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Yarra
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PostSubject: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:27 am

Got these heads in the mail today, can't wait to try it tomorrow on the course. Reviews to follow.

If anyone can help me post some pictures, kindly let me know. PM me with your email address. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:43 am

Send the heads to me . I help u post pics n review also. Ha ha.

Send to teokayyong@yahoo.com
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:52 am

Weather ruined my fun yesterday and I only have limited testing. I am never good with reviews, but here is my quick review.

I shafted the R1 with MRC's new Diamana B-series 50 gram at Neutral position, which is 10*. I hit this shaft in my Callaway RAZR Fit (8.5*, Open) before I remove the tip and put it in the R1 to give me a comparison of how the head compared to my gamer with the same shaft.

The graphic did not really bother me once at address position. Feel is just ok when you strike sweet spot, anywhere outside the sweet spot you feel like hitting a thick can. The sound at impact reminded me of the sound of the original R11. Both feel and sound are not to my taste, world apart than my Callaway RAZR Fit I am playing right now.

However, the ball flight surprised me even at 10* of loft. Having been disappointed with their previous 2 or 3 offerings, I did not expect the R1 to be a good improvement over the R11s. Especially when I used to think that this is just an R11s with different tip setting. Balls penetrate into the wind very well and it gives strong trajectory.

Later on, the Trackman numbers confirmed that the spin on this head is low indeed. Ball speed is not outstanding, though. But overall, the combo gives good distance. Maybe I need a bit of getting used to and further dial-in this head, but my gamer gives me better distance over the R1. Dispersion is comparable, though. Time permits, I will try and dial this head and see it gives me better numbers.

The RBZ Stage 2 15*, shafted with Graphite Design AD DI7s (a pullout test shaft I got laying around the shop, gathering dust) is an improvement over last season's RBZ. Easier to hit off the ground and launch much much easier. Distance wise, I do not think it is any longer than the previous one. Dispersion is definitely better as it does not tend to go low-left on me. All in all, it is a much easier beast to handle. Again, time permits, I will put in my own shaft and see how it goes. Got a tourney coming up tomorrow, can't mess around with my gamer.

Sorry for the horrible reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:18 am

Rbz stage 2 fairway wood just entered my radar Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:37 am

I was told there will be a TM Demo Day at MBGC on 6 February.

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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:11 am

pushslice wrote:
Rbz stage 2 fairway wood just entered my radar Laughing

I have yet to compare them side by side, but something tells me that the Callaway X Hot lines could be better than the RBZ lines. I might be wrong, though. Won't know for sure until I hit them.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:09 pm

Is the R1 already on sale here in Singapore?, any idea on price..
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:23 pm

zk1250 wrote:
Is the R1 already on sale here in Singapore?, any idea on price..
I saw in taka last wk.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:51 pm

awesome.. will go check it out..
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:31 pm

r1 - 600++
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:17 am

Wait for GD to bring in and am sure they will be selling around S$300 +++.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:13 pm

zk1250 wrote:
Is the R1 already on sale here in Singapore?, any idea on price..

I saw the R1 selling in GH @ Suntec City with a price tag of $600+++ ... They are having a 20% disc storewide ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:16 pm

i think i best wait for GD to stock'em.. though am keen to hear how they perform.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:13 pm

Was in the demo in MBGC earlier honestly I thought a bit overhype.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:50 pm

ohhh mann.. wanted to go try at MBGC but was stuck at work...

any review on the R1?
I think $600+ quite exp...
comparing the R11S or RBZ .. how does it compare?
can share some views?
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:53 pm

my view, r1 vs R11s, the R1 is lighter but is it a big improvement, imho, no.
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PostSubject: Re: R1 driver and RBZ Stage 2 15*   Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:27 am

zk1250 wrote:
Is the R1 already on sale here in Singapore?, any idea on price..

I was at the Taylormade boutique @ Cathay yesterday and pricing is around $687 for the R1 i think. Didnt get to try any clubs cos they shipped everything off to MBGC for the open house test day =(
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