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Wouldn't mind one of OP's esp. the MP.  Same for Sonartec, VR Pro Ltd, Adams, TEE CB-...  Mine isn't as old, and it's not the elusive 915Fd 5W that JT bags, but it might be my favorite club in the bag:

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D1 Adams XTD, NL60TX D2 Titleist TS2, D+72X 5W Titleist 915F, D+80X

3I Srixon Z 545 6I TM Sim2 Max OS 6I-PW MP-54, C Taper Lite X

GW Nike VPC, Tour V X 54, 60 Cleveland CBX, DG S300 Cure CX3

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12 hours ago, pdouble23 said:

Some have already been mentioned.  Could game any of these and be happy. 
 

07 burner TP

x hot pro

i20

vr pro ltd

Is the 07 TP the one with the graphic on the crown and then the TP logo on the toe? I was just looking at those on the bay and was thinking of picking some up for fun and comparing them to my V-Steels.

Driver:  (9) Taylormade SIM Graphite Design YS-6 X (Tipped 1.5", playing @45")

3-Wood: (13) Taylormade V-Steel T/S Graphite Design YS-6 S

5-Wood: (18) Taylormade V-Steel 5 Graphite Design YS-8.1 TX

Hybrid: (21) Callaway RAZR Tour 3 True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

Irons: (5-P) PXG 0311P Gen 2 Nippon Modus3 125 X

Gap: ???

Sand: (54-12 Full) Cleveland RTX Zip Core Nippon Modus3 130 S

Lob: (58-12 D) Vokey SM8 True Temper Dynamic Gold Wedge
Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten Broomstick 45"

Ball: ProV1, Snell MTB Black, et al 

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10 hours ago, ChipNRun said:

Caution on RBZ fairway woods.

 

The original RBZ (green trim) had a stock 48-gram shaft, and was a bit too light. About every third hit turned left hard.

 

For original green, make sure you like the shaft. The original RBZ Tour had a heavier shaft.

 

image.png.d5c747f77a60113997310e613d5bb8dc.pngThe RBZ Stage 2 (gold trim) was a much better club, had a somewhat shallower head and launched better. Also the base Stage 2 (non-Tour) came with a more stable 60-gram shaft.

 

The RBZ State 2 3W/HL (17*) is in my backup bag.

 

 

After going on the WRX Rocketbladez trip I ordered one of these in 3 and 5 wood. I was perfectly content with my Exotics CB2's, until I hit these at the Tiburon range. I didn't really mind the white heads but the graphics kinda put me off so I sent them to Continental Golf to have them painted black. After getting them back, I have never hit a better fairway from the deck or tee. One day I was playing with Mr. Jerry Taylor (the Taylor in Taylor-Made) @ Gaylord and he told me, "you need to hit that 3WD instead of driver more-often and keep it in sight where no one else can get it."  I had it in the bag for exactly 18 months before my son talked me out of it, the 5WD, and the RocketBladez irons. But IMHO, these are the best fairways from Taylor-Made since the V-Steel and in all honesty, performed (for me) the best.

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TaylorMade JDM SLDR TP 430 10*           Diamana X17 60X

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15*                           Diamana X17 70X

Bridgestone J33 AirMuscle 18*                 Velyx Rome Wildeye 988X
MIURA TC-201   4-6                                  MCI MMT-105TX

MIURA MB-101  7-P                                   MCI MMT-125TX
Chikara V1 Prototype  52, 57, 60                MCI MMT-125TX (8-iron)

Cameron 009 1.5 34/350 Beached Prototype (A010656)

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I've said this in many threads but I believe the TM V-Steel is the finest fairway ever made. Looks, sits, feels, and sounds perfect.

 

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Driver: Adams 9088 UL

Fairways: TM V-Steel 4w and 7w

Hybrids: Nickent 3DX 23° 4h

Irons: Maltby TE Forged 5-gw

Wedge: Acer XB Satin 54° and 60°

Putter: Tiger Shark Great White GW-3

 

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On 2/6/2021 at 2:56 PM, azgreg said:

 I believe the TM V-Steel is the finest fairway ever made. Looks, sits, feels, and sounds perfect.

 

True.  I also think that the Warbirds and original Steelheads stand the test of time.

 

Edit: I'm bagging GBB Hawk Eyes now and think they're even better than the two mentioned above...

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Drivers Callaway MAVRIK MAX (10.5*)//X460 (10*)

Woods Callaway MAVRIK MAX//GBB Hawk Eye (3/5/7)

Irons PING ie1 (5-UW)//Eye2 PAT PENDING//ISI-S (4-PW)

Wedges PING Eye2 XG (SW/LW)//Eye2 (LW)

Putters PING Anser X//Darby//Piper (variants)

Bags Bag Boy Chiller Hybrid//Datrek Go Lite Hybrid

Cart Clicgear 3.5+

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I purchased a ping g20wood a few days ago off eBay for $40. Took it the dicks today to have a new grip put on it but while I was there before I had the grip put on I saw they had a demo Taylor made sim max three wood so I thought I would hit it and compare it against the G20.

