Is the 5G the same frame as the 7G, but just with a shorter handle? Someone said that about the Ki series, that you're playing with the same head it's just a difference in handle length that gives you the extra half inch.
I've always wondered about the 5G as well, given my love of the 7G, but can't demo and so many people have said the 5G just doesn't have the same oomph of the 7G. Tried the Ki5 once and didn't care for it vs. the 7G.
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