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#1 Norboo

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:49 PM

What are good Japanese fairway woods?  Easy to hit off the deck, forgiving and good distance?  
Prefer more recent.

Edited by Norboo, 17 May 2018 - 08:50 PM.

Driver: G20 (hard to replace, not from lack of trying)
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Fairway: Ping G400 5 wood 17.5*
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Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 Model with Recoil 680 F4
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Holy Grail: Honma CB8055 (since 1989)
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:44 PM

PRGR anything.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:14 PM

 Norboo, on 17 May 2018 - 08:49 PM, said:

What are good Japanese fairway woods?  Easy to hit off the deck, forgiving and good distance?  
Prefer more recent.
Anything from OnOff.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:52 AM

Japanese FWs are good because you can find lots of FW with full titanium bodies and faces. In my experience this translates into more ball speed vs. other tech. I tried the Callaway Rogue FW earlier this year and did not see any increase in ball speed comparing to the non-jailbreak epic FW as an example (I do see ball speed gains with jail break in the driver).
I recently purchased a Kamui TP-XF 3W. Mine is paired with a Tensei Pro White. Awesome combo, I must say. Very long, real easy to hit off the deck. Really couldn't ask for more.
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:39 PM

Ryoma F3 is an incredibly long and forgiving beast! Most times I can match or exceed my driver distance off the deck. Itís the only club in my bag that has a PERMANENT spot. A true equalizer. Iím never worried about my mishit-short or slightly errant drives as it almost always gives me a shot at being on in regulation. Canít count the number of times itís bailed out my unworthy arse!

Edited by Steelhead, 18 May 2018 - 12:44 PM.

G400 Max - 9*
Ryoma F3 - 15*
Ping G400 - 19*
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:54 PM

Lots of great ones.  Ryoma, PRGR,  , Jbeam , Crazy Titan FW,   Maruman Shutle.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:29 AM

Not recent.... but goreous and all titanium, and going cheap second hand on ebay etc - mizuno mp650 fairway woods.

I've the 3 wood, there a 5 wood also and they're fab.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:18 AM

 Shacco, on 18 May 2018 - 02:52 AM, said:

Japanese FWs are good because you can find lots of FW with full titanium bodies and faces. In my experience this translates into more ball speed vs. other tech. I tried the Callaway Rogue FW earlier this year and did not see any increase in ball speed comparing to the non-jailbreak epic FW as an example (I do see ball speed gains with jail break in the driver).
I recently purchased a Kamui TP-XF 3W. Mine is paired with a Tensei Pro White. Awesome combo, I must say. Very long, real easy to hit off the deck. Really couldn't ask for more.

Doesn't Tour Edge make all titanium heads for fairway woods?   What makes Japanese titanium fairway wood that much better to justify the cost difference?  

How do you test the clubs before buying?
Driver: G20 (hard to replace, not from lack of trying)
Mini Driver: Taylormade SLDR 14*
Fairway: Ping G400 5 wood 17.5*
Hybrid: Ping G400 22* stock shaft
Irons: OnOff Kuro 2015 Model with Recoil 680 F4
Wedges: Scor 50* and 58* with TT Black Gold
Holy Grail: Honma CB8055 (since 1989)
Ball: TaylorMade TP (2014)
Grip: MCC with 1.5 wraps

Backup:  
Ping Rapture V2 4 wood
TEE EX9 Tour 17* with Rough Silver 70
TEE XCG7 Beta 5 wood
Ping G400 19* Hybrid
TEE XCG7 Beta 22* Hybrid
OnOff Kuro 2015 irons backup set
Ping G20 driver backup driver

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

anyone with experience with Honma TW737 FWc? They look decent from the photos I've looked at, but do they sit closed at address or is it just my eye?

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:16 AM

Do what I did....

Ditch the 3wd and 5wd.  Replace them with the Exotics EX10 Beta 16.5* 4wd ,
and the EX10 19* hybrid.

The EX10 Beta 4wd uses the Japanese SP 910 titanium cup face , allowing for
more weight to be moved rearward. Compared to the EX9 Tour it has a deeper ,
higher CG. Makes for a higher launch, more forgiving , yet still maintains
lowish spin. Very versatile..long off tee.. performer off the deck...

Seeing as how you are also looking for a " freaky long hybrid " the EX10 19*
hybrid would fit right in distance gap between the 16.5* EX10 Beta 4 wood and
your 22* Ping. It also is slightly higher launching , more forgiving , and
longer than it's EX9 equivalent. The stock Recoil shaft works in this head,
for those with mortal swing speeds.

Edited by KRW59, 19 May 2018 - 09:29 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:29 AM

Give a look at the Tourstage X-FW Type-T.  IMO it's one of the best values in the JDM fairway world.  You can pick these up dirt cheap and it's an all titanium head with a ton of tungsten weight in the sole.  Slightly larger head makes it easy to hit off the tee but super low COG which also makes it very easy to hit from the ground.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

maximum distance-ryoma d1 f3 & prgr egg original.
very sleek basically only from the deck tee isnt needed at all, used on very long par 5courses.
best combo off the tee and fairway, prgr mfd 16.5*. irreplacebale  in my bags. over taken  the longer ones above bec. of its better versatility ,launches lower and higher and uber straight but lacks monster distance of the ones above. for mid distance course  i just use this gives me an extra.club choice of 2 drivers or2putters. bug help this thing.

Edited by tsupo, 19 May 2018 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:57 AM

 Norboo, on 19 May 2018 - 06:18 AM, said:

 Shacco, on 18 May 2018 - 02:52 AM, said:

Japanese FWs are good because you can find lots of FW with full titanium bodies and faces. In my experience this translates into more ball speed vs. other tech. I tried the Callaway Rogue FW earlier this year and did not see any increase in ball speed comparing to the non-jailbreak epic FW as an example (I do see ball speed gains with jail break in the driver).
I recently purchased a Kamui TP-XF 3W. Mine is paired with a Tensei Pro White. Awesome combo, I must say. Very long, real easy to hit off the deck. Really couldn't ask for more.

Doesn't Tour Edge make all titanium heads for fairway woods?   What makes Japanese titanium fairway wood that much better to justify the cost difference?  

How do you test the clubs before buying?

I believe Tour Edge has titanium faces and steel bodies. So not full titanium. Full titanium construction will lower CG comparing to steel bodied FW. I believe that is why they are also more expensive. Is the amount justified? Well, that is for you to decide.
I am not able to test before buying. So, it is an expensive hobby ;)
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