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RBZ 3-15 Wood on launch monitor :)

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Took my trusty Burner 3 wood regular flex to see what all the "hoopla" about the RBZ is. I'm 60 years old and hit my Burner 3 wood about 210 yards. I hit 10 balls on the monitor with it and averaged 208. Hit 10 shots with an RBZ regular shaft...averaged 228. Hit 10 shots with an RBZ STIFF shaft...averaged 237 !!! The pro told me that although my swing wasn't exactly calling for a Stiff shaft, the monitor showed a more penetrating ball flight still going right down the middle with the stiff shaft.

Bottom line...walked in hitting 208...left hitting 237.

I am a believer.

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NICE! Great to hear. Still waiting for mine to come in. :/
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It's a stiff, no doubt because TM stock shafts are so bad, you've got to go up a flex (or so my club maker tells me). And I've found him to be correct.

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Same boat as you... Hit the old faithfull Callaway Big Bertha steel and averaged 215, hit the RBZ Stiff and hit it average 232.. Had to get one, should be here end of this week!

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Did you try out any other modern clubs to see if the RBZ is longer/straighter than them?

Originally Posted by QuazerSKITS

Same boat as you... Hit the old faithfull Callaway Big Bertha steel and averaged 215, hit the RBZ Stiff and hit it average 232.. Had to get one, should be here end of this week!



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Originally Posted by x129

Did you try out any other modern clubs to see if the RBZ is longer/straighter than them?


I hit the R11S and the Titleist 910F but neither where as long as the RBZ... The R11S was roughly the same as my Callaway where as the Titleist was slightly longer due to the higher launch angle. The only shaft for the 910 was the Rayon Diamana Blue which i found launched a little higher than i'd like.

On a side note, i didnt care much for the R11S both fairway and driver. I dont know if anyone else has hit them but i found that they where dull. I didnt like the original R11 for that reason. Its like hitting the ball with a damp cloth. I found the RBZ to feel hot and the 910 was just Titleist solid, as per...


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Originally Posted by QuazerSKITS

I hit the R11S and the Titleist 910F but neither where as long as the RBZ... The R11S was roughly the same as my Callaway where as the Titleist was slightly longer due to the higher launch angle. The only shaft for the 910 was the Rayon Diamana Blue which i found launched a little higher than i'd like.

On a side note, i didnt care much for the R11S both fairway and driver. I dont know if anyone else has hit them but i found that they where dull. I didnt like the original R11 for that reason. Its like hitting the ball with a damp cloth. I found the RBZ to feel hot and the 910 was just Titleist solid, as per...



I'LL have to disagree with you on the R11s Fairway.  Mine feels pretty hot and i picked up maybe 10 yards over my old R9 3 wood.  But its whatever performs the best for each player. Everybody is different.

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I did try the Adams 12 3 wood with the same "velocity slot" technology as the RBZ. Great club, but the most I got out of it was 217. Gonna go back tomorrow and look at the drivers, but I normally hit my driver around 220 to 230. I used my old Burner 3 wood off the tee most of the time because I normally play 3 days a week and there have been times I havn't missed a fairway in a month. The RBZ 3 wood is now 237 and soo easy to hit I don't see many fairways missed in my near future, so I'm wondering if I should even bother putting a driver in my bag anymore?

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Originally Posted by mrbillinoc

I did try the Adams 12 3 wood with the same "velocity slot" technology as the RBZ. Great club, but the most I got out of it was 217. Gonna go back tomorrow and look at the drivers, but I normally hit my driver around 220 to 230. I used my old Burner 3 wood off the tee most of the time because I normally play 3 days a week and there have been times I havn't missed a fairway in a month. The RBZ 3 wood is now 237 and soo easy to hit I don't see many fairways missed in my near future, so I'm wondering if I should even bother putting a driver in my bag anymore?



Try the Adams 9088 UL 10.5 or 12.5. I got more than 7 mph faster swing speed with it over a Taylormade Superfast 2.0 Driver. Of course, my driver is not stock -- it is 45 inches with a Fuji Blur 55g. The 12.5 eliminates more sidespin.

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Forgot to mention this...this was the FIRST time I ever used a launch monitor to buy a golf club...and I won't ever buy irons or woods without one again! Yeah, I know it's not the same as being on the course, but it IS "Apples to Apples" when comparing clubs. I took my golf shoes, my glove, and a couple of sleeves of the same balls I always play with. Makes a difference.

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i'm waiting on my friend giving me $300 for the clubs he bought off me to pick up the RBZ tour 3W and the tour 3H...i'm sold. i did the side by side with mine and averaged 10 longer with the 3W and 15 with the hybrid. stupid long distance. i cannot WAIT for my driver to get here tomorrow...but since i'm special ordering the 3W and hybrid after i order them, it's gonna be agony.

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Originally Posted by mrbillinoc

Yeah, I know it's not the same as being on the course, but it IS "Apples to Apples" when comparing clubs.

Not if lofts on different models aren't the same.

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Definately agree, because even the RBZ 3 wood comes in a 17* "High Launch" model. I was hitting that one 214. I don't know if all monitors are the same, but what I liked was each club I hit showed the flight path in a different color. REALLY shows the trajectory difference between clubs.

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Just played my first round with the rbz 3 wood stiff shaft.  dramatic distance increase.   my old sonatec went about 230 max  I was 255 out on a second shot on a par five and hit over the green!

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averaging over 15 yards longer with the rbz 3   great out of the rough  cqnt be more pleased over my old adams velocity slot

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Originally Posted by mrbillinoc

Forgot to mention this...this was the FIRST time I ever used a launch monitor to buy a golf club...and I won't ever buy irons or woods without one again! Yeah, I know it's not the same as being on the course, but it IS "Apples to Apples" when comparing clubs. I took my golf shoes, my glove, and a couple of sleeves of the same balls I always play with. Makes a difference.

may I ask where did you go to be fitted by a launch monitor like that ?    The only ones I've seen are at Golfsmith & always a challenge to find somebody that knows what they're doing to even work the machine

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I did try the Adams 12 3 wood with the same "velocity slot" technology as the RBZ. Great club, but the most I got out of it was 217. Gonna go back tomorrow and look at the drivers, but I normally hit my driver around 220 to 230. I used my old Burner 3 wood off the tee most of the time because I normally play 3 days a week and there have been times I havn't missed a fairway in a month. The RBZ 3 wood is now 237 and soo easy to hit I don't see many fairways missed in my near future, so I'm wondering if I should even bother putting a driver in my bag anymore?

Given all the longer distances reported, I also wondered if there is a need for a driver. When they go on sale, I will take a look at the RBZ 3 wood. Thanks for the report, everyone.

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