Author Topic: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid  (Read 8034 times)

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RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:13:14 AM »
Thinking of getting one. Anyone here gaming one or have any experience with them?

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 02:20:03 AM »
http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/s416042050

Was actually going for that myself, but decided to get my swing sorted before making new purchases.
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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 07:53:06 PM »
Thinking of getting one. Anyone here gaming one or have any experience with them?
I have two waiting to be used...  Of course I need to yank the shaft and replace with appropriate carbon version...

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 09:05:51 AM »
I have one that I am going to drop from the bag  I hit about 10 balls with it.  Tour AD DI 95S shaft.

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 02:09:11 PM »
I have one that I am going to drop from the bag  I hit about 10 balls with it.  Tour AD DI 95S shaft.
For why you dropping it?

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 02:14:20 PM »
They look awesome just wonder if they're too demanding for a sub 20 degree club for most people especially off the deck as a hybrid versus driving iron type club. Would love to be able to hit one before buying it.

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 03:54:04 PM »
I didn't get along with it.  It was a late season add and I really hadn't and haven't been playing.  Didn't really fit the bag as well as I had hoped.  5 wood worked better for me....

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 12:53:33 AM »
i have one new with plastic. 19*
shafted it with crazy black UT but decided to stick to my driving iron
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Epon 901 19* Crazy CBI 80s
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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2015, 12:55:29 PM »
Suppose now is as good a time as any to add my feedback, now that I have been playing a pair for several rounds...

The 15* through 24* clubs get a lot of use at my home course, not as my second shots so much as from the tee box.  As such I alternate between using a tee and just plopping the ball on the turf and swinging away.  My bag setup is usually 18*, 21/22*, 24/25* all as UT in stead of DI and FW and have been through several over the years.  My two favorite are the Type S and the iBrid.  Currently, I am gaming the 22* and 25* Chapter 2 iBrids shafted up with Quadra FEX UT85X shafts, both are straight in no tipping involved and cut to play as relevant length for th 3 and 4 iron respectively. Meaning I did not cut them longer as many UT specs would suggest.

Looks wise, they are identical to the 1st generation of iBrid at address and the only noticeable differences are on the sole via the stampings and the cut out in the sole resembling a "speed slot".

In the feel department, they are far superior to the 1st gen and approaching that of the Type S that i adore.  Along with the improved feel is a much more muted sound, no more tin can effect.  Also the distances are improved.  I cannot give numbers as the shafts are different, but compared to the old model i10/iBrid combo I am about 1/2 to 1 club longer with the Chapter 2.

My experience is that it has a higher propensity to go left than the 1st gen, but that could also be a factor of not tipping the 25* any compared to the 22* but even the 22* is easier to draw and possible to over draw.  Trajectory wise, I find the Chpater 2 is much easier to launch as well.  You can control the trajectory but the natural flight is more arching than penetrating...

All told, I am happy with the new Chapter 2 and they have won a spot in a bag.  The next question to answer is whether the Epon 903 DI are better/worse than the 1st gen iBrid.

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2015, 01:24:17 PM »
Great review about a club I've long been ogling

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2015, 04:55:48 PM »
I'm tempted by the 16* to replace my Adams XTD Ti.

With regards to DI's then I'm finding them far more reliable than hybrids as with the latter, you are always susceptible to that round ruining hook shot. My current setup has 5 to PW Epon 302's then the 903 as my 4i, the 901 as my 3i and I'm going to try the new A Grind as a 2i to replace the Modart 19* with Quadra UT100
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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2015, 10:11:21 PM »
Great review S.  Haven't; sen you here as frequently as before.  Hope all is good with you on other fronts.
Drivers : JadeAdllerRX460-DesignTuningIDV-GTD455-Itobori-RyomaMaxima2
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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2015, 05:32:26 AM »
Great review S.  Haven't; sen you here as frequently as before.  Hope all is good with you on other fronts.
Actually I'm around plenty, I just tend to shy away from the "oooohhh nice" type of posts.  Not that I haven't done them but...

Also once it gets warm enough to play I'd rather be on the course then talking about it.  And the winters, I don't want to be reminded that golf exists since it is like having a hot chick on her knees in front you with her hands on your your fly but your zipper is super glued shut....

Thanks...

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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2015, 04:22:15 PM »
Epon 901 22* bent to traditional 3i loft of 21* with Shimada K's Lite (15.5* launch, 215 carry and 4100 spin) vs Modart 22* with Quadra UT 100 (17.5* launch, 204 yards carry and 5350 spin)

DI vs Hybrid. Which one would you choose ?
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Adams XTD Ti 16* Hybrid & Fubuki AX 400h
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Re: RomaRo Chapter 2 i-Brid
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2015, 05:17:47 PM »
Epon 901 22* bent to traditional 3i loft of 21* with Shimada K's Lite (15.5* launch, 215 carry and 4100 spin) vs Modart 22* with Quadra UT 100 (17.5* launch, 204 yards carry and 5350 spin)

DI vs Hybrid. Which one would you choose ?
If I could only do one or the other without a horses for courses response I would opt for the UT. More flexibility in what you can do with it.

MPUK
As an aside, I am dumbfounded by your shaft selections. Considering the numbers you put up for distances.