier blades
or were we talking about the ones vega did for them?
I wanna say that the ones I had seen for sale, prior to buying the ones I got, were through the roof.  When I considered that I was getting 4-P and a 52/58 combo coupled with the attractive Yen to Dollar.  Also not having to pay for a shaft or assembly labor the price became way more reasonable...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: Shacco on June 29, 2015, 05:57:53 AM
That is some serious good bit of equipment there, Steve. Never really liked the looks of the newer Roddios (as I didn't like the looks of the Quadra Fire Express). Too colorful imo. But looking at theses, I don't think they look too bad now.
How do you like the Chapter2s? I am really liking them.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 29, 2015, 08:37:03 AM
That is some serious good bit of equipment there, Steve. Never really liked the looks of the newer Roddios (as I didn't like the looks of the Quadra Fire Express). Too colorful imo. But looking at theses, I don't think they look too bad now.
How do you like the Chapter2s? I am really liking them.

The look is definitely not for everyone, but for the most part I manage to only see the head when swinging so the color scheme does not bother me that much.  For sure I would prefer something more understated, but such is life and I don't fancy dropping another.

The Chapter, I think have taken the top spot in UT land for me.  Soft as "frozen butter", to steal a phrase, on good contact and they go the right distances.  Trajectory and stopping power are also very nice with these.  The Type S were my all time favorite over the original iBrid, but the Chapter 2s gave me everything I preferred the Type S for and a more compact head.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: Shacco on June 29, 2015, 03:09:02 PM
That is some serious good bit of equipment there, Steve. Never really liked the looks of the newer Roddios (as I didn't like the looks of the Quadra Fire Express). Too colorful imo. But looking at theses, I don't think they look too bad now.
How do you like the Chapter2s? I am really liking them.

The look is definitely not for everyone, but for the most part I manage to only see the head when swinging so the color scheme does not bother me that much.  For sure I would prefer something more understated, but such is life and I don't fancy dropping another.

The Chapter, I think have taken the top spot in UT land for me.  Soft as "frozen butter", to steal a phrase, on good contact and they go the right distances.  Trajectory and stopping power are also very nice with these.  The Type S were my all time favorite over the original iBrid, but the Chapter 2s gave me everything I preferred the Type S for and a more compact head.

Absolutely agree. They feel great. The first time I took them out, I wasn't sure as I was not hitting it properly in the middle. Therefore, I was not getting the best feel nor the proper distance. I will say that they are not the most forgiving ute out there though.
But once dialed in, I even find them quite long.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 29, 2015, 03:28:10 PM
Absolutely agree. They feel great. The first time I took them out, I wasn't sure as I was not hitting it properly in the middle. Therefore, I was not getting the best feel nor the proper distance. I will say that they are not the most forgiving ute out there though.
But once dialed in, I even find them quite long.
You're to agreeable Shacco, there is little point in arguing with you.  We need Squirts to chime in about how thin the face is and that he cracked a couple of them before switching to something meatier...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: tsupo67 on June 29, 2015, 11:11:46 PM
wholy frrrrrrrrk i rem these.
where did u get em ?

ahh dont worru i know
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: JDMster on June 30, 2015, 12:05:06 AM
Steve,

This Roddio irons are sick buddy!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 19, 2015, 09:05:29 AM
Brought back the PDG for a spell...  Shafted them up with the Recoils and put on some A50 Star grips...  They are short but deadly accurate.  Now if I could only learn how to aim my golf shot, I might actually score well...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on July 19, 2015, 12:31:44 PM
So I didn't need to ask politely......
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 19, 2015, 12:48:57 PM
So I didn't need to ask politely......
Someone else asked and I realized I was asking the impossible of you. So instead of punishing the edgolf, I figured I would just post the pics...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on July 19, 2015, 01:20:56 PM
Not impossible, just whether I could be bothered :)
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on July 19, 2015, 01:22:29 PM
Anyway, nice pooking set up Steve.