I was very surprised to see that I was hitting the G20 10-yards further than the Sim Max. Just goes to show you that newer is not always better

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Cobra Speedzone 
Cobra Speedzone 3 wood
Cobra TWS hybrid 20* & 23*

Sub 70 799 5-PW

Cleveland CG14 52.56.60

Cleveland Smart Square putter

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Played 9 today with a guy who had G15 driver and tm200 3 wood.Im swapping in out 5/18 vsteel and 7/20 vsteel.Just bought a 915F,3 wood,nice.

2020 18 July mid winterNZ
Ping Rapture 2006 10.5
Nike VrS 3wood
Callaway Razr Edge5 wood

MP100=33 9876 5/mp63
54     RTX2
60     RTX2
ProPlatinum NewportTwo
2002 325gram +8.NewGrip
Dont hesitate to buy one!






 

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On 9/20/2020 at 7:45 AM, moogolfer said:

If you come across one of these fairways give them a try: R7 TP, Cleveland Launcher Comp and Mizuno MP Titanium. The most recently released club is the Mizuno at 10 years ago with the other two around 15 years ago which helps make them inexpensive. 
 

All 3 have titanium construction in varying degrees, and all 3 have great distance. I say this not as they have good distance for old clubs, but have distance comparable to anything you’ll find today. Every now and then you’ll find an RBZ, 2016 M2, 917 or SIM that flys as far as your driver, true, but give one of these old boys a try some time. 
 

 

 

 

I owned and used all 3 and I agree with you.  Another excellent old fairway wood I used was the Bridgestone J33 18* wood.

 

 

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Honma TR 20 460 10.5* Driver

Honma TR 21 16.5* 4 Wood

Honma TR 21 Hybrid 21*

Honma TW-X 5-11 Irons

Miura Tour Milled 52/10 and 58/10 Wedges

Slighter Seattle Putter

 

 

 

 

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So recently I’ve been looking for a new 3 wood, or a 4 wood. I recently sold my SIM Max because I didn’t have confidence in it and it just sat in the bag. I was at the golf dome with a couple of buddys and one of them brought a couple older three woods for me to try while I wait for warmer weather to get fit for a new one. After hitting the Ping G SF Tec 16° I think I’m going to permanently borrow that club from him. Super easy to hit and went as far as I needed it too.

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Titleist TSi3 10° w Tensei white 65X

Taylormade SIM 14° w/ VA shafts Vylyn
Titleist U500 2,4, T100 5-6, 620mb 7-pw 
Vokey 50f,54S,60L

Bettinardi Hexperimental soft carbon QB10
Titleist prov1x
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3 hours ago, Eagleman said:

So recently I’ve been looking for a new 3 wood, or a 4 wood. I recently sold my SIM Max because I didn’t have confidence in it and it just sat in the bag. I was at the golf dome with a couple of buddys and one of them brought a couple older three woods for me to try while I wait for warmer weather to get fit for a new one. After hitting the Ping G SF Tec 16° I think I’m going to permanently borrow that club from him. Super easy to hit and went as far as I needed it too.


Thanks for making us all accessories in your upcoming theft. 😆

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Taylormade SIM 10.5* Diamana X'17 70TX || Taylormade SIM 9* Diamana X'17 70X
Taylormade SIM Ti V2 15* Diamana DF 80TX || Taylormade SIM Ti 15* Kuro Kage DCXM 80TX
Taylormade M5 19* Tensei Pro White 90TX || TItleist 915FD 18* Fujikura Motore VC 9.2 Tour Spec X 
Srixon ZX Utility 20* HZRDUS Red 105 6.5 || Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid  
Bridgestone J40 DPC 4i-7i 23*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0

Taylormade Milled Grind Raw 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Taylormade Spider X Navy Slant

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On 2/6/2021 at 9:28 AM, af592 said:

Taylormade 2016 M2 Deepface. From the tee and fairway this thing is a beast!

By far the best fairway I've played. Both the 16.5 and 13degree are awesome.  Very long, incredible ball speeds off these heads. My biggest fear is its going to crack, they are getting harder and harder to find. 

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Some clubs have truly stood the test of time with their performance. I have had these Callaway's in the bag since the late 1990's. I firmly believe it is the Hawk Eye UL Firm Flex shafts that have made these clubs as good as they are. They perfectly match my swing speed to a tee. Over the years I have bought a few different fairway woods but have not yet found a club to match the peformance of the Hawkeye's. Two months ago I picked up some new Adams Golf Tight Lies 3 & 5 woods. We'll see how they work for me.

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Adams LS.  Still using it.  As long as anything. 

 

Just got a JDM Mizuno Metal Ti.  It looks like a cross between the MP Ti and the 650.  Looking forward to seeing how it goes.  It looks absolutely beautiful!

