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@  J13 : (29 October 2014 - 05:52 PM) Hellooooooo out there. My Hoss built irons recently helped me shoot an all time low of 67 from the tips. Marcus your work is second to none my friend.
@  rfdegen : (27 October 2014 - 12:48 PM) Played my last 18 of the season on Friday. Course closes this weekend, but I'll be in Iowa pheasant hunting.
@  Armyguy13 : (20 October 2014 - 08:14 PM) Voted for Andrew --- he's currently in the lead with 65.5% to 26.5% being the next place vote getter
@  TWshoot67 : (20 October 2014 - 04:54 PM) Andrew great job and I hope you make the Guinness book of world records. You got my vote! shared and tweeted.
@  HossOnMoss : (20 October 2014 - 01:46 PM) @Quantum: Rome 988 is actually a little smoother feeling and higher launch than DI-95 hybrid without feeling "loose" or being spinny. Rome 888 is going to launch lower and spin less than Speeder 757.
@  ROBOPTI : (17 October 2014 - 03:05 PM) BSGers - Fellow member & Cally Kings of Distance member Fraketrain needs our help !!! - For a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records http://www.guinnessw...ote-now!-61189/
@  Quantum : (17 October 2014 - 05:56 AM) Can you compare veylix 988 to GD DI 95 hybrid? Also veylix 888 to Fuji speeder 757?
@  J13 : (15 October 2014 - 06:11 AM) Congrats Robo I have it DVR'ed to watch can't wait. Well DONE !!!!!
@  ROBOPTI : (14 October 2014 - 11:14 AM) 1st episode of the REMAX WLDC is TONIGHT at 9PM CST ... Tune in and look for XPHLEXXX !!! ... Our Team had a GREAT showing !!!!
@  ROBOPTI : (14 October 2014 - 11:13 AM) 2014 REMAX WORLD LONG DRIVER CHAMIONSHIP pics going up longdrive section - and I have a TON !!!!!!!!!!!! more
@  ROBOPTI : (10 October 2014 - 07:45 AM) Posted Image ... WHAT IS UP !!! .. Gang - Been away for a while ... But - I AM BACK !!!! .. And I Have an insane amount of photos & info to share. Here we go !!!
@  BingHogan : (08 October 2014 - 10:29 AM) They still have a few I 20's on the shelf. Just need somethin' until all the new drivers come out next spring.
@  J13 : (07 October 2014 - 07:50 AM) I"m using an I25 now love it but the G30 LST is coming around January
@  BingHogan : (07 October 2014 - 12:08 AM) So, is the Ping I 25 dead!? Loved the I 20 with the K.
@  BingHogan : (05 October 2014 - 09:27 PM) Saw him hit a putter 280! Then saw him play and putted -- 280... :rolleyes:
@  youngwaldo : (05 October 2014 - 11:12 AM) Yes it is, but we can give him a break because its just for show.
@  Shambles : (05 October 2014 - 03:11 AM) Isn't that considered building a stance ?
@  Callaway_Anthony : (03 October 2014 - 12:28 PM) Unreal what Jamie Sadlowski can do to a golf ball... 331yds from his knees..
@  Jack : (03 October 2014 - 11:09 AM) Yo BSG! What's going onnnnn!
@  rfdegen : (30 September 2014 - 09:30 AM) All I saw over and over was Euros firing at flags, USA middle of green or off. Euros draining putts left and right, UWA missing a lot with tentative strokes.
@  BingHogan : (29 September 2014 - 09:40 AM) Just heard on The Golf Channel -- if Phil and a few others are on in 2016 -- a new Red, White and Blue Skirt will designed for the ladies/guys!
