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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:13 am

andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
Snow man... you have great taste.. I am gaming the same set, and surprisingly, it is easier to hit then I envisage a blade to me (though still have a lot to work on it)

how your do the paint fill number to Red.. look nice leh.. i also want Smile

hi bro

thank you....

As for the paintfill, there are a few method but this is how i usually do it :

1. Use acetone to remove the original paint (usually black)
2. Use Tamiya paint to fill up the number and leave it to dry. I usually just leave it for a day.
3. Use nail polish remover, to remove the Tamiya access paint.

I usually repeat step 2 and 3 to give at least 2 to 3 coating, making the paintfill more lasting.

If you need any help, feel free to let me know....



bro


i need your help..

we friend friend...

can do for my S3 pro combo or not?

ok lah...since you say so

we friend friend...

i shall do the paintfill for you FOC.....

ON THE CLUBFACE !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:16 am

golf_snowman wrote:
andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
Snow man... you have great taste.. I am gaming the same set, and surprisingly, it is easier to hit then I envisage a blade to me (though still have a lot to work on it)

how your do the paint fill number to Red.. look nice leh.. i also want Smile

hi bro

thank you....

As for the paintfill, there are a few method but this is how i usually do it :

1. Use acetone to remove the original paint (usually black)
2. Use Tamiya paint to fill up the number and leave it to dry. I usually just leave it for a day.
3. Use nail polish remover, to remove the Tamiya access paint.

I usually repeat step 2 and 3 to give at least 2 to 3 coating, making the paintfill more lasting.

If you need any help, feel free to let me know....



bro


i need your help..

we friend friend...

can do for my S3 pro combo or not?

ok lah...since you say so

we friend friend...

i shall do the paintfill for you FOC.....

ON THE CLUBFACE !!!!



SWEE!!!! really ah??? on the grooves???
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:26 am

andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
Snow man... you have great taste.. I am gaming the same set, and surprisingly, it is easier to hit then I envisage a blade to me (though still have a lot to work on it)

how your do the paint fill number to Red.. look nice leh.. i also want Smile

hi bro

thank you....

As for the paintfill, there are a few method but this is how i usually do it :

1. Use acetone to remove the original paint (usually black)
2. Use Tamiya paint to fill up the number and leave it to dry. I usually just leave it for a day.
3. Use nail polish remover, to remove the Tamiya access paint.

I usually repeat step 2 and 3 to give at least 2 to 3 coating, making the paintfill more lasting.

If you need any help, feel free to let me know....



bro


i need your help..

we friend friend...

can do for my S3 pro combo or not?

ok lah...since you say so

we friend friend...

i shall do the paintfill for you FOC.....

ON THE CLUBFACE !!!!



SWEE!!!! really ah??? on the grooves???


can !!!..i fill up the groove and use sandpaper to make sure the surface smooth smooth....haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:27 am

golf_snowman wrote:
andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
mengteck71 wrote:
Snow man... you have great taste.. I am gaming the same set, and surprisingly, it is easier to hit then I envisage a blade to me (though still have a lot to work on it)

how your do the paint fill number to Red.. look nice leh.. i also want Smile

hi bro

thank you....

As for the paintfill, there are a few method but this is how i usually do it :

1. Use acetone to remove the original paint (usually black)
2. Use Tamiya paint to fill up the number and leave it to dry. I usually just leave it for a day.
3. Use nail polish remover, to remove the Tamiya access paint.

I usually repeat step 2 and 3 to give at least 2 to 3 coating, making the paintfill more lasting.

If you need any help, feel free to let me know....



bro


i need your help..

we friend friend...

can do for my S3 pro combo or not?

ok lah...since you say so

we friend friend...

i shall do the paintfill for you FOC.....

ON THE CLUBFACE !!!!



SWEE!!!! really ah??? on the grooves???


can !!!..i fill up the groove and use sandpaper to make sure the surface smooth smooth....haha !!!



