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#1 WidespreadPanic

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

What recent model driver heads produce mid spin? With all of these new low spin models Ive been having trouble finding one that I just love. I swing around 105 for reference. I spin the M series on average way too low (down to 1200rpm), and same with a few others ive hit recently. I prefer a smaller head and these days that seems to mean even lower spin. Leaning towards Titleist or Ping.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 11 January 2018 - 04:35 PM.

Taylormade M2 (17) 11.25*  ALDILA ROGUE BLACK 70
Taylormade M1 (17) 3HL   KURO KAGE SILVER 70
Cobra F7 5W  ALDILA TOUR BLUE 75
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

In general, go for a 'standard' model in whatever brand....and most importantly, try more loft.

If you can't find any current models with the smaller head size you want to see, with enough loft,....then go into the past for some of the classic smaller foot-print drivers which were offered in higher lofts

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:14 PM

View PostCwebb, on 11 January 2018 - 04:55 PM, said:

In general, go for a 'standard' model in whatever brand....and most importantly, try more loft.

If you can't find any current models with the smaller head size you want to see, with enough loft,....then go into the past for some of the classic smaller foot-print drivers which were offered in higher lofts
I play my M2 at 12*. It doesnt perform awful, but I know it could be better. The transition from my TM 580 hasnt been easy, and I played the 580 at 9.5 with no issues. Im getting it reshafted. If I cant hit that then I know its my swing, bc that thing was automatic.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 11 January 2018 - 05:23 PM.

Taylormade M2 (17) 11.25*  ALDILA ROGUE BLACK 70
Taylormade M1 (17) 3HL   KURO KAGE SILVER 70
Cobra F7 5W  ALDILA TOUR BLUE 75
Mizuno MP H5 4i  DG S300 AMT
Mizuno MP 33 5-PW  DG S300 AMT
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52*, 60*
Titleist SM5 56*
TP Red Ardmore 3
B330S

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

Would have to say any Titleist D2 but that footprint might be a little big... Or, maybe a higher lofted D3?  I'm around your swing speed, playing a 9.5 917 D3... was seeing 2300-2600 rpm on GC2 with it.  About the same with a 9* G400, both are great drivers capable of great things out on the course.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

View PostNixhex524, on 11 January 2018 - 06:23 PM, said:

Would have to say any Titleist D2 but that footprint might be a little big... Or, maybe a higher lofted D3?  I'm around your swing speed, playing a 9.5 917 D3... was seeing 2300-2600 rpm on GC2 with it.  About the same with a 9* G400, both are great drivers capable of great things out on the course.

Smooth, yet psychedelic.

The word on the streets (wrx) is that Titleist drivers spin like a top, and I like the shape of both the D2 and D3. I like the look of  standard G400 too. Thanks man.

Edited by WidespreadPanic, 11 January 2018 - 08:21 PM.

Taylormade M2 (17) 11.25*  ALDILA ROGUE BLACK 70
Taylormade M1 (17) 3HL   KURO KAGE SILVER 70
Cobra F7 5W  ALDILA TOUR BLUE 75
Mizuno MP H5 4i  DG S300 AMT
Mizuno MP 33 5-PW  DG S300 AMT
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52*, 60*
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:25 AM

smaller: older TM 300 series
or larger head: TM r7 Superquad

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:34 AM

If you use a softer shaft, that your bring your spin numbers up.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 11 January 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

What recent model driver heads produce mid spin? With all of these new low spin models Ive been having trouble finding one that I just love. I swing around 105 for reference. I spin the M series on average way too low (down to 1200rpm), and same with a few others ive hit recently. I prefer a smaller head and these days that seems to mean even lower spin. Leaning towards Titleist or Ping.

Check your face impact location w/ foot powder spray or impact tape.   If you're getting spin that low with any head, the problem is not the head characteristics, it's either the face impact too high on the face (most likely)  or very low dynamic loft (a swing problem that changing head models wont fix).

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:55 PM

View PostWidespreadPanic, on 11 January 2018 - 04:11 PM, said:

What recent model driver heads produce mid spin? With all of these new low spin models Ive been having trouble finding one that I just love. I swing around 105 for reference. I spin the M series on average way too low (down to 1200rpm), and same with a few others ive hit recently. I prefer a smaller head and these days that seems to mean even lower spin. Leaning towards Titleist or Ping.

I was in the same boat as you.  Was a longtime TM driver guy until 2016 M1.  I had previously been gaming a R9 Supertri.

Put the Titleist 915D2 in my bag then and haven't looked back.  To me the 915D2 and the R9 Supertri are my 2 favorite drivers of all time.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:56 PM

well, I figured out my problem. The shaft ive been playing for years with great success no longer fits me. Too stiff. Ive worked on my swing, and its made it much smoother than it was. Time to find a new bend profile thats easier to load.

Taylormade M2 (17) 11.25*  ALDILA ROGUE BLACK 70
Taylormade M1 (17) 3HL   KURO KAGE SILVER 70
Cobra F7 5W  ALDILA TOUR BLUE 75
Mizuno MP H5 4i  DG S300 AMT
Mizuno MP 33 5-PW  DG S300 AMT
Cleveland RTX 2.0 52*, 60*
Titleist SM5 56*
TP Red Ardmore 3
B330S

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