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Call away just releases info on the new B-21 driver to be a 'spin killer' tailored towards those looking to reduce a slice. Jailbrake poles and a flash face look very promising for distance!

Great looking color scheme! I am very interested to see how the esting goes with this in comparison to the Epic Flash and Mavrik

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I told you guys to keep your eyes open that something cool was cominng!

Here's the Full Monty on it by Tony!

https://mygolfspy.com/callaway-big-bertha-b-21-driver-and-fairway-woods/

 

 

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Shape reminds me a lot of the Fusion, for sure.

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Super Game Improvement category... Interesting that they take the one name that has a heritage and use it for this category. Game Improvement clubs do sell more commonly than the “Tour” stuff, but it’s still weird to me that Big Bertha isn’t the mainstream offering. They’ve been all over the place with it since 2013/2014.

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16 minutes ago, PMookie said:

Super Game Improvement category... Interesting that they take the one name that has a heritage and use it for this category. Game Improvement clubs do sell more commonly than the “Tour” stuff, but it’s still weird to me that Big Bertha isn’t the mainstream offering. They’ve been all over the place with it since 2013/2014.

Big Bertha's been SGI since it was reintroduced a few years ago. 

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7 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Big Bertha's been SGI since it was reintroduced a few years ago. 

Maybe with irons, but not with Woods.  Big Bertha Alpha and Big Bertha (2013/2014) we Callaway's flagship low spin and standard drivers.  That was followed by the Big Bertha Alpha and BBA Double Black Diamond which were far from SGI.  Then they had the Big Bertha Epic, which again, was not SGI.  Even the Big Bertha V Series wasn't SGI, it was just lightweight.

 

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Just now, jlukes said:

Maybe with irons, but not with Woods.  Big Bertha Alpha and Big Bertha (2013/2014) we Callaway's flagship low spin and standard drivers.  That was followed by the Big Bertha Alpha and BBA Double Black Diamond which were far from SGI.  Then they had the Big Bertha Epic, which again, was not SGI.  Even the Big Bertha V Series wasn't SGI, it was just lightweight.

 

Good point. I was thinking of the original re-introduction of the BB driver with the sliding weight along with the giant headed irons they had for a few years. Completely spaced out on the BB Alpha and DBD. I stand corrected.

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This is a good summary (from the MGS article): "you can think of it as a higher launching, more forgiving, anti-slice version of the Sub Zero"

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I got to see these in hand a few weeks ago. I think callaway is completely genius with this line. So smart and well done for the targeted golfers. 

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25 minutes ago, Quigleyd said:

I got to see these in hand a few weeks ago. I think callaway is completely genius with this line. So smart and well done for the targeted golfers. 

I'm interested to see how this works out for the targeted audience. In theory it sounds good.

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If this club acts anything like the Big Bertha Fusion that came out a few years ago then I will be all over it.  The BB Fusion was so overlooked and it was an absolutely point and shoot driver with super low spin (for me).  I bought and sold that club twice I liked it so much.

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3 hours ago, russtopherb said:

Big Bertha's been SGI since it was reintroduced a few years ago. 

Yes, I know, it still seems odd that when they came back with Big Bertha in 2014, it was a HUGE launch, and a big deal about the history of BB. Then, a couple years later, another big launch of the newest version of the GBB driver. Again, heritage of the name, going back to the roots, pulling on people’s memory of the name and performance. When they shifted it to Game Improvement a few years back, it made no sense to me, and it still doesn’t. Use “Flash” for GI. It will be here and gone... Keep BB for the heritage, and make it the top group like it used to be.

 

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3 hours ago, dlow206 said:

This is a good summary (from the MGS article): "you can think of it as a higher launching, more forgiving, anti-slice version of the Sub Zero"

Hmm. Wouldn’t that be the Mavrik Max???? The Sub Zero is a very low spin driver.... Anti-slice and Sub Zero are not in the same atmosphere.

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Just now, PMookie said:

Hmm. Wouldn’t that be the Mavrik Max???? The Sub Zero is a very low spin driver.... Anti-slice and Sub Zero are not in the same atmosphere.

Yeah, i know the anti-slice and Sub Zero are not in the same atmosphere.

I guess the assumption here with this new Big Bertha is that the slicers hit high spinning open face heel slices. So reducing the spin with reduce the curvature. This is what the MGS article says: "To kill spin, Callaway is relying on a low and forward center of gravity location. By way of comparison, we’re not talking Mavrik forward but it’s significantly more forward than Mavrik Max and lower than both."

I wonder if this will actually be a "forgiving" driver. In reading, I'm not seeing all that much tech around forgiveness except for the standard recent Callaway stuff like flash face.

It feels like this is going to be a draw-biased Sub Zero in my opinion. 

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I am also curious to hit this club because in theory it should be the mostly the opposite of what I am looking for. I like to play a fade but don't hit the big banana slice ever. Once in a while I will hit a push fade or even a push slice when I get too quick.

However, I am already on the low spin side. My misses tend to be high toe, so the ball comes out low spin. Even my good shots I would say are slightly toe biased. Almost never hit one off the heel unless I am messing around with my setup and standing really close to the ball.

Would be an interesting experiment that i predict won't work well.

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Yea this will be real interesting if it pushes the Ping SFT out of the 'anti-slice' ring or is a new best choice for slow-swing drivers

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Sounds too good to be true, and the TXG and Crossfield early reviews weren’t as optimistic as the ad copy. If it really works I’d be interested, though I HATE the blue crown. We’ll see what more in depth reviews and player experiences say.

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Slice killer face off .. ping sft vs big Bertha b-21.. might be a new category in the most wanted driver test 

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couple videos on youtube from Callaway regarding the tech in the b21 vs the mavrik. Interesting , I jumped in early on Mavrik and after some initial success just could not get it under control, went to the sim and been mostly happy with it since.

I am curious to give this a try at least and see what the performance is  vs my current sim driver.  I did not want to be interested in these but if they can help me hit more fairways I am interested in the driver for sure. I am loving the mavrik irons still. 

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4 minutes ago, Jbmullin said:

couple videos on youtube from Callaway regarding the tech in the b21 vs the mavrik. Interesting , I jumped in early on Mavrik and after some initial success just could not get it under control, went to the sim and been mostly happy with it since.

I am curious to give this a try at least and see what the performance is  vs my current sim driver.  I did not want to be interested in these but if they can help me hit more fairways I am interested in the driver for sure. I am loving the mavrik irons still. 

Are you a slicer? Just curious because I saw you have your SIM lowered from 10.5 to 9.75 which opens up the face. 

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