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Baffler F6 that good?


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#61 chisag

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:19 AM

... Nothing wrong with the metal F6/F7 fairway woods, especially for the price, but the carbon crown on the F8 and F8+ just take these to another level. Combined with the ability to order one with quite a few free upgrade shafts was too much for me to ignore and ordered a F8 4/5 with a 75gm Even Flow Blue. After hitting all the fw's at Demo Day, for me at least the F8 with the Even Flow was a clear winner.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

how has everyone used this club? Ive read some people are using it as their only fairway wood and others are playing it more as a hybrid. I am divided on which would be the better option, but i could ultimately do both. do it as both.

My current set up is Driver, f7 3/4 wood and f7 3/4 hybrid then 4 iron. I am thinking like take the 3 wood out and put the baffler in and play the baffler as my only wood or i could take the 3h out and play the baffler as my hybrid. I could leave everything in the bag and play the baffler as my 5w/2h and i think it would work well too. There are so many possibilities for this club from what i've read, but i am just curious how everyone has it working in their bag? I think the wildcard option here is driver, baffler, 4 iron which would make things super simple, but I can't ever seem to make this game simple.
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Posted 04 February 2018 - 09:46 AM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 04 February 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

how has everyone used this club? Ive read some people are using it as their only fairway wood and others are playing it more as a hybrid. I am divided on which would be the better option, but i could ultimately do both. do it as both.

My current set up is Driver, f7 3/4 wood and f7 3/4 hybrid then 4 iron. I am thinking like take the 3 wood out and put the baffler in and play the baffler as my only wood or i could take the 3h out and play the baffler as my hybrid. I could leave everything in the bag and play the baffler as my 5w/2h and i think it would work well too. There are so many possibilities for this club from what i've read, but i am just curious how everyone has it working in their bag? I think the wildcard option here is driver, baffler, 4 iron which would make things super simple, but I can't ever seem to make this game simple.


... I think your question is basically player dependent. For me at least and like your first scenario, the 5/6 fw set to 18.5* gives me a fw wood flight and distance, so it is the only fw in my bag. I had a redundant spot in my bag with 3 clubs at similar lofts that do 3 different things. A TM 17.8* Yardbird 4 wood that is awesome off the tee but inconsistent from the fairway so I kept my 18.5* LS hybrid in my bag that is outstanding from the fairway and almost as long as the 4 wood from the turf. My 3rd club is a King Utility that is a go to club off the tee when I need a 225yd shot that must find the fairway or in heavy winds. The Cobra baffler allowed me to combine the tee ability of the Yardbird and the turf performance of the LS hybrid so I am able to take both out of my bag. Next in my bag is a P790 4 iron that is plenty long and does not create any gap in my distances.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

I just got my baffler sorted out today after playing with a few shafts. I have decided to take the 14.5* Epic SZ out of the bag and put the Baffler in at 16*. It was so easy from any lie, I could flight it high, low, and get just about as much off the tee as the Epic. The misses were still 165+ yards out on a fat shot, and the Epic would only go about 35 yds. This thing is legit, and I am sure the F8+ in the 4/5 would be even better.

Doing this also allowed me to crank my hybrid down to a 3H and put my 4i back in the bag. I have a lot of options now in the long game out of so many different lies. And I now have confidence in every club. Driver, 4W, 3H, 4i-PW for me and really like the simplicity now.
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:57 PM

Also, if anyone needs the very popular Aldila Tour Blue ATX 85g shaft for this in stiff, just let me know. It was a little too heavy for me and I ended up with the stock shaft instead.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:11 AM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 04 February 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

how has everyone used this club? Ive read some people are using it as their only fairway wood and others are playing it more as a hybrid. I am divided on which would be the better option, but i could ultimately do both. do it as both.

My current set up is Driver, f7 3/4 wood and f7 3/4 hybrid then 4 iron. I am thinking like take the 3 wood out and put the baffler in and play the baffler as my only wood or i could take the 3h out and play the baffler as my hybrid. I could leave everything in the bag and play the baffler as my 5w/2h and i think it would work well too. There are so many possibilities for this club from what i've read, but i am just curious how everyone has it working in their bag? I think the wildcard option here is driver, baffler, 4 iron which would make things super simple, but I can't ever seem to make this game simple.

Last year, I used my F6 Baffler as my only fairway wood (set at 16*). I can honestly say I don't think I hit a bad shot with it all year. Contrary to most others, I loved this club off the tee as well. I used it as much as I could because I felt so confident with it.

