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Adams Redline RPM 460 Dual Driver

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Adams Redline RPM 460 Dual Driver

Adams' Redline RPM 460 Dual Driver features two weight ports with interchangeable weights.

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The Adams Redline RPM Dual 460 driver combines the latest technologies into one terrific driver. Don't take our word for it - listen to Tom Watson.
Prior to the 2005 U.S. Senior Open, Watson called the RPM Dual 460 "the best driver I ever had in my life." Yes, we know what you're thinking: Watson is on Adams' tour staff, what else is he going to say? Fair enough.

But here's the backstory: Watson had just won the 2005 Senior British Open and was playing a practice round for the U.S. Senior when he damaged the driver head. He was speaking off-the-cuff and didn't even mention the name of the driver - which makes me think he was simply being honest.

"That driver was really a great driver," Watson said, "the best driver I ever had in my life." Watson had started using the RPM Dual 460 only about a month earlier. "I've been driving it very good ever since. I hit it longer. I hit it straighter."

Longer and straighter. That's only what every golfer wants.

Adams had earlier introduced the Redline RPM 430Q driver, which the company called the first driver to combine an oversized head, composition crown, and adjustable weights. The 430Q has a 430cc head and four weight ports, and was favorably compared by many to the TaylorMade r7 Quad driver.

The newer Redline RPM Dual 460, like TaylorMade's follow-up to the r7 Quad, the r5 Dual, has two weight ports rather than four. Which simplifies things for golfers who aren't gearheads.

The RPM Dual 460 is also larger than the 430Q. In fact, according to Adams, the RPM Dual 460 is the very first 460cc driver with a composite crown and adjustable weights, combining three of the latest innovations in driver technology into one driver.

The composite crown allows more weight to be repositioned to the sole of the club, helping with launch angle and spin. And adjustable weights give golfers the option to tinker with the center of gravity, moving it left or right to encourage a particular ball flight.

Are two weights better than four? For most golfers, the answer is probably yes. Switching out weights is simpler with the two weight ports of the RPM Dual 460 than with the four of the 430Q. Simpler both in terms of time and effort, and in terms of understanding the effect on ballflight. Sure, you can't get as in-depth with two weight ports as you can with four, but you can find what works for you more quickly and easier.

The Redline RPM 460 Dual comes with 14 grams of adjustable weight in the form of four screws: two 7-gram screws, one 12-gram and one 2-gram. Weights can be swapped out of the weight ports in the sole (one near the toe, one near the heel) to create a draw or fade bias, or have a neutral effect.

The 7-gram weights are prepositioned in the clubhead, so if you like the way the RPM Dual 460 hits when you get it, you don't have to change a thing. If you feel you need a draw bias, change to the 12-gram weight in the heel and the 2-gram in the toe. For a fade bias, go the opposite.

The Adams Redline RPM Dual 460 was a big hit with all our testers, who felt it was confidence-building at address and forgiving in action. But it was the adjustable weight technology that most crowed about - both how easy it was to use the weights and to understand the effects, and how convenient it was to have a driver so easily adjustable.

This driver wasn't considered one of the longest ever tried by many of our testers, but distance performance was very good. Accuracy - putting the ball in the fairway - was the biggest plus for most of our testers. They simply hit the ball better after determining the weighting properties that worked best for them, and the added confidence was a nice bonus.

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 4 out of 5
Adams 460 RPM (2 weight port -composite top 8*, Member sIRIUSMIND777

Have 4 drivers , 8.5 Adams Redline, Callaway 454 Firm, Ping G2 8.5 and 10 *. Just bought the Adams 460 composite top 8* with a 55 gram shaft -brand new for $25.00- that's right $25.00. Of all the above this is the straightest driver ever! And just as long as the others. Being 74 and use to hit 43.1/2 "" Ping steel shafted 9* driver 270 at age 50 --this is a God send! It says on the shaft ""made for Japan - senior shaft"" -on the flex board its a firm , like a Hawkeye fairway wood. I can hit it a real 250 - see you do that at 74!:)

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