Best Fairway Wood technology - Taylormade's Twistface Speedpocket vs Callaway's Jailbreak Flashface?

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wcdixonwcdixon Members  80WRX Points: 33Handicap: 10-12Posts: 80 Fairways
Joined:  edited Jan 22, 2020 4:42pm in WRX Club Techs #1

Soliciting advice and opinions for a mid-low handicapper looking for a new 3 wood who's only played a 1998 Big Bertha Steelhead 3w for the past 20 years. Getting older...fairway wood swing speed just under 90 mph now - tried out a handful of models and brands over the past 6 months and haven't minded some but yet to fall in love with any yet (whereas my new Steelhead XR 5wood TENSEI DK Blue 65 Reg flex...love it!)

So far have tested/played:

Cobra f8 3-4 wood - not terrible but tended to pull it left a lot....not quite a hook but getting there. (225 yds ave)

Callaway XR16 3 wood - again not terrible and a little more consistently straighter than Cobra but felt large and unwieldy in my hands - big hits occasionally but hesitant to pull it out (228 yds ave)

Ping G 3 wood - more consistent and straighter and safer but lacking any penetrating distance even when hit solid imo. (218 yds ave)


I've yet to try out any Taylormade M 5 or 6 series or Callaway Rogue or Epic/Epic Flash series....mostly because trying to stay on a budget and target clubs from a couple years ago to get them cheaper, but gotten to that point of wanting to hit something that inspires confidence and I love more than accept. And are all these fancy Twistface Jailbreak Speedpocket Flashface tech words the real deal that work or just marketing sales lingo. Thoughts?

Posted:


  • Driving Stick: Callaway Rogue 9.0 Aldila 50 reg flex
  • Fairway Sticks: Callaway XR16 3w 15* Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 60 reg flex; or Callaway Steelhead 5 wood 18* TENSEI DK Blue 65 Reg flex
  • Hybrid Stick: Cobra KIng F6 3-4 20* Matrix Red Tie 70 Reg flex
  • Inbetween Stick: Taylormade GAPR Hi 4 22* KBS hybrid 70 reg flex
  • Iron Sticks: Callaway Rogue Pro 5-AW UST Mamiya Recoil 760 f3
  • Chipping Sticks: Cleveland RTX-4 55* wedge Rotex reg flex ; Callaway SureOut 60* UST Mamiya Recoil 65 f3 graphite
  • Putting Stick: Odyssey White Ice Rossie 34 1/2"
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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members  3063WRX Points: 1,298Posts: 3,063 Titanium Tees
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    IMO the jailbreak technology in general is probably the #1 best advancement in metalwoods in the last decade, but you have to like the feel and sound.

    Posted:

    Epic Flash / Apex / Epic / MD5 / Phantom X5 Custom + Pro 2.0 TS / ATMOS Blue TS / Pro 2.0 / 1050Gh

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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ FloridaMembers  5472WRX Points: 508Handicap: 6Posts: 5,472 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited Jan 22, 2020 4:19pm #3

    Personally I use the Tour Edge CBX119 in the 3 and 5 woods, but You should

    get out and try the clubs you mentioned on the range, see how they do with

    your swing, see how the sole interacts with the ground. And the tee.

    Fairway woods are so player dependent, any club tech advances is still very

    Dependent on the player. See how the clubs you mentioned stand up to what

    you are playing now.

    Posted:


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  • wcdixonwcdixon Members  80WRX Points: 33Handicap: 10-12Posts: 80 Fairways
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    Full disclosure - I've been trying out a demo model of a Rogue driver over the past couple weeks and hitting it really well...considering swapping my 585 Srixon for it...so yes, inclined to agree the Jailbreak tech is legit good.

    Posted:


    • Driving Stick: Callaway Rogue 9.0 Aldila 50 reg flex
    • Fairway Sticks: Callaway XR16 3w 15* Fujikura Speeder Evolution 565 60 reg flex; or Callaway Steelhead 5 wood 18* TENSEI DK Blue 65 Reg flex
    • Hybrid Stick: Cobra KIng F6 3-4 20* Matrix Red Tie 70 Reg flex
    • Inbetween Stick: Taylormade GAPR Hi 4 22* KBS hybrid 70 reg flex
    • Iron Sticks: Callaway Rogue Pro 5-AW UST Mamiya Recoil 760 f3
    • Chipping Sticks: Cleveland RTX-4 55* wedge Rotex reg flex ; Callaway SureOut 60* UST Mamiya Recoil 65 f3 graphite
    • Putting Stick: Odyssey White Ice Rossie 34 1/2"
  • GooseHookGooseHook Keep it Fraiche Members  12010WRX Points: 508Posts: 12,010 Titanium Tees
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    If it's just between the two, I'd take Jailbreak. Especially with the additional options you have with Callaway fairways. TM went up in price and eliminate the 4w/3HL which sucks if you only play one wood. And I don't agree that taking a 19 degree head and opening it 4 degrees makes a 4w.

    Posted:
    SIM 9.0°, Atmos Black 7x
    Flash SZ 18°, VTS Silver 8x
    Mizuno MP Fli Hi 21°, Recoil 110

    X Forged '18  5-P, PX 6.5
    MD Forged 50/54/58
    SM6 62M

    Cleveland Huntington Beach SOFT 11s
    Tour BX



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