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  • FEUOFEUO LaSalle, OntarioMembers  268WRX Points: 73Posts: 268 Greens
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    Only a couple rounds in with my M6 (with Matrix Black Tie X-stiff) and definitely noticing significant yardage gains. Off center hits are still getting out there, and when its on the screws its been the longest club I've had to date. Great looks at address (hated previous TM white crowns) and great sound. Feedback is good too.

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  • rechlo67rechlo67 Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaMembers  145WRX Points: 71Handicap: +0.2Posts: 145 Fairways
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    On -, @Rig14Port said:

    Seems legit... Epic Flash Sub Zero w/ HZRDUS Smoke 70 X is hands down the best performing driver combo I've ever owned

    I had this exact same setup but I had two crack on the top of the driver in the exact same spot, right by the hossle right through the "epic" logo

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    Taylormade M1 3HL 17° Graphite Design ADDI 80X Tipped 1" 
    Taylormade P790 3 Aldila RIP 85X
    Taylormade Tour Preferred MB's 4-PW PX 6.5/Nike VR Pro Combos 4-PW PX 6.5
    Taylormade High-Toe 52°/56°/60° PX 6.5
    Odyssey Works Versa 7 35"
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    On -, @SBH9458 said:

    TS4. Longest driver I’ve ever owned. Truth. I haven’t owned it long enough to speak to consistency and such, but it is the longest.

    same here TS4 is the longest so far for me...it was the adams 9015D for me before.

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    SIM 10.5* Tensei Pro Orange 70TX(.5") :: TS3 9.5* Tensei Pro Orange 70TX(.5") :: 2017 M2 TI 9.3*-1.8* 205g Diamana X Limited 60s(.5")
    F9 14.5* Tour AD IZ-8TX(1") :: TS2 15* Tour AD IZ-8TX(1") :: 2017 M2 15* Crazy La Bomba FW 80s(1")
    MB-001 2i KBS C-Taper Lite 115X :: X-Forged UT 18* Project X :: F9 19* Tensei Pro White 100TX
    MB-001 4-9 Modus3 Tour 120X :: AR1 4-9 Aerotech SteelFiber 110cw :: MP-29 2-9 KBS Tour
    WedgeWorks V-Grind 46/50/55/60 DG S400 Tour Issue
    Scotty Tour Black 009M Hoops
    Scotty Tour Black Buttonback T10 Newport Deep Milled Insert Only
    Studio Stock 28 SB Center Shaft Blackout(Spacial Black Friday) Limited Release
    Queen B 5 Blackout(Spacial Black Friday) Limited Release
    Studio Stock 38 (current gamer)
    K-Signature
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  • BetterAtBingoBetterAtBingo Members  145WRX Points: 33Posts: 145 Fairways
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    Funny enough, I have demoed quite a few of the "best" drivers from this year but find myself returning to the M3 every time.

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    Driver: Epic Flash SZ <-> ATMOS Red 7X

    Fairway: M4 3HL <-> TENSEI Pro Blue 90TX

    Hybrid: Apex '16 <-> HZRDUS Black 105X

    Irons: Apex Pro '16 H20 <-> NIPPON 105S

    Wedges: CBX2 50° / 56° Full Face <-> NIPPON C10S

    Putter: Senita B 400g Slight Arc

    Ball: Tour B RXS

  • Mikey5eMikey5e michMembers  1398WRX Points: 352Handicap: 15Posts: 1,398 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @rechlo67 said:

    On -, @Rig14Port said:

    Seems legit... Epic Flash Sub Zero w/ HZRDUS Smoke 70 X is hands down the best performing driver combo I've ever owned

    I had this exact same setup but I had two crack on the top of the driver in the exact same spot, right by the hossle right through the "epic" logo

    SS?

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    On -, @tsecor said:

    I play a 910 D3...what is the logical move within the TS category?? I'm still confused with the rebadging of all titleist products this year....TS1-3 seem all the same to me. The TS4 is smaller,, so at least you can see the difference.

