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Hi all,

i've an old Callaway X-Hot Driver with a small crack on the head; i wasn't hitting it very well so i simply put it away and used a mini driver or 5 wood since; now my swing is a bit improving and i wanted to try to use the driver again, but before buying a new one i wanted to practice a little. Can i use this driver with that crack, or there is the risk that the head will break into a million pieces and hurt someone nearby? I know i'd be losing performance, but i want to use it just to test my swing with a driver i used to hit very well when i first bought it. Putting some tape on the crack could help or makes no sense?
Thanks 

Dani

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That's a pretty good sized crack, I wouldn't be using that at all to be honest. You may be able to find that head very inexpensively online if you liked it and want to re-use the shaft. 

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It’s junk. The club won’t explode as you suggest; it just won’t work. It relies on the integrity of the whole and if one portion is compromised it’s useless.

Toss it in the bin, it’s rubbish.


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2 hours ago, Swing_Thoughts said:

Hey I just got a used SLDR white driver that has a small crack in the back of the driver... will this affect performance? 

more than likely it will impact performance.  

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On 6/4/2019 at 3:32 AM, Daniunchained said:

Hi all,

i've an old Callaway X-Hot Driver with a small crack on the head; i wasn't hitting it very well so i simply put it away and used a mini driver or 5 wood since; now my swing is a bit improving and i wanted to try to use the driver again, but before buying a new one i wanted to practice a little. Can i use this driver with that crack, or there is the risk that the head will break into a million pieces and hurt someone nearby? I know i'd be losing performance, but i want to use it just to test my swing with a driver i used to hit very well when i first bought it. Putting some tape on the crack could help or makes no sense?
Thanks 

Dani

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Looks that club has a hosel adapter, you could go to ebay or the like and get the same model, or maybe go with another Callaway model but confirm that your old model and new model fit with the same adapter.

Usually I like to have a beer or two before I go "shopping".

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