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So far so good! I have to say the driver looks extremely high end for a 300 price point!

In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 10.5* lofted down to 9.0* Fujikura Atmos Black TS 6X

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Tour Fujikura Atmos Black TS 7X

Hybrids: :cobra-small: King Utility 19.5* Diamana Tensei White Pro 90TX

Irons: :cobra-small: MIM Tour Irons 4-PW Project X 6.5

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM Black 50*, 54*, 58* Tour Issue S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X 

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The slight triangular shape is right on the edge of being strange looking.  I'm fully ok with a triangular look as long as it's longer from front to back than it is from heel to toe.  The Callaway Fusion is like this.  The EXS however almost looks like the face from heel to toe is longer than it is from front to back.  It's easy to get used to but I definitely prefer the more traditional rounder shape of the Exotics XJ1.

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Great Stage one @03trdblack  That's the way to kick things off! 

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On 5/18/2019 at 9:07 AM, 03trdblack said:

I won't give away too much until Stage 2 but let's just say that initial testing has been looking VERY promising....STAY TUNED!

Really nice job all around on your stage #1. Enjoyed the photos! I'm currently playing between a 3-5 hcp so our handicaps are close. I'm glad you have so many other drivers including older Exotics to compare performance and shapes, etc. I'll be interested to see how the Tensei shafts works for you. As you might have read - it didn't for me and I swapped with a Fujikura Speeder 57-S. Bingo!

I noticed in your last two photos where you were showing the face. It appeared to me you had changed the loft/face angle setting and in the bottom photo you were centering the strikes nicely as oppose to the top photo. Am I right?

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My Stage 1 is up! Check it out!

 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

 noticed in your last two photos where you were showing the face. It appeared to me you had changed the loft/face angle setting and in the bottom photo you were centering the strikes nicely as oppose to the top photo. Am I right?

The first picture was the very first shot I hit with the club with no adjustments or changes to the way it came out of the box.  The bottom photo was the face pattern after my entire first range session.  Great catch though as I did end up doing some adjustments.  I was somewhat surprised at how the 9.5* stock loft setting was giving me a lower flight than I was used to.  I bumped up the loft by a degree and was instantly carrying the ball a solid 8-10 yards further in the air.  I'm more worried about overall carry than roll out in most cases so I'm going to play with it at the higher loft for a while out on the course to see how it does.

I have been getting along with the Tensei shaft so far and I usually agree with shafts with that type of bend profile.  As long as the spin numbers look decent and I continue to hit it straight I'll probably leave it in.  I did end up swapping out the grip since I don't play a glove.  I need all the cord I can get in the hot summer NC months ahead.

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45 minutes ago, 03trdblack said:

I have been getting along with the Tensei shaft so far and I usually agree with shafts with that type of bend profile.

How are you knowing or evaluating the bend profile?* Feel? I don't have any clue regarding the bend profile of the Speeder. Just on course results. 

*I'm probably one of the least interested (and ignorant) persons in the forum when it come to shaft specs. 

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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2 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

How are you knowing or evaluating the bend profile?* Feel? I don't have any clue regarding the bend profile of the Speeder. Just on course results. 

*I'm probably one of the least interested (and ignorant) persons in the forum when it come to shaft specs. 

I've been a clubmaker for 22+ years so I love to get into the deep technical specs of everything. The Tensei blue shares a similar bend profile to all the Mitsubishi blueboard series shafts in that it has a stiffer butt, softer middle and stiffer tip section. This in comparison to say the whiteboard profile which is softer in the butt and stiffer in the mid and tip sections. 

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Nice start so far you guys.  Aside from the strong write ups and plenty of great photos, the one thing that stands out is how GREAT this club looks.  My brother is in the market and plays maybe 6-10 times a year.  This would look great in his bag. Thanks for the good work so far.

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Great stuff so far guys. I gotta admit this thing looks amazing. I’m really digging how the adapter looks smaller than most oems. Can’t wait to see how this bad boy performs for everyone!


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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 really like the look of the crown.  The aerospace side of me loves the composite weave!  Nice price point for what sounds like a solid performing driver.  Good work on the reviews!

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Great pics & writeups so far guys! I'm looking forward to reading more.

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:callaway-small: V-Series Heavenwood
:cobra-small: Baffler XL 5i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54*
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13 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

I really like the look of the crown.  The aerospace side of me loves the composite weave!  Nice price point for what sounds like a solid performing driver.  Good work on the reviews!

I think they did a great job with the weave and tying the blue accents in throughout the club. It is a sharp looking blue. If you held the club up to a $450-500 competitor, you wouldn't be able to tell a difference from a looks standpoint. 

