Bag a 5W or a 3H

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  • DavidvDavidv  920WRX Points: 178Members Posts: 920
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    For the past 2 years I have gone with a 3h over a 5w. Distance is about the same but I find the 3h more versatile and for me easier to hit in all conditions.

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  • SwingBladeSwingBlade SoCal 884WRX Points: 118Members Posts: 884
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    First, I think someone either is or isn’t a hybrid player. Me, not so much. Tried them all without success.

    Years ago, Tiger said 5W at 40 & 7W at 50. So far he has stuck to that line. I’m still surprised at how much I like my 5W & 7W. May switch to F9’s, but that would amount to fine tuning. For me, I often find being able to go high and stop with 220 to 190 yard clubs to be advantageous. (Think trees in the path :-). Good luck with finding what works best for you.

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    Cobra King F9 Tour Length Speedback 10.5 ATMOS TS Blue 6S 44.25” D5 14g/6g wts
    Cobra King F9 Speedback 4W & 6W ATMOS TS Blue 7S D3
    Miura CB57 4-PW KBS Tour Black Pearl S D5-D7
    Miura K-grind 52, 56, 60, & 64 KBS Wedge S D8
    Scotty Circle T Red Dot 350g Newport 2 (A006794)
    Bushnell Hybrid GPS Rangefinder (2019)
    Pro V1X

    Backup/travel: '18 M3 440, M1/M2 FW's, MP-64's and Vokey WedgeWorks 52F, 56V & 60V
  • CDLgolfCDLgolf  928WRX Points: 148Members Posts: 928
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    For me the 3 hybrid is better all around. The 5 wood might be 5 yards longer but the hybrid is much more consistent and I'm much more accurate with it.

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    Cobra F8
    Ping g400 17.5
    Ping G25 20 & 23 hybrid G30 26 hybrid
    Ping i e1 6- uw
    Ping Tour Glide 56 & 60
    Toulon Atlanta
  • bluedotbluedot  3620WRX Points: 338Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 3,620
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    At the long end of the bag, the answer to this MIGHT be to look at what shots you are actually hitting on most of the golf courses you play, assuming that these two clubs give you the same average carry and overall distances. If they are really interchangeable on distance, then your typical usage might be the determinant.

    If you would typically be using this club for a specific yardage, and the height of the trajectory doesn't matter to you on most shots, then the 3H is almost without a doubt going to be easier to hit consistently because of the shorter shaft and more compact head.

    If you are looking for a club to hit into greens on second shots on reachable par 5's or very long par 4's, then the 5W might be a better choice simply because on comparably well-struck shots, the ball will fly higher and stop more quickly; the hybrid will come in at least marginally higher.

    If you are likely to use the club off the tee as a layup on short 4's, then you might be more comfortable with the larger head of the 5W. But if you already use a 3W or 4W for this, you are back to the two choices above.

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  • AG12AG12  1677WRX Points: 868Handicap: 10Members Posts: 1,677
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    Reviving this thread a bit. I was real inconsistent with the 5W when I initially got it. I had an extra 7W length shaft lying around with a Titleist tip so decided to try it out with the 5W head. Well it really made this club more controlled and feel like I hit the sweet spot more often. Im amazed at what 1/2" shorter shaft would do but it makes a big difference. I went through the hybrid carousel and couldn't find one that worked.


    So for those of you that are worried about control with the longer shaft of the 5W I would definitely try and test a shorter shaft to see if that helps!

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    Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60S
    Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70S
    Titleist 818H2 21* Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8S
    TaylorMade P790 '19 4-PW Project X LZ 120
    Titleist SM7 50.12F/54.10S/58.12D DG S200
    Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • KC13KC13 31st State 476WRX Points: 194Handicap: 3.6Members Posts: 476
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    If you can find a hybrid that doesn't go left (for us right handed swingers), hybrid all day. A lot of the newer hybrids have setting to flatten the lie.


    Like you stated, a lot of utility with a hybrid.