@  BingHogan : (29 September 2014 - 09:37 AM) I don't know why but I am just pissed about this! If you are going to have an AMERICAN FLAG as big as a battleship on - you best be bringing' it!
@  Qwagmire : (29 September 2014 - 09:29 AM) Best line I read about the Ryder Cup: Mickelson: What has been in common with all of our Ryder Cup losses recently? Scribe: Mickelson was on the team. Phil broke the code, threw everyone under the bus
@  BingHogan : (29 September 2014 - 09:12 AM) AMEN QUAGS -- and who picked out their "costumes". Maybe the Golf Channel can do a complete makeover... I'm sure that's next.
@  Qwagmire : (28 September 2014 - 11:18 PM) US Squad is too spoiled to do anything but watch their stock portfolios.
@  BingHogan : (28 September 2014 - 02:11 PM) He then said: PGA's new mantra instead of "These guys are Good" should be: "these Guys Really Suck!" Thanks Professor, we all agree!
@  BingHogan : (28 September 2014 - 02:09 PM) Friend called. Retired law professor. Told me never to use the word SUCK as it was adolescent term.
@  J13 : (28 September 2014 - 07:56 AM) Well i'm glad football is on today
@  BingHogan : (27 September 2014 - 08:08 PM) So,,they can't play in a wee bit of Real golf conditions. Gettin' beat by French guy. Time for a putting lesson!
@  tmfreak : (27 September 2014 - 07:42 PM) US always wears the most horrid outfits, Saturday RC '14 was a new level of awful. cant possibly play let alone win looking like fools.
@  TWshoot67 : (27 September 2014 - 06:30 PM) USA has EURO just where they want them.... USA:6, EURO:10. The writers are ready for the big story and the cliche' title for said story!
@  J13 : (27 September 2014 - 02:28 PM) Watching Jim Furyk putt makes me want to do a sailor dive off the roof of my house. HIT THE BALL ALREADY
@  lamont6266 : (24 September 2014 - 09:43 PM) The only place I have seen pix is on the dealer's price list. I will try to find it.
@  youngwaldo : (24 September 2014 - 03:46 PM) Where are the pictures?
@  lamont6266 : (22 September 2014 - 10:54 PM) Downside? The number of sets coming stateside is very low. Dammit!
@  lamont6266 : (22 September 2014 - 10:53 PM) Did you guys get a peek at the Bridgestone MuscleBack Blades for 2015? SAAAAWWWEEEEET!
@  BingHogan : (22 September 2014 - 04:38 PM) A lot of buzz about the Driver...
@  BingHogan : (22 September 2014 - 04:37 PM) Saw the Nike Vapor line of irons up close today. Supposed to be 3 versions. Very Impressive.
@  J13 : (19 September 2014 - 09:28 AM) Robo is ABOUT TIME. YOUR A SLACKER!!!!!! Hugs
@  ROBOPTI : (18 September 2014 - 07:38 PM) SYSTEM ISSUE REGARDING FAILURE TO UPLOAD - FIXED !!!
@  J13 : (16 September 2014 - 06:54 PM) BRING THE HEAT XPHLEXXX !!!!!!! :4: :4: :4: :4: :4: :4:
@  ROBOPTI : (16 September 2014 - 01:18 PM) 4 DAYS TO REMAX !!!!
@  birmingham1965 : (16 September 2014 - 09:16 AM) 430
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@  J13 : (15 September 2014 - 05:49 AM) hhahah love it Robo
@  ROBOPTI : (12 September 2014 - 07:06 PM) Posted Image
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@  J13 : (12 September 2014 - 05:05 PM) Happy Friday BSG
