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Great write up, @chisag. Thanks for doing this.

I'll be interested to see if I can find a combo with the Xtreme that fits my swing. I really need all of the forgiveness I can get, but I also tend to generate a lot of spin with my Epic Flash currently. I was think the standard SpeedZone with the weight forward might make those numbers better, but we'll see!

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Just went to my scheduled fitting today and guess what... the Xtreme was borrowed so I couldn't test it...

But I did hit the SZ 9* with Aldila Rogue Silver 60S (gave me the best numbers) vs Titleist, Mizuno, Bridgestone. I purposely told the fitter to skip the Mavrik and SIM, cause I wasn't ready to pay the EUR 500-600 price tag.

I was having a bad day with my Epic, spreading all over with about 240 carry and 250 total... with the SZ I was about 250 carry and touching 270 total but with a great shot dispersion.

So I thought, maybe it's just a bad day, but that doesn't explain why the Epic sucked compared to the SZ. So I'll give it another shot next week while comparing the SZ with the Xtreme, but I'll most probably buy one of those.

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Just went to my scheduled fitting today and guess what... the Xtreme was borrowed so I couldn't test it...
But I did hit the SZ 9* with Aldila Rogue Silver 60S (gave me the best numbers) vs Titleist, Mizuno, Bridgestone. I purposely told the fitter to skip the Mavrik and SIM, cause I wasn't ready to pay the EUR 500-600 price tag.
I was having a bad day with my Epic, spreading all over with about 240 carry and 250 total... with the SZ I was about 250 carry and touching 270 total but with a great shot dispersion.
So I thought, maybe it's just a bad day, but that doesn't explain why the Epic sucked compared to the SZ. So I'll give it another shot next week while comparing the SZ with the Xtreme, but I'll most probably buy one of those.

That’s awesome and a big jump from the epic. I wouldn’t expect such a big jump in distance from those two models. What are you using for a shaft in the Epic?


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12 minutes ago, B.Boston said:


That’s awesome and a big jump from the epic. I wouldn’t expect such a big jump in distance from those two models. What are you using for a shaft in the Epic?


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Aldila Rogue MAX 65S

I thought I was pretty much maxed out with the Epic... but the SZ had no dispersion, it was magical. I don't even know if it's testing the Xtreme, according to my fitter, numbers don't get any better than that... I was around 1.48 smash factor...

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Aldila Rogue MAX 65S
I thought I was pretty much maxed out with the Epic... but the SZ had no dispersion, it was magical. I don't even know if it's testing the Xtreme, according to my fitter, numbers don't get any better than that... I was around 1.48 smash factor...

That’s great! I’ve seen my drives go from 270ish to 280ish on good level ground shots from my G30 to M5. I’m hoping the SZ gives me the combination of distance from the M5 and forgiveness of the G30.

Although most of my misses this year have been a starting direction thing vs a curve issue. Maybe I need to focus more on my aim and alignment.


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34 minutes ago, B.Boston said:


That’s great! I’ve seen my drives go from 270ish to 280ish on good level ground shots from my G30 to M5. I’m hoping the SZ gives me the combination of distance from the M5 and forgiveness of the G30.

Although most of my misses this year have been a starting direction thing vs a curve issue. Maybe I need to focus more on my aim and alignment.


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Yes, it was incredibly forgiving... and the weight on the back gave me 400rpm more of spin... bringing it up to 2100... I think my launch was still too low, but then I tried the 10* head and couldn't hit it to save my life.

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2 hours ago, Kanoito said:

Just went to my scheduled fitting today and guess what... the Xtreme was borrowed so I couldn't test it...

But I did hit the SZ 9* with Aldila Rogue Silver 60S (gave me the best numbers) vs Titleist, Mizuno, Bridgestone. I purposely told the fitter to skip the Mavrik and SIM, cause I wasn't ready to pay the EUR 500-600 price tag.

I was having a bad day with my Epic, spreading all over with about 240 carry and 250 total... with the SZ I was about 250 carry and touching 270 total but with a great shot dispersion.

