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#1 Carl Spackler3

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

For those who swear by this old girl, as I do. What did you finally replace it with, if you did

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:19 PM

I still take mine out for a date sometimes.

Had several 440 cc to 460 cc. driver since, some for more forgiveness and some for the ease of changing/rotating shafts.  Hard to find the aluminium sleeve in the 905 head these days.

Have not gone the craze of TM M1/M2 just yet, Adams Speedline Tech is still the steady one in the bag.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

915 d3. I wish it had the same alignment arrow. I like the black but it just doesn’t sound the same. I just put the ole Proforce V2 in the 915. Excited to hit it this weekend.

Went for a driver fitting and hit the G400 best. It sounded real nice.
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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:11 PM

Bridgestone J33 came out the same time. I looks awful pretty. 905R is one good looking club.   But for me it was a spin machine.  Bridgestone is a spin killer.   I have a 905S that has a  Blue Grafaloy pushed all the way thru and then tipped a bit .   Now that one is a spin killer.  I hit it once in a while.    I have a J33 that is 9.5 loft that I didnt tip for the high BBGM of the Bridgestone. It has xx flex Blue Grafaloy shaft in it.  Its 45.5 inches with a leather grip on it.  I was carrying it in the 280 or so range and getting roll out.   I tried the Super Deep by Taylor Made,  but all those changes.  I just like a driver that i know what its going to do.  Not one that I think I can make it do what i want.   After all its the Indian not the arrow.  I apologize to any Native American members.on here for that comment.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:41 PM

Still have my 905r as a backup, but seem to get rid of everything else.  Right now, I have a 917 D3 which is REALLY good, and I just got my hands on a 2016 M2 which I will take out tomorrow.  The 905 I keep for security purposes... it's not the longest for me but it sure likes to find the fairway... I can see myself going back to it full time but for now the 917 reigns.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:23 AM

Still have my 905r with ys6 in the bag!  

I think this last summer was its final year though. Likely get retired once the snow melts in Canada

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:38 AM

I cracked the head of my 8.5 tour issued 905r. Moved on to an epic sz until I cracked the face after 3weeks. Currently I have a tw vapor speed that I had bent to 8 degrees and 3 degrees open. Head is similar looking.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:50 AM

Vapor TW

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:20 AM

I have 2 drivers I love. A 905r (NV65) and a 910d3 (YS6). Right now I'm playing the 910.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:23 AM

Just got mine reshafted with a Diamana D+ 70S. Pick it up today and will head right to the course. I'm excited to try it out with the Diamana.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:29 AM

Ping G400 LST 8.5   with a Hazrdus shaft.

I finally relented when the data showed I should.

I will probably never get rid of my 905 in 8.5.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:45 AM

I just sold mine (on the BST) and I instantly felt some serious remorse lol. Mine was in the bag for about 4 years before I switched to a TEE XCG Beta 7, and then ultimately a TM M1.

Still the pretiest looking driver I've ever seen
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:26 AM

Played a 905R /w Proforce V2 for 8 years and replaced it 2 years ago with a 913d3. Ball speed and initial launch angle were similar but the 913d3 had significantly lower spin and resulted in a flatter overall ball flight.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:15 PM

View Postagoose10, on 08 February 2018 - 09:47 PM, said:

915 d3. I wish it had the same alignment arrow. I like the black but it just doesn’t sound the same. I just put the ole Proforce V2 in the 915. Excited to hit it this weekend.

Went for a driver fitting and hit the G400 best. It sounded real nice.
I replaced mine with the 915D3 also and I used to play the Proforce V2 in the 905R!
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:45 PM

Ive tried to replace it with a few different drivers...M1 (both years), 915 D3, 917 D3 and on and on.  I always seem to go back to it.  Kill it off the tee and I have yet to find a driver since that gives me the confidence with performance that the 905 does.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:23 AM

905R with v2 tour x flex.....

was replaced by a SLDR, now a 2016 M2.  Still got it and have it ready if need some consistency.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

After much fan fare on this site, i just picked one up from Callaway preowned of all places for 26 dollars. Now in 3 months when spring arrives I should be able to test it.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:04 PM

910d2
Ping G400 Lst 10* Addi 7x
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

910 D2 and now 915 D4

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:02 PM

Thanks for starting this topic.  I happened to go on 3balls.com tonight and found a 905r w a real 757 Speeder “my all time fav shaft” for $43.  I can’t wait to try it


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

Still gaming my 905r with V2 stiff. Have had it since new but still in pretty mint condition. Nothing beats it at recent fittings, as much as I fancy a change...

