Driver swing speed is in mid 90's. I'm still a moderately strong swinger for being in my early 60's. Two years ago I went from a 910 D2 to the Callaway line. I bought an XR 16 that I still have and which I think I'll be comparing drivers to. I flirted with a regular Epic this time last year. Thinking I wanted to try a 917 D2, I bought a head and put my favorite shafts in two Titlesit adaptors. Here's the scoop...
I'm not all that sold on the 917. I started on the A1 setting and it took everything I had to control a significant fade. I've set it on A3 and it's somewhat better but it's still fades. The last time I had a driver fade like this was a Aeroburner TP. I don't think I'm going to keep this.
The Cally Epic was OK but sold it after a month.
I think what I feel in the Epic and the 917 is improved face technology that isn't perhaps as forgiving as the XR16. I don't think either of the Epic or 917 is that much longer but they both definitely "feel different". Because the 917 is still fresh on my mind, I can really tell the differences between the XR16 and the 917. Maybe I just prefer a forgiving and higher spin head like the XR16, if that's what I'm feeling.
Now, the crux of my thread...is there a head out there that may have the feel (forgiveness and spin?) of the XR16 that is only 2-3 years old and yet be an upgrade to the XR and 910 (the two drivers that I've played the most in the past 7-8 years)?