Tour AD GP 7x
Kept the loft setting at stock
Low Spin/Fade weight setting
Swing speed around 113-116
M5 9* set to lowest loft
PX Evenflow White 6.0
Both weights set forward
Down 1 degree
Weighs: 1 forward, 1 back
Project X Even Flow White 6.5 75 gram
I just picked up this club, haven't hit it yet. I've been playing an SLDR for the past 5 years.
I’ve got 9* one click “lower”,
70 tx orange tipped 1”,
one weight “draw” one all the way forward
swing speed 120+
Hitting it like garbage last couple months and getting close to moving on.
Move the front weight all the way back and loft down more to keep spin in check.
Club is dramatically more forgiving with this setup and you'll get a ballspeed jump as well.
I actually did this with my M3. Had the weights forward it was terrible. Lofted down and put the weights back and turned out to be a great driver
In my opinion, it's always better to use loft to keep spin in check and maximize MOI. If you can achieve your ideal spin numbers without sacrificing forgiveness, why not?
I'd only want to move the weights forward if spin was an issue at the lowest loft available personally.
Slight bump..... I'm the old, slow guy in this thread.....90-ish speed....I've gone through pretty much ever TM head for the past 20yrs non-tour.....I've enjoyed the adjustable drivers and the M3/M5 have been really solid for me.....moving cg back in the club head from M1/sldr and R15 helps my game....I'm in a 9* head lofted up as the 10.5* looks like a 14* driver to my eye....more to follow
GD AD DI 5s tipped 3/4”
HotMelted to 201 grams
STD setting with weights high High Draw.
Boom! Love it! Working better than my previous PXG 0811x Tensei PW. Yes, quite a difference in setup.
M5 12 degree
Weighs back Mac draw and middle of the track on the front
AD DI6s (out of my Green M2)
bought recently and replaced my 12 degree M2, very similar clubs IMHO but the M5 is a little better.
Wow, those are light heads. How much hot melt did you have to add to get to 201 grams? Maybe the 201 does not include the weights? I am thinking of getting one but play my driver at 44.25. May have to rethink this.
I think the recent models have been around 196-198g head weights
Okay......I've tried light and loose shafts and mid weight tighter shafts.....the 5th shaft I tried, absolutely had no hope for it to work....hzdrus red 5.5 handcrafted 62g 3.2* torque.....research says the red is just a soft tipped black....I was hitting multiple drives each hole ......straight and consistent......long enough to where I'm not looking anymore!
Inverted T track works better for my swing and I enjoy the feel
M5 ......you complete me😍😍😍
My M5/Hzrdus Smoke combo beat out all the new 2020 drivers
Anyone research how much carbon is in M5 than M3?
found it.....10% more carbon fiber but 66% larger sweetspot.....supposedly
Struggled on a new course , playing for money and first real round with M5.....mostly guided swings....went to the range today......and this is why I play adjustable heads.
M5 9* was lofted up to 10.5 and wgts split in the back....noticed a stalling flight during said round.....
Well after a bit of back and forth, found setup that left one wgt in draw position with other wgt mid track and lofted down one click to 9.75* .....confidence grew with each swing and I can't wait until this Wednesday to challenge this beast again!
M5 9 deg cranked down to around 8 deg
Fujikura Speeder 757 Evo I Tour Spec TX (originally came in Tensei PO and that shaft was horrible with counter balance for me)
Weight all the way forward and one about 2 cm's behind that
Of note this driver wasn't as good as my older M1 with the same shaft. Just never got it dialed in with the right shaft but still very consistent and long.
What loft? 10.5
What shaft? Tensei pro white 60s
What's your swingspeed? 105
What setting? Both in the middle
i found sim sit square at the address. Will say buy to my current gamer
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Just picked up a 9.5 M5 with Hzrdus Yellow 63g 6.5 X stiff on trade. Courses are closed so can't really get it outside. Gamer is an 8.5 TS3 with Hzrdus black playing 44.5. This M5 is an inch longer but given the counterbalanced shaft is much easier to swing quickly and in balance.
My miss is a block and if it's really bad a block fade. Old hip injury from extreme sports means I sometimes have trouble clearing my left side. I'm going to set it upright one click lower on loft with one weight in draw and the other at the back of the track. Is that generally how guys are running them? I've heard they're slow on ball speed but some swinging in my garage with voice caddy had it keeping pace with my TS3 and I was not swinging well. Quite interested to see if this could make the bag or perhaps lead to me buying a Sim.
Driver is fade biased so definitely good to have the weight in draw with the other weight back.
I found a lot of success with the M5 with the weights in the most forgiving position and lofted down quite a bit. This driver seems to launch very high to loft for me, lofting it down really made it come alive.
It's been the most consistent driver I've ever gamed. Might take some time to get it dialed in, but the adjust-ability of this club can make it fit just about anyone.
Here is my, a high handicappers experience,
Ive had great success with a GBB 9° lofted up to 11° and the weight between neutral and draw.. (Speeder 665 in stiff, ss avg was 108 last I was able to check) For some reason that combo resulted in nice long draws or straight rockets. Launched high but it got the job done. It helped get me into the 80's in scoring (82 is my all time best, normal is like 88-93)..I had my first 300+ yard drive, but those hits are an exception. Misses were hooks and pushes with the GBB. I have a spare rogue shaft in x flex which results in slightly less distance(approx 15 yards.less) but the ball dispersion is a bit tighter. I Just like the Speeder feel better so I use it.
I tried this with an M5 and it was like teeing off with a wedge. I think the ball went as high as it did far. But the miss was a MONSTER push/slice. Hit the GBB next...draw.. I haven't carved a ball like that in a few years, thanks for the reminder M5..hah ..strike location was just a bit higher and towards the toe but nothing I would find offensive.. Even on the few useable shots, I still found them short. And by useable I mean I could probably find the ball...
The M5 had a hzrdus smoke 70g which may have been part of my problem..
My biggest issue is that I found this driver to be VERY light. I have no real idea what the head is doing or where it is like the GBB. I like that I could feel the GBB coming through the zone, I could feel it at the end of the shaft as I swing. The M5, in over exaggerated terms, feels like I'm taking a practice swing with no club and then making contact with a board. Again, maybe a shaft problem..maybe it's just to stiff in the wrong places and not allowing my to feel anything.
The sound and feel were.....different.. I've hit alot of clubs and this was as odd as the ping g30, but on the opposite end of the spectrum. It was a solid muted crack. And I felt it in my hands moreso than with anything else.
Im not sure the M5 is a match for someone like me, and I'm not sure I can imagine a combo that would work. I had just hoped the adjustability would have helped like it seemed to have with the GBB.
To answer the obvious questions
1) I should get fit... I'd love too, but am 6hrs away from the nearest place that can do it. Our nearest golftown closed down 2 years ago and sports stores (sportcheck) shut their monitors down around the same time.
2) why change if the GBB worked... well I'd just like to get the most out of my drives. And The GBB is starting to get a little beat as I bought it second hand 3 years ago.
Long read but just wanted to share in case someone in my shoes was looking at grabbing one now that they are flooding the market.
Sidenote- I only hit the M5 a handful of times before noticing there was a impression/dent on the crown and a really bad seam/epoxy job on the toe. So I ended up sending it to TM warranty Dept (here in Canada). I'm not sure what they will do because the guy wasn't too pleasant on the phone and tried to convince me it was normal. Either way I filled out a form and sent it back. The person who emailed was really great to deal with
^That's my comment up there... Mods recovered my.old account for me.
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