Please recommend an old school driver that can still keep up today!

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  • FiveSixAceFiveSixAce Members  1026WRX Points: 104Posts: 1,026 Platinum Tees
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    mtgjr wrote:


    TM Superfast TP




    Still in my bag. This driver was/is an absolute beast.
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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  393WRX Points: 106Posts: 393 Greens
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    Took my old 983K with a NV 75X in it out once last year. Center strikes it was still long, but like others have mentioned, not very forgiving. Misshits were punished much more noticeably than modern heads.
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    Hougz79 wrote:


    Took my old 983K with a NV 75X in it out once last year. Center strikes it was still long, but like others have mentioned, not very forgiving. Misshits were punished much more noticeably than modern heads.
    This is where it's at - I believe there are many old school heads that can keep up if perfectly fit, right AOA, and centered with a ball strike. But when all the stars don't align that's where the advances in technology start to show up.
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    Maybe ir has been mentioned but did not catch it. The Callaway Razr X Black driver was a cannon for me. Get ya an 8.5 degree head. Sits 1 degree open and a 57 degree lie angle. I have only passed the 300 yard mark a handful of times in my career and two of them were with this head. Forgiving too. Good looking carbon crown. Real cheap now if you can find one in good shape.



    I also have an R7 in the basement and on average I could hit the Razr Black longer. But it most likely was not a fair comparison. The Cally had a decent Grafalloy Red Axis shaft in it — always hit that shaft well — and the TM has one of their more lame stock shafts in it. I never messed around with changing shafts when I gamed clubs in those days, but I did like ithe shape of the R7 because I seem to center that driver easier than others. Might be fun to throw a new affordable shaft in it and take it out for fun. Wonder how it would perform in terms of spin with a Diamana White or Blue or a Grafalloy?
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    dmeeksDC wrote:


    Maybe ir has been mentioned but did not catch it. The Callaway Razr X Black driver was a cannon for me. Get ya an 8.5 degree head. Sits 1 degree open and a 57 degree lie angle. I have only passed the 300 yard mark a handful of times in my career and two of them were with this head. Forgiving too. Good looking carbon crown. Real cheap now if you can find one in good shape.



    I also have an R7 in the basement and on average I could hit the Razr Black longer. But it most likely was not a fair comparison. The Cally had a decent Grafalloy Red Axis shaft in it — always hit that shaft well — and the TM has one of their more lame stock shafts in it. I never messed around with changing shafts when I gamed clubs in those days, but I did like ithe shape of the R7 because I seem to center that driver easier than others. Might be fun to throw a new affordable shaft in it and take it out for fun. Wonder how it would perform in terms of spin with a Diamana White or Blue or a Grafalloy?




    I have a r7 425 8.5 shafted with a diamana black prototype (early proto wb) and a few 282 r7 superquads shafted with ahina 60x's. Ballspeed on the 282 is as good as anything current (166-168 at 112-113) and spin rate is lower mid 2000s. R7425tp is a few miles an hour behind on ballspeed but still decent with spin rates in the mid 2000s. I could play either today and not be giving up much. Both heads have great feel and shape. Same kind of numbers with the 905r.
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