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In this thread, post links and pictures of new drivers that will hit retail.  I'm hoping we can stir up some debate into who's going to have the best driver for the 2013 golf season?

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No picture....but Callaway says they have the longest Driver in Golf for 2013....Razr Fit extreme maybe? Black head with black face?

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I'll start off...

Callaway Razr Fit Xtreme 2013 driver.

I met with one of the guys from Callaway last week in San Diego, he assured that their 2013 RAZ Fit Xtreme driver will be the longest driver they have ever made.  From the pictures he showed me, it looks pretty interesting.  Unfortunately, he didn't have a club he could show me in person, but doing a little searching online, pictures are starting to surface about this next generation driver.

I'm currently gaming the 2012 RAZR Fit and really like the performance of it.  I've been a TaylorMade guy in the past, but the RAZR Fit just had tighter dispersion than my previous drivers... Without sacrificing distance.  I hope the 2013 model is similar - but longer as I could always use more distance.

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Originally Posted by Derrick Parker

No picture....but Callaway says they have the longest Driver in Golf for 2013....Razr Fit extreme maybe? Black head with black face?

Yeah, mvmac and I played golf last week with one of the guys who works in Callaway's marketing department.  He said they are very excited for the release of their 2013 RAZR Fit Xtreme product.  He showed us pictures of it, but the club wasn't in his bag.  So really can't say much at the moment.  They are going through a Twitter drive right now to release more information on the product.

http://www.callawaygolf.com/global/en-us/golf-equipment/golf-clubs/drivers/tweet-to-unleash.html?sc=%2ftweettounleash

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Here is the revelation video:

http://www.callawaygolf.com/global/en-us/video/razr-fit-xtreme.html

Cool music ... gets you wanting to go out and hit a few.

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So far I'm most excited for the Nike VRS Covert: http://thesandtrap.com/t/62976/2013-nike-driver-pics-and-video-nike-vrs-covert-driver/0_30 [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v;=aT94kAXBgwI[/VIDEO]
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Good thread.

The Titleist 913 has been out for a while but is just now going through retail. I have not hit yet, but it doesn't look all that different than previous version. I will be interested to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Originally Posted by mchepp

Good thread.

The Titleist 913 has been out for a while but is just now going through retail. I have not hit yet, but it doesn't look all that different than previous version. I will be interested to hear everyone's thoughts.

More forgiving, very consistent, direct feel, nice selection of stock shafts to fit your swing.

How it works for you depends on your swing and where you impact the ball on the club head. I've heard a lot of comments with little data or analysis by golfers - it sounds as if they're blaming the club for their poor swings or point of impact on the club head  - typical. For golfers who like the club, it sounds as if they have a decent swing, have the right shaft, and impact the ball at more optimum points on the club face. Get some impact tape, and make certain your fitter takes his time.

I hit the 913 D2 on the range without an LM and liked it. Nice balance, feel, weight - a consistent and forgiving clubs Feels good, looks good. Just get fit and get good info from your LM data.

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I posted in another thread about the 913.  Great driver, great feel, low spin and good choice of shafts.  I just was not able to get better numbers with the 913 than my current Burner 2.0 Driver.  I do have my Burner 2.0 Driver cut to 44" and reshafted to a Motore F1 85 gram, but the 913 could not out perform it.

It is funny.  Myself and another forum member here were talking yesterday in a round we were playing.  we were saying that we should have 600 yard drives by now.  It seems every year its "add 17 yards to your driver"  then the next year its "add 17 yard to your drive".  at this point I should be hitting 600 yard drives. haha.

For now nothing has out performed my current driver so I am looking forward to others thoughts on new drivers.  I have not tried everything yet so maybe some recommendations will help.

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Originally Posted by Avant

I posted in another thread about the 913.  Great driver, great feel, low spin and good choice of shafts.  I just was not able to get better numbers with the 913 than my current Burner 2.0 Driver.  I do have my Burner 2.0 Driver cut to 44" and reshafted to a Motore F1 85 gram, but the 913 could not out perform it.

It is funny.  Myself and another forum member here were talking yesterday in a round we were playing.  we were saying that we should have 600 yard drives by now.  It seems every year its "add 17 yards to your driver"  then the next year its "add 17 yard to your drive".  at this point I should be hitting 600 yard drives. haha.

For now nothing has out performed my current driver so I am looking forward to others thoughts on new drivers.  I have not tried everything yet so maybe some recommendations will help.

I think the Burner Triangular Shape is an advanced design that stabilizes the clubhead and offers added forgiveness. The OEMs have gone away or softened the triangle immensely with last year's drivers, not for performance reasons, but due to the fact that golfers did not like the shape. What can you say but Stock up on the Burner 2.0.

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The stock setup was great.  I gamed with it for a while but I wanted to cut it down since it was way too long for me.  stock shaft is at 46.5" which is crazy for someone who is 5'7.

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Originally Posted by Avant

The stock setup was great.  I gamed with it for a while but I wanted to cut it down since it was way too long for me.  stock shaft is at 46.5" which is crazy for someone who is 5'7.

Well, the stock shaft was so soft and the swingweight so high that  you could cut an inch, I'd assume, and have a better driver.

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These are all cool (and expensive even for a big budget hacker like me) so all I can do is dream. Here is a new one to look at.

http://www.xxiousa.com/

You will have to click the driver video yourself.

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Originally Posted by Derrick Parker

And the new Ping Anser

What I've heard is that it is low spin (with the right shaft), long, and almost as forgiving as the G20. The comments are that its trajectory is not as high as other drivers (i.e. the 913)  and it gets more roll-out.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond

Here is the revelation video:

http://www.callawaygolf.com/global/en-us/video/razr-fit-xtreme.html

Cool music ... gets you wanting to go out and hit a few.

Driver looks nice.  I'm not a fan of the green, but I believe you can get it in various finishes/color schemes?

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Originally Posted by Beachcomber

Driver looks nice.  I'm not a fan of the green, but I believe you can get it in various finishes/color schemes?

Don't know about this new model but on the razor fit, you could do metrosexual colors.

joking - has anyone hit the Razr-Fit?

The feel of the Hawk was dreadful. How did they improve the feel of the Fit?

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My advice? Get yourself a Cleveland Classic driver. It will never look like "last year's model". After all, it's a "classic" design. All the other "new" drivers are designed to look obsolete in a year, for the sole purpose to shame you into buying a new model.

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