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The Bombtech Grenade 2 driver claims to have superior aerodynamics for more club head speed. Stock shaft felt soft-to-flex. Very high spin numbers.
We all know that professional golfers get paid a ton of money by OEMs to play their gear and wear their logos. That cost gets passed along to the consumers who buy those clubs. Bombtech Golf aims to provide golfers with high performance clubs at lower prices by selling direct to consumers without sponsoring pros or spending big money on marketing. But can a small shop really compete with the big OEMs in the high tech world of drivers? We tested the Grenade 2 to find out.
At address, the Grenade 2 presents a matte black crown, round and symmetrical, with a white alignment aid. The silver face is of average height and conventional shape.
Bombtech carries the green and black color scheme from top to bottom, most notably in the vibrant green shaft. Flip the driver over and you’ll see the signature dual cavities painted in green and “Bombtech” and “Grenade 2” in bold lettering.
Sound & Feel
The Grenade 2 is loud at impact. I would describe the sound as being between a crack and a sharp pop with a medium pitch.
My one complaint with the Grenade 2 is that I found the feedback lacking. I had a hard time figuring out when I had hit the ball well or poorly. This does speak to the stability of the design, but it makes it difficult to identify problems.
The Grenade 2 was developed with a combination of feedback from the first Grenade and original research done at the University of Vermont. Engineers found that the new dual cavity profile is 50% more aerodynamic than the original Grenade, and it positions the center of gravity deeper and lower for higher launch and lower spin.
I chalk up a lot of my troubles with the Grenade 2 to a mismatch with the stock shaft. We’ve written endlessly about the importance of the shaft, so I know how much difference that can make. The stock shaft is a little lighter than I prefer, and I found it to be one of the softest X-flex shafts I’ve ever used, particularly in the tip. This led me to get tentative with my swing which led to poor results.
There’s nothing that we say as often as, “Get fit for your clubs.” When you buy off the rack, anything can happen. That was the story of me and the Bombtech Grenade 2 driver. It simply wasn’t a fit. Bombtech does offer a 60-day money back guarantee, but with only one shaft option, it’s an all-or-nothing proposition.