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Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« on: May 12, 2016, 03:21:11 PM »
I love the FEX Proto Type 75x in my driver. If I keep the same swing on my 5w (level to ascending blow), which of the other FEX shafts would be the best to compliment it. FWIW, I was heading towards an original fw75 in x or sx. What do you kind gentlemen think? Does it have to be a fw model or one of the driver models?
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 07:41:26 PM »
definitely not, the fw fire is a much more stout  firm play than the driver shaft cut.
I didn't really get on with the FW shaft but  ive got a 75xs  in my 16.5* egg and its totally irreplaceable.  totally utterly irrepalacable
roddio s tuning 10.75*--diamana x 70s
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 01:58:34 AM »
Thanks Stu. Do you know if the fw requires any tipping at all, or is it straight in from raw, regardless of whether it's a 3w/5w/7w?

With a driver fex, what's the tipping for a fw?
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 02:18:59 AM »
 I  normally get mine 0.5 and get the slightly stiffer flex 75xs  is perfect. 0.5 inch 
roddio s tuning 10.75*--diamana x 70s
Solid contacts 13* fd--diamana stinger 70x
Prgr egg18*-- diamana stinger 70xx
Masda v2  MB---NS proto 2g18x ss
prgr nabla  tr 51+ 57---ns  Wv125s
No name dom. Proto Lob wizard wedge 60* ns950s
Benock mallet
TS x01-z/bridgestone330b

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 01:11:46 PM »
Finally going to try the original FEX in a couple of fw's. A 75x and a 75 Pro x are on their way from Rakuten........
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 08:40:03 PM »
i have the original fex dedicated FW in 65s. its a bit whippy and light but perfect! the fw 75 proto i had was very stiff.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 01:20:19 AM »
I remember Stew saying that he preferred the non-fw shaft to be used in a fw, so that's what I'll be testing. 
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 02:14:07 AM »
I have tried the driver shafts into a 3 wood and didnít like it at all but everyone is different.

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 03:10:22 AM »
I have tried the driver shafts into a 3 wood and didnít like it at all but everyone is different.

Fingers crossed.
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:21:39 AM »
I have been using a bx70 f2 flex shaft in my 3 wood for the last year and a half. 
With no tipping,  it is perfect for me.
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 11:27:54 PM »
I love the FEX Proto Type 75x in my driver. If I keep the same swing on my 5w (level to ascending blow), which of the other FEX shafts would be the best to compliment it. FWIW, I was heading towards an original fw75 in x or sx. What do you kind gentlemen think? Does it have to be a fw model or one of the driver models?

I have the RB6X in my driver and use the 75X FW Type-D in my 3wd.
Itís a very different profile to the RB, but it produces the flight Iím looking for. And the weight/balance point is such that it doesnít feel like a distant relative to the driver.

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2018, 01:24:19 AM »
I finally get to see these in the flesh today, after our national courier held on to them since the 12th!

Both shafts are in Akira heads (14* and 17*), so I'll try them out in these heads first before I pull them.....
« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 04:53:29 AM by ian-500 »
Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 05:49:48 AM »
What did the courier think of them?
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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2018, 09:58:14 AM »
Hahahaha thought the clubs were shite, so I knocked him out. BOOOOOOM!
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Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.

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Re: Fire Express - which fw to compliment driver?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2018, 10:09:28 AM »
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Driver: Callaway GBB 8* + Rogue Max LL 65x, 44".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + Rogue Max ML 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + Rogue Max ML 85x, 41".
Irons: Taylormade P730/P770 + KBS $-Taper stiff HSx1.
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 52/56/60 + KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 stiff.
Putter: Rife Barbados.