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SMT or the USGA Illegal Integra SoooooLong
I am thinking about purchasing a component company driver really soon. My cousin is literally killing his Integra SoooooLong II off the tee. I know this head does not conform to the USGA, but who cares anyway? I am not a tour pro, I could sure use any extra yardage! Does anyone here have any experience with SMT heads as well?

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Titleist TSi2 10* Driver Tensei Blue 55S
TM Sim2 Max 16.5* 3 wood Tensei Blue 60S

TM SIM2 Titanium 5 Wood Tensei Blue 65S

TM SIM2 MAx 4 Hybrid Ventus Stiff shaft
Ping G410 5-UW Alta Graphite Shafts
Vokey SM8 56* sand wedge, Vokey SM9 60* lob wedge
Black Lab Oil Can 350g custom grind by "Geo" putter

C&L 350 Milled Oil Can Putter (3 of them!)
 

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I have a Nemesis that I bought a few months ago and it feels really good. I would say that it's on par with a R510 head as far as feel goes IMO. The size is very simular as well. SMT IMO is one of the better component companies out there right now. I've been eyeballing one of those 455 Deepbores for the future. Simp

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my brother plays the smt deep bore 455 w/carl wolters 379 champ ingraved on bottom of head, i hit it a few times and wasnt a big fan, after a few months of use the top of the head cracked by the hosel, spoke with carl at a comp, he said he kept on caving faces, he is now with alpha reaction, which to me is a better built club head, although you might not swing as hard or fast as carl, so smt might be a good head for you,

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Hit the SMT Encore and liked it, but went with the Geek Fail Safe (10.5 head) with Harrison Mugen 65 shaft in stiff flex. This thing is an absolute canon. It has a loud crack at impact (which I like) and seems to carry forever ... www.geekgolf.com describes it as "scarry carry." Hit this setup about 10 to 15 yards longer than the same setup in the SMT Encore, which I still think is a very nice driver.

 

Steve Almo is the brains behing Geek Golf and got his start with Bang Golf. From what I understand, he designed the Bang-O-Matic, which has been a very popular component driver. Geek Golf also has a .Com This driver, which offers a lower launch angle and more roll. Don't let the name fool you, Geek Golf makes some very solid equipment.

 

Best of Luck!!!

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I've played an SMT 455DB for the past two years. Every bit as long as anything out there, and pretty accurate to boot. They make great stuff, and there's a no-questions-asked lifetime replacement guarantee. So I wouldn't worry about caving heads. That guy who wrote that must be a long drive animal! They've just added the Encore and Indio this year.

 

I went to a G5 this year for more carry, but I'd have no concerns with buying SMT again.

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