Adams Speedline Super S

The results were close but one club emerges as the winner

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 9 May 2013

Adams Speedline Super S


Brand:
 Adams
3-wood: Speedline Super S
RRP: £150 Best price: £86
Loft: 15-degree Lie: 58.5-degree Length: 43” Swing Weight: D2
Shaft: Matrix Radix S 60 Grip: Adams Tour Elite

Summary: Adams Speedline Super S is the brand’s longest stainless steel fairway wood. It features a cut-thru sole slot for a hotter face and high launch. Cut-Thru VST in the sole increases CT up to 230.

Appearance: While the white crown design and diagonal writing stamped on the head has clearly been TaylorMade approved, the Super S has kept a familiar Adams trait with the cut-thru slot positioned at the front of the sole and also in the crown - Adams was the first brand to stick a slot in their woods with the Speedline F11 fairway. This time around, however, the crown slot is thinner, deeper and longer from heel to toe. Paired with a matte black face, the contrasting colours also made the clubhead appear bigger at address and this inspired us with a great deal of confidence when standing over the ball. It would maybe be nice to have something in the middle of the crown to aid better alignment but the slot in the crown certainly helps you focus in on the ball. 9 (out of 10)

Feel: Feel is of course a preference but an important one when determining whether to purchase a club. Clubhead felt a little heavier than ideal but impact felt great both in terms of solid feel and a hearty sound. The stock shaft in the Speedline Super S is a Matrix Radix S and I felt that it was holding up well to those shots that I really wanted to go after. It also delivered a nice smooth feeling through the ball at impact. 8

Performance: Tight dispersion, easy launch and decent overall distance around the 220-yard mark. The higher the launch angle meant more carry and better descending angles. Very easy to get airborne.  9

Verdict: Tremendous value for money. Impressive looks, solid performance and distance and easy launch off the deck. To me, this performs like a hybrid but with 3-wood distance. Oh and it comes with a beautiful leather, boxing-punch bag-style headcover - perfect should you hit a squiffy one! 26 (out of 30)

Pro Verdict: Don’t particularly like the look of this but it performs well. Easy to launch in the air but I wouldn’t say it’s flying out there for me.

Andy

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

Grant

Total (yards)

Carry (yards)

Offline distance

1

197

170

7

1

210

192

5

2

202

186

12

2

231

211

12

3

231

206

16

3

197

174

8

4

227

198

4

4

220

203

17

5

223

205

3

5

221

196

7

Average

216

193

8

Average

216

195

10

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