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I recently went from a Callaway FT3 10 deg Neutral Aldila NV 65 Stiff to a TM r7 465 10.5 deg REAX Stiff. I have noticed a loss of about 15 yards. I switched drivers because I liked the idea of moveable weight and have tinkered but not found a solution. Some of my buddies have suggested that it is the shaft. Others say I haven't found the proper weight set up and ball combination. I'm running out of patience. The guys that I used to blow it by are now close to me and sometimes by me. I am straighter, but shorter. Any thoughts? Thanks. Moe

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he weights have to do with ball flight... ei trajectory... not really distance.

 

The difference is too large to be a COR distance.

 

So provided that you are hitting both on the sweet spot, then the difference has to be in the shaft.

 

the Ft-3 had a tip stiff shaft in it and was a half a degree less in loft. the REAX tends to get the ball up a bit. It would be hard to say without looking at your ballflight or some Launch numbers.

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I played the 400cc R7 TP with the Speeder 757 and switched to the Callaway FT-3 Tour and I hit this driver around 15 yards further than the R7. To me it was not the shaft but the R7 is a higher spinning head than the FT-3 and therefore the carry distance was about the same but the roll out was def. better.

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I played the 400cc R7 TP with the Speeder 757 and switched to the Callaway FT-3 Tour and I hit this driver around 15 yards further than the R7. To me it was not the shaft but the R7 is a higher spinning head than the FT-3 and therefore the carry distance was about the same but the roll out was def. better.

 

 

That makes a lot of sense.

 

You could always try to bring the spin down with another shaft.

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I somewhat regularly go to golftown and hit a few drivers at a time to see how they compare in their simulator.. i'm not sure how much i actually trust it, having said that it will still show differences between clubs regardless of how accurate it actually is.. i think.. but anyway i've tried the tm425 and the tm460 on different occasions and it was always the shortest!!! the ones that have stood out to me so far was the cleveland hibore and a titleist 905r with ys shaft... next time i go i think i'll have the cleveland and titleist head to head..hehe

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