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  • ian-500ian-500  1042WRX Points: 276Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,042
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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    FW or HY: in the making.
    Epon AF-Tour 5i - PW + OT Tour 120x.
    Epon 208 KGX 53/59 + OT Tour 110x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3118WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,118
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    Head weight should fall right around 195G. A quick Google search pointed me to Golf Alot. They put the club’s total weight @ 295G at both club lengths 44.5” with 12G weight or 45.5” with 5G weight.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2209WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 2,209
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    Thats not too bad , just this year alone, I have tried about about 35 different combinations of drivers and shafts to replace the fusion

    Titleist TS2 and TS3

    Taylomade M5 and M6

    Callaway Flash SZ triple diamond

    Cobra F9 Avalanche and yellow

    PXG Gen2 0811X and XF

    Mizuno ST190 and 190G

    Ping 410 Plus and LST

    • all drivers were bought in multiple lofts because I can never get the desired changes with sleeve adjustments

    Shafts included Atmos Black // Tour AD VRX / /Ventus Blue // Ventus Black / Hzrdus HULK // VA Composites Black dragon //White Dragon //Accra TZ5 TZ6

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  • platgofplatgof platgof  1899WRX Points: 255Handicap: 17ClubWRX Posts: 1,899
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    The Fusion is one amazing driver. I am having luck with the Star driver, but is it really better? I tried a G Max and it wasn't as forgiving, but it was longer.

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 ,6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-Pw Irons
    Ping Glide 50,54, & 58 Wedges
    TM Pro Spyder Mid Putter
    ERC
    Garmin S20

  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user Florida 6528WRX Points: 1,027Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 6,528
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    Everybody's different of course and that's a mighty impressive list.

    FWIW, I used the Fusion for 2 seasons and loved it. Changed about 10 months ago to the Epic Flash SZ (NO diamonds LOL) for about 10 yards more carry and at least an extra 5 yards or so (hard to tell) of roll with a Hzrdus Yellow shaft in it. BOOM.

    The store just happened to have a Hzrdus Yellow in the rack because it was one of the stock shafts for the Rogue and they'd left it there. I tried it and it was much better than the other shafts they had for the Epic Flash. Bought the head and shaft separately on eBay for about $325 total.

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    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G400 19* hybrid Stiff 70 Stock shaft

    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 48*, 52* 56*, 60* DGS300
    Taylormade Spider-X Copper (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX

  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2209WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 2,209
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    Thats great to know, unfortunately I'm pretty sure that i am maxed out on distance with driver, the only way to get longer is for me to increase swing speed. After trying a ton of combinations of different drivers and lofts and shafts, it is truly surprising how all the companies have a driver which gets me to within 2 mph of my best hit. It seems there is no difference once u get dialed in. With some drivers i had to decrease loft and some i had to use a ultra low spin shaft while others it was the complete opposite. Im sticking with the Fusion for now because it is a fairway finder in addition to being ridiculously long. But haha if a Flash TC should falll into my lap, i will certainly take it out for a spin.

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  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user Florida 6528WRX Points: 1,027Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 6,528
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    Well, I'm sure you know that the COR, or rather CT, has been maxed out for over a dozen years. That is why, with best hits for any driver you should get max distance that is VERY close.

    And I'm sure you realize that if you're swinging at your max speed and your launch conditions are within a window that's more or less "perfect" for your SS the only thing left is consistency of direction.

    So if you don't think you can improve on the consistency/direction you've found your magic wand. 👍️

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    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G400 19* hybrid Stiff 70 Stock shaft

    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 48*, 52* 56*, 60* DGS300
    Taylormade Spider-X Copper (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX

  • platgofplatgof platgof  1899WRX Points: 255Handicap: 17ClubWRX Posts: 1,899
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    Callaway's new driver looks like the Fusion!! Imagine that.

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 ,6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-Pw Irons
    Ping Glide 50,54, & 58 Wedges
    TM Pro Spyder Mid Putter
    ERC
    Garmin S20

  • puresurfrpuresurfr  2209WRX Points: 199Members Posts: 2,209
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    Im definitely going to have to look into that !!!

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  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2645WRX Points: 320Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,645
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    This is the Surprising Fusion Driver thread! It keeps popping up. Lot of fans.

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    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • nsxguynsxguy Just anudder user Florida 6528WRX Points: 1,027Handicap: 4.9Members Posts: 6,528
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    How so ? Pics ? Links to them ?

    The most distinctive feature about the Fusion is its "triangular" shape, kind of like the older FT-iZ(?).

    The only pics I've seen are from the bottom and from that vantage point it doesn't look as though the "Mavrik" is a triangular shape.

