How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Thu May 19, 2011 5:55 am

Cheers LCDV,

Have sent him a PM.

Though I think the Chinese will be disappointed.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby IronOfZion » Thu May 19, 2011 6:14 am

NRG,
You probably already know this but here's some more info on soleplates:
Usually they didn't use brass for driver soleplates (to keep the weight down a bit). 2-5 wood were brass. I'm not sure what they used for drivers though.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Thu May 19, 2011 7:42 am

Cheers IoZ,

You are right, the 3 wood plate that i took off my Titleist 3 wood was 2.5mm brass and 51gms before I filed the name off it. The plate on my Mizuno Driver is Aluminiun (I think) and only 13gms, quite difference. I dare say a 5 wood plate will be thicker brass and a bit heavier than a 3 wood plate.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Thu May 19, 2011 1:10 pm

Unfortunately Persimmonpal only has inserts, not soleplates.

Does anyone know if you pay import tax on all parcels delivered from the US to the UK?? Or is it waived on small parcels?

On the clubs I had delivered a while back, I had to pay £23 tax on each box, which will make getting inserts a no goer.

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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Mashie72 » Thu May 19, 2011 6:22 pm

Here tis...

Went with a deep red mahogany

Sits a shade open and feels nice in terms of SW

As you can tell I was going for function on this first one and will do a better job next time...Haven't hit it yet but can't wait..
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby IronOfZion » Thu May 19, 2011 11:07 pm

Looks great Mashie, let us know how you hit it! I like that color too.

NRG, over here we have a system where you only pay tax if the value of the item plus the shipping costs exceed a certain number. (50 Euro I think). Might be different in the UK, so please check first :)
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Fri May 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Nicely done Mashie!

IoZ, apparently the limit for import duty to the UK is £18.

Just finished this one today.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby Mashie72 » Sat May 21, 2011 11:32 am

Guys thanks for the compliments…

IOZ/NRG,

How do you stain your clubs? Do you pull off the plates and tape the faces first? Or just use a very small paintbrush?

NRG nice job and really like the whipping

Also, I got chance to hit the club yesterday on the range…The club feels great and has a SW of E0 with a lie of 48 degrees…I’ve hit many woods before but never one with such a flat lie and weapon-like feel…What I noticed right way, surprisingly, was how solid each shot felt even if the ball flight wasn’t perfect..My guess is that the tip of shaft is now located nearer the center of the club and helps with this solid feel. 2nd, this flatness forces you to respect P3 to P4 meaning you can’t come in steeply @ P3 or the shot is off..3rd, Like Lag says, the flatter lie really engages my pivot and forces me to give this club everything I’ve got physically….4th, the slightly open face also forces me to fire hard with Mod 1/Mod2 in order to square it up…Maybe this is the ultimate range club meaning flat, heavy, stiff and open..If you can square this club up, you’re on the right track…I say range club because I might need to make another one that is more square for the course..
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby NRG » Sun May 22, 2011 7:03 am

Mashie,

Generally I don't remove the soleplates or inserts, though that is possible if you get the right size screwdriver and heat up the tip to melt the epoxy that the screws are bedded in.

If I am staining the club, I use a Wood Dye and just wipe it onto the wood with a cloth. It only requires 1 coat, dries really quickly and evenly without any streaks of stickyness, which can be a pain with some stains I have tried. When staining, I try to match up the original colour of the wood.

If the original club is a dark colour, then I just spray it black (cause as you know, it's practically impossible to remove the old stain from within the wood grain). This means applying masking tape to the face and soleplate and cutting around the joint with a knife. It requires 2 or 3 coats with a light wire wool inbetween coats.
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Re: How to Flatten a Persimmon Driver

Postby jimmyc » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:43 am

Took delivery of a Jimmy Demaret persimmon that I bought from NRG yesterday and it looks a real beuaty! had about 5 hits with it at the range - caught 2 properly and now understand what all the persimmon fuss has been about! Can't wait to get properly stuck in on the course. Plus, I don't know whether it's psychological or not but knowing that this has been reshafted, refinished etc. by NRG as opposed to having been bought at a golf shop from a silly salesman makes me feel a lot better about hitting it.

Question for you NRG - in order to achieve the D6 swingweight, did you have to add any weight to the clubhead (like tungsten powder), i.e.e what is your preferred technique?

Really chuffed with the driver though!

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