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So there is a sale going at my local Dunham's Sports where I can get this driver for $99. Currently I have the r7 quad at 10.5 loft and stiff shaft. While I hit it good, I did see that it is now non-conforming to it's CoR being too high. Would the octane black tour be a good driver to switch to? As much as I'd love to buy a high dollar driver like an r1 or rbz I just can't justify the cost, but I do want to be in compliance.

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The taylormade game improvement driver lines from the last couple years should be going for peanuts. I see unused RBZ drivers going for 150 so if that's what you want then go with that, or wait for sales at the end of the season to get it even cheaper. There's also the superfast and r11 lines going cheap if you can find them. There are clevelands going for 100, pings for fairly cheap, etc. The heads and brand aren't really going to make as much difference as the shaft and especially the swing IMO. Find something you like for cheap if you just want to be conforming, it's not that big of an investment. Nothing is going to be incredibly longer than your r7 but you should be pretty happy with any of them if you get the right specs.

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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post

The taylormade game improvement driver lines from the last couple years should be going for peanuts. I see unused RBZ drivers going for 150 so if that's what you want then go with that, or wait for sales at the end of the season to get it even cheaper. There's also the superfast and r11 lines going cheap if you can find them. There are clevelands going for 100, pings for fairly cheap, etc. The heads and brand aren't really going to make as much difference as the shaft and especially the swing IMO. Find something you like for cheap if you just want to be conforming, it's not that big of an investment. Nothing is going to be incredibly longer than your r7 but you should be pretty happy with any of them if you get the right specs.

I'm not really worried about hitting longer, just want to make sure I'm conforming without dropping down to a $30 special ha! I missed the sale on the superfast 2.0 for 109. Hopefully they have some more sales soon.

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I'm not really worried about hitting longer, just want to make sure I'm conforming without dropping down to a $30 special ha! I missed the sale on the superfast 2.0 for 109. Hopefully they have some more sales soon.
Well dude, now these drivers are going for like 130 at stores like dicks. Don't wait for a sale just for it to be 20 dollars cheaper.
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Well dude, now these drivers are going for like 130 at stores like dicks. Don't wait for a sale just for it to be 20 dollars cheaper.

No Dick's around here, just MC Sports and Dunhams. Not on sale they are about $60 more. Typically a new sale starts every Saturday so I'll be watching. I want to try to get a driver and fw wood or hybrid for under 200 if possible.

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Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop View Post

No Dick's around here, just MC Sports and Dunhams. Not on sale they are about $60 more. Typically a new sale starts every Saturday so I'll be watching. I want to try to get a driver and fw wood or hybrid for under 200 if possible.
Just order it online
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I'm actually set up for a lesson and driver fitting tomorrow to get the right set up. I figured it's better than just guessing what would be good and buying or ordering it. I want to start doing things the right way for a change. I did that with the irons I bought, tried out several different ones and settled on the ones that felt the best.

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