I looking to build myself an “Abs” spec set. I have already read up on Lags personal specs, and realize we are encouraged to play as flat as possible. However what sort of “starting” specs are recommend those heading into playing ABS gear for the first time?
I agree…go to the specs immediately…don’t go gradually. If you are interested I am cleaning out some of my sets. John has set up four for me, and I have set up several myself. I have a set of Palmer The Standard with S400 shafts and victory grips that I will sell you for $25, plus shipping.
I just had a set modified to something close to ABS specs. Bought a set of Wilson Staff’s off the internet for $61. Then took them to a club fitter I know who adjusted the lofts and lies to John’s specs and added weight to MOI match them. I gave him a target weight for the 2 iron and he worked down from there.
I ended up pretty close with my 2 iron at 15.5 oz and a swing weight of D9 progressing down to the PW at 17.5 oz and a swing weight of E3. That cost me about $225. The only difference is that a set of John’s clubs will come with tipped x-stiff shafts whilst I kept the original stiff shafts in mine.
In the end, I think the costs work out pretty much the same as a set from John runs around $400 - $500 with new x-stiff shafts. Now, if you can get a set for $25 then it becomes a no brainer.