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My Red 6x arrived today. Have only been able to hit a few balls into the net, but the feel is fantastic. Waggling the club you can feel more action in it, but full swings feel pretty darn close to the black (to me). I had the Blue 6x tipped 1" and I hated the feel. Will definitely have to get to the range or simulator to see the actual flight, but overall feel is fantastic. Looks damn nice on the TSi3 too. Should be a fun year with these two shafts.


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My Red 6x arrived today. Have only been able to hit a few balls into the net, but the feel is fantastic. Waggling the club you can feel more action in it, but full swings feel pretty darn close to the black (to me). I had the Blue 6x tipped 1" and I hated the feel. Will definitely have to get to the range or simulator to see the actual flight, but overall feel is fantastic. Looks damn nice on the TSi3 too. Should be a fun year with these two shafts.


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The red looks really good with the TSI3 head. Did you tip the red or the black at all? How does the red compare to the black in terms of launch and ball flight?
 

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The red looks really good with the TSI3 head. Did you tip the red or the black at all? How does the red compare to the black in terms of launch and ball flight?
I did not tip the Red or Black. I'm hoping to get to the range or simulator this week to compare. I'm just going on feel while hitting into a net. It just arrived yesterday and today ended up being 28 outside, but warmer days are coming!
 

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I did not tip the Red or Black. I'm hoping to get to the range or simulator this week to compare. I'm just going on feel while hitting into a net. It just arrived yesterday and today ended up being 28 outside, but warmer days are coming!
Looking forward to your comparison. I have a Black coming in April so I'm eager to hear what you think!
 

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My Red 6x arrived today. Have only been able to hit a few balls into the net, but the feel is fantastic. Waggling the club you can feel more action in it, but full swings feel pretty darn close to the black (to me). I had the Blue 6x tipped 1" and I hated the feel. Will definitely have to get to the range or simulator to see the actual flight, but overall feel is fantastic. Looks damn nice on the TSi3 too. Should be a fun year with these two shafts.


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Did you sell the tipped blue?
 

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Currently putting together a Ventus Red 6X. Going to try playing it 46" in a Big Bertha B21. Hoping the draw bias helps me get the longer shaft around easier. Have some weights to play with as well.
 

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I just put a Blue 5r in the driver. Man does this shaft feel good!!! First drive I hit a big fade as I didn't have time to warm up with it. Next 4 drives where just right down the middle, point and shoot. I was a bit surprised as I figured the stiffer tip section would give me fits, but has not.
Good feedback. What is your swing speed? I'm considering the 5R or 5R2.
 

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Good feedback. What is your swing speed? I'm considering the 5R or 5R2.
I live in the 88-92 range and thats the top end for sure. Have no issues with the 5R
 

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I live in the 88-92 range and thats the top end for sure. Have no issues with the 5R
Thanks. My top range is 88. I found a new Ventus Velecore Red 5R2 for a good price so Im going to give it a try in my Ping G425 head tomorrow. On paper it looks to be just right for my swing speed.
 

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@Realmfg how's the Red 6x treating you in driver??

I had Blue 6x, Blue 6x tipped 1", and Black 6x. None stayed in the bag permanently but I think Blue 6x standard gave me the best results
 

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I played two rounds earlier in the week with the Blue 6X and really enjoyed it. Hit some very nice drives with it comboed in the TSi2 driver.
 

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Hey, what is your swing speed? I'm looking at a Ventus 5R or 5R2 since I notice the torque is low.
I hate to give out swing speed as each monitor tends to read a little differently. Lately I have been in that 129-133 ball speed area with my 12* driver. Which if an avg of 1.45 smash factor would be about an 89-92 swing speed which seems right for me.
I usually play R flexes in my drivers. Have played the Riptide 5.5 50g for a few months with good success. The Ventus Reg 5r was a touch firmer feeling to me than the Riptide but nothing boardy. Yesterday on the course (about 70*) I averaged 227 over all drives with a PAvg of 246 and a long of 276. Using a Mavrik 12* set to 14* if that helps. If you are maxing out at 88 then I can see the R2 flex working out just fine. Should provide a nice kick and launch to it
 

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I hate to give out swing speed as each monitor tends to read a little differently. Lately I have been in that 129-133 ball speed area with my 12* driver. Which if an avg of 1.45 smash factor would be about an 89-92 swing speed which seems right for me.
I usually play R flexes in my drivers. Have played the Riptide 5.5 50g for a few months with good success. The Ventus Reg 5r was a touch firmer feeling to me than the Riptide but nothing boardy. Yesterday on the course (about 70*) I averaged 227 over all drives with a PAvg of 246 and a long of 276. Using a Mavrik 12* set to 14* if that helps. If you are maxing out at 88 then I can see the R2 flex working out just fine. Should provide a nice kick and launch to it
Thanks for the comprehensive feedback. I think you are spot on. I also did the Shaft fit on the Fujikura website and the Ventus Red 5R2 was the very first shaft it recommended so I feel good about it. I won't know for sure until tomorrow when I hit it on the course. My drives are typically around 215 but with little roll. I'm hoping to squeeze another 10-15 out of it.
 

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Thanks. My top range is 88. I found a new Ventus Velecore Red 5R2 for a good price so Im going to give it a try in my Ping G425 head tomorrow. On paper it looks to be just right for my swing speed.
Should be a really good combo.
 

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Thanks for the comprehensive feedback. I think you are spot on. I also did the Shaft fit on the Fujikura website and the Ventus Red 5R2 was the very first shaft it recommended so I feel good about it. I won't know for sure until tomorrow when I hit it on the course. My drives are typically around 215 but with little roll. I'm hoping to squeeze another 10-15 out of it.
What head and loft are you using ?
 

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@Realmfg how's the Red 6x treating you in driver??

I had Blue 6x, Blue 6x tipped 1", and Black 6x. None stayed in the bag permanently but I think Blue 6x standard gave me the best results
I finally got my Epic Speed in and hit some on the course yesterday with the black and red. The red feels easier to swing and had a little more height on the ball. With the black I feel I gotta step on it, but I enjoy that feel when swinging driver. I am still more comfortable with the black, but that could change after a round or two with the red. I bought the red for a tsi3 then went callaway, so I had the tip changed and that's why I haven't reported back. I should know even more next week. I will dedicate a whole round with the red early next week. I can say the Epic speed is a monster for me, lol.
 

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