So I thought, maybe it's just a bad day, but that doesn't explain why the Epic sucked compared to the SZ. So I'll give it another shot next week while comparing the SZ with the Xtreme, but I'll most probably buy one of those.

This gives me a lot of hope that the SZX will be a magical driver for me. 

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On 6/27/2020 at 4:03 PM, edingc said:

This gives me a lot of hope that the SZX will be a magical driver for me. 

 

... If you fall into the medium swing speed category, there is a very good chance the Xtreme will be magical, according to MGS testing. They could have just read my review. 🤣

https://mygolfspy.com/2020-most-wanted-the-best-drivers-for-mid-swing-speeds/

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13 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... If you fall into the medium swing speed category, there is a very good chance the Xtreme will be magical, according to MGS testing. They could have just read my review. 🤣

https://mygolfspy.com/2020-most-wanted-the-best-drivers-for-mid-swing-speeds/

Can't wait to get my Pars & Stripes version in.   I may be more on the slow swing speed side vs mid swing speed, but not too far off. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Can't wait to get my Pars & Stripes version in.   I may be more on the slow swing speed side vs mid swing speed, but not too far off. 

 

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21 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Can't wait to get my Pars & Stripes version in.   I may be more on the slow swing speed side vs mid swing speed, but not too far off. 

 

ohhhhhh very nice.  At least now I know we'll get some great pictures of it.  Are you sticking with the Ventus in it or did you order something else?

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12 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

ohhhhhh very nice.  At least now I know we'll get some great pictures of it.  Are you sticking with the Ventus in it or did you order something else?

That was one great thing about this release, it comes with the Ventus andI believe I read it the Ventus with Velacore.   There was no custom options available, so everyone is getting the same driver except for loft and flex. 

 

 

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That was one great thing about this release, it comes with the Ventus andI believe I read it the Ventus with Velacore.  

yeah that's what i saw too! 👍

 

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Exactly my category mid speed. The regular SZ was already a winner, hope the Xtreme can beat it.

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Just a short update: went back to my fitter today to hit the Xtreme vs the SZ.

Xtreme was over 3K spin for me and had almost no carry, changing shafts didn't help much either.

So I just placed the order for the standard SZ with Aldila Rogue Silver 60S, 9* head and 45" play length. For some reason, I couldn't hit the Tour Length to save my life.

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A caution out there, buying Cobra drivers. So far I only experienced this deceit with an F9 driver, but expect maybe comes to the SpeedZone F9 also? What happened is Cobra made a batch of "F9" calling them F9s that is an "s" added. But in the big box golf store in Canada, their ad said nothing in particular about the S modifications to construction. So what happened when I got the club is it is that it is NOT a MILLED FACE, very visually evident, and the "Milled Face" printed words are not on the club face. There is NO listing I can find on www.Cobra.com website discussing a F9s clubs at all. So in other words, no information stating construction of F9 had been cheapened.  So seems an intentional misleading product offering,

So I guess, Cobra now makes their own "knock-off" club. Sure, price was reduced and very attractive, but hey a real F9 is a 2019 product, an F8 had a milled face and was I think a 2017 product! So a F9s without milled face is really a <2016 product in technology from Cobra. The golf store online ad clearly showed a milled face, if you looked closely at the pictures, no mention it was not milled in their F9"s"  version!  

Asked the store, "what gives, an F9 with no milled face is a deception in your ad?" they said it was a F9S, and S means no milled face nor Arcos grip. I told them the pictures they use a show milled face and on the club there is no "s" after F9.  They said would update their pictures re milled grooves evident. Anyhow,  told them that I was not happy and felt cheated; they said too bad, too sad, tough luck, thank God, they do have a return policy.  Cobra should be ashamed! Maybe soon they will do that trick with SZ clubs too. Caution! OR IF the club tests out as decent at a reduced price, fine, but they need to own that one, not hide out. 

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I got to hit one over the summer and loved it. Read the great review and follow up comments here and vowed to seek one out. Coming from a SIM which is long but very fade biased, I wanted more forgiveness. I just picked one up used am looking forward to using it next spring.

I have not been here and anywhere much due to a rotator cuff injury and repair. So I am looking forward to my return to golf with the Extreme in hand. Thanks.

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