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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 04:14:53 PM »
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 04:24:46 PM »
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 05:06:53 PM »
Let me preface that I am a diehard Yammy fan. The CB looks very good although I would prefer a more square toe. It amazes me so many cry the need for performance however dismiss something for looks prior to ever holding it in their hands. IMO, if it performs it can be pink for all I care. No harm meant.

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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »
Let me preface that I am a diehard Yammy fan. The CB looks very good although I would prefer a more square toe. It amazes me so many cry the need for performance however dismiss something for looks prior to ever holding it in their hands. IMO, if it performs it can be pink for all I care. No harm meant.

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I don't disagree, but in a competitive marketplace full of excellent designs that feel and perform great, aesthetics oftentimes will be the tipping point for many buyers. 

Some buyers have a lot of brand loyalty and stick with a brand regardless of style, but many of the diehard ho's will bounce around to the current hot model based on a total package of perceived performance benefits and style.  Some, like yourself will embrace the changes as moving forward, but several other die hard Yamaha guys in this thread have been disappointed in the direction they are taking.

If I had to guess, it looks like Yamaha is undergoing a little bit of an image transition from stodgy, classic, and traditional to more contemporary and technology based designs to counter some of the other popular brands' recent offerings. 

Actually, the more I look the more I am falling in love with the Tour CB.  Little paintfill reduction strategy and they might be just the set to acquire in this long coming winter.
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 05:56:40 PM »
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2013, 07:27:17 PM »
Yes I understand your points and I too have bounced around. IMO the driver lineup is a dud.  I don't understand their direction at all when it comes to the drivers. 

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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2013, 08:12:04 PM »
I go for a combination of performance and style. Playing blades means there is not that much tech involved but look at address is the critical factor. Size and shape next and then durability. TS is the only brand I have bought multiple irons from and am very glad I did. Don't see Yam changing the perf much on the MB. Where as the TS had a complete overhaul of the feel between the 905 and 909.
Personally the stamping and paint are almost a moot point for me as compared to the other aspects of the look. While is agree the woods and UTs leave a lot to be desired the Tour irons are quite nice.

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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2013, 08:50:44 PM »
I have always liked how the Yamaha irons and woos looked like. The v-line drivers were always amongst my favorites looks wise, except for the model between the v201 and the v202. This RMX line drivers for 2014 I do not care for at all. Don't like them at all. The irons though are good looking for me. Just a bit too busy as others have already mentioned.
I always connected premium quality to the branding "Inpres X". This new RMX branding is somewhat downgrading the whole line up in my opinion.
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2013, 09:27:32 PM »
Inpres is still on the irons at least the Tours still have just not the X...  Not sure if it is a big deal to go from Inpres X to to Inpres RMX...

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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2013, 03:24:35 AM »
The Cavity on the Tourmodel CB isn´t that bad in my opinion. A little too much stampings, but I could get over that. Biggest problem for me is the look at address, don´t know why they thought they need so much offset in a "Tour" irons. Plus I always loved the squarer toe and pretty straight leading edge of my Yam 2012 Tours, totally changed in the `14 Version.

Good thing is, I still have the Yam irons I like the most and don´t have to look for something new. Will be interesting to see how successful the 2014 lineup will be and which route Yam will be going in 2015.
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2013, 12:58:41 PM »
I like the looks of the yamaha but guessing I could only hit my 8 iron 205 with them compared to 210 with TS.
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Re: Yamaha 2014
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2013, 10:48:11 AM »
The hosels look very short on these irons. I think that may need to be considered on shaft selection. 
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