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ian-500

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KBS S-Taper
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:54:12 AM »
What an awesome shaft. Anyone else tried it?
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 09:36:27 AM »
So I have read that this is a slightly higher launching shaft compared to the C-Taper but still has similar low spin characteristics and watching a KBS made promotion video,  it supposedly straightens out shots due to lower side spin as well.    These retail for like $50+ a piece which would put them as the most expensive steel shafts on the market.     Are they that good?
 
   
DR: G20 Black / TP-6 | MA01D+R / Seven Dreamers
FW: G20 Black / TP-8 | MA01F / BX70
UT: G / KBS Graphite | MA01H / STP
IR: J015CB / K's 8001 | Seven x Shinagawa MB / CBI-80 LTD
WG: MG S-01 / K's 8001 | Seven AG / Modus Wedge
PT: MGP-M2 | Benock Blue Dragon II

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 12:13:53 PM »
Best iron shaft at my fitting on Sunday. Even on thin or fat shots, ball stayed unbelievably straight compared to what I'm used to. I've always thought that c-taper was my favourite steel shaft, but it felt dead compared to s-taper. It has a fantastic 'pop' or 'kick' on impact. Mid to high ball-flight.
I went for the fitting looking for tighter dispersion, both front to back as well as left and right, but on top of the great dispersion  the the P770 7 iron carry was 173yds at 94mph. This was 18yds more than my irons. 1/2" longer and 3* up
I won't have these irons until 22nd, as the shafts are being shipped over from the states. Can't wait.
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 01:29:05 PM »
Not heard of them
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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 03:15:18 PM »
The official name on these are  "$-Taper"  or "Money Taper" 

Well ,  now I heard of the effects on what to expect with these shafts, I need to go get me some! 
DR: G20 Black / TP-6 | MA01D+R / Seven Dreamers
FW: G20 Black / TP-8 | MA01F / BX70
UT: G / KBS Graphite | MA01H / STP
IR: J015CB / K's 8001 | Seven x Shinagawa MB / CBI-80 LTD
WG: MG S-01 / K's 8001 | Seven AG / Modus Wedge
PT: MGP-M2 | Benock Blue Dragon II

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 03:43:16 PM »
Just looked... they do a black
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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2017, 03:51:21 PM »
Just looked... they do a black

That's what I've ordered 🚩
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 04:02:32 PM »
Just looked... they do a black

That's what I've ordered 🚩

Nice one...
where from?
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« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 04:42:39 PM by nobwas »
DR: G20 Black / TP-6 | MA01D+R / Seven Dreamers
FW: G20 Black / TP-8 | MA01F / BX70
UT: G / KBS Graphite | MA01H / STP
IR: J015CB / K's 8001 | Seven x Shinagawa MB / CBI-80 LTD
WG: MG S-01 / K's 8001 | Seven AG / Modus Wedge
PT: MGP-M2 | Benock Blue Dragon II

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2017, 12:57:59 AM »
Just looked... they do a black

That's what I've ordered 🚩

Nice one...
where from?

Where I had my fitting....... Universal Golf http://www.universalgolf.co.uk/
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2017, 03:26:27 AM »
how are the spin numbers?
Driver: Callaway Epic Subzero
3FW: Kamui TP-XF
3 and 4 ute: Romaro I-brid Chapter2
5-PW: PRGR RS Forged
GW: 50* CGS Orion Spy Type S
SW: 2007 Yamaha InpresX Black
LW: 60 Edel DGR
Putter: Odyssey Milled Collection 6M

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2017, 04:15:23 AM »
6800
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 07:40:47 PM »
Assume those are 7i numbers? 
What were your numbers with the MP4s?


DR: G20 Black / TP-6 | MA01D+R / Seven Dreamers
FW: G20 Black / TP-8 | MA01F / BX70
UT: G / KBS Graphite | MA01H / STP
IR: J015CB / K's 8001 | Seven x Shinagawa MB / CBI-80 LTD
WG: MG S-01 / K's 8001 | Seven AG / Modus Wedge
PT: MGP-M2 | Benock Blue Dragon II

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 10:13:50 PM »
Did you include the Project X LZ in your fitting, Ian?

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Re: KBS S-Taper
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2017, 03:57:12 PM »
Assume those are 7i numbers? 
What were your numbers with the MP4s?

If memory serves me well it was approx 7500 and 155yds. I remember being very surprised at the difference in every aspect EXCEPT feel. The MP4 was just a touch softer when middled. The MP4 felt better than the MP-18 easily.
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 9.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53/58, Callaway V-Forged 64 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.