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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:02 pm

mrkatsucurry wrote:
If I can add a few points as well.

From my experience. Every time I pull driver, I see red and wanna smash the ball. What happens then is I tend to throw my right shoulder over rather than let it drop.

I think I've killed a few monkeys at bintan with that samurai chop.



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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:12 pm

i think if u are consistent in having the same ball flight, adjusting the driver and making the same swing will see different flight... problem is we humans may try to adjust our swing to get the ball flight we want so adjusting both at the same time may not give the desired result.
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:49 pm

i suggest stick to neutral and change ur swing:)
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:31 pm

hi hi
just try n trim ur driver shorter, it might help too.

maybe 44 3/4

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:06 pm

I'm 1.7m tall. I find that I get better driving stats in terms of distance and dispersion with a Shorter driver. I cut mine down to 45 or 44.5"

These days, drivers are sold at >45"
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:38 am

pocketace,

you mentioned your driver was trimmed to 44.5" or thereabouts,

did you trim your 3w and 5w down as well?

thx
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:37 am

I'd like to share my experience with adjustable driversl. My first was a 910 D3. I also have a problem with slicing my driver so i set it to a closed face setting (i think was D3 setting). i started to hit draws which i liked and sometimes big hooks. however, i found it difficult to hit fades when i needed to for dogleg right holes.

Now i'm back to using an R9 supertri. Left it at neutral. But worked on my swing instead.

There are many factors that causes a slice. so would have to look at your swing to determine the cause of it.

1) hips spin out too early hence causing ur arms to lag behind
2) not releasing the club. i.e hands too slow
3) out-to-in swing.
4) chicken wing finish
5) grip, etc...

the list goes on. Its so easy to blame equipment. rather than spending $$$ on always changing equipment.. why not spend that $$$ getting a coach to fix the swing?
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:39 am

+1 for dan.
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:00 am

mrkatsucurry wrote:
pocketace,

you mentioned your driver was trimmed to 44.5" or thereabouts,

did you trim your 3w and 5w down as well?

thx

Yes my RBZ tour driver is playing about 44.5" ish
My rbz 3w is bout 42 1/4"
My rbz 5w is bout 41 3/4"

To counter the reduction in the sw, I used heavier after market shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:04 am

I personally think the TM drivers around the time of the R9 (incl the burner series) and slightly before are among the best that TM has to offer (or at least for me).

Had a chance to smack a Burner 09 stock S shaft the other day on course and it still performs very well.

The R11 series really does not do it for me, neither does the RBZ.

Referring to drivers only, not consistent enough ball striking on FWs to comment about them.

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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:20 am

thanks for the info pocketace

Interesting problem..

I know there are swing weights you can stick into shafts.

For the 5w, theres quite a bit tipped off... bear with my rough calculations....

45" tipped to 42" means a 7% drop in weight, 5g. assuming a 70g shaft.

so to make the shaft weigh the same after being tipped, a 5g weight dropped in should do the trick.

Cause if i get a heavier shaft, it might go into the 80+g range, and most of what ive seen are hybrid shafts in that range.

So dont know if the shaft qualities for hybrids and woods are different.

Seriously confused.


thanks




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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:41 am

mrkatsucurry wrote:
thanks for the info pocketace

Interesting problem..

I know there are swing weights you can stick into shafts.

For the 5w, theres quite a bit tipped off... bear with my rough calculations....

45" tipped to 42" means a 7% drop in weight, 5g. assuming a 70g shaft.

so to make the shaft weigh the same after being tipped, a 5g weight dropped in should do the trick.

Cause if i get a heavier shaft, it might go into the 80+g range, and most of what ive seen are hybrid shafts in that range.

So dont know if the shaft qualities for hybrids and woods are different.

Seriously confused.


thanks





Honestly, I would suggest for u to leave it to your trusted fitter.. Then try it on course... I used to think longer shafts = longer distances, but i was proven wrong... As Pocketace said, I too cut it down and found it better... cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:49 am

thx chien.

Ive got a trimmed down driver shaft as well.. a lot better control.

Just trying to understand this shaft fitting art a bit more.

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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:22 pm

Hi mrkatsu,

IMHO it is an art and every time you change (add/minus) an area - other area is compensate, more like balancing unbalance thing.

For the 5w, theres quite a bit tipped off... bear with my rough calculations....
45" tipped to 42" means a 7% drop in weight, 5g. assuming a 70g shaft.

---> It's depend on each shaft manufacturer, you should check on their tipping instruction how much to tip fr 5w (usually 1/2" - 1" increasement from driver to 3w) and butt trim to desire lenght. When you achieve desire swingweight with this step than it's done.

so to make the shaft weigh the same after being tipped, a 5g weight dropped in should do the trick.

---> What you need to look is not the 5g shaft weight lost but the SW(swingweight). Every lost 1 SW you need to bring it up with add 2g to the head weight but it will soften the flex, to counter the softer therefore another tip trim were needed.

Cause if i get a heavier shaft, it might go into the 80+g range, and most of what ive seen are hybrid shafts in that range.

---> There are lots of wood shaft in 80's g but what need to be consider, many heavier weight shaft more likely to have stiffer/different profiles than their lighter ranges.

I am not expert but just want to share what i know and hope helps your curiosity.

And for original poster, our neighbour having big discussion about tweaking drivers : http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/775051-another-lie-angle-can-be-adjusted-independent-of-the-face-angle-claim-mr-wishon-help/

Hope some discussion will enlight and educate us....cheerrrsssss
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PostSubject: Re: Tweaking your drivers   Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm

Thanks man.

Learning new things from this forum everyday.

Hilarious picture btw.

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