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PostSubject: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:13 am

wow, i would have thought lighter is for sure longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:08 pm

Well that was enlightening somewhat. I think more in the principles of physics, Force = mass x acceleration. So with your acceleration more or less a constant what's left is finding your optimum mass to maximize stability and rate of acceleration. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:22 pm

i like the last line which states 'But please, don’t play the stock shaft unless it’s a good fit for you.' Problem is that most ppl dun bother taking their heads out and try on other aftermarket shafts and after some time they get used to the stock shaft and reckons its a good fit .....
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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:24 pm

Then again, some students "like me" with no capital resort to stock shafts because a good one will set me back quite a bit Very Happy *excuses*
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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:38 pm

Actually, if u discard the data point with driver carry of 154 yards, it is consistent that lighter shaft has longer carry.

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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:58 pm

lighter shaft lighter swing further distance.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:37 pm

Well, if stock shaft feels good, can find f/w and decent distance, so it's a good fit, so why Not?

Can save $ and all.

But knowing most golfers, we all have itchy backside syndrome residing in us.

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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:15 pm

Slicer51 wrote:

Interesting article by Mygolf spy

http://www.mygolfspy.com/driver-shaft-weight-testing/

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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:51 am

Saw from the link... "The weight of the shaft is going to help keep the player’s swing on plane."

I had this slight problem of back swing a little too flat... Which seems to be not on plane... Could it be that my shaft or club weight (irons) it's too heavy?
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PostSubject: Re: Shaft Weight Test – {Is Lighter Really Longer?}   Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:45 am

I recently switched back to my stock Project X 5.5 shaft (and also had it tipped) for my driver because I felt my aftermarket shaft was heavier and slowed my swing speed.

End result:
1. Swing speed back up (as tested on flightscope)
2. Tighter dispersion
3. Got the CPM I wanted
4. Distance I wanted

So I guess it's combination of factors.

Long story short, Get fitted with a club fitter you are comfortable with.
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