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I currently have a TSI2, but it’s about to be sold. it looks, sounds and feels good but I struggle to flight it consistently. 

 

There is a Sim2 Max on the way to replace it.

 


 

 

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I went with a SIM2 Max HL ( it's really a 4wd ) after trying all the majors brands.

I liked the Epic speed, but the stock shaft offering was  lame for me.

TSi2 was a close second to the TM, but the TM was longer and more forgiving for me.

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Honma TW737 455 9.5* Vizard 7s  Ping G425 LST 10.5 Oban Devotion 6/04 
TM Sim2 Max 3HL Ventus Blue FW 6 
Ping G410 19* Riptide CB 80 6.0

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I went from G425 to the Epic Max and settled on the SIM 2 Max as all 3 worked well but the SIM 2 gave me the best results from both the Tee and turf

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While not mentioned on the list, PXG 0341 gets my vote.  Not the best sounding, best feeling, or best looking fairway wood but by FAR the straightest I have ever hit.

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I like my TSi 2. It gives me a nice trajectory,plenty forgiving and good distance. It replaced a PING G410 that went a little too high for me and would spin too much.

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3W - Titleist TSi2 15* Tensei Blue Stiff                                                                                             4i - PING i210

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LW - Ping Glide 3.0 60*/8* stock shaft Eye 2 Grind                                                                        PW - Srixon ZX-7

Putter - Toulon Columbus w/ LAGP 135 shaft                                                                                  GW - Wilson Staff CB

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Played the Epic Speed 15* for about 3 months and it was good, but couldn't get it as high as I wanted. I was flirting with the TSi3 15* for a while and pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago. So far it has been great and I'm able to flight it a bit higher when I need to. 

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I haven't hit a bunch beyond the TSI3 and the Ping G425 Max but both of those were winners for me. I don't hit 3w off ground much so tend to stick to TSI3 because its a cannon off the tee but G425 Max is as well and super forgiving. Couldn't quite get shaft dialed on the Max but I think w some hot melt to reduce spin / help sound it'd be unreal 

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For me none of the above but OG SIM Ti 5 wood turned down to 17 or 17.5*.  Best numbers both off the deck and low tee for me.

SIM2 Ti 3 wood was similar at 15* (seemed to launch higher and more spin) and made room in the bag for something else.

 

So I got an OG SIM Ti 3 wood set to 13.5* as an option for tight tee shots.

 

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2 hours ago, 1s1k said:

None of the above.

 

Mizuno ST-Z gets my vote.  


That’s a good one and I’ll throw in my none of the above nominee: Last year’s Mavrik Subzero. Best combo of low spin but quite forgiving, and the leading edge and sole shape are tremendous off turf. 

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Another vote for the TSi2 for me.  Granted I play the 16.5* which obviously is a 4w, but you get the idea.  Stuck with my usual DI-7s and though it's a pretty bold statement, I think I can honestly say it's been the best FW I've ever played.  Looks, sound, flight....checks all the boxes

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Mizuno STZ or Srixon ZX7 for sure.

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love my ST-Z.

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G425 LST for me. Tested against SIM2 and TSI3. Best dispersion by far. 

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On 12/1/2021 at 4:21 PM, rt_charger said:

Tsi2 is by far the most popular fairway wood worldwide - It's a wonderful blend of forgiveness, distance, and high launch with mid/high spin.

How did you determine that assertion?

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Yeah, I picked up a SIM2 Ti 3-Wood recently, and the early indicators have been fantastic!


Wish the courses weren’t buried under snow currently so I could get a true feel for it, but the rounds and range sessions I used it for were very promising.

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On 11/28/2021 at 6:29 AM, RainShadow said:

I went with a SIM2 Max HL ( it's really a 4wd ) after trying all the majors brands.

I liked the Epic speed, but the stock shaft offering was  lame for me.

TSi2 was a close second to the TM, but the TM was longer and more forgiving for me.

 

another vote for the SiM2 Max 3HL...it's really good.  i haven't even looked at another club in that slot since i started playing it.

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