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PostSubject: C-taper vs KBS tour   Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:23 pm

Hi guys

im considering a switch from kbs tour to the c-taper shafts.

Want a lower trajectory mainly.

Anyone have experiences trying both?


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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:36 pm

I'm using KBS Tour. Tried C-taper before.  Felt much stiffer, prob due to the different kick point.  IMO, not easy to use.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 pm

gonna change to change my 7 iron to c taper tmr to test out the shaft, will try it out and let u know how it feels.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:37 pm

It gives lower flight than the KBS tour, not much distance gain though.
Still smooth like all the KBS shafts.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:21 pm

What about c-taper vs px5.5 ?
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:19 am

jwing wrote:
What about c-taper vs px5.5 ?

Depending on what sort of feel u like for your shafts, do go at it or real easy.
KBS is known for their smooth shafts, no need to go hard at it.
The C Tapers have pretty much the same feel as the Tours but lower flight which helps with control.The Tours had too much height for my liking.

PXs known for their kick/snap, u can feel/ see the ball pop when u get at it.
U need to get at the ball to load the shafts.
If u can hit the ball consistently in the sweet spot, it's a great shaft.
Else feedback is jarring to the bone with mishits.

Would rather compare the c tapers with the pxi though, just a couple of shots with the pxis but I feel that it's not jarring with mishits.

Hope that helps

Btw gaming both c tapers and pxs
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:50 pm

thanks sob.

very useful
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Tks sob.....
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:22 am

sob wrote:
jwing wrote:
What about c-taper vs px5.5 ?

Depending on what sort of feel u like for your shafts, do go at it or real easy.
KBS is known for their smooth shafts, no need to go hard at it.
The C Tapers have pretty much the same feel as the Tours but lower flight which helps with control.The Tours had too much height for my liking.

PXs known for their kick/snap, u can feel/ see the ball pop when u get at it.
U need to get at the ball to load the shafts.
If u can hit the ball consistently in the sweet spot, it's a great shaft.
Else feedback is jarring to the bone with mishits.

Would rather compare the c tapers with the pxi though, just a couple of shots with the pxis but I feel that it's not jarring with mishits.

Hope that helps

Btw gaming both c tapers and pxs

Bro Sob knows his shafts. My 2 cents worth, the C Tapers feels smoother than the px. Also u can probably err on the stiffer side if u think u r in between flex. Ie if u think u need either a R or S, u could get a R+ or S even.

For PX it's better to go softer ie start at a 5.0 which is already their R+.

Both shafts r the creation of Kim Braly who is now with FST under the KBS label.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:52 am

hey guys,

silly question here.

for the c taper, did you find the ball stops any differently?

Id have thought lower trajectory means more roll, higher trajectory on the kbs tour would mean it stops better.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:13 am

for me i feel it rolls a little bit more
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:20 pm

hey herpderp,

Whats your take on your new c tapers?

injury better yet?
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:51 pm

injury better, shot 40 for 9 holes yesterday. i used the 7 iron which i changed to c taper twice, and both times i hit it well. ball fligh definitely lower. when it lands on the green it rolls a little more compared to my old shaft which goes higher and basically stops where it hands. 

i placed an order for my whole set already. generally i like it quite a fair bit, feels like a practice swing when you hit it sweet. cant feel the ball at all.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:58 pm

Good to hear youre recovering.

Eh 40 for 9 .... extrapolate and youre nearly done for the year you know.... 

Thanks for the feedback. 

Although in my mind im thinking... could the c taper just be a stiffer shaft, but same weight?

lower trajectory basically due to lower torque from a stiffer shaft...
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm

well i have to get it done consistently. superb ballstriking that day, must be because of eastcoasthack lending me his glove. 

well u can try it out first, the guy im using charges 60/shaft, u can go and fit one in, if you dont like it he will refund u 45, charging u 15 for the work cost.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:07 pm

herpderp wrote:
well i have to get it done consistently. superb ballstriking that day, must be because of eastcoasthack lending me his glove. 

well u can try it out first, the guy im using charges 60/shaft, u can go and fit one in, if you dont like it he will refund u 45, charging u 15 for the work cost.

ok after that give 15 strokes already ah!
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:22 pm

I cant beat u even after giving 10 strokes... Mai buaya ah. Give u 1 stroke.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:44 pm

mrkatsucurry wrote:
hey guys,

silly question here.

for the c taper, did you find the ball stops any differently?

Id have thought lower trajectory means more roll, higher trajectory on the kbs tour would mean it stops better.

Lower flight for me, slight more carry.
Roll wise not noticeablely different.
Think that your swing can dictate your roll out, have seen low trajactory flight with one bounce check.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:01 pm

I used to play kbs tours and when i tried the c tapers they had almost the same ball flight. so it's individual.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:18 pm

US Open winner WITB

Irons: TaylorMade RocketBladez Tour Version F (3-6) TaylorMade Tour Preffered MB (7-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper S+ Flex, Swing Weight: D3.5-4

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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:33 pm

I am currently using the C-Taper 95 (R-flex). One of the best steel shaft i have ever encounter. 

I am not good at describing but all i can say is it gives a very smooth swing n feel, compared to V90, NS Pro 950, and PX 5.0 which i had tried previously. 

I have tried the KBS Tour as well.. To me, i cant really feel the difference for both. But if i was only given a choice, i wld pick the C-Taper 95... Maybe due to I am a preferred lighter swinger? One last comment, the C-Taper 95 makes the overall weight of the club more manageable imo.

2 cents...
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:56 am

Forgot to add T2 finish is a KBS Tour.
It's a prototype V2, not available yet.
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:02 am

For those that prefer a lighter shaft for c tapers
See below link

http://blog.kbsgolfshafts.com/kbs-announces-the-c-taper-lite-shaft/

Looks like a PX95 challenger
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:31 am

prototype v2..... for irons?
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PostSubject: Re: C-taper vs KBS tour   Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:53 am

R Flex is 105gm? So what is the weight if we cut to 7i?
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