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Many ask how are those Yamaha drivers? I think a post talking about them would serve us.

I have only tried the V202 & V202 Tour in these new models so if anyone else has hit the D or Z series please chime in.

My take on Yamaha drivers is they are top tech on par with TourStage and PRGR that says a lot. Forged by Endo & Made in Japan.

The design on the back face is one of the most efficient when it comes to the transfer of energy.

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- Super thin chemically milled crown
- Design behind the face for increased forgiveness and max energy transfer
- Low RPM Spin Concept
- Designed for sound/feel for improved experience 3114Hz



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Thanks for the info Chris
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nice info C! i love the yamaha gear! my current driver is an old 405d
that cant be kicked out of the bag. only thing not yammie are my irons haha

by the way what is a chemically milled crown?
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Spoon - I'm the opposite, I have the irons but not the woods! Would love to get a yammy driver in my bag.
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well I was gaming ther Yam V202 tour with Diam X until the Epon 0 arrived. I have hit them back to back on course and range and currently the Zero is winning for feel and distance..... :tsg_smiley_drool:

I guess I am the odd one out. Today, into wind, 270 yard drives witht he Zero. There is no back spin on the ball whatsoever....
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I've got an af-101 and yammy v201. The epon is definitely softer, but the yammy feels very solid and is 15 yards longer for me, even though it's .5 inch shorter. LOVE Yamaha drivers.
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the new one....
best head to date.

yamaha keep just improving slightyl on the old design.
theres no hideous colour arrangement. the new one looks awsome.

oh and the BB shaft in the tour driver should NOT be replaced.unlessu absolutely /positively want a differnt shaft
the bb is bloody awsome. its not that high.. nor low. u can get it soaring miles or cutting grass tops.
its not soft nor rock hard. and



its a hell of a lot easier to hit than he epon zero!!!


yamaha tour driver every year for me.
absoutely guaranteed.
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winter bag

2010 onoff  type S, shingo custom 10* -----m6 proto  X 

kasco fd 12.8 * -----diamana stinger X

pgrg egg 16.5* fw-----qaudra fire express 75 xs

honma tw-u 21* DI---------NS 950s

epon af -tour-------NS proto DPs.

pgrg nabla tour 51*-56*-61*

yamada burning copper GF.

super newing  premium birll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the  iron houses  the soul of golf .

 


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ive got a yamaha 4.6V.....i think its a 2009 but damn that driver is solid , great feel and piercing flight .......tons of roll too and really good looking club at address !!!!
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the new one....
best head to date.

yamaha keep just improving slightyl on the old design.
theres no hideous colour arrangement. the new one looks awsome.

oh and the BB shaft in the tour driver should NOT be replaced.unlessu absolutely /positively want a differnt shaft
the bb is bloody awsome. its not that high.. nor low. u can get it soaring miles or cutting grass tops.
its not soft nor rock hard. and



its a hell of a lot easier to hit than he epon zero!!!


yamaha tour driver every year for me.
absoutely guaranteed.


i have no driver now, Z0 is gone, Crazy 435II Goneski, i need a higher launching head ala 102.
what yamaha will give me that? want it super forgiving
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i have no driver now, Z0 is gone, Crazy 435II Goneski, i need a higher launching head ala 102.
what yamaha will give me that? want it super forgiving


If you want super forgiving and I assume not too big because you were comparing to the Epon AF102, you probably have to look at the D202. The V-Series is very forgiving for a players club, but it is not stupid easy to hit. The V-Series is probably comparable to the AF102.

Edited by shacco, 03 May 2012 - 09:11 AM.

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22° Hybrid Iron: PRGR new Egg 5 iron

5 - PW: Onoff Forged with NS Pro GH950 Stiff
Gap Wedge: Epon 208KGX copper 52° with NS Pro GH950 Stiff
Sand Wedge: Yamaha Inpres X 56° (2007 model) with NS Pro GH950 Stiff
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nope.... the power length from last yr .
460 cc big face . stil lhits the ball beautifully. just much much easier than the tour model.
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winter bag

2010 onoff  type S, shingo custom 10* -----m6 proto  X 

kasco fd 12.8 * -----diamana stinger X

pgrg egg 16.5* fw-----qaudra fire express 75 xs

honma tw-u 21* DI---------NS 950s

epon af -tour-------NS proto DPs.

pgrg nabla tour 51*-56*-61*

yamada burning copper GF.

super newing  premium birll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the  iron houses  the soul of golf .

 


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Are u talking about the v440 power length ???
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yup thats a great head ,
gets airobrn easily
its 191 gram stock , bec it plays to 46 inch .
its got a big face.
simple easy and really stylish
personally i think it needs more weight
so i gel injected mine to 199g

NOW,

its prefect
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winter bag

2010 onoff  type S, shingo custom 10* -----m6 proto  X 

kasco fd 12.8 * -----diamana stinger X

pgrg egg 16.5* fw-----qaudra fire express 75 xs

honma tw-u 21* DI---------NS 950s

epon af -tour-------NS proto DPs.

pgrg nabla tour 51*-56*-61*

yamada burning copper GF.

super newing  premium birll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the  iron houses  the soul of golf .

 


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    Epon AF302 satin w/ Modus 130S
    Taylormade ATV w/ Ctaper 52/56/60
    Taylormade spider proto C/S
did u put the gel in through the hosel ???? is the gel sitting on the sole of the club ??? ive heard that hot melt can be strategically placed in the head for bias purposes.......im so itching to try out the one u have in BST : P
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Any updates or reviews about the new Yamaha v202 or previous model's for this year??
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  • What's in the Bag?:
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    Epon AF302 satin w/ Modus 130S
    Taylormade ATV w/ Ctaper 52/56/60
    Taylormade spider proto C/S
The V202 is a very neutral head....it is pretty deep and very forgiving.....the trajectory is penetrating and the club likes to go straight, the sound is pretty muted and satisfying...between a "thud" and a "whack" in sound....feel is excellent, im definitely going to game this driver in a 9 deg.
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how about the z202. i am going to pull the trigger on a mint 10.5 reg shaft for about half price. my bad driver swing is a hook, and driver is my weakness, or should i go with another model. its going to be my first time buying a jdm driver.
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  • What's in the Bag?:
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if your bad swing is a hook...i would look into getting either the v202 or the v202 tour model........i believe the z202 is geared for the higher handicapped golfer and has a draw bias
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