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So on a whim I bought a Launcher XL with the mind set of using one of my several Srixon driver shafts i have ....the club sit ok to my eye not ideal but ok ,not expecting much i threw a Atmos blue in it an WOW this thing is keeping up with my TSI3 AN CALLY MAX LS both have exotic shafts in them so for 399.00 I was very surprised to see this type of performance now that being said the sound an feel are a little strange but when i'am in the middle of the fairway swing after swing i will get use to sound an feel 

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I find my Launcher HB driver likes Callaway Supersoft balls better than harder balls like Pro V, and the sound isn't as severe. You're right about hitting fairways. Even better, I haven't put a ball into the woods this season.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with senior flex graphite shafts

JumboMax Ultra Lite size M on driver, size S on the rest

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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The stock Cypher 40 shaft is around 50 grams. My stock Miyazaki is about the same, works fine for me, but with senior flex there's not much point in going exotic.

Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with senior flex graphite shafts

JumboMax Ultra Lite size M on driver, size S on the rest

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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spent time on a launch monitor yesterday and tried lots of things - TSi2/3, Epic Speed, Ping G425 LST, Sim Max 2 and Launcher XL with Stock 6.0 55gm shaft.  Going in I said no way this will have a chance against the others.  I was wrong.  Launcher XL produced best numbers for me and it just wants to go straight.  I have read reviews which state it is very loud but I did not find that to be the case.  I have a ZX5 which has been very good to me so the XL would have to be an improvement and I have not compared them head to head yet.  

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I'm really curious about this driver. I bought the Cleveland Launcher Hy-wood and absolutely love it. It is one of the best golf purchases I've ever made. I reshafted my PING G425 the last two rounds and the shaft just isn't a good fit for me. There were holes today where I punched out and had 215-225 left. I didn't have that distance in the bag and the Hy-wood gets me there consistently...and is as easy to hit as a 7-iron.  I used it off the tee down the stretch and hit every fairway.  It has the Cypher 40 shaft as well.  You can go after it as hard as you want and it just goes straight.

 

Now I'm interested in the Launcher driver. Probably because my driving was so erratic. I don't know why we do this to ourselves. I'd had a great days driving with the G425 stock shaft, but told myself an exotic shaft may get a little bit more out of it.

 

Cleveland clubs have slowly taken over my bag.

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Srixon Z585 9.5*
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 2 56*

Cleveland Frontline Elevado
Titleist Tour Speed

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I had a full bag of Taylor Made, now the only one left is my putter.

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Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with senior flex graphite shafts

JumboMax Ultra Lite size M on driver, size S on the rest

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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12 hours ago, Lobber said:

spent time on a launch monitor yesterday and tried lots of things - TSi2/3, Epic Speed, Ping G425 LST, Sim Max 2 and Launcher XL with Stock 6.0 55gm shaft.  Going in I said no way this will have a chance against the others.  I was wrong.  Launcher XL produced best numbers for me and it just wants to go straight.  I have read reviews which state it is very loud but I did not find that to be the case.  I have a ZX5 which has been very good to me so the XL would have to be an improvement and I have not compared them head to head yet.  

Seriously i have pretty much every driver out there an alot of high end shafts an i will say this launcher XL (NOT THE LITE VERSION) is just as long as everything i have hit an the ZX shafts i have fit nicely into the launcher head that was another reason why i grab the driver to began with ....rite now i have an atmos blue in it an it feels great 

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1 hour ago, xkilgorextroutx said:

And that's a solid bag you're gaming too. Change the flex to R and I'd easily be happy playing that setup 👊

Maybe. Real world testing indicates that there may not be much advantage to stiffer flexes. A friend hit mine the other day, not to test the driver or shaft, but to see how he liked my JumboMax grip. He's half my age and his swing speed is easily 20MPH more than mine. I cautioned him that my senior flex might be a bit soft for him. He proceeded to hit what he called the best drive he's hit all year, a towering high draw that went close to 300 yards dead center in the fairway. 🤑

Cleveland Launcher HB Driver 10.5 degree

Cleveland Launcher Halo Hybrids 16, 19, 22 degree

Cleveland Launcher HB Irons 5-SW

Cleveland CBX 2 Wedge 60 degree

All with senior flex graphite shafts

JumboMax Ultra Lite size M on driver, size S on the rest

Taylor Made Daddy Long Legs putter, Winn Dri-Tac Jumbo Lite Pistol Putter Grip

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First round and I am impressed. Great combo of forgiveness and distance.  As long as anything I have gamed and that’s with the stock shaft.  The stock shaft is good but I’m going to switch it out and try my Rogue from my Srixon ZX5 to see if I can get a bit more out of it.  Sets up well behind the ball, feels hot off the face and is moderate in sound.  Not an ear piercing sound but you can hear it.  I’d say if anyone is in the market and doesn’t want to break the bank this is worth a try.  Overall, I was very pleased with distance, dispersion and forgiveness.  Finally, compared to the last model HI BORE XL the feel is much softer off the face 

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16 minutes ago, Lobber said:

First round and I am impressed. Great combo of forgiveness and distance.  As long as anything I have gamed and that’s with the stock shaft.  The stock shaft is good but I’m going to switch it out and try my Rogue from my Srixon ZX5 to see if I can get a bit more out of it.  Sets up well behind the ball, feels hot off the face and is moderate in sound.  Not an ear piercing sound but you can hear it.  I’d say if anyone is in the market and doesn’t want to break the bank this is worth a try.  Overall, I was very pleased with distance, dispersion and forgiveness.  Finally, compared to the last model HI BORE XL the feel is much softer off the face 

the adaptor is different( obviously) but you can figure it out ....i agree totally with your findings going to play tomorrow to get more results 

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On 10/22/2021 at 5:32 PM, mantan said:

I'm really curious about this driver. I bought the Cleveland Launcher Hy-wood and absolutely love it. It is one of the best golf purchases I've ever made. I reshafted my PING G425 the last two rounds and the shaft just isn't a good fit for me. There were holes today where I punched out and had 215-225 left. I didn't have that distance in the bag and the Hy-wood gets me there consistently...and is as easy to hit as a 7-iron.  I used it off the tee down the stretch and hit every fairway.  It has the Cypher 40 shaft as well.  You can go after it as hard as you want and it just goes straight.

 

Now I'm interested in the Launcher driver. Probably because my driving was so erratic. I don't know why we do this to ourselves. I'd had a great days driving with the G425 stock shaft, but told myself an exotic shaft may get a little bit more out of it.

 

Cleveland clubs have slowly taken over my bag.

I have been very curious about the Hy-wood. Sounds like i need to get into a dealer and hit some in the Sim room.

 

Cleveland has been my go to since HS in 06-10'. I wish they made players clubs like they used to back then.

 

Taylormade R15 430 ~ Project X LZ 6.0 71g

Taylormade TP Rescue Dual 2 14*  ~  Mitsubishi hDiamana 83g

Taylormade Gapr Mid 4 21* ~ KBS Hybrid 80g

Cleveland CG Gold 4-PW ~ S300

Cleveland RTX Zipcore 50/54/58 ~ DG Spinner

Cleveland Designed By Ben Crenshaw Milled 

 

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