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#1 floyd

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:03 PM

Last week I was going through the closet and found an old Orlimar Hipsteel 14* tour issue fwy wood, I decided to shaft it up and try it,,,man let tell you guys and this is no lie, this thing was 15 yds behind my driver, yes I said 15 yds, I played three rounds with it, I just don't know what to say, I am beyond words, anyone else ever play one or hit one?


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:25 PM

Back 5 or 6 years ago I carried a 16* w/ a Pro95 as my 3 wood.  The Trimetal+ and the Hip Steels were great fairway woods and very long.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

I still play a 12 tour issue (13 measured, 1 open). It has an original version Vista Pro (dark grey). Solid as any and haven't found a replacement yet. A flat out cannon!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:39 PM

I have never hit a bad Orlimar driver or 3 wood. They make great stuff, maybe I need to get over myself and put one back in the bag.....

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

I have a tour 18* hipsteel that I occasionally put in the bag.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:59 PM

i still game my 14* hipsteel with a GD YS-7. The only way its leavin my bag if it gets stolen or broken!!!

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

I had a 14 degree tour head too.  No alignment on top, slightly open...great 3 wood.  I had a VP90 in mine.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

Always nice to see a mention of a sadly overlooked club from the early 00's. Came out around the same time as the TaylorMade 200 steel, and between the two I always preferred the Orlimar. I played the Orlimar HipTi driver 315cc (9.5) for years, still have it. I think these were the last woods Jesse Ortiz designed for Orlimar before moving on. Fairway woods are just gorgeous, great set up. I think a Fujikura Speeder was the stock shaft.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

Too funny. I was close to buying an Orlimar from Play-it-Again sports about a week ago. Maybe I'll go back and see if they still have it.


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Posted 03 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

Anyone have an extra?  Would love to try a tour one.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:49 AM

View Post1979_northsider, on 02 March 2010 - 06:35 PM, said:

Always nice to see a mention of a sadly overlooked club from the early 00's. Came out around the same time as the TaylorMade 200 steel, and between the two I always preferred the Orlimar. I played the Orlimar HipTi driver 315cc (9.5) for years, still have it. I think these were the last woods Jesse Ortiz designed for Orlimar before moving on. Fairway woods are just gorgeous, great set up. I think a Fujikura Speeder was the stock shaft.

The stock Fuji in the hipSteel is essentially a Vista Pro not a Speeder. The 12° I play has the aftermarket VP and the 22° has the stock  fwiw

The Trimetal II was the last and also a cannon. The stock shaft was by Penley (Stealth) and has similar graphics as the Fuji in the hipSteel just different colors (grey /red). The face has CT-801 on the toe and has the raised sole design  similar to the Bobby Jones fw's. The King Par version of the TMII has a maraging face insert and a proprietary Aldila that's black and green  iirc

These are not my auctions just giving examples...

JO version;   http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item1e5ab3807e

KP version;  http://cgi.ebay.com/ORLIMAR-TRIMETAL-II-STAINLESS-5-WOOD-19-DEGREE_W0QQitemZ320418934896QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGolf_Clubs?hash=item4a9a74f070


Hope this helps!

Edited by Ciotog99, 05 March 2010 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:51 AM

I have a tour issue 12 Trimetal that I dont play because its too long
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

What about this.
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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:07 AM

King Par.

The infamous hipTi 420 by Ortiz (as long as any to this day) reads as this on the sole;

'x'

Orlimar
Trimetal hipTi

420cc


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

View PostCiotog99, on 05 March 2010 - 11:07 AM, said:

King Par.

The infamous hipTi 420 by Ortiz (as long as any to this day) reads as this on the sole;

'x'

Orlimar
Trimetal hipTi

420cc

I have 3 of them.....bombers, for sure.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 01:22 PM

I have a couple of them - 14 degree 3 woods. They're as long as anything.


View Postfloyd, on 02 March 2010 - 04:03 PM, said:

Last week I was going through the closet and found an old Orlimar Hipsteel 14* tour issue fwy wood, I decided to shaft it up and try it,,,man let tell you guys and this is no lie, this thing was 15 yds behind my driver, yes I said 15 yds, I played three rounds with it, I just don't know what to say, I am beyond words, anyone else ever play one or hit one?

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 02:39 PM

8 year old threads should rest in peace
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 05:15 PM

View PostAU fan, on 02 March 2010 - 04:39 PM, said:

I have never hit a bad Orlimar driver or 3 wood. They make great stuff, maybe I need to get over myself and put one back in the bag.....

Made great stuff ... went bankrupt when they expanded too quickly, name sold to King Par .. Jesse Ortiz (the real Orlimar) is designing clubs for the Bobby Jones Brand.

http://www.bobbyjone...tegory.aspx?c=1

Don't know what he is doing with them... The last time he redesigned the clubs was about 3 yrs ago. The most recent line was very good but it's not an OEM, and it's a tough industry. He's been doing face cup tech for a while in hybrids and fairways.

Edited by SwingMan, 07 March 2018 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:20 PM

Lol, this is too funny.

I played the 9* driver and 3 wood way back in day when I was becoming a man.

I was the only one in my club withthat brand and played very well vs the Callaway, Titleist and pings in those years.

Nostalgia....


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:22 PM

View PostSubaruWRX, on 07 March 2018 - 02:39 PM, said:

8 year old threads should rest in peace

Elle OH Elle, I did not see that

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 06:27 PM

I used to have a 3 wood with rails on the bottom, think that might have been a trimetal but it was many years ago. I guess Cobra spotted one and copied it hehe.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:03 PM

I just like Hifades avatar. To hell with Orlimar :)
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

BACK FROM THE DEAD

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 11:38 AM

View Postbtmoney, on 07 March 2018 - 11:02 PM, said:

BACK FROM THE DEAD

Hey, this is not the TIger Thread...

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:36 AM

After about eight years in the closet, I just had mine regripped this week.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:01 AM

View Postfloyd, on 02 March 2010 - 04:03 PM, said:

Last week I was going through the closet and found an old Orlimar Hipsteel 14* tour issue fwy wood, I decided to shaft it up and try it,,,man let tell you guys and this is no lie, this thing was 15 yds behind my driver, yes I said 15 yds, I played three rounds with it, I just don't know what to say, I am beyond words, anyone else ever play one or hit one?

Amazing that someone should hide a club in your closet. I never find anything like that in mine, justbidd socks and old pants!
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