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:12 PM

Still using mine. I have several in different lofts and shafts. My favorite is a 10.5 with an NV in stiff.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 12:53 PM

905R with a Diamana BB 84x to a M1 (430) with a KuroKage 70x.  I played the 905R for several years, but I'm glad I switched to the M1.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:14 AM

Just sold mine got a g400.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

View Postjustaman5, on 08 February 2018 - 10:11 PM, said:

Bridgestone J33 came out the same time. I looks awful pretty. 905R is one good looking club.   But for me it was a spin machine.  Bridgestone is a spin killer.   I have a 905S that has a  Blue Grafaloy pushed all the way thru and then tipped a bit .   Now that one is a spin killer.  I hit it once in a while. I have a J33 that is 9.5 loft that I didnt tip for the high BBGM of the Bridgestone. It has xx flex Blue Grafaloy shaft in it.  Its 45.5 inches with a leather grip on it.  I was carrying it in the 280 or so range and getting roll out.   I tried the Super Deep by Taylor Made,  but all those changes.  I just like a driver that i know what its going to do.  Not one that I think I can make it do what i want.   After all its the Indian not the arrow.  I apologize to any Native American members.on here for that comment.

You could put a Grafalloy blue in a wedge and keep the spin under 3000 RPM. Definitely not the shaft for everybody but they're money in the Titleist heads that people will claim "spin like tops".

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:08 PM

I have good luck with tipped o.g. 73x whiteboards and 7.2 tour specs in any of those older heads. 905r, 983k and especially 983E. When Im swinging well the E is as good as it gets. I haven't been able to track down an older tour x grafaloy blue driver shaft. Closest I have come is a 6m3x tipped 1.5 inches.

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

Cobra LTD or LTD Pro.  Better feel, lower spin, and an F-ton of added forgiveness.  905R was the club that got me into the game.
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 06:54 PM

Bio cell plus. I guess it's slightly more forgiving, but not much IMO. It's definitely lower spin, but I'm not sure that's a good thing. On a launch monitor the cobra was longer, but golf is played in a variety of conditions and my old 905r was more predictable honestly.
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:46 PM

View Posttheclaff, on 09 February 2018 - 07:15 PM, said:

View Postagoose10, on 08 February 2018 - 09:47 PM, said:

915 d3. I wish it had the same alignment arrow. I like the black but it just doesn’t sound the same. I just put the ole Proforce V2 in the 915. Excited to hit it this weekend.

Went for a driver fitting and hit the G400 best. It sounded real nice.
I replaced mine with the 915D3 also and I used to play the Proforce V2 in the 905R!

Tell you what. Haven’t been finding much luck with the D3. I really can’t get over the sound. TINK
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:52 PM

View Postagoose10, on 01 March 2018 - 09:46 PM, said:

View Posttheclaff, on 09 February 2018 - 07:15 PM, said:

View Postagoose10, on 08 February 2018 - 09:47 PM, said:

915 d3. I wish it had the same alignment arrow. I like the black but it just doesn’t sound the same. I just put the ole Proforce V2 in the 915. Excited to hit it this weekend.

Went for a driver fitting and hit the G400 best. It sounded real nice.
I replaced mine with the 915D3 also and I used to play the Proforce V2 in the 905R!

Tell you what. Haven’t been finding much luck with the D3. I really can’t get over the sound. TINK

Try the 917, much better acoustics and more forgiving.  Have the V2 66g in mine and it's been great, just got a V2 66g for my '16 M2 also.... Have always been a fan of the Proforce!!

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Titleist 913fd 15*
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