Tensei Red graphite vs Recoil 65's?

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By John M

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  1. John M

    John M
    Parkton, MD

    I was "fitted" for new 718 AP1's today at a Golf Galaxy. (Current irons are 710 AP1's with the stock steel reg. flex shafts). The shaft I did best with was the stock Tensei Red graphite in reg. flex, 2 degree upright. Experienced improved contact, height, distance, and dispersion over my old set. Loved the feel! BUT, they didn't have another shaft I wanted to test, the Recoil 65. It's a no charge option but I certainly don't want to order it untried. Anyone have any Info, or a basis for comparison? They had a Titleist fitting cart, but very few options for shafts. Thanks!

  2. Don O

    Don O
    Madison, WI

    You could wait 2-3 months when Titleist Thursdays are available. A set of irons is a serious investment, so you can also look at the 1757 Club near Dulles airport. They do outdoor fittings from heated bays year-round. It is a premier fitting location and will have the most common special order shafts in stock - or get them from the concierges. BTW, you'll likely be surprised that the price will be extremely competitive with the GG price. I sent my son to them and it was one of the few times he thanked me for my advice. ;-)
  3. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Love the Tensei Red in my set of 718 T-MB's.
  4. wormburner

    wormburner
    hawaii

    John,

    Suggest you find a Titleist fitting day with a certified Titleist fitter. You'll be amazed at the different shafts and options you have.

    A Titleist Fitting day has all the shafts, club options, and also grip/ball. I am truly sold on this and will never buy another club without getting fitted.

    Your fellow Team Titleist members will attest to that. Hook up with some of the guys/gals in your area and you'll be sold too. Hope the weather get better there soon. Good Luck
  5. Paul C

    Paul C
    Beech Mountain, NC

    I have a set of 718AP1 with Tensei red and have hit some with the Recoil 65. The Recoil may launch slightly higher for me, but, overall distance and accuracy was very similar. I do prefer the feel of the Recoil as it feels a little smoother and easier to load. It would probably be a good idea to wait until you can try both shafts side by side.
  6. John M

    John M
    Parkton, MD

    Thanks for the feedback. The GG store has agreed to get the Recoil 65 and the Kuro Kage 65 and 85 from Titleist so I can compare. Another concern is getting the swing weight "right" using a much lighter shaft. I believe we can specify that when new clubs are ordered. Thanks again!
  7. John H

    John H
    Ottawa, IL

    I am currently using a UST Mamiya Recoil 95 R Flex in my miz irons. Was fitted for them by a certified pro. I got these vs. the 716 but really love Titleist. Looking to get the AP3's and am looking to find a short list of shafts that I can try with these. Any suggestions?
  8. Cath D.

    Cath D.
    Carlsbad, CA

    Hi John, The Recoil 95 R flex are available as a graphite shaft in all our irons including the AP3's. If your fitter does not have that in his/her matrix, please have him contact us and we can send it for your fitting.
  9. John M

    John M
    Parkton, MD

    Lesson learned! The GG store was unable to procure any of the shafts I wanted to try, so I received a refund for my "fitting". I will take the consensus advice from my Team Titleist friends and seek out a "real" Titleist fitting in the coming weeks. I want to do this right, rather than fast. In the meantime, I am, ironically, hitting my 710 AP1's better than ever!
    Best regards,
    John M
  10. 3 months now that I've been gaming 718 AP3 with Tensei red graphite shaft. Last set was Miura PP 9003 with recoil 760 ES. Although very different heads, shafts can be compared. Like very much Tensei, works with the ascending mass concept, from 62 grams in the 3 Iron to 72 aprox for PW an AW. This shaft is light but powerful, it has "character" as if they were 80 to 90 grams, so you can hit them hard and still get a lot of control and low dispersion. For me they feel nicer than recoil, somewhat more powerful. High Flight is similar. Before I bought the set I was interested on trying the Kuro Kage 65, which was not available for the Spanish titleist distributor. After I tried Tensei red, I didnt need more testing. AP3+Tensei is perfect for me (swing speed 7 iron about 80 mph)
  11. Hello just received my t300's from Titleist. Ordered thru Carls Golfland. Titleist had a back order of the Recoil 65 shaft. I got lucky and got my order in. I did my own fitting at GG. Wanted to try stock fiberglass shafts of all the Rogue series after experimenting with cally preowned clubs. Great way to try different clubs btw. At the end I asked the fellow there if was anything comparable to the rogues. He gave me a t300 with the recoil 65. Hands down winner. I had to try the Clevelands at Carls with Clevelands stock graphite shaft. Nope, not for me. While at Carls I tried the Tensei Red and the Recoil 65 alternate hits with the numbers, spin etc. Recoil 65 for me was the shaft. My driver swing is only 89 or 90. Went to outside range on grass and I have never hit the ball with the height I did today, even the long irons. Moral of this story.....try them both side by side. Ps the tensei red was good but not as good for me.
  12. I will receive my T300 with Recoil shafts shortly. I tried all the options and with the Recoil shafts I gained 20ydsbof carry and 40ft it Apex. My dispersion was also greatly reduced. Although all the courses around me have ended their season in New Hampshire. I will spend a great deal of time at Atkinson CC Academy to utilize their heated bays and track man to get dialed in for my 2020 season.
  13. I will receive my T300 with Recoil shafts shortly. I tried all the options and with the Recoil shafts I gained 20ydsbof carry and 40ft it Apex. My dispersion was also greatly reduced. Although all the courses around me have ended their season in New Hampshire. I will spend a great deal of time at Atkinson CC Academy to utilize their heated bays and track man to get dialed in for my 2020 season.

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