Posted 15 February 2008 - 04:00 PM
Middle of next month.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:47 PM
How is the natural flex of the shaft affected by these devices. An additional 1.25" is quite a lot of 'tipping'. In other forums, you comment that the shaft flex is a relation to the distance from the insertion depth to the floor. I guess one could make up the additional 2 swing weight points the device will add, but won't the playing characteristics of the club be altered. A device like this sure will complicate a clubmakers ability to make the 'right' set and give a distorted view of the nature of a clubs performance when auditioned by a client.
I use the older Club Conex and they are quite a lot of work to get near right. Irons have different hosel lengths and they end up with different shaft lengths and weights. I have figured out how to counterbalance my demos but the overall weight goes up.
It almost seems cheaper and better, certainly more accurate to build the demo club for the customer than to use the new devices.
As always, I look forward to your reply. Thanks for the CS Jr. Got it today.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 08:22 PM
This will be different on a shaft by shaft basis. For shafts with very stiff butt sections, or very active tip sections, some experimenting will be needed. For shafts with stiff tips or very soft butt sections, the differences will be minimal if you tip to what would be the insertion depth of the shaft.
For some shaft and head combinations, this simply will not be a practical solution (deep bore, long hosel and limited PTS).
If you are going to go with the connectors as a way to play multiple shafts on the same clubhead - or use multiple clubheads with the same shaft - then this is not really interesting.
The "fitted" shaft and clubhead are simply tightened down and you play the club with the connector installed.
There will be a swingweight increase - 8g for the connector minus the amount of shaft tip that would have normally been inserted, so 4-6g typical for a 2-3 sw point increase - but the playing characteristics of the shaft attached to the head at the top of the hosel will be what you "fit" for - tipped or not per your own requirements.
Either way I think this is going to be very interesting this year.
Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:11 PM
I believe we're in for an interesting set of challenges, trying to create an accurate representation of a shaft/head combination's properties. The most difficult thing to 'build' for a customer is a feel. I want my finished clubs to feel like my demo clubs.
I do like the connectors so that a client can audition different heads in the same shaft. That helps them get into the right head for them. Then I'll build a demo for them to test, then tweak it when they come back.
I know I will get golfers that want to play 2 shafts in one head. That seems pretty straight forward. 2 heads, one shaft? We'll see.
Edited by clubshack, 15 February 2008 - 09:12 PM.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
I'll be building my own three club combination with the FAZ-FIT connectors as soon as they are shipping so I can get a feel for how this works with the combinations of heads and shafts that are my "gamers" now.
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Yep, the 4-Play system connector has some loctite smeared on the thread during manufacture so that when it's installed, it stays put unless you use heat and spanner to remove.
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