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Bonggg

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Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« on: August 16, 2018, 10:50:50 AM »
I am looking for a 8802 to be my gamer. However I am not sure which model to choose from. I have already purchased the new version (2015) but find that the head weight is quite heavy and feel too mute for my liking (I have tried chrome version and quite like it).

 I believe to get the 1964 version would be the ultimate but it would be very pricey. What is the difference between the chrome version and the dark milled version?

Any comments would be highly appreciated. Thank you :)
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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2018, 01:26:04 PM »
Chrome = carbon steel forged (likely 1030) and plated

Modern milled = Stainless steel head

The 1964, if you get leather, is non-conforming.  That is only an issue if you plan on playing tournament golf. 

I'd recommend the Mendralla models from about 5-10 years ago.  Original shape, head speed shaft, and you can grip without issues.  You can also look for the taller "quarter faced" models with conforming leather if you want the feel of leather. 
Adams Damascus 8802
Bettinardi 110Cu BB2
Byron DB Captain Morgan Cu 1/4
Cameron 1996/500 Copper Napa
Giannini 1992 handmade 8802
Lajosi Damascus LP-808
Mills 8802 handmade
Scratch McCoy 8802 handmade
Tad Moore Hoffman 8802 Cu
Wilson DB Arnold Palmer
Xenon 8802 copper handmade #388
Yamada Razor Cu

Bonggg

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2018, 01:34:38 PM »
Thank you, Stage

How about the one that has a "milled" on the face and come in black.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?(mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F113166038877)

I saw one in the thread, it look like it rusted for the whole head.

Not sure if this one is legit?

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 01:15:04 PM »
How would feel of milled version different from the chrome version?

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 01:28:32 PM »
Those milled 8802s are, I believe 11L17 carbon steel with an oxide finish.  They will feel softer than the chrome 8802s and you might like them because they are a lighter milling.  You could easily get one redone through Black Oxide Service or get a different finish applied. 

They also have the stepped Head Speed shaft, which I believe contributes to the softer feel in the 8802s over many modern iterations.
Adams Damascus 8802
Bettinardi 110Cu BB2
Byron DB Captain Morgan Cu 1/4
Cameron 1996/500 Copper Napa
Giannini 1992 handmade 8802
Lajosi Damascus LP-808
Mills 8802 handmade
Scratch McCoy 8802 handmade
Tad Moore Hoffman 8802 Cu
Wilson DB Arnold Palmer
Xenon 8802 copper handmade #388
Yamada Razor Cu

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 01:20:29 AM »
Thank you very much, Stage

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 05:19:19 PM »
In addition to the Robert Mendralla model, I really like the Cleveland Crenshaw.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cleveland-Ben-Crenshaw-putter/132746648986?hash=item1ee8511d9a:g:4YwAAOSwPHxbDcMl

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Re: Looking for a 8802 for gamer, some opinion please
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 03:49:01 AM »
Chrome = carbon steel forged (likely 1030) and plated

Modern milled = Stainless steel head

The 1964, if you get leather, is non-conforming.  That is only an issue if you plan on playing tournament golf. 

I'd recommend the Mendralla models from about 5-10 years ago.  Original shape, head speed shaft, and you can grip without issues.  You can also look for the taller "quarter faced" models with conforming leather if you want the feel of leather.


The mendralla model, is it the one that come with the bag that has RM on the sole ?