@  BingHogan : (12 September 2014 - 11:24 AM) Looks GREAT, TOO.
@  BingHogan : (12 September 2014 - 11:22 AM) First ball out of the box-- Back of the net! Second, straight little draw. As Kenny Perry once said: " I Kain't miss it!" Really haven't hit a driver like that in years!
@  J13 : (12 September 2014 - 09:45 AM) Bio Cell is a hidden gem. Heard Cobra is bringing the HEAT next year.
@  ROBOPTI : (12 September 2014 - 09:44 AM) Bing ... Bio Cell + is AWESOME ... LOVE !!!! mine
@  BingHogan : (11 September 2014 - 08:29 PM) Hit a Cobra Bio Cell driver today. Very underrated. On the BUY list next month.
@  690MBCOMMANDO : (11 September 2014 - 04:18 PM) Playing plenty of golf out here in Half Moon Bay
@  ROBOPTI : (10 September 2014 - 12:22 PM) Posted Image
@  BingHogan : (10 September 2014 - 09:24 AM) Send some of that rain down to California! Central Valley will be gone by next summer if it doesn't rain/snow. Towns without water...
@  rfdegen : (10 September 2014 - 07:31 AM) We're still playing golf here - in between thunderstorms. Record rains in WI. Sucks!
@  TJR : (09 September 2014 - 09:30 PM) I need to play. Been going to the range, but my swing sucks right now. Playing crooked stick in 2 weeks if the weather is decent.
@  MN NICE : (09 September 2014 - 07:27 PM) NFL is BACK!
@  BingHogan : (09 September 2014 - 03:29 PM) Anybody still playing golf out there!? Man, it's dead.
@  youngwaldo : (09 September 2014 - 10:52 AM) Got mine yesterday. Going to test them tomorrow.
@  rfdegen : (09 September 2014 - 08:58 AM) Got my sleeve of test balls and will be testing them tonight, if it doesn't rain again! Crap! We're flooding around here these days. Enough already!
@  burniemac : (09 September 2014 - 07:42 AM) Just got a sleeve of the Titleist test balls in the mail yesterday
@  BingHogan : (08 September 2014 - 06:16 PM) Sleeves that have been handed out. Looks like more spin probably due to lower spinning drivers coming out.
@  TWshoot67 : (08 September 2014 - 01:56 PM) Are we talking the New Titleist sleeves that have been sent out?
@  TWshoot67 : (08 September 2014 - 01:55 PM) @BingHogan is this ball from a New Company or just a new Proto for next years possible selections?
@  BingHogan : (07 September 2014 - 10:10 PM) Testing a new ball prototype tomorrow. Sworn to not to loose it. Just hit it and see...
@  BingHogan : (07 September 2014 - 09:58 PM) Maura Passing Point with KBS V -- Sweet! Hit 200 and couldn't put em down. Great turf interaction and feel.
@  TJR : (06 September 2014 - 09:27 PM) I was talking to someone today and mentioned that this is probably the first time I've been completely satisfied with the clubs in my bag
@  BingHogan : (06 September 2014 - 07:43 PM) Decided to go through ALL my bags and start over from driver to wedges.
@  BingHogan : (06 September 2014 - 07:42 PM) PP - large cavity. Doesn't have the new CB yet. Also the new blade. Really expensive, though. Might have to break out the new MP 69's.
@  TJR : (06 September 2014 - 02:30 PM) Should feel buttery soft. Blade or CB?
@  BingHogan : (06 September 2014 - 09:53 AM) Hitting a Miura with KBS V later today to add to the confusion :rolleyes:
