DNice26, on 15 April 2018 - 02:03 AM, said:
J13, on 14 April 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:
DNice26, on 14 April 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:
J13, may I ask....in your opinion, how many grams of melt does it take to slightly impact flight bias? I have the G400max in 9 and I'm looking to make it slightly more fade biased with some melt. Also thinking the sound could be improved a smidge as a side effect. More interested in the slight fade bias than the sound change. 3g out toward the toe? A local builder I believe is experienced in melt, but wanted to get your thoughts. Many thanks!!!! Great thread and fun to follow.
Yeah 3g won't do anything for bias. It will and can effect sound though. I would say if you want to add bias see if you can put a lighter weight in the rear then you would probably have to add around 6-10g depending on head and setup. Also make sure your local builder knows how to melt and uses REAL hotmelt. Can't tell you how many guys use a local builder who uses rat glue or rattle stop. REAL HOTMELT only otherwise you are going to experience drying, cracking, and rattle at some point. Ask him to show you what he uses. The reason i got a hotmelt setup was because 99% of builders have ZERO clue how to hotmelt or access to a real setup and melt.
Great tips! Silly question, is there a brand name for the real hot melt? So when he shows me, I know it is what I want to see? I would likely end up in the low end (6g) of your estimate, as I don’t really want to change the club much. Two local places do it I believe, on is Club Champion and the other is called Novo golf. Thank you for entertaining my questions! Cheers!
I know Club Champion does it at their HQ but local shops do not have hotmelt setups from my understanding. Don't know who Novo golf is. I do melt work for members of the board as well as a lot of locals so if you have trouble finding a spot just shoot me a pm and i'll help you out no problem.
JTD0314, on 15 April 2018 - 05:39 AM, said:
My Max with J13’s hotmelt treatment (10 grams) has kicked the standard G400 out of the bag to the BST. The feel and sound with the hotmelt surpasses the G400. I don’t have any #’s, but after several rounds at my course, the 10.5 Max with ADTP 7x is as long as any driver I have gamed (G Lst, Cobra LTD, G400 and Epic SZ), but my consistency is unreal. I can work it both ways, but it wants to just go straight. The only downside of the Max is that it is hard to hit a hard draw when needed. I cant thank J13 enough for his hotmelt expertise. I don’t think I would have stayed with the Max in stock form due to the sound and feel.
Great to hear and glad you like it. Amazing how the right setup in a head can transform it
Side note: after doing some more work to Rogue SZ 3 wood the club is working MUCH better for me. I removed the heavier forward weight and put back in the 2g and added melt to the rear of the club and center. Much more consistent and i'm really enjoying it. I still plan on bending it a few degrees upright so it setups better for me but all in all it's a great stick.
Also won 2nd round match today in HORRIBLE weather in the Maryland state team matches
Edited by J13, 15 April 2018 - 06:16 PM.