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Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Rockford35, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Bent over and got myself a new driver. RAZR Fit TA. I bought a regular head and threw a TA adapter into it and saved myself a ton of coin in the process. I'm not paying $175 for green paint.

    I went to 8.5* in this head. I found myself hitting a lot of long, high drives that just went straight. I'm hoping to cure that by hitting low, fading bullshit.

    Wish me luck.

    R35
     
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    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I wish you all the luck you'll need for all your bullshit to be low, fast, and fading into the distant trees.... [​IMG]
     
  3. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    What's even better is that I'm absolutely killing my FT Tour as of late. I had two rounds in a row without missing a fairway.

    Seems like a good time to buy a new driver.

    R35
     
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    bames Purchased a better game Supporting Member

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    I was wondering how your sorely needed RAZR Fit driver was coming along. If you hit it any better than the FT on our trip then thats the last I'll ever play with you...so I hope you snap hook the crap out of it ;)
     
  5. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    Dude, I need this like a hole in the head. I got my draw back with the FT Tour and I could not be hitting the friggin' thing any better. I played in a scramble on Friday and beat out the long drive by 160 yards. Smoke show.

    I'm heading out tomorrow with the Fit.

    Did I mention I've never even demo'd a Fit? o_O

    I know, I'm retarded.

    R35
     
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    SilverUberXeno El Tigre Blanco

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    It it ain't broke, replace it.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    bames Purchased a better game Supporting Member

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    Haha...yeah you text me that. I know we laugh about doing that but doesn't it feel good to live life a little on the wild side this time :D
     
  9. Rockford35

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    Of course. You can't fix stupid...;)

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  10. Rockford35

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    I know how it works, I just can't implement the rule. LOL.

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  11. Rockford35

    Rockford35 Shark skin shoes Staff Member Admin

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    I'll take some this week and get them up.

    It's a brand new 8.5* RAZR Fit with TA weights and adapter. Add to that picture a gold Matrix Ozik F6M2 shaft, and voila!

    I have it set up with 4g/6g weights at the moment to bring down the swingweight, and the adapter setting is -0.5* loft, 1.5* open. We'll see how that works. Once I have it dialed, I likely won't touch it ever again.

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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    So Cally is making heads with adjustable weights now? Didn't TM start that years ago? :)
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Visited 3 stores in the KC area today... GGalaxy, GSmith, and Watts. Hadn't been "snooping" around large shops for a couple of years. Dozens... DOZENS of used Callaway Razr Hawk, Razr Hawk Tour, RazrFit... Never seen so many used Callaways. One of the store managers is an old friend. He says Callaway has really fallen on hard times. Said people who have been loyal Callaway disciples for years cannot believe how bad their drivers are compared to the competition. That store has seen TMAG completely dominate the driver market, followed by Ping. Nothing else is moving the units those two manufacturers are.

    I did pick up one of the Cleveland Classic drivers. The reviews have been pretty good. This was a pristine pre-owned that I picked up for a song. Really anxious to give it a whirl. Hope to play Friday and Saturday.
     
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    I have tried several times to bag a Cally driver, each time I pull it out of the bag because of lack of distance compared to TM or Titleist. I don't know what it is, but those 2 brands seem to fit me perfectly when it comes to drivers. I really, really wanted to bag an FT Tour but just couldnt.
     
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    Well, first 27 holes in with the Fit.

    Great driver. Longer that the FT Tour and very straight. It's harder to work left and right than the FT, but I'm not so sure how much of a bad thing that is.

    Around these parts, Callaway and TM are neck and neck for club sales. Titleist is a distant 3rd, and normally swung by chumps. (Unfortunate, as they make great stuff.) I would place Ping 4th, but they are quickly gathering fans as they've put out crap for years and have recently dialed it up several notches, IMO. It's rare that you see anything Cleveland or Nike.

    Callaway, by far, dominates in iron sales. At our mens club nights, I would guesstimate in the 70% range play Cally irons. That's a huge discrepancy over the numbers that I read about.

    Whatever Callaway is/has been doing, it's working around here.

    As long as Callaway puts out solid driver offerings, I will buy them. They fit my eye (usually) and the sound, flight and performance is what I expect.

    I did hit the Ping Anser the other night. It's a nice offering too, and i would play it.

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    Apparently, they do, Jim.

    However, it was not a selling feature for me. I threw the 4/6 combo in and likely won't change. It feels good for weight, why would i change?

    As a fitting tool, it's awesome. As for an adjustment option throughout the season, that's pure BS as far as I'm concerned. Same goes for the hosel. Once dialed, the wrench will be dusty.

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    The Anser driver and i15 irons are the best gear Ping have made for years.
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    Lee Westwood & John Huh game the Ping G10 driver. There must be a good reason for continuing to do so ..
     
  19. dave.

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    Yes, all technical. Westwood has the G10 set at 10.7 loft, it's just his own preference.
     
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    Ps what point are you making, or are you just being obtuse?
     

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