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#1 kygolfer1980

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

Alright guys, I struggled with the R11S I won in the contest so I decided to part ways with it. I'm going to buy a new driver next month when everything is available. I am open to any of them but the 913D2 and Amp Cell have caught my attention. I loved my 910D2 but sold it like an idiot. I am even open to the R1 if it feels different to me than the R11 and R11S did. What have u guys already hit this year and what do you recommend?
Driver: R1 8.75* Motore Speeder 6.2S
3 wood: Adams Super LS 14*, Kuro Kage S
5 wood: Adams Super LS 17*, Kuro Kage S
4H-Adams A12 Pro 23* Aldila Proto by you Stiff
Irons: Adams CMB 5-PW, KBS C-Taper S flex, 2* up
Wedges: Grind Golf 50*,55*,60*, DG Tour Issue, 2* up
Putter: MannKrafted custom mallet, 34" or Byron Morgan DH89 34"
Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Callaway Hex Black
Bag: Sun Mountain Swift X carry bag or
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

Hey KY,
I haven't demo'd other clubs. But I got a Krank Rage recently and have never been driving the ball better. Trouble is, you can't walk into a store to try one. When I ordered mine, Lance Reeder who is the president talked to me at length to give me his best recommendation for loft and shaft selection. I am very pleased so far. It's worth checking into before deciding.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

I would back up the comments on the KRANK Rage and I have an Element on order. Their service has been a bit slack lately but that does not detract from the quality of their drivers,

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Alright guys, I struggled with the R11S

I liked the R11....it's a solid club....so when I tried the R11S I expected great things. Turns out I DID NOT like the R11S....not one bit.

I recently bought the 913D3 driver and it DID replace my 910.....I like it. If I didn't like it better I wouldn't have kept it.

Haven't tried any of the others though....maybe there is better ;)

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Titleist 910H 28˚ Hybrid Aldila Proto-By-You Shaft - STIFF
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

All of the MGS guys at the PGA show had good things to say about the Nike Covert. I would give that a look before you decide on one.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

On sound and feel, the Nike Covert is a hands down winner for 2013. We didn't have launch monitors at every booth at demo day, so we don't have any performance notes to share (other than, "It looked like it went far"), but it was the only driver we all agreed on.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

On sound and feel, the Nike Covert is a hands down winner for 2013. We didn't have launch monitors at every booth at demo day, so we don't have any performance notes to share (other than, "It looked like it went far"), but it was the only driver we all agreed on.

Were u able to hit the tour model?
Driver: R1 8.75* Motore Speeder 6.2S
3 wood: Adams Super LS 14*, Kuro Kage S
5 wood: Adams Super LS 17*, Kuro Kage S
4H-Adams A12 Pro 23* Aldila Proto by you Stiff
Irons: Adams CMB 5-PW, KBS C-Taper S flex, 2* up
Wedges: Grind Golf 50*,55*,60*, DG Tour Issue, 2* up
Putter: MannKrafted custom mallet, 34" or Byron Morgan DH89 34"
Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Callaway Hex Black
Bag: Sun Mountain Swift X carry bag or
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#8 Mr_Theoo

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

I agree with the Nike Covert. I've tried it with the stock Kuro Kage and the fujikura fuel shaft and both felt great. I didn't have any launch monitor data so i dont really know if its better than my Vr_S is though

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3 Metal:  :taylormade-small: SLDR TS w/ Stock shaft
Hybrid:  :ping-small: G25 18° 3 iron w/ KBS C-Taper- STIFF 
Irons:  :adams-small: MB2 w/ KBS C-Taper(Vibrant Golf Blue Coating)- STIFF

Wedges:  :nike-small: VR ProII 52°, 56°, 60° w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:  :taylormade-small: Spider Blade 35 in

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:46 PM

Any idea what the custom shaft options will be?
Driver: R1 8.75* Motore Speeder 6.2S
3 wood: Adams Super LS 14*, Kuro Kage S
5 wood: Adams Super LS 17*, Kuro Kage S
4H-Adams A12 Pro 23* Aldila Proto by you Stiff
Irons: Adams CMB 5-PW, KBS C-Taper S flex, 2* up
Wedges: Grind Golf 50*,55*,60*, DG Tour Issue, 2* up
Putter: MannKrafted custom mallet, 34" or Byron Morgan DH89 34"
Ball: Bridgestone B330 or Callaway Hex Black
Bag: Sun Mountain Swift X carry bag or
MyGolfSpy Tour Bag

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

I've tried the Covert Tour and Performance, both felt very good. The best of the year for me so far is the Callaway Razr Xtreme.

I haven't tried the Adams or Cobra stuff yet, but if the "need a new driver" bug hits me, it'll probably be for the Xtreme with a Black Tie shaft.

I tried the R1 and hated it.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

I tried the Callaway X Hot driver and liked it quite a bit. I tried it along with the Nike Covert (both versions), the Razr Extreme, and the new RBZ whatever. The callaway gave me the best distance and I also thought it felt the best. I still want to try the new Adams drivers but callaway has an edge right now for me.
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Hybrids: 16* Taylormade RBZ Tour 16*, 21* TEE XCG-3
Irons: Adams CB1 4-PW, KBS C Taper Lite S
Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged 52*, 58*
Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG3

Grips: Lamkin Crossline Midsize
Ball: Whatever I find, prefer Bridgestone

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

I haven't tried any of the new drivers and while there are a lot of nice looking ones out there, I'm eager to try the new Cleveland adjustable driver because it has more options than the Classic, different finish, and it looks like it'd be solid.

Cleveland DST Launcher, 10.5*

- Stock Diamana Whiteboard, 64g, Stiff flex

 

PING Anser, 14.5*

- PING TFC 800F, Stiff flex

 

Titleist 910 H, 21* with D1 setting (20.25*)

- Stock Mitsubishi Kai'li 85g, Stiff

 

Mizuno JPX 825 Pro Irons, 5-GW

- True Temper Dynamic Gold XP S300, 0.5" over length

- 1 degree upright and 1 degree strong

 

SCOR 4161, 53* and 57* 

- Genius 12 (KBS), Firm. 0.25" over length

 

Yes! Golf Olivia MB

- 34*, 2.5* loft, 70* lie angle

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Hit the R1 this week and I'm a fan - I couldn't hit an R11 or R11s to save my life, both felt like hitting rocks to me.

Most people seem to love the amp, I know our reviewers did - but for me, the Cobra Encore ZL was the winner and has been in my bag the longest - Paired to a Fuji Fuel shaft :-)

Meaning, this year I'm hoping for the new ZL
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

Not new this year, but the Ping Anser I'm getting is awesome. I did see the Amp Cell head on display at Golf Etc, so you could get fit for that.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

WOWzers there is a lot of suggestions out there. I would say the most common is the Nike Covert, Titleist 913, Callaway Razr Extreme, and Ping Anser. I will probably stay with Titleist or go to Ping, I just can't take the crazy tops and logo's everywhere.
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Titleist 910D2 10.5 Graphite Design Y7-S
Adams 1600 proto 14.5 Graphite Design AD DJ
Titleist 910F 17 Ust Tour Black
Titleist 910H 22 Diamana Kali
Adams Idea Pro A12 4-9 KBS C Taper
Titleist Vokey SM4 46 degree w/ DG Spinner
Mizuno MP R12 50-54-58 DG spinner
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