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On 6/4/2019 at 9:21 AM, ZJBogey2 said:

And to echo what @03trdblack said about the club face sitting slightly closed at address, I thought I was in my head with my grip/alignment, but eventually realized this to be the case. It took a little adjusting for me to get use to, but ultimately I think it has helped me with my club head being more squared at address.

I had to go get mine and take another look. Yeah... I see what you mean. In a static position flat on the floor it's slightly closed. I've never really paid much attention. When I grip the club - any club at address I've always regripped and squared the face. Especially with drivers. Not so much irons unless I'm wanting to manipulate the shot pattern some way.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

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

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On 6/4/2019 at 7:12 PM, 03trdblack said:

I did spine align the shaft with the N+ settin

Huh. I didn't even think about that when I swapped the adaptor to the Fujikura shaft. Maybe I should have. I'm playing my 10.5* EXS in the ++ position. I guess I've gotten used to the sound - which to me is more noticeable on off center strikes. Shots dead in the screws sound just fine to me. Over all I'm please with my setup. Playing tomorrow and Sunday. 2 competitive matches so I'm looking forward to more good results.

I'm disappointed that ShotMaker is out of business. I really enjoyed playing it in my SLDR. It also affected the sound a bit too.

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

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

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Hmmm? Where are all the Reviewer's? Perhaps this group doesn't play much? 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

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

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Hmmm? Where are all the Reviewer's? Perhaps this group doesn't play much? 

Hit their first tee shot with the exs driver and it's still going.....



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         Grip n Rip it

Chicks dig the LONG ball

In my :callaway-small: staff bag

:cobra-small: King F7+ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 60 - Graphite Tour X-Stiff

:755178188_TourEdge:  CBX 13.5 3 Wood

:1332069271_TommyArmour:  Atomic Irons 4-AW (reviewing)

:cleveland-small: CG16 Satin 52*

:cleveland-small: 588 RTX 2.0 56* and 60*

Sentio Sierra 101-M Putter

 

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2 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

Hmmm? Where are all the Reviewer's? Perhaps this group doesn't play much? 

Played 36 over the weekend. After the US Open, I’ll have a few tidbits up tonight or in the AM. 

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:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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Well I was able to get out and enjoy some Colorado extreme weather over father's day weekend. Both rounds I was joined with some extreme winds, rain, quick hail storm, and sunshine. That's May-June in CO for ya. 

Saturday's twilight round was decent. Hit 7 of 7 fairways with the driver!!!...but it was a new course for me and I couldnt read a green and sink a putt for the life of me. I give 75% of the credit to the Tour EXS for the fairways and the other 25% to sheer luck...or maybe the combination of learning how to swing a club at this silly little ball plus the forgiving tech of the EXS are paying off. I shot a 94 with way too many 3 putts. Round felt pretty good. The three buddies I played with thought the Driver looked awesome and kept complimenting me on it. It blew their mind when they found out the retail price of $300! 

I just got a new job that has me traveling quite a bit, but would love to take a morning off and hit an empty course to play two balls and compare the new and old Drivers. Rounds like this one really make we want to know how much of it is driver tech and how much is it me playing more and improving. 

Sunday's round was back on my home course. I have to admit, I only hit driver 5 times, but of those 5 times, hit the fairway 3x. It was a 3W and 7W type of day with the winds going pretty good. Today's issue was iron play. I kept leaving myself in my no mans land of 115-120. I dont know where it came from but I did chip in for birdie twice (fathers day present I guess???). My brother inlaw (former D1 baseball player) took a few swings with it as well. Not a good fit for him because of the length and he would need a SS staff, but he was pleased with the look. He plans on going to get fitted and hit one at the local PGA store this weekend actually because of the price point and the improvement he's seen in my drives. 

I wont be able to hit the range or a hitting bay this week due to travel but I'll be back out on the course Saturday (weather pending), with my Arccos finally set up and ready to go (fingers crossed). 

Is there anything you all want me to test out or play particular attention to in the next few rounds? 

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:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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I have to admit I did play over the Father's day weekend.  My Dad and I got down to Pinehurst #4 and #2 but I didn't use my EXS.  I snagged a Ping G410LST to try out and gave it a whirl.  I'll get back to the EXS again this coming weekend and get some more testing in.  As of the 3 rounds I've used the EXS so far it's been long, consistent and reliable.  No reason that it wouldn't stay that way.


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Stage 2 update posted.  I may add some more info to it if I can get some additional launch monitor numbers.  The numbers I originally had were when I first received the club and my swing speed was much slower.

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On 6/27/2019 at 8:46 AM, 03trdblack said:

Stage 2 update posted.  I may add some more info to it if I can get some additional launch monitor numbers.  The numbers I originally had were when I first received the club and my swing speed was much slower.

Awesome review! I encourage everyone to check it out!

Your technical expertise and knowledge of club making is fascinating. I look forward to reading future posts from you on all things.

 

With that said...I should have my review up early next week after a tournament round tomorrow. 

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:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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Really appreciate the kind words! I eat, sleep live and breath this stuff. 


My bag is a revolving door!

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All, I planned to have my Stage 2 up today but work and the new job have been overwhelming I haven't had a chance to really get my thoughts fully down on paper (it hasnt got in the way of playing though!). Rather than put out a less than stellar product today, I'll plan to have a solid review up Friday!

 

Stay tuned...

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:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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Stage 2 Up! Sorry for the delay.

 

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:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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Stage 2 posted.

Really enjoyed reading the work of Rob and Zach.

