jacobEDGE, on 15 November 2017 - 12:37 PM, said:
Z1ggy16, on 15 November 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:
I'm annoyed by Rick Shiels review. Does he not understand gear effect?
At this stage in his career, I honestly feel like he's more of a YouTube personality than a golf couch/instructor. I'm sure he knows the mechanics of a swing just fine, but I feel like most people seek him out for lessons due to his internet popularity, and not because of how good he is as a teacher.
Ya I mean I did see he recently posted some lessons, "the complete driver swing" but really I don't watch youtube too much for golf lessons, I've got my own instructor(s) who work with my unique swing. He definitely seems to have moved more into entertainment though, witht he course vlogs and teaming up with that hot babe GolferChica or whoever she is.
SuperQuad, on 15 November 2017 - 12:39 PM, said:
Just not sure on this Rick Shiels F8 review...
I know he's generally a pretty excitable guy, but this one 100% felt like an advert. Telling us how amazing all the new features are before putting up any numbers.
Review released on the same day as the clubs too.
Can't be the only one who picked up on this?
He likely filmed these weeks ago and was not allowed to release until today. Being a business (youtube videos) the first guy out of the gate is going to get the most views. More views = more money.
As far as his opinions...Meh. While I'm impressed with the F8, he's totally misguided. He was hitting the M1 further than this 2 years ago, and the Epic and SZ were both getting these types of numbers. I love Cobra, but the F8 isn't a game changer, sorry. Furthermore, this whole "Cmon Cobra, strikes low on the face spin up so much!" is total nonsense. EVERY driver is going to spin up like a top when you hit it that low AND heel side. Gear effect is going to outweigh everything. The only validity I could see is if he took F8 and Epic and managed to hit 5 shots low on the face in the same location with the same shaft with the same AoA, dynamic loft and swing speed. I doubt if those conditions were met that you'd notice much difference though. If somehow Epic or any other club was hundreds of RPM lower under the same exact conditions, then I'd say OK Rick you're on to something.
I think it just has more to do with the fact the LTD annoyed him so much last year he can't let go of how much a difference in distance there was on high hits relative to low. But that club was so unique with it's CG location, you can't just really compare.