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Callaway Big Bertha Fusion Driver- Need Advice


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#1 LONGBALL777

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:30 PM

Hi. The thread on this driver has given me fever that can't even be cured by more cowbell. Just need suggestions on a shaft. This has to be on a budget, so can't afford a fitting.
Driver swing speed- about 85
Biggest flaw- Tempo can get quick
Usual miss- Hook.

Any suggestions?
Thanks very much in advance.


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#2 tbowles411

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

What are you looking for?  High, mid, low ball flight?
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:38 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 10 January 2019 - 01:34 PM, said:

What are you looking for?  High, mid, low ball flight?
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:40 PM

Get a grafalloy pro blue axis 60 and whatever flex you like from diamond tour golf , thank me afterwards , they are cheap older sweet shafts, the blue is a mid they have a red axis as well for low to mid I actually prefer for a driver but everyone is different

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

Thanks very much. I want to go the 1" shorter route, if that matters.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

Try the UST Mamiya V2 HL in the current version, or the VTS Red in the old version.  Both should do the trick for you giving you what you're looking for on a budget.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:42 PM

The club comes with 2 standard options; a Diamana Red M+ and a Recoil. I believe both of them are higher launching shafts so you could start with whichever comes with it.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:40 PM

I play the Recoil in F2 senior flex and 13.5 loft. These are great drivers. F3 Recoil could tame that transition. Can't beat the price.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:19 PM

I was the original poster on the big Fusion thread.

Iíve moved to. g400 Max, although Iím not convinced it is a real improvement.

For me, the stock shafts were what gave the Fusion the rep as a high spin old folks driver.

I alternate between a Matrix Xcon 6 (which can be found very cheap) and a Hzrdus Black.

The Matrix is longer, the Hzrdus straighter.

I also had good results with a Graphite Design G60.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:27 PM

View PostLONGBALL777, on 10 January 2019 - 01:30 PM, said:

Hi. The thread on this driver has given me fever that can't even be cured by more cowbell. Just need suggestions on a shaft. This has to be on a budget, so can't afford a fitting.
Driver swing speed- about 85
Biggest flaw- Tempo can get quick
Usual miss- Hook.

Any suggestions?
Thanks very much in advance.

I have similar swing speed, quick temp but don’t fight a hook. If your on a budget the stock m+60 is good but it’s soft to flex so go stiff. It goes high. Never liked  the recoil. Fuji vista pro in 60 gram regular or stiff are new on eBay for $100 with Callaway tip and they will make it any length you want. first if your going -1 short get a heavy 12-14 gram weight unless it already has one in there.

Great driver, I use it with a fujikura speeder evolution 3 stiff as I like medium trajectory and fade.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:10 AM

One last question. Got to hit this yesterday (very briefly), and loved the feel. Think I'm going with the stock Recoil 450 shaft, to start with. Does anyone know how true to flex it plays?
Thanks again for everyone's help.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

Stock shafts play weaker. Not normally conducive if you're looking for a high fade. Really depends on your swing though. Weaker flex could potentially make the hook miss even worse. But again depends on your swing. What makes your miss a hook?

Edited by juggernaut0629, 12 January 2019 - 10:57 AM.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:02 PM

I personally didnít like the Recoil, it felt very flimsy. There was a used one in GG today with a Matrix Red Tie shaft that I hit and liked a lot better. The Matrix White Tie might be an option too. I have a quick transition and like that shaft. I had the Pro Launch Blue before - itís a good cheap option but still felt a bit flimsy with my quick transition.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:49 PM

View Postewe8523, on 12 January 2019 - 12:02 PM, said:

I personally didnít like the Recoil, it felt very flimsy. There was a used one in GG today with a Matrix Red Tie shaft that I hit and liked a lot better. The Matrix White Tie might be an option too. I have a quick transition and like that shaft. I had the Pro Launch Blue before - itís a good cheap option but still felt a bit flimsy with my quick transition.

The white tie was 1 that came to mind for me too.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:17 PM

Stock stiff Recoil worked fine for my 95-98 mph swing.  I got the short version w/12g weight in the head.

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