Silicon Valley Dale, on 12 January 2018 - 02:49 AM, said:
Curious Hubi, how do you like your 3* Brute? I have one as well, got it for half a song. No dance. Anyways, it's solid as heck. It made me realize one thing, I need swing help/lessons. I still spin it in the 3500-4000 range. My ball goes out fast, gets to carry distance, then falls right out of the sky. It has the stock spectre 48" shaft in xxx. I can't swing to xxx flex, but I still sky it with high spin. I need the swing doc for sure. For reference I'm 125-130 average SS so competing in LD is well into my past. Still fun to hit a club less than 1% can hit.
I have a 6 degree Brute 2 I bent to 5 to open the face a bit, I actually built this for 1. fun 2. speedwork range sessions 3. There are 1 or 2 courses that have tournaments where it's straight up bomb and gouge. This past year I played I was ripping driver a long way but always found myself just short of clearing trouble. And extra 15-30 yards irregardless of accuracy would put me clear of it. It's a short course so I could pull a long iron or hybrid, or even 3 wood and add the long driver.
I have been super impressed with the Brute, the crown paint job is awesome and while it's not a fancy design it works. My only gripe would be that they come 198-202g and while I like that headweight, I'd rather it lighter so I can drill a hotmelt hole and add weight to preference . I put a 275 CPM HOF Platinum in it which I think is XX and tipped it an inch so there's more kick but still very stiff in tip. The Platinum is a high kickpoint shaft so the high hinge keeps the flight low and the tip makes it very accurate and low spin. It's one of my fav. shafts actually.
I am a high ballflight guy too, but it's a very flat flight, get's up quick and goes. Everyone I play with comments how high my flight is but part of that comes with high swing speed, I'm working on keeping it lower for windy days and that's just mechanics and understanding angles and release points and getting comfortable with it.
As far as guys looking for lower lofted driver heads the Brute 2 is a nice option and the lie angles are flatter and it bends easy. Robert at HOF is a supplier and is a good guy and I can't recommend him enough for stuff like this.
Edited by Hubijerk, 13 January 2018 - 07:42 PM.