@  TJR : (04 September 2014 - 10:17 AM) I haven't ran into any issues posting pictures from my ipad
@  ROBOPTI : (04 September 2014 - 08:44 AM) http://bombsquadgolf...ldc/#entry69636
@  J13 : (04 September 2014 - 07:37 AM) Can anyone else NOT post pics from an Ipad ??? I get an ERROR every time
@  melonhead : (02 September 2014 - 12:10 PM) Tour proto jetspeed
@  HossOnMoss : (01 September 2014 - 09:33 PM) Std Jetspeed tour 3 wood or the proto head?
@  melonhead : (01 September 2014 - 07:15 PM) How long would a tour issue jetspeed 3 wood play with a 42 1/2 inch shaft?
@  ROBOPTI : (31 August 2014 - 01:42 PM) 0xh
@  ROBOPTI : (31 August 2014 - 01:31 PM) Posted Image
@  J13 : (31 August 2014 - 06:34 AM) Hope everyone is having a perrrrrrrrfect holiday weekend Posted Image
@  J13 : (31 August 2014 - 06:22 AM) Site looks great Robo keep up the good work brotha!!! Love the GREENIES
@  TWshoot67 : (30 August 2014 - 09:27 PM) Congrats Robo on the site and the shafts. Are you having Veylix design for your shaft co.?
@  ROBOPTI : (30 August 2014 - 10:36 AM) XPHLEXXX.COM IS LIVE !!! ... BSG HYPERLINKS ON PAGE :)
@  BingHogan : (28 August 2014 - 10:20 PM) A zinger is probably right. He's the only one on the GC that knows what he's talking about.
@  TJR : (28 August 2014 - 04:14 PM) Azinger said he could fix Tiger in 10 minutes...
@  youngwaldo : (28 August 2014 - 09:40 AM) Butch is slowing down so taking Tiger will not happen.
@  HossOnMoss : (28 August 2014 - 09:16 AM) I've heard the Grant Waite rumors as well, but that would be so similar to how Foley teaches. That's not to say that Grant couldn't teach him better even with a similar model or style.
@  HossOnMoss : (28 August 2014 - 09:15 AM) Butch already said no and Tiger isn't going to take the left overs. I could see Claude III as an outside possibility otherwise, but I doubt it because of that.
@  BingHogan : (28 August 2014 - 08:57 AM) Gotta be one of the Harmon's. Or all of them. It's not the coach...
@  J13 : (28 August 2014 - 06:04 AM) I'm taking myself out of consideration to be tigers next coach lol
@  ballen : (28 August 2014 - 04:56 AM) I hear Grant Waite will be Tigers next.......
@  BingHogan : (27 August 2014 - 09:38 PM) RIP Tours - unbelievably good!
@  BingHogan : (27 August 2014 - 09:37 PM) Tiger maybe running out of options. Maybe Leadbetter :rolleyes:
@  HossOnMoss : (27 August 2014 - 09:28 AM) Tiger holds interviews for the position. Breed walks up and says, "Come on, Tiger! LET'S DO THIS!!!!" Tiger and I are thinking the same thing....BRUTAL. Haha
@  TWshoot67 : (26 August 2014 - 07:54 PM) Heck Tiger doesn't need to be with Michael Breed he's already a weekly discussion about the golf swing even when he's not playing on the Golf Channel....
@  Golferrob22 : (26 August 2014 - 06:36 PM) I'd put some money on Bob May! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
@  TJR : (26 August 2014 - 06:26 PM) How about Michael Breed? Tiger could be featured on a weekly segment of "The Golf Fix"
@  HossOnMoss : (26 August 2014 - 12:04 PM) I figured it was coming. Who's up next for the position? My money is on Chuck Cook.

