That makes total sense, I bet you are right.
Cobra F9 Tour Length w/ HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.5
Knuth High Heat 257+ 19 deg 5 Wood w/ Fujikura Pro 2.0 7S
Mizuno MP-53 3i w/ Dynalite Gold XP
Mizuno MX 300 4i-GW w/ Dynalite Gold XP
Taylormade ATV 56
Taylormade ATV 60
Bettinardi Studio Stock #3 with Custom paint fill
I don’t like the look and agree to keep the face same color. i can see it chipping with any high face hit.
I think so too, guess they didn't have a measured Max D head on the tour truck so they got him a true retail head.
Keegan finished T49th and driving accuracy he was T16 (67%) so I guess the driver worked.
So, you're correct, we do still place a + sign on parts that come from our Tour department, but this is only to signify that they've gone through some additional QC steps. They're the exact same head as the retail version.
Correct, it is CT tested along with a couple of other measurements and that's the only difference.
I appreciate the response, can you confirm that the only QC tests these go through for the Tour Department are to measure spec and ensure conforming COR?
Yes, they measure loft, weight and CT. That's it.
That’s always been the only difference. Wth?
exceptions being tour only head shapes and faces. Lol. As I’m sure is same now in 3 woods. But could be wrong. Was true as recent as m5. M6. The long hosel m6 3 wood with full face lines isn’t close to the retail head.
No it isn’t & it is an awesome 3 wood just like the old DF M2 was. 2 totally different heads from retail.
This guy had me doing tinkering. Was fitting just fine in 9* Sim on EF White 65x.
Dabbled with both lofts (9 & 10.5) set to “LOWER” (-2* head sitting open)
Very 9015D to Cleveland deep face open but some draw bias to help (which those heads had too). Reminded me of some old favs of mine.
Setting the 9* “lower” to “7*” gave me comparable results in data to a regular 9 Sim in standard. Maybe a smidge more spin but still in good ratio with the D but crazy forgiving. Uber forgiving and shapeable both ways.
Confident address with the deep face. Pounds it w ease.
Oddly close to my old R1 setting (10 down to 8, face sitting open with draw weight setup). Shaft then was Kiyoshi White 65x. Now in Sims either EF White 65x or Hzrdus Green 60x.
What surprised me was my ability to work it and same kind of ball speed whether Sim Max D or Sim head. Hit a great high draw, but hit my power cut just fine. If not better due to forgiveness. Dispersion was better than Sim 9 at Standard by a bit.
Clocking open a Sim Max non Dtype did not yield good results. Seemed fade biased too much so. Too spinny for me at Standard 9.
Sim same thing. Standard 9 suits, open face gets too right prone for me even with slider in heel. But the regular sim in standard 9 is good launch and spin for me.
Don’t sleep on Sim Max D. Open it a little and it gets neutral but delivers a great deep face.
I’ll be tinkering w a Sim at 9 Standard and a Sim Max D 9 at Lower moving forward. Both giving good results. My eye may prefer D type. Ive ruled out Sim Max non D at this point.
I like the contrast of the paint and the face — easier to aim — but this paint curling down the face makes the face look very small. Note how Hideki added more black on the top line of his SIM driver with a sharpie! So it is noticeable even to Tour pros. M6 D-Type looked better to me.
A driver look I did like was the Mizuno ST180, the last blue one. Mizuno added a lipstick line of gloss black right on the topline and it looked great and helped setup. I don’t like the Infinity face on the new Cobra drivers at all. There is no contrast between the face and top line. It just seems like they did it for skyball hitters. Glossy black drivers with black faces are not for me.
Still interested in reading any results from players that tested the D vs the regular ones
In what terms?
Max D vs Sim = Max D LOWER setting (Playing at 7*) is right there with Sim 9* for LA and ball speed. Max D spinning a few hundred RPM more.
Really wish I could get the 7* setting without as much of an open face, but it's not super critical. It suits my left to right shot, and I can turn it over when I'd like to. If anything easier to draw than Sim 9* neutral to turn over.
Still going back and forth. Distance is the same. Trying to determine which of the 2 is king of the dispersion. Love the deep face. Has a confident feel to it.
I’d like to hear more about the D. I think I need to admit it... I am a slicer and I need help.
I wish the D model had more adjustability.
There are tour issue D heads floating around with stamped 8 deg loft, those might help those to lower flight and spin but still keep the deeper face !
Great info! I would not mind trying one of those out.
Good info here. That’s a nice setup for the SIM D MAX. I think it is an excellent looking head and I also like the look of the M6 D Type. I need that draw off the tee box for distance!
My Max D will be here Wed. Hoping to get out this weekend with it.
I'd love to get a hold of one.
Love the deep face. Wouldn't mind having it play less open than taking the 9 set lower.
Still not sure whether it's Sim 9 or Max D 9 tuned lower for me. Still tinkering. Both perform amazing.
I tried all three models on the course and liked the D best. Was very surprised by it.
I went Sim to Sim Max D and much happier. The deep face is awesome. Does to look like a D type head behind the ball. Does not overt draw the ball for me. I am a fader.
Agree - doesn’t look like a draw version to me either behind the ball.
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