Anyone still gaming Fly-Z Driver?

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BirdieRollBirdieRoll  409WRX Points: 82Handicap: 7.5Members Posts: 409 Greens
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I'm happy with my Fly-Z driver (R stock shaft, solid drive for me is 240), have no complaints at all but am wondering if I might be missing out on some distance with the new offerings from Cobra, PING, etc.



Wondering if anyone has compared their Fly-Z to the new stuff and stayed put or made a change? (If I make a change I would very much like to continue with the matte black look).



I like to test clubs outdoors but there's a bit of snow that has to melt first...
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  • J_BirdieJ_Birdie LOFT Issue  1810WRX Points: 126Members Posts: 1,810 Platinum Tees
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    It seems to be driver tech has either helped everyone with forgiveness or helped fast swingers gain distance but not much distance increase for the moderate guy. I could be wrong and I’m sure someone of more expertise can school us
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    Cobra F9 Avalance 9* w/ Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 6X 45"
    Cobra F9 Tour 3W w/ Fujikura ATMOS Black Tour Spec 7X 42.5"
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i / Diamana D+ 92HY X 1* Up 18* loft
    Cobra Forged Tour 4-PW / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X 1* Up
    Cobra King Black Wedges 50* & 54* (bent to 55*) Versatile Grind / Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Callaway PM Grind 2 60* Nippon NS Pro Modus 120X
    Odyssey O-Works 7S Black with Superstroke GT 2.0 Pistol Grip 35"
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  • lefty1978lefty1978 Charlotte, NC 587WRX Points: 354Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    I am, love the fly z. Hits straight and long. Best driver I have ever owned.
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    Callaway GBB Epic sz 15° w/ Aldila Rogue Max 75g
    Mizuno MP-20 SEL HMB 3-4 iron w/ DG 120 S300
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  • chisagchisag Chicago Suburbs 3203WRX Points: 535Handicap: +0.3Members Posts: 3,203 Titanium Tees
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    ... All things considered, distance, accuracy, trajectory and forgiveness, the Fly Z was the best driver I have played. I switched to the Epic last season because it was longer and almost as accurate, yet on certain courses I put the Fly Z back in the bag. However, the F8 and F8+ combines the best of the Fly Z and the Epic with the accuracy of the Fly Z and the distance of the Epic. Also the best feeling/sounding driver I hit at the show this year. I have both the F8 and F8+ on the way with Even Flow Blue shafts.
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    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Tensei Orange 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F8 18.5* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
    TaylorMade GAPR Mid ... KBS 80Hys
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys
    4-pw TaylorMade P790/760 ... Steelfiber 95's/Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • Shawn PaulShawn Paul The love you take is equal to the love you make  710WRX Points: 33Handicap: 12Members Posts: 710 Golden Tee
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    Bought 3 drivers since but the flyz is still in my bag. I’ll be going to get fitted soon. Again. Lol, probably will end up with the F8!
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    Mizuno JPX900F on KBS Tour120S
    Cobra F8+ w/ HZRDS XS
    Cobra Fly-Z 3W
    Cobra Fly Z HB 3-4
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  • jar59jar59  399WRX Points: 81Handicap: 0.7Members Posts: 399 Greens
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    I take my Fly Z and my King LTD to the range all the time. Currently, the Fly Z is on the bench but the King LTD is on a short leash. The range and a ball speed machine show there is really no difference in the drivers for me. The LTD is newer so I have been playing it more often.



