Callaway Epic Speed and Epic Max Drivers and Fairway Woods

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more forgiving, sounds better, looks better, and on and on and on.
Is this a club or a 2nd wife?? lol


Sounds like you've kind of found what you were looking for in the Mav Max in this one. That's awesome.
 

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Is this a club or a 2nd wife?? lol


Sounds like you've kind of found what you were looking for in the Mav Max in this one. That's awesome.
my friend, i absolutely have! epic max is fun as hell for me. i have confidence on the tee. i'm not nervous anymore. i feel i can move the ball in either direction if i want to, but i can also trust the straight ball. i can make it go high or go low. and when i miss, particularly out of the toe, i'm not adding penalties to my score anymore. also clean crown is cool ;)
 

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my friend, i absolutely have! epic max is fun as hell for me. i have confidence on the tee. i'm not nervous anymore. i feel i can move the ball in either direction if i want to, but i can also trust the straight ball. i can make it go high or go low. and when i miss, particularly out of the toe, i'm not adding penalties to my score anymore. also clean crown is cool ;)
Sounds like fun golf to me and confidence is a huge factor. I can see your HC dropping big time this year. :D
 

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A buddy was just here and commented on how similar head size/shape my 2 favorite drivers are. And he pointed out that my Speed has a bit of the rub on top that I end up getting on all my favorites from something in my bag. 😕

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They definitely are similar though, and the LS just always feels a bit large to me, visually. I'm not sure it has a long term home here.
 

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A buddy was just here and commented on how similar head size/shape my 2 favorite drivers are. And he pointed out that my Speed has a bit of the rub on top that I end up getting on all my favorites from something in my bag. 😕

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They definitely are similar though, and the LS just always feels a bit large to me, visually. I'm not sure it has a long term home here.
Are you not putting the headcover back on after hitting it?
 

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Are you not putting the headcover back on after hitting it?
I am!! I don't know where they come from!! There's black magic at work!

Well grey magic. On gloss black.. :(
 

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i agree with snicks. if you liked the 400 max, i really think you'll love the epic max. mav max was a very good driver, but personally it did not outperform the 400 max. epic max is absolutely a better driver for me than 400 max was. it's so much more neutral, more forgiving, sounds better, looks better, and on and on and on.
I am!! I don't know where they come from!! There's black magic at work!

Well grey magic. On gloss black.. :(
It’s from inside your headcover you wear them out. 😀
 

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I am gaming the G400 Max with the Ping Tour Stiff shaft in it, but I am getting itchy. Is there something out there now that is that much of a difference maker? I feel like I lack feel with this driver.
 

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I am!! I don't know where they come from!! There's black magic at work!

Well grey magic. On gloss black.. :(
I would be turning those headcovers inside out as we speak, could be stitching or a glob of glue. Throw that cover away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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For the first week of league, I had the hosel settings at -1 and D, but it did seem like ball flight was slightly low. I'll try the settings at S and D next week and see how that works. I'm hoping maybe I'll get a touch more distance and more draw.
I played the Mavrik Max at 9 degrees. When i demoed the Epic Max LS for me it was much lower launching at 9’degrees. A friend of mine i think a 3 hdcp tried it and he plays his Sim 2 at 8 degrees and it launched low for him as well . Ordered it at 10.5 left it there S/N slid the weight halfway towrds the heel and it has been great.
 

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Short story
Just got the Mav pros in today and was at the range 30 minutes later.
I hit the 4 iron between 210 -215 in the air straight as an arrow with beautiful trajectory. seemed it took forever for the ball to come down.
I have never hit a 4 Iron over 200 let alone with a range ball.



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Another pretty good day with the Speed. Was really cold so not going to go by distance at all. Accuracy was pretty good, had a couple slight pulls but they ended up in relatively good shape. Still finding most shots to be a slight draw with a nice flight. Supposed to play in some warmer weather on Sunday and Monday, so that should give me some good info.
 

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Sooooooooo, my order was pushed to back back back order status. Apparently the shaft I ordered was the kicker, so they pushed it to the middle of JUNE! I called customer service and asked, and that was the case. SO, I swapped out from the HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 60 S to the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue 60 S......so I (should) be able to get it ASAP now. Crossing my fingers.
 

