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Epon Af 505 with pics
« on: June 25, 2018, 02:25:29 AM »
as usual, the in hand photos are much much better than we see all over the net.
the unfinished rough edges photos of 505 are samples, the actual ones are well machined
and smooth along the edges. for those who say its not for you i suggest you check them
out in the flesh and have a go.

ive shafted up several sets and am demoing several shafts before deciding. here is a set my
friend got w modus 125. for pics  the 505 LEFT, 303 CENTER AND AF TOUR RIGHT

Enjoy and feel free to ask questions.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 02:27:54 AM by spoon »
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 03:42:37 AM »
Thanks for the pics Spoon. Have to wonder if it looks good or not as it is bigger/thicker with more offset at address?

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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 05:49:37 AM »
Thanks C. I like the overall looks, just not sure on the offset. At least from the pics it looks like quite a lot.
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 08:33:01 AM »
Thanks for the pics Spoon. Have to wonder if it looks good or not as it is bigger/thicker with more offset at address?

Will post pics of sole , face etc comparisons tomorrow
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 09:23:45 AM »
Think these will kick the 705 out of the bag?
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 07:33:14 PM »
Think these will kick the 705 out of the bag?

Actually Im not planning on replacing the 705 anytime soon.
Maybe a 2nd set but not to replace.
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2018, 12:37:00 AM »
I really like the looks of the 505 both backface (incl. the screws) and at address
(just bought the 7-series and already get tempted ...)


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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 01:27:47 AM »
Nope, still not for me. Highlighted even more next to the 303 and Tour, which look beautiful in comparison.
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 03:07:58 AM »
Nope, still not for me. Highlighted even more next to the 303 and Tour, which look beautiful in comparison.

I'd echo that. Apart from the AF tour which is gazillion years old, I'd still pick it over many others that are in the market today. Having said I don't want to spend 2k on a head that's 10 years old..

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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 04:43:01 PM »
The AF Tour is a new design.  They changed the rear muscle and weight distribution. 

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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 10:22:06 PM »
The AF Tour is a new design.  They changed the rear muscle and weight distribution.

yes that is correct a totally new design. it can be made into satin as well for a surcharge.
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2018, 08:49:34 AM »
Any further thoughts/review on the 505? Keen to see what people think - whether this is a 705 replacement or more player like, etc. Certainly looks big and chunky

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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2018, 12:50:41 PM »
Pics are useless when it comes to epon.  This is player profile all the way.  It's shorter heel to toe, the top line looks about half of the 503, thinner than the 303 and dec shorter heel to toe than the 303.  Offset looks about half when compared to 503, actually looks the same as 303.  I have all these heads and have done visual compares...not gonna post pics because they look so different than in the flesh.

This is a great looking head!  Reminds me a little of the 551 with onoff kuro thrown in.  They did a great job hiding the pocket cavity.  Mine are being tweaked a bit right now, different shafts so going to reserve judgement until I hit them but have seen them in the flesh and these look to be the true 400 series...if I were to assign a number at this point it would be 453.  Based on looks alone they appear to be a very forgiving player profile. 

Am more excited about this set than any previous epon sets...I think because the size is perfect for me and I think these will play pretty long and forgiving...am thinking a half club shorter than the 705 without the occassional hot shot...what will make or break these and what I'm most facinated about is the feel...am hoping the one piece forging will make these feel soft and deep like the 303...if that turns out to be the case, I may have found my grail irons...
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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2018, 07:27:14 AM »
Pics are useless when it comes to epon.  This is player profile all the way.  It's shorter heel to toe, the top line looks about half of the 503, thinner than the 303 and dec shorter heel to toe than the 303.  Offset looks about half when compared to 503, actually looks the same as 303.  I have all these heads and have done visual compares...not gonna post pics because they look so different than in the flesh.

This is a great looking head!  Reminds me a little of the 551 with onoff kuro thrown in.  They did a great job hiding the pocket cavity.  Mine are being tweaked a bit right now, different shafts so going to reserve judgement until I hit them but have seen them in the flesh and these look to be the true 400 series...if I were to assign a number at this point it would be 453.  Based on looks alone they appear to be a very forgiving player profile. 

Am more excited about this set than any previous epon sets...I think because the size is perfect for me and I think these will play pretty long and forgiving...am thinking a half club shorter than the 705 without the occassional hot shot...what will make or break these and what I'm most facinated about is the feel...am hoping the one piece forging will make these feel soft and deep like the 303...if that turns out to be the case, I may have found my grail irons...

Thanks freehb - that's helpful context. Will try to find a demo in the next week or so and report back also. I'm interested to know the feel as well. If it can replicate the AF Tour CB then it sounds like the new holy grail

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Re: Epon Af 505 with pics
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 12:59:38 AM »
I tested this out today and unfortunately i disagree with free on the look. To me it's exactly like 705 at address except it is smaller toe to heel. Topline is thick in the epon family. Overall shape is very very similar to 705, i definitely think it is 705's new version. The highlight is on the feel side given it is 1 piece - it is much better than 705 where it is clicky because of the hollow back. This is dense similar to AF Tour CB (one of my all time favorites). Overall i'd give it 9/10 for feel and 7/10 for look.

I also tried the Itorbori MXH which actually feels very nice. Dense and soft - probably slightly better than 505. Looks good too. Except it cost 2.5x more than Epons...