This offseason, I picked up a Titleist 917 F2 for a smokin' deal and I've hit it really well on launch monitors. So this season, I'm kicking out my hybrid and I'm going to give the Baffler a go at 19*. Love the versatility of this club. We'll see how it goes...
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:41 AM

I found off the tee the baffler wanted to go left with me. So I choked up an inch and really give it a rip and the thing launches perfectly. Carries about 15 yds further than off the deck and really straight. Not sure what choking down does when off the tee, unless it gets it more upright and forces a straighter club path, and maybe the tee height puts contact at a high toe strike that goes left. But choking down fixes it for me.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:56 AM

i had a baffler when they first came out.  Thing was AWESOME but i got rid of it stupidly.  It had the element chrome + shaft and was a very muted and solid feel off the face.  I now have a different one with the stock matrix shaft and it feels "tingy" off the face and nothing like the other.  Shaft difference maybe?  Is there anything different between the heads?
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:59 AM

What do you mean a different one? The same F6 Baffler head?
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

View PostBelmont148, on 07 February 2018 - 10:59 AM, said:

What do you mean a different one? The same F6 Baffler head?

No its a different head and shaft altogether.  The feel is soooooo different than the first one i had

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

are the F8  FW woods considered buffler style?
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:29 AM

The heads are the same for the F6 Baffler but shaft can make a difference in feel and weight location can make a big difference in sound.

The F7 and F8 are entirely different heads.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 12:48 PM

I got a chance to check out the baffler today, and it’s a really compact footprint for sure. It reminds me of an 7 wood that I had 15 years ago in terms of size and the depth of the face. I feel like it would be a much better 5w than 3h.
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:00 PM

I originally bought the baffler to use as a 4 wood, but i got a F7 3 wood and loved it, so i cut the baffler and use it as a 5w/3h crossover. The baffler is now my new favorite club.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

I have both an f7 3 wood and f7 hybrid. I feel like putting the f6 baffler in the bag would possible cramp between 3w and 3h. I am super intrigued by this club though. I may just pick it up and experiment anyways

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 07 February 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

I have both an f7 3 wood and f7 hybrid. I feel like putting the f6 baffler in the bag would possible cramp between 3w and 3h. I am super intrigued by this club though. I may just pick it up and experiment anyways

It would likely end up replacing one of them.
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G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

That’s kinda what I figured. I need the baffler to be good out of the rough and junk like my hybrid is.

Edited by HoosierHacker89, 07 February 2018 - 05:16 PM.

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cobra f6 baffler 19 matrix code 8
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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

Hoosier,
I've had my baffler for a little over a year now and play it at 18.5.
I've hit it from pretty much any lie imaginable and it performs.

I really love the heavy head. Shape of a small FW and versatility of a hybrid.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:26 PM

View Postcopegolfer, on 07 February 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

Hoosier,
I've had my baffler for a little over a year now and play it at 18.5.
I've hit it from pretty much any lie imaginable and it performs.

I really love the heavy head. Shape of a small FW and versatility of a hybrid.

CP

I just found an f6 baffler in golf galaxy for 70 bucks in really good shape. I am going to try it out as my hybrid/ 5w for this season. I think it will be super versatile and allow me to substitute it in for a the hybrid. I love the compact head, the deep face inspires confidence off the tee and I don’t think I’ll be prone to hooking this one like I did my hybrid at times.
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cobra f6 baffler 19 matrix code 8
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Cleveland RTX-3 52, Rtx 2.0 58
Ping Redwood Anser

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

F6 Baffler is awesome.  The only shot that I've had some trouble with, are thin, hardpan lies.  Usually results in a spinny climbing shot that is about 20 yds short of what I would expect.  Everything else about the club is awesome.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:16 AM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 07 February 2018 - 05:26 PM, said:

View Postcopegolfer, on 07 February 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

Hoosier,
I've had my baffler for a little over a year now and play it at 18.5.
I've hit it from pretty much any lie imaginable and it performs.

I really love the heavy head. Shape of a small FW and versatility of a hybrid.

CP

I just found an f6 baffler in golf galaxy for 70 bucks in really good shape. I am going to try it out as my hybrid/ 5w for this season. I think it will be super versatile and allow me to substitute it in for a the hybrid. I love the compact head, the deep face inspires confidence off the tee and I don’t think I’ll be prone to hooking this one like I did my hybrid at times.
I played a 3/4 hybrid, added the baffler at 17.5, and ended up swapping a 4 iron for the hybrid to get the gapping right. I get about 220 out of the Baffler and was getting 210 out of the hybrid. Debating on adding a 4/5 hybrid back in as I'm not super consistent with the long iron. Hoping a 23* hybrid keeps the gaps.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

View Postwkndhack, on 08 February 2018 - 08:16 AM, said:

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 07 February 2018 - 05:26 PM, said:

View Postcopegolfer, on 07 February 2018 - 02:48 PM, said:

Hoosier,
I've had my baffler for a little over a year now and play it at 18.5.
I've hit it from pretty much any lie imaginable and it performs.

I really love the heavy head. Shape of a small FW and versatility of a hybrid.