How many sets of irons do you have now?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 19, 2015, 01:34:32 PM
Too many... But not as many as Stew...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 29, 2015, 06:51:02 PM
Broke out the RR Pro bag today. Irons are 5-P Roddio i10 shaft using th Zodia Chiba trio of wedges original iBrids for 23,20 and 17* along with the TEE E8 Beta and Slighter putter. Had a great ball striking day and closed the round 2,4,3,4 or birdie, birdie, par, birdie.
Those Chiba wedges are great for full shots and take a marvelous divot. Also the RR Pro, forgot how great those irons are.
The TEE was money, hit all 5 fairways I play with that long of a club and managed between 260 and 275.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: MBBG on July 30, 2015, 07:51:50 AM
I long for the RR Pro more than any other set of irons I've ever gotten rid of. Look and feel soooo good. Would probably loathe the playability compared to my current combo set however. Ball striking is better than when I had the RR tho. I might pick up another set someday.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 30, 2015, 09:54:25 AM
I long for the RR Pro more than any other set of irons I've ever gotten rid of. Look and feel soooo good. Would probably loathe the playability compared to my current combo set however. Ball striking is better than when I had the RR tho. I might pick up another set someday.
I think they are one of the best looking blades out there.  Come satin without paint fill out of the box.  Everything just looks right about them...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 15, 2015, 03:14:37 PM
Rhoudy, when are we gonna start seeing some decent bags out of you?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on August 15, 2015, 03:20:09 PM
I think Steve's in Scotland, so no piccies yet I reckon.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: DaleUK on August 15, 2015, 03:39:24 PM
I think Steve's in Scotland, so no piccies yet I reckon.

Check his passport➡️➡️Deport
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on August 22, 2015, 04:37:13 PM
Rhoudy, when are we gonna start seeing some decent bags out of you?
What bag you want? I have time on my hands now that I've been deported from Scotland...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 22, 2015, 07:36:50 PM
All of them...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on August 22, 2015, 08:59:18 PM
All of them...
You don't have the P2, TS909 or the RR Pro bags...
Prioritize the list and I'll get to it...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 23, 2015, 07:43:46 PM
All of them...
You don't have the P2, TS909 or the RR Pro bags...
Prioritize the list and I'll get to it...

1 rr pro
2 ts909
3 p2
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on August 24, 2015, 08:02:43 PM
RR Pro bag:
S-Yard XV for now
RR iBrid 17, 20, 23 different shafts
RR Pro Forged 5-P Roddio i10
Zodia Chiba 58, 54(56), 50 MCI 120x
Custom Slighter Damascus blade
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 26, 2015, 08:28:41 PM
Wow, nice bag, love the headcovers, those rr blades are sweet!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 29, 2015, 02:06:24 PM
...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: MBBG on August 29, 2015, 10:08:16 PM
I'm just gonna go find a cash machine
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on August 30, 2015, 11:17:12 AM
Rhoudy really is the dude of this board...
Title: The evolving harem
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 04, 2016, 09:49:58 PM
Have two new builds, one is actually a rebuild and the other is new.

I took apart my P2 set and reshafted them with the Waccine GR88 shafts and added the Personal Wedges to the mix.

The other was shafting the Masda blades with a set of Attas 120x shafts. Played them for the first time today and must say I enjoyed it.

Full reviews will be coming once I can play a few more rounds with both bags.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: MBBG on June 05, 2016, 03:42:52 AM
Oooh very nice
Title: Re: The evolving harem
Post by: wmclarenf1 on June 05, 2016, 03:46:01 AM
Have two new builds, one is actually a rebuild and the other is new.

I took apart my P2 set and reshafted them with the Waccine GR88 shafts and added the Personal Wedges to the mix.

The other was shafting the Masda blades with a set of Attas 120x shafts. Played them for the first time today and must say I enjoyed it.

Full reviews will be coming once I can play a few more rounds with both bags.

How are the waccine shafts?
Title: Re: The evolving harem
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 06, 2016, 05:56:15 AM
How are the waccine shafts?
I have the TSX soft stepped once into the heads.

So far, they seem to be stable shafts and quite solid feeling.  Flex is pretty true to spec although I think it can handle more than the stated SS.

Distance is on par, possibly a touch longer than the Roddio, given the distance loss with the P2 is reduced and have the 5 iron back to 190'ish.

Not quite as smooth as the Roddio but smoother than the Attas Tour 120x I put in the Masdas. I think that the flex differences is primary contributor to the smoothness statement though.

