Best sleeper fairway wood of all time.

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  • BiggErnBiggErn  2747WRX Points: 631Members Posts: 2,747 Titanium Tees
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    super20dan wrote:
    there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.




    They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.
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  • CletusCletus Recovering Lead Tape Addict  723WRX Points: 93Members Posts: 723 Golden Tee
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    Haven't read through the whole thread but my vote is for the Wishon 949. That club will hang with anything off of the tee or deck. To the untrained eye it looks like it belongs in $9.99 bin at Play It Again.



    Honorable mention goes to SMT Solitaire. Pretty old school but the "2.5 Wood" in 14* was the original 3 Deep for me. Had one with a Penley ETA Tour that was as long as my driver.
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  • tannyhobantannyhoban  2098WRX Points: 384Members Posts: 2,098 Platinum Tees
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    May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren. And they are really good.
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  • drbob28drbob28  17WRX Points: 56ClubWRX Posts: 17 ClubWRX
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    mbs_59 wrote:


    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..

    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
    Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.
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  • sbboudreausbboudreau FORE RIGHT!  732WRX Points: 0Handicap: 25Members Posts: 732
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    I picked up a set, D 10.5° adjustable, 3 deep and 5 deep Callaway X2 Hot woods and love all of them. I upgraded from 1993 Big Bertha Warbirds.
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  • CwebbCwebb  6028WRX Points: 328Members Posts: 6,028 Titanium Tees
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    BiggErn wrote:

    super20dan wrote:
    there is a special grip stretching tool made for re gripping these.




    They also made a few specific grips with the .680 core that you installed normally.




    Golfworks still has them
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  • QegureziQegurezi  3824WRX Points: 142Members Posts: 3,824 Titanium Tees
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    jonn443 wrote:


    The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).



    That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".



    For real guys.



    A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.




    The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.
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  • jonn443jonn443 Jonnystx  4649WRX Points: 247Members Posts: 4,649 Titanium Tees
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    Qegurezi wrote:

    jonn443 wrote:


    The VSteel, MP-650,Adams Super LS, and CB2 are FAR and away from being "sleepers". Each one was arguably the best Fairway Wood of their year(s).



    That's like saying the 2002 Corvette ZO6 is a "sleeper".



    For real guys.



    A perfect example of a bomber that flew under the radar would be the Nike SQ Square Face 4wd... or a Sonartec, or a Grenade.




    The MP-650 is good enough to be a sleeper for me. Not many have even tried it let alone gamed it. Mizuno FW's are often way under the radar.




    It is a fantastic 3 wood... hence that is why I would never call it a "sleeper". It is renown on the website; in company with the R7 TP, 2007 Burner TP, CB2/4, AB TP, and the VSteel. The MP-650 was cult worthy for awhile... that's why I would not call it a "sleeper"... more like a legend.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase.  3569WRX Points: 151ClubWRX Posts: 3,569 ClubWRX
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    Nike Covert 2.0 Tour
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    Ping G400 Max 9* w/ Tensei Pro Orange 60TX
    Ping G400 14.5* w/ Graphite Design AD DI 7X
    Taylormade P790 UDI 2i w/ HZRDUS Black 6.5
    Callaway Raw Apex MB 4-PW w/ Modus3 130X
    Titleist Vokey SM7 52F/56S w/ DG TI S400
    Titleist Vokey SM4 60 w/ DG TI S400
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    TM 200
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    King LTDs
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    G25
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    Ping G30 LS 9* tour 65X
    Ping Rapture D.I. 18
    Ping G25 3-PW CFS X
    Ping Glide (50,54,58) CFS Wedge
    Ping Anser TR 5
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    Taylormade r7 tp!
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  • No_Catchy_NicknameNo_Catchy_Nickname Kyushu,_Japan 5984WRX Points: 1,158Handicap: meMembers Posts: 5,984 Titanium Tees
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    tannyhoban wrote:


    May not fit in the strictest sense, but R9 fairways do not get the atttention of their brethren. And they are really good.




    I'm very happy with mine.

    I'm struggling with my fairway woods right now, but I know it's me and not the clubs. I've hit too many good shots with my R9 4w to give up on it that easily. Good off the deck, good of the tee. I like the shallow face profile, and the head shape (slightly pearish) is nice, too.
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    Driver: Ping G400 Tour 65S
    4w: TaylorMade R9 stock Fujikura Motore X flex
    7w TaylorMade V-steel, Quadra Fire Express RB 6SX
    Hybrid: RomaRo iBrid 23* Attas EZ 85S
    Irons (4i-PW): Mizuno MP4 Attas 115X 4-PW (+0.5")
    Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged 52* and 58*, DGS400 (both at 35.5")
    Putter: Mac Jack Nicklaus Muirfield/Taylormade TPA XVIII/Wilson 8802

    Old stuff: Tons of persimmon and older irons. 
  • TheInfidelTheInfidel Gotta let the Big Dog eat....  1623WRX Points: 254Members Posts: 1,623 Platinum Tees
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    drbob28 wrote:

    mbs_59 wrote:


    Loved my Exotics CB3, hit it longer than my driver until the face cracked..

    I would say all of their older fairway woods were underrated, not a fan of the newer ones.
    Totally agree: the older TEE fairways had a sound and feel unmatched IMHO. Wish I still had my CB3 3W.