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Adams 9064LS 8.5*/ Aldila CINNAMON 65-X
Mizuno MP Metal Ti (JDM) 18*/ Blueboard ION 83x

Callaway X Forged UT/ TI S400   OR
Adams Red 20*/ AxivRed 104x
MP64 4-7/ MP4 8-PW (6-PW 1*weak)/ DG X7
Cleveland RTX4 50,56,60/ Tour Raw S400
Scotty Cameron Newport 2, 34" Custom Shop Blue Paint and Jackpot Johnny Cover
Tour Issue Drizzle Stick (In case it rains).
All riding on a blue Clicgear 3.5+
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8 hours ago, driverwedge said:

Adams LS.  Still using it.  As long as anything. 

 

Just got a JDM Mizuno Metal Ti.  It looks like a cross between the MP Ti and the 650.  Looking forward to seeing how it goes.  It looks absolutely beautiful!

mizuno mp metal TI is it? i have one of those 5 wood with white board shaft in it

deep face, i have trouble hitting it off the deck, but off the tee it went almost as far as my driver

 

diablo edge tour and R7 TP 3 woods are still in my bag

R9 TP is my oldest 5 wood i have, been going strong for 10 years now

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This classic small head FW was very good. Size of many modern hybrids. TM Burner Tour Raylor.

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0317 Gen1 17* & 0317X Gen2 19* (MMT 80S)

0311 Gen1 4-5 & 0311P Gen2 6-PW (SteelFiber i95S)

RTX4 Raw 52* (TI S400); OG PM Grind 58* (KBS); HiToe 64* (HiRev 2.0)
SC Red X2 / WHP 7CS

Tour B X / Chrome Soft X / TP5x / Volvik S4

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Back end of last season I have struggled with my Nike Vapor Fly 3 Wood so one morning while my mum and dad was out they nipped into a local charity shop (Thrift) and picked this up for me to try. 

 

Its as you can see is a Wilson Staff Fwc 15* 3-Wood with original Nanotech graphite shaft. (With Headcover) and it has helped but I might need to take it with me to the range when I can finally get to it after the UK lockdown has been lifted and the snow has gone. 

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On 2/7/2021 at 5:29 PM, 14max said:

True.  I also think that the Warbirds and original Steelheads stand the test of time...

The Warbird 3W is my candidate for the best off-the-tee fairway wood of all time. I picked one up at a thrift shop 2 years ago for 5 bucks and would throw it in the bag for fun from time to time. On some swings, it was competitive with my R15 driver. 

 

I sold it on to a guy at my course who needed it to fill out his bag from his youth, with Warbird Driver-3-5-Heaven (and a Tuttle putter). I figured he needed it more than I did.

 

 

I use Wilson Fybrid fairways from 2008. Easy to hit as you could ever want, and I could watch Padraig Harrington hit that 5w at the British on endless repeat knowing I have that model in my bag.

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On 2/10/2021 at 12:13 AM, pgoi said:

mizuno mp metal TI is it? i have one of those 5 wood with white board shaft in it

deep face, i have trouble hitting it off the deck, but off the tee it went almost as far as my driver

 

diablo edge tour and R7 TP 3 woods are still in my bag

R9 TP is my oldest 5 wood i have, been going strong for 10 years now

It looks so classic at address.

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Adams 9064LS 8.5*/ Aldila CINNAMON 65-X
Mizuno MP Metal Ti (JDM) 18*/ Blueboard ION 83x

Callaway X Forged UT/ TI S400   OR
Adams Red 20*/ AxivRed 104x
MP64 4-7/ MP4 8-PW (6-PW 1*weak)/ DG X7
Cleveland RTX4 50,56,60/ Tour Raw S400
Scotty Cameron Newport 2, 34" Custom Shop Blue Paint and Jackpot Johnny Cover
Tour Issue Drizzle Stick (In case it rains).
All riding on a blue Clicgear 3.5+
WITB Link

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RBZ Stage 2.  Exotics CB2.  

LH Cobra King F9, Project X HZRDUS Black 65 6.5

LH TaylorMade M2 3 woodFujikura Rombax P95 X

LH Callaway Mavrik 3H 18* hybrid, Fujikura Ventus Black HB TX

LH TaylorMade GAPR Mid 4, Mitsubishi Diamana Thump X

LH Parsons PXG 0311P Gen2 5 Iron-PW, GW, Project X LZ 6.5

LH Callaway JAWS MD5 & PM ‘19 Grind, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

LH Odyssey Metal X Milled #7 or Betttinardi BB8

 

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On 2/7/2021 at 6:23 PM, jswjr said:

I purchased a ping g20wood a few days ago off eBay for $40. Took it the dicks today to have a new grip put on it but while I was there before I had the grip put on I saw they had a demo Taylor made sim max three wood so I thought I would hit it and compare it against the G20.

I was very surprised to see that I was hitting the G20 10-yards further than the Sim Max. Just goes to show you that newer is not always better

 

I regret selling my G20 4-wood years ago.  It was such a good club.  I have a 5 wood with the lolft turned down, but it's never been as magical as the G20.

 

 

PING G410 10.5*
Cleveland 18* Hy-Wood
PING G410 22* Hybrid

Srixon ZX5 5-PW

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 48*

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 52*
Cleveland CBX Zipcore 56*

Cleveland Black Satin CBX 2 60*

Cleveland Frontline Elevado
Titleist Tour Speed

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