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#1 HossOnMoss

 
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I had the chance to hit the TOUR R1 Version 2 head a bit yesterday and snapped a few pics of the head below as well for you guys to see.

My initial impressions are kind of a surprise to me. To be completely honest, I really was not sure how much of a performance improvement we would actually see this year with R1 vs. R11S. Prior to having the opportunity to hit one, I had somewhat expected that the R1 would essentially be another R11S with different looks and adjustability. Thankfully, my skepticism seems to have been dead wrong and I should have know better!!!

The first thing that will stand out when you compare this driver to the previous adjustable Taylormade heads is the sound and feel. The R1 is by far the best sounding and feeling adjustable driver head that they have ever made........ and I mean ever including r7, r7 425, r7 460, r7 Superquad, r9, r9 460, r9 Supertri, r9 SuperDeep, R11, and R11S. Not that all of the previous R series driver heads felt or sounded bad at impact, but the heads with MWT also has just a little more tingy, hollow feel to them and didn't quite have that solid thwack that many love to feel at impact. This head sounds and feels awesome at impact.

Performance wise, I can't say a great deal about it yet since I only had the chance to hit it on the range and for 9 holes. But, I can say that the Tour R1 V2 is definitely lower spin than the Tour R11S V2 head was. I'm not exactly sure by how much yet until I can test it on Trackman, but I thought that it was noticeable to the eye based on the ball flight and distance. I have also heard from those who have tested the R1 on the monitor that the ball speeds are slightly improved as well. So, I am excited to see the potential gains from the lower spin and any added ball speed once I can get one dialed in see what it can really do. Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw and look forward to some more formal testing with it.

One cool thing about the tour issue V2 heads is that they are availabe in 3 lofts and not just a base 10* head that you adjust up or down like the retail ones. So, you have the option of playing the loft that you want without having to change the face angle drastically with the hosel. These tour heads I believe are also 440cc like the R11S V2 head was based on my measurements, but I'll have to confirm on that.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for the great review, Marcus. I'm really interested to see the results of your testing on TrackMan.

Were the graphics helpful at all, or did you forget about them after a couple of swings?

I think even I could remember that serial number ;) :lol:
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Marcus , thanks for the info on the New Tour R1 v2. Can't wait to hear more about it after you have time to get some actual numbers. Sounds like TM may have a winner even if the graphics are a little strange. I personally still like my TM Tour Superfast V1, I played so well with this driver that's it's hard to even try switching to a newer just to switch. It took me a long time to get the old R510 DF Proto out of the bag. I haven't even tried the Previous released Tour RBZ driver heads. Like to hear more about the New Tour RBZ stage 2 heads when you get a chance, as I'm still old school glued hosel guy... lol
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

Great review Marcus..good to hear that the sound has improved in this model. Was the driver you hit hotmelted?
Also i have read on some reviews on the R1 that ball speeds were less than desirable compared to other OEM offerings..However i will wait
for your your final review once your able to get numbers. I tend to believe your readings are more accurate Marcus and like Tim would like
to hear more on the RBZ2 heads.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Marcus, Im not sure if this has been asked. How can you tell the difference between V1 and V2? thanks.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?



the tour issue tips are different than the retail. the retail tips will show lofts since the head only comes in 10*. the tour issue tips are the way the r11 and r11s were, with "lower/std/higher" since you can get the tour heads in specific lofts- 8,9 or 10*

the old tips DO NOT work in the R1 heads, tour or retail
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Marcus, Im not sure if this has been asked. How can you tell the difference between V1 and V2? thanks.



Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:31 AM

Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head

Great info. Thanks Pro :Icondrunkards:

I'm going to bet that the CG is different on the R1 V2 like it was on the R11 DOT and R11S V2.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

95% of all R1 Drivers in Play On Tour at present are V2 heads
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

Smaller size 440cc'ish and the serials, TD1XXX is 8 or 8.5, TD2XXX is 9 or 9.5, and TD3XXX is 10 or 10.5 head..... 99.999999% of R11s in play last year was the V2 head



I got fit into one the other day. My driver head has TD3 as the start to the serial. I needed a little more loft anyway. The Oban devotion was the shaft that I fit into.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Is that the old tip?

I thought the new one had a ton of markings on it???

Is that just retail ?


The retail tips have the loft markings on them, but the ones for tour do not since they have different lofts for the head itself.


Thanks for the great review, Marcus. I'm really interested to see the results of your testing on TrackMan.

Were the graphics helpful at all, or did you forget about them after a couple of swings?

I think even I could remember that serial number ;) :lol:


I didn't really pay attention much to the graphics, but I was very accurate with it having said that. So, perhaps my alignment was better without realizing it. I hit it on a few really tough driving holes and didn't miss my line by much with any of them. It definitely wasn't a distraction though and is something that you would get used to pretty quickly I feel.

