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The hunt for the perfect 5 wood

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  • swing33swing33 Members  312WRX Points: 63Handicap: 9Posts: 312 Greens
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    GolfiNut wrote:
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    Rogue FWs are awesome...Easy to hit and prices are very reasonable since the flash release.<br />
    Plus one on this - I have the strong 3, the 4 and just added the Heavenwood
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  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members  337WRX Points: 1Posts: 337 Bunkers
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    Update: I want to thank you all for the thoughts and recommendations. So.....I go to Golf Galaxy with a $50 gift card and $50 off $250 coupon ($100 total “in my pocket”) prepared to walk out with something shiny and new. I always go to the Used section first to poke around. Long story short: I walked out with an 17.5* R7 TP with the Diamana 83 Blueboard stiff for......$29.99. I couldn’t pass it up. Almost felt like it was meant to be. It’s in 8/10 shape, has a smaller head(I can’t get along with larger ones off the deck, mental thing), and has the Blueboard, a shaft I always loved. For that price I feel like it’s a worthwhile gamble.
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    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
  • scrap22scrap22 Members  202WRX Points: 63Posts: 202 Fairways
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    mowakebum wrote:
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    G400 5 wood, easy to hit, put it in the bag last year and it's in no danger of being replaced. Point and shoot full send<br />
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    I have been really happy with the G400 5 wood. Like you, no danger of being replaced, which is rare in my fairway woods fleet. Put the Fujikura Pro 2.0 shaft in it, dialed down 1 degree and it is now the go to. Could also go up a degree if you like from 17.5. Might be worth a look.
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    CALLAWAY : EPIC Flash 9*

    CALLAWAY : MAVRIK MAX 3 wood

    CALLAWAY : MAVRIK MAX 5 wood

    PING : G410 19* hybrid

    PING : G410 22* hybrid

    MIZUNO : JPX 900 5-PW

    VOKEY : SM7 49,55,60

    EVNROLL : ER2

    BRIDGESTONE : Tour B XS

  • moolmanmoolman Members  95WRX Points: 67Posts: 95 Fairways
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    After reading Tom Wishon's book, the search for the perfect club, about 10 years ago. I always use shorter shafts.<br />
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    Try the Pinhawk Single Length fairway wood, just the 16* 3 wood which is essentially a 4 wood. The length is 41.5 inches. I paired mine up with a Matrix White Tie and it's an easy to hit fairway off the deck.
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  • BirdieCowboysBirdieCowboys AtlantaMembers  4WRX Points: 13Handicap: 8Posts: 4 Starters
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    Winter here in the Midwest so golf is non existent. I am very happy with my WITB but I am thinking of getting a 5 wood. The Rogue SubZero 3 wood is an absolute cannon off the tee but my confidence is nil off the deck. I am looking for something fairly compact that elevates well off the deck AND, more importantly, will go through the rough easily. My SS with driver is around 100. I plan to try out the SubZero 5 wood but am also pondering something that loft can be adjusted on. Oh, and I am not looking at the latest lines, as I have SubZero interest in dropping $300 for a 5 wood. Any suggestions?<br />
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    Thanks.<br />
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    I had the same dilemma as I have pretty much the same setup as your bag and was looking to get rid of my 19* M2 Hybrid for a 5 wood since I needed something for my 2nd shot into par 5s uphill 225-230 yards and my 19* Hybrid was coming up about 5 yards short or too low. <br />
    I went to a M3 19* 5 wood and it's perfect as it is adjustable. Goes well with my M4 Tour 15* 3 wood. Taylormadepreowned has them for 20% off right now I think.<br />
    Good luck in your hunt
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  • jclinegolfjclinegolf ClubWRX  490WRX Points: 58Posts: 490 ClubWRX
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    My best 5 woods were:<br />
    1) Nike Vapor Speed<br />
    2) Ping G25 (haven’t liked any of their more recent offerings)<br />
    3) Titliest 917F<br />
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    Currently gaming a 790 UDI but looking to pick up one of the above or maybe order a G410...
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  • Fried SliceFried Slice Golf Hack Extraordinaire Members  162WRX Points: 67Handicap: 8.3Posts: 162 Fairways
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    Cobra F6 baffler. Along with my LTD, my woods are the oldest clubs in the my bag
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    Cobra Speedzone Xtreme 9.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 110
    Taylormade M2 16.5* Accra FX 260

