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  1. As much as I hate to fan the flames of hype of the Autoflex shaft, I took a leap and bought one used and it's been a game changer for me. I instantly picked up 4-6 mph of swing speed and there's NO reason a shaft that's this flexible should hit the ball as straight as it does. I'm seeing places on my course that I rarely even sniffed before. 

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  2. I'm still not sure how companies like Taylormade think that media embargoes apply to individuals on social media. Individuals don't have any sponsorships to lose and aren't a part of any media organizations so how exactly can they demand someone remove pictures they find around on the internet? 

  3. 2 hours ago, rgk5 said:

    Graphite faces were tried over 25 years ago by Yonex, Yamaha and others.  Time will tell but I would not touch one in the first year.

    Like I mentioned earlier, keep in mind that they started using a carbon fiber face tech in the Japanese (JDM) market as early as around 2013 with the Gloire line of drivers. We're just now getting a taste of it here in the US so the tech is going to be well tested already. 

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  4. 2 hours ago, John Bachman said:

    Not sure I’d be interested as I got a new driver this last year and am not really a TM guy. I did talk to someone who happened to hit next years Cobra driver, which I believe will go back to the LTD moniker. They said was a absolute monster. Will be interested to see how it looks and the testing goes. 

    I have pictures of the Taylormade and the Cobra drivers up on my Instagram page if you want to see them early. 

    https://www.instagram.com/rob.c.slade/

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  5. Looks like they are taking a page out of their 2013 Japanese Gloire release and applying the carbon fiber face to the stealth driver instead of using a titanium face.  This has to free up a TON of weight up front from the heaviest part of the face so that they can move it around to other areas of the head.  I'd bet you can really tune the performance of the face as well since you are essentially putting in layers of carbon fiber where you want to control the flex across the face.

     

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  6. I tried these balls when they first came out and was pretty impressed with them.  They did everything I needed them to do in a premium ball.  I didn't find the price to be all that great of a value compared to a lot of other premium balls out there so I decided to stick with my Maxfli Tour CG balls.  

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  7. 3 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

    So it's basically just down at the tip of the shaft?

    No, it's still up in the middle of the shaft but the insert itself is very short.  It won't really fit in the tip section since it's a drinking straw wrapped in open cell foam.  Here is a picture of the full insert that used to be Sensicore.  Now it's the same insert but only about 4-5" long instead of 8-10" long.

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  8. On 9/10/2021 at 10:48 AM, cnosil said:

    I am kind of a putter junkie and heard about some unique Odyssey putters that were available.  Picked up this Odyssey RSX Milled Collection #2.   Can't find much history or info as this model was never a retail release.    Putter is naked and Anser 2 style and not the Anser style like the RSX 001.     Have also seen pictures of 001s with no sightlines,  #7 style without line or dots on the topline, and different color Toulon.   

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    I got one too!  I'm not the biggest fan of the 2 style compared to the 1 but since it's more rare I snatched one up.

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  9. 17 minutes ago, PMookie said:

    Well, it all goes with age…

    At 21 I hit a green from 355 yards with a small, steel Golfsmith driver head that had a Dynamic Gold steel shaft.

    In my 30s I drove two greens at 360 with a Nakashima NP1 9* head with a Proforce Blue shaft.

    In my 40s I hit a ball on a par 5 “long drive” hole during a scramble that went 355. Ping G30 head, Xphlexxx Agera shaft. I also hit a drive on a par 5 in the City tournament that went 362 with a Nakashima NTec 2.85 head and a House of Forged Express shaft. That club played at 47”, only long shaft I’ve ever had.

    Since I’ve turned 50, now 52, I hit a drive 361 yards on the 18th hole at our public course with my Honma TR20 8* driver which had the Ventus Black 7X shaft. 

    All I can say is I wish I had today’s technology when I was 20!!!!!

     

    Those Nakashima heads had some heat to them. 

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  10. F1 drivers blame their cars all the time whether it's really a mechanical issue or not. It pushes engineers to make the car better and better and that eventually trickles down into the regular cars we purchase. 

    It's the same here and we will all benefit from what Cobra is learning from Bryson's constant envelope pushing. 

    Don't get me wrong, I don't really align with Bryson's personality but he's the face of Cobra now and they have to roll with it. I'm sure there will be some great internal meetings at Cobra to discuss further and I'm sure Bryson will post some sort of apology and life will move on. 

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  11. For me it was one of the easiest drivers to hit straight that I've ever played.  It has near Ping G400Max levels of MOI and the spin wasn't too high.  I did have to play it down a degree in loft compared to what I would normally play but you can swing as hard as you want and it will try and go straight.

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