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3 Wood Dilemma - Rocketballz or X Hot?

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I am looking to purchase a new 3 wood. I have been using a TaylorMade "Fairway Driver" from the early 1990's, or a 15° Burner (2007), and feel it is time for a change.

The two clubs that I am considering as a replacement are the Rockstballz 15° or the 2013 Callaway X Hot 15°.

I would like comments as to their performance from the fairway, in the rough and off of the tee, as well as the general feel of the club when hitting a ball.

Thanks, in advance, for any comments you might have.

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I have the Rocketballz 3W.  I love it! It feels very solid.  It seems like the ball takes off even when I barely swing it.  It works great out of any lie, tee, rough, fairway.  I prefer it over my old 3W which was a Callaway Diable Edge 3W.

My buddy just bought the X-Hot at my clubs Demo Day.  He is hitting his 3W a mile.  I have not swung the X-Hot but watching him play with it compared to his old one it's not even close.  I think they are both great clubs, I don't think you can go wrong with either.  I don't know much about the specs of either one though.

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The real answer is obviously to tell you to go demo both and choose which fits you best.  But that's no fun.  So let's try this instead ...

xhot! xhot! xhot! xhot! xhot! ...

http://thesandtrap.com/t/63809/callaway-visit-tons-of-in-hand-pics-of-the-2013-callaway-razr-xtreme-x-hot-driver-x-hot-fairway-x-hot-irons-x-forged-irons/0_30

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I am in agreement with the fact that you should go hit both. Even if only on a simulator at the store. You'll be able to tell at least which one looks and feels better to you and confidence is a big part of it. They'll both perform comparable to one another, but one might stand out to you. Don't rule out other brands either. TEE, Adams, and Cleveland also all make real nice 3 woods.

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I use the Rocketballz Tour 3W 14.5* (Stage 1) on a stiff shaft and it's phenomenal. I suggest going in to hit both and see what works best for you. I recently tried the X Hot and liked it but it just had a different feel than the rocketballz. I hit my RBZ farther it seems and have just gotten used to it therefore my biased opinion would be RBZ. People are raving about the XHot series so far so it's definitely worth trying out. Hope that helps...

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Tried the RBZ3-wood and stiff shaft a couple of times and they are not for me. Feel was odd and no good contact. I love my 3 wood (Callaway FTi and stiff shaft), play it off the tee and deck.

It is a bit strange because I play and love to play my RBZ Hy3 and 4.

Xhot no info.

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If you are talking about the original 2012 RBZ 3W, I would avoid the stock 45 gr. shaft. Once I got warmed up for last season, I started having terrible hook misses. (But not with my Cally driver or irons).

I use the Rocketballz Tour 3W 14.5* (Stage 1) on a stiff shaft and it's phenomenal. ...

You might try for the RBZ Tour model with a heavier shaft, or the RBZ Phase 2 with a 60 gr. S shaft, or Phase 2 Tour with 70 gr. S shaft.

I test-hit the X Hot 3W indoors at a golf expo, and the ball came off the clubface nicely. Has some variety in shafts, so test out the different ones.

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i picked up a RBZ 3W (15 degree, stiff) a month ago. hadn't had a 3W in my bag for 20+ years, and went to the local golf shop to hit a few on the machine before pulling the trigger.

i dig the white club head, and the way it sits at address. even with an easy swing the ball seems to jump off the face with a nice sound. off the deck or off the tee it's a pleasure to hit. it's a nice addition to the bag, which gives me a little more distance (between 230 and 240) than my 5h (215 to 220).

have not hit the XHot but have heard great things.

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Initially, I was over the moon with the RBZ 3 Wood. However, I am having serious issues playing it from the fairway (and I've also heard this from others). At this point, I don't even touch it, except off the tee. It IS long though. Seriously, unbelievable long, if you can hit it.
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If you are talking about the original 2012 RBZ 3W, I would avoid the stock 45 gr. shaft. Once I got warmed up for last season, I started having terrible hook misses. (But not with my Cally driver or irons). You might try for the RBZ Tour model with a heavier shaft, or the RBZ Phase 2 with a 60 gr. S shaft, or Phase 2 Tour with 70 gr. S shaft. I test-hit the X Hot 3W indoors at a golf expo, and the ball came off the clubface nicely. Has some variety in shafts, so test out the different ones.

That's the direction I'm heading it seems. The xhot had that heavier feel to it when swung, like you said the options for the shafts is nice.

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