BiMatrix in a fairway wood
Posted 03 March 2007 - 12:50 AM
Callaway XR Pro 14/18 Fairways - Matrix Red Tie 7Q3 Stiff
Callaway XR Pro 23 Hybrid - Red Tie HQ3 Stiff
Ping i25 5-W CFS Stiff + 0.5"
Ping Glide 50/54/58 CFS Wedge + 0.5"
Ping iWi d66
Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:42 AM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:55 AM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:00 AM
You will never, ever, under any circumstances, no matter what, hook a ball again if you put one of these in your driver (or 3 wood.) One of these in a driver would turn Bobby Locke into Lee Trevino.
That's my experience anyway.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:15 PM
I don't know how much of an improvement the new BiMatrix is over the old one. I have no experience with the new one.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 02:06 PM
I'll repharase it, and moderate it by saying that it is a very tip-stiff shaft which does not promote a draw. It can, and does, work very well for people who are naturally more of a fader than a drawer - particularly in light of the fact that it flattens out the ball flight remarkably well.
Regarding tipping, TT's advice was "don't"
Edited by mat562, 03 March 2007 - 02:07 PM.
Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:44 AM
I'm afraid to try it though :p
Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:25 PM
I absolutely LOVE the shaft and would really recommend it to anyone who's having the "graphite vs steel" for my hybrid dilemma
My problem had been with Fairway woods and hybrids had been that due to my steeper plane I have a very high ball flight and I don't have the SS or skill to consistently play long irons well.
Enter my salvation: the Bi-matrix Rxi
Now I'm not going to say its a magic cure all thats going to take an LW trajectory and turn it into a 2 iron and its going to make all your shots go straight and give you the distance of graphite with the control of steel.
But I have found that the trajectory while still high, fights the wind better, I'd compare it to how my rifles initially launch high but don't balloon. As for feel, its much improved, not only can I find the shaft through my backswing, but I know exactly where I hit the ball on the clubface, stingers aren't nearly as bad as with a steel shaft but its far less muted then graphite. As for distance I feel like I've gained some when I want it because I can really jump on the shaft if I need too. My 21* will carry 200 yards and my 24* 180 but I can easily add 10 yards with very little decrease in accuracy, and if I really go after it and put a draw the ball I've hit the green from 226 with my 21*. Dispersion is tighter as well
I haven't found the same success with the shaft in my 3 wood and I can't really put my finger on why I haven't liked it as much. It works just fine, its just as predictable as it is in the hybrids but the feel is different. I've chalked it up to .350 in the hybrids and .335 in the 3 wood, plus the longer length makes the shaft feel a bit sluggish and dead feeling. I much prefer something burly and stiff like the NV 85 that I have in there now since I play a LOT of 3 wood off the tee and my temptation has always been to swing harder, and the Bi-matrix has a tendency to fell really "hinge-y" at the FW wood length, almost like the steel part doesn't flex at the same arc as the graphite.
Edited by laseranimal, 04 March 2007 - 03:28 PM.
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