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    Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees set at 8.25)
    Shaft: Aerotech Ti-fiber Tour 70 F5 (45.25 inches)

    3-wood: TaylorMade M2 (15 degrees)
    Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757 X (42.75 inches)

    3-hybrid: Titleist 816H1 (21 degrees)
    Shaft: Matrix Ozik Altus X (39.5 inches)

    4-hybrid: Titleist 915H (24 degrees)
    Shaft: Aerotech Steelfiber i110 S (39 inches)

    Irons: Mizuno MP-25 (5-PW)
    Shafts: KBS Tour Black Nickel 125g S+

    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 Raw (50.08F, 54.10S, 58.04L)
    Shafts: KBS Tour 120g S

    Putter:
     SC Studio Select Laguna 2
    Shaft: KBS CT Putter Shaft (35.5 inches)


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  • YoungJediYoungJedi Ottertail, Mn 1539WRX Points: 307Members Posts: 1,539
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    I play The Sexwood

    7 wood, loft turned down all the way, 5 wood length. Heavy shaft, tipped 1/2”

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    Ping g410 LST 7° w/ Fujikura Ventus 6s, tipped 1/2”
    Ping g410 LST 13° fairway w/ Fujikura Ventus 7s, tipped 1/2”
    Ping g410 7 wood, turned to 19° (The SEXWOOD) w/ Fujikura Ventus 8s, tipped 1/2”
    Ping g410 4 hybrid with Accra cs1 m4 hybrid shaft, SST Pure
    Ping Blueprint 5-pw w/ KBS tour limited black C taper 125 s+ SST pure
    Ping Glide Forged 50° w/ KBS tour limited black C taper 125 s+ SST pure
    Vokey limited Slate Blue sm7 54F/58D w/ DG tour issue s400 SST pure
    Custom Bettinardi BB0 with Stability TOUR shaft - RJB022885
    Mackenzie Walker bag
  • b.mattayb.mattay New WRX'er  588WRX Points: 116Handicap: +2Members Posts: 588
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    5 wood for sure. Both can be used with no problem around the green, and you can cover a wider range of distances with the 5 wood by choking up. Additionally, a 5 wood is more forgiving and miles easier to hit out of the rough!

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    2017 M1 (8.25, Grafalloy Blue 65X, Z-Cord)

    M5 (13.5, Grafalloy Blue 75X, Z-Cord)

    Sonartec GS Tour (18, Fujikura 370X, Z-Cord)

    712 CB (4-P, X100, Z-Cord, 1 Degree Flat)

    SM6 (51.13F, 55.15F, 60.12V, S400, Z-Cord, 1 Degree Flat)

    Spider Tour Black (35 inches, Garsen Ultimate Grip)
  • Kale_mKale_m  2205WRX Points: 378Members Posts: 2,205
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    Going to be playing them both.

    5w at 17 and 3h at 20

    still a good gap between them

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    Ping g410 LST 9* weight in toe, PW70tx 
    3wood — TBD 
    Ping g410 3hy at 20*
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
    Callaway md4 52/56
    Tm hi toe 60
    Oddessey stoke lab 10s 
  • asKaasaasKaasa Fred Fåkkåpz  77WRX Points: 61Members Posts: 77
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    Can’t seem to hit a 3W these days. Got a 5W lowered to 17 and a 4H lowered to 20,5. I either play my 3 iron or 4H depending on the course/weather.

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  • andyk856andyk856  187WRX Points: 62Handicap: +1Members Posts: 187
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    I'd def go 5 wood. I'm not a hybrid fan at all, I also just took my 3 wood out for a 5 wood.

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    Titleist TS3 / HZRDUS smoke green Hulk 70 TX 
    Callaway Sub Zero 5 wood /  Hzrdus smoke black 80X 
    Titleist 718 CB 3-9 / Project X LZ 6.5
    Titleist SM7 46/10 wedge
    Titleist SM7 52/12 wedge
    Titleist SM7 56/14 wedge
    Titleist SM7 60/10 wedge
    Scotty Cameron Newport 
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  • Fairway14Fairway14  364WRX Points: 127Members Posts: 364
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    I have both a 19* 3H and 19* 5-wood. Comparing the two, I find the 5-wood more versatile, that is easier to play a variety of shots. Specifically, with my 5-wood I can play half, three quarter, or full length shots. Also, when playing from a tee box I like the head size and shape of a 5-wood more so than a 3-hybrid.

    Rather than a 19* 3-hybrid, I expect I could get more use from a 22* or 23* loft hybrid.

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  • leo the lionleo the lion  1037WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 1,037
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    Both. Turn the 5 wood into a 4 wood and get rid of the 3 wood. See my bag below.

