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#1 BingHogan

 
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:34 PM

Well, just sitting here on this beautiful day in Protestlandia, Oregon and wondering if anyone has tried the Shamada/Oban shafts.

 

I have a few 8 irons shafted up in the Nippon 950 Gh and 1050 GH but hearing some excellent reports on the Shamada and Oban extruded shafts.

 

I was super impressed with the 950 GH effortless and long.  8 iron close to 150 on a 53 degree damp day. The 1050 was OK.  

 

Researching  the OBAN by Shimada,  they are  stating  a full extruded shaft without the seam.  Also a ton of subsets for weight and flex in and around a light gram weight.  

 

Going into a 919 Tour head. Lovely!!

 

 

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:03 PM

I have tested the Oban CT-115 and they are exceptional. Definitely one of the best feeling iron shafts that I’ve hit. Very stable, but not harsh at all.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:19 PM

Every review that I have seen or read about the Oban/Shimada shafts have been very positive.  The kicker is the $75 per shaft price tag.  


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:16 AM

Heard the same but $75.00 for the shaft is a little expensive.  

 

Maybe worth it.  I am going to try one in a lighter 110 gram which should be right in the middle of the flex range.

 

I know I'll like em!

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:11 AM

I have tested the Oban CT-115 and they are exceptional. Definitely one of the best feeling iron shafts that I’ve hit. Very stable, but not harsh at all.

Hi Marcus,

 

Regarding the Oban 115 shaft --  there are a lot of subsets, is the 115 in the middle of the spectrum?  

 

I am looking for something in a 110 gram or a little lighter with a mid flex that is a little higher in launch.

 

I have been hitting the JPX919 Tour irons and they launch a little higher for me in the JPX 900 T.  

 

Right now, shaft of choice is the Nippon 95 GH stiff but on the light side on the 9 and PW.  Great shafts though!  

 

The stiff is right in my wheelhouse as they say...

 

 

Also, wondering if you have hit the 919 Tour irons?  I think, for me, they are the best feeling and forgiving set of Mizunos I have ever hit!!  

Very forgiving and exceptional on a slight miss to the right.  

 

Looking forward to seeing their new driver.  I am sure Tex probably has one already!  :D

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

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