!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:32 am

haha....

anyway paintfill is like art, need time...usually take a few days depending how many layer of coating....

if you dun mind to leave the club with me for a few days, i can do for you...
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:36 am

golf_snowman wrote:
haha....

anyway paintfill is like art, need time...usually take a few days depending how many layer of coating....

if you dun mind to leave the club with me for a few days, i can do for you...

no prob..

u mean make the grooves red???? thats so beng...

wahahahhhaa

but i dun mind trying...wahahhahhaaaa

i can use my backup set...
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:39 am

well not necessary RED, it all depend on the color theme you wanted

I saw your cobra..i think white is the theme you can consider....

currently, I only have white, red and metallic blue Tamiya paint...

next time we meet, u show me ur clubs again lah, then discuss
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:43 am

golf_snowman wrote:
well not necessary RED, it all depend on the color theme you wanted

I saw your cobra..i think white is the theme you can consider....

currently, I only have white, red and metallic blue Tamiya paint...

next time we meet, u show me ur clubs again lah, then discuss




On ah... white is good also... same same as my putter!! all white too!!!

wahahhaaha

Next week we catch up for range... confirm will happen.. swee bo??
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:47 am

andrew-golf wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
well not necessary RED, it all depend on the color theme you wanted

I saw your cobra..i think white is the theme you can consider....

currently, I only have white, red and metallic blue Tamiya paint...

next time we meet, u show me ur clubs again lah, then discuss




On ah... white is good also... same same as my putter!! all white too!!!

wahahhaaha

Next week we catch up for range... confirm will happen.. swee bo??

sure...shall talk about it when we meet
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:05 pm

golf_snowman wrote:
Lee36328 wrote:
Snowman,

Congrats!

The blades will improve your swing by its pure feedback like you never imagined.

You will 'feel' your swing much better for sure.

Enjoy the journey.

thank bro

to be honest, your miura posting had inspired me to make this move.....keke

i cant wait to go range again...haha

Very happy to hear that.

As your swing improve rapidly, you'll wonder why the 'intimidation' barrier kept some people from trying blades, and why you did not try it earlier.

Bear in mind the longer clubs will test your skills even more, but if you persevere, as I am sure you will, you'll be amply rewarded.

I also have the 'can't wait to go to the range' feeling too. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:08 pm

how true. Longer club is more difficult but since your swing improve, so will your longer iron.
I'm using all P - 4 iron now. Usually I will supplement with hybrid, and 5 woods, now no longer required. And driver improved a lot as well...

lots of bonus from upgrading to blade. Hope you get better result than me and be a single handicap in the next few months.. (or days )
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:29 pm

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As your swing improve rapidly, you'll wonder why the 'intimidation' barrier kept some people from trying blades, and why you did not try it earlier.

Bear in mind the longer clubs will test your skills even more, but if you persevere, as I am sure you will, you'll be amply rewarded.

I also have the 'can't wait to go to the range' feeling too. Wink

Hi bro

Yes, totally agree with you. I tentative target is to able to hit with my #5 iron and I plan to do so by gradually moving from #8 to #7, then #6 and #5....

This one way for me to ensure that I can handle all the clubs I have as well as to understand the yardage of these clubs...sound so fun ..haha !!

I hope if I have the opportunity, I can hit some balls with trackman to give me some statistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:23 pm

eeeerrrr...since you so free to paint clubs, come up to hcmc and paint mine ok???? whwahahahahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:56 pm

Winston wrote:
eeeerrrr...since you so free to paint clubs, come up to hcmc and paint mine ok???? whwahahahahahaha

Haha !! I dnt mind to go HCM for the paint work if u willing to pay for my air ticket, accommodation and golf game...haha !!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:04 pm

golf_snowman wrote:
Winston wrote:
eeeerrrr...since you so free to paint clubs, come up to hcmc and paint mine ok???? whwahahahahahaha

Haha !! I dnt mind to go HCM for the paint work if u willing to pay for my air ticket, accommodation and golf game...haha !!

wwwaaahhh....buy you free coffee....put pics up so that you can achieve inner piece and you want me to pay for everything.....haiz.......... White Flag Stretcher HELP
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:19 pm

