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Callaway epic flash? is this legit? (New Pics added Pg 1)


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#901 double or triple?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:40 PM

Adapter for driver are the same but fairways and hybrids are new.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:44 PM

View PostGoGoErky, on 11 January 2019 - 10:23 AM, said:

View PostGolfChannel, on 11 January 2019 - 07:53 AM, said:

They can get their hands on one, so no reason to call anyone out. They should test them all regardless, there is nothing that would prevent them from doing so other than their relations with the OEM's.

I saw someone comment about possible litigation if Callaway said no and they test anyways. Not a lawyer so not sure the validity of that. Itís also not about getting a free driver but rather the fact they are choosing not to participate because they donít like the whatever methods mgs is using to test but unlike other companies who have the same concerns Callaway doesnít want to sit down and talk about the test where as other companies once they do hear more about the testing scenarios are on board.

Imo itís callaway marketing being scared the numbers wonít match up with the story

I saw a reply to MGSís tweet that I thought made a lot of sense. Basically this person pointed out that everyone participating in the testing has the opportunity to cherry pick the clubs they send to MGS. By not participating and forcing MGS to buy a club off the rack, TM, Callaway, and SC canít be accused of fudging anything. Anyway, this really resonated with me and made me think Iíd rather see them purchase ALL of their product to really weed out any company only sending certain heads that might not be the average of what consumers are getting.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:45 PM

View Postwilymo, on 11 January 2019 - 03:36 PM, said:

View PostWeritoK2, on 11 January 2019 - 03:04 PM, said:

View Postgniewekp24, on 26 November 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

Yes, same adapter as Epic and Rogue

Not true my friend, I called Callaway yesterday and they told me its a totally different adapter, supposedly lighter because of the new head design... pisses me off because it will take some time to get this new adapter aftermarket

I don’t think this is true because i just got back from the PGA store and used my own shaft from my Epic and it worked fine. Might be a newer lightweight adapter on the new shafts but the old ones are still compatible.

Maybe referring to the fairway adapter, which is different.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:40 PM

didn't someone say $399 for FW? I see $299 preorder.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

View Postlarciel, on 11 January 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

didn't someone say $399 for FW? I see $299 preorder.


I think the new M5 fairway is the $400 one

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:44 PM

View Postlarciel, on 11 January 2019 - 04:40 PM, said:

didn't someone say $399 for FW? I see $299 preorder.

Maybe that person was Canadian? It's $399 for the pre-order up here.

Personally, I don't like the fact that there's no lefty 5W option in the sub-zero fairway.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:50 PM

View PostFarrow, on 11 January 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

View PostGoGoErky, on 11 January 2019 - 10:23 AM, said:

View PostGolfChannel, on 11 January 2019 - 07:53 AM, said:

They can get their hands on one, so no reason to call anyone out. They should test them all regardless, there is nothing that would prevent them from doing so other than their relations with the OEM's.

I saw someone comment about possible litigation if Callaway said no and they test anyways. Not a lawyer so not sure the validity of that. Itís also not about getting a free driver but rather the fact they are choosing not to participate because they donít like the whatever methods mgs is using to test but unlike other companies who have the same concerns Callaway doesnít want to sit down and talk about the test where as other companies once they do hear more about the testing scenarios are on board.

Imo itís callaway marketing being scared the numbers wonít match up with the story

I saw a reply to MGSís tweet that I thought made a lot of sense. Basically this person pointed out that everyone participating in the testing has the opportunity to cherry pick the clubs they send to MGS. By not participating and forcing MGS to buy a club off the rack, TM, Callaway, and SC canít be accused of fudging anything. Anyway, this really resonated with me and made me think Iíd rather see them purchase ALL of their product to really weed out any company only sending certain heads that might not be the average of what consumers are getting.

Makes sense. All the OEMS buy each others products from retailers and test them that way I hear.....I think the dude that runs MGS is saving money for new big tires for his truck. The just for men for his beard. And more one size to small tshirtís....

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:57 PM

View PostSirHoselRocket, on 11 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostFarrow, on 11 January 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

View PostGoGoErky, on 11 January 2019 - 10:23 AM, said:

View PostGolfChannel, on 11 January 2019 - 07:53 AM, said:

They can get their hands on one, so no reason to call anyone out. They should test them all regardless, there is nothing that would prevent them from doing so other than their relations with the OEM's.

I saw someone comment about possible litigation if Callaway said no and they test anyways. Not a lawyer so not sure the validity of that. It’s also not about getting a free driver but rather the fact they are choosing not to participate because they don’t like the whatever methods mgs is using to test but unlike other companies who have the same concerns Callaway doesn’t want to sit down and talk about the test where as other companies once they do hear more about the testing scenarios are on board.