As for the serial number, I did remove part of it and they are longer than that. But, you knew this...I just wanted to clarify that. ;)


Great review Marcus..good to hear that the sound has improved in this model. Was the driver you hit hotmelted?
Also i have read on some reviews on the R1 that ball speeds were less than desirable compared to other OEM offerings..However i will wait
for your your final review once your able to get numbers. I tend to believe your readings are more accurate Marcus and like Tim would like
to hear more on the RBZ2 heads.

joe


Joe, this head was hotmelted slightly. That said, you can only make up for the sound so much with hotmelt. Heads have an inherent sound and acoustic to them which you can alter to a degree sometimes more than others. But, you can always tell a head that naturally has a more solid sound and feel to it. The R1 is very solid!!! :yes:

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

i really didn't like the r1. personally 460cc heads don't look or feel right to me. i have hit the smaller head r11s and it felt completely different then the retail version so i would think the same for the r1.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

i really didn't like the r1. personally 460cc heads don't look or feel right to me. i have hit the smaller head r11s and it felt completely different then the retail version so i would think the same for the r1.


It's defintily a noticeable differences looks, feel, and trajectory wise between the V1 and V2 heads.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

It's defintily a noticeable differences looks, feel, and trajectory wise between the V1 and V2 heads.


2 totally different sticks, it's a shame sometimes that TM sells a look a like driver that mimics the REAL #1 driver in golf which is the Version 2, talk about bendin over the consumer, it's my only ill will towards them.....
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#16 HossOnMoss

 
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

2 totally different sticks, it's a shame sometimes that TM sells a look a like driver that mimics the REAL #1 driver in golf which is the Version 2, talk about bendin over the consumer, it's my only ill will towards them.....


Yes, but keep in mind that the truly average golfer who buys clubs is the one who they design the stuff off the rack for and the retail version works perfectly fine for those guys. You really do need 2 different drivers to fit all of the golfers out there, but they already have so many sku's.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

So, Hoss. Would a 15 handicaper get any benefit from a tour head and shaft set-up or is it not worth the time/expense ?
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

and that is why i love the callaway drivers this year. the smaller heads please me
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:56 PM

So, Hoss. Would a 15 handicaper get any benefit from a tour head and shaft set-up or is it not worth the time/expense ?


It really depends on the player. Some guys have reasonably consistent swings, but are 15 handicaps because of short game. Some players have higher handicaps because they drive the ball poorly in part at least because their equipment is ill suited to them and it can make a big difference. In either case, the proper fit with the right head and shaft component can definitely make a difference. At the same time, some players in that handicap range are just too inconsistent to see enough of a difference. So, it really depends on the player and it's hard to say one way or another across the board.

Good or bad, if your swing is somewhat consisent then you should be fit. Of course, using better performing heads and shafts will never hurt either. However, you may not see the differences that a scratch golfer will. On the other hand, I have seen players with higher handicaps benefit more from getting the right equipment than better players. If you typically fight higher spin rates though, a tour head and higher end shaft will typically help with that. Whether or not it's worth it though really just depends on the individual.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?


I believe he means "when will they be available!"
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

Thanks for the little taste of the version 2 head Hoss. I have my eye on this one with a Fubuki K. You gonna be selling them?


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:15 AM

I'm working on it....shouldn't be too long before the R1 V2 heads are available. I do have some RBZ Stage 2 fairways and rescues coming next week though. Can't wait for those!!! :dude:

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

I'm working on it....shouldn't be too long before the R1 V2 heads are available. I do have some RBZ Stage 2 fairways and rescues coming next week though. Can't wait for those!!! :dude:

Funny me, I thought my bag was set... :slaphead: :slaphead: :slaphead:
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

I played the Stage 2 15* fairway today. I have been having problem with my launch and I went from 70 grams fairway shaft to 60 grams, I cut my driver shaft to 3 wood length. An old X-Con6 driver shaft of mine, cut to 43 inch. Instant height and launch. I am no big hitter by any means. My driver swing speed is only around 93-95, goes around 250-260 yards. My fairway usually go about 225-245 yards. Today, there are a few long par 4 and short par 5 that leaves me about 244-250 yards. Aim a little right or left to avoid hazards, hit some solid ones and 4 out of 6: pin-high. Good ball flight, can tell it has a good spin too. Can't wait to shaft my own Callaway X Hot fairways.
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