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I have been working with Callaway for a couple of weeks trying get more details about the RAZR FIT. Hopefully I'll have a sample in hand next week. Assuming that happens I'll publish all the additional information that I have.

 

That said, to address what's been asked/said today... Whether we'll ultimately decide they were successful aside, Callaway has been very clear that the adjustabiility was designed to be SIMPLE and MEANINGFUL. What this means in practice is that there are fewer settings than other OEMs offer, however; they are more meaningful insomuch as open is really open, closed is really closed. None of the in-between half a degree type stuff that, if we're being honest, most of us probably aren't going to benefit from.

 

I don't have the specifics yet, buy the Tour model will feature the same head, but offer more comprehensive/pinpoint adjustability.

 

Matt - My preference is the opposite of yours. I like the simple approach, but more importantly, by not changing the orientation of the shaft, the Callaway system allows those of us who spine, FLO, or PURE our shafts to maintain proper alignment regardless of the orientation of the head. There are some ripples that I'll save for the full article, but minor details not withstanding, this is, to me, an important differentiation between Callaway's and most other systems on the market today.

 

Interesting side note...we actually saw a similar implementation at the show last year, but since it wasn't from one of the bigger names in golf, nobody really talked about it. In case you're wondering, it was Honma.

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I've heard recently that there will be tour hosels for retail in the future for the RAZR Fit. Personally I like more adjustability options where I can adjust the loft and lie of the driver (similar to the Titleist 910 drivers). Really hoping I can get my hands on those hosels or a "Tour" version of the RAZR Fit driver with more adjustable options. Got some info by asking people from The Peoples Clubs. Check out their website for tour issue equipment :)

 

Link: http://thepeoplesclubs.com/

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I have heard/read that the adjustability is 2.5* open, square, and 1.5* closed. Those are substantial, so props to Callaway for that.

 

Those are the numbers I have as well. The biggest surprise for me is that the heads will be identical for both the Tour and Standard models (455cc). After my experience with the Bridgestone J40 and the Nike VR Limited, I'm firmly on board with knocking 20 or CCs or so.

 

Whether the tour fitting offers additional face angles, or brings loft/lie into play, I don't yet know.

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This will be the production model of the RAZR Fit driver, wonder if there will be a tour model or only the one version of this driver. Also wonder what are the options for custom aftermarket shafts available without upcharge.

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This will be the production model of the RAZR Fit driver, wonder if there will be a tour model or only the one version of this driver. Also wonder what are the options for custom aftermarket shafts available without upcharge.

Good questions...

I'll ask Callaway when I make my "secret" mission to Carlsbad, CA next week.

Hoping to hit this next Friday.

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Callaway RAZR Fit driver.jpg

 

This will be the production model of the RAZR Fit driver, wonder if there will be a tour model or only the one version of this driver. Also wonder what are the options for custom aftermarket shafts available without upcharge.

 

The Tour Model will have an identical head. The Tour hosel will offer increased degrees of adjustability. I don't have the list of zero cost shaft upgrades.

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Those are the numbers I have as well. The biggest surprise for me is that the heads will be identical for both the Tour and Standard models (455cc). After my experience with the Bridgestone J40 and the Nike VR Limited, I'm firmly on board with knocking 20 or CCs or so.

 

Whether the tour fitting offers additional face angles, or brings loft/lie into play, I don't yet know.

 

 

20 cc's is nothing. None of us would notice it, anyway.

 

My biggest question is, why is there a Callaway banner popping up at the top of the screen? It rotates in with (among other things) the SuperStroke banner THAT is disturbing, because I though you guys were against that.

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20 cc's is nothing. None of us would notice it, anyway.

 

My biggest question is, why is there a Callaway banner popping up at the top of the screen? It rotates in with (among other things) the SuperStroke banner THAT is disturbing, because I though you guys were against that.

 

Justin - The banner I believe you're talking about is a 3-part flash banner. It includes images of Callaway clubs, Titleist clubs, and finally Fairway Golf USA. Fairway Golf (who provided the 3-part banner) is a sponsor, and they are free to use their ad space as they see fit. In this case they've chosen to advertise the brands they carry. I definitely understand your concerns, but rest assured we haven't changed our policies with respect to big OEM ad dollars.

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I was told by Callaway in early December that they don't have plans to make the adapters available at retail.

 

Personally, I think it's a mistake to not follow TM's lead in making the tips available at retail. Hopefully they change their mind after the club hits stores.

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Just picked up the Callaway Razr Fit Driver,3wood and 5woods. They look like a nicely shaped head and from all the hype from Callaway sounds like they should be better then my FT9 TA. Well only time will tell, but I do like the system they are using with their hosel adaptor. Much better then the TM version where when you adjust the shaft doesn't loose it's spine alignment. Whether Titleist developed this hosel adaptor first is irrelevant, it's definitely the best design out of all these adjustable hosel adaptors in my opinion!

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TM R7 17.5 HFS w/ Tour AD 7S Stiff 42"

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I've heard recently that there will be tour hosels for retail in the future for the RAZR Fit. Personally I like more adjustability options where I can adjust the loft and lie of the driver (similar to the Titleist 910 drivers). Really hoping I can get my hands on those hosels or a "Tour" version of the RAZR Fit driver with more adjustable options. Got some info by asking people from The Peoples Clubs. Check out their website for tour issue equipment :)

 

Link: http://thepeoplesclubs.com/

 

They may have some good information, but this paragraph is a flat out lie and is word for word what used to be posted on BSG. Tom Wishon went on BSG and called this out and was subsequently banned for his efforts. When Todd left BSG, did he start a new venture in the same lies?

 

"Tour Issue Clubs are also made of better materials. They are made from a stronger Titanium, this Titanium is thicker as well as being stronger than the metal used to make Retail Clubs. They do this because tour issue clubs are designed to hit thousands of shots, much more than any retail club. A retail club would never hold up under the stress of a PGA players swing day in and day out. This titanium is also a little heavier, generally a gram or two heavier."

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