Hope to add more to mine as I'm finally getting to play some.

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Drivers: Cobra F9 w/Atmos

FW: Cleveland HiBore 3W

Hybrid: Titleist driving iron, Titleist hybrid

Irons: Ping Eye2 3-S & TA 845s 3-W

Wedge: Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56 ES s300

Putter: Ping Zing 2 33.75" , Anser 3

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Finally was able to get some better launch monitor numbers to add to my review that better reflect my faster swing speed .  These were taken with a GC2 while hitting a Taylormade TP5x ball.  Disclaimer, I was hitting in flip flops so my swing speed numbers probably aren't quite as high as with normal golf shoes.

Was making very consistent face contact through all of my shots in this session:

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As you can see my average spin is a little higher than I would like.  Launch was good at 12.1* but if I could drop the spin down between 500-800 RPM and get it averaging 2200-2500 I'm sure I would see another few yards from this driver.  3000 RPM is too high at this swing speed.  

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Shot consistency was pretty good as well.  Not too many shots were hit too far offline.  I was hitting a little bit of a pull during this session but it was consistent.

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Anyone have anymore info?


WITB: 

Adams 9064LS 9.5* (until I cracked the face)

Adams Super LS 17*

Adams XTD Ti 23*

Wilson Staff Ci7 4-PW

Adams wedges: 52/7 56/13 60/7

Wilson Staff Infinite Southside putter/Odyssey DualForce 660 putter

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5 hours ago, AH1980MN said:

have

I was fitted in the EXS Driver 9,5, with an Accra Tour 362 ins stiff and 1 inch shorter.

in this combination the exs is a spin Killer.

like the sound and feel.

played M1 2016 so far.

very accurate as well - depends more on my swing 😂

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10 hours ago, AH1980MN said:

Anyone have anymore info?

Such as?

I'm enjoying mine as it's the new fairway finding & distance machine for me. This driver is overlooked by most I think. It's strange but like many things I believe the price to many folks has them thinking it's an inferior club compared to the "Big" names. Maybe they think their 90's game is too good for a $300 driver. The EXS checks all the boxes. IMO I think sometimes like in the case of the EXS and why more people don't buy it or even give it a serious look/try is vanity. I've had a few people look at mine and go "Huh, never heard of it."  I've told them mine was $299 and they boasted their Major Brand driver cost $500+. As if that makes it a superior driver. It does not. Hell, a lot of guys I know can hardly find a fairway with any brand of driver. Maybe if they'd just buy one that cost $700 it would work better for them. LOL

 

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My Sun Mountain bag currently includes:   TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png 771CSI 5i - PW and TWGTLogo2.png.06c802075f4d211691d88895b3f34b75.png PFC Micro Tour-c 52°, 56°, 60 wedges

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

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In Germany.... my EXS with Accra Costs 730€ fitting included...

but for me it works better than the other drivers.... so it wasn‘t the decision for a cheaper driver 

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On 8/7/2019 at 9:32 PM, AH1980MN said:

Anyone have anymore info?

Any type of info you're looking for in particular? 


:taylormade-small: M2 Driver 

:taylormade-small: M2 3 Wood or  :ping-small: G410 7 Wood

:taylormade-small: 3 Hybrid or :ping-small: G Crossover 3i
: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)

:ping-small: Sigma 2 Anser 
:918457628_PrecisionPro:Nexus Range Finder 

 

 

 

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Here's a fun story from a Tour Edge newsletter....

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"Phillis Meti Loans Exotics EXS Driver to Opponent whose Luggage was Lost, Only to Lose by Two Yards to Her Own Driver in the Finals."

The No. 1 ranked women’s World Long Driver Phillis Meti entered the Tennessee Big Shots event on fire. She had won three of four live events held on the Golf Channel so far this season.

She then put up a near-perfect semi-final round in Tennessee Monday night with six of eight balls in the grid and an unbeatable longest drive of 346 yards with her Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver.

Meti moved into her fifth finals of the year as the perennial favorite and posted a 326-yard drive in the first round of the finals.

It turns out that the only thing that could beat Meti’s Exotics EXS Driver was another Exotics EXS Driver. 

Her opponent in the finals was flying to the event from Milwaukee on Sunday, but got stuck in Charlotte. She hitched a ride from a Golf Channel employee who went through the same delay and got to her hotel on Monday morning at 4 a.m.

Using a borrowed Exotics EXS driver from Meti and competing on four hours sleep, the eventual winner beat the three-time world champion in the finals, when her next-to-last swing produced a drive of 328 yards with the very same driver Meti had won three events with this year.

In the previous event’s finals in Rochester, Meti had beaten her by two feet and seemed to be actually cheering for her opponent’s ball as it approached her yardage line on the Golf Channel telecast.

“This is such a good story,” said Meti. “She had no clubs and no clothes. We all pitched in and she bloody won with one of mine. The Long Drive family is something else. We rallied this morning for her and I am glad it worked out for her.”

The all Exotics EXS Driver finals led to the 4th WLD victory this year for the $299 driver.
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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..Tour Edge Exotics EXS 3W/HL (17*) and EXS 7W (Tensei CK Blue)
..Callaway Big Bertha 4H (Recoil ZTR) and/or Callaway XR 4H (Project X SD)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 (Rotex graphite) and Callaway X-Jaws 60 (TT-DG S300)
..Evnroll ER5 (33", 385g)
..all in a Datrek Hybrid bag on a Bag Boy Quad XL push cart.

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