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Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« on: January 11, 2014, 12:23:40 PM »
Been lusting after an epon af10x driver for a while now. Recently took delivery of a Yamaha v202 and am  really impressed. Given that the yamaha is endo forged with the same cup face is there much difference between the epon and yammie models?

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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2014, 02:36:00 PM »
Epons tend to feel slightly Softer off the Face
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 06:59:46 AM »
For me yamahas are more muted
The epons are more metallic and crispier.
Also in my experience the yamahas seem to launch
Lower despite having same loft as epons.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 07:56:45 AM »
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 10:05:42 AM »
For me yamahas are more muted
The epons are more metallic and crispier.
Also in my experience the yamahas seem to launch
Lower despite having same loft as epons.

Totally agree, not much to add.

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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 12:55:20 PM »
It boils down to head/shaft combination.

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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2014, 01:12:37 PM »
I had one Yamaha and one Epon driver. For me the Yamaha was also more muted and for me softer. The Epon was still soft (but not as soft as the Yamaha), solid and slightly more crisp than the Yamaha.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2014, 01:50:46 PM »
To be perfectly Honest here..the 2 Brands are Excellent and either one is Fantastic.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2014, 02:41:05 PM »
Yamaha is also easier to move the ball as well as hit piercing bullets....the epon is easier to hit straight and is more forgiving......also the yamaha is more of a thud muted sound than the epon.  A epon that is yammie-like would be the epon zero

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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 12:09:22 PM »
For me yamahas are more muted
The epons are more metallic and crispier.
Also in my experience the yamahas seem to launch
Lower despite having same loft as epons.

This is pretty much a simple and perfect comparison.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 07:42:11 AM »
Thanks for the responses. I certainly recognise what is being said about the muted feel and the lower launch (bit higher than my Ryoma V-Spec). Think the Yamaha has knocked the Ryoma out of the bag at present, especially with the wet fairways favouring a higher flight. Was a bit worried I'd notice the smaller head, but have to say that 15cc doesn't really make a difference.

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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 10:00:21 AM »
Been lusting after an epon af10x driver for a while now. Recently took delivery of a Yamaha v202 and am  really impressed. Given that the yamaha is endo forged with the same cup face is there much difference between the epon and yammie models?

Do you guys think that comparable models would be the AF101 to the V202, and AF102 to the V202 Tour?  I have no experience with the AF103 so I have no idea where that would fit in.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2014, 02:30:20 PM »
V202 Tour is a lot smaller than the AF102. Think the Epon Zero would be nearer to the V202 Tour.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2015, 09:06:31 AM »
Reviving this from the dead but I got the V202 Tour to try on a whim when I saw one at auction with a Kai'li 70S in it. Came yesterday and it's gorgeous. Can't believe I never tried a Yamaha before! Impact feel is very soft and dense. Shape and size reminds me a lot of the Zero, just a tick bigger. I have really been enjoying the ONOFF 358 but will have to get this out on the course sometime soon.
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Re: Yamaha and Epon Drivers
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 09:25:57 AM »
I'm back to a Yamaha driver as well. Got a 203 Tour yesterday and can't wait to give it a go.
Will let you know how it goes. ;)
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