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Had a chance to go to Golf Galaxy over the weekend and they had the Wilson Cortex on display.  Tried out the 9* head w/ the Fujikura Atmos Blue which on paper is the shaft that should suit me the best

This, in my opinion, is an out-dated and not entirely convincing argument. Callaway and Tour Edge both make boxed sets available at places like WalMart. Tour Edge's higher end line is the Tour Edge Ex

I have to agree with you on this. Using my BMX history as an example, I used to get a bunch of flack from other kids because I rode a Mongoose (we're talking early 2000's Mongoose, not 1970/80's Mongo

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1 hour ago, 03trdblack said:

Every review on youtube so far has had 2-4 mph less ballspeed, same with the C300. 

Everyone?  Rick Shiels review shows 111 CHS and 160.9 BS and that is 1mph slower than his optimal swing speed and above average for ball speed.  Plus keep in mind if he went with a shaft that is better suited for him to reduced the spin and help with launch, the cortex may very well be better than his G400 LST.  As it is he is within a yard or 2 in carry with of his fully fitted driver.  I just don't think your blanket statement that everybody is seeing less ball speed is correct.  It may very well be true for you and some others but certainly not everybody.  

On a side note, not everybody is concerned with ball speed.  I will gladly give up 5-10 yards to find the fairway more often.

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Thank you so much for the review. I enjoyed reading it immensely.

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On 12/8/2018 at 3:35 PM, Kor.A.Door said:

. I wish I could like this one after watching the show,

Why?? It' s just a driver that got hyped up by a television show.  

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14 hours ago, JbcobbIII said:

If the Cortex is equal to the major OEMs in performance and price, most people will choose the other brands! Wilson should have priced this driver at $400-450 to get more people to stop and take a look.

I agree. To win at retail this driver has to outperform other drivers, because at the price point people will go with more trusted brands. This year is shaping up to the Year of the Driver, so Wilson will have it's work cut out for it. 

A high-spin driver is not what the majority of the golfing public wants either, so it will be hard to win on the launch monitor if that's the reality. If I can spin an M1 above 4000 with the weights forward, I wonder what score I can get on this one!!!

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16 hours ago, Har in the Hat said:

Why?? It' s just a driver that got hyped up by a television show.  

I didn’t like this one at all through the show, I felt like the Rozwell was better. I should have clarified why. I watch every elisode, and for me, as I watched, the better numbers all came from the Rozwell, I was looking forward to hitting that one, so I have no desire to hit a 400 dollar driver that I have no interest in. 

 

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8 minutes ago, newballcoach said:

I agree. To win at retail this driver has to outperform other drivers, because at the price point people will go with more trusted brands. This year is shaping up to the Year of the Driver, so Wilson will have it's work cut out for it. 

A high-spin driver is not what the majority of the golfing public wants either, so it will be hard to win on the launch monitor if that's the reality. If I can spin an M1 above 4000 with the weights forward, I wonder what score I can get on this one!!!

The WS technology hasn't caught up with the WS marketing. DvD has an appeal to a niche customer base. But, that base also has pretty good knowledge about what they're looking for (re:data). So again, as stated in an earlier post, this driver once the price is lowered may have an appeal to the non discriminating economic buyer wowed by the looks.. 

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This is why the Tour Edge EXS driver has moved up to #1 on my list. Good reviews, performance numbers look good, low spin and good MOI, and $299.99. That's hard to beat!

To be fair it goes the same way for the TEE EXS at $299. For that price you can get a new Ping G400 (non max) driver with the drop in prices now.


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Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

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I hit the G400 Max. I didn't care for it. Felt like swinging a shoebox on a stick.


Did you try any other G400’s?


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The G400 LST is a special club!


Ohhh it sure is


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The Cortex is a driver that can stand with the other drivers.

I did a review of the driver cortex review

The specs are interesting at not the standard OEM specs. particularly in length and swing weight.

I really didn't think the Fuji shaft was going to work in the club because of my previous bias to the construction of other models, thinking they were all the same. Wellllll,.. come to find out Im a bonehead and this white ATMOS is a pretty nice shaft.

I only wish Wilson would make this a part of one of their categories. There is a driver for the D and C models. How about putting it in the F category and follow it with a hybrid or FW. 

 

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No matter what the ball speed or distance numbers are, the only number that really matters is price. I can't see anyone picking this up at $499, even W/S homers.

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21 minutes ago, JbcobbIII said:

I can't figure out why the DvD drivers (that sounds ridiculous as I type it), are stand alone clubs. As mentioned above, why not make it an F, C, D model? 

Because it’s not as much about the driver as it is the show and  uioding brand recognition and changing the perception of the brand.  The driver and “design” process is the tool used to draw attention to the show and brand 

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45 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Because it’s not as much about the driver as it is the show and  uioding brand recognition and changing the perception of the brand.  The driver and “design” process is the tool used to draw attention to the show and brand 

The problem with Wilson trying to build brand recognition is that Wilson still makes boxed clubs. They really should change the name of the upper line from Wilson Staff to Prostaff or something similar. That would take away any perception of Wilson not being an upper echelon brand.  

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