    I just put a 910 D2 back in the bag but went with a low loft and mid shaft... so far, its as long as anything else I have tried and still very forgiving. The only driver I have gotten faster ball speeds with than the 910 D2 was the ST190G. As far as the TS line goes, I'd probably say the TS3 from the 910 D3... it still looks smaller from the top but has a deeper face and will be pretty forgiving. I think the 910 feels and sounds better though.... You'd have to see if you really gain anything honestly. I had been demoing the TS2 also, but the 910 was actually giving me better numbers. TS2 is forgiving and feels nice, though.

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    Ping G400 9*
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* 
    Adams Red 20* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50, SM7 56
    Taylormade Spider Tour red 34"

  • getair23getair23 Members  2317WRX Points: 427Posts: 2,317 Platinum Tees
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    WRX logo looks great in the new Callaway ad.

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    Titleist TS3 9.5  HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5tx 
    Cobra F6 Baffler Elements Chrome 70-x
    Srixon Z 745 (4-pw) KBS tour-x
    Mizuno T20 51* 54* 60* TT x-100
    Callaway PM Grind 64*
    SC Studio Design no. 2
    Pro V1
  • tsecortsecor Loading........ Members  4799WRX Points: 533Posts: 4,799 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @Nixhex524 said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    I play a 910 D3...what is the logical move within the TS category?? I'm still confused with the rebadging of all titleist products this year....TS1-3 seem all the same to me. The TS4 is smaller,, so at least you can see the difference.

    I just put a 910 D2 back in the bag but went with a low loft and mid shaft... so far, its as long as anything else I have tried and still very forgiving. The only driver I have gotten faster ball speeds with than the 910 D2 was the ST190G. As far as the TS line goes, I'd probably say the TS3 from the 910 D3... it still looks smaller from the top but has a deeper face and will be pretty forgiving. I think the 910 feels and sounds better though.... You'd have to see if you really gain anything honestly. I had been demoing the TS2 also, but the 910 was actually giving me better numbers. TS2 is forgiving and feels nice, though.

    I just hit my longest drive of my life with the 910 tonight. 320 yards. Ive hit one or 2 at 300 before but its so rare for me to be over 275. I caught one perfectly and got a nice roll. I am not sure a $500 driver would ever pay off for me

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  • StanksStanks Everything I post is confrontational Members  1858WRX Points: 298Handicap: ?Posts: 1,858 Platinum Tees
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    I wholeheartedly disagree with this "study" and this thread even being made. Stay in your own swimlane WRX. We want the forums, the banter, the arguments, the agreements, and the perspective of thousands upon thousands of other people out there that talk like they play scratch but are really 20+ cappers that make it to the course once every other month and spend the rest of the time at their local shop on an old launch monitor that is broken.
    Not to mention no part of this "study" is part of Tour and Pre-Release Equipment. None of the products are from a Tour Pro. A fitter is not a tour pro. All of the equipment is released thusly, not "pre released".
    This forum is taking a turn...

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  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11632WRX Points: 1,385Handicap: 7Posts: 11,632 ClubWRX
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    I dinked around with all kinds of new drivers, shafts, from last summer til now, OG Epic with T800 stock is still the best set up for me, just works for mortal swing speed.

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    GBB 8.5 Ventus Black 6
    F9 Tour 3w-Ventus black 7
    F9 Tour 5w-Smoke 70
    Mavrik 7w smoke 80
    Mavrik Pro 5-P TT Elevate 
    MD5 48/53/58
    Toulon Portland 
    TM TP5X 
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  • MyherobobhopeMyherobobhope hey there, blimpy boy. Flying through the sky so fancy free. Members  3209WRX Points: 828Handicap: 6Posts: 3,209 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @tsecor said:

    On -, @Nixhex524 said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    I play a 910 D3...what is the logical move within the TS category?? I'm still confused with the rebadging of all titleist products this year....TS1-3 seem all the same to me. The TS4 is smaller,, so at least you can see the difference.