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:ping-small:  G410 5i-GW (White Dot, Stiff)  
:ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth (54, 58) and sometimes will add a :titelist-small: Vokey SM7 (62)

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On 5/18/2019 at 9:09 AM, ZJBogey2 said:
  • Flight Tuning System
  • RollFace Technology
  • SlipStream™ Sole

Good intro Bogey. I'll be most interested to read your evaluation of the EXS. You sound like a guy that has some real potential with this game. In fact you can only improve. That's your only path at this time. You also mentioned you're taking lessons which usually helps most people - providing they have a good instructor and are willing to put in the time which you are. I would like to see you report over this year that you have dropped from a 22-25 hcp down to perhaps a 14-16 hcp. I'd wager that you can.

I'm a little skeptical today as to what you'll be able to offer in your review. This isn't a put down from a forum guy who thinks he's some kind of hot shot player. I'm not -  and that's not my point at all. I'm 64 yo and carry about a 3-5 hcp. Big whoop. However, I'm very curious as to how you'll be reporting your findings. I don't think any golf club at this stage of your development is going to make or break your current situation. Sure it pays to have good equipment. But you already have that as listed in your signature above. What I mean is I don't expect your findings to be that the EXS is a "game changer" for you.  Nor would any other popular driver on the market. You already pound the ball 260 yds. - carry! To somewhere on the course. (BTW, your distance is past my combined carry and roll.) The problem is the ball goes right far too often. Meaning slicing hard I'd imagine. No biggie. Most beginners do that and over time you'll correct it no doubt. Most likely that's not the fault of your equipment. It's a swing issue. Am I right? 

Flight Tuning Systems are standard fare and basic to most any modern driver with movable weights and adjustable hosels.

RollFace Technology isn't new either. Various club makers just call it something different is all. And besides...  drivers as far back as I can recall all had "bulge & roll". Even the ones made from trees.

SlipStream Sole... whew boy how does one make sense of that? 

Bogey.... I'm just as interested in your EXS review as I am from another reviewer with 2 hcp. Both of you come from a much different perspective and together that is what I will find most interesting. I also welcome you to the forum and congratulate you on being selected for the EXS review. You're off to a great start. 🏌️‍♂️

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

RollFace Technology isn't new either. Various club makers just call it something different is all. And besides...  drivers as far back as I can recall all had "bulge & roll". Even the ones made from trees.

I'm pretty sure this isn't just simple bulge and roll.  They are making the face with a modified bulge and roll on the toe in order for strikes on that area of the face to launch higher and less left.  Basically their version of TM's Twistface concept.  Cobra also has a modified bulge and roll where the top of the face and bottom of the face have different curvatures to launch the ball differently if shots get struck high or low on the face.

I can remember Srixon having their drivers setup back in the Z-RW driver days where the face had a 4-zone design, where bulge and roll was different in four different zones, to control sidespin off the face.

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On 5/23/2019 at 10:16 AM, 03trdblack said:

I'm pretty sure this isn't just simple bulge and roll.

Yes. I understand that as well. I started to mention Twist Face as an example. The newer designs defining bulge and roll are not the same as the old days. I over simplified. However I'm sure glad my EXS has a SlipStream Sole or I'd never have bought it. LOL

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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1 hour ago, PlaidJacket said:

Good intro Bogey. I'll be most interested to read your evaluation of the EXS. You sound like a guy that has some real potential with this game. In fact you can only improve. That's your only path at this time. You also mentioned you're taking lessons which usually helps most people - providing they have a good instructor and are willing to put in the time which you are. I would like to see you report over this year that you have dropped from a 22-25 hcp down to perhaps a 14-16 hcp. I'd wager that you can.

I'm a little skeptical today as to what you'll be able to offer in your review. This isn't a put down from a forum guy who thinks he's some kind of hot shot player. I'm not -  and that's not my point at all. I'm 64 yo and carry about a 3-5 hcp. Big whoop. However, I'm very curious as to how you'll be reporting your findings. I don't think any golf club at this stage of your development is going to make or break your current situation. Sure it pays to have good equipment. But you already have that as listed in your signature above. What I mean is I don't expect your findings to be that the EXS is a "game changer" for you.  Nor would any other popular driver on the market. You already pound the ball 260 yds. - carry! To somewhere on the course. (BTW, your distance is past my combined carry and roll.) The problem is the ball goes right far too often. Meaning slicing hard I'd imagine. No biggie. Most beginners do that and over time you'll correct it no doubt. Most likely that's not the fault of your equipment. It's a swing issue. Am I right? 

