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Three very popular drivers based on recent forum testing and Most Wanted Testing.  Sounds like I can't go wrong with either one.

 

I'm definitely going to take the bite on one, I know I have to go hit them, and hopefully actually get on a LM fitting to make the decision.  But wanted to get some fun conversation going here from the group, that if you had to go with one today....Which one and Why?

 

 

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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

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Driver - :taylormade-small:   SIM2 Max 9° Tour MT 6-S   or   :srixon-small: ZX 7 9.5° Ventus VeloCore Blue S
Fairway - :srixon-small: ZX  3 wd. Ventus VeloCore Blue S

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -   Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider
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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

It's in the discussion now (title edited) I had originally thought of putting that in there, but some how was thinking it is above my low 90's swing speed ability.  But the reviews I read on it say that may not be true, especially with the weight back.

 

It definitely has my interest as well.  

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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All three. End of discussion :) ha ha ha.

 

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Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 3W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

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Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

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I already have a Cobra (F6) so I would love to give the Srixon 565 a smack or two!

Callaway  Epic Flash 10.5 Driver
Callaway MAVRIK  3 hybrid 18 Degree
Callaway Big Bertha 2019  4 hybrid 
Callaway  Max 5 - PW Irons
Cleveland CBX 2 50 & 54 Degree Wedge
Cleveland CBX Full-Face Wedge 58 degree
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All three. End of discussion :) ha ha ha.

 

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Great idea!!  Just a reminder of who has a birthday later this week....I'm just sayin  :D

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

:ping-small: Tyne 4 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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Driver fitting day! Seriously though, MGS tests can give you an idea of how they will perform but you need to swing them yourself, ideally with a few different shaft options to get the right driver for you. Good luck, let us know what you get!

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Driver:  :ping-small:  G 10.5* W/Tour Stiff 65g Ping Shaft   

Fairway Woods:  :cobra-small:  Cobra F6 13.5*, F6 Baffler 16*  

Irons: Split Set-  :ping-small: i200 3i - 7i ,  :benhogan-small: Ft Worth 15s, 8 (36), 9 (40), PW (44) 

Wedges: :benhogan-small:  TK, 52* & 56*

Putter:  :ping-small: Sigma G Kushin 

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Been enjoying my Z 565 since late last summer - it's everything the MGS test says it is. Haven't tried either Cobra so I can't comment on either one, but the Srixon is simply solid - even with the stock shaft is beat the Epic head to head at a recent fitting, even though the fitter tried everything he could to get the Epic to work for me.

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What's in the bag:
 
Driver:  Sub 70 639D - 9.5; :cleveland-small: Launcher HB Turbo; :mizuno-small: ST 190 
FW Wood: :tour-edge: Tour Edge EXS 220 - 15*; :mizuno-small: ST 180 14*
Hybrids:  PXG 0311 22
Utility Irons: :wilson_staff_small: Staff Model Utilities 18, 21, 24*;  Lynx VT Stinger - 16*
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Putter:   :edel-golf-1:  Willamette,  :bettinardi-small: BB8,  :benhogan-small:Baby Ben

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Been enjoying my Z 565 since late last summer - it's everything the MGS test says it is. Haven't tried either Cobra so I can't comment on either one, but the Srixon is simply solid - even with the stock shaft is beat the Epic head to head at a recent fitting, even though the fitter tried everything he could to get the Epic to work for me.

A stock shaft outperforming several other aftermarket shafts.  Not Possible, Not possible!!  HA

 

of course the Cobra configuration I'm looking at has the UST Elements Chrome..ha   

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All three. End of discussion :) ha ha ha.

 

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Ha...This was my initial response when I read the first post too! haha.

 

All 3 sound like great drivers. No upcharge for a handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow is enticing though with the Srixon. I say just buy all three....who needs a 3 wood and hybrid anyway? Just have all your fairway woods be drivers.  :D

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Fairway: :taylormade-small: SIM 15* w/ Diamana 70

Fairway: :callaway-small: GBB Heavenwood 19* w/ Fujikura Pro 72

Hybrids: :ping-small: G410 19*  w/ Tensei Blue

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX919 HMP 5-AW Forged w/ Modus 120s

Wedge: :cleveland-small: RTX4 55*

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Of course the fitting will tell you what's best for you, but I'd definitely be rooting for the f7+. Hit one side by side my fly z+ at a demo day and all the numbers were very similar, but it definitely felt softer and was more forgiving. Plus the matte colours are gorgeous!

 

 

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 ⛳🛄 as of Sept 24, 2020

SuperSpeed 2020 from 100-112 and climbing!

Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic Sub Zero - Set at 10* with Aldila Rogue Max 65 gram 

Wood:    :cobra-small: F7 3 wood 14.5* w/ weight back

               :ping-small: G410 Crossover - 2 and 4 iron

Irons:     :ping-small: i210 5-U w/ Nippon Modus 105 stiff (2018 Tester)

Wedge:  :ping-small: Glide 2.0 54* 58* w/ Nippon Modus 105 Stiff

Putter:   :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7 35* and oversized grip (2019 Tester)

Balls:      :srixon-small: Z Star

Other:     :Arccos: 

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Ha...This was my initial response when I read the first post too! haha.

