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Any news or thoughts on a 2019 Epic replacement?

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#1 PhilMickelDaff

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 12:57 PM

I love my Epic.

....but Iím getting an itchy trigger finger to buy a driver and havenít found anything better from the 2018 lines.

Any ideas on what the replacement will be? Or will Rogue become the only premium driver they offer?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 02:08 PM

Not sure what you mean. Are you asking if there will be an epic 2?
The rogue "replaced" the epic as in epic came out in 17 and rogue in 18. Callaway marketing speak that suggested this was somehow not a replacement was good at preventing some erosion of the price and consumer confidence but in every way the release was a conventional progression from one year to another with the only difference being epic introduced their newest tech.

There will be a rogue replacement next year, no doubt.

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

Epic is still part of the line up and therefore wasn't replaced.

What will replace Epic next year? No idea.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:20 AM

 caloge, on 22 July 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

Not sure what you mean. Are you asking if there will be an epic 2?
The rogue "replaced" the epic as in epic came out in 17 and rogue in 18. Callaway marketing speak that suggested this was somehow not a replacement was good at preventing some erosion of the price and consumer confidence but in every way the release was a conventional progression from one year to another with the only difference being epic introduced their newest tech.

There will be a rogue replacement next year, no doubt.

Essentially wondering if they will bring out a driver with more of an Epic head style (the shape is the biggest thing Iím after - I dislike the more stretched out look of Rogue although I understand itís to help MOI).

Like you say, the marketing suggested it was still staying as a part of the current line up, which is what I took it as. As in, Epic is now coming towards the end of itís product cycle and will be updated (ďGreat Big EpicĒ or whatever) and Rogue will continue alongside whatever the new product launch is as Rogue is only a year into itís cycle.

It was my assumption that Callaway were now doing two-year cycles instead of every year, but different lines were being alternated each year ala Ping?
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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:57 AM

Epic is still selling well so might stay in the range a bit longer.


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 03:25 AM

IMO still the best driver out there.
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Posted 23 July 2018 - 11:01 AM

I look forward to the 2019 More Epic-er! or the Epic Supreme.  If we're lucky, we'll get get Epic: Electric Bugaloo.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 08:29 AM

 6thFairway, on 23 July 2018 - 11:01 AM, said:

I look forward to the 2019 More Epic-er! or the Epic Supreme.  If we're lucky, we'll get get Epic: Electric Bugaloo.

I'm hoping for the Epic Epic.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:02 AM

 caloge, on 22 July 2018 - 02:08 PM, said:

Not sure what you mean. Are you asking if there will be an epic 2?
The rogue "replaced" the epic as in epic came out in 17 and rogue in 18. Callaway marketing speak that suggested this was somehow not a replacement was good at preventing some erosion of the price and consumer confidence but in every way the release was a conventional progression from one year to another with the only difference being epic introduced their newest tech.

There will be a rogue replacement next year, no doubt.

If you compare the regular Epic to the regular Rouge there were noticeable differences in head shape and features.
~ Epic had a sliding weight in the back, Rogue only had one weight screw in the back not a slider.
~ Epic was more rounded in the back and shorter face to back edge, Rogue is triangular and longer face to back edge.
~ Epic sliding weight system can be set into a fade bias, Rogue doesn't have a fade bias option in the regular model.
~ Epic set in the full draw setting has less draw bias then the Rogue draw model with the single weight in the heel.

However I will agree that the Epic SZ and Rogue SZ models were much closer to one another then they are different.


As a side note there is another topic on this forum that is talking about the 2019 Callaway line.
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Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:34 AM

Rogue driver will stay in line like Epic did when Rogue came out. The new driver the replace Epic will be The Epic Flash and it will retail for $529.99. There might be some special pricing on the Rogue later this year.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:03 AM

New Epic driver coming out for the PGA Show.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:10 AM

read the callaway thread ...the details are all in there... epic flash , round deep face shape, green on bottom , release at or after PGA show.. $529... new face tech, sliding weight back on the regular epic flash.. not on subzero ..

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:12 AM

 bladehunter, on 04 November 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:

read the callaway thread ...the details are all in there... epic flash , round deep face shape, green on bottom , release at or after PGA show.. $529... new face tech, sliding weight back on the regular epic flash.. not on subzero ..


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:28 AM

 PhilMickelDaff, on 22 July 2018 - 12:57 PM, said:

I love my Epic.

....but I’m getting an itchy trigger finger to buy a driver and haven’t found anything better from the 2018 lines.

Any ideas on what the replacement will be? Or will Rogue become the only premium driver they offer?

Lots of good info can be found in this thread.

http://www.golfwrx.c...store-for-2019/

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:33 AM

 bladehunter, on 04 November 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:

read the callaway thread ...the details are all in there... epic flash , round deep face shape, green on bottom , release at or after PGA show.. $529... new face tech, sliding weight back on the regular epic flash.. not on subzero ..