    I just put a 910 D2 back in the bag but went with a low loft and mid shaft... so far, its as long as anything else I have tried and still very forgiving. The only driver I have gotten faster ball speeds with than the 910 D2 was the ST190G. As far as the TS line goes, I'd probably say the TS3 from the 910 D3... it still looks smaller from the top but has a deeper face and will be pretty forgiving. I think the 910 feels and sounds better though.... You'd have to see if you really gain anything honestly. I had been demoing the TS2 also, but the 910 was actually giving me better numbers. TS2 is forgiving and feels nice, though.

    I just hit my longest drive of my life with the 910 tonight. 320 yards. Ive hit one or 2 at 300 before but its so rare for me to be over 275. I caught one perfectly and got a nice roll. I am not sure a $500 driver would ever pay off for me

    Distance has been maxed for awhile... the right setup with five year old tech will launch the ball as far as anything else on the market. The only things you can buy now are a better overall setup and more forgiveness.

    I’ve been wanting a new driver, but really think I just need a good fitter to find the right shaft and head combination and buy last years technology.

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    As of 6/5/20
    9.5 Cobra LTD Pro with Aldila Silver 110 X
    13 Degree Adams Speedline with Aldila Alpha X
    18 Degree Adams A12 with Proforce X
    6-PW Adams CMB with Project X 6.0
    5 iron Sub70 639 CB with S400
    4 iron / utility Sub 70 699 with Proforce 85 gram X
    50, 54, 60 Vokeys
    Tank Counter Balance #7
    Driver and Putter are set for now. Wedges are safe for time being.

  • Oett11Oett11 Columbia MoMembers  144WRX Points: 43Handicap: 6.3Posts: 144 Fairways
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    About time for me to upgrade, been playing the mizuno 190, sound and numbers are good but the ping 410 lst is calling.

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    Ping g410 lst 9* Ventus black 6x
    Callaway Epic flash sz 15* Ventus blue 7x
    Mizuno clk 19* Tensei Pro white 90
    Callaway Apex Pro 19 4-pw Project x 6.0
    Callaway MD4 52/58
    Odssey Stroke Lab #3 35

  • noodle3872noodle3872 Chilliwack B.C. CanadaMembers  3282WRX Points: 603Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,282 Titanium Tees
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    Earlier this year I was all in on Callaway EF. Then I went to the range with a buddy who changed hosel settings, weight placement. When I started hitting my clubs post his adjustment I hit the ball everywhere! This reminded me why I keep away from adjustable weight clubs; tinkering is unavoidable (for me) and hurts my game. I’m 1000% happy with my TM M2/M4/M6 woods and hybrids. I have confidence that they work well just as they are.

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    Callaway Mavrik 9° driver Tensei Pro White 50 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 60 S Flex

    Callaway Mavrik 20° and 23° hybrids MMT 90 S Flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Forged 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno JPX 919 Tour 4-PW Modus3 Tour 120 S flex

    Mizuno T20 Raw Wedges 50-07, 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

    Odyssey Stroke Lab Ten S

    Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track

  • colinhlaucolinhlau Members  30WRX Points: 31Handicap: 11Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Liking my new TS2 but can’t say I’m happy with their new string of club releases. 4 drivers this year seems excessive.

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  • Nixhex524Nixhex524 ClubWRX  4786WRX Points: 535Handicap: 3.2Posts: 4,786 ClubWRX
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    On -, @tsecor said:

    On -, @Nixhex524 said:

    On -, @tsecor said:

    I play a 910 D3...what is the logical move within the TS category?? I'm still confused with the rebadging of all titleist products this year....TS1-3 seem all the same to me. The TS4 is smaller,, so at least you can see the difference.

    I just put a 910 D2 back in the bag but went with a low loft and mid shaft... so far, its as long as anything else I have tried and still very forgiving. The only driver I have gotten faster ball speeds with than the 910 D2 was the ST190G. As far as the TS line goes, I'd probably say the TS3 from the 910 D3... it still looks smaller from the top but has a deeper face and will be pretty forgiving. I think the 910 feels and sounds better though.... You'd have to see if you really gain anything honestly. I had been demoing the TS2 also, but the 910 was actually giving me better numbers. TS2 is forgiving and feels nice, though.