I wish they weren't so freaking expensive. I think they are better than the Roddio.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: jbird902 on June 06, 2016, 11:05:31 AM
I put the Attas tour 120's in the p2's. Great combo!!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 06, 2016, 07:41:52 PM
I put the Attas tour 120's in the p2's. Great combo!!
Can't comment on the P2 with Attas, but the 1 round I have with the Masda/Attas and the 40 or 50 with the TS909/Attas combo the shaft is tremendously under rated. A shame they don't make it anymore.
Ordered a set of the new Attas 115x to put into something as a comparison.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 07:33:51 AM
Glad you've got the Masdas in play and that the first round indicates good promise!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 08:36:28 AM
Glad you've got the Masdas in play and that the first round indicates good promise!
K,
Have you played the Masdas?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 10:27:26 AM
Indeed, S.  They're one of my favorites!  I can't see ever parting with them.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 11:32:58 AM
Indeed, S.  They're one of my favorites!  I can't see ever parting with them.
I'm getting soft and piercing with good distance control out of them so far...

You?
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 02:23:14 PM
Good description.  I have them with CTaper 120 straight in and find them to be lasers.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 02:36:08 PM
Good description.  I have them with CTaper 120 straight in and find them to be lasers.
Did I miss your review somewhere on the site?  ;)
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 02:56:25 PM
http://jdmclubhouse.com/index.php?topic=2733.0
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 03:07:16 PM
If you want to try the V-430 driver, I have an extra I can send up to you. You can feel free to put whatever shaft you want in it and send back the head and original shaft at your leisure.

Matt didn't like the sound, but as we found out in another thread today, he's one of those guys who makes inquiries and then never responds - so don't trust his judgment.  ;D
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 03:07:55 PM
http://jdmclubhouse.com/index.php?topic=2733.0

Thanks, now I can resurrect an old thread when I write my comments... ;)
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 03:10:58 PM
If you want to try the V-430 driver, I have an extra I can send up to you. You can feel free to put whatever shaft you want in it and send back the head and original shaft at your leisure.

Matt didn't like the sound, but as we found out in another thread today, he's one of those guys who makes inquiries and then never responds - so don't trust his judgment.  ;D
I generically mistrust anyone that has/had a mullet so he was already of dubious quality to me...

Thanks for the offer, but I think I am going to can drivers for a little while and opt for strong 3wds.  If you have extra Masda wedges I'd give them a go...  But I'll keep it in mind for the future.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: kl on June 14, 2016, 03:17:20 PM
Right, I did read that part about drivers today.

I had their S wedges for awhile. I sold them when I decided to go with different lofts.  They are nice for sure, but I do prefer forged. I have a set of their forged model (out of production) that I weakened a few degrees and sent for copper refinishing. Haven't tried them yet.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: MBBG on June 14, 2016, 03:18:53 PM
😟
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2016, 07:50:53 PM
http://jdmclubhouse.com/index.php?topic=2733.0
Sadly I even made a comment in the thread...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on June 15, 2016, 12:24:41 PM
Pictures pictures pictures........and before you post random pictures of any old shit, I mean pictures of your new Waccine iron shafts etc.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 15, 2016, 03:18:46 PM
Pictures pictures pictures........and before you post random pictures of any old shit, I mean pictures of your new Waccine iron shafts etc.
In due time...
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 11, 2016, 05:46:20 PM
Pictures pictures pictures........and before you post random pictures of any old shit, I mean pictures of your new Waccine iron shafts etc.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: Sanader on July 11, 2016, 06:11:29 PM
Wow that ain't no shit here
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 11, 2016, 06:12:53 PM
Pictures pictures pictures........and before you post random pictures of any old shit, I mean pictures of your new Waccine iron shafts etc.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 11, 2016, 06:14:52 PM
The clan...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: kl on July 11, 2016, 10:02:07 PM
Awesome gear!
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: 95124hacker on July 11, 2016, 11:35:47 PM
Sweeeeet!!
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 12, 2016, 10:55:26 AM
Sweeeeet!!
Awesome gear!

Thanks guys...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: akapur on July 12, 2016, 10:57:43 AM
Steve
Very Nice Gear.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on July 12, 2016, 11:21:33 AM
Super nice stuff

Will have to get some P2s again someday
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on July 12, 2016, 11:42:52 AM
Great stuff Steve. What's the weight of the Waccine iron shafts?
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 12, 2016, 12:04:37 PM
Steve
Very Nice Gear.
Thanks Ash
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 12, 2016, 12:05:05 PM
Great stuff Steve. What's the weight of the Waccine iron shafts?
Thanks...

I have the TSX...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on July 12, 2016, 01:10:23 PM
Thanks for posting Steve. Hope they're are not too light for you.......
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: freehb on July 14, 2016, 09:17:19 PM
The clan...

