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ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Posted by Bonobobananas


Thought I’d put on a new thread to save wading through pages. 

Had a fitting yesterday in the ST180 (didn’t like the feel of the GT) and I have to say the rumours of super low spin are true. It’s a good job I hit up on the ball +5 and launch quite high. My average spin rate with a swing speed around 98 was 1500. Got a couple up to 105 and they do fly. 

The highest spin I got was with a high heel strike and that made 3000 exactly. If you struggle to keep spin down or you are a bomber, you need to try this driver.

I found the tensei white suites me best, not quite as long as the blue but better feel for me. The kuro kage was a close second. 

I wasn’t expecting to want to buy this as I have a low spinning head from only last year in the ping G LST, which to be fair is almost at the optimum for my speed. But this was better. And consistent across the face on poor strikes.

I think I’ll have to dig into the piggy bank :)
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 pm

Posted by Nurburgring151


i managed to get to hit both of them on wed.

tried both seamed to be more comfortable with gt180 with tensei blue 60 shaft dispersion and length were better.

also had a play with the rogue but have to go back and hit them again side by side.

my problem is how much improvement is worth 400 quid!!

would i get the same or more improvement out of lessons and range practice.

but then its a nice new shiny toy 
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:55 pm

Posted by hursty


Tested them both on Thursday against a TM M3 & M4 along with my 900.

The ST is everything that the 850 should have been with the benefit of looking better.

The GT wasn't as good as my 900.

M3 & M4 were long but dispersion was awful, Twist face doesn't work for everyone.

Personal opinion is if you're wanting adjustability then save yourself some money and buy a 900. If you're wanting a low spinning long launching driver no matter where you strike it on the face go for the ST.

Avoid the M3&M4 unless you're mad!

I hit all drivers with the Tensei CK White 70 in stiff and the Mizunos with Tensei, Kuro Kage and my Speeder 757.

The Speeder 757 was better in my hands than any of the new shaft offerings, Why oh why did you drop the Speeder line Mizuno????
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 pm

Posted by Bonobobananas


The deed is done. Shiny new ST180 9.5 head with Tensei White shaft on its way :D
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:52 pm

Posted by dave_giz


hursty wrote:

The ST is everything that the 850 should have been with the benefit of looking better.

The GT wasn't as good as my 900.


The 850 is still the best driver I've ever owned or even tested, so these things will have to be revolutionary to dislodge it from my bag.
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:53 pm

Posted by hursty


dave_giz wrote:

hursty wrote:

The ST is everything that the 850 should have been with the benefit of looking better.

The GT wasn't as good as my 900.


The 850 is still the best driver I've ever owned or even tested, so these things will have to be revolutionary to dislodge it from my bag.


Test it and see!!!! :)
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:53 pm

Posted by hursty


dave_giz wrote:

hursty wrote:

The ST is everything that the 850 should have been with the benefit of looking better.

The GT wasn't as good as my 900.


The 850 is still the best driver I've ever owned or even tested, so these things will have to be revolutionary to dislodge it from my bag.


Test it and see!!!! :)
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:35 pm

Posted by MPX


I had my first hit today.

Even though i know the story inside out - i still struggled to get my head around the GT180 rather than ST180 being my driver.  Hit the GT180 great - and needed the weights middle and back.  With weights front and side i was hitting it knee high.  Looks very easy to hit over the ball.  Felt very settled with it.  Can finally get rid of my EZ..........was i the only one who liked that driver?
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:12 pm

Posted by Halebopp


I'm still suspicious either of the two could kick the 650 out of my bag. ;) I do hope I'll get a chance to try them some day, haven't had a chance to try the 900 yet.
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:47 pm

Posted by Bonobobananas


Do you know what the turnaround is MPX? Ordered mine on Sunday...
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