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  1. You will be pleasantly surprised. Feel and performance are just right. Any one that has hit it just has a wow reaction. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I have done quite a bit of head to head testing with Maltby heads and various OEM heads that match the design parameters. In every instance they have performed as good or better than the OEMs. My most recent was a head to head of a Maltby TS-2 and a P790. Data showed launch, ballspeed, carry distances to be nearly identical. But what the Maltby did was spin more. On course testing showed the exact same results. The Maltby would stop near its ball mark the P790 would roll out in most cases further than I wanted. Durability and looks, they are as good as anything made. Often times they are cast in the same foundaries as all of the other OEMs. They have innovated over the years and are often the first to bring new tech to the industry. Over the years they have also done design work for several OEM companies. If you want heads cheaper than thier retail for demos go on ebay. You often find single heads for sale. Go ahead and pay three times the cost for OEM.... you are not buying a head that's three times better Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Hitting in doors with 70° temp and no wind is easy. Hitting outside bundled up in 30° is a monumental difference. I'm also swinging the 6 iron at 90 mph. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. That was using a Taylor made TP5. That was carry distance grouping in the lower picture. The PTM is a 28° head so it's not distance iron strong but it's a modern loft. The four shafts were a DG Tour 105, Xcaliber Tour X, Paderson TS-1 and a new Xcaliber Prototype shaft. The Paderson didn't spin as well as the others so its total distance is kind of high. I have a lot more testing to do for those 4. Out on the course I found the Prototype to be longest by 3-4 yards so this data is flipped. I have to see if I can repeat these results. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. Here is my summary from flight scope. I had a couple shots that were further left to right that I wanted but I was getting some good grouping out of the driver. That's 15 shots that would have been in play on almost any golf course. The other summary is from 4 different shafts that I have been tinkering with with some pretty interesting results. All 6 iron PTM heads. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. I'm really still learning this driver and if you look at my 15 shot session I have some varying results. A 9.5゚ driver is fairly aggressive for me. But the reward is very worth it. Now that it's simulator season I'll take the 10.5 head and see if I can get some numbers that come close to the 9.5. Some have complained about the noise but I have yet to any for anyone to say to me that's A LOUD driver. What They have said to me is good God that goes far. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. I have been having more in more people hit this. Good big thing with this driver is getting the correct weight in the soul to produce the right spin. Properly fit and set up correctly it can be a very potent driver. If you look at mallby's on website a lot of the testers were putting in A flex shafts and were quite senior players. That's the last guy I would put in this driver. A mid handicapper should do fine with this driver. What I'll say again it needs to be set up correctly Because at first I wasn't quite happy with it either. I really think we have been spoiled with the concept of an out of the Box wonder driver... After a 1/2 dozen swings where ready to throw it in the bin if it doesn't fit us Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. Finally got some quality time in the Simulator. The numbers I got confirmed everything I have been seeing on the course. For the session of 15 shots I averaged 293 overall. That's 20 yards further than what I was doing with my Rouge. I had a long of 307 with one stinker of about 208. Most of my bad shots were in the 275 range. Hitting this in the sweet spot has such and awesome feel. Average spin was just about 2900 which is really impressive for my swing as I struggle with a neg AOA. I let the pro hit it and he was getting insane ball speeds out of it. Ball speed of 175mph on a 119mph swing. He loved it and was able to really let it RIP. The Xcaliber shaft more than held up to his swing. He was hitting them right down the middle. Winter has set in here so I might be done for on course play this year. Will be fun playing the Sim season this year with how I'm hitting driver. I'm actually even more excited for the coming spring and having a huge problem in my bag very well worked out. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. When the TS-2 first came out I put them head to head with and identically built P790. The TS-2 had better feel and spun better in the Sim. Had identical ball speed and launch. On the course the TS-2 dropped and stopped on the green while the P790 rolled out the the back of the green over and over. It baffles me why people pay OEM prices when these are so damn good. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. About a month ago the ProV1s were on sale for 39. I dont normally buy them but the Tour BXS balls were sold out. Now this did not come up in testing but since put the the ProV1 in play I have been putting extremely well. Not just a small improvement either. It's been 3-4 putts less per round and it's not like my proximity to the hole has decreased. It's just something about how they are coming off the putter. Once I run out of them I may have to do some serious practice green trial and error and see if it's the ball or if I'm just on a hot streak. But the difference was right away and it has sustained. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. Some of the DTC lines have developed a strong following. I personally do not like to have to order the balls online. I enjoy getting them instore so I can kick around other gear. But I think the DTC balls that have performed oncourse and in testing will continue to do very well. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  12. If you look at the picture of my app I have been averaging 275 all year long. I'm beating that by an easy 20 yards. This driver will not help a bad swing as I can fade/slice it pretty bad if I swing like crazy... But.... hitting this driver flush,, it's a rocket. Off the toe puts out just as good of performance and has good gear effect to bring it back online. My best drives have been a relaxed, smooth yet strong swing. The kind where you look up and expect a decent drive yet it just keeps on going. The big thing is this wasnt a one day fluke. I crushed this two days in a row in very cool temperatures. I finished the day today getting on in two at the 510 yard par 5. Plays slightly uphill the whole way, had 205 to the flag. I put a 5 iron with a little draw to pin high 12 feet away.. I came back down to earth though and two putted. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  13. Today continued with the stupid long distance I'm getting. I drove a 285 yard par 4 uphill green. 343 yard par 4 15 feet short of the green. An uphill par 4 and my drive went 297. These are unheard of distances for me these days. Guys who I have been playing with for a while are looking at me sideways. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. Wow. Those look great. How did they refinish them? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. Update on this head. I have two of these shafted up. The 10.5 with the Paderson shaft that has been my gamer and the 9.5 with an Xcaliber Superlite55. Last week I got some time in the simulator and brought an M5 along as a bench mark. It was a GC2 but hitting into a white screen. For me it's really tough to not see the ball flight. So with the 9.5 I was hitting these giant slices that I couldn't seem to get to straighten out. So I went head to head with the M5 in 9.5 and the ISO-T at 10.5. The ISO-T edged out the M5 by a few yards mostly due to its lower spin. It wasnt a huge difference but 3-4 yards on most swings. So the 10.5 has been my gamer. Consistent, easy to control and good if not great length. Today I brought along the 9.5 for the hell of it to see what I can do out on the course. After a few shots that had a heavy fade near slice bias I changed up my swing a little and got the 9.5 to work. I was noticing I was in spots I had not seen all year long. It turned out to be an absolute missile launcher. I was going past the 10.5 by 10-15 yards. I then left the 10.5 in the bag and really started to zone in with the 9.5. On the back side of the course there is a 353 yard par 4 that plays slightly downhill but then comes back up by the green. Closest I have ever been to this green is 45 yards or so. Today I hit two back to back balls with the 9.5. It was mid 50 degrees out and a swirling wind,,, but definitely not helping. As I walked down the fairway I was nervously looking around to see where the balls had gone because both were dead straight. I was dumbfounded that I would have lost either ball.. I kept walking and one ball was 10' short of the green and the other was pin high. Some people have been very quick to write off these heads and I initially had some reservations but my god.. I havent hit balls that far in 20 years. Also I cant say enough about how great of a feel the Xcaliber Superlite55 has. For being a shaft that's under $100 it has no right to be this good. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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