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Hey fellow spies!

 

Lately, I've been hitting my Baffler T-Rail 16* miles (towards the sky). It has no roll at all, I think I even saw the ball spin back once :D

 

Could you recommend any low-launching 3 woods? Preferably in stock configuration, older model that can be had for pennies now.

 

Just want to tinker with it, so a fitting and paying $250 for a current offering is out of the question.

Thanks!

 

PS: I always like to use my Adams Fast 12 LS as an example. Excellent driver with a $300 retail shaft that could be had for $90 brand new.

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Anything that has a 13* .......

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Well a shaft change could be a quick fix. Are you purely looking for lower launch to get you more distance?

 

I'd give the Callaway 2deep and 3deep a look. I hit the 2deep recently and it was stupid long. 

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Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
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Well a shaft change could be a quick fix. Are you purely looking for lower launch to get you more distance?

 

I'd give the Callaway 2deep and 3deep a look. I hit the 2deep recently and it was stupid long. 

 

Any recommendations on cheap shafts? I don't want to break the bank just to tinker... and sometimes a new club is cheaper than the shaft alone.

Let me see if I can find the Callaway on the bay... what shaft did you try?

 

Yeah, looking to lower launch and spin for some roll.

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Any recommendations on cheap shafts? I don't want to break the bank just to tinker... and sometimes a new club is cheaper than the shaft alone.

Let me see if I can find the Callaway on the bay... what shaft did you try?

 

Yeah, looking to lower launch and spin for some roll.

I see you have a tour AD in your baffler. That shaft launches pretty high. Stiff flex? Also heavier shafts bring launch conditions down. 

 

I tried the 2Deep with a Aldila tour green in X. Not exactly a super low launch shaft and it still launched pretty low bc the head was lofted so low. It is basically a 2 wood after all.

 

 

Its hard to give many suggestions without more info to be honest. Knowing your current shaft stiffness and weight would help. 

I promise this will launch and spin lower than you GD AD assuming its a stiff lol http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-ALDILA-NV-PROTOPYPE-80-S-335-DRIVER-SHAFT-STIFF-335-46-UNCUT-/252269932529?hash=item3abc75aff1:g:aJsAAOxy63FSsgfr

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

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Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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The Tour AD is probably a made for Cobra version. And yeah, it's unbelievably high.

 

It is advertised as a stiff flex, no weight data. I believe this was the stock offering.

 

Did you hit the deep version off the deck or off the tee? I've found a few X2Hot Pro with the Tour Green for under $100 which is not too shabby.

Assuming both have the Tour Green and same loft, how much spin difference are we talking about head-wise between the Pro and the Deep?

 

Thanks for the shaft recommendation. I'll see if I can score one in the $50 range. That would still be cheaper than a new X2Hot.

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How does the green Aldila NV compare to the one you posted?

 

http://www.ebay.de/itm/122049600447

 

According to Golfworks, it has a .335 tip and the stock AD ranged from 55-60g.

 

https://www.golfworks.com/images/art/Cobra.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwi1geyq8bTOAhXJlSwKHauBCfQQFggsMAM&usg=AFQjCNE0g_xQnfI_1VMDrLecUzSqhhZQrA&sig2=w5zyWyItPSmI_t60-0EHSw

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
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From what I've read the baffler is really made to get the ball up in the air and the BD AD helps it to do that. So its meant to really launch it up there. The shaft I posted a link to on ebay is an Aldila Protopype 80S. Its going to launch about as low as anything else out there. At least in my experience. The tour green I mentioned earlier will not launch nearly as low. 

 

As for comparing the Pro to the Deep I can't help you much there. I haven't hit the x2hot pro 3wood that I can remember. I only hit the 2Deep because it was a 12.5* fairway wood and there aren't many of those around. I would think either would launch much lower than your Baffler. It just depends if you want a reshaft or an entirely new club. 

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
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That gives me enough to work on. I'll see if I can get it reshafted easily.

Thanks for the input.

 

One last question: did you have any trouble hitting the 2Deep off the deck?

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:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
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:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
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That gives me enough to work on. I'll see if I can get it reshafted easily.

Thanks for the input.

 

One last question: did you have any trouble hitting the 2Deep off the deck?

