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I don't go back once I'm finished with a club. But.... I might test a few drivers/heads this coming spring. But these aren't going to be 2017 or 2018 models. I've been looking at some 2015 heads. Remember when these were all the best available on the planet and the longest ever made? Ever! You can buy them cheaply these days. I might experiment some this spring with a few of them. Trying different shafts etc. I know if I do decide to game and old 2015 model I'd surely be giving up a whopping 12" in the fairway as compared to the newest models out there today. But then again.... it'd be 4" longer than my 2014 SLDR.

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This is a really good thread already CG2!

 

Was actually thinking about this last night. Have a number of older drivers (circa PING Rapture - Taylormade Burner) in my parents garage and have been thinking about fitting myself into a shaft.

 

I'm always paranoid the screw on my 5 year old RAZR Fit shaft adapter will come out. Hasn't ever come loose on me this whole time, just feel like I'd have peace of mind with a good ol fashioned head glued to a shaft haha

 

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This is a really good thread already CG2!

 

Was actually thinking about this last night. Have a number of older drivers (circa PING Rapture - Taylormade Burner) in my parents garage and have been thinking about fitting myself into a shaft.

 

I'm always paranoid the screw on my 5 year old RAZR Fit shaft adapter will come out. Hasn't ever come loose on me this whole time, just feel like I'd have peace of mind with a good ol fashioned head glued to a shaft haha

 

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Thanks....but credit should go to MDGolfHacker for asking me the question that got me thinking about it in these terms.

 

I saw a TaylorMade Burner (07) in a used rack for like $39 not long ago.   it was one of the better drivers I have hit, of coruse it also coincides with when my swing speed was at it's highest and I was playing pretty decent golf.  so that could be clouding my memory..HA

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I might, I'm going to put this XR16 head that my boss picked up on CPO during the black friday sale on my current shaft, and see if it beats the Epic. Something about the XR16 3w just isn't fair, the face feels illegally hot, gonna see if there's some cheat codes in the driver too.

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I might, I'm going to put this XR16 head that my boss picked up on CPO during the black friday sale on my current shaft, and see if it beats the Epic. Something about the XR16 3w just isn't fair, the face feels illegally hot, gonna see if there's some cheat codes in the driver too.

It's going to take one heck of a 3w to take mine out of my bag.

 

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This is a really good thread already CG2!

 

Was actually thinking about this last night. Have a number of older drivers (circa PING Rapture - Taylormade Burner) in my parents garage and have been thinking about fitting myself into a shaft.

 

I'm always paranoid the screw on my 5 year old RAZR Fit shaft adapter will come out. Hasn't ever come loose on me this whole time, just feel like I'd have peace of mind with a good ol fashioned head glued to a shaft haha

 

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Hey if you are not going to adjust it epoxy or Loctite it in. I did that with my 915 not that it ever came loose but I did check it every week and then I thought this is stupid so I glued it in

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Now I do slip back as most of you know from time to time. Last week I played a set of Pristine 80 Mac VIPs I had had for a year or so. They had 7.0 Brunswicks in them and I can not hit that rebar any more. I ended up putting a set of #2 Hogan Apex shafts in them. BTW for you rookies those are real HOGAN Apex Shafts from around 82 or 83. This week I am playing my Mac Muirfield blades 2 thru PW. S-300. Since both of those sets are traditional lofts ( 50* PW 45* 9 iron) I do not need a gap wedge. Also went back and used one of my old Wilson wedges which is a 1965 Staff triple duty 56*. But the 915 stays in the bag as does the Super S 3 wood and the old TM 19* Rescue and of course the rusty Scotty

But hey you can not pay me any attention the guys around my ex club swear I have a screw loose.

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Pretty cool Stu!

 

 

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This is going way back... I have the TM r7 SuperQuad. I love it. You cannot miss a fairway with it. It is not my gamer anymore because it cracked, but I am definitely not throwing that thing away!

 

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Going backwards with wedges qualify?.I've got 2 - 52 degree. An RTX 3.0 and a 6 year old Ping eye. I'm just much more consistent with the Ping so the RTX is gathering dust in the garage.

 

 

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Going backwards with wedges qualify?.I've got 2 - 52 degree. An RTX 3.0 and a 6 year old Ping eye. I'm just much more consistent with the Ping so the RTX is gathering dust in the garage.

 

 

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Yep wedges count.

 

 

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I honestly don't think I have... I don't think I've ever gone back to an old model.

 

 

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I've gone back to my Callaway XF irons on more than one occasion . They're my comfort irons for when I need some TLC [emoji7]

 

 

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Not necessarily going backwards, but I've been trying to kick SLDR out of my bag since 2014. I've gotten new drivers (yes plural) pretty much every season and end up selling them and sticking with SLDR. It just fits my swing and I hit it well.

 

 

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Just to update - I won't be going backwards and putting an XR16 on my current shaft. There wasn't any magic, though the head is significantly lighter feeling. I can see why Sadlowski likes it, felt like I could get some extra MPH's over the Epic. Epic feels 100% better off the face and let's me know where I hit the ball

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No forward for me..louisville golf persimmon blades 304..(with a little lead tape).titleist vokey raw wedge...titleist old standard bullseye putter and king cobra SS 350 driver..with matching 3 and 5 woods..sorry..not broke don't fix..but I do experiment with different brands of balls

 

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Thanks....but credit should go to MDGolfHacker for asking me the question that got me thinking about it in these terms.

 

I saw a TaylorMade Burner (07) in a used rack for like $39 not long ago. it was one of the better drivers I have hit, of coruse it also coincides with when my swing speed was at it's highest and I was playing pretty decent golf. so that could be clouding my memory..HA

Barely used to the driver, but I had the irons and dayum did those things launch

 

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Just to update - I won't be going backwards and putting an XR16 on my current shaft. There wasn't any magic, though the head is significantly lighter feeling. I can see why Sadlowski likes it, felt like I could get some extra MPH's over the Epic. Epic feels 100% better off the face and let's me know where I hit the ball

The XR16 was one of the better drivers I've hit. But 1.5 yards longer and no better dispersion wasn't worth it for me

 

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Not necessarily going backwards, but I've been trying to kick SLDR out of my bag since 2014. I've gotten new drivers (yes plural) pretty much every season and end up selling them and sticking with SLDR. It just fits my swing and I hit it well.

 

 

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Cool.  We must have been seperated a birth, as I was/am the same way with drivers, it's just not as well documented as my iron fondness!  Although I will admit, the SLDR is one I never tried.  I guess I had heard so much negative rhetoric about it when it came out, that for whatever reason I shied away.  I think also at that time, I was pretty firmly entrenched in a 14 club Callaway bag. 

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In my hybrid clubs yes, most definitely.  Over the years I have bought and tried various makes and models of hybrids.  But, for some reason I always end up with my old TM Mid-rescues back in the bag.  Over the years and my aging, they have gone thru multiple shaft changes.  From Stiff to Regular and to my now installed Senior flex shafts. I would love to try the New Cleveland Hybrids though!!

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