Cally insiders are saying that the SZ version will have the slider weight too.  Hopefully we see pics soon...


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Posted 04 November 2018 - 09:14 AM

Don't you hate it when you when you see a thread, get your hopes up but then realise someone has bumped some crappy old thread from way back?

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:49 PM

 Gary Gutful, on 04 November 2018 - 09:14 AM, said:

Don't you hate it when you when you see a thread, get your hopes up but then realise someone has bumped some crappy old thread from way back?


I'm glad this was bumped because this deserves its own thread separate from the general "new Callaway" thread

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:15 PM

 NoCalHack, on 04 November 2018 - 06:49 PM, said:

 Gary Gutful, on 04 November 2018 - 09:14 AM, said:

Don't you hate it when you when you see a thread, get your hopes up but then realise someone has bumped some crappy old thread from way back?


I'm glad this was bumped because this deserves its own thread separate from the general "new Callaway" thread

Just a shame it wasnít bumped with a few pics.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:43 PM

Have a feeling it will be soon.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 08:44 PM

 double or triple?, on 04 November 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

Have a feeling it will be soon.

Just a matter of time before someone here posts a pic...

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:20 AM

View PostWarrick, on 04 November 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 04 November 2018 - 08:10 AM, said:

read the callaway thread ...the details are all in there... epic flash , round deep face shape, green on bottom , release at or after PGA show.. $529... new face tech, sliding weight back on the regular epic flash.. not on subzero ..


I was told there is a slider on the SZ

Could be now that I think on it. I hit the regular version.  The subzero was hogged  by two other guys and I never saw the sole.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:22 AM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 04 November 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

View Postdouble or triple?, on 04 November 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

Have a feeling it will be soon.

Just a matter of time before someone here posts a pic...

Callaway will loose their giblets.  I posted the first epic pic way back when. Black suvs pulled up out front in 20 minutes.  After they took the bag off my head I deleted the post.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 08:31 AM

View Postbladehunter, on 05 November 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 04 November 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

View Postdouble or triple?, on 04 November 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

Have a feeling it will be soon.

Just a matter of time before someone here posts a pic...

Callaway will loose their giblets.  I posted the first epic pic way back when. Black suvs pulled up out front in 20 minutes.  After they took the bag off my head I deleted the post.

Lol, great post.  A pic will get floated out on the Internet somewhere and then it will all hit the fan...

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:56 AM

Epic flash?   Thatís the name theyíre going with?   Wow that sucks.
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Posted 05 November 2018 - 02:31 PM

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Epic flash?   Thatís the name theyíre going with?   Wow that sucks.

It sounded better than Epic Fart

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:04 PM

View Postbogeypro, on 05 November 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Epic flash?   Thatís the name theyíre going with?   Wow that sucks.

Epic was a defunct candy bar.

Flash is toilet cleaner.

2020's driver will be the Callaway Commodore.



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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:33 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 05 November 2018 - 08:31 AM, said:

View Postbladehunter, on 05 November 2018 - 08:22 AM, said:

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 04 November 2018 - 08:44 PM, said:

View Postdouble or triple?, on 04 November 2018 - 08:43 PM, said:

Have a feeling it will be soon.

Just a matter of time before someone here posts a pic...

Callaway will loose their giblets.  I posted the first epic pic way back when. Black suvs pulled up out front in 20 minutes.  After they took the bag off my head I deleted the post.

Lol, great post.  A pic will get floated out on the Internet somewhere and then it will all hit the fan...

Itís on Instagram already. Sub-Zero Epic Flash driver sole shot. Feels very Seattle Supersonics to me.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 06:48 PM

^^^^^I could not find it on there unfortunately.

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 09:30 PM

View PostJonnyKrasnodar, on 05 November 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

View Postbogeypro, on 05 November 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Epic flash?   That's the name they're going with?   Wow that sucks.

Epic was a defunct candy bar.

Flash is toilet cleaner.

2020's driver will be the Callaway Commodore.
Just wait for the Rogue replacement. What name will be next, Rogue Revenge???
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 09:05 PM

View Posttbone18, on 05 November 2018 - 09:30 PM, said:

View PostJonnyKrasnodar, on 05 November 2018 - 06:04 PM, said:

View Postbogeypro, on 05 November 2018 - 09:56 AM, said:

Epic flash?   That's the name they're going with?   Wow that sucks.

Epic was a defunct candy bar.

Flash is toilet cleaner.

2020's driver will be the Callaway Commodore.
Just wait for the Rogue replacement. What name will be next, Rogue Revenge???

Talked to a Callaway rep - not sure he was allowed to tell me but the new name is Flash. Oh, now I see - everyone else knows already lol. From what I understand, the Jailbreak is still the same but some computer design improvements have been made to the face.

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