Grey, on May 27 2008, 04:07 AM, said:
My ss is 90-95. I am looking to shaft a Cobra speed LD-M 9.5 offset with either an Aldila DVS 65-R or an Aldila NVS 65-R. What would the difference in trajectory and dispersion be between the two all things being equal? I had great success with the stock 56 gram regular NVS in the Cobra speed LD-M 5000 (2007 version) 9 degree offset, since then has been discontinued and replaced with a Graphite Design which I really don't like as the torque is higher, feel isn't good, and the results are not good as the dispersion is higher. Is it possible to get the older stock shaft in the newer model? I had an opportunity to try the DVS-55R in the Macgregor MT460 10.5 and that worked fairly well. My bad shot is a push right which is why I opt for the offset. I need some guidance in understanding which shaft would be of better benefit to me, please.
... Contrary to forum golfers beliefs, many golfers need MORE spin. The ball spins less, the heads spin less and most average players with moderate swingspeeds need the additional spin to keep the ball in the air longer. The NVS has a soft tip and a soft butt end. The soft tip gives you additional kick and height. This works very well for a smooth swinger or someone with a swingspeed around 95 and below. It really is a great shaft if it fits your style of swing. However, hard hitters, or those with a short quick load will overpower the softer tip.
... The tip section of the DVS is almost as soft as the NVS. Certainly softer than the NV and VS Proto. However, the butt end of the DVS is stiffer than the NV and VS Proto. Aldila incorporated a very stiff butt end and lower torque to create a completely different shaft with the DVS so it is unfair to put it in the same category as the NVS. Many of the Pro's were not getting enough spin for optimum driving efficiency!!! Even stronger hitters can play the DVS. It "feels" stiffer than it plays, which for most golfers is a good thing. Some players that could benefit from the NVS couldn't play it because it just felt too whippy. Yet others with slower swingspeeds or very smooth tempo's loved the kick and very smooth feel of the NVS. And there are no hard and fast rules as Nick Price played the NVS for a long time, and you would certainly classify him as a hitter.
... Unless you already have experience with the NVS and have had good results, you really have to demo both. There are players that have had success with the NVS, that will enjoy a performance boost from the DVS because of the consistency nano tubes create, and the lower torque will help tighten their dispersion. However, others may find the DVS "feels" a little too stiff and may actually lose distance. You can never underestimate the effect of feel. PGA Pro's being fit with a new shaft will take no more than 3 swings, because after that, they begin making adjustments to accommodate their ball flight and feel, by swinging harder or softer. Of course that is the LAST
thing you want to do, as the shaft should accommodate your swing, not the other way around. So if you already played an NVS with great results, you may want to demo a DVS side by side with an NVS and see which gives you the best ballflight and feel. Otherwise if it ain't broke...
Edited by chisag, 27 May 2008 - 08:22 AM.