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Given that the average WRXer swings at 135mph with a 1.52 smash factor I would say their swings generate more heat than any carbon jet is capable of making. With that said Taylormade probably had to d

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8 hours ago, Flagrant said:

Looking forward to getting this out on the course tomorrow. 

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Interested to hear your take on it as it sounds like you played the Sim 1 previously? I put this thing in play earlier this week for a quick 9 and actually liked it. I haven't gamed a TM driver for at least 6-7 years and have been predominately Callaway. I didn't care for the Sim 1 based on sound and feel off the face. However, the Sim 2 just sounded/felt better to me. Also, when hitting it I felt my ball seemed to just keep rising and going with such a great trajectory. Hard to explain, but I may actually be gaming a TM driver this year (once I get a comparable shaft in the head to really give it a head to head comparison).

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What's in the bag:

Driver: Callaway Max LS w/ Graphite Design Tour AD HD 6s

Fairway Wood: Ping G410 5 wood w/ Project X EvenFlow Black

Hybrid: Ping G410 19* w/ Tensei Pro Orange

Irons: Srixon ZX7 w/ Nippon Modus 115 LE Black Shafts

Wedges: Cleveland ZipCore Raw 51/56/62 w/ Nippon Modus 120

Putters: Scotty Cameron 009 Aloha (and many others)

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5 hours ago, Flagrant said:

If it works why change? My reason is everything has a limit.

Drivers 2-3 seasons 

irons 4-5 seasons

wedges 2 seasons depending on use 

60* every season 

Thats just my way.

 

I am definitely not looking to change out the driver at this point. The 3 wood though may be in trouble! I like your logic for equipment upgrades. I really need to stop changing my stuff out so dang much! 

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Taylormade GAPR Lo TI bonded 18 2 iron Tour AD 95X
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6 hours ago, Flagrant said:

If it works why change? My reason is everything has a limit.

Drivers 2-3 seasons 

irons 4-5 seasons

wedges 2 seasons depending on use 

60* every season 

Thats just my way.

 

Mines pretty similar but a little less. 
Driver 2 seasons

3 Wood I go through like 3 a season because I can’t ever seem to find “the one” 

Irons 3 Seasons 

Wedges 2 Seasons 

60* At least every season but realistically I go through 2 a season. 

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1 hour ago, ShakeyT said:

If Steele can hang on, the Sim 2.0 will get it's 1st win this weekend. 

I noticed he had it in the bag a few holes ago.

 

It's a big if, he's been leaking oil the last few holes.

An Epic win for Callaway and Kevin Na!

CALLAWAY Customs (Black w/Silver) "The FREAK" Mavrik Sub Zero Driver, 9*, Accra TZ6/M5 72g X
CALLAWAY Mavrik Sub Zero 3 Wood, 15*, Accra TZ6/M5 80g X

TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUE, 17*, Diamana Thump 105g X
TAYLORMADE SIM2 RESCUE, 22*, Diamana Thump 105g X
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CALLAWAY APEX 21 MB, 5 - AW, PX LS 6.5

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4 hours ago, jetmech879 said:

I am definitely not looking to change out the driver at this point. The 3 wood though may be in trouble! I like your logic for equipment upgrades. I really need to stop changing my stuff out so dang much! 

Find the right shafts then you can switch heads every couple season without major changes.

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22 minutes ago, Flagrant said:

Find the right shafts then you can switch heads every couple season without major changes.

That’s a key point. Get fitted then if you must upgrade every year just find a head only for the new model for sale here in WRX or EBay or wherever and save yourself some money. That’s what I did with the Mavrik. I got fitted for the EF SZ and found a head only Mavrik SZ and swapped it out. After selling the head for the EF SZ I was only out $150. 

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10 hours ago, Flagrant said:

Find the right shafts then you can switch heads every couple season without major changes.

I think I’ve found the holy grail shaft! I’m having some amazing results with the 2019 Aldila tour green with graphene. Long straight low spin bombs! And the shaft feels smooth! I need to find a backup for it though. They are hard to find for sure. 

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1 more sleep.  This is the first time I’ve ordered a driver day of the launch. Any crazy things I need to know?  

TaylorMade M4 9.5 Project X HZRDUS Black 75 6.5
TaylorMade M2 2016 HL Project X HZRDUS Black 65 6.5
TaylorMade GAPR Lo 19 Project X HZRDUS Black 85 6.5
Bridgestone J15 DPF 4 Iron DGS300 Pro
Wilson C300 Forged 5-PW X100
Cleveland CBX 54 & 58 S400
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1 hour ago, jetmech879 said:

I think I’ve found the holy grail shaft! I’m having some amazing results with the 2019 Aldila tour green with graphene. Long straight low spin bombs! And the shaft feels smooth! I need to find a backup for it though. They are hard to find for sure. 

 

Good luck. I play the Syngery green proto which I think is the proto of your shaft and I've been looking for a 65 TX to mess around with and haven't had any luck. I keep hoping to find something newer and better but this things combination of feel and performance are hard to beat. 

