2016 M2

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jsmil4901jsmil4901  195WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 195 Fairways
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I'm currently gaming the Taylor Made 2016 M2. Question is....is it time to update my driver? I hit the M2 ok, but have any of you switched out your M2 for something else? Driving is not my strong point and I'm wondering if a new driver would help. It looks like there are a lot of M2 fans out there so have you tried anything else and stayed with your M2, or did you switch? I probably only carry the ball at the most 210 yards off the tee.

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Taylormade M2 driver 10.5 R-flex stock shaft.
Taylormade M2 3 wood R-flex stock shaft.
Tour Edge Exotic EX9 hybrids, 2 and 5 Recoil R-flex shaft.
Callaway CF 16 irons 5-AW Recoil Stiff shafts.
Titleist Vokey 54 and 58 wedges
Scotty Cameron 34" Newport
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  • MaxRylie222MaxRylie222  117WRX Points: 44Members Posts: 117 Fairways
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    Staying with my 2016 M2 9.5 for idk maybe forever.

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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British Columbia 263WRX Points: 270Handicap: 13Members Posts: 263 Greens
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    I'm far from an expert but I doubt switching to a new driver will add anything to your carry. I hit my '16 M2 same distance as my G400.

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    Right-handed Canadian golfer swinging left
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5
    Ping G410 3H
    Titleist AP2 718 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM6 52 & SM7 56 degree, Callaway Mack Daddy2 60 degree
    Odyssey Stroke Lab ONE
    Ball: Callaway Supersoft (yellow)
    Tees: Wood
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  • Whit1969Whit1969  1065WRX Points: 134Members Posts: 1,065 Platinum Tees
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    The only diver out there that even interests me is the M6, however after watching numerous videos and side by side comparisons between the two there is not much of any performance gain. I’m sticking with my 2016 M2 as well.

    It’s early in the year so I would say go to a demo day near you to try different clubs and definitely try different shafts in your M2. The M2 matched with a shaft that works for you is a hard combo to beat.

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    Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Hzrdus Smoke 70
    Callaway Rogue 3 wood PX Evenflow Blue 75
    Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW PX LZ 5.5
    Vokey SM6  54, 58
    Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2 

  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3539WRX Points: 504Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 3,539 Titanium Tees
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    I used to have a TI M2 with a Kuro Kage XTS proto shaft. The 2016 M2 is one of the best drivers of all time. I still regret selling it.

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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    Cobra F9 Speedback 4 iron w/ Graphite Design Tour AD IZ Hybrid 95X
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 4-PW w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 50 S-Grind
    Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Raw 56 X-Grind
    Vokey Low Bounce K-Grind 60
    TaylorMade Spider Mini Copper

  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky  2525WRX Points: 875Members Posts: 2,525 Titanium Tees
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    That is a great driver and unless you have a bad fit it’s going to be hard to beat that

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  • pakpak  187WRX Points: 108Members Posts: 187 Fairways
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    I say go for it. To me the M4 and M6 look a lot better and are a tad more forgiving. I recently traded a 2016 M2 for an M4 and won’t look back. If nothing else it makes me feel better having a driver 2 generations newer for a $180 upgrade cost with trade-in credit. Performance wise I think the stock shaft in the M2 was better.

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  • Meerkat213Meerkat213  108WRX Points: 57Handicap: 5Members Posts: 108 Fairways
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    Still swinging the M2 and have compared it to some of the newer offerings. As someone stated earlier: if you have a shaft in the M2 that fits your swing, it's going to be very hard to find something better.

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    M2 Driver Fuji Motore Tour Spec
    *Ping 400 Max 9 degree
    M2 3W Aldila Rogue Silver
    Ping Rapture Hybrids 18/21
    Ping i210 5-PW
    Ping Glide wedges 50/54/58
    Ping Sigma 2 Anser

  • eebombeebomb  577WRX Points: 115Members Posts: 577 Golden Tee
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    Upgraded or from M2 (cracked head) toM6 and looking for an M2 head as it was better for me. M6 a touch more forgiving but M2 is longer and spins less. Just flat bombs where as m6 gets a little high spiny. I will say m6 is 10. 5 a d M2 was 9.5 but dialed m6 down a notch and still got similar results

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  • SJP1SJP1  562WRX Points: 85Handicap: 3.9Members Posts: 562 Golden Tee
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    I'm going to game my 2016 M2 until the face cracks.
    Personally find it to be plenty forgiving, if it goes THAT bad I know it's me and no driver is going to prevent that. It delivers numbers as good as anything released in the three years since it came out.
    I prefer the look of the M3 and M4 behind the ball, but the difference for me is the sound/feel - for my ear, NOTHING released since the '16 M2 sounds as deep and solid, and therefore nothing feels as good. The newer Callaway's and TaylorMade's sound louder and more shrill/metallic. You might like that though.
    I was actually late to the '16 M2, been gaming it for about a year. I just invested in a Tour AD IZ for it. My '16 M2 is going nowhere.

