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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2017, 03:43:17 PM »
Looks like the Epic has been introduced in the Japan Market as well.

http://www.callawaygolf.jp/special/gbb_epic/

Two models :   GBB Epic Star & GBB Sub Zero

"Star" model features a bonded hosel but the same sliding weight as the US model GBB Epic
Some of their standard shaft offering are pretty nice.

GBB Star :
 Fuji Evo III 569
 GD TP-5
 Fubuki V50

Sub Zero : 
 Fuji Evo III 661
 GD TP-6
 Diamana BF60


They also have a "Star" version of the FW as well.

Is it really the EvoIII? Can't read Japanese but saw some ads saying Fuji Evo for GBB Epic and its green. TP6 on the other hand is nice. Would like to try that shaft as well.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 04:09:12 PM by Shacco »
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2017, 03:56:00 PM »
Very tempting
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2017, 04:08:21 PM »
Went to the range today after work (it's around -3*C here at the moment, not a chance to play) and saw the Epic (only standard) in the fitting cart. I asked if I could have a dabble with it. The club builder gave me a 10.5* head and adjusted it to -1 and N. I assume that means 9.5* neutral setting. Shaft was a Fuji Speeder 665 stiff (I think it is a made for shaft, felt ok though).
Looks wise I am torn. When picking up the club it looks great. Shelf appeal is definitely there. But when addressing the ball, the crown is a bit to busy for my taste. Prefer a clean look. The face looks quite small actually. Even though it is 460 it does look more like a player's club imo. Not overly confidence inspiring.
I started hitting the club and the feel is wonderful. Really liked it. Duller  sound and it has a heft to it. Very solid but explosive at the same time if it makes any sense. Trajectory was not too high from the few shots I hit. Liked what I could see from the ball flight. I won't comment on distance as i was hitting at an illuminated range and you can't really see the last third of the ball flight. Wasn't hitting particularly well (never do actually when wearing 6 layers of clothes to keep me warm.lol). Shaft was also probably about 3/4 inches longer than what i usually play. I did grip down but i hate doing that because it makes the me feel the grip is weird. Didn't think it was any straighter than any other driver.
All in all I was fairly pleased and see that it could be a good driver. Game changer? ... Probably not.
But will hit it again when it gets a bit warmer. 
« Last Edit: January 18, 2017, 04:10:54 PM by Shacco »
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2017, 07:10:36 PM »
Thanks for the nice write up! 



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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2017, 07:12:48 PM »
Looks like the Epic has been introduced in the Japan Market as well.

http://www.callawaygolf.jp/special/gbb_epic/

Two models :   GBB Epic Star & GBB Sub Zero

"Star" model features a bonded hosel but the same sliding weight as the US model GBB Epic
Some of their standard shaft offering are pretty nice.

GBB Star :
 Fuji Evo III 569
 GD TP-5
 Fubuki V50

Sub Zero : 
 Fuji Evo III 661
 GD TP-6
 Diamana BF60


They also have a "Star" version of the FW as well.

Is it really the EvoIII? Can't read Japanese but saw some ads saying Fuji Evo for GBB Epic and its green. TP6 on the other hand is nice. Would like to try that shaft as well.

http://callawaygolf.jp/mens-clubs/drivers/2017_gbb_epic_sub_zero_dr.html

"Speeder Evo for GBB"  (made for ) and "Evo III 661"   are both listed.   so I am assuming the latter is the real deal.




 

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FW: Grandista RS-F / Diamana W
UT: Bridgestone X-Hi / KBS Prototype
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2017, 05:13:55 AM »
Just hit the Epic against the Fusion with a Fuji Pro 61 x. Epic was better in every way except looks, but.......I then hit the King LTD black and HZRDUS black 6.5 and it was awesome in every way except that the Epic beat it for distance. I'd take the Cobra over the Epic. Looks fantastic murdered out 😱
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 10.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
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FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2017, 07:26:33 AM »
Whereabouts have you been trying all of these Ian?
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2017, 07:44:31 AM »
Just hit the Epic against the Fusion with a Fuji Pro 61 x. Epic was better in every way except looks, but.......I then hit the King LTD black and HZRDUS black 6.5 and it was awesome in every way except that the Epic beat it for distance. I'd take the Cobra over the Epic. Looks fantastic murdered out 😱

Just visited my local golf shop to have a look at the Epic - yep that is one ugly stick - she'd better perform pretty well!

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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2017, 07:54:19 AM »
Whereabouts have you been trying all of these Ian?

Today was a local American Golf shop in Basingstoke. All my other exploits are at Golf Principles in Basingstoke, and this is where I have nearly all my clubs built or any fittings carried out. I was very surprised that American Golf had any  x flex shafts on demo.
Driver: Callaway XR SZ 10.5* + Oban Kiyoshi 65 05, 45".
FW: Callaway GBB 16* + FEX 75x, 42".
FW: Callaway GBB 21* + FEX 75 PROx, 41".
Irons: Srixon Z945 pw-8i/Z745 7i-4i + DG SL X100, Superstroke.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2017, 12:54:11 PM »
Epic part 2:

So I went to another Fitting today, for the Epic SZ.
 
After the near farcical efforts at the Belfry I had my doubts BUT to my surprise this Shop had many more shafts to try, admittedly they did have any of the Top End stuff .... but after plenty of trying I've found one the fits, and the results Shocked me.

With my Fusion I was getting around 265yrds... but again it showed the very high back spin.

Now with the Epic SZ paired with.........



75gram Xflex Aldila Max I was seeing much better results... anything around 280/290 yards
Club head was around my 104/106 mark

Spin was fantastic feel was not at all "Boardy", oh I bought match 3 wood with a 75 gram S flex shaft
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2017, 03:18:28 PM »
Nice review Dale, I'm tempted to try it out shortly to see how it goes against the Ryoma, might try and get one when I'm in the US, guessing it will be cheaper.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2017, 03:33:28 PM »
Nice review Dale, I'm tempted to try it out shortly to see how it goes against the Ryoma, might try and get one when I'm in the US, guessing it will be cheaper.

Definitely worth a good serious look
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2017, 03:50:46 PM »
I'm seriously impressed with the Ryoma though, I'm not sure if it's because I have a 'proper' shaft in over what was in the 915.
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2017, 03:56:07 PM »
I'm seriously impressed with the Ryoma though, I'm not sure if it's because I have a 'proper' shaft in over what was in the 915.

Then I'd keep it!
I've had a few Drivers, some good... some not so good for me,BUT this Epic does feel Solid... feels good, which gives me more confidence... I also think it's helped getting a few fittings
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Re: Callaway Epic Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2017, 02:53:24 AM »
Hoping to pop to American Golf in Oxford today and have a hit with the Epic/M2/Cobra ltd black/JPX900 and see what the numbers are.
Taylormade M2 9.5 Handcrafted Project X Hzrdus Yellow 6.0
Honma TW 727 3 Wood, Vizard YZ75 S
Honma TW 2 Iron Vizard UT75 S
3-PW Miura MB-001, Oban CT115
51/57 Muira New wedge, KBS Hi-rev 2
Yururi Tataki 60.5 S400 Tour
Miura KM006 Accra FX P400