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Long story short I need a new 3 wood. Something that I can hit off the deck w max carry. The course I play most has long par 5s and I need something to get me as far down the fairway as possible on my second shot. I am not a high ball hitter but I can spin it alot sometimes. I also tend to miss left so nothing that hooks. Looking for suggestions......

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Since I don't know your swing much....and going just by ballspeeds... I've tested just about every new 3wood in the last 3-4 years... and for pure ball speeds......

 

Cobra LTD

Rogue SZ

M3

 

...produce the fastest ball speeds. The sleeve of the M3/LTD would allow you to tweak launch conditions.

 

edit: ballspeeds validated on my GC2/HMT.

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Callaway rogues are by far the longest

Cobra F9 Speedback 9.................................Mitsubishi PO 70 TX
Tour Edge CBX 13.5.......................................Rombax P95 X
Tour Edge CBX 18..........................................Rombax P95 X
Mizuno MP-18 FliHi 4,5................................DGTIX100
Mizuno MP-25 6-9........................................DGTIX100
Callaway MD Forged 46, 50, 56, 60........DGTIS400
Scotty Cameron 5.5M...................................Grip Master

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Try the following:

 

Taylor Made M2 original version

Taylor Made Aero Burner (shaft needs to be spec'd as the stock was a whip or grab the TP version with the Matrix S shaft)

Callaway Rogue

Mizuno ST180

 

These clubs were in my bag several times but they worked out to be too long in my gapping scheme...so much so, when I was in-between drivers, I actually only bagged one of the above instead of a driver for several weeks of playing.

 

 

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Rogue SZ

M3

G400 Stretch

Maybe F8+

D - Taylormade SIM Max 9* @9.75*| Ventus Black 6x

3w - Taylormade Sim Ti 15* @16.5*| Fujikura Pro 2.0 TS 8x

5w - Cobra SZ 18.5* @20* | Accra FX2.0 380 M5

4h - 818 H2 | Ventus Blue 10x

Irons - Wilson V6 | Modus 120x or Cobra Forged Tec | X100 AMT

W - SM8 54/12 & 58/8 @59* | S400 Ti

P - Compass Golf Co. Atwood (Newport 2 Timeless Tri sole clone)

Ball - ProV1x

 

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Was the EX10 Beta your last 3 wood?

 

Tour Edge, Maybe CBX 16.5, or try the new EXS in a 15?

TEE EXS 220 10.5* - Testing continues - Accra TZ6 55M4 at 44.5”
TEE XCG7B 2h 17* -Aldila Tour Blue 85 
TEE XCG7B 4h 22* Aldila Rogue Blk85
TEE XCG7B 5h 25*- Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length Multiple sets with different shafts 
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56/60 Wishon Smooth steel Stiff
SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

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I hit my Rogue SZ 15* off the deck longer than any 3w I have ever played, longer than my Epic SZ 13.5.

 

I will eventually get a 13.5 Rogue SZ to try, may eliminate the need for driver.

GBB Ventus Black 6
F9 Tour 3w-Smoke 70
F9 Tour 5w-Smoke 70
F9 21* hybrid - ATMOS black 

F9 24* hybrid Hzrdus smoke 
Mavrik Pro 6-G Elevate 105
MD5 52-56
Toulon Portland Garage 
TM TP5X 
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Well Fred, the proper 3w for you depends on several things: What is your CHS? Are you comfortable playing a FW off the deck at your home course? Where do you play most? Do you like your FWs on the heavy or light side? Do you prefer an open, square or closed look at address? What distance do you hit your driver and what loft is it?

 

Awaiting your answers....

 

BT

 

Cobra LTD Pro 9.5° HZRDUS Blk 70 S @ 44.5"
Cobra LTD Black 14.5° Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 43"
Cobra F6 16.5° Aldila RIP Beta 80 S @ 41.5"
Mizuno MP5 4-PW - Aldila RIP Tour 115 R
Mizuno MP-T5 52, 56 & 60 - TT Wedge
Grips - Grip Master Master Perforated Midsize

Oddysey Stroke Lab V-Line Blk 33.5"
 

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I found Rogue SZ to be what you're looking for, although couldn't stand the chevron. Going to experiment with the G400 stretch.

Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero 9 Stiff Weight back Aldila Rogue White 60 S
Fairway Wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Aldila Rogue White 70 S
Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik 18, 20, 
Irons: Callaway Epic Forged Aerotech Steefiber 95
Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth AWT 50, 56, 60
Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab 10
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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You will laugh, BUT the “yardbirds” version of the aeroburner at 16.5 with 8 grams of hotmelt and a 3 wood length 757 low spin and I hit it a ton.

Driver- TC Epic 440 with Hzrdus T1100<br />3-Wood- 13 Degree Ping stretch with Ping Tour 75x<br />Hybrid- 915 with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85<br />Irons- ( 4-PW ) JPX 900 Forged with 110s Steelfibers - Wedges- Sm6 Vokey 48 bent 2 degrees strong - sm6 vokey raw 56 bent to 55 , 58 Raw Low Bounce K grind ( 110 Steelfibers in all wedges same length shafts )<br />Putter- Scotty Cameron Laguna 1.5 Studio Torch Finish that I did...

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Well Fred, the proper 3w for you depends on several things: What is your CHS? Are you comfortable playing a FW off the deck at your home course? Where do you play most? Do you like your FWs on the heavy or light side? Do you prefer an open, square or closed look at address? What distance do you hit your driver and what loft is it?

 

Awaiting your answers....

 

BT

Well Fred, the proper 3w for you depends on several things: What is your CHS? Are you comfortable playing a FW off the deck at your home course? Where do you play most? Do you like your FWs on the heavy or light side? Do you prefer an open, square or closed look at address? What distance do you hit your driver and what loft is it?

 

Awaiting your answers....

 

BT

Well Fred, the proper 3w for you depends on several things: What is your CHS? Are you comfortable playing a FW off the deck at your home course? Where do you play most? Do you like your FWs on the heavy or light side? Do you prefer an open, square or closed look at address? What distance do you hit your driver and what loft is it?

 

Awaiting your answers....

 

BT

 

Found this in Fred's WITB thread

 

WITB November 1, 2018

 

9* Ping G400 Max w VA Drago 55

16.5* Tour Edge Exotics EX10 Beta w Diamana Thump 75

20* Kasco KC103 w Diamana Thump 85

TEE EXS 220 10.5* - Testing continues - Accra TZ6 55M4 at 44.5”
TEE XCG7B 2h 17* -Aldila Tour Blue 85 
TEE XCG7B 4h 22* Aldila Rogue Blk85
TEE XCG7B 5h 25*- Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft
Wishon 560MC 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length Multiple sets with different shafts 
Vokey SM4 52-08F S200
Wishon HM wedges 56/60 Wishon Smooth steel Stiff
SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0

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Long story short I need a new 3 wood. Something that I can hit off the deck w max carry. The course I play most has long par 5s and I need something to get me as far down the fairway as possible on my second shot. I am not a high ball hitter but I can spin it alot sometimes. I also tend to miss left so nothing that hooks. Looking for suggestions......

Sounds very similar to me. I spin a ton and do not want to miss left. I was trying everything this year to replace my M2 2016. I just haven't been getting along as of late.

 

Got a few different options, g400 (stretch and 14.5), rogue, F7, and a few others. Bought a Tour Edge CBX on a whim trying to get something long from the tee. I got a 13.5 and I was blown away. No lefts, spin stays down, and I actually launch it easier than the M2 in a 16.5. It takes off of the face like a rocket and is almost as long as my driver. I liked it so much I bought another head for shaft testing. Really great shape too.

 

Never really got into the TEE stuff, just not really much around me to test. This one got my attention and it is really a solid club. I will be testing a few shafts then unloading the second head. I would say take a look at least. It was definitely longer than anything else for me. And know that it's really easy to launch, so don't let the 13.5* scare you

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Taylormade M2 2016 or M4. Choose the shallow head, 15 degree. That will be the longest fairway off the deck you've ever hit.

 

Reg M4 or tour M4 head? I’ve been looking at the M4 tour 15* and pairing it with the evenflow black 75 6.5

Driver: TaylorMade SIM MAX (10.5 degrees - set to 9.75 and 1.5 degrees open)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 White 70 TX (at 45" and tipped 1")

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 Black 70 TX (at 43" and tipped 1")

UDI: *** Under Construction ***

Irons: TaylorMade P-7MC 4-PW (1 degree upright)

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Rack (Raw) 52.10, 56.12 & 60.12

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Wedge 125

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (at 34")

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