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PostSubject: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:25 am

So, I picked up the R9 yesterday ($579 with a free TM boston bag worth $119). Tried it earlier and liked it. However, I wonder if I should pick up the R9 Max (or R9 460) instead for more forgiveness - I haven't tried either the Max or 460 so can't say for sure. Of course, the R9 has more adjustability but perhaps the forgiveness would be a better bet for me.

Anyone having tried them got comments?

PS. I've seen the link which describes the differences but I'm hoping for more personal feedback from R9 users.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:23 am

whatever head you get, change the shaft.... bigger head slightly more forgiving but sometimes think too much.... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:40 am

Lamts18 wrote:
whatever head you get, change the shaft.... bigger head slightly more forgiving but sometimes think too much.... Very Happy

Yeah, the shaft needs a swap but I was told that the warranty is void once the shaft is changed. I don't really care too much about the warranty since I've never had to get my clubs fixed under warranty. Anyway, that's a good tip, Mr. Lam. Thanks! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:02 am

Bro,

If we say that R9 Max is better, does that mean you are going to buy a R9 Max as well....

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:04 am

R9 Max is better. I HIT IT
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:12 am

I was just contemplating about getting the R9 too, & also 2 minds about the 420 or 460 or Max....

Anyway, so far my experience with TM drivers has never been good for me. I've tried (never owned 1 yet) the 07 Burner, Burner TP, 09 Burner, R7 Superquad, CGB Max, R7 Limited, most of them with stock shafts & they all feel the same - totally forgiving but not enuf feedback. Even the new R9 with stock shaft felt the same way, until i hit DG Man's R9 with the latest prototype shaft. Only after that I think i can consider getting a TM driver, but must change shaft after that.

So back to the topic - which R9 would u recommend for someone who drives around 220m (but looking to go longer) & has a little ability to shape shots?

Appreciate more R9 users feedbacks....
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:20 am

Anyone considered the R7 Limited? Has MWT like the R9 but no FCT in a 440cc head.

http://bushwoodcountryclub.blogspot.com/2009/01/equipment-review-taylormade-r7-limited.html

http://thesandtrap.com/clubs/taylormade_r7_limited_tp_driver_review

Pretty well received and on sale now at Isetan...
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:08 am

Khorkar wrote:
Bro,

If we say that R9 Max is better, does that mean you are going to buy a R9 Max as well....

Smile

Nope, it only means that I'll be more puzzled. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:33 am

Will we get a chance to see this in action on Sunday morning?

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:39 am

watermyforrest wrote:
Will we get a chance to see this in action on Sunday morning?

cheers

Unlikely. I'm still undecided so it's wrapped up. If I want to swap the driver, I'll need to keep it like this at least for the moment Razz
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:37 pm

Just got back from Isetan. Ultimately decided against the R7 Ltd. Had the chance to compare the 2 (R7 and R9 max) side by side and, in my eyes anyway, the 20cc does seem to make a substantial difference, especialy in the face area.

Technospaz, would you mind sharing where you got the deal on the R9? Sounds like a good deal. Do they have the R9 max as well?

Thanks! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:55 pm

shaugn wrote:
Just got back from Isetan. Ultimately decided against the R7 Ltd. Had the chance to compare the 2 (R7 and R9 max) side by side and, in my eyes anyway, the 20cc does seem to make a substantial difference, especialy in the face area.

Technospaz, would you mind sharing where you got the deal on the R9? Sounds like a good deal. Do they have the R9 max as well?

Thanks! Very Happy

Hey bro, the deal is an open one, i.e it's not a secret lobang I have. I saw the same offer at MST Golf and Golf House. I picked mine up from Golf House Marina Sq. The offers for the R9s are as follows:

R9 (US Spec) - $579 + one free TM Boston Bag worth $119
R9 (Jap Spec) - $699 + one free TM Boston Bag worth $119
R9 Max - $599
R9 460 - $449

The only issue with the R9s is stock. So, if you're looking for a specific shaft-type and loft, I'd recommend grabbing one while it's available. I picked the 9.5˚ S-90 R9. Of course, it won't matter much if you're going to change shafts anyway but if you plan to stick to standard shaft... choose quickly Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:58 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Taylormade-R9-Max-2-week-old-2-rounds-of-golf_W0QQitemZ110419062815QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_216?hash=item19b57d301f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

someone selling R9 Max @ ebay....
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:59 pm

Yah, saw that ad too. Oh well Smile

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:20 pm

@Technospaz: Hey thanks for the info!

andrewlee wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Taylormade-R9-Max-2-week-old-2-rounds-of-golf_W0QQitemZ110419062815QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_216?hash=item19b57d301f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

someone selling R9 Max @ ebay....

Thanks for the link! Will look it up. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:41 pm

Not to be an a$$ but if you're looking to get them off ebay, it's better to verify the authenticity of the driver Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:42 pm

setzer wrote:
Not to be an a$$ but if you're looking to get them off ebay, it's better to verify the authenticity of the driver Smile

I agree. Feedback and seller's ratings are of paramount importance for me. Good point, setzer.
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:49 pm

Wow... technospaz, you're like a bot (no offence :p) who's constantly scanning the forum. are you doing this fulltime? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:12 pm

bro tchnopaz eat, sleep, shxt, everything all in GR forum.... u scare? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:12 pm

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Wow... technospaz, you're like a bot (no offence :p) who's constantly scanning the forum. are you doing this fulltime? LOL

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:01 pm

jaketang wrote:
bro tchnopaz eat, sleep, shxt, everything all in GR forum.... u scare? Smile

Laughing i should have known lol!
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:49 pm

Took the R9 out to the range today. It's pretty good. With a solid contact, the ball flies. I also like the steeper loft which I picked. I dislike the shaft though so will get that remedied at the Den soon. Quite pleased Smile

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:50 pm

Picked up an R9 Max 9.5 S flex. Just got back from the range and love it to bits! Loads better than my previous driver and super forgiving! Too bad left hand a little blistered from crap gloves so couldnt play too many balls... Instant 20m gain! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:10 am

shaugn wrote:
Picked up an R9 Max 9.5 S flex. Just got back from the range and love it to bits! Loads better than my previous driver and super forgiving! Too bad left hand a little blistered from crap gloves so couldnt play too many balls... Instant 20m gain! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Nice one, bro. Glad you enjoyed it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: R9 or R9 Max (or 460)   Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:41 am

Technospaz wrote:
Nice one, bro. Glad you enjoyed it Smile

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