Long and straight
Just tried this out at a local demo day (10 degree neutral, stock reg flex). I must have hit at least 2 dozen balls with it. To compare and contrast I tried the new FT-iQ as well my own drivers (2008 Taylormade tour burner stock shaft) and (2007 burner - V2 shaft) (both 9.5 degree).
Although I get good results with the Taylormade drivers when I put a good swing on it, the not so good swings pays a penalty in distance. Plus there isn't a lot of roll, even with a mid trajectory ball flight.
As for the Diablo, the dispersion was minimal and the results for a good effortless swing was fantastic. It always felt like the head was there when I was. The sound off the face was pleasant and gave me feedback on off center hits. The FT-iQ (square head) gave me similar results as the Diablo but cost an extra $100. I figured I could use the $100 on something else!
Did the same comparison test with my 2008 burner 3 wood (stock shaft) to the Diablo 3 wood. Had to give the nod to the Diablo for consistency and distance. BTW the demo club looked like it had received more wear then my own club.
So what did I do? With the buy a driver and get a fairway metal for a buck coupled with the trade in value on the taylormade, I'm playing Diablos going forward.
43 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Callaway Diablo best on the market!!
I purchased the club as a backup to one I already have,with golf clubs its hard to find lower degree lofts on drivers and as I have been using the Diablo for 2 seasons I thought I would get a spare.The club is actually one of the best drivers I have ever hit,longer and straighter than what I have used in the past.I wish I could find a couple more just to have but with the technology and ever changing clubs I can't see spending the money on 2 year old technology.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
A great deal
Callaway put an all titanium, large sweet spot head on a great shaft. I have the stiff 9degree neutral head. One warning, though. Stiff means stiff. A short backswing does not cut it with this shaft. I had been working on getting to parallel at the top of my swing, and an agressive move from the top rewards you with good distance and a nice carry. I demoed the 10 degree, and it tended to balloon on me. I like what I bought, but I am tempted to try an 8 degree with a regular shaft.
This is one instance where I think the aldila dvs shaft with callaway markings is the real deal, not an imitation manufactured by aldila to reduced specs for an oem driver. I tee the ball low with this club, and I can get a draw from the neutral head. I didn't try the draw head.
I think the future of this club is doubtful, as they have been universally marked down to $199. Ebay prices are even lower, and the club is new this season, so I expect some changes in the model for next year. Try it in a few different configurations. At $99.00, my price used, it was a no-brainer.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Calloway Diablo Driver
It was a very good buy at a fair price,as usual it was better condition
than rated. I bought it because a golfer at my club had one and was hitting
it 280 th 290. I was hoping that it would restore my lost distance. It did
not. The guy hitting it 290 is about 30 years old and I am in mid 70's, that
should tell you how smart I am. If you get a driver I can hit 260 I'll buy
it. Just feed me a line of bull-I'm easy.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Real Nice Driver
I had the older big bertha titanium and thought that was good, wait till you try this one,I bought the 10deg draw if you slice get this one,
I have also purchased 3 wood and hybrid
and these clubs are cheap compared to others
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.