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Best/Highest-Launching Hybrid for Slower Swing Speed?


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#1 jlevitt9

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Any insight as to what the highest launching/best overall hybrid is for a slower swing speed?

Looking to pick up a gift for someone...swing speed around low 80s and needs something for 160-175 yds out.

Thinking RBZ but if anyone is partial to one lets hear it!

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

RBZ

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

Ping V2.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:36 PM

RBZ 30
Titleist 910 27/Bassara Shaft
Callaway is trending up

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:51 PM

View PostSwingMan, on 03 November 2012 - 10:36 PM, said:

RBZ 30
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30? As in loft?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:41 PM

Adams v3 or the new v4 .  V3 really gets the ball up , easy to hit  .
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:55 AM

You asked about hybrids, but for that swingspeed, and the distance he is trying to achieve, has he got a 7 wood? The TEE Trilogy and the new Xrail are great, super easy to hit and the sole cuts through rough. The length is 41 inches.  

I've heard great things about the G20 woods, and the 7 wood is an inch longer, at 42 inches, so potentially that might add a few yards.

It might be worthwhile trying the RBZ 7 wood as it has a "normal" 7 wood loft at 21 degrees but a long shaft at 42.5 that is at least as long or longer than  other brands  5 wood shafts. In retrospect I wish that I had tried the RBZ 7W myself when I was club shopping this year!  Or even the RBZ 9 wood that is the same length, but 24 degrees (close to many 4 hybrids in other brands).

Back to your original hybrid question: The RBZ 4H night work for your friend, but I've tried out the RBZ hybrids (and some woods,) indoors and didn't like them.  (As above, I didn't try the RBZ 7 or 9 woods.) Maybe because I was comparing the RBZ's out by the club number on the bottom - they are so long in the shaft . They are jacked up so much in loft that the 4H (22 degrees) is closer to some 3 hybrids and the length at 40.5 is 1/2 inch longer than my G20 3H.

The G20 hybrids are great and high and forgiving. They are tipsoft, so though the senior shaft might be the consideration for the speed, it might be too flexible.  I was fitted for a senior (faster speed than your friend) and reshafted them for something  more skookum.

He might need the 3H to get to the 170-175  range he wants. At that speed from my own experience (though I'm faster) and playing with seniors, a 4H at that speed may be around 155-165 , more club needed  for past that.

I guess what I'm suggesting is though it is a gift, if you can take your friend to a store with good selection and get him/her to hit a bunch of possible choices!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

as above, the best hybrid for that particular situation may just be a 7 wood.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

7 wood or 9 wood will be my choice. However if you are going with a hybrid most all hybrid will hold up. I would think something with a high launch and light shaft will do the trick.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

View Postmyspinonit, on 04 November 2012 - 07:55 AM, said:

You asked about hybrids, but for that swingspeed, and the distance he is trying to achieve, has he got a 7 wood? The TEE Trilogy and the new Xrail are great, super easy to hit and the sole cuts through rough. The length is 41 inches.  

I've heard great things about the G20 woods, and the 7 wood is an inch longer, at 42 inches, so potentially that might add a few yards.

It might be worthwhile trying the RBZ 7 wood as it has a "normal" 7 wood loft at 21 degrees but a long shaft at 42.5 that is at least as long or longer than  other brands  5 wood shafts. In retrospect I wish that I had tried the RBZ 7W myself when I was club shopping this year!  Or even the RBZ 9 wood that is the same length, but 24 degrees (close to many 4 hybrids in other brands).

Back to your original hybrid question: The RBZ 4H night work for your friend, but I've tried out the RBZ hybrids (and some woods,) indoors and didn't like them.  (As above, I didn't try the RBZ 7 or 9 woods.) Maybe because I was comparing the RBZ's out by the club number on the bottom - they are so long in the shaft . They are jacked up so much in loft that the 4H (22 degrees) is closer to some 3 hybrids and the length at 40.5 is 1/2 inch longer than my G20 3H.

The G20 hybrids are great and high and forgiving. They are tipsoft, so though the senior shaft might be the consideration for the speed, it might be too flexible.  I was fitted for a senior (faster speed than your friend) and reshafted them for something  more skookum.

He might need the 3H to get to the 170-175  range he wants. At that speed from my own experience (though I'm faster) and playing with seniors, a 4H at that speed may be around 155-165 , more club needed  for past that.

I guess what I'm suggesting is though it is a gift, if you can take your friend to a store with good selection and get him/her to hit a bunch of possible choices!

Thanks all for the feedback and especially to the above poster for the thoughtfulness. It's a gift for my dad, and he's currently got the 3 and 7 wood of the 2006 big Bertha set. Can't get the 3 wood off the ground and can't hit the 7 wood to save his life for some reason. Tops it the majority if the time. Funny this is he picks up his 5-iron and hits it pretty dang well, albeit it only goes 150 or so!

My first thought was to get him an Rbz 7 wood but I don't think he feels comfortable hitting woods off the deck for some reason. thats why I'm leaning towards hybrid as he hits his long irons well.

Thanks again all for the feedback and if someone has a magic hybrid that goes as high and far as a 7 wood should feel feed to enlighten me!
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:20 AM

My driver speed is 86 mph on avg.  I've struggled with hybrids the past couple of years and almost gave up on them.  But a Couple weeks ago after a great indoor session picked up the RBZ 4h in M flex.  Off the tee and out of the rough I saw 190 which is a reficiloudly long 4  hybrid for me.  Laser straight too.   I also tested the 5 and 6 hybrid and on the monitor they went 170 and 160 carry respectively with 5-10 yds of rollout.   I like the 4 so much I may pick up both of those as well.  

Another cheaper option night be the Nickent 7dx 5h.  It was my 175y club earlier this season but I felt the R flex was a bit too stout for my swing speed.  Should have reshafted it.  Oh we'll.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

By the way the RBZ lofts are 22* / 25* / 28*.  Not sure where the 30* mentioned above cams from..   I think the Cobra Baffler comes in a 7h or 32*

Another option I failed to mention above is the Nike VR_S hybrid.  I had the 4h which is 24*. It was my 180club. Got rid of it and regretted it until I got the RBZ.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:27 PM

It's a bit older, but I play the TM Rescue 09 22* (4h), I've seen the TP variant is still on sale.

I find these very easy to hit, and with a good bit of extra weight over irons to get the ball a bit further.  I know the real value of hybrids is to be able to hit them from the rough, but I've honestly never tried this - the rough round these parts is very rough, so it's short irons back onto the fairway.

I've hit one off the ground on a tee box and driven over the back of a 200yd par 3 (with roll), when I was expecting around 180 to the front of the green.  Normal shots around 170-180 are very doable with these.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

Cobra T-Rail 4h is worth a look. I found it to be higher than the RBZ. Unless your dad likes bright colors, I'd replace that lime green grip with something a bit more subdued.




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