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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2017, 09:58:59 PM »
My guess is that they prioritized the adapter/hosel design to be compact and slim which resulted in getting +/- 0.6 & +/-1.0 ..    They could have just marketed as +/-0.5 deg and no one would have noticed...:)
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2017, 10:04:22 PM »
I remember reading the reason when Ping first went adjustable but I can't remember the reasoning.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #77 on: August 11, 2017, 10:41:39 AM »
Found it!

http://www.golfalot.com/equipment-reviews/ping-g30-driver-sf-tec-ls-tec-review-2943.aspx

"The increment of 0.6 does seem a bit odd as usually these increments are in round half degrees, but remember what I said about keeping a winning formula? One of the conditions Ping's designers work to is that the adjustable hosel must not weigh more than a non-adjustable hosel to keep the balance of the head the same, as Marty Jertson of Ping told me:

One thing we've really learned with studying the aerodynamics is that the size or diameter of the hosel is very crucial to the air flow. So for us, keeping the outer diameter the same as our traditional fixed hosel designs was very important, so we didn't have move the centre of gravity nearer the heel whilst allowing us to keep the hosel and shaft area of the head very aerodynamic.

Due to the geometry of the five options on the hosel, Ping say that at the G30's 72 shaft lie angle, the mid point for a range of 1 loft change loft turned out to be 0.6, so there you have it."
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #78 on: August 11, 2017, 10:58:54 AM »
Does anyone know if you should Tip before the Install??
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2017, 11:33:30 AM »
Does anyone know if you should Tip before the Install??

A couple of things you should consider.

1.  Ping head are heavier... 206g on the Standard G and 208g with the LST including the adapter.   
      That is nearing 3W head weight...  adjust your tipping amount accordingly. 

2.  Ping adapter + ferrule combo provides a pretty shallow insertion depth.   
      Reusing a shaft that has been tip prepped 1.25" will expose some of the prepped area beyond what the ferrule can cover.
         
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2017, 12:11:12 PM »
Does anyone know if you should Tip before the Install??

A couple of things you should consider.

1.  Ping head are heavier... 206g on the Standard G and 208g with the LST including the adapter.   
      That is nearing 3W head weight...  adjust your tipping amount accordingly. 

2.  Ping adapter + ferrule combo provides a pretty shallow insertion depth.   
      Reusing a shaft that has been tip prepped 1.25" will expose some of the prepped area beyond what the ferrule can cover.
         

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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #81 on: August 14, 2017, 01:54:55 PM »
Course was mostly empty yesterday and I took my oldest daughter out for a quick 9 after nap time. Was able to hit 2-3 drives on each driver hole. It's fairly firm and fast around here right now, and I hammered drives down the middle on 1,8, and 9, settling at about 275-280 yards after rollout. They were in the same general area as where I have come to expect to be on drives with the M1 440. Maybe a smidge shorter.

I hit a second one on #1 and hit it low and off the heel a bit and was thinking it would be about 50 yards short of the first one. When we got to it, it was in the fairway and only about 15-20y short of the one I crushed.

Hit one on 6 down the right side of fairway that was a low miss that looked a little spinny and it ended up GPSing at 263. There was no wind yesterday at all really.

So based on my initial findings on my home course I think it may be a hair shorter on perfect strikes than the M1 440, which is the longest driver I've ever had. But the misses seem to be much more manageable which is what I was hoping for.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #82 on: August 15, 2017, 05:38:50 AM »
Has anyone hit this alongside the Epic SZ?
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #83 on: August 15, 2017, 11:47:11 AM »
Has anyone hit this alongside the Epic SZ?


If you can hit it consistently than sub zero is good. Unfortunately I can't and the ping g400 is more forgiving. Sub zero is plenty forgiving as well though. But man g400 is newer so....
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #84 on: August 18, 2017, 06:35:51 PM »
Has anyone hit this alongside the Epic SZ?


If you can hit it consistently than sub zero is good. Unfortunately I can't and the ping g400 is more forgiving. Sub zero is plenty forgiving as well though. But man g400 is newer so....

Are you talking Epic SZ vs G400 LST or standard? Find the SZ quite forgiving actually. More so than the standard Epic actually.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #85 on: August 18, 2017, 09:19:28 PM »
I hit the G400 3 wood today with stock shaft and have to say I was very impressed. The "new" maraging face seems very hot and feel is tremendous. I was getting numbers that were scary close to driver for me. I was going to get the Stretch Fairway but the standard is plenty for me. Was hitting them in a tight pattern with great numbers and ball flight off the turf and tee.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #86 on: August 18, 2017, 10:39:06 PM »
Only issue with the G400 FW was that the face looked a bit deeper than the G FW to me.
Plus my RC SFD is working really well for me now.
I did however pick up a G400 hybrid in 19 deg with the Alta Stiff.
What a great club.  Slightly less draw happy than the previous model .   They said 2 and 3 hybrid both have toe side weighting added to straighten out the shots.   As you say,   The new maraging face feels hotter than the 455 steel of the G.   Both good feel and sound.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #87 on: August 19, 2017, 11:29:07 AM »
The deeper face was one of the best features for me!
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2017, 03:08:24 PM »
Ok, after long thinking back and forth I decided against the logical choice (Callaway Epic SZ which gave me really good numbers and I like the looks, sound and feel) and went ahead and placed an order for the G400 LST 8.5 which I actually haven't hit. Plan to play it with a higher loft to close the face slightly. Sounds actually really stupid and irrational after just reading what I am writing. Price point was sort of attractive with the upgrade shaft options for a small upcharge. Well, let's see how she performs when I get it. Unfortunately, it will take a couple of weeks. Seems to be on high demand these days.
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Re: PING G! going to give this a go!
« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
I found my SZ to be 20 yards longer than the Ping.....
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