CP

I just found an f6 baffler in golf galaxy for 70 bucks in really good shape. I am going to try it out as my hybrid/ 5w for this season. I think it will be super versatile and allow me to substitute it in for a the hybrid. I love the compact head, the deep face inspires confidence off the tee and I don’t think I’ll be prone to hooking this one like I did my hybrid at times.
I played a 3/4 hybrid, added the baffler at 17.5, and ended up swapping a 4 iron for the hybrid to get the gapping right. I get about 220 out of the Baffler and was getting 210 out of the hybrid. Debating on adding a 4/5 hybrid back in as I'm not super consistent with the long iron. Hoping a 23* hybrid keeps the gaps.

I put a graphite hybrid shaft in my Forged TEC 4i and it is much easier to hit now.
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G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 07 February 2018 - 01:27 PM, said:

I have both an f7 3 wood and f7 hybrid. I feel like putting the f6 baffler in the bag would possible cramp between 3w and 3h. I am super intrigued by this club though. I may just pick it up and experiment anyways

This is what I did, Play the f6 baffler as my only wood, at 18.5 currently. Then play the f7 hybrid at 22. Then progress through my irons from there (5-GW). So far so good but I'll play with the lofts and bit once I get outside to have better gapping on the baffler and hybrid into the irons
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:44 PM

View PostHoosierHacker89, on 04 February 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

how has everyone used this club? Ive read some people are using it as their only fairway wood and others are playing it more as a hybrid. I am divided on which would be the better option, but i could ultimately do both. do it as both.

My current set up is Driver, f7 3/4 wood and f7 3/4 hybrid then 4 iron. I am thinking like take the 3 wood out and put the baffler in and play the baffler as my only wood or i could take the 3h out and play the baffler as my hybrid. I could leave everything in the bag and play the baffler as my 5w/2h and i think it would work well too. There are so many possibilities for this club from what i've read, but i am just curious how everyone has it working in their bag? I think the wildcard option here is driver, baffler, 4 iron which would make things super simple, but I can't ever seem to make this game simple.

I’ve done both and will switch out and change lofts depending on course and conditions. On tight courses or firm conditions I pull my 3W, set Baffler at 16*,  and add a 19* hybrid. If I absolutely need maximum 3W distance I pull the hybrid and put the Baffler at 17.5* or higher to fill the gap to 4 iron.






Callaway Epic Sub Zero 8*
Cobra Fly Z 3W 13.5*
Cobra F6 Baffler 18.5*
Maltby PTM (black) 4-GW
Mizuno MP-T5 54*/58*
Evnroll ER8
Snell MTB

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:06 PM

absolutely love the baffler, I bought an backup, I have a DI 7x installed, its a weapon

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Epic Sub Zero 9 degree GD AD DI6x
M2 15 degree GD AD DI7x
Baffler F6 18 degree GD AD DI7x
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718 T-MB 4 iron DG TI black onyx X100
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:55 PM

I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be my bread and butter club. I couldn’t help but buy one after all the hype
cobra f7+ 10.5 diamana whiteboard
cobra f7 3/4 wood 15.5 matrix 75s
cobra f6 baffler 19 matrix code 8
Bridgestone j38 dpc 4-P s300
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

It's so versatile and easy to hit, it's like a wedge at the top of my bag.
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G400 SFT 10* Aldila Rogue 125 Silver 60TS
Cobra F7 3W Aldila Rogue Silver 70S
F6 Baffler 17.5* Aldila Rogue Black 70 stiff
Ping G25 3H and 4H Stock R Flex
Ping I200 5-UW Project X LZ 5.5
MD Forged 56* S200
Scotty Studio Stainless Newport 2

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:03 PM

F6 Baffler = GOAT 5w

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:29 PM

Shouldn't be reading this now I want
Driver: Cobra F8+ with Evenflow Blue 65 6.5
3wd: TEE CB Pro 14.5 Speeder 757 stiff
5wd: Cobra F6 Baffler set at 17.5
3H- Ping G with Evenflow Blue 85 6.0
4 iron: G400 green dot CFS stiff, It's stamped 5 iron but power spec at 22* I use it as 4 iron
5-PW: Ping i15 green dot AWT stiff
52/12 F: Vokey sm7 2 up
58/12 D: Vokey sm7 2 up
Putter: Ping Anser Milled 5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1 X

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:48 AM

I had a matrix code 8 installed in my baffler f6 and what can I say? thing feels perfect. I've only got 1 range session on it, but man that club is amazing.

cobra f7+ 10.5 diamana whiteboard
cobra f7 3/4 wood 15.5 matrix 75s
cobra f6 baffler 19 matrix code 8
Bridgestone j38 dpc 4-P s300
Cleveland RTX-3 52, Rtx 2.0 58
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