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JUST ARRIVED! - TigerShark POWERPOD II Driver


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This just showed up on my door step this morning (one of those surprises from GolfSpy X). To say the design is unusual might be the understatement of the century. There's some industry-proven brainpower behind this one, so who knows. I'm attaching more pictures than usual so that you guys can really get a feel for the numerous curves and cutouts on this driver.

 

Let us know what you think.

 

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I have an original powerpod in the garage. Always good for a laugh.

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"Fore left!!!" ;)

 

That was my first thought too. Is it really that closed or is it just the angle? As for all the cut outs and curves...it's interesting for sure. I'd like to hear the thought behind the design, and then I'd want to know if it works.

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I don't have the full specs, but I'm ballparking it at probably a degree closed. It nowhere near as extreme as it looks. There's a bit of an optical illusion at work. Because the angle from the toe to rear of the club is so much sharper than we're accustomed to seeing, it tricks the eye a bit, I think.

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Lol it looks like it got smashed by a golf cart of something. definitely wanna know the thinking behind this thing though

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I wish they had labeled the Powerface, Powerhosel, Poweraiminggraphic, Powershaft, Powergrip.

 

Perhaps just shorten all of that to POW!

 

Good call on using the red color that everyone loved on the R7 CGB drivers.

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I don't think I have ever seen an uglier driver. There are 2 things that astound me. 1) Someone actually designed that 2) Someone approved the design. Really? I am not sure who I would fire if I were TigerShark. My only guess is that the owner or someone REALLY high up came up with that idea. Noone in their right mind would put that thing into production.

 

I say that we make it the prize for the person that finishes last in the Fantasy Golf League. The ways things are going.... that would be me.

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We might have one with your name on it Springbok....lol.

 

This was actually designed by Jim Flood...might not ring a bell to many of you but if you talk to other designers in the industry they all seem to think he is one of the greats. He is responsible for the graphite shaft, Odyssey Golf and there insert quite a string of other accomplishments in the industry.

 

There is not very many conversations I have with other designers that his name does not come up. So we will definitely give it a shot.

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I have an original powerpod in the garage. Always good for a laugh.

Since the Powereod came out in 1987,I am sure half the member of this forumn have never seen one. How about some pics.

Driver-Wishon 715CLC- AXE5 A shaft tipeed 1/2"
Fairway -Sonartec SS-02 17*-SS Series Penley Regular shaft
Hybrid-21 & 25 degree Trident DSW Hybrid-UST Irod regular shaft
(2009 version)
Irons- 5-PW-Wilson Staff Progressive Forged-TT Release sensicore R(5&6 soft stepped,-7,8 and 9 normal and PW hard stepped)
Wedges-52-Wilson Staff JP II BeCu(Bent from 54*) TT Release R   hard stepped

               56-Wilson Sandy Andy BeCu-TT Release R tipped same as 8 iron

                60-Wilson Harmonized BeCu-(shaft same as 56*)
Putter-Nickent Tour Prototype Milled #1-35.5"-5* loft-74*Lie

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I have an original powerpod in the garage. Always good for a laugh.

Since the Powereod came out in 1987,I am sure half the members of this forum have never seen one. How about some pics.

Driver-Wishon 715CLC- AXE5 A shaft tipeed 1/2"
Fairway -Sonartec SS-02 17*-SS Series Penley Regular shaft
Hybrid-21 & 25 degree Trident DSW Hybrid-UST Irod regular shaft
(2009 version)
Irons- 5-PW-Wilson Staff Progressive Forged-TT Release sensicore R(5&6 soft stepped,-7,8 and 9 normal and PW hard stepped)
Wedges-52-Wilson Staff JP II BeCu(Bent from 54*) TT Release R   hard stepped

               56-Wilson Sandy Andy BeCu-TT Release R tipped same as 8 iron

                60-Wilson Harmonized BeCu-(shaft same as 56*)
Putter-Nickent Tour Prototype Milled #1-35.5"-5* loft-74*Lie

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We might have one with your name on it Springbok....lol.

 

This was actually designed by Jim Flood...might not ring a bell to many of you but if you talk to other designers in the industry they all seem to think he is one of the greats. He is responsible for the graphite shaft, Odyssey Golf and there insert quite a string of other accomplishments in the industry.

 

There is not very many conversations I have with other designers that his name does not come up. So we will definitely give it a shot.

 

 

I rank him right along with Pat Simmons as designer of goofy looking clubs. The PowePodII is tame beside the original PowerPod and the Basakwerd Putter

 

http://www.clubsofdistinction.com/cod/cucput3245.txt

Driver-Wishon 715CLC- AXE5 A shaft tipeed 1/2"
Fairway -Sonartec SS-02 17*-SS Series Penley Regular shaft
Hybrid-21 & 25 degree Trident DSW Hybrid-UST Irod regular shaft
(2009 version)
Irons- 5-PW-Wilson Staff Progressive Forged-TT Release sensicore R(5&6 soft stepped,-7,8 and 9 normal and PW hard stepped)
Wedges-52-Wilson Staff JP II BeCu(Bent from 54*) TT Release R   hard stepped

               56-Wilson Sandy Andy BeCu-TT Release R tipped same as 8 iron

                60-Wilson Harmonized BeCu-(shaft same as 56*)
Putter-Nickent Tour Prototype Milled #1-35.5"-5* loft-74*Lie

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We might have one with your name on it Springbok....lol.

 

This was actually designed by Jim Flood...might not ring a bell to many of you but if you talk to other designers in the industry they all seem to think he is one of the greats. He is responsible for the graphite shaft, Odyssey Golf and there insert quite a string of other accomplishments in the industry.

 

There is not very many conversations I have with other designers that his name does not come up. So we will definitely give it a shot.

 

Oh hell no!!! In hell, they play golf with VAS irons, and that driver!

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I'm at college but here is an image from the net.

 

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PING: Rapture V1 9° Aldila VS Proto 'By You' (65 Stiff)

TITLEIST: 906F4 15.5° Aldila VS Proto 'By You' (80 Stiff)

COBRA: 5w Speed LD F/ST Tour AD YS Designed by Graphite Design made for Cobra Stiff

PING: S59 Rifle 6.5 Soft stepped

PING: Tour 48°, 52°, 58°

Byron SS Custom 006

Titelist Pro V 1

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I don't think I have ever seen an uglier driver. There are 2 things that astound me. 1) Someone actually designed that 2) Someone approved the design. Really? I am not sure who I would fire if I were TigerShark. My only guess is that the owner or someone REALLY high up came up with that idea. Noone in their right mind would put that thing into production.

 

I say that we make it the prize for the person that finishes last in the Fantasy Golf League. The ways things are going.... that would be me.

 

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Jim Flood is the designer. The same guy who invented the graphite shaft as we know it today , founder of Aldila and Oddessey Golf not to mention a long list of other products that all had sucess because they performed . The new Pod is Different by Design and it out performs any driver on the market to date. It has a deep face ,high center of gravity with a 45 degree shaft angle and 99% of the weight behind the face which produces a penatrating ball flight ,exremely low backspin and sidespin. What that equates to is long and straight with alot of roll after carry. What did the skeptics say about the first Ping irons , metal woods, the big drivers and the lound noise they made? They got over all those issues because they performed. Every major Golf Retailer has the Pod on the shelf and in their catologs for 2011 I would suggest you go demo one first before you knock TigerShark or the Pod.

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