Sorry I forgot to mention that. I hit it both off the tee and deck. No problem with either but it more than likely isn't gonna be your go to stick for forced carries and things of that nature. 

Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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Well if you wait a little while the LTD is the hottest and lowest launching 3 wood loft for loft I have ever played.  Including all of the deep models from Callaway.

 

The 3-4 wood and 4-5 wood are completely different, not sure why, but the 3-4 is amazing for high ball hitters.

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x2 hot 3deep or 2 deep would be your best bet.  

 

Rogue Green was the stock shaft and was a really good shaft.

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@golfplus1 LTD could be an option next season... let's face it, as much as it hurts, this season is pretty much over... and screwing with new clubs for the last tournaments of the year could prove counterproductive.

 

@jlukes my only concern was hitting a deep-faced club off the deck. Undershooter has no problems with it, but I'm sure we got a huge skill gap between us :D That's what made me consider the X2Hot Pro as well... same Tour Green shaft, but shallower face.

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The 3 deep is not hard to hit off the deck if you have the swing speed. I have a 3 deep with an Aldila Tour Green 75x that I put in the bag for certain courses. I play a 915 fd with a Bluboard 83x most of the time and that also launches low and is a bit easier to hit for me off the deck.

 

 

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The 3 deep is not hard to hit off the deck if you have the swing speed. I have a 3 deep with an Aldila Tour Green 75x that I put in the bag for certain courses. I play a 915 fd with a Bluboard 83x most of the time and that also launches low and is a bit easier to hit for me off the deck.

 

 

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You and Undershooter are definitely not the benchmark for us mortals with your + handicaps and tour level SS  :wub:

I'm also watching a couple of 915F on the bay... so many choices!

Also found the green Aldila NV 75S for $20 which makes reshafting even more viable!  :rolleyes:

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:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
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Looking at a X2 Hot Pro 4W (17*) with the Tour Green ATX 75 - 3.7 - S, like new for $90

Even with 1 degree higher loft, the shaft should help to bring down the trajectory, right? :D

:cobra-small: SpeedZone 9* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 60 S
:callaway-small: X2 Hot 3 Deep 14.5* w/ Aldila Tour Green 75 S
:taylormade-small: JetSpeed 5W 19* w/ Matrix Velox T 69 S OR :adams-small: Super LS 3H 19* w/ Kuro Kage Black 80 S
:mizuno-small: JPX919 Forged 4-PW w/ Modus3 105 S
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50/08F, 54/14F & 58/08M w/ Modus3 115 Wedge
:EVNROLL: ER1 34" w/ SuperStroke Fatso 2.0
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I've yet to find a shaft that launches lower than Fujikura's motore speeder vc 7.2 tour spec X, I just had that inserted into a 2014 callaway big bertha fairway,  

I found the 2014 big bertha to launch lower than the X2hot pro, but you should have no problem finding abundant X2hots vs the big berthas. 

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Irons:         :mizuno-small:MP-18 MB 4-PW

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How can we talk about 3 woods and not recommend a TourEdge?? My cb4 tour launches wonderfully and is deeeeep. I do want a cb pro. That is my next 3 wood....

 

 

Seriously give TourEdge a look. Inexpensive and as long if not longer than the big boys!

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Completely agree on tour edge. E8 beta was a missile launcher and a 15* head with the rogue Silver shaft might be exactly what the doctor ordered

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Tour edge does make a quality fairway wood for what's it's worth.

 

@Fireinthehole check the protopype 80x out. It was lower launch to me. Its an old shaft that people forget about a lot.

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Driver- Tmag 2017 M2 tour issue 8.5* actual loft 7.8* w/ HZRDS Green PVD 70TX"
Fairway Metal- Taylormade SLDR Mini Driver 12* w/ Fujikura Rombax TP95-X"

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

Irons- Mizuno MP- FLI HI 2i w/ Aldila Proto ByYou 100X
          Mizuno MP59 4i-6I w/ PX 6.5

          Mizuno MP69 7i-PW w/ PX 6.5

Wedges- Scratch 8620 Driver/Slider set.  50*, 54* bent to 55* and 60*

Putter- Taylormade Spider Tour w/ flow neck
Ball- Bridgestone Tour B X

Bag- Sun Mountain C130 Supercharged

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