|blows my old Callaway FT-3 away
||By siberian on 4/7/2014
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Just took my new purchase to the range: Men's Right Cobra AMP Cell Pro Silver Driver Adjustable Loft, Standard Lie, Length Standard, Stiff, Graphite, Matrix OZIK 6M3 Black Tie.
Condition: Excellent. As far as I could tell, this club had never been hit when examined - it looked brand new. Ditto for the 'used' head cover.
This club just blew away my trusty Callaway FT-3 Tour 8.5 with an NV-65 S shaft. Despite it's low launch, low-spin spec, the Matrix Black Tie shaft has more life in the hands when waggled firmly and provides better feedback during the swing. Still very firm, but just more lively.
I started with the loft set to 8.5 to see how the launch compared and it was comparable on good swings. But the feel of the ball coming off the face is on another planet. Sounds like a sledge hammer hitting a rail road spike and just explodes off the face. I was a bit stunned at the difference after the first swing. After a dozen or so drives, I adjusted the loft to 10.5 degrees. My best swings appeared to land significantly farther down range than on the 8.5 degree setting. Hard to tell overall length since we hit into/over the crest of a slope, plus my eyes have a hard time tracking the ball at this distance, but I may just stick with the higher loft. What's nice, especially when buying off the web, is that I can adjust at will.
I hit a few with the FT-3 at the end of my session, and it now just feels dead in my hands and off the face. Amazing, because the FT-3 is as good as it got in 2005. I was expecting maybe a small difference given the level of technology in the FT-3, but the AMP Cell Pro with the Matrix Black Tie shaft just blows it away.
Bottom line. Great driver and shaft in great condition at a great price. Easy to align. Easy to adjust. Great performance.
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