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Hottest NON adjustable driver head.


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#31 MadGolfer76

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

An oldie-but-goodie would be the Cleveland Hi-Bore XL Tour. Lower spin than even the 9015D.


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#32 MadGolfer76

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

View Postmukster, on 28 October 2012 - 02:20 PM, said:

View PostWpgMike, on 28 October 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

Aren't all drivers now a days 'hot'.  Are they all not .83 COR by now.  Every post I read about a driver someone tells me how hot off the face it is, like this is something new.

That's what I was asking as well. Yet, everyone has a driver that they perceive to be hotter than the next, without taking the science into account.  I agree with forgiveness being probably the biggest factor as far as the head is concerned, hitting more off center hits straighter with less loss of distance. For me, the "hotter" is in the shaft. And of course, the pretty!

They are all .830, but that isn't all there is to it.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:04 PM

Another oldie but a goodie- the HipTi 420. Just came back from the range where it flew past the Adams by a fairly good margin.
I forgot how solid it feels too... back in the bag it goes.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

Pick a Ping.
Callaway FT-iz 9*
Ping G15 4W 17*
Taylormade 09 Rescue 19*, 22*
Ping G25 5-9, PW, UW
Cleveland CG14 54*, 58*
Odyssey Original White Hot 2 Ball

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:25 AM

lol at this thread... technically speaking, wouldnt the hottest face be one that exceeds the COR?  I guess I will go with the Callaway ERC then....
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

View Postjdubbs, on 27 October 2012 - 11:44 PM, said:

Im a big fan the Cleveland Classic 310

Agree with this post. To be honest though, all the Cleveland Classics feel pretty good. Also, I would have to agree the Ping i20 or even G20 are pretty good.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:13 PM

View Postmukster, on 28 October 2012 - 12:23 AM, said:

Aren't most of new drivers maxed out for C.O.R? Shouldn't all the faces be almost equally "hot"?

Yep.

At that point, it's all about launch conditions, and maybe forgiveness.
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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Don't play it, but a few of my golf buddies rave about the G20 & I20.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

Adams Launch Lab Driver is very impressive.  Also jBeam 435 (Japanese driver) goes a long way.  Both outdrive my Callaway Razr Fit, which is one of the longer U.S. drivers I have played.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:13 AM

Adams launch lab!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

Original Rapture or Adams 9015d
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F6 Baffler 17.5
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Everyone will give you the "COR" line...

People equate "hot face" to a feel more than anything...

I've hit them all, and play an adjustable for no reason other than I just like the combo I have (I've never even touched the settings since it was built)...but, I will say that the Cleveland Classic 290 is the real deal, and for an experimental driver, can be had very cheap.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:17 AM

Nike Dymo 380, if you can find one.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

Razr Hawk Tour
XL Tour


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

If you want HOT I would say Ping Rapture V2....its a little older but that thing is a CANNON

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Nike vr tour

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

I can only echo the shouts of Rapture V2 & G20.

In all honesty the G20 actually plays longer than the V2!
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

My 2 cents would be the Callaway FT Tour, with the Ping I20 in the conversation.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

G20....best driver on the planet.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

I don't think you can go wrong with a PING Rapture V2.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

View PostTitleist Baller, on 28 October 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

Chalk up another one for the Rapture V2. You can find them with a stock. BB, which is also a plus.

My local goldsmith has a trove of rapture v2 with FTC shafts for $169.99 ... Good buy? I would scrap the shaft day one?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

Callaway ft tour
Razr hawk tour
Ping v2

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

View Postkbuilt, on 28 October 2012 - 12:06 AM, said:

Ping Rapture V2

View PostTyler08, on 28 October 2012 - 12:27 AM, said:

Still game the the V2 Rapture b/b so that's my vote

View PostTitleist Baller, on 28 October 2012 - 08:53 AM, said:

Chalk up another one for the Rapture V2. You can find them with a stock. BB, which is also a plus.

View PostLBattaglia93, on 18 November 2012 - 01:56 PM, said:

If you want HOT I would say Ping Rapture V2....its a little older but that thing is a CANNON

View PostKadin 25, on 18 November 2012 - 06:07 PM, said:

I don't think you can go wrong with a PING Rapture V2.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

If you said anything other than the Callaway FT Tour well then......................  you have never hit a Callaway FT Tour.

end of discussion......


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

Anything that says "ping" on it. Hottest heads on paper off the legal rack


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostTurbosnake, on 19 November 2012 - 09:39 PM, said:

If you said anything other than the Callaway FT Tour well then......................  you have never hit a Callaway FT Tour.

end of discussion......

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