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Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« on: December 06, 2020, 08:09:06 PM »
Hy guys,

Well, since I have a little time to walk around I spotted a Crazy Black F22 on the Tour AD MT6 shaft stiff (I think it's the original shaft) almost new (around $ 172 usd).
My knowledge of this brand is limited, can you tell me what you think?






I have already :
- a Grindworks Variant One 4H (24 °) - OTi95s
- an Adams XTD 23ti (23 °) - XTD stock shaft SR
- a Callaway X-Prototype (21 °) - NS Pro 950GH
- a Honma 2013 TW-U 3i (21 °) - NS Pro 950GH

my first impressions of what I already have:
- The Adams is really easy to play if you think about lowering your swing speed (because of the SR flex)
- The Grindworks is the last one I bought, I like it, i like the feel but you have to play clean enough, the OTi shaft is a real crowbar compared to the others...
- The TW-U is not bad when it is well kick, I am not yet super consistent so it is a little rougher.

To give you a quick idea, I'm a really average level, I haven't played for two years, I'm coming back gradually.
The example I am giving you is just a small point about my golfing health  :D
(I will review my equipment a little later).

Well, I'll be very clear, I don't think I need the Crazy, but ... but ... he looks good and I like Japanese stuff  ;D

Thank you guys
Driver: PRGR RS-5 460-10.5°|Diamana PRGR M43-S
FW: PRGR Egg Spoon 3-15°|PRGR M43-S
LI: TW727-U19°/U21°|NS Pro-950GH-S
5-PW: TW747Vx|NS Pro-Modus3 105-S
W: MD5-52°/56°/60°|NS Pro-Modus3 Tour105-S
Putter: Scotty Cameron SS Squareback2
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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 03:27:56 AM »
Geoff, Crazy is... I would go as far to say... probably one of the key brands that launched the JDM fettish amongst many of us.  I still don't know who makes the shafts now for them.. more below.. but the heads typically have been JBeam and a smaller obscure brand called AFD.... Always Fine Distance babeeeee...  The irons in the past were done by Kyoei.  Don't know who now.

So then and now... Crazy has a storied past... They were close to bankruptcy or something like that due to yakuza links so I read and got bought over by some wrestling event company or something like that.  COuld be someone else now.. I don't know.  Yeah nacho libre and I'm sure you know the Japanese wrestling characters can get more colorful...It's quite a different company now.  Some key crazy staff left to open their own shops.. Syncagraphite which makes the Loop brand of shafts by magic fingers lady and a few started TRPX which has seen a further split to a company called Crime of Angel.

I may have some things mixed up but its close.  What was the rave amongst many was the FW80 shaft and the 435 driver head as well as the crazy proto cavity irons and blades and a few other driver shafts (TJ46 for me).  Oh, the Crazy proto wedges and Toyoshima wedges too!  And their bags were off the charts when they came out.  Ask Mark!  One of the unicorn grail offerings then was the CBI80 Limited iron shafts...fantabulous and harder to get now than a unicorn's nut sack... Again, this was before the breakup.. I'm not sure who does the stuff now but I think the Crazy 9 and STP shafts are very very good.

Hope this helps some.. others will (hopefully) chime in.  But yeah Crazy.. until you've owned one, you're not really a jdm nut so get crazy...
« Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 03:32:28 AM by wmclarenf1 »
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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2020, 06:16:13 AM »
I've never tried a Crazy fairway wood, jBEAM yes, but not Crazy. I really love 7 woods and this looks like it's slightly larger than a 'standard' hybrid head. Love it. And for me, it would need a heavier shaft so that I could play it a little shorter, but other than that, go for it.
Also, if you get a chance, try the CBi iron and wedge shafts. Some of the best in graphite.
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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2020, 08:33:37 AM »
Thanks for the replies.

Because of you and after reading some posts, i found a OnOff AKA ‘18 with the stock shaft MP518R last weekend for my wife, and there are a lot of Crazy, JBeam, Crazy stuff 2nd hand.
By the past i had issue with ping utility (hook machines %@&£#$ !!!!).
I found one month ago the Grindworks and I love the finishing, feels and look. That is why after reading you guys I take a look of différents other brands like Kamui, Exotics etc…

I am not a specialist but I love to find somethings different, like OVNIs come from nowhere’s.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2020, 08:35:16 AM by Geoff »
Driver: PRGR RS-5 460-10.5°|Diamana PRGR M43-S
FW: PRGR Egg Spoon 3-15°|PRGR M43-S
LI: TW727-U19°/U21°|NS Pro-950GH-S
5-PW: TW747Vx|NS Pro-Modus3 105-S
W: MD5-52°/56°/60°|NS Pro-Modus3 Tour105-S
Putter: Scotty Cameron SS Squareback2
Balls: e12-Soft

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2020, 09:08:38 AM »
You sound like an obscure meister in the making....
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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2020, 12:42:36 PM »
Good stuff. Geoff could start a shipping service for our yahoo Japan purchases and fund his own obsession!

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2020, 06:21:45 PM »
 ;D

By the way, my wife came in shop for Callaway Rogues and came out with a set of Bridgestone JGR and She loves them every times.
Surprising, it’s hard to shop with your European reflex again.
The Asian approach of golf universe is far away different.

So enjoy new brands, new styles and unknowns  ;D
Driver: PRGR RS-5 460-10.5°|Diamana PRGR M43-S
FW: PRGR Egg Spoon 3-15°|PRGR M43-S
LI: TW727-U19°/U21°|NS Pro-950GH-S
5-PW: TW747Vx|NS Pro-Modus3 105-S
W: MD5-52°/56°/60°|NS Pro-Modus3 Tour105-S
Putter: Scotty Cameron SS Squareback2
Balls: e12-Soft

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2020, 09:31:34 PM »
You Sir have a very nice wife!

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2020, 11:53:06 AM »
I like Geoff’s wife too!

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2020, 02:17:02 PM »
Late to the game but I still have F16 w/ La Bomba 65g shaft & F22 w/ FW80 shaft. If you like small heads, these are good. The FW80 is still one of the best FW shafts.

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 09:23:13 PM »
wmclarenf1 told the whole story ... Insurance fraud ...

https://ameblo.jp/higashiginza509/entry-11555621331.html

Indeed a "CRAZY" story ...

"A bird told me .... " that the "former owner" actually stays most of the time in Hong Kong and plays at Discovery Bay

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 12:22:10 PM »
This thread caused me to take my F22 out for a spin yesterday. Of the 4-5 times I hit it, the results were pretty good. May need to take it out of retirement!

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Re: Crazy Black F22 - Your opinion
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 07:38:50 AM »
Ahah 😅 this post is useful then.
I received two Fourteen UT716, I will go on the DR this weekend to try.
I will compare with my Grindworks UT Variant One.
Driver: PRGR RS-5 460-10.5°|Diamana PRGR M43-S
FW: PRGR Egg Spoon 3-15°|PRGR M43-S
LI: TW727-U19°/U21°|NS Pro-950GH-S
5-PW: TW747Vx|NS Pro-Modus3 105-S
W: MD5-52°/56°/60°|NS Pro-Modus3 Tour105-S
Putter: Scotty Cameron SS Squareback2
Balls: e12-Soft