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Cally BB 454 Speeder 652 - Bridgestone 460 YS 6 Plus


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I am currently using a Bridgestone J33R 460cc 10.5* with a GD YS 6 + in regular flex and I seem to be getting very good results with it, not a fast swinger, SS between 85 to 91 mph. don't laugh, I'm 47. I hit it with a nice mid to high trajectory straight or a slight draw when swinging well, about 250 yards max when I nail one, average probably around 225 yards.

 

Still searching for a more forgiving and longer driver/shaft combo so I just bought a Callaway 454 10* with a Speeder 652 in regular flex on Ebay because I'm curious about this shaft, I had a lot of success with a Cally 454 10* with an NVS 65-R flex and should have never sold it.

 

Will this play similar to the current Bridgestone set up that I have or will it be completely wrongor right for me? I'm not sure how to describe my swing, I know I have a slow SS but seem to hit the ball aggressively, my average drives are about 225 yards and my longest are about 250 yards.

 

Thanks for any input and comments.

 
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I've not tried the Bridgestone so I can't comment on it. However, I did own a 454/652 combo and it was a cannon. I've also had a 454/nv combo and to me the 652 was definitely better. The 652 felt much smoother and had a tighter dispersion. I tend to go at it pretty hard sometimes and the 652 definitely held up better in those situations.

I think the regular should be good for you-my ss is about 105 and I played stiff.

I do play the NVS in my 3 wood and really like it. I tend to hit fairly low so the NVS helps give me the height I need. The 652 also give a fairly high flight but I never had any ballooning problems with it. In fact, I liked the 652 so much that I now play it in an FT-3. Nice shaft.

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Using those pesky "rules of thumb"- you're about maxed out.

 

For smash factor (2.5 times your SS is your theoretical carry distance):

 

90 mph SS X 2.5 = 225 yards of carry- so it's the roll you might need to maximize to stretch out your drives. If you are already carrying around 225- that's about it with a 90 mph SS.

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