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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.
My link
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Mizuno 18* MP Fli Hi - S300
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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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