Imo it’s callaway marketing being scared the numbers won’t match up with the story

I saw a reply to MGS’s tweet that I thought made a lot of sense. Basically this person pointed out that everyone participating in the testing has the opportunity to cherry pick the clubs they send to MGS. By not participating and forcing MGS to buy a club off the rack, TM, Callaway, and SC can’t be accused of fudging anything. Anyway, this really resonated with me and made me think I’d rather see them purchase ALL of their product to really weed out any company only sending certain heads that might not be the average of what consumers are getting.

Makes sense. All the OEMS buy each others products from retailers and test them that way I hear.....I think the dude that runs MGS is saving money for new big tires for his truck. The just for men for his beard. And more one size to small tshirt’s....

Seems you have that DB pegged

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

View Postradiman, on 10 January 2019 - 06:35 PM, said:

View Postpoppman2142, on 10 January 2019 - 06:29 PM, said:

View PostSwingBlues, on 09 January 2019 - 10:47 PM, said:

View Postpoppman2142, on 09 January 2019 - 10:31 PM, said:

I found the flash sz to be much less fade biased than the rogue

thats good news. did you change it's sliding weight to do this?

I added 4 grams of hotmelt in the toe to get the fade bias I wanted with the sliding weight in neutral.

Did the hotmelt have any effect on the sound?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:34 PM

I hit the Flash today and it just spun too much, even the SubZero head. Ball speeds were down 5-8mph also from a previous driver I had...We also had on different shafts along with flexes and he even had me go UP in loft. So odd...but I tried. Oh well......

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:38 PM

I just hit this. Itís the most beautiful looking head Iíve seen at a dress .... the SZ is. Looks like a better SLDR 430. Iím worried about the spin. I struggle to spin the ball and this thing had me in the 2400-3000 range. Ball speed on off center pretty darn good.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:24 PM

View Postbuckeyefl, on 11 January 2019 - 05:57 PM, said:

View PostSirHoselRocket, on 11 January 2019 - 05:50 PM, said:

View PostFarrow, on 11 January 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

View PostGoGoErky, on 11 January 2019 - 10:23 AM, said:

View PostGolfChannel, on 11 January 2019 - 07:53 AM, said:

They can get their hands on one, so no reason to call anyone out. They should test them all regardless, there is nothing that would prevent them from doing so other than their relations with the OEM's.

I saw someone comment about possible litigation if Callaway said no and they test anyways. Not a lawyer so not sure the validity of that. Itís also not about getting a free driver but rather the fact they are choosing not to participate because they donít like the whatever methods mgs is using to test but unlike other companies who have the same concerns Callaway doesnít want to sit down and talk about the test where as other companies once they do hear more about the testing scenarios are on board.

Imo itís callaway marketing being scared the numbers wonít match up with the story

I saw a reply to MGSís tweet that I thought made a lot of sense. Basically this person pointed out that everyone participating in the testing has the opportunity to cherry pick the clubs they send to MGS. By not participating and forcing MGS to buy a club off the rack, TM, Callaway, and SC canít be accused of fudging anything. Anyway, this really resonated with me and made me think Iíd rather see them purchase ALL of their product to really weed out any company only sending certain heads that might not be the average of what consumers are getting.

Makes sense. All the OEMS buy each others products from retailers and test them that way I hear.....I think the dude that runs MGS is saving money for new big tires for his truck. The just for men for his beard. And more one size to small tshirtís....

Seems you have that DB pegged

Well if it looks like DB
Walks like a dB
Sounds like a DB
Itís prolly a DB

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:24 PM

View PostWeritoK2, on 11 January 2019 - 03:04 PM, said:

View Postgniewekp24, on 26 November 2018 - 12:49 PM, said:

Yes, same adapter as Epic and Rogue

Not true my friend, I called Callaway yesterday and they told me its a totally different adapter, supposedly lighter because of the new head design... pisses me off because it will take some time to get this new adapter aftermarket
The driver is the same adapter. The fairway wood is a new adapter.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:05 AM

I hit the Flash and Sub Zero vs my current favorites, G400 LST and Max. I was surprised at the results. The sub Zero was low spin sometimes and I got a couple low spin high on the face bombs with it, but overall, with the same shafts the G400's still performed better for me. What really surprised me was the Max was spinning lowest overall.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:27 AM

View PostClarinetmonster2, on 12 January 2019 - 02:05 AM, said:

I hit the Flash and Sub Zero vs my current favorites, G400 LST and Max. I was surprised at the results. The sub Zero was low spin sometimes and I got a couple low spin high on the face bombs with it, but overall, with the same shafts the G400's still performed better for me. What really surprised me was the Max was spinning lowest overall.

