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Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« on: July 23, 2018, 08:28:18 AM »
Just bought a 4i to 6i. Now I assume that the 303 would be the best head to combo these with 7i to pw, but are there alternatives in the Epon line-up, new or old? Any one have a 503 combo set?
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 12:47:49 PM »
Unlike Srixon and older Bridgestone forged irons,  there doesn't seem be a flow of common design with Epon back faces. Each irons have unique looking back cavity design.   Ideally, if I was to put a combo together,  I'd want the back faces to be similar looking.   More importantly, my thought would be to choose the rest of the set where the distance gaps flow with the long irons.
if the long irons are significantly strong lofted and multi material like the 503, you may end up needing two 6 irons etc... which wouldn't be ideal.

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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 12:54:51 PM »
From research, there's only a degree or two in loft difference between the 503 6i and the 303/Tour CB 7i, so it shouldn't be too difficult the adjust.
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 01:57:52 PM »
For what’s its worth ... the 502 and 302 where Apples and Oranges in comparison!!
I should think same could be said for the newer stuff!
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 11:06:33 PM »
From research, there's only a degree or two in loft difference between the 503 6i and the 303/Tour CB 7i, so it shouldn't be too difficult the adjust.

Yea loft wise it may be 1 or 2 deg... but because of the different construction and material used, I suspect distance gaps will be greater.

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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 02:09:39 AM »
Epons aren't combo sets...kinda like mixing your bahluga with peanut butter...I tried it, you can get your distence gaps sorted but it's the feel and ball fight difference that turned me off...RF551 sounds like what you're looking for...they have a beautiful smoke finish in the cavity, 5,6 are pocket, 7-P are solid...wish I still had mine...
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 12:27:00 PM »
Just received the 4i, 5i and 6i. Wow, I'm really surprised at their size. For some reason I was expecting them to be BIG, but compared to my Srixon Z745, every dimension on the 503 is smaller except for the sole width.
Getting this 6i shafted with an NS Pro 1150GH Tour x and I'll compare it to my Srixon/X100sl combo. I have some demo Mizuno 6i heads that I'll also use for a comparison.
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2018, 05:07:04 PM »
Just received the 4i, 5i and 6i. Wow, I'm really surprised at their size. For some reason I was expecting them to be BIG, but compared to my Srixon Z745, every dimension on the 503 is smaller except for the sole width.
Getting this 6i shafted with an NS Pro 1150GH Tour x and I'll compare it to my Srixon/X100sl combo. I have some demo Mizuno 6i heads that I'll also use for a comparison.

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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2018, 12:52:49 PM »
Ok........the 503/ns pro combo is.........short! The Z745 6i beats it on the course and on an indoor LM.
Course; 193yd to flag, 503 short and in the green side bunker, 745 on the green.
LM; 503 avg 159 carry for 175 total, 745 181 carry for 196 total. The 503 spin was 4843 and the 745 was 4047, low spin for a 6i, but that's just my crappy swing.
I was very surprised.
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2018, 01:12:52 PM »
Ok........the 503/ns pro combo is.........short! The Z745 6i beats it on the course and on an indoor LM.
Course; 193yd to flag, 503 short and in the green side bunker, 745 on the green.
LM; 503 avg 159 carry for 175 total, 745 181 carry for 196 total. The 503 spin was 4843 and the 745 was 4047, low spin for a 6i, but that's just my crappy swing.
I was very surprised.

Very interesting.   So what's the launch angle difference between them?   Is the 503 going so high that you are losing distance?

I've been rotating thru Modus 120 S 120 X and 125 S between different clubs with very similar lofts and I found that the 125S ( currently in Epon SUS316 heads)  are giving me the most distance.    I'm thinking tip stiff profile help with lower spin which gets you a few more yards.  Well in your case 22 more yards.   :) !!
 

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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2018, 01:16:18 PM »
Oh BTW,    I found out that Epon, with the release of their new AF-Tour MBs have opened up combo options with AF-Tour CBs. 
Is this the first time they are letting customers choose a combo option?   Not sure.   

I'd to 4-7 as CBs and 8-PW in MBs
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2018, 02:47:14 PM »
Ok........the 503/ns pro combo is.........short! The Z745 6i beats it on the course and on an indoor LM.
Course; 193yd to flag, 503 short and in the green side bunker, 745 on the green.
LM; 503 avg 159 carry for 175 total, 745 181 carry for 196 total. The 503 spin was 4843 and the 745 was 4047, low spin for a 6i, but that's just my crappy swing.
I was very surprised.

Very interesting.   So what's the launch angle difference between them?   Is the 503 going so high that you are losing distance?

I've been rotating thru Modus 120 S 120 X and 125 S between different clubs with very similar lofts and I found that the 125S ( currently in Epon SUS316 heads)  are giving me the most distance.    I'm thinking tip stiff profile help with lower spin which gets you a few more yards.  Well in your case 22 more yards.   :) !!

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Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - GW + Accra Tour 110i TiMesh.
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 02:52:22 PM »
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Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5° + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5".
FW: jBEAM Glorious 15.5° + Kuro Kage Proto 70x, 43".
HY: Ping G20 20°/23°/27° + Accra FX200/300h, 39".
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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 02:56:58 PM »
Ok........the 503/ns pro combo is.........short! The Z745 6i beats it on the course and on an indoor LM.
Course; 193yd to flag, 503 short and in the green side bunker, 745 on the green.
LM; 503 avg 159 carry for 175 total, 745 181 carry for 196 total. The 503 spin was 4843 and the 745 was 4047, low spin for a 6i, but that's just my crappy swing.
I was very surprised.

Very interesting.   So what's the launch angle difference between them?   Is the 503 going so high that you are losing distance?

I've been rotating thru Modus 120 S 120 X and 125 S between different clubs with very similar lofts and I found that the 125S ( currently in Epon SUS316 heads)  are giving me the most distance.    I'm thinking tip stiff profile help with lower spin which gets you a few more yards.  Well in your case 22 more yards.   :) !!

Can you compare the sus316 to anything else nob?
Driver: jBEAM Glorious 10.5° + Motore VT 7.0x, 45.5".
FW: jBEAM Glorious 15.5° + Kuro Kage Proto 70x, 43".
HY: Ping G20 20°/23°/27° + Accra FX200/300h, 39".
Irons: OnOff Forged 6i - GW + Accra Tour 110i TiMesh.
Wedges: Miura Giken WMF-06 53°/58° + Black Gold x.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: Epon 503, but what best to combo them with......?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 01:53:30 PM »
Maybe you got fakes Ian...those numbers don't make sense, I've moved 2 sets on locally to better players who wanted to try something more forgiving and the 503 was too crazy long for them...I'm trying to imagine a swing that would generate those numbers and I can't visualize it...please post video...
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