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For my fellow VKTR+ Hybrid testers, what are you looking for out of the club in terms of ball flight? I know a lot of hybrids are great for getting the ball in the air, but they often balloon for me so i'll be looking for a more controlled launch out of the VKTR+.

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1 hour ago, TCUFrog said:

For my fellow VKTR+ Hybrid testers, what are you looking for out of the club in terms of ball flight? I know a lot of hybrids are great for getting the ball in the air, but they often balloon for me so i'll be looking for a more controlled launch out of the VKTR+.

I'm looking for nearly as high as possible, and not going left. In general I'd like to hit every club higher (and I'm getting there), but hybrids in general have never worked well for me. I asked for the hybrid here in that hope that all golfers have.

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On 11/3/2020 at 10:11 AM, TCUFrog said:

For my fellow VKTR+ Hybrid testers, what are you looking for out of the club in terms of ball flight? I know a lot of hybrids are great for getting the ball in the air, but they often balloon for me so i'll be looking for a more controlled launch out of the VKTR+.

 

On 11/3/2020 at 11:58 AM, Siamese Moose said:

I'm looking for nearly as high as possible, and not going left. In general I'd like to hit every club higher (and I'm getting there), but hybrids in general have never worked well for me. I asked for the hybrid here in that hope that all golfers have.

I'm also looking for a nice high ball flight. Even when I hit my long irons and current hybrid well, they tend to not be very high and roll out a lot which makes hit hard to hold greens and judge distance. 

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Looks like there are some varied expectations out of the VKTR+ hybrid. Which I am sure is normal for any club, but especially a hybrid, and especially at that low of a loft.

I'm looking forward to seeing some comparison pictures of the hybrid. It looks somewhat compact, and has a very Adamsy/Apex look to it. I quite like the high toe. Very iron like. But probably doesnt have the lowest, deepest center of gravity. Especially with 18* of loft, I',m not expecting a high ball flight out of this. Been wrong before, but it looks like it would have a very penetrating flight, but with controllable spin. I'd hope for similar distances time and time again. So maybe not a max distance hybrid where you get that high launch low spin bomb when you catch it right, but a solid club hitting certain distances into greens on par 5s, off the tee on short or tight par 4s. And maybe that occasional long par 3 where you need distance and stopping power. 

 

 

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On 11/3/2020 at 11:11 AM, TCUFrog said:

For my fellow VKTR+ Hybrid testers, what are you looking for out of the club in terms of ball flight? I know a lot of hybrids are great for getting the ball in the air, but they often balloon for me so i'll be looking for a more controlled launch out of the VKTR+.

I hit my 3 hybrid now mid/high ball flight with a reg flex shaft .. the one I am testing is a stiff flex so I will prob hit mid flight .. I usually dont have any problem with getting the ball flight mid to high but I also been playing my current hybrid for 8-9 years so I will be interested to see if there are any changes from the two hybrids head to head. 

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I have now had UPS send me 4 notifications that a package was coming. Got very excited and yelled out “I think the Hybrid is coming tomorrow.” Only to be disappointed to hear in response “Oh that’s *insert home item* that I ordered” from my wife.


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2 hours ago, TCUFrog said:

I have now had UPS send me 4 notifications that a package was coming. Got very excited and yelled out “I think the Hybrid is coming tomorrow.” Only to be disappointed to hear in response “Oh that’s *insert home item* that I ordered” from my wife.


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🤣🤣 I'm in the same boat. Every time I login and see a new package I get excited but then I look at the details and it's always coming from the wrong place.

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I got a FedEx tracking update yesterday morning and got excited......then I realized it was for a TSi2 driver. 

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1 minute ago, Shank Aaron said:

I got a FedEx tracking update yesterday morning and got excited......then I realized it was for a TSi2 driver. 

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On 11/3/2020 at 11:11 AM, TCUFrog said:

For my fellow VKTR+ Hybrid testers, what are you looking for out of the club in terms of ball flight? I know a lot of hybrids are great for getting the ball in the air, but they often balloon for me so i'll be looking for a more controlled launch out of the VKTR+.

I'd like a higher ball flight with some consistency. Not in the ways of forgiveness, but more along the lines of consistency on different lies. Tee box, rough, fairway, etc. I launch my Sub 70 on the low side off the fairway, but off the tee, or the rough its really a coin flip for me on the launch. 

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@TCUFrog You still doing the one club challenge ? 

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3 minutes ago, Nolan220 said:

@TCUFrog You still doing the one club challenge ? 

I am planning on it. Should be interesting. I might play 2 balls and compare a one club challenge with the VKTR+ and my current gamer. 

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Just now, TCUFrog said:

I am planning on it. Should be interesting. I might play 2 balls and compare a one club challenge with the VKTR+ and my current gamer. 

I am in for this .. good idea .. my current gamer I had forever so its my go to club .. I can't wait to see how the BH compares to it . 

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55 minutes ago, Nolan220 said:

@TCUFrog You still doing the one club challenge ? 

Club challenge? Do explain....and crayon that s**t for me.

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6 minutes ago, Shank Aaron said:

Club challenge? Do explain....and crayon that s**t for me.

Play an entire round with only the hybrid. A little one club challenge. Based on daylight restrictions right now, it'll probably just be 9 holes.

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33 minutes ago, TCUFrog said:

Play an entire round with only the hybrid. A little one club challenge. Based on daylight restrictions right now, it'll probably just be 9 holes.

I was thinking maybe one hole .... entire round ! haha I will try it with you .. but yes most likely will be 9

 

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1 minute ago, Nolan220 said:

I was thinking maybe one hole .... entire round ! haha I will try it with you .. but yes most likely will be 9

 

Maybe make it a 3 hole challenge? One par 3, 4, and 5?

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12 minutes ago, TCUFrog said:

Maybe make it a 3 hole challenge? One par 3, 4, and 5?

yeah that would be fun lets do it ! .

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