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Titleist 818H2 reviews??? Compared to H1??


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#1 johnroyal519

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 09:57 PM

Hello

I want a 17 / 21 deg hybrid combo.  I really liked the 818H1 this year but it doesnt come in 17 deg.   But the 818H2 does.

Can somebody compare the H1 and H2 directly?  

Is the H2 much harder to hit than the H1??

I know the H2 is more iron like but would love to hear some comparisions


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:21 AM

I think you can dial the loft down to 17 but it will change the lie angle so maybe you don’t want to.

Have you thought about an 18 degree or 16.5 fairway instead. Loft that up or down ? Just a thought.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:08 AM

I donít think the h2 is a lot harder to hit but there will be a lower ball flight.  The loft and lie can be changed using d1 setting will go -1* loft and standard lie

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:19 AM

Maybe a little less forgiving than the H1, but, by no means difficult to hit quality shots with. I would consider myself a lower ball flight player and have found the H2 17 quite easy to play.  I'm using the same Tour AD DI 85 since the 915H. It has been in a 915hD and an 818H1 also. The added ability to change the head weight should also offer a little extra help with shot shape if you need it. I can't imagine that you would disappointed in the performance. Plenty of adjustment to find a setting that will be favorable.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:36 AM

I struggle with fairway woods ans finally ditched them this year
Never once did I wish I had one

But I have hit some quality shots with hybrids many times over



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:50 AM

H2 has a different shape than the H1. I went in wanting an H2 and ended up preferring the shape of the H1. Furthermore performance wise the H1 should launch higher than the H2.

Both are nice, but I I would hit both in the lofts you want to make sure performance and yardage gaps are appropriate.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:39 AM

I was facing the same dilemma. Thought my game would be better served with and H1, but no 17d. option. I bought the H2, and glad I did. Not difficult to hit at all. Have no problem elevating it. In fact has the perfect flight. Best feeling and sounding hybrid I've ever owned. They're not cheap, but this one will be in the bag for a long time to come.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 08:44 AM

im really loving the evenflow shaft as well - i feel it goes well with the PX 6.0 in my irons and wedges

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:52 AM

ive been looking for a 17 / 21 hybrid combo for a while now.

the 818H1 was great but considering I hit my irons better than fairway woods the H2 might even be better.

Might pull the trigger on a 17 / 21 combo with Evenflow 6.0 as well.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 12:53 PM

I actually find the H2 easier to hit than the H1.

The H2 is a little more iron like and I find that the contact that I make with it is a lot better. That said, the H2 hasn't been able to get the 915Hd out of my bag, absolutely love that thing.

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

Depends if you hear the snickers.
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Posted 21 October 2018 - 11:15 PM

If you hit fairways better go H1, if you hit long irons better go H2.
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Posted 22 October 2018 - 07:30 AM

Do you know you need 17* and 21* specifically? To me it seems that if you like the H1 you would be better served with it and set it at 18*. Unless you know exactly that your gaps/distances necessitate those lofts you may be better with the one you really like and 1* off what you think you need. Just a thought.
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:03 AM

will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 11:09 AM

Is one degree that much of a difference? How many yards is one degree responsible for? Maybe 3-4 yards? I don't know. You probably hit a 17 degree hybrid a considerable distance where 3-4 yards will be a coin toss if it helps or hurts you!


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 12:52 PM

View Postkgeorge78, on 08 November 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??

Considering the hybrids just came out and are a year away from their next release the answer is no it wonít come out this year in 17*.



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 01:02 PM

I’d love to have a 17 H1 as well.  Haven’t pulled the trigger yet on a H2 since they seem to be rare.

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:53 PM

View PostGoGoErky, on 08 November 2018 - 12:52 PM, said:

View Postkgeorge78, on 08 November 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

will the H1 come out in 17 deg this year??

Considering the hybrids just came out and are a year away from their next release the answer is no it won't come out this year in 17*.

the 816 came out with a 17 deg mid launch

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 11:55 AM

anyone else?

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:28 PM

I have the 818 H2 in 17*. I think itís beautiful and feels nice, but still just so, so.

This year I switched to the P790 irons and my 21* four iron is so much longer than my previous four iron, I had to change my next longer club too since there was not enough gap to make sense now. First I changed to a G400 5 wood and kind of loved it, but it went super high for me, even with a low launch shaft and set to the lowest loft. If the wind was just the slightest against me, I hit it so high it was shorter than my 4 iron.

I have owned a higher lofted version of the H1 hybrid before and really liked it, but since I wanted the 17* to be sure it was a good bit longer than my four iron, I got the H2 instead.

Initially I really liked it, and I have hit some really good shots with it. But looking back at the season now and trying to be completely honest with myself, Iím quite sure itís been the most inconsistent club in my bag this year. Iím a decent player (hover around 3-4), but I think this club is just slightly too demanding for me. I gave up on low lofted driving irons a couple years ago since I think I hit too many bad shots with them to be worth it, and the H2 probably is easier for me than those, but not by much. Itís totally fine from the tee though.

Next year, I think I might look into getting a slightly larger, more wood-like hybrid in 17/18*, or try to get a shorter shafted, lower launching five wood to work. If I was dead set on a hybrid from Titleist, Iíd get the 19* H1 and set it to the least amount of loft possible. Iím sure the higher lofted H2ís are great though, just not what I personally need right now.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:42 PM

Also I just wanted to add, for me personally, I could not swing the 17* H2 the same way as I do a long iron, even though itís said to be played more like a long iron. I definitely had to put a much flatter swing on the ball, just like I would a fairway wood. Might just be me though, donít know.

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