 

All 3 sound like great drivers. No upcharge for a handcrafted HZRDUS Yellow is enticing though with the Srixon. I say just buy all three....who needs a 3 wood and hybrid anyway? Just have all your fairway woods be drivers.  :D

LOL..Cracking me up.  But that's what adjustable lofts are for right, crank one all the way up to 12.5 or however high it will go, and it's a strong 3 wood, crank one down to 8.5 and it's a Stinger and then 10.5 for normal play  :D

 

I did look at the Yellow Hazardous upgrade, and while it's a fantastic deal, it might be too low launching for my swing. 

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:titelist-small: TSi2 18 FW with GD AD IZ 6 Shaft

:titelist-small: TSi1 20 and 23 degree hybrids Aldila Ascent Shafts R

:titelist-small: T300 5-P Tensei  R flex shaft 1/4 long 

:titelist-small: SM8 48F/54/58 D Grinds 

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The best thing to do is go to a good fitter and let the numbers dictate what you purchase. If srixon is best for you then buy it. If not, buy M1/ Cobra / Epic etc. performance is key

 

 

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F7+. I know it's not in the discussion, but it should be. The thing is a monster. And it comes with Arccos. and it is at least $50 cheaper..

 

And it is better.

 

And because Rickey.

 

I have to agree with this. F7+ is a solid performer 

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In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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I'm just going to throw it out there that I love my F7+. I came from a Bio Cell, so this is my first "premium" driver I guess. I ended up getting it on sale for around $260 or so at the beginning of this year. One of my favorite purchases.

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The 545 driver was incredible and was one of my favorite drivers ever.  It's spun a but too much for me and launched a little low, so it cost me distance.  Sounds like with the 565 they dropped the spin, while maintaining the forgiveness.  Would love to hit one eventually, but the 2016 M1 just continues to dominate every driver I throw  at it.

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:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW OBAN CT 115X(-)

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Probably goes without saying on what I suggest. The Srixon is fantastic. I am debating of getting a 565 for those times my swing feels off.

 

 

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 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
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... I have not hit the F7+ this year but can't get my Fly Z out of my bag. Tried the F6 last season but preferred the look/feel of the Fly Z since performance was really the same for me. I am a new driver every year kinda guy and this makes the 3rd season I will have the Fly Z in the bag. Gonna try the Epic and the F7+ but I just didn't like the sound feel of the 565. I started last season with a F6, 545 and G30 LS but none could unseat my Fly Z. Although I have only hit the 565 indoors at the PGA Superstore and it sounded explosive which I am not into, so hopefully at a demo day I can try one outdoors and see if it sounds/feels different. It is so hard to find a bad driver these days. 

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max 10.5* ... Diamana Ltd 60R
Fairway:  TaylorMade SIM2 Max 15* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
                 TaylorMade SIM2 Max 18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:   TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
              Taylor Made Sim Hybrid 22* ... Diamana Ltd 75R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Steelfiber 95R
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Steelfiber 95R
                 TaylorMade MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber 95R
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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... I have not hit the F7+ this year but can't get my Fly Z out of my bag. Tried the F6 last season but preferred the look/feel of the Fly Z since performance was really the same for me. I am a new driver every year kinda guy and this makes the 3rd season I will have the Fly Z in the bag. Gonna try the Epic and the F7+ but I just didn't like the sound feel of the 565. I started last season with a F6, 545 and G30 LS but none could unseat my Fly Z. Although I have only hit the 565 indoors at the PGA Superstore and it sounded explosive which I am not into, so hopefully at a demo day I can try one outdoors and see if it sounds/feels different. It is so hard to find a bad driver these days. 

 

This is exactly my same experience almost word for word. Brought the Fly Z out yesterday for a field test outdoors, just not an indoor monitor guy. If I can't see and feel the entire ball flight, then I've learned not to buy.

 

Put the Fly Z up against the 2017 M2, the 565, Epic SZ and the F7+. Stock stiff shafts and configurations.

 

Swing speed in the 95-105 range and what was funny was the Most Wanted Chart by swing speed was almost spot on:)

 

The M2 topped my list in almost a tie with the F7+. The Epic SZ and 565 about 5-10 yards behind over about a 100 ball average, 20 balls with each club.

 

The Fly Z was right there with the M2/F7+ and really no negligible difference. The F7+ could be fun with Cobra Connect but no huge difference over the Fly Z other than maybe a little softer off the face than the Fly Z....

 

I'm going to take another stab over the weekend and try and put the regular Epic in the mix.

 

As you said it's hard to find a bad driver these days and you could probably drop a blanket over all of the results at the end of the driving range.

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