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#91 chippa13

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:12 AM

This guy is still rocking the Controller 12.5*, 17*, and 21*. If it ain't broke don't fix it. Well, actually the first 12.5* broke but I found a like new replacement on eBay for $25. It is almost worth it just for the "what the hell are you hitting?" questions I get mid round when paired up with strangers.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Good luck..... hybrid or fairway are hardest clubs to find imo. I went through same thing over last year with below hybrids:

x2hot (in the bag): has draw bias, but very forgiving and easy to hit. Tried to replace it with something straighter, but it's back in bag. I aim right to compensate for extra draw. Also, distance control isn't great, I get some unexpected bombs with it.

Apex hybrid: less draw biased, hit it pretty straight. Not as forgiving or easy to launch as x2hot. Better distance control though.

Cobra Baffler T-Rail: great budget option, didn't hook this one either

Adams Idea DTS: this had worst feel of the ones I hit. Couldn't get past the feel. Was easy to hit, lower launching for me, not a ton of draw bias.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:56 AM

SLDR is a great one
R1 fuji motore 6.2
Sldr tp 15* Oban Devotion 85 04
Sldr tp 19* hybrid Diamana Blueboard 82
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:17 PM

Cobra Baffler DWS or PING G25

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 01:24 PM

 BearQ, on 11 June 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

Ping i15 was the best I ever played cause it's the only hybrid I liked at address. Pair it with a heavy shaft and the thing is great!

I foolishly sold my 17 and 20 degree i15's years ago, but recently bought another 17 degree. It is by far the best hybrid I've ever hit.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 02:41 PM

I'm Team Callaway Apex on this one as well.  But to be fair I haven't tried some others that interest me.  I'd like to give the Cobras or Titleist's a try.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:05 PM

Just a skim here so not sure if they have been mentioned but the Srixon H45 hybrids are for real.  I have the 16, 19, and 22.  I feel like they may be a little longer than your normal hybrid as I am using the 2 as a 3w replacement, it's that long for me.  They are easy to work both ways and don't fly too high with the stock shaft for me.  Very accurate and long, love them.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:26 PM

My Adams super ls xtd will never leave my bag.   Rough, sand, fairway, tee, it performs off of everything.   I have a diamana s+ stiff shaft tipped 1.5 inches in it.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

Mizuno Fli-hi CLK. I've tried almost everything but this one is money for me.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:47 PM

 Hotdocta, on 16 June 2017 - 03:26 PM, said:

My Adams super ls xtd will never leave my bag.   Rough, sand, fairway, tee, it performs off of everything.   I have a diamana s+ stiff shaft tipped 1.5 inches in it.

I feel the same I have tried others and keep coming back to it
mine Has a Hzrdus Red 6.5 85 gram in it and it is a canon


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 05:40 PM

Older: Adams ideal pro tour with no number just degrees- a GOAT, and Ping Anser- one of the GOAT's
Newer: Cally BB 815 alpha- point and shoot, and Apex- reminds me of the Adams ideal pro

Edited by Troutfly, 16 June 2017 - 05:44 PM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

I've got a 19* Cleveland Halo that I've had for approx 10 years that's still holding reign. Over the years I've tried different hybrids but I usually go right back to old faithful.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

The RBZ hybrids are some of my best clubs in my bag. I use the 5 hybrid a lot. I can really hit one out of the rough with it. I play the 4,5, and 6, and all are accurate and long.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:03 PM

... I am a little surprised there are so few mentions of the Adams LS. I don't like the gray racing stripe on the white head that turns green when playing and especially don't like the slot on the top that fills with grass from the rough and sometimes won't come out. But it is the longest and straightest hybrid I have played and I just can't seem to replace it and I have tried.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:08 PM

lol...ITT we list every hybrid known to man:)

I think the takeaway is that hybrids are fairly personal ha ha

816 h here--it's good, not life changing, so I read the thread for inspiration:)

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:03 PM

 Brianbigoats, on 16 June 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

 Hotdocta, on 16 June 2017 - 03:26 PM, said:

My Adams super ls xtd will never leave my bag.   Rough, sand, fairway, tee, it performs off of everything.   I have a diamana s+ stiff shaft tipped 1.5 inches in it.