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    Callaway Epic 10.5 Project X Hzrdus Yellow 63 gr, 6.0
    Adams A12 Pro hybrids, 16*, Aldila VS Proto Stiff
    Ping G400 19* hybrid Stiff 70 Stock shaft

    Ping G20, 5-PW, DGS300
    Ping Glide Forged 48*, 52* 56*, 60* DGS300
    Taylormade Spider-X Copper (Today - always subject to change LOL)
    Titleist AVX

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  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. Canada 3118WRX Points: 518Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 3,118
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    Agreed! The pics that have been posted of the Mavrik driver don’t look triangular like the Fusion. I have seen the Mavrik shape compared to the shape of the EF Triple Diamond shape which isn’t super triangular. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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    Callaway Mavrik SZ 10.5° driver Diamana ZF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° driver Diamana DF 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Diamana BF 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° hybrid MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Hot Metal Pro 5-PW Modus3 Tour 105 S flex

    Mizuno S18 Gunmetal Wedges 50-07, 54-12, 58-12 and 62-08 Modus3 115 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Titleist Yellow Pro V1

  • R1GXR1GX  17WRX Points: 12Handicap: 4 - Member at North Manchester GC aka NorthgustaMembers Posts: 17
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    I borrowed a 2nd hand Fusion from the Pro at my club as I had a Fubuki k shaft with Callaway adapter I wanted to try before pulling the adapter to put in my Cobra F9. Now I have a Cobra F9 for sale 😂

    I hit 3 decent drives with my cobra to get some base line numbers. I had to delete a couple of miss hits. I then hit the Fusion and instantly loved the sound and feel of the head, loud but thwacky. At the end of my testing I decided to hit a few more and ended up hitting 9 drives in a row. I was very happy with the results.

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  • R1GXR1GX  17WRX Points: 12Handicap: 4 - Member at North Manchester GC aka NorthgustaMembers Posts: 17
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    Sorry I've had to re-register with a new user name as my original one was registered with an old email I no longer have access to so I can't upload the screen shots of my numbers.

    Gamer was a Cobra F9 10.5* with Hzrdus yellow HC shaft, 3 shot averages were as follows

    Ball speed 146.9 - Launch angle 13.6* - back spin 2262 - Peak height 32 - Carry 253 yards.

    Cally Fusion 9* with Fubuki K shaft, 9 shot average numbers as follows

    Ball speed 147.8 - Launch angle 15.3 - back spin 1815 - peak height 34 - Carry 263.

    As I say Cobra F9 for sale 😂

    What impressed me was the 10 yards extra carry and the accuracy left to right and front to back was the tightest I've seen. The forgiveness is superb here is an example of two shots with very different strikes that both went 262 carry.

    Shot 1 - Ball speed 150.9 - Launch 14.1 - spin 2398 - peak 37 - Off line 17.8r - Carry 262

    Shot 2 - Ball speed 143.2 - Launch 18.4 - spin 1110 - peak 32 - Off line 5.1r - Carry 262

    I've only played 36 holes with the driver so far and I'm so impressed with the consistent performance. I'm longer and more accurate then I was with the Cobra.

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  • platgofplatgof platgof  1899WRX Points: 255Handicap: 17ClubWRX Posts: 1,899
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    Your stuck now! And it will cost a fortune to try and find a replacement, how do I know!

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 ,6 Hybrid
    Cobra F9 6-Pw Irons
    Ping Glide 50,54, & 58 Wedges
    TM Pro Spyder Mid Putter
    ERC
    Garmin S20

  • R1GXR1GX  17WRX Points: 12Handicap: 4 - Member at North Manchester GC aka NorthgustaMembers Posts: 17
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    Haha well so far it's saved me a fortune, the Fusion stands me at £75 with the Fubuki K & I sold the F9 on eBay yesterday for £275. If it keeps performing like it has so far I may not even try the Mavrik or SpeedZone, yeah right 🙈

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  • ian-500ian-500  1042WRX Points: 276Handicap: 12Members Posts: 1,042
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    That's a great price on the Fusion/Fubuki combo.

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    DR: Taylormade Original One 11.5* + Tensei CK Pro Blue 80tx.
    FW or HY: in the making.
    Epon AF-Tour 5i - PW + OT Tour 120x.
    Epon 208 KGX 53/59 + OT Tour 110x.
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • lindsaybinseylindsaybinsey  81WRX Points: 54Handicap: scratchMembers Posts: 81
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    For years I gamed the callaway ft-3 driver head that was the tour version. Wanted to try it because Alvaro Quiros was smashing drives in Europe like 375 on the regular with it.

    I used an old flowerband white 73x in it, and was really happy. It’s been out of the bag for a few years. Still had it in the garage.

    recently got the new subzero with the Hzrdus smoke shaft 6.5. Kinda love it.

    on a whim I decided to get the same smoke shaft used from a local club fitter, I three it in the ft-3, and OMG. Not nearly as consistent but 1 out of 3 drives were obliterated.

    the technology has definitely improved in driver heads but not nearly as much as it has improved in shafts!

    shafts are everything!

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