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How adjustable drivers actually work. Everyone should be required to watch this to be allowed to post on this site. Thanks Tom Wishon


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#361 evoviiiyou

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:28 AM

Great video and very enlightening. One question I have is doesn't an adjustable sole plate allow for all 3 variables to be met with one static loft and adjustable hosel device?

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:16 AM

every time i adjust my driver to any setting besides square it just goes all over the place.
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 08:17 PM

Maybe I am different but I think sometimes things are to technical. All I know is my driver is adjustable and it does allow me to move the ball left and right based on my adjustments.  I do also notice a difference in ballflight in the loft. The Nike adapter is one I like because I can open/close separate from loft. I know the concerns of this not being possible but I can SEE the results to be true when on the course. I do not get caught up in what the technical "experts" say because I trust my eyes out on the course to tell me what is happening.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:04 AM

Yes.   Many people over think these things.   The results are the only thing that really matters.   The 'why' can potentially help us with fitting and future purchases/adjustments so can be important in a different context, but the bottom line will always be the results.

As far as the Nike's 'face angle adjustment' goes and being independent of loft - it depends.   It basically rotates the shaft and changes how the grip markings align with the head.  So technically it doesn't really change the face angle of the head but it can potentially change the face orientation at address (not exactly the same thing)  so it certainly can influence the results for some.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

I'm glad this video was made, lots of great points! The differentiation of what adjustable hosels are thought to do and can actually do is very important. I think custom fitting is the better answer, and the adjustable hosel makes this more difficult because the proper specs are absent like Tom said.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 08:34 AM

So informative. Thanks for posting this video.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:15 PM

Great info !! Thank you

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

I haven't really hit a screw in shaft driver that I liked yet. For some reason, I just feel like I get more feel out of a fixed shaft.

Maybe it's in my head.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 PM

So basically, whatever changes are made to the hosel, I need to always remember to sole the club where the face is square.

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