What’s inside the new Flyer:
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What’s inside the new Flyer:
The Spider-Man Soccer Ball has a synthetic leather cover and precision stitched construction. Also features a long lasting air retention bladder. Great Spider-Man graphics. This ball makes a great gift for your child as a favorite soccer or sports enthusiast.
These would have been here sooner if it weren’t for the aftermath of the Longshoremen strike and the reason why some of our other new products are not here quite yet. During this temporary situation, we do truly thank you for your patience.
The Synchron Vespa is a culmination of some of our most beloved and highly reviewed models of the recent past that have been updated and transformed into an economical yet high-performance seamless family. So if some of these look eerily familiar to you, it is not by coincidence.
In brief, here is the skinny on the Vespa line, but you can watch the videos for more detailed features. The driver is a wide body design to provide more accuracy and much needed confidence off the tee. The fairway and hybrids are shallow faced to get the ball airborne and with the addition of the dual rails makes it versatile from a variety of course conditions. Lastly, the irons are a general all-around performer that will meet the needs of a wide array of players.
Good news for lefties
I know we get complaints from southpaws that say “Why didn’t you make these in left hand?” Well we did with these as we know these will sell. So buy up and don’t prove me wrong.
Casual dress code
With the Vespa line we haven’t cut any corners in regard to materials, technology or manufacturing tolerances as our other premium products we offer. What we mean by economical is we haven’t added any exotic finishes which add to the cost of the head yet really provide no additional performance benefits other than aesthetics. Don’t get me wrong, these are still very good looking heads, but without all the glitz.
What’s in a name?
You might be asking why put them under the Synchron line and not Acer, Power Play or Dynacraft. For one, we already had enough Acer products and we didn’t want to confuse customers any further. Since these were somewhat legacy models, we only felt that should be in their own category – value or I should say “value added”. And if you are wondering about the name, no it wasn’t inspired after a motor shooter. Vespa just happens to mean wasp in Italian.
The Synchron Vespa driver produces both the pleasing sound at impact and possesses a brilliantly sculpted traditional shape which will be preferred by a wide range of golfers. Available in RH: 10.5° 12° and LH: 10.5°
Re-designed from our most popular fairway wood series ever, the dual rails will cut through the most difficult rough, but still easy to hit from hard pan lies due to the shallow face height and low center of gravity. Available in RH: #3, 5, 7 and LH: #3, 5, 7
Dual rails have been added to one of our most popular hybrids of the past to create a line that will be easy to hit from virtually any lie. Available in RH: #3, 4, 5 and LH: #3, 4, 5
A superb game-improvement iron suitable for a wide array of players packed with features that will provide precision accuracy and a solid feel.. Availability is RH 3-9, PW, AW, SW LH 4-9, PW, SW
Save grips the professional way. This pressurized grip remover loosens the grip for easy removal by injecting solvent through a needle. Use naphtha or mineral spirits only to prevent damage to the seals. This is equipped with a hard-to-find, heavy-duty, large capacity stainless steel canister that retains pressure better than units with plastic canisters. Comes with one needle, extras sold separately.
To be your one stop shop for all your component needs we are constantly adding new products that you are your customers will demand. Case in point is the two new wedge specific shafts called the 610 Wedge and the Hi Rev 2.0 from your friends at KBS Golf Shafts. These were introduced at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in late January and too late to put into our catalog. So you have a better understanding of their application, we have a series of questions answered by Hireko’s Technical Director Jeff Summitt regarding these shafts below.
Will they fit my heads?
Good question. First of all, these are taper tip offerings meaning either of these two wedge shafts were designed to fit those wedges with a 0.355” hosel like Titleist, Cleveland, Mizuno, Ping, among others. That is unless you are confident in your ability to shim these shafts into a 0.370” hosel like all of Hireko’s wedges. If you are unfamiliar with the shimming procedure, you want to visit our Blog here.
Why offer two different wedge shafts?
Golfers are like snowflakes; everyone will have a different type of swing. Some will have steeper angles of attack (how you come into the ball at impact) than others. This along with the course conditions one plays will produce different trajectories and spin rates and thus the need for different type shafts unless you don’t mind bending your wedges and altering the bounce angles on them to provide the desired results.
What is the difference between the two shafts?
Let’s start with the 610 Wedge. It gets its’ name from the slightly larger 0.610” butt diameter. This shaft has a firmer tip section to provide a more penetrating ball flight and subsequently less spin. The Hi Rev 2.0 is the updated version of their long time Hi Rev Wedge shaft and geared to increase both launch angle and spin due to its more active tip section.