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Question for anyone using Speed with slow swing speed. I have the 40 gram Cypher shaft, 10.5 degree. I am really happy with the sound, feel and forgiveness, but trying to determine best loft for distance. I do not know my AOA but wonder what effect adjusting the loft to 9.5 or 11.5 will do? I have a fairly high trajectory at 10.5 so do not need extra loft even though I have 80 mph swing speed.
 

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Today was the absolute worst day off the tee with the Epic Max driver. 5 OB balls was rouuuuugh. I have been hitting it so well. League play in the morning so kept at it all day.

bright spot, after 3 months, my Epic Speed 4 wood arrived last night, and I hit that soooooo well today.
 

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Confusion has now set in. I thought that I was pretty well set on the RadSpeed, but I decided to play the Speed today, just once more before taking it back to the store on my 90 day exchange. I proceeded to have one of the better driving days in recent memory, hitting 9/10 fairways when I had driver in my hands. It really feels great too, when you flush one. Argghh... I don’t know what to do.
 

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Confusion has now set in. I thought that I was pretty well set on the RadSpeed, but I decided to play the Speed today, just once more before taking it back to the store on my 90 day exchange. I proceeded to have one of the better driving days in recent memory, hitting 9/10 fairways when I had driver in my hands. It really feels great too, when you flush one. Argghh... I don’t know what to do.
:unsure:

Flush it some more.
 

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Oh so now you want to gamble too!!! Feel like I am being suckered into coming up to Montana.
Probably be like it was at the Grandaddy and playing @Luke WilliamsCG and being 50 yards behind him off every tee box but the par 3's.
But if you want play some skins, I'm up for that my friend. :golf2:
Its cute you think you were only 50 yards behind...

Hit the Epic Speed fairways on the sim for the first time... holy ball
speed!! Had a couple finish around 270 off the tee with the stock iM shaft. Face felt very explosive too.
 

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Question for anyone using Speed with slow swing speed. I have the 40 gram Cypher shaft, 10.5 degree. I am really happy with the sound, feel and forgiveness, but trying to determine best loft for distance. I do not know my AOA but wonder what effect adjusting the loft to 9.5 or 11.5 will do? I have a fairly high trajectory at 10.5 so do not need extra loft even though I have 80 mph swing speed.
If your trajectory seems to be too high, drop 1° of loft and see what happens. The face will be open slightly so if you fade or slice, set the adapter to -1/D.
 

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That feeling you get when a shaft pairs well with your driver. The Ventus Red with the Max LS was stellar today in it's maiden voyage. Straight bombs even against the wind.

 

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Has anyone hit this against the TSi3? Curious how they compare for a fast swing speed.
Let me introduce you to @OldandStiff
Lol How fast are we talking? I like to think of myself more as efficient than fast, with selective/situational efforts toward speed. I'm too old and broken to burn hot all the time.

I think any answer would be pretty individual too. I have a friend who is much faster than I am that shouldn't really play either one. And not for fun reasons. Speed doesn't necessarily define a fit.

For me, set up as close to same as possible, the speed seems to launch a just a tiny bit higher and spin a little less. It seems like the TSi3 is a little better for my miss (high face) and the Speed is better towards the toe. They're both fast, but I think on the button I get a little more out of the speed. Tad more draw bias with the Speed I think, but I haven't had much issue moving it both ways.

They're both so good. If I had to pick one for a big round tomorrow that was real tight I'd pick the TSi3. If it was more open, really long, and I wanted to hit some bombs, the Speed. I'd expect a miss mixed in with that though. I can hang on sometimes when I'm going for it and low spin left bias enjoys that more than I do. lol I feel like I can go after the TSi3 with a little less left worry, but there's a tiny bit less there when I do everything right. :confused2: When you ramp up the SS the TSi3 is a little louder to my ears, and depending on your ball can sound a little more hollow. Not bad at all though. Pleasing. The more dense sound of the Speed is kind of addicting though.

I honestly don't know how I'm ever going to decide long term. Someone else might see a wider divide in results between them depending on their swing and how their differences fit them, but I love them both. I'd wager they're each with me through the year.
 

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