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lowest/flattest launching players irons?


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#31 Z1ggy16

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:37 PM

Questions like this are really hard to answer because there are just too many variables in play. Odds are though that you won't see a very large difference in launch and spin when pairing various "low launch" shafts with various player's heads. I'd say in a 7i, the overall difference between the various heads and shaft combos you might test would be 1*. On something like a stock PW shot, that will produce almost no real difference in flight and carry. With a 3i, it may make a small amount of difference, but still not something that's a huge change unless you are extremely consistent.

With that being said, like somebody said above, the #1 way to change your launch is going to be by tweaking lofts. I've always thought that you should get fit into a club head that feels and looks best to you, then optimize the shaft next for distance and dispersion. Then further optimize and finalize by tweaking lofts so your gapping and launch is correct.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 02:56 PM

 dan040286, on 05 September 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

Currently gaming Srixon 745's which I really like but the itch is there to start tinkering this fall. For me the Srixons were flying the lowest/flattest. Anything out there that flies lower without jacked up lofts? The Srixon wedge is 46* for reference.


Normally, an iron is designed to achieve a specific peak height, so you will need to look at shaft changes or swing adjustments to lower that peak height.

Edited by BirdieBob, 12 September 2017 - 02:58 PM.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:03 PM

I played those J33B's for several years. Unfortunately they are non conforming. I'm thinking of doing TM P770 or 750 4-6 and the 730blades 7-W with Nippon 120X. For a lot of guys I've heard those fly flatter than X100

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:13 PM

Try the nippon 120 TX stiff if youre trying to exhaust all methods of lowering ball flight simply by changing equipment. Theyre around 125 grams and launch super low for me. Played them in MP54's for a while and loved the results as I am a high ball hitter too. But to solve this youre better off working on making a swing change as opposed to tweaking equipment. Equipment might lower stock shots slightly but playing into the wind your weaknesses can still be exposed. Maybe approaching a teaching pro for advice on lowering ball flight or learning a knock down shot would prove to be a better investment. Just my 2 cents though.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

I feel like your impact conditions will affect your ball flight far more than equipment. If you can alter your ball flight by altering your swing and it still is too high for you then I can see going to equipment. If you're launching x100s too high I'd like to see what your TrackMan data looks like. I know it isn't as easy as just changing shafts but I feel like your problem is more related to too much dynamic loft and less to do with your clubs. I could always be wrong but unless you have some data on your impact conditions I think you're likely to be throwing money away.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:36 PM

My JPX 900 Forged with hard stepped S C-Tapers=Loooow.... And I used to be a high ball hitter!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:52 PM

You just need to learn how to play a low shot.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:31 AM

 Psyber, on 13 September 2017 - 09:13 PM, said:

I feel like your impact conditions will affect your ball flight far more than equipment. If you can alter your ball flight by altering your swing and it still is too high for you then I can see going to equipment. If you're launching x100s too high I'd like to see what your TrackMan data looks like. I know it isn't as easy as just changing shafts but I feel like your problem is more related to too much dynamic loft and less to do with your clubs. I could always be wrong but unless you have some data on your impact conditions I think you're likely to be throwing money away.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:08 PM

Generally speaking, iron shafts and balls will have more of an impact on keeping the ball flying lower. However, irons with a v muscle tend to also promote a lower ball flight. The MP-64 launched slightly lower than my current 4s and 5s.

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