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    Driver - Ping G400 LST 8.5* Tour Stiff 65
    Fairways - Ping G410 #5 17.5* Evenflow 75 Stiff (set at big minus 16* = 3/4 wood)
    Hybrids - Ping G 19* #3 Stiff Tour Stiff 90 and Ping G410 24* #4 Tour Stiff 85
    Irons - Ping G410 irons 5-PW Nippon N.S.Pro 950 GH Stiff white dot +1/2" 
    Wedges - Ping Glide 3.0 50* green dot +1/2", Ping Glide 3.0 54* black dot and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye 58* black dot
    Bag  Ping DLX Black
    Putter  Bettinardi Queen Bee #8 2017 model
    Head covers for woods Ping Black/White Pompoms
    Balls  Titleist ProV1, ProvV1X, AVX and TaylorMade TP5X (depending on the course and weather)
    Cart Clicgear 3.5+
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8697WRX Points: 1,091Members Posts: 8,697
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    Welp, next on my bucket list is a TS2 19* hybrid and possibly a G410 5w. I just can't get along with either my M1 hybrid or the fairway wood. I wish my old Mizuno JPX hybrid wasn't a glued hosel so I could have opened the face up a little.... That thing was so easy to hit.

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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B Series
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Project X Hybrid
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • tbonetwtbonetw  408WRX Points: 103Members Posts: 408
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    I used to play a 5 wood years ago. The only issue I have with high lofted woods is trajectory. A 5 wood is a great club, but they just go miles high, which is the point obviously. But I'm in Texas. I agree with some of the others. Finding a hybrid that you are confident you won't hook is key. Which is why my hybrids are 6 years old. And they're not coming out of the bag. Maybe ever. Funny enough hybrids and high lofted woods are typically the oldest clubs I see in people's bags. Forget about distance. For the distances people are using these clubs the best players just want to have confidence they know exactly what those clubs will do. Even on my worst days I know that there are at least 2 clubs in my bag I can count on lol.

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    Titleist TS3 9.5* PX Smoke
    Titleist 917 F2 13.5* PX Evenflow
    Adams Super LSP 17* Kuro Kage
    Adams Super LSP 20* Kuro Kage
    Srixon Z585/785 4-PW Modus 120
    Cleveland RTX 4.0 52* 58* TI S400
    Cleveland Frontline ISO putter
    Titleist Pro V1X
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy  2102WRX Points: 146Members Posts: 2,102
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    I just use whatever's most comfortable with me. As a result, I have a 5 wood that's been in the bag for years, replacing a 2/3 hybrid. Being able to do what you want with repetition is key

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  • skujan57skujan57 Steve  99WRX Points: 63Handicap: 7.3Members Posts: 99
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    "Finding a hybrid that you are confident you won't hook is key. Which is why my hybrids are 6 years old. And they're not coming out of the bag."

    What model hybrids do you have?

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    Driver: M6 10.5°

    Fairways: M4 16.5°, Rocketballz Stage 2 21°

    Hybrids: M6 22°, JPX 900 25°

    Irons: M4 28.5°, 33°, 38°, 43.5°, 49°, 54°

    Wedge: SM7 58°

    Putter: Stroke Lab Three 3°



  • BIG STUBIG STU  12322WRX Points: 2,505Handicap: 5.0Members Posts: 12,322
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    Never was a hybrid fan because they tended to be a hook machine for me. That was until I found an older Adams A-10 OS in 23*. It has a little neck and I made a tool for my loft and lie machine to flatten it out some. Also with some lead tape in the toe I all but eliminated the hook for me. Been carrying it a year or so and am satisfied. But I always have my Adams Super S 5 wood in 19* and the old trusty V- Steel 7 wood. Funny thing even though the loft no where suggests it I can actually hit the Hybrid higher and further than either one of those fairways

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams A-10 OS 22* Pro Launch Red Regular
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Ping Zing 60* Stock Ping shaft
    Putter 1997 Scotty Santa Fe rusty as heck named "Rusty

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    Agree on the loft selection of what I call a 4 wood. Ditched the old Steelhead ( after 13 years) 13* 3 wood for an Adams 16* which I call a 4 wood. Much easier for me to hit because of my age and shorter swing

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    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Hybrid Old Adams A-10 OS 22* Pro Launch Red Regular
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex 2 shafts
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Ping Zing 60* Stock Ping shaft
    Putter 1997 Scotty Santa Fe rusty as heck named "Rusty

  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8697WRX Points: 1,091Members Posts: 8,697
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    @skujan57 I have a tour issue m1 hybrid... lie angle I think is stock at 58* and you can move the weight out to the toe. Pretty anti hook... I just haven't loved it yet because I find the shape a little wonky. I love the symmetric-ness of a fairway wood but I feel like hybrids are just more versatile. They [hybrids] IMO are a little bit easy to hit, too.