I feel the same I have tried others and keep coming back to it
mine Has a Hzrdus Red 6.5 85 gram in it and it is a canon

Hzrdus red you say???   Interesting,  I might have to try that too.  Thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:12 PM

 mcadenhead, on 16 June 2017 - 01:24 PM, said:

 BearQ, on 11 June 2017 - 04:45 PM, said:

Ping i15 was the best I ever played cause it's the only hybrid I liked at address. Pair it with a heavy shaft and the thing is great!

I foolishly sold my 17 and 20 degree i15's years ago, but recently bought another 17 degree. It is by far the best hybrid I've ever hit.

+1. I've got a 20 degree with a C Taper 2 iron shaft in it. I took it out of my bag because it didn't quite fit my gaping... but I throw it in there sometimes depending on the course and conditions.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:08 AM

It must be hard to improve on modern fairway woods and hybrids. An x2hot 4i replaced my beat up 585h 3i this year - both reliable and very cheap to buy new or near new.
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:35 AM

Here's one that got no love, but I can't beat: TEE CB5.  It has just about the best hybrid head shape I've seen, to my eye at least.  Not the most forgiving hybrid on earth, but great ball flight and just the right amount of spin.  I have a total of 6 of the 19 degree heads and swap different shafts to try out since the clubs can be had for like $20 on eBay...  currently playing with one with an NV 2kxv shaft in it, but gamed one with a RIP Phenom for ever.

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Taylormade M2 Tour 15 Rogue 110 MSI 70
Tour Edge CB5 19 Motore Speeder 8.8
Titleist 716 CB 4-PW DG S300
Vokey SM6 52.08 DG S300, 56.10, 60.10 DG S200
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 06:58 AM

Last year I upgraded to RomaRo Ballista.  This model outperforms my old MP CLKs, 910s and RBZ.
Rounded sole, long face, cupped vft titanium. Superb JDM quality build.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 07:06 AM

I really like how my Apex performs but it's super shaft dependent

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

 GolfyGolfy, on 17 June 2017 - 07:06 AM, said:

I really like how my Apex performs but it's super shaft dependent

I think is the right answer, not only for the Apex, but for any suggested club.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:19 PM

new Callaway BBOS with the recoil shaft is a beauty!
the adjustabity is a bonus

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:51 PM

Any recommendations or personal use experience with the Ben Hogan VKTR hybrids?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:47 AM

I have heard a lot about the Callaway Apex, but I'm curious about the new Callaway Epic Hybrids. If the Epic Hybrids are as good as the drivers, then I'll be wanting to get a couple of them to put in my bag.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:28 AM

recently bought an Adams Pro with Aldila Tour Red stiff shaft, very impressed so far.
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Nike Vapor Fly 8.5 X stiff diamana/ X stiff Matrix 70M4 Black Tie
Nike Vapor Fly 3w X stiff Tensi
Nike Vapor Pro 3-PW DG AMT X100
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Adams Fast 10 3w Matrix Xstiff
Adams Pro 3 Hybrid Adilia Tour Red stiff
Adams A12 Pro 4-PW KBS Tour 90 stiff Smoke finish
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:30 PM

Keep going back to my Cobra DWS Hybrids, although the Fly Zs were good.  Change out the #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #6.  Usually 2, 4, 5 & 6.  Probably the Aldila Proto T shaft has something to do with it!
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:49 PM

I refer to my Nickent 3dx ironwood 17 deg as my magic club.  It is hard for me to hit a bad shot with it. I own about 8 different hybrids and I have this old gem in the bag. It sets up well and can be played from a number of different Lies.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:07 PM

Srixon Z 355. I might be the only WRXer using one but I like it, so it's batting a thousand. One user, one fan. Anyway, take it from me, it's a good one.
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:21 PM

 SPARKP, on 11 June 2017 - 03:34 PM, said:

Another vote for Adams, the Pro a12's for me. Never hit anything better or more consistent, just point and shoot!!

Mine will never leave my bag.


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