That clan is so sexy!
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 14, 2016, 09:25:53 PM
The clan...

That clan is so sexy!
They are even sexier naked... 

Just not Ian's cup of tea, he's concerned they are too light...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: Sgt Squirts on July 14, 2016, 10:29:25 PM
.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: unclej on July 16, 2016, 10:16:07 PM
Nice Clan.  It's obvious a lot of thought/work has gone in to getting this dialed the way YOU want it.

Very nice.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on July 17, 2016, 09:53:29 AM
Nice Clan.  It's obvious a lot of thought/work has gone in to getting this dialed the way YOU want it.

Very nice.
Thanks J...

Interestingly, a couple of the bags are because I'm to lazy to sell and there were parts from other experiments that happened to work as a combo.

The primary group of gamers are more thoughtfully curated.
Title: Re: Rhody's first of '15
Post by: ian-500 on July 17, 2016, 11:45:43 AM
The clan...

That clan is so sexy!
They are even sexier naked... 

Just not Ian's cup of tea, he's concerned they are too light...

I have to say Steve, the P2's look gorgeous. Sounds like a good combo.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: Bigmean on July 17, 2016, 09:39:32 PM
How do the roddio blades play and feel?  I had the i10 shafts in some onoff irons and loved them as far as carbon goes.  I love those miester blades, always wondered how they felt etc.  I thought they were zodia though and not Miura?
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on July 18, 2016, 02:11:45 AM
How do the roddio blades play and feel?  I had the i10 shafts in some onoff irons and loved them as far as carbon goes.  I love those miester blades, always wondered how they felt etc.  I thought they were zodia though and not Miura?

A limited run was made by each I believe.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: tsupo67 on September 06, 2016, 11:29:17 PM
howd u like that amsda blade  putter ?
 I keep baulking at it  but never seem to bite, I like its look ad balance.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on September 07, 2016, 07:27:57 AM
howd u like that amsda blade  putter ?
 I keep baulking at it  but never seem to bite, I like its look ad balance.

Thing putts beautifully.  I got mine used, so not sure if some of the flaws are mfg or original owner.  I am leaning towards original owner simply because of the fit and finish on the irons but can't be sure...  Stock grip needs to be changed out though.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 08, 2019, 08:05:04 AM
Pulled out the Masda's this week with the 120x Attas tours.  Still an amazing set of clubs and amonsgt my favorites for pure performance on course.  Sadly, I am aging and after almost a year off am too out of shape to handle them effectively this season.  Need to wait to later in the season when my body is better equipped and I've steroided up a little.

Think I will pull out the Srixon/Thump set for next week as it is a much easier swinging club.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: wmclarenf1 on June 08, 2019, 09:55:46 PM
Good to see you posting here again.  Glad it was the foot and not the finger.... :-)
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 09, 2019, 02:17:32 PM
Good to see you posting here again.  Glad it was the foot and not the finger.... :-)
Thanks
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on June 10, 2019, 12:38:42 AM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 10, 2019, 08:08:44 AM
Welcome back!
Thanks Matt
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 12, 2019, 10:19:16 AM
Think I will pull out the Srixon/Thump set for next week as it is a much easier swinging club.

Been playing the Srixon/Thump combos this week and am seeing a very different profile to the Attas.  The Thump shaft, while not as demanding as the Attas, I still have to complete the whole swing or I will end up with a tailed off fade.  On incomplete swings, as opposed to partial, the Thumps play as though they are a tad too stiff.  From ball flight perspective the combo is playing similarly to a previous Miura BB/Super Peening Blue build that was my entry into JDM.

The ball flight rises more linearly and then falls from the sky with decent stopping power.  Also, I have lost about a club length's distance from the Attas/Masda combo
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 21, 2019, 11:37:26 AM
So here is the new bag as it exists today.  Put the Labo OP-2 putter, a trio of S-Yard bold wedges, an old Miura Precious Edition 5 wood, and a 22* RR iBrid Chapter 2 along with the Labo MB-247D and RD-390...

Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on March 31, 2020, 09:27:00 PM
Been playing the Epon P2s to start of this year and I have been testing the Roddio Compact driver and U2 utility.  Gonna switch irons over to the Thump/Srixon combo for a little bit while I wait for the Yam 020s to come across the Pacific.