    Ping G410 22* Alta CB 70 Red

    Scratch DW Custom Grind AR1 2i-7i, SB1 Diamondback 8i-PW
    Bridgestone J15 53*, 57*
    Evnroll 5 Hatchback
  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1331WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,331 Platinum Tees
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    Cobra F6 baffler. Along with my LTD, my woods are the oldest clubs in the my bag<br />
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    I took my new F6 Baffler out on the course for the first time on Sunday. I wish I got one sooner. It's easy to hit and get up in the air, or hit lower if you need to.
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    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members  225WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 225 Bunkers
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    I need to buy a new baffler as a backup...
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    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • jclinegolfjclinegolf ClubWRX  490WRX Points: 58Posts: 490 ClubWRX
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    I had a F6 5 wood that was a hook monster, but guess I should have tried out the F6 baffler.
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  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon A in golf theory, D- in golf practical HertfordshireMembers  353WRX Points: 130Handicap: 18Posts: 353 Greens
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    Seems to be a lot of votes for the f6 baffler. Interested in trying one out now!
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  • NorbooNorboo Members  2347WRX Points: 159Handicap: 12Posts: 2,347 Platinum Tees
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    I would share, but it would get lost in this thread. Most only tried handful of fairway woods and post up what they found that works for them.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Max 10.5 Stock Alta (need shaft fitting)
    Fairway Wood: Ryoma F5
    Hybrid: TaylorMade M6 4H & 6H
    Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 6 - PW
    Wedge: Cleveland RTX4 50, 54 and 58
    Putter: S.C. GoLo 3
    Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
    Club hoe, builder, fitter and tester as hobbyist since 1993
  • dnalepocadnalepoca Members  225WRX Points: 10Handicap: 12Posts: 225 Bunkers
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    Norboo wrote:
    I would share, but it would get lost in this thread. Most only tried handful of fairway woods and post up what they found that works for them.
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    I mean isn’t that how recommendations are usually made. I tried a product I liked and recommended it. I’ve never hit an epic so I won’t say “hey man definitely go buy that one.” Just my thinking tho
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    Cobra King F7
    Cobra King baffler F6 17.5*
    Cobra King Utility 20.5*
    Wilson Staff V4 Utility 23*
    Wilson Staff FG Tour F5 irons 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T-11 52*
    Wilson Staff PMP Tour 56*
    PING Glide 2.0 TS 60*
    Taylormade TP Juno Copper
    Bridgestone Tour B XS, Srixon Z-Star XV
  • The_PerrycoxThe_Perrycox Members  78WRX Points: 35Handicap: 5Posts: 78 Fairways
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    Yet another vote for the F6 baffler. It's just that good. Anyone who has hit mine, has always walked away impressed and shocked how such a short fairway wood can be so versatile. Long too. I do love me some Cobra!
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    *Cobra F9 Tour Length 9* Tour AD DI 6s
    *Cobra F9 14.5* Tour AD DJ 7s
    *Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5* Tour AD DJ 6s
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    Cobra F7 Hybrid 22* Fujikura Pro 75H "Stiff"
    *Cobra Forged Tec Black 5-P Modus 3 105 "S"
    *Vokey SM7 50* F 54* M & 58* K Modus 125 Wedge Flex
    *2016 Newport 2 34"
  • HertsjoatmonHertsjoatmon A in golf theory, D- in golf practical HertfordshireMembers  353WRX Points: 130Handicap: 18Posts: 353 Greens
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    For those of you who have recommended the f6 baffler, have you compared it to the f7 baffler, is it better, or is it a case of "aint broke, don't fix it" and not tried anything since?...
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  • noaces06noaces06 Members  440WRX Points: 79Handicap: 4.9Posts: 440 Greens
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    Cobra F6 Baffler<br />
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    The hunt is over.<br />
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    the head onthis 5w is amazing. Perfect size, color and texture. and you can get it cheap these days. The search is over.<br />
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    Mine is scheduled to deliver today and I cannot wait!
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  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1331WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,331 Platinum Tees