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    Ping G410 LST 9*, Tour AD-IZ 6s
    TaylorMade M3, 15*, AD-DI 7s
    Titleist 818, 19*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 818, 23*, AD-DI 85s
    Titleist 716 T-MB, 5-PW, AMT S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 50*, S300
    Vokey WedgeWorks K, 54*, S300
    Vokey SM7 Raw, 58K, S300
    Odyssey O-Works 3T

  • Whit1969Whit1969  1065WRX Points: 134Members Posts: 1,065 Platinum Tees
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    I can’t believe the prices on eBay for the 2016 M2! Never seen an old TM driver selling for prices that high.

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    Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Hzrdus Smoke 70
    Callaway Rogue 3 wood PX Evenflow Blue 75
    Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW PX LZ 5.5
    Vokey SM6  54, 58
    Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2 

  • RodCRodC  373WRX Points: 38Handicap: 12Members Posts: 373 Greens
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    I changed it for the G400, which is the best driver I’ve ever had.

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    Ping G400 Alta CB, X Shaft
    TM 2016 M2 3 Wood / Callaway EFSZ 3 wood 
    TM SLDR 4 & 5 Hybrid
    5-PW Mizuno MP-18SC - Steelfiber i95 (since Nov 17) - on the bag
    5-PW TM P-790 Modus 3 105 Stiff (since March 18) - on the bench
    4-PW Mizuno MP-20MMC KBS$ Stiff - since dec 19) - in transit 
    Cleveland RX2 50/08
    CBX 54º Wedge, CBX 58º Wedge.
    SM6 54º & 60º on the bag

    carbon-putters-revolver.png Carbon Ringo Putter
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  • shakeyshakey OvenWRX 1  5833WRX Points: 349Handicap: 4Members Posts: 5,833 Titanium Tees
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    I upgraded from the 16 M2 to the new M6 and have regretted it. M6 didn’t have enough spin and just didn’t get the carry I did with the M2.

    I now have the G410 Plus and have been pretty happy with it so far.

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    Ping G410 Plus 10.5 w/Tensei Orange 60 S
    Ping G410 3(14.5) w/Diamana Ahina 70 S
    NIKE VR Pro II Hybrid 3 (21) w/PX Graphite 5.5
    Ping i E1 3-PW w/CFS Distance Stiff

    Ping Glide 3.0 52SS and 58SS w/DGS300
    Ping Vault 2.0 Dale Anser

    TM TP5 Pix
  • manima1manima1 Chicago 763WRX Points: 132Handicap: 9.8Members Posts: 763 Golden Tee
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    I'm currently bagging the M5 with my 16M2 8.5 TI head on the sidelines. Distance wise, nothing is going to beat the 16M2 on the purest strikes. It's as long as anything I've ever gamed or probably ever will.

    I do find the M5 to be more forgiving and the adjustability really allows you to dial things in. Sound and feel is also an upgrade with the M5.

    Bottom line- I'd still be happy gaming my M2 but considering I got the M5 for free with the 150% trade-in promo, I'll continue to game the M5.

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    M5 9.0->7.5 - Kuro Kage Dual Core 80tx 
    '16 M2HL 16.8 tour issued deep faced - Fujikura 8.3 TS
    zU45 18 degree - S400
    z745 4-PW - S400
    SM6 50.08F - S400 Steel Gray
    SM7 54.10S - S400 Raw
    TM Hi-Toe 60.12ATV - S400 Black
    TM Spider X - Navy
  • gvogelgvogel  8110WRX Points: 1,090Members Posts: 8,110 Titanium Tees
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    I have a 2016 M2 10.5*, regular shaft - just like the OP. I get the same distance from that as my G25, and both of those are a little longer than my G400. I think that it is shaft dependent in the G25, because my G25 (9*, but played in + position) regular shaft frequencies firmer than the other regular shafts that I tried when I bought it. I got lucky with that shaft. The 2016 M2 is a little easier for me to play right to left, so I play it from time to time. I almost gave it to a friend, but I'm glad I didn't, as i had a nice driving day with it last fall.

    I will be trying a G410 at some point this summer. You never know where you can find a unicorn.

