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new kool aid??? I think so!
Okay...here's the skinny.

The driver is frickin' awesome. I had it sent with an Aldila 65X NV; ONLY because it was the only X flex they had. I had them send me an 8* head and hand pick and open one. Yes, it's is very square to slightly open but not 2*. Interestingly, I have their literature for '06 and the specs are slightly different from the website. In the lit, they claim the 8* is 1* open, the 9* is square and the 10* is 1* closed. The 8* is perfect for me. Set up is REAL good.

So, here's what I did. I hit a handful of balls with the NV still in it and I gotta tell ya, the whole face is a frickin' sweet spot. Next, no matter where on the face you hit it, it goes DEAD STRAIGHT. Now, the tinkerer that I am, I decided, what the hell, and I yanked the shaft and threw in a FUJI SIX Tour Spec and holy sh!t, the thing has to be illegal. The ball explodes off the clubface and is so far gone, so quick, it's crazy. This thing is simply ridiculous. Hell, you guys be the judge yourselves. The best part is....with the SIX, I raise the flight slightly and reduced the overall weight so that I could load the toe with lead tape and produce a HIFADE machine.

I'm tellin' ya, it's good. If people give this bad boy a chance, this driver, as a tremendous follow up to the already great Exotics FW's, will raise Tour Edge to the next level. I believe it's that good. Hell, if I didn't have my own company, I'd beg them for a job....I believe in it that much.

Now, to answer any questions on why I'm not still using the 3 wood.....McCord gave me a tour r7 FW and I love it. I can't hit it as far as my Exotics but I just love the look. I'll never give up the 15* Exotics though, it's just shaftless right now.

The face on the driver is a flatter TM look. The hosel is very short but the bore is deep...almost blind. The head size is disguised well but has a great look. The headweight was in the 204 gram range. Head a impact is solid, slightly muted but not too hollow sounding.

I'm sticking with it for now and it's frickin' winter here. Can't wait for a warm day or gettin' down to Orlando for the PGA Show when I can get to hit it outdoors and really give it a workout. One last thing, this club feels like I can swing as hard as I want and still not worry about the left side.

More to come........

Cardo (I'll post pics as soon as I can)

TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

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The info I have is that the 10* is the only one that's closed (1*) but then again most "square" faces look closed to me. I had a VJ 510DF that was 3* open and that was awesome. The problem was that at 8.5* it played to about 6.5*.

 

 

I'm having trouble accessing their website at the moment, but I thought I'd read that none of the lofts are closed on the Tour Edge Exotics Driver.

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TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

SCOTTY CAMERON 2001 TOUR ISSUE 3x CHOCOLATE NEWPORT BEACH
2017 BRIDGESTONE B330 Tour #1's & TITLEIST PRO V #1'X

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I'll call ya later this AM.

 

Jim, Im going to need you to pop a s.i.x. in my driver before I go to Florida. Give me a holla

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TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

SCOTTY CAMERON 2001 TOUR ISSUE 3x CHOCOLATE NEWPORT BEACH
2017 BRIDGESTONE B330 Tour #1's & TITLEIST PRO V #1'X

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Coolio.

 

Ive hit the proto a while ago and it is nuts how big the sweet spot is and how straight the club goes.

 

I just came from the dome with my exotics 9* with a nv 65x. I hit it dead straight. I mean dead straight. Straighter than my 580xd with the shaqx, which is hard to believe. I talked to my buddy at Tour edge and he told me the nv is a special nv made specifically for this club. In not a big nv fan, but this combo worked great for me. Also, it felt really hot coming off the face. Im excited to take it to Florida to see how far it goes. It defintely is my go to driver. The confidence I had hitting it was overwhelming because it just goes so stinking straight. I don't think I am going to touch the set up now. There is no doubt imho this is the best driver out there. The great news is that we have a distributor on site. HiFade has an account and can get you anything you need from Tour edge! Take advantage of the connect!

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The info I have is that the 10* is the only one that's closed (1*) but then again most "square" faces look closed to me. I had a VJ 510DF that was 3* open and that was awesome. The problem was that at 8.5* it played to about 6.5*.

 

 

I'm having trouble accessing their website at the moment, but I thought I'd read that none of the lofts are closed on the Tour Edge Exotics Driver.

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Here are the specs "straight from the source..."

 

EXOTICS DRIVER HEAD

MODEL LOFT LIE FACE ANGLE GRAPHITE LENGTH

DRIVER 8.0° 58° 2° open 45"

DRIVER 9.0° 58° 1° open 45"

DRIVER** 10.5° 59° 1° open 45"

DRIVER 12.0° 59° 0° square 45"

 

http://www.exoticsgolf.com/productpages/driver.asp

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I've got one for sale... if anyone is interested.

 

9 degree, Zcom mw54 stiff and untipped, 45 1/4"

 

Hit 5 balls with it inside.

 

J

 

 

why are you selling after 5 balls? that good huh?

