What shaft did you have in it? Mavrik SZ 3 wood is my last ponder (forever ) but not sure if much different from Rogue SZ 3 wood I play.So after swapping the shaft on the 3SZ yesterday I was able to get out with it today. I really believe I made the correct choice in going with the Riptide shaft in this fairway wood.
Makes for a good tee weapon on a couple tight par 4's we have.
I went with the stock helium. I’m looking forward to testing this thing for sure. I love the footprint of the Max. Looking down at address gives me so much confidenceI think if I HAD to choose a singular club out of the Mav lineup that has improved my overall game the most, it would be the Max 5w. What shaft did you go with?
Both good clubs. From my experience it's going to be highly personal between the two. When I tried the Apex I hit it too far, couldn't spin it enough, and if I did, couldn't control the shape and direction well. I had to work my butt off with it, which is never good, and I didn't like looking at it either. I think the high toe is what was screwing with me. It's supposed to make it more like an Apex iron on the face, but I bounced back and forth between it and an Apex cf19 4 and I couldn't put the same swing(*) on them with the same results to save my life. lol It was frustrating. Partly because I had purchased the apex hybrid expecting to love it. It's results were surely my failing. I had a tendency to lead with the heel and push everything with it, like I do with a club with a ton of offset. Which it doesn't have. I compensate for what it seems like it will want to do, so I feel like it was in my head. When I could sort it out I blasted the daylights out of it with way too little spin or control and in combination it just wouldn't play for me. I sold it to my best golf friend and it's his favorite club by a large margin. I know plenty of others that love it and assume it still gets excellent ratings/reviews.I did a distance fitting earlier this week and was recommended the Mavrik Pro and Apex hybrids. Anyone have comparisons of the two?
Immediately what I can see from pictures is the Mavrik Pro has a shallower face and is slightly more rounded and the Apex has a more squared off profile. Apex is smaller than Mavrik Pro. Apex has a weight port.
Thanks for the thoughts! I'll report back. I only get 190-210 with a few longer ones mixed in with driver but can hit my Epic 5W just as far. But, straighter. I've loved strong 3s in the past, shorter, smaller head, whatever it is, they just work better. I'm just going to do it with my Max 3+speed is definitely some of it, but are you a low launch and/or low spin player? at that speed, I feel like you're going to need some spin to get the most out of a lower-lofted fairway wood, even off the tee.
Do you play a 3+ a lot off the fairway historically, or is that just part of trying out the new Mavrik?The Mavrik 3+ lived up to the hype off the tee today. A couple of tighter driving holes and all I really needed was 220 or so off the tee and this one delivered. A mixed bag from the fairway, but that was more swing than club, but when I connected it went a long way and helped me in a par5 today.