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#1 Justin H

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:50 PM

With the recent run of driver testing contests (yes, I've applied for them all), I'm curious - how many of you out there play a driver more than a few generations old?

For instance, I'm playing a Cobra HS9 X. Which is about a decade old. Crazy, I know. But every time I drag it to a launch monitor, it equals or exceeds the numbers of the newer sticks. Which is all the more reason I'm curious about the current driver reviews out there, especially the Mizuno and Nike. I'd like the time to get a new one in the course and see if it's worth putting in my bag.

So, long story short, are there any other tech holdouts out there?

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#2 fozcycle

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

I was gaming the Cobra Bio Cell, which is 2 yrs old.

 

I also have:  Powerbilt DFX(2 yrs); Cobra Fly Z+(last year); Cobra King LTD(NEW)


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Posted 12 May 2016 - 03:45 PM

I keep ending up with my Cally Razr Fit Xtreme. I think it was a 2012 driver although I didn't get it until 2014. I've tried many times to knock it out of the bag but to no avail. The closest I came were a TI SLDR 8* and an SLDR 430 9* set open to 8*. Both were stupid long but the misses tended to be awful. 

 

RookieBlue has tried to replace his TI Tmag LCG 2.0 or whatever it is like 50 times and not found a replacement yet. Sometimes something just works for you. 


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Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

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Irons- Tour Issue Mizuno FliHi 3i w/ Mitsubishi Rayon Bassara 465ct X
          Ben Hogan PTx 23*- 47* w/ Project X 6.5 coated matt black

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 04:57 PM

Mine is currently 13 seasons old. Yes, I've tried "newer" drivers including the latest technology with moving weights and adjustable hosels etc, but nothing beats the venerable Titleist 983K for feel or distance.

The 905T also spent a lot of bag time as the preferred driver, but if I had to choose then the 983K wins heads down. 



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:00 PM

Mine is currently 13 seasons old. Yes, I've tried "newer" drivers including the latest technology with moving weights and adjustable hosels etc, but nothing beats the venerable Titleist 983K for feel or distance.

The 905T also spent a lot of bag time as the preferred driver, but if I had to choose then the 983K wins heads down. 

I used to love my old 905. It was a bit too spinny but gosh damn I never missed a fairwar with that thing. The shaft was prolly to blame for the spin though. 


Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 10.5* set to 8.5* w/ Hzrdus Black 6.5 44"
Fairway Metal- Tour Edge Exotics XCG7 Beta 3W 13* w/ Matrix 7m4 X 42.5"

Utility- Mizuno MPH5 1 iron w/ Aldila RIP 85X (depending on course/ conditions)

Irons- Tour Issue Mizuno FliHi 3i w/ Mitsubishi Rayon Bassara 465ct X
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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:54 PM

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Thanks for starting this thread because it reminds me to put in my request that MGS grab up some drivers from the past 10 years and tests them head to head.

 

I would love to see the results of that test.


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#7 JudgeSmails

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:59 PM

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The new ones seem to slice just as good for me as the old ones did


Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5* 

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Hybrid:  :wilson_staff_small: D200  4h 22*

Irons:   :wilson_staff_small: C200 5-GW

Wedges:  :wilson_staff_small: PMP 52* 56* 60*

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#8 JudgeSmails

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:01 PM

Thanks for starting this thread because it reminds me to put in my request that MGS grab up some drivers from the past 10 years and tests them head to head.

 

I would love to see the results of that test.

 

Kev, I agree....that would be a great test to see...Instead of pitting all the new drivers against each other, put them against their predecessors....see how much distance/forgiveness the new tech really has


Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5* 

Fairway:   :callaway-small:  GBB Epic 5w

Hybrid:  :wilson_staff_small: D200  4h 22*

Irons:   :wilson_staff_small: C200 5-GW

Wedges:  :wilson_staff_small: PMP 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :cameron-small:  Fastback Select  (codename: LittleScotty)

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#9 Justin H

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for starting this thread because it reminds me to put in my request that MGS grab up some drivers from the past 10 years and tests them head to head.

I would love to see the results of that test.

That would be very interesting. I'd like to see the HS9 X in there. I miss the good ol' Acushnet days of Cobra.

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#10 Justin H

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:13 PM

Kev, I agree....that would be a great test to see...Instead of pitting all the new drivers against each other, put them against their predecessors....see how much distance/forgiveness the new tech really has

Should've just replied to you and Kev here Judge. I would love to see a test like that. I may have to break down and pick up a newer driver eventually and conduct my own...or just keep crossing my fingers!

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#11 JudgeSmails

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:22 PM

Maybe you'll get lucky and get that Mizuno.....I never dreamed I would have gotten so lucky w/ the WilsonStaff contest......would be cool to see you put it head to head w/ the old Cobra


Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5* 

Fairway:   :callaway-small:  GBB Epic 5w

Hybrid:  :wilson_staff_small: D200  4h 22*

Irons:   :wilson_staff_small: C200 5-GW

Wedges:  :wilson_staff_small: PMP 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :cameron-small:  Fastback Select  (codename: LittleScotty)

Ball:  :wilson_staff_small:  DUO Urethane

 

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#12 Justin H

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 07:36 PM

Maybe you'll get lucky and get that Mizuno.....I never dreamed I would have gotten so lucky w/ the WilsonStaff contest......would be cool to see you put it head to head w/ the old Cobra

That would be nice! How's that Wilson staff set up working out for you?

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Driver: Taylormade SLDR, Diamana Kai'li 70 

3 Wood: Callaway X Tour 15*

Hybrid: Bobby Jones 21* (Original)

Irons: Bridgestone J38 DPC 4-PW

Wedges: Scor 4161 52*, 57*

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#13 JudgeSmails

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

Awesome......im loving them

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Driver:    :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5* 

Fairway:   :callaway-small:  GBB Epic 5w

Hybrid:  :wilson_staff_small: D200  4h 22*

Irons:   :wilson_staff_small: C200 5-GW

Wedges:  :wilson_staff_small: PMP 52* 56* 60*

Putter:  :cameron-small:  Fastback Select  (codename: LittleScotty)

Ball:  :wilson_staff_small:  DUO Urethane

 

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 08:02 PM

I have a staff bag at home with some nostalgic drivers- 976r, 975d, 975j, 975jvs, LFE, 983e, k, 905r, s, t, 300ti, isi tec, and great big bertha.

If I ever get free time and can try and do a Trackman session with them.

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 09:28 PM

The new ones seem to slice just as good for me as the old ones did


Yep, me too – they can slice proof them all they want, but I bet I can still make them slice. 😜
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