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I hit the F6 pretty well but the F8 head and forgiveness intrigue me.

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
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… Every year most OEMs come out with a new driver. Sometimes they are tweaks of last years model. Sometimes they are new designs that have features the R&D departments have been working on for y

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Another glorious range session with the F8+ and another where distance is concerns are gone. Cannot wait for to get back on the course on Friday and see what the F8+ does. Will only be my 5th round of the year with it.

 

 

... I have been going thru a somewhat similar and troubling period with my F8+. I went back to my Epic and was hitting it better and farther the last 2 rounds. So I took out the F8+ today to give it one more chance and evidently the Epic got it's attention. Best driving day of the season and I realized I had been catching the ball a little high on the face. Teed it up just a hair higher and hit some of my longest drives on a few familiar holes. Crazy how a little adjustment can make such a big difference. But it's always something ain't it?

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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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Father in law picked up the F8 the other night after a demo day at a local course. We played the same 9 twice once with his old driver and then again with the new and wow. He went from about 200 yds on average with great shots going 220 with his amp cell to most all 240 with bad shots being about 225 range and one at 260! He was shocked and waited on a proper deal then took the plunge.

So far he's been super impressed and has loved the forgiveness of it

 

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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: 360 (Caddie)

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... I have been going thru a somewhat similar and troubling period with my F8+. I went back to my Epic and was hitting it better and farther the last 2 rounds. So I took out the F8+ today to give it one more chance and evidently the Epic got it's attention. Best driving day of the season and I realized I had been catching the ball a little high on the face. Teed it up just a hair higher and hit some of my longest drives on a few familiar holes. Crazy how a little adjustment can make such a big difference. But it's always something ain't it?

Are you playing the stock weights in the the f8+?

 

I'm playing a high balance point shaft in the hzrdus yellow so I'm thinking of increasing the weight to bring my swing weight back up

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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... I play mine at 44.5" so the heaviest weight and a little extra lead tape to get to D1 :



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Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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I just ordered my F8 yesterday. Super excited for it to show up! 

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:cobra-small: F8 Driver - Project X Even Flow Blue

:callaway-small:  Rogue 3 wood - Aldila Synergy 

:callaway-small:  Rogue SZ 5 wood- Project X Even Flow Blue

:titelist-small:  818 H1 21* hybrid- Project X Even Flow Blue

:taylormade-small: M4 5-AW - KBS Max 

:cleveland-small: RTX3-CB 55*

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... I play mine at 44.5" so the heaviest weight and a little extra lead tape to get to D1 :

 

 

 

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Awesome. I ordered a 6g and 16g weight. Should be delivered tomorrow.
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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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16g weight installed. Brought the swing weight up to D4.

 

Excited to get it on the course tomorrow

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Enjoyed the extra swing weight, but concerned about the extra weight on the rear creating more face closure.

 

Popped the 12g weight back in the back and put a 6g weight up front in place of the 2g weight

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Enjoyed the extra swing weight, but concerned about the extra weight on the rear creating more face closure.

 

Popped the 12g weight back in the back and put a 6g weight up front in place of the 2g weight

 

 

... Last I heard, Fowler was playing it like that with the weights reversed. 

Driver:   TaylorMade SIM2 Max ... Diamana Limited 60R
Fairway:  Cobra SZ 14.5* ... Atmos Blue TS 7S
Utility:   Callaway Super Hybrid 17*   ... Diamana Limited 65R
               TaylorMade DHy 19* ... Diamana Limited 65R
Irons:    4-Pw Cobra King Tour MIM ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Wedges:  Cobra Snakebite 50* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
                 Mizuno T20 58* ... Nippon 950gh r-flex
Putter:  Cleveland Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:      TaylorMade TP5x (2021)

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... Last I heard, Fowler was playing it like that with the weights reversed.

Yup. I might do that and bump up the loft to see what happens

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Enjoyed the extra swing weight, but concerned about the extra weight on the rear creating more face closure.

