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sebastianlim
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PostSubject: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:30 pm

I happen to see this Quite old Taylormade burner, and is thinking of purchasing it . But I wonder will the club break or have any damages while using it as it's been hanging on the "clip"( those brackets that we see drivers hanging on itfor quite long.. ( like will the ferrule break or shaft break?)

Sorry if this question sound a little "stupid" but I'm still studying so spending on a new driver have to think twice.. Thanks!Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:56 pm

Hi sebastian, its hard to answer ur question. it's like asking us if a 2nd hand car will breakdown after 1 day.

generally speaking though, nothing lasts forever, and wear and tear will occur to golf clubs, as with everything else in life. so applying this general rule, the older the club, the higher the chances of it wearing out. however, it is arguably for this same reason that older clubs are much cheaper - ie the price of the club has already factored in its age and susceptibility to wearing out

from my own experience, when i first started out golf, i bought a 2nd hand maruman exim nano impact driver, that was about 5 years old. after using it for about 3months, the shaft snapped and the head flew off.

my advice is to hang around GR and wait for a better buy. there have been a few TM R9 going for a very good price.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:20 pm

shaft snapped after 3 months...

Thought steroids were banned in golf?

kidding....
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:33 pm

It's actually one of the Burner series.. But if the shaft break at the ferrule area, 
is it still able to reshaft? 

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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:36 pm

Should be ok but now the new drivers so cheap why wanna get burner?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:07 pm

I understand that carbon fibre has life span... Carbon fibre is used in the shaft right?
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:11 pm

enwee wrote:
Should be ok but now the new drivers so cheap why wanna get burner?

Actually one of the reason is because, it's black in colour, ( i really cannot accept a white driver haha!)




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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:14 pm

sebastianlim wrote:
enwee wrote:
Should be ok but now the new drivers so cheap why wanna get burner?

Actually one of the reason is because, it's black in colour, ( i really cannot accept a white driver haha!)




Then get other brands lor, no need die die TM right? It's not as if you are been paid to use TM or by using TM you'll hit further than everyone of your kakis.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:31 pm

Bro. Think u are talking about the series just before the white heads. Am i right?
Maybe u can share abit more info, like ur budget, or wat u look for in a driver so we can all give u some ideas? 

 Pop by golf direct. They have alot of crazy deals there. Think the prices gonna drop again next week. keke.

Cobra Amp Cell and RBZ drivers for $199. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:13 pm

Callaway FT-9 driver @ $59, FTiz driver @ $79 and FT tour driver @ $99... Think the model names are correct... All from Golf Bargains at Harbour Front... Good drivers...
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:35 pm

Perhaps can nego a good price if still interested. As for the original shaft, use for as long as possible or until break or when realized cannot play it (always feel Burner and RBZ driver shaft is too long). Reshafting is easily done with club fitter.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:55 pm

yup! I saw the Callaway driver sale in golf bargain, wanted to buy ftiz but they oos for ftiz tour us stiff, or else it will be a very good buy:)

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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:59 pm

Bishan Range Golf Bargain selling callaway diablo edge drivers for $59 as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:55 pm

The FT9 at golf bargain is a steal.i have been hitting it for a few months. So far so good.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying "New, long life-shelved" driver..   Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:36 pm

,Nowadays golf driver is so cheap, $199.00 get you a TM RBZ what's
more can you ask for? Don't have to worry since its brand new!
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