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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:46 am

Out of curiosity, did you get it from the eBay seller or did you buy it brand new? If the latter, was it at $599?

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:55 am

Actually got it from the eBay guy. Looks good as new really and came with all manuals, wrench and head cover.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:00 am

shaugn wrote:
Actually got it from the eBay guy. Looks good as new really and came with all manuals, wrench and head cover.

Awesome price then Smile Congratz!
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:45 am

which ebay guy? the one on ebay singapore? the posting still on... i guess i can drop it from my watchlist then.... 8~(
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:35 pm

Bro Technospaz, if u change the shaft, wat will be de damage $$$ like ? I'm think of changing my Nike SQ+ driver r shaft to more stiffer shaft. advise, tq !

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:41 pm

JawereZ wrote:
Bro Technospaz, if u change the shaft, wat will be de damage $$$ like ? I'm think of changing my Nike SQ+ driver r shaft to more stiffer shaft. advise, tq !

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Hi there. The shaft (and obviously cost) will depend on your swingtype and swingspeed. I paid Big Fish (aka DGMan) a visit for him to analyze my swing and get me fitted with a shaft which was more suitable for my swing. Different shafts cost differently so I can't say how much yours will cost. I can only recommend that you do what I did which is to visit Big Fish and decide from there.

DGMan is a great guy - he'll have you hit several shots with your current driver to analyze your swingspeed etc and from there offer you some recommendations. No obligations whatsoever. If you don't wanna spend the money on the new shaft, it's not an issue. But I did and now am convinced that a fitted shaft works wonders.

Oh, if you do decide to visit Big Fish for the fitting, do come in golf attire since he needs to have you swing naturally rather than being inhibited by wearing office wear.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:47 pm

Damn fast bro, ur response! Excellent advise, in that case I wanna drop by tomorrow, what will be the best time to visit the Den, where not lotsa pple.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:57 pm

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Damn fast bro, ur response! Excellent advise, in that case I wanna drop by tomorrow, what will be the best time to visit the Den, where not lotsa pple.

The Den is typically busy but some days busier than others. If you want a more quiet Den, try and get there before 5pm (but no guarantee that it's going to be quiet). You may wanna check with DGMan to see if he's around too. In any event, there are others who can help Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:42 am

kopiO wrote:
which ebay guy? the one on ebay singapore? the posting still on... i guess i can drop it from my watchlist then.... 8~(

Paiseh bro, thats the one... Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:11 am

Took my R9 out for a run in the range yesterday evening with the Graman shaft. Started out like a freakin' idiot. But when I got my swing in and released the club properly, the R9 flies beautifully. I also enjoyed tinkering with the settings to match my swing. I'm now at NU (Neutral Upright).

Quick question for R9 users: I saw the video on the R9 and it says than when you are screwing the clubhead back into the shaft with the wrench, you should twist the wrench until you hear a "CLACK" noise. This means that the wrench has turned its maximum without turning too much. I tried doing that yesterday and never got that noise. I just turned the wrench until what I thought was the max. I didn't want to wear off the grooves of the screw etc. Anyone else in the same boat?

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:27 am

Technospaz, its advisable to use only the white colour torque wrench to tighten the screw until you hear the clack sound.. It ensures sufficient tightness and will not damage the screw thread.. check it at least once a week if you're paranoid like me ... Smile my old R9 head came loose when i don't have the white torque when i was playing in China so had to go to a golf shop where they use the yellow wrench to tighten for me..
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:28 am

Lamts18 wrote:
Technospaz, its advisable to use only the white colour torque wrench to tighten the screw until you hear the clack sound.. It ensures sufficient tightness and will not damage the screw thread.. check it at least once a week if you're paranoid like me ... Smile my old R9 head came loose when i don't have the white torque when i was playing in China so had to go to a golf shop where they use the yellow wrench to tighten for me..

