wildcatden, on 16 April 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:
hangontight, on 16 April 2018 - 02:01 PM, said:
wildcatden, on 16 April 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:
My 7YO has been playing a TS51 3-Wood for a year now. Hits it well off the tee and ground. It will still remain in the bag for a while. Recently got him the Cobra Fly-Z+ 3/4 Fairway. Hit it yesterday at the range for the first time.
1. Off the tee, the flight was lower and more penetrating as expected with the front CG weight than the TS51 3-W. I felt overall distance was better off the tee with the Fly-Z+.
2. Off the ground (mat) at the range, ball flight was far too low. Basically a 8-10ft high line drive, but it did roll and roll and roll. Of course, it was his first time with the club and he will need to adjust some. Certainly, this is an area where I may have made a mistake in club purchase for him. Perhaps a regular Fly-Z Fairway (with back CG weight) instead of the Fly-Z+ (with front CG) would be better for him. Regardless, I'll let him grow into the club some more. Swing mechanics change from day-to-day at this age.
Interested to hear what others have experience with the fairway woods also.
What loft is the cobra 3/4 wood? We have TS51 as well, 3w is 20* Loft. If we move on to OEM fairway, we will go with and 5 or even 7 wood to get in the 20-21* loft range. I think loft on OEM 3w is probably 15* or so, which is lower than TS Driver. Mine hits the 3wood OK ,but seems like it could be more. Repeatedly hearing on this forum about the advantage of OEM DRIVERS over Us Kids, I wonder if same advantage to be had with fairway.
Cobra Fly-Z+ 3/4 Fairway adjusts from 13-16 degrees. We have it at 16 now. I think the front CG is the big factor right now for that club. I'm pretty confident he would be hitting the regular Fly-Z 3/4 fairway (at same 16 degrees) with a much better flight....but that's the design anyway.
I just recently built a Driver and FW for my 13 year old. The FW is a Cobra Fly Z 3/4 for ~$35. Got the Flynn VT Max Velocity shaft (built to 41") with Cobra adapter and fits like a charm after setting it at 17.5 degrees. My son is crushing this combo as we evaluated it on Skytrak in the garage. He has a grin ear to ear seeing his yardage ~40 yards more than what he is getting out of his US kids hybrid........I also built him a R15 rescue hybrid with the same Flynn shaft setup.
For grins I decided to use the Fujikura OEM shaft it came with and test my yardage. This thing (Fly Z) is super easy to hit and just laser like shots. I'll be checking eBay if I can get a Fly Z head
Here are some pics of his woods setup (D=R15 12 deg head set to 13 deg, FW = Fly Z head set to 17.5 deg, Rescue = R15 set to 21 deg)
Edited by Jaggie99, 16 April 2018 - 03:40 PM.