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... Very rarely does a magical club come along and the F8 is no exception. My struggles with fairway woods were equally mental and equipment related. Poor shots encourage a lack of confidence. Good shots of course create confidence and having equipment that puts you in position to make good shots can be a game changer. While there are several factors that separate the F8 from the pack, I do think the baffler rails play a huge role in why average to slightly better players have found so much success with the F8.

... If you were already a good fairway wood player, with a fairway wood you played well, I doubt the F8 was much different for you let alone a game changer. But as someone that struggled with my 3 wood off the ground, especially with consistent trajectory, it was a game changer for me. Forgiving of slight mishits but more importantly the rails make the F8 easy to launch from any lie, so it was a question of dialing in the loft for an ideal trajectory. Fwiw, I gave my F8 5 wood to the Mrs and while it has not become a strength in her game, it certainly has improved her play and confidence. She hated having to hit her old 5 wood but loves getting ti hit the F8. 

... I am really looking forward to playing the F9 fairway wood, especially with the addition of a milled face to see if it makes much, if any difference compared to the F8. My suspicion is the F8 is gonna be very close in performance and a real steal for those seeking a bargain after the F9 is in full swing come springtime.   

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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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Geez, which shaft did you pair with your F8+? I’ve hit it at the store with the stock Aldila NV 2KXV Green 75 and really liked it BUT, with my swing speed (89) I think I need a lighter, softer tip, higher launch shaft.

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On 12/31/2018 at 11:41 AM, Sluggo42 said:

Ok guys, now 3-6 months have passed since the love affairs have been gushing all over this thread.  Now that you’ve had the time to hit some bad shots too, are you still all gaga over the f8 fw?



Now that the CCC2 is over and I can put other clubs in the bag, the big question is do I keep the F8 lofted all the way down and stick an old 4ish wood in my bag, or do I put my old 13* TEE back in the bag and loft the F8 all the way up?  It'll be fun to play with the different options.




What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Hybrid (19*) - :taylormade-small: RBZ
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :taylormade-small: TP5X Pix
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