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Sonartec HB-001

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#1 G.Review


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:24 AM

Sonartec HB-001 Hybrids

From Sonartec, the company that legitimized the hybrid, comes the revolutionary new high-launch, low-spin HB-001.
  • First hybrid to incorporate rail technology for effortless playability from any lie.
  • Optimal launch and low spin for consistent ball flight.
  • Perimeter weighting and deep CG (center of gravity) produce high MOI (moment of inertia) for maximum forgiveness.
  • Neutral face angle promotes a square clubface at address.

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#2 withdrew


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Posted 28 April 2008 - 12:21 PM

This hybrid is OUTSTANDING.

Incredibly easy to hit, great looks in the bag and at address...
Excellent off the tee, off the deck or out of light to moderate rough.
Penetrating ball flight, very easy to get the ball airborne.
Ball lands soft!
Sonartec-branding on a Royal Collection hybrid!
Gets a lot of interest..."WTF is THAT?"
Can be had for $100 or less nowadays!

Looks may not be for everyone.
Sonartec out of business, so if you fall in love, you may not be able to replace it later.
Gets a lot of interest..."WTF is THAT?"

As far as "workability" I have heard good things, but I am a straight-ball hitter (or a slight fade) so I'm not a good judge of workability.


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:53 PM

Just picked one up and love it so far.
Callaway Razor X Black 9.5
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 12:25 PM

Honeymoon is over, but still loving my Sonartecs HB-001. Best hybrid I´ve played and believe me I played a lot. No hook tendency
and the stockshaft is fine. For more SW i changed the grips and have now D3, perfect for me.


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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:13 PM

Can anyone comment as to how the HB001 stacks up against the older MD if you've played that one too? I'd love to know.


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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:44 PM

I have a 17º x-stiff stock that hit low bullets. Great for finding fairways, but not hitting greens.
Driver: Srixon Z-745 10.5° Aldila Tour Green -stiff
3wd: Srixon F65 Aldila Rogue Silver -stiff
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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:58 PM

I have both the HB-001 (w/onin2)and the md (w/irod) in 17 degrees.

They are very different clubs. I like the md much better. It has great ball flight/trajectory, looks solid at address, feels solid at impact.

The HB-001 is not distinctive in any way except it has a nice looking headcover.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:07 PM

Just purchase the HB-001 hybrid, finally a hybrid a i can hit.
has the best sound off the face over any hybrid on the market
only about $105, so definetely the best value
great simple headcover, getting a lot of comments on it
great set-up, no offset
goes high and lands soft, also goes further than any hybrid on the market


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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:21 AM

I got a 19 and 21 degree from Proshopwarehouse's ebay store for about 80 shipped for the both of them.

100000x better than my Cobra DWS

Will be a favorite in the bag for a while.


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

These clubs are amazing!

I've got a 17 and a 21 both with Alidila Hyrbid NVS 105-x shafts. The 17 great for finding the fairways of the tee and the 21 is one of my most versatile clubs in my back. I use it anywhere from 185 to 230 and love it! I replaced both my 3 and 4 irons with it so I'm able to carry 3 wedges. You can pick them up on ebay now for like 50 bucks. Bummer sonartec went out of business.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 06:32 AM

anyone tell me something about the OIon shaft (or however you spell it)

I know its made by graphite design , but is it a firmer or softer option. Cant find any info at all on it!

My driver ssr is 92ish and my Driver shaft is a regular Prolaunch Red...


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:33 PM

I don't have allot of comparables but of the hybrids I've tried this is by far the more controllable / playable one out there. Easy to fade when necessary and straight up the middle with just about every other swing, this club is gonna knock some strokes off my index for sure. I picked up a 21* with the stock Omni or whatever it is shaft by GD at a golf shop for $63 and it's gotta be the best value in golf. These have been discontinued so get them while you can!


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Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:34 AM

just bought one...
it's one of the best hybrids i have ever tried..
the shaft it's a couple of inches longer than cally or tm
as lenght, i have bought a 21, i have not yet tried it on the course but my idea is that plays longer than a standard 3 iron.. ..
what do you think about how long it palys? i wanted something in between my 3 wood and 3 iron therefore a 19 but the 21 was a real bargain


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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:23 AM

OUTSTANDING! I have two. one is 19* the other 21*. very controllable and long for a hybrid. Played in Arizona recently and was hitting the 19* on average of 250 carry. Got rid of a 3 iron in the process with the 21*. caused a bit of a gap in yardages and also dropped my 5 wood. The increase in accuracy over the 5 wood promoted that.

As far as a previous post on the difference between this and the MD, I find it much easier to hit than the MD.

-TEE XCG6              Attas T2 6s

-TEE XCG6,             Oban Revenge 85 04
-Sonartec HB001,    UST/Mamiya VTS 85r
-Ping G25 4-sw        UST Recoil

-Ping Tour W 58*     UST Recoil
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:32 PM

i bought 2 aswell - agree with all the posters, they are awesome !!!

They also were top rated in golf test usa.


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:37 AM

I find the top line of the Sonartec hybrids that I own, LH 17 and 21, the line I use to "line up" to my target line, is not square to the clubface.  I know this sounds hard to believe but I've had it tested independently and certainly my anecdotal shot making verifies this (I pull hook these clubs more than 75% of the time and I very rarely pull hook any other club).

Lining up the actual clubface by using only the clubface is difficult so I painted a few of the grooves white to see them better for lining up.

Does anyone else have this problem?


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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:39 AM

Lining up the clubface is difficult because the face has that gear effect curve and it's not like lining up an iron where you align the grooves to the target line.


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

oldt thread....i know......have a hb-001 19 and 21

21 has upgraded 904hb.....best ever hit by me....piercing flight.....seems like no spin....never slices or hooks.....

much better than md as far as my experience goes......

currently trying out a Titleist 910h w\ ilima shaft....seems longer but with more spin....higher and more lateral ball movement.....

both hb-001 and the 910h have maraging faces....

hard to compare but hb-001 seems noticeably more forgiving but lower launch than the Titleist (likely from shaft)

the Titleist might be extra special with the right shaft for a good player but for typical hacker (over 12 handi) probably better with sonartec.....

best part about sonartec is that you can take an ugly scratched up one from ebay, nuke it with spray type paint remover from autoparts store

and it looks great....don't even need a headcover.....sounds good and goes straight......

hb-001 best for me so far....but i am always flirtin with others.....

oh yea, no doubt if you can't hit a hb-001 hybrid like some of these replies on here then you should consider carrying only 6 iron as your longest hitting club

it is stupid easy to hit, play middle stance or little back and you don't have to even swing hard....

Edited by whochee, 18 May 2012 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

I know this is an old thread, but the "nuke it with spray type paint remover from auto parts store and it looks great" got me.  Do you have pics?  Sounds like a cool way to revive some of my old favorites..


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 12:52 AM

 Golf Ninja, on 11 August 2014 - 02:28 PM, said:

I know this is an old thread, but the "nuke it with spray type paint remover from auto parts store and it looks great" got me.  Do you have pics?  Sounds like a cool way to revive some of my old favorites..
Konichiwa. Couple of years since you posted but I didn't see a reply to your question. I understand commercial grade acetone does the job of cleaning painty bits from club heads. From another post on the subject  "Acetone will work, but Lacquer Thinner is the FASTEST and EASIEST way to remove it". Might try it myself on my Sonartec

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