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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:32 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
The stiffer the shaft does not necessarily mean that you will hit longer. If that is the case, why don’t people use XXXXXXX…S shaft to hit and blow the course away?

I think the misconception here comes in when you see people with a ‘S’ Shaft hitting longer than one with a ‘R’ Shaft. I will first explain this in as layman terms as possible as I am not familiar with your technicality level in this sport that we all hate to love.

Basically the faster that one can swing the club, the stiffer the shaft should be so that it can keep up with the speed that it is being swung and the head will be able to remain square on impact if everything else falls in place. A mismatch in the stiffness of a shaft will result in a wide dispersion or shorter distances. This match of swing speed and shaft stiffness can be accurately measured by a clubfitter with the usage of a launch monitor and other club fitting gadgets. The clubfitter will also act as a doctor, review and asses the information that he has on you, your club and finally prescribe you what to use. If your swing is stable and consistant, by then you should be able to see results almost immediately.

All that is said above is just general description and rule-of-thumb talk. Of course out there, you will get some weird-dos that have slow swing speed but because of how they work the club, they need lower lofts and extra stiff shafts to work the ball up.

If you are still not convinced by what I said above, I will give you even a simpler perspective. Given the MILLIONS of golfers worldwide, do you really think that there should only be 3 types of swing speeds differentiate by 3 kinds of shaft types; R, S and XS? And would all ladies just have 1 kind of swing speed and all should be using ‘L’ shaft?

I can deliver part 2 of my thesis here if there are interested people out there who want slightly more technical. What makes me qualified? Heehee… read this thread. A summary of the shafts I have gone through so far.

UST V2 Proforce: 3 shafts
Fujikura: 1 shafts
Diamana: 2 shafts
Graman: 3 shafts

And I have more on the order book. Akan datang.

thanks for your enlightenment....

btw, any gd club fitter tat i can go to and whats the cost for him to find out wat i best need for my swing? thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:33 pm

Salty Dog wrote:
Yes, MC, we want to hear it. Please give us the part 2.

ahdan78,
Just like every one else have said, the shaft stiffness should go hand-in-hand with your swing speed. There is such a thing call tempo. If you try to out do your tempo because you need to get to a higher swing speed, that is almost always the cause of disasterious shots. And it takes years of practise to improve the swing speed with the right tempo.


shit...tats wat i am doing recently!! Stretcher
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:40 pm

Ssquirrel wrote:
Nobody suan u lah..
Good to share share.... shaft/fitting/golf... never ending..we're all learning from one another. Very Happy


totally agreed! M.C thanks for sharing ur knowledge. Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:47 pm

ahdan78 wrote:
btw, any gd club fitter tat i can go to and whats the cost for him to find out wat i best need for my swing? thanks.

You can go to Big Fish like what most others here do... as for price... erm... it should be minimal lah.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:33 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
ahdan78 wrote:
btw, any gd club fitter tat i can go to and whats the cost for him to find out wat i best need for my swing? thanks.

You can go to Big Fish like what most others here do... as for price... erm... it should be minimal lah.

sorry, who and where is big fish? confused
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:00 pm

http://bigfishes.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:19 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
http://bigfishes.com/

thanks. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:47 pm

btw. just ask you guys for view..

do u think it is worth it to upgrade a driver's shaft and the driver is pretty old?..

these days i got this thought.. my r7460.. though its stiff.. but now after 2 yrs of use.. its getting whippy and whippier.. tried my friend's same driver but fitted with graman 5 if im not wrong ( white colour with fishes).. and its pretty stable..

but the cost of putting in a new shaft into an old head.. worth it??
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:08 pm

your r7 460 is a few generation old in terms of model but not that old lah...... if u really like the driver, u shd keep it, then reshaft something that u like

getting a new driver dun necessary mean that u will find the flex that u want, mayb in the end will have the change shaft as well, then your cost will escalate.....

jmho...... i change shafts every 1/2 year but i usually keep my driverhead
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:11 pm

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your r7 460 is a few generation old in terms of model but not that old lah...... if u really like the driver, u shd keep it, then reshaft something that u like

getting a new driver dun necessary mean that u will find the flex that u want, mayb in the end will have the change shaft as well, then your cost will escalate.....

jmho...... i change shafts every 1/2 year but i usually keep my driverhead

Cosmetic Surgery ??
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:15 pm

4dtoto wrote:
slinger wrote:
your r7 460 is a few generation old in terms of model but not that old lah...... if u really like the driver, u shd keep it, then reshaft something that u like

getting a new driver dun necessary mean that u will find the flex that u want, mayb in the end will have the change shaft as well, then your cost will escalate.....

jmho...... i change shafts every 1/2 year but i usually keep my driverhead

Cosmetic Surgery ??

u want?? but u know where to go liao...... i think u need





u need to pack more silicon...... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:33 pm

hahaha..maybe need to shorten else very difficult to control, the shots fly all over the place...hahaha


But seriously, R7 460 head is a good head, just change the shaft will do.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:22 am

sebastianlim wrote:
btw. just ask you guys for view..

do u think it is worth it to upgrade a driver's shaft and the driver is pretty old?..

these days i got this thought.. my r7460.. though its stiff.. but now after 2 yrs of use.. its getting whippy and whippier.. tried my friend's same driver but fitted with graman 5 if im not wrong ( white colour with fishes).. and its pretty stable..

but the cost of putting in a new shaft into an old head.. worth it??

Any improvements with the r9 line over your r7 460 would be more evolutionary than revolutionary, your driver is just the previous generation. You then be the judge if it's worth forking out big bucks for a new driver or just re-shafting your r7.

Slinger does have some sound advice, and a very sound wallet to be changing shafts every half year.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:45 am

sebastianlim, if you do like the R7 460 head, just keep it and change shaft like what the others say...
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:32 am

wow. dint know so many reply heh. thanks..

yea. i did like the club head, though it could be better if its painted black like the superquad. haha..

thanks peeps Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:37 am

sebastianlim wrote:
yea. i did like the club head, though it could be better if its painted black like the superquad. haha..

it can be done.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:41 am

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
sebastianlim wrote:
yea. i did like the club head, though it could be better if its painted black like the superquad. haha..

it can be done.

wah. then it will be very funny leh. lol.. lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about driver   Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:22 am

Birdman wrote:


Slinger does have some sound advice, and a very sound wallet to be changing shafts every half year.

my bad, 1/2 = 1 or 2 years not half yearly lah
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