Welcome to Japanese Golf Clubs at Golf To Impress

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Calvin

Is Ryoma still the king of distance for average player?

13 posts in this topic

From time to time, all manufacturers will claim have come up with the longest driver ever but it seemed only Ryoma  did give people a wow factor at that time. Now many years have gone by and Ryoma has their own latest model - Maxima, other makers as well. I wonder the new Maxima can still duplicate that wow among these new comer. Compare to Jbeam Galpha, which will make the most of it  for a mid-caper and swing around 94-96 mph.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aside the distance , what I love with the ryomas is the forgiveness ,

and don’t forget their really great beyond power shaft 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would not say king.  I think as long as the heads characteristics and the shaft and specs are ideal for your particular swing that is what makes a long driver.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For me, Ryoma makes the best combination of distance with forgiveness that I've ever used. There may be longer (not sure what) and there might be more forgiving (not sure what) but I haven't seen anything that has both of these qualities, to this level.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Mjr. D said:

For me, Ryoma makes the best combination of distance with forgiveness that I've ever used. There may be longer (not sure what) and there might be more forgiving (not sure what) but I haven't seen anything that has both of these qualities, to this level.

Any particular model ? Or the whole line up?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, TourSpecGolfer said:

I would not say king.  I think as long as the heads characteristics and the shaft and specs are ideal for your particular swing that is what makes a long driver.

As a 95mph SS, mid-handicapper, could I assume that Ryoma stands more chance to create freaky long shot than Jbeam Galpha does?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, TourSpecGolfer said:

I would not say king.  I think as long as the heads characteristics and the shaft and specs are ideal for your particular swing that is what makes a long driver.

I agree with Chris. The profile of both head & shaft should match your swing. I had a Ryoma driver before but the distance was shorter compared to my current driver.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Calvin said:

Any particular model ? Or the whole line up?

I have the 2015? Type V driver. Other than a slightly closed "looking" face, it's a phenomenal driver. Only other small criticism would be it tends to spin a little too much into a head wind. Long and straight and forgiving though. Had the last model 3 wood too. Long and super forgiving. Spun too much for me though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Driver plus right fitting shaft equal performance and distance. As much as I like certain drivers, I am always seeking the perfect shaft to match. I think its an endless search but I keep looking!!!!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ryoma faces are thinner in general so the driver is a little hotter.   They do have a little more spin and we must remember they are going after the XXIO crowd.

The entire body flexes more than other drivers for example on the new driver with strong force using my hands I can bend the sole in and out.  

Head vs head I feel they have a little more distance but any gains are lost somewhere in the gazillion of variables that are taking place in the swing or build.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

long means consistently long..  not just a one off right ?

 

in that caase.

the  ryoma maxima I found to  be so,  but not the d1, the d1 was straighter the maxima  longer but more wayward

the jbeam l 435   and the kamui pro  tp 07   awlayg gets max distance.

prgr egg 7  as well witht the longer length  shaft.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the multiple kick-point shaft which might benefit my inconsistent swing speed is another selling point of Ryoma . They did explain how it works to increase more yardage but by how much? Does the extra yardage match up the extra cost?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The extra yardage not really but the consistency yes ! 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now