What the hell is a S+ flex?
KBS is helping redefine “Wedge” flex. When you shop for name brand wedges, you will encounter the infamous “Wedge” flex. Basically a “wedge” flex is another term for stiff flex. On the other hand, KBS is providing you with more custom options to match your current clubs as well as provide you with the feel and trajectory needed for your game.
In the Hi Rev 2.0, they offer the traditional R, S and X flex. With the 610 Wedge, the offerings are R, S and an S+ flex. The S+ is heavier than the standard S-flex and the stiffness in-between S and X-flex for added control.
How do I really know which one I need?
In a nutshell, look at how your ball lands relative to your target on the green and not just on long shots, but also those half or finesse shots into the green. If you are constantly past the hole, then you need the added launch and spin provided by the Hi Rev 2.0. And if you come up short all the time, then lowering the trajectory and spin can get you closer to the hole and into more manageable putts. That’s the skinny on the new KBS 610 and Hi Rev 2.0 wedge shafts.
|Model# KB11||Model# KB12|
|KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Taper Tip Steel Wedge Shafts
||KBS 610 Wedge Shaft Taper Tip|
|$29.95 each||$29.95 each|
The new Golf Pride MCC Plus4 Golf Grips features the proven hybrid performance of the MCC but with a slightly softer compound. In addition, it comes with a tour proven shape. The majority of Tour players build up their grips to reduce tension in their hands. With a 4.6% larger outside diameter in the lower hand, the Plus4 encourages lighter grip pressure promoting less tension throughout the swing for more power.
The new True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx shafts have the same tour-winning performance and weight sorting tolerances of Dynamic Gold Tour Issue, the #1 wedge shaft in the history of golf, but with a new liquid black finish.
This concept can help many golfers achieve greater distance. So let’s roll up our sleeves and begin to understand the science behind this phenomenon.
Grafalloy introduced two new shafts to their ProLaunch franchise called the ProLaunch Blue Supercharged and the ProLaunch Red Supercharged and we will use these for our examples. The Supercharged versions have a balance point or distribution of weight that is approximately 3 inches closer to the butt end than the original ProLaunch shafts. Believe me, that is a huge difference!
Balance point comparison
This diagram shows the relative balance points of the clubs as well as the shafts (with the ProLaunch Blue Supercharged shown on the bottom.) If made to the same length, grip and head weights, the drivers shafted with Supercharged shafts will end up with a swingweight that is 3 points lighter. To put that in perspective, that would be the equivalent of adding a 12 gram counterweight in the butt end of the grip, yet doesn’t add to the total weight of the club.
There are a few ways to hit the ball further. One of which is to make the club longer. However, by doing so, makes the club feel head heavy. For each ½” increase in length, you will experience a 3 swingweight point change. So with the Supercharged shafts, you can make the club ½” longer and you will have a normal swingweight and that could result in a small increase in swing speed and leverage to hit the ball. Remember, even if you only end up swinging the club 2 mph more, that will result into an additional 5 yards if you make a solid hit. Not too shabby.
If you struggle with a longer length club, then here is the second advantage to counterbalanced shafts – you can increase the head weight. What was long considered standard weight for a driver head (200g) is no longer a given with modern heads. With adjustable adapter heads, often times they weigh more because of the extra pieces and parts and why you are seeing more and more counterweighted shafts on the market today. Then you also have heads that can be altered in weight with screws, like the Gravity Port in our Acer XV series. Think of driving a nail in the wall. The heavier the hammer, the more force is applied and the easier it is to drive the nail. This works the same way with golf clubs.
Here is a matrix of the various options using the Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue Supercharged with our Acer XV driver. The standard weight with the stock screw (7 grams) is 200g. Using the 2 gram weight you can reduce the head weight to 195 grams for longer assemblies and with the 12 gram weight you can increase the head weight to 205 grams. Five grams one way or another constitutes a 3.5 swingweight change.
ProLaunch Red versus Blue
To select which Grafalloy ProLaunch Supercharged shaft to use is very easy. If you are looking to hit the ball higher choose the Blue. For a lower launching trajectory, opt for the Red. The Red is slightly heavier and stiffer, but the biggest difference occurs in the first 18” of the shaft where the ProLaunch Red Supercharged is stiffer as shown in this deflection chart.If you are searching for more distance, counterbalance shafts could be the answer. So hopefully you have a better understanding of what ifs and whys.