I used the white wrench which came with my R9. So yours has a CLACK sound? Perhaps I'm not tightening mine enough. I'm worried that if I turn it too much, I may damage the club or wear out the grooves.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:30 am

The wrench provided is basically a torque wrench. Once the maximum torque has been achieved, there's no danger of "over-tightening". I tried it that day, and i must say it feels pretty tight and a little scary to use so much force, but definitely tighten till you heard the click.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:32 am

shaugn wrote:
The wrench provided is basically a torque wrench. Once the maximum torque has been achieved, there's no danger of "over-tightening". I tried it that day, and i must say it feels pretty tight and a little scary to use so much force, but definitely tighten till you heard the click.

Got it. Thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:32 am

It should emit the sound when you tighten, or else it will not be tight enough. Let me go dig up some old info on this and post when i find it...
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:48 am

This is what i read from Tmag.com regarding the R9.... Hope it helps.. cheers

The R9 driver includes a new white wrench that must be used with both the FCT bolt and the movable weights. This wrench and this wrench only must be used with the R9 driver because the FCT bolt requires 40 inch-pounds of torque to tighten fully; older MWT wrenches deliver only 30 inch-pounds of torque Like previous wrenches, the R9 wrench emits a loud and powerful "click" when either the FCT bolt or MWT weights have been sufficiently tightened.

Why can't you use an older yellow, black or silver MWT wrench with the R9 driver?
The R9 driver's FCT bolt, which loosens to allow adjustments to the head characteristics, then tightens to secure the head to the shaft, requires 40 inch-pounds of torque to tighten fully. The new white R9 wrench delivers 40 inch-pounds, however older MWT wrenches colored yellow, black or silver deliver only 30 inch-pounds. It's important to tighten the FCT fully to prevent the head from coming loose during the swing and posing a potentially hazardous situation.

One other TaylorMade torque wrench delivers 40 inch-pounds of torque and that's the red-colored one that accompanied the r7 CGB MAX Limited driver, which incorporates TaylorMade's SelectFit technology to give golfers the ability to easily install different shafts in the same clubhead. Because the red TaylorMade torque wrench delivers 40 inch-pounds of torque, it can also be used to tighten the R9 driver's FCT bolt.


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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:48 am

Lamts18 wrote:
This is what i read from Tmag.com regarding the R9..

The R9 driver includes a new white wrench that must be used with both the FCT bolt and the movable weights. This wrench and this wrench only must be used with the R9 driver because the FCT bolt requires 40 inch-pounds of torque to tighten fully; older MWT wrenches deliver only 30 inch-pounds of torque Like previous wrenches, the R9 wrench emits a loud and powerful "click" when either the FCT bolt or MWT weights have been sufficiently tightened.

Thanks a bunch, Mr. Lam Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:50 am

techno. please read my edited post.. there's a Q & A on it... thanks..
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:58 am

Noted, with thanks.

I use the white colored wrench and will tighten the screw now to see if I can get that CLACK sound Smile

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:02 am

Technospaz wrote:
Noted, with thanks.

I use the white colored wrench and will tighten the screw now to see if I can get that CLACK sound Smile


wow... you bring the club to office or you working from home ? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:02 am

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Technospaz wrote:
Noted, with thanks.

I use the white colored wrench and will tighten the screw now to see if I can get that CLACK sound Smile


wow... you bring the club to office or you working from home ? Laughing

Club's in the car'lah Razz
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:07 am

Oh... ok... unless you have sheltered car park which i believe you surely do, its not advisable to leave your clubs in the car.. can get very hot under the sun and won't last long...
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:15 am

Lamts18 wrote:
Oh... ok... unless you have sheltered car park which i believe you surely do, its not advisable to leave your clubs in the car.. can get very hot under the sun and won't last long...

More excuses for TS to get new driver Razz
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:26 am

Lamts18 wrote:
Oh... ok... unless you have sheltered car park which i believe you surely do, its not advisable to leave your clubs in the car.. can get very hot under the sun and won't last long...

I typically leave them at home unless I'm heading to the range after work. In any case, I've got a sheltered car park.

On separate topic, WMF - *thwap*
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:44 am

looks like i will be joining the R9 club soon... maybe one of these days, we can all go range together, and swap driver heads on the spot. Very Happy
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