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Apex 16 to Apex 19 worth the upgrade???


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#1 WeritoK2

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:49 PM

Hi guys, been playing the Apex cf16 since they came out and love them, my set is really beat up now after these past years of play and now I have to make a choice....

Either getting the new Apex 19 combo or going for a mint set of Apex 16 combo that Iím getting quite a good deal for!

Price for the new Apex is quite steep and I donít want to spend that much money on a new model that may perform the same as the current.

Iíd like to hear your thoughts on the matter!

Thanks!


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 10:50 PM

Tech wise... not as much as you'd probably read. My new set of irons is 14 years old and I score the same as my fitted ones from 2017. If you know the shaft fit just go for the Apex 16 combo. I really liked the feel of the Apex Pro 16.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

I think the cf16 is one of the best clubs made in this century.

With that said, I never liked the 16 pro that much.

Go for the 19 combo set.  They look sweet and they’ve had 3 years to mess with them.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:18 AM

I would go 19 for the looks, but since you mentioned performance, I don't think there will be much to it......
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:18 AM

I went back to my CF 16/Pro combo from a new set i got fit for with a more pleasing topline, only thing i felt with the 16 Apex combo  was the top lines where too big a difference to be a combo like the Mizuno's  but i cant argue with the results,  i look forwrd to trying the 19's but enjoying the 16 combo  too much right now to be fussed


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:25 PM

If youíre grooves are already worn on the CF16 or youíre just itching for something new I think theyíre a worthwhile replacement the little bit I hit them. I may be mistaken with more testing but it seemed I was getting a touch more spin than I did with the CF16 but it was probably just that day as thereís no reason theyíd spin more.

Side by side blind test youíd probably not notice any difference.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

I played the CF16ís off and on for the last two years and I think the CF19ís are an upgrade. The feel is softer and the sound is more solid as well. I also think they frame the ball mich better. More of a players club look at address. Of course, all in my opinion.

Distance was equal, but For me, feel is a top priority so it was worth the upgrade and my order has been placed.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:55 AM

You probably wont get many, if any, good answers for another month. Very few ppl have hit or have the 19's yet. I hit the pro 7i for about 5 minutes and it was sweet, but I couldnt tell you the difference though without some actual testing. It was more spinny than the Rogue Pro, that I can say for sure. Its also probably a little longer than the Apex 16 pro due to the micro-sphere thing.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

I hit both the Apex and the Apex Pro yesterday. They feel great. I preferred the feel of the pro, but honestly, neither was that much difference in feel to me over the Rogue Pro I am playing. The looks of the Pro were nicer that the Rogue Pro. Apex and Rogue Pro are pretty much the same size. I played the Apex 16 and the Apex Pro in the past. The 2019 models to me are nicer looking, but perform the same for me.

I will wait for them to end up on CPO and probably get a set of Apex Pro later in the year just because.

All that said, I think the Rogue Pros were the most underrated club last year.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

View PostJasonPetermann, on 12 January 2019 - 12:16 PM, said:

I hit both the Apex and the Apex Pro yesterday. They feel great. I preferred the feel of the pro, but honestly, neither was that much difference in feel to me over the Rogue Pro I am playing. The looks of the Pro were nicer that the Rogue Pro. Apex and Rogue Pro are pretty much the same size. I played the Apex 16 and the Apex Pro in the past. The 2019 models to me are nicer looking, but perform the same for me.

I will wait for them to end up on CPO and probably get a set of Apex Pro later in the year just because.

All that said, I think the Rogue Pros were the most underrated club last year.

If you had to choose between Apex 16 or Rogue Pro?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:42 PM

I hit the both 19 models, definite improvement in feel. I don’t know what there’ll be a massive difference in performance, probably incremental at best.

The question comes down to your prioritization of feel v. cost.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:25 PM

View PostWeritoK2, on 12 January 2019 - 03:34 PM, said:

View PostJasonPetermann, on 12 January 2019 - 12:16 PM, said:

I hit both the Apex and the Apex Pro yesterday. They feel great. I preferred the feel of the pro, but honestly, neither was that much difference in feel to me over the Rogue Pro I am playing. The looks of the Pro were nicer that the Rogue Pro. Apex and Rogue Pro are pretty much the same size. I played the Apex 16 and the Apex Pro in the past. The 2019 models to me are nicer looking, but perform the same for me.

I will wait for them to end up on CPO and probably get a set of Apex Pro later in the year just because.

All that said, I think the Rogue Pros were the most underrated club last year.

If you had to choose between Apex 16 or Rogue Pro?

That is a hard one as they are both great clubs and so similar. I would probably pick the Rogue Pros.
I would have to say whichever you can get the best deal on. I really like both.
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#13 Jagpilotohio

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:20 AM

Ok.  Just saw the 19’s in the store. I  Only saw the 7 iron heads  for fitting but they are damn sharp!!  Very nice.

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