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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:33 pm

Yes this are those who are confirmed on the list:


1. Agumon - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
2. poundpuppy - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft
3. S70B - RH PN Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
4. Lamts18 - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
5. Weich - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
6. Birdman - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft (Same setup as urs DGMan)
7. mervyntan - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
8. SSquirrel - RH SS Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
9. JL - RH SS Black PVD with Black Matt F360 (same as DGman)
10. siaw8 - RH SS Satin sight dot satin matt f360 shaft
11. RogY - RH SS Black PVD sight line with matt F360 black matt shaft (36 inch at 62 degree lie)
12. Pug - RH SS Black PVD with sight line with satin matt F360 shaft (33")

cheers....DGman
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Where is mine??? I ordered all 3 leh...
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:33 pm

Ms Lee....... TKK...

personal attack X3...

oh btw i am so sorry to hear that you got the cramps today..do take care of your health hor.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:13 pm

Still no bullseye style w/ w/o flange option? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:49 pm

i have but i cannot show the drawing cos its still in the very early stages of development...

btw got assignment for you hor..

check out Seebayho wanna sell thread on bullseyes.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:50 pm

Already replied to you... making some calls tomorrow Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:40 pm

DGman wrote:
Yes this are those who are confirmed on the list:


1. Agumon - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
2. poundpuppy - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft
3. S70B - RH PN Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
4. Lamts18 - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
5. Weich - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
6. Birdman - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft (Same setup as urs DGMan)
7. mervyntan - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
8. SSquirrel - RH SS Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
9. JL - RH SS Black PVD with Black Matt F360 (same as DGman)
10. siaw8 - RH SS Satin sight dot satin matt f360 shaft
11. RogY - RH SS Black PVD sight line with matt F360 black matt shaft (36 inch at 62 degree lie)
12. Pug - RH SS Black PVD with sight line with satin matt F360 shaft (33")
13. Yarra - *gave you all my specs*

cheers....DGman

Don't forget the lucky 13, man!

RH, SS Black PVD with sight line and the hollow line (beach?) in the sole. Don't forget to get my initials stamped, too! Shaft to be decided.
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:33 am

Dear Zen Fans...

A lot of golfers ask me how a Zen is made...so instead of giving you a description, i have asked and gotten some pictures to show you the various stages of finishing.

All Zen putters with the words Forged on them are milled from Forged Blocks of Stanless Steel 303 (not billets)

The first step is cutting the solid block of 303 SS using a CNC water jet. Using a CNC save material cost as well as ensure consistent quality in size, weight and shape.






You can see how some putters are made using precast blocks, it definitely cost less but the forging quality is one of the key reasons why the Zen feels softer. The Block on the left is a Zen whilst the other two on the right are standard precast blocks.



At the second stage, the remaining block which roughly looks like a putter is checked for weight, steel integrity and key dimensions. the putter is 0% at this stage and weights about 550 grams.

At stage three, the first part of the milling uses the heavy duty cuts which forms the first impression of what is to come. A total of 8 cutters are used to finished the stage 3 putter.

The putter weights about 420 grams at what we considered is 25% finished.



At stage four, another set of 9 cutters are used to bring the product closer to the real thing. The putter weight is trimmed to about 390 grams and the face area is left unfinished as the RDE face requires the putter to be finished on the super speed high performance CNC machine (which is also the military grade CNC milling machine). the putter is considered 50% finished.

Looking at the cavity of the putter, you get a sense of where the weight is lost. Hence it is also the reason why a cast putter cost so much less to produce.



At stage five which is milled on the super speed CNC milling machine, 22 very fine cutters make the putter come to life. The radius on the edges of each putter is exactly the same and this is a tough act to follow. As you can see from the pictures, the 303 stainless steel is unmistakably brilliant. The putter is now 75% finished and awaiting chroming and PVD processes to achieve the desired high polish sole and matt surface finish. The weight is now within a tolerance of 360 grams +/- 1 g.



After this stage, the putter is checked, polish and send first for a chrome and then to a PVD process to get the right colours.

Agumon, golfcoma and the infamous Mervytan has the privilege of visiting this top rated factory with me in the past.

Stay tuned for more.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:43 am

i can only 'slurp slurp'...... pale pale

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:39 am

Staying very tuned to this post, boss.
Yummy.
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:56 am

oh Asahi....and other Zen fans.

if you hurry, you can catch a glimpse of the ZIM (Intermediate Mallet in 4 necks - MS, S neck-i, CS and DB) and ZOM (Oracle Mallet - MS, S neck i, LD cap and LD i) that's destined for the Open. Who knows, you might even get the chance to make a few putts with those. i know i am really looking forward to personally testing them out.