Winston wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
Winston wrote:
eeeerrrr...since you so free to paint clubs, come up to hcmc and paint mine ok???? whwahahahahahaha

Haha !! I dnt mind to go HCM for the paint work if u willing to pay for my air ticket, accommodation and golf game...haha !!

wwwaaahhh....buy you free coffee....put pics up so that you can achieve inner piece and you want me to pay for everything.....haiz.......... White Flag Stretcher HELP

bro,

miss your pic leh...sigh !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:45 pm

Blades have a tiny sweet spot, just like the old tennis and squash racket heads. But it took a lot of finesse to use them. Today, not many players use smaller tennis heads except the likes of Roger Federer, which is really saying something. I use an old Mizuno MP14 . Its "punishing " compared to my TM300 series. Heavy as hell, but when hit on the sweet spot, feels "weightless" . I agree, nothing quite compares with the feeling. I guess the same applies to the blade putters of long ago vis a vis the high MOI ones of today. I have a Callaway remake version Wilson 8820/ Scotty Cameron Napa , which is IMPOSSIBLE to putt with (having no sightlines does not help), but when it hits right... .. Weightless, the sensation defys gravity.

Enjoy your blades. . ..In another golf forum, there is debate whether blades are a "fading fantasy".
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:20 am

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Blades have a tiny sweet spot, just like the old tennis and squash racket heads. But it took a lot of finesse to use them. Today, not many players use smaller tennis heads except the likes of Roger Federer, which is really saying something. I use an old Mizuno MP14 . Its "punishing " compared to my TM300 series. Heavy as hell, but when hit on the sweet spot, feels "weightless" . I agree, nothing quite compares with the feeling. I guess the same applies to the blade putters of long ago vis a vis the high MOI ones of today. I have a Callaway remake version Wilson 8820/ Scotty Cameron Napa , which is IMPOSSIBLE to putt with (having no sightlines does not help), but when it hits right... .. Weightless, the sensation defys gravity.

Enjoy your blades. . ..In another golf forum, there is debate whether blades are a "fading fantasy".

To use the music industry analogy, with the onset of technology in the recording studio, you can make a duck sound like Celine Dion.

Take some pretty face, put in lots of choreography, shot some music videos, market it shrewdly, and boom! A hit. Singing is secondary.

Take a concert, put some instruments on the stage, lots of heavy duty music processors, and it will sound just like the album (that should be a clue right there.) Playing talents is secondary.

Does it mean the death of the careers of truly good singers?

Does it mean we will no longer listen to acoustic performances?

Why do we want to listen to a voice live and unadorned, when technology can produce anything we want to hear without the corresponding human imperfection?

Anyone remember Milli Vanilli?

Why do we want to listen to a concert pianist, when the same notes can be generated from a computer program?

Why go to a live concert at all when we can buy the CD? Or download from the internet?

Why do we go to a restaurant and pay top dollar for a gourmet meal, when essentially our stomachs can't differentiate it from a meal cooked at home with the same ingredients?

What's the difference between an expensive wine and a cheap bottle? Your stomach can't tell either.

Why do I want to go out and play golf under the sun, when I can stay at home in my aircond room, play Tiger Woods PGA in my PS2, and choose a level where I win every time?

So, finally, why do we want to play blades when other clubs are much easier to make semi-decent contact?

Because we are never more alive then when we are savouring a pure experience.

That's why Roger Federer is Roger Federer, and there is only one.

Interesting food for thought. Thanks for bringing it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:37 am

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Lee36328 wrote:
kumbriya wrote:
Blades have a tiny sweet spot, just like the old tennis and squash racket heads. But it took a lot of finesse to use them. Today, not many players use smaller tennis heads except the likes of Roger Federer, which is really saying something. I use an old Mizuno MP14 . Its "punishing " compared to my TM300 series. Heavy as hell, but when hit on the sweet spot, feels "weightless" . I agree, nothing quite compares with the feeling. I guess the same applies to the blade putters of long ago vis a vis the high MOI ones of today. I have a Callaway remake version Wilson 8820/ Scotty Cameron Napa , which is IMPOSSIBLE to putt with (having no sightlines does not help), but when it hits right... .. Weightless, the sensation defys gravity.