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  • ObiwanForAllObiwanForAll  85WRX Points: 56Handicap: 7.4Members Posts: 85 Fairways
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    I went from 2016 M2 to 2017 M2 to M4 back to 2016 M2. It's an awesome club. That said, I'm in love with the M5. Sounds better than M6 to me. I've struggled to play a cut shot but this one does it. I've never had better control with a driver. It's paired with a 130 Rogue White thanks to TollBros. I'm sure the 2016 M2 could compete in distance but the forgiveness, adjustability, and feel of the M5 is the best driver I've ever hit.

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    Driver - TM M5 - Fujikura Ventus 6X
    3-Wood - TM M5 - UST Lin-Q Purple 75X
    2 Iron - TM GAPR Pro - KBS Prototype Tour 85X
    4-AW - TM P790 - KBS $-Taper 125 S+ 
    Wedges - (54/58) TM MG2 Black - KBS 610 125 X
    Putter - TM Spider X - Breakthrough Stability Shaft  
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13332WRX Points: 2,205Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,332 Titanium Tees
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    I have a '16 m2, pure distance impossible to beat
    Now for straightness and long drives I have found the '16 GBB to be better. Also my gamer is a G400 LST ... super straight and not prone to the bigger misses the m2 sometimes delivers. I prefer the smaller footprints of the above 2 drivers. When I go from the LST to the M2 .. the m2 looks MASSIVE to the point it is offputting

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    Ping G400 LST 11* Blueboard Matte 53x
    Ping G400 3w 15.1* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway GBB 5w 18* Aldila NVS Pink 85x 
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* GD Tour AD DI 95x
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* GD Tour AD DI 105x
    Mizuno 919T 6 - GW UST 95 Recoil f4 
    Ping Glide SS 54* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Ping Glide ES 59* wrx UST 110 Recoil f4
    Callaway PM grind 64* UST 110 Recoil f4
    Piretti Matera Elite 

    '19 Index 0.9 ~ 3.7
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  • BookerBooker  798WRX Points: 98Members Posts: 798 Golden Tee
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    Its a bomber of a head, best feeling of all of the M series heads. I would be gaming it if I could track down an 8.5 head. I have a retail and t.i. 10.5 with 70tx pro orange and they launch a little high even turned down 2 degrees. Nothing is going to produce better ballspeed than this head. My superfast long hosel gives me a better flight and is only 1-2mph less ballspeed, spin rates are lower with the superfast. The 16m2 is One of the best units ever made.

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  • PlayfromtheBrainPlayfromtheBrain  204WRX Points: 91Members Posts: 204 Fairways
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    I want to love it because the distance and accuracy is there, but the feel is just so "bleh" to me. Even with the AD DI. Can't put my finger on it. Maybe I could post a sound bite of the sound I make every time after I hit it. Went back to 910 D3 for now. Might be losing a couple yards but I've got to have a good feeling driver. Distance isn't everything to me.

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  • jsmil4901jsmil4901  195WRX Points: 82Members Posts: 195 Fairways
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    Thanks for the replies. My current M2 shaft is the stock R that I cut down a few inches. I think I will get another shaft and try it because it sounds like the responses are confirming that the M2 is still a great driver. I did go to a shop the other day and tried a Ping G410, Callaway epic and an M6. I still feel that my M2 feels much better than any of them. Now to try and figure out a new shaft. I imagine that it will be strictly guesswork. I don't know of any place to try new shafts in my current driver.

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    Taylormade M2 driver 10.5 R-flex stock shaft.
    Taylormade M2 3 wood R-flex stock shaft.
    Tour Edge Exotic EX9 hybrids, 2 and 5 Recoil R-flex shaft.
    Callaway CF 16 irons 5-AW Recoil Stiff shafts.
    Titleist Vokey 54 and 58 wedges
    Scotty Cameron 34" Newport
  • Whit1969Whit1969  1065WRX Points: 134Members Posts: 1,065 Platinum Tees
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    Any of the big box stores like Golf Galaxy should have plenty of shafts to try. Once you figure out what profile of shaft you need, then you can find several with the same profiles to try with your M2.