But please call before coming to avoid disappointment.

we are expecting all the prototypes (ZA series, ZIM and ZOM) to arrive by Sat or Monday and they will be shafted, tested and maybe let the Zen fans here be the first to try them. Then we will send them directly to the Kingdom of Fife before i leave for UK.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:00 pm

DGman,

You did not forget my custom 'Beach' putter, right? Now that Mr. X wants one too (exactly the same, only a little heavier for 33-inch playing length) would it be possible?
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:53 pm

Viewing of all putters - ZA Open Prototype 2010, ZOM Prototype (never been seen before) and ZIM Prototype (also never seen before) commence at 12.30 pm tomorrow. The ZOM and ZIm are 2 new heads that Nick Middleton together with Jon Lynch have design. Getting this into Prototype has been an exciting and heart stopping experience right up to shipping.

Hopefully i will get clearance to post some pictures for those who cannot come and see these. All the ZOM and ZIM will be shipped to the Open after Monday.

Please bring gloves if you want to handle the putters hor.

I am so looking forward to receiving them.

Oh asahi...i need 2 able bodied guards. hehe

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:56 pm

Any blade/bullseye style ones? Or Anser style ones? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:57 pm

Woo-hoo.......that is excellent news!
Thanks for the head-up, boss. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:59 pm

DGman wrote:


Oh asahi...i need 2 able bodied guards. hehe

DGman

hmm....I have two in mind.....lemme see whether i can tempt them to come down. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:59 pm

DGman wrote:
Viewing of all putters - ZA Open Prototype 2010, ZOM Prototype (never been seen before) and ZIM Prototype (also never seen before) commence at 12.30 pm tomorrow. The ZOM and ZIm are 2 new heads that Nick Middleton together with Jon Lynch have design. Getting this into Prototype has been an exciting and heart stopping experience right up to shipping.

Hopefully i will get clearance to post some pictures for those who cannot come and see these. All the ZOM and ZIM will be shipped to the Open after Monday.

Please bring gloves if you want to handle the putters hor.

I am so looking forward to receiving them.

Oh asahi...i need 2 able bodied guards. hehe

DGman

Very exciting! Wish I was there to see the putters tomorrow Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:04 pm

tonight i will dream of "ZA, ZIM, ZOM" , "ZA ZIM ZOM", "ZA ZIM ZOM".....
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:29 pm

1. Agumon - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
2. poundpuppy - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft
3. S70B - RH PN Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
4. Lamts18 - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
5. Weich - RH SS black PVD with sightline with black matt F360 shaft
6. Birdman - RH SS black PVD sight line with black matt F360 shaft (Same setup as urs DGMan)
7. mervyntan - RH SS black PVD sight dot with black matt F360 shaft
8. SSquirrel - RH SS Satin with sight dot with satin matt F360 shaft
9. JL - RH SS Black PVD with Black Matt F360 (same as DGman)
10. siaw8 - RH SS Satin sight dot satin matt f360 shaft
11. RogY - RH SS Black PVD sight line with matt F360 black matt shaft (36 inch at 62 degree lie)
12. Pug - RH SS Black PVD with sight line with satin matt F360 shaft (33")


You guys can start to appear after 12.30....

each putter fititing will take about 15 minutes, installation 1/2 hour, lie and loft adjustment 10 minutes, so be prepared to spend an hour in a very noisy environment.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:07 pm

got any putter reserve for me?

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:20 pm

sure Nick....let me know what model and colour you are looking for.

Price List for Open ZA Series – Pre-Order Price

• Limited Edition ZA Series – ZAP, ZAM and ZAC in Satin, Black and Bronze
• Commemorative Open 2010 Insignia Stamped at Sole
• Special No 01/99 stamped at the toe
• F360 in matching colours, Bespoke Steel shaft in chrome
• Bespoke Feeltec grips in White, Black and Red

1. With Steel shaft and Bespoke Feeltec Grip $XXX (those who pre-order knows the price)
2. With F360 shaft and Bespoke Feeltec Grip $XXX (those who pre-order knows the price)

Release Price after the Open

1. With Steel shaft and Bespoke Feeltec Grip $438
2. With F360 shaft and Bespoke Feeltec Grip $538

Comes Standard with

White Zen 3D with Commerative Open Insignia Magnetic Leather Head Cover – to be available in end July, additional BFG HC will be provided meanwhile.

Options

Bespoke Zen Grip Master Cabretta Leather Grips in White, Red or Black – add $55, usual price $75.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:28 pm

Hi Eric, I would be very keen to check them out, especially the commemorative 2010 open anser and mid-mallet models, when I'm next in Singapore Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:31 pm

Just wanted to add that from the allotment of stocks, we have no more than 10 Open putters left. The Open ZA prototype will be the same ones that will be issued to players at the Open from 11th to 14th July.

the rest are going to different parts of the world for the Zen distributors.

so let us know. the final retail model will be available in end October or early November and will have a different sole stamp.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:40 pm

i am not sure which model suits me better, SS or PN. color wise prefer black PVD. will try and drop by soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Zen ZA1 Prototype   Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:36 am

eiji wrote:
i am not sure which model suits me better, SS or PN. color wise prefer black PVD. will try and drop by soon.
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