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PostSubject: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 10:37 am

Need some guru advise whether is it "OK" to install a regular flex shaft on a 8.5deg driver head.

Reason: I found my current shaft too stiff (66g, T 2.8) for me to handle ....

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 10:43 am

andrewlee wrote:
Need some guru advise whether is it "OK" to install a regular flex shaft on a 8.5deg driver head.

Reason: I found my current shaft too stiff (66g, T 2.8) for me to handle ....

Thanks.
Go to a fitter, they can give you better advice on this.
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 12:56 pm

enwee wrote:

Go to a fitter, they can give you better advice on this.

Thanks but before I consult a fitter, i just want to check have anyone done that as I don't see any 8.5 degree head come with regular shaft...
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 1:55 pm

bro imo you can put any shaft into any head.

but why do you want to use an 8.5 degree head?
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 2:05 pm

LeftRightUpDown wrote:
bro imo you can put any shaft into any head.

but why do you want to use an 8.5 degree head?

This is my "spare" driver sitting inside my store room, currently using 9.5 deg with R Flex...... What a Face

Just want to do experiment with it..... tongue tongue tongue
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 9:08 pm

oh haha, ya can la definitely can fit as long as you have a shaft with the correct tip size
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Sun May 12, 2013 10:49 pm

andrewlee wrote:
Need some guru advise whether is it "OK" to install a regular flex shaft on a 8.5deg driver head.

Reason: I found my current shaft too stiff (66g, T 2.8) for me to handle ....

Thanks.

can la. why not?
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 1:39 pm

from wnat i know, 8.5 loft need more clubhead speed to launch the ball to the optimum height for maximum distance but Regular shaft will not suit more clubhead speed.

suggest u goto a club fitter to get the right shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 1:53 pm

IMHO, a 8.5 deg driver needs tremendous clubhead speed to achieve optimum performance and hence, a more robust & stable shaft is needed to complement this ... That's one reason as to why you dun/rarely see a R-Flex stock shaft goes with a 8.5 deg driver head ...
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 5:14 pm

Very often low loft driver heads are paired with stiff shafts ~ based on the fact that the SS needed to launch the ball is more demanding. There's no "right" or "left" where pairing a low loft driver with a R shaft is concerned, but you can always give it a try and see how the results pen out.

Being a low loft driver user myself (been there done that) with a R shaft & the results did not turn out as I hoped it would......... good putt
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 6:08 pm

I thought the first question to ask is why go for a 8.5deg head. It is less forgiving and requires a high swing speed to make it work. Better to determine what driver loft works best for your swing first before spending the money on shafts.

May be good to go to a fitter and check out your AoA, launch angle & swing speed. With more info, easier to determine what's needed.

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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 8:35 pm

Check AOA first bah
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 8:35 pm

guys.... let me tell u abt andrewlee

1) he scared go see a fitter.... cos see liao scared spent money

2) he did the next logical thing.... in order to bring down ball flight, he get a low loft head

3) then realise shaft buay gum, think cannot square clubface

4) now he scared he anyhow spent money on a backup driver, so come here tcss




tio bo andrewlee......

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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 9:04 pm

In that case, actually got solution. Go see Eric and seek some free advice. He will be more than willing to share and at the same time, can get on the launch monitor & check out your swing specs.

I have this high launch problem, fiddled with many drivers starting from 8deg to 10.5deg now. Burned some money along the way on this quest. Then i dropped by the Den and saw Eric. He told me to do some drills to get the swing on plane. No damage in terms of $$$ done. I still launch the ball high (no time to groove the swing) but I figured that as long as can carry the ball, happy enough already.

Agree with Vinny that 8.5deg head experiment may not pan out well. I went that route and came back hopefully the wiser now.
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 9:25 pm

slinger wrote:
guys.... let me tell u abt andrewlee

1) he scared go see a fitter.... cos see liao scared spent money

2) he did the next logical thing.... in order to bring down ball flight, he get a low loft head

3) then realise shaft buay gum, think cannot square clubface

4) now he scared he anyhow spent money on a backup driver, so come here tcss




tio bo andrewlee......

afro

Alamak picha lobang !!!!!

E 8.5 head sold by you?
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Mon May 13, 2013 10:17 pm

Nbz... tio suan .... Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: 8.5deg driver head with R Flex Shaft   Tue May 14, 2013 12:35 am

BTW, what is the brand and model of your 8.5* driver head, care to share?
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