    One thing that helped my with the Fly Z was getting the Rogue Black shaft from the LTD. It made the Fly Z a better club for distance and feel. I didn’t care for the VCLT and switched to the Cobra Kuro Kage from the Amp Cell Pro and the Red Tie from the Bio Cell Plus, but the Rogue Black made a nice improvement. Normally, I play Stiff shafts but I got an X shaft in the Fujikura XLR8 and that is equal to the stiff Rogue Black for me.
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  • chisagchisag Chicago Suburbs 3203WRX Points: 535Handicap: +0.3Members Posts: 3,203 Titanium Tees
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    ... My son is an ex college all conference DE at 6'3" and now a lean 245 and I put him in a Fly Z with a 16gm weight and a Nunchuk shaft at 44.25". He just pounds it carrying it 280+. I tried to give him my LTD as well as my F6 with the weight up front. One round each and he went right back to his Fly Z.
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    Cobra F9 Tour Length ... Tensei Orange 65s
    Cobra F9 15.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 75s
    Cobra F8 18.5* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
    TaylorMade GAPR Mid ... KBS 80Hys
    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90Hys
    4-pw TaylorMade P790/760 ... Steelfiber 95's/Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
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  • CRiderCRider  439WRX Points: 48Handicap: 12Members Posts: 439 Greens
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    Have demoed the Epic and 917 but am staying with my Fly Z. Distance is consistent, not leaps and bound better but accuracy is great at shorter 44.5 stock R shaft. Need a 12 or 16g weight to play with, BTW. if anyone has one they can part with let me know. Cobra no longer has them.
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  • 27x10.527x10.5  990WRX Points: 138Members Posts: 990 Golden Tee
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    I still have a Fly-Z non + and am always up for blowing money on a driver I don't need but I continually go back to the Fly-Z. Tried the +, LTD, M1 and 2 Gen 1 and 2, Epic, last 2 Ping G releases don't even know the names anymore...haven't tried an F8 yet but who's kidding who I'll definitely donate to them again
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  • Striker AceStriker Ace  348WRX Points: 10Members Posts: 348 Greens
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    It was a nice driver but no. The long term quality could have been better.
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  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten  1817WRX Points: 250Members Posts: 1,817 Platinum Tees
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    I think the FlyZ+ was one of the best drivers released in the last few years. I could easily put it back in my bag with no complaints.
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  • Christian GulldénChristian Gulldén  48WRX Points: 0Members Posts: 48
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    I am still gaming fly z with stock stiff shaft. I had a hard time finding a decent driver but fly z is the one for me. There might be longer drivers out now but this is a fairway finder for me so it stays in my bag for now. I am not gonne try F8 out, dont want to like it becouse my wallet cant take it image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • topher256topher256 Champ  36WRX Points: 60Handicap: 2Members Posts: 36 Bunkers
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    UofU02 wrote:


    I think the FlyZ+ was one of the best drivers released in the last few years. I could easily put it back in my bag with no complaints.




    Agree with you on the Fly Z+. I play it with the weight forward and the stock shaft in stiff flex. Have had it set at 8.5° loft for the past 2 years, but am planning on trying it at 9° and 10° once the courses open here in Wisconsin.
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    Cobra F8 driver 9° Aldila NV 2KXV Blue 60 stiff
    Cobra Fly Z+ 3 wood 13.5° stock stiff
    Cobra Fly Z   2-3 (17.5°) hybrid stock stiff
    Titleist 718 AP1 4-AW AMT Red R300
    Titleist Vokey 52-08 SM4 and 58-07 SM5 wedges
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  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten  1817WRX Points: 250Members Posts: 1,817 Platinum Tees
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    topher256 wrote:

    UofU02 wrote:


    I think the FlyZ+ was one of the best drivers released in the last few years. I could easily put it back in my bag with no complaints.




    Agree with you on the Fly Z+. I play it with the weight forward and the stock shaft in stiff flex. Have had it set at 8.5° loft for the past 2 years, but am planning on trying it at 9° and 10° once the courses open here in Wisconsin.




    It fits so many different players and swings as well. I played it weight back with an old Red Tie from a Bio Cell+ at 10.5 degrees and it was perfect for me. I kick myself for selling it even though I really like my LTD.
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  • andrieddleandrieddle  1834WRX Points: 99Members Posts: 1,834 Platinum Tees
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    I also still have Fly Z+ in my Cobra bag.
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    TM M3 (10.5)
    Cobra King LTD 3W
    Callaway XR 5W (19)
    Cobra Fly Z+ 4-P

    Bridgestone J15 (50)
    Callaway MD2 (56/60)
    TM SpiderX Navy/White
  • hackalothackalot  515WRX Points: 78Members Posts: 515 Golden Tee
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    Still playing fly-z+. Have had fittings last 2 seasons and they say should keep mine. The G30 ls tec that was close and ordered it. Played it for a couple months but it was about 5 yards shorter on course and not any more accurate so went back to fly-z. Good driver
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    Cobra Fly-Z+
    Cobra F8+ 4/5 wood
    Ping S55 3-pw x100
    Titleist SM6 52 & 56
    Scotty Newport 2

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