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    For those of you who have recommended the f6 baffler, have you compared it to the f7 baffler, is it better, or is it a case of "aint broke, don't fix it" and not tried anything since?...<br />
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    I have not compared it to the F7 baffler, but the reviews I've seen about the F7 have been positive. I just purchased my F6 baffler, but the other club I would suggest would be the old grey Adams XTD Super Hybrid. I have one in 19*, and it's a very solid option with the right hybrid shaft. It launches high, without too much spin, and has no issue holding greens. They 17* could also work depending on the gapping someone is looking to fill.
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    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • pingman33pingman33 titleist33 Members  74WRX Points: 68Posts: 74 Bunkers
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    Another vote for the f6 baffler. It's such a good feeling when you stand over the ball knowing you have total confidence that you are going to hit a great shot! That's what the baffler is for me.
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    Bag 1 Bag 2
    Cobra LTD Driver Titleist TS 2 Driver
    Cobra LTD 3-4 wood Titleist Ts 2 fw
    Cobra F6 Baffler Titleist 917 5 wd
    Cobra 3 Utility Titleist TMB 4-gw
    Cobra King Forged CB Black 4-gw Titleist SM7 Black 54m, 58m
    Cobra King Wedges 54,58 Scotty Cameron
    Scotty Cameron
  • BonesawBonesaw Members  539WRX Points: 49Posts: 539 Golden Tee
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    The perfect 5 wood is the g410 hybrid.
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  • keithrichardskeithrichards Members  337WRX Points: 1Posts: 337 Bunkers
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    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.
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    -9* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 65s)
    -15* Callaway Rogue Sub Zero(Even Flow Blue 75s)
    -17.5* TaylorMade R7 TP (Diamana Blue 83s)
    -4-PW Mizuno JPX EZ Forged(Nippon 1150GH R)
    -Ben Hogan TK15 49*(KBS Wedge)
    -PING Anser 54* (DG Spinner)
    -PING Gorge Tour 60* (Ping CFS)
    -PING Pickemup B
  • rtraudtrtraudt Members  1892WRX Points: 223Posts: 1,892 Platinum Tees
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    Just bought a Royal Collection 18* BBDs Tour VS head for about $20 on ebay, going to install a spare UST Elements Wind 7x at 42" and give it a go. Seemed like a potentially fun combo, I've never tried a Sonartec/RC head but always wanted to.
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    PING G410 Plus 9* Fujikura Ventus Blue 6
    Callaway Epic Flash 15* Atmos Red Tour Spec 7
    TEE CBX 18* and CB Pro U 21* Matrix Altus 
    Bridgestone J40 CB or Adams MB2 Raw 4-P PX LZ 6.0
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54, 58 Nippon Modus 125
    Byron Morgan 612 or Odyssey Double Wide Flow
    Shapland stand bag or PING Moonlite
    Snell MTB X
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  • 5hort5tuff5hort5tuff Members  3507WRX Points: 212Posts: 3,507 Titanium Tees
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    I would check out some Tour issue Aeroburner heads on fleabay. A few years back i bought a slightly flatter, slightly open faced 5 wood. Added 8g of hotmelt and it has stuck with me since. <br />
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    Its a great size, headshape, you can hand select FA and loft, and...best of all..very affordable.
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    COBRA LTD w. Hzrdus Red
    WISHON 919 w. Hzrdus Red
    TAYLORMADE Issue Aeroburner w. Tensei Blue
    PING G25 w. Tensei Blue
    PING I200 w. AWT 2.0
    PING Glide 2.0 Stealth
    MannKrafted Carbon WB Rattler
    Xenon Copper Wide X
    SGC 902
  • NiederjrNiederjr Members  55WRX Points: 48Posts: 55 Bunkers
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    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.<br />
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    $70 brand new. I bought one a month ago but the 20”+ of snow in WI this month has had it impatiently waiting to be hit.<br />
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    https://www.rockbottomgolf.com/golf-clubs/fairway-woods/cobra-golf-king-f6-baffler-fairway-wood/
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    Taylormade M5 9 Hzrdus Black
    Cobra F6 Baffler Rip Alpha 70x
    TaylorMade  790 UDI 2 Atmos Blue 8x
    TaylorMade PSI 4, 5 irons KBS Tour V
    TaylorMade PSI Tour 6-PW KBS Tour V
    Cleveland RTX4 50, 54
    Vokey SM7 58 D
  • jah7838jah7838 Members  1331WRX Points: 229Posts: 1,331 Platinum Tees
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    Niederjr wrote:
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    I think I need to hit the ‘bay and look at some F6 Bafflers.<br />
