SoCal, KiteSurfer, Golf Enthusiasts
- Oct 10, 2014
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- SoCal, Camarillo
You may just like it better/feel more confident in it.Not sure why but I hit std speedzone better than xtreme model.....also Mavrik sub zero better than standard mavrik.....unsure of the science behind the smaller shaped heads ......
I have hit both heads quite a bit and the standard head is longer for me as well. The Xtreme head is definitely more forgiving, but just not quite as long. For me it is simply because the standard head is lower spinning.Took the Pars and Stripes SpeedZone out yesterday for the first course action against Tour Length Xtreme
Speezone 9*, Heavy weight forward, Ventus Blue 6 stiff at 45.5"
Xtreme 9*, 14g weight with 3 strips lead tape on toe next to the 14g, Ventus Black 6 x 44.75"
Overall theres a lot of promise in the SpeedZone. Dead center perfect strikes had greater distance than the Xtreme, but Xtreme had a greater avg distance and definitely more accurate. Control wise I know by design the Xtreme should win, especially with a very stable shaft. I think if I had a Ventus Blue X flex in the SpeedZone and tipped it to play the same length as the Xtreme, then id have the magic combo. I feel I could play either driver right now and be very happy
The Ventus Black in the speed zone hit low missiles. It would probably be more suited for a 10.5 head
On a wide open par 5 with no-one around me I hit 3 drives. First with the Speedzone and hit it very square. I knew I caught it pretty well and stayed right side fairway with no curve... Next ball I hit the Xtreme and thought "Holy S*** I pounded that one" It felt powerful off the face and im thinking that might have been the farthest drive ive ever hit.. Hit one more with Speedzone to finish and again caught it square. Either slightly open face or club path bc there was about a 10yd fade or so......... All 3 in the fairway separated by 15 yards. Xtreme was the short one! Even the slight fade went 5 yards farther than the Xtreme, the first ball was another 10 yards ahead of that one
Be interested to see how the black does in the Speedzone head. I attribute the forgiveness I see on mine to the LINQ Purple. Especially the toe side high strikes. Heels are a manageable fade.played 36 holes Saturday.. 1st round with Xtreme, 2nd round with Speedzone. I think both are options for me at this point, but id still lean towards Xtreme. I need to get a different shaft in the Speedzone before I make a decision
Top end speed and distance I think Speedzone gets the edge but overall average distance due to forgiveness would be the Xtreme... Along with the head design, I do think the Ventus Black plays a big role in keeping bad strikes more online with minimal curve. Heel shots with Xtreme stay online and fly straight, same strike with SpeedZone results in a fade - slice. I have not tried the Black in the SpeedZone but I will today or tomorrow
yea ill have to see. The Black is pretty hard to turnover. Does a great job at keeping a very stable, straight flight... SZ seems to be fade biased alreadyBe interested to see how the black does in the Speedzone head. I attribute the forgiveness I see on mine to the LINQ Purple. Especially the toe side high strikes. Heels are a manageable fade.
Agreed. I've gone with just playing the slight fade as go to shot as its allowed me to remove the left side most of the time. Much easier to manage for me.yea ill have to see. The Black is pretty hard to turnover. Does a great job at keeping a very stable, straight flight... SZ seems to be fade biased already
I think the swing weight on yours is very high right now. Felt like I was swinging a hammer. Think once you get some lighter weights in there you will feel a lot better.Still messing with the settings haha. One of the reasons I wanted to go Xtreme was so I couldn't do that but I've been so hit or miss lately with it I can't help it.
I tried the Xtreme in 3 different hosel positions today. 8* made the ball go more right. Oddly enough putting it in the draw setting did the opposite and made it go farther right. Has to be something I'm doing thats causing it. 10* made it go too high and spinny, 9* seems to be the happy medium with this shaft installed. Still waiting on a hosel adapter for a shaft change. Might have look at a ball change as well to something that spins a little less but going to wait and see as I have also figured out that the swing weight is heavy or at least I think so. Hit @Lions81 Mavrik with Ventus Blue immediately after hitting mine twice today and both times were pull hooks. He hit mine once today after driving his straight all day and his was a push right with fade. He immediately commented how heavy mine felt.
Hoping to get this resolved soon with a lighter weight due to arrive on Wed. I'm sure its not going to be the magic bullet for me but hoping it helps a little. Never really thought about it till last week when I started taking swings with the different driver. Kind of slightly annoyed Cobra keeps changing the weight shape every year now haha
Do you need me to sub in for the Morgan Cup? just kidding... I really think the weighting will make a big difference. I think the standard head is fade biased. I don't think thee Xtreme is (based on hitting both quite a bit), but a heavy club is just going to be difficult to close.Kind of slightly annoyed Cobra keeps changing the weight shape every year now haha