Flight Tuning Systems are standard fare and basic to most any modern driver with movable weights and adjustable hosels.

RollFace Technology isn't new either. Various club makers just call it something different is all. And besides...  drivers as far back as I can recall all had "bulge & roll". Even the ones made from trees.

SlipStream Sole... whew boy how does one make sense of that? 

Bogey.... I'm just as interested in your EXS review as I am from another reviewer with 2 hcp. Both of you come from a much different perspective and together that is what I will find most interesting. I also welcome you to the forum and congratulate you on being selected for the EXS review. You're off to a great start. 🏌️‍♂️

Thanks for the post Plaid! I'd also like to think I have some potential in this game. Shoot, in my 80+ member men's league, I've already won a CTP in 4 rounds (entire field). I'd say in large part, my issues have gone from "technical" with the swing, to now having a proper understanding what my swing plane is, and being able to address and recognize issues when they pop up. I know if I'm going right that it is either me coming over the top or my head moving too much through my downswing. As soon as I figure out how, I'll post a swing video clip for reference. 

Right now my issue is staying focused and consistent (the mental side). For example, my last two tournament rounds, guys have said you sure dont seem like a 25 handicap. There will be that one hole where I shoot an 8-9 that balloons the scorecard. The other side of my mental game is when Im playing with others I get tense, nervous, or whatnot and let it impact my game. When it is just me and my wife on the course, in all honesty I shoot in that 15-18 range. Now it's being able to keep that balance of looseness and focus. 

In my professional world, I work in banking/financial analysis so Im sure my results reporting will be analytical by nature. As far as reporting results and a "game changer", without getting to far ahead and into my stage 2...there is a NOTICEABLE difference in ball flight with this club. Not overselling, but it has been pretty hard for me to get it to slice regardless of adjustable weights (more on that to come as I get more time with the club). Quick comparisons on my SC200 with my TM M2 (just one range session), there is a distance gain there, with 3-4 MPH more in swing speed, and a much tighter dispersion. Could have just been a good day...well see. I haven't loved the sound and feel compared to the TM to date but that could be an acquired taste perhaps. I'd take the tighter dispersion Im seeing versus the sound at impact. 

Thanks for the welcome, this is a great community with a wealth of knowledge!

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Another great range session with the EXS tonight. Plan on playing with it this weekend and am excited to see how it goes on the course. I'm not sure where my extra swing speed is coming from these last few weeks but I'm constantly averaging between 108-112mph according to the swing radar. I guess the superspeed program and warm weather are paying off! The downside is I feel like I'm pushing the upper limits of the Tensei stiff. Wish I had an X flex to try out to see what the spin number difference might be. The spin doesn't appear to be too bad based on the ball flight I'm seeing. I'm getting high flat ball flight that carries a long way for me. 

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22 hours ago, 03trdblack said:

I'm not sure where my extra swing speed is coming from these last few weeks but I'm constantly averaging between 108-112mph according to the swing radar.

Well I know why. It has to be the SlipStream Sole. I've gone from 94 to 95 MPH with my EXS. 😋

22 hours ago, 03trdblack said:

Wish I had an X flex to try out to see what the spin number difference might be.

I'd bet somewhere around WF you have a place to either get a shaft to test or swap the tip if need be. Might be worth it. Last Sunday I had my best round to date with the EXS. I hit every drivable FW except one. Long too! I think I'm starting to get used to a new driver and my setup a little better. Confidence level is up and knowing what to expect. This weekend I'll be playing a couple of competitive rounds in Abilene Texas on Charles Coody's course - Diamondback. Great course tee to green. I'm expecting more good results.

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                                                                               :755178188_TourEdge: EXS 10.5*, TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 929-HS FW4 16.5* 

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Completed my first round with the EXS today.  Hit the driver on 12 holes and recorded the distances via my Shotscope watch.  Overall very consistent distance numbers.  Played a few holes into the wind which resulted in shorter distances.  Still have it set on 10.5* with the heavy weight set in the heel position.  I'm looking forward to getting on a Trackman to really see what the numbers say but overall the settings I am currently using gave me a very consistent performance out on the course.  I still feel there is some extra yardage in this club and think the spin might be just a touch high but I hit it so straight that I wouldn't want to sacrifice that for a few extra yards.

1. 237.83 pulled way left into trees
2. 259.09
3. 252.23
4. 256.16
5. 257.17
6. 236.50
7. 255.78
8. 257.11
9. 250.44
10. 249.88
11. 241.41
12. 249.01

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