I have an GBB Epic with the standard HZRD regular shaft that I've been struggling with mightly. I can't find the sweet spot with any consistency and the results are all over the place, from pushes to over drawing the ball. Number one miss is the push right. I've never had this problem with a driver before. I swing around 95mph with an 9 hdcp. I've played Callaway drivers since I started playing 30 years ago. My 3 wood, an XHot Pro deep with a Project X, is almost automatic for me. I realize my swing has a lot to do with things but I'm thinking the problem might be the shaft.
Any suggestions on a different shaft or weighting the head or anything? I'm toying with the idea of buying shaft after shaft until I find the right one.
No need to buy shaft after shaft, if you think the shaft is the problem I would suggest going into any store that does Callaway fittings and get properly fitted for your epic driver. Try as many shafts and flexes you can, figure out which is best for you then go out and buy that shaft.
I tried a few shafts in a store and the HZRD shaft seemed as good as the others, but I think it's time to revist the store. I feel the shaft isn't really letting the head work hence I was wondering about tinkering with the swingweight.
I have tried four different shats in mine, Tour DI 5s, Kuro Kage Tini 50, GD Tour MT 5SR, and the Hazrduz stock shaft. The stock shaft is the one I came back to. When I got the club I was hitting them straighter than I ever had and gained about 15yrds. As of late I am hitting dead left or a big hook. So I'm going to adjust the club settings and see if it helps. The Tour MT shaft was the next choice. Good Luck!
@DavidLbaea Clearly try to get a fitting. If you're truly swinging 95 mph, a reg shaft may add to your woes. 95mph is still fast enough to go to a "S" flex shaft or look for a firmer tip "R" shaft. Also check that it's set to N/S and you're not adding or losing loft and/or closing the face in the settings. I swing around 92 - 93 and I'm using a "S" flex White Tie 55 in my 9* Epic. Dead straight and I get all the launch angle I need at an N/S setting.
I did get a fitting, didn't mention it because I thought it was really a waste of time. Your speed is this, here is the shaft you should use kind of fitting.
My other woods are all S as was my last driver so I'm going to at least try going back to that. My setting are N/S.
What was the guy out of stiff shafts. Dont go see that guy again. If your clubhead speed is really 95. That not so stiff t1100 HZRDS is still borderline at stiff let alone regular. There must have been a reason for the recomendation on the shaft. In my experience with Epic add loft then add a little more. If that doesnt do it...swap out the shaft.
Going up to 10 degrees made a big difference. I also moved the weight back to dead center and closed the head 1. Still not a great feeling between shaft and head but the results were much better. Zero pushes. Seems like I'm still working way to hard to get it to perform.
I agree that a fitting is the way to go - however, if you have been playing Callaway drivers for years with success, try to find out the weight and specs of the most recent shaft and try to find one similar. I got fit for a Titleist driver at the end of 2016 - in August I bought an Epic on a whim taking the shaft weight and launch of the driver I had been fitted for and what didn't work and adjust from there. I went with the Aldila Rogue Max 65g Stiff -- and gained 10-15 yards of carry easily and became much more consistent with shot shape and results with the switch. So going from a low launch 65g shaft to a mid launch 65g shaft - and to an Epic head made a huge difference. I realize there is more science behind the game - but sometimes feel and self awareness makes a bigger impact.