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  1. About 6 yds between 5i and 23d and about 25 yds between 23d and 5W.
  2. Hi, My longest iron is a 5i Mizuno JPX919f with a PX LZ 115g shaft. 25 degrees of loft. I also game a Mavrik Max 5 Wood with 18 degrees of loft. With 7 degrees of loft gap between these two, I am wondering what club to add. Right now, I have a Srixon U85 23* with PX LZ 110g. I like the look and feel compared to a hybrid, but it's hardly longer than my 5i with 25*. No big surprise considering the loft. I also feel it is a bit hard to accelerate for me. I was thninking to bend the utility to 21 degrees and probably switch to a lighter (graphite) shaft to add some distance. Or should I look at something else? What do you think? Thanks SD
  3. Interesting. The Mavrik Max didn't work as well for me. Too much draw bias and lower smash factor. Is the Epic Max different?
  4. I agree that stock must not be bad as long as it is a quality shaft. After all, it was chosen by the manufacturer with the particular head and the typical player in mind. By the way, I believe the stock weight is 50 whereas we ended up with the 60.
  5. For me, the Mavrik worked better than the Epic Speed. Different stock shafts though.
  6. Hi, I am back from a driver fitting. I swing it about 90 mph and my typical miss is a pull-hook. Tried Sim2, Radspeed XB, Epic Speed, Mavrik and Mavrik Max with a couple of different shafts. I was exhausted after that, so no more options tested. Best numbers came from the standard Mavrik with a Riptide 60 5.5. I was not swinging it the fastest, but the average smash factor was the highest and no draw/hook bias. I was a bit surpised it worked better than the new Epic Speed. Now I am wondering wether I should just go for it or if it might be wortwhile to check out more options such as G425, TSi2 etc. Would you expect major gains after the initial fitting? Any guidance highly appreciated, thanks! SD
  7. Hi, After years without a fairway wood in my bag, I tried the Mavrik Max 5 and liked it a lot. It it looked meaty, square and flat behind the ball, which inspired my confidence. Thank god the orange was hardly visible at adress. Is the Mavrik Max the only bigger and flatter wood around? How does the SIM Max compare? Would love to see side by side pictures. Thanks SD
  8. No issues with traction here. Although called spikeless, there are plenty of rubber spikes.
  9. Sorry to see this new line looks as ugly as ever to me. The Crossover has improved a bit though.
  10. Hi, I normally play lower profile, spikeless shoes in the summer (Puma Ignite PWRSport). Love them. Now that it's getting nastier outside, I've switched to more bulky and heavier leather Adipure golf shoes with soft spikes. They are comfy, but whenever I wear them, I play poorly compared to the summer shoe. What I can say is in the Pumas I feel "closer to the ground" and better connected to it. Is this just between my ears or have you made similar ecperiences? Thanks SD
  11. I've played F8 OL for two seasons. No big difference in scoring. A fitting showed I lack the speed to take advantage of long irons and hybrids if they are 7i length only with low lofts. Moved back to traditional this season and scoring has improved. Hitting long irons much better (higher and longer), while short irons and wedges took a bit to get used to again. Even if you go 4-PW in one length, you still will have 50% of your bag in variable length with the need to adjust. Maybe better to have a smooth transition from top end to low end of the bag? Also, do you really want to swing a 4i the same as your PW? The corresponding shots required are likely to be very different. My bottom line is don't expect miracles. They might help you or not. I actually think they'll work best for good players with a lot of speed, but those are the ones who don't really need them for consistency's sake. SD
  12. Every 3-4 years, I feel my swing has changed and will go see a fitter to try some of the new stuff out. Meanwhile, I feel pretty confident and rather go for lessons.
  13. Best I've hit: Wilson D7 Worst I've heard: Hibore Monster XXL or whatever it was called - my ears still bleed
  14. Hi, I am planning to add 0.5 inch to a standard Srixon iron and cut 0.5 inch off a Ping wedge which is now +1.0. Will this make a big difference other than length? Especially, if ordered custom, would these makers use different head weights or only cut the shaft to spec? Thanks SD
  15. I got my Srixon Z U85 with a PX LZ 110 shaft in the meantime and first range-impressions are excellent! Sits square like an iron, no bulge and roll, feels and sounds fine and launch is no issue. Doesn't want to go left. Regarding the Fli Hi's, I just can't get over their looks.
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