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  1. This driver is an absolute weapon for me. A little premature having only 3 rounds with it so far, but since I'm not playing more than once, MAYBE twice a month, I figure I should write this before the next driver comes out. Gonna be honest here and say that I was pretty happy with my TSi3 prior to this, and switched because of two admittedly silly reasons: The looks. FINALLY, a matte black driver from Callaway Callaway drivers are always the longest for me personally (on Arccos) Since this is a beta forum I'm not gonna post pictures and stuff like I would a normal review. Google it, mine looks exactly like all of the others. I gave it a 4/5 for looks only because the gold doesn't really do it for me. Reminds me of the Epic Star (I think that's what it was called) that they released a couple drivers ago, except in matte finish. The matte finish though? Man, it is sexy *chefs kiss* The titanium frame that makes up the head gives it a more metal sound than I was expecting -- since the crown is made of the "Triaxial Carbon." It's not Sumo or Ping metal sounding, but if "baseball bat" is the other side of the spectrum, it leans way more on the metal side. Forgiveness on mishits north and south of the middle have been pretty good, pretty much what you expect from every other driver face at this point. Hit low, it's gonna launch low and spin more, and the opposite when you go above the face equator. Low misses seem to get out there a decent ways still, so maybe the Tungsten in the back is working? Honestly short of hitting the ball for you, I'm not sure the driver could do anything to be more forgiving. Heel strikes seem to do what you would expect, go a little right. When I've hit it out of the toe, it has gotten a little snap hooky on me, but that's me and not anything the club is doing. When I get it closer to where you're meant to hit the ball, man this thing sends it. I don't really see the whole "flatter" ball flight that the LS is supposed to have vs the normal one, it still gets plenty of height -- which by the way is not unwelcomed as I'm not really a high ball hitter. I could probably game the regular version, but I picked the LS because it has more similar of a shape to TSi3. I have no on-course data to back it up, but it definitely feels longer than TSi3 was. Need to play some of my "home" courses to really know if I'm hitting it beyond where I normally do. I believe it's supposed to have a more right bias than the standard version? My less successful swings are usually very left to right path-wise, so I welcome a right-bias driver (I'm right-handed) to help me combat those times where I turn it over too much. Mostly though, this thing seems to just want to go straight for me with very little left or right movement. It does what I want it to do on the course, hit mutha effin BOMBS brah! Honestly, I had a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth from Callaway after reading about some QC issues. I think it was Xander's driver that was tested and had an illegal COR in The Open a few years back? I don't know what that bothered me so much, apparently it's pretty common. Maybe because of all of the issues with the Chromesoft in prior years? IDK, seemed like a pretty lame thing for an OEM, especially one of the biggest ones, to be producing subpar products and selling them at premium prices. Maybe this driver is juiced and that's why I'm slapping it so far? I think I'm over it now though, and honestly it was probably silly/childish of me, I don't know. This driver is sick though, go buy one.
    1 point
  2. Put these into play today in a typical breezy Hawaii afternoon and they held up to the wind. I have gamed the Z-Star in the past (the regular one) and found that out would just spin up in the wind and all distance lost. Not the case for me with the Keopka ball. With the 3-for-2 deal these are about $30/doz which makes them even more attractive to me. I normally play V1x and found this ball to be able to do the things I need most, with green side spin being the most important. Not quite as long as when I played the Tour B X before switching back to my gamer V1x, but I'll give up a little extra yardage to be able to hit the shots around the greens that I need to, because I am often having to scramble these days (not playing weekly like I used to before my son was born). Looks wise, I don't know what it is, but Srixon balls always look larger to me than other OEMs. Also the printing on the ball makes it look cheap, don't know what's up with that. Cover held up great after 18 holes, but I didn't have a chance to test it against trees or the cart path. Even just after one round I can tell that I could game this ball, excited to test it some more though.
    1 point
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