    My TEE CB3 5w is actually now my 3W due to the carry distance, didnt' realise the 2 yard dispersion with my 3W till I got on Trackman.



    Any FW that can free up a whole slot in your bag is a winner!
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    • Ping G400 9* Fujikura Speeder 661 X (+16g head weight)
    • Tour Edge Exotics CB3 Tour 18*, True Temper Bi Matrix RXi X 
    • Adams Idea A7 22* UST V2 Hybrid X +0.5'
    • Mizuno MP20 MMC 4-7 Nippon Modus 3 130X +0.5' 2 deg up
    • Mizuno MP20 MB 8-PW Nippon Modus 3 130X +0.5' 2 deg up
    • Mizuno S18 50* Nippon NS PRO 1150GH Tour X +0.5'
    • Nike Engage Raw 54* S400 +0.5'
    • Cleveland RTX 588 Rotex 2.0 60* S400 +0.5'
    • Odyssey Dual Force 990 


  • BodlesBodles Australia 154WRX Points: 53Handicap: 5.9Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    BigHook25 wrote:


    Callaway razr fit went way under the radar. I believe it came out about the same time as the RBZ. The razr fit was just as long, was forgiving, and had a nice small profile.


    My son brought one of these about 8 months ago, thought he was looking at an EPIC, the price of $120 (still in the plastic wrap probably should have been a hint image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> ) so brand new been sitting on their shelf for a couple of years, stiff shaft was a bonus, he brought it anyway and loves it.
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    Ping G400 LST - Project X Black 6.5 75gram
    Mizuno CLK #2 Hybrid at 14 degrees - Speeder Evolution 75 stiff
    Callaway Big Bertha 18 degree hybrid at 17 degrees - Recoil F4 Shaft
    Mizuno MP-18 Fli-Hi 2Iron - Fujikura Atmos Blue Shaft
    Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal Irons 4-PW - Project X LZ 5.5 115 gram
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  • seisseis Chicago NW suburb 355WRX Points: 100Members Posts: 355 Greens
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    I still own a Taylor Made R580 TI 7 wood. I have owned quite a few 7 woods over the years but this is the one I will never get rid of.
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  • mx-20mx-20  574WRX Points: 122Members Posts: 574 Golden Tee
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    Srixon Z565. Long!
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    Titleist TS2 9.5° HZRDUS Smoke Black 60 S
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  • TaylormadegackTaylormadegack  77WRX Points: 52Members Posts: 77 Fairways
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    Original Callaway Big Bertha 3 wood image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />. New favorite is Cobra Baffler or Bio Cell +. Not sure they are sleepers though but did not see anyone else mention these?
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  • TightStickTightStick  307WRX Points: 47Handicap: 2Members Posts: 307 Greens
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    Original Callaway XHot
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  • MitchellMitchell  5625WRX Points: 463Members Posts: 5,625 Titanium Tees
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    Among many well respected and received Taylormade fairways (V steel, 200 tour, 07 burner TP, r7 TP, m2 tour, etc....) rarely see mention of one of my favorites- the 300 tour.🔨
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    Titleist 910d3 9.5* (d4 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 7.3
    Titleist 917f2 16.5* (c2 surefit) Motore Speeder TS 8.3
    Titleist 818 h1 21* (c2 surefit) Atmos blue TS 8
    Titleist 962b 3-pw s400 
    Vokey sm7 raw M 54*  s400
    Vokey raw 260-08 C-C  60*  s300
    Cameron '95 Laguna
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  • B-NadsB-Nads  339WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 339 Greens
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    It'll always be the Mizuno MP001 for me - loved those woods.
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    In the C130:
    Driver - 2017 Taylormade M1
    3 wood - 2016 Taylormade M1
    Hybrid - Taylormade M4 19*
    Irons - Nike Vapor Pro Combo 4i-GW
    Wedges - Callaway MD3 56* / PM Grind 60*
    Putter - Odyssey Versa #7
  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099  1057WRX Points: 122Members Posts: 1,057 Platinum Tees
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    Cobra bio cell....
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    Callaway epic 9.0
    Cobra bio cell 3/4
    Ping G 19 degree hybrid
    Ping ie1 4-AW modus 105
    Callaway MD3 54/58 wedges
    Cleveland HB soft 11 putter 35
  • HubijerkHubijerk  837WRX Points: 139Members Posts: 837 Golden Tee
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    Cleveland Quadpro
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    You can't sneak the cheese by a rat
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    Tour Edge Exotics E8 Beta
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    Switched to a 915F last year, and it has been my absolute go to off the tee and in the fairways. Love everything about it
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  • SCOTT4099SCOTT4099  1057WRX Points: 122Members Posts: 1,057 Platinum Tees
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    Hubijerk wrote:


    Cleveland Quadpro


    +1, forgot about that one, still have my 19 degree in the garage
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    Callaway epic 9.0
    Cobra bio cell 3/4
    Ping G 19 degree hybrid
    Ping ie1 4-AW modus 105
    Callaway MD3 54/58 wedges
    Cleveland HB soft 11 putter 35
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    The Adams 5050 to this day is unmatched in distance.
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    Nikckent 3DX. Total beast
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    TEE CB Pro F2 and/or TEE CB4
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