    I just hit my longest drive of my life with the 910 tonight. 320 yards. Ive hit one or 2 at 300 before but its so rare for me to be over 275. I caught one perfectly and got a nice roll. I am not sure a $500 driver would ever pay off for me

    Probably not.. I was getting faster ball speeds with the 910 than I was with the TS2 or TS3. I don't know what it was but it definitely translated to the course for me the last two rounds. My '17 M2 is another great driver, I love it, but actually prefer the feel of the 910 for now. I will keep the M2, but bag the 910 for now. Lots of great drivers out right now, only new driver I am really considering is the M5, but I think if you have something good now, no reason to upgrade for the prices they are at currently.

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    Ping G400 9*
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* 
    Adams Red 20* 
    Srixon Z745 4-P
    Titleist Vokey SM5 50, SM7 56
    Taylormade Spider Tour red 34"

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  • MichaelYHMichaelYH Members  2WRX Points: 5Posts: 2 Starters
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    Love my TaylorMade M3 with fujikura pro 2.0 6-X. Straight with less spin.

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  • MichaelHMichaelH Unregistered  0WRX Points: 0Posts: 0 Starters
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    I have the taylormade m3 with fujikura pro 2.0 6-x, hits ok with very less spin.

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  • Latetogolf76Latetogolf76 Members  22WRX Points: 24Handicap: 9Posts: 22 Bunkers
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    Just switched from ts3 to epic flash sub zero perfect driver except the sound but when I see where I am I don’t care about the noise it makes.

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    EPIC FLASH SZ 7* -2 GREEN DOT TENSEI PRO WHITE 70 tx TIP 1"
    TOUR ISSUE M6 14* ROCKET 3 DIAMANA S+LTD 70TX TIP 1"
    TOUR ISSUE  M6 FAIRWAY 18* DIAMANA S+LTD  80TX TIP 1"
    TITLEIST 818 21* HYBRID  HZRDUS BLACK 6.5
    APEX CF16 4-5-6-7 PRO 8-9-PW- PROJECT X 6.0
    RTX 4 50-54-58 DYNAMIC GOLD TOUR ISSUE S400
    SIGMA G KUSHIN 33" 
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  • gandorgandor Members  2001WRX Points: 132Handicap: 5.8Posts: 2,001 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @tsecor said:

    I play a 910 D3...what is the logical move within the TS category?? I'm still confused with the rebadging of all titleist products this year....TS1-3 seem all the same to me. The TS4 is smaller,, so at least you can see the difference.

    TS3 is D3...but if you like smaller profile and can hit the TS4, man this thing rolls forever! it is low launch so if you are getting it, make sure to get higher loft than usual.

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    SIM 10.5* Tensei Pro Orange 70TX(.5") :: TS3 9.5* Tensei Pro Orange 70TX(.5") :: 2017 M2 TI 9.3*-1.8* 205g Diamana X Limited 60s(.5")
    F9 14.5* Tour AD IZ-8TX(1") :: TS2 15* Tour AD IZ-8TX(1") :: 2017 M2 15* Crazy La Bomba FW 80s(1")
    MB-001 2i KBS C-Taper Lite 115X :: X-Forged UT 18* Project X :: F9 19* Tensei Pro White 100TX
    MB-001 4-9 Modus3 Tour 120X :: AR1 4-9 Aerotech SteelFiber 110cw :: MP-29 2-9 KBS Tour
    WedgeWorks V-Grind 46/50/55/60 DG S400 Tour Issue
    Scotty Tour Black 009M Hoops
    Scotty Tour Black Buttonback T10 Newport Deep Milled Insert Only
    Studio Stock 28 SB Center Shaft Blackout(Spacial Black Friday) Limited Release
    Queen B 5 Blackout(Spacial Black Friday) Limited Release
    Studio Stock 38 (current gamer)
    K-Signature
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  • JackofalltradesJackofalltrades Members  9WRX Points: 8Handicap: 10Posts: 9 Bunkers
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    PXG Gen 2 with AD GP 7X....my miss is low on the face and was still seeing ball speeds between 175-177 on a low strike. Would like to give M5 a spin because I hear if your swing speed is around 120 like mine it might be a good fit.

