Summary: Two stickers which affect the balance of the club were old and, as a result almost impossible to remove cleanly. In fact the shaft and bottom of club head are still "sticky" today. It took a lot to remove these and it was impossible to do without scratching the club. I wrote to Callaway Ore-Owned and received no response.
Finally found a Diablo 3 Wood to match my Diablo driver
29 January 2014
Summary: I bought the Callaway Octane Driver a year ago, then found out Callaway was discontinuing the Octane line (according to some guy at a golf shop in town) I had a hard time finding the Octane 3 wood until now. It's easy to hit, and very straight. I'm a high handicapper, but once I got a feel for the 3 wood, I hit it consistently 225-235 yards off the tee. I'm very happy with the Octane 3 wood, and recommend it, especially for anybody who already has the Octane driver.
Summary: This club picks the ball off of the fairway and has a good sized sweet spot to help in off center hits. I also use it on Par 5's with a dog leg to prevent my driving the ball through the dog leg either OB or into the trees. It is well balanced. I bought this to go with the Octane driver which I have had a great experience with over the years.
Summary: I just started using this wood. It is replacing a Diablo Edge 3 wood that I have been using for years. Thus far I am hitting it a bit further than my other 3 wood. Overall, feels good when I strike the ball squarely and has good distance as well.
Summary: It really has never produced a nice shot for me. It doesn't seem to hit well off the fairway and It is pretty inconsistent with distance. It could very well be me, but this is the only club in my bag I don't ever really want to use. I usually just hit my hybrid when faced with the distance this club would be used for. I give up distance doing that, but at least I know I will hit it long and straight unlike with this club.
Summary: Club feels just like the Diablo driver I have and seems like you hit the sweet spot no matter where the ball hits off the club face. Took me a few rounds to really break it in and get the feel of it, but now that I have, it's great. Works well off the tee and very easy to hit clean off the fairway.