Which shaft did you have in them?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

I spent a little time yesterday on the range with the standard Flash. Seemed pretty forgiving, but quite spinny for me. I will say though the shaft likely isn't a good fit. Not a fan of the Smoke shaft. Just doesn't work well for me. Was hoping trying the 70x would fix it, but it didn't

Sound - not crazy about it, but not nearly as bad as I expected based on reviews. It's certainly not the same muted thwack that the Epic and Rogue were, but it's not quite to Ping or older Cobra levels.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:57 AM

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View Postlspky_muskie, on 11 January 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 11 January 2019 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postlspky_muskie, on 11 January 2019 - 12:28 PM, said:

Disappointed that the trade in kicker is only on newer Callaway stuff this year.

Where are you looking at the values?  Is the bonus reflected in their normal trade in site?

If you clock on details on the ďloyalty bonusĒ, the 50% kicker only works on 2017 and 2018 Callaway clubs.  Might be different if it comes to retail.

The last 2 years they accepted just about everything.

There is no way I would trade in my Epic GBB for the Epic Flash SZ. Crazy. What if it does not work out...u r so screwed...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:06 AM

View PostAThompson_3, on 12 January 2019 - 09:57 AM, said:

View PostSwingBlues, on 11 January 2019 - 02:10 PM, said:

View Postlspky_muskie, on 11 January 2019 - 01:29 PM, said:

View Postradiman, on 11 January 2019 - 12:32 PM, said:

View Postlspky_muskie, on 11 January 2019 - 12:28 PM, said:

Disappointed that the trade in kicker is only on newer Callaway stuff this year.

Where are you looking at the values?  Is the bonus reflected in their normal trade in site?

If you clock on details on the ďloyalty bonusĒ, the 50% kicker only works on 2017 and 2018 Callaway clubs.  Might be different if it comes to retail.

The last 2 years they accepted just about everything.

There is no way I would trade in my Epic GBB for the Epic Flash SZ. Crazy. What if it does not work out...u r so screwed...
Thatís why you get fit and bring your current driver. If it works it works. If it doesnít it doesnít.

There are times where fitting/demo doesn't translate well to the course. Luckily, I can't really trade in my Epic. It had an unfortunate collision with a light fixture in our living room when I was talking some practice swings a while back. No dents. But, the glass scratched the heck out of it. Looks like someone drug it behind a cart.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:49 PM

Hi everyone...first post but long time follower.I have had the flash sub zero out for about 2 weeks now, so I am comfortable at least posting my results. Only Cally driver I have had was the Razr fit xtreme 440. Always been a high spin player so anything 430cc to 440 cc is what I have played in the past from several manufactures.Sub zero was hooked up with a PO in stiff flex standard tipping playing at 45 inches. First of all...it is loud for me...playing with pro v1x. Impacts on the club face for me are just above center in the middle. I would say right in the middle it is a little more quite. I have the heavy weight installed with slight draw bias and the head in neutral setting. That being said, this combo is low spinning and to be honest. I think it launches a tad higher than the rogue sub zero that my buddy has and I have hit, even with his tour ad di.Launch monitor testing actually showed 200 rpm less spin then the rogue, but during play I would say the spin was close to the same. Doesn't feel forgiving on miss hits, but high toe misses really get out there with very little spin. Distance is pretty good I would say. The problem for me is that the strikes never really feel good because of the sound if that makes sense. I would say it's just harsh. Not sure what I am going to do right now. I'm not disappointed with the results at all, but like others have said, it's just loud. Thanks for putting  up with a newbie

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

View PostShakespeare, on 12 January 2019 - 04:49 PM, said:

Hi everyone...first post but long time follower.I have had the flash sub zero out for about 2 weeks now, so I am comfortable at least posting my results. Only Cally driver I have had was the Razr fit xtreme 440. Always been a high spin player so anything 430cc to 440 cc is what I have played in the past from several manufactures.Sub zero was hooked up with a PO in stiff flex standard tipping playing at 45 inches. First of all...it is loud for me...playing with pro v1x. Impacts on the club face for me are just above center in the middle. I would say right in the middle it is a little more quite. I have the heavy weight installed with slight draw bias and the head in neutral setting. That being said, this combo is low spinning and to be honest. I think it launches a tad higher than the rogue sub zero that my buddy has and I have hit, even with his tour ad di.Launch monitor testing actually showed 200 rpm less spin then the rogue, but during play I would say the spin was close to the same. Doesn't feel forgiving on miss hits, but high toe misses really get out there with very little spin. Distance is pretty good I would say. The problem for me is that the strikes never really feel good because of the sound if that makes sense. I would say it's just harsh. Not sure what I am going to do right now. I'm not disappointed with the results at all, but like others have said, it's just loud. Thanks for putting  up with a newbie

