RIP Speed

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Andy Roberts
Thu, 22 Aug 2013
RIP Speed

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PRICE: £120.00 YEAR: from 2013

While there's nothing particularly admirable about the crown of the Benross RIP Speed driver, with very little alignment aid to speak of, I was pleasantly surprised when it came to the club's performance.

The RIP Speed driver, in 10-degree - 0.5 down on what I'd normally hit - delivers consistently long, powerful drives. Ball flight felt much too low, though. 

RIP Speed does however feature a mid to high MOI Stability Weighting that ensures the 460cc head offers an excellent blend of playability and shot-shaping potential.

Pretty easy to hit down the intended target line, as too were hitting draws and fades.

I also like the Aldila lightweight RIP PHENOM shaft as I felt it increased my clubhead speed whilst ensuring shots were being launched with a little less spin.

Sound off the face isn't particularly inspiring and there's little feedback to gain.


Considering its price tag of £120, nearly a third of the price of one of the latest premium big dogs on the market, the RIP Speed represents decent value for money as it will help you find the straight and narrow more often than not.

I don't like the look of the crown at address. I like to see something there and there's nothing. It's very bland and isn't flattering out in the sun as you can see from the images. The lower than normal ball flight also doesn't do a lot for me given I hit it low anyway.

I did find it was consistenly easy to hit straight, however, and I guess that's the most important thing.

first look