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    Taylormade 2016 M2 PX Hzrdus Smoke 70
    Callaway Rogue 3 wood PX Evenflow Blue 75
    Titleist 915H 2 Hybrid Diamana S+ 70
    Mizuno JPX 900 Forged 4-GW PX LZ 5.5
    Vokey SM6  54, 58
    Ping Scottsdale TR Anser 2 

  • TheFlyingWASPTheFlyingWASP  1056WRX Points: 88Handicap: 8.3Members Posts: 1,056 Bunkers
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    Love the 2016 M2... in my opinion it was far better than the 2017 M2... I hated the M3... M4 was just okay... also tried the G400... like OG M2 better than all of the above. Probably TMs best driver ever in my opinion. I'm currently in the honeymoon phase w my F9, but M2 isn't going anywhere. Love that driver.

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    •Ping G400 Max 10.5* Driver (Stiff)
    •Ping 2014 Rapture 13* Fairway Wood (Stiff)
    •Ping G410 16* Fairway Wood (Stiff)
    •Ping G410 19* Hybrid (Stiff)
    Ping G700 Irons (5-PW) (Stiff)
    •Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedges (50* SS / 54* ES / 58* TS)
    Ping Dale Anser Vault 2.0 Copper Putter
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  • Edward_MajorwinEdward_Majorwin British Columbia 263WRX Points: 270Handicap: 13Members Posts: 263 Greens
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    Just re-shafted (Proforce V2 Black 6F4) my '16 M2 and putting it back in the bag for a round tomorrow to see how it feels.
    Haven't hit this club in over a year so I'm excited!

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    Right-handed Canadian golfer swinging left
    Ping G410 Plus 10.5
    Ping G410 3H
    Titleist AP2 718 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey SM6 52 & SM7 56 degree, Callaway Mack Daddy2 60 degree
    Odyssey Stroke Lab ONE
    Ball: Callaway Supersoft (yellow)
    Tees: Wood
    Currently suffering Off Seasonal Golf Deficiency Disorder

  • KevinnzKevinnz  389WRX Points: 90Members Posts: 389 Greens
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    Thought i'd never change my 17 M2, now playing the M4 tour issue and havent lost a ball since.

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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2439WRX Points: 493Handicap: 3Members Posts: 2,439 Platinum Tees
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    This driver for me has been as good as anything, and my longest drives these days never seem to eclipse my previous driver, although avg is up. M2 is just working great, staying with it.

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    Titleist 915D2 10.5*, Fujikura Pro 70X 43.5"
    Ping G SFT 16*, Matrix 8Q3-X 41.5"
    Ping OG Rapture 2-U, DG XP - R300
    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400
    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

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  • jsnjsn  23WRX Points: 32Handicap: 12Members Posts: 23 Bunkers
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    Still holding onto my 16 M2 (Rogue black shaft) as well. Picked up a G400 Max last year but it couldn't kick the M2 out.
    I picked up an F9 (HZRDUS Smoke shaft) this year and my miss is much more playable with little loss in ball speed / distance.. so for now it's staying in the bag. Echoing others though, when you hit the M2 dead nuts nothing is going to beat it.

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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston Area 1494WRX Points: 357Members Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
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    The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

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    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJ 8097WRX Points: 1,344Handicap: +1.6 (1194646)Members Posts: 8,097 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @fillwelix said:

    The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

    haven't seen you in a bit - (got nothing to add to the thread lol) just wanted to say hey man, hope all is well!

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    Epic Flash SZ / 9* (set D/S) / Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 6X tipped 1.50"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

    Testing the Aldila RIP-X 65TX driver shaft

  • M4TTM4TT England 1503WRX Points: 302Handicap: 6Members Posts: 1,503 Platinum Tees
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    Sold my F8 and got one of these on route and have an RIP x stiff to put in it, I am excited after reading all the love for this model.

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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston Area 1494WRX Points: 357Members Posts: 1,494 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @gioguy21 said:

    On -, @fillwelix said:

    The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

    haven't seen you in a bit - (got nothing to add to the thread lol) just wanted to say hey man, hope all is well!

    Hope all's well with you too man! Moved up to Boston last fall, let me know if you're up in this neck of the woods some time!

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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJ 8097WRX Points: 1,344Handicap: +1.6 (1194646)Members Posts: 8,097 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @fillwelix said:

    On -, @gioguy21 said:

    On -, @fillwelix said:

    The only thing that has challenged my 2016 M2 is the ST180 (and the 190 now). Still go back and forth depending on how I feel though

    haven't seen you in a bit - (got nothing to add to the thread lol) just wanted to say hey man, hope all is well!

    Hope all's well with you too man! Moved up to Boston last fall, let me know if you're up in this neck of the woods some time!

    will do - likewise!

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    Epic Flash SZ / 9* (set D/S) / Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 6X tipped 1.50"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    Epic CF17 3i / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

    Testing the Aldila RIP-X 65TX driver shaft

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