RFX compared to my old FT-5
June 11, 2014
New Razr Fit Xtreme Driver - 10.5 degrees, reg flex shaft replacing my old Callaway FT-5 tour driver, 10.5 degree, reg flex stock shaft.
First time used on course thoughts:
* Initial settings - square face angle, 13 grams weight heel, 1 gram weight toe for a draw bias
* Razr is heavier swing weight than FT-5 especially head heavier. Razr shaft feels stiffer than my FT-5 Fujikura 360 Reg shaft.
* Razr hitting the ball sounds very impressive, very powerful. My playing partner loved the sound.
* Although the Razr is 440cc compared to the FT-5 460cc - at address looks very similar. If I didn't tell you the size, your would probably assume it was 460cc. No mental adjustment needed here. Ball seems to "spring" off the face more than the FT-5.
* With weights in draw bias, I can see the ball "lean" to the left. (I tend to hit straight to fade).
* Maybe because the club face and crown are both black, but visually the face looks more square to target line at address compared to FT-5. Looks good.
* Distance was longer when hitting the sweet spot by at least 20 yards. Hitting off center no worse than with FT-5. Trajectory lower and more penetrating. Soars.
* Basically, this club is longer than my FT-5, techno advantage of adjustable weights to create draw bias, and has a lower penetrating trajectory. All this without having to change my setup or swing. Very impressed on first use. Will be even better once I get use to it. Fore.
Pros:Longer, adjustable weights, great sound. Great discounted price.
Cons:Cannot adjust the loft independently of adjusting the face angle like the new Big Bertha Alpha. But acceptable and happy anyway because of the much lower price point. Should come with more weights.