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16 minutes ago, J-Zone said:

Yes - it’s not better than 1.0

Similar - maybe more consistent spin across the face 

Fair enough but there are still new SIMs to be had if I don’t like it.

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Cleveland CBX 54 & 58 S400
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26 minutes ago, J-Zone said:

Yes - it’s not better than 1.0

Similar - maybe more consistent spin across the face 

Face Depth alone will make better for me.

Plus with my discount & by time I sell the stock shaft & sell my hotmelted sim on EBay I won't lose a dollar

 

 

Also FYI Preorder are TOMORROW....I got my invite to a private event at Golf Galaxy & it CLEARLY states you can order on the 19th after your demo.

 

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Taylormade mySIM2 murdered out 10.5 (Set to 9.5) Fujikura Speeder EVO IV 661 Stiff Tipped .5"
Taylormade SIM2 15 set to 14.5 Fujikura Speeder EVOIII 757 Stiff Tipped .5"
Callaway Apex Pro 19 Hybrid Fujikura Atmos TS 8 Stiff
Taylormade M3 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
Taylormade MG2 52 DGTIS400, MG2TW 56/12 DGTIS400, & Tour Raw Hi Toe 60/09 KBS HiRev 125
Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
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Official release tomorrow. 

Callaway Epic Speed 💎💎💎 10.5° driver Tensei Pro Blue 60S

Callaway Epic Max LS 10.5° driver Tensei Pro Blue 60S

Callaway Epic Flash 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 70S

Callaway Epic Flash 18° hybrid MMT Hybrid 80S

Callaway Epic Flash 21° hybrid MMT Hybrid 90S

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged 4-PW & GW Modus3 Tour 120S 

Mizuno T20 Wedge 50-07 Modus3 Tour 120S 

Mizuno T20 Wedges 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Titleist Pro V1

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Hit them this weekend, and here’s my subjective rankings, heads were all set to as close to 10* as possible and Rogue White used for 3/5 heads and then RDX Black for the TSI3 and 2.0 SIM:

 

Performance
TSi3
Max LS
2.0 Standard
425 LST

425Max

 

Feel
Max LS
TSI3 
425 LST

2.0 Standard

425Max

 

Sound
Max LS
TSI3
2.0 Standard
425 LST

425Max

 

Spin

Max LS
2.0 Standard
425 LST

425Max
TSI3

 

Will end up in a TSI3 to start the season and/or possible Max LS.

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The demo cart at my club was switched over to the 2.0 product. I took out a 2.0 with a HZRDUS Smoke RDX black. On paper this shaft should be a slam dunk for me. It wasn’t so great. I couldn’t square it up, missed both directions. Just another lesson why fitting is so important. The 2.0 head has some potential though. 

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Callaway XR Pro 20°, Project X LZ s

Srixon ZX5 4 iron , KBS TGI 95
Srixon ZZ7 5-PW, KBS TGI 95 
Ping Glide 3.0 50° & 56° SS, 60° TS, KBS TGI 95 
Ping Ketsch Armlock, BGT Stability

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TaylorMade SIM2 7.25º | Raijin Black 65X
TaylorMade SIM2 13.5º | Diamana Thump 75X
TaylorMade SIM 19º | Ventus Blue 9X
Titleist T100s | Dynamic Gold X7
Vokey 52ºF, 56ºD, 60ºLow K  | KBS $-Taper 130X
PXG Mini Gunboat - Gen 2

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7 minutes ago, Homerun2Birdie said:

Just built one with my favourite colors and preferred shaft....

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Callaway Epic Speed 💎💎💎 10.5° driver Tensei Pro Blue 60S

Callaway Epic Max LS 10.5° driver Tensei Pro Blue 60S

Callaway Epic Flash 15° fairway wood Tensei Pro Blue 70S

Callaway Epic Flash 18° hybrid MMT Hybrid 80S

Callaway Epic Flash 21° hybrid MMT Hybrid 90S

Mizuno JPX 921 Forged 4-PW & GW Modus3 Tour 120S 

Mizuno T20 Wedge 50-07 Modus3 Tour 120S 

Mizuno T20 Wedges 55-13 and 60-06 Modus3 125 Wedge

Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Titleist Pro V1

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That said, its hard to argue with how good you can make this thing look. Looks like TM doing the discounted Ventus same as Ping. Interesting why that seems to be the case these days. 

TaylorMade SIM2 7.25º | Raijin Black 65X
TaylorMade SIM2 13.5º | Diamana Thump 75X
TaylorMade SIM 19º | Ventus Blue 9X
Titleist T100s | Dynamic Gold X7
Vokey 52ºF, 56ºD, 60ºLow K  | KBS $-Taper 130X
PXG Mini Gunboat - Gen 2

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Dr. SIM 9° w/ Atmos black 6x

3 and 5 woods. SIM w/ old D+ 82x

Ui. X forged ut w/ project x 6.5

5 to pw. '14 TP MB w/ project x 6.5

Gw, sw. T20 w/ project x 6.5

Lw. Milled grind w/ dg s200

Putter. Odyssey OG 7s, 33 inches

Ball. Taylormade TP5x

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