 

Popped the 12g weight back in the back and put a 6g weight up front in place of the 2g weight

What length do you play your f8+?

 

 

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Driver: :ping-small: G410 9* w/ HZRDUS Yellow

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*

Wedge: :taylormade-small: Hi-Toe 60*

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Ten 

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Yup. I might do that and bump up the loft to see what happens

 

I have a pretty unrelated question for you regarding fitting and possible changes as you always seem to have knowledgeable advice in that area. I'm hitting a stock F7 with the weight low and according to Arccos I'm averaging 230-260 with plenty of drives in the 260-300 range. Im hitting a regular flex shaft and I just have so many questions...

 

1. Should I be hitting a more stiff shaft? What benefit does it give if so? I'm currently hitting 51% of fairways on average

2. Would buying a weight kit for the F7 be an easy way to get a few more yards squeezed out of my average? 

 

And yes I know I should go see a fitter before I make a purchase. I am just trying to gain some general knowledge about shaft differences and specs and how they change the club. Also can I take my F7 to Dicks or something and just have them plug in some shafts and see what changes? I have never done anything like that before and dont wanna spend $150 just to find out what I need if I can avoid it. 

 

Another side note, I am happy with my driving right now and its definitely not holding my game back, these are just some general questions I've had for a while and this thread felt like a good place to ask. 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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What length do you play your f8+?

 

 

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Stock for the f8+, which is 45

In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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I have a pretty unrelated question for you regarding fitting and possible changes as you always seem to have knowledgeable advice in that area. I'm hitting a stock F7 with the weight low and according to Arccos I'm averaging 230-260 with plenty of drives in the 260-300 range. Im hitting a regular flex shaft and I just have so many questions...

 

1. Should I be hitting a more stiff shaft? What benefit does it give if so? I'm currently hitting 51% of fairways on average

2. Would buying a weight kit for the F7 be an easy way to get a few more yards squeezed out of my average?

 

And yes I know I should go see a fitter before I make a purchase. I am just trying to gain some general knowledge about shaft differences and specs and how they change the club. Also can I take my F7 to Dicks or something and just have them plug in some shafts and see what changes? I have never done anything like that before and dont wanna spend $150 just to find out what I need if I can avoid it.

 

Another side note, I am happy with my driving right now and its definitely not holding my game back, these are just some general questions I've had for a while and this thread felt like a good place to ask.

Based on your distance numbers you seem to definitely fall in the stiff range.

 

Adding weight to the head is no sure thing to add distance, especially without knowing how it would affect swing weight and then your reaction to the swing weight change.

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Regarding going somewhere and trying shafts, it really depends on the store. Some stores are more tinkerer friendly than others.

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:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
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Regarding going somewhere and trying shafts, it really depends on the store. Some stores are more tinkerer friendly than others.

 

Thanks for the info. Basically I am hitting it far but have a mid-low launch and I can be a little inconsistent, most shots are draws with my miss being a hook or a pull. I'd like to see if a stiff shaft with a higher launch profile would remedy the issue and get me a few more yards. Or find out if its a swing problem, but cost of entry for a test like that is pretty high. The other option is just to buy a popular shaft off ebay with the adapter already installed and see what happens, I suppose I can always resell it if it doesn't work out? 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 9.0º - 14g Low - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Woods: :cobra-small: F9 3W - Evenflow White T1100 75G X

Hybrids: :cobra-small:  F9 3H - Aldila Green X

Irons: :cobra-small: F9 One Length 4-PW - Modus3 Tour 105 S

Wedges: :cobra-small: King Wedges 50º/54º/58º Versatile

Putter: :ping-small:  Sigma G Tyne 35"

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV

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Thanks for the info. Basically I am hitting it far but have a mid-low launch and I can be a little inconsistent, most shots are draws with my miss being a hook or a pull. I'd like to see if a stiff shaft with a higher launch profile would remedy the issue and get me a few more yards. Or find out if its a swing problem, but cost of entry for a test like that is pretty high. The other option is just to buy a popular shaft off ebay with the adapter already installed and see what happens, I suppose I can always resell it if it doesn't work out? 