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    $70 brand new. I bought one a month ago but the 20”+ of snow in WI this month has had it impatiently waiting to be hit.<br />
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    https://www.rockbott...r-fairway-wood/<br />
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    That's where I got mine from. I had $30 laying around in PayPal that made the deal even better!
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    WITB
    Driver: 9.5* M3 Aldila Tour Green 65s or Evenflow White t1100 65s 
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour 3 wood set to 15* with Aldila 2kxv Blue 7s or Cobra F6 Baffler set to 16.5* with Proforce V2 7f4
    Hybrids: 19* Adams XTD Super Hybrid VTS 100s or 20* Adams Super Pro with AD DI 95s , 23* Adams Super 9031 S300 (swap with 4 iron on occasion, but the hybrid is usually in the bag)
    Irons: 4 (DG Pro s300), 5-PW Ben Hoga PTx Pro DGTI S400
    Wedges: 48* bent to 49* Hogan TK wedge, RTX 4 52* bent to 53* Mid, and New Level Golf 58*. All wedges have DGTI S400
    Putter: Toulon Las Vegas or Kingston KP1 Carbon Oil Can Finish
  • ian-500ian-500 Members  1086WRX Points: 292Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.
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    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
  • phil6380phil6380 Members  50WRX Points: 31Posts: 50 Bunkers
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    Love the cobra baffler stuff. Currently have an F8 5w with Graphite Design ADIZ. Never tried the F6, but love the F8. Something about those rails gives me confidence off the deck.
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    Ping G400 Max
    Cobra F8 5 wood
    Cobra F9 7 wood
    Cobra F9 5 hybrid
    Taylormade P790 6-AW
    Callaway PM Grind 56 and 60
    Cameron Newport Select 2.5
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  • BeeezBeeez Members  197WRX Points: 28Posts: 197 Fairways
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    ian-500 wrote:
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    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.<br />
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    I about to make the same decision. Looking at a Rogue 5w and looking at Tensei Pro Blue, Pro Red, or IZ
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  • bblack_91240bblack_91240 Members  83WRX Points: 10Handicap: 6Posts: 83 Fairways
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    phil6380 wrote:
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    Love the cobra baffler stuff. Currently have an F8 5w with Graphite Design ADIZ. Never tried the F6, but love the F8. Something about those rails gives me confidence off the deck.<br />
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    I like reading this! Everything I see about those rails equates to them being money off the deck. I am so close to swapping out my M3 fairways for F8 fairways.
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    WITB
    TaylorMade M3 460 9.5° - Fujikura Speeder Motore TS 7.2X
    TaylorMade M3 3wd 15° - Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 7X
    TaylorMade M3 5wd 19° - Fujikura Atmos Blue TS 8X
    Nike Vapor Speed 3 Iron (19°) - Matrix Ozik Black Tie HM4 105X (Sans 5wd)
    Nike Vapor Pro 4-PW - KBS C-Taper 130X
    Nike Engage Wedges
    52° Square
    56° Square
    60° Dual Sole
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Putter 35"
  • ian-500ian-500 Members  1086WRX Points: 292Handicap: 12Posts: 1,086 Platinum Tees
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    Beeez wrote:
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    ian-500 wrote:
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    Rogue 5w is awesome. I've just tested my new tour issue (does it make a difference?) with IZ 8s. Fabulous stuff.<br />
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    I about to make the same decision. Looking at a Rogue 5w and looking at Tensei Pro Blue, Pro Red, or IZ<br />
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    Have you tested each shaft?
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    DR: Callaway Rogue SZ 9° + Diamana W60x.
    FW: in the making.
    HY: Callaway Apex19 4h 23° + Tour AD IZ 95x.
    Irons: Taylormade R9 Forged 5i-PW + Quadra 100i Pro x.
    Wedges: iCleveland RTX3 52/58
    SeeMore SB1, Accra FX300.
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  • uglandeuglande Members  488WRX Points: 334Posts: 488 Greens
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    For those endorsing the COBRA F6 BAFFLER ... Have you tried the Cobra F9 fairways (standard and tour)? I loved these and am going to buy the tour, which really keeps my spin under control, but I'm curious how these stack up to the F6?
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    TS3 1w (Ventus Blue 6X)
    TS2 3w (Ventus Blue 7X)
    TS2 7w (Ventus Blue 7X)
    MP20 HMB 2i (Hzrdus Blk 85 6.5)
    MP20 MB 4i-P (Modus3 120 Stiff)
    SM8 54D 58M (Modus3 120 Stiff)
    Special Select Flowback 5.5 | ProV1x
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