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    GD Tour AD IZ

    Anyone playing this shaft? What are your opinions? High launch low spin sounds like a nice combo and Iím considered one for a driver in stiff 63g. Is this an easy shaft to overpower for you? Any input would be awesome thanks.

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    I played one in a G400, still have it actually, 6x. I'm a big Graphite Designs fan and I really enjoyed it. Flight was similar to the AD-DI for me, and spin was right in that same realm.

    I'm a 110-115 SS player and the 6x held up more than fine.

    I wished I'd gone 7x instead, but, That's purely because heavier driver shafts are better for me.

    Damn good shaft. GD is really under the radar here on THP, in my personal opinion.
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    Was fit into this with the m3&4 drivers. I like the feel of this and pairs with the m3 spin was on the low side and launch was in the 13-14* range for me. Unlike Jman for me the ad-di spins and launches more...both great shafts. Like Jman I’m a fan of the Graphite designs shafts
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    Can this shaft get wild and unwieldy if you try to really step on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeez View Post
    Can this shaft get wild and unwieldy if you try to really step on it?
    Not at all
    "It is what it is"

    "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"


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    I got my paws on an AD IZ 6S and it’s loaded up in the Rogue Sub Z for tomorrow’s round. I’ll report back

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    I currently play the GD DI 6 in my driver and GD DJ in my 3 and 5 fairway metals.
    When I try graphite shafts no other brand seems to even come close to Graphite Design Tour AD. Previous to the AD I did try GD's lesser priced "nano" shafts and did not find the performance to be nearly as good as the DI; specifically it was only the DI that gave me the great combination of smoothness, stability, and load kick.
    Driver: Mizuno JPX-EZ driver GD Tour AD DI
    Fairway metals JPZ-EZ 3 and 5 DD Tour AD DJ
    Irons: Ping G700 4-SW Project X LZ 5.5
    Wedge: Cleveland Smart Sole 58* S
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH89

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    I cannot say how good this shaft performed for me today. I don’t ever think I’ve stood on the tee with more confidence. Tour AD IZ 60 stiff with Rogue Sub Zero 10.5 head. Standard settings. The ball just wanted to go straight. This combo produced great med-high trajectory and the profile held up well to aggressive swings and dint even think of becoming unwieldy. Adding this shaft to the stable was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeez View Post
    I cannot say how good this shaft performed for me today. I don’t ever think I’ve stood on the tee with more confidence. Tour AD IZ 60 stiff with Rogue Sub Zero 10.5 head. Standard settings. The ball just wanted to go straight. This combo produced great med-high trajectory and the profile held up well to aggressive swings and dint even think of becoming unwieldy. Adding this shaft to the stable was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
    Glad you had a good maiden voyage :)
    I think the GD AD series is worth the high price tag; it's just such a fine product.
    Driver: Mizuno JPX-EZ driver GD Tour AD DI
    Fairway metals JPZ-EZ 3 and 5 DD Tour AD DJ
    Irons: Ping G700 4-SW Project X LZ 5.5
    Wedge: Cleveland Smart Sole 58* S
    Putter: Byron Morgan DH89

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