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#1 craigerickson

 
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:25 PM

I have become very accustomed to the ball flight of Flighted Rifle 6.5s. With many new irons offering the KBS Tour stock or with little or no upcharge, I would try them out if anyone can tell me what to expect. Flight? Feel? Control? Distance?

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:16 AM

I have become very accustomed to the ball flight of Flighted Rifle 6.5s. With many new irons offering the KBS Tour stock or with little or no upcharge, I would try them out if anyone can tell me what to expect. Flight? Feel? Control? Distance?

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Depending on which KBS shaft you use the ball flight will be generally more piercing than the flighted Rifle's. They in my opinion are much better that the flighted. The Project x which are sometimes too high for other players aren't nearly as high as the flighted version.The KBS tours are very good shafts regardless of the flex. Not as harsh as the project x, if you can call it that, but definitely a good shaft that penetrates and is accurate.
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:45 PM

definitely agree... picture the launch of dynamic gold, but the smoother profile and feel of the project X and thats what a KBS Tour is...
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:06 PM

dont get the black knickel ones, they are crap, well dissapointed with mine, look :censored2:
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:25 PM

i heard the launch was like px but feel of dg? i hate the feel of px...boardy
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

definitely agree... picture the launch of dynamic gold, but the smoother profile and feel of the project X and thats what a KBS Tour is...


I have to disagree with this post because it definately doesn't launch like dg's. KBS launches a tad higher than the PX. I do agree that KBS is smoother in feel and not as harsh feeling like the PX.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:34 PM

hey. whatever floats your boat. JMO. but i definitely found them lower launching than the PX... maybe the DG was a bit of a stretch but yeah.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:30 PM

I have to disagree with this post because it definately doesn't launch like dg's. KBS launches a tad higher than the PX. I do agree that KBS is smoother in feel and not as harsh feeling like the PX.


I agree. My PX flighted launch lower and are not as smooth feeling as the KBS tours. The apex seems to be about the same for both.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:14 PM

I had a set of Hogan FTX with 6.5 flighted rifles. I changed to Mizuno MP 62 with KBS Tours. The KBS spec. at 7.1 you have to play these shafts a little stiffer that most other shafts. So far I would stay that they launch higher and spin more that my Hogans. They also have a more draw tendancy than my Hogans did. I will agree that they are very consistant.
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:36 PM

I had a set of Hogan FTX with 6.5 flighted rifles. I changed to Mizuno MP 62 with KBS Tours. The KBS spec. at 7.1 you have to play these shafts a little stiffer that most other shafts. So far I would stay that they launch higher and spin more that my Hogans. They also have a more draw tendancy than my Hogans did. I will agree that they are very consistant.



My exact thoughts as well. Hence, me no likey.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:00 AM

more draw tendency?....forget that...DG till i die i guess
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:00 PM

I tried the KBS and found they launch higher and spun more than my PX. I also dont like the feel since the balance point is higher up resulting in a lighter swing weight. I am sure KBS are good for some, but for me they just dont work and also had a tendency to miss left more than other shafts.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:24 PM

I've had similar results to many of you guys, higher launch and spin than my old rifles (though it was PX, not flighted)....Still not sure about KBT, it's nice in the longer irons but sometimes I feel like I could keep the ball down better with Project X
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