Enjoy your blades. . ..In another golf forum, there is debate whether blades are a "fading fantasy".

To use the music industry analogy, with the onset of technology in the recording studio, you can make a duck sound like Celine Dion.

Take some pretty face, put in lots of choreography, shot some music videos, market it shrewdly, and boom! A hit. Singing is secondary.

Take a concert, put some instruments on the stage, lots of heavy duty music processors, and it will sound just like the album (that should be a clue right there.) Playing talents is secondary.

Does it mean the death of the careers of truly good singers?

Does it mean we will no longer listen to acoustic performances?

Why do we want to listen to a voice live and unadorned, when technology can produce anything we want to hear without the corresponding human imperfection?

Anyone remember Milli Vanilli?

Why do we want to listen to a concert pianist, when the same notes can be generated from a computer program?

Why go to a live concert at all when we can buy the CD? Or download from the internet?

Why do we go to a restaurant and pay top dollar for a gourmet meal, when essentially our stomachs can't differentiate it from a meal cooked at home with the same ingredients?

What's the difference between an expensive wine and a cheap bottle? Your stomach can't tell either.

Why do I want to go out and play golf under the sun, when I can stay at home in my aircond room, play Tiger Woods PGA in my PS2, and choose a level where I win every time?

So, finally, why do we want to play blades when other clubs are much easier to make semi-decent contact?

Because we are never more alive then when we are savouring a pure experience.

That's why Roger Federer is Roger Federer, and there is only one.

Interesting food for thought. Thanks for bringing it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:09 pm

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JonL_TK wrote:
Nice writeup Snowman!!!

thank you bro....

would still need to work on it...keke

Bro, I presume you are a regular at OCC range, did you notice the distance marker on the range is not accurate? How can the 50m be so short? To put things in perspective, 50 m is the length of a olympic size swimming pool. I guess OCC intentionally shorten the distance and providing a low compression ball (cut cost) to inflate our ego! Rolling Eyes

By the way, congrats for finally joining the Nike Blade family. Nike Tour staff has mentioned that the latest VR blade irons offer higher ball trajectory versus its predecessor. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:27 pm

snowman: Just curious, what is the white "clip" that is on the middle of the shaft?
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:30 pm

I cant say much about playing blade since this is my very first set of blade but one thing I would like to bring out is....

I have heard how some people being skeptical about Nike club and most of them prefer clubs brand like mizuno, callaway....etc etc. Personally I think Nike is making better clubs nowsday, given the fact that I'm a high handicapper and can still hit some Nike blades, I think Nike is making some good stuff....
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:35 pm

Turbo wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
JonL_TK wrote:
Nice writeup Snowman!!!

thank you bro....

would still need to work on it...keke

Bro, I presume you are a regular at OCC range, did you notice the distance marker on the range is not accurate? How can the 50m be so short? To put things in perspective, 50 m is the length of a olympic size swimming pool. I guess OCC intentionally shorten the distance and providing a low compression ball (cut cost) to inflate our ego! Rolling Eyes

By the way, congrats for finally joining the Nike Blade family. Nike Tour staff has mentioned that the latest VR blade irons offer higher ball trajectory versus its predecessor. cheers

Thanks bro

You have cleared some doubts in my mind... Distance of the marker at OCC range and the ball flight...haha !!
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PostSubject: Re: Encounter with my first Blade   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:40 pm

2008 wrote:
snowman: Just curious, what is the white "clip" that is on the middle of the shaft?

Oh... that is just the masking I stick on before I pull the shaft from my previous set. That is to identified the shaft spine, so that when I shaft them into the head, I know where to align them to the head and I dun need to find the spine again.

I guess I forgot to remove the masking tape before taking the picture.

Haha !!!
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