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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:41 am

Posted by Brattz


Better post on here then....

tested in unison:
  • Mizuno ST180
  • Mizuno GT180
  • Taylor Made M3
  • Taylor Made M4
  • Callaway Rogue Sub Zero
  • Cobra F8
I hit all of them in a 1.5 hour test/fitting but had to go back to test the ST180 again as I’d only tried lofting up the 9.5° and not delofting the 12.5°.

so, the GT180 and the M3 were the least appetising drivers I had hit in the last 4 years. Clunky and sounded poor, lacking the feel of power transfer and overall, not my liking.

The Rogue was a great driver. The only issue I had with it was the size.... I’m a 440cc man and the Rogue just looked BIG at address. Spin rate was good, great transfer and a pretty good dispersion with a very consistent distance.
The M4 was slightly better than the Rogue in terms of distance but dispersion was higher. I also had issues with the face looking massively open at address....

The ST180..... when I went on day one, I wasn’t impressed at all, everything low and left. The next day when I went back and tied delofting the higher loft driver.... wow. I was banging it, no other words for it. Still launched a little lower than my current driver and dispersion was pretty similar but I was getting upward of 10yd on average extra. I still had reservations about the low left issue if you don’t hammer it.... but worth an investment?

Cobra F8.... all round possibly the best one I hit of the lot in terms of all round performance, but it’s a Cobra :shock:

FYI, my 915 D3 held up very well against all this ‘new’ tech to say its 3+ years old. I will wait a year and then probably take on an ST180 if they make one with a 440cc head.... or shut my eyes at address and swing the big blue monster!
the 180 does everything it says and more, great driver :up:
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:22 am

Posted by PaulBoy


Nice set of reviews there brattz - As a matter of interest did you ever try the JPX850 driver? - The JPX900 was never as long as the JPX850 (nearly as long, but more forgiving in my experience) & the 850 has a 440cc head if I recall correctly?
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:48 am

Posted by Brattz


Tried the 850 yes Paul. None of the shaft options to my liking though, I just couldn’t find an optimal one. Also at that time I was gaming a Nike Vapor Flex 440cc with my Oban Kiyoshi Gold Shaft..... you don’t get better than that set up! That Nike was a bazooka and the shaft was fantastic. I’ve Titleist tipped it and use it as a spare on links courses now
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:11 pm

Posted by Varry Hardon


Brattz wrote:

FYI, my 915 D3 held up very well against all this ‘new’ tech to say its 3+ years old. I will wait a year and then probably take on an ST180 if they make one with a 440cc head.... or shut my eyes at address and swing the big blue monster!
the 180 does everything it says and more, great driver :up:


What shaft did you use in the ST180?
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Re: ST180 GT180 testing thread

Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:09 pm

Posted by Brattz


Kuro Kage S 60. Used to have one of these in a Nike Covert Tour... felt like old times. Lovely feel through the ball with that one. Tried the tensei blue ck 70 as well because that is also a shaft I’ve used and produced a bit too low flight with the lower spin.
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