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PostSubject: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:32 am

Thanks to Eric for allowing me the chance to own this 355g prototype to be re-released soon.

We did a side by side comparison with the original model by Mickey Parker. Surprisingly, the sound on this baby at impact is a whole lot less clicky and more muted. Roll is the same - Pure.

Apologies for the poor lighting in the pics. Will give a more detailed review after this putter sees some putting green action.









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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:03 am

So DGMan!

Why he get to test this and not ME! Been trying mallet putters doesn't mean I don't use blades!

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:19 am

iceblocc,

S70B special mah... Anyway, i am also waiting for this baby...
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:26 am

MS in yet?
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:34 am

I don't know about feel but in terms of prettiness, the putter kicks butt! Sweet.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:48 am

Tested this putter yesterday, I like it. Very soft and sweet. Congrates to the lucky owner. We can only wait for the next batch....
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:20 am

siaw8 wrote:
iceblocc,

S70B special mah... Anyway, i am also waiting for this baby...

Siaw8, its icebocc, not iceblocc, you blocc you some more and you will be left out in future wgcc games. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:39 am

sweee
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:43 am

Not sure if the future ZA1 can change to a dot rather than a line.... If there is an option, hen it will be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:15 am

Boys...this is a long one....

there is a lot of technical specifications that went into making of the prototypes. in the process i have also learn a significant lot about putter design. the 355 g mark that you see on the toe near the sole indicates the weight. For prototyping purposes, we have made 3 versions - a plumbers neck, a mid slant and a centre shafted. they have different face balance but the same sweet spot. Both the PN and MS comes fixed at 69 and 71 degree lie but we have to adjust the hosel position to maintain FB and SS. the current prototype 345 and 355 will probably be the only ones that will ever be produced. the final custom version will probably be 350g.

the reason for the different lie is so that we do not have to bend the putter more than 1 degree each way. of course from a scientific point of view, when the lie angle is adjusted, the face balance and sweet spot is changed and for very sensitive golfers they can detect this change immediately. if the FB and SS is changed, the result is a clicky sound on impact rather than a soft tad feel.

In my opinon, Zen offers the biggest breakthrough in putter technology which is the RDE (Reduce Dimple Error) Technology. Golf balls are dimpled and most flat putter do not contact the ball enough to produce a top spin roll and thus maintain accuracy. in fact most putters create backspin. Once a golfer roll the Zen on the greens, they will immediately feel and see the difference. the hosel design though subtle is very important to creat higher MOI. in face when i saw the next generation of the Ody BS, i was not surprised that they have now make changes in the same direction as the ZO blades.

we are also currently working on different colours such as black matt and aged bronze.

the ZO blades made in the same factory that makes the kirk currie, gauge design, Ody Black Series, George Spirits, Yes premium range. working with the manufacturer has been a lot of fun and they are top notched and only milled putters and nothing else. they have 35 free loading milling machines in their plan and 2 of these are military grade high speed milling machine that requires special permission from the US (not chinese authorities) to be installed.

FTR i have commissioned a ZA1 for myself and it will have absolutely no marking on the sole and it will come beach. there will be a similar one (non beached) and that will be used on Asian Tour. both comes with sight dot and not lines.

the putter is milled from a solid block of SS 303 and the finishing is first rated.

i will try and get one more for you icebocc and that is a promise.

DGman

based on my NDA agreement with the principal, this is as much as i can disclose at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:23 am

Boss,

how about me? i also want!!
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:25 am

But, actually, i want the center shafted one:)
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:29 am

the CS is still in solidworks drawing stage...we have not finalised the putter design.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:31 am

Cannot at one time have so may new toys lah.. must be fair to the others mah. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:36 am

i believe this one is not a toy, its a deadly weapon in the hands of the right assassin. whatever happens i just make sure that Slinger don't get his hands on one. that will be highly dangerous.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:44 am

lucky thing they don't make left hands versions.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:49 am

Dgman, when do you expect the full production? Cant wait liao...
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:47 pm

DGman wrote:
i believe this one is not a toy, its a deadly weapon in the hands of the right assassin. whatever happens i just make sure that Slinger don't get his hands on one. that will be highly dangerous.

DGman


Good Good! Then it will be 'Tu Long Dao' vs his 'Yu Tian Jian' lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:53 pm

But beware of the hidden secret art in the 'Yu Tian Jian' whoever practices it will have a strong surge of the opposite's sex hormone... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:10 pm

Lamts18 wrote:
But beware of the hidden secret art in the 'Yu Tian Jian' whoever practices it will have a strong surge of the opposite's sex hormone... Laughing

Er...mebbe like a 'queen' queen :



Cannot imagine him in long hair though... ROFL Stretcher
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:24 pm

Here's mine ZA1 US version. Told boss i wanted one boss say no stock so i give boss a very very sad face boss cannot tahan bo bian pass me the US version ROFL








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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:52 pm

Nice putter.. LS. may you hole more one putts.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:58 pm

Thanks Mr Lam! Im sure i will do gd with this baby
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:03 pm

LS,

actually u shld improve yr iron games n short game....in order to use the putter less... to protect it....

hope you got more gimme's... heheheheh
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:08 pm

jaketang wrote:
LS,

actually u shld improve yr iron games n short game....in order to use the putter less... to protect it....

hope you got more gimme's... heheheheh


LS 's game will surely improve with so many people watching plus guiding him.. there no way but down as far as his handicap is concerned.. plus he a nice and gentle guy Very Happy
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