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  • davidmcnabdavidmcnab Members  1WRX Points: 15Handicap: 18Posts: 1 Starters
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    On August 26, KETO posted and said, in part: "........Good square hits were right down the line or wanted to get back there, on a store sim that I know is not jacked and in fact adjusted for below our sea level..."......I have never thought of that, altho I did wonder if there were a way to 'rig' the Trackmaster etc.....is there any way to know if the store or fitter has rigged the Trackmaster device to artificially inflate the distance, or measure it "long"..??..??.....I suppose I could hit my current driver and use that distance to see if the device is accurate to start with, but is there a better way to check, espec with the adjustment relative to altitude (sea level versus Denver, for example)? Thanks....ps: how do you reply to a post from another user?

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  • WillbdaWillbda Members  15WRX Points: 28Handicap: +2Posts: 15 Bunkers
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    I have found that for high spin players, the best Driver has been the Ping 410 LST, with a Project X HZDUS Yellow shaft. Low spin, higher launch. The driver head itself it the most forgiving in my opinion.

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  • Puma74Puma74 Members  132WRX Points: 51Posts: 132 Fairways
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    the F9 with the Smoke shaft was awesome.......

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    Hi everybody! Is anyone a Ben Hogan equipment fan? I'm curious what type of wedge I should look into. I'm a beginner!

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    On -, @Willbda said:

    I have found that for high spin players, the best Driver has been the Ping 410 LST, with a Project X HZDUS Yellow shaft. Low spin, higher launch. The driver head itself it the most forgiving in my opinion.

    The pro who I take lessons from plays this combo and loves it.

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  • mogc60mogc60 Members  1018WRX Points: 492Posts: 1,018 Platinum Tees
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    I hadn’t owned a Callaway club in probably 15 years. Used FlyZ + for many years, switched to an M5 Tour and it was a great driver. Don’t know how or why I got talked into trying the Epic Flash SZ but on the second swing the ball was gone. Bombed. 15 more shots and I traded the M5 and bought the SZ. So many great drivers out right now but I am loving the Epic Flash SZ.

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    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

  • jimbjimb Members  1836WRX Points: 155Posts: 1,836 Platinum Tees
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    I had the Epic SZ drive for the past couple of seasons and liked it. But I felt I needed more spin (getting older). So I tried the Epic Flash at the PGA Tour SS and liked what I was seeing and feeling. I picked up a new look head only on The Bay for $250. Of course, I checked the serial number on it with Callaway customer service and it was good. I had an Evenflow Blue in my SZ and plug it into the Flash head and hit it at the range.

    The one thing I noticed immediately was the impact was softer. The sound was also livelier. What I got was more distance with the Flash and more consistency. No doubt owing to more spin. I had hit some Taylormade drivers and the new Titleist, but only in the stall. I just have an affinity for the Callaway drivers I guess. The Flash is a great driver. It would be my choice, despite not hitting all that's out there.

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  • tiger168tiger168 San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaMembers  568WRX Points: 61Posts: 568 Golden Tee
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    Has anyone compare the number for Tense vs Smoke on the Epic Flash / SZ ??

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  • lordemsworthlordemsworth Members  1399WRX Points: 182Posts: 1,399 Platinum Tees
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    Any thoughts for low spin players? I have a between 95 and 100 and hit up 4, but don’t generate a lot of spin.

    On -, @Willbda said:

    I have found that for high spin players, the best Driver has been the Ping 410 LST, with a Project X HZDUS Yellow shaft. Low spin, higher launch. The driver head itself it the most forgiving in my opinion.
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