From Golf Magazine (ClubTest, May 2010)
Category: Game-Improvement Hybrids
We tested: 3 (19°) and 4 (22°) with UST Mamiya ProForce AXIVCore Black graphite shaft
Company line: "The 41-gram weight along the rear increases spin, launch angle and carry distance. We also added sole camber to boost performance from all lies."
OUR TESTERS SAY:
PROS: Testers repeatedly praise it for consistent ball flight and consistent distance; built for precision more so than forgiveness; put a halfway decent move on the ball for satisfactory results; many panelists experience laser-like accuracy—shots hold their line; a slight head-heavy feel through the swing; penetrating trajectory; little distance penalty on misses; a few guys would consider purchasing them.
CONS: For many, it's not as easy to hit from thick rough as expected; some testers prefer a bit more forgiveness when they don't catch it perfectly.
$150, graphite; adamsgolf.com
From Sports Illustrated Golf+ Equipment Issue (February 8, 2010)
These hybrids take the best attributes from several generations of the Idea Pro hybrids to create a better blend of performance and forgiveness. An improved sole camber makes the Idea a7 easy to hit out of any lie, and the rear-weighting increases carry.