I need to get some rounds under my belt and start cycling through combos.  My goal for the end of the season is to whittle down the harem some and rebuild combos.  I might be shelving some 4-irons to allow for soft stepping where I can't get matching shaft.  Roddio discontinued the I series iron shaft, or at least the i10 is not being made any more.  Similarly, the Waccine GR88 is gone so I can't get something for the 4 iron there either.

Drivers, fairways, an UTs will be part of this process too, but I think I know the ones I'm gonna hang on to and just go through shaft selection. 

Wedges are in a similar boat but those will be driven by the irons I keep in many cases as I have tuned the wedges to fit into the setups I play.

Gonna be an interesting process...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on March 31, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
Subscribed. Good luck to you sir.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on April 01, 2020, 02:31:34 AM
Been playing the Epon P2s to start of this year and I have been testing the Roddio Compact driver and U2 utility.  Gonna switch irons over to the Thump/Srixon combo for a little bit while I wait for the Yam 020s to come across the Pacific.

I need to get some rounds under my belt and start cycling through combos.  My goal for the end of the season is to whittle down the harem some and rebuild combos.  I might be shelving some 4-irons to allow for soft stepping where I can't get matching shaft.  Roddio discontinued the I series iron shaft, or at least the i10 is not being made any more.  Similarly, the Waccine GR88 is gone so I can't get something for the 4 iron there either.

Drivers, fairways, an UTs will be part of this process too, but I think I know the ones I'm gonna hang on to and just go through shaft selection. 

Wedges are in a similar boat but those will be driven by the irons I keep in many cases as I have tuned the wedges to fit into the setups I play.

Gonna be an interesting process...

I'll start saving some cash now whilst in lockdown.

Compared to the weather you guys in the north east US are experiencing, ours in the UK is stunning. I think mother nature is taking the piss......
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 01, 2020, 06:36:37 AM
[
I'll start saving some cash now whilst in lockdown.

Compared to the weather you guys in the north east US are experiencing, ours in the UK is stunning. I think mother nature is taking the piss......

Considering mother nature has cleansed some air and water pollution, started fixing the hole in the ozone and animals are returning to places they used to go I'd say this is more prison rape.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 05, 2020, 02:42:04 PM
As mentioned in the What Did You Pick Up Today thread, I recently acquired a loft and lie bending machine.  That coupled with watching a You Tube video about lie angles, I might not be SS my irons this season after all.  Put a couple of sets on the machine to measure and would seem almost every iron is 1*-2.5* flat.  That explains the power fade on so many shots.

While my season objective is still the same, kick the ugly prude bitches out of the harem, I am going to add adjust loft and lies before putting a bag in rotation.

Played a couple of rounds with the Srixon/Thump combo and had some really good ball striking holes.  It's early in the season so am happy with a few holes being proper.  Got home and put them on the machine and they were pretty close to my spec, with the exception of the 3&4 irons.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 06, 2020, 10:33:36 AM
Bent the Labo MB-247/OTI 100x to the proper lie angles yesterday and brought them to the course this morning.  No more fade, straight as an arrow and fairly long.  Quite happy I might not have to rebuild everything, but dreading the day that I do.

Also, now that I ordered some S flex iron shafts I think I'm gonna hard step them into the Yam 020 or PRGR Tune 01, should I ever receive them.

Have the Labo 247 wedges in a 52/58 set, but with the 46* PW I bent the 52 down to 50.  Next, tested bending an ONOFF forged 58/10 down to 54* so am assuming the bounce is at 6*.  If that continues to work, I will reshaft it with the OTI.

The bag now consists of the Labo RD390 driver, Labo F358 18* wood, a 21* Fairway Wings Type S utility, Labo 247 blades and wedges along with the above mentioned 54* and anchored with the Gold's modded Labo OP2 putter.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on April 06, 2020, 02:55:38 PM
Check you out Mr Club Builder. Can I have your cast off's.....pretty please.
 :P
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 06, 2020, 03:26:32 PM
Check you out Mr Club Builder. Can I have your cast off's.....pretty please.
 :P
Not sure if my cast offs will be meaty enough for you.  I know how you like them thick...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on April 06, 2020, 06:48:29 PM
Check you out Mr Club Builder. Can I have your cast off's.....pretty please.
 :P
Not sure if my cast offs will be meaty enough for you.  I know how you like them thick...

