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UST recoil Prototype shafts
« on: August 28, 2013, 03:40:30 AM »
ok pulled the trigger on some recoil prototype 125F4 shafts.
they will be for my next set of irons whatever it is. there is
just too much talk and positive reviews of these shafts that
it cannot be hype.

got a set of 3-pw and will be using the #3 on a driving iron.
as much as i love the monacos i am thinking of the future,
no longer a spring chicken and am pestered by back gremlins
every now and then. could use a livelier shaft thats heavy yet
smooth on the body.

so whos gaming these? what did you like about them? i imagine
there is nothing to like about these but the price? do share!
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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 09:22:10 AM »
First comment is that you did the right thing by simply acquiring the shafts and not having them installed at UST facilities.

I do game them in my TS909s.  I have F4s tipped to almost an F5 for the 4-7 while the 8-LW are straight F5s.  They are a very stable shaft, eating up most of the unwanted vibrations from mishits while still providing  solid communication of contact quality and location if the heads on either end of them support the info.  Trajectory is solid, not piercing but a nice arc to it.  Additionally, normal adjustments like follow through and ball placement do allow for significant manipulation of shot height.  I would not call them a low spin shaft, however the club head has more to do with balloons than the shaft.  Had Personals on them initially and had issues with balloons, although it might have been partially to do with my opening comment.  Then put the TS909 on them and a professional build, no more ballooning.

They are a damn good shaft, if I could make one adjustment it would be for less arc and more penetration.  I also tend to hit it high so that might be a personal issue.

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 09:22:30 AM »
I had two sets that were in the crappiest of crappy builds. Liked them at first mostly on feel and on launch monitor. But playing outside in windy conditions was pointless. I was literally hitting 6i into 140 yard par 3 downhill. Looking back I realize that it had more to do with the giant tip weights shortening the tip insertion that became evident as heads began flying off the shafts during use. (Romaro blades, onoffs didn't come apart) went ahead and had them pulled in disgust and went back to Aerotech and am quite happy.

That said I'd love to try them again in a good proper build.
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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 09:52:06 AM »
How the hell can one mess up a build? Unless your
Doing crazy OC swingweights then itsmpretty straightforward!
Ive heard so many horror stories,
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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 10:01:46 AM »
How the hell can one mess up a build? Unless your
Doing crazy OC swingweights then itsmpretty straightforward!
Ive heard so many horror stories,
I think he got a little overwhelmed with volume and lost track of quality.  In any case you won't have the issue as your shafts are in PI not TX...

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2013, 10:14:24 AM »
Good to hear someone else going the graphite route.

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 10:14:52 AM »
I'll have to try these 1 day

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 10:24:45 AM »
Just rang my club builder. He has a 3i & 4i unshafted and 7i on demo in the F5. Going to have a test when I pick up my S-Yards this Saturday. May try and compare the Recoil to my Roddio on a LM if I/he has time.

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2013, 08:40:38 PM »
for those that game or gamed these what shafts were you using for wedges?
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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2013, 09:23:53 PM »
Recoils as well

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Re: UST recoil Prototype shafts
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2013, 04:07:40 PM »
Right then, got on the LM with two 7 irons. My S-Yard GT - Type S with Roddio i-10 in SX flex and a Sukira Pro V2 with UST Recoil 125 F5.
Let me start by saying I've never hit either of these heads before, what excuse that gives I don't know but there you go. Both clubs were the same length and my S-Yard is D5. I hit 20 balls with each before the test which was 5 balls with each starting with the Sukira. All measurements are in yards for distance or miles per hour for speed. Here are the averages;
Club head speed: 87.
Ball speed: 117.
Carry: 156.
Total: 162.
Dispersion: 10.
Spin: 5600
S-Yard
Club head speed: 90.
Ball speed: 120.
Carry: 165.
Total: 172.
Dispersion: 19.
Spin: 5300.
Even though the Recoils were 125g they felt the same weight as the 107g Roddios so perhaps the Yard heads are heavier than the Sukiras. The Recoils had a small but noticable vibration after follow through, which my club builder had said his other clients call a kick, but I can't argue with the dispersion figures which were great. He said that he would fit me in to a hard stepped F4. The Roddio went more left on the LM but felt softer on impact which is what I'm after, and this added to the extra distance had me sold. I'll live with the slightly worse dispersion!
I can certainly see why anyone would buy the Recoils. Very good feel and distance with tight dispersion for me. If I had the cash I'd definitely get fitted for them.