Do you know how much the head weighs?
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.
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
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
Shafts included Atmos Black // Tour AD VRX / /Ventus Blue // Ventus Black / Hzrdus HULK // VA Composites Black dragon //White Dragon //Accra TZ5 TZ6
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 👍️
Callaway's new driver looks like the Fusion!! Imagine that.
Im definitely going to have to look into that !!!
This is the Surprising Fusion Driver thread! It keeps popping up. Lot of fans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your stuck now! And it will cost a fortune to try and find a replacement, how do I know!
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 🙈
That's a great price on the Fusion/Fubuki combo.
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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