Absolutely.....
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: donnieu on April 06, 2020, 09:49:27 PM
 
Put a couple of sets on the machine to measure and would seem almost every iron is 1*-2.5* flat.  That explains the power fade on so many shots.
1* flat vs the Manufacturers's specs?  Or 1* flat vs your preferred specs? 
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on April 06, 2020, 10:10:54 PM
* to my spec.  I play 38.5" length and 62* lie angle in a 5 iron.  I increment 0.5" and 1* per iron. Some mfg use 1* lie angle changes and others use 0.5*, the 0.5" seems fairly standard.

Good soft forgings do lose there alignment over time so it doesn't hurt to check specs every now and again if you can.  Glad I can do it easily now.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on April 07, 2020, 05:00:08 AM
Interesting find on the lie angle. Iíve often thought it is probably the most overlooked spec in golf and wonít even put a new set into play until theyíve been checked and set correctly as Iíve learned over the years what lie I need for each club length.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 02, 2020, 09:12:02 AM
Pulled out the old RomaRo Pro to make sure the Roddio I10 SX is still a good fit for me before putting into the TS909s.

@MBBG, how much variation do you have on lie angle from club to club beyond a consistent progression?  Do you have consistent progression in length and loft?
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 03, 2020, 06:49:44 AM
1/2Ē length .5* lie. I basically play off a 65* lie in my SW. Please donít ever sell those RomaRo without letting me know first
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: wmclarenf1 on May 03, 2020, 07:01:19 AM
1/2Ē length .5* lie. I basically play off a 65* lie in my SW. Please donít ever sell those RomaRo without letting me know first

That's extremely upright. 
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on May 03, 2020, 07:21:00 AM
1/2Ē length .5* lie. I basically play off a 65* lie in my SW. Please donít ever sell those RomaRo without letting me know first

That's extremely upright.

He slices the shit outa the ball!!
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 03, 2020, 10:03:54 AM
Quote from: wmclarenf1

That's extremely upright.
[/quote

Not really, that is a similar lie angle to me depending on the progression.  At .5* steps I am a 65* at the PW and at 1* steps it is 8 iron...
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 04, 2020, 11:58:06 AM
I am generally 1 up from most USDM standards and 1.5-2 up from Japanese manufacturers. Vokey wedges for instance are 64* standard. Mizuno is 63*.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 04, 2020, 12:01:04 PM
Also my loft progressions are 4* through 46* PW and my wedges are typically 50/55/60. 50/55 are almost exclusively full swing clubs
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 04, 2020, 02:02:55 PM
Also my loft progressions are 4* through 46* PW and my wedges are typically 50/55/60. 50/55 are almost exclusively full swing clubs
I have just started doing something similar, although I am keeping to 4* all through the set with a 50/54/58 wedge combo.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 06, 2020, 03:59:47 PM
Now that I have received the Tensei iron shafts I need to nail down how I'm going to redeploy shafts into heads.  Last thing I need to do is try the Masda/Attas 120X combo for the first time this season.  I do not remember if I SS the set in addition to having the long hosel or if it was straight in.

Current thinking, subject to change, is to:
TS 909 - Tensei first hard stepped then maybe straight in depending on play
Masda - Attas 10 SX straight in
Epon P2 - Attas 115x SS x2
Roddio Meister - Roddio i10
PRGR Tune 01 - Roddio i10 or Waccine SS x 2 or Attas 120 SS x2
Yam - Roddio i10 or Waccine SS x 2  or Attas 120 SS x2
RR Pro - Roddio i10 or Waccine SS x 2  or Attas 120 SS x2
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 06, 2020, 08:55:26 PM
Can we get a flow chart or something
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 07, 2020, 08:38:35 AM
Can we get a flow chart or something
No, you just have to keep up.

Played the Masdas this morning and can't tell how I shafted them.  If I used a 1x soft step and let the extra long hosel do the 2nd soft step or if they are straight in.  Also, seems I left them really long so that I could pull the shafts and still play in other irons.  Need to pull a grip on one to find out.  That might throw a wrench in the plans.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 11, 2020, 05:21:47 PM
Pulled it the Labo 247 with OTI Tour 100x this morning.  I believe I SS them 1x and they were playing pretty well today.  Good arching flight, not my preferred penetrate and plummet but good distance and consistency.  A little lite on the spin, but there are only a few clubs I back up vs bounce and stop or a little roll out.

