The Callamethod Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver is not just a tongue twister, but the next in line of the latest variety of drivers to bear the rejuvenated Big Bertha name.
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The original Big Bertha Alpha driver that was launched earlier in 2014 is principally a low spin driver aimed at high swing speed players.
So what is the difference in between the Alpha 815 and the previous Alpha? Well, basically it spins a small even more and also is even more forgiving.
With the original Alpha you really essential a swing speed of over 100 mph to get the real benefit from it and likewise required to hit it out of the middle of the compact looking head.
The head on the 815 Alpha is the very same 460cc, but it has actually a shallower confront that enables the head to be a bit deeper front to earlier, yet it still looks compact at address, particularly at the finish of a long 45.75 inch shaft.
The stock shaft is the Fujikura Speeder 565 shaft in white, which during my Callaway fitting session came out as the best one for me as it was the a lot of regular for accuracy.
Tbelow is also a new confront architecture referred to as the RMOTO which removes a tiny weight from approximately the challenge to enable it to increase the round rate on off centre hits. Callamethod seem coy around what it brings and talk about RMOTO enhancing the smash factor, yet reading between the lines, the ribs in the style permit the edges to flex a small even more in a similar means to the various channels in various other motorists.
The RMOTO ribs additionally allow 3 grams of weight that would certainly have remained in the sole to be moved somewhere else to the edges of the head to boost the MOI and also the forgiveness of the club.
Like the original version, the Alpha 815 driver additionally attributes the Gravity Core weight that moves the Centre of Gravity (CG) vertically. The just distinction is that you have the right to currently check out with the sole screw to watch the silver or dark finish of the Gravity Core, so you recognize which means it is up without having to unscrew it.
I might also go on about the lighter Forged Composite crown that you recognize and love from previous Callaway drivers, yet the gist of all this is that the classy looking head sound and feels excellent via that distinct combination of titanium and graphite sound that provides Callamethod vehicle drivers stand also out.
Like the original tright here is an adjusecure hosel and also 2 sole weights of 1 and 7 grams that deserve to be swapped between heel and also toe locations to further optimise the CG place.
I was fitted with the heavier 7 gram weight in the standard place in the heel of the single and into a 9 level head adjusted up 1 degree utilizing the Callaway Optifit adjusecure hosel.
This only moves in 1° increments, so the option of initial head loft is key as if you require 9.5° then you must come down 1° from the 10.5° head as you can"t gain tbelow by going up from the 9° head. When you change face loft you also adjust the challenge angle, so trying all the miscellaneous combinations through a skilled fitter is a should.
The other readjust I discovered in the time of the fitting was that I had actually to tee the ball up better than I would normally perform to encertain I hit it on the up in order to gain the finest performance from the Alpha 815.
This is the means with low spin chauffeurs and also is not really a problem, it simply requires the knowledge to try it out and of course the swing to carry out it. With my 100mph swing I was obtaining a low level of 2000 rpm ball spin, yet via a good launch angle and also making use of that upward strike the distance was exceptionally great.
However before, it was the flight and dispersion that really stood out and also in this configuration was one of the a lot of repeatedly directly vehicle drivers I have tested newly, which backs up the forgiveness story.
And this really sums up what the Alpha 815 is all about. It is a premium item of tools via a selection of 3 adjusteady variables in single weight, hosel and gravity core that will certainly permit moderate to high swing rate players to fine tune it to suit their demands. The substantial benefit over the previous Alpha is that it is even more foroffering, so it will certainly suit even more amateurs.
However before it is pricey and, equivalent to a deluxe sports auto, you have to be the form of perchild who either demands the performance or appreciates that for a premium piece of equipment, it will certainly require a tiny even more initiative to fine tune it in order to get the maximum advantage. You either check out the value in opening your wallet better or you don"t, however you won"t be disappointed if you perform.
Callamethod Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Babsence Diamond Driver Review
If you are a really high swing rate player then there is also a, wait for it, Callameans Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond driver, which is unofficially the longest driver in golf...by personalities.
If you are an accomplished skier then you will recognise Double Black Diamond (DBD) as the name of the hardest ski runs that are for professionals just. Hence why Callamethod has actually named this variation of the 815 driver, bereason it is an even reduced spinning version of the Alpha in a 460cc head.
The head is also a small taller to relocate that CG closer to the face to minimize the spin and also definitely once I tried it, the spin was much less. Tright here is likewise a little even more variance with the gravity core which is much longer in the DBD and also adds another 100 rpm to the selection of spin between it being in the up and dvery own positions.
Tbelow is no alignment assist on the DBD crvery own, however it does look extremely classy via the glossy complete to the head.
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The original Alpha sits in in between the 815 and also the 815 DBD for spin, thus why the Alpha is being discontinued, yet the greater spinning traditional blue headed Big Bertha is maintained in the range for 2015.
Like a Double Babsence Diamond ski run, this driver have to only be considered by elite or exceptionally high swing speed players that have the right to routinely hit the centre of the face as the forgiveness is much less as well. As this excludes me and also most likely most of you as well, I would simply pretfinish it doesn"t exist unless you require a big scrabble score.