Adams Speedline Super LS

It's one of the most important clubs you'll own. We review 10 Hybrids and put them through the ultimate test with a PGA Pro and Protracer technology. Who comes out on top?

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Andy Roberts and Charlie Lemay
Wed, 29 May 2013
Adams Speedline Super LS

Brand: Adams
Hybrid: Speedline Super LS
Category: Better player
RRP: £199
Best price: £156
Loft: 19-degree
Lie: 57-degree
Length: 41"
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage 80

Summary: The Adams Super LS hybrid features innovative Velocity Slot Technology (VST) in the sole that increases CT up to 205, a refined crown slot for higher launch angle without increasing spin for longer carry distance.

Appearance: We were already in awe at the look of the Super LS line so this hybrid was always going to tick the right boxes. The matte white crown with contrasting PVD face appeared to increase the clubhead size and we received a real ease of alignment when standing over the ball. Although not alignment aid through the middle as such, the slot acted sufficiently enough. The smaller profile will likely be better suited to the better player than the mid-capper. 4.5 (out of 5)

Feel: Feel is of course a preference but an important one when determining whether to purchase a club. The stock shaft is a Mitsubishi Kuro Kage and we felt that it was holding up well to those shots that we really wanted to go after. It also delivered us with a nice smooth feeling through the ball at impact. We thought sound at impact wasn’t particularly pleasant, however, and consequently ball striking felt a little dead off the face at times. 8 (out of 10)

Performance: Easy launch and decent overall distance around the 215-yard mark. The higher the launch angle meant more carry and better descending angles, aided by the VST in the crown and sole. Reasonably straight but not as accurate as some of the others. 9 (out of 10)

Verdict: There are many reasons why Adams hybrids have been the #1 hybrid played on the PGA Tour since 2008. The sole reason for us is that they generate incredible performance and are easier to hit that many others out there. 21.5 (out of 25)

Pro Verdict: The graphics are subtle enough that they aren’t distracting. When combined with the contrast of the black face, lighter topline and speed slot, I felt like they became an additional alignment tool. Not the longest distance but really easy to launch in the air and on the whole, accurate. Hard to fault. 

Andy

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

222

201

7

2

223

203

3

3

206

189

11

4

198

174

13

5

227

204

6

Average

215

194

8

Charlie

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

218

197

9

2

222

196

13

3

196

170

12

4

207

185

8

5

221

200

4

Average

213

190

9

Grant

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

209

197

3

2

212

201

6

3

208

200

4

4

221

212

7

5

217

208

3

Average

213

204

5

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