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    No doubt I will get one of these. I’ve been playing a Callaway 3 Deep/2 Deep/Mini 1.5 since they were first released but keep hoping for some updated tech. I am much more accurate with a 13ish lofted fairway wood/min driver than I am with driver which is why I typically use it off the tee six plus times each round. I’d guess that I hit the fairway 85% of the time with my XHot 2Deep and average distance is about 255-265 depending upon how soft it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Carroll View Post
    That thing should never, EVER be out of my bag. Plus the THP Tiger hardcover fits on it perfectly.

    With an upgrade in technology and materials, this has my interest peaked, but I’m not crazy about $399.


    For me, the ‘shorter than driver’ shaft length combined with the ‘larger than fairway wood’ head fits perfectly for what I struggle with for those two clubs. I’m so much more consistent with this profile than I am with either driver or fairways.
    How long is it? I didn't see that in the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Carroll View Post
    That thing should never, EVER be out of my bag. Plus the THP Tiger hardcover fits on it perfectly.

    With an upgrade in technology and materials, this has my interest peaked, but I’m not crazy about $399.


    For me, the ‘shorter than driver’ shaft length combined with the ‘larger than fairway wood’ head fits perfectly for what I struggle with for those two clubs. I’m so much more consistent with this profile than I am with either driver or fairways.
    Have you tried a 43" driver with 13+ degrees of loft? For me its like hitting a wedge that goes 230-240.
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    Is it wrong to think this seems pricey for a niche club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    How long is it? I didn't see that in the article.

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    This vs my Tour Length King F8 would be a fun comparison. I just need to see if any demos are coming soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Schanker View Post
    Have you tried a 43" driver with 13+ degrees of loft? For me its like hitting a wedge that goes 230-240.
    Some of us hit a fairway wood more consistently though, for me it’s the focus factor (which I know some here vehemently disagree with) but it’s true. So the whole second driver thing gains me nothing, whereas a mini driver adds some forgiveness to a still smaller profile than driver.

    As always, personal preference prevails for each of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by time4tim View Post
    Is it wrong to think this seems pricey for a niche club?
    I agree that it is a very niche club and should have a price point of something like $349. The good news is they will be available on eBay within a few months at a heavy discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tahoebum View Post
    I agree that it is a very niche club and should have a price point of something like $349. The good news is they will be available on eBay within a few months at a heavy discount.
    I think it’s key to remember though re: the price, there’s nothing else on the market like it right now, so they get to determine the price with no comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckNasty View Post
    43.75" is stock length
    Ok, so it is shorter than my driver, but only by 1/4". I'm not sure that'd be noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    I think it’s key to remember though re: the price, there’s nothing else on the market like it right now, so they get to determine the price with no comparison.
    plus they have that m5 fairway sitting there at 399.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schanker View Post
    Have you tried a 43" driver with 13+ degrees of loft? For me its like hitting a wedge that goes 230-240.
    Can you hit a wedge low? Controlling dynamic loft is a skill even with the driver.
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    Ordered one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jman View Post
    Some of us hit a fairway wood more consistently though, for me it’s the focus factor (which I know some here vehemently disagree with) but it’s true. So the whole second driver thing gains me nothing, whereas a mini driver adds some forgiveness to a still smaller profile than driver.

    As always, personal preference prevails for each of us.
    Personal preference is a great thing, and We’re all glad that companies keep releasing new products. However, I think the majority of mid to high handicapers would be better suited with a full size driver head. It’s the same reason they are fitted into a game improvement iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelsim View Post
    Ordered one.

    Stock Diamana F Reg shaft, tipped by 1/2”. 13.5*.
    NOICE!

    Quote Originally Posted by Schanker View Post
    Personal preference is a great thing, and We’re all glad that companies keep releasing new products. However, I think the majority of mid to high handicapers would be better suited with a full size driver head. It’s the same reason they are fitted into a game improvement iron.
    Maybe, maybe not. Gotta like what you're looking down at and what's in the bag, it effects performance for most of us.
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