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TM Bubble Shafts
Vincedaddy
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I was given this set of clubs today. Does anyone have any experience with these? Thanks!
TM Bubble shaft
TM Bubble Shaft PW-5W
ScottSorrell
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# 1    1/11/2014 3:13:43 AM   
I ahve an TM Burner 3 metal with a bubble shaft. Dont use it any more, but it has a very solid feel with that shaft.


njgolfer
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# 2    1/11/2014 5:19:01 AM   
Don't know anything about the clubs but all the same enjoy the nice gift.


Mongo68
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# 3    1/11/2014 6:11:07 AM   
The Bubble shafts were introduced in '97 to about '99. If I remember correctly, they were short lived because of their club specific applications, i.e. they won't fit Callaway, Titleist, etc. Here's a pdf link to the different shaft specs that might help you. The Bubble shafts are on page 11 & 12 of the document.

http://www.golfsmith.com/pdf/o..


armygrunt47
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# 4    1/11/2014 7:23:32 AM   

The Bubble shafts were introduced in '97 to about '99. If I remember correctly, they were short lived because of their club specific applications, i.e. they won't fit Callaway, Titleist, etc. Here's a pdf link to the different shaft specs that might help you. The Bubble shafts are on page 11 & 12 of the document.

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Yep. I have only ever seen them in Taylormade clubs and I have only seen them with a .400 diameter tip.


Vincedaddy
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# 5    1/11/2014 7:36:47 AM   

I ahve an TM Burner 3 metal with a bubble shaft. Dont use it any more, but it has a very solid feel with that shaft.


What flex is the shaft? This set is missing the 3W.


jeedeg
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# 6    1/11/2014 2:26:52 PM   
Regripping is another reason it was abandoned. Believe they are .780 where the standards at the time were (still are really) .600 and .580. Think it was also around the time there was a Palmer driver without a grip as standard. Believe they are the sticks O'Meara used for his Master's win, but they may have been the Bubble 2s or Bubble Firesoles. The bubble shaft was abandoned after the Firesoles because they were getting too many returned for collapes/cracked crowns experimenting with larger than 300cc titanium heads.


ScottSorrell
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# 7    1/12/2014 4:48:16 AM   


I ahve an TM Burner 3 metal with a bubble shaft. Dont use it any more, but it has a very solid feel with that shaft.


What flex is the shaft? This set is missing the 3W.


It says stiff, but it seems to have considerbly more flex than most stiff shafts. I will give it to you if you want.


Vincedaddy
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# 8    1/13/2014 10:48:18 PM   
Tried out the clubs this afternoon. I was not disappointed. My ball striking was much better than yesterday with the TA's. The second hole was a par 3, uphill, and over water. It was my 1st iron shot of the day, no idea of my distances. GPS said center of the green was 155 yards. In these temps a solid 7 with my TA's. Took the 7 out of the bag, stroked a bullet right at and over the flag, green, and bunker behind the green. Although the distances weren't dialed in, my towards was. A nice set of irons and the 5W was OK also.


Vincedaddy
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# 9    1/13/2014 10:49:02 PM   



I ahve an TM Burner 3 metal with a bubble shaft. Dont use it any more, but it has a very solid feel with that shaft.


What flex is the shaft? This set is missing the 3W.


It says stiff, but it seems to have considerbly more flex than most stiff shafts. I will give it to you if you want.


That would be great!


Mark Simmons
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# 10    1/14/2014 6:43:21 PM   
Just so you know, there is no agreed upon standard in the industry for what constitutes "stiff" vs. "regular" vs. "senior" and so on.


Vincedaddy
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# 11    1/14/2014 7:46:52 PM   

Just so you know, there is no agreed upon standard in the industry for what constitutes "stiff" vs. "regular" vs. "senior" and so on.


True, from one set to another. However the set I have are all marked regular, R-80 to be exact. My hope is there was a standard for the line.


Joe Dunphy
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# 12    1/15/2014 7:04:07 AM   
I have not seen bubble shafts in a real long time, i remember playing the burner bubble back in high school, i loved that club


Vincedaddy
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# 13    2/2/2014 10:31:59 PM   
I played another round with the today. I'm sad to say I prefer them to my Tommy Armour's on wet fairways. They have more bounce and minimize fat shots. Once I have the 3W and GW I'll be set up nice!


dewsweeper
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# 14    2/3/2014 8:06:07 AM   

I played another round with the today. I'm sad to say I prefer them to my Tommy Armour's on wet fairways. They have more bounce and minimize fat shots. Once I have the 3W and GW I'll be set up nice!


Perhaps the bounce were similar but the sole might be wider and, leading edge/trailing edge were grind down a bit.


Vincedaddy
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# 15    2/3/2014 8:43:46 AM   
Side by side.

TA 845 on left.
TM TI-2 on right.

I think the TA is my dry weather/firm conditions club and the TM for wetter/softer conditions.
bounce.jpg


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