Back to thinking X flex SS once or S flex HS is still the right build, just need to get some strength back after the winter off.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 11, 2020, 08:27:10 PM
If itís anything like here this cold wet awful spring itís hard to get much spin hitting balls off of the surface of peat bog
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 11, 2020, 08:30:54 PM
Loads of things working against me.  Also play early morning so club face and ball are dew covered.  Not to mention that it is in the low 40s F right now so balls are rock like.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 11, 2020, 10:36:31 PM
I think the Brits have a hard time realizing people in the northern US get 3 months of Siberia, 6 months of Scotland, and 3 months of Mumbai.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: ian-500 on May 12, 2020, 01:59:24 AM
I think the Brits have a hard time realizing people in the northern US get 3 months of Siberia, 6 months of Scotland, and 3 months of Mumbai.

....and don't forget the mass shooting like it's still the 1800's.....

:)
:)
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 12, 2020, 03:00:47 PM
The lockdown seems to have curtailed that a bit.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 12, 2020, 03:24:26 PM
The lockdown seems to have curtailed that a bit.
Now they are one offs killing security guards over face mask policies.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on May 12, 2020, 11:25:20 PM
Iíd be surprised if these things werenít randomly happening during this shitshow
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: wmclarenf1 on May 13, 2020, 01:15:06 AM
The unexpected positive from Covid...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailystar.co.uk/news/isis-scared-coronavirus-terror-group-21696400.amp
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on May 30, 2020, 04:22:49 PM
Finally purchased some de-rattle glue and fixed an 18* ONOFF Type S hybrid.  Shafted it up with an idle Roddio i10 #2 in popsicle color scheme to match with the Yam 020.

Will likely pull the i10 shafts in my Epon 903 DIs and put them in the pair of Kasco itility clubs, i3 & i4, to complete the Yam bag.  For now the O'rion, I mean Seven, wedges are in along with the Kasco driver and Betti putter.

The Yam build is rapidly growing on me.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 11, 2020, 09:46:52 AM
Broke down and built up the TS909 with the Attas 10SX.  I soft stepped them one time.  Also put ~16g of lead tape as a wrap under the grip.  Will start doing some MOI tests on other clubs and finish the 909s after that.

Played them this morning and had some really good contact.  Also put the Muziik wedges into play and was very impressed with them.  Will play through the weekend with them as built before swapping out the shaft for the Attas 10s with 8iron shafts going in the 54* and 58* and a PW shaft going in the 50*.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: MBBG on June 11, 2020, 05:48:36 PM
Why the lead tape under the grip? Reproductive years must be over.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 11, 2020, 06:19:08 PM
I still prefer to have some amount of back weighting.  Since all of the tourlock style weights are in other shafts and I am not sure if the old amount is too much, this will give me some way to play with the total amount.  I installed the A50 grips that have the weight plug but am capped @ ~20 grams with just that method.  So the weight under the grip increases the range, but includes a number I know is too light.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 11, 2020, 06:20:10 PM
Why the lead tape under the grip? Reproductive years must be over.
But yes reproductive years are in the past.  Now it is just practice in case I am called upon to repopulate the earth.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: kl on June 13, 2020, 11:09:33 PM
I just read through this whole thread and a few things stand out: 1) you win for most elegant collection of irons, 2) your irons make me want to reverse my purge trend, and 3) Ash, Carlo, Jeff, and several others are missed.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 14, 2020, 08:08:22 AM
I just read through this whole thread and a few things stand out: 1) you win for most elegant collection of irons, 2) your irons make me want to reverse my purge trend, and 3) Ash, Carlo, Jeff, and several others are missed.
I think there are others that have collections that out do me.  Would be great to see you put together another one.  I am certain it would be too notch.

Agreed on the missing voices.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 18, 2020, 04:01:03 PM
Reshafted my P2s, pulled the Waccine GR88 TSX and installed the Mitsubishi AMT White.  Used some pink ferrules and Elite A50 Star grips.  12-22 grams of counter balance weight from 4-Lob, not in even increments.

GR88 will be soft stepped into the PRGR Tune 01 CB when I get those back from GolfWorks refinishing in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: wmclarenf1 on June 18, 2020, 08:32:22 PM
That's a daring setup S on several fronts!
Title: Re: Rhody's never ending story
Post by: RhodyGolf on June 18, 2020, 09:01:55 PM
That's a daring setup S on several fronts!
Not as much as you think.  98% of my rounds are with no one else within 5 holes of me.  That is other than the grounds crew.