Marc21Golf, on 11 July 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:
It' just has this really boardy feeling that i'm not used to, and I can't "feel" the club load like I could with my previous irons. Although this
"new feeling" could just take getting used to. Although, i don't know what negative effects having a shaft that is too stiff for your swing has on the ball flight, i still hit the ball towards my target, but at a lower trajectory and i'm finding myself not holding greens with my longer irons.
The only negative effects would come about is IF that different feel causes you to change the mechanics in a negative way. There are many ways that this can happen. One such example would be if not feeling the 'normal' amount of loading is causing you (either consciously or sub-consciously) to try and force the shaft to load more to try and get that 'expected' amount of loading. That can typically mess up many aspects of the swing, sequencing, release timing, grip pressure, etc... And that's opposed to just maintaining a normal swing despite the change in feel and accepting the fact that it will not load as much. But as I said, that's just one example and the possible effects on the results could be anything. However, If you are getting significantly lower flight and spin, there is a decent chance that it is having some effect on your swing.
And I'm not suggesting such acceptance is easy. Some people can adjust in a short period of time, some can take a long time and never adjust completely, many are some where in between. Everyone is different. e.g. I'm the opposite, too stiff doesn't' bother me too much, but too soft can drive me crazy and screw up the swing big time. I tried for 2 years to "get used to" a shaft that was too soft for me before I finally saw the light and gave up. Actually that experience was what prompted me to join the community to learn more about such things.
What shaft were you playing previously that gave you that expected amount of loading?