Solid first post, and very much how I would describe my short interaction with it.  I will test more.  I hit a demo, was hoping with the PO and a premium ball it might be better, will have to see.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:19 PM

I saw the clubs in golf galaxy, look better than pics.  Wasnt able to hit them due to lunch break but maybe, I'm big on sound, so perhaps the fairways will work out.  I do like Callaway sleeve...
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:01 PM

View PostVinceRKG, on 11 January 2019 - 06:34 PM, said:

I hit the Flash today and it just spun too much, even the SubZero head. Ball speeds were down 5-8mph also from a previous driver I had...We also had on different shafts along with flexes and he even had me go UP in loft. So odd...but I tried. Oh well......
Curious why you would go up in loft if you were spinning too much? Going down in loft is the quickest way to take down spin.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:57 PM

View Postradiman, on 12 January 2019 - 10:06 AM, said:

There are times where fitting/demo doesn't translate well to the course. Luckily, I can't really trade in my Epic. It had an unfortunate collision with a light fixture in our living room when I was talking some practice swings a while back. No dents. But, the glass scratched the heck out of it. Looks like someone drug it behind a cart.

Exacta-mundo.

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View PostSwingBlues, on 11 January 2019 - 02:10 PM, said:

There is no way I would trade in my Epic GBB for the Epic Flash SZ. Crazy. What if it does not work out...u r so screwed...
That's why you get fit and bring your current driver. If it works it works. If it doesn't it doesn't.
You cannot compare an in-door fitting with juiced up launch monitor and not even see the actual ball flight - to actually using the driver on course. You will need to bend the ball with the driver. Hit it high, hit it low and you will mess up. Your old driver, you have this all figured out so you know exactly how it behaves. You want the new driver to better - hit it to areas where your ball does not normally land. See how the new driver works with a messed up swing... you know your bad swings and where the ball goes, is the new driver better at coping with that?

And take your old driver with you. Hit'em both side by side...can't beat it...but hey, trade it in if you feel so inclined.... it's what I learnt not to do and prevent regrets.

Oh, it took me like 2 - 3 months before I figured out the Rogue Sub-Zero was not for me...& back to the Epic GBB. Jus sayin' :)
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:22 PM

I think you need to get plus 2000 spin and a good decent angle on launch monitor to have a good driver outside on course. This driver looks so good it would have to be a huge dud to not sell well

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:27 PM

i tried the Epic Flash SZ today against my Rogue SZ, i was able to use my Atmos TS Blue 6 in both heads. On center hits they were pretty much the same. Where the New Epic shines is on off center hits, i was able to maintain higher ball speeds and good dispersion compared to off center with the Rogue.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:57 AM

View PostAThompson_3, on 12 January 2019 - 09:57 AM, said:

Thatís why you get fit and bring your current driver. If it works it works. If it doesnít it doesnít.
You should absolutely test your current driver out against anything you try in a fitting, but even if you get fit somewhere where you hit balls outdoors and see ballflight, thatís not the same as hitting real shots on the course. If you canít hit your current driver for crap and you get insanely better numbers, maybe you wouldnít be risking much by trading it in right away, but if youíre comfortable with your current driver and pick a new one based on fitting results, you may get it out on the course and not be able to hit it as well when it counts. A driver fitting, where youíre hitting shot after shot in the same place with no real consequence for a bad shot is way different than hitting it 10-14 times over 4 hours on a golf course. Plus, most of us donít bring the same swing to the course every time, so you may find that you get great numbers in your fitting when you have a good swing grooved, but then you canít keep it on the property on a bad day on the course. Thatís why I wouldnít get rid of any trusted club before I have a chance to really see how it performs on the course over at least a few rounds.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:37 AM

View PostHoly Moses, on 06 January 2019 - 10:30 PM, said:

View PostGrip It & Rip It 82, on 06 January 2019 - 10:20 PM, said:

Xander just won with it in the bag and was piping it. Woodland was bombing it too but with I believe G400.

Xander hit a drive that was 185 MPH, 7 MPH over his 2018 max ball speed. Impressive.

Maybe heís working out
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

Any fairway wood reviews ? Specifically the 5 wood if possible ?
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:53 PM

When can we order the epic flash customs .... canít do green.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:19 AM

View PostAggielefty, on 13 January 2019 - 11:53 PM, said:

When can we order the epic flash customs .... canít do green.

I think right now you can pre-order.

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