 

Without knowing your spin and launch angle it's hard to make too many suggestions, but once you get a stiffer shaft then you can trying bumping the loft up and moving the heavier weight back - that will help launch the ball a bit more.

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:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:scotty-small: Phantom X 5.5 (2021)
:titelist-small: ProV1
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Thanks for the info. Basically I am hitting it far but have a mid-low launch and I can be a little inconsistent, most shots are draws with my miss being a hook or a pull. I'd like to see if a stiff shaft with a higher launch profile would remedy the issue and get me a few more yards. Or find out if its a swing problem, but cost of entry for a test like that is pretty high. The other option is just to buy a popular shaft off ebay with the adapter already installed and see what happens, I suppose I can always resell it if it doesn't work out?

I would like to weigh in here with what happens for me and my swing. Disclaimer: my swing is NOT your swing. All swings are different.

 

In general a more flexible shaft will make the ball go more left while a stiffer shaft will make it go more right.

 

For me a low launch gets the ball waaay farther than a high launch. This is not caused by spin; the spin on all of these shots are roughly the same. If I launch it high I carry 240 and get roll out to 250. If I launch low I carry 250 and get roll out to 270. This is with a stiff mid launch low spin shaft.

Getting higher launch will not always increase distance. I hit a low drive, mid long irons, and high short irons.

 

If you want to try a higher launch shaft go for it, you can always resell it.

Wilson Staff C300 9.0* Fujikura Pro 58 stiff

Callaway Rogue 3W Mitsubishi Diamana D+ LTD 80 stiff

Mizuno MP-18 MMC FLI-HI 2 iron UST Mamiya Recoil 95 stiff

Ping I200's 4-W Aerotech Steelfiber I110 CW stiff

Ping Glide 52* and 58* stiff

Bettinardi Studio Stock #38 Armlock

 

 

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I have a pretty unrelated question for you regarding fitting and possible changes as you always seem to have knowledgeable advice in that area. I'm hitting a stock F7 with the weight low and according to Arccos I'm averaging 230-260 with plenty of drives in the 260-300 range. Im hitting a regular flex shaft and I just have so many questions...

 

1. Should I be hitting a more stiff shaft? What benefit does it give if so? I'm currently hitting 51% of fairways on average

2. Would buying a weight kit for the F7 be an easy way to get a few more yards squeezed out of my average?

 

And yes I know I should go see a fitter before I make a purchase. I am just trying to gain some general knowledge about shaft differences and specs and how they change the club. Also can I take my F7 to Dicks or something and just have them plug in some shafts and see what changes? I have never done anything like that before and dont wanna spend $150 just to find out what I need if I can avoid it.

 

Another side note, I am happy with my driving right now and its definitely not holding my game back, these are just some general questions I've had for a while and this thread felt like a good place to ask.

I'd spend the money on a launch monitor fitting instead of the weights. You'll get your numbers on good and on bad shots. That way, you'll know if it's a swing issue or shaft issue.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: F8 9.5° Project X Even Flow Blue 65g shaft 

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

Fairway Woods: :cobra-small: F8 5W Project X Even Flow Blue 75g shaft

Hybrid: :titelist-small: 816H2 19°

Irons: :mizuno-small: MP-20 SEL Project X 5.5 shafts 5-PW

           :mizuno-small: MP-20 HMB Project X 5.5 shaft 4 Iron

Wedge: :cleveland-small: Tour Satin RTX 4 Wedges in 52° and 56° 2 Dot

Putter: :nevercompromise-small: Gray Matter TDP 2.2 32.75"

Bag: :1590477705_SunMountain: Three 5

Ball:  :srixon-small: Z*Star

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