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V Steel vs. TM200 ?


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#1 sisk61

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

I know Taylor Made's V steel fairway woods have a strong following here.  Can anyone provide a comparison to the TM200 fairways?


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

Although my gamers are vsteels I do have an old 200 series fairway wood and I would say that both are very similar in both forgiveness and feel.  You can't go wrong with either of them.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:22 PM

I know people used to rave about the Tour Smoothie. Whatever happened to that? Was that a 200?

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

View Postraferalston, on 12 October 2017 - 02:22 PM, said:

I know people used to rave about the Tour Smoothie. Whatever happened to that? Was that a 200?

I think they also might have called it eagle model or something like that I feel. But yeah, that was a 200 tour without the rails on the top and had a different head shape than standard 200 series.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:00 PM

I personally preferred my buddy's v steel over the 200, but honestly I liked both of them better than anything else I've hit over the past 5 years. Both are very capable sticks and I should have bought his when I had the chance.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:03 PM

The 200 doesn't receive the glory the V-Steel does.........but it's a damn fine club

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostNight train, on 12 October 2017 - 03:03 PM, said:

The 200 doesn't receive the glory the V-Steel does.........but it's a damn fine club

True...for some reason, the Vsteel gets a lot more attention than the 200 series FWs but are both worthy to be in my bag.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

Both are quite good but I prefer the sole interaction of the V-Steel. If you can chance upon a R7TP fairway, they are also as good but I like its deeper face better.

Edited by Egan101, 12 October 2017 - 06:21 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:06 PM

The 200 is slightly shorter from heel to toe....and the face "depth" plays slightly taller.  Before the V-steels became such a popular retro choice, these were very highly regarded in that aspect.  A few guys on tour played them well after they were passed what was considered "current"

Edited by Cwebb, 12 October 2017 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

I have a 200 Tour 13 with a Purple Ice shaft, had it in the bag for a long time. It wasnt very forgiving, but I hit it really well.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:33 PM

View PostCwebb, on 12 October 2017 - 07:06 PM, said:

The 200 is slightly shorter from heel to toe....and the face "depth" plays slightly taller.  Before the V-steels became such a popular retro choice, these were very highly regarded in that aspect.  A few guys on tour played them well after they were passed what was considered "current"

Yes...I remember seeing a WITB with DJ in his first years on the tour and he gamed VSteels at the time...



Edited by cgasucks, 13 October 2017 - 09:26 AM.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:19 AM

The main difference that I have found is the sole interaction with the turf. If you had a shallower approach and impact than the 200 Series was great . But if you where a bit steeper the VSteel worked , actually now that I think the VSteel sole relief and design worked with both very well. I have not found a fairway wood in the past 10 years that has worked better than a TM200 for me. I have tried countless OEM , high-end Custom, small fringe companies, etc.; and the TM200 kept finding its way back in.
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