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    D - Epic SZ | Tour Z Xtreme 465
    4w - '16 Tour Issue M1 | Diamana B Series
    3h - '17 Tour Issue M1 | Project X Hybrid
    Irons - MP-20 SEL 4-PW | Modus 120
    GW - Glide 3.0 50/12 | S400 Tour Issue
    SW - Glide 3.0 54/12| S400 Tour Issue
    LW - Glide 3.0 58/10 | S400 Tour Issue
    P - EVNROLL ER5
    Ball - Bridgestone BXS



  • Paddy_2_IronPaddy_2_Iron  382WRX Points: 71Handicap: 19Members Posts: 382
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    I'm pretty much in the same boat. I have a 22 degree regular flex G5 I love to hit, I don't "kill it" but after roll out it's about 170. Kind of a wet **** but the accuracy is do dang good. I also have a PIng 400 5 wood which is about 200 total shot and I love it too.

    Like you I went with the 3 hybrid and it wasn't worth it. Thin shot etc......

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  • AikoKaiAikoKai  19WRX Points: 41Members Posts: 19
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    I would usually always say a 3 hybrid, but my Rogue 3w is sooooo easy to hit. I wouldn’t mind getting a 5w with the same shaft.

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  • animalgolfsanimalgolfs  2054WRX Points: 98Handicap: 2.3Members Posts: 2,054
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    I get way more use out of a 3h

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  • KamakozmaKamakozma  6WRX Points: 17Handicap: 25Members Posts: 6
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    Can’t hit a hybrid to save my life. So odd looking down at the shape.

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    No more golf until Spring.

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  • ThickCutThickCut  3WRX Points: 28Handicap: 7Members Posts: 3
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    Sounds similar to the 5 wood I play turned down with a heavy 3 wood shaft in it. This instead of a 3 wood and then a 3 hybrid turned down a degree. Still allows me to carry 3 wedges plus 4-pw and have all bases covered.

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  • MitchellMitchell  5603WRX Points: 440Members Posts: 5,603
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    Never really got along with any retail hybrid myself for years- had an old Adams Idea Pro 22* that was bent flat with a Graphite Design GAT 125 iron shaft that played for a long time, accidentally broke shaft near hosel and despite finding another, magic was gone. For the past few months, have been using a Titleist 818h1 21* set flat with surefit weight in fade setting and have been well pleased. With a tweaked V steel 4 wood and this hybrid, lots of versatility in distances and trajectories available, subject to ability of player, of course😁

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    Taylormade r580xd TP 9.5* VS Proto 70
    Taylormade V Steel 16.5* ATX Tour Blue 85
    Taylormade V Steel 21* ATX Tour Blue 85
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54* s400
    Vokey 260-08  s400
    Cameron '96 Laguna
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    Lol. I don’t know if she deals golf equipment on the side.

    Rock Bottom Golf.

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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
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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, Florida 2370WRX Points: 635Handicap: 0.9Members Posts: 2,370
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    For the hybrid players, my new hybrid gets me the numbers I want most of the time. However, I have a very fast tempo so sometimes if I swing that way with the hybrid it’s hook city. Anyone else have to alter their swing for that one club?

    I feel like I have to just swing slow to get it to work. It works when I do, but I wish I didn’t have to alter anything in my swing to do so.

    I use a Atmos Blue 80 TS, which gives me the launch and spin I want. Most of the time the club flies high with a baby draw at the very apex of the ball flight.

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus w/Tensei Orange
    3 Wood: Titleist TS2 w/HZRDUS Smoke
    Hybrid: Titleist 718 H2 w/Atmos Blue TS 
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and 58
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Bridgestone XS
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