 

 

feels AMAZING... just need the $$$ towards a Cammy 009 purchase :)

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Mine will be put to the test this week at the Golfworld Scottsdale Invitational....can't wait to see the actual results against my tour r7.

 

stay tuned.......i'll post from the road

TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

SCOTTY CAMERON 2001 TOUR ISSUE 3x CHOCOLATE NEWPORT BEACH
2017 BRIDGESTONE B330 Tour #1's & TITLEIST PRO V #1'X

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go with the 9* for sure

 

 

If I hit a 9.5 in a 460 Launcher Comp and a Titleist 905T, what loft do you guys recommend in the Exotic???

TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

SCOTTY CAMERON 2001 TOUR ISSUE 3x CHOCOLATE NEWPORT BEACH
2017 BRIDGESTONE B330 Tour #1's & TITLEIST PRO V #1'X

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Can anyone tell me if the shiny face scratches as badly as the FW??? My 3W and 5W both have marks all over the face from sand on the ball (I live in Coastal GA, so that is our "soil").

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

cant see it being any different.. shiny face will not hold up to sandy range balls.. no chance

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mine actually has a brushed face like all TM's drivers and FWs...so did my 15* TE and it was tour issued

 

 

 

Can anyone tell me if the shiny face scratches as badly as the FW??? My 3W and 5W both have marks all over the face from sand on the ball (I live in Coastal GA, so that is our "soil").

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

cant see it being any different.. shiny face will not hold up to sandy range balls.. no chance

TITLEIST TSI3 9* - HZRDUS T1100 HANDMADE 6.0 
PING G410 15* - MITZ TENSEI PRO ORANGE 70X
PING G410 17* & 19* - MITZ TENSEI BLUE X & EF BLACK X
SRIXON ZX7's - 4-PW w/SPECIAL, TOUR ISSUE, BLACK KBS TOUR V 125'S
CALLAWAY PM2 54* X & 58* X - ORIGINAL PX Satin 5.5's (HSx1)
ODYSSEY STROKE LAB EXO 7S - CUSTOM

SCOTTY CAMERON 2001 TOUR ISSUE 3x CHOCOLATE NEWPORT BEACH
2017 BRIDGESTONE B330 Tour #1's & TITLEIST PRO V #1'X

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Can anyone tell me if the shiny face scratches as badly as the FW??? My 3W and 5W both have marks all over the face from sand on the ball (I live in Coastal GA, so that is our "soil").

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

i hated that shine finish, so i sanded it off on my 3 wood face. it looks great now. plan on doin the same thing to the driver...

Driver:       TM Qi10 ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:    TM Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:    Ping G430 22* ... Alta CB Black 70r
                  TM Dhy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r

Irons:         Titleist T200 '23 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:    Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:       Cobra King Sport-60
Ball:           2024 TP5x/2023 Maxfli Tour

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Please describe the process. I am VERY interested in this fix. I've buffed them, which works at first, but the scratches inevitably come back.

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

 

Can anyone tell me if the shiny face scratches as badly as the FW??? My 3W and 5W both have marks all over the face from sand on the ball (I live in Coastal GA, so that is our "soil").

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

i hated that shine finish, so i sanded it off on my 3 wood face. it looks great now. plan on doin the same thing to the driver...

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...just take a fine grit sandpaper and rub the finish til it becomes dull. then take a scotch brite to it for a very smooth finish.. voila!!!

Driver:       TM Qi10 ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:    TM Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:    Ping G430 22* ... Alta CB Black 70r
                  TM Dhy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r

Irons:         Titleist T200 '23 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:    Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:       Cobra King Sport-60
Ball:           2024 TP5x/2023 Maxfli Tour

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Can anyone tell me if the shiny face scratches as badly as the FW??? My 3W and 5W both have marks all over the face from sand on the ball (I live in Coastal GA, so that is our "soil").

 

Thanks,

Chris

 

i hated that shine finish, so i sanded it off on my 3 wood face. it looks great now. plan on doin the same thing to the driver...

 

Do you have any pictures of the face after you sanded the finish off? I would be very interested in seeing this !

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Do you have any pictures of the face after you sanded the finish off? I would be very interested in seeing this !

 

.. it is in texas at the moment. couple of friends are tryin out the vs proto. but when it returns, i'lll take some pics...

Driver:       TM Qi10 ... AutoFlex Dream 7 SF405
Fairway:    TM Qi10 5 wood ... Kai'li Blue 60R
Hybrids:    Ping G430 22* ... Alta CB Black 70r
                  TM Dhy #4 ... Diamana LTD 65r

Irons:         Titleist T200 '23 5-Pw ... Steelfiber i95r
Wedges:    Vokey 50*/54*/58* ... Steelfiber i95r
Putter:       Cobra King Sport-60
Ball:           2024 TP5x/2023 Maxfli Tour

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go with the 9* for sure

 

 

If I hit a 9.5 in a 460 Launcher Comp and a Titleist 905T, what loft do you guys recommend in the Exotic???

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

I've got a 9 degree/zcom mw54 combo for sale.

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